IBM Workload Manager for z/OS

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WLM Service Definition Editor

The WLM Service Definition Editor is a workstation-based tool that helps you maintain your WLM service definition. It integrates a FTP download/upload mechanism that allows you to transfer WLM service definitions in ISPF format between host and workstation. The WLM Service Definition Editor provides different views to analyze, edit, and print your workload management definitions. With introduction of the Workload Management Task in the z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF), the WLM Service Definition Editor has been stabilized. It can be used as is for service definitions up to functionality level LEVEL019, which is the functionality level of z/OS V1R10. If you plan to exploit functionality added in later releases, use the Workload Management Task in the z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF).

 

To install the tool download IBM-WSE-1.1.1-win32.exe (Version 1.1.1, 75.9 MB) to your workstation and execute the installation program. The tool can then be launched via the Windows® Start menu ( All Programs > IBM Workload Management > IBM WLM Service Definition Editor). The user's guide can be accessed via the tool's Help menu or the Windows Start menu.

 

If you have already installed a previous version of the WLM Service Definition Editor you should install the new version on top of it. Installation of the new version will copy across the preference settings and FTP definitions from the old version. If you have modified the batch job templates, refer to the user's guide for any manual migration actions that may be required.

 

WLM Service Definition Formatter

The Service Definition Formatter is a small tool that assists you in displaying your WLM service definition. To use the tool you only have to download the WLM service definition to your workstation and load it into the spreadsheet. Then you can use the various worksheets to display parts of your service definition to get a better overview of your workload management definitions.

 

The tool is not a service definition editor. All modifications to the WLM service definition must be entered through the WLM Administrative Application. or the Workload Management Task in the z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF). With introduction of the Workload Management Task in the z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF), the WLM Service Definition Formatter has been stabilized. It can be used as is for service definitions up to functionality level LEVEL019, which is the functionality level of z/OS V1R10. If you plan to view functionality added in later releases, or edit the service defintion, use the Workload Management Task in the z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF).

 

To install the tool, download SetUpSvDef.exe (Version 3.4, 306 KB) to your workstation and execute the installation program. The tool consists of one Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. In addition you can find a short description, called ReadMe.pdf, in the installation path of the tool.

 

WLM Work Queue Viewing Tools (WLMQUE)

WLMQUE, the WLM Work Queue Viewer is a small ISPF based tool that may assist you in displaying the application environments that are currently being used on your z/OS system. This can be helpful for using WebSphere Application Servers when you specify minimum and maximum limits for the number of server address spaces that should be started. You can view the number of started and active server address spaces, and the service classes being used as work queues for the application environments with the help of the REXX command list. The tool can be used for any kind of application environment from WebSphere, DB2 or user specified types and applications.

 

WLMOPT, the WLM OPT parameter viewer assists you in displaying the current OPT settings of your z/OS system. The tool is stabilized on the level of z/OS 1.10. That means no OPT parameters which have been introduced after z/OS 1.10 can be displayed with it. Instead you can use the RMF Monitor II Report "OPT Settings" which is a new selection under "Library Lists". All future OPT parameters will only be made available through the new RMF report.

 

To install the tools download wlmque.zip (version 2.0.000a, 346 KB) to your workstation. Note that both tools are contained in this file as well as the CEXEC library that will be created on z/OS. Unzip the file and follow the installation instructions in Readme.txt.

 

LPAR Design Tool

The LPAR Design tool assists you in planning the LPAR layout of your Central Processor Complexes. The tool allows you to specify all partitions, the number of logical processors and their weights. It then calculates the MIPS capacity (*) for the partition. If you run your system in Hiperdispatch mode it also assist you in displaying the number of high, medium and low processors as a result of your definition. This will help you to easily identify definition errors. In addition offload processors like zIIPs and zAAPs are also supported. (*) Please notice: The MIPS capacity is a rough estimate and does not replace the necessity to use zPCR for a correct capacity projection of your environment. To install the tool, download the LPAR Design Tool (Version 5.3, 0.88 MB) to your workstation. The tool consists of one Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. You'll find the associated user's guide here: LPAR Design Tool Users's Guide (0.96 MB)

 

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