Hotfix XS61E018 for XenServer 6.1.0

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 v1.5.0.20 – 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.

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Hotfix CPVS56SP3002 for Citrix Provisioning Services 5.6 SP3

Citrix has released a new hotfix for Provisioning Services 5.6 SP3 today.

Hotfix CPVS56SP3002 has the same fixes as hotfix CPVS60019 also released today.

Console Issues

  1. Attempts by device administrators to add a disk to a device fail and the following error message appears: “The user does not have sufficient privileges to perform the operation.”

    To address this issue in its entirety, you must install both a Server and a Console hotfix that contains Fix #LA2756.

    <cat_pvs_console>[#LA2756] Continue reading “Hotfix CPVS56SP3002 for Citrix Provisioning Services 5.6 SP3”

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] Continue reading “Hotfix CPVS60019 for Citrix Provisioning Services 6.0”

Hotfix XS61E012 for XenServer 6.1.0

Citrix has released hotfix 12 (XS610E012) for XenServer 6.1.0 today.

This hotfix resolves the following issues:

  1. If a Virtual Machine (VM) running on a pool member is shut down when the XAPI service is not running, the associated Virtual Disks Images (VDIs) do not get detached.
  2. After shutting down a VM, attempts to immediately destroy a Virtual Block Device (VBD) attached to the VM will fail. This is due a race condition which marks the VBD as attached – even when the VM is shut down.
  3. When the Pool Master is unavailable, attempts to restart the XAPI service on a pool member can result in a failure to set up the management interface. Continue reading “Hotfix XS61E012 for XenServer 6.1.0”

Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1 hotfix packaging policy

Previously hotfixes for all Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1 components were delivered as loose binaries and that resulted in overhead for customers and required many manual steps to track and deploy the hotfixes correctly. To improve the customer experience, the Server and Console hotfixes will now be provided as an installation package only. The advantages of having an installer include:

  • Reducing manual tasks for deploying hotfix
  • Tracking what hotfixes are installed on the local machine

For the Target device, based on the customer feedback we will continue to only provide loose binaries as a flexible deployment option.

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Hotfix CPVS61017 for Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1

Citrix has released a new hotfix for Provisioning Services 6.1 Hotfix 17 is the latest one and here’s the small fix list:

  • 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 XS61E010 or its replacement hotfix.

    [From PVS610TargetDeviceWX86017, PVS610TargetDeviceWX64017]<cat_pvs_targetdevice>[#LA3362]

You can download the hotfix here.

Hotfix XS61E009 & XS61E010 for XenServer 6.1.0

Citrix has released 2 hotfixes for XenServer 6.1. These 2 fixes need to be applied together. You can’t install 1 of the 2 fixes. These are seperate downloads and need to be installed in this order:

  1. XS61E009
  2. XS61E010

Hotfix XS61E009

This is a hotfix for customers running XenServer 6.1.0. This is the first part of a two component fix, customers should install CTX136253 after installing this hotfix. Continue reading “Hotfix XS61E009 & XS61E010 for XenServer 6.1.0”

Hotfix XA600R01W2K8R2X64066 for Citrix XenApp 6.0

Citrix has released a new hotfix for XenApp 6.0 for Windows 2008 R2. This fix contains the following fixes.

New Fixes in This Release

  1. When updating a file located on a drive mapped outside of the session, the modified size of the file is not updated while using the GetFileSize () function in the session.

    [From XA600R01W2K8R2X64066]<cat_session_connection>[#LA2067]

  2. Servers can experience a fatal exception on picadm.sys with bugcheck code 0x20.

    [From XA600R01W2K8R2X64066]<cat_system_exceptions>[#LA2118]

  3. Servers might experience a fatal exception, displaying a blue screen, on picadm.sys with stop code 0x7E. Continue reading “Hotfix XA600R01W2K8R2X64066 for Citrix XenApp 6.0”

VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 Patch 1, 2, and 3 Hotfix 820636

  • The hotfix and Release Notes are attached to this article.
  • This release was developed for use with:
    • VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0 Patch 1
    • VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0 Patch 2
    • VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0 Patch 3
  • Rating. McAfee recommends this release for all environments. This release is considered a High Priority rating. For information on ratings, see KB51560. Failure to apply a High Priority update may result in potential business impact.
  • This hotfix will be included in VSE 8.8 Patch 4 (release schedule still to be determined). This article will be updated when this is posted to the McAfee Downloads site.
  • In addition to the state of the service, you can leverage two registry values to qualify the state of scanning. If required, contact McAfee Technical Support, to obtain the registry values.

Issue resolved by VSE 8.8 Hotfix 820636

Reference Number Related Article Resolved Issue Description
820636             823110 Issue: Client system properties in ePolicy Orchestrator report that On Access Scanner was running even when certain conditions on client system prevent scanning. Resolution: During system property collection, the VirusScan plugin to the McAfee Agent queries On Access Scanner services and registry to report status with increased accuracy.

For more information and to download the patch click here.

Citrix Provisioning Service 6.1 Target Device hotfix lnstall guide

Important Note: Target Device hotfixes can be deployed only on the Master Target Device. You can install Target Device hotfix on a device that has not been imaged to a vDisk as a fresh installation, or on a device that has been imaged to a vDisk as an upgrade installation.

For fresh installations, see eDocs, the Citrix product documentation library.

For upgrade installation, complete the following steps:

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