Email notification and Patch Stop Time?

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Hi, I have some questions whether is it possible to set up email notifications for the following scenarios:

  • Agent status change
  • Results of patch pushing

as well as is it possible to specify the stop time for patches that taking more than x amount of time to install? I saw a setting on Windows Remediation with a Terminate after field but I am unsure whether it is the correct setting that I am looking for.

Thanks in advanced.

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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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XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 1

Who Should Install This Cumulative Update?

XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 1 (XS71ECU1) should be installed by customers running XenServer 7.1. It includes all previously released XenServer 7.1 hotfixes. Installation of XS71ECU1 is required for all future functional hotfixes for XenServer 7.1 LTSR.

XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 1 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 product for a period of three months from the release date of the XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 1 (until December 11, 2017). After this three month period elapses, any new hotfixes released will only support XenServer 7.1 with CU1 applied.

For more information about XenServer 7.1 CU1, see the Citrix XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 1 Release Notes.

Information About this Cumulative Update

Component Details
Prerequisite
  • XenServer 7.1

  • Licensed customer with Customer Success Service

Post-update tasks Restart Host
Content live patchable* No
Revision History Published on September 11, 2017
* Available to Enterprise Customers.

Included in this Cumulative Update

This cumulative update includes the following previously released hotfixes.

  1. CTX222368 – Hotfix XS71E001 – For XenServer 7.1
  2. CTX224279 – Hotfix XS71E002 – For XenServer 7.1
  3. CTX223285 – Hotfix XS71E003 – For XenServer 7.1
  4. CTX222843 – Hotfix XS71E004 – For XenServer 7.1
  5. CTX221590 – Hotfix XS71E005 – For XenServer 7.1
  6. CTX222424 – Hotfix XS71E006 – For XenServer 7.1
  7. CTX223290 – Hotfix XS71E007 – For XenServer 7.1
  8. CTX223858 – Hotfix XS71E008 – For XenServer 7.1
  9. CTX225676 – Hotfix XS71E009 – For XenServer 7.1
  10. CTX224899 – Hotfix XS71E010 – For XenServer 7.1
  11. CTX224691 – Hotfix XS71E011 – For XenServer 7.1
  12. CTX224697 – Hotfix XS71E012 – For XenServer 7.1
  13. CTX226298 – Hotfix XS71E013 – For XenServer 7.1
  14. CTX226299 – Hotfix XS71E014 – For XenServer 7.1

This cumulative update also includes additional fixes. For a list of the issues resolved by XenServer 7.1 CU1, see the Citrix XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 1 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 XS71ECU1-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, we recommend that you update your version of XenCenter to the latest available version for XenServer 7.1 CU 1.

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, see the section Applying Automated Updates in the XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 1 Installation Guide.

For information about installing a cumulative update using the Download update from Citrix option, see the section Applying an Update to a Pool in the XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 1 Installation Guide.

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 XS71ECU1.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. For more information, see Live Patching in XenServer in XenServer 7.1 Installation Guide.

    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>XS71ECU1.iso

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

    5eea06f3-4990-497d-af7a-d0bba6f9f96a

  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=XS71ECU1

    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 XS71ECU1.iso
Hotfix File sha256 66a75cbddde0d6fb5712fa726c3e8e4505a9bde4a660618c247425aaddfa634b
Hotfix Source Filename XS71ECU1-sources.iso
Hotfix Source File sha256 6af223f7811cbea27c496c017bbf8940e022f98e5ea29125df40b2613b33eec0
Hotfix Zip Filename XS71ECU1.zip
Hotfix Zip File sha256 03c6765b1454176339a17373b35a682e191d2d103b0e5b14d9d94c9d069a6b90
Size of the Zip file 253 MB

