OpenVMS Month - What's Happened...??? What's Happening...??? 
Sunday, February 14, 2010, 05:20 PM
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Ever since we were informed of the planned OpenVMS Month by Connect Worldwide in LATE January 2010 we have been scrambling to pull together events, webinars and webcasts which we thought might be of interest to you, the OpenVMS Community. This effort has been driven by a handful of people from the User Community and the Vendor Community to date. As we move forward we are looking to include more vendors and more end users in the process. The central team that has been coordinating this effort has been Michelle Popejoy, Connect OpenVMS SIG; John Apps, HP OpenVMS Ambassador; and myself.

So far this month we have seen the introduction of the Itanium Tukwila or Itanium 9300, depending on your preference. We have had the HP OpenVMS Technology Webinar on GNV and the announcement of OpenVMS Open Source development systems from the HP Office of OpenVMS Programs. Keith Parris and Colin Butcher have presented webinars on clustering and networking respectively. Also, eCube Systems presented a webinar on application modernization utilizing their NXTware Eclipse based development environment. All this and we are just half way through the month. And, yes, some of these presentations we have had not a single thing to with but they have fit our schedule for OpenVMS Month nicely - Thank You, Hewlett-Packard!.

Well to be honest we are not even half way through, as we decided to stretch the OpenVMS Month into March. We had to do this to fit in some very special webinars and events that as of yet we can not announce centering on OpenVMS Version 8.4. Keep watching this space for more information about those sessions.

In the mean time let us tell you about the other events coming in the weeks and months to come. Yes, months as well! Besides all this we are working on developing a regularly scheduled webinar series specifically targeted at the OpenVMS Community.

Between now and the end of February we have as many as TEN webinar sessions available which should be of interest to you in the OpenVMS Community. Most of these events are listed on the Connect Worldwide calendar. These include:

17 February 08:30 GMT and 15:30 GMT, two webinar sessions HP OpenVMS Technology Webinar #5. Presented by HP Office of OpenVMS Programs in conjunction with ISV CipherSoft, Inc. This webinar will concentrate on the modernization of older Oracle Forms oriented applications on VMS to newer implementations utilizing Oracle, Java and other technologies on OpenVMS. This then allows for utilization of currently supported products and migration to newer, more powerful processors and systems.

18 February 15:00 GMT, Attunity will present "Change Data Capture - Reducing ETL Load Times" Allan Mitchell and Ian Archibald will discuss Oracle-CDC for SSIS.

18 February 17:00 GMT, Connect Worldwide presents the webinar "Low Latency, High Throughput, Durable, RESTful, Open, Standards, ...: What is Messaging, where does it Fit, What does it Today?" Pieter Hintjens & Martin Sustrik from iMatix and Brett Cameron from Hewlett-Packard discuss ZeroMQ (0MQ), AMQP (OpenAMQ) and RestMS.

19 February 15:00 GMT and 22:00 GMT, two webinar sessions presented by Connect Worldwide. Rob Eulenstein of the HP Customer Support Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado will present "Introduction to Crash Dump Analysis for OpenVMS Alpha"

22 February 18:00 GMT, Connect Worldwide presents "OpenVMS Integrity Migrations - Real World Experiences" with Brad McCusker of Software Concepts International, LLC.

23 February 17:00 GMT, Attunity will present "OpenVMS Keep it. Modernize it. Integrate it." with the assistance of John Apps, HP OpenVMS Ambassador. John and Attunity's Richard Thomas will share their experiences with real examples and case studies covering web and legacy application integration, data integration and operational reporting and BI.

23 February 17:00 GMT, HP Technology Services is offering "Blade Basics Fundamentals Overview" This 1-hour webinar is designed with new C7000 blade system administrators in mind. We will address hardware basics and review the Firmware Matrix. A free one hour on-line seminar. (note - this webinar will also be on 26 April 2010) More information at: http://h20219.www2.hp.com/services/us/en/energy-efficient/seminars-short-take.html

24 February - we are hoping for a webinar on HP Availability Manager - more as soon as we have it.

26 February - we are hoping for a webinar on "Extreme Encryption" - more as soon as we have it.


So now we have made it through February, as you can see we have lot of things happening in the next two weeks.

In March we have even more:

2 March 04:00 GMT, HP Virtual Conference - Cloud: Practical Advice for Taking the Next Steps (APJ Event). This free, one-day virtual conference explores the cloud and how you can take advantage of cloud services and technologies. To register: http://vts.inxpo.com/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:APIUTILS!51004&PageID=C930A24D-31F2-4F80-B8B4-A297BC54488B&TrackingCode=FBNB

3 March - we anticipate the HP Office of OpenVMS Programs will host their OpenVMS Technology Webinar #6. We have no details here yet but will announce them when they become available.

