These stand-alone education modules explain, with charts and narration, additional details about different aspects of System z Software Licensing and Pricing.
You have your choice of download format: The EXE format files are self-extracting Flash videos with narration which run in a browser. Executing the EXE file unpacks the Flash archive and launches the recording. The ZIP format files contain a PDF with the charts, an MP3 audio file with the narration, the recording transcript text, and an iPhone-compatible video recording in M4V format. For an accessible version of a module you should download the ZIP file.
Sub-Capacity and the Rolling 4-Hour Average
This 20 minute education module explains how the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) calculates the MSU values charged for Sub-Capacity products. It explains what the Rolling 4-Hour Average is and gives examples of the different ways that different products in the same LPAR might end up being charged a different number of MSUs.
Defined Capacity and Group Capacity Limits
This 11 minute education module explains how Sub-Capacity customers can use the tools known as Defined Capacity and Group Capacity Limits to control the maximum MSUs charged for the products in an LPAR or set of LPARs.
Reading the SCRT Report
This 33 minute education module provides an overview of the most important sections of the SCRT Report, explaining what different footnotes mean, how the different comment fields are used, and which MSU numbers on the report are used for software billing.