OpenVMS Boot Camp 2014

Bedford, Massachusetts
Monday, September 29, 2014


The OpenVMS Bootcamp is the premiere event for OpenVMS practitioners. 

With three general sessions, 9 tracks, and over 48 breakout sessions, there's something for everyone at the 2014 OpenVMS Bootcamp.
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Pre-Conference Seminar  (details)
Don't forget to sign up for the Pre-Conference Deep Dive Seminar on Sunday, September 28th.
"Modernizing OpenVMS... What is Being Done and How -- OpenSource, Web, Cloud and..BEYOND!"
The cost for the pre-conference seminar is $350.

VIEW THE AGENDA HERE
Add to calendarSunday, September 28, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$350.00

Registration Open  
Add to calendarSunday, September 28, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Lower Level Lobby

Welcome Reception  
Add to calendarSunday, September 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Boot Camp Lobby (Registration)


Registration/Breakfast  
Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: SORA / Boot Camp Lobby

AM General Session 1  (details)
G101 - The Future of OpenVMS
Presenters: Duane Harris,  Eddie Orcutt, Sue Skonetski


SESSION DESCRIPTION:
This General Session will discuss the strategy and directions of VMS Software and our plans for VMS in the short term and the long term. We look forward to hearing from the audience and hearing your comments and questions.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Duane Harris is CEO of VMS Software, Inc. He brings over 15 years of top management and entrepreneurial experience. Prior to this position, Duane was the CEO of Nemonix Engineering, Inc. Nemonix, founded in 1985, is a manufacturer of custom engineering solutions for enterprise OpenVMS hardware customers. Prior to Duane's appointment as CEO of Nemonix, in December 2012, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Nemonix, where he was responsible for revamping sales/operational processes, and overseeing marketing and finances. Duane joined Nemonix in 2009. Before Nemonix, Duane served as vice president of operations for BAP Global Solutions, LTD, a London-based enterprise solutions company with offerings that optimize enterprise governance. He was also: vice president of operations of Cambridge Publications, Inc., a New England firm specializing in business process training; vice president of operations of ek Real Estate, a Seattle-based high-end real estate firm; and president of ScreamDesign, Inc., a successful investor-funded portal for web developers. Duane's diverse operational, sales and financial expertise enhances VMS Software's emphasis on offering innovative, technological solutions to meet the unique requirements of the mission-critical enterprise market. Duane received a J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. degree from Harvard
Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grande Ballroom

AM General Session 2 OpenVMS Future and HP's Agreement with VMS Software Inc.  (details)
In keeping with HPメs commitment to its mission-critical customers, HP has announced an agreement with VMS Software Inc (VSI) to develop future versions of the OpenVMS operating system and its layered products. This presentation discusses the intent and strategy of this agreement, terms related to how HP and VSI will work together, licensing, support plans, sales plans, and the impact of this announcement on current product plans.

Presenter: Jeffrey Kyle, HP
Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grande Ballroom

AM Break-Out Sessions (Mon)  

S101 - Beginning Perl for System Managers  (details)
S101 - Beginning Perl for System Managers
Carl Friedberg, Comet & Company

TRACK: OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
f you have never used perl, you will learn about the premier open-source tool for system managers. Quick and dirty to complex projects, all are meat and potatoes for perl. For beginners only.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Carl has been a VMS bigot since 1977, and loves to talk about perl. More details available at www.comets.com


Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Bedford

S102 - High Availability with Virtualization  (details)
S102 - High Availability with Virtualization
Arie de Groot, AVTware

TRACK: VIRTUALIZATION
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
Use AVTware to prolong the lifetime of Alpha and VAX applications and combine the robustness of OpenVMS with the capabilities of a modern Virtual Machine environment to bring total system availability to an even higher level. This presentation is build on several real life cases showing what is possible in this area.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Arie de Groot worked for Digital Equipment OEM group during the Alpha era, embedding OpenVMS systems in medical and telecommunication installations. The last 15 years his focus was on the creation and delivery of virtualization software to help OpenVMS and Tru64 users to move their software to newer computer systems to keep their applications alive.


Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Beacon Hill

S120 - Converting DEC/HP extended 3GL's to run on Unix/LUNIX  (details)
S120- Converting DEC/HP extended 3GL's to run on Unix/LUNIX
John Power, Sector7 USA

TRACK: Migration
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
Almost no VMS 3GL's will simply re-compile on Unix/LINUX. This is is due to the rich extensions added to the 3GL's by DEC. Covered in this session will be tools to convert DEC COBOL to ANSI COBOL, DEC FORTRAN to ANSI FORTRAN, DEC PASCAL to C++, DEC BASIC to C/C++

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Jon Power is the CEO of Sector7, founded in 1985 and actively re-platforming VMS applications to Unix/LINIX since 1987.


Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Essex

S107 - OpenVMS and web services: theory and practise  (details)
OpenVMS and web services: theory and practise
Brett Cameron, HP & Jeff Allen, Quest Diagnostics

TRACK: PROGRAMMING
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
Web services are now commonplace in enterprise computing environments; however in recent years there has been something of a move away from traditional and standards-based SOAP-style web services to increased adoption of RESTful web services. This talk will introduce web services and the role they play in the enterprise, and will consider the RESTful and SOAP-based styles in terms of both ideological and technical merit. The speakers will discuss examples of how OpenVMS customers are using web services as a means of integration and modernization, and a case study will be presented that illustrates how Quest Diagnostics has used the gSOAP toolkit on OpenVMS to facilitate both SOAP-based and RESTful web service integration between GP-facing and laboratory systems and their core backend OpenVMS-based environment.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Jeff Allen has been serving as a software designer in the medical industry for over 20 years focusing primarily in data collection from both interactive users and remote systems.  As technologies evolve over the years (expert systems, VPN, web services, etc¬タᆭ), they have been employed and implemented where needed and, when, hardware constraints and budgetary concerns pop up, Jeff can blend old and new technology for innovative solutions.  Solutions are never impossible.

Brett Cameron currently works as a senior architect with HP's corporate Cloud Services group, focusing on the design and implementation of message queuing and related integration services for customers and for internal use. Brett lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, and has worked in the software industry for some 22 years. In that time he has gained experience in a wide range of technologies, many of which have long since been retired to the software scrapheap of dubious ideas. In recent years Brett has specialized in systems integration, and the design and implementation of large distributed systems for HP¬タルs enterprise customers. This work has seen Brett get involved in the research and development of low-latency and highly scalable messaging solutions for the Financial Services sector running on HP platforms, and as a consequence of this work, Brett has been involved in several interesting Open Source projects, and he has been responsible (or should that be irresponsible) for porting various pieces of Open Source software to the HP OpenVMS platform. Brett holds a doctorate in chemical physics from the University of Canterbury, and still maintains close links with the University, working as a part time lecturer in the Computer Science and Electronic and Computer Engineering departments. In his spare time, Brett enjoys listening to music, playing the guitar, and drinking beer.



Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Concord Ballroom

S103 - Possible Future Directions for the OpenVMS Ecosystem  (details)
S103 - Possible Future Directions for the OpenVMS Ecosystem
Keith Parris, HP

TRACK: MIGRATION
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
This session explores various possible future directions for folks who are part of the OpenVMS ecosystem, with particular emphasis on those OpenVMS customers and vendors who are happy with OpenVMS, and who like and need the features and benefits provided by the OpenVMS platform.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Keith Parris is one of two Co-Global Leads for the OpenVMS Technology Profession within HP, which consists of about 900 HP employees who work with or love OpenVMS. Keith is a member of the Converged Systems and Solutions (CSS) Engineering Resolution Team (ERT) within HP Technology Services, part of Level 3 n the HP support escalation path, and doing fly-and-fix work and performance and high-availability consulting for HP customer sites with mission-critical needs around the world.


Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEDFORD

S110 - The Polyglot Rabbit: Adventures on OpenVMS with RabbitMQ, Erlang, and multi-protocol messaging  (details)
S110 - The Polyglot Rabbit: Adventures on OpenVMS with RabbitMQ, Erlang, and multi-protocol messaging
Brett Cameron, HP

TRACK: PROGRAMMING
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
RabbitMQ (http://www.rabbitmq.com) is a popular 100% Erlang-based (http://www.erlang.org/) Open Source message queuing system that implements the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP). It has been estimated that there are presently some 35,000+ production deployments of RabbitMQ across the globe, and this number is growing rapidly. Most of these deployments are business-critical, underpinning everything from internet-based pizza ordering systems through to providing the central nervous system for OpenStack-based cloud deployments. RabbitMQ natively supports versions 0.8.0 and 0.9.1 of AMQP; however, a somewhat overlooked capability of RabbitMQ is its ability to also readily provide support via a flexible plugin architecture for a variety other popular Open Source message queuing protocols, including STOMP, MQTT, ZeroMQ, and RESTful messaging via the RabbitHub plugin. Most good message queuing protocols share many features in common; however some are better suited to a particular set of use cases than others. This ability of RabbitMQ to be able to seamlessly receive and propagate messages simultaneously via multiple protocols is an extremely powerful facility, and one that affords great flexibility. For example, it means that it is possible to use the most appropriate protocol for a particular function or to simultaneously use different protocols to disseminate the same data to different types of users via the most appropriate protocol without having to develop and maintain any separate gateway components. As a consequence of work done by the speaker to port Erlang to OpenVMS and to develop OpenVMS-friendly client API's, it is possible to fully utilize this message queuing technology in an OpenVMS environment. In this talk the presenter will discuss the multi-protocol features of RabbitMQ, how the capabilities of Erlang have been utilised to implement the powerful RabbitMQ plugin architecture, and how these capabilities of RabbitMQ can be used to implement a robust and highly scalable multi-protocol Open Source-based messaging hub.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Brett Cameron currently works as a senior architect with HP's corporate Cloud Services group, focusing on the design and implementation of message queuing and related integration services for customers and for internal use. Brett lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, and has worked in the software industry for some 22 years. In that time he has gained experience in a wide range of technologies, many of which have long since been retired to the software scrapheap of dubious ideas. In recent years Brett has specialized in systems integration, and the design and implementation of large distributed systems for HP¬タルs enterprise customers. This work has seen Brett get involved in the research and development of low-latency and highly scalable messaging solutions for the Financial Services sector running on HP platforms, and as a consequence of this work, Brett has been involved in several interesting Open Source projects, and he has been responsible (or should that be irresponsible) for porting various pieces of Open Source software to the HP OpenVMS platform. Brett holds a doctorate in chemical physics from the University of Canterbury, and still maintains close links with the University, working as a part time lecturer in the Computer Science and Electronic and Computer Engineering departments. In his spare time, Brett enjoys listening to music, playing the guitar, and drinking beer.


Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Concord Ballroom

S113 - Virtualization at work -- Real CHARON customer cases  (details)
S113 - Virtualization at work -- Real CHARON customer cases
Thomas Siebold, Stromasys SA

TRACK: VIRTUALIZATION
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
This session will deal with the PDP/VAX/ALPHA/HP3000 Emulators (CHARON) developed by Stromasys SA.
In this session current customer projects will be covered. These customers virtualized their OpenVMS and/or Tru64 infrastructure with the CHARON emulator. The session will talk about the issues that needed to be solved and how the actual migration was done. The situation before and after the migration will be shown, together with the solution delivered by Stromasys SA.  This will not be a marketing session!

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Thomas Siebold has worked for 36 years in the IT industry. 31 of which he worked for Digital Equipment in Munich and Nashua, for Compaq and for Hewlett Packard. For the last 3 years he worked for Stromasys SA as a Senior Presales Consultant.


Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEACON HILL

S117 - ACME/LDAP setup and troubleshooting  (details)
S117 - Setting up ACME and LDAP and using external Authentication plus some troubleshooting
Dan Buckley, HP

TRACK: PROGRAMMING
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
Setting up ACME and LDAP and using external Authentication plus some troubleshooting.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
I have worked with OpenVMS since 1983.


Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: QUINCY

S119 - Re-platforming tools - VMS API's, DCL, QUEUE MANAGEMENT on LINUX  (details)
S119 - Re-platforming tools - VMS API's, DCL, QUEUE MANAGEMENT on LINUX
John Power, Sector7 USA

TRACK: MIGRATION
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
This session will discuss the tools to reduce the cost and risk of re-platforming VMS applications to LINUX. Covered will be the internal workings of the VMS API's on LINUX, DCL on LINUX, AST's. Tool source code examples will be shown. SYS$,LIB$,OTS$,CLI$, SMG$,FDV$,etc RMS (FAB, RAB, XAB, NAM)

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Jon Power is the CEO of Sector7, founded in 1985 and actively re-platforming VMS applications to Unix/LINIX since 1987.


Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: ESSEX


Lunch  
Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: SORA

BOF  (details)
BOF

Join friends or strangers at a Birds of a Feather session.  Go to the Information Table in the Ballroom Lobby to register to host a BOF or see what BOFs are planned.
Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: PARTNER PAVILION


PM Breakout Sessions (Mon)  

S108- Migration strategies, pitfalls, and possibilities  (details)
S108 - Migration strategies, pitfalls, and possibilities
Brett Cameron, HP

TRACK: MIGRATION
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
In this talk the speaker will introduce the topic of application migration in the context of migrating OpenVMS application environments to other operating system platforms such as Windows, Linux/UNIX, HP NonStop, and Cloud-based environments. Some of the different approaches and methods than can be taken to migration and their relative merits and applicability to particular situations will be discussed, along with ideas for target replacement technologies (compilers, databases, middleware options, user interfaces, and so on), use of Open Source software, and possible solutions to some specific technical and non-technical challenges. Recommendations and ideas will be supported where appropriate by reference to specific project examples.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Brett Cameron currently works as a senior architect with HP's corporate Cloud Services group, focusing on the design and implementation of message queuing and related integration services for customers and for internal use. Brett lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, and has worked in the software industry for some 22 years. In that time he has gained experience in a wide range of technologies, many of which have long since been retired to the software scrapheap of dubious ideas. In recent years Brett has specialized in systems integration, and the design and implementation of large distributed systems for HP¬タルs enterprise customers. This work has seen Brett get involved in the research and development of low-latency and highly scalable messaging solutions for the Financial Services sector running on HP platforms, and as a consequence of this work, Brett has been involved in several interesting Open Source projects, and he has been responsible (or should that be irresponsible) for porting various pieces of Open Source software to the HP OpenVMS platform. Brett holds a doctorate in chemical physics from the University of Canterbury, and still maintains close links with the University, working as a part time lecturer in the Computer Science and Electronic and Computer Engineering departments. In his spare time, Brett enjoys listening to music, playing the guitar, and drinking beer.


Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: ESSEX

S114 - "It's Slow!" - Now What?  (details)
 S114 - "It's Slow!" - Now What?
Norman Lastovica, Software Concepts International

TRACK: PERFORMANCE
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
Quite often the problem statement originates as¬タワIt is slow¬タン.  And just as often, there is a lot more to the story. This session covers the identification and analysis steps used to pinpoint application and system performance¬タワhot spots¬タンfrequently contributing to¬タワslow¬タン.  Topic areas include CPU bound, IO bound and contention bound environments including RMS files, alignment faults, code compilation options, caches, buffering, etc. No application developer or system manager should miss this session.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Norman J. Lastovica is a Senior Consulting Engineer with Software Concepts International.  Mr. Lastovica has over 30 years of experience with large systems design and development including several major production, benchmark and prototyping efforts.

Norman Lastovica previously worked for Digital Equipment Corporation and Oracle Corporation. As a Senior Managing Engineer within Oracle's OpenVMS Products Engineering organization, he was the KODA project team leader, where he shared responsibility for the performance, physical data storage, index, journaling, recovery, row cache, hot standby, and LogMiner components of the Oracle Rdb product family.

Designer of patented technologies, some of his past projects include porting Oracle Rdb to the Itanium platform, implementing the Oracle Rdb LogMiner, Snapshots in Cache features, and benchmarking 64-core Superdome configurations. Mr. Lastovica has creates and delivers extensive presentations varying from high-level business analysis to detailed technical material.

In his free time, he enjoys outdoor sports in the mountains surrounding his home in Colorado.


Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEACON HILL

S116 - ACMS Troubleshooting  (details)
S116 - ACMS Troubleshooting
Dan Buckley, HP

TRACK:  PROGRAMMING
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
Hints and kinks to troubleshoot and tune ACMS applications.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
I have worked with OpenVMS since 1983.


Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: QUINCY

S105 - IT Security History & Architecture (How Did We Get Into This Mess?)  (details)
S105 - IT Security History & Architecture (How Did We Get Into This Mess?)
Dr. Steve Belovich, IQware Solutions, LLC.

TRACK: SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
Understanding the history of IT security explains why we are in this situation of seemingly never-ending vulnerability to data theft, cyber attacks and hacking. It also significantly impacts our¬タワgo-forward¬タンoptions due to the inertia of installed base and existing infrastructures.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Dr. Steve Belovich is the founder and majority shareholder of IQware Solutions, an enterprise software company. IQware makes and sells rule-based Master Data Management (MDM) software to the regulated industries, including government, health care and pharmaceutical.
Prior to founding IQware, Steve was the founder and majority hareholder of SmartData which went public in October 2004. SmartData won the 2000 NorTech award for innovation from CWRU's Enterprise Development Institute.  Prior to founding SmartData in 1999, Dr. Belovich was Vice President of BV Technologies, an engineering firm that he co-founded in 1988. During Dr. Belovich's tenure there, BV Technologies won the Weatherhead 100 award for top growth companies on two occasions.

Dr. Belovich has been an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cleveland State University¬タルs Fenn College of Engineering. He has published numerous technical papers and has testified in Federal court as an expert witness on intellectual property (IP) matters numerous times. He holds a number of US patents for various medical and electrical devices. Dr. Belovich has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from Case Western Reserve University (1981) and an M.S. (1983) and Ph.D. (1987) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cleveland State University.

Steve is also a violinist and has performed professionally with many groups, including the Rackhouse Ramblers, The Mickeys, Charlie-in-the-Box, Blue Lunch and the New Orleans Stompers.


Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEDFORD

S124 - Run OpenVMS on MAC OS and possibly iPad  (details)
S124 - Run OpenVMS on MAC OS and possibly iPad
Jon Power, Sector7 USA

TRACK: MIGRATION
LEVEL:
0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
We realize that many OpenVMS users do no like the idea of Windows or Linux. In this talk we will show VMS source code being compiled and run on Apple MAC OS. We will show one of the best code development systems on the planet Xcode compiling VMS applications and running them on MAC OS. We will be focusing on Xcode, and showing DCL, QUEUE Manager, and system services running on Xcode, and also how VMS API's and layered products such as RMS, FMS, SMG, CLD, SYS$, LIB$, CLI$, OTS$, STR$ and VMS BASIC can run on Mac OS - and 'theoretically' on the iPad. This is purely an interesting look at the MAC as a serious development environment. If time allows, we will also show AST's and some of the more in debt VMS capabilities.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Jon Power (CEO) and James Hale (CTO) have been writing VMS capability on Unix/Linux since 1987. About 2 years ago, after a break from programming, Jon wrote a PASCAL to C++ translator and James the runtime (runs on VMS and Linux) - Jon, fed up with 'vi' and 80x24 decided to try Xcode - now - MAC and Xcode is our primary development platform.


Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: ESSEX

S147 - Current State Of Open Source Community Efforts on OpenVMS  (details)
S147 - Current State Of Open Source Community Efforts on OpenVMS
Bill Pedersen, Stromasys

TRACK: OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
An update session on the joint efforts between the Open Source on OpenVMS Community and HP OpenVMS Engineering.  Current state of the GNV environment, plans, works in progress, open issues.

Discussion of the new relationship with VSI Software Development with the Open Source on OpenVMS Community and the establishment of an active relationship with this new team is presented as well.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Mr. Pedersen is the Vice President of Engineering at Stromasys with over 40 years experience in the DEC/Compaq/HP computing environment.  His experience as ranged from supporting scientific experimentation with computers including Nobel Physicists and multi-national Oceanography Cruises to systems management, project management, disaster recovery and open source development.  He also worked for various educational organizations, Digital Equipment Corporation, start-ups and had his own OpenVMS centered consultancy for 30 years.  He holds a Bachelors of Science in Physical and Chemical Oceanography from the University of Washington.


Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEACON HILL

S112 - Thin Provisioning and OpenVMS  (details)
S112 - Thin Provisioning and OpenVMS
Keith Parris, Hewlett-Packard Company

TRACK: STORAGE
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
Thin Provisioning is a technique used within some storage subsystems which aims to minimize required storage space by deferring the actual allocation of space on physical disks until data is actually written, and by later reclaiming disk space when files are deleted and the associated space is deallocated. OpenVMS code contains no knowledge of Thin Provisioning as a storage feature, but it can operate successfully with these storage systems. This session explores the interaction of OpenVMS with storage subsystems implementing Thin Provisioning, and describes techniques and tools which can be used to optimize performance, minimize storage capacity requirements, and take greater advantage of this new feature of storage on OpenVMS systems.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Keith Parris is one of two Co-Global Leads for the OpenVMS Technology Profession within HP, which consists of about 900 HP employees who work with or love OpenVMS. Keith is a member of the Converged Systems and Solutions (CSS) Engineering Resolution Team (ERT) within HP Technology Services, part of Level 3 n the HP support escalation path, and doing fly-and-fix work and performance and high-availability consulting for HP customer sites with mission-critical needs around the world.

Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: QUINCY

S106 - Cyber Security Briefing: How to Fight and Win the New War (and Why What We Are Doing Now Won't Work)  (details)
S106 - Cyber Security Briefing: How to Fight and Win the New War (and Why What We Are Doing Now Won't Work)
Dr. Steve Belovich, IQware Solutions, LLC

TRACK: SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
This presentation explains the common methods of hacking and the classes of vulnerabilities that are exploited.  It also covers non electronic hacking techniques and the problems pertaining thereto.  The failure of current cyber defense methodologies is explained as well as why such methodologies will fail in the future.  Cyber "rating systems" and related standards (DoD 5200.28 and ISO #15408) are also presented as are the results of 40 years of research in the cyber security field.

A secure architecture is presented that was developed by the USAF and partially adopted by the OVMS development team.  The efficacy of that architecture is explained and other related effective cyber defense schemes are described.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Dr. Steve Belovich is the founder and majority shareholder of IQware Solutions, an enterprise software company. IQware makes and sells rule-based Master Data Management (MDM) software to the regulated industries, including government, health care and pharmaceutical.
Prior to founding IQware, Steve was the founder and majority hareholder of SmartData which went public in October 2004. SmartData won the 2000 NorTech award for innovation from CWRU's Enterprise Development Institute.  Prior to founding SmartData in 1999, Dr. Belovich was Vice President of BV Technologies, an engineering firm that he co-founded in 1988. During Dr. Belovich's tenure there, BV Technologies won the Weatherhead 100 award for top growth companies on two occasions.

Dr. Belovich has been an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cleveland State University¬タルs Fenn College of Engineering. He has published numerous technical papers and has testified in Federal court as an expert witness on intellectual property (IP) matters numerous times. He holds a number of US patents for various medical and electrical devices. Dr. Belovich has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from Case Western Reserve University (1981) and an M.S. (1983) and Ph.D. (1987) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cleveland State University.

Steve is also a violinist and has performed professionally with many groups, including the Rackhouse Ramblers, The Mickeys, Charlie-in-the-Box, Blue Lunch and the New Orleans Stompers.


Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEDFORD


PM General Session (Mon) - OpenVMS Roadmap and Migration to Other Platforms  (details)
This presentation discusses HP OpenVMS roadmap for the currently supported versions. Additionally, the presentation discusses the support HP offers if you plan to migrate to alternative platforms.  OpenVMS Roadmap In lieu of the recent announcement about the future of HP OpenVMS, customers who are using currently supported versions of HP OpenVMS and server hardware are likely to be re-evaluating their long term plans. Revisiting the roadmap will help customers chalk out their strategy and schedule to migrate to higher versions of HP OpenVMS. Multiple versions of the HP OpenVMS operating system are supported on Alpha and Integrity servers. Additionally, the levels of support available on different versions of the operating system are different. This presentation discusses the roadmaps for the following:ユSupported versions of HP OpenVMS operating system for Alpha and Integrity serversユSupported versions of Integrity i2 servers for HP OpenVMSユI/O and storage roadmap for HP OpenVMS  Migrating Applications to Other Platforms While HP is committed to offer support for HP OpenVMS in keeping with the roadmap, and has announced the agreement with VMS Software Inc. to develop future versions, HP also intends to offer support to customers who intend to migrate their applications to other platforms. This presentation discusses how HP can support in migrating applications, migration expertise within HP, and examples of successful migrations.

Presenter: Jeffrey Kyle, HP
Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grande Ballroom

PM General Session (Mon)  (details)
This session will go into more detail information around the OpenVMS Roadmaps, including plans for the base OS and layered products.

Presenter: Eddie Orcutt, VMS Engineering, Inc.
Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grande Ballroom

Partner Roundhouse  
Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Concord Ballroom

BOF (MON PM)  (details)
Join friends or strangers at a Birds of a Feather session.  Go to the Information Table in the Ballroom Lobby to register to host a BOF or see what BOFs are planned.
Add to calendarMonday, September 29, 2014 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: PARTNER PAVILION


Breakfast (Tues)  
Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: SORA

AM General Session (Tu)  (details)
G106 - GENERAL SESSION
Keynote: HP/Intel OpenVMS and I64
Ken Surplice and Peter Tea, HP

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Within HP Europe, Middle East and Africa Ken is responsible for product management of mission-critical servers running OpenVMS and HP-UX and new developments in mission-critical x86 servers through HP¬タルs Project Odyssey expanding mission-critical IT into Linux and Windows environments. He first met VMS in early 1979, with VMS v1 on VAX and has never said goodbye. After working in a hands on role as a software guy, he moved to presales then product management, changing jobs as frequently as OpenVMS reboots. Ken is known for his enthusiasm in promoting his HP portfolio to customers and partners. He studied Computation at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and has worked in the IT industry every since.



Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grande Ballroom

AM Breakout Sessions (Tu)  

S133 - Availability Manager - Performance and Resource Contention at a Glance  (details)
S133 - Availability Manager - Performance and Resource Contention at a Glance
Barry Kierstein, VMS Software

TRACK: PERFORMANCE
LEVEL:
0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
The Availability Manager software collects performance and resource contention for many systems in real-time and displays it in a convenient point-and-click interface.  This session will go over its setup and function to show how it can help you find and solve problems in your environment.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Barry Kierstein was the project leader for the Availability Manager software while at HP, a system manager of OpenVMS at a large university, and currently does consulting for OpenVMS products.


Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: CONCORD BALLROOM

S109 - What "Big Data" really means and where OpenVMS can play  (details)
S109 - What "Big Data" really means and where OpenVMS can play
Brett Cameron, HP

TRACK:  BIG DATA

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
"Big Data" seems to be an unavoidable business buzz phrase these days. According to Wikipedia, Big data is the term for a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. This definition seems reasonable; however the term is badly overloaded and surrounded by considerable industry hype, and accordingly there continues to be considerable debate and confusion about what Big Data is and is not. For example, a recent survey of 154 companies found that nearly 70% used a volume-based definition for Big Data; 25% defined Big Data as 'massive growth of transaction data'; 24% thought Big Data referred to new technologies for managing massive data; and 19% defined it as the 'requirement to store and archive data for regulatory compliance'. In this talk the speaker will share his opinion (and those of a few noted luminaries) about what Big Data really means and will consider how OpenVMS might participate in the rapidly evolving area.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Brett Cameron currently works as a senior architect with HP's corporate Cloud Services group, focusing on the design and implementation of message queuing and related integration services for customers and for internal use. Brett lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, and has worked in the software industry for some 22 years. In that time he has gained experience in a wide range of technologies, many of which have long since been retired to the software scrapheap of dubious ideas. In recent years Brett has specialized in systems integration, and the design and implementation of large distributed systems for HP¬タルs enterprise customers. This work has seen Brett get involved in the research and development of low-latency and highly scalable messaging solutions for the Financial Services sector running on HP platforms, and as a consequence of this work, Brett has been involved in several interesting Open Source projects, and he has been responsible (or should that be irresponsible) for porting various pieces of Open Source software to the HP OpenVMS platform. Brett holds a doctorate in chemical physics from the University of Canterbury, and still maintains close links with the University, working as a part time lecturer in the Computer Science and Electronic and Computer Engineering departments. In his spare time, Brett enjoys listening to music, playing the guitar, and drinking beer.

Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEACON HILL

S123 - Using pthreads with VMS  (details)
S123 - Using pthreads with VMS
Tom Heim, Heim EnterpriZes, LLC

TRACK: PROGRAMMING
LEVEL: 0

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
Whereas programming a stateful AST driven executable is an excellent design for a single core/processor server, with modern multicore/processor servers pthreads add a unique advantage.  We will investigate the transformation of a stateful AST driven architecture written to perform on VAXen for processing TCP/IP transactions to a stateless pthreads design written to execute on Itanium servers.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Over the last thirty plus years I have enjoyed a stimulating career in the continual evolution of the computer industry. 
Since my graduation from the University of Arizona I have been working with RSX & VMS in addition to other minor OSs such as *NIX and windows.  Within my repertoire I posses a wide-ranging experience in application development which includes projects written in C, Fortran, DCL, HTML, Java, C++ and Pascal.  Most of my work has integrated networking interfaces including DECnet and TCP/IP.

I revel in sharing my empirical understanding of the design and implementation of innovative technological solutions to complex problems.   Throughout my illustrious career I have submitted US & International patents championing new technologies and given guidance in documenting lessons learned while recommending enhancements or improvements to others when appropriate.  Currently I am part of a small crew of explorers on a voyage to expand VMS's role in Green Technologies.


Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: QUINCY

S125 - The OpenVMS Fast I/O Facility - deep dive  (details)
S125 - The OpenVMS Fast I/O Facility - deep dive
James Preciado, James Preciado, LLC

TRACK:  PROGRAMMING

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
The OpenVMS Fast I/O facility is a set of system services that can substitute for certain $QIO operations on OpenVMS Alpha and Integrity servers.  These services offer streamlined processing which can dramatically increase I/O throughput.  Fast I/O is not a replacement for $QIO and can be used in conjunction those system calls.

This session will detail the similarity and differences between the Fast I/O services and the standard OpenVMS $QIO service.  How the Fast I/O services provide their performance boots will be explained.  Coding examples will be shown and a technique presented for extending the use of Fast I/O services.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Mr. Preciado has been installing, managing and maintaining OpenVMS systems for  over 35 years. He specializes in custom OpenVMS installations (especially those involving OpenVMS and the HP Integrity Virtual Server Environment) and has extensive experience in OpenVMS performance monitoring and reporting.  Prior to forming his own company, Mr. Preciado worked for two H.P. Enterprise Storage and Server Partners. During these engagements, he was responsible for the installation of various H.P. fibre channel storage and fibre channel switches. He did all pre-delivery planning, on-site work and post-install support. Likewise for c-Class blade servers, chassis and interconnects. He also developed a storage inventory practice for documenting and assessing in-place storage area networks which I continue to offer today.  Mr. Preciado holds H.P. StorageWorks and Brocade fibre channel certifications.


Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: QUINCY

S118 - Tips and Tricks on connecting storage arrays to your OpenVMS Itanium servers  (details)
S118 - Tips and Tricks on connecting storage arrays to your OpenVMS Itanium servers
Dave Sullivan, HP

TRACK: STORAGE

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
With all the different storage arrays on the market today, each one can bring its own set of challenges when trying to connect on OpenVMS. This session will explain what is required of the various storage array vendors (3PAR, EMC, Hitachi) and what you may need to do on your OpenVMS system to gather information, adjust settings and to work with your storage area administrator to follow vendor specific rules to insure your OpenVMS system will be able to communicate with your new storage array. We will dive into the P410i onboard controller, use the SHELL to gain access to your fibre cards and show tips and tricks to get the information you need to get your SAN appliance zoned and configured as well as how to troubleshoot issues down the road.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Dave Sullivan is a Technology Solutions Consultant with HP where his day to day role involves real time customer problem engagement working issues in every facet of the OpenVMS operating system. Dave is widely recognized in Hewlett Packard by peers and  leaders at all levels for his commitment to customer problem resolution. Dave has presented numerous technical talks over the years at this and other venues geared towards the real nuts and bolts that make technology work.

Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: CONCORD BALLROOM

S111 - Examples of Open Source software on OpenVMS: What, where, why, how and when  (details)
S111 - Examples of Open Source software on OpenVMS: What, where, why, how and when
Brett Cameron, HP

TRACK: OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPMENT

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
The speaker has done a considerable amount of work over the past decade porting various pieces of Open Source software to the OpenVMS platform and working with OpenVMS customers to craft solutions using this Open Source software. During this talk the speaker will describe some of software that has been ported and where and how this software might be useful, with particular emphasis on Open Source web services and message queuing technologies. Work in progress and future plans will also be discussed. Additionally, the talk will examine the general approach taken by the speaker to the porting process, along with some of the pitfalls that are commonly encountered and how these may be resolved. In addition to the porting of software to OpenVMS, work has been done to implement interfaces for some of the ported Open Source packages to simplify their use from OpenVMS high-level languages such as COBOL, Pascal, and FORTRAN. Examples of such interfaces will be presented and the approaches taken to implementing them will be briefly discussed.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Brett Cameron currently works as a senior architect with HP's corporate Cloud Services group, focusing on the design and implementation of message queuing and related integration services for customers and for internal use. Brett lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, and has worked in the software industry for some 22 years. In that time he has gained experience in a wide range of technologies, many of which have long since been retired to the software scrapheap of dubious ideas. In recent years Brett has specialized in systems integration, and the design and implementation of large distributed systems for HP¬タルs enterprise customers. This work has seen Brett get involved in the research and development of low-latency and highly scalable messaging solutions for the Financial Services sector running on HP platforms, and as a consequence of this work, Brett has been involved in several interesting Open Source projects, and he has been responsible (or should that be irresponsible) for porting various pieces of Open Source software to the HP OpenVMS platform. Brett holds a doctorate in chemical physics from the University of Canterbury, and still maintains close links with the University, working as a part time lecturer in the Computer Science and Electronic and Computer Engineering departments. In his spare time, Brett enjoys listening to music, playing the guitar, and drinking beer.


Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEACON HILL

S129 - A viaticum for 'last chance IT consultants'  (details)
S129 - A viaticum for 'last chance IT consultants'
Gerard Calliet, pia-sofer

TRACK: MIGRATION

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
We will present the two greatest difficulties of migration for dependable systems: Drawing upon advances in linguistics, we will underline signification of idiomatics in IT science, their relation with the life cycles and expressiveness of code, links between languages and executing contexts. In considering new strengths and speed of general computing, we will point out that black box computing is largely incompatible with dependability. Therefore, the first conclusion that might be drawned is not to migrate at all. We will, however, introduce some propositions to go ahead when necessary with migration and overcome these difficulties.
These issues will be used to characterize the specifics of dependable system life cycles, and determine the 'Where are we ?' The 'Where would we go ?' and the 'How to get there ?' that appear with the new situation for VMS ecosystem. If it seems VMS is about to survive, we have to know why and upon what we can keep going on.


ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Developer then consultant since 1985 on OpenVMS
Theoretical studies on new technologies at CNAM Paris
Has founded in France a community of OpenVMS proffessionals: ProVMS.
Has founded in 2009 a specialized company for modernizing OpenVMS environments, pia-sofer.
Now vice-president of french HP users club in France; hp-interex.
A reference in the 17th technical journal: A whole re-engineering project on OpenVMS


Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 11:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: CONCORD BALLROOM

S127 - HP Data Protector Best Practice Deployment  (details)
S127 - HP Data Protector Best Practice Deployment
Eamonn Fitzmaurice, HP

TRACK: STORAGE

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
Data Protector installation on both OpenVMS and other operating systems require changes to many of the installation defaults to ensure the software runs optimally. This session will details those and provide specific advise on how the product works on an OpenVMS platform. - Prerequisites for installation - Installation and configuration in a heterogeneous environment - SAN versus LAN backups - Tuning advice - Troubleshooting and common problems¬タモNew versions 8 and 9 - LTO 6 and how it improves and protects your LTO investment The above information should ensure backups perform faster and are more reliable.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Eamonn Fitzmaurice is a Master Level Technology Consultant employed by HP Technology Services, Ireland. He has over 25 years experience with HP. In the last ten years involved primarily in designing and implementing enterprise backup solutions for customers in Ireland, UK, Belgium, Hungary and Germany. Also experienced with HP StoreOnce  technology and has delivered formal training for¬タワServicing and Supporing  StoreOnce.  He has also presented at previous Boot Camps.


Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEACON HILL

S126 - Using the OpenVMS Standalone Environment  (details)
S126 - Using the OpenVMS Standalone Environment
James Preciado, James Preciado, LLC.

TRACK:  PROGRAMMING

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
We have all seen the OpenVMS standalone environment that ius used to perform installations and standalone backups.  However, the standalone environment is a full functioning OpenVMS environment which can be used to perform other automated tasks.

This session will detail the configuration and functions provided by the OpenVMS standalone environment.  In addition to the H.P. provided functions, techniques for using the standalone environment for other system management and maintenance tasks will be presented.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Mr. Preciado has been installing, managing and maintaining OpenVMS systems for  over 35 years. He specializes in custom OpenVMS installations (especially those involving OpenVMS and the HP Integrity Virtual Server Environment) and has extensive experience in OpenVMS performance monitoring and reporting.  Prior to forming his own company, Mr. Preciado worked for two H.P. Enterprise Storage and Server Partners. During these engagements, he was responsible for the installation of various H.P. fibre channel storage and fibre channel switches. He did all pre-delivery planning, on-site work and post-install support. Likewise for c-Class blade servers, chassis and interconnects. He also developed a storage inventory practice for documenting and assessing in-place storage area networks which I continue to offer today.  Mr. Preciado holds H.P. StorageWorks and Brocade fibre channel certifications.


Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: QUINCY


Lunch (Tu)  
Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: SORA

BOF 101 - DCL Management, Automation and Programming  (details)
BOF 101 - DCL Management, Automation and Programming
Peter John Marquez, eCube Systems

DISCUSSION:
DCL is the key to OpenVMS usage in any development or production environment. What enhancements to DCL management, automation and programming would improve productivity and simply the on-boarding of new developers?

Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: CONCORD BALLROOM


PM Breakout Sessions (Tu)  

S130 - Linux System Management for OpenVMS Professionals - Part 1  (details)
S130 - Linux System Management for OpenVMS Professionals - Part 1
Rob Eulenstein, Hewlett Packard

TRACK: MIGRATION

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
These issues will be used to characterize the specifics of dependable system life cycles, and determine the 'Where are weᅠ?' The 'Where would we goᅠ?' and the 'How to get thereᅠ?' that appear with the new situation for VMS ecosystem. If it seems VMS is about to survive, we have to know why and upon what we can keep going on.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Rob Eulenstein joined Digital Equipment Corporation in March 1987. He has spent his entire tenure with Digital/Compaq/HP supporting OpenVMS customers from the Customer Support Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He currently works as a master-level consultant in CSS ERT (Converged Systems & Solutions Engineering Resolution Team).  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.


Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: CONCORD BALLROOM

S154 - System Connectivity Using OPC UA for OpenVMS  (details)
S154 - System Connectivity Using OPC UA for OpenVMS
Brian W. Segulin, RoviSys

TRACK: PROGRAMMING

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
OPC is a common Infrastructure used for data exchange in the process industries.  The newest OPC standard, called OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA), relies on open standards eliminating the previous dependence on a single vendor platform.  By using open standards, OPC UA has been implemented on many platforms including OpenVMS.  This presentation will discuss OPC, introduce RoviSys¬タルs OPC UA Suite of products, and explore how RoviSys' OPC UA products are currently being used.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Brian W. Segulin is a Senior Software Developer at RoviSys. He has over 25 years of experience designing and developing software solutions for integration, scheduling and adaptive modeling. He has done work in the process industries including metals, glass, oil and gas, paper, and food and beverage. He specializes in integrating legacy systems with state of the art control solutions.   Brian has been working with OpenVMS for over 30 years.


Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEACON HILL

S128 - StoreOnce Technology  (details)
S128 - StoreOnce Technology
Eamonn Fitzmaurice, HP

TRACK: STORAGE

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

HP StoreOnce is a disk to disk backup solution with built in deduplication. This session will explain the benefits of StoreOnce and how it can best integrate with OpenVMS. Focus will be provided on Data Protector, OpenVMS backup and other application integrations. Whether to utilize Virtual Tape Library (VTL), NAS or Catalyst functionality. Common deployment scenarios will be outlined.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Eamonn Fitzmaurice is a Master Level Technology Consultant employed by HP Technology Services, Ireland. He has over 25 years experience with HP. In the last ten years involved primarily in designing and implementing enterprise backup solutions for customers in Ireland, UK, Belgium, Hungary and Germany. Also experienced with HP StoreOnce  technology and has delivered formal training for Servicing and Supporting StoreOnce.He has also presented at previous Boot Camps.


Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: QUINCY

S131 - Linux System Management for OpenVMS Professionals - Part 2  (details)
S131 - Linux System Management for OpenVMS Professionals - Part 2
Rob Eulenstein, HP

TRACK: MIGRATION

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
This is part two of a three part series of lectures.  In this session I will cover: File Protection (remember everything in Linux is a treated as a file), Shell Scripts, Absolute and Relative Paths (Pathnames)
Hard and Soft (Symbolic) Links, Scheduling a Task and Basic Kernel Configuration.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Rob Eulenstein joined Digital Equipment Corporation in March 1987. He has spent his entire tenure with Digital/Compaq/HP supporting OpenVMS customers from the Customer Support Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He currently works as a master-level consultant in CSS ERT (Converged Systems & Solutions Engineering Resolution Team).  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.


Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: CONCORD BALLROOM

S136 - OpenVMS Lock Manager  (details)
S136 - OpenVMS Lock Manager
Jeffrey S. Jalbert, JCC Consulting

TRACK: DATABASE

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

We deal with many very high performance Rdb databases and the performance of the VMS Lock Manager can be a real wall in limiting throughput for some customers.  This presentation details the results of work we have done at JCC in outlining just what the capabilities of the Lock Manager are....with an emphasis on empiricism.  We also present the results of running on various environments, Alpha hardware and multiple emulators as well as Integrity hardware.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Dr. Jalbert has been a VMS user since the late 1970's and has spoken often at a number of DECUS and Rdb conferences.


Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEACON HILL

S135 - Simulate "Chaos" to recreate those strange problems you have encountered in the lab!  (details)
S135 - Simulate "Chaos" to recreate those strange problems you have encountered in the lab!
Robert Nydahl, Hewlett-Packard Sweden AB

TRACK: HIGH AVAILABILITY

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

A couple of methods on how to recreate those odd problems that happen in a typical computer environment will be covered. Cleverly employed in a test-environment these methods can help trigger and discover latent bugs, or help getting staff drilled in recovery procedures. This session is aimed to those who already have or are planning to setup a test-environment to harden their application or practice recovery procedures.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Robert has worked with OpenVMS since 1993, and joined Digital in 1998 to work in the Swedish OpenVMS Support-team where he started off with helping customers to install ABS and develop comprehensive backup plans. He also found time between the customer engagements to teach some of the OpenVMS-courses; From Fundamentals, through System Management, to Clusters, including TCP/IP-services. Later he learned RTR and provided local RTR- and OpenVMS-support to OMX, one of the world leaders in fully electronic exchanges. Today Robert also provides RTR-support to many of OMX' customers worldwide as well as RTR-training when needed. Since December 2006 he is also one of the OpenVMS Ambassadors in Sweden, mainly focusing on transitioning customers from Alpha to Itanium.


Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: QUINCY

S132 - Linux System Management for OpenVMS Professionals - Part 3  (details)
S132 - Linux System Management for OpenVMS Professionals - Part 3
Rob Eulenstein, Hewlett Packard

TRACK: MIGRATION


SESSION DESCRIPTION:
This is part three of a three part series of lectures.  In this session I will cover: System/Device Monitoring, Basic Network Setup, Software RAID, The Logical Volume Manager, Disk Quotas and Using ACLs in File Protection.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Rob Eulenstein joined Digital Equipment Corporation in March 1987. He has spent his entire tenure with Digital/Compaq/HP supporting OpenVMS customers from the Customer Support Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He currently works as a master-level consultant in CSS ERT (Converged Systems & Solutions Engineering Resolution Team).  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.


Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: CONCORD BALLROOM

S137 - Technical details on the FreeAXP, Avanti and Arana emulators  (details)
S137 - Technical details on the FreeAXP, Avanti and Arana emulators
Camiel Vanderhoeven, Migration Specialties Europe

TRACK: PROGRAMMING

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
What ordinary programmers can learn from the best practices developed by the OpenVMS engineering team.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Based in the Netherlands, Camiel Vanderhoeven is a relative newcomer to OpenVMS.
Introduced to the operating system as old as he is in 2003, he is now a certifiable OpenVMS bigot and collector of PDP, VAX and Alpha hardware. Camiel has a passion for software development, and is the lead architect and developer for the FreeAXP, Avanti and Arana Alpha emulators from Migration Specialties. His official job title is "hardware illusionist". Previously, Camiel developed the only open-source Alpha emulator capable of running OpenVMS on a laptop.
Camiel is married to Martha, they have five and two year old sons, Ties and Sipke, who like toggling buttons in daddy's chicken-shed-computer-museum.


Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEACON HILL

S134 - A well-engineered port to OpenVMS Integrity using Cornerstone G4  (details)
S134 - A well-engineered port to OpenVMS Integrity using Cornerstone G4
Gerrit Woertman, Cornerstone

TRACK: MIGRATION

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

Now support for OpenVMS on Integrity has been extended it is wise to take the step. But do you know your software? Cornerstone G4 can help.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Gerrit Woertman has 33 years of VMS-experience working for Digital/Compaq/HP


Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: QUINCY


PM General Session (Tu)  (details)
G103 - Panel discussion with the team from VMS Software Inc.
Presenter: Sue Skonetski, VMS Engineering, Inc.


SESSION DESCRIPTION:
This session is designed for the Boot Camp 2014 audience to make comments or ask questions of the panel which will include both technical experts and company executives. We will also be taking questions prior to the Boot Camp so that everyone has the opportunity to have their questions asked.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Susan Skonetski has 25 years of experience in the software industry, including leadership positions with Hewlett Packard, Compaq, and Digital Equipment Corporation. As vice president of Marketing and Relationship Management at Nemonix Engineering, Sue lead the company's marketing programs, including those between Nemonix customers, partners, and the OpenVMS community--which comprises Hewlett Packard's OpenVMS field advocates, product management and engineering; OpenVMS partners worldwide; and Connect, the HP user community group. Prior to joining Nemonix in 2009, Sue was manager of Field and Customer Engineering programs in the HP OpenVMS Software Engineering Group. An integral member of the OpenVMS deployment team, she was responsible for providing technical advocacy and support to customers worldwide. In 2009 she was awarded the HP Ambassadors Spirit Award by her colleagues at Hewlett Packard. Ms. Skonetski is an active member of HP's user group Connect community and serves as the OpenVMS SIG-Co Chair.
Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grande Ballroom

Connect to the Future Dinner  
Add to calendarTuesday, September 30, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Eastern Time)


Breakfast (Weds)  
Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: SORA

AM General Session (We)  (details)
G107 - Keynote: HP 3PAR StoreServ: Tier 1 Storage delivering affordable application acceleration
Beth Joseph and Cris Robinson, HP

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
Shifts in underlying media should not cause customers to compromise the features required in enterprise Tier-1 storage. A storage architecture needs toᅠaddress both media types from today and tomorrow with architectural capabilities. As requirements for the modern data center evolve, a storage architecture, like HP 3PAR StoreServ, needs to be solid state optimized.ᅠThis session discusses the evolution to all-flash storage and describes the design requirements to take advantage of all that flash offers and how 3PAR StoreServ architecture offers a seamless transition to accelerating with flash without introducing a new silo.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

