A couple of items for those folks that follow my rambling. There is a conference call presentation
on May 26th on the new release of NetView 6.1. A lot of neat features and work has gone into the new
release including a new logging feature where as a sysprog, you can look and read the many logs from
a single screen. A lot of integration work was done between NetView and OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks such
as launching a trace from MfN using NetView. As your shops move to zEnterprise and your looking for how
the performance is running on your internode or interensemble networks across your environment. There is
also a zSummit roadshow moving around the US. Next in Chicago on May 25th and Columbus on June 8th. A
excellent way to get yourself prepared for the new computing platform. I had a great discussion in
Vienna at the about getting virtualized. In the brave new world, the move up the management stack would
from resource management views of the day to day tasks to a new services or update services management
view. This is how customers are bridging across the current pillars of operation. Now it seems the lessons
of breaking down the pillars is again starting up with the decisions of using different vendors hypervisors.
The view of now using different vendors hypervisors would limit how you could move workload around in
your virtual data center. So reuse, cost of computing goals will be harder to do. A good case for z/VM
in this environment is still security, scale, cost, reduced power, reduced number of servers required, etc.
So in the new frontier or old computing model that we are calling Cloud, are the decisions the IT shop
is making enabling the move of workload across the elasticity of a virtual environment actually ensuring
that this will work or are you using several different vendors hypervisors based on legacy of the
hardware installed or resources and building a new bunch of silos where we again get focus on the technology
versus the services you are trying to provide.
May 19, 2011 9:33 AM
Mike Goodman 270001BMTD email@example.com Tags:  hypervisors netview z/vm omegamon management z cloud z/os systems zenterprise 564 Visits