Upgrade Citrix XenApp from 5 to 6.5

Hello Experts,

Currently we are using Citrix Xenapp 5 on Windows 2003 Ent Edition ( 32bit) and with three roles installed on it ( Xenapp, WI and License).

I have 30 users RDP and Citrix License.

Please advise me on
- How to migrate to Citrix 6.5
- How to move the RDP and Citrix License.
- How to move the data store ?
- What precautions has to be taken ?

Thanking in advance.

Samir
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Sekar ChinnakannuStaff EngineerCommented:
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the links

What is the alternative way other than using Migration Center ?

I can do the clean installation on Citrix Xenapp 6.5 on another Windows 2008 R2 server, but major is concern is about licensing ( RDP anc Citrix ) ? Is it possible to import and export.

Thanks
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Sekar ChinnakannuStaff EngineerCommented:
You can do clean installation and configure the apps \ publish desktops
if you are in SA you are eligible for upgrade, licensing you can use same Ts licensing.
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
How I can move the license ? Please can you give more guidance on that ?

What do you mean by SA ?

Thanks
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Sekar ChinnakannuStaff EngineerCommented:
Subscription Advantage - http://www.citrix.com/support/programs/subscription-advantage.html

Licensing you can use same license server and RDS
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Ayman BakrSenior ConsultantCommented:
The TS CALs you had with Windows 2003 will not work for Windows server 2008 R2! You need to upgrade the TS CALs to RD CALs. However, the opposite is valid. That is RD CALs can be used to access 2008 R2 servers and prior versions.

Again with Microsoft, if you have SA (Software Assurance) you should be entitled to upgrade the TS CALs to RD CALs. Otherwise, you will have to puchase new ones.
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
I need to know how I can move the lice from current Xenapp 5 server to new Xenapp 6,5 server

Thanks

Samir
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Ayman BakrSenior ConsultantCommented:
First, if your Citrix License server is a version prior than 11.9 then it will not work for XenApp 6.5. The minimum Citrix License Server version for XenApp 6.5 is 11.9.

Get this up first. Next, you will need to purchase/get (in case you have SA) the licenses from MyCitrix account (You need to have the exact name of the License Server). From there you will download the .lic file/s. Next you will import the .lic file/s into your License Server. Here is how it should be done:

http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/licensing-119/lic-lmadmin-import-licenses.html
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
I have to our citrix account manager they will provide us the new licences for Citrix 6.5

But my another concern how do I move RDS license to the new server

Thanks
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Ayman BakrSenior ConsultantCommented:
Remember? You didn't have RD CALs; what you had where TS CALs which will not work for 2008 R2 servers. So you need to do steps 1, 2, 3 and 6 of this article:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd996635(v=ws.10).aspx
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Is there any detail guide or if someone has upgraded citrix from 5 to 6.5 .
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Ayman BakrSenior ConsultantCommented:
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I prepared a new server with fresh Windows 2008 R2.
Installed XenApp 6.5 ( Xenapp,WI and License) roles installed on single server
I am still not getting how to move the licence from the old Windows 2003 Xenapp 5 server.

Thanks for bearing with me.
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Ayman BakrSenior ConsultantCommented:
If you are talking about Citrix XenApp 6.5 licenses, then ensure first that your account manager has provided you with the .lic file/s associated with the exact case-sensitive hostname of your new 11.9 license server.

Next, do the following and I quote from a previous link I have provided:
1. After generating and downloading your license file, copy the file to the computer hosting the license server and console. The default location for storing the license file is C:\Program Files\Citrix\Licensing\MyFiles on a 32-bit computer or C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\Licensing\MyFiles on a 64-bit computer.
Tip: Ensure that the license file retains the ".lic" file extension. Some copy processes do not recognize a file type for that extension and add a ".txt" file extension during the copy. License files with the wrong file extension cannot be imported.
2. Start the console and click Administration.
3. Log on and click the Vendor Daemon Configuration tab.
4. Click Import License.
5. Browse to the the license file.
6. If you copied the file directly to the MyFiles directory, or if the file has the same name as an existing one, select Overwrite License File on License Server.
7. Click Import License. The import process copies the file from its existing location into the MyFiles directory where it can be read by the license server.
8. Click Administer in the Citrix vendor daemon line.
9. Click Reread License Files to allow the license server to recognize the new file.

If you are talking about TS CALs, then you simply can't!! You have to get the new 2008 RDS CALs.
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Hi,
I'll talk to our key account manager and get back to you. Thank You.
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot for your help and patience.
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