(Originally posted 2005-07-11.)
This is perhaps fairly basic for those of you who’ve read the fine print on zAAPs and IRD, but I needed to see it in someone’s data:
IRD Weight Management will feel free to vary the weight for the “Type 1” pool for a z/OS LPAR with zAAPs. But it will keep the weight the same for the “Type 2” pool – for the zAAP/IFA engines.
In other words an LPAR with z/OS and zAAPs could have two weights:
- A varying weight for the GCPs
- A static weight for the zAAPs
So in your code (and ours) you have to cope with the possibility of two weights.
I raise this now as I’ve just seen it in some data from one of the Washington Systems Center machines: The LPAR had an initial weight of 300 and the 10 GCPs’ weight dropped to 151. The 2 zAAPs’ weight stayed at precisely 300.