Installing and correctly configuring the IBM license metric tool (ILMT) is key to benefiting from sub capacity licensing. Failure to meet the requirements of sub capacity licensing is the highest license compliance risk area for IBM customers and can lead to license compliance exposure exceeding $100M.
In recent years, IBM’s interpretation of the sub capacity requirements has become increasingly strict. It is not sufficient just to have BigFix agents deployed on all target machines. Auditors are now also closely reviewing whether ILMT is properly configured and up to date. Any ILMT discrepancies will often prompt IBM’s auditors to report full capacity deployment figures which are then used by IBM as negotiation leverage.
We have extensive knowledge of all steps of ILMT implementation, from initial installation and BigFix agent deployment, to ILMT reporting configuration and applying product bundling and exclusions. We can ensure you are compliant with sub capacity requirements while making sure the PVU/RVU quantities reported by ILMT are accurate.