[BESAdmin-Announcements] IBM License Metric Tool application update 9.2.18 is now available.

Announcements for BES Administrators besadmin-announcements at bigmail.bigfix.com
Mon Dec 16 08:44:22 PST 2019

IBM License Metric Tool application update 9.2.18 is now available!

This update includes the following key features:

Support for new platforms and systems
      Disconnected scanner on CentOS 8
      Disconnected scanner on Oracle Enterprise Linux 8 with Red Hat
      Compatible Kernel
      Disconnected scanner on Debian 10 x86 and x64
      Disconnected scanner on SLES 15 on zSystems
      IBM z15
      AMD Epyc processor

Support for new virtualization technologies
       zCX (System Z Container Extensions)
      Nutanix on x86 with AHV

Usability improvements on the user interface
Names of the widgets and statuses that are displayed on the dashboard are
simplified for better understanding. Additionally, names of columns were
systemized with some minor name changes. The following names are changed:
      Scan Health widget is renamed to Software Scan Health
      Missing Software Scan status is renamed to Missing Scan
      IBM Capacity Data Completeness widget is renamed to Capacity Scan
      IBM Software Classification widget is renamed to Software
      The Latest Software Scan column is renamed to Last Software Change
Benefits: Better understanding of the License Metric Tool dashboard and

Update of the end of support dates
Information about the end of support dates is refreshed for the IBM
software basing on the IBM Software Lifecycle data.

Security enhancements
For more information, see What's New.

Other important changes

Sunset of License Metric Tool wiki
With the end of 2019, the License Metric Tool wiki is going to be sunset.
The content of the wiki page in now included in the License Metric Tool

Documentation is extended with new topics
The following topics are added to License Metric Tool documentation:
   Getting started:  How to handle License Metric Tool reporting end-to-end
   ,  How to start License Metric Tool project,  How to install and
   maintain License Metric Tool, How to control and report IBM licenses
   Updates for License Metric Tool and Release notes
   Useful links

Action to take
To learn how to get the application update and deploy it as well as to view
the full list of new features and APARs that were fixed in this update,
see: Release notes.

If you have any product-related questions, post them on one of the License
Metric Tool forum: https://ibm.biz/LMT-support-forum.


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