· Grow hardware capacity without necessarily increasing your software charges
· Pay for key software at LPAR-level granularity
· Experience a low cost of incremental growth
· Manage software cost by managing workload utilization
· SMF 70-1 records report CPU activity for the CPU and LPARs
· SMF 89 records report when a software product is in use. The SMF 89-1 record is cut when a product is started and the SMF 89-2 record is cut when the product is stopped. Therefore, SMF 89 records can be used to calculate reduced sub-capacity software pricing.
· The peak R4H average regularly occurs during the batch cycle between Midnight and 4AM
· DB2 is not accessed between 10PM and 6AM (I know, this is a stretch, but this is an example only)
· If you bring down DB2 before Midnight and up after 4AM you may be able to remove the peak for the DB2 bill.