The reports on these pages are a subset of the LPAR Capacity and Software Usage (LCS) reports produced by daily and monthly jobs. The environment includes four machines in a parallel sysplex. Some of the samples are for a single machine while others include all four machines.

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  • LCSAudit is the primary report used to Audit the SCRT monthly analysis of Simultaneous 4-Hour Rolling Averages. The Product Summary Information section includes LCS suggested changes you should consider making to the Customer MSUs and Customer Comments columns of your monthly SCRT reports. LCS Release 02.05 add two reports to help sites manage the NO89 Parameters. If LCS detects actual product usage that is different from the NO89 Parameters report DIF89LPR is produced with additional information.

  • DIF89LPR reports differences in the NO89 parameters and the actual use of NO89 products detected by LCS. This report helps you maintain compliancy with the Ts&Cs for products that do not generate SMF89 data. If the difference is a few executions of a product then LCS reports the job level details in report STUDY89.

  • SCRT is a billing tool, it does not provide any pricing information. LCS's BOXPRICE report shows the MSUs and estimated prices for each machine. LCS parameters can be used to specify which features are in use for each product on each machine. Each machine is "priced" as if it was the only machine. Report AGGREGAT provides the aggregated view.

  • At many sites after the monthly SCRT's CSV files are submitted IBM returns a report summarizing the submitted data. Generally this report is from IBM's Internal Workload Pricer. LCS generates a similar report: MSUMATRX which reports the MSUs of a product on all of the machine where the product is in use.

  • AGGREGAT provides an aggregated view of the machines in the environment and an estimate of the monthly invoice. Three estimates are provided: Variable Capacity WLC, Full Capacity WLC, and PSLC. LCS parameters can be used to specify which features are in use for each product on each machine. This includes any IBM product, so that the LCS estimate can match your actual IBM Invoice as closely as possible. ISV products can be entered also.

  • IPLA reports the Required License Capacity MSUs for the IPLA products, along with the Value Unit Exhibit used to convert MSUs to Value Units, and also calculates the One Time Charge for each product's Value Units.

  • LCS001C and LCS002C show the Maximum Simultaneous 4-Hour Rolling Averages month-to-date. These are useful for daily tracking as new "maximums" are highlighted and easily observed. LCS002C provides the detail of how many MSUs each LPAR is contributing to the Simultaneous 4-Hour Rolling Average.

  • The LCS SCRT1C report improves on SCRT's "Detail LPAR Data Section" which shows the two hour with the largest Simultaneous 4-Hour Rolling Averages. SCRT1C shows the Simultaneous 4-Hour Rolling Averages of the top 25 hours and the top 25 RMF intervals.

  • The LCS SCRT1E report provides the detail than SCRT's "Product Grid Snapshot". Rather than just report the percentage of time a product is executing the LCS SCRT1E report shows the total time of the intervals when a product is running, The earliest and the latest timestamps are also shown. This report is useful to look for products that could be limited to fewer LPARs, or perhaps completely removed from some machines.

  • SCRT collects data on products only from SMF89 data and from NO89 parameters. LCS collects data from those sources. Additionally LCS collects data from SMF30 records and from the system log to identify the actual use of "NO89 Products" such as COBOL, PL/I and NetView. RPTDSRC reports which data sources were used for each product, and also which LCS Parameters were used for each product.

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