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Created by Guest
Created on Nov 8, 2017

Linking the ‘computers' V2 API with ‘license_usages' API

Before the introduction of 'computers' V2 API (introduced in ILMT/BFI version 9.2.8),
we were able to link the 'computer_systems' API with the 'license_usages' API by using the tag "id" in 'computer_systems' that will map onto the tag "computer_system_id" in 'license_usages'.
But according to the IBM link (, in 'computers' V2 API, the tag "id" is replaced by the "computer_id" tag from 'computer_systems'. This results in the breaking changes as we can't link the 'computers' V2 API with 'license_usages' API.
I tried to to map on the tags "id" and "computer_hardware.server_id" in 'computers' API but it also won't map onto the tag "computer_system_id" in 'license_usages'

The solution is to update the 'license_usages' API accordingly to get it linked with 'computers' V2 API.
For detail description please see my below post:

Idea priority High
RFE ID 112799
RFE Product IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT)
  • Guest
    Jul 5, 2021

    Good news! In ILMT 9.2.24 (2Q 2021) release the API allows to report license usage (for processor capacity based metrics) per physical server. You can read more in ILMT documentation here:

    This augments the existing linkage to the list of instances (and computers on which given software was installed) using the HWM date parameter.

  • Guest
    Nov 26, 2017

    "We can't take advantage of the enhancement introduced in V2 API to get information about the PVU consumption"
    Yes, this is bacuse we can't link the 'computers' V2 API (introduced in ILMT/BFI version 9.2.8) with 'license_usages' API.
    The 'license_usages' API needs to be updated accordingly for it to work to work properly.

    The propeosed integration will fulfill the desired objective.

  • Guest
    Nov 20, 2017

    Proposed integration scenario is as follows:
    1) Query License Usage v2 to get information about license usage (there will be the same set as current on Reports->All Metric)
    2) Query v2/software_instance to get information about software components and computers (the same as currently drill down on above report to Software Classification report).

    PVU/RVU MAPC metric value according to the definition, is only provided for the whole set of computers taken into account for metric calculation.
    Could you please clarify "We can't take advantage of the enhancement introduced in V2 API to get information about the PVU consumption"? Could you provide your feedback on proposed above integration?