CAVMEN - Chicago Area
                      VM (and Linux) Enthusiasts

January 22, 2009 Meeting

Meeting Agenda:

9:00 AM z/VM 5.4 Performance Update
This presentation covers new developments in the z/VM performance and capacity area. Included are discussions of the performance and capacity characteristics of z/VM 5.4 and other recent z/VM releases, the z10 processor, and performance-related service.
The speaker will be Bill Bitner of the IBM Corporation.
10:30 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM z/VM Performance Case Studies
In this session, the speaker will present some real-life z/VM performance problems and illustrate the use of the z/VM Performance Toolkit and other methods to sift through thousands of available performance metrics to solve performance problems.
The speaker will be Bill Bitner of the IBM Corporation.
12:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM Administration and Vendor Announcements
1:45 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 Khaylen Kingsley of the IBM Corporation..
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2:00 PM Velocity Software: Major Product Announcement
Velocity Software Announces: An exciting new product focused on Linux and z/VM operations. The presentation will include a live demonstration of the new product via the internet, as far as network connectivity allows.
The speaker will be Tony Noto of Velocity Software.
3:15 PM Coffee Break and Prize Drawing
3:30 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 the Hewitt Associates 'East Campus' located at 100 Half Day Road, in Lincolnshire, IL. We will meet in the 100-M3 Conference Room, just off the cafeteria.

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 would like to request a count of expected attendees by the Monday before the meeting, so that we may plan appropriately for arranging the facilities, and for refreshments and lunch, should one of the vendors wish to provide them. 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.

Cell Phone Policy:

All electronic devices (cell phones, Blackberry's, etc.) if switched on must be kept in silent mode during the meeting. If you need to make or receive a call, you must quietly leave the meeting room to do so. There is a large quiet area outside of the meeting room that is ideal for this.

Any intentional or repeat violations of this policy will result in that individual being escorted from the premises and potentially excluded from future meetings.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.