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System Programmer's Guide to: Workload Manager

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 23 February 2007, updated 20 April 2010

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ISBN-10: 073848993X
ISBN-13: 9780738489933
IBM Form #: SG24-6472-03

Authors: Paola Bari, Pierre Cassier, Annamaria Defendi, Dagmar Fischer, John Hutchinson, Alain Maneville, Gianfranco Membrini, Caleb Ong and Andrew Rowley

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    This IBM Redbooks publication gives you a broad understanding of the Workload Manager component of the z/OS system. It covers basic aspects of Workload Manager (WLM) together with the new functions available in z/OS V1R8. The book provides a discussion about how to create WLM policies based on business goals and the types of transactions that you run in your systems.

    This book also provides information about how to implement the WLM functions, in addition to suggestions about how to classify the different workloads to WLM so that it can best manage the different types of units of work. You will find information for effective performance analysis and a description of how to use the WLM functions to achieve better throughput in your environment. This book also provides best practices samples to better understand how to set up your classification and tune it.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. How WLM works

    Chapter 3. WLM functions

    Chapter 4. Implementation and workload classifications

    Chapter 5. Setting goals

    Chapter 6. Batch considerations

    Chapter 7. TSO, STC, and APPC workloads

    Chapter 8. DB2 workload considerations

    Chapter 9. WebSphere Application Server workload considerations

    Chapter 10. UNIX System Services considerations

    Chapter 11. Transactional workload considerations

    Chapter 12. Uniprocessor considerations

    Chapter 13. Enterprise Workload Manager


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