XenCenter 8.2.7 – For Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Cumulative Update 1

Who Should Install This Update?

This XenCenter update is for customers who use XenCenter as the management console for Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 CU1. This version of XenCenter supersedes any previous version of XenCenter. It constitutes the following deliverable:

File Name CitrixHypervisor-8.2.7-XenCenter.msi
Description This file updates the XenCenter installation on your Windows machine.
Download Link Downloads site

XenCenter 8.2.7 can be downloaded from one of the following download pages:

  • Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Cumulative Update 1 Premium Edition
  • Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Cumulative Update 1 Standard Edition

Release date May 11, 2023

Important: Install this version of XenCenter before using XenCenter to update or upgrade to Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Cumulative Update 1.


If this is the first time you have updated your version of XenCenter from 8.2.3 and earlier, you must set up a client ID to continue to receive hotfixes. For more information, see Authenticating your XenCenter to receive updates.

If you have previously imported your client ID into XenCenter, it is retained when you update to the latest version. You don’t need to import it again.

Important changes of behavior in this update

This version of XenCenter contains the following behavior changes:

  • The Health Check Service has been removed.
  • You can no longer use XenCenter to upload your server status reports (SSRs) to Citrix Insight Services (CIS). Instead, you must generate the report in XenCenter and then go to the Citrix Insight Services website to upload it.

Issues fixed in this update

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • XenCenter fails to prompt you to reinsert your credentials during rolling pool upgrades (RPUs) if your credentials were modified since the last connection to the pools in question.
  • If you create a new VM in XenCenter and select UEFI Secure Boot for the Boot Mode, XenCenter does not warn you that the selected mode is unavailable.
  • During the installation of a driver disk, if the precheck for prerequisite packages fails, XenCenter does not recommend the correct minimum version of the required package.
  • When adding a new disk to a VM, or copying or moving a VM or disk within a pool, selecting the SR in which to place your disk takes a long time due to XenCenter scanning all available SRs automatically.
  • XenCenter shows a message marking Dynamic Memory Control (DMC) as deprecated. This is no longer the case. DMC is supported in future releases.

Improvements included in this update

This update includes the following improvements:

  • Upgraded the third-party library log4net included in XenCenter to version 2.0.15.

Known issues in this update

This update contains the following known issues:

  • After a standalone host is rebooted, including when it’s rebooted after applying updates, the host’s General Tab does not display the status of the system correctly. We recommend to refresh the host’s General Tab by clicking on a different object and back on the host, or by disconnecting and reconnecting.

Updating XenCenter on your Windows machine

Prerequisites: .NET Framework is 4.8 or later. This prerequisite is a change from 8.2.0 and earlier versions of XenCenter, which required 4.6 or later. Ensure that you update the version of .NET Framework if required.

  1. Download XenCenter.msi to a known location.
  2. Double click XenCenter.msi.
  3. Click Run to start the Citrix XenCenter Setup wizard.
  4. Click Next to continue and follow the instructions on the Setup wizard.
  5. When you have finished making any modifications to the installation directory settings, click Install to start the installation.
  6. Click Finish to exit the XenCenter Setup wizard.

Files Updated

XenCenter 8.2.7 (build 7796)

More Information

For more information, see the Citrix Hypervisor Documentation.

If you experience any difficulties, contact Citrix Technical Support.


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