Citrix Application Delivery Management

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

A Citrix ADC SDX 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 appliances on demand. You can also configure the ADC Pooled Capacity license for Citrix ADC instances configured in high availability mode.

Important

For upgrading the SDX appliance to Citrix ADC Pooled Capacity license, you need to upload the SDX-Z license to the appliance.

To upgrade to Citrix ADC Pooled Capacity:

  1. In a Web browser, type the IP address of the SDX 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. Upload the zero-capacity license. On the Configuration tab, navigate to System > Licenses.

  5. On the Manage Licenses page, click Add License File.

  6. In Licenses page, select Upload license files from a local computer and click Browse to select the zero-capacity license from your local machine. Then, click Finish.

    Upload license file

    Once the zero-capacity license is applied successfully, Pooled Licenses section appears on the Licenses page.

  7. In the Pooled licenses section, do the following:

    Enter details of license server

    1. In the Licensing Server Name or IP Address field, enter the license server details.

    2. In the Port Number field, enter the license server port. Default value: 27000.

    3. If you want to manage your instance’s pool licenses through Citrix ADM, select the Register with Citrix ADM check box and enter the ADM credentials.

    4. Click Get Licenses.

  8. In the Allocate Licenses window, specify the required instances and bandwidth and click Allocate.

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

    Allocate Licenses

Note

Upgrading a perpetual license to pooled capacity does not require restarting the SDX appliance.

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