VMware Horizon 7.1 What are the cool new things and limitations

On 16 march 2017, VMware Released a new version of Horizon 7, In this blog i will bundle some of the new things.

When a new version of Horizon is released, i browse the release notes for supported versions of Windows 10. I’m happy to see that VMware made a list of all supported versions of Windows 10 with the supported Horizon version.

You can find the whole list here 

Horizon 7.1
 Win 10 1507 LTSB (Enterprise) Full Support
 Win 10 1507 CB (Enterprise and Professional) Non-production support only
 Win 10 1507 CBB (Enterprise and Professional) Not Supported
 Win 10 1511 CB (Enterprise and Professional) Non-production support only
 Win 10 1511 CBB (Enterprise and Professional) Full Support
 Win 10 1607 LTSB (Enterprise and Professional) Full Support
 Win 10 1607 CB (Enterprise and Professional) Non-production support only
 Win 10 1607 CBB (Enterprise and Professional)  Full Support

# note that build 1703 is not supported #

Some cool new features;

  • Composer is now supported on a Windows server 2016
  • Installing the connection server is now supported on Windows server 2016
  • Instant Clone RDS host is now supported on server 2016.
  • RDS Instant clone, provides the ability to rapidly provision RDS host in no time
  • unauthenticated access for users to access RDS applications from the Horizon Client without requiring AD credentials
  • Vsphere  full clone virtual machine encryption is now supported with VMware vSphere 6.5
  • Horizon Client Information plug-in ( Link )
  • Nvidia Grid vGPUs for instant clone desktops with protocol  PCoIP ( Tech preview)
  • Putting the host in maintenance mode, will automatically delete the instant clone parents
  • Users can now restart their own virtual desktop from the client menu, without contacting one of the admins

 

Some limitations

  • Horizon does not supports the Active Directory domain functional level server 2016
  • Windows 10 build 1703 is not supported
  • Windows 8 or 8.1 are not supported
  • Horizon Composer/events database supports only the following Windows sql versions;

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP2
(32- and 64-bit)
-Express
-Standard
-Enterprise

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 with or without SP1
(32- and 64-bit)
-Standard
-Enterprise

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2, SP3
(32- and 64-bit)

# Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is not supported #!

 

 

 

 

One thought on “VMware Horizon 7.1 What are the cool new things and limitations

  1. Pingback: Horizon 7.1: Instant Clone, Deploy and Configure Part 1 of 2 | Leclmaas.nl

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