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Mastering Citrix® XenServer® by Martez Reed

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Planning and upgrading Citrix® XenServer®

There are several reasons to upgrade to the latest version of Citrix XenServer whether it is for security, new features, or improved stability. Properly planning the upgrade can make the difference between a long weekend and a short one.

Supported upgrade paths

The following table breaks down the upgrade paths that can be taken to upgrade an existing XenServer installation to Version 6.2:

Version

Supported or not

XenServer 6.1.0

Yes

XenServer 6.0.2

Yes

XenServer 6.0

Yes

XenServer 5.6, 5.6 Feature Pack 1, 5.6 Service Pack 2

Yes

XenServer 5.5

No; you must first upgrade to XenServer Version 5.6 and then to version 6.2

The upgrade checklist

Upgrading a XenServer deployment can be a difficult task that ...

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