Hotfix CPVS60019 for Citrix Provisioning Services 6.0

Citrix has released hotfix #19 for Provisioning Services 6.0.

Here are the fixes in this release:

Server Issues

  1. When a NAS controller fails or a (temporary) network interruption occurs, target devices can take up to 20 minutes to recover. During that time, the target devices remain unresponsive.

    <cat_pvs_server>[#LA2360]

  2. The Stream Process (StreamProcess.exe) can exit unexpectedly when many target devices reconnect at the same time due to HA failover or rebalancing.

    <cat_pvs_server>[#LA2576]

  3. The StreamProcess can exit unexpectedly at random.

    <cat_pvs_server>[#LA2650]

  4. Stopping the Stream Service on a given Provisioning Server can render some target devices connected to that server unresponsive as failover to other servers does not occur.

    <cat_pvs_server>[#LA2812]

Target Device Issues

  1. Target devices can randomly become unresponsive with memory dumps indicating that the issue occurs while getting the performance timer.

    <cat_pvs_targetdevice>[#LA2398]

  2. Target devices can become unresponsive or experience a fatal exception, displaying a blue screen. The issue occurs when attempts to open a socket fail because a network interface is not ready or misconfigured. If the defaults provided by this fix do not fully resolve the issue, you can manually configure the number of retries and the delay time by setting the following registry keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesBNIStackParameters Name: SocketOpenRetryLimit Type: REG_DWORD Data: <range of 5 (default) to 40>

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesBNIStackParameters Name: SocketOpenRetryIntervalMS Type: REG_DWORD Data: <range of 200 (default) to 2000 (milliseconds)>

    <cat_pvs_targetdevice>[#LA2483]

  3. When the target device uses the local disk for its write cache and the disk is full, users can experience various application or system errors. The device can become unresponsive, even experience a fatal exception, displaying a blue screen. To enable this fix, you must set the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesBNIStackParameters Name: EnableFatalErrorBSOD Type: REG_DWORD Data: 1 (enable); 0 (disable)

    <cat_pvs_targetdevice>[#LA2546]

  4. When a target is set to use a gateway IP address obtained through DHCP, which is blank by default, the Provisioning Services target device driver overwrites the blank IP address obtained through DHCP with an incorrect entry of “0.0.0.0”. The same incorrect entry is also added to the routing table. As a result, various routing or connection issues for the services and applications hosted by the target device can occur.

    <cat_pvs_targetdevice>[#LA2669]

  5. Stopping the Stream Service on a given Provisioning Server can render some target devices connected to that server unresponsive as failover to other servers does not occur.

    <cat_pvs_server>[#LA2812]

  6. The automatic update feature of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) might fail to work in Japanese deployments.

    <cat_pvs_server>[#LA3046]

  7. When streaming multiple guests to a XS 6.1 host, Provisioning Services consumes one PVS target license per virtual machine instead of checking for available XenServer licensing options.

    Note: To enable this fix in its entirety, you must also install XenServer Hotfix Knowledge Center article XS61E010 or its replacement hotfix.

    <cat_pvs_server>[#LA3362]

Download

You can read the installation instructions and download the hotfix here at the Citrix Knowledgebase.

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