April 24th, 2007
Information Builders Corporate Headquarters
27th Floor - 2 Penn Plaza
7th Ave, and 32nd St.
New York City, New York
(Right above Penn Station)
|8:30 AM||Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 AM||Meeting Opening - Bill Munson|
|9:15 AM||Reed Mullen - IBM - z/VM Platform Update: Introducing z/VM V5.3
Catch the latest breaking news on z/VM product enhancements.
This session will provide you a high-level overview of the new z/VM Version 5.3 product announcement.
z/VM V5.3 offers new, leading-edge virtualization capabilities and a pricing model that will help
enterprises more easily exploit the on demand capabilities of IBM System z virtualization technology.
|10:15 Am||Coffee Break|
|10:30 AM||Shari Killion - MAINSTAR - Managing Multiple Linux Instances on z/VM
Read her article in the March/April issue of IBM Systems Magazine !
When you run Linux as a guest of z/VM, the power and resources of the mainframe
are utilized as needed, so you don't have to purchase and maintain separate
dedicated hardware for each Linux server. Instead, hundreds of thousands
of instances can run on just one z/VM host. Unfortunately, repeatedly creating,
configuring and updating Linux instances manually can be tedious and time
consuming, and all too often, those who are asked to perform these tasks
are Linux staff with limited z/VM experience or z/VM staff with limited
|11:30 AM||LUNCH Break
Lunch will be provided by MVMUA
|1:00 PM||Bill Bitner - IBM - z/VM Performance Update
While z/VM has an outstanding reputation for scaling and performance management,
performance enhancements continue to be added to the system.
This presentation will review some of the improvements from z/VM 5.2.0,
some items added via the service stream since GA, and a sneak peek at the kind of
improvements planned for the future release, z/VM 5.3.0. These topics will include memory management,
PAV support, and additional synergy with Linux guests.
A brief overview will also be given of the relationship between Performance Toolkit for VM and OMEGAMON XE.
|2:00 PM||Coffee Break|
|2:15 PM||Noreen Redden - IBI - Overview of WebFOCUS Server
Noreen Redden, with a little help from her friends, will give an overview of WEBFOCUS. We all know the power of the MF. We'll demonstrate producing a report and delivering to our users via the web. We'll also discuss distributing reports via email.
|3:15 PM||Coffee Break|
|3:30 PM||Will Roden - IBM - Using and exploiting Secure Socket Layer.
SSL improvements for z/VM Version 5.3.
Several interesting and useful additions were made to the SSL server in 5.3. This presentation will discuss the enhancements and put them into the context of the existing SSL server. We will also discuss how SMTP, FTP, and Telnet use the new facility.
|4:30 PM||Questions and Answers and the IBM give away's.|
|5:00 PM||thank you very much.|