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Frame Agent 22-09-21

Published on 2022-09-21 00:00:00

Frame Agent 1.8.15.0

Added:

  • Ensuring that inbound tcp/4503-4509 is allowed within Windows Defender Firewall (in addition to udp/4503-4509) for FRP8 support.

  • Ability to increase Sysprep timeout within Frame Guest Agent (FGA) Playbook.

  • Ability for Frame Credential Provider (FCP) to retry Windows user login if first attempt fails.

Fixed:

  • Issue setting Frame user environment variables within Linux instances.

  • Additional reliability fixes.

Frame Server 8.5.14.0

Added:

  • Binary input channel support with FRP8 to optimize HID input operations.

  • Specific logging for webcams.

Fixed:

  • Issue where Frame Server (mf2server.exe) would crash when a user attempts to copy a text string that exceeds 256KB in size.

  • Issue where, when attempting to change the display resolution of the Frame session, an “Access Denied” error would appear if the workload VM OS was unable to set the new resolution within a certain timeframe (added retry logic).

  • Additional reliability fixes.

New Features Now Available in Tech Preview!

  • Frame SSO for Windows Active Directory Domain-Joined Instances.

  • Support for Linux Active Directory Domain-Joined Instances (via LDAP).

Note

To enable any of these Tech Preview features for your Frame account, please create a support case.

Frame App 6.13

Published on 2022-09-15 00:00:00

Added:

General

  • New Help menu when starting Frame App via command line with --help argument. Displays all available command line arguments.

  • Option for users to configure time (in seconds) in which Esc key must be pressed in order to exit full-screen mode (configurable via Preferences menu or command line).

Fixed:

General

  • Issue where Frame App may crash unexpectedly resulting in a white screen. Also added ability for users to reload Frame App and return to Launchpad to resume their sessions in these situations.

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Frame Platform 22-09-15

Published on 2022-09-15 00:00:00

Frame Console 3.39.0

Added:

  • AHV: Ability to clone User Volumes (Enterprise Profiles and Personal Drives) from one Account to another. Accounts can be deployed on different Cloud Accounts (AHV Clusters).

Fixed:

  • Issue where Disk Size within Dashboard > Sandbox is not properly updated after a Sandbox clone operation.

  • Issue where Quick Launch Launchpad fails to load, resulting in a white screen.

  • Issue where initial size for User Volumes (Enterprise Profiles and Personal Drives) can incorrectly be set to 0 GB (minimum should be 1 GB).

  • Issue where Keyboard Mappings cannot be added or edited within Dashboard > Settings > Session > Keyboard Profiles due to an overlay problem.

  • Issue where Utility Servers can not be renamed.

  • Additional cosmetic and reliability fixes.

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Frame Platform 22-09-01

Published on 2022-09-01 00:00:00

Frame Console 3.38.0

Added:

  • Ability to share and revoke Shared VPCs from one GCP cloud account to another GCP cloud account, under Cloud Services at a Customer or Organization level (requires a Shared VPC to be configured in GCP Console).

  • Frame Admin API endpoint to unassign an assigned persistent desktop.

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Frame Platform 22-08-18

Published on 2022-08-18 00:00:00

Frame Console 3.37.0

Added:

  • Instance Pool name is now shown in the VM Type column within Dashboard > Status > Servers page to make it easier for administrators to identify which specific Instance Pool a VM belongs to.

Fixed:

  • Issue where updates to Active Capacity scheduling were not properly applied until the same day of the following week in situations where the schedule was updated within 30 seconds of the next Active Capacity schedule start time.

  • Issue where changing settings within Dashboard > Settings > Domain Settings and then reverting settings back to the previous configuration registered as an unsaved change.

  • Issue where a “Dashboard is currently unavailable” error message may appear when scrolling through the list of available Accounts during a Sandbox clone operation.

  • Additional reliability fixes.

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Frame Platform 22-08-04

Published on 2022-08-04 00:00:00

Frame Console 3.36.0

Added:

  • Show template image name used to create Account Sandbox within Dashboard > Summary > Account Details for customers using bring your own (BYO) image.

