What’s new

What’s new in 1906

Version 1906 of the Linux VDA includes the following new features and enhancements:

Support for PBIS

Starting with this release, you can use PowerBroker Identity Services (PBIS) to join Linux VMs to the Windows domain. For more information, see Easy install, Install Linux Virtual Delivery Agent for RHEL/CentOS, and Install Linux Virtual Delivery Agent for Ubuntu.

Enhanced configuration for smart card authentication

Citrix is further enhancing configuration for smart card authentication. For example, when you run the ctxsmartlogon.sh script for configuring the smart card environment, you can now specify the path to a wanted smart card driver. For more information, see Pass-through authentication by using smart cards.

Support for specifying printer drivers

Starting with this release, you can specify a printer driver through the Printer driver mapping and compatibility policy in Citrix Studio. For more information, see Print.

Support for the monitor service daemon

The monitor service daemon monitors key services by periodical scanning. When detecting exceptions, the daemon restarts or stops service processes and cleans up process residuals for releasing resources. The detected exceptions are recorded in the /var/log/xdl/ms.log file. For more information, see Monitor service daemon.

Support for Google Cloud Platform virtualization environment

As of the 1906 release, Linux VDA adds support for the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).