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New Nexus 1000V Virtual Switch 1.5.2 Release Now Available

Release Date: August 21, 2012

Part Number: OL-27571-01
Current Release: NX-OS Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2)

This document describes the features, limitations, and caveats for the Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2) software. Use this document in combination with documents listed in the “Related Documentation” section. The following is the change history for this document.

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Teradici Expands VDI Product Portfolio to include PCoIP Optimized™ Software Clients

HP t410 Smart Zero Client delivers exceptional performance on ARM®-based DM8148 processor from Texas Instruments

Burnaby, British Columbia – August 20, 2012 – Teradici, the developer of the innovative PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol that enables a true PC experience for desktop virtualization, today announced the launch of its PCoIP Optimized software client on the HP t410 Smart Zero Client. PCoIP Optimized clients are software clients for VMware View™ deployments that have been optimized to take advantage of specific partner platforms. The PCoIP Optimized client enables a new solution that combines the flexibility of an embedded platform with the high performance and rich feature set for which Teradici PCoIP clients are renowned.

Hewlett Packard’s t410 Smart Zero Client takes advantage of a PCoIP Optimized client to deliver the best possible PCoIP performance on Texas Instruments DM8148 processor. Teradici and HP engineers have collaborated closely to develop a unique solution that leverages both the ARM and DSP cores of the DM8148 SoC used in the t410. The t410 is available both as an integrated PoE monitor all-in-one unit drawing only 13W of power and as a standard desktop unit.

“We are thrilled to partner with HP on the launch of the PCoIP Optimized client for the HP t410,” said Trent Punnett, vice president of marketing at Teradici. “With the growing adoption of VDI across the enterprise, Teradici recognizes the need to provide end users with a range of VDI client solutions that encompass diverse features and form factors. These new clients add to Teradici’s extensive ecosystem of high-performance PCoIP zero clients using Teradici silicon.”

“Working with Teradici on the PCoIP Optimized client for the HP t410 has enabled us to combine HP’s innovative ARM-based hardware with fantastic PCoIP performance and features to deliver a desktop client suitable for a broad range of use cases,” said Jeff Groudan, director, thin clients, HP. “The HP t410’s unique low-power display and PoE technology running Teradici’s PCoIP Optimized client is a great addition to our growing portfolio of comprehensive PCoIP solutions that address the needs of a growing and increasingly diverse community of VDI users.”

“Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) recognizes the growing market need for SoC-based VDI clients that deliver high performance at low power levels,” said Kim Devlin-Allen, thin client business manager, OMAP™ platform business unit, TI. “With a smart multicore architecture and DSP-based VDI accelerator, our DM8148 processor enables the ‘right core for the chore’ for optimized performance and power. With this proven approach, Teradici has been able to deliver an incredibly compelling remote display experience.”

PCoIP Optimized software clients complement Teradici’s existing ecosystem of PCoIP solutions including PCoIP zero clientsTeradici APEX™ 2800 server offload cards, remote workstation hosts, VMware View® and Teradici RDSH for Microsoft® RDS environments.

Teradici PCoIP Optimized clients including the HP t410 will be demonstrated at Teradici booth #917 and HP booth #1503 at VMworld 2012 taking place August 26-30 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. For more information on the PCoIP Optimized program, please visit www.teradici.com/optimized. For more information on the HP t410 client, visit www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-information/thin-client-solutions/t410.html

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About PCoIP Technology

Teradici’s PCoIP protocol is an innovative remote display technology that allows the user’s desktop operating system, applications, and data to reside in the datacenter, eliminating the need for traditional desktop workstations, PCs and thin clients, and delivers an uncompromised user experience to each person, anywhere, over any network and to any type of device without incurring the security risks associated with having data reside in remote PCs, laptops, or tablets. PCoIP technology provides high resolution, full frame rate 3D graphics and high-definition media, with full USB peripheral interoperability, locally over a LAN or remotely over a high-latency WAN. It compresses, encrypts and encodes the entire computing experience at the datacenter and transmits it ‘pixels only’ across a standard IP network to secure, stateless PCoIP zero clients, thin clients, and mobile devices.

