Linux Virtual Delivery Agent

What’s new

What’s new in 2012

Version 2012 of the Linux VDA includes the following new features and enhancements:

Enlightened Data Transport (EDT) MTU discovery

EDT automatically determines the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) when establishing a session. Doing so prevents EDT packet fragmentation that might result in performance degradation or failure to establish a session. For more information, see EDT MTU discovery.

Support for LDAP channel binding

Previously, the Linux VDA was not able to register with a Delivery Controller when channel binding is enabled in Active Directory. This release of the Linux VDA supports channel binding to increase the security of communications with the Active Directory domain controllers. Make sure to create a Python3 virtual environment before enabling channel binding on the Linux VDA. For more information, see Create a Python3 virtual environment and Configure LDAPS.

XDPing integrated with the Linux VDA

The Linux XDPing tool is a command-line based application that automates the process of checking for common configuration issues with a Linux VDA environment. Previously, you had to download XDPing from the CTX202015 page and install the tool separately from the Linux VDA. Starting with this release, XDPing is integrated with the Linux VDA and can be installed automatically when you install the Linux VDA. For more information, see XDPing.

Support for RHEL 7.9, RHEL 8.3

We have added RHEL 7.9 and RHEL 8.3 as supported distributions. For more information, see System requirements and Install Linux Virtual Delivery Agent for RHEL/CentOS.

Support for Ubuntu 20.04

Previously available as an experimental feature, Ubuntu 20.04 is fully supported in this release. For more information, see System requirements and Install Linux Virtual Delivery Agent for Ubuntu.

Support for the Rendezvous protocol

The Linux VDA now supports the Rendezvous protocol. In environments that use the Citrix Gateway service, the Rendezvous protocol allows HDX sessions to bypass the Citrix Cloud Connector and connect directly and securely to the Citrix Gateway service. For more information, see Rendezvous protocol.

Support for Machine Creation Services (MCS) on Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

You can now use MCS to create Linux VMs on GCP. For more information, see Use MCS to create Linux VMs on GCP.

Wake on LAN available for Linux machines

The integrated Wake on LAN functionality is now available for Linux machines. For more information, see Remote PC Access.

Note:

Starting with this release, you must install .NET Core Runtime 3.1 before installing the Linux VDA. For more information, see Install .NET Core Runtime 3.1 as a prerequisite.

What’s new