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Workload License Charges Reference Materials
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Wednesday, 8 March, 2006
Need Help Determining What WLC Means for
- I/S Management Strategies can work with you to help you understand
zSeries, z900, z/OS and Workload License Charges. Every customer
with more than 300 MIPS of installed capacity must analyze WLC.
IRD changes some of the PR/SM configuration guidelines used
in the past. Configuration of PR/SM on z900s will be different
than on 9672s. Today many data centers are configured in an
effort to control software costs. With Workload License Charges,
IRD and Parallel Sysplex many of these configurations can
be changed to further reduce your expenses and improve the
flexibility within your configuration.
Click here to read about Al
Sherkow's IBM License Manager and Workload License Charges
IBM Delivers Sub Capacity Pricing
- On July 23, 2001 IBM announced sub capacity pricing without
the IBM License Manager. Instead IBM developed the Sub
Capacity Reporting Tool. You can use this tool to report
to IBM your LPAR sizes and the products running in the LPARS.
Defined Capacity, managed by WLM with the 4-hour rolling average
is available to limit the size (CPU consumption) of each LPAR.
Read the WSC flash, and Don't
use Defined Capacity by mistake.
Effective on October 1, 2001 you can be using Workload License
Charges. The high level requirements are:
If you need assistance to determine if WLC is for you then Contact
Us. We can help!
- a z900 server,
- z/OS LPARs,
- no OS/390 LPARs (z/VM and Linux LPARs are allowed)
Take our WLC Survey
- I'm curious as to how many installations are using Workload
License Charges (WLC) at less than full machine capacity. You
can help by filling out the survey below whether you are using
z900 and z/OS or not.
The survey is now closed. Click
this link and the survey will be emailed to you. After you
fill out the survey you can "reply" and return it by email
or fax it to +1 (414)332-8771.
Join the IBMLM-L List
- This list was created for IBM's License Manager rather than
include LM discussions on IBMMAIN-L. Update: the
IBMLM-L list is no longer active, please consider LPAR-PRICING-L!
- Links to:
- New papers have been added from recent Conferences:
MXG Calculates Your 4 Hour
- Support was added to MXG Version 18.10 on December 20, 2000.
Read about this by visiting MXG's
website, then click on the Changes button in the
left side bar. Search through the text for "MSU4HRAV".
Gartner: Moving to new IBM mainframes should reduce users'
software costs Computerworld (27Nov2000)
- IBM's new pricing option for mainframe users could save companies
thousands of dollars per month. But to qualify for the full
cost benefits, customers must first move to IBM's new zSeries
900 mainframe hardware, run the z/OS operating system in full
64-bit production mode and use the company's new IBM License
Manager (ILM) technology. Source: Computerworld
Wednesday, 8 March, 2006