Product Documentation

Reallocate license files

May 29, 2014

License files run only on the license server or hardware appliance that was specified when they were generated. If you change the binding identifier of a server or appliance hosting license files, you must reallocate license files so that they match the new binding identifier.

The binding identifier is the information in the license file that identifies the machine where the license file is hosted. The binding identifier is usually the license server hostname, but it can also be a hardware appliance name, Ethernet address (MAC address), or FQDN.

Situations in which you might need to reallocate a license file:
  • You rename your license server
  • You want to move your license files to a server with a different name
  • You used some licenses initially to create a test environment and now you want to reuse those licenses on a different license server

Designating a new binding identifier when you reallocate licenses does not consume additional licenses. The process changes only the binding identifier for the licenses.

To reallocate license files with the License Administration Console

  1. For windows: Start the console (Start > All Programs > Citrix > License Administration Console).

    For License Server VPX: Open a web browser and go to http://License Server Name:webport.

  2. Click Administration and Vendor Daemon Configuration.
  3. Click Import License.
  4. Click the My Account link.
  5. On the My Account page, enter your user ID and password.
  6. Select All Licensing Tools.
  7. From the main menu, select Reallocate.
  8. Select the check boxes preceding the licenses you want to reallocate, click Continue.
  9. On the pages that follow, follow the instructions to select the licenses to be reallocated into the new file (and associated with a new license server) and download the license file.
  10. Save the files to a location such as your desktop (remember the name of the files and location where you downloaded the file; you will need this location). You can save the file directly to the default location. The default locations for license files:
    • C:\Program Files\Citrix\Licensing\MyFiles on a 32-bit server
    • C:\Program Files(x86)\Citrix\Licensing\MyFiles on a 64-bit server
    • /opt/citrix/licensing/myfiles for License Server VPX
  11. In the License Administration Console on the Import License File page, browse to the license file.
  12. If you copied the file directly to the MyFiles directory, or if the file has the same name as an existing one, select Overwrite License File on License Server.
  13. Click Import License.
  14. Click Vendor Daemon Configuration and click Administer in the Citrix vendor daemon line.
  15. Click Reread License Files to allow the license server to recognize the new file.

To reallocate license files without the console

  1. From a Web browser, go to http://www.citrix.com.
  2. Click My Account and enter your user ID and password.
  3. Select All Licensing Tools.
  4. From the main menu, select Reallocate.
  5. Select the check box preceding the licenses you want to reallocate, then click Continue.
  6. On the pages that follow, follow the instructions to select the licenses to be reallocated into the new file (and associated with a new license server) and download the license file.
  7. Save the file to a location such as your desktop (remember the name of the file and location where you downloaded the file; you will need this location). You can save the file directly to the default location. The default locations for license files:
    • C:\Program Files\Citrix\Licensing\MyFiles on a 32-bit server
    • C:\Program Files(x86)\Citrix\Licensing\MyFiles on a 64-bit server
    • /opt/citrix/licensing/myfiles for License Server VPX
  8. At a command prompt, navigate to:
    • C:\Program Files\Citrix\Licensing\LS on a 32-bit computer
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\Licensing\LS on a 64-bit computer
    • /opt/citrix/licensing/LS for License Server VPX

    and type the following command: lmreread -c @localhost -all.