Its almost end of the year and time for Christmas. What a year its been but hopefully you all been busy 😉 Citrix have released a new version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 2012. So its time to upgrade your environment before X-mas or between X-mas and New Year 😉 and have a fresh start for 2021.
Release is now available for download, December, 2020.
The new offerings have new enhanced GPU capability with the HPE Proliant m750 and providing a dedicated GPU from NVIDIA more specific the NVIDIA P1000 or NVIDIA T4. The solution requires no hypervisors and lowers complexity while enabling the mobility of users and enhancing user experience. This solution is designed to meet the requirements of power users such as designers, architects and visualizers that require high performance with reduced physical footprint, and targeted towards 1-499 users.
Challenges with CAD workstations today
Engineers are chained to desk
Not flexible with getting compute as they need
No scalable solution
Data requires to be copy down from network locations and can take long time
Data requires to be modified quickly and takes long time with synchronising−Engineers can’t work on any device
Transforming high end workspace to current working style
Benefits of replacing physically BIM workstations with HPE remote workstations.
Move physically workstation to a central location and unchain engineers for their desk
Work from Home−Centralizing compute
Benefit of a scalable GPU solution
Benefit from central datacenter performance accessing the CAD/BIM files
IT Security and IP Protection
Providing mobility to work from any device such as tablet
Providing engineers/designers a great dedicated and guaranteed user experience
Expanding the bare metal VDI family
HPE now have 3 hardware solutions and its 3 different form factors.
HPE Moonshot 1500
HPE Edgeline EL4000
HPE Edgeline EL8000 / EL8000t
HPE now supports Citrix CVAD on all Moonshot/Edgeline solutions with bare metal but also running virtualised with Citrix Hypervisor & Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktop.
Citrix supporting Bare Metal
Citrix has been supporting bare metal setup for a while actually let’s dig into the facts.
Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops (XenDesktop) has been supporting Bare metal since 2009 when HDX 3D Pro got available, which is 11 years. The technology was made in 2006 but first GA with deep compression codec in 2009.
HPE Edgeline and Citrix Cloud Architecture
Let’s dig in to the architecture.
HPE Edgeline and Citrix Cloud Virtual Apps & Desktops show in the below picture you can use Citrix cloud, but it’s also fully supported with onprem Citrix CVAD infrastructure if you have a requirement for that. You can use a thin client from HP T740 which is the best hardware thin client on the market that also can decode multiple 4K monitors without any user experience gets impacted. The great thing about below archictecture is you can have 4 physical workstation’s in 1U centralised in your datacenter or edge location without compromising user experience with virtualising. The power of bare metal is you get exactly what the hardware can deliver. Now that said, if you wanna virtualise below hardware, you can do that with no issues and it is fully supported as well.
Citrix have released a new version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 2009
FIDO2 via Windows Hello is now supported which is awesome 🙂 And Citrix is also supporting iOS14 and BigSur when its gets GA soon. Lots of new features and security enhancements.
This blogpost also features information about Citrix new health check tool and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop service what is new September 2020, such as support for NVv4 instance in Azure. I have also included Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Standard for Azure service, what is new.
Release is now available for download, September, 2020.
Update: (1th October 2020) My friend @mbp_netscaler told me he tried with newly released Office 16.43 it fixes the issue with Citrix. So it was not Citrix fault but the bug was with Microsoft, interesting 🙂 but happy to share its working With Citrix Files latest release.