Uploading an IBM PVU table

The PVU table supports processor-based pricing models in which charges differ according to the type of processor on which the licensed product is installed and running. In the table, a number of units are assigned to each processor type on which this type of pricing model is available. BigFix continues to update the PVU table to include new processor types and models. To ensure that the processors are properly detected and charged, upload a new version of the PVU table whenever it is available.

Before you begin

An icon representing a user. You must have the Manage Uploads permission to perform this task.

9.2.6 A new PVU table is uploaded to BigFix Inventory during the upgrade. Use this procedure when a new table is published between application updates.

About this task

The PVU table file is authenticated with SHA-256 to comply with the FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) security standards. Previous versions of PVU tables that are signed with SHA1 are not supported.


  1. In the top navigation bar, click Management > Metric Table Upload.
  2. To download PVU table, use Download PVU table fixlet.
    Note: Download PVU table fixlet is available since 10.0.4.
  3. To upload PVU table, click Choose File, select the file that you downloaded, and click Upload.
    A new entry is created in the Upload and Import History table. The status of the PVU table is Pending.
  4. Wait for the scheduled import or run it manually.
    For BigFix Inventory to be compliant with Subcapacity, you must upgrade the server.