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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 2, 2018

Port Loadlever to iSeries

Loadleveler is a fantastic workload management tool on the AIX platform. It's astonishing that the IBM iSeries, which is known as an amazing batch transaction system, doesn't not have an equivalent tool. Job Scheduler and Advanced Job Scheduler allow you to do basic scheduler, but not true workload management.

Use Case:

Some functions that are sorely missing from the iSeries jobs scheduler tools:
1. The ability to release jobs based on available resource (i.e. if CPU is less than XXX or # of jobs running, or memory use etc).
2. Ability to use job pools and set criteria to "smooth out" workload.
3. Ability to submit job to different iSeries (or queues) based on logic.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 5, 2020

    This is a large effort and is currently not in plan.