Category : Licensing

Blog, Citrix, Licensing, XenMobile
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XenMobile 10 – Configuration Series Part 2: Configuring Remote Licensing

Licensing

XenMobile 10 uses Citrix Licensing to manage licenses. XenMobile comes with an evaluation license valid 30 days. If you decide to use your Citrix license, you can configure it at any time. You can install licenses locally or use Citrix License Server. I will show how to configure Citrix license on the remote license server.

Important: If you intend to use cluster nodes, or instances of XenMobile, you need to use Citrix Licensing on a remote server.

More information see:
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xenmobile-10/xmob-licensing.html

 

Pre-requirements:

– Citrix License Server installed.
Download link: http://www.citrix.com/downloads/licensing.html 

– Citrix XenMobile license downloaded from Citrix and imported into License Server.
More info how to obtain license file: http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/licensing-1111/lic-install-license-files.html

 

Configuring licensing:

1. Log in to the XenMobile Web Console and choose Configure -> Settings -> Licensing

 

2. Change License type: Remote license
3. Type License server name or IP address
4. Choose license server Port (default 27000) and press Test Connection

 

5. After successfully connection to the License Server valid license should be visible.

 

6. Optionally you can configure License Expiration notification. Press Next.

 

7. All done, press Finish. 🙂

 

 

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Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Licensing

Microsoft License Mobility

Eligible Microsoft Windows Server Applications can be deployed on AWS using existing application licenses. This allows customers to more easily move their workloads to the Amazon Web Services cloud, without any additional Microsoft software licensing fees. This benefit is available to Microsoft Volume Licensing (VL) customers with eligible server applications covered by active Microsoft Software Assurance (SA) contracts. Not only will license mobility make the transition easier for existing SA customers, it provides customers who prefer to purchase perpetual licenses the ability to continue doing so while still taking advantage of the efficiencies of the cloud.

Microsoft License Mobility:
http://aws.amazon.com/windows/mslicensemobility/

How to Sign Up?

All customers using License Mobility through Software Assurance must complete a license verification process and Microsoft will ensure that the customer has eligible licenses with active Software Assurance.

To start the verification process and review additional details, go to:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/software-assurance/license-mobility.aspx

 

 

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Blog, Citrix, Licensing, Microsoft, RDS, VDA, VDI, Windows, XenApp, XenDesktop
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Citrix VDI and Microsoft RDS licensing explained

People asks continually from me what kind of licenses are needed in current cases and often I come across situations where I need to clarifying for the customers Microsoft and Citrix different licenses. I’ve put together mine checklist in different scenarios.

To access VDI, you need Windows Software Assurance on the client device or Microsoft Virtual Desktop Access licenses. RDS CALs are not used in this case. Windows Software Assurance and Virtual Desktop Access licenses include home use rights.

To connect to VDI, you need the following licenses:

  • Citrix XenDesktop VDI Only Edition or higher.
  • Either Windows Software Assurance or VDA license. You don’t need both. The license is assigned to the client device.

XenDesktop Enterprise and Platinum include the Citrix licenses to connect to Remote Desktop Session Host. But each named user would also need an RDS CAL.

To connect to Remote Desktop Session Host, you need the following licenses:

  • Citrix XenDesktop Enterprise or Platinum
  • Windows Server OS license for the RDS server
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Services CAL for each named user

 

Streaming App-V to virtual desktops you need MDOP licenses. If you are streaming App-V to Remote Desktop Session Host then App-V is included in the RDS CAL price.

To stream apps using App-V, you need the following licenses:

  • To stream to virtual desktops, purchase MDOP for each client device
  • To stream to RDSH, no additional license is needed.

 

And here is a good links!

Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services Licensing Data Sheet:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/B/A/6BA3215A-C8B5-4AD1-AA8E-6C93606A4CFB/Windows_Server_2012_R2_Remote_Desktop_Services_Licensing_Datasheet.pdf

Understanding Remote Desktop Licensing:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772298.aspx

Citrix product licensing information:
http://www.citrix.com/buy/licensing/product.html

Citrix licenses explained:
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/licensing-1111/lic-license-types.html

 

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