In an effort to keep our members healthy during this time of the COVID-19 crisis.
MVMUA will changing our physical meeting to a virtual one.
Register by sending an email (Subject April 20 meeting) to FOCUSsys@yahoo.com
Please see the agenda below.
|10:00 AM EDT||Eric Schuler-Dalverny - MVMUA - Meeting opening|
|10:05 AM EDT||Jeff Gertner
- IBM - z/VM Dynamic Memory Management
The flexibility to reassign (add and remove) system resources is critical to customers. Today's workloads are not static. With Dynamic Memory Downgrade, a system administrator can take real memory offline from a z/VM partition, making it available to other partitions on the CPC. The removal will be dynamic; no reIPL of the z/VM image is required to accomplish a change in the memory configuration. This session will describe these new capabilities, give some guidance on use, and walk through some examples.
Jeff's presentation in PDF format.
|10:50 AM EDT||Brief break (during switch of presenters)|
|10:55 AM EDT||Michael MacIsaac
- H.G.Wells - Consolez
Consolez is a new open-source package which gives browser access to z/VM con LinuxONE access by groups. It can save time when teams need access to multiple z/VM LPARs. Rather than having to open many 3270 console sessions, all z/VM LPARs can be accessed through the same Web user interface. When all console data is centralized, it is easy to data mine.
|11:40 AM EDT||Lunch break|
|12:10 PM EDT||Brian Hugenbruch
- The Junior Woodchuck's Guide to Using TLS on z/VM
Transport Layer Security (TLS, formerly SSL) is a vital part of a server's network security--even on z/VM. But it's also a confusing and at times infuriating subject. This presentation will take a step back from the jargon to explain: what it is, when you use it, why it matters to you, and what you're really doing when you set this up on the z/VM TCP/IP stack. The goal of this presentation is to provide enough wisdom that, the next time you read the IBM manual on this topic, it actually makes sense. Don't be afraid to ask questions as we go!
|12:55 PM EDT||Brief break (during switch of presenters)|
|01:00 PM EDT||
Rich Smrcina and James Vincent
- Velocity Software
- Manage your z/VM systems and your private on-prem Cloud with zPRO!
zPRO from Velocity Software is not only an extremely fast, reliable and awesome Z cloud enablement solution but also a tool of choice for many installations to manage their z/VM platform. zPRO now includes a Scheduler, RACF administration functions, Spool management and Shard File System management. We have turned zPRO into a verb because when we see a z/VM administration function that customers need, our response is something like what astronaut Mark Whatley said in The Martian: "In the face of overwhelming odds I'm left with only one option.I'm going to have to zPRO the heck out of this!
Rich's and James' presentation was provided in video format only.
|01:50 PM EDT||Meeting adjourned and thanks to Broadcom.|