Generally, for any Eligible Product installed in an Eligible Virtualization Environment, you may license to the lower of:
The materials below contain the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules and counting scenarios, which are intended to assist you in determining the correct number of processor cores required to be licensed. These rules are applicable for servers located within the same ILMT Region. ILMT Regions are based on global continents and are defined as follows.
The materials below contain the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules and counting scenarios, which are intended to assist you in determining the correct number of processor cores required to be licensed:
- IBM Power Systems (AIX, iOS, Linux) (PDF, 825KB)
- IBM Power Systems AIX System WPARs (PDF, 491KB)
- IBM i OS (PDF, 330KB)
- IBM Linux for System z (PDF, 330KB)
- Factory Deconfiguration, Processor Deconfiguration and TurboCore on IBM Power Systems servers to Limit Processor Cores Available (PDF, 294KB)
- IBM WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance V2.0 or IBM Workload Deployer V3.0 for Power Systems, System z and Intel/AMD (x86) servers or IBM PureApplication System W1500 or IBM PureApplication System W1700 (PDF, 288KB)
- HP Integrity (HPUX) (PDF, 231KB)
- Sun and Fujitsu (Solaris) (PDF, 340KB)
- x86 (Intel / AMD) based servers (PDF, 286KB)
- Operating System Commands and BIOS Settings (PDF, 512KB)
Determining the correct number of PVU licenses required for the Eligible Virtualization Environment.
To determine the correct number of Processor Value Unit (PVU) licenses required for the Eligible Virtualization Environment:
If you have questions, please contact your IBM Sales Representative or your IBM Business Partner.