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BrainShare2011

Join us at BrainShare® 2011. Great Minds Unite. October 10-14 / Salt Lake City, UT

BrainShare 2011 is The Attachmate Group conference covering it’s NetIQ, Novell and SUSE business units. BrainShare will take place October 10-14, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

BrainShare is the best place to experience SUSE's latest solutions and learn about future products. It's also the best place to learn how to get the most out of your existing investments. Get tips and share best practices. Find out how other customers are using SUSE Linux Enterprise to run their businesses more efficiently and cost effectively. For more information about this event and to register, go here (link resides outside of ibm.com).

IBM System z is participating in BrainShare and will run two hands-on labs and present a Hybrid Computing session.

In addition to this, IBM System z experts will be available to conduct guided tours of the z114, zBX, and DS8000 Storage device. Guided tours can be scheduled at the SUSE Linux Enterprise Programs – table # 6.

IBM System z equipment will also be used at BrainShare by the SUSE team for their demonstration and education sessions.

IBM Sessions

Special IBM-SUSE Hands-on Class: Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z on IBM System z (SUS150)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
9:00 – 12:00 AM
Room: 254B

Thursday, October 13, 2011
9:00 – 12:00 AM
Room: 254B

Presenter:
Richard Lewis
Certified Technical Support Marketing System z Linux & z/VM

Abstract:

Linux for System z has generated a lot of excitement among System z customers;
however, for many this is a new and scary environment. This workshop will provide an opportunity to install and configure SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for System z on a z/VM virtual machine. The hands-on portion of this workshop will be self paced and will result in a Linux System z system installed on FCP-attached SCSI disks with a multipath logical volume manager (LVM) for application data running Apache, Samba, domain name service (DNS) (BIND), a firewall and the K Desktop Environment (KDE). The goal is to equip you with the skills required to return home and install Linux for System z using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z. If you are already familiar with Linux, this workshop will provide an opportunity to experience the installation of Linux on the System z platform.


Special IBM and SUSE Hands-on Class: Install SUSE Linux High Availability Extension on System z (SUS350)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
1:30 – 4:30 PM
Room: 254B

Presenter:
Richard Lewis
Certified Technical Support Marketing System z Linux & z/VM

Abstract:

Current applications require nearly 100% availability. This typically means building a clustered high availability environment so that applications remain available through both planned and unplanned outages. This hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity to install and configure the SUSE Linux High Availability Extensions across multiple Linux virtual machines. Once the infrastructure is configured, you will implement resources such as a cluster file system (OCFS2) and an Apache web server with a virtual IP address. You will then have the opportunity to test and see that the cluster file system, Apache web server and associated virtual IP address continues to function when simulating both planned and unplanned outages.


A Revolution in the Data Center: Hybrid Computing with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and IBM zEnterprise System (SUS111)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
9:00 – 10:15 AM
Room: 151A

Thursday, October 13, 2011
4:30 – 5:45 PM
Room: 151A

Presenters:
Hans-Joachim Picht
System Software Development/Brand Specialist System z Linux, IBM Systems & Technology Group

Joerg Eberwein, Global Business Development, SUSE

Abstract:

SUSE® Linux Enterprise is the perfect end-to-end solution for running business-critical applications on IBM zEnterprise System. zEnterprise System includes zEnterprise 196, IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager and IBM zEnterprise Blade Center Extension (x86 and POWER).  Learn more about this revolutionary hybrid system and how SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is right for all of its components.

SUSE Sessions

Building System z Images with SUSE Studio (SUS211)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
4:30 – 5:45 PM
Room: 151A

Friday, October 14, 2011
9:00 – 10:15 AM
Room: 150F

Presenters:
Wolfgang Engel, SUSE

Joerg Eberwein, Global Business Development, SUSE

Abstract:

This session provides an in-depth look at SUSE® Studio™ and IBM System z. At the beginning of the session you will learn about the values and benefits of creating images for IBM System z with SUSE Studio along with use cases. The session will then focus on the technical aspects of building images for System z with SUSE Studio. You will learn how to use SUSE Studio to quickly and painlessly create customized SUSE Linux Enterprise Server images for the mainframe. We will present a live step-by-step demonstration of the entire creation and deployment process. SUSE Studio and System z engineers will also be present to answer any questions you may have.


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z 11 SP2: New Features and Tools (SUS214)

Friday, October 14, 2011
10:30 – 11:45 AM
Room: 151A

Presenters:
Wolfgang Engel, SUSE

Ralf Dannert, SUSE

John Jolly, SUSE

Abstract:

Service Pack 2 for SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for System z 11 contains numerous new features for System z. In this session we will introduce these features, which include new communications protocols, new tools to cooperate with z/VM, tools to make system administration easier, a terminal server to manage Linux instances without network access, and a tool to install Linux systems unattended. We will also include demos of selected tools. We recommend that you also attend these related sessions:

Presenter:

Richard Lewis
Certified Technical Support Marketing System z Linux & z/VM

Biography

Richard Lewis is an Executive I/T Specialist with the IBM Advanced Technical Support organization. Richard has over 27 years of experience with z/VM and has been working with Linux on System z since the port to the System z platform was started over 10 years ago. Richard continues to provide technical support to IBM customers and IBM field representatives, and to speak at technical conferences, user groups and other technical classes.

Presenter:

Hans-Joachim Picht
System Software Development/Brand Specialist System z Linux, IBM Systems & Technology Group

Biography

Hans Picht works for the IBM Linux Technology Center in Boeblingen, Germany. He installed his first Linux System back in 1995 from a large stack of floppy disks. Afterwards he worked for nearly 10 years as a Linux Trainer and Consultant across EMEA while running his own company. By accident he came in contact with IBM. Being fascinated by virtualization technologies he decided to learn more about this and joined IBM to work with a hardware platform which invented virtualization back in the 1970s. Hans worked on all layers of the "Linux stack" from Kernel Development to Sales and spends most of his time currently working with clients, IBM teams and business partners around the globe.

Presenter:

Joerg Eberwein
Global Business Development, SUSE

Biography

Joerg is responsible for the global business development activities for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z. He is with SUSE for 11 years and was member of the core team who, jointly with IBM, helped to bring Linux to the Mainframe and to the customers. Since then he manages the SUSE relationship to IBM and evangelizes zLinux around the globe.

Presenter:

Wolfgang Engel
SUSE

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Ralf Dannert
SUSE

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John Jolly
SUSE

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