WLM, Sysplex, and USS Advanced Performance Management
4 Days


The course will concentrate on the taking an integrated approach to performance management by addressing the z/OS e-business perspective. Elements to be explored will focus on Workload Manager functions, the parallel sysplex, and UNIX system services and how each can be monitored and managed for optimum performance.

SESSION CONTENT

z/OS E-business Overview
  • z/OS architecture and enhancements
  • Applications and functionality extended by z/architecture
Parallel Sysplex Concepts and architecture
  • Examine the components of a parallel sysplex and the performance issues which are unique to that environment.
  • Review the architecture and operation of the coupling facility
  • Discuss configuration choices and impact on performance
SYSPLEX Performance Considerations
  • Overhead calculations for parallel sysplex operation
  • Examine Coupling Facility signaling performance and the factors that may affect throughput
  • Establish Coupling Facility sizing and tuning requirements
  • Review performance considerations for Couple data sets
  • Evaluate tuning options for XCF/XES services
  • Examine XCF and CF RMF Reports
Workload Manager (WLM) Considerations
  • Workload managers and WLM services
  • Enclave reporting and managament
  • Examine application environments
  • Determine requirements for Resource Affinity Scheduling and Scheduling environments
  • Understanding workload balancing algorithms
  • WLM classification rules for applications
UNIX System Services
  • USS environment and controls
  • Hierarchical File System (HFS) performance considerations
  • Displaying USS information
  • WLM considerations for USS
Websphere
  • Websphere architecture Version 5
  • Performance information and recommended values
  • WLM considerations
  • HTTP server classification and monitoring
AUDIENCE

Course is designed for performance analysts or systems programmers that have a need for a better understanding about the mechanisms and data available for performance management in the e-business environment.

PREQUISITES

Basic understanding of the z/OS Operating System, WLM, and UNIX system services.


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