IBM z Systems Software Contracts

IPLA Sub-Cap Overview

This website contains the list of sub-capacity eligible z Systems IPLA programs. Each eligible program is grouped into one of three categories, Execution-Based, Reference-Based or z/OS-Based. The applicable type of sub-capacity terms per z Systems IPLA program is determined solely by IBM. Subsequent z Systems IPLA sub-capacity program announcements will indicate the type of sub-capacity terms, if applicable. Only one type of sub-capacity terms may apply per program.

For a complete listing of the eligible z Systems IPLA programs and their type of sub-capacity terms, use the tabs at the top of this page. Sub-Capacity terms on z Systems IPLA are only available to customers who qualify and implement Sub-Capacity for their respective MLC software and comply with all other IBM Terms and Conditions.

Sub-Capacity Eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select z Systems IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC), sub-capacity Advanced Entry Workload License Charges (AEWLC), sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC), sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC), sub-capacity z Systems New Workload License Charges (zNALC), or Country Multiplex License Charges (CMP). To implement sub-capacity a machine must be z Systems (or equivalent). On that machine:

For that machine, you must create and submit an SCRT Sub-Capacity Report or an SCRT Multiplex Report to IBM each month. SCRT Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool Web site.

You must comply with all of the terms of the sub-capacity offering, whichever is applicable:

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract – either 'Amendment for IBM z Systems Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929-02 or higher)' or ‘Amendment for IBM Sub-Capacity for One-Time Charge Programs with Country Multiplex Pricing (Z126-6968)’ as applicable. Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous z Systems IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

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