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Please join us for a half-day revival meeting of the BayBunch user group hosted by Sytek Services and Linuxcare. BayBunch is a regional group consisting of zSeries and Linux enthusiasts. If you are interested in issues relating to zSeries and Linux, you won't want to miss this exciting get-together!

When:Friday, September 13, 2002
Where:IBM -- San Francisco Office
425 Market Street
25th floor, Classroom 1
Registration: Pre-register by September 2, 2002
Sytek Services, Inc.
Phone: 800-616-1144
Fax: 360-734-3212


8:00amCoffee and pastries sponsored by Linuxcare
Melissa Curry of Sytek Services will introduce the day's agenda.
8:30amManaging Multiple Instances of Linux under z/VM
By Phil Smith of Linuxcare
The concept "Linux on the mainframe" provides an excellent business case and is beginning to make headway in the enterprise, but it is tempered by different administrative challenges. Some of the challenges of running Linux on z/VM include network configuration, integration with existing process frameworks, managing user accounts across instances, change management, attempting to minimize DASD usage, and scheduling issues. In addition to discussing these challenges, this session will reflect on some potential solutions.
10:00amz/VM: The Value of zSeries Virtualization Technology for Linux
By Reed Mullen of IBM
This presentation will explain the business value / technological advantages of running Linux systems in virtual machines using IBM's z/VM product. Much of the "buzz" surrounding Linux on the mainframe comes from running Linux on VM - you'll learn the details.
11:15amLinux for zSeries. The Roadmap to Success
By Robert Kusche of Sytek Services, Inc.
Sytek Services, an IBM and CA Preferred Business Partner, has been involved in many Linux mainframe implementations and will discuss what you must know to successfully implement Linux. How can you cost justify Linux? How can you prepare your infrastructure? What provisions should you make for ongoing support? Robert will answer these and other questions.
To encourage and reward those who fill out the evaluations and attend the entire meeting, we will be having a drawing at the end of the day for fun prizes! You must be present to win.

Directions to 425 Market Street: IBM is located at the corner of Market and Fremont Street in downtown San Francisco. After exiting the Embarcadero BART/MUNI station walk one block west. Parking garages are expensive but can be found in the immediate vicinity including the 425 Market Street building itself.

Contact or call 800-616-1144 for more information.

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