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Trial licensing workflow

During auto-provisioning of the Citrix ADC VPX instance using OpenStack orchestration, the Citrix Application Delivery Management (ADM) uses OpenStack Compute to launch a Citrix ADC VPX instance. The newly provisioned Citrix ADC VPX instance contacts the Citrix licensing portal during the set up, and uses the License Activation Code (LAC) to automatically download and install the license files.

Trial Licenses

Technical support staff use trial licenses when they install Citrix ADM and Citrix ADC VPX devices in field. A trial or evaluation license for Citrix ADC VPX is valid for 90 days. If there is a need to evaluate more than one Citrix ADC or extend the testing after 90 days, a new evaluation license needs to be requested. Instead of automatic installation of trial license files, Citrix ADM provides you an alternate solution. You can manually download the license files and install them on Citrix ADC VPX to complete the installation of the instance.

If the Citrix ADC VPX is unable to connect to the internet, configure the Citrix ADM to act as a proxy server for the Citrix Licensing Portal and install the license files.

Citrix ADC VPX instances that have a trial license can communicate with Citrix ADM on HTTP only. To configure HTTP communication in Citrix ADM, navigate to SystemSystem Administration, and click Change System Settings. Select http from the drop-down list to set the communication method, and click OK.

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Trial licensing workflow

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