The VM (Virtual Machine) operating system
Presentations from the meeting of the Hillgang, the Washington DC area z/VM User Group, April 2009.
Jim Moling from the Financial Management Service of the U.S. Treasury Department presented "Cloning in a Mainframe Environment" at the December 2008 meeting of the Hillgang, a Washington DC based mainframe user group.
Yvonne DeMeritt, a Senior Sustaining Engineer at Computer Associates Inc., presented "CA Products for z/VM – Old Dogs with New Tricks" at the December 2008 meeting of the Hillgang, a Washington DC area mainframe user group.
Richard Lewis of IBM Corporation presented "z/VM Platform Update: Advancing the Art of Virtualization with z/VM Version 5 Release 4" at the December 2008 meeting of the Hillgang, a Washington DC area z/VM user group. Richard has kindly shared his presentation slides for download here.
These files are the source and documentation for the Purdue University LARS Batch Monitor System for CMS, written in the late 1980s at Purdue University. The files were preserved and provided by George Shedlock at AEGON USA and Thomas Kern at the US Department of Energy.
Note: As of August 2002, TRACK is not yet available if you run your z/VM system in 64 bit mode, but there are updates available for 32 bit mode systems
TRACK is probably the BEST all-around tool to have available on your VM system
TRACK and TRACKXA allow a administrator to see inside a virtual machine and examine all sorts of useful parameters and settings -- even from another virtual machine -- without compromising the targeted virtual machine.
TOOLSRUN allows maintaining a coordinated library of files and programs shared between a number of users. TOOLSRUN allows delegating update capabilities to individual users and maintaining collections of files across multiple VM systems.