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Released flexVDI agent 3.1.8

– Improvement: sysprep/unattend template file for Desktop Policies is now searched in the image_storage/volume where the volatile guests are created, before searching the old /var/lib/flexvdi/local location. This way, system administrators only need to maintain one copy of the file.
– Bugfix: flexVDI agent does not restart itself when a mounted CIFS volume stops responding; improved CIFS error handling.
– Bugfix: volatile desktops created from a desktop policy with a sysprep/unattend file failed to be migrated.
– Small improvement: remove spaces after the “|” character in syspre file name if present.
– Add information in log messages, about sysprep files, and disk images.
– Reclassify some log messages.

The new release can be updated executing in the flexVDI hosts:

# yum -y update flexvdi-agent

Released flexVDI gateway 3.1.1

Changes since 3.1.0

  • Fixed bug: A race condition caused flexvdi-gateway to crash sometimes, closing all user sessions it was serving, and restarting immediatelly.

To update your servers, log in to your flexVDI Hosts with ssh and run:

yum update flexvdi-gateway

You can do this at any time, as it will not cause any service disruption.

Afterwards, you will have to start the new version of the gateway with:

systemctl restart flexvdi-gateway

This second step will not stop any virtual machine, but it will close established connections that are going through the restarted gateway. All end users that are connected through the restarted flexvdi-gateway will see their connection closed and will have to login with flexvdi-client again.

 

 

Released flexVDI Manager 3.1.6

Changes since 3.1.5

  • Fixed bug: all timestamps in flexVDI manager log lines are now shown in local time. This is effective for new installations. If you want to fix the configuration of a flexVDI manager installed with a release of flexVDI Manager before 3.1.6 see https://docs.flexvdi.com/display/V31/Problems+with+flexVDI+Manager
  • Fixed bug: volatile desktops lost their disk contents when they where modified in flexVDI Dashboard and then restarted or migrated.
  • Many CentOS packages, including kernel and mongodb have been updated in the flexVDI Manager appliance.
  • Privacy improvement: error messages returned when authenticating against an LDAP server are now not written to the log file file by default. Some LDAP servers include sensitive information in these messages.

flexVDI manager is available for update running flexvdi-config command on the host where the current manager is running. Instructions are available here. Also it can be manually downloaded from portal.flexvdi.com, for servers not connected to the internet.

USERTrust RSA CA certificate in old CentOS /Red Hat expired

This has become a problem for some people that has flexVDI installed on not updated CentOS / Red Hat < 7.8  machines. USERTrust RSA is the CA that signed the certificates in our web servers, including portal.flexvdi.com, which is used by flexvdi-config to download licenses, and updated releases of flexVDI manager.

When sysadmins try to connect to flexVDI portal using flexvdi-config, they will see an message like:

 

To solve this problem, just run in your flexVDI hosts:

# yum update -y ca-certificates

 

And flexvdi-config will work right again.

Released flexVDI agent 3.1.7

Fixes a bug in the creation of flexvdi manager that causes flexvdi manager to get a wrong clock time from the hardware clock when it is started, if the flexVDI Host is not configured in UTC.

The fix will take effect after updating the package, the next time flexVDI manager is started.

The new release can be updated executing in the flexVDI hosts:

# yum -y update flexvdi-agent

Released flexVDI manager 3.1.5

Changes since 3.1.4

  • Create a communication channel between libvirt (running in flexVDI hosts), and qemu guest agent (running in guests).
    • enables safe creation of flexVDI guests snapshots using libvirt.
    • Improves the reliability of shutdown in guests running qemu guest agent.
  • Fixed bug: release flexVDI license when guest cannot be started because of a problem, like a Pool that has run out of resources.

 

flexVDI manager is available for update running flexvdi-config command on the host where the current manager is running. Instructions are available here. Also it can be manually downloaded from portal.flexvdi.com, for servers not connected to the internet.

Released flexVDI manager 3.1.4

Changes since 3.1.3

  • Includes support for LDAPS protocol (LDAP over TLS/SSL). Instructions for configuring flexVDI manager to trust additional CA’s or server certificates is available at https://docs.flexvdi.com/display/V31/Authenticating+users+with+LDAPS
  • Port 7777 is now reserved and, flexVDI does not try to use it for spice connection to guest virtual machines. This port is used by default by the OCFS2 file system, which is usually used by flexVDI hosts. This number can be changed setting the value of “flexvdi.host_reserved.port” in /flexvdi/external/manager/flexvdi.conf.

 

flexVDI manager is available for update running flexvdi-config command on the host where the current manager is running. Instructions are available here. Also it can be manually downloaded from portal.flexvdi.com, for servers not connected to the internet.

Released flexvdi-webportal 3.1.1

Changes since 3.1.0

This release includes several changes:

  • Kiosk mode is properly implemented in the HTM5 client: when using a unauthenticated policy, end user is not required to enter a user password any more.
  • Full restyling: modern look with new background, fonts…
  • Desktop list presented to the end user is sorted, for easily finding the desired desktop.
  • Terminal ID is now shown in the login screen.
  • All software in the base system is updated to the latest CentOS 7.8 release.
  • Updated jquery library.

The new release can be freely downloaded at https://flexvdi.com/en/downloads

Installation instructions are available at https://docs.flexvdi.com/display/V31/WebPortal