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Citrix Hypervisor 8.1

Citrix have released a new version of Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 (aka XenServer)

I am very excited about this release because now Citrix is supporting the new AMD latest Rome CPU and support multiple NVIDIA vGPU and guest UEFI secure boot. The Citrix Hypervisor platform has been updated to use Xen hypervisor version 4.13. Lots of new features 🙂

What is new in Citrix Hypervisor 8.1

Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 provides the following new features and enhancements

  • Guest UEFI boot and Secure Boot
  • Multiple vGPU
  • Citrix Hypervisor – Performance improvements
  • Changes to guest operating system support
  • Changes to processor support
  • Citrix Hypervisor Conversion Manager console capabilities are now included in XenCenter
  • Update to Xen hypervisor
  • PVS accelerator optimised for Citrix Hypervisor 8.1

Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 is a Current Release (CR). The Current Release model allows customers to consume new features at the earliest possible juncture. A Current Release contrasts with the Long Term Service Release (XenServer 7.1 LTSR), which guarantees stability in terms of the feature set.

Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 is available in the following editions:

  • Premium Edition (previously Enterprise Edition)
  • Standard Edition
  • Express Edition (previously Free Edition)

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Hi All

Its time to update your NVIDIA TESLA M6, M10, M60, P4, P6, P40, P100, V100 with GRID 6.2

NVIDIA have released new drivers for NVIDIA GRID 6.2 for July 2018.

This release is great as NVIDIA released a 4GB framebuffer for vPC licenses, so customers before couldn only run a framebuffer up to 2GB (in GRID 6.1) before GRID 6.0 max FB was 1GB. This is now this is increased to 4GB with the new -2B4 vGPU type that is available for all licenses. Another great thing for cutomers is support for latest Windows 10 1803 and support for VMware Horizon 7.5  and Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.18 + Citrix XenServer 7.5

#Update October 2018 – Windows 10 1803 is not supported with GRID 6.2


  • If you are a customer using XenServer 7.2 or XenServer 7.3 its no longer supported with NVIDIA GRID 6.2 and should plan upgrading to XenServer 7.4 or 7.5.
  • Customers using Citrix XenServer 7.0 or 7.1 is supported with NVIDIA GRID 6.0
  • NVIDIA GRID 6.2 is only supported with Citrix XenDesktop 7.15, 7.17, 7.18 in HDX 3D Pro mode

This release includes the following software:

  • NVIDIA GRID Virtual GPU Manager version 390.72 for the Citrix XenServer, VMware vSphere, Huawei UVP
  • NVIDIA Windows driver version 391.81
  • NVIDIA Linux driver version 390.75

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