Effective May 10, 2022, IBM introduced the requirement to use License Metric Tool to report license usage for IBM products eligible for subcapacity licensing and licensed with the VPC metric. Prior to the reporting policy change, Clients were allowed to do manual reporting.
Effective May 10, 2022, IBM requires all Virtual Processor Core (VPC) software licenses that use subcapacity licensing to deploy License Metric Tool or any other tool approved by IBM. Manual capacity counting is no longer permitted. Container Licensing terms are not included in this policy change.
For subcapacity usage of software that uses the Virtual Processor Core (VPC) metric, the Client agrees to:
- Install and configure the most current version of License Metric Tool or any other tool approved by IBM within 90 days of publication of this letter (and no later than January 1, 2023) or Client's first deployment of a VPC Product that uses the subcapacity license,
- Promptly install any updates to License Metric Tool that are made available, and
- Collect deployment data for each such Eligible Product.
If you have questions about what this policy change means for your software deployments, contact your IBM representative.
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04 August 2022