Build Numbers

Dell Wyse ThinOS Version

Cisco JVDI Version

Cisco Jabber Softphone Build Number

ThinOS 8.6_206

ThinOS Lite 2.6_206

Cisco JVDI Agent 12.6

Cisco JVDI Client 12.6

12.6.19091611

ThinOS 8.6_013

Cisco JVDI Agent 12.1

Cisco JVDI Client 12.1

12.1.0.266460


Note

Cisco Jabber Softphone for VDI is bundled with the Dell Wyse ThinOS and Dell Wyse owns support. Documentation is available from Dell Wyse.


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What's New in Cisco Jabber Softphone for VDI 12.6—Dell Wyse ThinOS

Binary Floor Control Protocol Support

Jabber Softphone for VDI supports Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP) screen sharing. Cisco Unified Communications Manager controls this feature and handles the BFCP packets that are transmitted during BFCP screen sharing. During BFCP screen sharing, the thin client screen is shared.

Remote screen control is not supported with this feature.

Cisco Jabber Support

This release adds support for Cisco Jabber for Windows Release 12.6.

Cisco Jabber Softphone for VDI supports the following new Cisco Jabber features:

  • Accessory Call Control (adjust call volume, answer or end phone calls, and mute audio) for the following accessories:

    • Cisco

    • Jabra

    • Logitech

    • Plantronics

    • Sennheiser

  • ActiveControl Support Over the MRA Expressway

  • Hide Persistent Chat Room Members

  • High Contrast Mode

  • Interoperability for Jabber and Webex Teams

  • Jabber Team Messaging Mode

  • Keypad Support

  • Meeting Controls for Video Device-Enabled Meetings

  • Offline Messaging for Interoperability Users

  • Save Chat History to Office 365

  • SPAM Prevention

  • Support for Cisco Headsets

    • Cisco Headset Management

    • New Audio Controls for Cisco Headsets

  • Support for Special Characters

  • UDS Failover

For more information about the new Cisco Jabber features, see the Release Notes for Cisco Jabber for Windows: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/unified-communications/jabber-windows/products-release-notes-list.html.

For a list of Cisco Jabber features that are not supported with Cisco Jabber Softphone for VDI, see Jabber Features.

Connection Status

The Connection Status window for Cisco Jabber for Windows includes information for Cisco Jabber Softpone for VDI. A green checkmark indicates a successful connection. You can display more information by clicking JVDI Details.

Meeting Controls for Cisco Meeting Server Meetings

Jabber Softphone for VDI users can use ActiveControl to participate in their meetings on the Cisco Meeting Server. ActiveControl provides enhanced conferencing features, including the following management functions:

  • Choose the video layout.

  • Record calls.

  • Mute and unmute yourself and others.

  • Lock conference calls.

You set up ActiveControl in Cisco Meeting Server 2.3 or later and need Cisco Unified Communications Manager 10.5 or later.

Support for Cisco Expressway for Mobile and Remote Access

Jabber Softphone for VDI supports the use of Expressway for Mobile and Remote Access (MRA) to connect to the corporate network. Jabber Softphone for VDI supports the following products:

  • Citrix NetScaler Gateway

  • VMware Unified Access Gateway

For supported versions, see the documentation for your version of Cisco Jabber for Windows.


Attention

We recommend VCS-E version X8.11.2. Earlier versions do not support CTI initial JOIN operations and cannot merge multiple calls into a meeting.


For more information, see the Mobile and Remote Access via Cisco Expressway Deployment Guide for your release:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/unified-communications/expressway-series/products-installation-and-configuration-guides-list.html

What's New in Cisco Jabber Softphone for VDI 12.1—Dell Wyse ThinOS

This is the first release of Cisco Jabber Softphone for VDI to support Dell Wyse Thin OS. Cisco Jabber Softphone for VDI—Dell Wyse ThinOS ThinOS 8.6_013 supports Cisco Jabber for Windows Release 12.1.

Requirements


Important

Each of the components listed in the following table must meet the requirements. Use of unsupported components can result in a nonfunctional deployment. Only the components, versions, and minimum hardware requirements listed in the table are supported. For more information about this solution, see the Dell Wyse ThinOS documentation.

The Cisco JVDI Agent, Cisco JVDI Client, and Cisco Jabber for Windows versions must all be the same.


Component

Requirements

Dell Wyse thin clients—Hardware

Wyse ThinOS 8.6_013-based models for 12.1; Wyse ThinOS 8.6_206 or ThinOS Lite 2.6_206-based models for 12.6:

  • 3040

  • 5060

  • 5070

Cisco recommends these models for audio only calls:

  • 3030

  • 5010

  • 5040

Hosted virtual desktop OS (server-side)

  • Microsoft Windows 7 32 bit

  • Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit

  • Microsoft Windows 8 32 bit

  • Microsoft Windows 8 64 bit

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 32 bit

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 bit

  • Microsoft Windows 10 32 bit

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64 bit

Connection broker for the hosted virtual desktop

1
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly XenApp and XenDesktop) version 7.x and later (1808, 1811, 1903, 1906, 1909, 1912).

