Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service

Multi-type licensing

Multi-type licensing supports consumption of different license entitlements in a single Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service deployment. A Citrix license entitlement is a combination of Citrix product, edition, and license model. This article applies to you if you have more than one Citrix license entitlement.

License entitlements are configured and used at two levels: the site (your deployment of a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service product), and a delivery group.

  • The site entitlement is used unless a delivery group entitlement is configured.
  • A delivery group entitlement overrides the site entitlement.

This article describes how to specify which entitlement is used at the site level and which entitlement is used at a delivery group level.

If you have not yet configured site or delivery group entitlements, be aware of the following default behavior:

  • If you have more than one entitlement, one of them is randomly set as the site entitlement.
  • The site entitlement is used unless a delivery group entitlement is configured.

Configuring site or delivery group entitlements affects how Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service license consumption is counted in the license usage displays in Citrix Cloud.

View and update the site-level entitlement

To specify which license entitlement to use site wide, navigate to Full Configuration > Settings > Assign license and click Edit. The Assign License blade appears.

In the Assign License blade, select a license that you want the site to use. The selected license applies to all delivery groups on the site, except those configured with a different license.

Assign license

Possible licenses available for you to select include:

  • Citrix Virtual Desktops Standard – Per User/Device
  • Citrix Virtual Desktops Standard – Concurrent
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Advanced – Concurrent
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Advanced – Per User/Device
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Premium – Concurrent
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Premium – Per User/Device

When the license in use has expired and is no longer valid, you are prompted to select a valid license. If you have only one license and it has expired, contact your Citrix sales representative to renew it or to purchase new licenses.

Expired licenses that are no longer valid are labeled with Invalid. Click the X icon to remove them.

View and update a delivery group level entitlement

You can specify which license you want a delivery group to use when creating or editing a delivery group. On the License Assignment page, select an option.

Delivery group - license assignment

Options:

  • Use the site license. A site license applies to all delivery groups except for those configured with a different license. The license that appears under this option is the site license in use. To configure the site license, click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the console and select License Assignment.
  • Use a different license. This option lets you configure this delivery group to use a license different from the site license. Remember that a license entitlement is a combination of product code, edition, and license model. The delivery group must use the same license edition (Standard, Premium, or Advanced) as the site. If configured, the delivery group consumes only the selected license. The delivery group does not fall back to the site license even when the selected license is fully consumed or has become invalid.

By default, the delivery group uses the site license.

When the license configured for a delivery group has expired and is no longer valid, you are prompted to use a different license.

Note:

If you later configure a delivery group to use a different license, connected users who are consuming the current license might temporarily lose access to their desktops and applications.

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Multi-type licensing