Determine your consumption of processor value units (PVU) for IBM full and sub-capacity software
Simplify your IBM Licensing
IBM® License Metric Tool is a free product that IBM makes available to IBM Passport Advantage® clients to help them determine the consumption of processor value units (PVU) for the IBM full and sub-capacity software they acquired. The tool helps clients assess if they are compliant with licensing requirements and it provides reports that are required for IBM compliance audits.
Every Passport Advantage® client is advised to use the tool to ensure that the calculated PVU totals are complete and accurately reflect the IBM software in the client’s infrastructure. It provides a great value as it helps to automate license management processes that would otherwise be very complex to manage manually.
Installation and using ILMT is a contractually mandatory requirement for IBM clients licensed for IBM sub-capacity (also called virtualization capacity) products. For more information, see sub-capacity licensing terms.
Audit reports provide information pertaining to the processor value unit (PVU), resource value unit (RVU MAPC) per product under full and sub-capacity licensing terms for a specific period.
By using PVU-based, RVU-based, or CPU-based products, customers are obliged by a license contract to generate reports regularly (at least every three months) and store them for auditing purposes.
Our one off service includes:
- Implementenation of ILMT
- Installation of clients
- Train your operators to use the reporting
- Run the first report (including help to manually confirm that a scanned instance is correct and included into pricing or classified as Evaluation/trial, etc. to exclude from pricing)