System Programmer's Guide to: Workload Manager

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published 23 February 2007, updated 20 April 2010

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ISBN-10: 073848993X
ISBN-13: 9780738489933
IBM Form #: SG24-6472-03
(370 pages)

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


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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