Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktop 7 2103

H1 of 2021 is almost done and spring is around the corner. Citrix have released a new version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 2103. So its time to upgrade your environment before Spring, a good time to clean up and update your environment and start good in Spring :O).

Release 7 2103 is now available for download, March, 2021.

Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktop 7 2103 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 2103
  • Virtual Delivery Agents 2103 for ServerOS and ClientOS
  • Virtual Delivery Agent 2103 for Linux
  • Citrix Federated Authentication Service 2103
  • Profile Management 2103
  • Workspace Environment Management 2103
  • Session Recording 2103
  • Applayering 2102
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Service
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Standard for Azure
  • Citrix Cloud Health Check
  • Workspace App 2103 for Windows
  • Workspace App 2103 for Windows (Store)
  • Workspace App 2103 for Linux
  • Workspace App 2103 for Chrome
  • Workspace App 2103 for Android
  • Workspace App 2103 for MacOS
  • Workspace App 2103 for HTML5
  • Workspace App 2103 for ChromeOS

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Case study – NVv4, Azure, Citrix BIM customer TBI

Last March 2020, I wrote about the availability of the AMD NVv4-series powered by AMD CPU/GPU. I have been working with NVv4-series and I am excited to share one of the customers, I have helped are now an official reference customer for NVv4-series.

TBI, is a dutch BIM customer, I have been working together with a couple of years designing their on-prem which is now a hybrid platform. They are the first official customer case study using AMD NVv4 instances in Azure together with Citrix Cloud. They have been using VDI for several years and been one of the leading innovators using high end graphics for VDI for their BIM users. Microsoft, Autodesk, Citrix uses them as reference customer through the years.

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NVIDIA vGPU Software 12

It’s time to plan updating your NVIDIA Enterprise GPUs. NVIDIA vGPU Software 12 is now GA.

NVIDIA vGPU software includes vWSvCS, vPC, and vApps.

If you got any of followin NVIDIA GPU’s: M6, M10, M60, P4, P6, P40, P100, V100, T4, RTX6000, RTX8000, A100, A40, RTXA6000.

If you are interested in a quick overview of which NVIDIA enterprise GPU is supporting which hypervisor, Guest os and remoting technology, I highly recommend you check out this link from NVIDIA that provides the NVIDIA vGPU software product support matrix.

NVIDIA vGPU software 12 is supported until January 2022.

NVIDIA vGPU software 12 is a new-feature branch support. If you are looking for Long-Term support branch latest release is 11.x or 8.x

I this article, I am also covering 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, Alibaba.

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

Important note for EUC (Citrix/VMware customers):

  • NVIDIA vGPU 12.0 is supported with VMware Horizon 2006 (8.0), 7.13, 7.12, 7.11, 7.10, 7.9, 7.8, 7.7, 7.6, 7.5, 7.4, 7.3, 7.2, 7.1, 7.0
  • NVIDIA vGPU 12.0 is only supported with Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops (LTSR) 7.15, 7 1912, (CR) 7 2006, 7 2012

This release includes the following software:

  • NVIDIA vGPU Manager version 460.32.04 for following hypervisors. (Citrix Hypervisor, VMware vSphere, RHEL KVM)
  • NVIDIA Windows driver version 461.09
  • NVIDIA Linux driver version 460.32.03

New Features in Release 12.0

  • Support for NVIDIA® GPU Operator
  • Support for NVIDIA®NVSwitch™ on-chip memory fabric
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Hardware and Software Support Introduced in Release 12.0

  • Support for the following GPUs:
    • NVIDIA A100 HGX 80GB
    • NVIDIA A40
    • NVIDIA RTX A6000
  • Support for Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2) as a guest OS
  • Support for Red Hat CoreOS 4.7 as a guest OS
  • Support for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2

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Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops 7 2012

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.

Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktop 7 2012 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 2012
  • Virtual Delivery Agents 2012 for ServerOS and ClientOS
  • Virtual Delivery Agent 2012 for Linux
  • Citrix Federated Authentication Service 2012
  • Provisioning 2012
  • Profile Management 2012
  • Workspace Environment Management 2012
  • Session Recording 2012
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Service
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Standard for Azure
  • Citrix Cloud Health Check
  • Workspace App 2012 for Windows
  • Workspace App 2012 for Windows (Store)
  • Workspace App 2012 for Linux
  • Workspace App 2012 for Chrome
  • Workspace App 2012 for Android
  • Workspace App 2012 for MacOS
  • Workspace App 2012 for HTML5
  • Workspace App 2012 for ChromeOS

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