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This article contains information to obtain and activate NetScaler VPX trial licenses.


This article explains how to obtain a Citrix NetScaler VPX 1000 Platinum Evaluation license.

An Evaluation license for NetScaler VPX is valid for 90 days. If you would like to evaluate more than one NetScaler or?? extend your testing after 90 days, a new evaluation license needs to be requested.


To obtain NetScaler VPX 1000 Platinum Evaluation licenses, complete the following procedure:

  1. Go to Citrix Downloads.

  2. Select NetScaler ADC from the Find Downloads drop-down, and then click Find.

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  3. Expand the NetScaler section that you are interested in.

  4. Select Try it FREE.

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  5. Fill out the form.

  6. Select Download.

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  7. Activate your NetScaler VPX 1000 Platinum license with the license activation code sent through email.
    This license is valid for 90 days.

License Allocation Procedure??

  1. You must activate the provided license code manually. Refer to CTX131387 - How to manually allocate a license on the My Account?? portal for steps to activate the license provided.

  2. NetScaler VPX appliances require the license to be allocated to the MAC address of the appliance. You must enter the MAC address in lower case without any dashes and periods.

Obtaining the MAC Address from the CLI

  1. Log on to NetScaler CLI, the default username and password is nsroot and nsroot respectively.

  2. Type shell and press Enter to go to the shell prompt.

  3. Enter command lmutil lmhostid.
    The output of the command <lmutil lmhostid –ether> on the NetScaler VPX console shows the MAC address. Following is an example:??

     root@ns# lmutil lmhostid lmutil - Copyright (c) 1989-2007 Macrovision Europe Ltd. and/or Macrovision Corporation. All Rights Reserved. The FLEXnet host ID of this machine is "xxxxxxxxxxxx”

Additional Resources

To learn more about NetScaler VPX licensing, refer CTX122426 - Citrix NetScaler VPX and CloudBridge VPX Licensing Guide

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