Switch from Citrix XenApp 6.x to Parallels RAS

Use our free Citrix XenApp 6.x migration tool to quickly switch to Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) and start leveraging the most cost-effective, highest-performing, and easy-to-use VDI and application delivery solution.

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Why You Should Switch

Parallels RAS is a cost-effective VDI and application delivery solution that allows employees to access and use applications, desktops, and data from any device. It’s easy to deploy, migrate, configure, and maintain. It improves security and compliance requirements and reduces total cost of ownership (TCO).

Citrix XenApp Migration Tool: Make Migration Easy

The migration process from XenApp 6.x to XenApp 7 is lengthy, complex, and in most cases requires consulting services. Many times, customers are forced to migrate due to increasing support and software maintenance costs.

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Migration to Parallels RAS is quick and simple—and now with our migration tool, it’s completely automated.

Migrating to Parallels RAS Is Good for Your Business

Reduce complexity. Scaling up Citrix XenApp is complex and requires additional licenses, financial resources, and often third-party technical expertise.party technical expertise.

Cut costs. Parallels RAS offers savings on licensing and doesn’t require expensive add-ons, such as NetScaler, therefore reducing TCO.

Get an all-in-one solution. Retain all the features you need at the fraction of the cost.

Access free training. Fast ramp-up for IT staff thanks to our free training and intuitive management console.

Learn more about how switching to Parallels RAS can benefit your company.

How to Switch

The Parallels RAS migration tool is a free, automated way to easily help customers switch.

The migration tool allows IT administrators to re-create most of the XenApp 6.x settings, such as:

  • Servers
  • Work groups
  • Application folders
  • Applications (target, path, icons, user filters and more)

The tool can be used alongside our comprehensive migration guide.

NOTE: The Parallels Citrix XenApp 6.x migration tool is a standalone software executed on a separate management workstation. It won’t modify any settings on your existing Citrix XenApp Farm.

Here’s a glimpse of the high-level workflow:

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The configuration settings are extracted from the Citrix Farm using Citrix PowerShell SDK. The Parallels RAS migration tool then imports the settings into a new Parallels RAS Farm. The administrators can then verify the new configurations and start migrating the Microsoft RDS servers from Citrix XenApp to Parallels RAS.

Prior to moving to production, it is recommended that IT administrators review the configuration that was imported to the Parallels RAS environment and finalize settings by replacing Citrix XenApp worker role with the Parallels RAS RD session host agent.

The Parallels migration tool for Citrix is available for the community to enjoy on Github at github.com/Parallels.