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Title Speaker Speaker Email Begin with the Basics Demystifying the z Mainframe: A technical Brian Hatfield overview Brian Hatfield/Atlanta/IBM Demystifying the z Mainframe: zArchitecture Brian Hatfield concepts: OS, storage and LPARs Brian Hatfield/Atlanta/IBM Parallel Sysplex Basics - A Technical Brian Hatfield Overview Brian Hatfield/Atlanta/IBM Introducing the IBM zEnterprise System Brian Hatfield Brian Hatfield/Atlanta/IBM A Practical Introduction to Cloud on System Don Bagwell z Don Bagwell/Gaithersburg/IBM Overview of Web Technologies on z/OS Don Bagwell Don Bagwell/Gaithersburg/IBM Introduction to Sub-Capacity Pricing and David Chase SCRT David Chase/New York/IBM z/OS WLM Top Ten Things that Confuse Glenn Anderson You the Most! Glenn Anderson/Chicago/IBM Getting Started in (z/OS) Capacity Planning Ray Wicks Part 1 Ray Wicks/Gaithersburg/Contr/IBM Getting Started in (z/OS) Capacity Planning Ray Wicks Part 2 Ray Wicks/Gaithersburg/Contr/IBM Collection of z/OS Performance Peter Enrico Measurement and Tuning Tips ICF Catalog Management Fundamentals Janet Sun Virtual IP Addressing Basics in z/OS Gwen Dente Gwen Dente/Gaithersburg/IBM Introduction to z/VM Virtualization Dr. Brian Wade The Basics of Using z/VM Brian Hugenbruch Brian W Hugenbruch/Endicott/IBM z/VM's Control Program (CP) - Useful John Franciscovich Things to Know Introduction to z/VM Performance Dr. Brian Wade Linux and UNIX for Beginners Part 1 of 2 Bill Sheckler DW101: My manager said I need to build a Jeff M. Sullivan data warehouse and I (still) can't drive a forklift Jeffrey Sullivan/Tempe/IBM Basic Distributed Client to Host Network John Gates Connectivity John T Gates Jr/Raleigh/IBM When it comes to z/OS Data, there's more Karen Durward than DB2 Karen Durward/Silicon Valley/IBM The IBM Tivoli Monitoring infrastructure on Mike Bonett System z and zEnterprise Mike Bonett/Gaithersburg/IBM Understand how automation is a necessity Mike E Goodman for today’s systems including zEnterprise firstname.lastname@example.org ServerPac 101: How does a ServerPac Marna Walle Install? Marna Walle/Poughkeepsie/IBM DFSMS Basics Scott Drummond Scott Drummond/San Jose/IBM Storage Basics: an Introduction to Some Vic Peltz Common Storage Concepts Vic Peltz Introduction to REXX Hands-on Lab (Part 1 Emily Hugenbruch of 2) and John Franciscovich Introduction to REXX Hands-on Lab (Part 2 Emily Hugenbruch of 2) and John Franciscovich Using Compound Variables and the Data Bill Sheckler Stack in Rexx email@example.com How Do You DO (in Rexx)? Bill Sheckler firstname.lastname@example.org Parsing with Rexx Bill Sheckler email@example.com CICS WebSphere and Networking z/OS Communications Server – Technical Alfred B Christensen Update including z/OS V1R13 Enhancements Alfred Christensen/Raleigh/IBM IPv6 is coming to a z/OS system near you. Alfred B Christensen Are you ready? Alfred Christensen/Raleigh/IBM Are you getting the most out of your OSA Alfred B Christensen adapters? Alfred Christensen/Raleigh/IBM WebSphere Application Server on z/OS Charles Neidigh Performance Testing Tools and Techniques Charles R Neidigh/Fort Wayne/IBM WebSphere App Server z/OS V8 and High Don Bagwell Availability Don Bagwell/Gaithersburg/IBM WebSphere App Server z/OS Version 8 Don Bagwell Hidden Gems Don Bagwell/Gaithersburg/IBM CICS and Threadsafe Considerations Ed Addison Edward Addison/Raleigh/IBM CICS Basic Debugging Ed Addison firstname.lastname@example.org WebSphere Application Server Version 8 - Don Bagwell Batch Update Don Bagwell/Gaithersburg/IBM IPv6 Implementation on z/OS: Hands-on Gwen Dente Lab Gwen Dente/Gaithersburg/IBM CICS Transparent VSAM: a VSAM-to-DB2 Jeff M. Sullivan conversion without a conversion Jeffrey Sullivan/Tempe/IBM CICS TS V4.2: A Technical Introduction Leigh Compton Leigh Compton/Dallas/IBM Planning your migration to CICS TS V4.2 Leigh Compton Leigh Compton/Dallas/IBM Event Processing and CICS Dennis Weiand Dennis Weiand/Dallas/IBM CICS Dynamic Scripting Dennis Weiand Dennis Weiand/Dallas/IBM CICS Emerging Technologies Hands-On Dennis Weiand and Lab, Part 1 Leigh Compton Leigh Compton/Dallas/IBM CICS Emerging Technologies Hands-On Dennis Weiand and Lab, Part 2 Leigh Compton Leigh Compton/Dallas/IBM CICS TS V4.2: Major Enhancements for Dennis Weiand Java Dennis Weiand/Dallas/IBM CICS TS V4.2: Connectivity Leigh Compton Leigh Compton/Dallas/IBM An update on NetView 6.1 for Automation Mike E Goodman and Network Management. Mike E Goodman/Raleigh/IBM What's New in WebSphere MQ for z/OS Paul S Dennis Paul S Dennis/UK/IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS Shared Queues - Paul S Dennis Exploiting the Coupling Facility Paul S Dennis/UK/IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS - Version to Paul S Dennis Version migration Paul S Dennis/UK/IBM What's New in WebSphere Message Broker Paul S Dennis or on z/OS Dave Gorman Paul S Dennis/UK/IBM DB2 IMS and Application Development Doing more with Less: Reducing costs with Barbara Klein IMS on z Barbara Klein/Santa Teresa/IBM IMS 12: Simplifying Administration and Barbara Klein Development and Integrating with the Latest Technologies Barbara Klein/Santa Teresa/IBM Boost Java Application Perf with Static SQL Jim Porell, IBM Part 1 Distinguished Engineer, Patrick Titzler, IBM Santa Teresa Laboratory, Carl Wohlers, IBM WebSphere Worldwide Tiger Team Carl Wohlers/Cary/IBM Boost Java Application Perf with Static SQL Jim Porell, IBM Part 2: Hands-On Lab Distinguished Engineer, Patrick Titzler, IBM Santa Teresa Laboratory, Carl Wohlers, IBM WebSphere Worldwide Tiger Team Carl Wohlers/Cary/IBM New Technology To Reduce The Need For Jeffrey Berger DB2 REORGs Jeffrey Berger/San Jose/IBM DB2 for z/OS Buffer Management Jeffrey Berger Jeffrey Berger/San Jose/IBM Performance and Scalability of DB2 10 for Jeffrey Berger z/OS Jeffrey Berger/San Jose/IBM DB2 for z/OS - What's tape got to do with it? John Iczkovits John Iczkovits/Richmond/IBM ATS (Advanced Technical Skills) DB2 Health John Iczkovits Check - what will the specialist prescribe for you? John Iczkovits/Richmond/IBM SMS Best Practices for DB2 Part 1 John Iczkovits John Iczkovits/Richmond/IBM SMS Best Practices for DB2 Part 2 John Iczkovits John Iczkovits/Richmond/IBM DB2 Performance Tuning: Where to start Jeff M. Sullivan and where to go Jeffrey Sullivan/Tempe/IBM Modern Development Tools for Mainframe John Gates Application Development John T Gates Jr/Raleigh/IBM Rational Developer for System z - Unit Test: John Gates Hands-on lab Part 1 John T Gates Jr/Raleigh/IBM Rational Developer for System z - Unit Test: John Gates Hands-on lab Part 2 John T Gates Jr/Raleigh/IBM DB2 Performance with the IBM DS8800 Vic Peltz Storage System Vic Peltz An Intro to Tuning Your Dynamic SQL on Willie Favero DB2 for z/OS Willie Favero/Houston/IBM Myth Busting DB2’s Parallelism Willie Favero Willie Favero/Houston/IBM IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for Willie Favero z/OS: How Does it Work Walter Falk/Austin/IBM The DB2 Catalog Has Come a Long Way Willie Favero Willie Favero/Houston/IBM DB2 for z/OS Universal Table Spaces: The Willie Favero Whole Story Willie Favero/Houston/IBM Linux on System z Linux on System z - A Strategic View Jim Elliott Jim Elliott/Markham/IBM Linux on System z: Current & Future Hans-Joachim Picht Technologies Hans-Joachim Picht/Germany/IBM Picking the Best Linux Workload to Run on Bill Reeder and IBM zEnterprise System and zBX Hans-Joachim Picht zEnterprise and Integration solutions of Wilhelm Mild Linux and traditional workload Wilhelm Mild/Germany/IBM Collaboration on System z - Product Mike Wojton Overview from Soup (Lotus products) to Nuts (zBX) Mike Wojton/Gaithersburg/IBM Supporting/Monitoring a Collaboration Mike Wojton Environment on Linux for System z Mike Wojton/Gaithersburg/IBM Large Scale Collaboration in a Mike Wojton Heterogeneous Private Cloud: How to do more, Faster than before with Less A Linux on System z Platform for Delivering Karen Durward Trusted Information Karen Durward/Silicon Valley/IBM Creating Compelling Business Cases for Mike Dircz Linux on System z with RACEv Michael Dircz Exploring Some of the Dynamic Features of Richard Young Linux on System z Richard Young Lessons learned from putting Linux on Hans-Joachim Picht System z in Production Hans-Joachim Picht/Germany/IBM Running Linux on System z as a z/VM Hans-Joachim Picht Guest: Useful Things to Know Hans-Joachim Picht/Germany/IBM s390-tools: The Swiss Army Knife for Linux Hans-Joachim Picht on System z System Administration Hans-Joachim Picht/Germany/IBM Linux on System z, Reliability, Availability Reinhard Bündgen and Serviceability Problem Determination with Linux on Reinhard Bündgen System z Introduction to the new Linux on System z Reinhard Bündgen Terminal Server using IUCV Getting Started with Virtualization and Steve Wehr WebSphere on System z Linux Stephen Wehr/Poughkeepsie/IBM Best Practices for WebSphere Application Steve Wehr Server on System z Linux Stephen Wehr/Poughkeepsie/IBM Highly Available Reference Architectures for Steve Wehr Linux on IBM System z Stephen Wehr/Poughkeepsie/IBM Oracle Workloads on Linux on System z Bill Reeder and Hans-Joachim Picht Linux on System z Customer and IBM Open Panel of customers Forum Host: Bill Reeder What's All the Buzz About Linux on System z Robert "Buzz" Woeckener, Nationwide Insurance IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence on IBM Jaci Newmark and Linux on System z at Miami-Dade County Rosario Fiallos, Miami-Dade County Virtual Linux Server Disaster Recovery Rick Barlow, Planning Nationwide Insurance A Customer Perspective on Fit for Purpose Mike Dircz with Linux on System z LAB: Linux and UNIX for Beginners Part Bill Sheckler 1 of 2 LAB: Practical vi Part 1 of 2 Bill Sheckler LAB: Installing RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.1 Richard Lewis and for System z, or SUSE Linux Enterprise Jon vonWolfersdorf Server 11 SP1 for System z in an FCP Environment Part 1 of 3 Richard Lewis/Gaithersburg/IBM,Jon vo LAB: SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availabilty Richard Lewis and Extension - Hands on Workshop Part 1 of 3 Jon vonWolfersdorf Richard Lewis/Gaithersburg/IBM,Jon vo Storage Systems What's New in DFSMShsm Edward Baker Edward Baker/Tucson/IBM DFSMShsm Best Practices Edward Baker Edward Baker/Tucson/IBM Uncovering the Mysteries of the DFSMShsm Edward Baker PARMLIB and PROCLIB Edward Baker/Tucson/IBM Introduction to DFSMShsm Edward Baker Edward Baker/Tucson/IBM What's New with IBM Tape - A Portfolio Curtis Neal Update Curtis Neal/San Jose/IBM IBM Disk Solution Positioning - A Portfolio Curtis Neal Update Curtis Neal/San Jose/IBM IBM Enterprise Disk - DS8000 Update Curtis Neal Curtis Neal/San Jose/IBM Realizing the Full Performance Potential of Jeffrey Berger High Performance FICON with DB2 for z/OS email@example.com IBM Softek Data Migration Solutions for Jennifer Stone Mainframe environments - Technical Overview of TDMF z/OS and zDMF Jennifer Stone/Bedford/IBM Just How Much Can Easy Tier Improve Nick Harris Performance and Lower Costs? Nick Harris/Rochester/IBM Quantifying The Costs Of Duplicated Data Nick Harris Nick Harris/Rochester/IBM What's New in DFSMSrmm Louis Hanna Louis Hanna/Tampa/IBM DFSMSrmm Best Practices Louis Hanna Louis Hanna/Tampa/IBM Storage Encryption 101 M. G. McCullough Maurice McCullough/Atlanta/IBM TS7700 Rel 2.0 Update M. G. McCullough Maurice McCullough/Atlanta/IBM TKLM and ISKLM overview M. G. McCullough Maurice McCullough/Atlanta/IBM What's New in DFSMS? Scott Drummond Scott Drummond/San Jose/IBM DFSMS Advanced Topics Scott Drummond Scott Drummond/San Jose/IBM IBM System z Storage Management Scott Drummond Overview Scott Drummond/San Jose/IBM Introduction to Cloud Computing and Vic Peltz Storage Infrastructures for Cloud Based Offerings Vic Peltz What are Industry Consultants saying about Vic Peltz IBM Storage? The Good and the Not-so- Good Vic Peltz Assessing the Resiliency of IBM DS8000 Vic Peltz Global Mirror Vic Peltz System z Security HMC Unwrapped: Security Alan Altmark Alan Altmark/Endicott/IBM z/OS network security - what is it and why do Alfred B Christensen you need it? alfred Christensen Cost-effective Automated Mainframe Glinda Cummings Security Glinda G Cummings/San Francisco/IBM Leverage System z Security to Secure the Glinda Cummings Cloud Glinda G Cummings/San Francisco/IBM Do You Know How Secure Your Mainframe Glinda Cummings Security Really Is? Glinda G Cummings/San Francisco/IBM Intro to Crypto on System z Greg Boyd Greg Boyd/Gaithersburg/IBM ICSF Update Greg Boyd Greg Boyd/Gaithersburg/IBM System SSL and Crypto Greg Boyd Greg Boyd/Gaithersburg/IBM Crypto and Disaster Recovery Greg Boyd Greg Boyd/Gaithersburg/IBM Master Key Entry Lab Greg Boyd Greg Boyd/Gaithersburg/IBM Database Encryption on z/OS Greg Boyd Greg Boyd/Gaithersburg/IBM z/OS Comm Server Security Configuration Gwen Dente Assistant Hands-On Lab Part 1 Gwen Dente/Gaithersburg/IBM z/OS Comm Server Security Configuration Gwen Dente Assistant Hands-On Lab Part 2 Gwen Dente/Gaithersburg/IBM Intro to zEnterprise System Ensemble Gwen Dente Networking Security Gwen Dente/Gaithersburg/IBM The "alphabet soup" of Securing File Gwen Dente Transfers: Understanding ftp, ftps, sftp, SSH FTP, etc! Gwen Dente/Gaithersburg/IBM Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Services for Jack Jones z/OS 1.12 - Hands-on Lab John C Jones/Atlanta/IBM Implementing z/OS LDAP Server 1.12 with Jack Jones RACF and DB2 - Hands-on Lab John C Jones/Atlanta/IBM An Update to IBM's System z Security Jack Jones Strategy John C Jones/Atlanta/IBM LDAP on System z: An Update Jack Jones John C Jones/Atlanta/IBM RACF Update for z/OS 1.13 Jack Jones John C Jones/Atlanta/IBM Linux on System z: A Security Point of View Jack Jones Linux on System z Crypto News Reinhard Bündgen Introduction To Digital Certificates Jonathan M. Barney Jonathan M Barney/Poughkeepsie/IBM Deploying zPKI services at a large enterprise Jonathan M. Barney Jonathan M Barney/Poughkeepsie/IBM Lowering Administrative Complexity and Rob Weiss Cost with RACF's UNIVERSAL GROUPS Rob Weiss/Denver/IBM What's in a (Data Set) Name? Rob Weiss Rob Weiss/Denver/IBM System z Technical Strategies and Architectures Managing your Enterprise from a Single Clayton Ching Dashboard Clayton Ching/San Francisco/IBM Business Service Management for the Clayton Ching Enterprise Clayton Ching/San Francisco/IBM Architecting and Manage your z Events from Clayton Ching and a Single Location Mike Bonett firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Creating a High-Availability Application Charles Neidigh Environment on z/OS, Challenges and Techniques Charles R Neidigh Cloud Computing Strategy and Vision Frank De Gilio Frank DeGilio/Poughkeepsie/IBM System z: Perfect for Cloud Frank De Gilio Frank DeGilio/Poughkeepsie/IBM How I Became a z Avenger! Frank De Gilio Frank DeGilio/Poughkeepsie/IBM Cloud on System z: Nuts and Boltz Frank De Gilio Frank DeGilio/Poughkeepsie/IBM Cloud with zEnterprise, Aligned with your IT Bill Reeder Fit for purpose and the zEnterprise: Hilon Potter Hilon Potter/Poughkeepsie/IBM Green Data Center Fundamentals and the Hilon Potter Impact of the zEnterprise Hilon Potter/Poughkeepsie/IBM How Applications/Solutions are Affected by Hilon Potter zEnterprise / zBX Hilon Potter/Poughkeepsie/IBM Fit for Purpose platform architecture Joe Temple selection and design Joseph Temple/Poughkeepsie/IBM System Engineering of Infrastructure Joe Temple Solutions Joseph Temple/Poughkeepsie/IBM Taking the Enterprise from High Availability Karen Durward to Continuous Availability Karen Durward/Silicon Valley/IBM zPDT: z on Your Thinkpad! Klaus Goebel Klaus Goebel/Germany/IBM zPDT: Advanced Topics and Demo Klaus Goebel Klaus Goebel/Germany/IBM Implementing the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Tivoli Mike Bonett Data Warehouse on DB2 for z/OS Mike Bonett/Gaithersburg/IBM The Economics of Workload Optimized David Rhoderick Systems David Rhoderick/Somers/IBM Rehosting mainframe applications - David Rhoderick considerations and case studies David Rhoderick/Somers/IBM Why zBX is superior to DIY David Rhoderick David Rhoderick/Somers/IBM System z and Storage Synergy Scott Drummond Scott Drummond/San Jose/IBM Business Continuance / Disaster Recovery Vic Peltz 2011 Update: Lessons, Planning, and Solutions Vic Peltz zEnterprise System Planning and Implementation zEnterprise System – network architecture Alfred B Christensen and virtualization overview (Part 1) Alfred Christensen/Raleigh/IBM zEnterprise System - z/OS IEDN network Alfred B Christensen design and implementation (Part 2) Alfred Christensen/Raleigh/IBM System z FICON and zHPF operation and Brian Hatfield usage Brian Hatfield/Atlanta/IBM A Mainframe Guy Discovers Blades...as in Glenn Anderson zEnterprise "Blade" Extensions Glenn Anderson/Chicago/IBM zEnterprise Platform Performance Glenn Anderson Management Implementation Glenn Anderson/Chicago/IBM Intro to The zEnterprise Intersection of Glenn Anderson WLM, RMF, and z/Manager Performance Management Glenn Anderson/Chicago/IBM z/OS Software Positioning for the Greg Daynes zEnterprise (z196 or z114) Server Gregory Daynes/Poughkeepsie/IBM An In-Depth Look at the IBM zEnterprise 196 Harv Emery (z196) Harv Emery/Gaithersburg/IBM Introducing the new z196 and z114 PCIe I/O Harv Emery and Coupling Infrastructure Harv Emery/Gaithersburg/IBM IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension Harv Emery Optimizers and Blades – Deep Dive Harv Emery/Gaithersburg/IBM Introducing the IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114) Harv Emery Harv Emery/Gaithersburg/IBM zPCR Capacity Sizing Lab - Part 1 John Burg Introduction and Overview John Burg/Gaithersburg/IBM zPCR Capacity Sizing Lab - Part 2 Hands- John Burg On Lab John Burg/Gaithersburg/IBM zBX with POWER blades implementation - Marian Gasparovic customer experience Marian Gasparovic/Slovakia/IBM HCD Update Session M. G. McCullough Maurice McCullough/Atlanta/IBM HCD Hands on Lab for z Servers Part 1 M. G. McCullough Maurice McCullough/Atlanta/IBM HCD Hands on Lab for z Servers Part 2 M. G. McCullough Maurice McCullough/Atlanta/IBM Mainframe Extended distance end to end Phil Muller solutions update Philippe C Muller/Poughkeepsie/IBM Upgrading to a zEnterprise - time to Phil Muller implement Server Time Protocol (STP)? Philippe C Muller/Poughkeepsie/IBM IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension Riaz Ahmad (zBX) Overview Riaz Ahmad/Gaithersburg/IBM The zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager Riaz Ahmad and Live Demo Riaz Ahmad The zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager - Riaz Ahmad A Technical Overview Riaz Ahmad IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager: Richard Lewis z/VM Implementation Richard Lewis/Gaithersburg/IBM How Do You Do What You Do When You’re Bob Rogers a zEnterprise CPU Robert Rogers/Poughkeepsie/IBM Recent Experiences with zEnterprise zBX Richard Young Ensembles firstname.lastname@example.org Understanding WebSphere DataPower Theresa Tai XI50z Integration Appliance for zEnterprise Theresa Tai/Poughkeepsie/IBM zEnterprise IT Optimization and Workload Theresa Tai Placement Theresa Tai/Poughkeepsie/IBM z/OS and Parallel Sysplex Implementation z/OSMF Overview Anuja Deedwaniya email@example.com z/OSMF Hands on Lab Anuja Deedwaniya Anuja Deedwaniya/Poughkeepsie/IBM What's new in z/OSMF 1.13? Anuja Deedwaniya Anuja Deedwaniya/Poughkeepsie/IBM GDPS Overview and Recent Enhancements Axel Ligny (Release 3.7 and 3.8) Axel Ligny/France/IBM@IBMFR GDPS active/active - a new innovative Axel Ligny continuous availability solution Axel Ligny/France/IBM@IBMFR What’s New in System z Software Pricing David Chase David Chase/New York/IBM Software Pricing Overview for z196 / z10 EC David Chase and Parallel Sysplex David Chase/New York/IBM Software Pricing Overview for System z David Chase Midrange servers David Chase/New York/IBM Batch Modernization Bob Rogers Robert Rogers/Poughkeepsie/IBM z/OS SMF Logstream Mode: Update Your Glenn Anderson Mind with a New Way of Thinking Glenn Anderson/Chicago/IBM Best Practices for ICF Catalog and VSAM Janet Sun Deploying z/OS software just got easier with Greg Daynes z/OSMF Software Deployment Gregory Daynes/Poughkeepsie/IBM z/OSMF V1.13 Implementation and Greg Daynes Configuration Gregory Daynes/Poughkeepsie/IBM Parallel Sysplex InfiniBand (PSIFB) George Ng Overview, Experiences and ROTs firstname.lastname@example.org Setting up DB2 data sharing the easy way Jeff M. Sullivan Jeffrey Sullivan/Tempe/IBM Parallel Sysplex Resiliency Mark A. Brooks Mark Brooks/Poughkeepsie/IBM Sysplex Foundations: XCF Signalling Part 1 Mark A. Brooks Mark Brooks/Poughkeepsie/IBM Sysplex Foundations: XCF Signalling Part 2 Mark A. Brooks Mark Brooks/Poughkeepsie/IBM Sysplex Foundations: Sysplex Failure Mark A. Brooks Management (SFM) Mark Brooks/Poughkeepsie/IBM z/OS Parallel Sysplex Update Mark A. Brooks Mark Brooks/Poughkeepsie/IBM Managing CF's ,CF structures and CF links M. G. McCullough for a planned removal. Maurice McCullough/Atlanta/IBM Using the z/OS SMB Server to access z/OS Marna Walle data from Windows Hands-on Lab Marna Walle/Poughkeepsie/IBM A Look at the Latest z/OS UNIX and zFS Marna Walle Functions Marna Walle/Poughkeepsie/IBM Migrating to z/OS R13 - Part 1 Marna Walle Marna Walle/Poughkeepsie/IBM Migrating to z/OS R13: Part 2 Marna Walle Marna Walle/Poughkeepsie/IBM Migrating to z/OS R13: Part 3 Marna Walle Marna Walle/Poughkeepsie/IBM InfiniBand Coupling Links Planning and Phil Muller Migration Considerations Philippe C Muller/Poughkeepsie/IBM Server Time Protocol (STP) server role Phil Muller assignment considerations Philippe C Muller/Poughkeepsie/IBM What's New in z/OS 1.13 ? Riaz Ahmad Riaz Ahmad z/OS R13 Sysprog Goody Bag Bob Rogers Robert Rogers/Poughkeepsie/IBM z/OS Discovery And Autoconfiguration Bob Rogers (zDAC) Robert Rogers/Poughkeepsie/IBM z/OS WLM and Performance Management Business Analytics Capacity Management Al Hanna Solution Al Hanna/Dallas/IBM z/OS Hiperdispatch from a z/OS WLM Dieter Wellerdiek perspective Dieter Wellerdiek/Germany/IBM WLM Update for z/OS 1.12 and 1.13 Dieter Wellerdiek Dieter Wellerdiek/Germany/IBM WLM Managed Batch Initiators Dieter Wellerdiek Dieter Wellerdiek/Germany/IBM Managing Performance Availability for Many Mike E Goodman LPAR’s with OMEGAMON XE on z/OS Mike E Goodman/Raleigh/IBM Exploring the SMF 113 Processor Cache Peter Enrico Counters and LSPRs Understanding IBM's LSPRs, MIPS, and Peter Enrico Processor Sizing Introduction to Batch Measurement Analysis Peter Enrico RMF goes WEB 2.0! Introduction to z/OSMF Harald Bender Resource Monitoring Harald Bender/Germany/IBM RMF – The R12 and R13 Highlights at a Harald Bender Glance! Harald Bender/Germany/IBM Mining Gold from RMF Postprocessor XML Harald Bender Reports Harald Bender/Germany/IBM Cross Platform Performance Monitoring with Harald Bender RMF XP Harald Bender/Germany/IBM CPU MF – 2011 Update and WSC John Burg Experiences John Burg/Gaithersburg/IBM Better Batch: Exploiting New Functions to Kathy Walsh Improve Batch Processing Kathy Walsh/Gaithersburg/IBM z/OS Performance "HOT" Topics Kathy Walsh Kathy Walsh/Gaithersburg/IBM System z Capacity Planning: Where the Kathy Walsh Mistakes Are Kathy Walsh/Gaithersburg/IBM zIIPs and zAAPs: Beyond the Basics Kathy Walsh Kathy Walsh/Gaithersburg/IBM System z Capacity on Demand Basics Phil Muller Philippe C Muller/Poughkeepsie/IBM An Update on System z Runtime