  • Ability to configure a Scheduled Backup Interval for any backup within Frame up to 30 days.

  • Validation to prevent administrators from setting Machine Name Prefix to an empty string.

  • Ability to manage backups via Frame Admin API.

  • Parameter backup_id as part of Frame Admin API response when publishing Sandbox.

  • Notification when a new version of Frame Console is released and the user has an existing browser tab(s) open to the Frame Console. The notification will appear within Launchpad, Dashboard, and Admin Console, but not within Frame sessions. Users will be prompted to reload Frame Console.

Fixed:

  • Issue where a Sandbox backup is not removed from the list of available backups when it is deleted until the administrator refreshes their browser.

  • Issue where initiating reboot of Sandbox via Frame Admin API would fail.

  • Issue where Start Time is not shown in UTC format within active_sessions and recent_sessions Frame Admin API endpoints.

  • Issue where User is not shown (only User UUID) within recent_sessions Frame Admin API endpoint.

  • Additional reliability fixes.

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Frame Agent 22-07-26

Published on 2022-07-26 00:00:00

Frame Agent 1.8.5.0

Added:

  • Ensuring that inbound tcp/4503-4509 is allowed within Windows Defender Firewall (in addition to udp/4503-4509) for FRP8 support.

  • Ability to increase Sysprep timeout within Frame Guest Agent (FGA) Playbook.

  • Ability for Frame Credential Provider (FCP) to retry Windows user login if first attempt fails.

Fixed:

  • Issue setting Frame user environment variables within Linux instances.

  • Additional reliability fixes.

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Frame Platform 22-07-21

Published on 2022-07-21 00:00:00

Frame Console 3.35.0

Added:

Fixed:

  • Issue where Machine Name Prefix no longer defaults to IF- after customer applies a custom prefix and later sets the field to blank within Dashboard > Settings > General.

  • Issue where tooltips were not populating properly in Session Timelines.

  • Additional reliability fixes.

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Frame Platform 22-07-07

Published on 2022-07-07 00:00:00

Frame Console 3.34.1

Added:

  • New column within Dashboard > Status > Servers shows assigned user for persistent desktop accounts.

  • Search feature within Dashboard > Status > Servers allows search by assigned user name and user email for persistent desktop accounts.

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Frame Platform 22-06-23

Published on 2022-06-23 00:00:00

Frame Console 3.33.0

Added:

  • Ability to set a custom description for each SAML2 permission rule.

  • New Admin API endpoint to configure Capacity settings for Persistent Accounts.

  • Error message when attempting to start a session via Frame Session API when there are no servers available.

  • Error message when attempting to start a session when Cloud Account is unavailable.

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Frame Agent 22-06-21

Published on 2022-06-21 00:00:00

Frame Agent 1.7.1.0

Added:

  • Additional verbose logging and error messages related to unmount operation of user Volumes (Enterprise Profiles and Personal Drives) at session close.

  • Support to validate graceful unmount of user Volumes (Enterprise Profiles & Personal Drives) from workload VM OS prior to session close.

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Frame Platform 22-06-16

Published on 2022-06-16 00:00:00

Frame Console 3.32.2

Fixed:

  • Issue where new Frame PWA and Launch links are generating invalid links resulting in an “Invalid Kind” error message.

  • Additional reliability fixes.

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Frame App 6.12

Published on 2022-06-16 00:00:00

Frame App 6.12

We are announcing the release of Frame App 6.12.0. This version of Frame App is now available for download from portal.nutanix.com or directly from your Frame Launchpad (if enabled by policy by your administrator). For those with Frame App already installed on your device and Check for Updates is enabled, you should automatically be prompted to download and install the latest version when you start Frame App.

Added:

  • General

    • Support for locking mouse back/forward buttons while in session to prevent users from accidentally exiting the session.

    • Support to disable locking mouse back/forward buttons via command line argument (disable-mouse-lock).

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Frame Platform 22-06-09

Published on 2022-06-09 00:00:00

Frame Console 3.32.0

Added:

  • Revised the Test Publish feature where Test Pools are now regular Instance Pools that are flagged as Test within Dashboard > Capacity settings (instead of being created automatically when feature is enabled). If there are no Test Pools configured with capacity enabled, the feature will be automatically turned off for the Account.