The protocol is implemented in several software configurations, including VMware View®, the industry leading desktop virtualization platform as well as in silicon for hardware accelerated performance and enhanced security. A growing ecosystem of over 30 third-party vendors provide a wide variety of PCoIP products including server plug-in cards, rack and tower workstations, blade PCs, zero clients, integrated monitors, and IP phones with PCoIP capability.

About Teradici

Teradici Corporation has developed PCoIP® (PC-over-IP®) technology, a unique remote display protocol which makes network delivered computing a viable corporate computing reality. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Burnaby, BC, Canada, Teradici for the first time enables an exceptional end user experience for datacenter-based computing. Through a combination of unique graphics algorithms, flexible software solutions, high-performance silicon processing, and workstation/server add-in cards, the company is changing how personal computers are used, deployed and managed. More information, including current career openings, visit: www.teradici.com.

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Aternity® Teams up with Teradici Enabling Real End User Experience Management for VMware®

Integration of Aternity’s Frontline Performance Intelligence Platform with Teradici’s PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) Protocol Enables Optimal End User Experience Management of Virtualized Desktops and Remote Workstations

BOSTON, MA, June 26, 2012 — Aternity Inc., the industry’s leader in end user experience management solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises, announced today support for Teradici’s PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol in Aternity’s Frontline performance intelligence platform. The integration provides IT stakeholders with comprehensive visibility into exactly how virtualized desktop and remote workstation users are experiencing critical application performance, while proactively detecting when performance degradations occur. By correlating PCoIP latency with the actual business transaction response times and the VM image’s health, Aternity and Teradici provide organizations with an in-depth understanding of application performance within the VMware View™ environment, exactly as experienced by their users themselves.

“We are excited to partner with Teradici, a leading industry innovator in desktop virtualization,” said Trevor Matz, president and CEO of Aternity. “Aternity’s integration with the PCoIP protocol further extends the benefits of real end user experience management by providing organizations with a multi-dimensional view into the performance of their VMware View environment as perceived by virtualized desktop and remote workstation users.”

In addition to the PCoIP latency monitoring and proactive detection when performance degrades, customers and partners will also benefit from deep analytics around key PCoIP metrics, such as Image Quality, Round Trip Latency, Packet Lost Percentage, Available Network Bandwidth, and many other performance impacting factors.

“Aternity’s support for the PCoIP protocol in the Frontline performance intelligence platform provides organizations with a powerful tool for measuring the quality of the end-user experience,” said Dan Cordingley, CEO of Teradici. “By providing detailed PCoIP protocol statistics such as latency and transaction response times, IT professionals will ensure they have deep visibility into application performance and user experience.”

Also announced today by Aternity is its recognition by CRN Magazine on the Top 100 Virtualization list, <See: ATERNITY® EARNS REPEAT RECOGNITION ON EVERYTHING CHANNEL’S CRN VIRTUALIZATION TOP 100 LIST>.  The Aternity Frontline Performance Intelligence Platform provides unified management of end user experience and arms organizations with user-centric, proactive IT management capabilities. Aternity’s unique vantage point of the business user across all of the ways applications are accessed provides the industry’s most comprehensive end user experience solution across virtual, physical, and mobile environments.

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Teradici Brings PCoIP to Microsoft Remote Desktop Services

Allows outstanding PCoIP protocol performance, security, and user experience across both VMware View and Microsoft RDS desktops

Burnaby, British Columbia – August 13, 2012 — Teradici, the developer of the innovative PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol that enables a true PC experience for cloud delivered desktops, today announced the introduction of the Teradici Remote Desktop Services Host (RDSH) solution, delivering PCoIP capabilities to Microsoft Windows Server® RDS environments. With Teradici RDSH, IT managers who deploy both VMware View and RDS desktop environments can now have consistent performance, security, and user experience across both types of desktop pools.

