16th European GSE/IBM Technical University for VSE, z/VM, KVM and Linux on IBM zSystems

24 - 26 October 2022, Hilton Mainz, Germany

Agenda

Monday, 24th October 2022

09:00

Conference Registration

10:00

Welcome Snack

General Sessions

10:45 - 11:00

GS01 – Welcome

011 Groth, Peter
Peter Groth
GSE President
007 Mild, Wilhelm
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D

11:00 - 11:45

GS02 – IBM zSystems & LinuxONE Hardware News

GS02 – IBM zSystems & LinuxONE Hardware News
We want to share some exiting news about IBM z16 and LinuxONE. Discover what can be achieved with the all-new AI accelerator, compression and Crypto functions and much more. Our focus will be how the hardware capabilities can be used to solve your daily challenges.
Patrick Hempeler
Patrick Hempeler
IBM
Patrick Hempeler
Patrick Hempeler
IBM

11:45 - 12:30

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

GS03 – Overview of z/VM, VSE, KVM and Linux on IBM zSystems News
Come and hear about new announcements from IBM, 21st Century Software and its partners. This presentation provides an overview of everything that's new and relevant to z/VM, VSE, KVM and Linux on IBM zSystems.
009 Raspl, Stefan
Stefan Raspl
IBM R & D
008 Muelas Serrano, Gonzalo
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano
21st Century Software
009 Raspl, Stefan
Stefan Raspl
IBM R & D
008 Muelas Serrano, Gonzalo
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano
21st Century Software

12:30 - 13:00

GS04 – CSI International® and IBM z/VSE®: Powerful Partners for the Future

GS04 – CSI International® and IBM z/VSE®: Powerful Partners for the Future
John Rankin will present an informative overview of what CSI has been designing and implementing for the last two years. CSI has spent over twenty-seven years working to support and enhance z/VSE® . This presentation of indispensable new solutions, hardware optimizations, and educational advancements will provide our customers with clear ideas for immediate improvements; and give them a glimpse into the exciting future of our z/VSE® environment.
John Rankin
John Rankin
CSI International
John Rankin
John Rankin
CSI International

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:45

GS05 – Customer Experiences Managing z/VM and Linux

GS05 – Customer Experiences Managing z/VM and Linux
Whether implementing hybrid cloud or supporting server consolidation projects, customers are implementing mission critical applications on Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE. In this session, the speaker will focus on real customer problems and associated solutions with managing this new infrastructure, including monitoring messages, monitoring spool space, sending alerts, feeding data to analytics platforms, automatically fixing a problem, and backing up and recovering critical data.  
Tracy Dean
Tracy Dean
IBM USA
Tracy Dean
Tracy Dean
IBM USA

14:45 - 15:15

GS06 – Velocity Software and the Economics of Managing z/VM

GS06 – Velocity Software and the Economics of Managing z/VM
The z/VM platform has many costs, one installation even measures the carbon footprint.  Velocity Software does not directly help with carbon footprint, but will indirectly do that by helping to reduce your hardware and software costs, will empower your users avoiding dependencies on systems programmers for menial tasks, and both modernize and reduce the costs of software in demand by systems programmers.  As CTO, Barton will discuss how Velocity Software is constantly evolving to improve the cost effectiveness of the z/VM platforms and associated support for Linux on Z and z/VSE.  
Barton Robinson
Barton Robinson
Velocity Software, Inc
Barton Robinson
Barton Robinson
Velocity Software, Inc

15:15 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:30

GS07 – 50 Years of z/VM

GS07 – 50 Years of z/VM
This session will illustrate the evolution of z/VM and the value to change computing in many ways thoughout the years, together with the adaption to serve newest operating requirements and newest technologies. The journey of z/VM is continuing and you will see how it is positioned today in most advanced environments.
007 Mild, Wilhelm
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D
009 Raspl, Stefan
Stefan Raspl
IBM R & D
Frederik Hartmann
Frederik Hartmann
IBM R & D
Tracy Dean
Tracy Dean
IBM USA
007 Mild, Wilhelm
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D
009 Raspl, Stefan
Stefan Raspl
IBM R & D
Frederik Hartmann
Frederik Hartmann
IBM R & D
Tracy Dean
Tracy Dean
IBM USA

16:30 - 17:00

GS08 – 21st Century Software: Introduction, Portfolio, Activities and News

GS08 – 21st Century Software: Introduction, Portfolio, Activities and News
We will provide an overview about 21st Century Software, our IBM zSystems related activities and how we can partner with customers, ISVs and IBM to provide business value. We want your feedback, so bring your comments and wishlist items!
Rebecca Levesque
Rebecca Levesque
21st Century Software
Rebecca Levesque
Rebecca Levesque
21st Century Software