  • For Accounts created with a BYO Image, the Base Image used to create the Account is now listed in Dashboard > Summary.

  • New endpoints to retrieve Launchpad settings using Frame Admin API.

  • Ability to configure Launchpad Instance Pools and Applications using Frame Admin API.

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Frame Agent 22-06-06

Published on 2022-06-06 00:00:00

We are announcing the release of Frame Agent 22-06-06 to all Frame Accounts in the Early Adopter Deployment Group, effective today. This release will be deployed to Frame Accounts in the Standard Deployment Group over the next 2 - 6 business days (M-F).

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Frame Platform 22-05-26

Published on 2022-05-26 00:00:00

Frame Console 3.31.0

Added:

  • Support for creation of multiple Instance Pools of the same instance type within the same Frame Account (non-persistent only) within Dashboard > Capacity settings.

  • Ability to assign a custom name for each Instance Pool within Dashboard > Capacity settings.

  • Ability for Frame administrator to clone an Account Sandbox image to multiple destination Frame Accounts in a single operation, as well as initiate a Publish once the cloning process is complete on the destination Accounts.

  • Option in Launchpad under the user drop-down menu to navigate directly to the Admin Console (for users with appropriate permissions).

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Frame Agent 22-05-19

Published on 2022-05-19 00:00:00

We are announcing the release of Frame Agent 22-05-19 to all Frame Accounts in the Early Adopter Deployment Group, effective today. This release will be deployed to Frame Accounts in the Standard Deployment Group over the next 1 - 3 business days (M-F).*

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Frame App 6.11.0 + Hotfix

Published on 2022-05-19 00:00:00

Frame App 6.11.1 (Hotfix)

We are announcing the release of Frame App 6.11.1. This version is a hotfix to Frame App 6.11.0 and is currently only available for download from portal.nutanix.com.

Fixed:

  • General

    • Issue with addEventListener function which could prevent USB devices (including HID) from functioning properly from within the Frame session in certain situations.

Frame App 6.11.0

Note

This release occurred on 2022-05-12 and was previously included with the Frame Platform Release for that day. Moving forward, all Nutanix Frame App releases will be documented separately.

Added:

  • General

    • Integrated with Chromium Embedded Framework version 100.

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Frame Platform 22-05-12

Published on 2022-05-12 00:00:00

Frame Console 3.30

Added:

  • Added new column “Volume Type” under Volumes > Backups with possible values of Profile (Enterprise Profile backup) or Personal Drive (Personal Drive backup).

  • Expose the ability to list the installed software on a stateful (Sandbox, Utility Server, Persistent Desktop) workload VM for workload VMs on AHV, AWS, and Azure.

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Frame Agent 22-04-28

Published on 2022-04-28 00:00:00

Frame Guest Agent 1.6.1.0

Fixed:

  • Issue with Get-InstalledSoftware PowerShell command on GCP.

Frame Server 8.4.8.0

Fixed:

  • Issue applying local Windows policies in workload VMs.

  • Issue streaming 60 fps for workload VMs on GCP.

Frame Platform 22-04-28

Published on 2022-04-28 00:00:00

Frame Console 3.29

Added:

  • Ability for Frame administrators to set the maximum size a user volume (e.g., enterprise profile disk, personal disk, and persistent desktops) can automatically grow to.

  • Administrators can clone a utility server to a destination Frame account, regardless of the base OS image for the destination Frame account Sandbox.

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Cloud Storage Connectors End-of-Life Announcement

Published on 2022-04-19 00:00:00

Announcement:

We are officially announcing the End-of-Life of the Frame cloud storage connectors for Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive.

These Frame-specific connectors were developed at a time when the leading cloud storage providers did not offer their own non-syncing clients. This meant that if native cloud storage clients were used with non-persistent Frame VMs, performance and user experience would suffer because the clients would attempt to sync all files at the start of every session. The Frame connectors were developed to only sync files as required on-demand.

