The HTML5-based Horizon Console 7.11 is packed with numerous enhancements that is sure to make the task of administering a Horizon deployment a lot more efficient. Let us take a look.
Default HTML5-based Horizon Console
The Horizon Console (HTML5) is now the primary user interface, and the older flash-based Horizon Administrator (Flex) will be deprecated this year. Administrators will still have the option to connect to the old console.
You will now have more visibility into the performance of your Connection Servers. Information pertaining to CPU and memory consumption, as well as connection server status can now be viewed from the dashboard. Information about the replica connection server is also shown.
More Granular Role-based Privileges
Similar to linked clones, you can now create roles leveraging a new privilege that restricts an Administrator to only do Push Image operations including scheduling, re-scheduling, and cancel.
Desktop Pool enhancement to reflect GE
You will now be able to see the Global Entitlement information for a given Desktop pool right from the Pool screen, which will be useful when troubleshooting.
The Horizon Help Desk Tool has been integrated more closely within the Horizon Console. The User Search option is now more prominent and intuitive. There is tighter enforcement of role-based access so a Helpdesk Admin can only view specific sections pertinent to a Helpdesk role.
Display Application Name on RDSH Sessions
If you are managing user activity by Applications, you can now view the current connections for a specific RDSH published application. This is visible in the “Application Names” column in the Farms’ Sessions tab and is currently supported for RDSH only.
View Progress Bar during Instant Clone Publish
This release provides you with greater visibility into the status of publish operations, with a progress bar which is displayed during new image publish operations.