Files Updated

blktap-3.5.0-xs.1+1.0_71.1.0.x86_64.rpm
control-XS71ECU1-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
device-mapper-1.02.107-5.xs+1.2.x86_64.rpm
device-mapper-event-1.02.107-5.xs+1.2.x86_64.rpm
device-mapper-event-libs-1.02.107-5.xs+1.2.x86_64.rpm
device-mapper-libs-1.02.107-5.xs+1.2.x86_64.rpm
forkexecd-1.1.2-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
gpumon-0.4.0-2.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
grub-2.02-1.xs18.x86_64.rpm
grub-efi-2.02-1.xs18.x86_64.rpm
grub-tools-2.02-1.xs18.x86_64.rpm
host-upgrade-plugin-1.1.3-1.x86_64.rpm
kernel-4.4.27-600.1.6.x86_64.rpm
lvm2-2.02.130-5.xs+1.2.x86_64.rpm
lvm2-libs-2.02.130-5.xs+1.2.x86_64.rpm
message-switch-1.4.1-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
microcode_ctl-2.1-14.2.x86_64.rpm
ocaml-xenops-tools-1.0.1-4.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
openssl-1.0.1e-51.el7_2.5.x86_64.rpm
openssl-libs-1.0.1e-51.el7_2.5.i686.rpm
openssl-libs-1.0.1e-51.el7_2.5.x86_64.rpm
openssl-perl-1.0.1e-51.el7_2.5.x86_64.rpm
openvswitch-2.3.2-24.1.2.0.x86_64.rpm
pbis-open-8.2.2-1.7.1.x86_64.rpm
pbis-open-upgrade-8.2.2-3.x86_64.rpm
rrd2csv-1.0.2-2.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
rrdd-plugins-1.0.4-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
sm-1.17.0-xs.2+1.0_71.1.1.x86_64.rpm
sm-cli-0.9.8-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
squeezed-0.13.0-3.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
systemd-219-19.el7_2.7.xs7.2.x86_64.rpm
systemd-libs-219-19.el7_2.7.xs7.2.x86_64.rpm
systemd-sysv-219-19.el7_2.7.xs7.2.x86_64.rpm
update-XS71ECU1-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
v6d-citrix-10.0.5-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
vhd-tool-0.11.0-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
wsproxy-1.1.0-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xapi-core-1.14.35-1.x86_64.rpm
xapi-storage-0.9.0-2.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xapi-storage-script-0.13.0-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xapi-tests-1.14.35-1.x86_64.rpm
xapi-xe-1.14.35-1.x86_64.rpm
xcp-networkd-0.13.4-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xcp-python-libs-2.0.2-1.noarch.rpm
xcp-rrdd-1.2.0-3.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xencenter-7.1.2.5459-1.noarch.rpm
xen-device-model-0.10.2.xs-1.2.x86_64.rpm
xen-dom0-libs-4.7.1-1.9.x86_64.rpm
xen-dom0-tools-4.7.1-1.9.x86_64.rpm
xengt-2.0.4-1.x86_64.rpm
xengt-userspace-2.0.4-1.x86_64.rpm
xen-hypervisor-4.7.1-1.9.x86_64.rpm
xen-libs-4.7.1-1.9.x86_64.rpm
xenops-cli-1.0.2-2.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xenopsd-0.17.10-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xenopsd-xc-0.17.10-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xenopsd-xenlight-0.17.10-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xenserver-docs-7.1.0-16.noarch.rpm
xenserver-pv-tools-7.1.54-1.noarch.rpm
xenserver-release-7.1.1-4.x86_64.rpm
xenserver-release-config-7.1.1-4.x86_64.rpm
xenserver-transfer-vm-7.1.2-2.noarch.rpm
xen-tools-4.7.1-1.9.x86_64.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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Hotfix XS71ECU1033 – For XenServer 7.1 CU1

Who Should Install This Hotfix?

This is a hotfix for customers running XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 1 with a legacy disk partition scheme.

Note: This hotfix is available only to customers on the Customer Success Services program.

