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System Requirements

Jan. 23, 2017

Linux distributions

The following Linux distributions are supported by the Linux VDA:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise:
    • Desktop 12 Service Pack 1
    • Server 11 Service Pack 4
    • Server 12 Service Pack 1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • Workstation 6.8
    • Workstation 7.2
    • Server 6.8
    • Server 7.2
  • CentOS Linux
    • CentOS 6.8
    • CentOS 7.2
  • Ubuntu Linux
    • Ubuntu Desktop 16.04
    • Ubuntu Server 16.04

Note

In all cases, the processor architecture supported is x86-64.

Important

Gnome and KDE desktops are supported in SUSE, RedHat and CentOS. Unity desktop is supported in Ubuntu only. At least one desktop should be installed.

Tip

CentOS Linux is supported since version 1.3. The information contained in the installation article for RHEL is also appropriate for CentOS. For more information, see Install Linux Virtual Delivery Agent for RHEL.

XenDesktop

The following versions of XenDesktop are supported by the Linux VDA:

  • XenDesktop 7.12
  • XenDesktop 7.11
  • XenDesktop 7.9
  • XenDesktop 7.8
  • XenDesktop 7.7
  • XenDesktop 7.6
  • XenDesktop 7.5
  • XenDesktop 7.1

The configuration process for Linux VDAs differs slightly from that for Windows VDAs. However, any Delivery Controller farm is capable of brokering both Windows and Linux desktops.

Note

The Linux VDA is incompatible with XenDesktop version 7.0 or earlier.

Citrix Receiver

The following versions of Citrix Receiver are supported:

  • Citrix Receiver for Windows version 4.5 or later
  • Citrix Receiver for Linux version 13.4 or later
  • Citrix Receiver for Mac OSX version 12.3 or later
  • Citrix Receiver for Android version 3.9 or later
  • Citrix Receiver for iOS version 7.1 or later
  • Citrix Receiver for Chrome version 2.2 (only via Access Gateway)
  • Citrix Receiver for HTML5 version 2.2 (only via Access Gateway)

Hypervisors

The following hypervisors for hosting Linux VDA guest VMs are supported:

  • XenServer
  • VMware ESX and ESXi
  • Microsoft Hyper-V

Bare metal hosting is also supported.

Tip

Refer to the hypervisor vendor’s documentation for the list of supported platforms.

Active Directory integration packages

The following Active Directory integration packages or products are supported by the Linux VDA:

  • Samba Winbind
  • Quest Authentication Services v4.1 or later
  • Centrify DirectControl
  • SSSD

Tip

For the list of supported platforms, see the documentation from the vendors of the Active Directory integration packages.

HDX 3D Pro

The following hypervisors, Linux Distributions, and NVIDIA GRID™ GPU are required to support HDX 3D Pro.

Hypervisors

The following hypervisors are supported:

  • XenServer
  • VMware ESX and ESXi

Linux distributions

The following Linux distributions support HDX 3D Pro:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Workstation 6.8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Server 6.8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Workstation 7.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Server 7.2
  • CentOS Linux 6.8
  • CentOS Linux 7.2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 Service Pack 1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1
  • Ubuntu Linux Desktop 16.04
  • Ubuntu Linux Server 16.04

GPU

The following GPUs are supported for GPU pass-through:

  • NVIDIA GRID™ 3.0 - Tesla M60
  • NVIDIA GRID™ - K2

The following GPUs are supported for vGPU:

  • NVIDIA GRID™ 3.0 - Tesla M60
  • NVIDIA GRID™ 3.0 - Tesla M10
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