Over the past few years, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive have all added features to properly support the use of non-persistent VMs with their own native non-syncing clients. As a result, most Frame customers have switched to using these native clients in order to leverage all of the latest features and performance enhancements that are directly supported by the cloud storage providers.

Effective April 18, 2022 the option to enable the Frame cloud storage connectors for any new Frame accounts, as well as any existing Frame accounts where the connectors are not enabled, will be removed from Dashboard > Settings > Session > Storage.

Frame Cloud Storage Connector

EOL Date

Box

06/30/2022

Dropbox

06/30/2022

Google Drive

07/31/2022

OneDrive

07/31/2022

For customers currently using these connectors, the official EOL dates are as follows. Once the EOL date is reached, these connectors will no longer be supported and may not function as intended. Customers should begin the process of migrating to vendor-native clients as soon as possible. See the following documentation to learn more about how to properly integrate vendor-native clients with Frame:

Warning

If you disable a cloud storage connector that is currently enabled and save that configuration (within Dashboard > Settings > Session > Storage), you will lose the option to re-enable the connector.

More information regarding EOL dates for Frame features and components can be found here.

Frame Platform 22-04-17

Published on 2022-04-17 00:00:00

Frame Console 3.28

Added:

  • Frame Admin API List Active Sessions endpoint includes user_email in the response.

  • Ability for Frame administrators to select and delete multiple user volume disks (enterprise profiles and personal drives) and backups at the same time in the Volumes page.

Read more…

Frame Agent 22-04-07

Published on 2022-04-07 00:00:00

Frame Agent 1.6.0.0

Added:

  • Windows Sysprep is now executed as the Windows SYSTEM user when publishing in a domain-joined Frame account.

  • Reduced the number of workload VM reboots required of production pool instances during the publish process.

  • When a Frame session is started, Frame verifies if the Frame user password is expired before attempting to login.

  • Recognize additional Active Directory (AD)-specific error codes 2239 (The specified account has expired), 2697 (The specified computer account could not be found), and 9560 (DNS name contains an invalid character) that might occur when VMs are joined to the customer’s Windows domain.

  • Ability to determine and report the actual Windows AD domain controller used when a workload VM is joined to the customer’s Windows domain.

  • Network Status event for FRP8 sessions to log detected changes in network connection status.

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Frame Platform 22-03-31

Published on 2022-03-31 00:00:00

Frame Console

Added:

  • Administrators are warned that a change to the CIDR for a Frame-managed VPC/VNET will incur downtime since the VPC/VNET and workload VMs must be recreated with the new CIDR.

  • Administrators can now specify more than one Active Capacity day/time period for an instance pool.

  • In Dashboard > Analytics, administrators can set the search criteria for time periods up to the maximum data availability time, as defined by the Frame Data Availability Policy.

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Frame Platform 22-03-17

Published on 2022-03-17 00:00:00

Data Availability

Note

Nutanix has established a Data Availability Policy for transaction data (Session, Usage, Disk Usage, Elasticity, User Activity, Session Reports, Audit Trail, Session Trail, Tasks, and Notifications) available from the Frame Console. Customers who need transaction data beyond the stated availability periods are advised either (a) to download the transaction data manually from Frame Console or (b) retrieve the data through an automated process using Frame Admin API on a monthly basis and save the transaction data in their own systems. Customers in need of transaction data older than what is available through Frame Console may make a one-time request to Nutanix Support for the archived historical data.

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Frame Agent Installer 22-03-07

Published on 2022-03-07 00:00:00

  • Frame VM Setup 1.5.0.0

  • Frame USB Driver 2.6.0

Fixed:

  • Issue where local Windows user Frame cannot be added to the local Windows Administrators group when Frame Guest Agent Installer v2.0.2 is run in a domain-joined VM that is: (a) unable to reach the domain controller and has existing domain users in the local Windows Administrators group or (b) domain users were added to local Windows Administrators group, but then were deleted on the domain controller.

Frame Platform 22-03-03

Published on 2022-03-03 00:00:00

Frame Console

Added:

  • New Frame Admin API endpoint for retrieving Launchpad information (/accounts/{account_id}/launchpads).

  • New Frame Admin API endpoint for onboarding an application (/accounts/{account_id}/onboard_app).

