How to Install XenServer 7.x

1. Place the bootable media into the system that XenServer should be installed. If the bootable media creation step was successful, the system should display the XenServer splash screen.

2. From this screen, simply hit enter to boot into the installer. The first screen, once the installer has started successfully, will ask the user to select their language.

Select XenServer-7 Installation Language

Select XenServer-7 Installation Language

3. The next screen will ask the user to confirm that an upgrade or install should be done as well as ask for any other special drivers that may need to be loaded in order to install XenServer.

XenServer 7 Install or Upgrade Setup

XenServer 7 Install or Upgrade Setup

4. The next screen is the obligatory EULA (End User License Agreement). Use the keyboard arrows to move the cursor to the ‘Accept EULA‘ button.

XenServer 7 Accept License

XenServer 7 Accept License

5. This is where the installation can take one of two paths if the installer detects a prior install. The next screen will prompt the user for a clean install or an upgrade to an existing XenServer install. The first set of instructions here will walk through a clean install. If an upgrade is needed skip ahead to step 15.

XenServer 7 Install or Upgrade Selection

XenServer 7 Install or Upgrade Selection

6. The next screen will prompt for the installation device. In this case it will be ‘sda’.

Select XenServer 7 Installation Drive

Select XenServer 7 Installation Drive

7. Once the installation path has been chosen, XenServer will need to know where the installation files reside. In this case, the installer was booted from local media and that is the option that should be chosen.

Select XenServer 7 Installation Source

Select XenServer 7 Installation Source

8. The next step will allow the user to install supplemental packs at the same time as this installer. At the time of this writing, there aren’t any supplemental packs for XenServer 7 so ‘no’ can be selected here.

Select XenServer 7 Supplemental Packs

Select XenServer 7 Supplemental Packs

9. The next screen will allow the user to confirm the integrity of the source files before installing. Running this test is not required but can help detect installation issues before trying to write files.

Verify XenServer 7 Installation Source

Verify XenServer 7 Installation Source

10. Once the verification is completed, if selected during install, the XenServer installer will ask the user to setup some system information.

The first prompt will be to set the root user’s password. Now, since XenServer will be the underlying system to potentially several important virtualized servers, it is imperative that the password be secured as well as sufficiently complex!

Important: Do not forget this password either as there will not be any other users on the system once the installer finishes!

Set XenServer 7 Root Password

Set XenServer 7 Root Password

11. The next couple of steps will ask how the management network interface should be configured (Static address or DHCP) as well as hostname and DNS information. This will be dependent on the environment.

Select XenServer 7 Networking

Select XenServer 7 Networking

Set XenServer 7 Hostname and DNS

Set XenServer 7 Hostname and DNS

12. This step covers several screens for setting time zone information and NTP (Network Time Protocol).

Select XenServer 7 Timezone

Select XenServer 7 Timezone

Set XenServer System Time

Set XenServer System Time

Configure NTP for XenServer 7

Configure NTP for XenServer 7

13. At this point in the installer, all of the initial configuration information for a clean install has been provided and the installer is ready to install all the necessary files.

WARNING – Continuing at this point WILL ERASE ALL DATA on the target disks!

Confirm XenServer 7 Installation

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Citrix SCOM Management Pack for XenApp and XenDesktop – Monitoring failure on connections live for more than 24 hours

Option 1: Delete cached connections

If you notice a warning in ComTrade.MP.XenDesktop.Service.log as described above, for the use of an application without a connection, force the Citrix MPXAXD Agent to monitor all active connections. To do this:

  • Stop the Citrix MPXAXD Agent Service on the MPXAXD Site Data Collector.
  • Delete the following files:
    • $DataDirconnection-event.json
    • $DataDirconnection-event-client-data.json
  • Start the Citrix MPXAXD Agent Service.

Repeat these steps every time this problem occurs.

Option 2: Increase the connection retention time

A long-lasting workaround to mitigate this problem is to increase the connection retention time on the agent (default is 24 hours). To do this, add a registry key, ConnectionEventsMaxAgeInHours on all Delivery Controllers. Set its value to the maximum number of hours you expect your connections to last. To add the new registry key:

Caution: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that might require you to reinstall your operating system. Citrix cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. Citrix recommends that you back up Windows Registry before changing it.

  1. In the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREComTradeXenDesktop MP Agent
  2. Right-click and select New > D_WORD (32-bit)Value.
  3. Name the new key ConnectionEventsMaxAgeInHours and set its value to the number of hours you expect the longest connections in the monitored environment to last.
  4. Save the changes.

To apply the new setting, restart the Citrix MPXAXD Agent Service.

Note: This workaround might lead to increased memory consumption in large environments because data is stored for longer periods.

