Even though my previous posts on how to import a NetScaler on XenServer and ESX with a fixed IP-address also included a way to pre-configure the MAC address of the VPX as well, I just wanted to make sure I had a quick reference in case I needed to retrieve the MAC Address of the first NIC with the commandline interface of the NetScaler VPX. After all we do need the MAC Address to request an evaluation (or production) license for the NetScaler from MyCitrix.
So this is just a quick note to easily retrieve the MAC Address of the NetScaler from the CLI:
> shell Copyright (c) 1992-2013 The FreeBSD Project. Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. root@ns# lmutil lmhostid lmutil - Copyright (c) 1989-2013 Flexera Software LLC. All Rights Reserved. The FlexNet host ID of this machine is "005056340558" root@ns#
By using the commands shell and lmutil I can quickly retrieve the the Flexnet host ID (or MAC Address) of the first NIC of the NetScaler and know what hostname to enter when I request a license at MyCitrix.
The following sources have been used to create this post:
CTX130146 – How to Change the Hostname of a NetScaler Appliance
CTX122772 – How to Allocate a V6 License for the NetScaler VPX Appliance
CTX133147 – How to Allocate NetScaler VPX Licenses