| 9:00 AM
|| z/VM Update
||What's new with z/VM? Catch the latest breaking news
on z/VM product enhancements. This session will provide a high level
overview of the new z/VM Version 5 product announcement. z/VM V5.1
offers new leading edge virtualization capabilities in addition to a
new pricing model that will help enterprises more easily exploit the
on demand capabilities of zSeries virtualization technology.
The value of Linux on z/VM will receive particular attention.
A look to the future of z/VM development will also be provided.
||The speaker will be Mr. Reed Mullen of the IBM Corporation.
| 10:30 AM
|| Coffee Break
| 10:45 AM
|| zSeries Server Update
||IBM recently announced the eServer zSeries Model 890 along with new
functions for the z990. z/VM Version 5.1 requires a 64-bit capable
server, and the z890 and z990 offer the most advanced technologies
available for z/VM V5.1 exploitation. The z890 provides lower
entry capacity for a z/Architecture-capable server than previously
available. This session will highlight the z890 product and the
|| The speaker will be Mr. Reed Mullen of the IBM Corporation.
| 12:00 PM
|| Lunch Break
| 1:00 PM
|| Administration and Award Presentation
| 1:15 PM
|| Linux Update
||The speaker will present a brief overview of recent
developments in the Linux under z/VM area.
||The speaker will be Mr. James Savoie of the IBM Corporation.
| 1:30 PM
|| Linux on zSeries User Experiences
||The speakers will present their experiences of serving up
mainframe DB2 data to the distributed webspace via DB2 Connect in the
Linux/390 environment. They will briefly explore the old and complex
architectures of the past, a z/OS based solution, and the Linux based
solution. They will also discuss the benefits of implementing the Linux based
solution as well as how they are addressing High Availability, Disaster
Recovery, and the lessons learned in configuring z/VM and Linux on the
||The speakers will be Mr. Brian Diddens and Mr. James
Peddycord of Northern Trust.
| 3:00 PM
|| Coffee Break and Drawing
| 3:15 PM
|| Sharing Kernel and Application Materials on Linux for zSeries
||As sites continue to implement and maintain many more
Linux for zSeries servers they begin to wonder how they can better streamline
the maintenance of their many images. William Scully, Senior Systems
Programmer for Computer Associates, presents a surprisingly simple technique
for sharing the object code for both the kernel and applications running
under Linux for zSeries. Using this technique may prove useful in reducing
the human costs in rolling out service to large numbers of Linux servers
running on the mainframe.
||The speaker will be Mr. William P. Scully of Computer Associates.
| 4:45 PM
|| Members will attempt to answer any reasonable VM or hardware
related questions. If you are having a problem and want to find
out if others are experiencing it, or you are installing new
hardware or software and want to find out what types of problems
others have experienced, here is the place to find out.
| 5:45 PM
|| Second Annual CAVMEN Reunion
||At last year's CAVMEN 20th anniversary celebration it was
decided to hold an annual gathering of current and former CAVMEN members
after the April meeting each year. This year we will meet at The Portofino
Italian Bistro in Vernon Hills. It is located off of Route 60, just West
of Milwaukee Avenue (Route 21), approximately six miles from our
meeting location. Cocktails, Appetizers, and dinner will be available.
Click here to see
WEB site, which contains a map, and menu information. Please note that
the directional indicators on the bottom of their map are incorrect. As you
view the map, North is toward the top.
If you are driving a long distance, there is a hotel within walking distance
of Portofino's. The Hawthorn Suites Limited, 975 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon
Hills, IL 60061-1442, (847) 367-8031. I am told that a $79.95 rate is
available thru discount web sites like hotels.com.
Mark your calendar now!