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Upgrade a perpetual license in Citrix ADC VPX to Citrix ADC pooled capacity

Citrix ADC VPX appliance with perpetual license can be upgraded to Citrix ADC Pooled Capacity license. Upgrading to Citrix ADC Pooled Capacity license enables you to allocate licenses from the license pool to Citrix ADC VPX appliances on demand. You can also configure Citrix ADC Pooled Capacity license for Citrix ADC instances configured in high availability mode. To configure Citrix ADC Pooled Capacity license for Citrix ADC VPX instances in high availability mode, see Upgrading the Perpetual License in Citrix ADC VPX High Availability Pair to Citrix ADC Pooled Capacity.

Prerequistes

Ensure that you upgrade the Citrix ADC VPX appliance to version 12.0.56.x.

To upgrade to Citrix ADC pooled capacity:

  1. In a Web browser, type the IP address of the Citrix ADC VPX appliance, such as http://192.168.100.1.

  2. In User Name and Password fields, type the administrator credentials.

  3. On the Welcome page, click Continue.

  4. On the Configuration tab, navigate to System > Licenses and click Manage Licenses.

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  5. On the Licenses page, click Add New License.

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  6. On the Licenses page, choose Use remote licensing and do the following:

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    1. In the Remote Licensing mode drop-down list, choose Pooled Licensing.

    2. In the Server Name/IP Address field, Enter the details of the license server.

    3. Make sure that the Register with Citrix ADM check box is selected and enter Citrix ADM credentials, if you want to manage your instance’s pool licenses through ADM.

    4. Click Continue.

  7. In the Allocate licenses window, do the following:

    1. Select the license edition from the drop-down list.

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    2. Allocate the bandwidth to the Citrix ADC appliance from the Allocate menu and click Get Licenses.

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  8. When prompted, click Reboot to reboot the appliance.

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  9. In the Confirm dialog box, click Yes.

  10. Once the Citrix ADC VPX appliance reboots, logon to the Citrix ADC VPX appliance. On the Welcome page, click Continue.

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    The Licenses page displays all the feature that are licensed on the Citrix ADC VPX appliance. Click X.

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  11. Navigate to System > Licenses and click Manage Licenses.

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    On the Manage Licenses page, you can view the details of the license server, license edition, and the allocated bandwidth.

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Upgrading the Perpetual License in Citrix ADC VPX High Availability Pair to Citrix ADC Pooled Capacity

For Citrix ADC VPX Appliances configured in high availability mode, you have to configure Citrix ADC Pooled Capacity on both the primary and secondary Citrix ADC instances in the HA pair. You need to allocate licenses of the same capacity to both the primary and secondary Citrix ADC instances in the HA pair. For example, if you want 1 Gbps capacity from each instance in the HA pair, you need to allocate 2 Gbps capacity from the common pool so that you can allocate 1 Gbps capacity each to the primary and secondary Citrix ADC instances in the HA pair.

To upgrade an exisiting Citrix ADC VPX HA setup to Citrix ADC Pooled Capacity:

  1. Log on to the primary Citrix ADC VPX Instance. In a Web browser, type the IP address of the Citrix ADC appliance, such as http://192.168.100.1.

  2. In User Name and Password fields, type the administrator credentials.

  3. On the Welcome page, click Continue.

  4. On the Configuration tab, navigate to System > Licenses and click Manage Licenses.

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  5. On the Licenses page, click Add New License.

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  6. On the Licenses page, choose Use remote licensing and do the following:

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    1. In the Remote Licensing mode drop-down list, choose Pooled Licensing.

    2. In the Server Name/IP Address field, Enter the details of the license server.

    3. Make sure that the Register with Citrix ADM check box is selected and enter the ADM credentials, if you want to manage your instance’s pool licenses through Citrix ADM.

    4. Click Continue.

  7. In the Allocate licenses window, do the following:

    1. Select the license edition from the drop-down list.

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    2. Allocate the bandwidth to the Citrix ADC appliance from the Allocate menu and click Get Licenses.

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    3. When prompted, click Reboot to warm reboot the primary Citrix ADC VPX appliance.

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  8. In the Confirm dialog box, click Yes.

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    The Citrix ADC VPX appliance reboots.

    Once the primary Citrix ADC VPX appliance reboot, the secondary Citrix ADC VPX appliance becomes the new primary Citrix ADC VPX appliance in your HA setup.

  9. Log on to the new primary Citrix ADC VPX appliance and reboot the appliance. Perform the following:

    1. In a Web browser, type the IP address of the Citrix ADC appliance, such as http://192.168.100.1.

    2. In User Name and Password fields, type the administrator credentials.

    3. On the Welcome page, click Continue.

    4. On the Configuration tab, click System.

    5. On the System page, click Reboot.

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    6. On the Reboot page, select Warm reboot and click OK.

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      Citrix ADC VPX Appliances in High Availability mode are now upgraded to Citrix ADC Pooled Capacity llicense.

  10. To verify that the Citrix ADC VPX Appliance in HA Availablility mode is upgraded to Citrix ADC Pooled Capacity license, log on to the primary and secondary VPX appliances and do the following:

    1. On the Welcome page, click Continue.

    2. On the Configuration tab, navigate to System > Licenses and click Manage Licenses. On the Manage Licenses page, you can view the details of the license server, license edition, and the allocated bandwidth.

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Upgrade a perpetual license in Citrix ADC VPX to Citrix ADC pooled capacity