It Doesn’t Take Much To Confuse Me

(Originally posted 2007-06-20.)

… with a Performance Consultant? πŸ™‚

Seriously, here’s something that made me go “hmm”…

I started looking at the latest set of data from a customer…

Their biggest-CPU WLM workload is called “BATCH” when they told me they were a CICS shop – and that CICS was their main CPU consumer during the day.

But it turns out that the biggest service class within that workload contains exclusively CICS regions. (And it is called “PRDONL”.)

So that’s all right then. But you can see why I’d be confused. πŸ™‚

Moral: A name is just a label, not a description. At least that’s true with WLM. But funny how we read things into names that generally are there. πŸ™‚

Published by Martin Packer

I'm a mainframe performance guy and have been for the past 35 years. But I play with lots of other technologies as well.

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