flexVDI protects you against Meltdown and Spectre

At flexVDI we take your security very seriously. As you will probably know, Google’s Project Zero recently announced the discovery of critical flaws in most modern processors, named Meltdown and Spectre. Most OS vendors, including Red Hat, have already issued software updates that fix these vulnerabilities. In order to apply these updates to your flexVDI platform, follow these steps:

  1. Update the QEMU packages to version 2.9.0-16.el7.13: qemu-img-flexvdi, qemu-kvm-flexvdi, qemu-kvm-common-flexvdi and qemu-kvm-tools-flexvdi.
  2. Update the kernel, microcode_ctl, linux-firmware and libvirt packages.

Unfortunately, these updates may come with important performance penalties, so apply with care.

flexVDI Server Software Updates

These are the latest updates on flexVDI Server Software:

flexVDI Manager 3.0.1

Changes since v3.0.0:

  • Fixed USB redirection of USB 3.0 devices. This requires qemu v2.9 and flexvdi-guest-tools 3.0.1.
  • Always assign a new desktop when the first operation of a Desktop Policy is “destroy 0 minutes after disconnection”. In this case, even if a desktop is not immediately destroyed, the next connection of the same or other user will always result in the creation of a new desktop. This is most useful in public kiosk installations.
  • Improve the log file format.

Hypervisor packages

flexvdi-agent 3.0.2

Changes since v3.0.1:

  • Fix migration with newer versions of libvirt, where the qemu+libssh2 transport is not enabled anymore.
  • Improve the log file format.

Changes since v3.0.0:

  • Fixed generating multipath partition device name.

flexvdi-config 3.0.2

Changes since v3.0.0

  • Depend on ntpd service instead of ntpdate, which could fail if no connection to Internet is available.

flexvdi-guest-tools 3.0.1

Changes since v3.0.0

  • Fixed reading credentials with foreign UTF-8 characters.
  • Updated virtio drivers for Windows.
  • USB3 hub Windows driver included.
  • Included missing udev rules for Linux.

ocfs2-tools and o2fs2-tools-o2cb 1.8.5-2

Changes since v1.8.5-1:

  • Relaxed the dependency with the network service, so that the cluster is not restarted when the network is restarted, causing the sudden death of all VMs with a disk image in an OCFS2 volume.

spice-server-flexvdi 0.12.8-3

Changes since v0.12.8-2:

  • Fix resizing guest resolution in Linux guests.

qemu-kvm-flexvdi 2.9.0-16

qemu updated from 2.6.0 to 2.9.0, improves compatibility with redirected USB 3.0 devices.

We’ve just released version 2.2.52 of flexVDIClient for windows

We have released flexVDI 2.2.52 for windows, which includes the following enhancements and fixes:

  • Stores the terminal ID in the config file, so that it will not change, and make our platform it is a new terminal (Windows 10 sometimes changes network MACs, which resulted in different terminal ids).
  • Adds a new icon in the program group called “flexVDI app Client”, that behaves as an application, instead of as a desktop, when user enters Alt+Tab: Alt+Tab changes the application in the local desktop.
  • In login screen, focus password field when username is pre-filled.
  • flexVDI now keeps in the same screen when it is maximized.

As always, the latest installer can be downloaded from flexvdi.com

flexVDI 3.0 is here!

The wait is over: The new flexVDI 3.0 is here! Try it now on your favorite platform.

Now you can deploy flexVDI on industry-leading platforms:

  • RHEL 7 + flexVDI 3.0: flexVDI working over Red Hat is a guarantee of stability. Red Hat products and services are secure, open and trusted by more than 90% of the enterprises in the Fortune Global 500 list.
  • CentOS 7 + flexVDI 3.0: flexVDI and CentOS together form a consistent, manageable platform that suites a wide variety of deployments.

Other new features include:

  • Updated versions of KVM and libvirt provide improved performance and new functionalities.
  • Improved management tools: flexVDI Config and flexVDI Dashboard
  • Supported redirection of USB 3 devices.
  • Compatible with IGEL thin clients.