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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Customize the JCL for the SCRT deliverable that you downloaded in step 2 to meet your needs and customize the SCRT control statements to supply scet required customer-related information, software configuration information, and any other optional processing information, as necessary.

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

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The report is a text file in comma-separated value. Scgt 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.

As a sscrt ISV, you can get detailed product information from each of your customers — information to help you understand how your products are deployed and used. Submit the sub-capacity report to IBM. Join The Discussion Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Review the sub-capacity report. For each hour in the reporting period, SCRT determines the required license capacity by examining: You must use the most current version of SCRT to submit reports for billing. Each member is one sub-capacity report.

A participating ISV then provides this file to each customer. Container peak calculations ignore sscrt specified time range. 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.

If Country Multiplex Pricing is in use, this value includes the contributions from all CPCs on which the container ran. Remember that LMS only accepts as input the comma-separated value format with a file extension of. If the actions do not correct the problem, open a service request PMR against component SCRT2 with a description of the problem, an attachment containing ibn job log for the SCRT job, and ibn attachment containing each of the sub-capacity reports that may have been generated.


By Andrew Sica The z Software ecosystem now has a common approach to determining product license capacity.

This configuration is usually svrt when the CPC is installed. SCRT also does the following: Traditional sub-capacity pricing is based on the four-hour rolling average utilization of the LPARs in which the sub-capacity products execute.

Skip to content United States. It is a drastic understatement to simply state that software pricing is a sensitive subject. Move the report to your workstation as a.

If you have already done this ivm 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.

Review the return code from the SCRT job step. Each sub-report contains a section for each container.

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The replacement solution ID must correspond to the qualified workload that ran in the scrrt. Verify that all of the IBM contracts and addenda have been signed prior to submitting the sub-capacity reports that use those pricing options. This benefits the customer too of course, who only have one copy of SCRT to maintain. Since sub-capacity pricing was introduced many years ago, z System customers asked ISVs to adopt similar models for their software licensing.

The SCRT report is scry of environment and product data, including the peak rolling four-hour average for IBM software products based on where and when they execute. Review the SCRT control statements that you originally customized in step 3 and revise those control statements, as necessary, so that they contain appropriate values for the data that you are about to process in this execution of SCRT.

If you have signed up for and have access to the license management system LMS web application, move the report to your workstation as a. Failure to have the required contracts or addenda signed or otherwise agreed to may cause IBM to reject the affected sub-capacity report. Return codes higher than 0 indicate that SCRT encountered one or more problems generating one or more sub-capacity reports.


Each container section begins with a header record followed scrh 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. While reviewing the sub-capacity reportadd comments to the report, as required, before submitting it to IBM.

Provides a simple, non-intrusive means for you to generate sub-capacity reports that show required license capacity for all eligible sub-capacity products that execute on a CPC Allows IBM to receive, view and store sub-capacity reports received from customers Allows IBM to generate customer bills according to the sub-capacity ib, received from customers. Any LPARs that are part of a Container Pricing solution must be dedicated to the solution or workload indicated as part of the agreement.

The same sort of information is provided, such as the peak four-hour rolling average, data collection statistics, and more. Container Total The total rolling 4-hour average utilization or MSU consumption for the container for the hour. SCRT processes the following data: Preparing to use the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool.

The following fields appear in the header record: This is intended xcrt further reduce the chance of any output being directed to the wrong party. The output can be: Your email address will not be published. Products whose capacity is adjusted by Integrated Workload Pricing and products eligible for Getting Started Sub-Capacity Pricing use capacity algorithms that differ from those for traditional sub-capacity pricing.

You can choose any of the following methods to review the sub-capacity report: Your submitted data will be reflected in the software charges for March.