David Rhoderick Performance David Rhoderick/Somers/IBM z/VM and Virtualization z/VM Platform Update Alan Altmark z/VM Single System Image and Guest John Franciscovich Mobility Preview Getting Ready for z/VM Single System John Franciscovich Image (SSI) Migrating to z/VM Single System Image Emily Hugenbruch (SSI) z/VM - Always "In the Middle" George Madl George Madl/Endicott/IBM z/VM Product Futures - Platform Manager George Madl Direction and Discussion George Madl/Endicott/IBM z/VM Performance Update Dr. Brian Wade z/VM Performance Case Studies Dr. Brian Wade z/VM System Limits Dr. Brian Wade Security Zones on z/VM Alan Altmark Alan Altmark/Endicott/IBM z/VM Security and Integrity: How'd they do Alan Altmark that? Alan Altmark/Endicott/IBM z/VM Virtual Switch Alan Altmark Alan Altmark/Endicott/IBM Introduction to RACF on z/VM Bruce Hayden email@example.com RACF Advanced Configuration and Auditing Bruce Hayden on z/VM firstname.lastname@example.org Managing z/VM: Use the Free Utilities You Bruce Hayden Have Already! email@example.com z/VM Directory Maintenance Facility -- An Brian Hugenbruch Update z/VM Security Update Brian Hugenbruch z/VM Security: Defense in Depth Brian Hugenbruch Migrating to Multiple SSL Server Support for Brian Hugenbruch z/VM Managing the virtualized “new” Data Center Mike E Goodman delivering Cloud firstname.lastname@example.org Lab: Configuring z/VM 6.1 for Hosting Linux Richard Lewis and on System z Workloads Jon vonWolfersdorf Richard Lewis/Gaithersburg/IBM,Jon vo Enabling your z/VM to Participate in an Richard Young Ensemble email@example.com Memory Sizing for WebSphere Applications Steve Wehr on System z Linux Stephen Wehr/Poughkeepsie/IBM Dealing with Noisy Guests Steve Wehr Stephen Wehr/Poughkeepsie/IBM Automating Operations on z/VM and Linux Tracy Dean with IBM Solutions Tracy Dean/Beaverton/IBM Backing Up and Restoring z/VM and Linux Tracy Dean with IBM Solutions Tracy Dean/Beaverton/IBM Dynamically Managing Hardware I/O Rick Barlow, Configuration Using z/VM Nationwide Insurance Using SCSI in a z/VM Environment Eric Farman z/VM PAV and HyperPAV Support Eric Farman z/VM I/O Update Part 1/Part 2 Eric Farman z/VM and Tape Encryption Eric Farman How the z/VM Systems Management API Mike Bonett and DIRMAINT can automate z/VM guest provisioning z/VSE z/VSE Trends & Directions Dr. Klaus Goebel Klaus Goebel/Germany/IBM zEnterprise and z/VSE - Features, Dr. Klaus Goebel Functions, and new Software Pricing Klaus Goebel/Germany/IBM z/VSE Update Ingolf Salm Ingolf Salm 64 bit virtual - Exploitation of z/VSE 5.1 Ingolf Salm Ingolf Salm zEnterprise and z/VSE solution Wilhelm Mild implementations Wilhelm Mild/Germany/IBM z/VSE Performance Update Ingo Franzki Ingo Franzki/Germany/IBM z/VSE Security Overview and Update Ingo Franzki Ingo Franzki/Germany/IBM z/VSE Fast Path to Linux on System z Ingo Franzki Ingo Franzki/Germany/IBM Introduction to new Features in z/VSE 4.3 Ingo Franzki Connectors Ingo Franzki/Germany/IBM Integrating z/VSE into an Identity Ingo Franzki Management System using LDAP Ingo Franzki/Germany/IBM Performance Tuning of z/VSE Applications Ingo Franzki working with Linux on System z Ingo Franzki/Germany/IBM IPv6 in z/VSE – Basics and Overview Ingo Franzki Ingo Franzki/Germany/IBM System z Hardware Exploitation in z/VSE Ingolf Salm Ingolf Salm z/VSE Hints & Tips Ingolf Salm Ingolf Salm z/VSE and Java tools for increased Wilhelm Mild productivity Wilhelm Mild/Germany/IBM z/VSE Automation Options and Monitoring Wilhelm Mild Enhancements Wilhelm Mild/Germany/IBM z/VSE 5.1 and VSAM News and Exploitation Wilhelm Mild Wilhelm Mild/Germany/IBM z/VSE and CICS application integration with Wilhelm Mild the Web for 24X7 Wilhelm Mild/Germany/IBM Abstract Lets open the covers, pull back the curtain and talk mainframe. Welcome to a fast paced session that delivers the technical details with out the marketing hype. Get the big picture, a technical overview of the latest mainframe z technology, including the newest IBM mainframe. We will discuss server design, processing power, terminology and how the hardware is utilized to achieve massive I/O throughput in the mainframe environment. We will be putting together how key hardware components are used to initiate and perform an I/O operation. This is a basic session In this session we will discuss and describe how your IBM mainframe exploits the zArchitecture to: Support various mainframe operating systems. Provide hardware registers and control blocks to support the hardware and OS. Use storage management for addressing virtual, real and auxiliary storage. Describe the purpose and use address spaces. Support LPAR configurations and initialization. This is a basic to intermediate session. This session will describe what a Parallel Sysplex is and the basic components that make up a sysplex. We will identify common sysplex configurations in use today, overview the basic components, identify their purpose and usage. This will include recent OS changes that can impact system removal, Sysplex Couple Data Sets, operation of the Coupling Facilities and several critical software member entries that are required to build a Parallel Sysplex. This is a basic to intermediate session. Servers, servers everywhere. How did we get here, What are we doing now and where are we headed. Introducing the zEnterprise System, it is more than just a mainframe, it is a system of systems. This session provides information to help understand the past, current and future trends of servers in the data center. From many multiple servers to server consolidation, virtualization to the zEnterprise System. We will give an overview of the main components of the zEnterprise System and describe the role it can play beyond server virtualization and consolidation in the next step in the evolution of the data center mainframe. The phrase "Cloud Computing" has taken on a life of its own. It is difficult to determine what "Cloud" is, what value it brings, and how System z might play in that space. In this session we cut through that haze and offer a very matter-of-fact explanation of cloud computing and specifically how it operates on System z. To some the mainframe is about traditional workloads and green screens. But that's a very outdated picture of the z/OS environment. The mainframe and z/OS is capable of being a powerful web presence. For web administrators the mainframe and z/OS is capable of looking very much like a big UNIX box in the sky. For system architects the mainframe and z/OS is capable of hosting HTTP web servers, web services and Java EE environments. In this session we start with a blank canvas and paint the picture in an approachable and understandable way. If your shop decides to migrate to Sub-Capacity pricing for zSeries, use of the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) will be required. Attend this session to understand what the SCRT is, how it works, how to use it and how to interpret the output of the tool, the Sub- Capacity Report. This session will also cover the planning steps for successful implementation of SCRT and discuss the end-to-end implementation process of collecting the required SMF data, running SCRT, reviewing the reports and submitting them to IBM. OK, so maybe it’s not David Letterman, but it’s the next best thing - the z/OS Workload Manager (WLM)! Glenn Anderson has been teaching WLM since day 1, as well as presenting numerous conference sessions on WLM topics. Glenn will guide you through the questions he hears the most about WLM, including how classification and WLM subsystems work, setting and understanding velocity goals, enclaves and the new work- dependent enclaves, discretionary workloads, blocked workload support, and more. If time permits, in addition to the questions, Glenn will also supply answers. This class is a two part introductory level session designed to introduce the student to the concepts required for Performance Analysis and Capacity Planning. Emphasis is placed on large processor systems and examples will be largely drawn from z/OS but the concepts apply to all operating systems and hardware. The tutorial is organized to review the architecture where appropriate (albeit briefly). Topics will include the following. • Conceptual and Perceptual structures for performance analysis and capacity planning (thinking and looking at graphs). • Using the Forced Flow law in PA & CP. • Resource Metrics used in the B.S. Model. • Performance Analysis queries for capacity planning. • Using the utilization growth process in capacity planning • Trending in CP. This class is a two part introductory level session designed to introduce the student to the concepts required for Performance Analysis and Capacity Planning. Emphasis is placed on large processor systems and examples will be largely drawn from z/OS but the concepts apply to all operating systems and hardware. The tutorial is organized to review the architecture where appropriate (albeit briefly). Topics will include the following. • Conceptual and Perceptual structures for performance analysis and capacity planning (thinking and looking at graphs). • Using the Forced Flow law in PA & CP. • Resource Metrics used in the B.S. Model. • Performance Analysis queries for capacity planning. • Using the utilization growth process in capacity planning • Trending in CP. For the new z/OS sysprog, z/OS performance measurement and tuning can be a big and intimidating area to explore. In the z/OS environment there is so many measurements available, and there are so many areas to be tuned. Where should one start to become quickly productive. During this presentation, Peter Enrico will discuss a variety of z/OS performance measurements and performance tuning recommendations to get any z/OS newbie quickly productive and started on their journey to z/OS performance optimization. In this session, the speaker will provide an overview of catalog structures and provide an introduction of how to manage your catalog environment. Day-to-day activities including backup, recovery and various diagnostic options will be discussed. A basic understanding of VSAM terminology is assumed. The future lies in virtualization and yet you do not even have a grasp yet on Virtual IP Addresses (VIPAs) in z/OS. They are integral to high availability and to traffic distribution on the z platform. Come to this session to learn the basics of exploiting VIPAs in z/OS. This presentation will give you a strong understanding of what the industry buzzword "virtualization" means in the context of System z processors and the z/VM operating system. Key topics will include System z computing concepts, the virtual machine model, commands and facilities for configuring virtualized resources, virtual machine scheduling and dispatching, methods for virtualizing memory and I/O devices, and ways z/VM's virtual machine model transcends mere hardware virtualization. If you are new to z/VM, with either a Linux and/or z/OS background, or if you had simply stepped away from z/VM for a while and want a refresher, this is the session for you! We will show you how to log onto a z/VM system, which commands to use, how data is stored, what the file system looks like, how to edit files, and introduce some of the many tools available for you to be productive in this new environment. If you are a systems programmer who is brand new to z/VM, you've been away from VM for a while and need a refresher, or you are just curious about z/VM, this session will provide useful information about the z/VM Control Program (CP). We will start with an overview of CP and how it uses disk space, memory, and devices, followed by IPLing (booting) z/VM, defining virtual machines, virtual networking, and the various ways you can interact with CP. We will conclude with an introduction to collecting diagnostic information for both testing and problem determination. If you are just getting started understanding z/VM performance, this presentation will give you the foundation and tools you need to tackle various performance problems. We will talk about configuration guidelines, monitoring, and tuning, and look at a simple case study. We also provide pointers to additional information so that you can learn even more on your own. Are you new to the Linux or UNIX worlds? Have you been working with other mainframe systems for a long time and now need to learn these new systems? Are case-sensitive command structures getting you down? This double session is divided into a lecture followed by a lab. We’ll start by discussing command syntax rules, shells, the hierarchical file system structure, and how to navigate file systems and reference files. Then in the lab portion, we’ll logon to a Linux system and practice many of the things that were discussed during the lecture. A primer for the DB2 for z/OS DBA and covers the concepts of data warehousing for the DBA using DB2 for z/OS and z/OS system programmer. Looking at business processes over the years there is one certainty - there is nothing new under the sun. This presents the terminology and builds upon the knowledge, skills, and tools already known by most DB2 DBAs to manage a data warehouse. In addition, there are many high-level issues which need to be addressed when installing a data warehouse with business intelligence software from the perspective of the mainframe systems programmer. This presentation will answer the three major questions to DW/BI: - What is a DW, using a system programmer’s terminology? - What do I need to do as a system programmer to put in a DW? - How will my job as a system programmer change? The presentation ends on the zEnterprise solution and the IBM offerings surrounding this exciting new technology. Are you baffled by networking topics such as TCP/IP, subnet, VTAM, OSA, TRLE? Can you tell the difference between a router, bridge, switch, hub, dns, firewall, client, server? Do client operating systems like Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac/OS scare you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this session is for you. Networking, and specifically client to host connectivity is one of the most mis-understood and easily confused topics we deal with on a daily basis. Come to this session and learn how to take the fear out of building simple network configurations for use with your z/OS system, and the many client workstations in use today. This session will use a running z/OS server deployed on Intel Linux as the base server. Clients will include Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac/OS and even an IPad thrown in for good measure. For many, conversations about databases begin and end with relational database management systems (RDBMSs.) Yet for most System z users VSAM and sequential files as well as IMS, CA- IDMS, CA-Datacom and Software AG ADABAS databases are critical components of their enterprise data inventory. This session introduces IBM's non-DB2 z/OS data integration technologies that enable these mission-critical data sources to participate as equals in today's Internet, data warehousing, master data management and business intelligence initiatives. IBM Tivoli Monitoring is the foundation for service management performance and availability monitoring across System z and distributed platforms. With the zEnterprise IBM Tivoli Monitoring can providing consolidation monitoring across the z196 and zBX operating system platforms, applications, and network. This session provides a teachnical introduction to understanding this architecure in the System z environment. Components of the architecture will be explained and "best practices" information for planning and implementation will also be provided. The ability to extend the operational management of not only the zOS as a highly available environment but to include application components that span platforms including z/OS, AIX, Linux, Windows and/or Solaris? This session will show and explain to you how Automation solutions from IBM enable you to provide pro- active responses for the availability and management of the system resources and business applications end-to-end from a single point of control, including cross cluster dependencies that are central to the zEnterprise. If you've never installed a ServerPac before, or it has been a long time since you have, this is the session for you! The speaker will cover the basic concepts of a ServerPac install, and go through at a high level what the tasks are. Some of the more recent important enhancements will be covered, to help you get the most out of your ServerPac install. What is DFSMS? It's the I/O subsystem for z/OS...Oh Wait! It's the tape management system for z/OS...Oh Yes...It's the Lifecycle Manager for all z/OS data...Opps..It also provides all the programmatic access to z/OS data...Oh you didn't know that's it also makes z/OS an NFS server and Client?...We will also talk about it's Disaster Recovery capabilities. We will overview all the main functions of DFSMS and how it helps most z/OS customers productive with managing their Petabytes of data! This session will provide an introduction to some basic storage concepts: - Modern disk performance: o Why manufacturers’ specifications are always a disappointment. o Quantifying response time: mean (average) vs. standard deviation. o Storage controller cache: why it is necessary and state-of-the art algorithms to manage cache. o Beyond disk: the rise of Solid State Disks (SSDs) – what are suitable workload profiles and reasonable performance expectations? - Protecting data: o RAID 0 / 1 / 0+1 / 5 / 6, where one would use each RAID layout. o Remote mirroring: synchronous vs. asynchronous mirroring. o Remote link efficiency: handshakes, bandwidth vs. latency. - Backup, Archive, and Disaster Recovery: why each is necessary and not the same as the other two. The Rexx Language has been with us for more than two decades. It was designed to be easy to use, and continues to be popular across many computing platforms. z/OS and z/VM system programmers and administrators find Rexx to be very useful in doing their jobs, and use it for everything from simple tools to complex applications. If you would like to learn the basics of the powerful Rexx language, this two-part hands-on-lab is for you. We'll begin with basic syntax and expressions, continue with class exercises, and progress to more advanced topics and exercises. The focus will be on Rexx on z/VM but the language constructs apply to all Rexx platforms. If you are new to z/VM, don't worry, we'll get you started and help you navigate your z/VM session to do the exercises. This lab continues with Part 2. This is a continuation of Part 1. Rexx compound variables are a unique type of variable in the Rexx language. They have some properties that simple Rexx variables just don’t possess. But, they can be somewhat confusing and difficult to get used to, even for experienced Rexx programmers. The data stack is a dynamically allocated buffer in memory, which Rexx programs can access to temporarily store data records for later retrieval. Programmers often find themselves in a quandary over which to use, when both are viable choices. This session describes both the data stack and compound variables, and how to use them. The advantages and disadvantages of each will be discussed. The DO instruction serves several different purposes in Rexx. These include the ability to group together any number of instructions following a THEN or ELSE keyword, and the ability to create Rexx looping structures. There are five distinct types of loops that can be coded in Rexx, each with its own specific effect, function, and advantages. This session will discuss the DO-END group, all of the different types of looping structures, and appropriate uses of each. Rexx instructions which are used to help control loops, such as LEAVE and ITERATE, will also be discussed. PARSE is the single most powerful and complex keyword instruction in the Rexx language. Parsing templates allow a Rexx programmer to dissect character or hexadecimal strings by words, columns, search strings, variable data, or any combination thereof. Many programmers are not aware of the most powerful features of the PARSE instruction. Often they are intimidated by the apparent complexity of PARSE. This presentation will guide you through increasingly complex parsing templates, demonstrating their simple yet elegant underlying structure. