Oct 22

Upgrade PVS server from 6.0\6.1 to 7.6

On my scenario i had the SQL server 2008 R2 ( mirror) who served the PVS 6.0 and 6.1 servers  and according with the Citrix documentation i didn’t had to make any specific preparation. Of course a backup is need it in case some thing goes wrong. After the backup is done on the SQL server or just verify that the full backup jobs run as expected you can go to the next steps

So 1st of all I log on to the PVS server and as first action uninstall the old version of console and server  from Programs and Features

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At the end the recommendation for a reboot in order to have a clean uninstall done is displayed . so i reboot machine. this operation should be done the same on all PVS servers farm when the time comes

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Mount\insert media of the new PVS 7.6 into the system and tun the autorun.exe

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the main menu will be displayed, select first the server installation

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the prerequisites will be display for automatic installation press install

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A new conector for the SQL 2012 is recommended to be installed in case in the future your SQL will be migrate to a new version

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The install wizard starts after the prerequisites installation is done

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Agree with licenses terms as usual … Hehe

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Default path for installation

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the owner of the server fill in and get to the next step

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Just the installer follow the path… be patient … and finish

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A message will be displayed that the console is not installed.. just press OK

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Now the configuration procedure for the server will follow press next 

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Leave default setting (in my case it was the case) if not change as you have in your infra for DHCP services

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Same observation for the same window with PXE services

 

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Now as we have the database in place at the next screen the option “farm is already configured” is the one need it for upgrade purposes

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On the next step i leave it as default … but the same if you have other choose according with your needs

 

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The default for me is Ok so i went to next

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Select the network interface for management and streaming

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i leave that as default here

 

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At the next step i add the steam servers that i have

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A quick review of all the settings and leave the check for starting the services press finish26

Now the automatic Database upgrade kick in. I press yes to make the process easy. I already had the backup done and all is ok

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Wait for the services to be started

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The server PVS 7.6  is in place up and running.

The console install will be describe in another post

2 comments

    • Jeff Hayes on December 22, 2014 at 9:45 pm
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    Thanks for posting. Any idea if the 6.x Target software will boot to a PVS 7.6 server or will you have to make sure to update the Target Device software at the time of the upgrade?

      • Sorin on December 23, 2014 at 10:58 am
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      Hi Jeff,

      the target device 6.1 will boot on the PVS 7.6. But citrix recommend that the update to be done after the server upgrade, in their view is not a supported configuration.

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