This is it, after a month of testing the beta version of XCP-ng 8.2, the Release Candidate is now available. This is the final step before the definitive release of XCP-ng 8.2.

How to upgrade

XCP-ng 8.2 is a minor number upgrade, which means you can either use the yum upgrade method or download the ISO file.

Download files are available here:

If you want a more complete "How to Upgrade" guide, you can refer to our documentation.

Provide feedback about the RC

If you don't know what to test, use our documentation regarding our development process.

As always a dedicated forum thread is available to get more information about the release, participate in the discussion, and provide constructive feedback.

The RC phase should be quite short (approximately two weeks), so don't miss an opportunity to help the XCP-ng project with your tests and feedback.

What changed since the beta?

Not that much - the feedback we got for the beta was globally very good and we are expecting a very smooth period for this Release Candidate. Despite the global stability during the beta, there are some notable changes:

UEFI support

The UEFI support for VMs we were working on is finally available and has been added to XCP-ng 8.2.

Secure Boot support for VMs is not present yet and will either be added before the final release if ready, or shortly afterwards through an update.

Security updates

All the Security updates released during the last month have been added to the current Release Candidate.

ZFS and zstd updates

  • New ZFS version is: 0.8.5
  • New zstd version is: 1.4.5

Intel driver e1000e update

The e1000e Intel driver has been updated for recent device support.