15th European GSE/IBM Technical University for z/VSE, z/VM, KVM and Linux on IBM Z

The Westin Leipzig, Germany

25 – 27 October 2021

Agenda

Monday, 25th October 2021

09:00

Conference Registration

10:00

Welcome Snack

General Sessions

10:45 - 11:00

GS01 – Welcome

Peter Groth
Peter Groth
GSE President
Wilhelm Mild
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D

11:00 - 12:00

GS02 – IBM Z & LinuxONE Hardware News / Experience

GS02 – IBM Z & LinuxONE Hardware News / Experience
IBM Z / LinuxONE is continuously evolving. This session provides you with the latest news and announcements around IBM Z and LinuxONE and how you can leverage new features and capabilities.
Florian Schwanzara
Florian Schwanzara
IBM Deutschland GmbH
Florian Schwanzara
Florian Schwanzara
IBM Deutschland GmbH

12:15 - 13:00

GS03 – Overview of z/VM, z/VSE, KVM and Linux on IBM Z News

GS03 – Overview of z/VM, z/VSE, KVM and Linux on IBM Z News
Come and hear about new announcements from IBM and its partners. This presentation provides an overview of everything that's new and relevant to z/VM, z/VSE, KVM and Linux on IBM Z.
René Trumpp
René Trumpp
IBM R & D
Jens Völker
Jens Völker
IBM R & D
René Trumpp
René Trumpp
IBM R & D
Jens Völker
Jens Völker
IBM R & D

13:00 - 13:30

GS04 – Monitoring z/VSE with zVPS

GS04 – Monitoring z/VSE with zVPS
With the introduction of SNMP for z/VSE some time ago, Velocity Software has been able to monitor z/VSE systems with our performance suite that runs on z/VM. In addition to z/VSE itself, and jobs and steps, we also provide TCP/IP and CICS monitoring for z/VSE.
Rich Smrcina
Rich Smrcina
Velocity Software
Rich Smrcina
Rich Smrcina
Velocity Software

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 15:15

GS05 – Storage Solutions in Hybrid Environments and Cloud

GS05 – Storage Solutions in Hybrid Environments and Cloud
Thomas Puschmann
IBM
Thomas Puschmann
IBM

15:15 - 15:45

GS06 – Software Solution News

GS06 – Software Solution News
CSI International
CSI International
CSI International
CSI International

15:45 - 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:00

GS07 – Customer Experience

GS07 – Customer Experience

17:00 - 17:30

GS08 – Container everywhere - in Linux and zCX, in IBM Z and LinuxONE

GS08 – Container everywhere - in Linux and zCX, in IBM Z and LinuxONE
From digitalization and containerization to a highly effective environment it's a short path. Let's talk about what and how you can build to exploit container workloads in your existing environment or in your future solutions, with the specifics of the different workloads and requirements these workloads might have. Fully integrated or highly confidential or conditional deployments, it's all about your needs, the technologies are available and we will talk about them.
Wilhelm Mild
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D
Wilhelm Mild
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D

17:30 - 18:30

GS09 – Software Solution News & Get Together in the Vendor’s Area

GS09 – Software Solution News & Get Together in the Vendor’s Area
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Wilhelm Mild
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D
Wilhelm Mild
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D

19:00

Exchange of Experiences and Dinner

Tuesday, 26th October 2021

General Sessions

09:00 - 09:45

GS10 – z/VM Leveraging the New Capabilities

GS10 – z/VM Leveraging the New Capabilities
We will review recent new function made available for z/VM and wrapped up in the new z/VM release. We will also look ahead at some of the new function that is going to be introduced through the z/VM continuous development model in the near future.  
Frederik Hartmann
Frederik Hartmann
IBM R & D
Frederik Hartmann
Frederik Hartmann
IBM R & D

10:00 - 10:45

GS11 – KVM and Linux on IBM Z News

GS11 – KVM and Linux on IBM Z News
This session will start with a brief overview of all available Linux distributions on the IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms, before existing and upcoming features that are currently under development by IBM and the open source community are covered. The presentation will address both, IBM Z-specific features, as well as platform-independent developments which are relevant to Linux on IBM Z. Further topics include KVM on IBM Z, as well as container support.
Stefan Raspl
Stefan Raspl
IBM R & D
Stefan Raspl
Stefan Raspl
IBM R & D

