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Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administration Essential Guide by Daniele Tosatto

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Licensing XenServer

XenServer is available in four editions but you can move towards virtualization (if you have not yet done this in your enterprise) with just the free edition. It can be used without time limits and restrictions. Citrix requires you only to activate the product within 30 days after you have installed it and then renew the free license on an annual basis.

Activating a free edition

To activate the free edition, follow this procedure:

  1. Request an activation key from Citrix using XenCenter.
  2. Click on the Tools menu and select License Manager.
  3. Select one or more hosts that you wish to activate. Click on Activate Free XenServer and then select Request Activation Key, as shown in the following screenshot:
  4. XenCenter opens a web browser and ...

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