To enable sub-capacity pricing
for a qualifying CPC that is running z/OS®,
you must do the following:
Prior to collecting any SMF records for SCRT to use in
you must apply all required service for z/OS systems, as indicated
on the SCRT maintenance
web site, including any service listed in the Preventive Service Planning
(PSP) bucket and Solutions Assurance Product Review (SAPR) Guide for
the CPCs on which these records will be collected. Failure to apply
all of the required service may prevent SCRT from creating
a sub-capacity report that
will be acceptable to IBM for sub-capacity pricing.
Check the SCRT maintenance
web site at www.ibm.com/systems/z/swprice/subcap/scrt/maint.html for
any service updates to z/OS or
other sub-capacity products
that might be required for SCRT to work properly.
For service updates to z/TPF and z/VSE® sub-capacity products,
click the appropriate link from the SCRT maintenance
web site. Apply these service updates before the start of the reporting
period for which you will be collecting data for SCRT.
- Download the SCRT deliverable
from the web site at www.ibm.com/systems/z/swprice/subcap/scrt/.
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. You must use the
most current version of SCRT to submit
reports for billing.
- 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 the required customer-related information, software configuration
information, and any other optional processing information, as necessary.
See Using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool for
- Collect one reporting period's worth of System Management Facility
(SMF) data for z/OS systems
and collect SCRT89 records for z/TPF and z/VSE systems running on your CPCs that use sub-capacity pricing. 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.
- Move all of the SMF and SCRT89 data that you collected for each
CPC to the z/OS system (or z/VSE system) on which you intend to run SCRT. See Using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool for
- 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
- Run the SCRT program
to create sub-capacity reports
for those CPCs.
- Review the return code from the SCRT job step.
return code of 0 means that SCRT successfully
generated a sub-capacity report for
every CPC that provided SMF and or SCRT89 records for processing by
th at execution of SCRT.
Return codes higher than 0 indicate that SCRT encountered
one or more problems generating one or more sub-capacity reports.
up any SCRTTOOLxxx messages that are listed by
the SYSPRINT DD in the joblog from the SCRT step in Appendix A of Using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool for
an explanation of the SCRT warnings or
problems. Follow the actions indicated for each message to address
each problem before attempting to rerun the SCRT job.
the actions do not correct the problem, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with a description of the problem, an attachment containing the job
log for the SCRT job,
and an attachment containing each of the sub-capacity reports that may
have been generated. After these problems have been resolved, continue
with the next stop in this process.
- Review the sub-capacity report.
You can choose any of the following methods to review the sub-capacity report:
- Use one of the tools available on the z/OS system on which the
report was generated (such as the ISPF browse or edit functions, under
- Move the report to your workstation as a .csv (comma-separated
values) text file and use a spreadsheet application available on your
- 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 .csv file and use the LMS web application.
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.
While reviewing the sub-capacity report, add comments
to the report, as required, before submitting it to IBM.
- Contact your IBM representative or IBM Business
Partner representative to obtain all of the IBM contracts and addenda
that are required for sub-capacity pricing metrics, such as AWLC or
EWLC, as well as any pricing options, such as IWP. Verify that
all of the IBM contracts and addenda have been signed prior to submitting
the sub-capacity reports
that use those pricing options. Failure to have the required contracts
or addenda signed or otherwise agreed to may cause IBM to reject the
affected sub-capacity report.
- Submit the sub-capacity report to
IBM. If you have signed the appropriate Customer Agreement and the
report is being used for billing, use the web site at www.ibm.com/systems/z/swprice/subcap/scrt/ to
determine whether to use the LMS email process or the LMS web process
to submit the sub-capacity report to
IBM. Remember that LMS only accepts as input the comma-separated value
format with a file extension of .csv.
- The CPC must be configured to send weekly Transmit System Availability
Data (TSAD, also known as Call Home). All of the sub-capacity pricing
metrics supported by SCRT require CPCs
to submit TSAD. This configuration is usually done when the CPC is
installed. For more information, see Sending TSAD data.
For example, if you begin to collect data for SCRT in the month
of January, you must submit the sub-capacity report by 9 February.
Your submitted data will be reflected in the software charges for
For detailed information about using SCRT, see Using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool,
available at www.ibm.com/systems/z/swprice/subcap/scrt/.