17:00 - 17:30

GS09 – Let's talk Secure Infrastructure Management with z/VM and VSEn

GS09 – Let's talk Secure Infrastructure Management with z/VM and VSEn
Complex infrastructures can expose new threats that require a comprehensive, enterprise-wide security strategy, which includes our virtual platforms.  We are often challenged to design security solutions that adhere to corporate policies, standards and customer expectations. In this session, Nick Minchenko and Michael Daubman (Directors of Engineering and Product Management, Mainframe Core Infrastructure) will have a conversation around why and how Broadcom continues to invest in secure infrastructure solutions for z/VM and VSEn.
Michael Daubman
Michael Daubman
Broadcom Inc. / Mainframe Division
Nick Minchenko
Nick Minchenko
Broadcom Inc.
Michael Daubman
Michael Daubman
Broadcom Inc. / Mainframe Division
Nick Minchenko
Nick Minchenko
Broadcom Inc.

17:30 - 18:30

GS10 – Vendor Solution News & Get Together in the Exhibition Area

GS10 – Vendor Solution News & Get Together in the Exhibition Area
In this session we will highlight the importance of Vendors to enrich the capabilities of solutions on IBM zSystems across the board.
007 Mild, Wilhelm
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D
007 Mild, Wilhelm
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D

19:00

Exchange of Experiences and Dinner

Tuesday, 25th October 2022

General Sessions

09:00 - 09:45

GS11 – z/VM Platform Update

GS11 – z/VM Platform Update
New features in z/VM 7.3 and news and updates from the latest z/VM 7.2 New Function APARs.
Frederik Hartmann
Frederik Hartmann
IBM R & D
Frederik Hartmann
Frederik Hartmann
IBM R & D

10:00 - 10:45

GS12 – Linux and KVM on IBM zSystems News

GS12 – Linux and KVM on IBM zSystems 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, and will end with the latest news on KVM on the platform.
009 Raspl, Stefan
Stefan Raspl
IBM R & D
009 Raspl, Stefan
Stefan Raspl
IBM R & D

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break

Forum for VSE,
International Audience

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

Forum for VSE, German Working Group

11:15 - 12:00

IS01

VSEn Connectors - Overview and practical Hints & Tips

VSEn Connectors - Overview and practical Hints & Tips
We will review example of use cases where VSEn Connectors will help you be more efficient and/or to achieve in place modern solutions with 21C VSEn 6.3.
David Jamieson
David Jamieson
21st Century Software
David Jamieson
David Jamieson
21st Century Software

VM01

Backup and Recovery Strategies for z/VM and Linux

Backup and Recovery Strategies for z/VM and Linux
As the Linux on IBM Z environment continues to grow, the need for software and solutions to manage this environment also grows. In this session, the speaker will focus on the various approaches customers use to back up and restore data and disks for z/VM and Linux, including the advantages and disadvantages of each method. It will include a live demo of one method, including automation. If time allows, the presentation will also include considerations for a z/VM SSI cluster.
Tracy Dean
Tracy Dean
IBM USA
Tracy Dean
Tracy Dean
IBM USA

VS01

Der Weg zu VSEn 6.3

Der Weg zu VSEn 6.3
Wir werden Antwort zu den häufigsten Fragen rund um den Umzug nach VSEn 6.3 liefern, und zeigen welche Möglichkeiten und Vorteile der Umzug von IBM z/VSE zu 21CS VSEn hat.
008 Muelas Serrano, Gonzalo
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano
21st Century Software
008 Muelas Serrano, Gonzalo
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano
21st Century Software

12:15 - 13:00

IS02

21CS VSEn Sub Capacity Reporting Tool and workflow

21CS VSEn Sub Capacity Reporting Tool and workflow
In this session we will provide an overview about 21CS VSEn Sub Capacity Reporting Tool to show how similar is to the workflow you are used to with IBM SCRT tool, but now again back to being native on VSEn.
Willi Kuhn
Willi Kuhn
21st Century Software
Willi Kuhn
Willi Kuhn
21st Century Software

VM02

Hybrid Cloud Integration Solutions with IBM zSystems

Hybrid Cloud Integration Solutions with IBM zSystems
Most customers today are implementing hybrid solutions with colocation scenarios with traditional workloads. With the hybrid cloud capabilities, the services increase flexibility for Data gravity and Consistent development. The integration into traditional IBM zSystems data and services is subject of this session. Develop once and deploy were it runs best and manage all cloud services from the same pane of glass are additional advantages that Hybrid Cloud solutions can enable.
007 Mild, Wilhelm
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D
002 Berthold Gunreben
Berthold Gunreben
DATEV eG
007 Mild, Wilhelm
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D
002 Berthold Gunreben
Berthold Gunreben
DATEV eG

