This article describes a new Citrix Cloud service, License Server Usage Insights, that is available to all Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop customers. Read on to find out why I think this is a big deal especially for customers that that have not transitioned to Citrix Cloud subscription licensing (aka own perpetual licenses).
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If you have a single on-prem Virtual Apps and Desktops license server OR have completely transitioned to the Virtual Apps and Desktops service then this new on-prem License Usage Insights may not be for you because Studio gives you a good view of license consumption.
This new service may be beneficial if you have a larger environment that has gotten complicated over the years and there is not a simple answer to, "how are we doing on Citrix licenses?".
If one or more the scenarios above apply to you then read on. License Server Usage Insights connects your on-prem license server(s) to Citrix Cloud. It can then aggregate usage from across many license servers and present them in a pretty dashboard.
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FWIW, Citrix license server upgrades were a standard practice back when I was consulting anytime I was upgrading anything in the environment. Not only would you typically get security improvements and bug fixes but it would ensure that a component upgrade would not get halted due to newer license server requirements.
That is all there is to it. I hope this gives you better visibility into your environment.