SCRT Users Guide. This information describes how to use the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). SCRT is a no-charge IBM® tool that reports required license capacity for sub- capacity eligible products that run on z/OS®, z/TPF, or z/VSE® operating systems . License Management Support. Welcome to License Management Support (LMS). This application will assist you in submitting SCRT SubCapacity or SCRT.

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You can choose any of the following methods to review the sub-capacity report: Preparing to use the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool.

The report is a text file in comma-separated value. Submit the sub-capacity report to IBM.

Apply these service updates before the start of the reporting period for which you will be collecting data for SCRT. By Andrew Sica The z Software ecosystem now has a common approach to determining product license capacity.

If the actions do not correct the problem, open a service request PMR against component SCRT2 with a description of the problem, an attachment containing the job log for the SCRT job, and an attachment containing each of the sub-capacity reports that may have been generated. The same sort of information is provided, such as the sxrt four-hour rolling average, data collection statistics, and more. Preparing to use the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool. Each sub-report contains a section for each container.

Verify that all of the IBM contracts and addenda have been signed prior to submitting the sub-capacity reports that use those pricing options.

License Management Support

If Country Multiplex Pricing is in use, this value includes the contributions from all CPCs on which the container ran. Since sub-capacity pricing was introduced many years ago, z System customers asked ISVs to adopt similar models for their software licensing. The replacement solution ID must correspond to the qualified workload that ran in the container.


Container Total The total rolling 4-hour average utilization or MSU consumption for the container for the hour.

Products whose capacity is adjusted by Integrated Workload Pricing and products eligible for Getting Started Sub-Capacity Pricing use capacity algorithms that differ from those for traditional sub-capacity pricing.

After these problems have been resolved, continue with the next stop in this process. SCRT also does the following: This benefits the customer too of course, who only have one copy of SCRT to maintain.

Failure to have the required contracts or addenda signed or otherwise agreed to may cause IBM to reject the affected sub-capacity report. SCRT processes the following data: Each member is one sub-capacity report. The following fields appear in the header record: A sequential data set that contains a single text file in comma-separated value. While reviewing the sub-capacity reportadd comments to the report, as required, before submitting it to IBM. Follow the actions indicated for each message to address each problem before attempting to rerun the SCRT job.

Interested ISVs must sign a license agreement to obtain instructions on creating the product library file. Return codes higher than 0 indicate that SCRT encountered one or more problems generating one or more sub-capacity reports.

This is intended to further reduce the chance of any output being directed to the wrong party. You must use the most current version of SCRT to submit reports for billing. Traditional sub-capacity pricing is based ihm the four-hour rolling average utilization of the LPARs in which the sub-capacity products execute.


Overview of the SCRT process

Move the report to your workstation as a. The trace output is organized as comma-separated fields to allow the file to be read scrh a spreadsheet application. Your submitted data will be reflected in the software charges for March. It is a drastic understatement to simply state that software pricing is a sensitive subject. Skip to content United States. As a participating ISV, you can get detailed product information from each of your customers — information to help you understand how scrf products are deployed and used.

Any LPARs that are part of a Container Pricing solution must be dedicated to the solution or workload indicated as part of the agreement. Provides a simple, non-intrusive means for you to generate sub-capacity reports that show required license capacity for all eligible sub-capacity products that execute on a CPC Allows IBM to receive, view and store sub-capacity reports received from customers Allows IBM to generate customer bills according to the sub-capacity reports received from customers.

A reporting period is from midnight the very beginning of the second day of the month up to midnight the very beginning of the second day of the next month. Your email address will not be published.

Review the sub-capacity report. The output can be: