Reported license metrics

BigFix Inventory reports utilization for a number of license metrics for IBM and non-IBM products. It also shows products that are assigned any BigFix metric even if calculating utilization is not yet supported for this metric. It gives you an overview of all IBM metrics for which you should have licenses.

Metrics for which utilization is calculated

License metric utilization is calculated for products that are assigned to one of the metrics that are listed in the following table. Their utilization is shown on the All Metrics report. For more information, see: License metric utilization.

For every of these metrics, BigFix Inventory calculates the so-called high-water mark. For more information, see: High-water mark.

Table 1. Metrics for which utilization is calculated

The table consists of two columns, a header row, and 12 rows.

Vendor Product Metric Description
IBM
  • IBM products that are sold as part of FlexPoint bundles
9.2.13 FlexPoint PVU and RVU software that is assigned to a FlexPoint bundle, must be licensed based on subcapacity rules. For more information, see: IBM FlexPoints.
  • IBM products that are licensed based on the listed metrics
9.2.7 Install Instances A unit of measure that is based on the number of installed instances regardless of whether the instances are installed on one or many computers. For example, when three instances of a product are installed on one computer, the metric quantity is 3.
Processor Value Unit (PVU) For more information, see: IBM Processor value unit (PVU).
Resource Value Unit (RVU MAPC) For more information, see: IBM Resource value unit (RVU MAPC).
9.2.11 Virtual Processor Core (VPC) For more information, see: IBM Virtual processor core (VPC).
Selected IBM Products Other IBM metrics For more information, see: Other IBM metrics.
SAP
  • SAP-ABAP based products
Engines, Users For more information, see: Discovering and measuring SAP and Raw utilization of license metrics.
Note: Information about SAP metrics is shown only on the Resource Utilization report.
Oracle
  • All discoverable versions of Oracle Database (Enterprise Edition)
9.2.8 Oracle Processor Core For more information, see: Oracle Processor Core.
Oracle Concurrent Sessions, Oracle User Sessions For more information, see: Extended discovery of Oracle Database and Raw utilization of license metrics.
Note: Information about Oracle Database concurrent user sessions metrics is shown only on the Resource Utilization report.
  • Programs discovered by BigFix Inventory and based on the Instal Seats metric
9.2.5 Install Seats A unit of measure that is based on the number of computers on which the software is installed. For example, when three instances of a product are installed on one computer, the metric quantity is 1.
Microsoft
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
9.2.8 Microsoft Single Physical Processor For more information, see: Microsoft Single and Dual Physical Processor.
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
9.2.8 Microsoft Dual Physical Processor
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012, 2014, and 2016 (Standard and Enterprise)
9.2.7 Microsoft Physical Core with SA For more information, see: Microsoft Physical Core with SA.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012, 2014, and 2016 (Standard and Enterprise).
9.2.7 Microsoft Virtual Core with SA For more information, see: Microsoft Virtual Core with SA.
  • Microsoft Office 365
9.2.13 Registered User For more information, see: Registered User.
  • Programs discovered by BigFix Inventory and based on the Instal Seats metric
9.2.5 Install Seats A unit of measure that is based on the number of computers on which the software is installed. For example, when three instances of a product are installed on one computer, the metric quantity is 1.
VMware
  • vSphere
  • vCenter
9.2.7 VMware sockets For more information, see: Measuring license metric utilization of VMware products and Raw utilization of license metrics.
Note: Information about VMware metrics is shown only on the Resource Utilization report.
  • Programs discovered by BigFix Inventory and based on the Instal Seats metric
9.2.5 Install Seats A unit of measure that is based on the number of computers on which the software is installed. For example, when three instances of a product are installed on one computer, the metric quantity is 1.
Adobe
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe InDesign CC
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC
  • Adobe Muse CC
9.2.13 Registered User For more information, see: Registered User.
  • Programs discovered by BigFix Inventory and based on the Instal Seats metric
9.2.5 Install Seats A unit of measure that is based on the number of computers on which the software is installed. For example, when three instances of a product are installed on one computer, the metric quantity is 1.
Other
  • Non-IBM products that use this metric.
  • Non-IBM products that are discovered by SWID tags and for which the software catalog does not define license details.
9.2.5 Install Seats A unit of measure that is based on the number of computers on which the software is installed. For example, when three instances of a product are installed on one computer, the metric quantity is 1.