Updates announcements and testing



  • @stormi OK, just asked since the issue is about a year old and still unanswered by Citrix, wondering why it didn't show up in earlier xcp-ng releases. Perhaps they have only recently made some change to XAPI so it requires gpumon, and this change could be reverted (or better yet, fixed to handle the missing package gracefully, not hang the whole machine at boot time).


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    @marekm said in Updates announcements and testing:

    @stormi OK, just asked since the issue is about a year old and still unanswered by Citrix, wondering why it didn't show up in earlier xcp-ng releases. Perhaps they have only recently made some change to XAPI so it requires gpumon, and this change could be reverted (or better yet, fixed to handle the missing package gracefully, not hang the whole machine at boot time).

    It's simpler: it's only with XCP-ng 8.1 that I have removed gpumon. That was a mistake so I had to put it back.



  • @stormi Thanks. Is this https://github.com/xenserver/gpumon - if yes, it doesn't look like something big, perhaps could be patched to remove dependency on proprietary nvidia stuff.


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    Yes, it's this. I've also create an issue for the XAPI project, that got good reception from the devs. All agree that XAPI should be able to start even if gpumon is not there.


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    Note that patching gpumon so that it doesn't depend on nVIDIA stuff probably just means making it a stub service that always answers the same regardless of the actual state of the GPUs.


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    Following yesterday's Xen security updates released by Citrix, here are test packages with security patches. As usual with security matters, they need to be tested quickly so that we can release them to everyone fast.

    On XCP-ng 8.1

    # on an up to date host
    yum clean all --enablerepo=xcp-ng-testing
    yum update xen-dom0-libs xen-dom0-tools xen-hypervisor xen-libs xen-tools --enablerepo=xcp-ng-testing
    

    reboot (master first)

    On XCP-ng 8.0

    This batch of updates contains not only security fixes but also bug fixes that I had queued for the next patch train.

    # on an up to date host
    yum clean all --enablerepo=xcp-ng-testing
    yum update bugtool-conn-tests qlogic-netxtreme2 qlogic-netxtreme2-4.19.0+1-modules sm sm-rawhba xen-dom0-libs xen-dom0-tools xen-hypervisor xen-libs xen-tools xenserver-status-report --enablerepo=xcp-ng-testing
    

    reboot (master first)

    On XCP-ng 7.6

    XCP-ng 7.6 is not supported anymore, so there are no updates available for it.


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    Hi users!

    Today's the last day to install the update candidate and give feedback. If you have any test host, please install and reboot. That's it and it's useful to us.


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    Intel CPUs "CROSSTalk" vulnerability.

    Following the disclosure of the CROSSTalk CPU vulnerabilities and the release of updated microcode by Intel, here are update candidates for XCP-ng 8.0 and 8.1. Prompt feedback by all available testers is wanted.

    Details and discussion in the dedicated thread.


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    I haven't had many tests from the community for the previous updates.

    I'm still trying to convince myself that I can count on the community to test updates before they are released to everyone, in addition to our internal testing.

    So, here are new update candidates, related to the latest Xen security advisories, for XCP-ng 8.0 and 8.1.

    Install them with

    yum update xen-dom0-libs xen-dom0-tools xen-hypervisor xen-libs xen-tools --enablerepo=xcp-ng-testing
    

    and reboot.

    Your host is just supposed to keep working normally as before.

    Thanks in advance.



  • @stormi
    Did the update and a reboot just minutes ago.
    Dell R710 / dual xeon L5640 / 96GB
    XCP-ng 8.1 with latest patches / pool with a single host

    System is working as expected so far.
    If I notice anything during usage I will report back here

