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How to check the PVU´s on AIX TSM servers?

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Hi we are renewing the licences for our tsmAix environment and i need the calculation of the PVU´s Please can anyone help me with the sintaxis, path how to calculate etc?

Thanks in advance.
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by:woolmilkporc
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Hi again,

there is a Processor Value Unit calculator from IBM:
https://www-112.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/valueunitcalculator/vucalc.wss
and there is also a table (which is a bit hard to read, however):
https://www-01.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

In either case, you must have processor type/vendor/model and number of cores at hand.

Further, you'll have to take into account if the nodes are virtual or real machines.
Here is a (not so bad) document from IBM about "Software Licensing in a Virtualized Environment":
http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage/PVU_Customer/IBM_Distributed_Licensing_PVU_and_Subcap_Overview_for_Customers.pdf

In my environment I (mis)use the node's "Contact" entry to store the number of PVUs relevant for that node, so I can easily run a query to show the PVUS:

UPD NODE 'node_name' CONTACT="400"

select CONTACT from NODES
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If you already have TSM Server 7.1 or higher (I don't!) there should be a table pvuestimate_details
containing all required info.

Try

select * from pvuestimate_details where node_name='node_name'

and see what you can get. Please be aware that the node's ROLE must be SERVER
and that the node's Tivoli Storage Manager client level must be V6.3 or higher!
The nodes not meeting these requirements have the flag PVU_AGNOSTIC set to YES (see the query below).
Maybe my CONTACT trick could be still useful in these cases ...

If there is valuable information summarize all PVUs of all nodes like this

select sum(PVU) from pvuestimate_details where PVU_AGNOSTIC!='YES'

As you already found out (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28979328/Error-on-TSM-AIX-ANS1138E-The-'QUERY'-command-must-be-followed-by-a-subcommand.html), there is (again under server 7.1 and up) also a command "q pvuestimate" - alas not for me (and maybe not for you either).
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by:Santiago videla
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Wool,
            good morning. Sadly my tsm is a 5.5 so i´ll do all the math manually. It sucks , but that the way it is. Thanks for your help.

Cheers.

Santiago.
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