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to use these concepts to easily extract exactly the data you need. The z/OS Communications Server combines TCP/IP and SNA support to better address the needs of today's complex networks. This session introduces new functions and capabilities for z/OS Communications Server. The session will cover new functions in the current release of z/OS Communications Server as well as new functions in the next release. Of course you have heard of IPv4 addresses running out, but are you aware that the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), who has the world-wide responsibility for assigning IPv4 addresses, ran out of IPv4 addresses early February this year (2011) - and that the regional registries are predicted to run out in October this year? Do you know what IPv6 really is and how IPv6 can help you continue to grow your presence on the Internet? This session will provide an introduction to IPv6 in general and specifically to IPv6 on z/OS, providing an overview of the IPv6 protocol and its major components. It will also answer key questions such as why IPv6 is important, what are the benefits of IPv6 when compared to IPv4, when will IPv6 become prevalent, and what are some of the transition issues which must be addressed when enabling IPv6 support. Finally, the session will give you suggestions for a plan of activities to bring you and your z/OS systems up and running with IPv6 enabled. OSA-Express ports are used for both SNA and IP LAN connectivity to System z operating systems. In this session we will focus on how z/OS Communications Server uses OSA for IP LAN connectivity based on Queued Direct IO (QDIO). The session will discuss both configuration and operational aspects, such as maintenance of the OSA address table (OAT), ARP processing, use of Virtual IP Addresses (VIPA), interface availability, sharing capabilities, VLAN support, and Virtual MACs. The session will focus on the software use of OSA and will discuss hardware aspects only where such aspects are of importance to understanding how the hardware and software cooperate to deliver the desired functions, and what you need to do to get the ost out of the many recent performance enhancing functions.. This session covers the basic tools and techniques used in performance testing and tuning on WAS for z/OS z/OS is about availability. WebSphere Application Server for z/OS is designed to exploit the z/OS platform and provide a highly available Java environment. WAS z/OS V8 has enhanced this capability further. In this session we'll review the high availability framework and show how WAS z/OS V8 has provided even more capabilities WebSphere Application Server for z/OS exploits the z/OS platform, and many of those points of value are well known. But beyond that there is a list of "hidden gems" -- lesser known features and functions specific to WAS z/OS that may be of value to the WAS administrator. In this session we go prospecting for those gems. Threadsafe in CICS allows your user applications and CICS code to run on an Open TCB, which may increase transaction throughput and decrease CPU. Properly coded threadsafe applications can be beneficial to your business. However, how do you determine if an application is ready for the threadsafe environment? This session will explore issues relating to ensuring your applications are ready to take advantage of threadsafe, including a few problems that the CICS Level2 group has seen. There will also be information on new threadsafe code and commands introduced by CICS Transaction Server 4.2. Debugging has become a lost art. This is the session for you if you want to build your CICS debugging skills. The speaker will concentrate where CICS Level 2 has seen the most problems. Java batch is a rapidly evolving topic space. WebSphere Compute Grid V8 brings to the Java batch environment a host of new features and functions. In this session we'll provide a brief overview of Java batch and then explain what's in new Compute Grid V8 such as: - Manage Java batch applications deployed to environments such as z/OS®, and CICS®. - Call COBOL modules within a Java application - Calendar and clock scheduling of jobs - Integration with enterprise schedulers. - Usage reporting with SMF and DB2 records - WLM transaction classification by job - Job pacing and job execution throttling - Parallel job management and dispatching So you have heard that the pool of IPv4 addresses is now entirely depleted and yet your company is growing! You have also seen that the US Federal Government is demanding IPv6 compatibility for all vendors proposing hardware and software solutions. How difficult is it to implement an IPv6 network in z/OS? Not difficult at all ... Come to this lab to learn the basics. Are you facing mountains of VSAM files costing both time, effort, and money to maintain? You'd like to get to a DB2 solution but with this many VSAM files to convert, your best bet is finding a new job or retirement. Imagine a CICS world where the AORs can remain the same, the CICS programs are untouched, and all that is necessary is installing DB2! Come listen and learn about CICS Transparent VSAM that will turn conventional CICS/VSAM and batch VSAM applications into DB2 programs and applications - all without making ANY changes to the source code. CICS TS V4.2 builds on the solid foundations, mature service oriented architecture (SOA) support, and open connectivity of previous CICS versions, bringing new levels of ease-of-use and flexibility to meet the needs of the next generation of business users. This session will focus on how the newest CICS TS V4 innovations will help our customers to deliver a smarter transaction processing experience. This session will overview the five major areas of innovation in CICS TS V4.2: Events, Java, Connectivity, Management, and Scalability. After months and months of writing letters of justification you are finally given the OK to order CICS Transaction Server V4.2. Before you know it the software has arrived and is ready to install. What do you do next? Do you have to buy lunch for the z/OS Systems Programmers to get them to install the latest release of z/OS? What about the Data Base administrators - what do you need from them? Is this the time to finaly bite the bullet and make use of CICSPlex Systems Manager? Are your CICS Exits and User Replaceable Modules still valid? What will it take to get them working with this release of CICS? What will you have tell the Application Programmers? Are their programs still going to work or will they have to be changed? Is your shop relying on any function that has been removed from this release of CICS? Come to this technical session to get the answers to the above questions and more! The newest CICS Transaction Server V4.2 release is focused on helping our customers to deliver a smarter transaction processing experience. New and enhanced capabilities have been made in 5 key areas. This session will cover one of those areas - Events - in detail. First, there will be a summary of the capabilities that exist in CICS TS V4.1. Then there will be a deep dive into the new and enhanced Event capabilities that were delivered in the latest CICS TS V4.2 release. This presentation discusses capabilites of the CICS Dynamic Scripting Feature Pack. You have seen overview presentations, but its time to start discussing some of the CICS Dynamic Scripting capabilities in detail. Data storage and access is an important part of any application, so this session will cover the Zero Resource Model (ZRM) to quickly define database tables and provide data access. Providing RESTful interactions in both XML and JSON will also be discussed. This session offers hands-on experience with a variety of features and facilities available with the latest version of CICS. Choose from a variety of lab exercises on various topics, including CICS Event Processing, CICS Dynamic Scripting, Web services, Java application development, CICS System Management, and others. Come to this session to gain hands-on experience with some of the latest CICS features discussed here at the System z Technical University Conference. Two contiguous time slots are available for CICS lab exercises. Attending both the part 1 and part 2 sessions will allow you to complete multiple lab exercises for hands-on experience with multiple CICS features/facilities. This session offers hands-on experience with a variety of features and facilities available with the latest version of CICS. Choose from a number of lab exercises on various topics, including CICS Event Processing, CICS Dynamic Scripting, Web services, Java application development, CICS System Management, and others. Come to this session to gain hands-on experience with some of the latest CICS features discussed here at the System z Technical University Conference. Two contiguous time slots are available for CICS lab exercises. Attending both the part 1 and part 2 sessions will allow you to complete multiple lab exercises for hands-on experience with multiple CICS features/facilities. CICS V4.2 introduces a new 64-bit Java VM with exploitation of the latest z196 hardware, increasing the number of JVMs that can be used within a single CICS region and removing constraints on heap storage. The latest version of the CICS Explorer SDK used in conjunction with the JVM Server environment greatly simplifies the creation of Java programs as industry standard OSGi bundles. The Java-based Axis2 Open Source Web service engine is also available in CICS. Come lean about the many CICS Java support improvements in CICS TS V4.2. The newest CICS Transaction Server V4.2 release is focused on helping our customers to deliver a smarter transaction processing experience. New and enhanced capabilities have been made in 5 key areas. This session will cover one of those areas - Connectivity - in detail. First, there will be a summary of the capabilities that exist in CICS TS V4.1. Then there will be a deep dive into the new and enhanced Connectivity capabilities which are delivered in the latest CICS TS V4.2 release. NetView 6.1 was just released and has several new features and functions that will help the overall management for availability and performance for the z system and subsystems. This session will help the IT staff understand how to manage new OSA's, IPSEC, hipersocket, DVIPA and how performance management of OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks integrates with NetView for trace capabilies as well as new functions like a consolidated log function and new active active capabilities for GDPS installations. In this session we will look at the exciting new capabilities for Queue Managers on z/OS. While focusing mainly on z/OS, we will also touch on some of the recent distributed features. In this session we will look at how WebSphere MQ for z/OS has been designed to exploit the Coupling Facility to provide you with the very highest level of availability for your messages. We will look at how MQ stores the messages and how you can exploit this in your organisation. How does migration work in MQ? What sort of procedure should you put in place? What considerations do you need to take into account during your planning? What about your applications? We will look at these questions and more as we consider best practices for version to version migration with MQ. In this session we'll be sharing the very latest capabilities in WebSphere Message Broker on z/OS, and explain how its exploiting System z , z/OS and z/Linux. You'll be able to see and understand how these features can be used to bring new services to your business. Come along and get right up to date with the latest technology for processing MQ, web services, files and more! IMS is IBM's high performance application and data server for IBM System z, combining ultra scalability, rock-solid reliability and runtime efficiency. For IMS users, IBM is further improving performance, while reducing user costs, as well as CPU and storage usage, with the latest deliverables. This session highlights those items where customers can gain out-of-the-box CPU savings for traditional and non-traditional workloads and improve productivity through operational efficiencies and synergy with other System z platform components to help meet cost challenges and responsiveness demanded by the global economy. IMS is a powerful engine for database management and transaction processing. Traditional interfaces have proved somewhat time consuming and challenging. IMS 12 is addressing these challenges by offering easy-to-use interfaces to simplify common tasks for systems and database administration and development. IMS is integrating and exploiting the latest technologies and products to further modernize your use of your existing applications and data. After tuning the Java heap and setting a robust transactional garbage collector such as GENCON, the next biggest hurdle to well performing Java applications is efficient data access. Most Java applications use JDBC to access relational data which implies the use of dynamic SQL. Performance is highly dependent upon the effectiveness of the prepared statement cache which is often difficult to predict. Now, with the introduction of Optim pureQuery, it is easy to allow these applications use static SQL. The performance benefit can be substantial. Improvement on the order of 50% is not uncommon for applications where the prepared statement cache “hit ratio” is around 80%. Even when the “hit ratio” is 100%, performance gains around 15% are common. Plus, static SQL allows the DBA to identify the calling Java class making coordination between the DBA and the Java developer more effective. The first session in this sequence will discuss the benefits of static SQL including the benefits seen by one customer with a high volume (several hundred transactions per second) web application. During the second session, we will take you through After tuning the Java heap and setting a robust transactional garbage collector such as GENCON, the next biggest hurdle to well performing Java applications is efficient data access. Most Java applications use JDBC to access relational data which implies the use of dynamic SQL. Performance is highly dependent upon the effectiveness of the prepared statement cache which is often difficult to predict. Now, with the introduction of Optim pureQuery, it is easy to allow these applications use static SQL. The performance benefit can be substantial. Improvement on the order of 50% is not uncommon for applications where the prepared statement cache “hit ratio” is around 80%. Even when the “hit ratio” is 100%, performance gains around 15% are common. Plus, static SQL allows the DBA to identify the calling Java class making coordination between the DBA and the Java developer more effective. The first session in this sequence will discuss the benefits of static SQL including the benefits seen by one customer with a high volume (several hundred transactions per second) web application. During the second session, we will take you through DB2 for z/OS often depends on organizing the data with respect to a "cluster" key in order to optimize both I/O performance and CPU performance, and REORG is sometimes used to maintain clustering and well organized indexes. However, there is new technology, both hardware (i.e, SSD and zHPF) and DB2 software (DB2 10), that improves the performance of disorganized data, and therefore may provide relief from costly REORGs. Some of the questions that this presentation will tackle are "Does clustering really matter anymore?. What do we lose, or we do we gain, if we decide to abandon the objectives of clustering?" In particular, we'll show what happens to the performance as data or indexes becomes disorganized, with and without the new technology, and discuss alternative methods that DB2 10 provides for organizing the data that don't depend on clustering, and that may improve the performance for OLTP and database insert operations. This is an introductory session about how to tune DB2 buffer pools, and how to interpret the performance data associated with DB2 buffer pools. We'll consider such issues as how to divide your processor memory into different buffer pools and assigning DB2 objects to different pools, and the various buffer pool parameters that DB2 provides. New buffer pool features in DB2 10 will be introduced. Come learn why everybody is talking about DB2 10 for z/OS. DB2 10 delivers the most aggressive performance improvements of any DB2 release in the last 20 years. Gone are the virtual storage constraints and latching constraints that once limited the number of threads that one DB2 member could run. You will save considerable CPU resources and enjoy numerous I/O improvements with DB2 10. Furthermore, DB2 10 increases the synergy with new storage hardware enhancements that will save more system resources and makes it easier to manage your data. So, you are thinking about putting more data on tape or just thinking about what you currently have on tape? Should I be sending my DB2 archive logs and/or image copies to tape? Do you have or have heard of tape virtualization, maybe VTS, or own a new spiffy IBM TS7700? Tapeless tape, what's that? How large are tapes these days and how can I control my allocations? What happens if I lose a tape or the tape controller? Have you heard that tape is really disk, but tape also? What does this all mean? By the way, how does DB2 deal with the new tape technology and what are best practices when dealing with this new tape technology? Come and learn what new tape technology has to offer and what it means to DB2. Maybe you are concerned about your DB2 environment or maybe just want to validate your environment, so you are thinking about an IBM ATS (Advanced Technical Skills) DB2 Health Check. You are thinking, what really happens in a DB2 Health Check? What will I walk away with? Will my management approve of the final analysis? How will my company and I benefit from the analysis? If you've seen the required documentation list, after reviving yourself you ask "is this all really necessary"? Why does ATS really need this detailed information and what will they do with it? Find out the answers to these questions and more by attending this presentation. You will leave understanding why the ATS DB2 Health Check is truly one of the best in the industry and how it will benefit you and your company. Confused about SMS? Do your Storage Administrators intimidate you when discussing how to best use SMS for DB2? Not sure if your company is conforming to best practises for SMS and DB2? Come and understand what SMS means and how to relate what your DB2 needs to the Storage Administrators. Confused about SMS? Do your Storage Administrators intimidate you when discussing how to best use SMS for DB2? Not sure if your company is conforming to best practises for SMS and DB2? Come and understand what SMS means and how to relate what your DB2 needs to the Storage Administrators. You have a performance issue; or do you? How do you know there is a performance problem? And where do you start? And is the correct tooling in place? When faced with performance issues, many problems come down to how to start. This presentation speaks to the performance tuning audience working on DB2 for z/OS. Having the underlying political environment to allow for performance tuning is as important as solving the performance issues. Examples will be shown using DB2 Performance Expert and Query Tuner. Along with covering tooling attributes, the presentation will also cover establishing relationships between IT groups, performance feedback mechanisms, establishing SLAs, and typical performance issues with DB2 for z/OS. Rational Developer for System z (RDz) accelerates the development of Mainframe applications, including traditional COBOL, PL/I, C/C++, and Assembler applications, Web services, and XML-based interfaces linking to the Web. Rational Developer for System z uses industry standards to simplify the development of rich client interfaces, Web user interfaces, traditional terminal interfaces, and back-end, business logic deployable to CICS, IMS, DB2, Batch, UNIX System Services, and WebSphere transactional environments. IBM Rational Developer for System z integrates with existing System z development processes, including problem determination and System z source management systems. RDz is available in two packages supporting Java based and EGL based development environments. This session will review the new features added to RDz V.8.0.3 and will include a live demonstration. Rational Developer for System z - Unit Test (RDz-UT,) based on the IBM z Personal Development Tool (zPDT,) provides a small-scale, personal test environment for developers that can run z/OS® and z/OS middleware from IBM, but on an Intel® or Intel-compatible (x86) personal computer (PC). RDz-UT runs on Intel hardware and pre-reqs Linux (SuSE or RHEL.) This session will review the steps to install and configure a working, z/OS system on a Intel Linux laptop. Students will perform the actual steps to create a working z/OS configuration in less than 90 minutes. Rational Developer for System z - Unit Test (RDz-UT,) based on the IBM z Personal Development Tool (zPDT,) provides a small-scale, personal test environment for developers that can run z/OS® and z/OS middleware from IBM, but on an Intel® or Intel-compatible (x86) personal computer (PC). RDz-UT runs on Intel hardware and pre-reqs Linux (SuSE or RHEL.) This session will review the steps to install and configure a working, z/OS system on a Intel Linux laptop. Students will perform the actual steps to create a working z/OS configuration in less than 90 minutes. In 2010 IBM delivered enhancements to High Performance FICON with the z196 processor, and the next member of the IBM DS8000 Enterprise storage family, the IBM DS8800. The DS8800 is the first IBM DS8000 storage system to feature SAS drives and 8 gigabit/second device adapters. This presentation will illustrate what these enhancements mean for DB2 performance and for some other general-purpose System z workloads. Some of the topics covered in this session are: - DS8800 I/O Response Time and Throughput compared to corresponding measurements using IBM DS8700 and DS8300 storage systems, - response Time using a DS8300 with 15K RPM disks compared to a DS8800 using 10K RPM disks, and - comparisons between traditional spinning disks and Solid State Disks (SSDs) and the benefits of storage tiers. This session will be of interest to individuals responsible for system performance analysis and planning. The first line of defense against a poorly performing application is to make sure you have properly tuned SQL. However, before you start tuning your SQL, you need a methodology, a process you can follow. This presentation discusses how to prepare to tune your SQL along with a look at some effective SQL coding techniques and how to avoid a few SQL pitfalls along with a discussion on how the dynamic statement cache can benefit your SQL tuning efforts. We’ve had parallelism in DB2 for 17 years and we know it can offer significant elapsed time improvements. Yet it is still often avoided. For applications like data warehousing and business intelligence, parallelism is almost a necessity to meet performance objectives. This presentation debunks the myths that surround using DB2 parallelism. It discusses parallelism's history, how it works, the DB2 parameters that control it, how those parameters affect it, and how to get the greatest benefits from parallelism; the DOS & DON'TS to get the most from parallelism. We’ll also discuss enhancements and how parallelism takes advantage of the zIIP specialty engines. This session is a technology preview of the Smart Analytics Optimizer that enables a new class of high speed business intelligence and analytic queries on System z. The innovative technology within the IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer offers organizations the ability to integrate business insights into the fabric of their operational processes while accelerating queries, making business insights more accessible to the front lines of business. The value of this applies to executive users that need to make well- founded, strategic decisions as well as knowledge workers who need to have insight into the daily operational aspects of the business. Updated for SAOpt V2 DB2 10 is now generally available. One of the more significant changes to DB2 is to its catalog. Links are, universal table spaces are used, and much more. This presentaiton will examine all of the changes to the DB2 catalog in both conversion mode (CM) and in enabling new function mode (ENFM). DB2 for z/OS delivers a feature that has generated considerable discussion. First made available in DB2 9, the structure type is called universal table space. This feature will significantly improve your DB2 experience by making DB2 easier to manage. This presentation will give you the details behind how this feature is implemented, how to use it, and a look at a few things that have been enhanced with the availability of DB2 10. In the 11+ years since Linux became available on mainframes, customers around the world have found novel ways to exploit this technology. From sites with a single IFL running just a few Linux images to sites with 100s of IFLs running 1000s of Linux images, the variety of implementations is dramatic. The early use was primarily “edge of network” where today usage is for mission-critical applications including SAP, IBM DB2 and Oracle DB, IBM WebSphere and Oracle Application Server, IBM Cognos, and 100s of other applications. Users today have to decide on where to approach datacenter design as scale-out with rack-optimized servers, to scale up with large SMP servers, or a combination of the two using large SMP servers and virtualization to run many images on a single server. Jim will describe how Linux on System z, in combination with z/VM, provides a robust and cost-effective Linux environment which integrates well with z/OS as well providing for consolidation of distributed platforms. This session will provide an overview of new features in Linux on System z that are currently under development by IBM and the open source community, and are expected to be provided with upcoming releases of Linux enterprise distributions. We will address both System z-specific features and some current platform-independent developments in Linux. The session will attempt to give an impression of how Linux development for System z works, and where we are heading. Beside this