ILMT & BigFix: How to install, configure and maintain for sub-capacity licensing?
In today’s world, applications can be hosted on different platforms. It’s not uncommon that applications shift between virtual, containerized and cloud platforms.
From a licensing perspective, a change of platform will most likely result into a change in the available capacity on which the software is installed and/or running and as such have an impact on the required number of licenses. A situation software asset managers and/or software license manager would typically need to watch out for.
This article provides an overview of the installation and configuration of BigFix and IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT). Topics covered in the article:
- Who is required to make use of ILMT?
- How to install ILMT?
- Concerns regarding the installation of ILMT and BigFix
- How to install BigFix?
- BigFix fixlets
In order to have a clear overview of the benefits of ILMT, please read my previous article on this topic.
Randy is our Software Compliance License Analyst. He specializes on IBM Software and the IBM License Metric Tool. He brings an in-depth technical experience from his previous role in IBM Cloud Lab Services where he designed and implemented Cloud solutions.
This enables him to understand the technical and financial impact of a software license agreement and support customers to be in control of their license deployments.