What's new with CloudPlatform

New Citrix CloudPlatform 4.5.1 enables expanded workload support, more operational control and further deployment choice

Citrix CloudPlatform 4.5.1 simplifies operations for cloud administrators while providing more flexibility for incorporating new components across compute, network and storage resources.

Support for bare metal workloads on advanced network configurations

Bare metal deployments, which run virtual machines without a host operating system, have long been supported by Citrix CloudPlatform on basic networking topologies.  New in CloudPlatform 4.5.1 is production support for bare metal workloads running on advanced network configurations, which utilize sophisticated capabilities around traffic isolation, security and virtual local area networks (VLAN).

Easier configuration of desktop workloads

Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp customers who want to use existing network services in conjunction with Citrix CloudPlatform can now directly upload volumes and templates via a web browser when deploying XenDesktop and XenApp.  In addition to native networking services provided by virtual routers, customers can use existing DHCP and DNS network services from third party offerings that are already installed.

Flexible storage options with granular control

With CloudPlatform 4.5.1, administrators can control the local storage options for system virtual machines (VMs) at the zone or cluster level.  This expanded administration is in addition to the global setting that applies to the entire Citrix CloudPlatform deployment available in prior releases. Also, new primary storage options enable existing VMs to continue running while preventing new volumes from being provisioned.


Reduced complexity for large deployments using vSphere

Support for vSphere Distributed Switch helps streamline configuration and monitoring of virtual network switches for large deployments on vSphere. VMFS storage is now supported with vMotion.