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October 20, 2011 Meeting

Meeting Agenda:

9:00 AM z/VM I/O Enhancements
What's new and exciting in the world of z/VM I/O? A lot, and this session will cover some of these enhancements. We will highlight changes made available via the service stream such as improvements in Extended Remote Copy (XRC) and Extended Address Volumes (EAV). Additionally, other enhancements related to Single System Image will be previewed. Pay attention and spot the ones that have names without acronyms!
The speaker will be Steve Wilkins of the IBM Corporation, Senior Technical Staff Member, VM Development.
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10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM Single System Image and Live Guest Relocation Preview
IBM has issued a State of Direction describing its intent to permit multiple z/VM Systems to collaborate in a Single System Image cluster, and to allow running guest to be moved from one member of a cluster to another with Live Guest Relocation. This presentation provides a preview of these enhancements.
The speaker will be Steve Wilkins of the IBM Corporation, Senior Technical Staff Member, VM Development.
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11:45 PM 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 AM z/VM Platform Update
This session will give you an overview of the exciting news for z/VM 5.4.0, z/VM 6.1.0, and beyond. We will discuss support dates, new function available via service, and statements of direction.
The speaker will be Steve Wilkins of the IBM Corporation, Senior Technical Staff Member, VM Development.
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2:15 PM Administration and Vendor Announcements
2:30 PM zEnterprise 114 Update
IBM announced the new zEnterprise 114 on July 12, 2011 which will begin shipping in Sept 2011. The IBM zEnterprise 114 is an extension of the hybrid model that IBM introduced a year ago when the zEnterprise 196 was announced. With this new offering positioned alongside the z196, there is now a new entry point of hybrid computing providing a hybrid option for clients of all sizes. IBM continues to enhance System z not just with new mainframe centric capabilities, but by providing greater flexibility and choice for clients to build the System zEnterprise into their integrated service management model. The hybrid computing model of the zEnterprise with the addition of x86 and Power blade opens up the benefits of the hybrid model to a whole new set of workloads providing superior qualities of service exclusive to System z.
The speaker will be Leonard Santalucia, CTO of Vicom Infinity, Inc.
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3:45 PM Coffee Break and Prize Drawing
4:00 PM Solutions for Linux on System z (PKWARE Overview)
PKWARE provides enterprise-caliber software for the data center on all the major computing platforms, particularly including Linux on System z. This presentation sets the company in the history of technology, briefly touches on the consistent data management, data reduction, and data-centric protection capabilities provided on all platforms, then focuses squarely on the products for Linux on System z. It closes with case studies of two Linux on System z customers, one that improved performance & reduced cost using the product, the other ensuring that sensitive PII is appropriately protected during processing.
The speaker will be Joe Sturonas, CTO of PKWARE.
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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. 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.