    [20:41 xenserver ~]# yum update
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
    Determining fastest mirrors
    Excluding mirror: updates.xcp-ng.org
     * xcp-ng-base: mirrors.xcp-ng.org
    Excluding mirror: updates.xcp-ng.org
     * xcp-ng-updates: mirrors.xcp-ng.org
    dell-system-update_dependent                             | 2.3 kB     00:00
    dell-system-update_independent                           | 2.3 kB     00:00
    xcp-ng-base/signature                                    |  473 B     00:00
    xcp-ng-base/signature                                    | 3.0 kB     00:00 !!!
    xcp-ng-updates/signature                                 |  473 B     00:00
    xcp-ng-updates/signature                                 | 3.0 kB     00:00 !!!
    No packages marked for update
    [20:42 xenserver ~]# yum update xen-dom0-libs xen-dom0-tools xen-hypervisor xen-libs xen-tools --enablerepo=xcp-ng-testing
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
    Excluding mirror: updates.xcp-ng.org
     * xcp-ng-base: mirrors.xcp-ng.org
    Excluding mirror: updates.xcp-ng.org
     * xcp-ng-testing: mirrors.xcp-ng.org
    Excluding mirror: updates.xcp-ng.org
     * xcp-ng-updates: mirrors.xcp-ng.org
    xcp-ng-testing/signature                                 |  473 B     00:00
    xcp-ng-testing/signature                                 | 3.0 kB     00:00 !!!
    xcp-ng-testing/primary_db                                  |  31 kB   00:00
    Resolving Dependencies
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package xen-dom0-libs.x86_64 0:4.13.0-8.5.1.xcpng8.1 will be updated
    ---> Package xen-dom0-libs.x86_64 0:4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1 will be an update
    ---> Package xen-dom0-tools.x86_64 0:4.13.0-8.5.1.xcpng8.1 will be updated
    ---> Package xen-dom0-tools.x86_64 0:4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1 will be an update
    ---> Package xen-hypervisor.x86_64 0:4.13.0-8.5.1.xcpng8.1 will be updated
    ---> Package xen-hypervisor.x86_64 0:4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1 will be an update
    ---> Package xen-libs.x86_64 0:4.13.0-8.5.1.xcpng8.1 will be updated
    ---> Package xen-libs.x86_64 0:4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1 will be an update
    ---> Package xen-tools.x86_64 0:4.13.0-8.5.1.xcpng8.1 will be updated
    ---> Package xen-tools.x86_64 0:4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1 will be an update
    --> Finished Dependency Resolution
    
    Dependencies Resolved
    
    ================================================================================
     Package           Arch      Version                    Repository         Size
    ================================================================================
    Updating:
     xen-dom0-libs     x86_64    4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1      xcp-ng-testing    618 k
     xen-dom0-tools    x86_64    4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1      xcp-ng-testing    1.7 M
     xen-hypervisor    x86_64    4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1      xcp-ng-testing    2.3 M
     xen-libs          x86_64    4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1      xcp-ng-testing     35 k
     xen-tools         x86_64    4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1      xcp-ng-testing     26 k
    
    Transaction Summary
    ================================================================================
    Upgrade  5 Packages
    
    Total download size: 4.7 M
    Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
    Downloading packages:
    Delta RPMs disabled because /usr/bin/applydeltarpm not installed.
    (1/5): xen-dom0-libs-4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64.rpm      | 618 kB   00:00
    (2/5): xen-dom0-tools-4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64.rpm     | 1.7 MB   00:00
    (3/5): xen-libs-4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64.rpm           |  35 kB   00:00
    (4/5): xen-tools-4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64.rpm          |  26 kB   00:00
    (5/5): xen-hypervisor-4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64.rpm     | 2.3 MB   00:01
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total                                              3.1 MB/s | 4.7 MB  00:01
    Running transaction check
    Running transaction test
    Transaction test succeeded
    Running transaction
      Updating   : xen-hypervisor-4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                 1/10
      Updating   : xen-libs-4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                       2/10
      Updating   : xen-dom0-libs-4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                  3/10
      Updating   : xen-tools-4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                      4/10
      Updating   : xen-dom0-tools-4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                 5/10
      Cleanup    : xen-dom0-tools-4.13.0-8.5.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                 6/10
      Cleanup    : xen-tools-4.13.0-8.5.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                      7/10
      Cleanup    : xen-libs-4.13.0-8.5.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                       8/10
      Cleanup    : xen-dom0-libs-4.13.0-8.5.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                  9/10
      Cleanup    : xen-hypervisor-4.13.0-8.5.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                10/10
      Verifying  : xen-dom0-libs-4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                  1/10
      Verifying  : xen-libs-4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                       2/10
      Verifying  : xen-tools-4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                      3/10
      Verifying  : xen-hypervisor-4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                 4/10
      Verifying  : xen-dom0-tools-4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                 5/10
      Verifying  : xen-dom0-libs-4.13.0-8.5.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                  6/10
      Verifying  : xen-tools-4.13.0-8.5.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                      7/10
      Verifying  : xen-dom0-tools-4.13.0-8.5.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                 8/10
      Verifying  : xen-hypervisor-4.13.0-8.5.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                 9/10
      Verifying  : xen-libs-4.13.0-8.5.1.xcpng8.1.x86_64                      10/10
    
    Updated:
      xen-dom0-libs.x86_64 0:4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1
      xen-dom0-tools.x86_64 0:4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1
      xen-hypervisor.x86_64 0:4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1
      xen-libs.x86_64 0:4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1
      xen-tools.x86_64 0:4.13.0-8.6.1.xcpng8.1
    
    Complete!
    [20:42 xenserver ~]# reboot
    
    


  • Same here.
    Updated a Dell R720 / dual Intel Xeon CPU E5-2640 v2 / 64GB
    XCP-ng 8,1 fully patched
    Standalone host

    Still have to do some testing on / with VMs, but this is something for the weekend.


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