outlook, the latest features which were introduced with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.5 and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 will be presented. This session will start off with an explanation of the zEnterprise System architecture and Virtualization with Linux. Next we will cover how to determine which applications make the most sense and why to run on Linux on IBM zEnterprise System and zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX). We'll close with customer examples of these best fit Linux workloads. With zEnterprise, the flexibility for solutions increased dramatically and allows to focus on the solution itself. An enterprise platform with the reliability whenever you need it, where you need it and a best for purpose solution environment to integrate best of breed traditional business applications with the Linux momentum. Come and see the possibilities you have to leverage the best solution for your business on the largest scalable server in the world. This session will introduce you the current Lotus Social Business/Collaboration portfolio that runs on System z. We will look at the individual products and also the integration of those products into a complete Social Business solution for your Business. We will also discuss how the zBX can be exploited to run those parts of the Social Business/Collaboration solution that best fit for those environments in delivering a complete heterogeneous solution all managed from the z environment. This session will discuss how we monitor and manage a Lotus Collaboration e-mail environment under Linux for System z. In this session we will look at data from some of IBM's production Domino servers, how we collection, data mine,and utilize that data. We will also demonstrate how we can merge data from Domino and the native platform to create new data values to help us monitor this environment. For example we can create a CP cost per transaction statistic that does not exist either in the Domino or native Linux data. This measurement (plus others) provide a meaningful indicator of our servers performance that can not be obtained by either source independently. IT is under immense pressures in the current economic environment. You must reduce costs while at the same time provide increased value to your business quicker than before. While improving the bottom line has its benefits, doing it at the cost of sacrificing Business Agility can lead you to 'Win the Battle, but lose the War' against your competitors. This session will look at the recent announcements by IBM to help you lower your Total Cost of Ownership while improving your value in the Social Business space. We will look at how IBM is moving it internal collaboration deployment to Linux for System z to be leaner and greener in the ever-changing world of faster-paced business requirements. Our world is rapidly becoming more instrumented, more interconnected and more intelligent. Information is at that the heart of these changes. Yet our business leaders tell us that: - 1 in 3 frequently make decisions based on information they don’t trust - 1 in 2 doesn’t have access to the information they need And, these less than fantastic results are costing us more and more. For every 1,000 knowledge workers, the typical organization spends: - $5.7 million reformatting data - $5.4 million finding the “right” data. This session introduces IBM Information Server for Linux on System z, a data integration platform that enables rapid delivery of accurate and trusted data to the applications, tools and databases that are used to control and run our organizations. Learn how to utilize RACEv as a tool to help you create compelling business cases for moving new workloads to Linux on System z. We will walk through real business cases in detail, and use RACEv to highlight advantages of Linux on System z. In this session we explore some of the dynamic features of Linux for System z. The session begins with dynamically adding standby memory and CPUs to a virtual Linux under z/VM. Next we discuss using cpuhotplug for managing virtual CPUs and memory via CMM, as well as how the rules for cpuhotplug work. This session also covers what cpuhotplug can and can not do. In addition we also take a look at the suspend and resume features of Linux on System z. You've heard by now that Linux runs on the mainframe and is effectively the same Linux as anywhere else - from Intel to System z servers. The challenge is that there can be a lot of politics around choosing to run Linux on the mainframe, deciding on a distribution and methodology for installing and maintaining Linux and even who will be responsible for the virtual Linux environments. Many decisions and discussions need to be made around processes, tools and solutions to decide if they are 'right' for a virtual Linux farm. This session will give you a candid insight on how customers around the world dealt with those topics before. You will hear about how they took mainframe Linux from initial proof of concept to being a strategic platform choice for several important applications. It seems as if the majority of the current Linux on System z installed base is running on top of the z/VM hypervisor. If you have such an environment or plan to deploy something like this come to this session. You will learn how a Linux guest can interact with CP based on real world examples and use cases for your day to day operations. Topics include the hypervisor filesystem, vmur, vmcp, cmm and many more. The s390-tools package is the essential tool chain for Linux on System z. It contains everything from the bootloader to dump related tools . This presentation will outline the major tools of this package and present them in a nutshell, including the primary use cases, hints and real world examples providing a quick, authoritative solutions to daily system administration challenges. Furthermore the latest additions and extensions will be presented. The System z platform is designed for premium Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS). This presentation describes how customers running Linux on System will benefit from the outstanding RAS features of System z hardware and z/VM. In addition it discusses the special efforts of the Linux on System z team to make Linux on System the most reliable, available and serviceable Linux by ensuring the highest levels of data integrity, minimizing the occurrences and extends of outages and optimizing the means to help those customers that encounter problems. This presentation is about problem resolution in Linux on System z running with or without z/VM. You learn about some tools that can help you when your Linux system has a problem. In addition, we explain the usage of debugging tools to collect important system data and basics of performance data. How often have you reconfigured your network setup using a line- mode terminal? Can you use “ed” to change and correct your configuration files? Why not use your favorite full screen editor?IBM has introduced a new full-screen terminal access to Linux instances on the same z/VM system, using the Inter-User Communications Vehicle (IUCV). This feature is part the latest Enterprise Distributions for System z and provides an alternative terminal access to 3270 and 3215 line-mode terminals, especially for the Linux system administrator with basic z/VM skills only. Another use case is the system administration in a tight security environment, where sensitive Linux instances are isolated from the local IP networks. You will learn how to set up a Linux instance as a terminal server for a virtual Linux server farm on z/VM. An introduction to the concepts behind System z Linux virtualization, and the advantages System z Linux brings to WebSphere applications. Includes recommended system architectures, and architectures for High Availability. An introduction to setting up an infrastructure that will allow WebSphere applications to run efficiently on Linux for System z. This infrastructure consists of LPARs running VM, running multiple Linux guests, each running WebSphere, running your applications. That’s a lot of layers, where everything has to work together well. This presentation tells you how to start setting up such an architecture, how to make these parts work together optimally, and how to allocate memory between all the systems involved. When deploying a key Linux application on System z, how do you ensure that it will remain up and running through planned and unplanned outages? This presentation shows a series of High Availability reference architectures for Linux on System z, including HTTP, WebSphere Application Server, DB2 UDB, Oracle, and DB2 on z/OS. Oracle Database workloads work very effectively on the only machine that is capable of running more than 10 different types of commercial database engines, supported at the same time. System z is the machine that has database workloads built into it’s DNA. Learn as well the trends and directions that Oracle has taken in adding to the portfolio on System z such as Web Logic, Tuxedo and eBusiness Suite. We will talk about database and application support of Oracle databases as well as performance. This session will bring together our featured Linux customer speakers and IBM System z Management to answer your questions about Linux on System z. Hear what these customers are doing on Linux on System z and share your own experiences. This forum is entertaining and always has its share of surprises. Are you trying to convince your executive to consider Linux on System z? If yes, this is the session for you. Buzz Woeckener, Director of IT, will provide you with the ammunition you need to know to help sell your management on the idea of moving to Linux. He will focus on the value, cost savings and many benefits it brings. In this session you will get a step-by-step look at how Miami-Dade County installed and configured Cognos 8 BI on System z in four environments, including one of the first System z production environments in the country. The presentation will outline the technical and project steps involved in the installation of the first Linux guest on the mainframe and show how single sign-on was enabled on the production intranet and test environments with namespaces. Having dozens of virtual Linux servers running on a System z requires a solid plan to recover those virtual servers should a significant outage cause the environment to be unavailable. The IBM System z hardware and z/VM as the virtualization engine are tools that can reduce the potential issues of recovering. Because of z/VM's strength in supporting guest systems, it is frequently the chosen host for Business Recovery at both individual companies and at sites of vendors that specialize in hosting Business Recovery. This session will include an overview of issues to consider when planning for recovery and testing a recovery plan for virtual Linux servers. The discussion will include tips and information about the features and tools of z/VM that are available to help recover Linux servers. Technical examples of how to use z/VM for planning and configuring recovery systems/environments will be shown. With the announcement of zEnterprise, IBM has been educating customers on how to apply "Fit for Purpose" thinking to the selection of platforms for new workloads. This presentation will share how a customer has internalized Fit for Purpose and used it to help their lines of business select the best workloads for Linux on System z. Are you new to the Linux or UNIX worlds? Have you been working with other mainframe systems for a long time and now need to learn these new systems? Are case-sensitive command structures getting you down? This double session is divided into a lecture followed by a lab. We’ll start by discussing command syntax rules, shells, the hierarchical file system structure, and how to navigate file systems and reference files. Then in the lab portion, we’ll logon to a Linux system and practice many of the things that were discussed during the lecture. Most people who have used the “traditional” mainframe system editors like z/VM’s Xedit and the ISPF Editor find the Linux/UNIX vi editor difficult and confusing. Have you ever used the vi editor on a Linux or UNIX system? Do you dislike vi? Then attend this double session. We’ll begin by spending some time discussing vi in a way that will help you become better and faster at using the vi editor. Then we’ll logon to a Linux system and practice using the vi commands we discussed. You’ll see that while vi is large and complex, you don’t have to learn it all to quickly become very productive with vi. While Linux is the same operating system across all supported platforms, there are some unique platform features that must be understood, especially when working in a System z environment. In this workshop, students will have an opportunity to install either the current level of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (6.1 which just became available in May of 2011) or the current level of Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES 11 SP1) in a SCSI FCP environment. Each student will have their own System z virtual machine to install the distribution of choice. If you have not yet worked with the latest levels of these distributions in the context of System z, this is your opportunity to experience first hand the Linux installation process. Once the basic installation is completed, additional exercises will take you through the process of adding FCP SCSI LUNs to your running system, and configuring those LUNs into a multipath logical volume. With RedHat 6.1 students will work with the new cmsfs- fuse file system (r/w mount of a CMS formatted minidisk in the Linux file tree). Current applications require nearly 100% availability. This typically means building a clustered high availability environment so that applications remain available through both planned and unplanned outages. This hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity to install and configure the SUSE Linux High Availability Extensions across multiple Linux virtual machines. Once the infrastructure is configured, you will implement resources such as a cluster file system (OCFS2) and an Apache web server with a virtual IP address. You will then have the opportunity to test and see that the cluster file system, Apache web server and associated virtual IP address continues to function when simulating both planned and unplanned outages. Every year we update DFSMShsm with a new release and provide new function. We will be covering DFSMShsm V1 R12 as well as the new function that is being introduced by the new release soon to be generally available. Come hear how we continue to improve this flagship z/OS Storage Management product. This is an update on the ever popular DFSMShsm Best Practices session. The speaker will be updating this with new hints and tips for the sophisticated users of the product. We will be covering how to implement recommended advanced functions and other tuning tips that will allow you to get the best function and performance from the product. DFSMShsm has hundreds of parameters and sub-parameters that clients can specify to setup their DFSMShsm environment. Many of the parameters like SETSYS RECYCLEDEALLOCATIONFREQUENCY and SETSYS ACCEPTPSCBUSERID have beffuddled client for years. The speaker is going to go over some of the more important parmlib and proclib settings as well as some of the settings that have caused confusion over the years. Every year we have experienced z/OS Storage Managers retire and new hires coming on board to take over the reigns. This introduction to DFSMShsm will introduce new storage managers to the flagship z/OS Storage Management product, aka DFSMShsm. Also, for those that have been around a while this is always a good refresher. Come learn about the many functions of this product, including space management, availability management, disaster recovery and continuous data protection. This will keep you up to date with the latest tape developments. These include the TS3500 tape library connector Model SC1 (Shuttle). The world's fastest tape drive, the TS1140 3592-E07, will also be presented. The performance and functionality of the new TS1140 as well as the new 4TB tape media will be discussed. Finally, this will cover the new features and functions being delivered in the TS7700 Release 2.0 code, such as Scratch Allocation Assist and Selective Device Access Control. IBM has a wide range of disk products in its storage portfolio, ranging from the new DS8800 in the flagship DS8000 line to innovative new designs such as XIV and our new IBM® Storwize® V7000. This session will also cover our IBM N series set of NAS products. This session will briefly review all the products in the disk portfolio and provide some positioning information about where they fit in the IBM solution set. The IBM System Storage DS8000 family is designed as a high performance, high capacity, and resilient series of enterprise disk storage systems. It offers high availability, reliability, multiplatform support, and simplified management GUI to help provide a cost- effective path to an on demand world. The DS8800 is the IBM fourth generation enterprise disk system and represents the latest in this series. This session will review the DS8800 architecture and recent hardware and software enhancements. zHPF is a critical element of System z I/O strategy, and IBM has announced a statement of direction concerning further developments that will extend the capabilities of zHPF to enable much more dramatic performance improvements affecting DB2 for z/OS I/O performance, and in addition will reduce hardware costs and improve workload management. All aspects of DB2 will run much faster, including data base restores and log apply which will minimize outages. Furthermore, this presentation will show how DB2 10 is better positioned to take advantage of these zHPF enhancements when an index is disorganized or when data is not highly clustered. Organizations are planning and executing storage infrastructure initiatives to help them reduce capital and operational expenditures, get more out of their existing infrastructure and increase productivity. Each time there is a change in their storage infrastructure, data has to be moved and with minimal disruption. New storage subsystems start to depreciate as soon as they arrive and the longer they remain unpopulated the deprivation factor increases. Additionally storage that is not populated with an appropriate utilization rate will never achieve the an appropriate ROI any effort to reallocate or migrate it is likely to be rebuffed as too difficult or disruptive. IBM Data Mobility Services – Softek Sofware – TDMF and zDMF are designed to non-disruptively move data, locally or over distance, independent of storage vendor, while ensuring data and application availability throughout the migration process. TDMF moves data at the volume level and zDMF moves data at the dataset (extent) level This solution provides the flexibility for todays storage manager to respond immediately to both technical and business related issued. Additionally, advanced The days of endless arrays of underutilized spinning hard drives are over! Solid state storage offers incredible gains in storage performance, but in many cases is cost prohibitive. IBM System Storage with Easy Tier offers a way to automatically balance the use of expensive SSDs to achieve maximum performance with the minimum amount of SSD required. In one benchmark our workload performed 2.7x faster with only a tiny fraction of the data moved to solid state. Learn more! According to some analysts, up to 75% of the data stored in a corporate datacenter is a copy. Some businesses execute up to 150,000 individual data transfers a day synchronizing their duplicated data. The costs of maintaining duplicated data across a business can be staggering and often go unconsidered when making platform and storage choices. This session will discuss a model for quantifying the costs of duplicated data within a proposed solution and demonstrate how IBM Big Iron servers such as zEnterprise and Power Systems, IBM System Storage and IBM Software can lower the costs and impact of duplicated data within your business. In this session, the speaker will bring DFSMSrmm users up to date on the latest enhancements to the product. He will cover the new features of z/OS DFSMSrmm V1R13 and V1R12, but focus on V1R13. This includes a new retention method that is based on expiration dates, automatic correction of the tape volume lists, enhanced location management, and enhanced search using tape data set metadata and many other dialog enhancements. Finally, recent SPEs and development APARs will be mentioned as well. In this session, the speaker will focus on some configuration and usage aspects of DFSMSrmm, a leading tape management solution for z/OS. Focus is on configuring and using DFSMSrmm for maximal reliability and availability and employing the full range of DFSMSrmm capabilities to your benefit. Disk and tape encryption is now seeming to be the way to go to protect customer data. But there are so many terms, like public key, private key , data key , EEDK, wrapping, key stores, EKM , TKLM, ISKLM , etc. But exactly what are these terms and how do they play a role in IBM storage encryption. This session will give the audience a basis overview of how storgae encryption works and will explain all the terms in encryption which seems to be a mystery to many who want to understand the basics. Rel 2.0 was recently announced for the TS7700 , this session will cover all of the main functional enhancements added to TS7700 family of products. This session covers announcements to both the TS7720 and TS7740 products.. Looking to do zOS tape and/or disk encryption? IBM first announced the EKM, then the enhancement to the EKM was the TKLM now recently announced is the ISKLM for zOS only. This session will take a look at both the TKLM and ISKLM, it will cover the benefits of each and also the pros and cons. After attending this session the audience will have a better understand of what each does in encrypting data on both tape and disk in a zOS environment. This session will review the new functions/features of DFSMS Release 1.12 and 1.13. We'll review new items in the categories - Scalability, Performance, Optimization, Networking and Ease of Use. Additionally, we'll review new storage hardware support provided by DFSMS. This session will cover in a variety of significant DFSMS related items from the past few z/OS releases. We will cover VSAM CA Reclaim, major updates to Extended Address Volumes (EAVs), z/OSMF DASD allocation and other items from DFSMShsm, DFSMSdss, DFSMSrmm and DFSORT. This session will provide an overview of IBM's strategy for managing z/OS storage environments and some about z/VM. Details will be provided about each layer of the z/OS Storage Management strategy: Process management, IBM Service Management foundation and Operational management. We'll show how the strategic z/OS storage management product - OMEGAMON XE for Storage fits into the strategy and how the rest of the Tivoli z/OS Storage management portfolio works together to address common z/OS storage tasks and problem resolution. We'll also do a short review of Tivoli z/VM storage products. Cloud computing is a rapidly developing new business model for delivering computing resources to diverse communities of