VS02

Hints & Tips zum VSE

Hints & Tips zum VSE
Nützliche Informationen zum Thema IBM z/VSE und 21st Century Software VSEn. Diesmal unter anderem Produktinformationen aus dem Bereich Modernisierung der VSE Anwendungsentwicklung und nützliche Patches.
004 Markus Klotz
Markus Klotz
IBM
Hendrik Wörner
Hendrik Wörner
IBM
001 Arnd Frenzen
Arnd Frenzen
SVA
008 Muelas Serrano, Gonzalo
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano
21st Century Software
Saranya Ramasamy
Saranya Ramasamy
21st Century Software
004 Markus Klotz
Markus Klotz
IBM
Hendrik Wörner
Hendrik Wörner
IBM
001 Arnd Frenzen
Arnd Frenzen
SVA
008 Muelas Serrano, Gonzalo
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano
21st Century Software
Saranya Ramasamy
Saranya Ramasamy
21st Century Software

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:45

IS03

Moving on to 21st Century VSEn 6.3

Moving on to 21st Century VSEn 6.3
We will share some questions and answers around VSEn 6.3 and options and benefits moving from IBM z/VSE.
008 Muelas Serrano, Gonzalo
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano
21st Century Software
008 Muelas Serrano, Gonzalo
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano
21st Century Software

VM03

Kundenvortrag: SSL unter z/VM

Kundenvortrag: SSL unter z/VM
In der Vergangenheit wurde sehr viel über „Pervasive Encryption“, also die Möglichkeiten Verschlüsselung mit Linux-Gastsystemen durchzuführen, berichtet. In diesem Vortrag geht es jedoch um die Implementierung von Verschlüsselungsmöglichkeiten für native z/VM-Dienste des TCPIP-Stacks. Es wird beschrieben, was für die Unterstützung des Crypto-Supports (Hardware und CPACF) erforderlich ist. Die Implementierung wird bespielhaft anhand von TCPIP-Dienste, wie TELNETs, HTTPs, FTPs, SMTPs dargestellt.
Edgar Sontowski
Edgar Sontowski
LBV NRW
Edgar Sontowski
Edgar Sontowski
LBV NRW

VS03

VSEn Installation

VSEn Installation
In diesem Vortrag werden wir die 21CS VSEn 6.3 neue und Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) Installation zeigen. Wir werden Screenshots und möglicherweise eine Demo zeigen, und dabei erklären die Schritte, um zu beweisen wie ähnlich zu IBM z/VSE Installation es ist, und wenn Sie sich nicht mehr daran erinnern, wie einfach es ist.
Omar Yousef
Omar Yousef
21st Century Software
Omar Yousef
Omar Yousef
21st Century Software

14:45 - 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:00

IS04

Installation VSEn

Installation VSEn
In this session we will cover a fresh installation and Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) of 21C VSEn 6.3 with a walkthrough/demo and explaining the different steps, to show that it is quite similar to what you might be used to, and if you don't remember anymore, to show how simple it is.
Shahin Krishna
Shahin Krishna
21st Century Software
Shahin Krishna
Shahin Krishna
21st Century Software

VM04

Integrating z/VM into Modern Development Environments

Integrating z/VM into Modern Development Environments
A look into patterns and methods the z/VM development lab is using to leverage new tools like GitHub and Jenkins.
Frederik Hartmann
Frederik Hartmann
IBM R & D
Frederik Hartmann
Frederik Hartmann
IBM R & D

VS04

Kundenvortrag: Vorstellung Mainframe Infrastruktur SDK

Kundenvortrag: Vorstellung Mainframe Infrastruktur SDK
Vorstellung der Infrastruktur der SDK unter dem strategischen Aspekt "Der Mainframe muss weg – deshalb rüsten wir ihn jetzt erstmal auf“.
Michael Tores
Michael Tores
Süddeutsche Krankenversicherung a.G.
Michael Tores
Michael Tores
Süddeutsche Krankenversicherung a.G.

