We support the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) for you

Let us support the ILMT and easily pass the next IBM audit.Get in touch now
Does that sound familiar?
  • You have installed the ILMT but no internal resources for regular maintenance?
  • Error messages pop up (access to vCenter, systems not reachable, agent scanning errors, etc.) and you don't have time to fix them?
  • You create an audit snapshot and are unsure whether it is error-free or contains risks?
  • You have purchased IBM Cloud Paks and there are uncertainties if and how the verification is done in ILMT or IBM License Services?
  • What happens with the container Kubernetes environment (container licensing)?
  • You need to apply a new update and don't know what impact it will have on your existing system?
  • New software components are detected and you don't know if they are licensed and chargeable?

Let us take care of the ILMT for you:

Whether consulting, installation and implementation or in securing and support. On the basis of sub-capacity licenses, we ensure that you only pay for logical or virtual server capacities that are used by PVU-based PA software.

Team of experts

You have access to our nationwide team, consisting of technical consultants and licensing experts.

Many years of experience

You will benefit from our many years of experience and extensive knowledge from numerous customer cases.

Avoid mislicensing

Reduce your risk of not meeting the contractually terms and conditions when sub-licensing Capacity licensing of your virtual environment.

IBM Platinum Business Partner

Benefit from our access as IBM Platinum Business Partner extensive IBM resources.

These customers rely on our expertise:

ILMT support

We support you in all topics related to the ILMT or HCL BigFix Inventory. 

  • Consulting

    • Clarification of obligations under the Virtualization Capacity provisions (known as Sub Capacity) and Container Licensing.
    • Evaluation of previous Sub Capacity and Container Licensing compliance
    • Consulting on new licensing metrics (VPC) and products (Cloud Paks)
    • Determination of relevant processes and responsibilities
  • Installation and implementation

    • Determination of the required hardware resources
    • Defining and rolling out the BigFix agents and other components
    • Verification of the communication of the agents to the BigFix server
    • Verification of the ILMT relevant products
    • Accompaniment of the software acquisition up to the creation of the first report by the customer
  • Ongoing Services

    • ILMT Update: Implementation of new versions, fixes/fix packages and adaptation of relevant components 
    • Import of current product catalogs and PVU tables as well as regular checking of agent activity and maintenance of databases
    • Report analysis and preparation: instance assignment to products/bundles, adaptation to changed infrastructure (shutdown, migrations)
    • Review of components and products in ILMT
    • Support in assignment of IBM/HCL programs and maintenance of licenses in ILMT
    • Support in creating the monthly audit snapshots and checking for plausibility
    • Notification in case of anomalies or detection of new products

What is the IBM License Metric Tool?

The IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) is provided by IBM free of charge to ensure the monitoring of IBM software in virtualized environments. This gives the customer the option of licensing IBM software according to the virtual processor power actually used instead of licensing the entire physical server capacity on which IBM software is installed. The use of the tool can therefore save licensing costs. At the same time, IBM's conditions regarding completeness and maintenance must be strictly adhered so that IBM's subcap conditions are recognized in an audit without high additional demands.

Get in touch with us!

Paul Steinmüller
TIMETOACT Software & Consulting GmbHContact
Stefan Reusing
TIMETOACT Software & Consulting GmbHContact

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