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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.8

IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT)
IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: The IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) provides inventory controls of Processor Value Units (PVU) based software deployed within Full Capacity or Virtualization (Sub-) Capacity environments, and measures the PVU licenses required by the particular licensed software product. A Processor Value Unit (PVU) is a unit of measure used to differentiate licensing of middleware based on distributed processor technology.

IBM continues to define a processor for purposes of PVU-based licensing to be each processor core on a chip. Each software program has a specific price per PVU. Installation and using ILMT is a contractually mandatory requirement for IBM clients licensed for IBM sub-capacity (also called virtualization capacity) products. Customers have 90 days from first eligible Virtualization (Sub)-capacity product deployment to install and begin using ILMT for supported virtualization technologies.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.9
Decision Date: 09/28/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: International Business Machines (IBM)
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (09/28/2020).