IBM is pleased to announce the availability of IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis app. level 9.0!
IBM® Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis 9.0 is the first of a series of deliveries aimed to provide capabilities that were part of IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed product to allow customers to be able to use IBM Endpoint Manager to report on IBM capacity licensing usage (aka IBM Sub-Capacity).
Customers can download the new application level from the IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis fixlet site. Software Use Analysis gathers information about installed software and hardware in a customer's environment.
It allows companies to assess if they are compliant with IBM and other software vendors' software licensing requirements. Available reports help IBM customers ensure compliance with IBM capacity licensing requirements and demonstrate good IT governance. Software Use Analysis 9.0 also helps to reduce costs by identifying software that is rarely used or not used at all.
IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis 9.0 offers the following enhancements:
Capacity reports (PVU and RVU). Users can view a report to verify the number of processor value units that are counted for a software program. Users can set their own reporting time ranges and export reports to CSV format.
Overview Dashboard. The dashboard on the landing page contains a set of widgets that reflect typical use cases.
Audit log. All user activities that impact license usage changes are recorded and are available to view and export to CSV and PDF formats.
Unified scanning. Software scans for signatures and capacity scans for hardware information now use one scanner. The file system is scanned for both software and capacity data, and only one fixlet is used for scan deployment.
Automatic propagation. The software catalog is automatically propagated to all endpoints.
Notations on this release:
Software Use Analysis 9.0 server runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and leverages DB2 as data repository
DB2 is provided with a free for use license when used in conjunction with Software Use Analysis
IBM Endpoint Manager platform 9.0 is required and IBM Endpoint Manager server can run on RHEL with DB2 and/or supported Windows Servers with Microsoft SQL database
Migration/Upgrade utilities for Software Use Analysis 2.x are not yet available at this time.
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Obtain the SUA 9.0 installer by navigating to the Software Use Analysis 9.0 deployment dashboard under Software Use Analysis in the Server Setup -- Systems Lifecycle Domain.