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Many sites explain how to renew the license using XenCenter. Is there a way to do this directly from the console?

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The question is probably outdated, but just reference. From the XenServer 6.1.0 Licensing FAQ:

Q: Can I apply a license without using XenCenter?

A: Yes, you can use the xe CLI. Run the host-apply-edition command. For example, enter the following:

xe host-apply-edition edition=advanced|enterprise|platinum|enterprise-xd \ license-server-address=<license_server_address>host-uuid=<uuid_of_host> \ license-server-port=<license_server_port>
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It appears that an answer might reside here, in a post on the XenServer forums.

From the post, it appears that you need to do the following:

  • Obtain the license file (I'm assuming you've already done this since you are asking how to renew the license)
  • Place the file on a USB drive and plug it into the host machine
  • Select "XenServer Details and Licensing" from xsconsole

Hope this helps!

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I do not have a license file, I have a server with an expired license. All the computers on my network are linux-only and I'm trying to find a way not to install windows just to install XenCenter just to renew a a license . –  Noam Kremen Sep 22 '11 at 12:37
    
Have you tried the xsconsole screen I mentioned to see if you can renew that way? I'm not right in front of it at the moment, but I think there might be a direct option there. I will look more as soon as I have the chance. –  SeanKilleen Sep 22 '11 at 12:39
    
nope, xsconsole 5.6 does not have this option –  Noam Kremen Sep 22 '11 at 12:48

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