Maintaining your ILMT software inventory

ilmt software inventory

The IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) is almost unavoidable for any IBM customer. In our previous articles I addressed the benefits and drawbacks of ILMT.

The main benefit of having ILMT is that you can lower license and support costs by taking advantage of sub-capacity licensing – basically licensing and paying only for what you’re using, not the full capacity of the processor. However just having ILMT installed is not enough: IBM requires you to maintain your ILMT environment and to provide (quarterly) audit reports on request and keep them for two years.

This article provides you with details of what you should pay attention to if you want to have a complete and accurate ILMT environment and report which will be accepted as “sub-capacity eligible” in case of an IBM audit.