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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Using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool

Container Total The total rolling 4-hour average utilization or MSU consumption for the container for the hour. If the actions do not correct the obm, open a service request PMR against component SCRT2 with a description of the problem, an attachment containing the job log for the SCRT job, and an attachment containing each of the sub-capacity reports that may have been generated.

Join The Discussion Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Each sub-report contains a section for each container. The report is a text file in comma-separated value. 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.

License Management Support

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. Review the return code from the SCRT job step. The trace output is organized as comma-separated fields to allow the file to be read by a spreadsheet application.

This configuration is usually done when the CPC is installed. This is intended to further reduce the chance of any output being directed to the wrong party. Any LPARs that are part of a Container Pricing solution must be dedicated to the solution or workload indicated as part of the agreement.


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 received from customers Allows IBM to generate customer bills according to the sub-capacity reports received from customers.

Overview of the SCRT process

Submit the sub-capacity report to IBM. 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. The SCRT report is full of environment and product data, including the peak rolling four-hour average for IBM software products based on where and when they execute. For more information about the reporting period, see Analyzing the sub-capacity report. 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.

Failure to have the required contracts or addenda signed or otherwise agreed to may cause IBM to reject the affected sub-capacity report. After these problems have been resolved, continue with the next stop in this process.

Remember that LMS only accepts as input the comma-separated value format with a file extension of. 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.

Review the sub-capacity report. 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.


Interested ISVs must sign iibm license agreement to obtain instructions on creating the product library file. Each container section begins with a header csrt 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.

By Andrew Sica The z Software ecosystem now has a common approach to determining product license capacity. SCRT also does the following: This benefits the customer too of course, who only have one copy of SCRT to maintain. SCRT processes the following data: You must use the most current version of SCRT to submit reports for billing.

Your submitted data will be reflected in the software charges for March.

SCRT Enables ISV Product Support

A participating ISV then provides this file to each customer. The output can be: As a participating ISV, you can get detailed product information from each of your customers — information to help you understand how scrtt products are deployed and used.

Based on the results of your review, you might need to rerun SCRT using different SCRT control statement values to account for any unexpected changes to your hardware or software configuration, or to handle special conditions which might require you to use ibk SCRT control statements, such as the Exclude control statement.

It is a drastic understatement to simply state that software pricing is a sensitive subject.

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. Verify that all of the IBM contracts and addenda have been signed prior to submitting the sub-capacity reports that use those pricing options.