Information Builders Corporate Headquarters
27th Floor - 2 Penn Plaza
7th Ave, and 32nd St.
New York City, New York
(Right above Penn Station)
Note: You have to follow the security guidelines for IBI.
|8:30 AM||Continental Breakfast - Breakfast provided by Vicom Infinity, Inc.|
|9:15 AM||Eric Schuler-Dalverny - IBI - Meeting Opening|
|9:30 AM|| David Kreuter - VM Resources - Push Button or Hand Build? Getting to zVM640 One Way or the Other
You want to run 640. Good decision. Should you use the migration tool? Should you hand build your way to 640? The presenter, David Kreuter, will share his recent experiences using both methods. The IBM Migration tool set will be compared to the "Dave Way"
|10:30 AM||Coffee Break|
|10:45 AM|| David Kreuter - VM Resources - z/VM Techniques for a Saner Mainframe Environment
OK, it's a fancy title. In this short presentation David will bring forward some of his frequently used techniques. Techniques will be shown for TCPIP, SYSTEM CONFIG, disk mapping and of course some PIPELINEs.
MVMUA, Bill Munson and Friends
- VM's 45th Anniversary
- "VM" recollections
Including the VM Mobile Museum (VMMM), a promotional video from the early days of VM, guest speakers, and a cake for our favorite operating system.
|1200 AM||LUNCH Break - Lunch provided by Vicom Infinity, Inc.|
- IBM - z/VM 6.4.0 Performance Update
An overview of performance for z/VM 6.4. This presentation will cover the regression results of z/VM 6.4 as well as the performance impact of new features. For new features we will go through our methods of evaluating the changes and our findings. The core of this presentation is the base z/VM 6.4, but will also touch on changes introduced in 1Q17, 3Q17, and 4Q17.
|2:00 PM||Coffee Break|
|2:15 PM||John Franciscovich - IBM - z/VM Startup/Shutdown Best (Worst) Practices
Most of the time we think about how a z/VM system looks when it is running. But two keys to well running systems are starting them up and shutting them down well. This session will discuss various considerations for the two procedures. It will raise questions and try to answer them, such as: How many virtual machines should I start at once? What do I put in AUTOLOG1's and AUTOLOG2's profiles? How does Signal Shutdown work?
|3:15 PM||Coffee Break|
|3:30 PM||Mike MacIsaac
Private Cloud on z/VM and LINUX
Cloud solutions are usually deployed on distributed systems. Why is this? Is not the mainframe the most reliable computing platform on the planet? Is not 'z/VM' the most mature and robust hipervisor? Is not Linux/UNIX the most versatile operating system? Cloud can work on z/VM and Linux. This presentation will describe how 'zLinux' is used in our organization and how a 'self-service portal' (aka 'Private Cloud') solution was designed, written and runs. It will start at a high level with business questions and solutions, then drill down into details of architecture, platforms and code. A live demonstration will be given.
|4:30 PM||Questions or Comments|
|5:00 PM||Meeting adjourned and thanks to IBI and Vicom Infinity, Inc.|