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break

Forum for z/VSE,
International Audience

Forum for z/VM, KVM
and Linux on IBM Z

Forum for z/VSE, German Working Group

11:15 - 12:00

IS01

OpenSSL in z/VSE – Overview and Hints & Tips

OpenSSL in z/VSE – Overview and Hints & Tips
This presentation provides an overview about the OpenSSL support in z/VSE. It shares hints and tips about how to use it in your system environment. The different configuration possibilities to use OpenSSL with various applications and subsystems of z/VSE are also discussed. Last but not least, the required setup steps to create keys and certificates are illustrated.
Ingo Franzki
Ingo Franzki
IBM R & D
Ingo Franzki
Ingo Franzki
IBM R & D

VM01

More News from z/VM Lab

More News from z/VM Lab
This presentation will go into detail on trends and recent changes in z/VM from a systems programmer point of view and provide context for future new function. There will be plenty of opportunity for open discussion about customer needs and desires to take back to z/VM Development.
Frederik Hartmann
Frederik Hartmann
IBM R & D
Frederik Hartmann
Frederik Hartmann
IBM R & D

VS01

Aktuelles zu z/VSE

Aktuelles zu z/VSE
In diesem Vortrag spricht Rene Trumpp (Produktmanager für IBM z/VSE) über Neuigkeiten im Bereich z/VSE. Das beinhaltet ein Update zu Business, Status und der Strategie. Sollten Sie spezielle Fragen oder Themen haben, die er in diesem Vortrag beantworten soll, schreiben Sie einfach eine E-Mail an: trumpp@de.ibm.com.  
René Trumpp
René Trumpp
IBM R & D
René Trumpp
René Trumpp
IBM R & D

12:15 - 13:00

IS02

Customer Experience

VM02

Details and Tips for Linux on IBM Z

Details and Tips for Linux on IBM Z
This session will have a content that will be under the topic of 'did you know that...'. It will illustrate some facts that are usefull in your day to day work and tips that might not be found in the documentation and could lead to new decisions when you design your next solution.
Wilhelm Mild
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D
Wilhelm Mild
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D

VS02

Hints & Tips zum z/VSE

Hints & Tips zum z/VSE
Traditionell bekommen Sie Tipps zu unterschiedlichen Themen im und um z/VSE, die Ihnen Ihre tägliche Arbeit erleichtern sollen. Wenn Sie besondere Wünsche haben, melden Sie ich bitte bei Dagmar Kruse (dkruse@de.ibm.com).
Dagmar Kruse
Dagmar Kruse
IBM Deutschland GmbH
Arnd Frenzen
Arnd Frenzen
SVA
Dagmar Kruse
Dagmar Kruse
IBM Deutschland GmbH
Arnd Frenzen
Arnd Frenzen
SVA

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:45

IS03

z/VSE latest News

z/VSE latest News
In this session Rene Trumpp (Product Manager for IBM z/VSE) gives an overview of the latest news about z/VSE. This includes business, status and a strategy update. If there are any further topics you would like to see covered, please send an email to: trumpp@de.ibm.com.
René Trumpp
René Trumpp
IBM R & D
René Trumpp
René Trumpp
IBM R & D

VM03

Customer Experience

VS03

OpenSSL im z/VSE - Übersicht und Hints & Tips

OpenSSL im z/VSE - Übersicht und Hints & Tips
Dieser Vortrag gibt einen Überblick über die OpenSSL Komponente im z/VSE, und gibt Hints & Tips was beim Einsatz von OpenSSL in Ihrer Installation zu beachten ist. Es wird erläutert, welche Konfigurationsmöglichkeiten es gibt, um OpenSSL mit verschiedenen Programmen und Komponenten im z/VSE zu nutzen. Außerdem wird beleuchtet, welche Setup-Schritte nötig sind, um die benötigten Schlüssel und Zertifikate zu erzeugen.
Ingo Franzki
Ingo Franzki
IBM R & D
Ingo Franzki
Ingo Franzki
IBM R & D

