Basic z/OS Tuning Using the Workload Manager - ES54G

Do you need to know how to establish a practical performance management program for your z/OS system This course is designed for new performance analysts to learn to work with the Workload Manager (WLM) in goal mode. Learn concepts of WLM and performance management in the z/OS system using the WLM.Learn how to analyze Resource Monitoring Facility (RMF) reports and implement service definitions using the WLM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) application. The course uses z/OS hands-on lab exercises to reinforce the concepts and techniques discussed in lecture.Hands-on labs This course includes hands-on lab exercises. Each student team, working on their own z/OS system, will configure RMF, analyze RMF reports to find bottlenecks, and utilize the WLM dialogs to create goals and classification rules in a service definition that manages a supplied z/OS workload.
You should:Understand basic MVS and z/OS operation, such as job flow through JES, job scheduling paging, swapping, dispatching controls, and I/O schedulingHave a basic knowledge of the purpose of the Workload Managers function in managing system workloadsBe familiar with using TSO and ISPF to manage data sets and run batch jobs
4.5 Days
This is an intermediate course for z/OS system programmers, z/OS performance analysts, and z/OS performance administrators new to performance management for their z/OS system.Note: ES54 is intended for individuals new to WLM and the z/OS performance area
Describe a performance and tuning methodologyDevelop a systematic z/OS performance and tuning planDescribe the factors which could affect the performance of an z/OS systemUse the WLM ISPF applicationDescribe the components of a service definitionDefine workloads and service levels and classification rulesState which z/OS commands affect WLM operationIdentify the major WLM services for z/OS, including enclaves and application environments, and how they are used by DB2, WebSphere, and CICSAnalyze CPU performance when running in a shared LPAR environmentUtilize and monitor zIIP and zAAP specialty enginesMeasure and tune z/OS DASD, processor storage, and coupling facility configurationsExplain the functions and facilities of RMF and SMFAnalyze performance bottlenecks using RMFUse Workload License Charges (WLC), defined capacity and soft capping to manage software costsDescribe advanced z/OS environments that utilize Intelligent Resource Director (IRD), HiperDispatch, z/OSMF Workload Management, and I/O Priority ManagerUse the z/OSMF Workload Management (WLM) taskUse Performance Monitoring with z/OSMF Modify a WLM service definition to meet the requirements for monitoring a specific system workload Create and customize Monitoring Desktops Review any issues by using the Monitoring Desktops options displays Assess the performance of the workloads running on the z/OS, Systems w/TPS, Mainframe TPS, Application Platforms TPS, z Enterprise Transaction Systems & integration

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