All updates are pushed through the updater, which is the central piece that keeps your XO Appliance running the latest Xen Orchestra code.
It also allows you to change your current version into another (Free, Starter, Enterprise or Premium) without downloading a new XOA.
By design, the updater is only available in XOA. If you are using XO from the sources, you'll have to use
git commands and rebuild to keep up.
In order to work, the updater needs access to
xen-orchestra.com (port 443) and
nodejs.org (port 443).
The updater is configurable directly from the web interface, or via the CLI.
# From the web interface
The updater is available in the "Update" menu:
You can see the yellow bell icon: it means your appliance is not registered. You must register in order to have updates and a trial.
Updates and trials will be available as soon as you register your appliance. To register, use your https://xen-orchestra.com credentials you gave to download it previously (your email and your password):
# Check for new versions
The updater will check for new versions periodically. A green tick in the menu means your version is up to date:
However, if you want to start a manual check, you can do it by clicking on the "Update" button:
# Release channel
In Xen Orchestra, you can make a choice between two different release channels.
The stable channel is intended to be a version of Xen Orchestra that is already one month old (and therefore will benefit from one month of community feedback and various fixes). This way, users more concerned with the stability of their appliance will have the option to stay on a slightly older (and tested) version of XO (still supported by our pro support).
The latest channel will include all the latest improvements available in Xen Orchestra. The version available in latest has already been QA'd by our team, but issues may still occur once deployed in vastly varying environments, such as our user base has.
To select the release channel of your choice, go to the XOA > Updates view:
If a new version is found, you'll have an upgrade button and its tooltip displayed:
# Proxy configuration
If you are behind a proxy, you can edit your proxy settings in this panel:
# From the CLI
If your interface is not accessible, or you just prefer to use CLIs commands, it's still possible to perform the same steps. You need to access your XOA via SSH (remember the default credentials: xoa/xoa. Change them ASAP).
$ xoa-updater --register Successfully connected to xoa-updater-service Please enter your xen-orchestra.com identifiers to register your XOA: ? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ? Password: ***** ℹ Your Xen Orchestra Appliance has been succesfully registered
# Check for new versions
$ xoa-updater Successfully connected to xoa-updater-service Checking new versions...ok ✔ New versions available: xo-server 4.8.1 ℹ xoa-updater may be run again to upgrade packages
$ xoa-updater --upgrade Successfully connected to xoa-updater-service Checking new versions...ok ✔ New versions available: xo-server 4.8.1 [...] Downloading packages... Installing new packages... ✔ Your XOA has been successfully updated.
If your updater is down, you can restart it with
systemctl restart xoa-updater.
If you can't fetch updates, perform a few checks from your XOA:
- you should be able to successfully
- if not, check your
/etc/resolv.conffile and modify it if necessary (give a correct DNS server)
ifconfigto check your network configuration
- check your firewall(s) and allow XOA to reach xen-orchestra.com (port 443)
# XenServer Updates
Starting September 2023, XenServer Updates require authentication:
Make sure your XenServer hosts have the proper licenses (opens new window)
Go to any XenServer Update URL like this one (opens new window) and log in to check that your account has permissions to download updates. You should see a "Download" button.
Go to this URL: https://support.citrix.com/xencenterclientiddownload (opens new window) and click "Download Client ID"
- In Xen Orchestra, go to your User Settings page (bottom left-hand corner) and upload the file
xencenter_client_id.jsonyou just downloaded from the "XenServer Client ID" section
- Go to a pool's "Patches" page. You can now install XenServer Updates. If you get a
LICENCE_RESTRICTIONerror, it means that you're missing XenServer licenses on your hosts (opens new window).