CAVMEN - Chicago Area
                      VM (and Linux) Enthusiasts

April 27, 2006 Meeting

Final Meeting Agenda:

9:00 AM What's New with Tape Manager and Backup/Restore Manager for z/VM
Tracy will provide an update on Tape Manager, based on the V1.2.0 announcement in February 2006. She'll also review what IBM delivered in Backup and Restore Manager in 2006, including some new functions since V1.1.0 GAed, and provide some insight on what's on the list of potential development items for 2006.
The speaker will be Ms. Tracy Dean of the IBM Corporation.
10:30 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM IBM's new Archive Manager and Operations Manager for z/VM
Since Tracy last spoke at CAVMEN, IBM has delivered 2 new z/VM products: Archive Manager and Operations Manager. Tracy will discuss what IBM delivered in these products in 2005 and what's new in Operations Manager V1.2.0 announced in February 2006.
The speaker will be Ms. Tracy Dean of the IBM Corporation.
12:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM Administration and Vendor Announcements
1:45 PM Linux for zSeries Update
The speaker will present a brief update of recent developments in the Linux under z/VM area.
The speaker will Mr. Paul Augustyniak of the IBM Corporation.
2:00 PM sudo - Secure and Convenient
sudo is a security tool that comes pre-installed on many *NIX systems, including Mac OS X, and most distributions of Linux. sudo allows for fine grained control of privileges as an alternative to setuid programs & scripts, turning on read & write privileges on sensitive files, sharing passwords, and (gasp) giving out the root password. This presentation will begin with a quick demo for those of you who are unfamiliar with sudo, and follow on with the real world problems and solutions with implementing sudo.
The speaker will be Mr. Michael Potter of Replatform Technologies, LLC.
3:15 PM Coffee Break
3:30 PM Onstage Overview and Demo
The speaker will be presenting Aduva's OnStage Suite, which is designed to leverage all IBM eServer platforms. It enables IBM middleware on Linux, automatically provisions and manages Linux servers and applications allowing customers to deploy (or re-deploy) servers and/or workloads on demand. For example, a customer may allocate a group of servers to focus on Web serving during the busy workday and then automatically redeploy those servers to batch processing applications at night. In addition, Aduva is designed to leverage its dependency KnowledgeBase to improve system security, availability and compliance.
The speaker will be Ms. Celia Cattani of Aduva.
4:45 PM Free-for-All
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 Portofino's 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 CAVMEN@comcast.net 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.

Meeting Location:

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 the Lower Level Conference Room in Building 98.

If you have not attended a meeting at this location before, or you are not familiar with the area, Click here 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 CAVMEN@comcast.net 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.