Simplify your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops upgrade

Keep up with the pace of innovation with regular upgrades to ease management and improve user experience and monitoring. 

Keeping pace with the most up-to-date features and functionality keeps your business competitive, streamlines IT operations, and enhances data security.

Whether you’re upgrading out of a legacy environment or moving from a Long-Term Service Release (LTSR) to our latest Current Release (CR), we can help you get your transition going. Take a look at the latest updates in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops to see what the latest current release can do for you. 

Planning is crucial when upgrading your environment. You need to prep upgrading your core components and VDAs, and there is a sequence that needs to be followed. Below are steps to consider:

1. Prepare for site upgrade

2. Upgrade core components

3. Perform site upgrade

4. Complete post upgrade tasks

Take a deeper dive into how to upgrade and the upgrade sequence for all of your installation specifics. 

Before upgrading to a new version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, you must ensure your Citrix license server and license configuration are compatible. Learn more about Citrix licensing to get started.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops deployments have a number of components that need to be compatible with the target version.

Use the Citrix Upgrade Guide to see which version(s) you are able to upgrade to.

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Upgrade FAQs

The VDA can be upgraded at any time, in any order. It is recommended to upgrade half of the Controllers, before upgrading your site and the remaining Controllers after the site upgrade.  For more information, see the upgrade sequence,  and the full upgrade procedure.

One can almost always upgrade to the latest version and skip any intermediate release, unless explicitly stated in the release notes. Use the Citrix Upgrade Guide to see product upgrade path.

Yes. Customers are not required to remain on a Long-Term Service Release for an extended period of time. Customers can move an LTSR environment to a CR as they deem fit based on business requirements and features. 

Within each Site, Citrix recommends upgrading all components to the same version. Although you can use earlier versions of some components, all the features in the latest version might not be available. For more information, see the mixed environment considerations.

A Current Release will reach End of Maintenance (EOM) 6 months after its release date and will reach End of Life (EOL) 18 months after its release date. Citrix recommends that customers adopt the latest Current Release. For more information, see the current release lifecycle.