by Dawn May | Feb 21, 2018 | Subsystems, Performance, Work Management
I’ve written about workload groups in the past in Workload Group Configuration with IBM i 7.3 and Manage Workloads better with Workload Groups.
This blog reviews how to understand possible performance implications when using workload groups.
by Dawn May | Jan 30, 2018 | Navigator for i, Subsystems, Systems Management, Work Management
Last year, I wrote about Subsystem Management with Navigator for i, which summarized the enhancements that were made to allow you to view and modify your subsystem configurations via the graphical user interface.
by Dawn May | Aug 1, 2017 | Subsystems, Performance, Work Management
The End Subsystem (ENDSBS), End System (ENDSYS), and Power Down System (PWRDWNSYS) commands all have the End Subsystem Options (ENSSBSOPT) parameter. This is nothing new—it’s been there for a long time. In case you are now aware of this parameter, this blog is for you.
by Dawn May | Jul 24, 2017 | Server Jobs, Subsystems, Networking
Way back in V5R1, IBM introduced the ability to route FTP and SMTP workloads to their own subsystems. By default, FTP and SMTP server jobs run in the QSYSWRK subsystem, along with a lot of other IBM i server jobs. The Server Table in the IBM i Knowledge Center documents all the IBM i server jobs along with the default subsystem in which they run. The server table does state the subsystem is configurable for these servers, but it doesn’t give you any more information.
by Dawn May | Apr 18, 2017 | Subsystems, Documentation, IBM i Services, Work Management
Some of you may have read the subsystem configuration experience reports that were written way back in 2004, which was about when V5R3 became available. The experience reports were under the related information section of the Work Management topic. The subsystem configuration experience reports were covered in three sections:
- Why multiple subsystems are important, along with how to configure subsystems for server jobs
- How to configure interactive subsystems
- How to manage server jobs
by Dawn May | Mar 14, 2017 | Navigator for i, Subsystems, Work Management
The December 2016 update for Navigator for i included a number of enhancements; one of the most significant extends the work management tasks to include IBM i subsystem creation and configuration. This support is available for all current releases.