3 March 13:00 GMT, HP Virtual Conference - Cloud: Practical Advice for Taking the Next Steps (EMEA Event). This free, one-day virtual conference explores the cloud and how you can take advantage of cloud services and technologies. To register: https://vts.inxpo.com/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:APIUTILS!51004&PageID=CA15EE06-823B-49F0-BF50-C46AF5F35022&TrackingCode=FBNB

3 March 17:00 GMT, HP Technology Services offers a Technical On-Line Seminar on "OpenVMS File System Performance and Dynamic Volume Expansion". You have to have a HP Proactive Software Support Contract to attend this one! (note - this event also repeated on 14 April 2010) More details at: http://h20219.www2.hp.com/services/us/en/energy-efficient/seminars-openvms-performance-volume-expansion.html

4 March 15:00 GMT, HP Virtual Conference - Cloud: Practical Advice for Taking the Next Steps (Americas Event). This free, one-day virtual conference explores the cloud and how you can take advantage of cloud services and technologies. To register: http://vts.inxpo.com/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:APIUTILS!51004&PageID=0218E76F-A598-4C67-84AA-964769EB7F51&TrackingCode=FBNB

17 March - we anticipate the HP Office of OpenVMS Programs will host their OpenVMS Technology Webinar #7. We have no details here yet but will announce them when they become available.

24 March 15:00 GMT and 22:00 GMT, two webinar sessions presented by Connect Worldwide. Rob Eulenstein of the HP Customer Support Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado will present "Introduction to Crash Dump Analysis for OpenVMS I64"

24 March 17:00 GMT, HP Technology Services is offering "HP Energy Efficiency Analysis (EEA)" The identification, analysis and optimization of data center power use is required when attempting to implement energy conservation measures. A free one hour on-line seminar. More information at: http://h20219.www2.hp.com/services/us/en/energy-efficient/seminars-short-take.htm

And there is even more in APRIL! The OpenVMS "traveling roadshow" aka OpenVMS Technical Update Days are coming in April to Chicago (5/6 April), Dallas (8/9 April), New York (15/16 April) and Washington, DC (12/13 April). Registration is not yet available but our understanding is it will be by the end of February. More on these items and more events for March and April as soon as we have information on them - including a special OVMS 8.4 event.

Mark your calendars! Attend a webinar, or three!

As we move forward if there are topics you want to talk about or a topic you want to learn about or a topic you think would be of interest to others in the OpenVMS Community please contact us at participate@viavms.com so we can work on arranging this for you.

Keep spreading the word - USE and SELL OpenVMS Solutions!

Until later...


Thanks,

Michelle, John and Bill.

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Introduction to Crash Dump Analysis for OpenVMS I64 - Two Webinars 24 Mar 2010  
Monday, February 8, 2010, 12:33 PM
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Rob Eulenstein of the Customer Support Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado will present "Introduction to Crash Dump Analysis for OpenVMS I64" on Wednesday 24 March 2010 at two separate times, 15:00 GMT and 22:00 GMT. This webinar, with LOTS of useful information will last approximately 90 minutes. A separate webinar on the "Introduction of to Crash Dump Analysis for OpenVMS Alpha" will be presented on Friday, 19 February 2010, see this page for more details.


Introduction to Crash Dump Analysis for OpenVMS I64

Abstract/Outline:
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A Quick Review of the Itanium Architecture

Analysis of an Itanium INVEXCEPTN Bugcheck

Analysis of an Itanium PGFIPLHI Bugcheck

Itanium Looping Process Example

Example Analysis Of An Itanium CPUSPINWAIT Bugcheck

The Itanium Register Stack

Example Analysis of an Itanium KRNLSTAKNV Bugcheck

Example Analysis of an Itanium In-Line Bugcheck

Reference Material on the Intel Itanium Architecture

Using the SDA> COPY Command, A Must For Customers


Rob Eulenstein's bio:

Rob Eulenstein joined Digital Equipment Corporation in March 1987. He has spent his entire tenure with Digital/Compaq/HP supporting OpenVMS from the Customer Support Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He currently works as a consultant in Multivendor Systems Engineering which is part of GSE (Global Solutions Engineering). Rob's areas of expertise include: crash dump analysis, internals, clusters, performance, shadowing, RMS, and the file system. Rob is a member of the OpenVMS Ambassadors organization which provides a highly demanded pre-sales support function as well as an extremely important interface between customers and OpenVMS engineering. Rob holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and four children.

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This webinar is being presented with the assistance of HP Connect as part of the on OpenVMS webinar series. See "What to expect from OpenVMS Month" for more details and other events.

Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you at the webinars.

Bill.
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Introduction to Crash Dump Analysis for OpenVMS Alpha - Two Webinars 19 Feb 2010 
Monday, February 8, 2010, 12:18 PM
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Rob Eulenstein of the Customer Support Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado will present "Introduction to Crash Dump Analysis for OpenVMS Alpha" on Friday 19 February 2010 at two separate times, 15:00 GMT and 22:00 GMT. This webinar, with LOTS of useful information will last approximately 90 minutes. A separate webinar on the "Introduction of to Crash Dump Analysis for OpenVMS I64" will be presented on Wednesday, 24 MARCH 2010, see this page for more details.


