Requirements to associate a software installation to PVU mapping

Meeting recommended requirements ensures that you receive the highest quality results with PVU mapping.

  1. Use a discovery tool, such as ServiceNow Discovery, to identify hardware and populate the configuration management database (CMDB) with the configuration items you want to manage with IBM PVU licensing.
  2. Use a discovery tool, such as ServiceNow Discovery, to identify software installations. Check that the added CPU information is correct.
  3. Activate the Software Asset Management plugin - IBM PVU Process Pack plugin. This also activates Software Asset Management plugin if it is not already active.
  4. Refresh processor definitions.
  5. Ensure that the software models you want to manage with IBM PVU licensing have the correct license type: Per installation - IBM PVU.
  6. Create software counters to calculate IBM PVU licenses.
  7. Count licenses to determine compliance with IBM PVU guidelines.