Basic z/OS Tuning Using the Workload Manager

Basic z/OS Tuning Using the Workload Manager Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

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.

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Intended Audience for this Basic z/OS Tuning Using the Workload Manager Course

  • » 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.

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Course Prerequisites for Basic z/OS Tuning Using the Workload Manager

  • » Understand basic MVS and z/OS operation, such as job flow through JES, job scheduling paging, swapping, dispatching controls, and I/O scheduling
  • » Have a basic knowledge of the purpose of the Workload Manager's function in managing system workloads
  • » Be familiar with using TSO and ISPF to manage data sets and run batch jobs

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Basic z/OS Tuning Using the Workload Manager Course Objectives

  • » Describe a performance and tuning methodology
  • » Develop a systematic z/OS performance and tuning plan
  • » Describe the factors which could affect the performance of an z/OS system
  • » Use the WLM ISPF application
  • » Describe the components of a service definition
  • » Define workloads and service levels and classification rules
  • » State which z/OS commands affect WLM operation
  • » Identify the major WLM services for z/OS, including enclaves and application environments, and how they are used by DB2, WebSphere, and CICS
  • » Analyze CPU performance when running in a shared LPAR environment
  • » Utilize and monitor zIIP and zAAP specialty engines
  • » Measure and tune z/OS DASD, processor storage, and coupling facility configurations
  • » Explain the functions and facilities of RMF and SMF
  • » Analyze performance bottlenecks using RMF
  • » Use Workload License Charges (WLC), defined capacity and soft capping to manage software costs
  • » Describe advanced z/OS environments that utilize Intelligent Resource Director (IRD), HiperDispatch, z/OSMF Workload Management, and I/O Priority Manager

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Basic z/OS Tuning Using the Workload Manager Course Outline

      1. Module: 1
        1. Welcome
        2. Tuning methodology
        3. Using SMF and RMF to monitor performance
          1. Introduction to your system
          2. Using RMF Monitor I and Monitor II
      2. Module: 2
        1. Performance impacts when running in a shared LPAR environment
        2. Basic system workload management (part 1)
          1. Implementing a WLM environment on z/OS (part 1)
      3. Module: 3
        1. Basic system workload management (part 2)
          1. Implementing a WLM environment on z/OS (part 2)
      4. Module: 4
        1. WLM commands, internals, and service
          1. Using RMF Monitor III to solve performance problems
      5. Module: 5
        1. z/OS DASD performance topics
        2. Tuning processor storage
        3. Miscellaneous performance topics
          1. z/OSMF and performance management

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  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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