The IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) is a tracking tool published by IBM. Designed for IBM software, it allows customers to generate consumption reports for software licensed under the Processor Value Unit (PVU) metric. For customers who wish to benefit from IBM’s sub-capacity (virtualization capacity) licensing terms, ILMT is one of the compulsory requirements. Having someone who knows how to use the tool as well as the auditors from IBM do will ensure that any audit will be conducted fairly.
Outside of meeting certain exception criteria, IBM software customers must license all IBM PVU software under IBM’s full capacity terms, without ILMT deployment. If, during an IBM license review or audit, a situation is identified where ILMT is not properly deployed, the IBM customer can be exposed to license liability typically 8-12 times higher than their existing spend on IBM PVU software.
Our experience with assisting enterprise customers in manage IBM license reviews has taught us that sub-capacity violation caused by either the absence or misconfiguration of ILMT is the most common compliance violation.
As an IBM Passport Advantage customer, you know the importance of maintaining compliance with your IBM software license agreements. With the recent announcement from IBM regarding their requirement for Effective License Positions (ELP), it’s more important than ever to have a solid plan for managing your IBM software licenses. If you don’t know, IBM has announced that you must perform internal audits regularly, creating a formal audit document, the ELP.
Maintaining compliance with IBM’s license agreements can be a source of significant stress and frustration for many organizations. One reason is that if you are doing sub-capacity licensing, you require BifFix Inventory License Metric Tool (ILMT). The time and resources needed to keep ILMT current and the pressure to ensure compliance with IBM’s license agreements can be overwhelming.
That’s why MetrixData 360 has developed a solution specifically designed to help IBM Passport Advantage customers like you easily manage your IBM software license compliance. Our ILMT as a Service and ELP services were built to help you to take the stress out of managing your IBM software license compliance. You can relax knowing that your ELP requirements are in the hands of experts and that ILMT is compliant to meet your requirements for sub-capacity licensing rules.
Let’s look at what this new ELP requirement from IBM means for you and why our ILMT as a Service and ELP services are the solutions you need.
The IBM ELP requirement is a new rule to ensure that all organizations in the Passport Advantage program fully comply with their IBM software license agreements. Simply put, it means that IBM now requires all Passport Advantage customers to regularly create an ELP to demonstrate compliance with their license agreements. IBM has gone as far as to add to the Passport Advantage contracts that you have 30 days to provide an ELP for them to validate. Otherwise, you will be deemed non-compliant.
Creating an ELP can be complex and time-consuming, particularly if you’re already struggling to keep up with the maintenance and reporting requirements of the Inventory License Metric Tool (ILMT). That’s why our ILMT as a Service and ELP services are designed to help you manage this new requirement easily.
Our ILMT is an essential tool for managing your IBM software licenses. It provides real-time data on your IBM software usage, so you can see whether you comply with your license agreements.
However, maintaining ILMT can be a challenge. Keeping ILMT current and running regular reports takes time and resources many organizations don’t have. In addition, the pressure to ensure compliance with IBM’s license agreements can be overwhelming, particularly when you’re already facing the challenge of creating regular ELPs.
That’s where MetrixData 360 comes in. Our ILMT as a Service and ELP services are designed to help you easily manage your ILMT maintenance and reporting requirements. With our expertise and experience in this area, you can relax knowing that your ILMT is always up-to-date and your ELP requirements are in good hands.
We provide you with the peace of mind of knowing your IBM software license compliance is in good hands. With our expertise and experience in this area, you can be confident that your ILMT implementation is up-to-date and maintained and that you have regular ELPs to meet IBM’s requirements.
ILMT as a Service service is hosted in the cloud so that you can access your data and reports anywhere. This makes it easy to manage your IBM software license compliance from a single, centralized location, no matter where your employees are.
And best of all, our ILMT as a Service and ELP services are priced to suit your budget, so you can manage your IBM software license compliance without breaking the bank.
At MetrixData 360, we understand the challenges of maintaining compliance with IBM’s license agreements. That’s why we’ve developed a solution that takes the stress and frustration out of this process, allowing your IT team to focus on what they do best.
We’d love to show you how our ILMT as a Service and ELP services can help you to maintain compliance with IBM’s license agreements. If you’re ready to learn more, reply to this email or call us to schedule a demo.
PS: Don’t wait until IBM requests an ELP to start thinking about your IBM software license compliance. Take control of your ELP requirements today and get peace of mind from knowing your IBM software license compliance is in good hands with MetrixData 360.