Citrix XenApp 6.0 to XenApp 6.5 PowerShell Upgrade Utility Under the Hood
Citrix recently released XenApp 6.5. However, there is not a way to do an in-place upgrade from XenApp 6.0 to XenApp 6.5. This means that the Citrix administrator will have to uninstall XenApp 6.0 components and install XenApp 6.5 components. Citrix released a PowerShell utility to help in this process, and in this post I break that utility down into a Visio flowchart to you can understand what is going on behind the scenes.
Ever since I was a kid, I liked taking things apart. Citrix recently came out with a PowerShell tool to help administrators turn XenApp 6.0 servers into XenApp 6.5 servers because unfortunately (or fortunately depending on the way you look at it), there is no in-place upgrade option from XenApp 6.0 to XenApp 6.5.
This utility is a PowerShell script that performs the following:
- Checks to see if XenApp 6.0 is installed or not, and if the XenApp 6.5 installer is available.
- Prompts for a password to silently run the install process after reboot.
- Uninstalls XenApp 6.0 components. By default these include the Online-Plugin, Management Consoles, and XenApp Application Delivery role. Other components are included in the script and can be enabled for automatic removal.
- Installs XenApp 6.5 and, by default, joins the server to the farm as a worker.
- Verifies the join is successful by checking to see if the IMA service is running.
You can download the tool from Citrix’s website -> http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX130614