HP-UX Workload Manager
HP introduced the Workload Manager (WLM) product in early 2000. It focuses on simplifying the application of shared resources to the workloads that need them. It does this by monitoring the workloads that are running on a consolidated server and reallocating unused resources to workloads that are experiencing an increase in load and need more resources.
The original goal was to provide for automatic reconfiguration of Resource Partitions. At the time, resource partitioning through the Process Resource Manager product was the only partitioning technology available on HP-UX and HP had not yet introduced its Utility Pricing products.
A lot has changed in the five years since then. Now four partitioning products and three Utility ...