Product Documentation

What's new

Feb 26, 2018

What's new in 7.17

Version 7.17 of the Linux VDA includes the following new features and enhancements:

Adaptive transport

Previously available as an experimental feature, adaptive transport is a fully supported feature in this release. Adaptive transport is a new data transport mechanism for XenApp and XenDesktop. It is faster, more scalable, improves application interactivity, and is more interactive on challenging long-haul WAN and internet connections.

Pass-through authentication by using smart cards

Users can use a smart card connected to the client device for authentication when logging on to a Linux virtual desktop session. Users can also use the smart card within the session. Use cases include adding a digital signature to a document, encrypting or decrypting an email, or authenticating to a website that requires smart card authentication. For more information, see Pass-through authentication by using smart cards.

Support for NVIDIA Pascal GPUs and vGPU hardware encoding

Starting with this release, Linux VDA 3D Pro supports vGPU for NVIDIA Pascal GPUs (Tesla P40) and vGPU hardware encoding. For information about graphics configuration, see Configure graphics.

Dynamic keyboard layout synchronization

This feature automatically synchronizes the keyboard layout of the VDA with that of the client device. Anytime the keyboard layout on the client device changes, the layout on the VDA follows suit. For more information, see Dynamic keyboard layout synchronization.

DTLS encryption for secure user sessions

With this release, Citrix is introducing DTLS to all supported Linux platforms as an experimental feature. For more information, see Secure user sessions using DTLS.

Dependency change

SUSE 12.3 instead of SUSE 12.2 is supported in this release. The following are the new dependencies for SUSE 12.3.

Command Copy

sudo zypper install -y libtcmalloc4

sudo zypper install -y libcap-progs

sudo zypper install -y xorg-x11-server