Come and enjoy two and a half days of technical discussions and presentations with members of the z/VM and Linux on System z community. There's nothing to join, no membership requirements, and it's only $100.00 per person plus transportation and accommodations.
The VM (Virtual Machine) operating system
These are presentations from the March 2011 meeting of the Hillgang, a Washington DC area mainframe user group. Some of the material in this section is provided courtesy other organizations, and posted here with permission of the copyright owners.
In a July 15, 2010 presentation for Hillgang, the DC Vm and Linux Users' Group, Len Diegel offered a review of current trends and challenges across the IT industry, the impact of Cloud computing, and a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analyses that compares running Linux on commodity servers (x86) with other solutions including VMware, z/VM, and public virtual solutions.
From the Hillgang abstract:
In April 2008, Jim Moling offered a presentation on Cloning VM systems for Hillgang, the Washington DC area z/VM user group.
The Windows Enabler Appliance is a self-contained virtual machine appliance that provides the ability to run unmodified Intel-based 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems on System z10 hardware in a virtual machine managed by z/VM
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Presentations from the meeting of the Hillgang, the Washington DC area z/VM User Group, April 2009.