Citrix has released version 3.1 of its Secure Type-1 Client Hypervisor platform XenClient XT. Version 3.1 is the follow up of version 3.0 which was released in October last year. XenClient was first introduced in May 2011 offering XenClient in a version supporting advanced levels of security, isolation and performance with extreme client computing requirements. XenClient XT runs on selected Intel vPro desktop and laptop hardware from Dell, HP and Lenovo.
Starting with version 3.1 Citrix now offers a trial download allowing customers to test the functionality for 90 days.
XenClient XT 3.1 offers the following new functionality:
- Support for HP Folio 9470m Ultrabook, AMD FirePro V5900 GPU graphics card, AMD FirePro V7900 GPU graphics card and Lenovo Tiny M92p (Intel) wireless adapter
- Support for Ubuntu 12.10, Windows 8 guest VMs
- Enhanced Linux support with an in-guest VM switcher bar and improved support for USB devices in Linux VMs
- Improvements to the Software Development Kit (SDK) for service VMs
- Additional centralized management capabilities in the Synchronizer such as
- Deployment and configuration of Service VMs in the Synchronizer
- Delivery and booting of VMs from ISO images
- Policies to prevent users from changing VM properties
- Policies to manage VM disks (read-only VM disks and non-persistent VM disks)