3399 North Road
Donnelly Hall - LINUX Lab
Poughkeepsie, New York
|8:30 AM||Continental Breakfast - provided by Marist College|
|9:00 AM||Meeting Opening - Bill Munson - Brown Brothers Harriman & CO.|
|9:15 AM||Mike MacIsaac - IBM - z/VM and Linux Systems Management
Mike will give an overview of z/VM and Linux systems management
solutions considering the open source, vendor-supplied, and 'roll-your-own' approaches.
He will classify products by the aspects of systems that they address such as network management,
overall systems management, patch management, provisioning management, etc.
Mike will also address a broad survey of z/VM and Linux systems management.
For a more technical discussion, Mike will describe, and hopefully demo, a "read-only-root"
Linux solution based on a paper written in 2007, that's in the process of being updated.
|10:45 AM||Coffee Break|
|11:00 AM||David Boyes - SineNomine - simple VPN appliance for LINUX|
|12:00 PM||LUNCH Break
Lunch will be provided by MARIST College
|1:00 PM||Jin VanStee - IBM - Achieving High Availability on LINUX for System z with
Linux - HA Release 2
Ever wonder how you can provide high availability to your Linux® on System z®
guests without adding extra cost to your business? Are you just starting out with
Linux on the Mainframe and exploring HA solutions for the platform? As Linux on
System z becomes more prevalent and mainstream in the industry, the need for it to
deliver higher levels of availability is also increasing. The High Availability Linux
(also known as Linux-HA) project provides high availability functions for Linux
through an open development community. This presentation is based on the IBM
Redbook with the same name and discusses:
|2:00 PM||Coffee Break|
|2:15 PM||John Sawyer - SecureAgent - Secure Data Solution.
The Secure Data Solution® (SDS) is a patented and patent-pending
virtual tape system and remote vault that allows an organization to
efficiently store and retrieve compressed and encrypted virtual tape
images. The SDS appears as tape units to attached computer systems;
however, in actuality, the virtual tape images are compressed and
encrypted files that permanently reside on the Secure Data Solution's
disk arrays. As virtual tape images are being written to a local SDS,
they can also be transmitted to other Secure Data Solutions installed
at remote sites for disaster recovery purposes or to be shared by
applications that can process these virtual tape images by computer
systems that are connected to the SDS at the remote sites. The Secure
Data Solution can save an organization the liability from the loss or
theft of sensitive data by its inherent data encryption and by
reducing off-site tape handling requirements.
|3:15 PM||Coffee Break|
|3:30 PM||Chris Hastings - IBM - z/VM Information Center Web site.
Information Centers, HTML-based Web sites, are the strategic
direction for IBM product information. z/VM has provided its
information center for two releases and will continue to improve this
form of information delivery. Chris will explain the information
center strategy and demonstrate how to navigate the z/VM Information Center.
|4:30 PM||Questions and Answers and the IBM giveaways|
|5:00 PM||Thank you very much, and thanks to Marist College for everything.|