CAVMEN - Chicago Area
VM (and Linux) Enthusiasts
April 21, 2005 Meeting
Final Meeting Agenda:
| 9:00 AM
|| Architecting VM and Linux for WebSphere
|| An introduction to setting up an infrastructure that will allow
WebSphere applications to run efficiently on Linux for zSeries. This
infrastructure consists of LPARs running VM, running multiple Linux
guests, each running WebSphere, running your applications. This
presentation tells you how to start setting up such an architecture,
how to make these parts work together optimally, and how to allocate
memory between all of the systems involved.
|| The speaker will be Mr. Stephen Wehr of the IBM Corporation.
| 10:30 AM
|| Coffee Break
| 11:00 AM
|| How to install WebSphere once and share it among many Linux guests
|| One of the strengths of zSeries as a platform for Linux is the ability
to manage many Linux images centrally. But as the number of Linux images
grows, some of the typical problems of large server farms emerge. Software
installed on the Linux images must be serviced or updated, and there is no
way to do this other than servicing each image as if it were a standalone
server. But zSeries has the ability to share file systems as VM minidisks,
so there ought to be a way to install WebSphere once and use that
installation for many other Linux images. Attend and find out how.
|| The speaker will be Mr. Stephen Wehr of the IBM Corporation. --
| 12:30 PM
|| Lunch Break
| 1:30 PM
|| Administration and Vendor Announcements
| 1:45 PM
|| New IBM Systems and Storage Management Tools for z/VM
|| With the continued growth of z/VM and Linux on zSeries, the need for
systems and storage management tools on z/VM grows as well. Come hear what
IBM announced this year for tape management (including integration with
DFSMSmm on z/OS) and backup and restore services. You'll also gain some
insight into what might be coming soon. One of the developers will also
be on hand to address technical questions.
|| The speaker will be Ms. Tracy Dean of the IBM Corporation.
| 3:15 PM
|| Coffee Break
| 3:30 PM
|| Planning for the Worst: Disaster Recovery for z/VM and Linux/390
|| The emergence of Linux/390 on z/VM has brought new interest to the
z/VM platform. One of the first tools you need when deploying Linux on
the mainframe is a reliable disaster recovery solution. Historically, z/VM
installations have used expensive vendor solutions or complicated and
difficult to maintain DDR implementations. This session covers why
you need to have a disaster recovery plan, what needs to be in it, with
options for implementation, including an overview of Safe Software's
newest product: SafeDR. A cost effective, turnkey z/VM disaster recovery
|| The speaker will be Mr. John Hall of Safe Software.
| 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
|| Annual CAVMEN Reunion
||We will be holding the Annual (by popular demand) gathering
of current and former CAVMEN members after the regular meeting.
We will once again 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.
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. When you call for a reservation, be
sure to mention that you are attending a function at Portofino's in order to
get the best rate.
If you plan to attend the reunion at Portofino's, PLEASE send a
SEPARATE E-Mail to
with a Subject line of "Annual Reunion"
so that we can anticipate the turnout.
Mark your calendar now!
|Members are encouraged to bring ideas for future presentations
and speakers to this meeting.
This quarter's meeting will be held at the Hewitt Associates 'East Campus'
located at 100 Half Day Road, in Lincolnshire, IL.
We will meet in Conference Room 100-M3, just off the Cafeteria.
If you have not attended a meeting at this location before, or you are
not familiar with the area,
for additional information on directions, maps, lodging and dining.
Our host site has requested a count of expected attendees by the Monday
before the meeting, so that they can plan appropriately for refreshments, etc.
If you are planning to attend, PLEASE send an E-Mail by that date to
with a subject line of "Meeting Attendance".
This is meant to be a facilities planning aid and should not be interpreted
as a registration requirement. If you suddenly become available at the last
minute, please feel free to attend even if you have not responded.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.