Application Delivery Management

Upgrade a perpetual license in a NetScaler SDX to NetScaler Pooled capacity

NetScaler SDX with perpetual license can be upgraded to NetScaler Pooled capacity license. Upgrading to NetScaler Pooled Capacity license enables you to allocate licenses from the license pool to NetScaler on demand. You can also configure NetScaler Pooled capacity license for NetScaler instances configured in high availability mode.


Conversion from a perpetual license to a Pooled capacity license is a one-way license entitlement process. You cannot revert the Pooled capacity license back to perpetual.

  • For upgrading NetScaler SDX to NetScaler Pooled Capacity license, you must upload the SDX-Z license to the appliance.

  • Ensure you have the permission to add NetScaler instances in NetScaler Console.

  • To ensure that there is no impact on the current licenses, the customer has to allocate the same number of instances and bandwidth that is available as part of the perpetual license.

To upgrade to NetScaler Pooled capacity:

  1. In a Web browser, type the IP address of NetScaler SDX, such as

  2. In User Name and Password, type the administrator credentials.

  3. On the Welcome page, click Continue.

  4. Upload the zero-capacity license. On the Configuration tab, navigate to System > Licenses.

  5. On the Manage Licenses page, click Add License File.

  6. In the Licenses page, select Upload license files from a local computer and click Browse to select the zero-capacity license from your local machine. Then, click Finish.

    Upload license file

    Once the zero-capacity license is applied successfully, the Pooled Licenses section appears on the Licenses page.


    To remove the old license file, you don’t have to reboot your NetScaler SDX and therefore downtime is avoided. For more help, contact NetScaler support.

  7. In the Pooled licenses section, do the following:

    1. In the Licensing Server Name or IP Address field, enter the license server details. If you want to configure the NetScaler Console server as a license server, specify the NetScaler Console server’s IP address.

    2. In the Port Number field, enter the license server port. Default value: 27000.

    3. Specify User Name and Password of the licensing server.

      • For the NetScaler Console server, enter the administrator credentials.

      • For the NetScaler Console agent, enter the agent credentials.

    4. Click Get Licenses.

    Enter details of license server

  8. In the Allocate Licenses window, specify the required instances and bandwidth and click Allocate.

    Allocate Licenses

    On the Manage Licenses page, you can view the details of the license server, license edition, and the allocated instances and bandwidth from the pool.

    Allocated Licenses to SDX


Upgrading a perpetual license to Pooled capacity does not require restarting the SDX appliance.

Upgrade a perpetual license in a NetScaler SDX to NetScaler Pooled capacity

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