OVD Release Notes - 3.0 - Inuvika OVD Enteprise Major Release

OVD Release Notes 3.0 Summary

Note: The following is a summary of the OVD 3.0 Release Notes.
For detailed instructions on installing or upgrading to OVD 3.0, refer to the full Release Notes available at support.inuvika.com
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About OVD Enterprise 3.0.0

Inuvika OVD Enterprise 3.0.0 is a major release that introduces new features, UI improvements, integration improvements, and maintenance fixes.

What's New in OVD 3.0.0

OVD Enterprise 3.0 delivers a host of new features designed to improve the user experience, enhance security, and make Linux application integration with Windows Domain environments even easier.

For more details, please refer to the changelog at the bottom of the page.

Resource Container

OVD 3.0's new Resource Container provides the ability to customize user environments by managing system resources. Administrators can assign limits to the amount of RAM and CPU power that users, or groups of users, can access within their OVD sessions.

  • Extend User Profiles¬†Segment your user types by workload and resource requirements. Create power user profiles for users who need more RAM and CPU power compared to basic productivity users who need less.
  • Improved User Experience¬†Prevent individual users from over-consuming available system resources and impacting performance for other users.
  • Predictable System Sizing¬†Plan more accurate physical and cloud infrastructure requirements for your OVD environment.¬† Avoid paying for unused system capacity by maximizing your user density.
  • Simple to Set-up and Administer¬†Configure settings in the Inuvika Web Admin console. Manage values by group or individual user basis in the user configuration tab or by optional low-level command line input.
  • Windows and Linux Applications¬†Manage settings for both application environments without the need for third-party tools or agents.

Hybrid Active Directory Integration

Hybrid Active Directory Integration takes advantage of the best of both worlds by giving OVD administrators new options for managing integration within Active Directory environments. Users can now log into OVD as a Domain user while still having their profiles managed within OVD. The new option provides improved versatility and performance when using Linux and Windows applications in a Microsoft AD environment.

  • Speed and Flexibility¬†Manage group policies within Active Directory while still managing user profiles in OVD.¬† Sessions launch faster without the need for MS Roaming Profiles.
  • Better Linux Integration¬†Maintain access to important Microsoft services like Windows Authentication pass-through without impacting Linux users in a mixed environment.
  • Easier Migration¬†Accelerate migration from Citrix and VMware environments over to OVD Enterprise.

Shadowing

Initiate shadow sessions with active users to assist with issues like remote application support and troubleshooting. Shadowing includes comprehensive security features to protect user privacy while still providing the ability to connect to any user session and published application in use.

  • User Privacy and Consent¬†¬†Users are presented with an alert notice and must accept the request before admins can initiate a shadow session.
  • View and Control¬†OVD Admins can view the Windows and Linux applications currently running in an active session. Inuvika's privacy control limits viewing to only the active OVD applications.
  • Integrated Out-of-the-Box¬†¬†Shadowing is included as standard in OVD 3.0 and does not require any additional purchases or installation.
  • Multi-Client Support¬†Shadowing is supported on the Inuvika EDC, EMC, and Web clients without the need for installing additional applications.

Multi-Monitor Support for OVD Application Mode

OVD Application Mode just got better with the addition of multi-monitor support. OVD Application Mode provides a natural user experience by integrating OVD applications alongside locally-installed apps on your Mac or Windows desktop. We've taken it a step further by extending that native look and feel across multiple monitors. It's a more manageable way to work with multiple OVD Windows applications at the same time.

  • Dynamic Adjustment¬†Connect a monitor, and OVD will instantly recognize it and make it available for use in Application Mode.
  • More Room¬†Take advantage of up to a total of 16 monitors.
  • Unified Experience¬†Multi-monitor support for Application Mode complements existing support for Desktop Mode. Users can leverage multiple screens when using either mode.

* Multi-monitor support currently available on the Inuvika EDC for Windows and macOS devices.

