Early Access Features

As part of our overall release process, certain key new features will be made available in our production platform with an Early Access (EA) status.

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Typically, these features can be enabled via a slider, marked as “EA” or via advanced parameters that must manually be added to an account. EA features are intended to give our customers an opportunity to see new features before reaching General Availability (GA) status. EA features may not be 100% complete or may have certain known or unknown issues. In addition, documentation for EA features may not be available or complete. We encourage our customers to try out EA features in test or demo accounts and provide as much feedback as possible through our regular support channels. In addition, we may solicit feedback through meetings and calls with Solution Architects and Product Managers. The time frame for features to move from EA to GA status varies depending on the nature of the feature and on the type of feedback received during the EA phase.

Early Access Feature List

Feature Description
Persistent Desktops Each user is assigned their own stateful Frame production instance based on a master image configured by the administrator of the account. Users can install and manage their own applications in addition to applications provided with the master image.
Personal Drives for AHV Each user is provided with persistent storage accessible from their Frame Session. Personal Drives can be managed by the administrator or the user from their profile.
Custom VPC Settings Administrators can add a specific VPC CIDR or specify a private VPC they would like to use with their account.
Audit Trail Administrators can view and filter user/administrator activity on an account by navigating to the “Activity” page from their Dashboard.
Advanced Options Administrators can enter advanced configuration flags which communicate directly with the Frame backplane to modify the behavior of a session.
Advanced Protocol Optimizations Administrators can define optimizations to occur in user sessions when certain parameters are met.
Secure Anonymous Tokens Secure Anonymous Tokens (SATs) can allow users to authenticate using Xi Frame’s Session API. These tokens give users access to Xi Frame resources on-demand without prompting for another set of credentials.
Domain Joined Instances Frame allows administrators to join their cloud workload VMs to their Active Directory domain which enables users to log in to a Windows machine using their own AD credentials.
Enterprise Profiles Frame provides seamless per-user customization without losing the management benefits of stateless instances.
Private Networking Frame provides account owners with the ability to disable public IPs on their workload instances to keep traffic internal to their own network.