Patching

Patching a host manually could be time consuming (and boring). That's why we provide a high level feature downloading and applying all missing patches automatically.

XOA smart patching system

Your XOA will check for missing patching on official Citrix servers. They will be displayed if any:

  • in dashboard view
  • in pool view (plus the number of missing patches in a red pill)
  • in host view (in patching tab, same red pill)

Installing patches

When you click on "Install all patches", XOA will automatically, at the same time (streaming all operations):

  • fetch all missing patches on Citrix servers
  • unzip them
  • upload them
  • apply them in correct order

You can see more screenshots here: https://xen-orchestra.com/blog/hotfix-xs70e004-for-xenserver-7-0/

If you are behind a proxy, please update your xo-server configuration to add a proxy server, as explained in the appropriate section.

Notes on patching

  • Xen Orchestra won't reboot your hosts automatically. That's your call to choose when to do it.
  • Patching doesn't mean to reboot every time. Check the "Guidance" row: if "restartHost" is displayed, it means you need to reboot to have the patch fully apply (see screenshot below)
  • XO will install all patching without rebooting: that's not an issue. Even applying patches manually, it's not mandatory to reboot after each patch.

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