What’s new

What’s new in 1903

Version 1903 of the Linux VDA includes the following new features and enhancements:

Support for Ubuntu 18.04

Starting with this release, Citrix added Ubuntu 18.04 as a supported distribution. For more information, see Easy install and Install Linux Virtual Delivery Agent for Ubuntu.

Support for fast smart card

By default, fast smart card is enabled on the Linux VDA. Fast smart card is an improvement over the existing HDX PC/SC-based smart card redirection. It improves performance when smart cards are used in high-latency WAN situations. For more information, see Pass-through authentication by using smart cards.

ICA RTT metrics for Linux sessions are available in Citrix Director

ICA Round Trip Time (RTT) is the elapsed time from when you press a key until the response appears on the endpoint. To obtain the ICA RTT metric of a Linux session, find the session in Citrix Director and check the Session Details view (see the following screenshot).

image of the session details view

To use this feature, you must:

  • Use Citrix Director 1903 or later.
  • Create the ICA round trip calculation and ICA round trip calculation interval policies in Citrix Studio. For more information, see Create a new policy using Studio.