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January 19, 2012 Meeting

Meeting Agenda:

9:00 AM What's next from SUSE? SLES 11 SP2!!
Hard to believe that SLES 11 has been out nearly three years. But Service Pack 2, due in a few short weeks, offers a wealth of enhancements and features. Don Vosburg will highlight them, and focus on some key elements that affect System z folks like you. A new kernel and a new filesystem are just two of the exciting changes ahead.
The speaker will be Don Vosburg of Novell, Inc.
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10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM Manage, Monitor, and Protect Linux on System z: A Holistic Approach for Lowering Cost and Risk
As cost reduction and operational efficiency continue to be key IT drivers, organizations need more effective ways to evaluate, provision and manage workloads on the most efficient platform possible. Join us for a discussion on how CA Technologies holistic approach to planning consolidation, managing workloads and protecting your Linux on System z environment can help you achieve the economies of scale you need to grow your business while lowering risk and cost.
The speaker will be Summer Spaulding of CA Technologies.
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11:45 AM Lunch Break
12:45 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 Paul Augustyniak of the IBM Corporation, Linux on System z New Workload Leader, North America IOT.
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1:15 PM Planning and Migration to z/VM 6.2 Single System Image (SSI)
This session covers zVM 6.2 installation planning, planning and configuring your single system image cluster, as well as migrating to a single system image. New users, SSI cluster requirements, directory changes, as well as network and DASD planning are addressed in this session.
The speaker will be Richard Young of the IBM Corporation, z/VM and Linux for System z Team Lead.
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2:30 PM Coffee Break
2:45 PM z/VM 6.2 Live Guest Relocation (LGR) Planning and Use
This session covers the planning consideration around live relocation of Linux virtual server running under z/VM. Topics include guest configuration, system resources, and the purpose and use of relocation domains. This session will also review the processes involved in relocating a running Linux virtual server as well as some hints to get you started.
The speaker will be Richard Young of the IBM Corporation, z/VM and Linux for System z Team Lead.
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3:45 PM Administration and Vendor Announcements; Coffee Break and Prize Drawing
4:00 PM Creating a 1-pack 1st level Stand-alone z/VM Rescue System
Would you rather spend hours to days recovering an erroneous change to your SYSTEM CONFIG or some other file, or invest a couple hours to build a 1st level Stand-alone z/VM rescue system ahead of time? This system build will be demonstrated live on a running z/VM system.
The speaker will be CAVMENs very own Mike Walter of Aon Hewitt.
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5:00 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, Inc. and Velocity Software, Inc. 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.