The Eligible Public Cloud BYOSL policy does not modify or supersede any obligations in the applicable governing license agreements, including requirements for licensed software use in a virtualized environment. The verification terms in such license agreements apply to you when you upload, install, or use eligible IBM software in an EPC and you agree to collect any required usage data for your licensed software in that EPC. You will not provide the cloud provider with any unauthorized use or access to the eligible IBM software.
You must use install and configure reporting tools designated by IBM for reporting usage and provide such reports to IBM upon request in accordance with IBM’s guidelines. If IBM has not designated reporting tools to support your environment, then you must provide records and system tools output in accordance with the obligations in the IPAA/IPAEA and IPLA. Information you provide needs to include, but is not limited to: EPC name, EPC service, software product part numbers, quantity of cloud instances/virtual machines in use, vCPUs/Cores for each cloud instance/virtual machine, PVU per vCPU/Core.
When you use a license entitlement according to this policy, you may not use such entitlements for any other purpose or in any other place at the same time.
As a reminder, the Eligible Public Cloud BYOSL policy DOES NOT apply to engagements with vendors where those vendors are accessing the software and/or running or managing some or all of your computing environment under the control of their own employees, either on your premises or on theirs (e.g. Strategic Outsourcing, Web Hosting, managed service providers, etc.) –such engagements require separate arrangements.
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