A workload exception is a definition that includes thresholds and actions to take when a threshold is exceeded by an executing query in a workload. You can add multiple criteria to an exception. Workload exceptions are triggered when all exception criteria are satisfied.
Some exception criteria require that you specify the qualification time, or an amount of time the criteria must take place to be recognized. Setting qualification time prevents very short incidents of criteria from being acknowledged.
Neither SLES 10 nor SLES 11 IWM systems provide the ability to define exceptions at the ruleset level. SLES 11 IWM systems do provide the ability to define tactical exceptions for tactical workloads.