ILMT Installation & Support

ITAA provides end-to-end support with ILMT implementation as well as technical and reporting configuration.

Keep your ILMT implementation compliant with sub capacity requirements.

Installing and correctly configuring the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) is key to benefiting from sub capacity licensing. Failure to meet the requirements of sub capacity licensing is the highest license compliance risk area for IBM customers and can lead to license compliance exposure exceeding $100M.

In recent years, IBM’s interpretation of the sub capacity requirements has become increasingly strict. It is not sufficient just to have BigFix agents deployed on all target machines. Auditors are now also closely reviewing whether ILMT is properly configured and up to date. Any ILMT discrepancies will often prompt IBM’s auditors to report full capacity deployment figures which are then used by IBM as negotiation leverage.

We have extensive knowledge of all steps of ILMT implementation, from initial installation and BigFix agent deployment, to ILMT reporting configuration and applying product bundling and exclusions. We can ensure you are compliant with sub capacity requirements while making sure the PVU/RVU MAPC/VPC quantities reported by ILMT are accurate.

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Keep your ILMT implementation compliant with sub capacity requirements.

Installing and correctly configuring the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) is key to benefiting from sub capacity licensing. Failure to meet the requirements of sub capacity licensing is the highest license compliance risk area for IBM customers and can lead to license compliance exposure exceeding $100M.

In recent years, IBM’s interpretation of the sub capacity requirements has become increasingly strict. It is not sufficient just to have BigFix agents deployed on all target machines. Auditors are now also closely reviewing whether ILMT is properly configured and up to date. Any ILMT discrepancies will often prompt IBM’s auditors to report full capacity deployment figures which are then used by IBM as negotiation leverage.

We have extensive knowledge of all steps of ILMT implementation, from initial installation and BigFix agent deployment, to ILMT reporting configuration and applying product bundling and exclusions. We can ensure you are compliant with sub capacity requirements while making sure the PVU/RVU MAPC/VPC quantities reported by ILMT are accurate.

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Key services

Preparation

For new installations of ILMT, we first assess the target machine scope and recommended architecture, as well as the corresponding technical prerequisites. This gives us a complete understanding of your ILMT use case.

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Technical installation

The central ILMT/BigFix server software and supporting databases are installed, and BigFix agents are distributed to all targeted servers, using the distribution method most suitable for your organization.

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Reporting configuration

Using our extensive knowledge of IBM products, we can fully configure your ILMT reporting, including product bundling and exclusions. This way we ensure ILMT audit snapshot reports are accurate and optimized based on the licenses you own.

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Health check

Our quarterly health check helps ensure ongoing compliance with the sub capacity requirements, while flagging any issues caused by changes in your IT environment, or by new ILMT product versions.

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Key benefits of our ILMT implementation and configuration service

Enjoy peace of mind

Any compliant installation of ILMT is only one step away from incurring significant full capacity compliance risks if, for example, a BigFix agent installation or ILMT upgrade failed. We help you proactively avoid ILMT risks by continuously tracking ILMT health indicators.

Boost operational efficiency

In many organizations, the technical administrator managing ILMT does not have the required IBM licensing expertise and contractual knowledge to make optimal ILMT reporting decisions.

We help you get the right answers to the right questions to ensure optimized ILMT reports.

Both technical & licensing support

Because of our broad skill set, we can support both on the technical side of ILMT configuration, as well as optimally applying the licensing rules in ILMT reports.

100% independent advice

Our advisors are all 100% independent of any software provider, meaning that any advice we give is in your organization’s best interests at all times.

We have one objective – to deliver true value to you.

See the results for yourself

We work with a variety of IBM customers, across a wide range of industries and specialisms.

By relying on our vast experience, our clients achieve tangible cost savings and real results, every time.

We performed an end-to-end ILMT deployment project to ensure compliance with post-audit settlement agreement.

By implementing procedures to ensure ongoing compliance with sub capacity requirements, and leveraging lower-cost license models, our experts lowered (sub capacity) total deployment value from $16M to $3M.

For this client, we fully mitigated IBM’s license compliance claim of $3M by applying ILMT report configuration and optimizing license allocations. Product bundling and exclusions were applied in ILMT to ensure accurate quarterly reports.

Our experts supported the client in implementing sub capacity reporting with FlexNet Manager Suite (FNMS) as an alternative sub capacity reporting tool. Prior internal compliance assessment was used to configure accurate reporting in FNMS.

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IBM Insight: Stay compliant and optimize spend with the IBM license metric tool – ILMT

Stay compliant and optimize spend with the IBM license metric tool – ILMT.

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