Introduction to Crash Dump Analysis for OpenVMS Alpha

Abstract/Outline:
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Why Bugcheck The System ?????

In-Line vs Exception Related Bugchecks

Displaying The Contents Of A Virtual Address In SDA

OpenVMS STACKS

Examining The System Stack - Alpha

Summary of Fundamental Register Addressing Modes

Alpha Macro Instructions Which Affect The Stack Pointer

Building The Stack On Alpha - Lab Exercise

Example Analyses of Alpha In-Line Bugchecks

SYS$DKDRIVER INCONSTATE

How The Stack Is Built For An INVEXCEPTN Bugcheck - Detailed Code Flow

Exception Conditions

Exception Handling On Alpha

Layout of Exception Context Area - Alpha

Example INVEXCEPTN Show Stack Output on Alpha

Example Analysis of an INVEXCEPTN Bugcheck on Alpha


Rob Eulenstein's bio:

Rob Eulenstein joined Digital Equipment Corporation in March 1987. He has spent his entire tenure with Digital/Compaq/HP supporting OpenVMS from the Customer Support Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He currently works as a consultant in Multivendor Systems Engineering which is part of GSE (Global Solutions Engineering). Rob's areas of expertise include: crash dump analysis, internals, clusters, performance, shadowing, RMS, and the file system. Rob is a member of the OpenVMS Ambassadors organization which provides a highly demanded pre-sales support function as well as an extremely important interface between customers and OpenVMS engineering. Rob holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and four children.

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This webinar is being presented with the assistance of HP Connect as part of the OpenVMS Month events. See "What to expect from OpenVMS Month" for more details and other events.

Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you at the webinars.

Bill.
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Webinar on OpenVMS messaging and queuing systems - Open Source - 18 February 2010 
Monday, February 8, 2010, 08:08 AM
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Low Latency, High Throughput, Durable, RESTful, Open, Standards, ...: What is messaging, where does it fit, what does it today?


Schedule:

February 18 17:00 GMT - 90 minutes - still waiting for
the virtual meeting room information...
check back!

Presenters:

Pieter Hintjens & Martin Sustrik from iMatix
Brett Cameron from Hewlett-Packard

Abstract:

This webinar will cover work being done in the messaging and queuing space, from general principles to current implementations. All specifications and software covered are in the open source arena; they have all been ported and are available on OpenVMS. The three main topics to be covered are:

1) 0MQ is a low-latency data center fabric

2) AMQP is an enterprise fabric

3) RestMS is a internet-scale fabric

There is overlap between each of these but they are complementary. Doing 4M messages a second or more over AMQP will probably not happen, it is too function-rich and thus heavy. However, 0MQ has no semantics for inter-broker federation, such as OpenAMQ -an AMQP implementation- has. In addition, neither 0MQ nor AMQP work on Internet scales where RESTful principles become more important than immediate performance.

Learn how messaging and queuing fit into the application integration space and how they can assist you with reliability and redundancy.

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We look forward to seeing you at the webinar!

Check back in a few days for an update on the scheduling information.

Thanks for being part of OpenVMS Month and supporting OpenVMS!


Bill.
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Networking with OpenVMS systems (aka things you always wanted to find out about networks but never got around to trying them out!) 
Sunday, February 7, 2010, 02:35 PM
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Colin Butcher of XDelta Limited, located in the United Kingdom will present "Networking with OpenVMS systems (aka things you always wanted to find out about networks but never got around to trying them out!)" as part of the OpenVMS Month webinar series on Friday, 12 February 2010 at two separate time slots - 10:00 GMT and 16:00 GMT. This webinar is approximately 90 minutes in length.

To access these sessions please follow these links:

Feb 12 10:00 GMT: Colin Butcher will present a webinar on "Networking with OpenVMS" Registration is open at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/557231985.

Feb 12 16:00 GMT: Colin Butcher will present a second copy of the webinar on "Networking with OpenVMS". Registration is available at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/968614105

Level:

Basic / Intermediate

Overview:

This webinar will cover how network infrastructures work, what protocols are available with OpenVMS and guidelines on how to configure the infrastructure, protocols and interfaces for availability and performance. The intention is to provide practical advice on how to design and implement networked systems and clusters using real-world examples.

- Overview of networking and how network infrastructures work (switching, VLANs etc.)

- OpenVMS network protocols summary (SCS, TCPIP, AMDS, DECnet, LAT, MOP etc.)

- Designing high availability network infrastructures

- Using multiple network interfaces for availability and performance: LAN failover, multi-rail, failsafe IP, jumbo frames

- Trends and future directions (virtualisation, RNIC, "converged ethernet" etc.)

- Hints and tips based on practical experience

The webinar will be broken down into three parts, each roughly 30 minutes in length:

Part 1: Fundamentals of networking

Part 2: Protocols in an OpenVMS environment

Part 3: Network infrastructures, availability and performance

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Information about Colin's recent activities are available here..

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thanks,

Bill.
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