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


Updated: 04 Dec. 2006
December
One-day updates
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below is an opportunity to learn about z/VM and Linux on the mainframe.
SDO Updates
The SDO for z/VM 5.2 includes Dec. 2006 service.
(With thanks to Zachery Korpela and Barbara Johnson)
 
System z Expo presentations
View presentations from the System z Expo (Oct. 2006) that have since been updated or that for some reason did not make it on the conference CD provided to attendees.
 
 


November
Do you know what time it is? Read important news about Daylight Saving Time 2007 Changes (DST2007)

A provision of the U.S. Government's Energy Policy Act of 2005, extends Daylight Saving Time (DST) by four weeks, beginning in 2007. Starting in March 2007, daylight time in the United States will begin on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November. Read the document describing how the changes to U.S. daylight saving time affect z/VM.

For other products and platforms, refer to the IBM Support Daylight Saving Time alert


For Students* - IBM Master the Mainframe Contest
This fall semester, IBM is running the Master the Mainframe Contest for college and university students across the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec).

No experience with mainframes is necessary. In fact, the contest is designed for students with little or no mainframe experience, increasing with difficulty as the contest progresses. Students just need to bring drive and competitive spirit and they will be ready to compete.
More info: IBM “Academic Initiative Master the Mainframe Contest” 2006 OFFICIAL RULES


Announcement Nov. 14, 2006
Manage applications and resources across select heterogeneous environments with IBM Director for Linux on System z, V5.20
US 206-294   CANADA A06-1640   Asia-Pacific AP06-0294
Europe & Latin America ENUSZP06-0416

Announcement Oct. 24, 2006
IBM System z9 and Oracle plan to collaborate to bring new Linux solutions and opportunities to the market
 


Mark Your 2007 Calendar
IBM System z and Storage Technical Conference
April 16-20, 2007
Munich, Germany

IBM System z Expo
Sept. 17-21, 2007
San Antonio, TX
 


One-day updates
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below is an opportunity to learn about z/VM and Linux on the mainframe.
 


October
Thank you for your support of the IBM System z technical conference:

IBM System z9 & zSeries Technical Conference
   featuring z/OS, z/VSE, z/VM, Linux on System z, and Storage

Orlando, Florida
Caribe Royale
Oct. 9 - 13, 2006
 
View presentations that have since been updated or that for some reason did not make it on the conference CD provided to attendees.
 

Redbook Residency
The Leveraging z/VM and Linux for Application Development, Test, and Deployment, ZS-GG24-R01 Submit nomimations by October 16, 2006.
 
One-day updates
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below are opportunities to learn about z/VM and Linux on the mainframe.
 


September
One-day updates
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below is an opportunity to learn about z/VM and Linux on the mainframe.
  • Sept. 14: HILLGANG - The DC VM & Linux Users' Group PDF will be held at CA in Herndon, VA.
    • A Financial View of zLinux Contrasted to Linux/Intel – Jim Marshall, OPM
    • Linux and Open Source in Practice – Leonard Santalucia, IBM
    • What Architecture is the best fit for your application – Leonard Santalucia, IBM
  • Sept. 19: Wisconsin zLUG PDF will be held at IBM Milwaukee
    • Steve Wehr, IBM, System z New Technology Center, will present Linux for System z:– High Availability Options
    • Mark Boyd, IBM, Sales and Distribution, will present Communication Controller for Linux (CCL) for System z and Communication Server for Linux (CSL) on System z
z/VM V4.4 service ends
Reminder that z/VM V4.4 ends service effective September 30, 2006.
 


August
SDO Updates
The SDO for z/VM 5.2 includes August 2006 service.
(With thanks to Zachery Korpela and Barbara Johnson)
 
VM RM Cooperative Memory Management (CMM)
VMRM CMM support is now available
 
New web resource
The IBM Information Center for Linux
 
Announcement (August 16, 2006)
Linux Utilities for IBM System z
 
Announcement (August 15, 2006)
V1.2.0 of Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM Announced
Planned availability August 25, 2006
 
Software service discontinuance (August 1, 2006)
IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 906-164
Selected System z9, zSeries, and S/390 products Some replacements available  
 


July
Read a little ...
Register for System z Software Webcast
August 8, 2006
Web services for your core mainframe applications: Getting started with SOA

 


June
One-day updates
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below are three opportunities to learn about z/VM and Linux on the mainframe.
  • June 21: Minnesota zLUG PDF will be held at IBM Downtown Minneapolis.
    • Jim Rymarczyk (IBM Fellow, Chief Virtualization Technologist) will present "Virtualization: Technology Outlook and IBM Directions"
    • Alan Altmark (IBM z/VM Strategy, Design and Development) will present "Implementing the z/VM Virtual Switch for a High Availability Linux on System z Environment"
  • June 22: CAVMEN - Chicago Area VM and Linux ENthusiasts PDF will be held at Hewitt Associates in Lincolnshire, IL
    • Virtualization Engine on Linux for zSeries, by Kevin Curley of IBM
    • System z9 Technology Announcements, by Mike Sharp of IBM
    • Linux for System z update, by Don India of IBM
    • Secure Socket Layer on z/VM, by Will Roden of IBM
    • Negotation Topics, by Will Roden of IBM
  • June 28: BAYBUNCH - San Francisco - Bay Area VM and Linux User Group PDF will be held at Jeskell in Sunnyvale, CA
 
Read a little ...


