CAVMEN - Chicago Area
                      VM (and Linux) Enthusiasts

October 24, 2002 Meeting

Meeting Agenda:

9:00 AM Linux under VM - Some of the Technicals
The speaker will provide installation, configuration, and usage information for Linux for S/390 and some popular open source and commercial software packages. Networking options and features will also be discussed. Included in this discussion will be SuSE Linux, useful Linux utilities, BIND(a DNS server), Apache, Big Brother (a network monitor), Sendmail, Samba, DB2 UDB, DB2/Connect, and WEBSphere Application Server.
The speaker will be Mr. Rich Smrcina of Sytek Services, Inc.
10:30 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM z/VM Platform Update - What's New in V4
Launched in July of 2001, z/VM Version 4 has already seen three releases of new function. This presentation will give you an overview of the latest capabilities shipped in z/VM 4.3.0. You will also find out how z/VM V4 is priced differently than VM/ESA or z/VM V3, offering cost savings for existing VM customers and making it easy for new VM users to deploy Linux with z/VM on your zSeries processor complex. A discussion on z/VM futures will be included.
The speaker will be Mr. Reed Mullen of the IBM Corporation.
Reed joined IBM's VM/SP development organization in 1981 as a Junior Programmer. He has held management and product planning positions in the VM organization since. Currently, Reed is the Lead Technical Product Planner for the z/VM platform, responsible for future product plans and various marketing and business support activities.
12:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM Administration and Vendor Announcements
1:45 PM z/VM: The Value of zSeries Virtualization Technology for Linux
This presentation will explain the business value and technological advantages of running Linux systems in virtual machines using IBM's z/VM product. Much of the "buzz" surrounding Linux on the mainframe comes from running Linux on VM. You'll learn about the details generating the "buzz".
The speaker will be Mr. Reed Mullen of the IBM Corporation.
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, Map, Lodging and Dining:

This meeting will be held at Hewitt Associates in Lincolnshire.

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