Citrix ADC BLX licensing

Licensing a Citrix ADX BLX appliance expands the capability and performance of the appliance. By default, a Citrix ADC BLX appliance comes with an express license. You can upgrade an express license to a subscription-based local license that has a term date, or to a Citrix ADC pooled capacity license stored in a Citrix ADM appliance.

Citrix ADC BLX Express license

By default, all Citrix ADC BLX appliances come with an express license. A Citrix ADC BLX with an express license has the following features:

  • 20 Mbps bandwidth
  • All standard edition Citrix ADC features that are supported for Citrix ADC BLX appliances
  • Maximum 250 SSL sessions
  • 20 Mbps SSL throughput

Expand the capability and performance of a Citrix ADC BLX appliance running with an express license by upgrading the license to one of the following options:

  • A subscription-based local license
  • A Citrix ADC pooled capacity license in Citrix ADM. For more information, see Citrix ADC Pooled Capacity.

Subscription-based local licenses for Citrix ADC BLX appliances

A Local license is similar to a perpetual license however they have an expiration date. The software subscription that makes up local licenses are term-based and can be installed without requiring ADM as a licensing server.

The following type of subscription local licenses is available for Citrix ADC BLX appliances:

  • Bandwidth-based subscription-based local license. This type of license is enforced with a maximum allowed throughput that a particular Citrix ADC BLX appliance is entitled to. Each local license is also tied up with one of the Citrix ADC software editions (Standard, Enterprise, or Platinum), which unlocks the ADC feature set of this edition in a Citrix ADC BLX appliance. Embedded Select support is included with the subscription local license purchase.

    Example:

    A Citrix ADC BLX Subscription 10 Gbps Premium Edition entitles a Citrix ADC BLX appliance with a maximum allowed throughput of 10 Gbps. This license also unlocks all the ADC features, listed in the Premium edition, in the Citrix ADC BLX appliance.

The following table lists the bandwidth-based subscription-based local licenses available for Citrix ADC BLX appliances:

Bandwidth-based local licenses Maximum bandwidth supported
Citrix ADC VPX/BLX Subscription 25 Mbps – Standard, Advanced, Premium Edition 25 Mbps
Citrix ADC VPX/BLX Subscription 200 Mbps – Standard, Advanced, Premium Edition 200 Mbps
Citrix ADC VPX/BLX Subscription 1 Gbps – Standard, Advanced, Premium Edition 1 Gbps
Citrix ADC VPX/BLX Subscription 3 Gbps – Standard, Advanced, Premium Edition 3 Gbps
Citrix ADC VPX/BLX Subscription 5 Gbps – Standard, Advanced, Premium Edition 5 Gbps
Citrix ADC VPX/BLX Subscription 8 Gbps – Standard, Advanced, Premium Edition 8 Gbps
Citrix ADC VPX/BLX Subscription 10 Gbps – Standard, Advanced, Premium Edition 10 Gbps
Citrix ADC VPX/BLX Subscription 15 Gbps – Standard, Advanced, Premium Edition 15 Gbps
Citrix ADC VPX/BLX Subscription 25 Gbps – Standard, Advanced, Premium Edition 25 Gbps
Citrix ADC VPX/BLX Subscription 40 Gbps – Standard, Advanced, Premium Edition 40 Gbps
Citrix ADC BLX licensing