3399 North Road
Library Room 302
Poughkeepsie, New York
Directions to Marist College
|9:30 AM||Continental Breakfast|
|10:15 AM||Meeting Opening - Bill Munson|
|10:30 AM||Kevin Yash - IBM - OMEGAMON XE
Managing the growing Linux on z environment requires insight into
resource consumption at the z/VM level and at the Linux guest level.
IBM Tivoli's OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux product provides an integrated
way to monitor (and manage) the performance characteristics of this complex environment.
This presentation will discuss the OMEGAMON XE offering - functionally, as an integrated
solution, with user scenarios, and within the larger system management infrastructure.
|11:45 AM||Mike MacIsaac - IBM - Virtualization CookBook
Two updated books are available with titles: "z/VM and Linux on IBM System z: The Virtualization Cookbook for <SLES 10, RHEL 5>".
The goal of these books is to allow you to install and configure z/VM, install and configure Linux and be cloning Linux in two
or three working days.
This presentation will describe the books and a new simple Web application for monitoring your Linux servers and VM system.
A live demonstration will be given as well as a discussion of future plans for the books.
Lunch will be provided by Marist College
|1:45 PM||Bruce Wells - IBM - RACF
With the growing popularity of Linux on zSeries, the z/VM operating system has been enjoying a resurgence as a popular and
extremely efficient hosting environment for multiple Linux server instances.
RACF has a version for z/VM which has protected this environment for many years, and is undergoing some significant enhancements
in the upcoming z/VM 5.3 release.
This session provides an overview of the RACF for z/VM product and a discussion of the new features.
Along the way, we will compare and contrast RACF on z/VM with RACF on z/OS, if the audience finds that to be helpful.
|3:00 PM||Melissa Howland - IBM - Linux on System z Update
"What's New for Linux on System z" - Overview of new features recently developed for Linux on System z, with a focus on those items developed by the Endicott kernel development team. Bring your "Linux on System z" wishlist. There will be time for discussion about what other enhancements you'd like to see.
|4:15 PM||Ken Davis - IBM - VM ID (pubs) panel
The z/VM V5.3 product library includes a number of improvements, such as extensive upgrades to the RACF and RSCS publications
(RSCS is now a feature of z/VM), reorganization of the Performance Toolkit documentation, standardization of abend code and
message documentation, and support for doing BookManager-style cross-library text searches in the PDF files.
|5:00 PM||thank you very much.|