Experimental update of CentOS packages

  • Hi.
    What is the purpose of leaving XCP-ng closer to CentOS 7.5 ~ 7.6?

    Ah... great job guys

  • Admin

    Fixing CVE on non-updated packages of CentOS 7.2 in XCP-ng (like openssh-server or other critical CVEs on samba)

  • How XCP-ng keep tracking of rebuild due to updated of dependency? That means if A requires B, and B is updated. How XCP-np decides whether and when to rebuild A?

  • XCP-ng Team

    Red Hat (and thus CentOS) tries not to make changes to libraries that would then require rebuilding other packages, so usually there's no need to rebuild packages in cascade when updating packages from CentOS 7.

    Otherwise we've got the build dependencies in source RPMs.

  • Updating one of my test servers now. (Dell R610)

    If all goes well, I will update another test server (Dell R620) later this week.

  • So far I have run into one issue. When I force a live migration the VM I migrate gets stuck at 99% and sits there. I let it sit overnight to see if it would go through, but it didn't .

    When attempting to cancel the migration it left a copy of the VM frozen on each host. When attempting to reboot/shutdown or even force reboot/shutdown I would get an error saying they did not exist.

    Rebooting the hosts fixed the this issue, but left me with a full copy of the VMs on each host. I was also unable to reboot the host I migrated the VM from unless I used the xsconsole window. XCP-NG Center did not work.

    If I get time today I will roll back the R610 to 7.6 and see if I have the same results.

    Here are a few photos: https://imgur.com/a/wYw6AdL

    Other than this edge case issue, everything seems to be working fine so far!

  • XCP-ng Team

  • @stormi

    Do you have any suggestions for me to try to help see if this is related?

  • XCP-ng Team

    Yes, you could install emu-manager from XenServer 7.6 (present on their installation ISO) and see if live migration works better (note that reproducing the issue may depend on VM load or other factors, so if it does migrate well, try several times to confirm the result).

    Once you've got the RPM:

    rpm -e --nodeps xcp-emu-manager
    yum install emu-manager-version_and_such.rpm
    xe-toolstack-restart # may not be needed but doesn't hurt

  • This fixed the issue for a few migrations. The latest one put the VM into a suspended mode and then disconnected me from the host. I restarted the tool-stack on each host and when I went to reconnect to the host I was migrating the VM from it would let me in for a moment and then kick me out again and it was in a maintence mode according to the icon. To resolve this I rebooted the host. I'm currently seeing if I can replicate this behavior.

    Other than this I haven't run into any issues so far.

    Let me know if there is anything specific you would like tested.

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