XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 2

Who Should Install This Cumulative Update?

XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 2 (XS71ECU2) must be installed by customers running XenServer 7.1 LTSR CU1. It includes all previously released XenServer 7.1 CU1 hotfixes. Installation of XS71ECU2 is required for all future functional hotfixes for XenServer 7.1 LTSR.

XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 2 and its subsequent hotfixes are available only to customers on the Customer Success Services program.

Citrix will continue to provide security updates to the base XenServer 7.1 CU1 product for a period of three months from the release date of the XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 2 (until March 12, 2019). After this three month period elapses, any new hotfixes released will only support XenServer 7.1 with CU2 applied.

For more information about XenServer 7.1 CU2, see the Citrix XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 2 Release Notes.

Information About this Cumulative Update

Component Details
Prerequisite
  • XenServer 7.1 CU1.

  • Licensed customer with Customer Success Service

Post-update tasks Restart Host
Content live patchable* No
Revision History Published on December 12, 2018
* Available to Enterprise Customers.

Included in this Cumulative Update

This cumulative update includes the following previously released hotfixes.

This cumulative update also includes additional fixes. For a list of the issues resolved by XenServer 7.1 CU2, see the Citrix XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 2 Release Notes.

Installing the Cumulative Update

Customers should use either XenCenter or the XenServer Command Line Interface (CLI) to apply this cumulative update. When the installation is complete, see the Post-update tasks in the table Information About this Cumulative Update for information about any post-update tasks you should perform for the update to take effect. As with any software update, back up your data before applying this update. Citrix recommends updating all hosts within a pool sequentially. Upgrading of hosts should be scheduled to minimize the amount of time the pool runs in a “mixed state” where some hosts are upgraded and some are not. Running a mixed pool of updated and non-updated hosts for general operation is not supported.

Note: The attachment to this article is a zip file. It contains the cumulative update update package only. Click the following link to download the source code for any modified open source components XS71ECU2-sources.iso. The source code is not necessary for cumulative update installation: it is provided to fulfill licensing obligations.

Installing the Cumulative Update by using XenCenter

Before installing this cumulative update, it is recommended that you update your version of XenCenter to the latest available version for XenServer 7.1 CU 2.

Choose an Installation Mechanism

There are three mechanisms to install a cumulative update:

  1. Automated Updates
  2. Download update from Citrix
  3. Select update or Supplemental pack from disk

The Automated Updates feature is available for XenServer Enterprise Edition customers, or to those who have access to XenServer through their XenApp/XenDesktop entitlement. For information about installing a cumulative update using the Automated Updates feature, seeApply Automated Updates.

For information about installing a cumulative update using the Download update from Citrix option, see Apply an updates to a pool.

The following section contains instructions on option (3) installing a cumulative update that you have downloaded to disk:

  1. Download the cumulative update to a known location on a computer that has XenCenter installed.
  2. Unzip the cumulative update zip file and extract the .iso file
  3. In XenCenter, on the Tools menu, select Install Update. This displays the Install Update wizard.
  4. Read the information displayed on the Before You Start page and click Next to start the wizard.
  5. Click Browse to locate the iso file, select XS71ECU2.iso and then click Open.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the pool or hosts you wish to apply the cumulative update to, and then click Next.
  8. The Install Update wizard performs a number of update prechecks, including the space available on the hosts, to ensure that the pool is in a valid configuration state. The wizard also checks whether the hosts need to be rebooted after the update is applied and displays the result.
  9. In addition, the Install Update wizard checks whether a live patch (this is an Enterprise Edition feature) is available for the cumulative update and if the live patch can be successfully applied to the hosts.

    Follow the on-screen recommendations to resolve any update prechecks that have failed. If you want XenCenter to automatically resolve all failed prechecks, click Resolve All. When the prechecks have been resolved, click Next.

  10. Choose the Update Mode. Review the information displayed on the screen and select an appropriate mode. If the update contains a live patch that can be successfully applied to the hosts, it displays No action required on the Tasks to be performed screen.
  11. Note: If you click Cancel at this stage, the Install Update wizard reverts the changes and removes the update file from the host.

  12. Click Install update to proceed with the installation. The Install Update wizard shows the progress of the update, displaying the major operations that XenCenter performs while updating each host in the pool.
  13. When the update is applied, click Finish to close the wizard.
  14. If you chose to carry out the post-update tasks, do so now.

Installing the Cumulative Update by using the xe Command Line Interface

  1. Download the cumulative update file to a known location.
  2. Extract the .iso file from the zip.
  3. Upload the .iso file to the Pool Master by entering the following commands:

    (Where -s is the Pool Master’s IP address or DNS name.)

    xe -s <server> -u <username> -pw <password> update-upload file-name=<filename>XS71ECU2.iso

    XenServer assigns the update file a UUID which this command prints. Note the UUID.

    1dbfd41c-a53d-41e7-aa64-a8f39e0baac8

  4. Apply the update to all hosts in the pool, specifying the UUID of the update:

    xe update-pool-apply uuid=<UUID_of_file>

    Alternatively, if you want to update and restart hosts in a rolling manner, you can apply the update file to an individual host by running the following:

    xe upload-apply host-uuid=<UUID_of_host> uuid=<UUID_of_file>

  5. Verify that the update was applied by using the update-list command.

    xe update-list -s <server> -u root -pw <password> name-label=XS71ECU2

    If the update is successful, the hosts field contains the UUIDs of the hosts to which this cumulative update was successfully applied. This should be a complete list of all hosts in the pool.

  6. If the cumulative update is applied successfully, carry out any specified post-update task on each host, starting with the master.