Beth is a Senior Product Marketing Manager in HPメs Storage division on the 3PAR StoreServ team.ᅠShe came to HP via the Compaq acquisition and has 18 years of experience in the storage industry including the last 3 years leading the outbound marketing efforts for the 3PAR StoreServ product.ᅠPrevious to her work with the 3PAR team, Beth was an integral part of HPメs Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) team, including leading the product management and marketing efforts during that productメs most successful years. Beth early product management experience came via Digital Equipment Corporationメs PATHWORKS product, a local area network solution for distributed file and print sharing.ᅠIn her early professional life, Beth was a technical writer for DECメsᅠPC products.ᅠShe has an MBA from Clark University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bentley University.  Cris Robinson is a 3PAR Product Specialist in the HPメs Enterprise Solutions and Architecture covering New England and upstate New York. Cris has over 20 years of IT infrastructure experience working for L.L. Bean, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina, GreenPages Technology Solutions and joined Hewlett Packard in 2011. Crisメbroad experience, although primarily focused in storage, also spans infrastructure technologies like AIX, Solaris, Microsoft, Linux, HP-UX, VMware and backup and recovery architectures. He is a member of HPメs Vmware Virtualization Champions Group and NAS Champions group.ᅠHe is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine and lives in Stratham, New Hampshire with his wife Sarah and 2 children:ᅠAllie, 14 and Noah 12 and a Havanese puppy named Finley.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grande Ballroom

AM Break-Out Sessions (We)  

S143 - DEMO: The future of your applications begins with a tools-based understanding of your present.  (details)
S143 - DEMO: The future of your applications begins with a tools-based understanding of your present.
Jeff Shelby, Advanced Application Modernization

TRACK: PROGRAMMING

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

Your OpenVMS applications are valuable and have been around a long time.  Large, long-lived applications can be difficult to understand, maintain, and support resulting in large teams of developers analyzing and re-analyzing whenever changes need to be made. If these applications have then also grown over time with repeated maintenance and expansion, then this problem is exacerbated considerably.

By attending this demonstration session, you will see how Advanced Application Modernization (AAM) can give you full insight into your application portfolio on OpenVMS as well as across other systems in your organization. You will see how the relationships between application source code, DCL and other IT artifacts can be collected, analyzed and consumed for strategic planning, software QA, maintenance, modernization and other facets. Expanded source drilldowns, unused LoC and sub-code interconnections can all be revealed.

This provides a solid base for your OpenVMS future planning by giving you complete information both from a strategic top-down perspective as well as through bottom-up source code inspection.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Jeff Shelby is the Director of Application Modernization with Advanced Computer Software Group. In this role, Jeff works with his team of experts to ensure that companies with valuable legacy systems get the most from them. Jeff has more than 30 successful years of experience ensuring that technology meets both the business strategies and financial realities of his clients.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: CONCORD BALLROOM

S121 - Project Planning a re-platforming of VMS applications to UNIX/Linux, Analysis, Project Planning and Tracking  (details)
S121 - Project Planning a re-platforming of VMS applications to UNIX/Linux, Analysis, Project Planning and Tracking
Denys Beauchemin, Sector7 USA

TRACK: MIGRATION

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

Re-platforming tools will significantly reduce the time to get you VMS applications running on a Unix/LINUX platform. However, the project planning, driven by the code analysis, and testing is equally critical. This session will discuss step by step what is involved in analyzing your application, assigning weighting to specific VMS technologies, strategies for risk assessment and risk mitigation and finally the steps and methodologies to product a 3000+ task project plan (typical for 750,000+ LOC medium complexity applications) with no task exceeding 20 hours. At Sector7 since 1987 we focused more on the technology (RMS, DCL on Linux etc), but realized 15 years ago that the re-platforming technology benefit was reduced because a different project planning strategy was required for re-platforming / migration than regular development projects. Sector7 was awarded a patent in 2004 for 'Costing Re-platforming". There may possibly be better ways to project plan a migration, however, our methodology has successfully driven over 1000 migrations from various platforms. When followed, this methodology has enabled Sector7 to perform fixed price projects spanning 2 or 3 years and including tasks such as converting 3M lines of VAX Pascal to C. Critical to this is Testing, hopefully covered by a different session.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Denys Beauchemin has been a senior project manager and engineer at Sector7.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: ESSEX

S145 Oracle Rdb and Oracle Database on OpenVMS Business and Product Update  (details)
S145 - Oracle Rdb and Oracle Database on OpenVMS Business and Product Update
Kevin Duffy, Oracle

TRACK: DATABASE

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

This talk covers Oracle's commitment to Rdb and the Oracle Database on OpenVMS; product strategy; release history over the last year; current development activity; current project priorities, major feature highlights; product roadmaps and plans for future development over the next 1 to 2 years. The purpose of is to provide the listener with an overview of the plans and direction for both Oracle Rdb and the Oracle Database on OpenVMS.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Kevin Duffy is  a Senior Director of Software Development within the Server Technologies Division at
Oracle Corporation. He is responsible for two database server products at Oracle; the Oracle Database
on OpenVMS and Oracle Rdb. Kevin is also responsible for several related data-access and data management
products.  Both server products are high-end,  mission-critical database management systems that are used
by major corporations and government institutions around the worl. Kevin has been with Oracle since 1994 and prior
to that he worked at Digital Equipment Corporation as a manager of various teams within Rdb Engineering
including SQL, the Rdb Kernel Team (KODA), Rdb EXEC,  Distributed Transactions, RMU Utilities and Quality
Assurance. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and
an MBA from Boston University.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEACON HILL

S140 - Troubleshooting Performance problems with SDA extensions  (details)
S140 - Troubleshooting Performance problems with SDA extensions
jim Mehlhop, PARSEC

TRACK: PERFORMANCE

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

Monitor and TDC can collect overall alignment faults and MP Synchronization information, but not determine who or what code is causing the problem. With SDA extensions you can scientifically isolate the source of the issue.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
JIm Mehlhop, worked on one of the field test VAX 11/780 machines, and has done Crash Dump Analysis on OpenVMS since 1980. He also delivers OpenVMS classes and performs consulting and performance analysis. He has delivered Decus, Encompass, and BOOTCAMP presentations and pre-symposium seminars since 1989.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEACON HILL

S138 - The OpenVMS Approach to Software Engineering  (details)
S138 - The OpenVMS Approach to Software Engineering
Camiel Vanderhoeven, Migration Specialties Europe

TRACK: VIRTUALIZATION


SESSION DESCRIPTION:
This session will show you how FreeAXP and Arana can be employed for production use. Some customer stories will be shared, and best practices will be explained.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Based in the Netherlands, Camiel Vanderhoeven is a relative newcomer to OpenVMS.
Introduced to the operating system as old as he is in 2003, he is now a certifiable OpenVMS bigot and collector of PDP, VAX and Alpha hardware. Camiel has a passion for software development, and is the lead architect and developer for the FreeAXP, Avanti and Arana Alpha emulators from Migration Specialties. His official job title is "hardware illusionist". Previously, Camiel developed the only open-source Alpha emulator capable of running OpenVMS on a laptop.
Camiel is married to Martha, they have five and two year old sons, Ties and Sipke, who like toggling buttons in daddy's chicken-shed-computer-museum.

Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: CONCORD BALLROOM

S122 - How to test a migration - and how non migration focused test strategies can double or triple the cost of a migration  (details)
S122 - How to test a migration - and how non migration focused test strategies can double or triple the cost of a migration
Denys Beauchemin, Sector7 USA

TRACK: MIGRATION

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

Testing - a subject that most of us would rather 'pass to those off shore guys'. Testing a migration is more along the lines of Y2K testing - however, without the benefit of knowing that 80% of the code base had not been touched by the Y2K changes. testing can account for 40% of the cost of a migration. If not done correctly can severely impact the project plan (hopefully discussed in a previous session) and lead to cost increases of 2 to 3 times the original hours estimate. Migration is not development, the best result is "bug for bug compatibility", the temptation to assume that generic test cases that can be used for later application testing is the first and most costly mistake in a testing planning scenario. The testing is an integral part of the migration project plan. For the full cost benefit of tool based rehosting, the test plan must be specifically constructed to not cause critical paths to impact costs.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Denys Beauchemin has been a senior project manager and engineer at Sector7.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: ESSEX

S146 - Oracle database on OpenVMS  (details)
S146 - Oracle database on OpenVMS
Garry Huffman, Oracle USA

TRACK: DATABASE

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

This talk will cover the current development activities for Oracle database on OpenVMS.  11g feature highlights will also be reviewed.  These include:
  • Real Application Testing
  • Active Data Guar
  • In memory database cache.
During this presentation we also discuss some of the porting challenges we encounter porting to the OpenVMS platform

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Gary Huffman is a senior software development manager within the Oracle VMS product engineering organization.  Mr. Huffman has over 35 years of experience with large information systems ranging from development projects to long-term sustaining engineering projects.  His current assignment is to project manage the Oracle database on OpenVMS.

Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEACON HILL

S141 - Free Performance tools  (details)
S141 - Free Performance tools
Jim Mehlhop, PARSEC

TRACK: PERFORMANCE

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

An Introduction to the free tools that are available to assist system administrators in identifying system performance bottlenecks.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
JIm Mehlhop, worked on one of the field test VAX 11/780 machines, and has done Crash Dump Analysis on OpenVMS since 1980. He also delivers OpenVMS classes and performs consulting and performance analysis. He has delivered Decus, Encompass, and BOOTCAMP presentations and pre-symposium seminars since 1989.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: QUINCY

S139 - A look inside FreeAXP, Avanti and Arana  (details)
S139 - A look inside FreeAXP, Avanti and Arana
Camiel Vanderhoeven, Migration Specialties Europe

TRACK: VIRTUALIZATION

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

This session will show you what Migration Specialties' emulators look like under the hood. Some of the inner workings of FreeAXP and Avanti will be explained, and you'll be given an exclusive first peek of Arana, our upcoming emulator for higher performance needs.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Based in the Netherlands, Camiel Vanderhoeven is a relative newcomer to OpenVMS.
Introduced to the operating system as old as he is in 2003, he is now a certifiable OpenVMS bigot and collector of PDP, VAX and Alpha hardware. Camiel has a passion for software development, and is the lead architect and developer for the FreeAXP, Avanti and Arana Alpha emulators from Migration Specialties. His official job title is "hardware illusionist". Previously, Camiel developed the only open-source Alpha emulator capable of running OpenVMS on a laptop.
Camiel is married to Martha, they have five and two year old sons, Ties and Sipke, who like toggling buttons in daddy's chicken-shed-computer-museum.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: CONCORD BALLROOM

S157 - When does a migration make sense, and making sense of a migration.  (details)
S157 - When does a migration make sense, and making sense of a migration.
Jeff Shelby, Advanced Application Modernization

TRACK: MIGRATION

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

OpenVMS customers are faced with a variety of choices regarding the future lifecycles of their OpenVMS based applications and data. Migration onto another operating system platform is one choice that many organizations are considering. Advanced Application Modernization, with over 15 years of experience, is a leader in providing comprehensive OpenVMS application migration solutions.
This session will first focus on when an application or data migration project makes sense. Migrations may seem an attractive option but for many organizations it may not be the right strategy. In the presentation we will examine the factors that should be considered in order to decide whether a migration is the right approach for your organization.
If a migration project is the right direction for your company, it is important to recognize that these projects can be complex and expensive. Advanced Application Modernization will discuss how to avoid some of the pitfalls commonly made in migration projects and what methodologies and technologies you should look for to ensure your migration project is a success.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Jeff Shelby is the Director of Application Modernization with Advanced Computer Software Group. In this role, Jeff works with his team of experts to ensure that companies with valuable legacy systems get the most from them. Jeff has more than 30 successful years of experience ensuring that technology meets both the business strategies and financial realities of his clients.

Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: ESSEX

S149 - Tuning Oracle Databases on OpenVMS  (details)
S149 - Tuning Oracle Databases on OpenVMS
Guy Peleg, Maklee Engineering

TRACK: DATABASE

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

Maklee Engineering is known for being able to double the performance of any Oracle workload in 5 days or they don't charge for their services. In this session, Guy Peleg will reveal some of Maklee's best practices for tuning Oracle databases on OpenVMS. Guy shall also reveal Maklee's "secret sauce" when it comes to tuning databases.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Maklee Engineering was founded by Guy Peleg, a renowned performance tuning expert with 15 years of experience, and extensive knowledge in O/S, Oracle, system programming and Java on various platforms. A former staff member of OpenVMS Engineering, Guy was part of the team that developed OpenVMS at HP and ported OpenVMS from Alpha to Itanium. At Maklee Engineering, Guy has created a winning team of highly skilled engineering professionals to deliver advanced solutions for the toughest challenges. Christian Moser, a world-leading OpenVMS expert, is Maklee¬タルs VP Technology, working closely with Guy to drive Maklee forward, consistently achieving outstanding results for clients.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEACON HILL

S144 - Ruby on OpenVMS: Survey and Status, 2014  (details)
S144 - Ruby on OpenVMS: Survey and Status, 2014
Lorin Ricker, the PARSEC Group

TRACK: OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPMENT

SESSION DESCRIPTIO
N:
The Ruby programming language, a darling of the open source, Linux and web development community, has had an on-again, off-again history on OpenVMS.  What is Ruby, and would it make a viable, valuable component of the OpenVMS development and sys-admin toolkit? What is the current state-of-the-art? This presentation will look at Ruby, its history and implementations, its application domain, some useful sys-admin scripts, and the state of VMS Ruby ports. It will also make a case for a refreshed open source community effort to make a contemporary Ruby readily available on OpenVMS.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Lorin Ricker is a 38+ year software veteran, with roots back to a university PDP-6 in '68. He's spent decades as a software developer, delivering mission-critical corrections & law enforcement info-systems on VMS and Rdb; experience includes real-time process control on PDP-11s (laser trimming systems), velocity databases with Rdb, high-availability VMS system management, and most recently, open source, community contributions with Ruby and Linux. He is currently developing Ruby training coursework while simultaneously providing OpenVMS consulting and training services. He is also a regular Ruby topic contributor on Quora.com and blogs at http://TheRockjack.com.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: QUINCY


Lunch (We)  
Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: SORA


PM Breakout Sessions (We)  

S104 - OpenVMS Performance: Making Do When You Can't Upgrade  (details)
S104 - OpenVMS Performance: Making Do When You Can't Upgrade
Keith Parris and Rob Eulenstein, Hewlett Packard Company

TRACK:  PERFORMANCE

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

When resources are readily available, OpenVMS customers often take a shortcut to good performance and increased capacity by simply upgrading their system, storage, or network hardware to the next available generation of technology. But for many customers today, tightened IT budgets may preclude migration from existing hardware to new generations of hardware. As workloads increase, how do you keep your OpenVMS systems running as fast as they can? What are the most common performance and scalability challenges customers are starting to run into, how are these problems detected, and how are they solved?

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Keith Parris is one of two Co-Global Leads for the OpenVMS Technology Profession within HP, which consists of about 900 HP employees who work with or love OpenVMS. Keith is a member of the Converged Systems and Solutions (CSS) Engineering Resolution Team (ERT) within HP Technology Services, part of Level 3 n the HP support escalation path, and doing fly-and-fix work and performance and high-availability consulting for HP customer sites with mission-critical needs around the world. Rob Eulenstein joined Digital Equipment Corporation in March 1987. He has spent his entire tenure with Digital/Compaq/HP supporting OpenVMS customers from the Customer Support Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He currently works as a master-level consultant in CSS ERT (Converged Systems & Solutions Engineering Resolution Team).  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.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: CONCORD BALLROOM

S156 - D-See-L:  (details)
S156 - D-See-L:
Brian "VAXman"  Schenkenberger, TMESIS

TRACK: PROGRAMMING

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

A unique look at OpenVMS DCL programming aided with "new eyes" complements of a DCL debugger developed exclusively by this session's presenter.  This session will demonstrate both good and bad DCL coding practices, which even the seasoned DCL user may not know, while offering valuable insights into DCL's internals, and how DCL processes its commands and procedures with an emphasis on writing better performing DCL procedures.  This session will be presented with an actual interactive debugging session demonstrating DCL commands and procedures executed within this DCL debugger.  Attendees will receive a copy of the DCL debugger too!

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Mr. Schenkenberger has been working with OpenVMS for over thirty years. His principle area of interest and expertise is OpenVMS internals and system programming. During these thirty plus years, Mr. Schenkenberger has been a consultant to and has developed system software for both the US Navy and US Army, GE AstroSpace/NASA's Mars Observer satellite program, and he is responsible for the development, maintenance, and porting of more than thirty third-party vendor products in the OpenVMS space ranging from security enhancement products to system management tools and solutions. Mr. Schenkenberger's latest OpenVMS "objets d'art" are Attunity's RMS CDC (Change Data Capture) product and the OpenVMS DCL Debugger demonstrated in this session.



Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: ESSEX

S150 - Using OpenVMS Technologies to Build an Agile Computing Base  (details)
S150 - Using OpenVMS Technologies to Build an Agile Computing Base
Robert Gezelter, Robert Gezelter Software Consultant

TRACK:  CLOUD

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
OpenVMS has a unique set of technologies that enable the creation of a computing environment that can evolve in-place as any number of elements change: CPUs, architectures, mass storage, networking, applications, and scale. The shared resources model implemented by OpenVMS clusters is one of these foundational technologies. There are many others.

In effect, OpenVMS has offered a model for shared computing resources that has many of the positive attributes of¬タワCloud Computing,¬タンwithout the uncertainties of the¬タワCloud.¬タンCapacity can be increased to address a volume surge, and just as quickly reallocated when the surge has passed. Configured properly, this model is effectively a multi-cluster computing pool of resources.

This session will discuss the various approaches required to implement this class of capability. This is applicable to environments of all sizes. This agility allows prototypes to be implemented seamlessly on fractional virtual systems to grow seamlessly to large-scale blade-based OpenVMS clusters. All involved steps are not completely within the documented, supported facilities of OpenVMS.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Robert Gezelter has worked with OpenVMS since the initial release of VAX/VMS for the VAX-11/780. His work with OpenVMS clusters similarly dates from the announcement of VAXclusters.

He has over 34 years of experience consulting on Information Technology matters and is a Contributing Editor of the recently published Computer Security Handbook, 6th Edition, released in February 2014.

Mr. Gezelter has also spoken and published extensively on operating systems, networks, performance, security, tools, and similar areas. Since 1985, he has spoken worldwide for organizations including ACM, Connect (previously Encompass/DECUS), ISSA, ISACA, and IEEE. He was appointed to the IEEE Computer Society's Distinguished Visitors Program for a three-year term in 2004. Mr. Gezelter holds BA and MS degrees in Computer Science from New York University.

He was also a Contributing Editor to the Computer Security Handbook, 6th Editon (2014), 5th Edition (2009), the 4th Edition (2002), the 3rd Edition (1995), and contributed to the Handbook of Information Security (2005).

