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Understanding Workload Manager (WLM)


Duration: 3 Days

Method: Instructor led, Hands-on workshops

Price: $1950.00

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.


There are no prerequisites for this course.


  • 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