  • Display a warning message to administrators and Launchpad users if the user’s Frame Dashboard or Launchpad cannot reach Frame Platform.

  • Added YUV444 in Session Settings > Network. YUV444 supported in FRP 7 (all supported Chromium versions and Frame App versions, FGA 8 only) and FRP 8 (requires Chromium version 100 or greater and Frame App 6.5 or greater, FGA 8.4 or greater).

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Frame Agent 22-02-21

Published on 2022-02-21 00:00:00

Frame Guest Agent (Server) 8.3.3 (Windows)

Fixed:

  • Unable to print to local device with Chrome 98.

Frame Agent 22-02-17

Published on 2022-02-17 00:00:00

Frame Agent 1.5.0.0

Added:

  • Official support for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

  • Support for AWS IMDSv2 - new version of AWS metadata service

  • Retry the attachment of user volumes (personal drives and enterprise profile volumes) to workload VMs, if the volume attach request fails.

  • Temporarily enable Microsoft Windows Storage Spaces (smphost) and Drive Opimizer (defrag) temporarily (if disabled) to initialize and expand the user volume.

  • Reliability fixes.

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Frame Platform 22-02-10

Published on 2022-02-10 00:00:00

Frame Console

Added:

  • Ability to backup and restore a Frame account’s Sandbox, Utility Server(s), Persistent Desktop(s), and volumes (enterprise profiles, personal drives) to second Frame account in the same infrastructure type (Bring Your Own AHV and Azure infrastructure for this release). For Azure, the backup Frame account must be in the same Azure cloud account as the Frame account (same or different region). For AHV, it must be in a different AHV Cloud Account. (Early Access)

  • Administrators can specify the maximum number of automated persistent desktop backups that are retained.

  • Administrators can sort the list of user volume backups by backup creation date and time.

  • Administrators can specify they are entitled to Azure Hybrid User Benefit (AHUB) when registering an Azure subscription. All Windows Server workload VMs will be enabled with AHUB when provisioned by Frame.

  • View and set the Frame Account’s Deployment Group (Early Adopter or Standard) for Frame Guest Agent releases under settings.

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Frame Streaming Gateway Appliance 3.4.0

Published on 2022-02-09 00:00:00

Added:

  • Improved network statistics reports in management dashboard.

  • Additional logs available in Logs section of the management dashboard for easier troubleshooting.

  • Additional troubleshooting and monitoring tools in the Tools section of the management dashboard.

  • Improved automatic handling of private and public IP addresses changes.

  • Improved network traffic processing scalability on multi-CPU hardware.

  • Health check endpoint now includes a public IP address validation (whether the DNS matches configured/auto-discovered address).

Frame Agent 22-02-01

Published on 2022-02-01 00:00:00

Added:

  • Diagnostics and reporting in SGA environment for better troubleshooting of networking issues.

  • Improvements to reporting FGA error messages to Frame Terminal.

  • Improvements to Advanced USB support.

  • Support for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

  • Support for users on Linux accounts to log out and log in during Frame session.

Read more…

Frame Platform 22-01-20

Published on 2022-01-20 00:00:00

Frame Console

Added:

  • Under Dashboard > Volumes, the created date/time and last used date/time fields are available in the list of volumes.

  • Administrator is not allowed to delete a production pool while another pool is being deleted.

  • Session ID and user name are added to the Session log dialog for each session.

  • Notification support for Publish and Clone tasks. Customers who configure Notification Center for email notifications will receive emails for these events.

Fixed:

  • Go Back button on the Task Info page returns the user to the page displaying the list of accounts, instead of Notification Center.

  • After navigating to Settings > Domain Settings, administrator is required to re-enter the existing values to clear the This field is required errors.

  • Under Dashboard > Users, when switching between tabs, Console displays an unnecessary warning dialog box and requires the administrator to save settings.

  • When editing SAML2 Permissions, the browser loses focus for each each key stroke as the administrator is entering a text value.

  • In Settings > Session, Keyboard Profiles are not displaying the keyboard profile in Chrome version 97.

  • Additional reliability fixes.

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