z/VM vs. Distributed Hypervisor Matchup: z/VM Holds the Title

Hear from Reed Mullen, IBM's lead product planner for z/VM, to learn why so many are re-discovering the value of z/VM. The content of this webinar is designed to give attendees an understanding of the technology advantages to running Linux under z/VM.

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Hear from Reed Mullen, IBM's lead product planner for z/VM, to learn why so many are re-discovering the value of z/VM. The content of this webinar is designed to give attendees an understanding of the technology advantages to running Linux under z/VM. Reed will focus on the following two major themes:

  1. Business Drivers of Infrastructure Simplification
    It's likely you've heard a virtualization pitch before. What makes z/VM on the System z platform different? This section will detail the IBM Mainframe qualities of service, systems management efficiencies gained with z/VM, and overviews of customer deployments.
  2. System z Technology Exploitation in z/VM Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on z/VM exploits several features of both the hardware and underlying hypervisor, many of which are not available on other platforms. Reed will detail the following, from a technical level:
    • How CPU sharing works
    • How I/O is shared across multiple zones on IBM System z
    • Resource over commitment
    • VMRM Cooperative Memory Management (VMRM-CMM)
    • Discontiguous Saved Segments (DCSS), which allows z/VM to share a single, real memory location among multiple virtual machines
    • VDISK configurations, which allows for simulating a storage device using real memory. VDISKs are especially applicable for workload which has high swap rates.
    • N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) support
    • Parallel Access Volume (PAV), and HyperPAV, which allows multiple concurrent I/O operations to the same disk by multiple virtual machines
    • Virtual networking on System z, covering VLAN, VSWITCH, and Link Aggregation technology
    • Coordinated near-continuous availability and DR solution for z/OS, Linux, and z/VM using GDPS technology.
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Date: September 17, 2009

Time:
  • On-demand
Length: 01:00
Language: English
Audience: Business and Technical

Speaker(s):

Shawn Wells Global System z Platform Manager, Red Hat
Reed Mullen Lead Product Planner for z/VM, IBM

About Shawn Wells: Shawn Wells leads Red Hat's global initiatives on the IBM System z platform, to include worldwide sales, services, and technical subject matter teams. As the Global System z Platform Manager, Shawn drives strategic relationships with global customers, business partners, and academia across all geographies. Shawn comes to Red Hat with a decade of experience in the Government sector, having held positions from helpdesk support staff to senior business unit leadership roles.
About Reed Mullen: Reed Mullen, IBM Lead Product Planner for z/VM, IBM Reed Mullen joined IBM in 1981 as a Junior Programmer in the VM/SP Development organization located in Endicott, New York. He has held management, product planning, and strategy development positions in the IBM mainframe organization since. In 1999, Reed played a key role in developing the Linux-on- S/390 business plan that leverages the mainframe’s ability to host large-scale virtual server environments. Since then, Reed has provided his expertise in the areas of strategy, business Reed Mullen IBM development, and technical marketing support to help grow the Linux on System z business. He is currently the Virtualization Strategy Manager for IBM System z.