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How to Image Your USB stick On a Windows System

Complete the following steps:

  1. Unzip the file

  2. Download the Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier tool:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11533

  3. Follow the Microsoft KB Article “KB 841290” for how to use the tool:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/841290/availability-and-description-of-the-file-checksum-integrity-verifier-u

  4. Compare the checksum on the file after using the ImageUSB tool:

    Citrix40GFirmwareUSBStick32GB.bin

    With the one provided in the file:

    Citrix40GFirmwareUSBStick32GB_Checksums.txt

    Note: Using fciv in the bin file directly produces different md5/sha values than the one specified in Citrix40GFirmwareUSBStick32GB_Checksums.txt. However, after preparing the image with imageUSB, the md5/sha values specified in Citrix40GFirmwareUSBStick32GB_Checksums.txt matches the bin file.

  5. Insert a USB stick that is 8GB or larger from a well-known brand in to the Windows System.

  6. Note the drive letter of the newly inserted USB stick.

  7. Download and install ImageUSB:

    https://www.osforensics.com/tools/write-usb-images.html

  8. Start ImageUSB.

  9. Select USB stick drive letter from Step 6.

  10. Select “Write image to USB Drive”

  11. Select the image:

    Citrix40GFirmwareUSBStick32GB.bin

  12. Click the “Write” button.

  13. Click through all the warnings and ensure each time that the correct drive letter has been selected.

Note: If a USB stick smaller than 32GB is selected, there will be warnings that the USB stick is too small at the start of the imaging. In addition, there will be an “Image Failed” red box at the end. This can be safely ignored, as image beyond 8GB is empty and filled with zeroes. The produced USB stick will still work without error, as zeroes contain no useful information.

Changing the Boot Order to Boot Your USB Stick

Note: This procedure cannot be carried out over a SSH network console due to networking not be available during the BIOS boot phase.

Requirement: Access to the system serial console.

  1. On the system serial console, press the “del” key about 2 times per second during boot up on the serial console until “Entering Setup…” is seen.

  2. Scroll over to the “Boot” menu using the cursor keys on the keyboard.

  3. Using the cursor keys scroll, down such that “USB Device BBS Priorities” is highlighted.

  4. Press “Enter” and Select the select the second priority.

  5. Scroll down to highlight your USB stick, and not the PNY USB stick.

  6. Press “Enter” and ensure that your USB stick is highlighted in the menu.

  7. Scroll up to the first priority and select your USB stick.

  8. Press “Enter” and ensure that your USB stick is highlighted in the menu.

  9. Press “Esc” to return to the previous higher-level menu.

  10. Scroll over to the “Save & Exit” menu.

  11. Scroll down to “Boot Override” and highlight your USB stick.

  12. Press “Enter” to immediately start booting your USB stick, and see the Linux boot loader timeout after a few seconds and boot Linux with no action required by you.

  13. When presented with the below login prompt, login with the default NetScaler username and password.

Upgrading the NICs

  1. Step 1: Login using the default Netscaler credentials.

    citrix-u64 login: nsroot

    Password:

  2. Change directory to the upgrade_nic directory

    nsroot@citrix-u64:~$ cd upgrade_nic/

  3. Run the upgrade command

    nsroot@citrix-u64:~/upgrade_nic$ sudo ./nvmupdate64e

    Intel(R) Ethernet NVM Update Tool

    NVMUpdate version 1.26.17.09

    Copyright (C) 2013 – 2015 Intel Corporation.

    WARNING: To avoid damage to your device, do not stop the update or reboot or power off the system during this update.

    Inventory in progress. Please wait [.+********]

    Num Description Device-Id B:D Adapter Status

    === ====================================== ========= ===== ====================

    01) Intel(R) I350 Gigabit Network Connecti 8086-1521 11:00 Update not available

    02) Intel(R) Ethernet Controller XL710 for 8086-1584 06:00 Update available

    03) Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Ad 8086-1572 132:00 Update not available

    04) Intel(R) Ethernet Controller X710 for 8086-1572 01:00 Update not available

    05) Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Ad 8086-1572 134:00 Update not available

    06) Intel(R) Ethernet Controller X710 for 8086-1572 04:00 Update not available

    07) Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Ad 8086-1584 137:00 Update not available

    08) Intel(R) Ethernet Controller XL710 for 8086-1584 130:00 Update available

    09) Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Ad 8086-1584 08:00 Update not available

    Options: Adapter Index List (comma-separated), [A]ll, e[X]it

    Enter selection:

  4. Select a number from the first column where “Update available” appears in the last column, and press enter.

  5. Repeat until there are no more columns where “Update available” appears in the last column.

  6. Shutdown linux and wait for shutdown to complete and the “reboot: Power down” message is displayed:

    sudo shutdown –h now

    .

    .

    .

    [ xxx.xxxxxx] reboot: Power down

    Where “x” is some random series of digits.

    Your system is now powered off.

  7. Remove your USB stick.

  8. Power on your system using the power button, or the LOM GUI power control feature if the LOM Ethernet port is connected and networking on the LOM port is configured.

Restoring the BIOS Boot Order

There is no need to restore the BIOS Boot Order once your USB stick has been removed from the system.

