Citrix License Server

Version 1

    This template monitors Citrix License Servers.

     

    Prerequisites: WinRM must be installed and properly configured.

    Credentials: Windows administrator.


    Monitored Components

    Licenses Usage (All Pools)

    This monitor returns the total number of available and in use licenses for all licensing pools.

     

    Licenses Usage (Specific Pool)

    This monitor returns the total number of available and in use licenses for specific license pool.

    Note: this monitor requires argument: Product_License_Descriptor. Every PLD consists of the three fields, Product Name, Product Feature and the License Model. For example: MPS_ENT_CCU

    Note: By default, this monitor is disabled.

     

    Service: Citrix Licensing

    This monitor returns CPU and memory usage of the Citrix Licensing service. This service provides licensing services for Citrix products.

     

    Service: Citrix Licensing Support

    This monitor returns CPU and memory usage of the Citrix Licensing Support service. This account controls reading the license files and updating strings with license trailers (data dictionary functionality).

     

    Service: Citrix Licensing WMI

    This monitor returns CPU and memory usage of the Citrix Licensing WMI service. This service provides access to Citrix Licensing WMI classes.

     

    Service: Citrix Web Services for Licensing

    This monitor returns CPU and memory usage of Citrix Web Services for Licensing. This is service that automates the allocation and installation of licenses on the Citrix License Server.

    Note: this monitor is unavailable for Citrix 6 and 6.5 versions and by default is disabled.

     

    TCP Port: License Server Manager

    This component monitor tests the ability of a License Server Manager to accept incoming sessions. This port handles the initial point of contact for license requests. By default, it monitors TCP port 27000.

     

    TCP Port: Licenses Check-In/Check-Out

    This component monitor tests the ability of a Licenses Check-In/Check-Out to accept incoming sessions. This port is used for check-in/check-out of Citrix licenses. By default, it monitors TCP port 7279.

     

    TCP Port: Administration Console

    This component monitor tests the ability of a Web-based administration console to accept incoming sessions. By default, it monitors TCP port 8082.

     

    TCP Port: Simple License Service

    This component monitor tests the ability of a Simple License Service to accept incoming sessions. By default, it monitors TCP port 8083.

    Note: this monitor is unavailable for Citrix 6 and 6.5 versions and by default is disabled.

     

    Warning and Error Events: License Server

    This monitor returns warning and error events for the License Server. This monitor looks for events in the Application log file with the following source names:

    CITRIX_LicenseServer,Citrix_Licensing

     

    Configuring Windows Remote Management (WinRM)

    1. 1. If not already done so, install PowerShell 2.0 and WinRM on the SAM and target servers. Powershell 2.0 can be found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968930.
    2. 2. On the SAM server, open a command prompt as an administrator. To do this, perform the following step:
    • Go to the Start menu and right-click the cmd.exe and then select Run as Administrator.
    1. 3. Enter the following in the command prompt:
             winrm quickconfig
      winrm set winrm/config/client @{TrustedHosts="*"}
    2. 4. On the target server, open a command prompt as an Administrator and enter the following:
             winrm quickconfig
      winrm set winrm/config/client @{TrustedHosts="IP_ADDRESS"}

    where IP address is the IP address of your SAM server.

     

    Portions of this document are based on documents (WMI class Citrix_GT_License_Pool.) found at http://www.citrix.com/. Copyright 2014.

    Last updated: 11/19/2014