Improving user experience by adopting advanced adaptive transport technology, Citrix Receiver for Linux 13.7 now contains full support for the EDT protocol.
Every time we think about a virtual computing solution, the first thing that comes to our mind is performance. We like the management piece of the XenApp and XenDesktop Service, but when connecting from a cost-effective thin client, will it maintain the same user experience level as a physical PC?
The answer is… YES!
With the new adaptive transport technology, we can achieve even better performance. Daniel Feller did a comparison among Citrix adaptive transport technology and you will easily see the difference from the video here.
Today, Citrix Receiver for Linux 3.17 has full support for adaptive transport (a.k.a EDT protocol). It supports both direct ICA connection scenarios and connections made through NetScaler Gateway use case. This enables all Linux Receiver users to benefit from this latest HDX technology.
The configuration to enable adaptive transport is straightforward. You only need to enable the policy from Citrix Studio or via GPMC. Citrix Receiver for Linux will automatically negotiate with the VDA and determine the most appropriate protocol automatically.
To validate your configuration, the easiest way is to use Citrix Director. Go to Session Details > Connection Type, Look for Connection type HDX. If the protocol is UDP, EDT is active for the session. If the protocol is TCP, the session is in fallback or default mode. You can find more details here.