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Keep apprised of news, announcement and events with this handy reference to highlights and news links, organized by month.


Updated: October 7, 2013
October 2013
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • October 24, 2013 - Language Environment for z/VSE - Pieces of News, Tips and Enhancements
  • October 9-10, 2013 - How to surprise by being a Linux Performance "know-it-all"



September 2013
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • September 18-19, 2013 - Linux on System z Disk I/O Performance - Part 1
  • September 10, 2013 - z/VSE CMT and SCRT Update



August 2013
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • August 28, 2013 - z/VM Platform Update



July 2013
July 23, 2013 - z/VM V6.3 Announcement - Virtualization with Efficiency at Scale
July 23, 2013 - IBM zEnterprise Announcements - New system and solution offerings for analytics, cloud, mobile and security
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • July 16 - Mobile Computing with System z and Linux



June 2013
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • June 25 - How to avoid or handle CICS storage availability problems
  • June 19 - The zEC12 Racehorse Linux Performance Update
  • June 4 - z/VSE Security Overview



May 2013
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • May 15 - Hints & Tips for Solving Linux Problems with Customer Cases



April 2013
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • April 25 - zFCP Performance Analysis
  • April 2 - Important Update on z/VSE Enhancements



March 2013
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • March 13, 2013 or March 14, 2013 - Live Demo - z/VM Live Guest Relocation
  • March 12, 2013 - z/VSE Release and Version Upgrade and Migration Considerations, Part 2



February 2013
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • February 27, 2013 - z/VM 6.2 Performance Update
  • February 19, 2013 - z/VSE Release and Version Upgrade and Migration Considerations

February 5, 2013 - z/VM 6.3 Preview Announcement


January 2013
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • January 30, 2013 and January 31, 2013 - Running Linux-HA on a IBM System z



December 2012
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • December 19, 2012 and December 20, 2012 - kdump on System z
  • December 11, 2012 - System z Hardware Exploitation in z/VSE



November 2012
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • November 28, 2012 - z/VM 6.2: Increasing the Endless Possibilities of Virtualization



October 2012
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • October 17, 2012 and October 18, 2012 - Live Demo: Linux on System z debugging with Valgrind



September 2012
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • September 19, 2012 and September 20, 2012 - Linux on System z Performance Update SLES11 SP2
  • September 12, 2012 - Securing Data Transfers using IPv6/VSE



August 2012
August 2, 2012 - Happy 40th Birthday, VM!
August 7, 2012 - Announcement of revised end-of-service date for z/VM 5.4.0
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • August 22 - z/VM Live Guest Relocation - Planning and Use

August 28, 2012 - IBM Announcement of the new zEnterprise EC12 - The world's fastest, most scalable and secure enterprise system.
August 28, 2012 - z/VM 6.2, z/VM 6.1 and z/VM 5.4 have been updated with required service to run on IBM zEnterprise EC12.
August 31, 2012 - z/VM 6.2 Education/Training Section added.


July 2012
July 10, 2012 - z/VM recently received FIPS 140-2 Certification for z/VM 6.1 System SSL Cryptographic Module
July 13, 2012 - xCAT (Extreme Cloud Administration Toolkit) Support Contract available for purchase.
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • July 25 - z/VM 6.2 Single System Image and Live Guest Relocation Overview
  • July 17 - The New z/VSE Database Connector (DBCLI)



June 2012
June 7, 2012 - Posted An introduction to z/VM Single System Image (SSI) and Live Guest Relocation (LGR) on z/VM 6.2 Resources Page
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • June 20 or June 21 - Live Demo: Installation methods for Linux on System z without repository server



May 2012
May 15, 2012 - Posted Cryptographic Advances for Linux on IBM System z Applications on z/VM Security's web page
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • May 30 or May 31 - Introducing the Linux Health Checker
  • May 22 - IPv6 in z/VSE



April 2012
April 13, 2012 - Availability of additional product enhancements for z/V6.2

Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • April 18 or April 19 - Linux on System z Current & Future Technology



March 2012
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • March 28 or March 29 - Optimizing Resource Utilization for Linux under z/VM - Part II
  • March 22 - Monitoring Principles and z/VSE Monitoring Options

IBM Announcement - IBM zEnterprise and Unified Resource Manager Enhancements (including z/VM Enhancements)
IBM Announcement - z/VM 5.4.0 will be withdrawn from marketing on March 12, 2012


February 2012
CPU Measurement Facility
The CPU Measurement Facility will help IBM gather customer data to help diagnose and tune existing systems, and influence future enhancements to System z. Find out more.
Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
  • February 14 - Memory Sizing for WebSphere Applications on System z Linux





Historical information
Link or view news or changes made during these years:
2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996.



 
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June 10-14, 2013

   
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October 21-25, 2013
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