CAVMEN - Chicago Area
                      VM (and Linux) Enthusiasts

January 21, 2016 Meeting

Meeting Agenda:

9:00 AM SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z
Update for CAVMEN on SLES 12 and more.
The speaker will be Don Vosburg, Sales Engineer, SUSE. Download Handout
10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM Learn RHEL7.1 Using Examples
A technical presentation that covers installation, configuration and how to setup cool features on RHEL7.1 for z Systems. The slide deck will also have an overview of what-s new with RHEL7.2 for z Systems and a preview of the High Availability solution.
The speaker will be Filipe Miranda, Worldwide Strategy, Sales and Marketing for Linux on System z, Red Hat. Download Handout
11:45 PM Lunch Break
12:30 PM Administration and Vendor Announcements - Introduction of New Coordinator
Come welcome the new CAVMEN Coordinator, Elena Nanos.
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 speaker will be Len Santalucia, CTO, Vicom Infinity, Inc. Download Handout
1:30 PM Open Mainframe Project
This session will present a brief update on the Open Mainframe Project which serves as a focal point for deployment and use of the Linux OS in a mainframe computing environment.
The speaker will be Len Santalucia, CTO, Vicom Infinity, Inc. Download Handout
2:00 PM Coffee Break (and Prize Drawing, maybe)
2:15 PM z/VM Update
This presentation will bring you up to date on the most recent developments in z/VM, as well as give you a view of some enhancements you can expect to see delivered in the future.
The speaker Romney White, Senior Technical Staff Member, z Systems Architecture and Technology. Download Handout
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 once again be held at the Aon Hewitt site at 4 Overlook Point on the west side of Lincolnshire. Please note that our attendees are required to enter through the Building A entrance.

Make sure to check out our site for all the details about the meeting site and more, Click here.


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.