Microsoft yesterday announced the support for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp environments in Azure Site Recovery (ASR). Microsoft worked with Citrix to validate and provide guidance on leveraging Azure Site Recovery to build a robust, enterprise grade DR solution for the recovery to Azure of on-premises XenDesktop and XenApp environments running on VMware/Hyper-V.
This feature will allow you to recover to an application consistent point in time, which is useful to recover your multi-tiered Citrix VDI environment to an application-consistent state. You can also use flexible recovery plans to customize the order of recovery by grouping together machines that need to failover together, add automation scripts, and manual actions to be executed on a failover.
With ASR, you can protect and recover the essential components in your on-premises XenDesktop and XenApp environment including:
- Citrix Delivery Controller
- StoreFront Server
- XenApp Master Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA)
- XenApp License Server
- AD DNS Server
- SQL Database Server
Read more about it here.