|Classification||Yes||Which requests should be assigned to the workload.|
|Throttle||Yes||How many requests in this workload can run concurrently.|
|Priority||Yes||The priority assigned to the workload.
Advanced SQL Engine with SLES 11 has a hierarchy-based priority management system.
|Service Level Goals||Yes||Service level goals (SLGs) for workload request performance, defined as either response time or throughput.
For example, queries in the WD-Dashboard workload are expected to complete in 2 seconds, while requests in WD-MktRepts are expected to complete within 1 hour.
|Exceptions||Yes||Requests that start to execute and then display characteristics unsuitable for the workload, such as high skew or too much CPU processing.
Tactical exceptions and Tactical exception actions are required for Tactical workloads.
|Exception Actions||Yes||The automatic actions to take when an exception occurs.|
|Hold Query Responses||Yes||Minimum response times for requests. This option provides a greater degree of consistency within a workload, whether the system is busy or lightly loaded.|
|Virtual Partitions||Yes||A collection of workloads. One virtual partition is adequate for most systems. Platforms that support distinct business units or geographic entities may use multiple virtual partitions to keep this work separated. Each virtual partition supports Tactical, SLG tier, and Timeshare workload management methods.|