Information About this Hotfix

Component Details
Prerequisite None
Post-update tasks* Restart the XAPI Toolstack
Content live patchable** No
Baselines for Live Patch N/A
Revision History

Published on November 30, 2018

** Available to Enterprise Customers.

Issues Resolved In This Hotfix

This hotfix resolves the following issues:

  • If customers upgrade a host with legacy disk partition from XenServer 6.x to XenServer 7.1 CU1, and then attempt to apply a subsequent Cumulative Update as an update, they may receive an insufficient space error. This hotfix includes a fix to reduce the calculated space required to apply the update. You must apply this hotfix to XenServer 7.1 CU1 before attempting to update to a subsequent Cumulative Update. This hotfix should not be necessary on hosts that have the new host disk partition layout introduced in XenServer 7.0.
  • When customers are attempting to use Jumbo Frames, a VM without PV drivers installed would cause the MTU to drop to 1500 as the MTU was only being set for the paravirtualised VIF device and not for the fully emulated TAP device.

This hotfix also includes the following previously released hotfixes:

Installing the Hotfix

Customers should use either XenCenter or the XenServer Command Line Interface (CLI) to apply this hotfix. 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 hotfix update package only. Click the following link to download the source code for any modified open source components XS71ECU1033-sources.iso. The source code is not necessary for hotfix installation: it is provided to fulfill licensing obligations.

Installing the Hotfix by using XenCenter

Choose an Installation Mechanism

There are three mechanisms to install a hotfix:

  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 hotfix using the Automated Updates feature, see the Applying Automated Updates in the XenServer documentation.

For information about installing a hotfix using the Download update from Citrix option, see Applying an Update to a Pool in the XenServer documentation.

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

  1. Download the hotfix to a known location on a computer that has XenCenter installed.
  2. Unzip the hotfix 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 XS71ECU1033.iso and then click Open.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the pool or hosts you wish to apply the hotfix 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. 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.
  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 Hotfix by using the xe Command Line Interface

  1. Download the hotfix 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>XS71ECU1033.iso

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

    4058e644-e819-11e8-842a-b36f8ca04d81

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

    xe update-pool-apply uuid=4058e644-e819-11e8-842a-b36f8ca04d81

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

    xe update-apply host=<host> uuid=4058e644-e819-11e8-842a-b36f8ca04d81

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

    xe update-list -s <server> -u root -pw <password> name-label=XS71ECU1033

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

Files

Hotfix File

Component Details
Hotfix Filename XS71ECU1033.iso
Hotfix File sha256 b97c6d527df01ddac8d37746cb4c9d1a80d238b75cb82baf2cba433dcd22413a
Hotfix Source Filename XS71ECU1033-sources.iso
Hotfix Source File sha256 b33ecea9f4577f674fc725a0f47bb281aa3dbe7e7c6487ae3ff1c881572dd2f7
Hotfix Zip Filename XS71ECU1033.zip
Hotfix Zip File sha256 c8fc91a8e4e589e98879e05853bf5f03bdc5165fbbbad3dfcf62e830cb35c893
Size of the Zip file 48.9 MB

Files Updated

squeezed-0.13.2-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
v6d-citrix-10.0.7-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
vhd-tool-0.11.3-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xapi-core-1.14.39.1-1.x86_64.rpm
xapi-tests-1.14.39.1-1.x86_64.rpm
xapi-xe-1.14.39.1-1.x86_64.rpm
xcp-networkd-0.13.6-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xenopsd-0.17.12-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xenopsd-xc-0.17.12-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
xenopsd-xenlight-0.17.12-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm

More Information

For more information, see XenServer Documentation.

If you experience any difficulties, contact Citrix Technical Support.

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Hotfix XS71ECU1032 – For XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 1

Who Should Install This Hotfix?

This is a hotfix for customers running XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 1.

All customers who are affected by the issues described in CTX239432 – Citrix XenServer Multiple Security Updates should install this hotfix.

Note: This hotfix is available only to customers on the Customer Success Services program.

Information About this Hotfix

Component Details
Prerequisite None
Post-update tasks* Restart Host
Content live patchable** No
Baselines for Live Patch N/A
Revision History

Published on November 20, 2018

** Available to Enterprise Customers.

Issues Resolved In This Hotfix

This security hotfix addresses the vulnerabilities as described in the Security Bulletin above.

This hotfix also includes the following previously released hotfixes:

Installing the Hotfix

Customers should use either XenCenter or the XenServer Command Line Interface (CLI) to apply this hotfix. 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 hotfix update package only. Click the following link to download the source code for any modified open source components XS71ECU1032-sources.iso. The source code is not necessary for hotfix installation: it is provided to fulfill licensing obligations.

