Licensing

The Video Optimization feature works on Telco platforms with the purchase of a basic CBM license and CBM Premium license and for other Citrix ADC platforms, the feature works with the purchase of a CNS Premium license. Before you configure the video optimization feature, your appliance must have a suitable license.

License support for Telco platforms:

  • CBM_TXXX_SERVER_Retail.lic
  • CBM_TPRE_SERVER_Retail.lic
  • CNS_WEBF_SSERVER_Retail.lic

Where XXX is the throughput, for example, Citrix ADC T1000.

License support for other Citrix ADC platforms:

  • CNS_XXX_SERVER_PLT_Retail.lic

Where XXX is the throughput.

To upload a premium license file, follow the steps given below:

  1. A valid license file should be installed on the Citrix ADC appliance. The license should support at least as many Gbps as the expected maximum Gi-LAN throughput.

    License files should be copied through an SCP client to the /nsconfig/license of the appliance, as shown in the screen capture below.

    > shell ls /nsconfig/license/
    CNS_V3000_SERVER_PLT_Retail.lic ssl
    
  2. Do a warm restart to apply for the new license, as shown in the screen capture below.

    > reboot -warm
    Are you sure you want to restart NetScaler (Y/N)? [N]:y
     Done
    
  3. After the restart completes, verify that the license has been properly applied, by using the show license CLI.

In the example below a premium license with premium edition has been successfully installed.

    > show license

                 License status:

                                         Video Optimization: YES

                                                   ...

                                     Model Number ID: 110050

                                        License Type: Premium License