Calculated Consumption

The sum of all Calculated consumption values that are visible on the Consumption tab of the license properties. See Calculated Consumption for details.
Tip: Do not look for a mathematical equation relating the consumption figures on this tab. Each one (listed here in descending order down the tab) is a simple copy of a total calculated elsewhere. Notice that, for totals copied from the Consumption tab, the Compliance tab always displays the unfiltered totals (that is, the full amounts that your access rights allow you to see, ignoring any searching or filtering you may have applied to the source columns in the Consumption tab):
Compliance tab field Source Notes
Consumed entitlements

On Compliance tab:

  • IBM PVU licenses: Peak consumed
  • Other licenses: Raw consumption.

The key figure of interest to an auditor or publisher, this is the 'final answer' on consumption for this license (as at the last full reconciliation).

Raw consumption

Consumption tab, unfiltered total for the Consumed column

The inventory consumption calculations adjusted for machine exemptions, use rights, and the like. For many licenses, the Consumption tab Consumed column is the final answer for publishers. For IBM PVU licenses, this only updates the Peak consumed to new high-water marks when required.

Peak consumed
For IBM PVU licenses, on Compliance tab:
  • After full license reconciliation, copied from Raw consumption whenever that value exceeds the historical peak previously saved
  • In high frequency scanning mode (for subcapacity licensing from FlexNet inventory), may be updated (alone, with no other fields affected) by the 30-minute PVU consumption calculations, when these establish a new high-water mark.

If the peak is changed in a full license reconciliation, Raw consumption and Peak consumed are (briefly) equal.

If the peak is again exceeded in a high frequency check, Raw consumption is now less than Peak consumed. This is also the case for any full reconciliation where the current consumption is less than the historical peak.

Raw installations

Similar to the Consumption tab, unfiltered total for the Installed column.

This is the total count of installations of software related to the license. On the Consumption tab, the total for the Installed column is the total number of rows in (all pages of) the Related devices listing on that display a Yes (simply put, it's how many devices have related software installed on them). For simple, single-product licenses, this may be the same as this Raw installations count, when each device has only one installation. However, there may be many reasons for the two values to be different: some licenses (such a multi-product licenses) allow multiple linked installations on the same device, increasing the raw installation count beyond the simple count of devices.

Another reason why this count may be unrelated to license consumption is that for other licenses, such as IBM PVU, each individual installation consumes a number of points determined in part by hardware inventory details. There can be no relationship obvious on this tab between installation counts and license point consumption.

Calculated consumption

Consumption tab, unfiltered total for the Calculated consumption column.

The license consumption calculated from imported inventory, and also accounting for any adjustments entered through the web interface, such as exemptions for particular inventory devices. Depending on the license settings and the inventory sources used, the calculations may be for the full capacity of an inventory device or virtual host; or it may be for sub-capacity licensing.

Overridden consumption Consumption tab, unfiltered total for the Overridden consumption column.

The total value of overrides entered in the Consumption tab, regardless of whether each entry increases or decreases the calculated consumption result. As a result, there is no mathematical equation linking the values displayed on this tab. For more explanation, see Overridden Consumption.

For more about the relationships between various consumption fields (with special emphasis on IBM PVU licenses), see Relationships Between Consumption Fields.

This value is not editable.

Not available for CAL Legacy, IBM Authorized User, IBM Concurrent User, IBM Floating User, IBM UVU, Microsoft Device CAL, Microsoft SCCM Client User, Microsoft User CAL, Named User, Oracle Application User, Oracle Named User Plus, SaaS User, SAP Package, or User licenses.