MVMUA Meeting 118
MVMUA 118, October 20, 2003
Be sure to read the new security guidelines for Information Builders Corporate Headquarters.
October 20, 2003
Information Builders Corporate Headquarters
NOTE =======> 24th Floor - 2 Penn Plaza <===== NOTE
New York City, New York
(Right above Penn Station)
The time will be from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
|8:30 AM||Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 AM||Meeting Opening - Bill Munson
|9:15 AM||David Sklar - PHP Cookbook (on Linux) - O'Reilly
PHP, a reliable, popular web programming language,
is a powerful cross-platform open-source tool.
PHP is currently used by Yahoo!, the US Census Bureau,
and over twelve million Internet domains.
It provides robust encryption, presents content in
and generates dynamic, customized graphics.
|10:30 AM||John Hall - SafeSoftware - Planning for the Worst
- Disaster Recovery for z/VM & Linux/390
The emergence of Linux/390 on z/VM has brought new interest to the z/VM platform. One of the first tools you need when deploying Linux on the mainframe is a reliable disaster recovery solution. Historically, z/VM installations have used expensive vendor solutions or complicated and difficult to maintain DDR implementations. This session covers why you need to have a disaster recovery plan, what needs to be in it, and options for implementation, including an overview of Safe Software's newest product: SafeDR, a cost effective, turnkey z/VM disaster recovery solution
|11:30 AM||LUNCH break
There are plenty of places for LUNCH close to IBI
|1:00 PM||Fred Hitzman - IBI - What is new in FOCUS - or - (how we broke CMS 19)|
|2:00 PM||Bill Bitner - IBM - z/VM Performance and LINUX
Dean DiTommaso - IBM - z/VM Performance Update
z/VM 4.4.0 is the newest release of VM and offers many improvements in the area of performance. This session will discuss various changes which include improvements in serialization, network options and performance, and performance management. Each change will be described along with benchmark data to help position the benefit. One of the biggest changes is the introduction of the Performance Toolkit for VM. This new feature is a combination real time and historical performance monitor based on the former FCON product. This session will include a demonstration of the Performance Toolkit for VM.
|3:30 PM||Martha McConaghy - Marist College - Linux
- Attack of the Linux Clones at Marist College
In January 2000, Marist College became the first site outside of IBM to run a Linux system under VM on a mainframe. What started out as a curiosity has now become a major initiative for the college. As of the spring 2003 semester, the Marist Computer Science and Math division has 4 classes with nearly 100 students, using Linux on zSeries systems exclusively for their classwork. As of September 2003, the Marist IT staff support over 440 Linux servers for these classes. This presentation will describe the challenges the Marist staff faced in developing a Linux system that would support student classwork, but would also be secure and upgradable. We will describe how we came up with a special Linux "build" that allows us to provide new software to students, but also gives the flexibility to add their own. Current work going on to address Linux "on-demand" requirements will also be discussed. In addition, the presentation will detail work that had been done to z/VM to accomodate so many Linux guests for performance, connectivity and security.
|4:30 PM||Questions and Answers and the IBM give away's.|
|5:00 PM||thank you very much.|