Live Virtual Classes
IBM offers education on a variety of z/VM, Linux on System z
and z/VSE topics in the form of "Live Virtual Classes" (LVC).
The day of the LVC broadcast,
you can see the charts and listen to the speaker "live".
In addition, you are able (and are encouraged) to ask questions of the
speaker during a Q&A session following the prepared presentation.
Please register for the section you wish to attend.
Each LVC lasts approximately one hour, including Q&A.
The day following each LVC, we plan to post the
the charts here in PDF format. Shortly thereafter we plan to
provide a replay where you can read the charts, hear the
recording and the Q&As.
You are welcome to read the charts or listen to the playbacks
when you can't participate 'live' or even if you wish to hear it
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Upcoming Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
An introduction to tuning VSAM file performance under CICS TS in z/VSE
Michael Poil, IBM UK
The aim of this presentation is to explain some of the theory about how
VSAM works under CICS TS, and to show how local VSAM file performance can
be tuned using the free tools provided by IBM. It will also identify the
limitations of these tools. Some Vendor products are also mentioned. It
will not address the issue of tuning VSAM usage within the applications
The presentation assumes some familiarity with EXEC CICS VSAM requests,
VSAM dataset concepts, IDCAMS DELETE/DEFINE parameters and CICS CSD
Presentation Charts: TBD
Duration: 100 minutes
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 or Thursday, July 31, 2014
Live Demo - IBM Elastic Storage for Linux on IBM System z
Aleksandra Pavic, GPFS on System z Development, IBM Germany;
Eugen Haas, GPFS on System z Development, IBM Germany
IBM Elastic Storage for Linux on IBM System z - A cluster file system
with high-performance, high availability and parallel file access.
This presentation introduces you to the IBM General Parallel File System
that will be available for Linux on IBM System z. Understand the concept
of Elastic Storage and which functions will be available for Linux on
System z. Learn how you can integrate and benefit from the Elastic
Storage in a Linux on System z environment. Finally, get your first
impression in a live demo of Elastic Storage.
Presentation Charts: TBD