Below are the SNA presentations given by David Boyes at WAVV 2005 in Colorado Springs.
The VM (Virtual Machine) operating system
These files are the presentations from the March 15, 2005 Hillgang (the US Capitol Area VM and Linux Users Group) meeting held at Computer Associates in Herndon, VA.
EXT2FREE is a REXX function module and application library that allows CMS applications to directly access and modify data files stored in Linux ext2 and ext3 formatted minidisks attached to INACTIVE Linux systems.
This package provides a simple Linux client and a VM disconnected virtual machine allowing Linux applications to mount and manage tapes hosted by a z/VM systems.
Supercharging VM Startup with SYSVINIT presentation by David Boyes at zExpo (Miami, Nov 1-5, 2004).
VM Advanced Networking Services is a reference architecture developed by Sine Nomine Associates. It is designed to update the IP-based network applications and services offered by VM systems, using virtual Linux hosts, without disrupting existing CMS applications that rely on the old-style VMTCPIP stack. (PowerPoint, 135 KB)
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One of the most beneficial aspects of running Linux in a VM environment is the ability to quickly replicate, or "clone", an existing Linux system to create a new instance. David Boyes explains how to exploit this time-saving capability. PDF
The VM operating system allows many hundreds, or even thousands, of Linux images to run simultaneously in their own virtual machines on a single IBM S/390 or zSeries mainframe. In this presentation, created by David Boyes and presented at SHARE 98 by Scott Courtney, we examine what happens when the number of running Linux images is pushed to its extreme limits. A history of the widely-known "Test Plan Charlie" and lesser-known "Test Plan Omega" demonstrations is included in the presentation. PDF
One of the most beneficial aspects of running Linux in a VM environment is the ability to quickly replicate, or "clone", an existing Linux system to create a new instance. Kris Van Hees explains how to exploit this time-saving capability. PDF