PVU reporting as a Service
An organization can deploy IBM software either in the Full-capacity licensing mode, in which case it must acquire licenses for all the physical processor cores, or in the Sub-capacity licensing mode (virtualization capacity), where it must acquire licenses to cover only all activated processor cores made available to the software. If the sub-capacity licensing mode is chosen for the organization’s IBM software, the IBM Licensing Metric Tool (ILMT) will have to be run. ILMT enables tracking IBM PVU-based software and shows exactly how IBM software is used, in addition to helping to optimize and maintain compliance with the IBM sub-capacity and PVU licensing terms.
ILMT installation is only part of the success. In order to deliver savings, ILMT requires a lot of work to set up and check with the actual state. The challenge is to maintain and manage the environment, considering the risks that may arise. Another issue is the appearance of the newly deployed IBM software or changes in qualified virtual environments, which is associated with the risk of conversion to Full-capacity. In addition, IBM software is often sold in the form of packages that give the possibility to use various components without additional charges under the license of the second program. Knowing and being up to date with the licensing terms will allow the organization to properly assign detected software to the appropriate license.
How can we help?
Deloitte has extensive experience in advising organizations in the field of installation, configuration and maintenance of ILMT in various industries around the world. As a global IBM integrator, we have deep knowledge of licensing conditions and Sub-capacity requirements, as well as experience in working with the IBM License Metric Tool. Cooperation with Deloitte specialists from other countries enables us to implement complex projects focusing on the installation and maintenance of the ILMT environment. Thanks to the Deloitte-managed PVU reporting service clients do not bear the costs of implementing and maintaining the ILMT solution in their own environment. What is more, they are offered the support of Deloitte experts and practitioners in the field of ILMT and IBM license terms.