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Feature compatibility matrix

Director Version 7.18 is compatible with XenApp and XenDesktop Versions 7.17, 7.16, and 7.15 LTSR. Within each Site, although you can use Director with these versions of Delivery Controller, all the features in the latest version of Director might not be available. Citrix recommends having Director, Delivery Controller, and VDA at the same version.

Note: After you upgrade a Delivery Controller, you are prompted to upgrade the Site when you open Studio. For more information, see the Upgrade Sequence section in Upgrade a deployment.

The first time you log in after a Director upgrade, a version check is performed on the configured Sites. If any Site is running a version of the Controller earlier than that of Director, a message appears on the Director console, recommending a Site upgrade. Additionally, as long as the version of the Site is older than that of Director, a note continues to be displayed on the Director Dashboard indicating this mismatch.

Specific Director features with the minimum version of Delivery Controller (DC), VDA and other dependent components required along with License Edition are listed below.

Director Version Feature Dependencies - min version required Edition
7.18 Application probing DC 7.18 Platinum
7.18 Built-in alert policies DC 7.18 Platinum
7.18 Health Assistant link None All
7.18 Interactive Session drill-down None All
7.17 PIV smart card authentication None All
7.16 OData API V.4 DC 7.16 All
7.16 Shadow Linux VDA users VDA 7.16 All
7.16 Domain local group support None All
7.16 Machine console access DC 7.16 All
7.15 Application failure monitoring DC 7.15 and VDA 7.15 All
7.14 Application-centric troubleshooting DC 7.13 and VDA 7.13 All
7.14 Disk Monitoring DC 7.14 and VDA 7.14 All
7.14 GPU Monitoring DC 7.14 and VDA 7.14 All
7.13 Transport protocol on Session Details panel DC 7.x and VDA 7.13 All
7.12 User-friendly Connection and Machine failure descriptions DC 7.12 and VDA 7.x All
7.12 Increased historical data availability in Enterprise edition DC 7.12 and VDA 7.x Enterprise
7.12 Custom Reporting DC 7.12 and VDA 7.x Platinum
7.12 Automate Director notifications with SNMP traps DC 7.12 and VDA 7.x Platinum
7.11 Resource utilization reporting DC 7.11 and VDA 7.11 All
7.11 Alerting extended for CPU, memory and ICA RTT conditions DC 7.11 and VDA 7.11 Platinum
7.11 Export report improvements DC 7.11 and VDA 7.x All
7.11 Automate Director notifications with Citrix Octoblu DC 7.11 and VDA 7.x Platinum
7.11 Integration with NetScaler MAS DC 7.11, VDA 7.x and MAS version 11.1 Build 49.16 Platinum
7.9 Logon Duration breakdown DC 7.9 and VDA 7.x All
7.7 Proactive monitoring and alerting DC 7.7 and VDA 7.x Platinum
7.7 SCOM integration DC 7.7, VDA 7.x, SCOM 2012 R2, and PowerShell 3.0 Platinum
7.7 Windows Authentication Integration DC 7.x and VDA 7.x All
7.7 Desktop and Server OS Usage DC 7.7 and VDA 7.x Platinum
7.6.300 Support for Framehawk virtual channel DC 7.6 and VDA 7.6 All
7.6.200 Session recording integration DC 7.6 and VDA 7.x Platinum
7 HDX Insight integration DC 7.6, VDA 7.x, and NetScaler Insight Center Platinum

Feature compatibility matrix

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