May
System z Webcast - listen to the replay
Listen to Jim Stallings (General Manager, System z = IBM Systems & Technology Group) and Mark Anzani (Vice President, System z9 Hardware Products IBM Systems & Technology Group) on the webcast:
The IBM System z(tm): Rethinking the Role of the Mainframe Webcast
 
www.ibm.com/systems/z/2006
 
 
 
Keep up with z/VM V5.2
  • Read about the April 2006 announcements, see other resources for z/VM V5.2
 
New release: IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z
  • IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z V1.2.1 enhances Communication Controller for Linux on System z by adding these new functions:
    • Data link switching (DLSw) facilitates additional network simplification.
    • Native LAN support, provides performance and configuration enhancements.
    • IP transmission group enhancements improve usability.
    This release delivers the DLSw support described in the Statement of Direction in Software Announcement 205-267 , dated October 25, 2005.
SDO Updates
The SDO for z/VM 5.2 includes April 2006 service.
(With thanks to Zachery Korpela and Barbara Johnson)
 
Read a little ...
z/VM and Linux Boot Camp

 
One-day updates
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below is an afternoon event!  


April
 
Announcements on April 27, 2006

 
 
Binghamton University Linux Technology Center (LTC)
Read about the new Linux Technology Center at Binghamton University.
IBM will support the LTC with equipment, software, personnel and other services. Binghamton University is located in Vestal, NY, just across the river from Endicott, NY (home of z/VM development).
 
One-day updates
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below is an afternoon event!  
Required service for z/VM V5.2
Please ensure the minimum MCL levels have been applied and activated before IPLing z/VM V5.2 first level in an LPAR and also for running Linux Kernel 2.6.16 in a virtual machine
 
RSU Updates
The RSU for z/VM 5.2 is updated March 28, 2006

 
Redbook Residency
Upcoming residency z/VM and Linux on IBM System z: The Virtualization Cookbook for RHEL4, ZS-GG22-R01
Submit nominations by 28 April 2006
 
WAVV User Group
WAVV - World Alliance of VSE VM Linux :

April 7-11, 2006
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Marriott Hotel
Hear some great presentations and also see the new System z9 on the expo floor.
View 2006 presentation handouts
View WAVV presentations from Sine Nomine

 


March

One-day updates
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below is an afternoon event!  
SDO Updates
The SDO for z/VM 5.2 includes Feb. 2006 service.
(With thanks to Zachery Korpela and Barbara Johnson)
 
Feb.28 Announcements
Enroll today in the next "z" technical conference:
IBM System z9 & zSeries Expo
   - a technical conference focused on z/OS, z/VSE, z/VM, and Linux on System

Orlando, Florida
Caribe Royale
October 9-13, 2006

 
Read a little ...


February
One-day updates
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below are opportunities for one-day events!
  • Feb. 23 - PDF BAYBUNCH - Bay Area VM and Linux Users Group will be held at IBM San Francisco.
    Bill Bitner will present the VM Performance Update. See the BayBunch invite for the whole agenda
  • Feb. 23 - PDF HILLGANG - Washington DC metro area VM and Linux Users Group will be held at CA in Herndon, Virginia.
    Presenters from Endicott: Reed Mullen will present the z/VM V5.2 update. Learn about VM DUMP tool and CP Dump reading from Tom DeForest and Jim Sitek.
 
February 21 Announcements
 
IBM Director Interactive Flashdemo
Visit the IBM Director Internet portal to view the View the IBM Director Flashdemo which has a new 'Managing mainframe virtual servers" scenario.
 
Read a little, read a lot
IBM Systems Magazine, formerly eServer Magazine, serves users of IBM Systems. Four choices of magazines, i5, Open, Mainframe and Storage.
Teleconference
Enroll today in the next "z" technical conference:
IBM System z9 & zSeries Technical Conference
   featuring z/OS, z/VM, Linux on System z, and Storage

Dusseldorf, Germany
Hilton Dusseldorf
March 20-24, 2006

 


January
One-day updates
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below are three opportunities for one-day events!
Teleconference
SDO Updates
The SDO for z/VM 5.2 includes Dec. 2005 service.
(With thanks to Zachery Korpela and Barbara Johnson)
 
HCM/HCD
Enhancements and fixes are included in the latest service for HCM and HCD (With thanks to Thomas Kamei)
Learn about HCM support for IBM System z9 and HCD support for IBM System z9 and the next technical conference in Dusseldorf, March 20-24, 2006.
 


December 2005
z/VM V5.2 General Availability
December dates of significance for VM
  • December 16, 2005
    z/VM V5.2 General Availability
  • December 31, 2005
    z/VM V3.1 ends central service




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