What’s new in App Layering 1911

  • We now support the following hypervisor, provisioning, and connection broker software versions:
    • XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR CU5
  • VMware vSphere:
    • Use the new Offload compositing option to significantly reduce the time it takes to package layers and publish images.
    • Select thin provisioned disks and UEFI (no secure boot with elastic layers and user layers) options.
    • Use the vSphere connector to package layers and publish images to VMware Cloud on AWS.

Labs features in this release

Labs features are previews of potential functionality for future releases. While a feature is in Labs, you should not use it in production. There is no guarantee that Labs feature will remain in the product, nor that the feature will work as originally designed if and when they are released.

The Labs features available in this release include the following:

  • App layers can be assigned as Elastic layers on layered images that use a different OS layer: Until now, Elastic layer assignments required that the App layer assigned use the same OS layer that was used to create the App layer. Now you can try assigning an App layer as an Elastic layer on a layered image that uses a different OS layer.

    Important:

    There is no guarantee that an App layer will work on a different OS layer than the one used to create it. If there are issues, you can disable this feature and allow the App layer to be used only with the OS that you used to create the layer.

To use a Labs feature, you need to enable the feature first.

Supported platforms

For information about platforms supported by Citrix App Layering, see System requirements.

Upgrade path

You can upgrade from the following releases:

  • Any previous App Layering 19.x release.
  • App Layering 4.1, or later 4.x release.

What’s new in App Layering 1911