Citrix XenApp Migration Survival Guide
Whilst more and more organizations have made the jump from XenApp 6.5 to 7.x, it seems many more are still hanging around on 6.5 or even earlier versions. While I don’t agree with doing that, I can understand it. With all of the work and revs that went into 6.5, it was a very stable and reliable product. It seems to me that most middle to large sized companies used XenApp and I would hazard a guess that most used 6.5 at one point or another. Defacto, many IT professionals have experience with XenApp 6.5, they like it and they are comfortable with it.
I won’t lie, making the transition is not easy. Even just navigating around Studio compared to AppCenter can be an aggravating experience. My first exposure to 7.x was XenDesktop 7.0 in 2013. (I say XenDesktop but I mostly worked with the app publishing piece and yes, there was no XenApp 7.0, it was just part of XenDesktop which just added to people’s frustration) I must say, I didn’t like 7.0. I couldn’t get my head around the structuring of Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups. The ambiguity in the UI when trying to add session hosts to groups. The lack of Zones. Needing to add columns to the sessions view to see what app users were running. With the huge gap in terms of feature parity with 6.5, at that time, I wouldn’t have advised a friend to use the product.
My next exposure was with version 7.8. I still wasn’t a fan of the product. It was very buggy. Next, I spent some time working with version 7.6 LTSR and oh, boy was that buggy! In fact, I think hours and hours of my time troubleshooting with Citrix support and likely others in the same boat is probably a big reason why 7.6 CU4 is a pretty stable release
Read the entire article here, XenApp Migration Survival Guide
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