Work management is an important building block within the i5/OS® operating system.
Its functions are the foundation through which all work enters the system, is processed, run, and completed on System i™ products. Whether you run a simple batch job once a week or you call an application daily (like Lotus Notes®), work management helps manage the jobs and objects that run on your system. It also supports the commands and internal functions necessary to control system operations and allocate resources to applications when needed.
The System i product is set up and ready to use. Most users will not need to change the default settings. However, if you need to tailor the work management piece to fit your company, you will need to understand the terms and concepts associated with it and how they integrate with each other to provide you with the best performance from your system.
Whether you are an experienced System i user or just learning, this topic collection gives you an easy-to-understand view of work management. This topic contains different entry points, so that you choose where you want to start learning about work management.
In addition, you can work with work management using iSeries™ Navigator tasks on the Web. This allows you to work with work management functions using a Web browser. For more information, see iSeries Navigator tasks on the Web.
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- Introduction to work management
Work management supports the commands and internal functions necessary to control system operation and the daily workload on the system. In addition, work management contains the functions that you need to distribute resources for your applications so that your system can handle your applications.
Whether you are new to work management or have been using work management tools for years, these work management concepts might be useful for you.
- Managing work
As a system operator or administrator, one of your tasks is to keep your server running smoothly. This means you monitor, manage, and ensure that your jobs, job queues, subsystems, memory pools, job logs, and output queues function properly.
You might need to refer to these useful topics while using work management.
- Troubleshooting for work management
This topic helps you troubleshoot some of the most common problems that occur in work management.
- Related information for work management
Listed here are some information center topics that relate to the work management topic collection.