Entitlements

The Citrix App Delivery and Security service license is based on flexible consumption-based metering, where your applications automatically consume capacity from available entitlements. This consumption-based method is a software as a service (SaaS) model, where you consume a service based on the entitlement that you’ve purchased. This flexibility helps you to reduce capacity wastage and avoid license-related performance limits. To use Citrix App Delivery and Security, you need a valid entitlement.

Entitlement types

You can use one of the following entitlements for Citrix App Delivery and Security.

  • Standalone entitlements
  • Trial entitlements

Standalone entitlements

The Citrix App Delivery and Security service standalone entitlements come in two editions: Advanced and Premium. Entitlements are yearly subscription, which means every entitlement has only one-year validity. The two editions have the following entitlement types:

Table 1. Entitlement types

Edition type Entitled to
Advanced 300 TB bandwidth + 25 million DNS queries
Advanced 1200 TB bandwidth + 100 million DNS queries
Advanced 4800 TB bandwidth + 500 million DNS queries
Advanced 20000 TB bandwidth + 2 billion DNS queries
Premium 300 TB bandwidth + 25 million DNS queries
Premium 1200 TB bandwidth + 100 million DNS queries.
Premium 4800 TB bandwidth + 500 million DNS queries
Premium 20000 TB bandwidth + 2 billion DNS queries

Citrix App Delivery and Security service uses the Citrix Intelligent Traffic Management (ITM) to monitor traffic. The Usage dashboard in the Citrix App Delivery and Security service GUI measures the number of DNS queries sent for an application.

Customers also have an option to buy a DNS pack for yearly subscription.

Table 2. Subscription types

Subscription type Entitled to
Yearly 1 billion DNS queries

The following table shows the features that the two entitlement editions support.

Table 3. Supported features

Feature Citrix App Delivery and Security service Advanced Citrix App Delivery and Security service premium
SSL/Load balancing/content switching Yes Yes
Content rules Yes Yes
Authentication Yes Yes
GSLB Yes Yes
Caching and compression Yes Yes
Analytics Yes Yes
Lifecycle management Yes Yes
ITM based GSLB Yes Yes
Security (WAF, BOT management) No Yes
ICA Proxy No No
Gateway SSL VPN No No

You can buy multiple units of the entitlements listed in Table 1. Entitlement types, in any combination of editions or any combination of tiers with different or same start date and end date.

For example, you can buy:

  1. Two units of 1200 TB pack of the same edition or different edition.

  2. One unit of 300 TH pack of premium and One unit of 4800 TB advanced.

To know more about how to buy a Citrix App Delivery and Security entitlement, see https://www.citrix.com/en-in/buy/licensing/product.html

When you create an application, select one of the available editions from the drop-down menu. Select the edition based on the feature that you want to see. To create an application, from the GUI navigate to Applications > New Application. Refer to Table 3. Supported features for features supported on each edition.

Trial entitlement

You can explore the Citrix App Delivery and Security service without buying an entitlement. The trial entitlement is valid for 60 days and comes with the following capacity:

Premium: 1 TB + 1 million DNS queries

To use the trial entitlement, create a Citrix Cloud account and log on to Citrix Cloud.

After the trial entitlement has expired or a trial quota (data processed in TB) is exhausted, the Citrix App Delivery and Security service stops processing the traffic. After 30 days from the trial expiry, all the resources created in the Citrix App Delivery and Security service get deleted. During these 30 days, you can opt to buy an entitlement and move your apps from trial to paid entitlements.

View Usage dashboard

You can view and track the Standalone entitlement consumption details (Advanced, Premium and DNS Queries) in the Usage dashboard.

Citrix App Delivery and Security service applies metering parameters to incoming and outgoing application traffic at the ADC instances provisioned by the service. Based on these meters, the Citrix App Delivery and Security service generates the dashboard report.

Navigate to the Usage dashboard to view the validity, capacity and the consumption details of the all the Entitlements purchased.

  • Premium entitlements

    Navigate to Usage > Premium to see the details of all the Premium entitlements.

    You can see a tabular view and a donut view of the validity, capacity and the consumption details of all the existing and expired Premium entitlements. You can also view the details of the purchase and expiry dates in a tabular view for all the existing and expired entitlements.

    Additionally, you can view the details of the entitlements that are in the Grace period.

    Dashboard for Premium Entitlements

    You can also view the validity, capacity and the consumption details of the Trial Entitlements. Based on the available details you can make an informed decision to buy and move from trial to paid entitlements.

  • Advanced entitlements

    Navigate to Usage > Advanced to see details of all the Advanced entitlement details.

    You can see a tabular view and a donut view of the validity, capacity and the consumption details of all the existing and expired Premium entitlements. You can also view the details of the purchase and expiry dates in a tabular view for all the existing and expired entitlements.

    Additionally, you can view the details of the entitlements that are in the Grace period.

    Dashboard for Advanced Entitlements

  • DNS Queries

    Navigate to Usage > DNS Queries to see DNS query details for the entitlements. You can see a tabular view and a donut view of the validity, capacity and the consumption details of all the existing and expired DNS Queries. You can also view the details of the purchase and expiry dates in a tabular view for all the existing and expired DNS Queries.

    Dashboard for DNS Queries

Citrix App Delivery and Security service behavior on reaching expiry or reaching end of quota

This section describes Citrix App Delivery and Security service behavior on reaching expiry or reaching the end of quota, in different scenarios.

Scenario 1: You have only one entitlement, and it has expired.

Behavior: After expiry, the grace period for 30 days starts. During this period, you get the edition of the expired entitlement; for example, 10 TB of data processing + 1 million DNS queries.

After the end of the grace period, the Citrix App Delivery and Security service stops processing the application traffic.

After 90 days from the end of the grace period, your account and data plane components will be deleted.

Scenario 2: You have multiple entitlements of the same edition with a different expiry date, and one of them expires:

Behavior: Citrix App Delivery and Security service continues with the active entitlement.

Scenario 3: You’ve multiple entitlements of different editions with different expiry dates, and one of them expires.

Behavior: Grace period starts for the expired entitlement.

Scenario 4: You’ve multiple entitlements, and the quota of one of the entitlements is consumed before the expiry date.

Behavior: Citrix App Delivery and Security service continues with the active entitlement.

Scenario 5: You have purchased annual entitlements for a multiyear.

Behavior: Customer-entitled quota is given yearly.

Example: If you have purchased Advanced: 300 TB + 25 million DNS queries entitlement for 2 years, then-

• In the first year, your quota is 300 TB + 25 million DNS queries

• In the second year, any remaining quota of the first year expires and you get a fresh quota of 300 TB + 25 million DNS queries, due for the second year.

Entitlements