Article ID: 115227, created on Nov 29, 2012, last review on Dec 5, 2012

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo hypervisor 5.0



Synopsis: New Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0 tools update provides fixes related to Container management functionality.
Issue date: 11-27-2012
Product: Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0
Keywords: "migration" "GPT" "authentication" "backup"

1. What's Included in This Update
The new packages for Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0 provide user-level tool
fixes for managing virtual machines, Containers, and their backups.
2. Problem Description
 The new packages contain fixes for the following issues:
 - Sometimes, virtual machines might experience I/O errors, causing their
   filesystem to be remounted in read-only mode. (#PSBM-15540)
 - The"prlsrvctl" utility has been enhanced with a new "--backup-tmpdir"
   option that allows you to specify a custom location for storing temporary
   snapshots of virtual machines when creating backups. (#PSBM-14750)
 - Using "prlctl auth" to authenticate a user in a virtual machine could fail
   due to a missing "" (#PSBM-15747)
 - Deleting a snapshot of a virtual machine could re-enable the network
   adapters in the virtual machine, causing a split-brain situation.
 - A virtual machine could not be started after a failed backup due to a
   corrupted DiskDescriptor.xml file. (#PSBM-15190)
 - Under certain circumstances, a virtual machine with Windows Server 2003
   could hang. (#PSBM-15025)
 - Under rare conditions, enabling jumbo frames on network interfaces could
   cause a kernel crash. (#PSBM-15978)
 - Support for compacting GPT disks of virtual machines has been added.
 - Using the Transporter Agent to migrate a physical server to a virtual
   machine could fail. (#PSBM-14098)
 - Migrating a Container created in Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Windows
   4.6 to a virtual machine on a server with Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0
   could fail. (#PSBM-16569)
All Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0 users are advised to update their tools
3. Affected Components
 - "parallels-server" is a set of binaries for managing virtual machines.
 - "prlsrvctl" is a utility for managing Parallels servers and Parallels Server
    Bare Metal.
 - "prlctl" is a utility for managing Parallels virtual machines.
4. Obtaining Update
 You can download and install this tools update using the "vzup2date" utility
 included in the Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0 distribution.
5. Installing Update
 Use the "vzup2date" command to install the new Parallels Server Bare Metal
 tools packages.
 The update does not require a Parallels Server Bare Metal restart or system
6. RPMs required:
The following RPM packages are included in the tools update:

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