This video demonstrates capabilities to enhance your ability to manage and reduce IBM Monthly License Charge (MLC) software expenses by providing key visibility into peak rolling 4 hour average data in IBM’s Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT).
This provides visibility into peak and top 20 4 hour rolling average (4HRA) values by product by billing month, with direct drilldowns into CPU consumption during those peak 4 hour periods. The integration here of Usage (SMF 89) and address space (SMF 30) data provides instant accessibility into which address spaces are registering which product, and has several significant use cases.
Reports demonstrated include:
- Monthly CEC MSUs by billing month used for Monthly License Costs
- Monthly CEC MSUs by billing month used for Monthly License Costs (top 20)
- Peak Product MSUs per Product, for IBM Products Only (MSU)
- CP Dispatch Time expressed in MSU
- All CP time used expressed in MSU
- Processor time usage, showing address spaces with highest TCB time usage (per second)
- Usage Time for all Sub-Capacity Reporting by Product Name
- Job Usage Time (per second)
- Usage Data from Address Space Records
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Monthly License Charges (MLC)
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