Midrange Workload License Charge (MWLC) is a monthly license charge price metric on the IBM z13, IBM zEnterprise EC12, IBM zEnterprise 196, System z10 and System z9 servers. It applies to z/VSE V6, V5 and V4 and 13 key z/VSE-related middleware programs such as CICS TS for VSE, ACF/VTAM for VSE, and DB2 Server for VSE.
Sub-capacity pricing is based on a four-hour rolling average utilization of the z/VSE LPARs or z/VM guests observed within a one month reporting period. This requires reporting of the utilization. z/VSE uses the Capacity Measurement Tool (CMT) to produce the required SCRT89 accounting records.
SCRT has been enhanced to recognize and use z/VSE system capacities of less than one MSU when calculating overall capacities for z/VSE middleware products across all of the z/VSE systems on the same CPC.
The following presentation gives an overview about the MWLC pricing:
The SCRT User Guide contains information about the minimum system requirements, one time setup and processing of the SCRT data.
For more information please also see the following links:
APARs required to run SCRT
|z/VSE V5.2||DY47592||Enhance IJBCMT to issue system messages during an abnormal termination.|
|z/VSE V5.1||DY47587||Enhance IJBCMT to issue system messages during an abnormal termination.|
|z/VSE V4.3||DY47197||Support to extract SCRT89 records with DATE and TIME offsets using IJBCMTRP.|
|z/VSE V4.2||DY47029||Support of reporting of z/VSE system image capacities of less than one MSU.|
|DY47152||Support to process CMT data files using IJBCMTRP that exceed 32767 tracks on ECKD disks.|
|DY47111||Support for System z196 (D/T2817). Includes DY47029 and DY47152.|
|DY47194||Support to extract SCRT89 records with DATE and TIME offsets using IJBCMTRP.|
|z/VSE V4.1||DY47027||Support of reporting of z/VSE system image capacities of less than one MSU.|
|DY47110||Support for System z196 (D/T2817). Includes DY47027 and DY47152.|
|DY47196||Support to extract SCRT89 records with DATE and TIME offsets using IJBCMTRP.|
Help for the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) or anything related to Sub-Capacity pricing is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the bill itself, please contact the IBM billing department.
The IBM z13s expands the breadth of the IBM z Systems family by delivering a strong range of new smaller-capacity, attractively priced models.