Files

Hotfix File

Component Details
Hotfix Filename XS71ECU2.iso
Hotfix File sha256 64b9d387cfc79fb97245a2425babaa4f46ccf9edf4730cde18fea7fe954a0f42
Hotfix Source Filename XS71ECU2-sources.iso
Hotfix Source File sha256 e46f7d3fb31b8e4bafcd5a49c06ce7b0d55f486489efd618514452aafb6c4305
Hotfix Zip Filename XS71ECU2.zip
Hotfix Zip File sha256 7cb0130b2ac64e4c5c7ccbe57ea232ff1224888b0a4848d20d8ca0674614ba08
Size of the Zip file 277.16 MB

Files Updated

biosdevname-0.3.10-3.x86_64.rpm
blktap-3.5.0-xs.1+1.0_71.1.2.x86_64.rpm
broadcom-bnxt-en-1.5.5.p1-1.x86_64.rpm
busybox-1.22.1-2.x86_64.rpm
ca-certificates-2015.2.6-73.el7.noarch.rpm
citrix-crypto-module-1.0.2n-11.x86_64.rpm
dracut-033-360.el7.centos.xs13.x86_64.rpm
dracut-network-033-360.el7.centos.xs13.x86_64.rpm
ethtool-4.5-3.el7.x86_64.rpm
forkexecd-1.1.2-2.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
glibc-2.17-106.el7_2.4.x86_64.rpm
glibc-common-2.17-106.el7_2.4.x86_64.rpm
gpumon-0.4.0-3.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
guest-templates-json-1.1.4-1.noarch.rpm
guest-templates-json-data-linux-1.1.4-1.noarch.rpm
guest-templates-json-data-other-1.1.4-1.noarch.rpm
guest-templates-json-data-windows-1.1.4-1.noarch.rpm
guest-templates-json-data-xenapp-1.1.4-1.noarch.rpm
host-upgrade-plugin-1.1.3.1-1.x86_64.rpm
intel-e1000e-3.4.0.2-1.x86_64.rpm
kernel-4.4.27-600.1.12.x86_64.rpm
kexec-tools-2.0.4-32.x86_64.rpm
kpatch-0.3.2-4.x86_64.rpm
kpatch-4.4.0+2-modules-0.3.2-4.x86_64.rpm
kpatch-modules-0.3.2-4.x86_64.rpm
linux-guest-loader-2.0.2-1.noarch.rpm
linux-firmware-20170622-3.2.noarch.rpm
linux-guest-loader-data-2.0.2-1.noarch.rpm
message-switch-1.4.1-2.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
microcode_ctl-2.1-26.xs1.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-xenops-tools-1.0.1-5.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
openssl-1.0.2k-8.el7.x86_64.rpm
openssl-libs-1.0.2k-8.el7.x86_64.rpm
openssl-perl-1.0.2k-8.el7.x86_64.rpm
openvswitch-2.3.2-24.1.3.1.x86_64.rpm
pbis-open-8.2.2-1.7.2.x86_64.rpm
pbis-open-upgrade-8.2.2-4.x86_64.rpm
qlogic-fastlinq-8.10.11.0.p1-1.x86_64.rpm
rrd2csv-1.0.2-3.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
rrdd-plugins-1.0.4-4.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
security-tools-1.0.1-1.x86_64.rpm
sm-1.17.0-xs.2+1.0_71.1.6.x86_64.rpm
sm-cli-0.9.8-2.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
sm-rawhba-1.17.0-xs.2+1.0_71.1.6.x86_64.rpm
squeezed-0.13.2-2.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
stunnel_xs-4.56-6.el7.centos.xs4.x86_64.rpm
tzdata-2018c-1.el7.noarch.rpm
v6d-citrix-10.0.9-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
vendor-drivers-1.0.0-1.x86_64.rpm
vendor-update-keys-1.3.6-2.noarch.rpm
vgpu-7.1.0.1-1.x86_64.rpm
vhd-tool-0.11.4-2.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xapi-storage-0.9.0-3.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xapi-core-1.14.45-2.x86_64.rpm
xapi-storage-script-0.13.0-2.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xapi-tests-1.14.45-2.x86_64.rpm
xapi-xe-1.14.45-2.x86_64.rpm
xcp-networkd-0.13.6-2.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xcp-python-libs-2.0.5-2.noarch.rpm
xcp-rrdd-1.2.0-4.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xencenter-7.1.3.6923-1.noarch.rpm
xenopsd-0.17.12-2.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xenopsd-xc-0.17.12-2.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xenopsd-xenlight-0.17.12-2.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xenops-cli-1.0.2-3.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xenserver-docs-7.1.0-17.noarch.rpm
xenserver-firstboot-1.0.1.3-1.noarch.rpm
xenserver-pv-tools-7.2.101-1.noarch.rpm
xenserver-release-7.1.2-2.x86_64.rpm
xenserver-release-config-7.1.2-2.x86_64.rpm
xen-dom0-libs-4.7.6-1.26.x86_64.rpm
xen-device-model-0.10.2.xs-1.3.x86_64.rpm
xen-dom0-tools-4.7.6-1.26.x86_64.rpm
xen-hypervisor-4.7.6-1.26.x86_64.rpm
xen-libs-4.7.6-1.26.x86_64.rpm
xen-tools-4.7.6-1.26.x86_64.rpm
xsconsole-10.0.1-1.x86_64.rpm
xs-obsolete-packages-1-1.noarch.rpm

More Information

For more information, see the XenServer 7.1 Documentation.

If you experience any difficulties, contact Citrix Technical Support.

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