  • 7.15 CU5 LTSR Shared Desktop is supported only in full-screen mode.

Citrix Receiver

2

(Installed on the thin client)

The ICA Client is installed with the Dell-Wyse ThinOS. For version information and more details, see the Dell Wyse ThinOS Version 8.6 and ThinOS Lite 2.6 documentation.

Citrix Workspace App for Windows is supported, except for the Monitor Layout setting in preferences.

Cisco Unified Communications client on the hosted virtual desktop:

Cisco Jabber for Windows

Cisco Jabber for Windows 12.1 or 12.6 running on the hosted virtual desktop (HVD).

Cisco Jabber Softphone for VDI is compatible with all future 12.1(x) Cisco Jabber for Windows versions.

For complete information about virtual environment compatibility, see the Cisco Jabber documentation for your release.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager

  • Recommended CUCM Release 11.5(1)SU3 or later

  • Minimum CUCM Release 10.5

Accessories

For a complete listing of supported audio and video accessories, see Unified Communications Endpoint and Client Accessories, at http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/unified-communications/uc_endpoints_accessories.html.

Important 

Ensure that all Jabra devices are running the latest firmware.

1

A connection broker is software that creates connections to hosted virtual desktops. A connection broker performs a number of tasks that include

  • Validating the username and providing a connection for the user.

  • Allowing the user to connect to a specific virtual desktop.

2

The Citrix Receiver provides a user interface for the corresponding connection broker.

Limitations and Restrictions

Cisco Expressway

Cisco Jabber Softphone for VDI does not support the use of Mobile Remote Access and Cisco Expressway.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Failover

When a failover from one Cisco Unified Communications Manager to another occurs, Cisco Jabber for Windows retains phone functionality. However, with Cisco Jabber Softphone for VDI, phone functionality is lost. This issue occurs because CTI failover is not supported in the virtual environment.

HDX RealTime Webcam with Citrix

Cisco Jabber Softphone for VDI does not support HDX Plug-n-Play for cameras. Citrix recommends using HDX Webcam for camera interactions.

Jabber Features

Cisco Jabber Softphone for VDI Release 12.6 supports all Cisco Jabber for Windows Release 12.6 features, except the following:

  • Audio device selection from the Hub Menu

  • Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST)

  • Device Selection menu on the Call Conversation window

  • Far End Camera Control (FECC)

  • Federal Information Processing Standard, Publication 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) and Information Assurance (IA) Compliance

  • Improved Video Resolution (New in Jabber for Windows Release 12.6)

  • Jabber to Jabber Call

  • Jabber desk phone video (display of video on the desktop when the thin client is connected to the user's desk phone)

  • Kerberos and Common Access Card (CAC) with Single Sign On (SSO)

  • Multiline

    Only the first line of a multiline account is available. If a second call comes in, while the first line is in use, the second line rings, but no incoming call notification appears.

  • PreferP2PDesktopShare (configuration parameter to prioritize person to person screen sharing over video sharing in the Jabber configuration file)

  • Wireless Screen Sharing (New in Jabber for Windows Release 12.6)

No Supported Upgrade Path

For more information about installation and configuration, see the Dell Wyse ThinOS documentation for your release.

SIP Profiles

When you create a Cisco Unified Client Services Framework (CSF) device, you specify a SIP Profile for the device. SIP profiles provide specific SIP information for the phone, such as registration and keepalive timers, media ports, and Do Not Disturb control.


Important

If you choose Secure Phone Profile, do not specify the Certificate Authority Proxy Function (CAPF) authentication mode By Null string. Use of this setting, with Cisco Jabber Softphone for VDI, causes Cisco Jabber registration with Cisco Unified Communications Manager to fail.


Performance and Behavior Notes

Camera Hot Swap

Cisco Jabber Softphone for VDI establishes video quality at the start of a call. If you start a call with one of the supported HD cameras, and then switch to a standard-definition camera, video quality is affected. We recommend that you switch cameras between calls.

Echo Cancellation

Echo cancellation is enabled only for audio calls.

Jabra Firmware

Ensure that all Jabra devices are running the latest firmware. You can use Jabra Direct to update the firmware. For more information, visit the Jabra website.

Adjust Settings for Jabra Bluetooth Devices

Most Jabra Bluetooth devices introduce a short delay in bringing up the audio path (about 1 to 3 seconds). For supported Jabra Bluetooth devices, you can eliminate the delay by changing the device settings in Jabra Direct. For more information, visit the Jabra website.

Before you begin

Jabra Direct must be installed.

Procedure


Step 1

Open Jabra Direct.

Step 2

Click the Jabra device for which you want to modify the settings.

Step 3

Click Settings.

Step 4

Click to expand Softphone (PC).

Step 5

From the Preferred softphone list, select Cisco Jabber.

Step 6

Set Open phone line to On.

Step 7

Set PC audio to Off.

Step 8

Click Apply.


Caveats

Dell Wyse owns support for Cisco Jabber Softphone for VDI installed on Wyse ThinOS. For information about known issues and bugs, see the Wyse ThinOS documentation for your release.