Below are some of our most frequently asked questions about Sub-capacity licensing and Compliance

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1. Does IBM have the right to audit a customer?

2. How does IBM determine if the customer is in compliance with the Sub-capacity terms and conditions?

3. What if a customer increases the available capacity by adding an additional processor core without first adding license authorizations (as measured in PVUs)?

4. If a customer has multiple instances or packages of a product running in a single partition, how are the PVUs counted?

5. Does IBM licensing allow for a grace period and/or periodic "true-up" in order get compliant?

6. Is a tool currently required to track Sub-capacity license use?