Configure the ADM service only for the pooled licensing feature
As an administrator, you can configure the ADM service only for the pooled licensing feature. With this configuration, the ADM service 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 ADM on-prem 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 ADM license servers. This approach does not provide you the flexibility to allocate pooled licenses across your globally deployed ADC instances.
Therefore, configure the ADM service only for the pooled licensing feature. The ADM service 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 ADM service only for the pooled licensing feature.
Before you configure the ADM service only for the pooled licensing feature, complete the first time onboarding and setting up the ADM service. Ensure to review the agent specifications in System requirements.
When you first time onboard or set up the ADM service, ensure the following:
- The Custom Deployment option is selected.
- ADC instances to be added after you complete step 4 in this configuration procedure.
For more information about onboarding and setting up the ADM service, see Getting started.
After you complete the onboarding steps, configure the ADM service only for the pooled licensing feature.
How to configure the ADM service only for the pooled licensing feature
Do the following to configure the ADM service only for the licensing feature:
Navigate to Settings > Administration.
In the System Configurations section, select System Deployment.
In ADM Deployment, select ADM only as a pooled licensing server.
This action retains only the pooled licensing feature and disables the following ADM features:
- ADM backup
- Event management
- SSL certificate management
- Network reporting
- Network functions
- Configuration audit
By default, the ADM analytics feature is disabled. Make sure to disable this feature if you have enabled it.
In the confirmation box, click Yes.
The ADM GUI now displays only the pooled licensing feature. And, the remaining features do not appear.
After you configure ADM only for the licensing feature, add ADC instances in the Infrastructure > Instances page.
You can add an ADC instance in the ADM service and other ADM servers as well. When you change the password of such ADC instances, ensure to update the password on all ADM servers where the instance is discovered. This note applies when the ADM service is configured only to use the pooled licensing feature.
A user can still do some operations of the disabled features in the ADM 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 ADM.