SWARUG Meeting: October 4, 2012
The next SWARUG meeting will take place from 8:30am to 2:30pm on Thursday, October 4, 2012. The meeting is being sponsored by EMC, and will be held at their offices in old town Scottsdale. EMC will be providing a light breakfast and lunch for the meeting (thanks, EMC!).
EMC’s offices are located at 4250 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251. We will be meeting in the St. Andrews Conference Room. EMC can validate parking for the Lincoln Towne Center (park on the third level of the underground parking garage on north end).
We have some great speakers lined up for this event. Paul Pendle from EMC will be delivering talks he has given at IDUG, and I am very very excited to announce that we will have our first user speaker in quite some time: Jeff Sullivan from the AZ Department of Administration.
8:30 — Coffee
9:00 — SWARUG Business
9:15 — “DB2 for z/OS and Storage Virtualization” (Paul Pendle, EMC)
10:15 — Break
10:30 — “Using Storage Replication with DB2 for z/OS” (Paul Pendle, EMC)
11:30 — Lunch
12:00 — “DB2 Data Sharing … the Easy Way” (Jeff Sullivan, AZ DOA)
1:00 — Break
1:10 — “VMAX Update” (Paul Pendle, EMC)
2:30 — Open Discussion
If you’d like to attend, please RSVP using the registration form below. Please note that there is limited seating at the EMC facility, so we can only take the first 28 people who RSVP. Beyond that, we will put people on a wait list.
If you can’t see or access the registration form (i.e., anyone from American Express or Charles Schwab), you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes your name, email and the company that you work for.
— Ian Bjorhovde
DB2 for z/OS and Storage Virtualization
Storage virtualization is coming to DB2 for z/OS databases. This new technology has its own interesting challenges. This session helps you understand the technology and the trade-offs of using it compared to more traditional storage provisioning methods. Best practices and performance recommendations will be offered.
Using storage replication with DB2 for z/OS
Storage arrays can be used to replicate DB2 subsystems using either TimeFinder or FlashCopy. These features can replicate DB2 subsystems for backup, recovery and disaster recovery without using host CPU cycles and I/O. And it many cases the copy can be made instantly regardless the size of the subsystem. This session explores those capabilities and discusses DB2 system point in time recover with DB2 V8-V10 and also the new features of FCIC (FlashCopy Image Copy) in DB2 version 10.
DB2 Data Sharing … The Easy Way
When faced with setting up a new data sharing environment on DB2 for z/OS, you may think the work is a daunting task. But have no fear since it is easier than you may think. The presentation will show the tasks associated with installing DB2 as a jump-off point; taking the audience through the steps in the installation process. A checklist of tasks, SMS-managed name standard, and DB2 naming standard will be shown to get you to where you need to be for a successful install with data sharing.
This session describes the new VMAX generation released in May this year. It covers the new hard ware and software capabilities including the automated storage tiering product FAST VP.
About Paul Pendle:
Paul Pendle is a consulting systems engineer for EMC Corporation. He has more than 30 years of experience in databases, hardware, software, and operating systems both from a database administrator’s perspective and from a systems programming perspective. Pendle is an IBM Information Champion and has worked wiht DB2 for z/OS since version 1.2.
About Jeff Sullivan:
Jeff M. Sullivan is a Mainframe Systems Programmer with the State of Arizona. Prior to this position, Jeff was in IBM Systems and Technology Lab Services and Training. Over the course of his 30+ year career, Jeff has provided guidance and advice to scores of companies across a spectrum of industries, has been a frequent speaker at SHARE and IBM System z Technical University, and has been published in z/OS Hot Topics, IBM Systems Journal, and Redbooks. His specialty is DB2 and IMS performance tuning, installation, and Database Administration.