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Downloading IBM License Metric Tool 9.2

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Abstract

This document explains how to download IBM License Metric Tool 9.2 from Passport Advantage.

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License Metric Tool helps you with maintaining an up-to-date inventory of IBM software that is installed in your infrastructure. It allows you for monitoring PVU consumption of IBM products under full and subcapacity licenses to ensure that you are compliant with the licensing requirements.


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Ordering License Metric Tool and downloading the installation packages

To order and download License Metric Tool, follow the procedure provided in the presentation on the Passport Advantage website: How to order LMT.


Overview of installation options
The License Metric Tool server is the core part of the infrastructure. When the server is installed on Linux, it requires a DB2 database. DB2 is delivered as part of License Metric Tool free of charge. However, according to the license agreement, it can be used only by License Metric Tool. When the server is installed on Windows, it requires MS SQL or, if your environment consists of less than 500 endpoints, MS SQL Express. None of the databases is delivered with License Metric Tool, so you need your own instance.
Additionally, the scanner must be installed on every monitored computer. Depending on the mechanism of transferring data from the scanned computers to the License Metric Tool server, three types of installation are distinguished: License Metric Tool Lite, License Metric Tool with Ansible or License Metric Tool with BigFix. For more information, see: Installing.

Summary of available packages
The following installation packages are available on Passport Advantage.
Package description Package name Part number Purpose
All-in-One installer for Linux ILMT_AIO_Lnx-x86-64_V9228.tar.gz M06YDML
Installation of License Metric Tool with disconnected scanners (Ansible and Lite) or with BigFix.
License Metric Tool server installer for Linux ILMT_Server_Lnx-x86-64_V9228.tar.gz M06YGML
License Metric Tool server installer for Windows ILMT_Server_Windows_V9228.zip M06YHML
BigFix installer BigFix_Platform_Install_V10.0.7.zip M06YFML
DB2 license activator DB2_DSE_Activation_11.5.zip CC6L7ML
Quick Start Guide ILMT_V9228_QSG.zip M06YCEN Provides introductory information about available installation options

License Metric Tool with disconnected scanners

Disconnected scans allow for discovering software and hardware inventory by running scripts that are provided in the disconnected scanner package. The scripts initiate software and capacity scans, and create a package with scan results that you later need to upload to the License Metric Tool server.

  • License Metric Tool Lite
    In this approach, you use a technology of your choice to deploy disconnected scanners on the computers in your infrastructure and then transfer scan results to the License Metric Tool server. Typically, you would use an automation technology that is already implemented in your company. In this approach, it is your responsibility to ensure that scan results are regularly uploaded to the License Metric Tool server. This aspect is not subject to IBM support.
    Important: Using License Metric Tool Lite is pre-approved for environments with up to 500 endpoints. To request for an approval in case of larger environments, write to talk2sam@us.ibm.com. You will also get help with the environment setup if needed.
     
  • License Metric Tool with Ansible
    In this approach, you use Ansible playbooks that are delivered with License Metric Tool to install the disconnected scanner and perform the required tasks on the monitored endpoints as well as transfer scan results to the License Metric Tool server.
 
Installation on Linux

To install License Metric Tool with disconnected scanners on Linux, use the All-in-One installer and choose the option that deploys the License Metric Tool server and the DB2 database on a single computer (you do not need to install BigFix in this scenario).

Computer 1
Required installation packages
Related links

License Metric Tool and DB2

  • All-in-One installer4,5:
    ILMT_AIO_Lnx-x86-64_V9228.tar.gz
    (P/N: M06YDML)       
Installing on Linux

4 File checksums:
MD5: b3 c1 af 3e be 41 d7 2a 5f 9e 38 3d 3d 3f 21 0d
SHA-1: a5 16 73 cb 59 34 4c 11 fe 7d a0 ad 66 a8 b7 42 fd 01 d9 83

5 The All-in-One installer contains DB2 11.5.7 Thus, it runs only on the following operating systems:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 or a higher 7.x version
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 or a higher 8.x version

Alternatively, if you want to reuse an existing DB2 database, use the stand-alone installer for the License Metric Tool server. Use this installer also for upgrading the License Metric Tool server to the latest version as the All-in-One installer cannot be used for upgrades.

Computer 1
Required installation packages
Related links

License Metric Tool

  • License Metric Tool installer6:
    ILMT_Server_Lnx-x86-64_V9228.tar.gz
    (P/N: M06YGML)       
N/A

6 File checksums:
MD5: 02 f7 78 48 6a f2 74 99 3b 85 81 82 81 e2 4d ee
SHA-1: 1e b1 33 cf 3a f2 48 65 32 e9 e3 76 e3 1b 84 32 f7 c7 4e 97

Installation on Windows

To install License Metric Tool on Windows, use separate installers for the License Metric Tool server, and an MS SQL database (MS SQL Express is also supported for environments with up to 500 endpoints). The All-in-One installer for Windows is not available.

