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How to add a Citrix XenApp 6.5 to an existing Farm?

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Hello,

I have an existing Server Farm running XenApp 5.0 and I'm needing to add another server running XenApp 6.5 and then eventually bring down my existing XenApp 5.0. What are the steps to complete this project successfully?

This is what I currently have....

Windows Server 2008 - Located on our LAN
Citrix XenApp 5.0
Licensing Server 11.6.1 build 10007

Windows Server 2003 - Located in a DMZ zone
Citrix Web Interface 5.3.0.34
Secure Gateway 3.2

I have already installed Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Citrix XenApp 6.5 installation  partially installed. I'm at the point of installing/pointing to existing Licensing server, however it says that my current version is not supported with XenApp 6.5. Not sure how to proceed. Can you please provide the additional steps?

Thanks,

nimdatx
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You cannot add a XenApp 5 server to a XenApp 6.5 farm.

You cannot add a XenApp 6.5 server to a XenApp 5 farm.

You will need two separate farms and use Web Interface to aggregate them.

http://carlwebster.com/using-one-citrix-web-interface-site-with-multiple-xenapp-farms-3/
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Nice site....now do I install a new Licensing server on my new XenApp server? How does that work?
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XenApp 6.5 requires license server version 11.9 or higher (11.10 is the latest).

License server 11.9 supports previous XenApp and PS versions.

When you install 6.5, you can select to install the license server.  You will need an 11.9 compatible license file for it.
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After creating a new farm with XenApp 6.5, you will want to run it in parallel with the XenApp 5.0 farm until you have all the applications migrated.

You can use the migration tool to help you do that - here is the link:

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX125471
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