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Attention: z/VM 6.3 will reach end of service on December 31, 2017. For more information, refer to the z/VM Service page.

Live Virtual Classes

Note: Recordings of past virtual classes can be found under the various tabs.


Upcoming z/VM KVM for z Systems Linux on z Systems z/VSE

General Information
IBM offers education on a variety of z/VM, Linux on z Systems, KVM for z Systems 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 all again.

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To be reminded of these virtual classes via email, contact Stephanie Gherghe, please mention "Linux, KVM and z/VM Webcasts" in the subject line of your email to Stephanie.


Upcoming Live Virtual Classes (LVC)

Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Topic: OpenStack enablement for System z DPM hypervisor
Speaker: Sreeram Vancheeswaran, System z Firmware - Openstack Development
Abstract: On IBM z Systems and IBM LinuxOne machines, certain workloads run better in a partition of the firmware-based PR/SM (Processor Resource/System Manager) hypervisor, than in a virtual machine of a software hypervisor such as KVM or z/VM. OpenStack nova-dpm project (along with networking-dpm and os-dpm projects) provides a Nova virtualization drive for the PR/SM hypervisor of IBM z Systems and IBM LinuxOne machines that are in the DPM (Dynamic Partition Manager) administrative mode. The DPM mode enables dynamic capabilities of the firmware-based PR/SM hypervisor that are usually known from software-based hypervisors, such as creation, deletion and modification of partitions (i.e. virtual machines) and virtual devices within these partitions, and dynamic assignment of these virtual devices to physical I/O adapters.

The z/VM and KVM hypervisors on z Systems and LinuxONE machines are supported by separate Nova virtualization drivers: Presentation Charts:
Registration Link: