SCRT Users Guide. This information describes how to use the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). SCRT is a no-charge IBM® tool that reports required license capacity for sub- capacity eligible products that run on z/OS®, z/TPF, or z/VSE® operating systems . License Management Support. Welcome to License Management Support (LMS). This application will assist you in submitting SCRT SubCapacity or SCRT.

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Each container section begins with a header record, followed by an hour-by-hour view of the TRGs and dedicated LPARs that contributed to the container’s rolling 4-hour average utilization for each hour.

Any LPARs that are part of scry Container Pricing solution must be dedicated to the solution or workload indicated as part of the agreement.

As a participating ISV, you can get detailed product information from each of your customers — information to help you understand how your products are deployed and used.

Container peak calculations ignore the specified time range. Since sub-capacity pricing was introduced many years ago, z System customers asked ISVs to adopt similar models for their software licensing.

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Products whose capacity is adjusted by Integrated Workload Pricing and products eligible for Getting Started Sub-Capacity Pricing use capacity algorithms that differ from those for traditional sub-capacity pricing. If Country Multiplex Pricing is in use, this value includes the contributions from all CPCs on which the container ran. Review the SCRT control statements that you originally customized in step 3 and revise those control statements, as necessary, so that they contain appropriate values for the data that you are about to process in this execution of SCRT.

SCRT Enables ISV Product Support

Preparing to use the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool. Review the sub-capacity report. Skip to content United Scdt. Remember that LMS only accepts as input the comma-separated value format with a file extension of.

The same sort of information is provided, such as the peak four-hour rolling average, data collection statistics, and more. Failure to have the required contracts or addenda signed or otherwise agreed to may cause IBM to reject the affected sub-capacity report. This configuration is usually done when the CPC is installed. Provides a simple, non-intrusive means for you to generate sub-capacity reports that show required license capacity for all eligible sub-capacity products that execute on a CPC Allows IBM to receive, view and store sub-capacity reports scft from customers Allows IBM to generate customer bills according to the sub-capacity reports received sxrt customers.


Each sub-report contains a section for each container.

License Management Support

For each hour in the reporting period, SCRT determines the required license capacity by examining: Review the return code from the SCRT job step. For example, if you begin to collect data for SCRT in the month of January, you must submit the sub-capacity report by 9 February. A reporting period is from midnight the very beginning of the second day of the month up to midnight the very beginning of the second day of the next month.

After these problems have been resolved, continue with the next stop in this process. If you have already done this because you used SCRT for planning or because you have already been submitting sub-capacity reports for prior reporting periods, check the web site to make sure you have the most current version of the tool and its documentation.

The trace output is organized as comma-separated fields to allow the file to be read by a spreadsheet application. While reviewing the sub-capacity reportadd comments to the report, as required, before submitting it to IBM.

This benefits the customer too of course, who only have one copy of SCRT to maintain. The following fields appear in the header record: Traditional sub-capacity pricing is based on the four-hour rolling average utilization of the LPARs in which the sub-capacity products execute.

Your submitted data will be reflected in the software charges for March. Move the report to your workstation as a. Container Total The total rolling 4-hour average utilization or MSU consumption for the container for the hour. The replacement solution ID must correspond to the qualified workload that ran in the container. If the actions do not correct the problem, open a service request PMR against component SCRT2 with a description of the problem, an attachment scrg the job log for the SCRT job, and an attachment containing each of the sub-capacity reports that may have been generated.


It is a drastic understatement to simply state that software pricing is a sensitive subject. The report is a text file in comma-separated value.

Interested ISVs must sign a license agreement to obtain instructions on creating the product library file. The output can be: This is intended to further reduce the chance of sct output being directed to the wrong party.

By Andrew Sica The z Software ecosystem now has a common approach to determining product license capacity.

Using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool

SCRT processes the following data: SCRT also does the following: Apply scrr service updates before the start of the reporting period for which you will be collecting data for SCRT. Preparing to use the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool.

If you have signed up for and have access to the license management system LMS web application, move the report to your workstation as a. Each container section begins with a header record followed by an hour-by-hour view of the TRGs and dedicated LPARs that contributed to the container’s rolling 4-hour average utilization for each hour. Return codes higher than 0 indicate that SCRT encountered one or more problems generating one or more sub-capacity reports.

Follow the actions indicated for each message to address each problem before attempting to rerun the SCRT job. Customize the JCL for the SCRT deliverable that you downloaded in step 2 to meet your needs and customize the SCRT control statements to supply the required customer-related information, software configuration information, and any other optional processing information, as necessary.

Your email address will not be published. For more information about the reporting period, see Analyzing the sub-capacity report. A sequential data set that contains a single text file in comma-separated value.