users. This session will focus on the storage aspects of Public and Private Cloud offerings: · the business issues which are driving the adoption of the cloud model, · inhibitors and concerns companies face when considering using a storage cloud model, · cost considerations when using public storage clouds today, and · examples of some practical cloud implementations in use today. Example use cases will be presented from organizations that have adopted a cloud model for a portion of their IT services. This session will be particularly useful to individuals who are considering use of storage clouds for some of their organization’s data. Gartner Group, ESG, Forrester Research, Evaluator Group and other storage industry consultants publish reports assessing IT vendors’ storage products. This session will summarize current consultant White Papers dealing with IBM storage products and discuss what the consultants believe to be the strong and weak points of IBM’s current storage products. This session will be beneficial to customers who are considering acquiring IBM storage and IBM representatives who have a requirement to discuss a consultant’s commentary with their clients. This session will present the results of two recently-completed studies using z/OS- and AIX-based workloads to study the performance characteristics and robustness of the IBM DS8000 Global Mirror asynchronous remote copy function. The hardware configurations used in the studies were representative of those found in customer data centers. The workloads used in the studies were based on data from I/O activity captured at some Fortune 500 customer installations. The studies examined the behavior of Global Mirror under workloads found in typical steady-state OLTP and batch environments. Additionally, I/O activity was captured from the opening 15-minutes of trading on the New York Stock Exchange and used to study the behavior of Global Mirror under transient conditions associated with heavy workload spikes. In this session we explore the various security-related functions provided by the HMC that allow you to reliably and methodically control access to resources, as well as the actions that can be performed against those resources. We'll also talk about communications protection, enterprise authentication, and auditing. This session will discuss how to address the increasing number of security compliance requirements IT organizations are facing. The session will introduce how z/OS Communications Server can assist in protecting the operating system platform from malicious attacks through the IP network and how to secure the data that is transmitted over the network to/from IP applications running on the z/OS platform. Topics such as IPSec (secure Virtual Private Networks), IPSec on zIIP processors, IP filtering, Intrusion Detection and prevention (IDS), securing application access through authentication and encryption using SSL/TLS (including transparent SSL/TLS processing by the z/OS Communications Server) - will all be introduced at a conceptual level. Because of its reputation for providing the most secure platform in the enterprise, many organizations run their mission-critical applications and centralize their data on mainframes. It can be a challenge dealing with the complexity and scope of provisioning users, controlling resource access, auditing security events and compliance reporting. Cost effective security can be achieved with simplified administration, consistent security policy enforcement, state-of-the-art event analysis, and automated audit and compliance reporting. Effective mainframe security can help you reduce costs, improve service and manage risk in your enterprise. As organizations evaluate cloud computing and its risks and rewards, security emerges as a critical concern. Many enterprises understand the economic benefits of cloud computing but need to assure security, privacy, and compliance. Some are experimenting with “private” clouds to understand the model and the related security risks. For private clouds, the trust model may remain the same, but pubic clouds raise new security concerns over the cloud provider security processes. Yet, for most enterprises, securing cloud computing can be a smooth evolution, and enterprises can often leverage their existing security infrastructure on System z. This session will show how system z security management solutions can help secure cloud-based services. In today's hostile environment with external and internal threats, we cannot afford to assume that our mainframe security is effective. The days in which the mainframe was a black box which could be easily isolated from attackers is long gone. Weaknesses in mainframe configuration and security policy can be exploited to compromise our systems or expose sensitive data. If a breach occurs, saying "We thought we were in good shape!" or "We've had our mainframe product for 15 years" will not matter. You need to identify and mitigate problems that have crept into your security environment in order to stay protected. This presentation describes the need, benefit, and value of a comprehensive mainframe security "health check," and identifies the conditions to look for that may represent exploitable weaknesses or compliance failures. This session will introduce basic concepts of encryption. We'll talk about the crypto related functions that are supported on System z: data confidentiality, data integrity, financial/PIN functions and key security and integrity. We'll discuss how those functions can satisfy some of the audit standards and legal requirements that are mandatory today, and how the IBM hardware and software provide the infrastructure to meet all of your crypto requirements. We'll consider the difference between symmetric and asymmetric encryption and look at the types of keys that are available. ICSF is the component of z/OS that provides cryptographic function on System z, including access to the System z hardware. This session will cover the latest version of ICSF that exploits new functionality available on the lastest hardware. This session will review the SSL and TLS protocol and how it uses both Public Key Architecture and Symmetric algorithms to provide secure communications. We'll look at the IBM crypto hardware and which devices support the protocol, and finally consider the performance implications of the SSL/TLS workload. We'll also touch on IPSEC and how its uses System z Crypto. Crypto is not a trivial subject, and this session assumes you have some crypto background. We’ll talk about the differences between clear key and secure key hardware and how hardware availability can impact your disaster recovery plans. We’ll cover the steps required to recover your keys in the DR environment. This hands on lab will take the student thru the process of using PPINIT to load the initial master keys on a system and then proceed thru the process of creating key parts and loading new master keys via the ICSF/ISPF panels to complete the master key change process. This session will look at the two primary methods of encrypting data within your database: IBM Infosphere Guardium Data Encryption for DB2 and IMS Databases and the DB2 Built-In Functions. As an introduction will touch on the crypto infrastructure provided by System z and z/OS and then look at how the two products leverage the hardware and software to secure the data. We'll also touch briefly on network encryption. In this lab attendees have the option of configuring a security policy for AT-TLS, for IPSec, or for IDS using the z/OS Communications Server Configuration Assistant Graphical User Interface. The labs assume that the attendee is already familiar with the security protocols included in the labs. The labs are meant to provide experience with the Configuration Assistant GUI, whose structure is also part of z/OSMF. In this lab attendees have the option of configuring a security policy for AT-TLS, for IPSec, or for IDS using the z/OS Communications Server Configuration Assistant Graphical User Interface. The labs assume that the attendee is already familiar with the security protocols included in the labs. The labs are meant to provide experience with the Configuration Assistant GUI, whose structure is also part of z/OSMF. You've heard a lot about the IBM zEnterprise™ System. You still have many technical questions about network security in this new Ensemble environment. If you have already attended other sessions with overviews of the zEnterprise System now is your chance to hear about the technical underpinnings that will help you design a secure Ensemble network. There are multiple ways to transfer files securely. And there are differences and restrictions for each type of secured file transfer. The session is not a tutorial in establishing any type of secured file transfer. Instead it provides you with the knowledge to determine which secure file transfer method is appropriate for the types of files you need to transfer and the types of platforms between which you need to transfer files. After this session you can then determine which type of file transfer offering you need to learn to implement. This hands-on lab session will let the attendee customize the PKI Services template file and configuration file as they set up and run their own z/OS PKI server. You will be able to create certificates, revoke the certificates, and query the certificate status through Certificate Revocation List (CRL) and Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP). There will be an explanation of the services, and why and how these will be important to your installations. Education Value: Will demonstrate and explain what security personnel need to know to manage digital certificates with the no- charge PKI feature that is on their mainframe. In this session, the attendee will gain hands-on experience implementing and configuring an LDAP server on a z/OS system. The LDAP server will be set up with the TDBM (DB2) and the SDBM (RACF) backend stores and sample data will be loaded into the TDBM. There will be sample verification scripts to test that both the TDBM and SDBM data can be accessed correctly. A non-IBM LDAP client will be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of this no- charge feature of z/OS. Several examples of how IBM customers are using the z/OS LDAP server will be given. This session will review IBM's business strategy in Dynamic Infrastructure and how it fits into the SmarterPlanet strategy that is required in today's business world. The emphasis of this session will be on how the security strategy of System z and its operating systems (z/OS, z/VM, and Linux for System z) fits into these business strategies and how the current technologies on System z help with the strategies of reduce cost, improve service, and manage risk. The LDAP server was introduced on z/OS several years ago. With z/OS 1.7, the LDAP server was enhanced and went through a name change - it is now called the Tivoli Directory Server for z/OS (TDS for z/OS). With the TDS for z/OS server, the LDAP server has many availability, performance, and functional enhancements. Some of these functional enhancement include more access to RACF data, some new backend databases, and security options. About this same time, TDS was introduced on the version 5 and higher realeases of z/VM. An update on these enhanced LDAP servers at the z/OS 1.13 will be discussed along with their integration with RACF. The speaker will also set the background information for the TDS for z/OS hands-on lab. This session will provide a brief review of the past few releases of RACF on z/OS. Then it will take a deeper technical look at the enhancements that are provided with RACF for z/OS 1.13, as well as some the integration points with some of the other IBM products such as DB2 v10, the z/OS PKI Services, and the z/OS Communication Server. These will highlight some of the possible security solutions that RACF can provide your installation as well demonstrate how RACF is fulfilling its portion of the IBM System z Security Strategy. Linux has been running on the System z hardware for over 10 years now. This session will review the security options within the Linux on System z environment. There will be both a technical and a business discussion on the value that z/VM and Linux for System z bring to the System z hardware, from a security point of view. The integration of this IT environment with the z/OS operating system and its core applications will also be presented in addition to solutions that are currently being used in production. Linux on System z benefits from the outstanding cryptographic support facilities of the System z platform like the cryptographic accelerator and coprocessor cards and the CP assist for cryptographic functions. This presentation describes how customer applications running on Linux on System z can benefit from the well- proven design and the performance benefit of the System z HW crypto support. A special emphasis will be given to then new cryptographic features supported by Linux. This session is an introduction to x509 certificates and their different use cases. It will discuss self-signed certifciates, third-party signed certificates, and where in an enterprise these certificates can be used to improve security. It will also overview the different keystores these certificates can be stored in and the security around those keystores. The different tools for working with digital certifciates across the brand will be discussed. How IBM deployed a zPKI solution internally driven by cost savings associated with signing their own digital certifciates. This session will cover architecture points, how the soluiton was tested and how the business case was created to approve the project. We will also cover issues that were encountured during the project. Does your installation have multiple RACF GROUPS with identical resources and different access lists? This is common in large CICS shops. You may be in that situation because of the limitation of the number of members in a GROUP. See how universal groups can solve that problem and reduce the fragmentation of the RACF DB. Let's explore naming conventions for z/OS and see the impact of poor decisions. This is an updated version of a previous session which focused on the RACF implications. The update will include the various data management components of RACF, performance implications, how to avoid unnecessary exits and the information that a "DSName" can provide. The z/OS environment is getting more homogenized even before the introduction of zEnterprise. Moving forward, zEnterprise (applications) and one or more distributed applications will co-exist in the same frame. Traditionally or today, business services often originate on a distributed platform and then navigate to a z/OS enterprise environment. This navigation can be complex, and difficult to map. Regardless zEnterprise or multi-server, by using Top-down analysis it is possible to visualize (map) and manage any business service application dependencies. This presentation will discuss data sources and methods to create dashboards for IT and business. Business Service Management is important because it brings clarity and focus on what’s important for the business and IT. Prioritizations of your key services are the keys to managing any Enterprise environment. Prioritization of your services and all the underlying dependencies need to align. This session will define Business Service Management and roadmap methods on what you need get you there. Consolidation of performance and state/status events and has always been essential to managing your Enterprise. The Enterprise has hundreds or perhaps thousands of events you need to prioritize and manage. Is there a way to gain better understanding of what you need to manage? This session is intended to show a methodology to get z/OS events to Netcool OMNIbus (and in turn TBSM). The Event Pump is highlighted but other methods are covered (and contrasted with it). This presentation will discuss methods of architecting, collecting, visualizing and managing events in your enterprise. IBM has long been a leader in providing HA products in hardware, operating systems and middleware, however, molding these products into a cohesive application environment can be a challenge. This session will explore the IBM roadmap for High Availability in: - System z and z/OS - Common IBM middleware products - Application design and discuss the challenges and techniques used to design, create, and maintain an HA application environment There is a lot of hype and rhetoric about cloud and people are wondering what it means for IT. This session will describe IBM's strategy and vision of cloud and describe why it is important to IT people. Like it or not, cloud computing is here to stay. As IT leaders we need to be able to articulate our value to the business and show how we compete with cloud services. Most people believe that cloud is the exclusive providence of x86 machines. The truth is that while initially it was a good idea to do public cloud on x86, it will not be a viable model for much of the future cloud requirements. For IT people who understand complex IT requirements, the coupling of massive x86 server farms and software that is tollerant of cheap hardware is not enough. This session will talk about what cloud means to System z people and the value system z brings to enterprise cloud computing. Are you sick of hearing the tired old saws about the mainframe? Do you feel an overwhelming sense of fury everytime some 20 something, "IT professional" opens his mouth about how thier x86 environment is "just as good as the mainframe"? Have you resigned yourself to be stuck with the "old legacy" title forever? Well no more. This session will give you the information and truth you need to go back and show those #$%* kids the power and value of system z. There has been much discussion about cloud and it's applicability to client's problems. We have also talked about how system z can play in this arena. This session will go into more detail about those first few steps in cloud on system z. It will provide a step by step approach to starting cloud on system z. IT shops with rare exception run multiple architectures, yet most IT departments are embarking on a singe architecture strategy for cloud. Using Cloud to belter manage and deploy resources in your IT shop is what zEnterprise is all about. IBM starts with a hybrid computing platform and can control and operate the zEnterprise complex from z Manager. Adding Cloud management tools such as Tivoli’s TSAM then leverages the zEnterprise system to manage out to the rest of the IT landscape such as VMWare, Power VM and others. This session will show you why and how you can accomplish this and align your cloud plans to better fit your IT department, and allow for better optimization or resources. Businesses are struggling with platform selection. All of IBM's platforms have been built as general purpose systems, giving IT the widest possible capability to perform work. What happens when you have multiple platforms? How do you determine which platform is optimal for each workload? If it can be deployed on multiple platforms how do you figure out what is the right platform for your business? This presentation will describe the process you can employ to figure out the optimal platform for each of your workloads. It will also include some new options that zEnterprise intrioduces and their impact on the selection process. You have probably seen many commercials and marketing related to "Green". Energy efficiency and Green technology is being marketed in all areas of our lives. Using the Poughkeepsie Green Data center as a case study, this session will provide an overview of what a "Green" data center is, how you can migrate to or build a new green data center, and how the new System zEnterprise fits in. Have you seen the announcements for the new zEnterprise and zBX? Did you buy one, and now need to understand what it canbe used for? This session will provide an overview of the z196 and zBX specificially to Applications and Solutions and the potential impacts to business, architectures, development and operations. Discover why benchmarks don't work, what workload really is, and how server design effects fitness to perform different types work. This session will show you why "one size does not fit all" and that "local factors" rule the day. This is a high level over view of how "Fit for Purpose" decision processes interact with workload optimization, server design, and IT infrastructure architecture. We will cover the operational and server design tradeoffs, and some recent work on relative capacity. The session will bing your thinking up to date about workload optimization and relative capacity. And help you understand why zEnterprise empbraces heterogeneous computing. This is a technical session that shows the engineering behind the solution design tradeoffs illustrated in the session on Fit For Purpose. It is intended for those who really want to know how infrastructure design tradeoffs can be made basedon sound engineering principles that go beyond specifying enough "choose your own performance metric". A fairly simple spread sheet design tool template will be demonstrated. IBM customers have been working with IBM for several years to redefine disaster recovery and high availability computing environments. Recognizing the geographic and time to recovery limitations of today's technologies, this workgroup has defined a new solution that combines data replication, monitoring and metrics tools as well as workload management solutions to deliver a continuous availability environment. This session will introduce the concepts of continuous availability and the deployment models along the way. -- What is Active-Active and why is it important to today's enterprises? -- What technologies need to interoperate to deliver on this solution? -- How do we get from today to full active-active? The IBM System z Personal Development Tool (zPDT) is a technology from IBM that enables a virtual System z architecture environment on a Lenovo Thinkpad or IBM System x server. It allows mainframe operating systems such as z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, or Linux on System z, as well as mainframe middleware to run unaltered on Intel and Intel compatible platforms. zPDT is used by IBMers internally since many years, and now has been released to ISVs and commercial customers for application development. This session describes the technics behind zPDT and its usage scenarios. The IBM System z Personal Development Tool (zPDT) is a technology from IBM that enables a virtual System z architecture environment on a Lenovo Thinkpad or IBM System x server. It allows mainframe operating systems such as z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, or Linux on System z, as well as mainframe middleware to run unaltered on Intel and Intel compatible platforms. zPDT is only available for application development purposes. IBM customers can get it as part of the Rational Developer for System z Unit Test (RDz UT) feature. This session describes RDz UT, including a review of support and services options associated with the offering. The demo will show a live z/OS, z/VM and/or z/VSE system on a Thinkpad. The Tivoli Data Warehouse is a component of IBM Tivoli Monitoring and captures information from a variety of z/OS and distrbuted IBM Tivoli Monitoring and OMEGAMON