“Until today VMware View customers and service providers looking to combine full-featured VDI-based virtual desktops with Microsoft RDS to provide basic desktop virtualization services have had no choice but to run multiple separately managed desktop virtualization solutions with multiple remote display protocols; both of which significantly add to the cost and complexity of a comprehensive service,” said Simon Bramfitt, research analyst at Entelechy Associates. “Teradici’s entry into the RDSH market will prove attractive both to existing View customers and service providers alike as awareness of the benefits of desktop virtualization increases and organizations that had previously discounted VDI reconsider that decision. Teradici’s announcement of its RDSH solution should do much to refocus attention on the technology that has frequently been overlooked since the introduction of VDI. The increased choice it offers will do much to help customers looking to implement RDSH, especially those who do not need the comprehensive feature set and corresponding premium price of Citrix XenApp.”

For IT managers with both VMware View and Microsoft RDS session desktop environments, Teradici RDSH provides RDS session desktops with:

  • PCoIP protocol support for Microsoft RDS session desktops with the benefits of industry leading performance, security, and user experience.
  • The ability to broker and manage both VMware View and RDS session desktops through VMware View Manager.
  • The benefits of high performing, secure, and minimal management Teradici Zero Clients for RDS session desktops. Teradici PCoIP Zero Clients are available from over 30 OEM partners in a wide variety of form factors and options.
  • The ability to use the revolutionary Teradici APEX 2800 PCoIP server offload card to provide Microsoft RDS desktop sessions with the same increase in performance and scalability as currently offered in VMware View deployments.

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Teradici Introduces Next-Generation Tera2 High-Performance Workstation Solutions

New TERA2220 dual display host processor and TERA2240 quad display host processor improve designer work environments, reduce IT challenges, and enhance security for remote workstation

Burnaby, British Columbia – August 14, 2012 — Teradici, the developer of the innovative PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol that enables a true PC experience for desktop virtualization, today announced availability of the TERA2220 dual display host processor and the TERA2240 quad display host processor. Teradici’s powerful host processors enable users to move Windows or Linux workstations into the datacenter and connect with a PCoIP zero clientremotely without impacting application performance. Created for IT managers who are looking for a secure, reliable and easy-to-manage solution, this release meets the needs of designers who have dedicated computers with graphically demanding applications and expect the highest in performance.

With the Tera2 host processor family, Teradici is raising the bar on security and performance. Advanced security features include AES-256 and NSA Suite B security protocols suitable for top secret classification. Maximum performance of 300 mega pixels per second (Mpps) capable of driving full screens of changing pixels with application refresh rates up to 60 frames per second (fps) ensures the best remote user experience.

New Tera2 host processor key features
  • Highest performance – enough power to drive full screen video on all monitors
    300 Mpps (TERA2240)
    150 Mpps (TERA2220)
    Application refresh rate up to 60 frames per second
  • Increased security
    Advanced security suitable for top secret classification, including AES-256 and Suite B ciphers
  • Higher resolution and more displays
    four displays at 1920×1200 resolution, or two at 2560×1600 (TERA2240)
    two displays at 1920×1200 resolution, or one at 2560×1600 (TERA2220)
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Teradici Announces Unified Communications Capabilities on PCoIP Zero Clients for VMware View

eradici continues to lead the market with next-generation Tera2 zero clients capable of scalable, high-performance unified communications

Burnaby, British Columbia – August 14, 2012 — Teradici, the developer of the innovative PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol that enables a true PC experience for desktop virtualization, today announced its upcoming unified communications (UC) VoIP support for Tera2 PCoIP zero clients. Teradici is partnering with industry leading UC vendors to deliver softphone support for voice calls directly to and from Tera2 PCoIP zero clients. With rapid implementation of UC in the VDI space, Teradici is first to align with market demands by combining the benefits of UC with zero clients.

“Teradici is moving the desktop virtualization market forward by enabling UC functionality, including virtualized voice, on PCoIP zero clients,” said Stephen Beamish, VP, business development at Mitel. “Customers in VDI environments can now combine the productivity and collaboration benefits of UC with the simplicity of stateless clients.”

