Reference-based IPLA software consists of products that must be licensed wherever a particular product master software is run on the hardware. Db2 for z/OS, CICS or IMS are examples of generic software. Examples of reference-based IPLA software would be 5655-AA9 Db2 Sort for z/OS or 5655-Y01 CICS VSAM Transparency. Db2 Sort 5655-AA9 must be licensed for each LPAR to which Db2 z/OS would be exported, and CICS VSAM`s TRANSPARENCY 5655-Y01 must be licensed for each LPAR running CICS Transaction Server. The product master may also be IPLA-licensed software (historically, these are MLC products), but some stores may have them licensed as Value Unit Edition (VUE) offerings. VUE offerings provide for a pre-licensing fee, followed by an annual S&S fee. Companies should conduct a very precise financial analysis in order to consider granting an EU license to traditional MLC products. LPARs (Logical Partitions) can be used to split the z-Hardware system and close installations and software usage, allowing control of MLC software usage, IPLA licenses, and S&S costs. Many customers implement a subcapacity model in order to reduce monthly costs and temporarily increase the capacity of special processing requirements, for example. B end of quarter or Black Friday. For program licensing agreements that apply to programs announced before May 1, 1999, please contact your local IBM subsidiary or ibm business partner. Example: ILMT recognized the “Universal Agent” component and grouped the automatic grouping rules into “IBM Spectrum Protect”. However, you do not have a license for IBM Spectrum Protect.

Randy is our Compliance License Analyst software. He specializes in IBM software and ibm License Metric Tool. He brings a strong technical background from his former role at IBM Cloud Lab Services, where he designed and implemented cloud solutions. This allows him to understand the technical and financial impact of a software license agreement and help customers have control over their licenses. Typically, what interests you most is whether a particular software component should be licensed separately or whether it is part of another IBM software license….