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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




                                                               megoodma@us.ibm.com
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




                                                                 sheckler@us.ibm.com
                How Do You DO (in Rexx)?                    Bill Sheckler




                                                                                   sheckler@us.ibm.com
                Parsing with Rexx                           Bill Sheckler




                                                                                   sheckler@us.ibm.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

                                                                  eaddison@us.ibm.com
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




                                                             bergerja@us.ibm.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




                                                               cching@us.ibm.com; bonett@us.ibm.co
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                                                     ryoung1@us.ibm.com
                   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




                                                             anujad@us.ibm.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



                                                              georgen@us.ibm.com
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




                                                              bjhayden@us.ibm.com
RACF Advanced Configuration and Auditing Bruce Hayden
on z/VM


                                                              bjhayden@us.ibm.com
Managing z/VM: Use the Free Utilities You    Bruce Hayden
Have Already!




                                                              bjhayden@us.ibm.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




                                                                megoodma@us.ibm.com
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

                                                                 ryoung1@us.ibm.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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