Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 2006

Citrix have released a new version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 2006

Release is now available for download, June, 2020.

Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktop 7 2006 is a CR release.
Read more about CR here

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

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

  • Director 2006
  • Virtual Delivery Agents 2006 for ServerOS and ClientOS
  • Virtual Delivery Agent 2006 for Linux
  • Citrix Licensing 11.16.6
  • Citrix Federated Authentication Service 2006
  • Storefront 2006
  • Provisioning 2006
  • Profile Management 2006
  • Workspace Environment Management 2006
  • Session Recording 2006
  • Workspace App 2006 for Windows
  • Workspace App 2006 for Linux
  • Workspace App 2006 for Chrome
  • Workspace App 2006 for Android
  • Workspace App 2006 for HTML5
  • Workspace App 2006 for ChromeOS

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Microsoft Meet Community event – Windows Virtual Desktop

Hi all, today I presented at the first online Microsoft Meet Community event around Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) which was organised by Christiaan Brinkhoff + Microsoft. Thank you all for participating my session, I understood there was 1.000+ participants so that is awesome, wish I could see you all like the “good old” 2019 conferences way, but hey its Covid times and its better to be safe home. As promised in my session I would share my slides they are available to download here:

Download my slides from my presentation on below link:
New NVIDIA and AMD virtual machine GPU options for WVD by Thomas Poppelgaard

I put together 76 slides, so hopefully you learned a lot and can use my slides in your work. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or need help with WVD.

/Thomas Poppelgaard
Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in WVD/RDS

AMD GPU’s (NVv4-Series) VMs are now Generally Available in Azure

Hi all, I am excited to share that Microsoft have made NVv4 VM now general available in US South Central and Europe West regions.

I have been testing the NVv4 in Azure US South Central and West Europe for some months and performance is simply amazing. I am very excited Azure finally have GPU-P in production now and customers can benefits of having SR-IOV lowering the bar of enabling your virtual machine instance in Azure with GPU capability.

Customers who are doing EUC such as Microsoft WVD/RDS, Citrix CVAD, VMware Horizon, Nutanix XIframe, Parallels RAS, Teradici can now benefit of these new GPU instances in Azure. I highly recommend doing a POC to see benefit of these instance.

I will in this blogpost cover what is the new NVv4 instance and how to choose an instance and install and what the price is.

Enjoy /Thomas Poppelgaard

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CVE-2019-19781, what you should know and how to fix your Citrix ADC, Access Gateway and SD-WAN WANOP

Disclamer: This blogpost is made to help you understanding CVE-2019-19781 and how you can check if you are vulnerable and community guidelines how to fix your environment. This blogpost is not covering the details of the exploits out here as I have no interest in sharing what the red team is doing. All responsibility is your own. I highly recommend you read the blogpost and take action immediately, don’t hesitate.

Timeline for CVE-2019-19781

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NVIDIA vGPU Software v 10.0

Hi All

Its time to plan updating your NVIDIA TESLA M6, M10, M60, P4, P6, P40, P100, V100, T4, RTX6000, RTX8000 with NVIDIA vGPU software 10.0. NVIDIA have released new drivers for vGPU 10.0.

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 Alibaba, Azure, AWS, GCP, Alibaba.

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


  • Citrix XenServer 7.0, 7.1 is not supported with NVIDIA Tesla T4
  • NVIDIA vGPU 10.0 is supported with VMware Horizon 7.11, 7.10, 7.9, 7.8, 7.7, 7.6, 7.5, 7.4, 7.3, 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.2
  • NVIDIA vGPU 10.0 is only supported with Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops 7.15, 7 1808, 7 1903, 7 1906, 7 1909, 7 1912 in HDX 3D Pro mode
  • If you are a customer using XenServer 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5 its no longer supported with NVIDIA vGPU 10.0 and should plan upgrading to Citrix Hypervisor 8.1

This release includes the following software:

  • NVIDIA vGPU Manager version 440.43 for the Citrix Hypervisor, VMware vSphere, RHEL KVM, Nutanix AHV
  • NVIDIA Windows driver version 441.66
  • NVIDIA Linux driver version 440.43

New Features in Release 10.0

  • Support for NVIDIA® GRID™ Virtual PC and GRID Virtual Applications on Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 8000 GPUs
  • Increase in the maximum number of virtual display heads supported by -1Q, -2B, and -1B4 vGPUs:
    • All -1Q vGPUs now support 4 heads instead of 2 heads.
    • All -2B vGPUs now support 4 heads instead of 2 heads.
    • All -1B4 vGPUs now support 4 heads instead of 1 head.
  • Flexible virtual display resolutions

    Instead of a fixed maximum resolution per head, vGPUs now support a maximum combined resolution based on their frame buffer size. This behavior allows the same number of lower resolution displays to be used as before, but alternatively allows a smaller number of higher resolution displays to be used.

  • Virtual display resolutions greater than 4096×2160
  • 10-bit color
  • Changes to allow cross-branch driver support in future main release branches
    Note: This feature cannot be used until the next NVIDIA vGPU software main release branch is available.

    The purpose of this change is to allow a release of the Virtual GPU Manager from a later main release branch to be used with the NVIDIA vGPU software graphics drivers for the guest VMs from the previous branch.

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Hardware and Software Support Introduced in Release 10.0

  • Support for passively cooled Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 8000 GPUs
  • Support for Tesla V100S PCIe 32GB GPUs
  • Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 as a guest OS
  • Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 and CentOS 8.0 as a guest OS
  • Support for Windows 10 November 2019 Update (1909) as a guest OS
  • Support for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops version 7 1912
  • Support for Citrix Hypervisor 8.1
  • Support for VMware Horizon 7.11

Features Deprecated in Release 10.0

The following table lists features that are deprecated in this release of NVIDIA vGPU software. Although the features remain available in this release, they might be withdrawn in a future release. In preparation for the possible removal of these features, use the preferred alternative listed in the table.

Deprecated Feature Preferred Alternative
-1B4 vGPU types -1B vGPU types
-2B4 vGPU types -2B vGPU types

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