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Abhi720 on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:43:22


Hi,

What are migration approaches to move existing Citrix environment(6.5) to Azure.

Thanks.


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Ajay Kumar .N on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:48:33


Just to clarify, are you intending to migrate/replicate Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop using Azure Site Recovery?

 

I suggest you refer the document What workloads can you protect with Azure Site Recovery? for details.

 

Learn more about protecting Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop deployments. Alternatively, you can refer the whitepaper from Citrix detailing the same.

 

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Abhi720 on Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:07:26


Hi,

Actually we are intending to test environment in Azure and then move our complete Citrix environment to Azure.

1. However our environment is 6.5, which is not supported by Azure. By reading article, i came to know that only 7.7 or later versions can be failed over to azure for DR or migration.

2. We have Citrix PVS. Can we deploy PVS without any issues on azure? or we can only deploy MCS?.

Thanks.



vikranth s on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:52:20


1.You are correct, from the documentation we have provided in the previous post “Customers can deploy XenApp components as Virtual Machines running on Hyper-V or VMware or as Physical Servers. Azure Site Recovery can protect both physical and virtual deployments to Azure. Since XenApp 7.7 or later is supported in Azure, only deployments with these versions can be failed over to Azure for Disaster Recovery or migration”

2.Azure Site Recovery cannot replicate and protect the existing on-premises MCS or PVS clones. You need to recreate these clones using the Azure RM provisioning from Delivery controller.

If you want to test the Citrix on Azure, refer the below link for available market place images.

https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/?search=citrix&page=1

You can also refer: https://discussions.citrix.com/topic/375604-citrix-provisioning-services-at-azure-or-amazon-is-it-possible/

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Abhi720 on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:02:46


Means there is no work around for PVS and Citrix versions which are older than 7.7 on Azure.

Thanks for your clarification.

However we need to give Azure solution to our customer who has citrix 6.5. Please let me know if there are any. 

Thanks.


vikranth s on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:11:17


You can’t replicate Citrix versions which are older than 7.7 with the Azure Site Recovery.

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