Guide to Migrating from Citrix XenApp 6.5 to 7.x

Goliath Technologies migration guide from Citrix XenApp 6.5 to XenApp 7.x and Replacing EdgeSight

This is a technical guide to use when planning the migration to Citrix XenApp 6.5 to  XenApp / XenDesktop 7.x and replacing EdgeSight

One of the first topics to cover is the change in architectures from Citrix Independent Management Architecture (IMA) in 6.5 to Citrix FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA) in 7.x. FMA is a service oriented architecture that provides the underlying framework for application delivery, provisioning, and management across Citrix Technologies. FMA in 7.x completely replaces the IMA utilized in XenApp 6.5 and previous versions.

Top Considerations and Strategies When Migrating from 6.5 to 7.x

This free downloadable guide, written by two Citrix Virtualization Experts on the Goliath Support team, is focused on the key considerations and action steps required to migrate from 6.5 to  7.x and successfully replace Citrix EdgeSight.

Key Features to Consider in Migrating from the “old” 6.5 to XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x and Replacing EdgeSight:

  • Understanding Application Requirements
  • Planning the Delivery Method
  • User Management Considerations
  • Resource Planning
  • Image & Resource Planning
  • HR & DR Planning
  • Replacing EdgeSight
  • Transition, Validation, & Troubleshooting Process