Installing the Hotfix by using XenCenter

Choose an Installation Mechanism

There are three mechanisms to install a hotfix:

  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 hotfix using the Automated Updates feature, see the Applying Automated Updates in the XenServer documentation.

For information about installing a hotfix using the Download update from Citrix option, see Applying an Update to a Pool in the XenServer documentation.

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

  1. Download the hotfix to a known location on a computer that has XenCenter installed.
  2. Unzip the hotfix 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 XS71ECU1032.iso and then click Open.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the pool or hosts you wish to apply the hotfix 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. 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.
  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 Hotfix by using the xe Command Line Interface

  1. Download the hotfix 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>XS71ECU1032.iso

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

    28f4de5b-9165-479e-88d2-5aafe500f507

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

    xe update-pool-apply uuid=28f4de5b-9165-479e-88d2-5aafe500f507

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

    xe update-apply host=<host> uuid=28f4de5b-9165-479e-88d2-5aafe500f507

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

    xe update-list -s <server> -u root -pw <password> name-label=XS71ECU1032

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

  6. If the hotfix is applied successfully, restart each host in the pool, starting with the master.

Files

Hotfix File

Component Details
Hotfix Filename XS71ECU1032.iso
Hotfix File sha256 a1954439ed27737add17bd3c78e3c4fe1d4cf2c9a3231d499a5af572663401fc
Hotfix Source Filename XS71ECU1032-sources.iso
Hotfix Source File sha256 969ede718dec52f5291b786eda1d3e9995ccbddb23a70154f8cd95118d3bf952
Hotfix Zip Filename XS71ECU1032.zip
Hotfix Zip File sha256 55e917d7c24fe88ef7a1ce0ace25cb84b0e30ae2b2168707d237d7199dee0263
Size of the Zip file 31.83 MB

Files Updated

dracut-033-360.el7.centos.xs13.x86_64.rpm
dracut-network-033-360.el7.centos.xs13.x86_64.rpm
kexec-tools-2.0.4-31.x86_64.rpm
linux-firmware-20170622-3.2.noarch.rpm
microcode_ctl-2.1-26.xs1.x86_64.rpm
xen-dom0-libs-4.7.5-1.23.x86_64.rpm
xen-dom0-tools-4.7.5-1.23.x86_64.rpm
xen-hypervisor-4.7.5-1.23.x86_64.rpm
xen-libs-4.7.5-1.23.x86_64.rpm
xen-tools-4.7.5-1.23.x86_64.rpm

More Information

For more information, see XenServer Documentation.

If you experience any difficulties, contact Citrix Technical Support.

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Hotfix XS75E007 – For XenServer 7.5

Who Should Install This Hotfix?

This is a hotfix for customers running XenServer 7.5.

All customers who are affected by the issues described in CTX239432 – Citrix XenServer Multiple Security Updates should install this hotfix.

Note: This hotfix is available only to customers on the Customer Success Services program.

Information About this Hotfix

Component Details
Prerequisite None
Post-update tasks* Restart Host
Content live patchable** No
Baselines for Live Patch N/A
Revision History

Published on November 20, 2018

** Available to Enterprise Customers.

Issues Resolved In This Hotfix

This security hotfix addresses the vulnerabilities as described in the Security Bulletin above.

This hotfix also includes the following previously released hotfixes:

Installing the Hotfix

Customers should use either XenCenter or the XenServer Command Line Interface (CLI) to apply this hotfix. 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 hotfix update package only. Click the following link to download the source code for any modified open source components XS75E007-sources.iso. The source code is not necessary for hotfix installation: it is provided to fulfill licensing obligations.

Installing the Hotfix by using XenCenter

Choose an Installation Mechanism

There are three mechanisms to install a hotfix:

  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 hotfix using the Automated Updates feature, see the Applying Automated Updates in the XenServer documentation.

For information about installing a hotfix using the Download update from Citrix option, see Applying an Update to a Pool in the XenServer documentation.

