January 25, 2008 - Columbus, Ohio

 8:30 a.m. Registration 
           A continental breakfast will be provided.

 9:00 a.m. MVMRUG Business Meeting

 9:15 a.m. CP - Useful Things to Know
           John Franciscovich
           Come to this session for an introduction to the z/VM
           Control Program (CP) and learn some of the things ('what')
           it does for you.  After an overview of CP and how it uses
           disk space, storage, and devices, we'll cover starting
           (IPLing) your z/VM system, defining virtual machines,
           virtual networking, and various ways you can interact
           with CP.

10:15 a.m. Break 

10:30 a.m. What's New with Linux from Novell:
           SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 on zSeries Technichal Overview
           Mark Post
           SUSE Linux Enterterprise 10 is the only enterprise-class
           next-generation Linux platform on the market today.
           From data center to desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise 10
           delivers the security, reliability and flexibility
           needed for a tru enterprise environment.  It is tightly
           integrated with Novell's cross-platform for systems
           management, identity management, and collaboration.
           SUSE Linux Enterprise is the best-engineered, lowest-cost
           and most interoperable platform for enterprise
           computing and has been through months of regression
           testing -- including test cases with applications like
           Oracle and SAP, and hardware test on all major

11:30 p.m. Lunch 

 1:00 p.m. FREE - FOR - ALL 

 1:30 p.m. Configuring, Customizing and Modifying Your VM System
           Without and IPL 
           John Franciscovich
           Configuring your VM system is easier than it's ever
           been.  Most changes to your VM system configuration
           may be done dynamically without requiring a system
           This session will provide hints and tips on exploiting
           VM's CP configuration capabilities, including creating
           the system configuration file, defining IPL parameters
           and dynamically adding, redefining, and removing
           resources from your CP configuration.

 2:30 p.m. Break 

 2:45 p.m. Choose the Wrong Architecture and Waste Millions
           A Customer Case Study
           Mark Post
           In a prior life, the speaker was involved in a
           high-profile Linux-on-Intel project wth very tight
           deadlines.  Come hear how choosing Linux on the
           mainframe could have saved a lot of money, several
           thousands of hours of people time and made the
           deadline a non-issues.  The actual implementation
           will be shown, as well as the mainframe Linux
 3:45 p.m. Door Prizes/Closing/Q & A/Socializing 

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