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Understanding Workload Manager (WLM)


Duration: 2 days

Method: Instructor led, Hands-on workshops

Price: $1125.00

Course Code: MF5060


This class is intended for experienced systems programmers and performance analysts with a basic understanding of WLM definitions.


This class is a lecture-workshop for experienced systems programmers and performance analysts with a focus on WLM controls and operation. The course will explore the decision-making processes employed by WLM and how they can be monitored and evaluated.


  • I.Service Class Definitions:
    • Importance Levels
    • Execution Velocity
    • Response Time Goals
    • Performance Index
    • Classification Rules
  • II.Setting Exception Conditions
    • Resource Groups
    • CPU/storage Critical Settings
  • III.Service Coefficients and Options
    • Service Coefficients
    • I/O Priority Management
    • Dynamic Alias Management
  • IV.Applications Environment
    • Specifying and Managing Application Environments
    • Server Limits for Application Environment
  • V.Scheduling environments
    • Specifying Scheduling Environments
    • Managing Resource States
  • VI.WLM Managed Initiators
  • VII.Intelligent Resource Director
    • LPAR CPU Management
    • Dynamic Channel Path Management
    • Channel Subsystem Priority Queuing
  • VIII.Workload Licensing Limits
  • IX.SMF Type 99 Records