products for long term reporting and trending. Using DB2 for z/OS as the Data Warehouse repository provides a powerful way to leverage that information across the enterprise. This session provides best practices planning and implementation information for setting up the Tivoli Data Warehouse on DB2 for z/OS, and walks through an example implementation and the results. A key aspect of IBM's Smarter Computing strategy is the idea of workload optimization. Different workloads in the data center have different characteristics and different system requirements. Each of these workloads may be best delivered by a system optimized for that workload type, resulting in breakthrough economics that dramatically lowers the cost of delivering that workload. zEnterprise provides the broadest architectural support for running diverse workload types. This session looks at common patterns in the data center - hybrid workloads, large transactional workloads, messaging/ESB workloads, virtualized workloads etc. - and how zEnterprise yields better economics for delivering these compared to other deployment options. The session will also discuss how zEnterprise can be an ideal multi-architecture platform for implementing a private cloud. The session will update customers with a prescriptive analysis, both technical and economic, on how zEnterprise can help deploy data center workloads in the most cost effective way. As distributed hardware technology matures, offering larger-scale capability, the question of the viability of mainframe alternatives becomes more topical and frequent. Is there a specific mainframe MIPS-size below which distributed servers are now more cost- effective? What considerations and issues need to be focussed on? As in many such simple and obvious questions, the answer is "it depends" -- the devil is in the details. This presentation will review some of the key considerations and recent case studies so you can approach the subject with a better awareness of the decision factors. The zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX), along with the zManager, makes zEnterprise a true multi-architecture platform capable of supporting a broad range of datacenter workloads. Customers recognize the benefits of using a multi-architecture environment to deliver heterogeneous and hybrid workloads. But they are asking whether they need the zBX to achieve this - can't they achieve the same by hooking up stand-alone blades to the zEnterprise themselves? What additional value does the zBX and zManager provide? This session will answer those questions by helping customers understand the benefits of this integrated environment - both from a cost of acquisition perspective and from a superior management perspective. IBM System Storage and System z are a winning combination and collaborating to support growth and protection of mission critical data. This session will highlight how DFSMS and z/OS are exploiting Storage Disk and Tape hardware features and functions. We'll cover High Performance FICON with Multitrack, Dynamic Volume Expansion, EAV, SSD, Space Efficient FlashCopy, Hyperswap, Encryption, Virtual Tape Policies and other topics during this presentation. Major disasters which have occurred over the past few years, such as the flooding of New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina, the collapse of the NYC World Trade Center, the Sendai, Japan tsunami, and flooding in Queensland, Australia have brought into focus the importance of companies having a workable and practical Business Continuity Plan. This session will discuss some of the important lessons learned and highlight IBM hardware, software, and Cloud-based offerings related to BC/DR that can assist in implementing economical solutions to enable an appropriate level of protection. This session will be particularly useful to IT Managers and Administrators who are responsible for cost-justifying and developing IT BC/DR plans. IBM's zEnterprise System provides the ability to consolidate multi tier and multi architecture workloads. This session will describe the networking architecture for the zEnterprise System, including an in depth review of the new Intra-Ensemble Data Network (IEDN) that provides the internal connectivity for this new system and how it relates to existing System z networking technologies. This session will also describe the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager advanced network virtualization functions that provide management of this network, including the ability to define multiple virtual networks for workload isolation There are many technologies included in the z/OS Communications Server that enable you to design and implement highly available and scalable z/OS Sysplex networking scenarios, and most of you have been using those technologies through many years. How do you extend those capabilities to the zEnterprise environment, or more specifically, to the Intra-Ensemble Data Network (IEDN)? When a z/OS system is part of a z/OS Sysplex and needs to be connected to both a remote network and to the IEDN, some special considerations must be used when designing for high availability and workload management. This session will analyze those considerations and discuss a few selected network topologies to illustrate the design and implementation considerations. The session will cover topologies that include applications deployed on AIX on Power blades and also optimizers in the zBX, such as the IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer. This session will discuss FICON and high performance FICON usage on System z servers. FICON I/O operation and usage by the System z channel architecture will be described for a FICON CCW channel program and the newer zHPF channel program. FICON link initialization, zHPF support determination and comparison of ESCON to FICON to FICON zHPF (command mode and transport mode operation), buffer to buffer credit and persistent IU pacing will all be discussed in this session Do you, as a System z person, really understand what a blade is? IBM has extended the role of the mainframe by adding new infrastructure based on the IBM BladeCenter. It is called the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX). The zBX is a fully integrated system with tested and supported hardware and firmware that houses IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express blades supporting select POWER7 and IBM x86 blade servers and workload accelerators, all managed by zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager. In this presentation, a System z mainframe guy, having never really understood what a “blade” is, sets out to understand this foreign technology that has now become a part of his world with zEnterprise. The Platform Performance Management component of IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager extends a goal oriented performance management capability to both traditional System z and BladeCenter hardware environments. This extended capability provides monitoring of System z and BladeCenter hardware resources in context of performance policy and enables dynamic adjustments to CPU resources to ensure that multi-tier applications that span System z and IBM blade resources are provided with sufficient CPU resources. This presentation covers the implementation of a PPM Policy across the zEnterprise, detailed transactional data gathering using the Guest Platform Management Provider ARM agent, and the classification of z/OS WLM work using the PPM-assigned Service Class. The Platform Performance Management component of IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager extends a goal oriented performance management capability to both traditional System z and BladeCenter hardware environments. Also, z/OS WLM now allows you to assign a Service Class based on the goal that was set by PPM, allowing end-to-end goal management for zEnterprise cross-platform transactions. Finally, with z/OS V1.13 and z/OSMF V1.13, RMF is intended to provide new CIM-based performance data gatherers for Linux on System z, Linux on System x, and AIX systems to provide a consistent monitoring solution for zEnterprise ensembles. This session will explain the intersection of these new functions, and help you to understand the leading-edge performance management capabilities of zEnterprise for cross- platform applications. The IBM zEnterprise System is comprised of a central processing complex (CPC), either an IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) or IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114), the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) with its integrated optimizers or select IBM blades. Preparing z/OS systems to support the new IBM zEnterprise System is easy. All supported releases can run on the new server; and enhancements in SMP/E V3.5 (included in SMP/E 3.6) integrate the identification, verification, acquisition, and installation of required PTFs into standard SMP/E processing. In this session, the speaker will cover z/OS software and configuration changes required to support the latest IBM zEnterprise System with either the IBM z196 or z114 CPC. He will describe the different functionality supported on each z/OS release, as well as any migration or exploitation actions required to use new functions on the IBM zEnterprise System (including the recently announced enhancements). Systems programmers and their managers who will upgrade to the latest server will find lots of useful information in this session. Come to this session for a detailed technical overview of the IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) and an update on new z196 features and functions announced on July 12, 2011. The material presented will include considerable technical detail on z196 design and function: processor design including enhanced cache design and out of order instruction execution; memory design including redundant array of independent memory (RAIM) technology and memory offerings; and I/O subsystem structure, including a brief review of the current InfiniBand based I/O infrastructure and a brief introduction to the new PCI Express (PCIe) I/O infrastructure just announced. A "deep dive" on the z196 PCIe and InfiniBand I/O infrastructures common to the z196 and z114 will be presented in session, "Introducing the new z196 and z114 PCIe I/O and Coupling Infrastructure". This session is an updated version of a session given at System z Tecnical University in Boston. It assumes a general background in previous System z servers, z/Architecture, and System z operating systems. Come to this session for a "deep dive" technical introduction to the new PCI Express (PCIe) I/O infrastructure and new Parallel Sysplex coupling features announced on July 12, 2011 for both the zEnterprise 196 (z196) and the zEnterprise 114 (z114). Learn how the new infrastructure can be added to already installed zEnterprise servers and can coexist with the older InfiniBand I/O infrastructure on both previously installed and new build zEnterprise servers. Learn about how the PCIe infrastructure is designed to offer increased I/O bandwidth, greater I/O port density, increased flexibility for I/O feature configuration, and improved performance. Learn about the capabilities, advantages, and performance offered by the new PCIe I/O drawer and the new FICON Express8S, OSA- Express4S, and HCA3-O InfiniBand 12x and 1x Parallel Sysplex coupling features. This session is hot of the press and all new for System z Technical University in Orlando. It assumes a general background in previous System z servers, z/Architecture, and System z operating systems. Come to this session for a "deep dive" technical presentation on the configuration and function of the select System x and System p BladeCenter servers, the BladeCenter H chassis, and BladeCenter I/O modules in the zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX). This session is hot of the press and all new for System z Technical University in Miami and includes the latest information from the July 12 zBX announcement. It assumes general familiarity with IBM zEnterprise concepts and facilities. Come to this session for a detailed technical introduction to the IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114) entry level System z enterprise server, which was announced on July 12, 2011. The z114 offers low entry cost, extreme granularity and scalability, extensive growth options, and full participation in a workload-optimized, multi-architecture zEnterprise Ensemble. The material presented will include considerable technical detail on z114 structure, processor design, configuration and features. It will also include a brief review of the InfiniBand I/O infrastructure brought forward from the z10 BC and an introduction to the new PCI Express (PCIe) I/O infrastructure announced with the z114. A "deep dive" on the PCIe and InfiniBand I/O infrastructures common to the z114 and the z196 will be presented in session, "Introducing the new z196 and z114 PCIe I/O and Coupling Infrastructure".This presentation will provide valuable planning information to migrate to a z114 from an older System z server or to implement a new z114 as a cost effective way to exploit of the full range of zEnterprise Ensemble technology. This session is hot of the press and all new for System z Technical University in Orlando. It assumes a general background in previous System z servers, z/Architecture, and System z operating systems. zPCR is a productivity tool designed to provide capacity sizing insights for IBM System z processors. It can help accurately estimate the capacity sizing impact from configuring System z processors. Capacity results are based on IBM’s LSPR data. zPCR is available as a free download available from IBM. This session provides an introduction to the zPCR capabilities to help estimate the impact of capacity sizing challenges, but will utilize the latest version (V7) for z196 support including the Advanced Functions. It will utilize z196 processor sizing examples to demonstrate its capabilities. This session is intended for someone new to capacity sizing/planning with no zPCR experience or for the experienced person who has never used zPCR. A suggested pre-req for the inexperienced zPCR user is to review the zPCR Familiarization Exercise (PDF) under Education on the zPCR site http://www.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/PRS1 381 .This session is a pre-req for Part 2. Part 2 is a hands-on lab session where the attendee will run the latest version of the zPCR tool. The lab will step through a scenario completing a typical capacity sizing for the z196, where the attendee will gain skills and experience in successfully executing zPCR, including the latest version’s Advanced Functions. This session is intended for someone new to capacity sizing/planning with no zPCR experience or for the experienced person who has never used zPCR. Workstations with zPCR installed will be provided. A suggested pre-req for the inexperienced zPCR user is to review the zPCR Familiarization Exercise (PDF) under Education on the zPCR site http://www.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/PRS1 381 Planning, implementation and experience summary from STG Lab Services engagement at customer in South Africa With the new zOS levels being released and new z Servers being announced, there have been many enhancements to HCD. This session will take a look at what has been announced with the new zOS releases and will focus on what's new mainly with the z196 processors. With the announcement last year of z Series processors now being able to do auto discovery of I/O, this session will also take a look at that and minimum hardware and software requirements needed to perform that function, and then guide you step by step to achieve that task . This advanced lab session will give the HCD programmer a chance to enhance his or her skills in HCD by coding a complex z Series processor. It will give you an opportunity to code complex items like LCSS's and mapping CHIPIDS to PCHIDS using the CMT. This lab will be a double lab session given the user plenty of time to accomplish all complex tasks. Since this is an advanced lab the user must have taken a HCD class or have equivalent hands on experience using the HCD dialogs. This advanced lab session will give the HCD programmer a chance to enhance his or her skills in HCD by coding a complex z Series processor. It will give you an opportunity to code complex items like LCSS's and mapping CHIPIDS to PCHIDS using the CMT. This lab will be a double lab session given the user plenty of time to accomplish all complex tasks. Since this is an advanced lab the user must have taken a HCD class or have equivalent hands on experience using the HCD dialogs. The network between data centers has many components that need to be architected and designed as one end-to-end solution, and not designed as individual silos. This session delivers a comprehensive update to mainframe end to end connectivity solutions. Particular attention is given to extended distance configurations and the portfolio of FICON Directors/switches and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexers (DWDMs) qualified in IBM's mainframe interoperability lab. Even though zEnterprise does not support attachment to the Sysplex Timer, it can be configured into an STP Mixed Coordinated Timing Network (CTN). This session describes a sample implementation scenario of concurrently migrating an existing ETR network to an STP-only CTN. It will also include a scenario that describes implementing a new STP-only CTN not being migrated. It is assumed that you are familiar with the functional capabilities and the planning considerations of STP prior to attending this session. This presentation discusses valuable planning information for those interested in the unique, new IBM® zEnterprise™ BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) Hardware. You will be introduced to the zBX components, network connectivity options, disk attachment requirements and options, Hardware Management Console requirements, and related documentation references. This session will discuss and provide a live demo of the capabilities of the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager by configuring Power Blades servers, assigning Disk Storage, Virtual LAN IDs on the Ensemble HMC in a use case scenario. Running a real heterogeneous multiplatform workload to show the capabilities of the Platform Performance Management (PPM) and the reports produced by PPM to monitor end to end this heterogeneous workload performance. IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager has delivered a set of significant extensions to existing System z management capabilities. These extensions provide systems management functions for virtual servers deployed on general-purpose IBM Blades that were introduced as new elements of the multi- architecture zEnterprise system. This presentation will describe the new systems management functions. Through a specific use case scenario, it will also explore the path from an existing environment to one that exploits Unified Resource Manager functions. As well, it will describe how to exploit some existing facilities to enable new management capabilities. The recently announced IBM zEnterprise System is a system of systems integrating System z along with other IBM system technologies. The key to this integration is the zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager. This presentation will cover the details of what needs to be done to a z/VM LPAR in order to participate in this new integrated management environment. In addition, hints and tips on how to avoid pitfalls will be included as the implementation steps are discussed. If you've ever been an assembler programmer, you'll enjoy this look inside IBM's latest mainframe processor. This presentation includes an overview of the processor cache, the elements of the instruction pipeline, and other aspects of instruction execution. It focuses on the IBM zEnterprise processors (z196) and is an update to presentations the speaker has given in the past on the workings of earlier IBM System z processors. This version of the presentation covers topics such as the high-frequency pipeline, instruction cracking, register renaming, out-of-order execution, co-processors, TLB enhancements and other interesting aspects of the z196 processors. A must attend session on the recent experiences from the field with zEnterprise zBX Ensembles This is a technology introduction to the new WebSphere DataPower Appliance for the zEnterprise. We will discuss the architecture and design points on this new purpose-built integrated XI50z appliance running on System z Enterprise Blade Extensions (zBX). We’ll also cover the packaging, use cases, and System z like QoS such as security, monitoring, and operational controls supported by the new zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager). This includes a live demo of DataPower XI50z blade under the zManager. IBM’s new zEnterprise, it provides the ability to allow IT operations to be consolidated and simplified on zEnterprise systems (z, Power/x blades) with integrated platform management framework. In this session, we will discuss the zEnterprise integrated platform management capabilities for IT optimization, and the ability to consolidate multi-tier, multi-architecture workloads by leveraging virtualization technologies. We’ll also focus on how zEnterprise environment align the technology deployment according to individual workload requirements. As the workload attributes influence best-fit platform choices based on requirements for QoS, memory, network, storage and processing power. The IBM z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF) provides a web- based graphical interface for system programmers on z/OS. This session will provide an overview of the IBM z/OS Management Facility. The speaker will cover each of the new functions and enhancements to existing functions introduced since z/OSMF 1.11. Specifically, she will cover how to use z/OSMF for problem data management of SVC and user initiated dumps, configuring TCP/IP Policy based definitions, use the Workload Manager Policy Editor and desktop resource monitor introduced in z/OSMF V1.12. In addition, she will preview new capabilities planned for the future. This session will be useful to systems programmers and their managers who will be using (or are considering using) the z/OS Management Facility. z/OSMF Hands on Lab provides an opportunity for the user to explore the functions in z/OSMF first hand. The attendees can navigate through the various tasks to realize the value of the function and how it can help them in day to day z/OS management. This session will present all the function being delivered in z/OSMF 1.13. It includes new function to help the system programmers, as well as enhancencements to function delivered in prior releases. With over 10 years in the market and over 550 customer implementations in 40 countries, Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS) is the industry's leading automated, end-to-end High Availability / Disaster Recovery solution for enterprises that use System z servers. After a short overview of the different GDPS offerings, get a technical update on recent functional enhancements made available in releases 3.7 and 3.8. Learn about improved availability functions (reduced impact of false freezes, enhanced