Citrix Application Delivery Management

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

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

Prerequisites

Ensure that you upgrade the VPX instance to version 12.0.56.x.

To upgrade to Citrix ADC pooled capacity:

  1. In a Web browser, type the IP address of the VPX instance, 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.

    Manage Licenses

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

    Licenses

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

    Use remote licensing

    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.

      Allocate licenses

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

      Get licenses

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

    Reboot the ADC instance

  9. In the Confirm dialog box, click Yes.

  10. After the VPX instance restarts, log on to the instance. On the Welcome page, click Continue.

    ADC instance welcome page

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

    Licenses

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

    Manage licenses

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

Upgrade the Perpetual License in Citrix ADC VPX high availability pair to Citrix ADC pooled capacity

For VPX instances configured in a high availability mode, you have to configure pooled capacity on both the primary and secondary instances in the HA pair. For both the primary and secondary instances, you need to allocate licenses of the same capacity. For example, if you want 1 Gbps capacity from each instance in the HA pair, you need twice the capacity (2 Gbps) from the common pool. Then you can allocate 1 Gbps capacity each to the primary and secondary instances in the HA pair.

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

  1. Log on to the secondary VPX (node 2) 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.

    Manage licenses

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

    Add new license

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

    Use remote licensing

    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.

      Select the license edition

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

      Allocate licenses

    3. When prompted, click Reboot to warm restart the instance.

      Warm reboot the instance

  8. In the Confirm dialog box, click Yes.

    Confirmation box

    The VPX instance reboots.

    When prompted, click Reboot to restart the appliance. After the appliance is up and running with the new license, force a failover by typing force ha failover. This failover ensures that the HA pair is in good health.

  9. After the failover, log on to the new secondary VPX instance (node 1) and repeat the same process to add the new secondary to the pool.

    If you want to change the primary and secondary instance in the HA pair to your original HA pair configuration, force a failover. Run the following command on any instance in the HA pair:

     > force ha failover
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  10. To verify that the VPX instance is upgraded to pooled capacity license, log on to the primary and secondary instances and complete the following steps.

    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.

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