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View software model results

View software model results

View compliance information for software model results from the Product Results list after reconciliation is run.

Before you begin

Role required: sam_user

About this task

You can view License Metric Results, Remediation Options, Unlicensed Installs, and Removal Candidates related lists for a software model result from a Product Result record. When the Procurement application [com.snc.procurement] is active, you can also create and view purchase orders directly from the Remediation Options form. Additional remediation options include ability to automatically create and remove allocations, remove unallocated installs, and remove unlicensed installs.

For example, if the status of a product result shows that it is not compliant, you can drill down on the product result to view software model details, such as the number of unlicensed installs and the true-up cost to become compliant. Further, you can drill down on the software model result to view the license metric result, which is based on the entitlements for the product.

License metric result information includes rights owned and rights used as well as the license allocation breakdown so you can determine your options to become compliant. The Remediation Options related list shows the number of rights needed and calculates the cost of those rights for you, based on the license metric.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Software Asset > Reconciliation > Product Results and open a record to view product results details.
  2. In the Software Model Results related list, open a record to view the details (see table for field descriptions).
    Table 1. Software Model Results form
    Field Description
    Software model Software model associated with the product. Drill down on the software model to see the software model result.
    Product result Unique product result number generated during the reconciliation process.
    Group Group specified on which to run reconciliation. Values include None, Country, Department, Company, Region, and Cost Center.
    Subgroup Subgroup specified on which to run reconciliation. Values include None, Country, Department, Company, Region, and Cost Center.
    Latest Indicates whether this software model result is from the most recent reconciliation run.
    Status Status of the software model.
    • Compliant
    • Not Compliant
    Agreement type
    • Common: Generic, Enterprise License Agreement (ELA)
    • IBM: Generic, Enterprise License Agreement (ELA), International Program License Agreement (IPLA), IBM Customer Agreement (ICA), Unlimited Level Agreement (ULA)
    • Microsoft: Generic, Enterprise License Agreement (ELA)
    • Oracle: Generic, Unlimited Level Agreement (ULA)
    • VMware: Generic, Enterprise License Agreement (ELA), Enterprise Purchasing Program (EPP), Volume Purchasing Program (VPP)
    Note: If the agreement type is Enterprise Level Agreement or Unlimited Level Agreement, the Status is Compliant even if there are unlicensed installations.
    Unlicensed installs Number of unlicensed software installations that are not covered by any entitlements.
    True-up cost Estimated cost of remediating non-compliance based on the least number of rights needed (rights needed * average price per right from entitlements). The lowest cost from Purchase Rights remediation options.
    Over-licensed amount Estimated cost of rights not being used. The sum of the Over Licensed amount from the True-up value costs.
    License Metric Results
    License metric License metric that the software license is counted against when reconciliation is run.
    Software model result Software model with which the result is associated.
    Group Group to which the product result belongs.
    Subgroup Subgroup to which the product result belongs.
    Rights owned Sum of all active rights from entitlements that share a license metric.
    Rights used Sum of rights used during reconciliation (allocated + not allocated and installed).
    Unused rights Sum of rights not used during reconciliation (rights owned - rights used).
    Over-licensed amount Estimated cost of unused rights.
    Right Allocations
    Allocated in use Rights that are allocated and are used to license installations.
    Not allocated in use Number of rights that are used to license installations, but not allocated.

    When this value is greater than 0, two remediation options (Create Allocations and Remove Unallocated Installs) are automatically created for each unique license metric in the software model that meets this requirement, except User CAL and Device CAL.

    Allocated not in use Rights that are allocated but are not being used to license any installations.
    Note: Allocated not in use reflects rights that are wasted because the user or device for which these rights have been allocated do not have the software installed.

    When this value is greater than 0, a Remove Allocations remediation option is automatically created for each unique license metric in the software model that meets this requirement.

    Not allocated Number of rights that have not been allocated (rights owned - allocated regardless of whether installed or not).
    Allocations needed Number of allocations needed for compliance. Only used for Per Named User and Per Named Device license metrics.
    Remediation Options
    Remediation action Action to take to for compliance.
    • Purchase Rights
    • Remove Allocations
    • Create Allocations
    • Remove Unallocated Installs
    • Remove Unlicensed Installs
    Affects compliance Specifies whether compliance is affected by the remediation option.
    License metric/Display name Specific license metric of the software model result.
    Software model result Specific software model result pertaining to the remediation option.
    Status Status of the remediation option.
    • New (blue)
    • Complete (green)
    • Void (red)
    • In Progress (yellow)

      In Progress state indicates that removal candidates were created for the installs.

    Rights not in use

    Rights not allocated

    Rights needed

    Reclaimable rights

    Unlicensed rights

    (Field shown is based on Remediation action type)

    • Remove Allocations action shows Rights not in use field.
    • Create Allocations action shows Rights not allocated field.
    • Purchase Rights shows Rights needed.
    • Remove Unallocated Installs action shows Reclaimable rights field.
    • Remove Unlicensed Installs action shows Unlicensed rights field.
    Actionable rights Total rights on which an action can be taken.
    Purchase order Purchase order number associated with the remediation option, if a purchase order was created.
    True-up cost Estimated cost of remediating non-compliance based on the least number of rights needed.

    The Unlicensed Installs related list contains the software installations that are unlicensed.

    The Removal Candidates related list contains removal candidates related to software installations.

  3. To execute remediation options for specific remediation actions, click the applicable action.
    Table 2. Remediation option action buttons
    Remediation option action Action button

    Remove Unlicensed Installs

    Remove Unallocated Installs

    Create All Removal Candidates
    Remove Allocations Remove All Allocations
    Create Allocations Create All Allocations

    Once allocations are created, the status of Remove Unallocated Installs remediation options for the same license metric of the same software model result are then set to Void.

    Purchase Rights Create Purchase Order
    Note: The Create Purchase Order button creates a purchase order but is only shown when rights needed is greater than 0, and Procurement is active.

    The status of any Purchase Rights remediation options for the same software model result are then set to Void.

    Purchase order fields Part number, Metric group, License metric, and Ordered quantity are automatically populated with the content from the remediation option.

    Metric group and License metric fields are added to the purchase order form so the entitlement can be automatically created when the order is complete.

    Once a purchase order is created, the Purchase order field, containing the purchase order reference, is added to the remediation option.

    A confirmation message is shown and all applicable removal candidates are added to the Removal Candidates related list.