Released July 2012, Updated October 2012/February 2013 | by Johannes Balzer
This report is aimed at those in software licensing, Software Asset Management (SAM) and IT project management with a strong background and interest in IBM licensing.
Detailed here is a list of acronyms used by IBM – this will assist you in comprehending IBM’s licensing documents. This report is complementary to the IBM glossary published at http://omtco.eu/references/ibm/.
The list contains 100 acronyms:
- Acronyms related to IBM licensing. There are various IBM capacity-based (hardware) metrics, such as PVU and RVU – but also MIPS, MSU and the legacy CAP. User metrics, such as AUTH, AUTH/DEVICE and CONC, may impose further restrictions and be sub-divided into additional metrics, such as FL, FUSSSI, AUSI, UVU, AUVU, EUVU and XUVU. FullCap and SubCap counting rules may alter metrics. IBM publishes metrics and licensing requirements in PLETs and LIs at various lifecycle milestones including GA, EOM, and EOS. Customers agree to all PLETs and LIs through EULA, IPAA and IPLA.
- Acronyms related to IBM compliance audits. An audit starts with the receipt of an AAL. Deployments are collected in an ISW and generate the LD. Counting rules depend on SubCap requirements, for example whether ILMT or TAD4D is deployed. IBM entitlements are collated in the ELP and matched to deployments to create the LCT. After the EXIT meeting, the vendor and customer settle with an audit relief.
- Acronyms related to the purchase of IBM products. Customers usually purchase IBM entitlements – D and E part numbers; licenses or reinstatements and S&S respectively – as perpetual licenses, or FTL or OOCOD, under IPLA (or alternatively under ILAE, ILAN or ILAR). Customers may conduct purchases via a PPA or PPAe site – thus agreeing to IPAA and purchasing at an RSVP level from D, E, F … to J (or GOV/EDU if they are entitled). Further agreements, such as ELA or iESSO, need thorough analysis before signing.
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IBM Acronyms In Licensing
|Authorized User Single Install
|Authorized User metric with secondary device restrictions
|Authorized User Value Unit
|Base Line price level
|Call from the Customer Designater Caller
|Capacity Unit, legacy processor-based metric
|Call Center Coordinator
|Complete Enterprise Option
|Capacity on Demand, On/Off Capacity on Demand
|Concurrent Node Lock
|Concurrent User Session
|Sales Volume Price, level D
|D Part Number
|License or Reinstatement
|Sales Volume Price, level E
|E Part Number
|Enterprise Content Management
|Education price level
|Enterprise Licensing Agreement
|Effective License Position
|Europe Middle East Africa
|End of Extended Support
|End of Marketing
|End of Service (date) – or – End of Support (date)
|Early Support Program
|Enterprise Software & Service Option
|End User License Agreement
|Employee User Value Unit
|Sales Volume Price, level F
|Fixed Term License
|Floating User Single Session Single Install
|Sales Volume Price, level G
|General Availability (date)
|Sales Volume Price, level H
|Sales Volume Price, level I
|International Business Machines Corporation
|IBM Customer Agreement
|International Enterprise Software & Service Option
|International License Agreement for Evaluation of Programs
|International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs
|International License Agreement for Early Release of Program
|IBM License Metric Tool
|Region 1: America (North America, Central and South America)
|Region 2: Europe & Africa
|Region 3: Asia & Australia (incl. Middle-East, New-Zealand and Oceania)
|International Passport Advantage Agreement
|International Program License Agreement
|Scan tool from iQuate
|International Organization for Standardization (ISO/IEC 19770-1:2012)
|IBM Server Workbooks – contact OMTCO to receive OMTCO’s ISW
|Information Technology Infrastructure Library
|IT License Compliance Tool
|Sales Volume Price, level J
|Licensing Compliance Table
|Logical Partitioning, virtual machines
|Limited Use Socket
|SAM tool from Matrix42/U4U
|Millions of Instructions per Second
|Monthly License Charge
|Millions of Service Units
|Best option for IBM customers in search of IBM product licensing expertise and counter audit experience
|On/Off Capacity on Demand, Capacity on Demand
|One Time Charge
|(Processor) Resource Value Unit
|Primary License Charge
|Program Announcement Letter
|Processor Licensing Unit, legacy processor-based metric
|Problem Management Record
|Proof of Entitlement
|Passport Advantage Express
|Passport Advantage Site
|Parallel Sysplex License Charge
|Processor Value Unit
|Recurring License Charge
|Resource Value Unit
|Relationship Suggested Volume Price (levels BL, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, EDU/GOV)
|Subscription & Support
|Software Asset Management
|Software Asset Management Tool
|Secure Data Room
|Server Unit, legacy processor-based metric
|SAM tool from Aspera
|SAM tool from brainwaregroup
|Single Point of Contact
|Software Problem Report
|Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
|System Support Agreement
|Sub-Capacity, Virtualization Capacity
|Sales Volume Price (levels for corporates: D, E, F, G, H, I, J)
|Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed.
|User Value Unit
|External User Value Unit
(Released July 2012, Updated October 2012/February 2013)
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Top 100 IBM Acronyms In Licensing – From AUSI To XUVU
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