Below are some of our most frequently asked questions about Sub-capacity licensing and IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT). 

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1. Is ILMT mandatory for Sub-capacity licensing?

2. I already have a tool in place that provides the same information as IBM's tool, would IBM still insist that I use ILMT?

3. For a customer who qualifies for an ILMT exception and is doing manual tracking/reporting, what tools can the customer use to supplement manual efforts?

6. How long do customers have to install ILMT?

8. Does a customer who has a product such as WAS need to generate a report on all servers that have WAS?

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

10. What selection do I make under IBM's My Notifications in order to be notified when ILMT updates become available?

11. What should be ILMT's default reporting period?

13. Is it necessary to have ILMT on disaster recovery back-up servers to monitor the processor core capacity required for licensing terms?