Support for ISO/IEC 19770-2

ISO/IEC 19770-2 is an international standard for creating software identification (SWID) tags. The tags are XML files that are used for discovering and identifying software. They are delivered with software products and contain unique product-related information such as its name, edition, version, whether it is a part of a bundle and more. SWID tags facilitate software discovery and the overall process of software asset management.

Supported schemas

License Metric Tool supports SWID tags in the 19770-2:2014-CD1 and 19770-2:2015 schemas. For more information about each schema, see the following links:

IBM software discovery

It might happen that IBM software is discovered with an SWID tag that is not contained in the current software catalog. To see what components were detected, perform the following steps.
  1. In the top navigation bar, click Reports > Software Installations.
  2. Hover over Configure, and click Configure View. Select the Component Definition Source check box to display the column, and add the following filter: Component Definition Source, equal to, SWID IBM Tags Without License Info. Then, click Submit.
Tip: 9.2.7 You can create a custom bundling definition on the Software Classification panel.

Limitations

Automated bundling might not be available for IBM components that are discovered with SWID tags. To assign such a component to a product, ensure that the latest software catalog is available in License Metric Tool. If the catalog contains the relation, automatic bundling is done. You have to either confirm the suggested relation or, if the relation is not correct, reassign the component to a different product.