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April 25, 2013 Meeting

Tentative Meeting Agenda:

9:00 AM CSL-WAVE Update
CSL-WAVE is endorsed by IBM STG and has undergone significant enhancements since its inception. CSL-WAVE is a complete management solution for System z-based virtual server environments. The CSL-WAVE solution provides a comprehensive management approach designed with unique simplification technologies. CSL-WAVEs management facilities target Linux on System z system programmers, project managers, and administrators, with special features built to assist the Operations Team and the z/VM System Programmers as well.
The presenters will be Sharon Chen, CSL International CEO and Founder and Len Santalucia of Vicom Infinity, Inc.
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10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM Red Hat Enterprise Linux on System z Update
This presentation is an overview of Red Hat Inc showing new hardware support, whats new on the latest release of RHEL on z, RHEL on z ISVs news, how to manage entire RHEL infrastructures from a single graphical console, and customers references. If possible we might have a High Availability add-on feature live demo.
The presenter will be Filipe Miranda, the new global lead for System z at Red Hat..
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11:45 PM Lunch Break
12:45 PM Administration and Vendor Announcements
1:00 PM Linux on Z Update
The session will present a brief update of recent developments in the Linux under z/VM area.
The presenter will be Paul Augustyniak of the IBM Corporation, Linux on System z New Workload Leader, North America IOT.
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1:30 PM z/VM 6.2: Increasing the Endless Possibilities of Virtualization
By now you have probably heard about z/VM 6.2 delivering on the promise of Single System Image (SSI) Clusters and Live Guest Relocation (LGR). It all sounds cool, but are you struggling with where to use it? Wondering what makes it different than other virtualization solutions? This session has two objectives. First, to validate that this isn't just another clustering or guest mobility solution. The team responsible for SSI and LGR has over 2500 combined years of virtualization experience, and that experience shows through. Second, we discuss some ways that SSI and LGR allow you greater flexibility and better business models. Some of these are fairly conventional, some are a little off the normal thought process.
The presenter will be Bill Bitner of the IBM Corporation.
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2:45 PM Coffee Break and Prize Drawing
3:15 PM z/VM Performance Update
z/VM 6.2 introduces SSI clusters and Live Guest Relocation. With these fabulous new functions come new performance considerations. This session describes the performance factors of SSI clusters and LGR along with a brief review of changes to Capacity Planning. A short teaser on the performance of z/VM 6.3 is included.
The presenter will be Bill Bitner of the IBM Corporation.
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4:30 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 a different AON Hewitt location. It will be held at the 4 Overlook Point location on the west side of Lincolnshire.

For details on that site, Click here for additional information on directions, maps, lodging and dining.


We are fortunate to have refreshments and lunch sponsored by Vicom Infinity 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 dmoyer@lakecountyil.gov with a subject line of "Meeting Attendance". (Note - The SEND TO email address is not an actual link. Please cut and paste the address. Thanks, Dave.)

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.