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Re: [Xen-API] Xenserver 6.1 hotfixes for XCP 1.6

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  • Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 07:56:51 -0700
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XCP updates should be available via the following:


# yum --enablerepo xcp --nogpgcheck update


The following file should be on your system, if it is not please create it


# cat /etc/yum.repos.d/

CentOS-Base.repo       CentOS-Media.repo      xcp.repo

CentOS-Debuginfo.repo  CentOS-Vault.repo

[root@xs-03 ~]# cat /etc/yum.repos.d/xcp.repo


name=XCP 1.6 Updates




There’s currently one patch in that rep at the moment. Generally speaking I would say not to patch XCP from the XenServer release except in cases of critical security issues… which should (hopefully) be in this repo in the future. From what I understand, they’re trying to get better about it.


If it were XCP1.1, I would say you’re OK installing patches from 5.6 series, and there are instructions on how to decrypt and apply the patch manually through rpm. This process is as follows:


1.       Download the zip

2.       Unzip it

3.  Unencrypt and verify it:
# gpg –nomedir /opt/xensource/gpg/ --no-default-keyring –keyring /opt/xensource/gpg/pubring.gpg –decrypt XS56XXXXXXXX.xsupdate | dd s=4k skip=1 | tar xv

4.  The result will be a bunch of files, and the fix’s RPM file

5.  Upgrade using rpm:
# rpm –U <rpm file>


It should be noted that these instructions are dated, and are not recommended for 1.6.x. I highly recommend sticking to the XCP repo update path.


- Brian Menges

Principal Engineer, DevOps

GoGrid | ServePath | ColoServe | UpStream Networks


From: xen-api-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:xen-api-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Edwards, Nick, Vodafone Group
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 04:56
To: xen-api@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Xen-API] Xenserver 6.1 hotfixes for XCP 1.6




I am running XCP 1.6.10 (61809c) and I have been looking at installing hotfixes as there do not appear to many if any that are available for XCP 1.6.


I have been looking into this and as some of you I’m sure have already discovered it is not possible to install Xenserver 6.1 hotfixes on XCP. I was receiving the following from the cli when trying to apply an uploaded fix:


[root@xen2 ~]# xe -s localhost -u root -pw password patch-pool-apply uuid=89699bc9-fb15-49e9-9d7b-05e0eb49114d

The uploaded patch file is invalid.  See attached log for more details.

log: Could not find element %s


It turns out the problem was caused by the wrong server version:


[root@xen2 ~]# gpg --homedir /opt/xensource/gpg/ --no-default-keyring --keyring /opt/xensource/gpg/pubring.gpg --output hotfix.unsigned --decrypt <XSUPDATE.the_filename>


[root@xen2 ~]# sh hotfix.unsigned precheck






Makes sense of course as this is XCP. I then added the following line to /etc/xensource-inventory:




After adding this I am able to get the hotfixes to install no problem.


This is all good, however I would like to know whether this is a good idea or not? If it will cause problems elsewhere and also if the Xenserver 6.1 updates could also cause certain incompatibilities etc? As I understand things the builds are very similar and coming from the same source tree (I might be wrong here).


Advice and thoughts gratefully received!









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