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

What's New in Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software

Release Features

WBS40.6.6

Release to slow channel

Dual Monitor support

WBS40.7

GA of Citrix for Windows based Thin Clients

Support for Unified Webex Client

WBS40.8

GA of VMware with Windows based Thin Clients

GA of Citrix with iGel as well as Ubuntu, and eLux based Thin Clients

Dual Monitor support

Optimization for Media Server Selection

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 user’s desktop and the Webex Cloud with video up to 720p resolution.

  • Easy deployment for Cloud meetings:

    • The Webex Meetings Desktop App is available on a hosted desktop and the agent plugin is available on the user’s thin client.

    • No additional infrastructure is needed. For example, Cisco Unified Call Manager and Cisco Expressway aren’t required.

  • The Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software is available for Citrix XenDesktop 7.15, 7.16, 7.17 and 7.18, and thin client OS running Windows 10.

Thin Client OS Release

Citrix XenDesktop

Citrix XenApp

VMWare

Windows

Available

Coming Soon

Available

Linux

Available

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Dell Wyse

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

iGel

Available

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Download

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

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

Administrators

Administrators can refer to the Administration Guide and Release Notes for more information about the features that are supported, how to prepare your environment, and how to deploy the Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software solution.

Functional changes in the Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software

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

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

  • Meetings with the Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software look the same as those using the Webex Meetings desktop app, but you'll notice a few differences.

    • In the audio and video preview window in a VDI environment, the preview tile is solid white.

    • In a VDI environment, the meeting controls stay fixed at the bottom of your screen, layered over a white background.

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

  • In the Meetings VDI Desktop Software, supports Share Content (tdesktop and apps) with "Optimize for text and images", but doesn’t Support Share Content (desktop and apps) with "Optimize for motion and video".

Compatibility between Meetings and Thin Client Plugin

Meetings Client Version in HVD side

Compatible Thin Client Plugin Versions

Comments

WBS40.8.0

WBS40.8.0

VDI meeting will not support fast A/V for iOS.

Feature toggle off will pass to mmp.

WBS40.7.0+

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.7.0

WBS40.7.2+

Critical bugs fixing for Dual Monitor support

WBS40.7.0+

WBS40.6.2+

WBS40.6.2

WBS40.7.0+

WBS40.6.6+

Critical bugs fixing for Dual Monitor support

WBS40.6.2+

E2EAes256GCM and non E2E meeting support AES-256-GCM

WBS40.6.0

WBS40.6.0

  • VMWare for Windows thin client

  • Video hardware acceleration in VDI on Windows

  • Citrix for Linux (Ubuntu16.04 x64,eLux6.5 x64)

WBS40.4.0

WBS40.4.0

Only support Windows thin client on Citrix platform