Two-Factor Authentication & Password Management

A little extra security goes a long way.  OVD 3.0 introduces internal Two-Factor Authentication, along with continued support for external solutions like Watchguard and other SAML solutions.  Just download the Inuvika app for your mobile device, and you're ready to get started.

  • 2FA Security¬†Implement an extra layer of security designed to ensure that you are the only person permitted to access your OVD account, even if someone knows your password.
  • iOS and Android Support¬†Download and install the new Inuvika Authenticator app on your iOS or Android phone to use internal 2FA. The apps use biometric authentication security to verify that you are who you say you are.
  • Self-Service Security¬†Users can self-manage passwords and 2FA settings using the new OVD Security Portal. Simply access the portal from your OVD login window.
  • Password Expiry Detection¬†Keep user passwords up-to-date by mandating password expiry as part of your managed policies. Place a time limit on passwords, and OVD will notify users when it's time to update their passwords.

OVD Service Notices

Service Notices provides a fast and easy way for system administrators to broadcast announcements to users before they start an OVD session. It extends OVD Messaging to provide a comprehensive set of options for communicating with your user community on topics like legal disclaimers, legal terms and conditions, maintenance announcements, and links to important resources.

  • Multi-Client Support¬†Notices is supported all Inuvika clients, including Web.
  • Multi-Tenant Compatible¬†Each OVD tenant can broadcast their own individual messages.
  • Rich Text Formatting¬†Format notices in HTML, including support for URLs.

End of support scheduled for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

OVD 3.0.x is the last version to support Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.


New Installations



For new installations of Inuvika OVD 3.0.0, follow the instructions outlined in the Installation and Configuration Guide. 

Update an Existing OVD Farm

To update existing installations of Inuvika OVD to 3.0.0 follow the steps outlined in the full OVD 3.0.0 Release Notes available at support.inuvika.com.

