Licensing guide for Citrix ADC

Install a new license

To install a license, you can either use the automatic method or the manual method. For automatic allocation of licenses, you require access to citrix.com public domains through the appliance.

Note:

  • MPX ADC uses either the hardware serial number (HSN) or the license access code to install licenses.
  • VPX ADC uses license access code from Citrix to install licenses.

The following section contains methods to install a license:

Before you start

  • Ensure your hardware serial number is linked to your appliance hardware.
  • Ensure you have your license access code in the LA-xxxxxxxxxx-xxxxx format. This code is listed in the Citrix email when you purchase a license.
  • Partially allocate licenses as required for your deployment. For more information, see the term Allocate licenses in the Glossary.
  • Ensure you use a proxy server, if you do not want to configure internet connectivity on the Citrix ADC appliance. Select the Connect through Proxy Server check box and specify the IP address and port of your proxy server.

MPX ADC - Install a new license

  1. In a web browser, type the IP address of the Citrix ADC appliance. For example, http://192.168.100.1.

  2. In the User Name and Password, type the administrator credentials.

  3. On the Configuration tab, navigate to System > Licenses.

  4. In the details pane, click Manage Licenses, click Add New License, and then select:

    • Use Serial Number: The software internally fetches the serial number of your appliance and uses this number to display your licenses.
    • Use license access code: Citrix emails the license access code for the license that you purchased. Enter the license access code (LA-xxxxxxxxxx-xxxxx) in the text box.
  5. Click Get Licenses. Depending on the option that you selected, one of the following dialog boxes appears.

    The following dialog box appears if you selected the serial number.

    ADC license serial number

    The following dialog box appears if you selected the license access code.

    License access code

  6. Select the license file that you want to use to allocate your licenses.

  7. In the Allocate column, enter the number of licenses to be allocated, and click Get.

    • If you selected Hardware Serial Number, enter the number of licenses, as seen in the following image.

    License access code

    • If you selected license access code, enter the number of licenses, as seen in the following image.

    License access key allocation

  8. Click restart for the license to take effect.

  9. In the Reboot dialog box, click OK to proceed with the changes, or click Close to cancel the changes.

    Reboot

VPX ADC - Install a new license

  1. In a web browser, type the IP address of the Citrix ADC appliance (for example, http://192.168.100.1).

  2. In User Name and Password, type the administrator credentials.

  3. On the Configuration tab, navigate to System > Licenses.

  4. In the details pane, click Manage Licenses, click Add New License, and then select:

    • Use license access code: Citrix emails the license access code for the license that you purchased. Enter the license access code (LA-xxxxxxxxxx-xxxxx) in the text box.
  5. Click Get Licenses. The following dialog box appears.

    License access code

  6. Select the license file that you want to use to allocate your licenses.

  7. In the Allocate column, enter the number of licenses to be allocated, and click Get.

  8. Enter the number of licenses, as seen in the following screenshot.

    License access key allocation

  9. Click restart for the license to take effect.

  10. In the Reboot dialog box, click OK to proceed with the changes, or click Close to cancel the changes.

    Reboot

Manual installation

If your License Server or appliance does not have an internet access, you can manage licenses from www.citrix.com.

  1. From a web browser, go to http://www.citrix.com.

  2. Click Sign In > My Account and type your user ID and password.

  3. Select Manage Licenses.

    CVAD manage license

  4. Select the licenses you want to allocate. The landing page displays only new licenses within 30 days and expiring term licenses. You can use the Find a license by… search to find all licenses using one of the search criteria. Then use the Filter by menu to narrow the display down to specific types of licenses. You can select Quick find: All active to see all licenses.

  5. From the Select an action menu, choose Allocate licenses.

  6. Enter host name (case sensitive) and how many licenses to allocate and click Create license file.

  7. Select Yes, create license file.

  8. Select Download license file, and save the file to a location accessible from your License Server or appliance.

  9. In a web browser, type the IP address of the Citrix ADC appliance. For example, http://192.168.100.1.

  10. In User Name and Password, type the administrator credentials.

  11. On the Configuration tab, navigate to System Licenses.

  12. In the details pane, click Manage Licenses.

  13. Click Add New License, then select Upload license files from a local computer.

  14. Click Browse. Navigate to the location of the license files, select the license file, and then click Open.

  15. Click restart to apply the license.

  16. In the Reboot dialog box, click OK to proceed with the changes, or click Close to cancel the changes.

Renew a license

You can download the renewed license file from Manage Licenses and then install the file on the appliance.

  1. From a web browser, go to http://www.citrix.com.

  2. Click Sign In > My Account and type your user ID and password.

  3. Select Manage Licenses.

    CVAD manage license

  4. Select the renewed licenses you want to download. The landing page displays only new licenses within 30 days and expiring term licenses. You can use the Find a license by… search to find all licenses using one of the search criteria. Then use the Filter by menu to narrow the display down to specific types of licenses. You can select Quick find: All active to see all licenses.

  5. From the Select an action menu, choose Download all licenses, and save the file to a temporary location. Remember the file name and location where you downloaded the file.

  6. In a web browser, type the IP address of the Citrix ADC appliance. For example, http://192.168.100.1.

  7. In User Name and Password, type the administrator credentials.

  8. On the Configuration tab, navigate to System Licenses.

  9. In the details pane, click Manage Licenses.

  10. Click Add New License, then select Upload license files from a local computer.

  11. Click Browse. Navigate to the location of the license files, select the license file, and then click Open.

  12. Click restart to apply the license.

  13. In the Reboot dialog box, click OK to proceed with the changes, or click Close to cancel the changes.

Licensing guide for Citrix ADC