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IBM WebSphere® Application Server for Distributed Platforms and z/OS®: An Administrator’s Guide by Alan Beaubien, Yu Tang, Mike Casile, Michel Betancourt, Thomas Gissel, Mihaela Herescu, Dipak Patel, Keith McGuinnes, Radhike Iyer, Kyle Miller, Dave Draeger, Mike Everett, Ann Black

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Chapter 19. Workload Management Overview: z/OS

Objectives

This chapter covers the following concepts:

  • z/OS Workload Manager (WLM)

  • How WebSphere affects your WLM strategy

  • The elements of a WLM policy

  • Bringing these concepts together in the real world

Introduction

In this chapter we discuss the z/OS Workload Management (WLM) topics that apply to WebSphere. As with other z/OS chapters, we introduce WLM so all readers of the text can benefit, not just those who have z/OS experience. In the topology chapter, we introduced the reasons people choose the zSeries platform. WLM is a big part of the quality that zSeries users expect.

The intent of this entire text is to make WebSphere administration easier to understand. We cover those aspects of WLM that directly ...

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