Rupert Clayton commented on Jun 13, 2011

Re: Sub-capacity License: please consider when upgrading hardware of PVU licensed Domino or related product servers

There are four exceptions to the requirement to run the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) is optional for you. You can read the exceptions here:

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/subcapfaqilmt.html#3

Two important exceptions in this list are: (1) companies that have fewer than 1,000 employees and run their own servers, (2) customers operating fewer than 1000 PVU of sub-capacity licensed software. If you qualify for an exception, it is optional for you to install and run ILMT to collect software usage data.

In the case that you choose not to run ILMT, you will still need to count licenses and prepare a report each quarter (at a minimum). IBM's template for this report can be found at the following FTP URL.

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage/SubCapacity/Manual_Calculation_of_Virtualization_Capacity_Apr_09.xls