Server Time Protocol (STP) and Sysplex Timer support); improvements in cross-platform capabilities (support of Fixed Block (FB) disks); simplified systems management functions (Freeze and Swap policy enhancements); scalability improvements (GDPS/XRC no UCB FlashCopy); and more. A discussion of new and improved GDPS tools will also be included. The new innovative GDPS active/active solution is a paradigm shift from the failover model of GDPS solutions that have been offered since 1998 to a continuous availability model that provides a Recovery Time Objective of minutes across two sites separated by virtually an unlimited distance. This session will provide an overview of GDPS active/active, its functions, capabilities, and configurations, with each site running the same applications and having the same data to provide cross-site workload balancing and Continuous Availability / Disaster Recovery. Keep up with the most recent announcements in the world of System z Software pricing including the latest pricing methods for the zEnterprise 114 hardware. Includes a discussion of Integrated Workload Pricing for zEnterprise servers. This session will focus on the SW Pricing options available to IBM’s zEnterprise 196 and System z10 EC processors and System z Sysplexes. We will discuss Monthly License Charge (MLC) metrics including: • PSLC (Parallel Sysplex License Charges) • WLC (Workload License Charges) • AWLC (Advanced Workload License Charges) with Integrated Workload Pricing • ULC (Usage License Charges) • zNALC (New Application License Charges) plus • IPLA “OTC” pricing. The z114 / z10 BC and similar servers offer the most flexible pricing options in the System z product line. IBM offers several “stand- alone” pricing options, unique to these processors, that offer very attractive entry-level pricing and flexibility. This session will focus on these stand-alone pricing options. Topics include: • Advanced Entry Workload License Charges (AEWLC) • Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC) • zSeries Entry License Charges (zELC) • Tiered Entry Workload License Charges (TWLC) • zNALC (replacing z/OS.e & Divide-a-Box) plus • IPLA “OTC” pricing. In addition, these processors can take advantage of and fully participate in the Parallel Sysplex metrics. Information on midrange server participation in Syplex software pricing metrics, e.g., PSLC & Workload License Charges, will be included in the Software Pricing Overview for z196 / z10 EC and Parallel Sysplex session. As application programming in the computer software industry has been evolving, there is a renewed interest in bulk or batch programming. IBM's Batch Modernization initiative has impacted many products and z/OS R13 provides a number of infrastructure supports. For example, the z/OS Batch Runtime in z/OS V1R13 provides the capability for JAVA and COBOL to fully inter-operate as single threaded 31-bit multi-language DB2 applications. z/OS R13 also contains a number of long-awaited JCL and job processing enhancements. Come hear how z/OS is evolving to maintain its leadership in batch processing. This session positions the use of System Logger log streams as a repository for System Management Facilities (SMF) data against the previous use of Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) data sets for SMF data. By looking at how you use SMF data today, the session helps you identify the most appropriate repository for your SMF data. There have been significant enhancements to SMF since the log stream support was initially delivered in z/OS 1.9, and these will be covered as well. To fully understand the changes brought about by the System Logger-related enhancements in SMF and how they can impact you, this session will help you wrap your mind around this new SMF paradigm. Is your installation using the best settings for ICF Catalogs and VSAM? Which defaults should you use when defining a catalog? Is VSAM default buffering sufficient? In this session the speaker will answer these questions and discuss items that represent the best practices for managing catalogs and VSAM data sets in order to help you improve the business value of your IT investment. z/OS Software Deployment is a new z/OSMF application available with z/OSMF V1.13, and is intended to make it easier to manage your software images by simplifying and standardizing the cloning and deployment processes. The new capability provides the functions needed to create and deploy a copy, or clone, of an existing SMP/E-installed software image. In this session the speaker will review many software cloning techniques, identifying industry best practices and showing how the new Software Deployment function can be used to simplify the task. The IBM z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF) provides a web- based graphical interface for system programmers on z/OS. Configuring a web serving environment doesn't have to be complex. Come see how z/OSMF uses scripts and response/override files completely to set up the required environment. The speaker will also describe several data management best practices for problem determination. This session will be useful to systems programmers and their managers who will be using (or are considering using) the z/OS Management Facility. Information from early user experience, including hints and tips, will also be included in this session. Consultants from IBM STG Lab Services will provide an general overview of the IBM Parallel Sysplex InfiniBand (PSIFB) coupling link technology, share field experiences from several customer pilot studies, and describe a simple rule-of-thumb to assist customers in determining whether they might benefit from the InfiniBand technology. When faced with setting up a new data sharing environment on DB2 for z/OS, you may think the work is a daunting task. But have no fear since it is easier than you may think. The presentation will show the tasks associated with installing DB2 as a jump-off point; taking the attendee through the steps in the installation process. A checklist of tasks, SMS-managed name standard, and DB2 naming standard will be shown to get you to where you need to be for a successful install with data sharing. A properly configured parallel sysplex can deliver near continuous availability. Often "properly configured" is equated with redundancy. Yes, redundancy is certainly a critical factor for enabling a sysplex to deliver on its promise of availability. But it is not sufficient. What one really needs is for the sysplex to be resilient. That is, the sysplex needs to be able to quickly resume normal operation after experiencing illness (such as sympathy sickness), change (such as reconfiguring of hardware or software), or misfortune (such as failures). In this presentation, we take redundancy as a given and explore ways to improve the resiliency of the sysplex. The topics were selected based on real world customer experiences. In particular we look at things like Sysplex Failure Management (SFM) parameters, the use of BCPii to detect failed systems, procedures for upgrading Coupling Facilities, Health Checks, and more. Poorly configured signalling resources can cause severe problems in the sysplex! In part 1 of this two part session, the speaker describes XCF's underlying management of the signalling resources and how this management is influenced by installation specifications. In part 2, we build on that foundation to examine the potential consequences of poor configuration choices. RMF reports and XCF display output are used to illustrate how to make inferences about signal traffic in the sysplex. Techniques for recognizing and diagnosing signalling problems are described. Poorly configured signalling resources can cause severe problems in the sysplex! In part 1 of this two part session, the speaker describes XCF's underlying management of the signalling resources and how this management is influenced by installation specifications. In part 2, we build on that foundation to examine the potential consequences of poor configuration choices. RMF reports and XCF display output are used to illustrate how to make inferences about signal traffic in the sysplex. Techniques for recognizing and diagnosing signalling problems are described. The bane of all clustered computing systems is sympathy sickness. Failure to deal with an unresponsive component or unresponsive system in a timely manner can lead to mysterious slow downs in the sysplex, even outright catastrophe. Appropriate configuration of the Sysplex Failure Management (SFM) policy allows the systems in the sysplex to automatically resolve such issues before outages occur. SFM has come a long way since the early days of the sysplex. This presentation will summarize all of the options that SFM provides to help you protect your sysplex from the consequences of sympathy sickness. Particular attention will be given to the exploitation of BCPii by SFM. Use of this technology may well be the greatest thing you will ever do to protect your sysplex from sympathy sickness. In this session, the speaker will provide updates on Parallel Sysplex, including the latest hardware (zEnterprise 196) and coupling link technology (infiniband), Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC Level 17), and recent z/OS enhancements (z/OS 1.13). Its time to get off that CF for maintenance , upgrades and/ or repairs. How do you move structures to another CF? How do you properly take off CF links? How do you properly verify the CF is off- line and ready to be turned over to your service rep? This session will give the person the opportunity with a step by step lab project perform all of those functions. The session will also show the user how to use the reallocate and maintenance mode zOS commands to assist in moving structures properly. This session will be a mostly self-guided lab. In this session, the speaker will provide you with information and details for directly accessing z/OS data from your Windows PC using the z/OS Distributed File Service SMB server. There is no need to install anything on your Windows PC. She will also provide some backup material on how to install and configure the z/OS SMB server on z/OS. It will cover: - Overview of the Distributed File Service SMB server - Authentication and mapping Windows users to z/OS user ids - Accessing files and data stored in z/OS UNIX filesystems (zFS/HFS) and in MVS data sets (for example, PDS, PDSE) - Dynamic export and Automounted file systems - And more. After attending this lab session, you should know how to access z/OS data using the z/OS SMB server. Let's dive into the most recent enhancements that are provided in z/OS UNIX and zFS! There are some small and large enhancements in z/OS R12 and z/OS R13. With this session, you'll surely come away finding something that you'll enjoy exploiting. This is part one of a three-part session that will be of interest to System Programmers and their managers who are migrating to z/OS R13 from either z/OS R11 or z/OS R12. It is strongly recommended that you attend all three sessions for a complete migration picture. In part one, the speaker will focus on preparing for your z/OS R13 migration. She will discuss the changed content of z/OS R13. She will cover ordering and delivery options, and will explain the coexistence, migration, fall back, and service policies. Driving and target system requirements for both software and hardware will be highlighted along with some migrations actions you can perform now on your current z/OS release. This is part two of a three-part session that will be of interest to System Programmers and their managers who are migrating to z/OS R13 from either z/OS R11 or z/OS R12. It is strongly recommended that you attend all three sessions for a complete migration picture. In part two, the speaker will cover the specific migration actions for getting to z/OS R13. Selected elements such as the BCP, Communications Server, and others will be included. This is part three of a three-part session that will be of interest to System Programmers and their managers who are migrating to z/OS R13 from either z/OS R11 or z/OS R12. It is strongly recommended that you attend all three sessions for a complete migration picture. In part three, the speaker will continue to cover the specific migration actions for getting to z/OS R13. Selected elements such Distributed File Service, Infoprint Server, Language Environment, JES2, JES3, and z/OS UNIX System Services will be included. In addition, z/OS R13 installation changes and a couple of interesting z/OS R13 system programmer enhancements will also be covered. This session will cover planning and migration considerations for InfiniBand coupling links (IFB), first introduced on the IBM System z10. The session will include considerations for performance, distance, and using the sharing capabilities supported by this new link technology on the IBM zEnterprise, System z10™ and System z9™, as they pertain to recent announcements as well as updates for the new System z114™. There will also be a discussion of a few field experiences from several customer pilot studies, and of a simple rule-of-thumb to assist customers in determining whether they could benefit from the InfiniBand technology. Planning to migrate to the IFB coupling links is especially significant because the System zEnterprise no longer supports the ICB link technology. This session is targeted not only to customers who may be planning to implement an STP Coordinated Timing Network (CTN), but also has important recommendations for customers who have already implemented an STP CTN. Assigning the special roles of Preferred Time Server, Backup Time Server, and Arbiter in an STP CTN should not be taken lightly. STP recovery for planned and unplanned events is based on these assignments. This session describes the considerations that should be evaluated prior to selecting which servers should be assigned these roles. If you already have implemented STP, have you made the necessary operational procedure changes to reassign these roles when planned or unplanned events affect one of these special role servers? Recommendations for reassigning STP server roles will be discussed. IBM continues to enhance its flagship operating system with new features and functions. z/OS 1.13 will become generally available in September 2011. In this session the speaker will describe new functions and enhancements that are packed in this brand new release. In this session, the speaker will discuss some of the goodies that have been included in the most recent releases of z/OS in the BCP, DFP and related elements that are of particular interest to Systems Programmers. The focus for this edition of the presentation is z/OS 1.13 which includes new z/OS capabilities such as in-stream data in JCL procedures, being able to suspend a job at a step boundary, enhancements to SMF logstreams, th ability to free a tape volume before a step ends, 64-bit Sunspace support, program execution above 2GB, and much more. This presentation highlights the new System z I/O AutoConfiguration (zDAC) capabilities in z/OS Release 1.12. This new capability allows for automatic discovery and configuration of new devices and control units. When new control units are discovered, paths are proposed with consideration to avoid single points of failure whenever possible. You will see the user interfaces that allow you to establish a discovery policy, how to start the discovery process, which result in new devices and control units being added to a work IODF. An overview of how the discovery processing occurs under the covers will also be briefly described. The Business Analytics Capacity Management Solution is a new offering from IBM that augments two long standing Tivoli products, with the capabilities of Cognos and SPSS. The solution is made up of: - Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS – data gathering and historical reporting component - Tivoli Performance Modeler for z/OS – simulation based, mainframe-centric, capacity planning - Cognos 10 Business Intelligence – presentation / reporting layer - SPSS Statistics & Modeler - broad forecasting / prediction, correlation of data, application performance modeling, as well as use beyond capacity planning This lecture will describe each of the software components, the role each plays, the solution architecture, and provide sample output from each component. Hiperdispatch is a new function for System z which is now available for 3 years. This is enough time to talk about experiences and observations about this new way to utilize the System z processors. Hiperdispatch is a combination of functions between the PR/SM Hipervisor, z/OS Supervisor and z/OS Workload Manager. This session will explain how these functions work together and how the function works internally with emphasis on WLM. This session covers also the different cache managements between IBM System z10 and IBM zEnterprise z196. This session is intended to bring you up to speed about recent enhancements in Workload Management up to the most current z/OS Release V1R12 and gives you an outlook for z/OS WLM V1R13. You will hear about changes how WLM manages more effectively enclave and queue servers, how the reporting capabilities for WLM will be extended, new features for supporting large storage and our strategy for modernizing and productizing the WLM user interfaces. It is a while ago since WLM managed batch initiators where intially introduced with zOS/390 R4. It is time to review the concepts of WLM managed batch initiators, to discuss where the WLM's and JES' responsibilities are with respect to starting initiators and selecting jobs. To explain the more recent enhancements that improve the balancing of WLM managed batch initiators in a Sysplex. This session will describe how OMEGAMON XE on z/OS help you manage the availability for your many zOS LPAR’s. OMEGAMON XE on z/OS and describe how situations can be used to alert you on potential problems, link to automated responses and to help solve real issues in your large z/OS complex. The new SMF 113 measurements record measurements are designed to provide insight into the movement of data and instruction among the processor cache and memory areas. These measurements will be invaluable to help quantify the net effect of everything from turning on HiperDispatch to making critical application change. In addition, the SMF 113 measurements have become the basis for IBM’s LSPRs for processor sizing. During this presentation Peter Enrico will explain concept of processor caching on zArchitecture processors, the counters available in the SMF 113 record, formulas that make the counters come alive, examples of how the counters could be used. The performance and capacity of a zArchitecture processor is influenced by many factors. IBM’s Large System Performance Reference (LSPR) ratios are an attempt to represent IBM's assessment of relative processor. The objective of the LSPRs ares to zero in on the primary factors to understand relative processor capacities for processor sizing. A recent, yet major change to the LSPR ratings is that they are now presented relative to the SMF 113 measurements in hopes of providing customers with more accurate sizing estimations based on the customer’s own SMF 113 measurements as input. During this presentation Peter Enrico will provide an LSPR refresher and then examine the updates to processor sizing relative to the SMF 113 records. Discussed will be many of the factors that influence a processor’s capacity, and why variances exist for the processors in the LSPR chart. In a z/OS environment, batch is a fundamental workload, and of all batch processing nighttime / window job stream batch is the most important to firmly understand. That is, it is important to understand the job flows, the job and job step timings, and resource consumption of the jobs and job steps, and to develop an basic understanding of the job stream itself. During this session, Peter Enrico will introduce these concepts and associated measurements that he uses to understand and analyze a batch job stream. The IBM z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF) is a framework for managing various aspects of a z/OS environment through a Web browser interface. The new Resource Monitoring application introduced in z/OSMF V1R12 provides a state-of-the-art web front- end which allows you to monitor the performance and resource consumption of the z/OS, AIX and Linux images in your installation. The application consists of two tasks within the z/OSMF Performance category: - With the Resource Monitoring task you can monitor performance metrics enterprise-wide from one single point of control. You can use a predefined set of dashboards and also create and save your own custom views. - The System Status task supplies a quick health check of all your system complexes. It is also the location where you can define your z/OS, AIX and Linux images to be monitored with the Resource Monitoring task. RMF is IBM's strategic product for z/OS performance management. It is the base product to collect performance data of z/OS systems and it provides reporting capabilities for sysplex-wide monitoring, performance analysis and capacity planning. In this session, the speaker will review the latest functions provided with z/OS V1R12 RMF and z/OS V1R13 RMF. This session is not just a basic product update. Beyond the functional enhancements, RMF comes along with quite a number of substantial highlights: - The Postprocessor XML highlight: Use Postprocessor XML Reports for your performance trend analysis and capacity planning. - The z/OSMF highlight: Use the z/OSMF Resource Monitoring application to examine the performance of your z/OS sysplexes from one single point of control. - The RMF XP highlight: Use the RMF Cross Platform facility to monitor seamlessly the operating systems running on IBM zEnterprise systems including the Blade Center Extensions (zBX). Do you frequently use RMF Postprocessor Reports for your performance analysis and capacity planning? Then it’s time to discover the new face of RMF Postprocessor Reports: The XML face! Starting with z/OS V1R11 RMF, the Postprocessor is able to generate a subset of reports in XML format as alternative to the existing text format. The new XML format is the format of your choice if you want to take advantage from the following benefits: - Access your Postprocessor Reports directly by means of a web browser. Cumbersome JCL editing and job submission is a thing of the past. Just be one mouse-click away from viewing your CPU or Workload Activity performance data. - Get rid of the 132 character limitation of the traditional text report format. Simply use the slider of your web browser to display all report columns instantly. - Extract individual metrics from a certain report by means of a well structured approach. Let any standard XML parser do the work instead of caring about changing report layouts and adapting all along your parsing logic. For installations running operating systems other than z/OS, RMF XP provides an integrated solution to monitor the performance of heterogeneous environments. Currently RMF XP supports the following operating system types: - AIX running on system p - Linux running on system x - Linux running on system z Hence, all operating systems which can run on an IBM zEnterprise System including the zEnterprise Blade Center Extension (zBX) can be monitored with RMF XP. However, RMF XP does not necessarily require zBX