Install driver disks

You can install a driver disk using one of the following methods:

  • By using XenCenter (recommended)
  • During a clean XenServer installation
  • By using the xe CLI

For information on how to install a driver disk during a clean XenServer installation, see Install the XenServer host. For information on how to install a driver disk by using the xe CLI, see Install driver disks.

After installing the driver, restart your server for the new version of the driver to take effect. As with any software update, we advise you to back up your data before installing a driver disk.

Install a driver disk by using XenCenter

Perform the following steps to install the driver disk by using XenCenter:

  1. Download the driver disk to a known location on a computer that has XenCenter installed.

    You are not required to extract the contents of the zip file. XenCenter can install the driver from the zip file or the iso.

  2. In XenCenter, go to Tools > Install Updates. The Install Update dialog opens.

  3. On the Select update tab, choose Select an update or supplemental pack from disk and browse to the location of the zip file or iso.

    Click Next.

  4. Complete the steps in the dialog to select your servers and install the driver disk.

  5. To complete the installation, XenCenter can restart the server now. Alternatively, you can choose to restart manually at a time that is convenient for you.


    The driver does not take effect until after the host is restarted.

Install driver disks