What type of usage drives up Commercial Processing Workload (CPW) in IBM iseries / AS400
Posted on 2011-02-18
I am charged per CPW used during "prime time". We have robots running, user's in transactions, ODBC queries, native queries, you name it going on. I don't think IBM publishes the calc, but has anyone tested various types of usage to see what activities use more and less CPW? Is there something on my dashboard I can monitor to approximate CPW usage? For example, would a user using a high percent of CPU at a given moment necessarily also be using a high amount of CPW? Are three users using 1% CPU using the same CPW as one user using 3% CPU? Any insight on this measurement and how to control it would be greatly appreciated.