zGuard offers multiple interfaces for interaction. Thus, not only the hardware console is directly accessible, but also components such as the complete Operlog, SMF, the security system (e.g. RACF) and also the workload manager (WLM). The latter in particular plays a decisive role when modifying processing resources. If a z/OS is limited, for example, it is important that the WLM only slows down the “non-time-critical workload”. Otherwise, your operations could be negatively affected at unexpected points and you would benefit from the WLM only to a very limited extent.
With zGuard you are in a much better position in this respect! All service classes of the Workload Manager provide their consumption and delay values every minute. The “zIIP on CP” consumption is visible and you can take countermeasures before this becomes a cost factor. Topology data on the processor underline this approach. The values provided allow you to have an interactive HiperDispatch ranking of your LPARs and you can use the full potential of your platform.
zGuard offers a comprehensive, customizable software product for you to optimally manage and control your daily workload.