- Activate a Free XenServer Product
- Managing Licenses
To activate a free XenServer product, you need to apply an activation key (this may also be referred to as "license key" in some places) to the host server. The activation process works like this:
You can apply an activation key by simply double-clicking on the key file in Windows Explorer and then selecting the server to which you want to apply it, or from within XenCenter using the License Manager.
A web browser will open and you will be taken to the Citrix XenServer activation web page where the activation details of the servers you selected are recorded and where you need to fill in your contact information and email address.
If XenCenter is unable to connect to the XenServer activation server, you will be asked if you want to save the activation details of the selected host servers to a file. You will then be able to import this file to the XenServer activation server later, once your internet connection is restored.
When you have completed the activation form, an activation key file for each of the free XenServer products you selected will be emailed to you. For example:
You then need to apply the appropriate key file to each of your XenServer hosts in order to activate them.
Before you start, make sure that the activation key file can be accessed from the machine where you are running XenCenter and that you have connected to (added) the relevant servers to the set of managed resources.