12.11.2020 NICE DCV 2020.2 released with new session manager and QUIC/UDP transport

NICE releases new version DCV 2020.2 – highlight is a new DCV Session Manager and new QUIC UDP based transport protocol for high FPS . Here are the details:

  • DCV Session Manager – It is an optional component that provides REST APIs to create and manage the lifecycle of a session across a fleet of DCV servers.
  • Improved support for high-frame rate use cases – DCV frame rate limiter is now set to 60 FPS, by default, for console sessions on servers with an NVIDIA GPU. Furthermore, by enabling the new QUIC-based transport protocol, customers running high frame rate, highly dynamic workloads, such as gaming, can experience more fluid and responsive streaming quality, especially under sub-optimal network conditions.
  • Support for SLES 15 and Ubuntu 20.04 – Customers can now use DCV server and client components on SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 and Ubuntu 20.04 hosts.
  • Smart Card Redirection for Windows server – Applications running in a remote Windows session can now use smart cards connected to the customer’s client machine. This feature was already available for Linux servers.

In case you want to learn more about the high performant UDP based transport protocol QUIC please have a look here. On our Tips and Tricks page we explain how to enable QUIC in DCV. The full announcement can be found here.

Here is a demonstration of NICE DCV 2020.2 for different highly dynamic use cases with QUIC/UDP enabled:

Here is our guide related to the Installation and Configuration of the NICE DCV Session Manager.

You can easily try out NICE DCV with QUIC/UDP on AWS by firing up one of our AMIs:

including our AMI usage guide which have QUIC/UDP already enabled (of course you can also use this AMI to test DCV with standard TCP performance suitable for many use cases as well).

The new version DCV 2020.2 is immediately available. Please read more about NICE DCV or find further background about DCV in our Technical Guides. Any question just let us know.

Here an update and deep dive on QUIC and performance in DCV by a senior engineer from the NICE DCV development team: