XCP-ng 8.2.0 beta now available!
@technot said in XCP-ng 8.2.0 beta now available!:
Does the host have to be booted in UEFI mode for UEFI VMs to function?
No, it's not related to the host's mode.
Is it only lacking to get built/compiled? If so I could do it sometime during the weekend. Or has the code not been updated to reflect any changes done with xcp-ng 8.2. If the latter, I am afraid I cant help.
It's not ready yet so you can't help now. Our developer who wrote that piece of code (
uefistored) is chasing the last known bugs and then I'll build an update and push it to our RPM repository for XCP-ng 8.2. I'll announce it when it's ready.
I dont know if this is expected behaviour, after upgrading all the way from 7.6 to 8.2 beta. But on a windows guest I have an AMD gpu in full pci passthrough, the device didnt show up after boot. And instead there was another device showing fault.
Intel 8237sb pci to usb universal host controller, was throwing an error 43.
And under Display adapters, there was only the microsoft remote emulated and a "Microsoft Basic" devices showing.
I reinstalled the AMD driver, and rebooted. And it came back to life.
Also, I must say the vms feel snappier. Faster boots, and less delay/latency. But I have not meassured pre/post, so its only a feeling!:D
Im sorry, it wasnt clear. What I meant is XCP-ng Center. If that code has been updated, or just a question of compiling it.
borzel XCP-ng Center Team 🏚️
@stormi Heyho! I'll try to find some time. But first I'll setup an XCP-ng 8.2 host
borzel XCP-ng Center Team 🏚️
Hi! When will 8.2 be released, and will there be an easy upgrade between 8.1 and 8.2?
I am currently setting up a new pool of EPYC servers to replace some older Xeon servers and well, I'd like to go on 8.2 right away if it is released soon
@S-Pam Literally the first post has a big bold headline that tells exactly how you go about upgrading by linking to the docs.
And then in the sixth post from the top Oliver says it’s reasonable to believe the final release will be in 2 months.
And I expect that XCP-ng 8.2.0 will be perfectly stable well before we release it officially. The main missing piece is fixes to UEFI VM support.
I just pushed
xcp-ng-pv-tools-8.2.0-1.xcpng8.2.noarch.rpmto the 8.2 base repository. Beta testers can install it with a simple
yum update. No reboot required. Please check that :
- guest tools attached to existing VMs are detached during the update
- the new guest tools ISO is available for attaching to VMs after the update
- the updated README.txt looks fine (updated links to the docs, and added a FreeBSD section)
- tools can be installed to linux and FreeBSD VMs
@stormi The new iso worked as usual on a Ubuntu 20.04 VM.
README text formatting looks fine, updating guest tools using the install.sh worked.
When done it still asks the user to reboot the VM though.
Without a working XCP-ng center I'm not sure how to test the guest tools features.
olivierlambert Vates 🪐 Co-Founder🦸 CEO 🧑💼
@demanzke with the preferred client for XCP-ng: Xen Orchestra You'll have Ubuntu logo and VM IP address
The new implementation of UEFI support for VMs just landed through the last update to the beta.
yum updatewill install
uefistored-0.2.1-1.xcpng8.2.x86_64, then a simple
xe-toolstack-restartwill take it into account.
Dedicated thread for tests, feedback, debug and discussion: https://xcp-ng.org/forum/post/32335
Upgrade finally done, works flawlessly. Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 -> XCP-ng 8.2 beta.
Iam using Ubuntu 20.04 Server VMs and a single Windows 10 VM (uefi). NFS Storage is used for Backups and SMB ISO Library.
- Patches got applied successful
- Several Host restarts successful
- Create VM successful
- USB Passthrough to Ubuntu 20.04 with APC-1400 USV successful
- Dynamic Memory settings successful
You make me happy
gskger Top contributor 💪
Upgraded a three host homelab from XCP-ng 8.1 fully patched to XCP-ng 8.2 beta.
Things done/tested successfully:
- Upgrade process (via ISO)
- Copy/Move of VMs (even cross pool)
- Create/Change VMs (Linux, Windows (but not UEFI))
- Add/remove server to XO from source
- Create/Change networks
- Fresh install process (via ISO)
- Basic storage benchmark on dom0 and Debian VM using
- Add, Remove, Re-add NFS shares (ISO and storage)
This weekend I try to do some backup/restore (if time permits).
Nice work XCP-ng rocks
[edit: some more tests]
@stormi said in XCP-ng 8.2.0 beta now available!:
Guest tools ISO: Citrix doesn't provide a guest tools ISO anymore in Citrix Hypervisor. They replaced it with downloads from their internet website. We chose to retain the feature and still provide a guest tools ISO that you can mount to your VMs. Many thanks to the XAPI developers who have kept the related source code for us in the XAPI project, rather than delete it.
I think that the best solution would be to have them packaged by distros. It will also make installs much easier.
I agree here. Package xcp-ng tools for the main distros out there. Fedora, Centos, Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSuse, FreeBSD etc.. Not sure about Windows though. Perhaps an ISO is easiest way to distribute the tools?
The tools are packaged already for many of the distros you mentioned. However this is work that takes time and depends on the willingness of contributors from each distro, so a guest tools ISO remains useful in my view.
To everyone: don't forget to update your XCP-ng 8.2 beta hosts from time to time (
Recent updates include Xen and Linux kernel security updates, the latest
uefistoredthat fixes UEFI support for Windows Server 2016's installer, updated Intel
e1000edrivers in order to support more devices, updated ZFS packages to version 0.8.5, updated