I know Tera1 Zero Clients are not supported with Horizon View 6.1, but I was wondering if anyone using them anyway?
Not pleased to know they aren't supported, that's for sure
So how long until the Tera2 clients lose support? If Tera1 zeros are now binned because they can't support modern features, then what about Tera2? Those won't support RTAV - clearly a "modern" and highly desirable feature. Is Tera3 on the way and that's what I should be replacing my Tera1 clients with?
VMware/Teradici need to provide a roadmap and guidance around the expected support lifetimes of these products. One day Tera1 zeros were fine, the next day the environment is unsupported. There's no indication of what's coming or when. As an enterprise we make buying decisions based on features and functionality and expected lifetime and support. I can't simply replace all my endpoints one day because Teradici/VMware decided they weren't feature-rich enough to use going forward. And if I replace all my Tera1 zeros today with Tera2, are they too going to be unsupported in two years when View 8 comes along? I need advance notice, I need to budget for replacements, and most of all, I need assurance that if we plan for "X" years of usable life, we're going to get it.
BTW, where are the VMware announcements about Tera1 support going away? Teradici buries the bad news in a KB article on their support site - not surprising for them - but I expect better from VMware.
nzorn - Thanks for the link, I'm actually using 10Zig Tera1 and Tera2 devices, so this is helpful!
I understand Tony's comment, but it sure does further the opinion that I've always had that VMware should acquire Teradici.
gmtx - I completely agree with everything you mentioned. Most of my zero clients are only 2 years old, I can't just ask management to buy all new ones (even though I tried). I've always said to people, if you go with VDI for cost savings, you're doing it for the wrong reasons. However, this type of added expense would have management leaning towards switching back to physical desktops. Not to mention, it totally messes up my vSphere upgrade plans. vSphere 6 and View 5.2 are not a supported together. Actually, anything above vSphere 5.5 is not supported with View 5.2