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.|
|Out of Service releases|
|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.|
To get help for the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) or anything related to Sub-Capacity pricing is please open a PMR or Service Request (SR). Please follow the procedure described on the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Ask Me web page. 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.