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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The trace output is organized as comma-separated fields to scdt the file to be read by a spreadsheet application. Preparing to use the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool. Each sub-report contains a section for each container.

IBM Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Current Levels

While reviewing the sub-capacity reportadd comments to the report, as required, before submitting it to IBM. You can choose any of the following methods to review the sub-capacity report: This is intended to further reduce the chance of any output being directed to the wrong party.

After these problems have been resolved, continue with the next stop in this process. 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.

Review the return code from the SCRT job step. Follow the actions indicated for each message to address each problem before attempting to rerun the SCRT job. Skip to content United States.

The replacement solution ID must correspond to the qualified workload that ran in the container. If the actions do not correct the problem, open a service request PMR against component SCRT2 with a description of the problem, ubm attachment containing the job log for the SCRT job, and an attachment containing each of the sub-capacity reports that may have been generated.


Failure to have the required contracts or addenda signed or otherwise agreed to may cause IBM to reject the affected sub-capacity report.

For more information about the reporting period, see Analyzing the sub-capacity report. Your submitted data will be reflected in ibbm software charges for March. Each member is one sub-capacity report. Remember that LMS only accepts as input the comma-separated value format with a file extension dcrt. Review the sub-capacity report. Interested ISVs must sign a license agreement to obtain instructions on creating the product library file. The report is a text file in comma-separated value. Container peak calculations ignore the specified time range.

The output can be: Apply these service updates before the start of the reporting period for which you will ubm collecting data for SCRT. It is a drastic understatement to simply state that software pricing is a sensitive subject. Preparing to use the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool.

Traditional sub-capacity pricing is based on the four-hour rolling average utilization of the LPARs in which the sub-capacity products execute. As a participating ISV, you can get detailed product information from each of your customers — information to help you understand how your products are deployed and used.

Each container section begins with a header record followed by an hour-by-hour view of the TRGs and dedicated LPARs that contributed to the container’s rolling 4-hour average utilization for each hour.

License Management Support

Verify that all of the IBM contracts and addenda have been signed prior to submitting the sub-capacity reports that use those pricing options. The same sort of information is provided, such as the peak four-hour rolling average, data collection statistics, and more. The following fields appear in the header record: If you have already done this because you used SCRT for planning or because you have already been submitting sub-capacity reports for prior reporting periods, check the web site to make sure you have the most current version of the tool and its documentation.

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Based on the results of your review, you might need to rerun SCRT using different SCRT control statement values to account for any unexpected changes to your hardware or software configuration, or to handle special conditions which might require you to use optional SCRT control statements, such as the Exclude control statement. Your email address will not be published. This configuration is usually done when the CPC is installed. For each hour in the reporting period, SCRT determines the required license capacity by examining: The SCRT report is full of environment and product data, including the peak rolling four-hour average for IBM software products based on where and when they execute.

Submit the sub-capacity report to IBM.

By Andrew Sica The z Software ecosystem now has a common approach to determining product license capacity. A sequential imb set that contains a single text file in comma-separated value.