When logging on to the Analyzer to view software inventory and usage information, users must supply suitable credentials. Most commonly, the Analyzer is configured to use the system’s security product (such as RACF) for authentication, and in this case a valid user ID and password is the minimum information that must be supplied to effect the logon.
The TADz SCRT Import utility reads data created by the IBM Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool in the form of CSV files and imports it into the TADz Repository database. The Analyzer can then be used to query the database to examine trends in the SCRT data and to compare it with corresponding usage data.
With APAR OA55788 TADz has enhanced the SCRT Import utility to support Version 25 Release 1 of the IBM Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool. This version of the tool has Country Multiplex Pricing support which produces a report containing sections for each machine in a multiplex environment, and which TADz has not supported until this APAR. The SCRT Import utility now recognizes and interprets this report, importing data for all machines into the TADz Repository databases. Country Multiplex Pricing support provides additional information that TADz expects to be able to take advantage of in the future.
Robert E Hart
Senior Technical Architect