IBM License Metric Tool report storage in TLMA database

Technote (FAQ)


Question

1. Where is the unsigned report being stored?
2. Why is the report being generated temporarily as an XML file while signing?
3. Is the signed report being stored in TLMA database as data? Or, is it being stored as a file?

Answer

1.
Product logic is based on some TLMA tables containing post-aggregation data to return/display data of the unsigned reports.

2.
It is being generated in order to create a hash sum (signature) of the report and then save both in TLMA database in order to meet license compliance rules.

It is mentioned in IBM information centers:

7.2.1 - 'The system.properties file'
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/lmt/v7r2m1/topic/com.ibm.license.mgmt.planinconf.doc/r_system_properties.html

7.2.2 - 'Administration server settings'
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/lmt/v7r2m2/topic/com.ibm.license.mgmt.planinconf.doc/r_admin_parameters_in_database.html

7.5 - 'Administration server settings'
http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v53r1/topic/com.ibm.lmt75.doc/com.ibm.license.mgmt.config.doc/r_admin_parameters_in_database.html

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reportPath
The path to the directory where the report will be generated _prior_ to signing. If there is not enough space in the default directory, the generating of the report fails (it includes report signing and exporting to xml).
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It is a 'temporary' workspace for License Metric Tool. The report signing process is the following (background process):
- XML generation
- Signature generation
- The compression of the XML file and signature in TLMA database

3:
Signed reports are being stored as files (BLOB) in ADM.IBM_REPORT.

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Document information


More support for:

IBM License Metric Tool

Software version:

7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.5

Operating system(s):

AIX, AIX 6.1, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS

Reference #:

1507465

Modified date:

2013-02-08

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