VDI-in-a-Box 5.2.1 – Hotfix 1

Citrix has released a hotfix for VDIin-a-Box (VIAB).

Enhancements in This Release

  1. Includes Personal vDisk 5.6.9. For further details, see http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX134846. There are no release notes for 5.6.9, but the issues fixed are the same as for 5.6.10 except for fix #359206, which is irrelevant to VDI-in-a-Box.
  2. Support for multiple Active Directory (AD) domains with two-way trust relationship for user authentication and AD global context (GC) lookup for AD Universal Principal Name (UPN). For further details, see http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX136845.

New Fixes in This Release Continue reading “VDI-in-a-Box 5.2.1 – Hotfix 1”

VDI-in-a-Box project Bermuda Tech Preview

Citrix has released the Tech Preview of Project Bermuda. This release delivers a simple, complete VDI solution with personalized and pooled desktops. It runs on latest Windows operating systems, supports latest hypervisors, and integrates  with your existing Citrix environment. Project Bermuda extends Citrix VDI-in-a-Box with several features:

  1. Support for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, enabling you to stay current with Windows Server technologies
  2. Deliver central storefront through Citrix Cloud Gateway, providing single point access to virtual desktops from any device
  3. Optimization pack for Microsoft Lync, offering unified communications platform for  high-definition user experience

Note: This software is not supported in a production environment

You can download the Tech Preview here. You require a valid MyCitrix ID to download this Tech Preview.

Communication ports used by VDI-in-a-Box 5.1

Citrix has created an overview of the communication ports used for their VDI-in-a-Box software.

The following table lists a brief description of each component and what network ports and protocols are used: Continue reading “Communication ports used by VDI-in-a-Box 5.1”

Citrix VDI-in-a-box 5.1 released

Citrix has released version 5.1 of it's VDI-in-a-box product recently. This post gives an overview of several articles written by Citrix to configure and use this product to the fullest of it's capabilities.