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To import and configure the License Server VPX 11.12 Build 14001

Jun 30, 2014

The Citrix License Server VPX is distributed as a virtual machine system configured in .xva format and is not supported with XenApp 7.6 and XenDesktop 7.6.

To import License Server VPX using XenCenter

  1. Open XenCenter, click on the server on which to import the License Server VPX, and select Import.
  2. Browse to the location of your package and choose Citrix_License_Server_Virtual_Appliance_11.12_Build_14001.xva.
  3. Choose a Home Server for your VM. This is the server on which the VM starts automatically. Alternately, you can click on a XenServer pool and the VM automatically starts on the most suitable host in that pool.
  4. Choose a storage repository for the virtual disk. The repository must have a minumum of 8 GB of free space.
  5. Define network interfaces. The License Server VPX communicates on a single virtual NIC. Choose a network that is accessible to the Citrix Servers to which you want to provide license services.
After you import the VM, it appears inside your XenCenter management console. You can restart the virtual appliance in XenServer by right clicking on its name and choosing Start.

To configure the License Server VPX for first use

After importing the License Server VPX, you have a fully-functional Citrix License Server on your XenServer pool. The first time you start the License Server, a setup wizard opens to configure networking.

  1. After the wizard opens, create a strong root password for adminstrators.
  2. Specify a hostname for the License Server VPX.
    Note: Most Citrix license files are tied to the case-sensitive hostname of your License Server.
  3. Specify a domain for the License Server VPX.
  4. Specify whether to use DHCP as your network type. Choose y to obtain network information automatically; otherwise, choose n and type the required network information.
  5. Specify a License Administration Console username and password for the licensing service.
Configure licenses from a web-based interface, available on port 8082.

If you make an error in configuration, you can log onto the appliance as root with the password you specified and type the command to rerun the setup wizard.