Updates announcements and testing
Just in time
Updates now published: https://xcp-ng.org/blog/2021/04/01/april-2021-1st-security-bugfixe-update/
@stormi Security updates on April 1st
@jmccoy555 Yeah. Install them today and they'll turn your hosts into VMware.
@stormi Isn't that a virus, not a bug fix????
New xsconsole fix to test for 8.2
New update candidate are available for testing and due to be released as official updates.
yum clean metadata --enablerepo=xcp-ng-testing yum update xsconsole --enablerepo=xcp-ng-testing systemctl restart xsconsole.service
What to test
Changing the DNS settings from the XSConsole and the change is retain after a reboot.
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@stormi Did not even know the problem existed . Anyway, added a new (second) DNS server (184.108.40.206) to the DNS server list via
xsconsoleand rebooted the host (XCP-ng 8.2.0 fully patched).
Before update: DNS 220.127.116.11 did not persist, only the previous settings are shown
After update: DNS 18.104.22.168 did persist the reboot and is listed together with the previous settings
Deleting DNS 22.214.171.124 worked as well, so the
xsconsoleupdate worked for me.
IIRC, it's on old problem reported a long time ago to Citrix. But they never fixed it.
edit: and thanks again @gskger for your tests, it matters a lot!
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@gskger Thanks for the report!
Experimental feature: select a network to evacuate an host
A new feature is available in our testing repo: select a network for host evacuation, this would allow to evacuate an host on any (faster) given network instead of the management one.
To access the feature, on all your hosts (always starting with master when in a pool):
yum update --enablerepo=xcp-ng-testing xapi-core-1.249.5-1.1.0.evacnet.1.xcpng8.2.x86_64 xapi-xe-1.249.5-1.1.0.evacnet.1.xcpng8.2.x86_64 xapi-tests-1.249.5-1.1.0.evacnet.1.xcpng8.2.x86_64
And restart your hosts.
WHAT TO TEST
Host evacuation not on the management network (probably a 10G storage network to go faster!)
You can run
xe host-evacuate host=<host_uuid> network-uuid=<network_uuid>
Or a XAPI client can call
Host evacuation without the optionnal new parameter should behave as before the update.
Please report here if anything goes wrong (or right hopefully ) and if you spot a regression as well.
Edit: there are no plans for now to add this feature in 8.2 LTS, the package will probably stay in the testing repo for 8.2 and will be available in 8.3. It means that the package would be erased at next xapi update.
Up! Poor @BenjiReis needs some feedback