Citrix has released a new hotfix for XenServer 6.1.0.
This is a hotfix for customers running XenServer 6.1.0.
- For customers requiring the Cisco fnic driver, a driver disk compatible with this hotfix was issued in CTX137403 – Driver Disk for Cisco fnic v188.8.131.52 – For XenServer 6.1.0. Customers must apply the compatible driver before applying this hotfix.
- Any other issued driver disk and the Driver Development Kit (DDK) for XenServer 6.1.0 must be updated to be compatible with this hotfix. See CTX137629 – Driver Disks for XenServer 6.1.0 with Hotfix XS61E018 for a list of the affected driver disks that must also be updated.
- After applying the hotfix to all hosts in a pool, customers should update the required driver disks before rebooting the XenServer hosts.
Issues Resolved In This Hotfix
- SR-IOV network cards with more than 46 Virtual Functions (VFs) may fail to work.
- In some cases, it may become impossible for a Virtual Machine (VM) to send network traffic.
- Some Linux VMs may erroneously send network packets greater than or equal to 64KiB causing network traffic to cease.
- In some cases, interrupts may be lost resulting in networking and storage failures.
- In some cases, it may become impossible for a VM to read or write to its storage.
- Infrastructure issues in multipath environments may lead to inability for VMs to access storage.
- Timeouts can prevent the discovery of LUNs attached to fibre channel HBAs.
- Some utilities (for example xentop) display incorrect sector read/write count statistics.
- Enabled all the ebtables modules in the dom0 kernel.
- In some cases, VMs appear to take a very long time (30 minutes or more) to shut down or reboot.
- In some cases, GRO packets to VMs may cause the XenServer host to crash.
- In some cases, when using PCI pass-thru, the XenServer host may crash.
In addition this hotfix also includes CTX136483 – Hotfix XS61E014 – For XenServer 6.1.0.
You can download the hotfix and read more about how to install this hotfix here.