IBM® z/OS Workload Manager
One of the strengths of the IBM® Z platform and the z/OS operating system is the ability to run multiple workloads at the same time within one z/OS image or across multiple images. Such workloads have different, often competing completion and resource requirements. These requirements must be balanced in order to make the best use of the resources of an installation, maintain the highest possible throughput and achieve the best possible system responsiveness. The function that makes this possible is dynamic workload management, which is implemented in the Workload Management component of the z/OS operating system.
With z/OS Workload Management (WLM), you define performance goals and assign a business importance to each goal. You define the goals for work in business terms, and the system decides how much resource, such as CPU or storage, should be given to it to meet the goal. Workload Management will constantly monitor the system and adapt processing to meet the goals.
This repository contains WLM resources that might be useful to the z/OS community
The official WLM documentation can be found here
WLM tools, like the Topology Report, can be found here: ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/eserver/zseries/zos/wlm/
There are no warranties of any kind, and there is no service or technical support available for these materials from IBM. As a recommended practice, review carefully any materials that you download from this site before using them on a live system.
Your feedback is welcome.
Though the materials provided herein are not supported by the IBM Service organization, your comments are welcomed by the developers, who reserve the right to revise or remove the materials at any time. To report a problem, or provide suggestions or comments, contact WLM@de.ibm.com.