What's New in Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software


The WBS40.X Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software isn’t compatible with Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Environments offered in WBS39.3.

Release Features

WBS41.5

Support 10ZiG Zero Clients Thin Client

WBS41.3

VDI App Plugin Checker

WBS41.2

Support for Dell ThinOS 9.1 Available in Citrix Environment

Improved High Frame Rate Content Share

WBS40.12

Allow Participants to Unmute Themselves

Provide VMWare Support for Linux clients (Supported: Ubuntu 16.04/ 18.04,eLux 6.5/6.9,IGEL OS11.04.100, not support: Dell ThinOS, HP ThinPro)

Enhanced Mute Controls and Audio Privacy

Site Administrator toggle to enable or disable hold music for the lobby

WBS40.11

Support for Citrix with HP ThinPro 7.x- and Unicon eLux 6.9-based thin clients

(Beta) Support for Citrix with Dell Wyse ThinOS 9.1

Support for XenApp Desktop Publishing

(Beta) Support for Video Blur and Virtual Background on Microsoft Windows-based thin clients

WBS40.8

Support for VMware with Windows-based thin clients

Support for Citrix with IGEL, Ubuntu-, and Unicon eLux 6.5-based thin clients

Dual Monitor support

Optimization for Media Server Selection

WBS40.7

Support for Citrix for Windows-based thin clients

Support for the Unified Webex Client

WBS40.6.6

Release to slow channel

Dual Monitor support

Overview

The Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software uses the same Webex Meetings Desktop App as used in non-VDI environments.

  • Audio and video traverse between the thin client and the Webex cloud, with video up to 720p resolution.

  • Easy deployment for Cloud meetings:

    • Install the Webex Meetings Desktop App on the hosted virtual desktops and the agent plugin on the thin clients.

    • You don't require infrastructure, such as Cisco Unified Communications Manager or Cisco Expressway.

Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software is available for Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenApp with Desktop Publishing, and VMware.

Thin Client OS

Citrix XenDesktop

Citrix XenApp1

(Desktop Publishing)

VMware

Windows

40.7

40.11

40.8

Ubuntu

40.8

40.11

Unicon eLux

40.8

40.11

IGEL

40.8

40.11

Dell Wyse

41.2.0

41.2.0

HP ThinPro OS 7.x

40.11.0

40.11.0

1 Citrix XenApp with app publishing isn’t supported.

Download

You can download the Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software from your company website.

To download the webexvdi.msi plugin package, go to https://<sitename>.webex.com/webappng/sites/<sitename>/dashboard/download and replace <sitename> with your company name.

Administrators

See the Administration Guide and Release Notes for more information about supported features, and how to deploy the Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software solution.

For information about VMware installation, please visit: https://docs.vmware.com/

For information about Citrix installation, please visit: https://support.citrix.com/

Functional Changes in the Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software

The Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software supports most of the Webex Meetings Desktop features, unless otherwise noted.

  • The Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software doesn't support auto upgrade on the desktop client and plugin.

  • Meetings with the Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software look the same as meetings using the Webex Meetings desktop app, but with a few differences:

    • In a VDI environment, recording is only available to the cloud. You can’t record to your computer.

    • Webex Meetings Desktop Virtual Software supports Share Content (desktop and apps) with "Optimize for text and images", but not "Optimize for motion and video".

Compatibility between the Webex Meetings Desktop App and the Thin Client Plugin


For Webex Meetings Desktop App to function with the IGEL OS 11, firmware updates are required. To know which version is compatible with the version you are running see, Software Downloads.

Meetings Client Version (HVD)

Compatible Thin Client Plugin Versions

WBS41.4.x

WBS41.4.x

WBS41.3.x

WBS41.3.x

WBS41.2.x

WBS41.1.x

WBS40.12.x

WBS40.11.x

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS41.2.x(Slow Channel)

WBS41.2.x

WBS41.1.x

WBS40.12.x

WBS40.11.x

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS41.1.x

WBS41.1.x

WBS40.12.x

WBS40.11.x

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.12.x

WBS40.12.x

WBS40.11.x

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.11.x

WBS40.11.x

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.6.2

WBS40.10.x

WBS40.9.x

WBS40.8.x

WBS40.7.x

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.6.0

WBS40.6.0

WBS40.4.0

WBS40.4.0