hardware: all AIX and Linux systems can be monitored to which the RMF XP server task can establish a TCP/IP connection. Additionally, RMF XP does not need any proprietary agent software on the monitored endpoints. It exploits the existing CIM (Common Information Model) instrumentation for the AIX and for the Linux operating systems. The CIM server as well as the metrics providers are already integral part of the supported AIX and Linux distributions, therefore no additional software needs to be installed. This updated session will cover the latest information on the CPU Measurement Facility: what it is, why you should use it, and the latest enhancements and z196 updates. The session will cover recent 2011 WSC performance experiences, and how CPU MF COUNTERS may be used as a hint to help characterize your workloads to the latest LSPR workloads with the Relative Nest Intensity metric. New versions of z/OS and JES2 have provided improved controls for managing batch workloads. This session will review many of these enhancements which have the potential to improve batch processing and throughput. Changes in dispatching of batch as well as new enhancements in RMF and SMF will be covered. Primarily aimed at JES2 installations, many of the new z/OS features will be of benefit to all z/OS shops. In this fast paced, always new presenetation, the speaker will provide the latest information on System z and z/OS performance and capacity planning issues. Recent performance enhancements, gotchas, and recommendations will be reviewed. Also covered will be the latest informaiton relating to recent performance APARs and WSC performance information. What are the most common mistakes made in System z capacity planning? This session will discuss the major derailment factors which can cause a good capacity plan to go bad. Techniques to manage and improve z/OS capacity planning will be discussed and examples provided to help ensure successful capacity planning exercises. This session will review new zIIP and zAAP capabilities including the new zAAP on zIIP support. It will focus on capacity planning issues of Specialty CPs including MP effects and n-way effects and what this means when evaluating the benefits of this new technology. Concepts such as CPU normalization, redirection amounts and low utilization will also be covered. A review of IBM zEnterprise and System z10™ Capacity on Demand Offerings, including On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD), Capacity Back Up (CBU), Capacity for Planned Event (CPE) and Customer Initiated Upgrade (CIU). The Capacity on Demand architecture introduced with System z10™ improved the capability to access and manage processing capacity on a temporary basis, providing increased flexibility for on-demand environments. The continuing evolution of System z hardware and software together yields significant performance improvements, many of which have a favorable effect on the true cost of System z. This presentation will survey recent improvements, from hardware architectural enhancements through cache design and compiler improvements to the latest measurements of middleware performance. Summed up across the "stack" and over several cycles this can lead to significant (e.g. more than 2X) improvements in price/performance, which translate into bottom-line savings. We will also review the functional enhancements that are delivered by the new versions of software, which also contribute to potential prince/performance improvements. The bottom line is that by staying current on System z hardware and middleware, IBM's enterprise customers can often gain significant advantages in price/performance, availability and functionality. This session will provide you with the latest & greatest information about z/VM. We will discuss important updates to z/VM V5.4 and z/VM 6.1, including support for the z196, z114, and the IBM zEnterprise System. We'll also bring you up to date on z/VM Single- System Image and Live Guest Relocation. IBM has issued a Statement of Direction describing its intent to permit multiple z/VM Systems to collaborate in a Single System Image cluster, and to allow a 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. Have you heard about IBM's Statement of Direction regarding Single System Image (SSI) clusters and Guest Mobility? If so, then you probably have many questions, such as "How can I start preparing to run z/VM in an SSI cluster?", and "What will look different when my z/VM systems are in an SSI cluster? Come to this session to get insights to the answers to these questions. Have you heard about IBM's Statement of Direction regarding Single System Image (SSI) clusters and Guest Mobility? If so, then you are probably wondering how you're going to get from here to there.This session will explore various methodologies for converting existing z/VM environments into an SSI cluster. The world of Linux for System z is very active and ever changing, and just as z/VM is always positioned between the hardware and Linux servers in all those technology diagrams, the z/VM Development team finds itself in the middle of many different: business, technology, client support, education, etc. initiatives. George Madl, Product Manager - z/VM and Related Products, will share information about the many various projects and activities that keep the z/VM Development team quite busy and can have both direct and indirect impacts on you and your overall z/VM-Linux on z environment. Ample time will be left for discussion and Q&A. The future doesn't have to be an unknown... at least not a total unknown when it comes to z/VM. Come and learn what's (likely) in store for your favorite virtualization product in the months and years to come. And since technology futures should never be "cast in stone" there will be ample discussion and Q&A time for you to share your ideas to help shape future enhancements to, and investments in, z/VM The speaker will cover new developments in z/VM performance. Topics include the latest z/VM releases and performance-related service. This sequence of short presentations illustrates a number of different situations and problems we’ve seen as we’ve handled various z/VM performance questions. The sequence starts with a review of how to collect MONWRITE data, which is crucial to analyzing performance concerns. It then moves to studies of systems that are performing well and others that are not performing so well. Analysts’ findings are illustrated using various reports from z/VM Performance Toolkit. This presentation examines z/VM's theoretical and practical operating limits. It discusses the reports and other data you can use to evaluate how close your system is to those limits. Included is a brief look at some of the ways IBM tests these limits. In multi-tier network applications, there is usually the concept of "zones" that each contain a set of servers. Each zone separated from others by firewalls and by access policies to ensure that there is no unwanted user access or flow of data. Learn in this presentation how to properly build virtual zones and to integrate virtual servers into your existing zones. We will also discuss using the RACF Security Server on z/VM can be used to prevent a "red zone" server from connecting to a "green zone" network or "green zone" data. IBM System z customers are familiar with the isolation, security, and integrity features that the hardware provides. However, many customers using z/VM for the first time are new to the world of Virtualization and seek reassurance not only that multiple virtual servers can share hardware resources efficiently, but that they run in a secure environment and comply with organizational IT security policies. This presentation is an overview of the security and integrity mechanisms in z/VM. We will discuss how the Control Program creates a secure environment, your responsibilities, and IBM's commitments, including certifications. The z/VM virtual switch is a powerful option for connecting your virtual machines to an external network. We'll discuss the various deployment options and use cases, including IEEE VLANs, link aggregation, port isolation, and RACF protections. We'll also discuss the latest updates available through the service stream! The RACF security server enables a higher level of security for your z/VM system, but how does it change your system? RACF has its own terminology and set of commands that must be learned to create a secure system. This session will explain RACF/VM terms, basic settings, how RACF interacts with CP, and give you some suggestions on how to set up your system with RACF. You may have RACF running on z/VM, but can it be configured to make it easier to use? How do you use the audit facilities and how do you create reports? This session will cover a variety of topics, including the audit facilities, shared user ids, generic resources, and using the group functions. Your z/VM system includes several system management utilities that you may not be aware of. They are easy to set up and can help you, the system programmer, manage your new system. In this session, you will learn what these utilities can do, how to configure them, how to use them, and what other alternatives exist. The CMS utilities that are discussed are AUDITOR, SFPURGER, DIRMAP, the DCSS tools, and more. A directory manager provides an interface for automating the creation and management of virtual machines. This session discusses recent changes in the area of DirMaint, as well as configuration tips and a bit of debugging discussion. Security risks and threats are always changing. Fortunately, so is z/VM. Attend this session to hear the latest news on z/VM Security features and tactics. An external security manager for z/VM extends the security capabilities of the base product -- but what is it extending? This sessions digs into z/VM Control Program to uncover the native features that allow for role-based access controls and auditing, and discusses how this foundation allows the ESM to do its job. SSL Support for z/VM has seen extensive and exciting changes. From the move to a CMS-hosted server machine, to the use of AES cipher suites for encryption and decryption, to new certificate management practices, z/VM SSL server continues to grow in functionality. You will hear about the services available with the z/VM SSL server: its configuration and use, the management of certificates, capacity planning and debugging tips. With the growth of z/VM and Linux on System z, more IT shops are dependent on providing an integrated management strategy that is inclusive of connecting business with technology. Next up, zEnterprise, Unified Resource Manager , Cloud and the expectations of new service delivery and use of virtualized resources as a key business enabler. At the heart of this is zVM and Linux on z but it will quickly evolve from managed resources to managed services, to business service management. This session will cover why z/VM and linux on z fits in an enterprise for delivering the new business requirements for Cloud and how Tivoli has planned and is delivering management solutions based on new business requirements. From automated provisioning, discovery, self service dashboards to providing IT shops with the control and management they will require. As businesses seek to become more efficient and agile with regard to IT infrastructure, one very effective strategy is to consolidate distributed workload onto System z using virtual Linux servers, and IBM’s world-class virtualization technology – z/VM. In this hands-on workshop, each student will be the system programmer of their very own z/VM environment, taking a freshly installed z/VM 6.1 image and performing all of the system programming steps necessary to make that z/VM image production ready. Tasks include setting system config file defaults, adding “system owned volumes” to the system, connecting the system to a TCP/IP network, defining a VSWITCH for Linux virtual machines, configuring the Directory Maintenance facility, preparing a base Linux virtual machine to support rapid copying or cloning and configuring the programmable operator facility to help automate and monitor the Linux guest environment. All of this work will be done on the System z installed in the technical showcase, so once you have finished the workshop, you will be able to go and look at the system you were using inside and out! This session will cover the steps required to enable z/VM to participate in a zEnterprise Ensemble. Theis session will also review how to validate that your z/VM is properly operating in the zEnterprise Ensemble. Getting the best TCO from a large virtualized server like System z Linux requires paying attention to the memory used by applications and z/VM Linux guests. This presentation gives a step-by-step approach to help you easily and accurately size the memory needed by large applications such as WebSphere, to help you achieve your TCO goal. When z/VM guests do not become completely idle it can impact the memory overcommitment that can normally be achieved with z/VM, and lead to extra CPU being used. This presentation explains what to look for and offers solutions. As the Linux on System z environment continues to grow, the need for software and solutions to manage this environment also grows. IBM continues to enhance a set of software solutions to assist customers with automated operations, system management, and storage management. The session will focus on automating operations with IBM Operations Manager for z/VM, including what's new and live demos of how to: * Automatically take action based on messages on z/VM service machines, on Linux guest consoles, and in Linux syslog data * View and interact with live consoles,for both monitoring and debugging purposes * Monitor and manage spool file usage * Send alerts to a central alerting system, such as IBM Netcool/OMNIbus * Send e-mails based on console messages, spool usage, etc. * Automatically archive logging data when a disk approaches full As the Linux on System z environment continues to grow, the need for software and solutions to manage this environment also grows. IBM continues to enhance a set of software solutions to assist customers with automated operations, system management, and storage management. The session will focus on backing up and restoring data and disks for z/VM and Linux on System z using IBM Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM. It will include what's new information and live demos of how to back up and restore z/VM and Linux on System z data, including automation. With continually increasing demand to provide high availability of systems, it is important to be able to manage the hardware I/O configuration without requiring an outage. This session will present the functions included in z/VM to manage the hardware I/Oconfiguration of the processor on which your VM system runs. The discussion will include the options available including both native CP commands and HCD/HCM, the processes and commands required to will be covered in detail and working examples will be presented. The presentation will include real examples of using Dynamic I/O and highlight some of the potential issues and good behavior to avoid them. Provides an overview of z/VM's native support for SCSI disks, and how they can be used to install, IPL, and run your z/VM system in a SCSI-only environment. This presentation contains an overview of Parallel Access Volumes (PAVs) and Hyper Parallel Access Volumes (HyperPAVs), z/VM's support of these devices as minidisks for guest operating systems, such as z/OS, that exploit the PAV architecture, as well as potential benefits for those guests that do not exploit PAVs themselves, such as CMS. Support is continually added to z/VM outside of the regular release stream. Here we will discuss some of the highlights of this support, in order to present useful features that may not otherwise receive much attention (via announcements or standalone presentations, for example). The IBM System Storage TS1120 and TS1130 tape drives are now capable of encrypting tapes as it writes them. This presentation provides a high-level overview on how the solution works, and how to utilize the tape encryption support available on z/VM. The z/VM Systems Management API is a programming interface to enhance the automation of z/VM tasks. DIRMAINT provides a command driven interface for maintaining the z/VM profile directory entries and minidisk allocation. Together, they provide a foundation for the automated provisioning and management of z/VM guest virtual machines. This session provides a basic introduction to both the Systems Management API and DIRMAINT, and how to configure them to work together and support the provisioning and management of z/VM guests. This session provides an overview of the latest announcements for z/VSE. We will review relevant changes and additions introduced since the last conference. We will cover z/VSE status, content, strategy, modernization, and the benefits of a hybrid environment incorporating the best of z/VSE and Linux on System z. The session also includes examples of customer success stories made possible by IBM's renewed emphasis on z/VSE and related solutions. This session describes the features and functions of zEnterprise that are tolerated and exploited by z/VSE. A special focus is on the newly announced software pricing metric for z/VSE and related middleware on zEnterprise. Get an insight into functional details of z/VSE with emphasis on z/VSE V4.3 and selected enhancements. This session also covers the planned content of the previewed z/VSE 5.1. The z/VSE 5.1 preview last April announced, that z/VSE plans to support 64 bit virtual addressing. This session discusses z/VSE's implementation, the APIs and how to exploit 64 bit virtual in applications. z/VSE developed functions to be flexible with the heterogenous workload model that zEnterprise promots. The solutions that can be implemented fit perfectly into the Enterprise model for System z and simplify the IT environment and operation. Together with the extension in zBX, the solutions on z/VSE can bring your business to new dimensions. Come and see how you can take advantage of these solutions. This session will share the latest on z/VSE V4.3 performance. The information presented here may be useful in managing your own overall performance, including distributed environments. For example, how does z/VSE V4.3 compare with prior versions/releases of VSE? What are the performance implications of z/VSE and Linux mainframe environments? What about new z/VSE V4.3 functions, such as GETVIS constrain relief, 4 Digit CUUs, 1MB frames, Queue-I/O assist, etc.? This session provides an introduction and best practices to the basic security concepts of z/VSE. It includes CICS and batch security, plus connector and network security. It will also cover z/VSE security concepts in an open and heterogeneous world where z/VSE may connect to anyone and everyone. This session will also show you how to exploit z/VSE security features like Encryption Facility for z/VSE and SSL (Secure Socket Layer). In addition, it will describe IBM mainframe cryptographic technology, including Crypto Express2 and CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF). The Fast Path to Linux on System z is a brand new function included in z/VSE 4.3. This session will give an overview about the Linux Fast Path function. We will discuss what features it provides and what benefits you can expect by using it. This session is of special interest for everybody that runs z/VSE applications communicating with applications running on Linux on System z. Good examples are applications using the DB2 Client, Connectors, VSAM Redirector, etc. This session provides an introduction into the new features of the z/VSE Connectors in z/VSE 4.3. It will discuss what POWER Output Generation Messages (OGM) are and what you can use it for. The session will also talk about the Decimal Position Support in the Java- based Connectors, as well as enhancements in VSAM Redirector, like the Redirector EXCPAD support. Besides the new z/VSE 4.3 features, this session will also highlight a few of the recent enhancements provided with in z/VSE 4.2 and older releases. For example, did you know about the Web Services Security support available since z/VSE 4.2? This presentation will illustrate how to integrate z/VSE into an enterprise-wide Identity Management System using the new LDAP Sign-on Support (LDAP Client) in z/VSE 4.2 and 4.3. It focuses on options and benefits. Ingo will cover basics of Identity Management Systems and LDAP Directories. This session provides implementation details about z/VSE LDAP Sign-on support, including new the LDAP Batch sign-on and LDAP IUI Dialogs now supported with z/VSE 4.3. Today, many z/VSE applications are closely connected to applications and servers running on Linux on System z. Examples are applications using z/VSE’s DB2 Client, VSAM Redirector, Web Services & SOA, CTG, Connectors, etc. This session will discuss some of the typical pitfalls of such distributed environments and its performance implications to your z/VSE applications. You will hear hints and tips how to tune such environments and how to avoid pitfalls. Come and hear about the new Internet Protocol IPv6. Learn about the basics of IPv6, the differences between IPv6 and IPv4 and how it affects a z/VSE customer. z/VSE V4.3 supports several new hardware functions and enhancements like PAV, SCSI, OSA, Crypto, FlashCopy, and more. This session will explain the value they can bring to your environment and will also provide some information on what you may expect in z/VSE 5.1 - previewed last April. This session discusses hints and tips for z/VSE, that may help in your daily job. It will discuss hidden functions and how to get more information on your operating environment. With the strategy in z/VSE to integrate with distributed and open systems, z/VSE developed a set of various tools to ease system management tasks, the operation, monitoring and development. Java interfaces to z/VSE allow in addition to extend fucntionality and access to resources to open plattforms. You can run them on Linux or other Java systems. The majority of these tools are available via download and this session will give you an overview how you can increase productivity using them. With z/VSE 4.3 we introduced a new function for monitoring using the SNMP standard. In addition the session will show how to do automation and platform interaction between workloads on z/VSE and distributed platforms like Linux. Tools can be used to operate on z/VSE and functions can be used to automate your environment from development to test and enable z/VSE for cloud computing environments. With the upcomming Version of z/VSE 5.1 we will deliver additional Value to our customers. Ease of use, capacity exploitation and integration features for data and applications let you build integrated data pools and workloads that support the high dynamics and performace requirements to serve the actual business needs. The integration of z/VSE online applications with web environments evolved and changed in its requirements. The need of a 24X7 online operation in a global SOA environment, in parallel to the nightly batch workload is a need that can be solved today with modern IT concepts. This presentation will show options for such needs and their implementation using industry standards.
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