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Retrieve firmware and licensing information for a Citrix ADC VPX Appliance

Citrix supports NITRO REST APIs for retrieving firmware and licensing information for a Citrix ADC appliance. The firmware information includes the version and build number of the firmware running on the appliance. The licensing information includes the list of available ADC features, and the type and mode of the license used in the appliance.

Before you begin

Before you find firmware and licencing information for a Citrix ADC appliance, make sure that:

Retrieve firmware information for a Citrix ADC appliance

You use the _nsversion_NITRO API object to find information about the firmware running on a Citrix ADC appliance,.The Citrix ADC appliance responds with the version and build number of the firmware running on the appliance.

For more information about the _nsversion_object and its properties, see Citrix NITRO API reference for nsversion.

Retrieve licensing information for a Citrix ADC appliance

You use the nslicense NITRO API object to find information about the licenses on a Citrix ADC appliance.

The Citrix ADC appliance responds with the following information:

  • List of ADC features available (marked as true) or not (marked as false) in the appliance
  • modelid. This attribute represents different numbers for two types of licenses.
    • Bandwidth licenses. Specifies the throughput bandwidth licensed for this appliance. For example, for 20 Gbps, modelid: 20000
    • vCPU licenses. Specifies number of vCPUs licensed for this appliance. For example, for 4 vCPU, modelid: 4 vCPUs
  • licensingmode. Thisattribute represents the mode of the license for this appliance:
    • Local
    • Pooled
    • CICO
    • EXPRESS
    • CPU
    • CPU-Local

For more information about the nslicense object and its properties, see Citrix NITRO API reference for nslicense.

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