Citrix has released VDI-in-a-Box Project Bermunda Tech Preview.
Project Bermuda 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:
What’s new in VIAB Project Bermuda:
Personal Desktops: in addition to pooled desktops, you can now create and provision a new personalized desktop type. With personal desktops, you have the best of the both worlds: fully personalized, persistent user environment with user installed apps and data, and easy, centralized desktop management by admins.
Touchless Desktop Agent: The VDI-in-a-Box Desktop Agent is now automatically installed on the draft images. You no longer need to manually install the Agent.
Active Directory Failover: specify more than one Active Directory server and achieve high availability of user database. Ability to Specify Virtual Desktop Names: you now have complete control of your desktop names. No more random characters in these names.
Grid-Wide Virtual IP Address: easily configure a virtual IP for your VDI-in-a-Box grid and have end-toend high availability right out of the box without requiring a load balancer in front of the grid Searching Active Directory for Users and Groups: assign users and groups to virtual desktops by searching their names. You no longer need to remember the exact user or group name.
Separate User and Computer Domains: you can now place users and desktops in different Windows domains.
Dual Datastores (Experimental): you can store images and personal desktops on a datastore separate from that used by pooled desktops. This allows you to optimize the performance of your grid by taking advantage of small amounts of a faster storage such as SSDs. Please note that this feature is only available with HyperV and ESX.
Note: This software is not supported in a production environment