9.1. Workload manager monitoring (WLM)

This section introduces the WLM as a monitoring tool for performance related problems in AIX 5L. WLM is a complex tool which can be used, beside performance monitoring, for gathering accounting data, and also for managing the load on a standalone system.

In conjunction with dynamic LPAR, WLM may also be used as a resource provisioning tool in a partitioned environment.

For more details about auditing and load management functions of WLM, refer to these publications:

  • AIX 5L Workload Manager (WLM), SG24-5977

  • Accounting and Auditing on AIX, SG24-6396

9.1.1. Overview

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