LCS_Pricing What-If: Reduced MSUs Demo
IBM's z990 machines offered a “technology improvement”
that reduced the number of Software MSUs that a given workload
required. If you moved a workload from a z900 to a z990 less
Software MSUs were required.
The z9-109 machines offer another “technology improvement”
and you can analyze the impact on your monthly software charges
with the LCS_Pricing Interactive Report delivered with Release
02.05. The LCS SMF Component builds a single transfer file
with the MSU usage of your products on your machines. The
demonstration begins with opening a new LCS_Pricing Interactive
Report using the LCS Release 02.05 Interactive Report templates.
Next the AGPRIC transfer file is imported into Excel and the
information is copied into the new LCS_Pricing Interactive
Report. The demo continues by showing the steps necessary
to reduce the MSUs by 8%. The LCS_Pricing Interactive Report
computes the reduced monthly software charge based on the
reduced MSUs. (The z9-109 machines may offer more or less
“technology improvement”, but you can use a different
This is the first demonstation of this type created for LCS.
Suggestions and other comments are always appreciated.
to start the larger version of the
demo (for screens larger than 1024x768).
to start the smaller version of
the demo (for screens between 800x600 and 1024x768).
Wednesday, 27 July, 2005