OVD 3.0.0 Changelog

Fixes

  • IVD-85 - Unable to redirect administration console from ESG if admin console not installed on SM
  • IVD-1682 - Admin action log may change the action orders if two actions are saved at the same second
  • IVD-2054 - When the "Bypass server restrictions" setting is set to "No", users not part of server groups can start sessions
  • IVD-3111 - Servers group mechanism is not consistent
  • IVD-3317 -¬†EDC failure when using multi-monitor on linux desktops
  • IVD-3360 - Unable to use OVD in multi-tenant mode with only one domain name (url) matching a tenant domain
  • IVD-3438 - Fix table creation issues with GaleraDB
  • IVD-3446 - Migration fails if an index is added alongside foreign keys
  • IVD-3587 -¬†APS service failures and session not destroyed properly
  • IVD-3599 - Admin console menu changes size
  • IVD-3635 - Notification emails are not being sent
  • IVD-3643 - ovd-message does not work when there is no profile
  • IVD-3719 - Error in logs with static application icons
  • IVD-3723 - Unable to show the user group info page if the name of the group contains an ampersand ("&")
  • IVD-3725 - External Data Storage authentication issues with AD users
  • IVD-3726 - Office 365 subscription is lost at next session on Windows server 2019
  • IVD-3727 - Unable to register MS Office in portal mode - MS Office is frozen
  • IVD-3746 - Cannot save a message from the Messaging system when the content size exceeds 64k
  • IVD-3750 - Unable to download files using ajaxplorer
  • IVD-3764 - Unable to record sound (audio-in) on the macOS EDC
  • IVD-3769 -¬†Windows APS service failures when detecting apps with unreadable shortcuts
  • IVD-3777 - Admin delegation does not work when multiple groups have delegation permissions set
  • IVD-3784 - Full AD sessions involving two APS are logged for the user but marked disconnected in the Admin Console
  • IVD-3790 - Warning logs are not displayed in SM webservices scope
  • IVD-3797 -¬†Random External Applications Client failures during session disconnection
  • IVD-3799 - Google Chrome v80 passwords are no longer saved on Windows Server
  • IVD-3800 - The WebAccess shows a grey screen when resuming a session in creating state
  • IVD-3815 - Unable to use two Windows servers within one session when using Full AD
  • IVD-3823 - FileServer service failure when filesystem becomes read-only
  • IVD-3824 - Input/output error when stopping fileserver with running sessions
  • IVD-3828 - Issue with AD domain and tenant domain
  • IVD-3835 - Admin API allows adding unknown users to groups, creating a false record in the database
  • IVD-3838 - Issues with Microsoft Teams
  • IVD-3843 - Issue with fullscreen button on macOS 10.15+ built using XCode 11+
  • IVD-3852 - Session takes 45 minutes to purge when involving nine APS
  • IVD-3854 -¬†External Application Client failure during session roaming
  • IVD-3857 - Blank menu after the second session on Windows server 2019
  • IVD-3860 - Assert triggered in portal mode when closing windows that have children
  • IVD-3873 - Unable to open redirected Documents folder using the EDC on macOS 10.15+
  • IVD-3881 - Warning displayed during database update
  • IVD-3891 - Multiple issues in the session list page of the AC
  • IVD-3926 - Unable to make keystrokes in application mode while other programs are open
  • IVD-3927 - Local display density (DPI) is not reflected on the server-side
  • IVD-3928 - The local keyboard NumLock status is not preserved in the remote session
  • IVD-3930 - New Windows build farm deployed by ansible does not contain fix from IVD-74
  • IVD-3935 - Desktop shortcut is no longer available on Windows Server 2012 R2
  • IVD-3957 - Sessions are ended when communication with XRDP is broken
  • IVD-3958 - Unable to use a complex password for AD
  • IVD-3960 -¬†EDC failure when running on macOS 10.15+
  • IVD-3963 -¬†EDC failure when enabling debug flags
  • IVD-3965 - OWA Minor CSS boxing issue on "Advanced settings" icon
  • IVD-3970 - Blank messaging window displayed by the EDC in application mode
  • IVD-3971 - Minor text fixes for the Servers UI in the AC
  • IVD-3988 -¬†EDC memory leak identified when enabling debug flags
  • IVD-4009 - English typo in Linux logout dialog
  • IVD-4042 - Invalid logoff reason when an AD user fails to start a session because they have a profile
  • IVD-4048 - Shortcuts are hidden on Windows desktop after an Application mode session
  • IVD-4057 - Admin is not able to Update NFS external storage
  • IVD-4058 - EDC seamless maximize and screen resize issue
  • IVD-4071 - Unable to start the OFS on Azure
  • IVD-4073 - AC User dropdown button does not match the rest of the header buttons

Improvements

  • IVD-877 - Set LDAP port automatically based on encryption layer
  • IVD-1798 - As an EDC user, I want to be able to use multiple monitors in an OVD Application mode session with Windows¬†APS
  • IVD-2173 - Implement Two-Factor Authentication
  • IVD-2175 - Provide OVD users a way to change their password
  • IVD-2179 - Implement Session Shadowing functionality in OVD
  • IVD-2954 - Review user and user group column types in Session Manager SQL tables
  • IVD-3434 - Add support for OVD FileServer when using the Full AD domain integration mode
  • IVD-3717 - Review the table structure for user and usergroup preferences
  • IVD-3720 - Resource caging for Inuvika OVD sessions on Linux APS
  • IVD-3748 - Improve SOAP error reporting
  • IVD-3754 - Develop "Service Notices"
  • IVD-3758 - ovd-message actions log
  • IVD-3816 - Upgrade PhpMailer dependency for security issue
  • IVD-3821 - Allow OVD logs to be stored for longer periods of time
  • IVD-3845 - Add support for start_tls encryption to LDAP communication
  • IVD-4032 - Redesign user management page to clearly incorporate new 2FA/Password change options

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