Snapshot columns

This glossary provides a brief description of every column that can be found in the audit snapshot generated in BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool.

C D E F I L M O P R S U V

C

Changed PVU per Core
Specifies whether the number of processor value units assigned to a single core was manually changed for the server that is listed in the Server Name column. If the value is Yes, you can check the comment that was provided as the reason of the change. It is listed in the audit_trails.csv file, and has the following format.
Modification Type: PVU per core value changed
Details: The PVU per core value was changed to 70 on server server_name. The provided reason: reason.
9.2.12 Charged
Indicates whether the relation between the component and the product is charged based on the license terms. If the relation is charged, the component contributes to the license metric utilization of the product to which it is assigned.
Cluster Cores
Total number of processor cores that were available within the cluster of servers when the snapshot was generated. The information is available in the oracle_processor_core.csv file.
Cluster Name
Name of the cluster to which the server listed in the Computer column belonged when the snapshot was generated. The information is available in the oracle_processor_core.csv file.
Comment
Extra technical information. Possible values include:
  • Incomplete virtualization hierarchy
  • All instances are excluded
Component
Software component that was discovered on the computer that is listed in the Computer column.
Computer
Host name of the endpoint on which the BigFix client is installed.
Computer Deleted
Specifies whether the computer that is listed in the Computer column existed in the environment when the snapshot was generated.
9.2.11 Computer Last Seen
Date and time when the BigFix client connected to the BigFix server the last time.
Computer Type
Type of the computer. Possible values include:
  • Physical
  • Virtual
  • Public cloud
Current Server Name
Name of the server on which the computer that is listed in the Computer column resided when the snapshot was generated. Capacity of that server does not influence utilization of license metric. The server whose capacity influences metric utilization is listed in the Server Name column.

D

Details
Information about the type and date of action that is listed in the audit_trails.csv file as well as the user who performed the action.
Discovery End
Date and time when the component instance stopped being detected. If the component is still detected, the column is empty.
Discovery Start
Date and time when the component was first detected by License Metric ToolBigFix Inventory.

E

Exclusion Comment
Comment that was provided as the reason for excluding the product instance from pricing calculations on the computer that is listed in the Computer column.

F

9.2.13 FlexPoint Bundle
FlexPoint bundle to which the product and its components are assigned.

I

Imported Part Numbers
Part number that was imported to BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool. It represents the product that is listed in the Product Name column and the license metric that is assigned to the product. License metric is the same for all products that are listed in a single csv file. For example, all products in the pvu_sub_capacity.csv file are assigned the PVU subcapacity metric.
IP Address
IP address of the computer that is listed in the Computer column.
Is Imported
Specifies whether a part number that is listed in the Part Number column was also imported to BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool by a user.

L

Last Seen
Date and time when the BigFix client connected to the BigFix server the last time.

9.2.11 Starting from application update 9.2.11, the name of the column is changed to Computer Last Seen.

License Use For Cluster
Total number of licenses needed for a cluster, based on number of processor cores, that were available within the cluster of servers when the snapshot was generated and multiplied by Oracle Core Factor. The information is available in the oracle_processor_core.csv file.
9.2.13 License Use For Endpoint
Number of unique users who used the software on a specified computer within the period for which the snapshot was generated. License Use for Endpoint is measured at the metric peak value time.
License Use For Server
Total number of licenses needed for a server, based on number of processor cores, that were available on the server that is listed in the Server Name column when the snapshot was generated and multiplied by Oracle Core Factor. The information is available in the oracle_processor_core.csv file.
Logical Processors
Number of processor cores that were assigned to the computer that is listed in the Computer column when the peak of metric value occurred. When hyper-threading is used on the x86 architecture, each core is counted as two logical processors. The information is available in the microsoft_virtual_core_with_sa.csv file.

M

Metric
Type of software license metric that is used by the product.
Metric Peak Value Time
Date and time when utilization of the license metric was the highest during the period for which the snapshot was generated.
Metric Quantity
The highest number of metric units that the product used within the period for which the snapshot was generated. Metric quantity is measured at the metric peak value time. It represents metric utilization in the entire environment.
Modification Date
Date and time when the modification that is listed in the audit_trails.csv file was performed.
Modification Type
Type of modification.
Modified By
User who modified the item.

