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You should check annually that all server operating system or a virtualization technology in your network are still eligible for IBM subcapacity reporting and are on the list of officialy technologies supported by License Metric Tool.
If not you have a compliance issue. IBM will expect that in 180 days you have moved to a newer version of such a technology.
The list of platforms IBM plan to removal is maintained on the IBM Support website here.
Below is an extract from the website as well as the most important dates.
|Technology||End of support by vendor||Planned removal from the list of technologies eligible for subcapacity licensing and supported by License Metric Tool|
|Debian 7||5/31/2018||End of 1Q 2020|
|IBM i 5.x||9/30/2013|
|RHEL 5 x86||3/31/2017|
|IBM i 6.1||9/30/2018||End of 2Q 2020|
|Windows 2008||1/14/2020||End of 3Q 2020|
|Windows 2008 R2||1/14/2020|
- The current list of eligible Virtualisation Technology can be found here