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.
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¶
|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||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.|
|GCP Support||Customers can now select Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as their Cloud account provider upon account creation.|
|BYO GCP Support||Customers can now bring their own Google Cloud Platform (GCP) account to the Xi Frame platform.|
|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.|
|Enterprise Profiles||User profile data is collected at session end, saved to a secure disk, and imported when the user starts a new session with their Active Directory credentials.|
|Domain Joined Instances||Frame production instances can be joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain while still being managed from the Xi Frame interface.|