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

  1. Download the hotfix to a known location on a computer that has XenCenter installed.
  2. Unzip the hotfix 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 XS75E007.iso and then click Open.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the pool or hosts you wish to apply the hotfix 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. 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.
  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 Hotfix by using the xe Command Line Interface

  1. Download the hotfix 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>XS75E007.iso

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

    72655461-6cb2-4c66-a347-23bf6a7ba0b7

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

    xe update-pool-apply uuid=72655461-6cb2-4c66-a347-23bf6a7ba0b7

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

    xe update-apply host=<host> uuid=72655461-6cb2-4c66-a347-23bf6a7ba0b7

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

    xe update-list -s <server> -u root -pw <password> name-label=XS75E007

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

  6. If the hotfix is applied successfully, restart each host in the pool, starting with the master.

Files

Hotfix File

Component Details
Hotfix Filename XS75E007.iso
Hotfix File sha256 3fb4e6e85910e2ce53e3a4d6b5e8d522eb5f8a6645d4af4852e4b7c2a0e8b653
Hotfix Source Filename XS75E007-sources.iso
Hotfix Source File sha256 60c678e59d7007033427e1340c076f927aa368409ea1d910a5aa7e380a760934
Hotfix Zip Filename XS75E007.zip
Hotfix Zip File sha256 719e04100a24ccfbec8290739675b7858c4a9f668f379ba58acf969c6c6c219c
Size of the Zip file 31.4 MB

Files Updated

linux-firmware-20170622-3.2.noarch.rpm
microcode_ctl-2.1-26.xs1.x86_64.rpm
xen-dom0-libs-4.7.5-5.7.x86_64.rpm
xen-dom0-tools-4.7.5-5.7.x86_64.rpm
xen-hypervisor-4.7.5-5.7.x86_64.rpm
xen-libs-4.7.5-5.7.x86_64.rpm
xen-tools-4.7.5-5.7.x86_64.rpm

More Information

For more information, see XenServer Documentation.

If you experience any difficulties, contact Citrix Technical Support.

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Hotfix XS76E002 – For XenServer 7.6

Who Should Install This Hotfix?

This is a hotfix for customers running XenServer 7.6.

All customers who are affected by the issues described in CTX239432 – Citrix XenServer Multiple Security Updates should install this hotfix.

Information About this Hotfix

Component Details
Prerequisite None
Post-update tasks* Restart Host
Content live patchable** No
Baselines for Live Patch N/A
Revision History

Published on November 20, 2018

** Available to Enterprise Customers.

Issues Resolved In This Hotfix

This security hotfix addresses the vulnerabilities as described in the Security Bulletin above.

This hotfix also includes the following previously released hotfix:

Installing the Hotfix

Customers should use either XenCenter or the XenServer Command Line Interface (CLI) to apply this hotfix. 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 hotfix update package only. Click the following link to download the source code for any modified open source components XS76E002-sources.iso. The source code is not necessary for hotfix installation: it is provided to fulfill licensing obligations.

Installing the Hotfix by using XenCenter

Choose an Installation Mechanism

There are three mechanisms to install a hotfix:

  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 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops entitlement. For information about installing a hotfix using the Automated Updates feature, see the Applying Automated Updates in the XenServer documentation.

For information about installing a hotfix using the Download update from Citrix option, see Applying an Update to a Pool in the XenServer documentation.

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

  1. Download the hotfix to a known location on a computer that has XenCenter installed.
  2. Unzip the hotfix 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 XS76E002.iso and then click Open.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the pool or hosts you wish to apply the hotfix 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. 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.
  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 Hotfix by using the xe Command Line Interface

