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

December 2011
General Availability
z/VM V6.2 is generally available on December 2, 2011.


October 2011
IBM Announcements, October 12, 2011 - Accelerate the Journey to Smarter Computing



July 2011
z/VM V6.1 and z/VM V5.4 SDO July Update
We've updated our SDO information for z/VM V6.1 and z/VM V5.4 (07-2011)
(Thanks to Willian Rampazzo)
IBM zEnterprise 114 Announcement, July 12, 2011
Introducing a new member of the zEnterprise family.
2011 IBM Technical Conference
Mark your calendars for 2011 IBM System z Technical University featuring z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE and Linux on System z
IBM WebCasts (Live Virtual Class) for July

Backing Up and Restoring z/VM and Linux with IBM Solutions

Date: July 13
Speaker:
Tracy Dean - Product Manager, IBM Management Software for z/VM
View description and link to registration for live call (or later automatic replay)

Customer Stories and Case Studies



June 2011
IBM 100th Anniversary

IBM WebCasts (Live Virtual Class) for June

Automating Operations on z/VM and Linux with IBM Solutions

Date: June 22
Speaker:
Tracy Dean - Product Manager, IBM Management Software for z/VM
View description and link to registration for live call (or later automatic replay)

June User Groups and One-day Updates
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for z/VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below are opportunities for valuable events!
IBM Announcements - June 2011



May 2011
z/VM Red Alert (April 2011)
New Red Alert pertaining to those who run Linux on z/VM.
APAR VM64862 is in error
View details at z/VM Red Alert page.

z/VM Required Service

Articles and Magazines

z/VM V6.1 and z/VM V5.4 SDO May Update
We've updated our SDO information for z/VM V6.1 and z/VM V5.4 (05-2011)
(Thanks to Willian Rampazzo)
System z Technology Summit
System z Technology summit meetings will be held in several US cities and Canada through May
Customer Stories and Case Studies

IBM WebCasts (Live Virtual Class) for May

Live Demo:
Setup of simple and multipathed disk I/O configurations of ECKD and zfcp Volumes on Linux on System z


Date: May 10/11
Speaker:
Thorsten Diehl, Linux on System z System & Performance Evaluation
View description and link to launch the automatic replay.

Bringing You Up to Date with LE for z/VSE

Date: May 12
Speaker:
Wolfgang Bosch, IBM Boeblingen - z/VSE Development & Service, Language Environment for z/VSE
View description and link to launch the automatic replay.



April 2011
2011 IBM Technical Conferences
Mark your calendars for 2011 IBM System z Technical Universities featuring z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE and Linux on System z
z/VM Red Alert (April 2011)
New Red Alert pertaining to those who run Linux on z/VM.
APAR VM64862 is in error
View details at z/VM Red Alert page.

April User Groups and One-day Updates
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for z/VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below are opportunities for valuable events!
IBM Announcements - April 2011

IBM White Papers


Articles and Magazines

IBM WebCast (Live Virtual Class) for April

Problem Reporting and Analysis Linux on System z - How to survive a Linux critical situation

Date: April 6/7
Speaker:
Sven Schuetz, Linux on System z Service Team, IBM Germany
View description and link to launch the automatic replay.



March 2011
Press & Articles

IBM WebCasts (Live Virtual Classes) for March

Red Hat Enterprise Server Performance Report for Linux on System z

Date: March 24
Speaker:
Joerg Schmidbauer, IBM z/VSE Development & Service
View description and link to automatic replay

Overview of Cryptography and Enhancements on z/VSE 4.3

Dates: March 16&17
Speaker:
Christian Ehrhardt, Linux on System z Performance Analyst, IBM Germany
View description and link to automatic replay

One-day updates and User Groups
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for z/VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below is an opportunity for a valuable one-day event!
IBM Redpaper

Customer Stories and Case Studies

z/VM Required Service



February 2011
IBM WebCast (Live Virtual Class) for February

Lessons learned from putting Linux on System z in Production
Dates: Feb. 16&17
Speaker:
Hans-Joachim Picht, Linux on System z Initiatives, IBM Germany
View description and/or listen to automatic replay.

IBM Announcements - February 2011

Customer Stories and Case Studies

IBM Redbooks

Destination z

Articles and Magazines

Mainframe jobs
Here are a few web sites for employers seeking mainframe skills and for persons seeking mainframe jobs. This collection of links can be found at www.vm.ibm.com/jobs/.
IBM at 100
  • IBM reflects on 100 years of innovation. View videos and read a series of articles in celebration of the IBM centennial: IBM 100



January 2011
z/VM V6.1 and z/VM V5.4 SDO January Update
We've updated our SDO information for z/VM V6.1 and z/VM V5.4 (01-2011)
(Thanks to Willian Rampazzo)
System z Technology Summit
System z Technology summit meetings will be held in several US cities and Canada through March.
Mainframe Executive
Read about z196 and more in the January/February digital edition of Mainframe Executive.


Draft books and papers from the ITSO


White Paper
Read about the PDF Consolidation of Lotus Domino and Lotus Notes to Linux on System z (December 2010)
by Gerald Hosch (IBM Boeblingen)


Need help with your Linux on z/VM implementation?
IBM can help. View IBM Implementation Services for System z - z/VM and Linux


IBM WebCast (Live Virtual Class) for January

Best Practices for WebSphere Application Server on Linux on System z
Speaker: Steve Wehr, Senior Engineer, IBM System z New Technology Center
Description and automatic replay with charts


IBM z/VSE V4.3 in modern solutions with Linux on System z
Speaker:
Wilhelm Mild, IBM Boeblingen - Certified IT Architect, Integration Architectures for z/VSE, System z and Linux
Description and automatic replay with charts>


Linux and z/VM classes from IBM in 2011
Some of the IBM Classes for z/VM and Linux on System z have been scheduled in cities around the US, and as Live Virtual Classes. See the events calendar for dates and locations.


IBM Master the Mainframe Contest
The results of the 2010 Master the Mainframe contest are in. Over 3500 students from the US and Canada (except Quebec) participated.


One-day updates and User Groups
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for z/VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below are opportunities these valuable one-day events!




Historical information
Link or view news or changes made during these years:
2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996.