Mr. Gezelter is in private practice, with clients ranging from the Fortune 10 to small businesses, both locally and internationally. He maintains his offices in Flushing, New York. He can be contacted via his firm's www site at http://www.rlgsc.com.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEACON HILL

S142 - Distributed Lock Manager changes included in OpenVMS 8.3  (details)
S142 - Distributed Lock Manager changes included in OpenVMS 8.3
Jim Mehlhop, PARSEC

TRACK: PERFORMANCE

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

Presentation will explain locking in a cluster environment including lock mastership lookups as well ans lock mastership migration with the parameter introduced in 8.3.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
JIm Mehlhop, worked on one of the field test VAX 11/780 machines, and has done Crash Dump Analysis on OpenVMS since 1980. He also delivers OpenVMS classes and performs consulting and performance analysis. He has delivered Decus, Encompass, and BOOTCAMP presentations and pre-symposium seminars since 1989.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: QUINCY

S151 - The Future of OpenVMS: From Legacy OS to Strategic Enterprise Platform. Changing Organizational Perceptions by Modernizing the Development Process  (details)
S151 - The Future of OpenVMS: From Legacy OS to Strategic Enterprise Platform. Changing Organizational Perceptions by Modernizing the Development Process
Peter John Marquez, eCube Systems

TRACK: PROGRAMMING

SESSION DESCRIPTION
:
No matter how much you upgrade your OpenVMS hardware and operating system, your company¬タルs management still regards OpenVMS and the work you do as Legacy.

Changing that perception requires the modernization of the oldest system in your environment -- your development process. In this session, eCube Systems will demonstrate how clients are successfully using NXTware Remote, open source tools and existing OpenVMS capabilities to modernize the development process and unify OpenVMS with company standards and current best practices for software engineering.
 
You will learn: How NXTware Remote integrates advanced source code management, software engineering best practices, modern development and automated build, test and job management (Continuous Integration) to implement a modern development environment on OpenVMS.  

Technology discussed: NXTware Remote, CMS, Jenkins and other Open Source tools for task and requirements management.

This session is appropriate for senior management, development managers and software engineers.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Peter John Marquez, EVP Sr. Partner, eCube Systems
Peter is a passionate leader focused on business, technological and social innovation. He is most excited when he is working with stakeholders to solve challenges and realize opportunity. His responsibilities at eCube Systems include product strategy, marketing and sales. He also oversees service and 3rd party relationships. Peter is committed to insuring that his work and leadership provide value and shared utility across boundaries.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: ESSEX

S152 - Making the move from OpenVMS Alpha (or VAX) to OpenVMS Integrity  (details)
S152 - Making the move from OpenVMS Alpha (or VAX) to OpenVMS Integrity
John Egolf, HP

TRACK: MIGRATION

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

We have many customers running mission critical solutions on OpenVMS Alpha as well many still running on OpenVMS VAX.

With the higher performance and lower Total Cost of Ownership of HP Integrity Servers and the end of support for Alpha hardware looming, our customers, who have not already made the move to Integrity, are evaluating what it will take to make the transition happen.  Many feel the code migration will take¬タワperson-years¬タンof effort, we¬タルll show you how easy it can be, in many cases!

The OpenVMS team had a day-one goal of making the migration from Alpha to Integrity as easy as possible and we have many proof-points to show that, in most cases, the goal has been achieved.  This session will focus on the migration of solutions on Alpha, regardless of the programming language(s) used and give attendee the head-start needed to know where to focus and how to prepare to have the solution¬タワcompiled, linked, and running¬タンon OpenVMS running on HP Integrity.  One hour spent in this session could save countless months of effort in planning and help to allocate resources where they are really needed.

Getting the code up and running is only one of the critical steps in a migration.  We are planning a second migration presentation that will  address moving the user environment as well as how to introduce the new server environment and how to¬タワcut over¬タンwith the lowest risk and disruption to service.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
John Egolf is currently a Senior Manager within the HP OpenVMS organization. For the past fourteen plus years, he has worked with ISV partners and customers to ensure they are aware of the new programs and technologies being provided within the OpenVMS group as well as ensure their feedback is factored into the planning of new releases and new programs.  He is also currently responsible for the OpenVMS Integrity adoption by OpenVMS strategic ISVs in the Finance, Telco, Government / Public Sector, Health Care, and Manufacturing vertical industry segments as well as cross industry partners. John had managed numerous OpenVMS Porting workshops in North America in which customers and partners brought their solutions and port to the HP OpenVMS Integrity platform.

John is also responsible for managing the OpenVMS engineering team based in the USA and a senior member of the OpenVMS staff.


Add to calendarSaturday, November 01, 2014 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEACON HILL

S148 - Virtual Connect for VMS update  (details)
S148 - Virtual Connect for VMS update
Greg Guthman, Wipro, LTD

TRACK: HIGH AVAILABILITY

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

While this session will serve to refresh the attendee on the benefits of using the HP converged infratructure / Virtual Connect in an OpenVMS blade server solution, the main focus will be on leveraging the newer Virtual Connect components such as the FLEX modules which are very well suited for OpenVMS if certain aspects are taken in to consideration. The attendee will leave with the knowledge needed to upgrade their existing infrastructure or deploy Virtual Connect with the latest components and Integrity servers and the advantages in choosing to do so!

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Greg Guthman is an Electronics Engineer by way of Education, but a long time OpenVMS by way of occupation. Currently serving as lead engineer for Wipro, LTD which one of the largest technology staffing / consulting companies in the world with 150K employees working in 175 cities in 6 different continents. His current client is the largest medical testing company in the world which produces almost every medical result via OpenVMS.

Beyond being a former director of Connect WorldWide and volunteering for them going back to DECus days, he is also one of the founding members of the Open Source Hardware association and is active in the world of makers and tinkering.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: QUINCY

S155 - Cats and cows - taking advantage of and managing scaling resources over the next five years  (details)
S155 - Cats and cows - taking advantage of and managing scaling resources over the next five years
Ken Surplice, HP

TRACK: PERFORMANCE

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
For many years, servers for traditional mission-critical environments, including OpenVMS, have moderately stable and predictable with each new generation of server building on the next. With this comes comfort in the way we build and manage systems. In the x86 world, whether you connect with via Windows or Linux today or through OpenVMS in future, things are about to change. Within five years the scale of everything will change dramatically. Even the smallest system will be a large system. Will you be on top of it, or will you drown in resource that you can't use? Learn what servers will look like in five years time and what HP is doing to help you get started today to take advantage of scale. If your work keeps you from looking ahead more than six months, avoiding automation and doing things like you always did, because you are much too busy to stop and change, this session is for you. You'll also learn the differences between cats and cows and how they inspire us to build better IT infrastructure. Scale will change everything and you can be sure that the next five years will fly by. Be prepared.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Within HP Europe, Middle East and Africa Ken is responsible for product management of mission-critical servers running OpenVMS and HP-UX and new developments in mission-critical x86 servers through HP¬タルs Project Odyssey expanding mission-critical IT into Linux and Windows environments. He first met VMS in early 1979, with VMS v1 on VAX and has never said goodbye. After working in a hands on role as a software guy, he moved to presales then product management, changing jobs as frequently as OpenVMS reboots. Ken is known for his enthusiasm in promoting his HP portfolio to customers and partners. He studied Computation at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and has worked in the IT industry every since.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: ESSEX

S153 - one-click to Replicate RMS data off-platform in near realtime  (details)
S153 - one-click to Replicate RMS data off-platform in near realtime
Hein van den Heuvel, Attunity

TRACK: MIGRATION

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

RMS-Logger is a  CDC (Change-Data-Capture) tool to intercept RMS calls and log all changes (Put,Update,Delete). Replicate is a GUI tool that runs off-platform (Linux, Windows) to consume those changes and apply them to a selected target database (Oracle, SQLserver, generic ODBC, Vertica,... ) to keep that database in sync, applying filters and modest transformations as needed. The allows OpenVMS shop to have an Evolution to alternate data access (for reporting, or eventual replacement) instead of the Revolution too often proposed. Once data (OpenVMS-RMS) source and a target are defined, and files (tables) are selected. One click (honestly!) can full-load the selected tables and keep them up to data for ever more.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Hein, is an old time OpenVMS engineer specializing in RMS and Performance. Late 2011 he joined Attunity to work on database middleware connecting all sorts of databases, to all sorts of other databased including RMS. With that he is fortunate to work nearly daily with OpenVMS still, while also working with Oracle, SQLsever and all sorts of new-fangled DB's like Vertica, PDW and so on. When not on the road for a customer engagement he is working out of his home in Nashua NH, or a Burlington, MA office.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: BEACON HILL

S158 The Proactive Enterprise: Monitoring, identifying and resolving operations issues before they impact business.  (details)
S158 - The Proactive Enterprise: Monitoring, identifying and resolving operations issues before they impact business.
Robert Doyle, eCube Systems

TRACK: HIGH AVAILABILITY

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

eCube Systems demonstrates how operational enterprise challenges can be managed and resolved using NXTminder's automated tools for monitoring, reporting and healing inter-dependent applications and complex distributed systems. In this session, eCube will outline how NXTminder can track and maintain a wide variety of programs, scripts and applications on OpenVMS and other systems in production or QA environments.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Robert Doyle serves as the lead architect for the development of the NXTware Remote and NXTminder product lines.  His experience as a system architect and product manager have enabled him to design, implement and deliver real-world business solutions using a wide range of service oriented architecture (CORBA, Enterprise Java Beans, Java 2 Enterprise Edition, .NET and SOAP).

Mr. Doyle holds two Computer Science degrees and a degree in Business Management.  As a computer industry professional with 40 years of experience across multiple industries and technologies, Mr. Doyle frequently showcases his knowledge as a speaker at a variety of symposiums and seminars around the world.


Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: QUINCY


Closing General Session (We)  
Add to calendarWednesday, October 01, 2014 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grande Ballroom


 

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