Upgrading XenApp/XenDesktop 7.14/7.14.1 to 7.15 (LTSR)

 As per Citrix recommendation on upgrading the below flowchart will be used to upgrade from 7.14.1 to 7.15.(as per the previous upgrade steps)

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  1. Make sure that your Subscription Advantage date for licenses is valid.
  2. Back up the Delivery Controller databases.
  3. Upgrade Director if it is installed on a separate machine from your Delivery Controllers.
  4. Backup templates and upgrade hypervisors (optional).
  5. Upgrade Provisioning Services if in use.
  6. Upgrade the Virtual Delivery Agent and perform an image update on all master images.
  7. Upgrade half of your Delivery Controllers (all components).
  8. Use the upgraded version of Studio to perform Site upgrade.
  9. Upgrade your remaining Delivery Controllers (all components).

Below i will cover:-

  • Director/Studio/Delivery Controller/License Server upgrade (all in single server)
  • Storefront on Separate Server
  • Upgrade of a Server OS VDA

 

StoreFront Upgrade

Step 1: Download the Citrix 7.15 ISO from the Citrix Downloads (XenApp_and_XenDesktop_7_15.iso) and Click Upgrade Studio and Server Components

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Step 2: Accept the terms and license agreement, click on Next

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Step 3: At Ensure a Successful upgrade,  tick I’m ready to continue , Click next

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Step 4: Leave configuration at “Automatically”, Click Next

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Step 5: At Summary screen, confirm everything is correct, Click Upgrade

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Step 6: Click OK at warning that you cannot cancel the upgrade to proceed..

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Step 7: At Call Home, Select i do not want to participate in Call Home

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Step 8: Click Finish

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Step 9: Repeat this on every StoreFront Server

Upgrade VDA’s (On Master Image)

Step 1: Download the Citrix 7.15 ISO from the Citrix Downloads (XenApp_and_XenDesktop_7_15.iso) and Click Upgrade Studio and Server Components

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Step 2: At additional components, click next

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Step 3: Leave configuration at “Automatically”, Click Next

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Step 4: At Summary screen, confirm everything is correct, Click Upgrade

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Step 5: Click OK at warning that you cannot cancel the upgrade to proceed..

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Step 6: Core components will be upgraded.

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Step 7: At Smart Tools, Select i do not want to participate in Call Home

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Step 8: After upgrade has finished. Click Finish

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Step 9: Repeat this in all Master Images used in Site.

Delivery Controller Upgrade (& License/Director)

Step 1: Download the Citrix 7.15 ISO from the Citrix Downloads (XenApp_and_XenDesktop_7_15.iso) and Click Upgrade Studio and Server Components

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Step 2: Accept the terms and license agreement, click on Next

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Step 3: At Ensure a Successful upgrade,  tick I’m ready to continue , Click next

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Step 4: Leave configuration at “Automatically”, Click Next

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Step 5: At Summary screen, confirm everything is correct, Click Upgrade

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Step 6: Click OK at warning that you cannot cancel the upgrade to proceed..

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Step 7: The install will require a reboot, click Close and reboot will be initiated

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Step 8: Server will be rebooted.

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Step 9: Post Install upgrade will continue and Finish Successfully.

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Step 10: At Smart Tools, Select i do not want to connect to Smart Tools or Call Home. Click Next

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Step 11: Click Finish to complete the upgrade. Ensuring Launch Studio is still ticked.

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Step 12: Repeat this on exactly half of the delivery controllers on the site.

Step 13: Launch Citrix Studio, click Start the automatic Site upgrade

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Step 14: Select, I am ready to upgrade. Click Upgrade

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Step 15: Upgrade of Site/DB’s will begin and take a few minutes

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Step 16: Site upgrade will show as complete when done.

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Step 17: In Citrix Studio\Common Tasks\Site – Perform Site Test and confirm all tests pass successfully.

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Step 18: Repeat this the rest of the delivery controllers on the site.

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