Workload management (WLM) for z/OS

Workload management optimizes the distribution of incoming work requests to the application servers, enterprise beans, servlets, and other objects that can most effectively process the requests. Workload management also provides failover when servers are not available, improving application availability.

For details on workload management, see z/OS MVS Planning: Workload Management, which is available on the z/OS Internet Library website. You might also find z/OS MVS Programming: Workload Management Services helpful.

When using workload management on z/OS, we can define workload management policies for the application servers. To get started, we do not need to define special classification rules and work qualifiers, but you might want to define them for the production system.

Workload management provides the following benefits to applications that are running on an application server:

In the product environment, you implement workload management by using clusters, transports, and replication domains.


Related concepts

  • Techniques for managing state

    Related information:

    z/OS Internet Library website