15.10 - Getting to Know the Teradata WA Interface - Teradata Workload Analyzer

Teradata Workload Analyzer User Guide

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Teradata Workload Analyzer
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15.10
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User Guide
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B035-2514-035K

The Teradata WA user interface provides options for developing workloads and allocating service level goals. Table 4 lists the menu items of the Teradata WA interface.

 

Table 4: Teradata WA Menus and Options 

Menu

Option

Used to...

For more information, see...

File

Connect

Connects to the Teradata Database. Displays the Connect dialog box requiring logon information.

Alternatively, click on the toolbar, or press Ctrl+L for this option.

“To connect to the Teradata Database as user tdwm” on page 23

Disconnect

Disconnects from the Teradata Database.

Alternatively, click on the toolbar, or press Ctrl+G for this option.

“To disconnect from the database” on page 25

Exit

Exits from Teradata Workload Analyzer.

“To exit Teradata WA” on page 23

View

Toolbar

Toggles the status of toolbar visibility.

 

Status Bar

Toggles the status of status bar visibility.

 

Active Rule Set

Displays the active workload rule set information.

Alternatively, click on the toolbar for this option.

“Viewing the Active Rule Set” on page 165

 

Navigation Help

Displays a checklist of tasks required to convert PDSets to Workloads.

Alternatively, click on the toolbar.

“Using the Navigation Help” on page 33

Analysis

Convert PDSets to Workloads…

Converts PDSet information created using the Priority Scheduler Administrator into equivalent workloads.

Alternatively, click on the toolbar, or press Ctrl+D for this option.

“PDSet to Workload Mapping Considerations” on page 35

 

New Workload Recommendations

Generates workload rules.

Alternatively, click on the toolbar, or press Ctrl+L or Ctrl+W for this option.

“Obtaining New Workload Recommendations” on page 49

 

Existing Workload Analysis

Starts the analysis of existing workloads.

Alternatively, click on the toolbar, or press Ctrl+E for this option.

“Existing Workload Analysis” on page 125

Tools

Teradata Dynamic Workload Manager

Starts the Teradata Dynamic Workload Manager application from Teradata WA for users running Teradata Database 12.0 through 13.0 only.

Alternatively, click on the toolbar for this option.

Teradata Workload Analyzer User Guide (B035‑2514), Releases 12.00 through 13.00.

 

Define System Periods…

Defines period definitions at the system level global to all workloads.

Alternatively, click on the toolbar for this option.

“Adding Initial Workload Periods for PSA Migration” on page 25

Options

Specifies application level options.

“Configuring Application Options” on page 29

Help

Help Contents

Displays a browser window containing online Help contents and topics.

Alternatively, click on the toolbar for this option.

“Online Help for Teradata Workload Analyzer” on page 33

 

About Teradata Workload Analyzer

Displays the About dialog box that provides useful information about Teradata WA and the current database session, including database version and release numbers.

During the process of creating a new workload recommendation, the left pane of the window lists workload definitions as separate nodes in the Candidate Workloads tree. Additional nodes appear under each workload definition for attributes and service level goals. (By design, the Default workload definition does not have service level goals.)

Figure 4: Candidate Workloads Tree in left pane of window

For more information, see:

  • “Step 3: Defining Service Level Goals to Get the Most Out of Reports” on page 86
  • “Working with Workload Attributes” on page 143
  • Note: To toggle display of workloads on and off, from the View menu, click View Workloads. When you check this menu option (checked is the default), the Teradata WA user interface displays the Candidate Workloads tree; otherwise, it is not displayed.