VMware View 4 released [Cont’d]
Yesterday VMware released it’s new version of its VDI solution, VMware View 4.
VMware View 4 includes the following new features and improvements:
- VMware View with PCoIP – PCoIP provides an optimized desktop experience for the delivery of the entire desktop environment including applications, images, audio, and video content for a wide range of users on the LAN or across the WAN. PCoIP can compensate for an increase in latency or a reduction in bandwidth, to ensure that end users can remain productive regardless of network conditions.
- PCoIP includes VMware View Display with support for up to four monitors and the ability to deliver the optimal resolution and pivot orientation to each monitor independently.
- VMware vSphere Support – VMware vSphere 4 support enables improved virtual machine scalability, performance, and management, with continued support for VMware Infrastructure 3.x.
- Enhanced single sign-on – The Log in as current user feature is integrated with Active Directory and smart cards to help simplify the process of logging in to a VMware View desktop.
- Restricted entitlements – Administrators can control user access to virtual desktops based on the View Connection Server being used for authentication.
- Smart card policies – Administrators can set group policies to force desktop disconnection and require reconnection when users remove smart cards.
- Domain filtering – You can use vdmadmin.exe to control the accessibility of domains and traverse trust relationships more quickly.
- You can cleanly delete View desktops using scripts.
- You can log in to View desktops using user principal names (UPN).
- You can explicitly configure IP addresses to override those supplied by the View Agent when accessing a desktop.
- Mixed Active Directory and Kerberos authentication is supported.
The VMware View 4 release can be found here.
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