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VMware Horizon 7.8

 

 

VMware have released a new version of VMware Horizon 7.8, this is a major release and is for now GA 15th March 2019.

VMware have made some huge improvements in this release, which customers/partners are going to benefit from. I highly recommend you read my big overview so you can read why you should upgrade to latest release.

What is new in VMware Horizon 7.8

VMware Horizon 7.8 provides the following new features and enhancements

  • Horizon Connection Server
  • Horizon Agent for Linux
  • Horizon Agent for Windows
  • Horizon GPO Bundle
  • Horizon 7 Cloud Connector
  • VMware Cloud on AWS
  • VMware User Environment Manager 9.7
  • VMware Unified Access Gateway 3.5
  • VMware AppVolume 2.16
  • Horizon Clients for Android, Chrome, Linux, iOS, Mac, Windows, UWP

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NVIDIA vGPU Software v 7.2

Hi All

Its time to plan updating your NVIDIA TESLA M6, M10, M60, P4, P6, P40, P100, V100, T4 with NVIDIA vGPU software 7.2

NVIDIA have released new drivers for NVIDIA vGPU 7.2 for March 2019

I have in this article also included which Public Cloud instance is available with NVIDIA GPUs and which license is BYO or provided by the public cloud provider such as Azure, AWS, GCP.

NVIDIA is now matching their vGPU Manager version with Linux driver version, last NVIDIA did this was from vGPU 6.1 and backwards to see previously versions please read more information here

For a list of validated server platforms, refer to NVIDIA GRID Certified Servers.

Important:

  • Citrix XenServer 7.0, 7.1, 7.5 is not supported with NVIDIA Tesla T4
  • NVIDIA vGPU 7.2 is supported with VMware Horizon 7.8, 7.7, 7.6, 7.5, 7.4, 7.3, 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.2
  • NVIDIA vGPU 7.2 is only supported with Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops (aka XenDesktop) 7.15, 7.17, 7.18, 7 1808, 7 1903 in HDX 3D Pro mode
  • VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 is no longer supported with NVIDIA vGPU 7.2
  • If you are a customer using XenServer 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 its no longer supported with NVIDIA vGPU 7.2 and should plan upgrading to XenServer 7.5 or 7.6.
  • Customer using Citrix XenServer 7.2, 7.3 is supported with NVIDIA vGPU 6.0 & 6.1
  • Customer using Citrix XenServer 7.4 is supported with NVIDIA vGPU 6.0 & 6.1 & 6.2
  • Customers using Citrix XenServer 7.0, 7.1, 7.5, 7.6 is supported with NVIDIA vGPU 7.2
  • Customers using Citrix XenServer 7.0, 7.1 isn’t supported with XenMotion with vGPU

This release includes the following software:

  • NVIDIA vGPU  Manager version 410.107 for the Citrix XenServer, VMware vSphere, RHEL KVM, Nutanix AHV
  • NVIDIA Windows driver version 412.31
  • NVIDIA Linux driver version 410.107

New in this Release:

  • Support for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop version 7 1903
  • Support for VMware Horizon 7.8
  • Support for Nutanix AHV 5.10.1,
    • AHV 5.10.1 supports now NVIDIA Tesla P4, V100 PCIe 32GB
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
  • Security updates

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NVIDIA vGPU software v 7.1

Hi All

Its time to plan updating your NVIDIA TESLA M6, M10, M60, P4, P6, P40, P100, V100, T4 with NVIDIA vGPU software 7.1

NVIDIA have released new drivers for NVIDIA vGPU 7.1 for December 2018

Important:

  • Citrix XenServer 7.0, 7.1, 7.5 is not supported with NVIDIA Tesla T4
  • NVIDIA vGPU 7.1 is supported with VMware Horizon 7.7, 7.6, 7.5, 7.4, 7.3, 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.2
  • NVIDIA vGPU 7.1 is only supported with Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops (aka XenDesktop) 7.15,  7.18, 7 1808, 7 1811 in HDX 3D Pro mode
  • VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 is no longer supported with NVIDIA vGPU 7.1
  • If you are a customer using XenServer 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 its no longer supported with NVIDIA vGPU 7.1 and should plan upgrading to XenServer 7.5 or 7.6.
  • Customer using Citrix XenServer 7.2, 7.3 is supported with NVIDIA vGPU 6.0 & 6.1
  • Customer using Citrix XenServer 7.4 is supported with NVIDIA vGPU 6.0 & 6.1 & 6.2
  • Customers using Citrix XenServer 7.0, 7.1, 7.5, 7.6 is supported with NVIDIA vGPU 7.1
  • Customers using Citrix XenServer 7.0, 7.1 isn’t supported with XenMotion with vGPU

This release includes the following software:

  • NVIDIA vGPU  Manager version 410.68 for the Citrix XenServer, VMware vSphere, RHEL KVM, Nutanix AHV
  • NVIDIA Windows driver version 411.81
  • NVIDIA Linux driver version 410.71

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VMware Horizon 7.7

VMware have released a new version of VMware Horizon 7.7

I am very excited about this new release because now VMware is finally supporting physically workstations, so customers example can implement VMware Horizon on HPE Edgeline Engineering workstation I wrote about some weeks ago. I have been testing the new VMware Horizon client with m710x Intel Iris Pro graphics and AMD WX4100 and it is working out of the box, which is great.

There is also made some huge improvements on the VMware Horizon client for Chrome, Linux, Windows, UWP, Mac, HMTL5. I highly recommend you read my big overview so you can read why you should upgrade to latest release.

What is new in VMware Horizon 7.7

Compatibility Updates and New OS Support

  • Windows Server 2019 is supported for desktop and RDSH server VMs.
  • VMware vSphere 6.7 U1 and VMware vSAN 6.7 Update 1 are supported.
  • Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS (SDDC Version 1.5) is supported and includes new features.
  • Upgrades can now be performed on the Horizon 7 Cloud Connector virtual appliance. This appliance is used for integrating the Horizon Cloud Service with Horizon 7 on-premises and VMware Cloud on AWS deployments.
  • VMware Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business can now be used in an IPv6 environment.
  • Horizon Clients include support for recent OS releases, including macOS 10.14 (Mojave) and Android 9.1

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Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktop 7 1811 released

Citrix have released a new version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 1811 is now available for download.

Citrix Virtual Apps (former name: XenApp) Citrix Virtual Desktop (former name: XenDesktop)

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 & Windows 10 1809 is supported with this release.

Another great thing is that now “infrastructure components for Citrix” can be installed on Microsoft Windows ServerCore, which means a minimum OS and only install what is required, no GUI just raw performance, something which a lot of service providers, customers are going to like. This is important for scalability and automation and having best TCO running a Citrix infrastructure. Citrix director & delivery controller now works and is supported on ServerCore (WS2012r2/WS2016/WS2019).

Citrix raises the bar of for user experience and new product release of following technologies:

  • New Product names, versions, editions
  • Director 1811
  • Virtual Delivery Agents 1811 for ServerOS and ClientOS
  • Virtual Delivery Agents 1811 for Desktop OS Core Services
  • Virtual Delivery Agent 1811 for Linux
  • Provisioning 1811
  • Storefront 1811
  • Session Recording 1811
  • App Layering 1812
  • Licensing 11.15.0.0 Build 26000
  • HDX RealTime Optimization Pack 2.7
  • Workspace App 1812 for Windows
  • Workspace App 1812 for Mac
  • Workspace App 1812 for Android

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