Computer 1
Required installation packages
Related links

License Metric Tool and MSSQL

  • License Metric Tool installer7:
    ILMT_Server_Windows_V9228.zip
    (P/N: M06YHML)
  • Microsoft SQL installer is not provided
Installing on Windows

7 File checksums:
MD5: 6a a2 e0 36 76 9f 6a f5 f8 fe 00 7b e9 55 d3 4e
SHA-1: e0 a7 a7 81 a7 df 9b bc 93 c1 89 ac a3 19 28 13 b6 23 1b 0f

Upgrading
Download installation packages from Passport Advantage. Then, follow the upgrade instructions. For more information, see: Upgrading components of License Metric Tool server.

Depending on the operating system on which the License Metric Tool server is installed, download one of the following installation packages.

Operating system Package name Part number
Linux ILMT_Server_Lnx-x86-64_V9228.tar.gz M06YGML
Windows ILMT_Server_Windows_V9228.zip M06YHML
License Metric Tool with BigFix

You can install the server components on Windows or Linux. For each operating system, you can choose the most suitable distribution of the components. Depending on the environment size, you can install the components on one, two, or three computers.

Note: You can also have a mixed environment. For example, you can install the BigFix server on Windows and the License Metric Tool server on Linux. However, each operating system requires a different database. Installation on Linux requires DB2 database, and installation on Windows requires MSSQL database.

After you choose the optimal installation scenario, download the required installation packages from the Passport Advantage website. To choose the best scenario, refer to the tables below.

Installation on Linux

It is recommended to install License Metric Tool on Linux by using the All-in-One installer that simplifies the installation process and the initial configuration.

Computer 1
Computer 2
Required installation packages
Related links

BigFix, License Metric Tool and DB2

  • All-in-One installer1,2,3:
    ILMT_AIO_Lnx-x86-64_V9228.tar.gz
    (P/N: M06YDML)
Installing All-in-One

BigFix (DB2)

License Metric Tool and DB2

  • All-in-One installer1,2,3:
    ILMT_AIO_Lnx-x86-64_V9228.tar.gz
    (P/N: M06YDML)      
  • BigFix installer:
    BigFix_Platform_Install_V10.0.7.zip
    (P/N: M06YFML)
  • DB2 installer:
    Download the DB2 11.5.7 installer from Fix Central.
  • DB2 license activator:
    DB2_DSE_Activation_11.5.zip
    (P/N: CC6L7ML)
Installing the License Metric Tool server and DB2

BigFix (DB2)

License Metric Tool and DB2

  • BigFix installer:
    BigFix_Platform_Install_V10.0.7.zip
    (P/N: M06YFML)
  • DB2 installer:
    Download the DB2 11.5.7 installer from Fix Central.
  • DB2 license activator:
    DB2_DSE_Activation_11.5.zip
    (P/N: CC6L7ML)
  • License Metric Tool installer is downloaded from the BigFix console
Installing the components separately

1 File checksums:
MD5: b3 c1 af 3e be 41 d7 2a 5f 9e 38 3d 3d 3f 21 0d
SHA-1: a5 16 73 cb 59 34 4c 11 fe 7d a0 ad 66 a8 b7 42 fd 01 d9 83
2 The All-in-One installer contains the following versions of the components: License Metric Tool 9.2.28, BigFix 10.0.7, DB2 11.5.7
3 The All-in-One installer contains DB2 11.5.7 Thus, it runs only on the following operating systems:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 or a higher 7.x version
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 or a higher 8.x version

Installation on Windows

To install License Metric Tool on Windows, use separate installers for all components: the BigFix platform, the License Metric Tool server, and an MS SQL database (MS SQL Express is also supported for environments with up to 500 endpoints). The All-in-One installer for Windows is not available.

Computer 1
Computer 2
Required installation packages
Related links

BigFix, License Metric Tool and MSSQL

  • BigFix installer:
    BigFix_Platform_Install_V10.0.7.zip
    (P/N: M06YFML)
  • Microsoft SQL installer is not provided
  • License Metric Tool installer is downloaded from the BigFix console
Installing on Windows

BigFix (MSSQL)

License Metric Tool and MSSQL

Upgrading
It is recommended to upgrade the License Metric Tool server by using the Upgrade to the latest version of IBM License Metric Tool fixlet. In this case, the server installer is automatically downloaded by the fixlet. For more information, see: Upgrading components of License Metric Tool.
To upgrade the server manually, you can download the installer in two ways:
  • By using the Download IBM License Metric Tool fixlet
  • By downloading installation packages from Passport Advantage.
    Note: Installation packages are usually uploaded
    to Passport Advantage around two weeks after the release date. To upgrade earlier, download the installer by using the fixlet.
For information about upgrading the server manually, see the following links:

Depending on the operating system on which the License Metric Tool server is installed, download one of the following installation packages.

Operating system Package name Part number
Linux ILMT_Server_Lnx-x86-64_V9228.tar.gz M06YGML
Windows ILMT_Server_Windows_V9228.zip M06YHML

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Modified date:
29 June 2022

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