Citrix promises Windows 11 will run on its virtual machines


Sorting out the compatibility troubles for a new OS is a trouble in itself. More so for Windows 11, which just launched with some very strict minimum hardware requirements in place.

Requirements, that only a few can match up to.

One of these few is Citrix, a cloud computing and virtualization technology company that specializes in server, desktop, and application virtualization, as well as networking and SaaS services. In other words, a firm that just has to step up.

And it is ready to do so — at some point.

As confirmed, Citrix is working to enable its virtual machine software to function with Windows 11,

More specifically, the requirement that VMs have to have TPM 2.0 support. Ahead of the launch of the new operating system, Microsoft made a change that required virtual machines to meet the same system requirements as the virtual machines.

And in case, they Microsoft Hyper-V is used for virtualization, then these virtual machines need to be created as Generation 2 VM.

Getting back to Citrix, the company has not provided a timeline for when its software will support the new OS. But this much is clear that the firm will add vTPM support to Citrix Hypervisor 8.2, the addition of which will allow its software to run Windows 11 by emulating TPM hardware.

We should have an update on this soon now.