The BIOS boot order will automatically revert to the previous state, once your USB stick is removed from the system on the next reboot.

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FAQ: How do I Upgrade my NetScaler?

This article answers the following FAQs about NetScaler update:

Q: How to download and update the NetScaler Firmware?

A: Complete the following steps to download and update the NetScaler firmware:

  1. Navigate to Citrix Downloads.
  2. Click the arrow next to a major firmware version that you want to update to.
  3. Click the firmware arrow and select the firmware that you want to update to.

  4. Under Build section, click Download File to download the firmware.

    User-added image
    Note: The checksum is provided to ensure that you could match the downloaded build file with the actual file which is on the site. This is an important check to ensure that you have the correct bits.

  5. After downloading the firmware refer to article, CTX127455 – How to Upgrade Software on NetScaler Appliances in High Availability Setup or CTX230068 – How to Upgrade Software on Standalone NetScaler Appliances for the upgrade process.

Q: How to download and update a NetScaler VPX?

Complete the following steps to download and update a NetScaler VPX:

  1. Navigate to Citrix Downloads.
  2. Click the arrow next to a major firmware version that you want to update to.
  3. Click Virtual Appliances arrow and select the VPX release that you want to update to.

  4. Click Upgrade Package for Existing VPX Instances.
  5. Click Download File to download the firmware.

    Note: The checksum is provided to ensure that you could match the downloaded build file with the actual file which is on the site. This is an important check to ensure that you have the correct bits.

  6. After downloading the firmware refer to article, CTX127455 – How to Upgrade Software on NetScaler Appliances in High Availability Setup or CTX230068 – How to Upgrade Software on Standalone NetScaler Appliances for the upgrade process.

Q: Where do I find the release notes for a NetScaler Build?

A: The release notes of a build is found in firmwarevirtual appliances build download page (see preceding questions).

Q: Where do I find the latest Safe Harbor build for NetScaler?

A: Safe Harbor (SaHa) build is a build which has been deployed in the field without major issues for a period of time. Thus this is a good candidate for POCs and production.

The SaHa builds can be downloaded from
Citrix Downloads. The following are the currently available SaHa builds:

  • NetScaler Release 10.5 Build 61.11 (Safe Harbor Build)
  • NetScaler Release 10.1 Build 131.11 (Safe Harbor Build)

Q: Where do I find the documentation for NetScaler?

A: The NetScaler documentation of main release can be found at http://docs.citrix.com/en-us/netscaler/11/release-notes/main-releases.html.

To see the new enhancements in the latest release, go to “What’s New?” section in this page – http://docs.citrix.com/en-us/netscaler/11/release-notes/main-releases/whats-new.html.

To see the list of all the enhancements in previous 11.0 release, go to “What’s New in Previous 11.0 Builds” – http://docs.citrix.com/en-us/netscaler/11/release-notes/main-releases/whats-new-in-previous-11-0-builds.html.

Q: Where do I find the bug fixes for NetScaler builds?

A: Bug fixes for a NetScaler build can be found in the release notes (see Q3).

Q: Where do I find security updates for NetScaler?

A: Citrix security team regularly releases security bulletin on Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) for all related Citrix products. This can be found at https://support.citrix.com/securitybulletins. Alternatively, you can search for a specific CVE at https://www.citrix.com/support.

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Large File Uploads Fails on NetScaler 11.1 54.14 and later with Length 0 POST request

If any large file upload is being failed in 11.1 54+ for HTTP POST streams and if there are any requests with content length 0 prior request sent by Netscaler before sending actual large POST request, and the server is rejecting the request as the server might not be configured to respond to 0 Length requests.

Analysis :

POST /traveler?s=USERNAME&action=sync&orig=dm&deviceId=Android_12345678gh7 HTTP/1.1

Accept-Charset: UTF-8

Content-Type: application/vnd.syncml+wbxml

Cache-Control: private

Connection: Keep-Alive

User-Agent: Lotus Traveler Android 9.0

Content-Encoding: deflate

ntCoent-Length: 90977

Accept-Language: de-AT, en-US

Accept-Language: de-AT, en-US

Host: abcd.xyz.com

Cookie: DomAuthSessId=73BDE6B8B8AECA6ECB3D649F951AA4BD; SessionID=D4EE8D6F33BC734B08D6887956530A8A5196909D; NSC_wt_mc00_usbwfmfs=ffffffffc3a0b60745525d5f4f58455e445a4a423660

Accept-Encoding: identity

Content-Length: 0

HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request

Server: Lotus-Domino

Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2017 07:23:26 GMT

Connection: close

Pragma: no-cache

Cache-Control: no-store

X-IBM-TRAVELER-HTTP-TIME: 16

X-IBM-TRAVELER-ERROR-MESSAGE: Action sync or Content-Encoding deflate requires data, and there is no data.

X-IBM-TRAVELER-HOST: 5050

Content-Type: text/plain;charset=UTF-8

Content-Length: 41 Unnecessary requirement for IBM Traveler.

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