Quick Note: Retrieve a NetScaler VPX MAC Address

NoteEven 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"

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.




Esther Barthel
Solutions Architect at cognition IT

Esther has been working in different roles and functions as an IT consultant ever since she finished her Masters degree in Computer Science in 1997. She has worked as a web developer, database administrator, and server administrator until she discovered how Server-Based Computing ( SBC ) combined servers, desktops, and user experience in one solution. Esther has been specializing in virtualization solutions such as SBC, VDI, application, and server virtualization for over eight years now and is currently working as a Senior Consultant at PepperByte, where she designs and implements Citrix® solutions for both small-business and large-enterprise infrastructures scaling from 100 to 15,000 users.
In january 2014 her first book Citrix XenApp 6.5 Expert Cookbook was published by Packt Publishing.

Esther is awarded as a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) from 2015 - 2017.
Esther is awarded as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in 2017.

Esther is a Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE-V), Citrix Certified Professional – Mobility (CCP-M), Citrix Certified Professional – Networking (CCP-N) and RES Software Certified Professional (RCP).