  1. Download the hotfix 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>XS76E002.iso

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

    c38a0f28-62d7-4eae-8f54-0b75cdb3ea14

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

    xe update-pool-apply uuid=c38a0f28-62d7-4eae-8f54-0b75cdb3ea14

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

    xe update-apply host=<host> uuid=c38a0f28-62d7-4eae-8f54-0b75cdb3ea14

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

    xe update-list -s <server> -u root -pw <password> name-label=XS76E002

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

  6. If the hotfix is applied successfully, restart each host in the pool, starting with the master.

Files

Hotfix File

Component Details
Hotfix Filename XS76E002.iso
Hotfix File sha256 e13d6d93ebc9019aa41c5c70e364a09272f23d1bc4a1da1f38eb4d059adf7811
Hotfix Source Filename XS76E002-sources.iso
Hotfix Source File sha256 4b13fab66b57f612bffffc6ae9fbaa5d0c3f8e60e300d9d8ef8995f900c3a901
Hotfix Zip Filename XS76E002.zip
Hotfix Zip File sha256 9f0a7c274cb0ed30a4f6c9fe3184861ce8584948c7571c3ab03cd50080ae67a7
Size of the Zip file 2.58 MB

Files Updated

xen-hypervisor-4.7.6-6.3.x86_64.rpm

More Information

For more information, see XenServer Documentation.

If you experience any difficulties, contact Citrix Technical Support.

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Hotfix XS71ECU1030 – For XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 1

Who Should Install This Hotfix?

This is a hotfix for customers running XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 1.

Note: This hotfix is available only to customers on the Customer Success Services program.

Information About this Hotfix

Component Details
Prerequisite None
Post-update tasks* Restart Host
Content live patchable** Yes
Baselines for Live Patch XS71ECU1027
Revision History

Published on November 8, 2018

** Available to Enterprise Customers.

Issues Resolved In This Hotfix

This hotfix resolves the following issues:

  • An incorrect setting in the I/O scheduler for all blktap devices can cause poor I/O performance in certain scenarios, depending on the server hardware, server configuration, VM configuration, and workload. This hotfix includes the correct setting.
  • Due to incorrect maximum sector size used by Dom0 kernel, users failed to copy VDIs to/from SR targets on certain iSCSI disks.
  • For XenServer pools that use certain storage targets, a race condition in the iSCSI module can cause hosts in the pool to crash.
  • It is not possible to attach storage provided by iSCSI target Server on Windows Server 2016 VMs.

This hotfix also includes the following previously released hotfixes:

Installing the Hotfix

Customers should use either XenCenter or the XenServer Command Line Interface (CLI) to apply this hotfix. 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 hotfix update package only. Click the following link to download the source code for any modified open source components XS71ECU1030-sources.iso. The source code is not necessary for hotfix installation: it is provided to fulfill licensing obligations.

Installing the Hotfix by using XenCenter

Choose an Installation Mechanism

There are three mechanisms to install a hotfix:

  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 hotfix using the Automated Updates feature, see the Applying Automated Updates in the XenServer documentation.

For information about installing a hotfix using the Download update from Citrix option, see Applying an Update to a Pool in the XenServer documentation.

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

  1. Download the hotfix to a known location on a computer that has XenCenter installed.
  2. Unzip the hotfix 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 XS71ECU1030.iso and then click Open.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the pool or hosts you wish to apply the hotfix 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. 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.
  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 Hotfix by using the xe Command Line Interface

  1. Download the hotfix 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>XS71ECU1030.iso

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

    b9cf20be-45b1-48e9-a0cd-e495960a42a2

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

    xe update-pool-apply uuid=b9cf20be-45b1-48e9-a0cd-e495960a42a2

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

    xe update-apply host=<host> uuid=b9cf20be-45b1-48e9-a0cd-e495960a42a2

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

    xe update-list -s <server> -u root -pw <password> name-label=XS71ECU1030

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

  6. If the hotfix is applied successfully, restart each host in the pool, starting with the master.

Files

Hotfix File

Component Details
Hotfix Filename XS71ECU1030.iso
Hotfix File sha256 ae88638d308a81caea696273496fc4453002f776979b5baa4ebabd240cbc04a8
Hotfix Source Filename XS71ECU1030-sources.iso
Hotfix Source File sha256 763fa96dda5881fe609386aae5a60e7aaee00cd3e623324ec83004fc5230a1a0
Hotfix Zip Filename XS71ECU1030.zip
Hotfix Zip File sha256 13539a290b18217f25f19df80ba975eadaac803fa008dbcec2bdf281a4e7a1c9
Size of the Zip file 21.04 MB

Files Updated

kernel-4.4.27-600.1.10.x86_64.rpm
kernel-livepatch_4.4.27_600.1.9-1-1.x86_64.rpm

More Information

For more information, see XenServer Documentation.

