Configure only for the pooled licensing feature

As an administrator, you can configure the Citrix Application Delivery and Management only for the pooled licensing feature. With this configuration, the Citrix Application Delivery and Management only receives licensing data from ADC instances.

Sometimes, you might have the regulatory mandate that requires restricting ADC instances’ data from leaving the regulatory zone. In such situations, you can deploy a local instance of an Citrix Application Delivery and Management server in your regulatory zone to use management, monitoring, and analytics capabilities. When you take the same approach to use the pooled licenses feature, you have to split pooled licenses across various Citrix Application Delivery and Management license servers. This approach does not provide you the flexibility to allocate pooled licenses across your globally deployed ADC instances.

Therefore, configure the Citrix Application Delivery and Management only for the pooled licensing feature. The Citrix Application Delivery and Management receives only licensing data from all ADC instances. So, you can adhere to the regulatory mandate and dynamically allocate pooled capacity licenses across globally deployed ADC instances.

This document explains how to configure the Citrix Application Delivery and Management only for the pooled licensing feature.

Prerequisites

Before you configure the Citrix Application Delivery and Management only for the pooled licensing feature, complete the first time onboarding and setting up the Citrix Application Delivery and Management. Ensure to review the agent specifications in System requirements.

Important

When you first time onboard or set up the Citrix Application Delivery and Management, ensure the following:

  • The Custom Deployment option is selected.
  • ADC instances to be added after you complete step 4 in this configuration procedure.

Prerequisites for Citrix Application Delivery and Management only as a license server

For more information about onboarding and setting up the Citrix Application Delivery and Management, see Getting started.

After you complete the onboarding steps, configure the Citrix Application Delivery and Management only for the pooled licensing feature.

How to configure the Citrix Application Delivery and Management only for the pooled licensing feature

Do the following to configure the Citrix Application Delivery and Management only for the licensing feature:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Administration.

  2. In the System Configurations section, select System Deployment.

  3. In Citrix Application Delivery and Management Deployment, select Citrix Application Delivery and Management only as a pooled licensing server.

    Citrix Application Delivery and Management only as license server

  4. Click OK.

    This action retains only the pooled licensing feature and disables the following Citrix Application Delivery and Management features:

    • Citrix Application Delivery and Management backup
    • Event management
    • SSL certificate management
    • Network reporting
    • Network functions
    • Configuration audit

    Note

    By default, the Citrix Application Delivery and Management analytics feature is disabled. Make sure to disable this feature if you have enabled it.

    In the confirmation box, click Yes.

    The Citrix Application Delivery and Management GUI now displays only the pooled licensing feature. And, the remaining features do not appear.

    Citrix Application Delivery and Management features of global license server only

  5. After you configure Citrix Application Delivery and Management only for the licensing feature, add ADC instances in the Infrastructure > Instances page.

Note

  • You can add an ADC instance in the Citrix Application Delivery and Management and other Citrix Application Delivery and Management servers as well. When you change the password of such ADC instances, ensure to update the password on all Citrix Application Delivery and Management servers where the instance is discovered. This note applies when the Citrix Application Delivery and Management is configured only to use the pooled licensing feature.

  • A user can still do some operations of the disabled features in the Citrix Application Delivery and Management GUI. For example, event polling and ADC backup. As a super administrator, If you want to restrict such operations, disable user accesses for other administrators using an appropriate access policy. For more information, see Configure Access Policies on Citrix Application Delivery and Management.

Configure only for the pooled licensing feature