CAVMEN - Chicago Area
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October 16, 2003 Meeting

Meeting Agenda:

9:00 AM TCP/IP for z/VM Update
z/VM V4.4 includes TCP/IP Function Level 440, a new level of the TCP/IP Feature that delivers significant new functions. This session gives an overview of these functions, as well as describing the VM TCP/IP product and changes to it that have occurred through the service stream since Function Level 420 was made available with z/VM V4.2.
The speaker will be Mr. Romney White of the IBM Corporation.
10:30 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM VM TCP/IP Advanced Configuration
Learn important advanced configuration information for VM TCP/IP. Configuration of TN3270E, FTP, NFS, SMTP, and elementary routing are discussed. Problem determination procedures wil also be discussed.
The speaker will be Mr. Romney White of the IBM Corporation.
12:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM Administration and Vendor Announcements
1:45 PM Sever Consolidation with zSeries Linux: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why.
Linux on S/390 and zSeries mainframes has now had three years to mature, and patterns have emerged from real-world experience to tell us what types of projects are good candidates for mainframe Linux server consolidation. We have also learned what project types don't work well. This presentation will examine what's been learned and will briefly explore the relationship between mainframe Linux consolidation and other server consolidation alternatives.
The speaker will be Mr. Scott Courtney of Sine Nomine Associates.
3:00 PM Coffee Break
3:30 PM Linux Update
The speaker will present a brief overview of recent developments in the Linux under z/VM area.
The speaker will be Mr. James Savoie of the IBM Corporation.
4:00 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.

Directions, Map, Lodging and Dining:

This meeting will be held at Hewitt Associates in Lincolnshire.

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