14:45 - 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:15

IS04 = VS04

VSE/VSAM Detailed Overview and New Functions

VSE/VSAM Detailed Overview and New Functions
You will hear about some VSE/VSAM details overview and a couple of new VSE/VSAM features.
Mikhail Zaslonko
Mikhail Zaslonko
IBM R & D
Mikhail Zaslonko
Mikhail Zaslonko
IBM R & D

VM04

IBM z/VM Security Overview and Demo

IBM z/VM Security Overview and Demo
Frederik Hartmann
Frederik Hartmann
IBM R & D
Frederik Hartmann
Frederik Hartmann
IBM R & D

IS04 = VS04

VSE/VSAM Detailed Overview and New Functions

VSE/VSAM Detailed Overview and New Functions
You will hear about some VSE/VSAM details overview and a couple of new VSE/VSAM features.
Mikhail Zaslonko
Mikhail Zaslonko
IBM R & D
Mikhail Zaslonko
Mikhail Zaslonko
IBM R & D

16:15 - 17:00

IS05 = VS05

Discussion, Requirements and Customer Experiences

Discussion, Requirements and Customer Experiences
This session serves for discussion and a casual exchange of experiences between the participants. The contributions are translated into German and English.
René Trumpp
René Trumpp
IBM R & D
Lothar Stein
Lothar Stein
BRUNATA Hürth
René Trumpp
René Trumpp
IBM R & D
Lothar Stein
Lothar Stein
BRUNATA Hürth

VM05

Discussion, Requirements and Customer Experiences

Discussion, Requirements and Customer Experiences
This session serves for discussion and a casual exchange of experiences between the participants.
Edgar Sontowski
Edgar Sontowski
LBV NRW
Edgar Sontowski
Edgar Sontowski
LBV NRW

IS05 = VS05

Discussion, Requirements and Customer Experiences

Discussion, Requirements and Customer Experiences
This session serves for discussion and a casual exchange of experiences between the participants. The contributions are translated into German and English.
René Trumpp
René Trumpp
IBM R & D
Lothar Stein
Lothar Stein
BRUNATA Hürth
René Trumpp
René Trumpp
IBM R & D
Lothar Stein
Lothar Stein
BRUNATA Hürth

18:30

Get Together, Exchange of Experiences

Wednesday, 27th October 2021

General Sessions

09:00 - 09:45

GS12 – IBM Db2 Family News

GS12 – IBM Db2 Family News
With the major release Db2 11.5 (for Linux, Unix and Windows) the code base for all members of the Db2 'distributed' family has been consolidated again. This presentation will show as well, where we still might see some differences, e.g. in the maintenance schedule or enhancement provisioning. You will get a general overview about the new functionality, announced and delivered with Db2 11.5 and Db2 11.5.5, which is the recently provided modification level, delivering all the functions announced with Db2 11.5 GA  
Torsten Roeber
Torsten Roeber
IBM Deutschland GmbH
Torsten Roeber
Torsten Roeber
IBM Deutschland GmbH

10:00 - 10:45

GS13 – Networking with Linux on IBM Z

GS13 – Networking with Linux on IBM Z
This session will cover two topics: SMC-Dv2 and RoCE Express cards with Linux on Z and LinuxONE. SMC-Dv2 can transparently boost your TCP networking performance a great deal while saving CPU at the same time! We will provide a to-the-point introduction on what SMC-Dv2 offers, how to deploy, and operate. RoCE Express adapters with their low latency can provide lots of value as general purpose IP NICs outside of their intended use with SMC-R. We will provide an overview on how to use RoCE Express adapters with Linux on IBM Z and Linux ONE as their sole networking interface.
Stefan Raspl
Stefan Raspl
IBM R & D
Stefan Raspl
Stefan Raspl
IBM R & D

10:45 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:15

GS14 – News of IBM Hybrid Cloud and Red Hat OpenShift

GS14 – News of IBM Hybrid Cloud and Red Hat OpenShift
The world is hybrid. With this mindset, the new capabilities will be shown towards hybrid environments and multi cloud environments. The session will illustrate how you can take advantage of the new technologies and participate in the world of clouds and why Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is a perfect match especially for hybrid multi Architecture and multi cloud solutions.
Wilhelm Mild
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D
Wilhelm Mild
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D

12:15 - 13:15

GS15 – Special Topic

13:15 - 13:30

Closing Session

13:30

Lunch

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