The process of allocating your NetScaler licenses has been greatly simplified. The new licensing framework allows you to focus on getting maximum value from Citrix products.
In the NetScaler configuration utility (GUI), you can use your hardware serial number (HSN) or your license activation code (LAC) to allocate your licenses. Alternatively, if a license is already present on your local computer, you can upload it to the appliance.
For all other functionality, such as returning or reallocating your license, you must use the licensing portal. Optionally, you can still use the licensing portal for license allocation. For more information about the licensing portal, see "http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX131110".
If your license is already linked to your hardware, the license allocation process can use the hardware serial number. Otherwise, you must type the license activation code (LAC).
You can partially allocate licenses as required for your deployment. For example, if your license file contains ten licenses, but your current requirement is for only six licenses, you can allocate six licenses now, and allocate additional licenses later. You cannot allocate more than the total number of licenses present in your license file.
If you do not want to configure internet connectivity on the NetScaler appliance, you can use a proxy server. Select the Connect through Proxy Server check box and specify the IP address and port of your proxy server.
If you downloaded your license file to your local computer by accessing the licensing portal, you must upload the license to the appliance.
To install the licenses by using the command line interface
login: nsroot Password: nsroot Last login: Mon Aug 4 03:37:27 2008 from 10.102.29.9 Done > shell Last login: Mon Aug 4 03:51:42 from 10.103.25.64 root@ns# mkdir /nsconfig/license root@ns# cd /nsconfig/licenseCopy the new license file(s) to this directory.
Before using a feature, make sure that your license supports the feature.
sh ns license License status: Web Logging: YES Surge Protection: YES ....... HTML Injection: YES Done
When you use the NetScaler appliance for the first time, you need to enable a feature before you can use its functionality. If you configure a feature before it is enabled, a warning message appears. The configuration is saved but it will apply only after the feature is enabled.
enable feature lb cs done >show feature Feature Acronym Status ------- ------- ------ 1) Web Logging WL OFF 2) Surge Protection SP ON 3) Load Balancing LB ON 4) Content Switching CS ON 5) Cache Redirection CR ON . . . 24) NetScaler Push push OFF DoneThe example shows how to enable load balancing (lb) and content switching (cs).
If the license key is not available for a particular feature, the following error message appears for that feature:ERROR: feature(s) not licensed
The following example shows how to disable load balancing (LB).
> disable feature lb Done > show feature Feature Acronym Status ------- ------- ------ 1) Web Logging WL OFF 2) Surge Protection SP ON 3) Load Balancing LB OFF 4) Content Switching CS ON . . . 24) NetScaler Push push OFF Done >
NetScaler VPX Express license is a license offering for NetScaler VPX on-prem and cloud deployments. If the VPX instance does not have any license, it comes up with the VPX Express license by default.
The VPX Express license includes:
You can upgrade the VPX Express License to the following two options:
1. A standalone NetScaler VPX license
2. NetScaler Pooled Capacity license for VPX instances. For more information, see NetScaler Pooled Capacity.