O

Oracle Core Factor
Factor that is applied to the server on which Oracle products are installed.
OS
Operating system of the computer that is listed in the Computer column.

P

Part Number
Part number that represents the product and its license metric as listed in the software catalog.
Partition Cores
Number of partition cores that were assigned to the computer that is listed in the Computer column when the peak of metric value occurred.
Path
Installation path of the software that was discovered on the computer or the path where the .swidtag file was discovered.
Physical Server CPU Core Full Capacity
Number of physical cores that were available on the server that is listed in the Server Name column when peak of metric value occurred. The information is available in the pvu_full_capacity.csv and rvu_full_capacity.csv files.
Physical Server CPU Core Subcapacity
Number of physical cores that were available to the product that is listed in the Product Name column when peak of metric value occurred. The information is available in the pvu_sub_capacity.csv file.
Physical Server CPU Core Subcapacity Limit
Number of physical cores that were available on the server that is listed in the Server Name column when peak of metric value occurred. The information is available in the following files:
  • pvu_sub_capacity.csv
  • rvu_sub_capacity.csv
  • 9.2.11 vpc_capacity.csv
Physical Server PVU Full Capacity
Number of cores (Physical Server CPU Core Full Capacity column) multiplied by the number of PVUs assigned to the processor core (PVU per Core column). It represents PVU full capacity for the server that is listed in the Server Name column. The information is available in the pvu_full_capacity.csv file.
Physical Server PVU Subcapacity
Number of cores (Physical Server CPU Core Subcapacity column) multiplied by the number of PVUs assigned to the processor core (PVU per Core column). It represents PVU subcapacity for the product that is listed in the Product Name column. The information is available in the pvu_sub_capacity.csv file.
Physical Server PVU Subcapacity Limit
Number of cores (Physical Server CPU Core Subcapacity Limit column) multiplied by the number of PVUs assigned to the processor core (PVU per Core column). It represents PVU full capacity for the server that is listed in the Server Name column. The information is available in the pvu_sub_capacity.csv file.
Processor
Name of the processor normalized to the name that is listed in the PVU table. If the discovered processor was not matched with any processor from the PVU table, the value is Unknown processor.
Processor Brand String
Full specification of the processor including its brand, model and speed as read from the operating system of the computer that is listed in the Computer column.
Processor Metric
Number of processors that contributed to calculating license metric utilization. The information is available in the microsoft_single_physical_processor.csv and microsoft_dual_physical_processor.csv files.
Product Name
Name of the software product.
Product Release
Release of the software product.
Publisher
Name of the company that published the software product.
PVU per Core
Number of processor value units that are assigned to a processor core on a server that is listed in the Server Name column. By default, the value is taken from the PVU table but it can also be set manually. If it was set manually, the value in the column Changed PVU per Core is Yes.

R

Recalculation Needed
Specifies whether recalculation was needed when the snapshot was generated. If the value is Yes, metric quantity for the product might not be correct. It happens because actions that influence metric quantity were performed but the value was not recalculated. For example, a component was reassigned to a different product. A correct snapshot contains only entries for which the value in the Recalculation Needed column is No.

S

Server Active Sockets
Number of physical processor chips that are mounted on the server that is listed in the Server Name column. The number also includes empty sockets without processors.
Server Cores
Number of processor cores that were available on the server that is listed in the Server Name column when peak of metric value occurred. The information is available in the microsoft_physical_core_with_sa.csv and oracle_processor_core.csv files.
Server Name
A unique system in the enterprise. The value depends on what type of computer is listed in the Computer column.
  • If the computer is a physical machine, the Server Name column shows the hardware manufacturer, type, and a machine serial number.
  • If the computer is a virtual machine, the Server Name column shows the manufacturer and host name of the physical host.
  • If the computer is a virtual machine for which a VM manager is not configured, the Server Name column shows a UUID assigned by BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool prefixed with TLM_VM_. A correct snapshot should not contain any entries with such a value unless you have the permission of the IBM Compliance Team.
If multiple virtual machines are running on the same physical server, the same server name is listed multiple times.

U

Unconfirmed Product Instance
Specifies whether the assignment of the component to the product was confirmed. Confirming the assignment is optional and does not impact metric utilization.

V

Virtualization Layer ID
Internal ID of the virtualization layer on which the software component is installed. The information is used by the IBM Support for troubleshooting purposes.