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Updated: June 27, 2014

Welcome to IBM's 2014 T3 EMEA Class for Linux on System z and z/VM


What: Technical T3 Class for Linux on System z and z/VM
When: July 15-17, 2014
Where: IBM Research and Development Lab, Schoenaicher Str. 220, D - 71032 Boeblingen, Germany

General Information

We are very pleased to announce our 2014 technical Teach-The-Teachers (T3) class in Boeblingen, Germany, July 15-17, 2014, free of charge.

Please join us for three days, focusing on the latest news and technical topics for Linux on System z and z/VM.

Enrollment and Costs/Fees

The class is free of charge. Travel and living expenses will be your responsibility.

Please enroll by sending an email to Stephanie Gherghe. Space is limited.

Enrollment closes on July 8, 2014.

Target Audience

IBM System z Technical Sales and System z Business Partners.

All attendees will need to sign an IBM Non-Disclosure Agreement.

Topic Highlights

  • Linux on System z - Current & Future Technology
  • IBM Elastic Storage for Linux on System z - Enhace your LoZ environment with clustered file system (GPFS)
  • IBM Wave Positioning and Roadmap
  • Mobile on System z - Hands-on Lab
  • zdsfs - Direct Linux access to z/OS data sets
  • SCSI over FCP for Linux on System z
  • Kernel event tracing on the mainframe
  • z/VM Platform Update & Futures
  • z/VM 6.3 Memory Managment
  • z/VM 6.3 HiperDispatch
  • Understanding z/VM 6.3 through Performance Toolkit Reports
  • z/VM Systems Management - OpenStack and the Cloud Strategy
  • z/VM Paging to SSD

Sessions and Agenda (Presenters will be Linux on System z and z/VM developers from Boeblingen and Endicott, and others from the technical community.)
Day 2 - What's New
Start End Session Name
10:00 am10:15 amWelcome and Introduction
10:15 am11:15 amz/VM Platform Update and Futures
11:15 am11:30 amBreak
11:30 am12:30 pmIBM Wave Positioning and Roadmap
12:30 pm1:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm2:30 pmLive Demo - IBM Elastic Storage for Linux on System z
Enhance your LoZ environment with clustered file system (GPFS)
2:30 pm3:15 pmMobile on System z
3:15 pm3:30 pmBreak
3:30 pm4:30 pmz/VM Systems Management - OpenStack and the Cloud Strategy
4:30 pm5:30 pmPositioning on IBM Cloud on System z Offerings
5:30 pm6:00 pmIntroduction of experts
6:00 pm Get-together

Day 2 - z/VM and Linux on System z Deep Dive I
Start End Session Name
9:00 am10:00 amLinux on System z Current & Future Technology
10:00 am10:45 amRed Hat News
10:45 am11:00 amBreak
11:00 am12:00 pmz/VM 6.3 HiperDispatch
12:00 pm1:00 pmIntroduction to KVM for z/VM lovers
1:00 pm2:00 pmLunch
2:00 pm2:45 pmSuse News
2:45 pm3:45 pmA Hitchhikers Guide through Linux on System z Performance Issues
3:45 pm4:00 pmBreak
4:00 pm4:45 pmUsing System z HW Crypto in PKCS#11 Crypto Stack
4:45 pm5:30 pmUnderstanding z/VM 6.3 through Performance Toolkit Reports
after 6:00 pm Private get-together - location outside of IBM

Day 3 - z/VM and Linux on System z Deep Dive II
Start End Session Name
9:00 am10:00 amz/VM 6.3 Memory Management
10:00 am11:00 amSCSI over FCP for Linux on System z
11:00 am11:15 amBreak
11:15 am12:00 pmzdsfs - Direct Linux access to z/OS data sets
12:00 pm1:00 pmKernel event tracing on the mainframe
1:00 pm2:00 pmLunch
2:00 pm3:00 pmz/VM Paging to SSD
3:00 pm3:30 pmID News and IBM Knowledge Center
3:30 pm4:00 pmSummary


Additional Tips

The closest airport is the airport in Stuttgart-Echterdingen.

For questions, please contact Stephanie Gherghe.