Software Asset Management

The IBM® License Metric Tool is a requirement to obtain sub-capacity pricing for your IBM® licenses.


If properly configured, ILMT enables organisations to achieve:

If properly configured, ILMT enables organisations to achieve:
  • Compliance with IBM® sub-capacity and PVU licensing terms
  • Tracked IBM® PVU-based software inventories
  • Well-supported distributed server virtualisation
  • Significant improvement in your overall Software Asset Management strategies

Our Software Asset Management tools maintain an up-to-date inventory of the IBM® distributed software assets in your IT infrastructure and measure the processor value units available.


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Good IT governance is achieved in your organisation through the use of several tools:


  • IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT)

    IBM® License Metric Tool helps IBM Passport Advantage® customers determine their full and sub-capacity processor value units (PVU) licensing requirements. It helps calculate the number of PVUs available to installed Passport Advantage PVU-based software, including supported virtualized servers.

  • IBM® BigFix Inventory

    The enhanced discovery service for distributed platforms, that helps you maintain an up-to-date inventory of your installed distributed software and hardware, as well as software uses data.