XenApp servers must
point to the license server where license files are stored. The license server
settings include the name of the license server that your farm accesses to
check out licenses and the port number the license server uses to communicate.
You can set the
license server settings with the XenApp Server Configuration tool when creating
or joining a farm, or you can change the settings through a Citrix policy by
specifying the name of the license server or port number that the license
server uses to communicate in the
Licensing section of the policy and apply the policy
You may want to
change these settings in the following instances:
- You rename your license
- You want to point to a second
license server to relieve some of the traffic to the first license server. For
example, you have many connections and you find that it is slowing down the
network, or you would like to add a second license server to the farm and point
half of the connections to it.
- You want to specify another
license server to point to individual servers to segregate licenses. For
example, you want to host the accounting department’s licenses on a server
other than the human resources department.
- The default port number
(27000) is already in use.
- You have a firewall between
the license server and the computers running your Citrix products, and you must
specify a static Citrix vendor daemon port number.
To change the name of
the license server or port number that it uses to communicate, configure the
Citrix policy for
by setting the following options:
- Enter the
server host name of the server hosting XenApp licenses.
- Enter the
server port number (default 27000).
Changing the settings
on this page is only one part of the procedure, however.
If you decide to
change the license server name, ensure that a license server with the new name
already exists on your network. Because license files are tied to the license
server’s host name, if you change the license server name, you must download a
license file that is generated for the new license server. This may involve
returning and reallocating the licenses. To return and reallocate your
licenses, go to
If you change the port
number, specify the new number in all license files on the server.
To set the
The product editions
of XenApp support different features. To activate the features available with a
particular edition installed on each server, set the product edition on each
server through Citrix policies.
The product edition
also determines which type of license a server requests from the license
server. Make sure the edition you set match the licenses you installed.
- Locate the Citrix
Settings, and configure the
product edition setting.
- Create a filter
to apply the policy to specific worker groups.
- To apply the
change, you must restart each server affected by the policy.