OVD Release Notes - New Inuvika OVD Enteprise 2.7

OVD Release Notes Summary 2.7.0

Note: The following is a summary of the OVD 2.7.0 Release Notes.
For detailed instructions on installing or upgrading to OVD 2.7.0, refer to the full Release Notes available at support.inuvika.com
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Inuvika OVD Enterprise 2.7.0 is a major release that introduces new support for Multi-Tenancy. Managed Service Providers and large, multi-branch organizations can now implement multiple, independent instances of OVD from one shared server farm. Individual tenant data and shared resources remain isolated from one another, ensuring complete data privacy.


What's New

In addition to Multi-Tenancy support, OVD 2.7.0 includes several maintenance fixes as well as changes in Operating System support and user interfaces. For more details, refer to the changelog at the bottom of the page.

Support for Multi-Tenancy

OVD 2.7.0 is now a fully multi-tenant ready solution, allowing multiple organizations ("tenants") to share the same OVD farm, and other data center resources, without compromising data privacy. OVD can also be used in smaller, single-tenant environments with little to no change compared to previous versions.

Linux Desktop and Applications Look and Feel

The Linux application and desktop user interface has been modernized and unified across all the Linux variants that Inuvika supports. Users of Microsoft Windows 10 workstations can experience a more familiar desktop environment when transitioning over from Windows applications and desktops to Linux.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Support

IT departments can use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) to host any component of Inuvika OVD Enterprise.

End of Support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and Demo Appliance (ODA)

OVD 2.7.0 has discontinued support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), as Canonical's Extended Server Support ended in April 2019. If you are currently maintaining OVD on Ubuntu 14.04, you are required to perform a clean re-installation on Ubuntu 16.04 or Ubuntu 18.04 if you wish to upgrade to 2.7.0.

Inuvika has also discontinued support for the OVD Demo Appliance (ODA), initially used for quick demonstration installations. Inuvika released a new installation mechanism based on Ansible to help organizations accelerate the deployment of both small and large OVD installations.

End of Support Scheduled for Windows Server 2008 R2

OVD 2.7.x is the last version to support Windows Server 2008 R2, as Microsoft's Extended Support ends in January 2020. Future releases of OVD will only support Windows Server 2012 R2 (or newer) for security and stability reasons.

New Installation

For new installations of Inuvika OVD, follow the instructions outlined in the "Installation and Configuration Guide."   Log into support.inuvika.com to access this guide and other resources.

Update an Existing OVD Farm

To update existing installations of Inuvika OVD to 2.7.0 follow the steps outlined in the full OVD 2.7.0 Release Notes available at support.inuvika.com.