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Teradici Announces Next-Generation Tera2 PCoIZero Clients

New Tera2 zero client processors deliver high-performance, security and manageability on PCoIP hosted desktops for VMware View®, PCoIP remote workstations and Teradici RDSH for Microsoft® RDS environments

Burnaby, British Columbia – August 14, 2012 — Teradici, the developer of the innovative PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol that enables a true PC experience for hosted desktops, today announced the availability of its next-generation Tera2 PCoIP zero client processors. Backed by an ecosystem of over 30 OEM desktop client partners, the new Tera2 PCoIP zero client chipset includes the TERA2321 dual display zero client processor and the TERA2140 quad display zero client processor.

PCoIP zero clients are a key component of Teradici’s industry-leading, end-to-end VDI technology and partner ecosystem which includes VMware View,APEX™ 2800 server offload cardsPCoIP remote workstations and Teradici RDSH for Microsoft RDS environments. PCoIP zero clients are available from over 30 OEM partners with SKUs and form factors to fit every need including integrated monitors, standalone clients, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) clients, IP phones and touch screen monitors.

Tera2 PCoIP zero client features include:

  • DisplayPort added to existing DVI and VGA interfaces with up to 2560×1600 resolution and 30” monitor support
  • Up to five times the VDI pixel performance over the previous generation zero client
  • At under 6W of typical system power, Tera2 dual display zero clients consume half the power of the previous generation
  • New quad display zero client support with VMware View
  • Faster USB 2.0 transfer rates
  • Reduced bandwidth with client-side caching and enhanced compression
  • Full power management with Wake-on-LAN support
  • Smaller, more integrated processor enables compact zero client form factors
  • Stronger AES256-bit encryption
  • Support for upcoming unified communications voice over IP solutions
  • Additional smart card support and other new features included in the latest PCoIP Firmware and Management Console release
  • Broker connectivity to virtual desktops or remote workstation hosts using VMware View Manager

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VMware vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1b Released.

With Huge customer service ambition and huge effort to fix bugs and issue that customer faces in enterprises. VMware has yesterday Released a new update to vCenter Server 5 called Update 1b. this update override the previous update Update 1a. if you have already downloaded that, please don’t install it and use the 1b version instead. this version has a number of fixes and alot of known issues are being resolved as well as some new enhancements. some of these issues are

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Microsoft Lync 2013 & 2010 Support For VMware View 5

Thinking about Desktop virtualization is not only about keeping your desktops only secure in the datacenter but rather how much similar experience can you provide to the end-user that looks like the PC the user is using now. adding to that, You need to be able to provide a better experience with the number of devices that the user can use to access their coroporate desktops and get access to the data that they need to stay competitive and on the go.

The long term vision and the relaizion of VMware toward providing this experience to the end-user, unified communication support has started to spin out in the market to provide more similar end-user experiences of the PC’s to the VDI technology. for that VMware, has announced recently that they are working with Microsoft as a technology partner to bring support for Microsoft Lync for the VMware View desktops. The combination of VDI with Unified Communications leads to increased productivity, mobility and flexibility for employees, customers and partners alike. Customers will be able to communicate and collaborate with the Lync 2013 client, using rich voice and video features, all from within the VMware View desktop.

The combination of VMware View with Microsoft Lync helps to allow users the freedom to work, communicate and collaborate from their virtual desktop across a variety of devices and locations. It helps employees be more productive because they have full access to their business desktop and communications platforms, whether they are in the office, travelling or at home.

 

VMware Didn’t stop their they have jointly announced with Microsoft that VMware View will be as part of supported solutions as part of client virtualization solutions. Microsoft has now clearly mentioned that in their white paper here.

 

Customers can deploy Microsoft Lync 2010 on VMware View infrastructure with confidence, knowing that the solution will be fully supported.  With Microsoft Lync 2010 and VMware View, users will have access to features such as presence, instant messaging, application sharing, online meetings, and sharing whiteboards and PowerPoint presentations.  Other features such as VoIP calling are only available when a Lync client is paired with a USB desktop IP Phone.  A complete list of features supported with Microsoft Lync 2010 and VMware View 5.0 can be found in the Microsoft Lync 2010 Client Virtualization whitepaper.

 

Happy Virtualizing your desktops with Microsoft Lync Support.

 

 




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