Developing an IBM estimated license position

The diagram below details the recommended approach for developing estimated license positions within License Optimizer with additional guidance for developing IBM estimated license positions. Click the highlighted sections in the diagram to access the related section of the help.

Add Install-based Inventory

Import, or manually create install-based inventory

Check Software Teaching for new or unrecognized products

Run recognition



For IBM, check:

  • Partition-to-host relationships
  • Host, partition, and pool configurations
  • Core counts and CPU counts


For IBM mainframe, see IBM Mainframe

Is install-based inventory complete?












Add usage-based inventory

Import, or manually create, usage-based inventory







For IBM user-based metrics, see IBM user-based metrics


For IBM RVU metrics, see IBM resource-based metrics

Is usage-based inventory complete?













Add License data

Import, or manually create, entitlement

Match entitlement to DSL

Check metrics and paths
(Downgrades, maintenance, etc)







Is entitlement complete?













Run reconciliation













Data Summary