In an effort to keep our members healthy during this time of the COVID-19 crisis.
MVMUA will changing our physical meeting to a virtual one.
Register by using WebEx link: https://broadcom.webex.com/broadcom/k2/j.php?MTID=tcafbf97bcdac1338a355e0fd3283c9c2
or by sending an email (Subject January 18 meeting) to FOCUSsys@yahoo.com
Please see the agenda below.
|10:00 AM EDT||Eric Schuler-Dalverny - MVMUA - Meeting opening|
|10:05 AM EDT||Sam Cohen
- LRS - Improving security with z/VM Directory Changes
If you don't want to implement an external security manager (ESM) (like RACF, CA-ACF2, CA-Top Secret), you can still improve system security and auditing by making some basic changes to the z/VM Directory. This session will cover some techniques for basic improved security, even if you want to later implement an ESM.
|10:50 AM EDT||Brief break (during switch of presenters)|
|10:55 AM EDT||Ulrich Weigand
- IBM - .Net for Loz and LinuxONE
IBM and Red Hat have teamed up with Microsoft and the open-source community to enable .NET on IBM Z and LinuxONE. Starting with RHEL 8.5, the .NET 6 runtime & SDK are available on our platform. Join this session to see a technical overview of the porting project, learn how .NET is now supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, and understand some of the benefits of co-locating .NET workloads on IBM Z or LinuxONE.
|11:40 AM EDT||Lunch break|
|12:10 PM EDT||Gerard Howells
- Learning to Love Linux and z/VM
Moving onto the mainframe as an experienced distributed Linux guy was both exciting and a little intimidating. During this session I will recount my experience of becoming a passionate advocate for Linux on Z, z/VM and the Mainframe itself. I'll discuss some of the advantages that I've come to see with running Linux under VM on the Mainframe and how I think that it provides tons of benefit, especially for workloads that directly relate to traditional" Z applications.
|12:55 PM EDT||Brief break (during switch of presenters)|
|01:00 PM EDT||
- "Fundamentals of z/VM Security and Cyber Resiliency"
With a barrage of new IT features and new potential vulnerabilities emerging almost daily, it's easy to get lost in the weeds in terms of securing your favorite hypervisor. This presentation aims to provide a baseline for security considerations and "to do's" for z/VM, from the planning needed to find an initial secure state, to potential features to enable or disable, through to auditing and recovery. (Spoiler alert: the letters 'TLS' and 'ESM' are going to appear on at least one slide.)Brian's presentation in PDF format.
Brian's presentation in video format. Please note that the video is not downloadable.
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|02:00 PM EDT||Meeting adjourned and thanks to Broadcom.|