Upgrading a Perpetual License in NetScaler VPX to NetScaler Pooled Capacity

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

Prerequisites

Make sure that you upgrade the NetScaler VPX appliance to version 12.0.56.x.

To upgrade to NetScaler Pooled Capacity:

  1. Log on to NetScaler MAS with your admin credentials.

  2. On the Welcome page, click Continue.

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

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

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

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    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 NetScaler MAS check box is selected and enter your administrator credentials, if you want to manage your instance’s pool licenses through the NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS).

    4. Click Continue.

  6. In the Allocate licenses window, do the following:

    1. Select the license edition from the drop-down list.

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

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

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  8. In the Confirm dialog box, click Yes.

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    The NetScaler VPX appliance reboots.

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  9. Once the NetScaler VPX appliance reboots, logon to the NetScaler VPX appliance. On the Welcome page, click Continue.

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

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

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

Upgrading the perpetual license in NetScaler VPX high availability pair to NetScaler pooled capacity

For NetScaler VPX Appliances configured in high availability mode, you have to configure NetScaler Pooled Capacity on both the primary and secondary NetScaler instances in the HA pair. Allocate licenses of the same capacity to both the primary and secondary NetScaler instances in the HA pair. For example, if you want 1 Gbps capacity from each instance in the HA pair, you need to allocate 2 Gbps capacity from the common pool so that you can allocate 1 Gbps capacity each to the primary and secondary NetScaler instances in the HA pair.

To upgrade an existing NetScaler VPX HA setup to NetScaler Pooled Capacity:

  1. Log on to the primary NetScaler VPX Instance. In a Web browser, type the IP address of the NetScaler 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.

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

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

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    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 NetScaler MAS check box is selected and enter your administrator credentials, if you want to manage your instance’s pool licenses through the NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS).

    4. Click Continue.

  7. In the Allocate licenses window, do the following:

    1. Select the license edition from the drop-down list.

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

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    3. When prompted, click Reboot to warm reboot the primary NetScaler VPX appliance.

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  8. In the Confirm dialog box, click Yes.

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    The NetScaler VPX appliance reboots.

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Once the primary NetScaler VPX appliance reboot, the secondary NetScaler VPX appliance becomes the new primary NetScaler VPX appliance in your HA setup.

  1. Log on to the new primary NetScaler VPX appliance and reboot the appliance. Perform the following:

    1. In a Web browser, type the IP address of the NetScaler 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, click System.

    5. On the System page, click Reboot.

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    6. On the Reboot page, select Warm reboot and click OK.

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      NetScaler VPX Appliances in High Availability mode are now upgraded to NetScaler Pooled Capacity license.

  2. To verify that the NetScaler VPX Appliance in HA mode is upgraded to NetScaler Pooled Capacity license, log on to the primary and secondary VPX appliances and do the following:

    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.

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Upgrading a Perpetual License in NetScaler VPX to NetScaler Pooled Capacity