Virtual Desktop Service – v6.0 Release Notes

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VDS 6.0 hotfix: Friday April 16th, 2021

Components: 6.0 Virtual Desktop Service
When: Friday April 16th, 2021 at 10pm – 11pm Eastern
Impact: Access to desktops and application services for End Users will remain uninterrupted. Access to Virtual Desktop Service will remain available.

Virtual Desktop Service

  • Resolve an issue with automated certificate creation that arose after last night’s update that improved automated certificate management

VDS 6.0 release: Thursday April 15, 2021

Components: 6.0 Virtual Desktop Service
When: Thursday April 15th, 2021 at 10pm – 11pm Eastern
Impact: Access to desktops and application services for End Users will remain uninterrupted. Access to Virtual Desktop Service will remain available.

Virtual Desktop Service

  • Enhancements to the Cloud Insights integration:

    • Frames Skipped – Insufficient Network Resources

    • Frames Skipped – Insufficient Client Resources

    • Frame Skipped – Insufficient Server Resources

    • OS Disk – Read Bytes

    • OS Disk – Write Bytes

    • OS Disk – Read Bytes/second

    • OS Disk – Write Bytes/second

  • Update to task history in the Deployments module – improved handling of task history

  • Bug fix for an issue where an Azure Backup couldn’t be restored to CWMGR1 from a disk in a subset of scenarios

  • Bug fix for an issue where certificates weren’t automatically being updated and created

  • Bug fix for an issue where a stopped deployment didn’t start quickly enough

  • Update to the State drop-down list when creating a Workspace – remove the item “National” from the list

  • Additional updates to reflect NetApp branding

VDS 6.0 hotfix: Wednesday April 7th, 2021

Components: 6.0 Virtual Desktop Service
When: Wednesday April 7th, 2021 at 10pm – 11pm Eastern
Impact: Access to desktops and application services for End Users will remain uninterrupted. Access to Virtual Desktop Service will remain available.

Virtual Desktop Service

  • Due to increasingly variable response times from Azure, we are increasing the amount of time we wait for a response when entering Azure credentials during the deployment wizard.

VDS 6.0 release: Thursday April 1, 2021

Components: 6.0 Virtual Desktop Service
When: Thursday April 1st, 2021 at 10pm – 11pm Eastern
Impact: Access to desktops and application services for End Users will remain uninterrupted. Access to Virtual Desktop Service will remain available.

Virtual Desktop Service

  • Updates to the NetApp Cloud Insights integration – new streaming data points:

    • NVIDIA GPU performance data

    • Round Trip Time

    • User Input Delay

  • Update the Connect to Server function to allow administrative connections to VMs even when VMs are set to disallow connections from end users

  • API enhancements to enabled theming & branding in a subsequent release

  • Improved visibility of the actions menu available in HTML5 connections via Connect to Server or RDS user sessions via HTML5

  • Increase the QTY of characters supported in the name of an activity Scripted Events

  • Updated Provisioning Collections OS choices by type

    • For WVD and Windows 10, use the VDI collection type to ensure the Windows 10 OS is present

    • For a Windows Server OS, use the Shared collection type

  • Assorted proactive security and performance enhancements

VDS 6.0 release

Components: 6.0 Virtual Desktop Service
When: Date to be announced soon
Impact: Access to desktops and application services for End Users will remain uninterrupted. Access to Virtual Desktop Service will remain available.

Virtual Desktop Service

  • The primary function of this update is to prepare deployments to leverage the VDS v6 UI in the future via update the version of .NET installed from 4.7.2 to 4.8.0

  • Support for future deployment automation enhancements in GCP

  • Support for Windows Server 2019 in GCP

  • Minor Command Center functional updates

  • Support for Windows Server 2019 and Office 2019 SPLA license keys

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