16:00 - 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.
001 Arnd Frenzen
Arnd Frenzen
SVA
004 Markus Klotz
Markus Klotz
IBM
008 Muelas Serrano, Gonzalo
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano
21st Century Software
001 Arnd Frenzen
Arnd Frenzen
SVA
004 Markus Klotz
Markus Klotz
IBM
008 Muelas Serrano, Gonzalo
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano
21st Century Software

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.
002 Berthold Gunreben
Berthold Gunreben
DATEV eG
002 Berthold Gunreben
Berthold Gunreben
DATEV eG

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.
001 Arnd Frenzen
Arnd Frenzen
SVA
004 Markus Klotz
Markus Klotz
IBM
008 Muelas Serrano, Gonzalo
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano
21st Century Software
001 Arnd Frenzen
Arnd Frenzen
SVA
004 Markus Klotz
Markus Klotz
IBM
008 Muelas Serrano, Gonzalo
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano
21st Century Software

19:20

Get Together, Exchange of Experiences

Wednesday, 26th October 2022

General Sessions

09:00 - 09:45

GS13 – The Journey of Hybrid Cloud with IBM zSystems

GS13 – The Journey of Hybrid Cloud with IBM zSystems
With IBM zSystems and LinuxONE as part of your hybrid  cloud, embrace open and modern applications, develop, experiment with new digital experiences, and move quickly. IBM zSystems are the platform you can trust, market leading confidential computing and enterprise workload.  IBM zSystems provide an open and connected environment enabling developers to seamlessly develop today’s business applications. Utilize existing skills and open source platforms to develop and deliver with agility. The platform is a full cloud participant from providing and consuming APIs to the integration of DevOps across your hybrid multi-cloud. Leverage IBM public cloud to supercharge your development teams with Dev&Test instances created through simple cloud APIs and infrastructure as code integrations with Terraform. IBM LinuxONE provides the flexibility to deploy workloads both on and off prem, giving the same trusted security, availability, and reliability you expect.
Stefan Liesche
Stefan Liesche
IBM R & D
Stefan Liesche
Stefan Liesche
IBM R & D

10:00 - 10:45

GS14 – Open Source Software in your Company

GS14 – Open Source Software in your Company
Free Software or Open Source Software? Why do you call it Subscription and not License? Are there really so many different licenses? What ist a BoM? Do I have to participate with Open Source Projects? Who can I talk to for enhancements? What if I have a problem? Many of the topics around Open Source are different from classic proprietary software. Let’s have a look at how you can make use of Open Source without running into trouble.
002 Berthold Gunreben
Berthold Gunreben
DATEV eG
002 Berthold Gunreben
Berthold Gunreben
DATEV eG

10:45 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:15

GS15 – High Availability Newly Defined in the Era of Containers and Cloud

GS15 – High Availability Newly Defined in the Era of Containers and Cloud
With the capabilities of Hybrid Cloud services and solutions the High Availabiltiy concepts need to be redefined due to the fact that the software in a containerized solution with Red Hat OpenShift already includes high availability components. These capabilities need to be mapped to the software and concepts that exist today, especially in a colocation mode with traditional software solutions. The session will outline the capabilities and were Container solutions need special attention for high availability on all levels.
007 Mild, Wilhelm
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D
007 Mild, Wilhelm
Wilhelm Mild
IBM R & D

12:15 - 13:00

GS16 – IBM Quantum Roadmap and Poznan’s Quantum Journey

GS16 – IBM Quantum Roadmap and Poznan’s Quantum Journey
  • Latest on IBM Quantum Development Roadmap (speaker: Dr. Voica Radescu, IBM)
Abstract: Bringing quantum computing to the enterprise requires a bold vision backed by science to deliver a roadmap to quantum advantage. Dr. Voica Radescu will take you on a  journey how IBM is executing and measuring progress towards this ultimate goal, with the help of research and industry partners.
  • Quantum Journey with IBM Quantum Systems by PSNC (including Quantum Communication and QKD) (speaker: Konrad Wojciechowski PSNC)
Abstract: Quantum computing promises to revolutionize computation. Even though a practical quantum advantage still remains elusive, technology demonstrates continuous progress. This is also aided by theoretical advances showing us new approaches to using existing noisy machines. It is then important to start the journey early on, so that when a full-scale quantum computer is built, you already have the necessary knowledge and experience to use it and integrate it with classical infrastructure. This session will show how PSNC approaches this subject.
Dr. Voica Radescu
Dr. Voica Radescu
IBM R & D
Konrad Wojciechowski
Konrad Wojciechowski
PSNC, Poland
Dr. Voica Radescu
Dr. Voica Radescu
IBM R & D
Konrad Wojciechowski
Konrad Wojciechowski
PSNC, Poland

13:00 - 13:15

Closing Session

13:15

Lunch

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