Changelog

Defects

  • IVD-1493 - Address potential security vulnerabilities with SM PHP sessions
  • IVD-1912 - Wrong error message is displayed when existing user is created again
  • IVD-1988 - Time stamp can be changed even when "day" is chosen in General Reporting
  • IVD-2301 - In desktop session, Linux file manager shows the "Floppy" drive
  • IVD-2306 - Notice when web access is accessed using telnet
  • IVD-2470 - Installation process of an APS on a Ubuntu 16 LXC "forgets" to install xserver-xorg dependencies
  • IVD-2478 - Database requests return locking error that prevents sessions from starting and results in session objects becoming stuck in admin console
  • IVD-2680 - Wrong information displayed about subscription keys
  • IVD-2779 - Unable to start Audacity in second session
  • IVD-2814 - Admin checkup page reports several errors
  • IVD-2823 - The EDC is unable to mount disks with spaces in label on Linux
  • IVD-2830 - PHP notices and errors raised on Session Manager and Admin Console when running in PHP strict mode
  • IVD-2845 - Cannot download file from portal file browser
  • IVD-2846 - File upload is not working correctly and displays error
  • IVD-2854 - Unable to yum reinstall inuvika-ovd-session-manager on EL7
  • IVD-2856 - External Storage removable without rights through the API
  • IVD-2857 - Unable to start Linux desktop session when a shared folder is published but no user profile is used
  • IVD-2870 - The admin console user page cannot show whether the user has a profile or not anymore and the SM is allowed to create several profiles for the same user
  • IVD-2880 - CentOS7 file manager shows incorrect network device
  • IVD-2890 - [FullAD] Windows APS keeps session in ready state even after user has logged in when using federated multi domains
  • IVD-2903 - OVD_Drive does not work after screen resize
  • IVD-2906 - [Full AD] Problem with userPrincipalName and sAMAccountName attribute
  • IVD-2909 - "In House" application crashes in application mode
  • IVD-2921 - Invalid html formatting in Admin Console shared-folder-manage page when resource is not available
  • IVD-2930 - Exception is raised when an nfs mount is not possible on a Windows App server
  • IVD-2931 - Audio playback does not work on OWA / Chrome 69
  • IVD-2936 - The default printer is not sent to the RDP server
  • IVD-2937 - Unable to type latin accents using dead-keys with the EDC
  • IVD-2963 - OWA progress bar does not start from 0 on second session
  • IVD-2967 - Broken "StorageUnitServer" liaison when deleting a server with orphan storage units
  • IVD-2977 - Address potential security vulnerabilities with SM debug log
  • IVD-2992 - Using localusers setting with SessionManagement module raises an exception
  • IVD-3007 - Server_Logs purging not working
  • IVD-3012 - Windows unicode mime-type listing
  • IVD-3014 - The "shared_folder" test case does not pass anymore on CentOS 7 environment
  • IVD-3016 - Unable to start a FullAD session if SM is CentOS7
  • IVD-3037 - Publication wizard raises "Unable to display the list of users: too many users" error message
  • IVD-3043 - SM displays an error when icon does not exist on APS
  • IVD-3049 - Count called on an int in Abstract_ReportApplicationUsage
  • IVD-3064 - Files stored on the desktop folder in a Windows session are not session persistent
  • IVD-3065 - Cannot resume a session when max_sessions_number is reached
  • IVD-3082 - Can't add keyfiles for Software License
  • IVD-3091 - Sage's "Pastel Accounting" application does not work in Application Mode on Mac
  • IVD-3099 - Mitigate Admin-Console CSRF security flaw
  • IVD-3114 - Manage license key file size limit
  • IVD-3117 - Minimizing apps in Application mode doesn't work with the EDC on Linux
  • IVD-3169 - Admin Console invalid cache after version update
  • IVD-3172 - Scrolling issue with OWA on Mac
  • IVD-3183 - Partial Disk Redirection redirects nothing with the EDC
  • IVD-3205 - FullAD session stuck in "ready" status when AD domain contains upper case characters

Improvements

  • IVD-322 - Remove deprecated news feature
  • IVD-535 - The Web access leaves a useless empty space between application icons and Ajaxplorer
  • IVD-2149 - Review Desktop look and feel for Linux desktop sessions
  • IVD-2162 - Make OVD a multi-tenant solution
  • IVD-2329 - Add Ubuntu 18.04 LTS support
  • IVD-2571 - Distribute OVD using HTTPS instead of HTTP
  • IVD-2741 - Add tmpdir in the linux environment in order to decrease the amont of data in /tmp
  • IVD-2828 - Change older/sooner to older/newer in Administration Actions Log
  • IVD-2836 - Update PHPSecLib to newer version
  • IVD-2847 - Remove the Demo Appliance
  • IVD-2852 - Messages in the session manager log when configuring the "Use Active Directory userPrincipalName as user login name" setting
  • IVD-2860 - Drop support of Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)
  • IVD-2925 - Merge Network folders, Shared folders, and Profiles into Storage Unit
  • IVD-2944 - Add SM checkup for database items stored on disk
  • IVD-2947 - Implement a more generic way to run cmdline client
  • IVD-2962 - Add buttons to add all "view" and/or all "manage" delegation policies at once
  • IVD-2978 - Indicate in the Admin Console when an Application is an orphan
  • IVD-3006 - Change all instances of "Kill" and "Destroying" in the Admin Console
  • IVD-3034 - Add login scripts to summary page
  • IVD-3085 - Remove anyuser feature
  • IVD-3086 - Remove token authentication method
  • IVD-3119 - Add a warning to admins wanting to share a server to multiple organizations
  • IVD-3147 - Review English
  • IVD-3157 - Confirm before activating or deactivating organization mode