Duration: 3 Days
This course is designed for IT professionals needing an
insight into Performance and Monitoring under z/OS.
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Topics Covered In This Course
- What is the Workload Manager?
- Goal mode and compatibility mode of the Workload Manager.
- How the Workload Manager operates in a single system.
- How the Workload Manager operates in a parallel sysplex.
- Transaction routing; what it is and how it helps.
- An introduction to the Workload Manager controls.
The Workload Manager Macros
- Why are macro services required?
- What macro services are available?
- How the different macro services are used
- An overview of the major WLM macros
Coding the Service Definitions
- Structure of the service definitions
- Creating and modifying the definitions
- A detailed examination of each definition covering all the
parameters and their use
- A paper based coding exercise
- The WLM Dialogues
- The flow and structure of the dialogues
- Samples of major dialogue screens
The Workload Manager RMF Reports
- Introduction to the Workload Manager RMF reports
- The new Monitor III reports - how to read and use them
- The new Monitor I reports - how to read and use them
- How to use SMF Type 99 records
Exploitation of the Workload Manager
- How to set up z/OS to be able to use the Workload Manager
- How to establish realistic goal values
- The Workload Manager console commands
- How to switch between compatibility mode and goal mode
- Migrating a parallel sysplex to use the Workload Manager
- Making the best use of the Workload Manager
What You Can Expect
This course is designed to give the delegates a detailed
overview of z/OS Workload Manager. After taking this course
the student will be able to:
- State how WLM differs from SRM.
- Describe how WLM differs from SRM.
- Describe how WLM can simplify performance.
- Use the WLM ISPF dialogues.
- Understand and use the RMF reports associated with WLM.
- Demonstrate how subsystems interact with WLM.
- Understand the WLM macros.
Who Should Take This Course
Systems programmers, technical support staff, performance
specialists, and capacity planning analysts who are responsible
for z/OS performance. Systems programmers responsible for
a major subsystem will also benefit as will technical
The course assumes a knowledge or experience of z/OS, including
an appreciation of system performance. Whilst attending
our z/ OS for Beginners course is not essential, it will
give the desired level of knowledge.
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Z/OS Performance Workshop
Every student attending a Verhoef Training class will receive
a certificate good for $100 toward their next public class taken
within a year.
You can also buy "Verhoef Vouchers" to get a discounted rate for a
single student in any of our public or web-based classes.
Contact your account manager or our sales office for details.