CAVMEN - Chicago Area
                      VM (and Linux) Enthusiasts

October 18, 2001 Meeting

Meeting Agenda:

9:00 AM Measuring and Tuning Linux for S390 Servers
Performance data now exists that allows you to manage your Linux server performance. Using this data also helps you plan platform changes such as moving workloads from an Intel platform to an S/390 platform. Managing Linux performance on an S/390 under VM with shared memory, shared processor, and even shared DASD provides a different set of challenges as compared to managing performance for dedicated Intel servers. NETSNMP is the result of an open source project to build a performance and capacity planning data source, and has been ported to Linux on S/390. This provides a common data source across many platforms for performance and capacity planning analysis. This presentation will look at some Linux performance issues and some technology used to analyze and manage Linux performance - either for dedicated servers or under VM.
The speaker will be Mr. Barton Robinson of Velocity Software.
10:30 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM Linux/390 User Experiences
The speaker will show the contrast of configurations from a Multiprise 2000 to a new, much more powerful Multiprise 3000. He will explain how additional Linux images are being deployed and will explore new connectivity options.
The speaker will be Mr. Rich Smrcina of Grede Foundries.
12:00 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM Administration and Vendor Announcements
1:45 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, Map, Lodging and Dining:

This meeting will be held at Hewitt Associates in Lincolnshire.

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