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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 16, 2017

User interface is required to find out license usage throughout all partitions on a server

It sometimes happens that the license usage (e.g. for Web Query Developer licenses) on a server with several partitions cannot be tracked correctly by the user. So licenses are used on a different partition but the customer doesn't know which partition. This is likely to occur with flash copies.
As of today a non-disruptive Hypervisor Resource Dump has to be taken through HMC and sent in to IBM to analyze it to get a list of license usage throughout a server.
It would be very beneficial, if the list of license usages throughout a server could be either retrieved by
- a CL command RTVLICUSG with output to *, *RPTINT or *OUTFILE. Input parm would be product and feature.
- an API
- an HMC function

Use Case:

Systems with product usage spread over several partitions especially when flash copies are taking place.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 12, 2019

    This request was delivered with a new CL command DSPUSGINF in 7.4:

  • Guest
    Jun 4, 2018

    Work has begun on this request and it is planned for release with IBM i 7.4

  • Guest
    Mar 13, 2018

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. It can be hard to know which partitions have license usage, especially with use of a FlashCopy or role swap.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager