CAVMEN - Chicago Area
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April 21, 2011 Meeting

Meeting Agenda:

9:00 AM ISV Update  Linux on System z
Andrew D. Schmidt will provide information relating to availability of ISV applications on Linux for System z, and where to find information on what applications are available. Additionally, Andrew will overview the various IBM enabling/porting programs that ISVs can use. Knowledge of these programs allow you, the end user, to be able to understand how IBM can help ISVs support your needed applications on the System z platform.
The speaker will be Andrew D. Schmidt, Linux for System z Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Program Manager.
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10:30 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM CA z/VM Products Implement VMSES/E
CA has a history of acquiring products and along with that, installation and service methods. When every vendor has its own method and some companies like CA have multiple methods, it can be a burden to learn and remember all the different procedures to install, upgrade and service products. To help simplify matters, CA is implementing IBM VMSES/E as the method to be used to install, upgrade and service z/VM system products. Brian Jagos will give an overview of how CA ultimately decided to use VMSES/E and how it works with CA products.
The speaker will be Brian Jagos of Computer Associates.
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12:15 PM Lunch Break
1:15 PM Administration and Vendor Announcements
1:30 PM Linux on z Update
The speaker will present a brief update of recent developments in the Linux under z/VM area.
The speaker will be Paul Augustyniak of the IBM Corporation.
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1:45 PM Coming Releases of CA VM Tools and Future Roadmap
CA remains committed to delivering and enhancing products for securing and managing z/VM systems. Some changes further CAs Mainframe 2.0 strategy for simplifying product management itself, some help users take advantage of technical advances in the operating system and available hardware, and others address customer requests for features and enhancements. Brian Jagos will give a glimpse of z/VM product enhancements coming soon, and also shares CAs roadmap for longer-term features and enhancements.
The speaker will be Brian Jagos of Computer Associates.
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3:00 PM Coffee Break and Prize Drawing
3:30 PM Managing the Mainframe: The Ultimate Private Cloud
Mainframers have been using virtual machines, time-sharing, and managing multitenancy systems for years. Add to this the flexibility of the new zEnterprise hybrid architecture, and you have the hardware infrastructure for the ultimate private cloud. We at CA Technologies would like to engage you on our strategic thoughts on Cloud Computing and zEnterprise and how they intersect to help you leverage your mainframe assets in complex enterprise integration initiatives  to lower costs, while continuing to offer the highest quality of service. See how innovative cloud solutions such as CA 3Tera AppLogic can help you simplify application composition, deployment and integration across your z/VM, Linux on System z, z/OS systems and distributed systems.
The speaker will be Scott Fagen, CA Technologies, Distinguished Engineer.
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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.
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 AON Hewitt 'East Campus' located at 100 Half Day Road, in Lincolnshire, IL. Attendees are asked to enter through the "Security Link" between the 100 and 98 buildings.

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.


We are fortunate to have refreshments and lunch sponsored by Vicom Infinity and Velocity Software once again this quarter. We would like to request a count of expected attendees by the Monday before the meeting to assist in planning appropriately. 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 request is meant to be a planning aid and should not be interpreted as either a registration or attendance requirement. Attendance is always encouraged and appreciated regardless.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.