MVMUA 121, October 18, 2004
Metropolitan VM Users Association 121 October 18, 2004 Information Builders Corporate Headquarters 24th 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 Jonathan Land - NYC - The SPAM Letters The book offers readers a brilliant and Entertaining collection of correspondences Jonathan Initiated with spammers across the globe. It is quite a fun read, and Jonathan is extremely witty. The book originated as a website, thespamletters.com This book will be given away at the meeting. 10:15 AM Break 10:30 AM Reed Mullen - IBM - z/VM update What's New with z/VM V5.1 and Beyond? Catch the latest breaking news on z/VM product enhancements in this session. The value of z/VM for Linux on zSeries will receive particular attention. A look to the future of z/VM development will also be provided. 11:30 AM LUNCH break There are plenty of places for LUNCH close to IBI 1:00 PM Connie Beuselinck - IBM - Connectivity Snap Shots zSeries Connectivity Snapshots - EI, EI, O It's in the acronyms and they continue to grow and multiply. This session will cover all of the connectivity options on the newest mainframe models. What are your options? ESCON, FICON Express, Coupling Links, OSA-Express, PCI Cryptographic features, as well as ETR (External Time Reference). What are the requirements as the technologies are refreshed? We'll discuss all of the features that use I/O resources and complement the processing power of the zSeries with greatly increased I/O bandwidth and connectivity. Featured will be the I/O subsystem structure and the configuration flexibility. We'll show you some spanned channel examples, too. 2:00 PM Break 2:15 PM Damian Osisek - IBM - z/Architecture Overview and z/VM 64-bit Internals: z/VM operates in an architectural mode, called z/Architecture, that provides 64-bit real and virtual addressing and arithmetic operations. This presentation gives a brief overview of the architecture, focusing on the differences from its predecessor, ESA/390, and explains how VM exploits z/Architecture to deliver new features and functions. 3:15 PM Break 3:30 PM Dave Jones - Computer Associates - Using VM:Operator to Monitor Linux Guests For some sites, moving to Linux on the zSeries means adding VM to your enterprise. For others, it just means a new use for an existing platform. Through the use of your existing CA VM management tools, this session will discuss how you can leverage your existing VM:Operator product to assist you in administering and managing your Linux environment. 4:30 PM Questions and Answers and the IBM give away's. 5:00 PM thank you very much.