If you experience any difficulties, contact Citrix Technical Support.

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Hotfix XS71ECU1031 – For XenServer 7.1 CU1

Who Should Install This Hotfix?

This is a hotfix for customers running XenServer 7.1 Cumulative Update 1.

All customers who are affected by the issues described in CTX239100 – Citrix XenServer Multiple Security Updates should install this hotfix.

Note: This hotfix is available only to customers on the Customer Success Services program.

Information About this Hotfix

Component Details
Prerequisite None
Post-update tasks* Restart Host
Content live patchable** Yes
Baselines for Live Patch XS71ECU1026
Revision History

Published on October 26, 2018

** Available to Enterprise Customers.

Issues Resolved In This Hotfix

This security hotfix addresses the vulnerabilities as described in the Security Bulletin above.

This hotfix also includes the following previously released hotfixes:

Installing the Hotfix

Customers should use either XenCenter or the XenServer Command Line Interface (CLI) to apply this hotfix. 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 hotfix update package only. Click the following link to download the source code for any modified open source components XS71ECU1031-sources.iso. The source code is not necessary for hotfix installation: it is provided to fulfill licensing obligations.

Installing the Hotfix by using XenCenter

Choose an Installation Mechanism

There are three mechanisms to install a hotfix:

  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 hotfix using the Automated Updates feature, see the Applying Automated Updates in the XenServer documentation.

For information about installing a hotfix using the Download update from Citrix option, see Applying an Update to a Pool in the XenServer documentation.

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

  1. Download the hotfix to a known location on a computer that has XenCenter installed.
  2. Unzip the hotfix 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 XS71ECU1031.iso and then click Open.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the pool or hosts you wish to apply the hotfix 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. 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.
  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 Hotfix by using the xe Command Line Interface

  1. Download the hotfix 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>XS71ECU1031.iso

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

    5b7e23fc-4b4f-43c3-8691-d7b453c771c3

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

    xe update-pool-apply uuid=5b7e23fc-4b4f-43c3-8691-d7b453c771c3

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

    xe update-apply host=<host> uuid=5b7e23fc-4b4f-43c3-8691-d7b453c771c3

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

    xe update-list -s <server> -u root -pw <password> name-label=XS71ECU1031

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

  6. If the hotfix is applied successfully, restart each host in the pool, starting with the master.

Files

Hotfix File

Component Details
Hotfix Filename XS71ECU1031.iso
Hotfix File sha256 f58de41675ae60d19be43ed8990edba3b9037f58f05292316bf76690735ed9ca
Hotfix Source Filename XS71ECU1031-sources.iso
Hotfix Source File sha256 fc52d65d6173fba1b6f495f6df3159cddcf3675462d66336d775c0a4b11750bb
Hotfix Zip Filename XS71ECU1031.zip
Hotfix Zip File sha256 ac9e69847dcd8e075b03ae463e36e5c88f61eef1071b3928c22190320e2df8cf
Size of the Zip file 31.84 MB

Files Updated

dracut-033-360.el7.centos.xs13.x86_64.rpm
dracut-network-033-360.el7.centos.xs13.x86_64.rpm
kexec-tools-2.0.4-31.x86_64.rpm
linux-firmware-20170622-3.2.noarch.rpm
microcode_ctl-2.1-26.xs1.x86_64.rpm
xen-dom0-libs-4.7.5-1.22.x86_64.rpm
xen-dom0-tools-4.7.5-1.22.x86_64.rpm
xen-hypervisor-4.7.5-1.22.x86_64.rpm
xen-libs-4.7.5-1.22.x86_64.rpm
xen-livepatch_4.7.5_1.21-1-1.x86_64.rpm
xen-tools-4.7.5-1.22.x86_64.rpm

More Information

For more information, see XenServer Documentation.

If you experience any difficulties, contact Citrix Technical Support.

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