CAVMEN - Chicago Area
                      VM (and Linux) Enthusiasts

January 25, 2001 Meeting

Meeting Agenda:

9:00 AM Migrating Users, Data, and Applications to SFS
The VM/ESA Shared File System (SFS) provides substantial cost savings by improving your DASD utilization, reducing your system management costs, and improving feature and funtionality for users. However, migrating to SFS can be an expensive, painful ordeal. Many SFS migrations fail because of unexpected issues, such as the cost of application changes. This presentation provides you with a migration plan, a discussion of migration and management issues, and an overview of Safe Software's solutions that allow you to take advantage of SFS for all CMS data without any changes to applications.
The speaker will be Mr. John Hall of Safe Software
10:30 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM Extending VM/ESA with CP Exits
The VM/ESA CP Exit facility is a powerful way of extending the capabilities of VM. Attendees will walk away with useful CP Exit samples and can expect to begin using CP exits.
The speaker will be Mr. John Hall of Safe Software
12:00 PM Lunch Break (Lunch not provided)
1:30 PM Administration and Vendor Announcements
1:45 PM The Quick and Easy Way to Get Started with Linux for S/390
Do you want to get started with Linux, but don't know how to begin? This session will get you started with the Marist distribution. We will step through a complete installation of the Marist system, from obtaining the kernel and file system, to generating a bootable system and connecting it to the outside world. The emphasis will be on doing the installation under VM, but the steps required to do this in an LPAR will also be described. This presentation will cover basic Linux installation concepts that will be useful regardless of the Linux distribution that you may be considering.
The speaker will be Mr. Chuck Morse of IBM
3:00 PM Coffee Break
3:15 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.

Directions and Map:

This meeting will be held at the Hewitt Associates in Lincolnshire.

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