Product Documentation

Change port numbers

Apr 03, 2013
Licensing installation sets several port numbers for communications. After installation you can use the License Administration Console to change port numbers.
  • Console Web Server Port: The HTTP TCP/IP port that the Web server uses to listen for communication with clients connecting to the License Administration Console. By default, the port is set to 8082. If you are already using that port number for another application, you can change it to a range between 1 and 65535. If you use HTTPS, the default port is 443. If you change the port, you must stop and restart the Citrix Licensing service.
  • License Server Manager Port: This port number is used by the license server manager, which handles the initial communication between the products, starts the vendor daemon, and relays check out and check in requests to the vendor daemon. By default, this port number is 27000.
    Tip: You can verify which port number is being used from the System Information tab in the Administration area.
  • Vendor Daemon Port: This port number is used by the Citrix vendor daemon, which is responsible for the core operations of the license server, including license allocation. By default, this port number is 7279; however, you may need to change it if you have a firewall or if the number is already in use.
    Tip: You can verify which port number is being used from the Vendor Daemon Configuration tab in the Administration area.

When using the License Administration Console you no longer need to use the License Server Port Utility to change port numbers. The License Server Port Utility was used to change port numbers before this functionality was developed in the License Administration Console.

Note: The Linux kernal reserves Ports 1-1024. If you use SSL, use port 10443, which is open in the firewall. If you choose a different port for SSL, reconfigure the firewall in the iptables.

For firewall information, see Firewall considerations.

To change the console port

  1. In the top right corner of the console, click Administration.
  2. Click the Server Configuration tab.
  3. Click the Web Server Configuration bar.
  4. In the HTTP Port field, modify the current port number and click Save.
  5. In the host machine operating system open the Services panel and select the Citrix Licensing service.
  6. Restart the Citrix Licensing service.

To change the license server port

This procedure changes the port number used by the License Server Manager (lmadmin.exe).

  1. In the top right corner of the console, click Administration.
  2. Click the Server Configuration tab.
  3. Click the License Server Configuration bar to display the associated options.
  4. Click the Use this Port radio button and type the new port number in the adjacent field. Click Save to save the new port number.
  5. Stop and restart the Citrix Licensing service from the services control panel of the machine running the license server.

To change the vendor daemon port

  1. In the top right corner of the console, click Administration.
  2. Click the Vendor Daemon Configuration tab.
  3. Select the Citrix vendor daemon from the table.
  4. Under Vendor Daemon Port, set the new port number.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Stop and restart the Citrix Licensing service from the services control panel of the machine running the license server.