IBM License Metric Tool

IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) helps maintain an up-to-date inventory of the software assets that are installed in your infrastructure, gather information about hardware, and ensure license compliance of your enterprise. ILMT shows what software you have, where it is, and how it is used. It also helps you understand your license consumption.

LMT and BFI: Steps to perform proper bundling from Passport Advantage to PVU report Open Mic

The Open Mic web seminar describes how to accomplish the software bundling process in License Metric Tool and BigFix Inventory.

  • Downloading part numbers from IBM Passport Advantage
  • Using SLA's to review software dependencies
  • Verifying Software Classification panel contents and reports

This Open Mic was originally broadcast on February 7, 2018 by IBM Security Support.

IBM License Metric Tool iSeries: Disconnected Scanner installation and configuration

In this Open Mic session, Hope Maxwell-Daley and Leslie Gomba from IBM License Metric Tool and BigFix Inventory support show how to install and configure the the Disconnected Scanner for iSeries.

ILMT and BFI: Update on Bundling Rules – Automatic and Manual

In this Open Mic session, you learn about the process IBM License Metric Tool and BigFix Inventory uses to bundle software. Software bundling is either automated or manual. Les Popow walks you through automated and manual processes. This session also covers software classification. 

LMT Open Mic: How to run a successful report (2017-12-14)

In this Open Mic session, Les Popow answers the question "OK, I have IBM License Metric Tool installed, so now what?" with a demonstration of the tasks needed to produce an accurate audit report.

IBM License Metric Tool: Correcting two common misconceptions

Two of the most common misunderstandings about IBM License Metric Tool (LMT) are typically represented by the following questions: 

  • Why is it telling me I have “Product A” installed when I don't? 
  • Why is it assigning too many cores and PVU to my VMs? 

Watch the Open Mic to get a better understanding of what LMT does, how the data is presented, and what the customer's role is when using LMT.

LMT and BFI: Install or Upgrade to version 9.2.11

In this Open Mic session, you learn about installation requirements, recommendations and packages for IBM License Metric Tool and IBM BigFix Inventory version 9.2.11.

Ask us anything about using IBM License Metric Tool features: IBM Security Support Open Mic (2017-11-28)

In this open mic session, Hope Maxwell-Daley and Support experts talk about IBM License Metric Tool and IBM BigFix Inventory V9.2.9 and then answer questions about using the products. 

Resolving a Catalog upload failure: IBM License Metric Tool and IBM BigFix Inventory Open Mic (2017-11-17)

This open mic session describes the process of downloading the catalog to IBM License Metric Tool and distributing to the endpoints, then how to troubleshoot failed attempts. 

Preparing the environment and licenses for IBM LMT 9.2.5 All-in-One installation

This video is a recording of an Open Mic session that provides information about preparing the environment and licenses for the All-in-One installation of License Metric Tool.  

BFI: Processor-based metrics for Microsoft products

This video explains how the processor-based metrics are counted for Microsoft products. The discussed metrics are:

  • Microsoft Physical Core with Software Assurance 
  • Microsoft Virtual Core with Software Assurance

IBM License Metric Tool / BigFix Inventory v 9.2.5 and IBM i

IBM License Metric Tool Support team lead, Hope Maxwell-Daley, explains requirements, prerequisites, disconnected scan, and scanner download/upload. Level 3 Engineer, Artur Zezula, provides a live demonstration 

ILMT and BFI Open Mic: Install or upgrade to version 9.2.8

This Open Mic session includes installation and upgrade requirements, recommendations, and packages for IBM License Metric Tool and IBM BigFix Inventory version 9.2.8.

BigFix Inventory/IBM License Metric Tool: Keeping the tool current

Level 2 Support experts Marla Morris and Leslie Gomba tell how to keep your IBM BigFix Inventory / IBM License Metric Tool environment up-to-date. 

IBM LMT and BigFix Inventory Open Mic webcasts

IBM LMT and BigFix Inventory Open Mic webcasts will be added to this course as they are published. Current webcasts cover the following topics:

  • July 19, 2017 - LMT and BFI Open Mic: Install or upgrade to version 9.2.8
  • June 15, 2017 - LMT and BFI Open Mic: Keeping the tool current

ILMT and BigFix Inventory: Customizing and saving reports

Learn how to customize and save report formats with IBM License Metric Tool or IBM BigFix Inventory.

Introduction to Software Catalog Concepts

This video presents an overview and introductory explanation of Software Use Analysis and a detailed explanation of software catalogs.

Migrating from TAD4D to BigFix Inventory

This  data migration tutorial shows how to plan and prepare for data migration followed by how to perform and verify the data.

Part 1 of this video tutorial shows you how to plan and prepare for the data migration.
Part 2 shows you how to perform and verify the data migration.

Managing BigFix Inventory Customer Signatures

In this tutorial, you will learn how to customize your BigFix Inventory catalog by creating, exporting, and importing simple signatures.

Customizing the BigFix Inventory Software Catalog

In this tutorial, you will learn how to customize your BigFix Inventory software catalog.

Installing ILMT 9.2 on Windows

This course covers steps in installing ILMT 9.2 on a Windows platform.

  1. Installing MS SQL Server
  2. Generating License with License Genarator
  3. Installing IEM
  4. Subscribing to LMT Fixlet
  5. Installing LMT




Q&A: ILMT 9.0 - Migration from 7.5

This is a recorded Question and Answers session prepared by ILMT Central Team regarding the migration from the IBM License Metric Tool v7.5 to v9.

Configuring ILMT 9.0 with Active Directory

In this tutorial, you will learn how to configure the IBM License Metric Tool for authentication with Microsoft's Active Directory.

Q&A: Troubleshooting BigFix SUA & ILMT v9

This is a recorded Question and Answers session prepared by ILMT Central Team regarding basic troubleshooting methods of the IBM License Metric Tool v9 and includes a demonstration.

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ILMT: Infrastructure Administrator

This roadmap helps you learn the skills of License Metric Tool Infrastructure Administration. You learn how to deploy and troubleshoot ILMT, customize reports, and migrate to the latest ILMT version.


ILMT Foundations

These courses teach basic concepts related to the ILMT infrastructure.

Deployment

These courses teach how to install and configure the infrastructure components.

Reporting

These courses teach how to customize reports

Troubleshooting

These courses teach you how to perform basic troubleshooting tasks in your ILMT environment.

Migration

These courses teach you how to migrate from the License Metric Tool and Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed 7.x

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ILMT Software Asset Manager

This roadmap helps you learn the skills of License Metric Tool Software Asset Management. You learn how to create custom software signatures, customize reports, calculate license metric utilization, and perform basic ILMT troubleshooting tasks.


Configuration

These courses teach how to create custom software signatures.

Reporting

These courses teach how to customize reports

Licensing

These courses teach how to calculate license metric utilization.

Troubleshooting

These courses teach you how to perform basic troubleshooting tasks in your ILMT environment.