Connect Deutschland veranstaltet mit Unterstützung von VSI auf dem IT-Symposium 2018 das OpenVMS Spring Event 2018.

Nutzen Sie die Gelegenheit, sich sowohl auf nationaler als auch internationaler Ebene innerhalb der Community auszutauschen, sowie zur Diskussion von Fragen und Anregungen mit VSI, HPE, Oracle, OpenVMS Vendoren und OpenVMS Anwendern.

Das OpenVMS Spring Event ist in Ihrer IT-Symposium 2018 Anmeldung enthalten. Dies gibt Ihnen die Möglichkeit an allen Vorträgen, Workshops und Veranstaltungen teilzunehmen, die von Connect und GTUG auf ihrer diesjährigen Schlüsselveranstaltung angeboten werden.

Ihr OpenVMS SIG Sprecher

Detlef Buerdorff

 

Workshop - Montag, 14:00 - 18:00
 

   OpenVMS - bitte Teilnahme bei der Anmeldung ankreuzen
   Colin Butcher, FBCS, CITP, CEng, of XDelta Limited
 

A "guided tour" of the OpenVMS boot, startup and shutdown sequences.

This part will discuss the OpenVMS boot, startup and shutdown sequences, including the console interface to Alpha and Integrity servers.

Understanding the boot sequence is important, especially on Integrity Servers, where the view from EFI shell is very different to that provided by OpenVMS.

Setting up OpenVMS systems and clusters requires writing DCL to handle the startup and shutdown of the complete system, including the applications. A consistent and modular approach is important in order to minimise the difficulty of trouble-shooting as changes are made over time.

Making changes to operational systems - firmware updates, operating system updates and hardware replacement.

This part will discuss the planning and implementation of changes to production systems with minimal disruption, working within short periods of scheduled downtime.

Careful planning and representative testing are crucial. It is essential to verify the exact sequence of operations requried and the approximate timings of each step. There are many pitfalls and traps waiting for the unwary. Working swiftly and accurately under time pressure can be extremely stressful, especially when unexpected events occur. Checklists are invaluable. As part of this discussion, we hope to offer some useful practical advice on techniques for implementing the changes in an OpenVMS environment.

Best practices for OpenVMS multi-site clusters

This part give a Check-list and discussion about designing, building and supporting multi-site clusters. The big things are shadowing, inter-site latency, IO write rates, locking, booting, backups, etc.

Speaker

Colin is a consulting engineer who specialises in leading the design and implementation of mission-critical and disaster-tolerant systems. He started XDelta Limited in 1996 and works with a wide range of OpenVMS based systems and their surrounding infrastructure. Colin has been responsible for the design and implementation of systems engineering projects in a wide range of industries such as aerospace, power generation, finance, healthcare and transport.

Colin has been involved with the world-wide OpenVMS community for over 30 years and is a well-known speaker with specific interests in availability, performance, security, networking and storage. His background is in large scale systems engineering, including software design and development.

 

Vorträge am Dienstag und Mittwoch

   VMS Software Business Strategy Update
   Terry R. Holmes,  Vice President of Sales & Marketing, VMS Software
 

Mr. Holmes will provide the overall business strategy for VMS Software, Inc.  This presentation will include such topics as:

  • VSI Strategy & Messaging
  • Actions taken by VSI since acquiring the O/S from HP.
  • VSI Today
  • Commercial and Distribution Models
  • Details on Recent Announcements
  • Coming Attractions

Speaker

Terry brings with him over 25 years of experience leading sales and marketing organizations, including growth initiatives of various sized organizations serving the aerospace, automotive, financial services, government, healthcare, and other markets.
Prior to joining VMS Software, Inc., he was Director of Sales at Madico Specialty Films. Terry has also been the VP of Sales & Marketing for a European based specialty engineered components company and held a similar position for a USA based firm in the same industry. Earlier in Terry’s career, he worked in various sales, product marketing, and sales management roles with Polaroid Corporation.
Terry is a graduate of The University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

   VSI OpenVMS Technical Update and Roadmap
  Brett Cameron, Director of Applications and Open Source, VMS Software
 

This talk will examine several Open Source products and open standard protocols that can be used on OpenVMS to integrate new and existing OpenVMS-based applications with applications on other platforms and with cloud-based services. Protocols such as AMQP and MQTT will be considered, along with various Open Source integration technologies that are available on OpenVMS, including the Mosquitto MQTT broker, Gearman, and Redis, along with Java-based solutions such as ActiveMQ, Tomcat, and WSIT. Technologies that can be used to implement and interact with SOAP-based and RESTful web services will also be considered. Examples of how these various technologies may be used will be presented and their applicability to particular problem domains will be discussed.

Speaker

Brett Cameron works as Director of Applications and Open Source Services at VMS Software (http://www.vmssoftware.com), helping to define and implement the company’s Open Source strategy for the OpenVMS operating system. Before joining VMS Software Brett worked as a senior architect with HP’s Cloud and Enterprise Services groups. Brett lives in Christchurch, New Zealand and has worked in the software industry since starting work with Digital Equipment Corporation in 1992, and in that time he has gained experience in a wide range of software technologies, focusing primarily in areas such as distributed systems, transaction processing, and integration. Over the past decade Brett has spent considerable time travelling the world helping organisations to modernize their legacy application environments and to better leverage Open Source technologies. In more recent times, his involvement with various Open Source projects and his work in the cloud computing space has caused him to develop a liking for functional programming languages, and Erlang in particular, which he has ported to several exotic platforms. Brett holds a doctorate in chemical physics from the University of Canterbury, and maintains close links with the University, delivering guest lectures and acting as an advisor to the Computer Science department on course structure and content. In his spare time Brett enjoys listening to music and playing the guitar.

   Open Source Integration Options and Ideas fpr OpenVMS
   Brett Cameron, Director of Applications and Open Source, VMS Software
 

This talk will examine several Open Source products and open standard protocols that can be used on OpenVMS to integrate new and existing OpenVMS-based applications with applications on other platforms and with cloud-based services. Protocols such as AMQP and MQTT will be considered, along with various Open Source integration technologies that are available on OpenVMS, including the Mosquitto MQTT broker, Gearman, and Redis, along with Java-based solutions such as ActiveMQ, Tomcat, and WSIT. Technologies that can be used to implement and interact with SOAP-based and RESTful web services will also be considered. Examples of how these various technologies may be used will be presented and their applicability to particular problem domains will be discussed.

   Application Modernization for OpenVMS Customers
   Brett Cameron, Director of Applications and Open Source, VMS Software
 

Many OpenVMS users run large, complex, business-critical custom written software applications that have served them exceptionally well for many years and continue to do so, but for whatever reason these applications now need to interoperate and exchange data with other external systems via new industry-standard mechanisms, or applications might require a new or alternative user interface to bring them into line with other systems. The options available are to replace the existing OpenVMS-based application environment or to modernize (“rejuvenate”) it in some way so that it can operate in the new technology environment and continue to serve the business, potentially adding even greater business value. In this talk, the Brett will introduce the topic of application modernization and will discuss some of the different approaches and methods than can be taken to modernize custom OpenVMS application environments. Finally, Brett will introduce a set of services that can be provided by VMS Software Inc. to help OpenVMS users to modernize their application environment and retain their considerable and valuable investment in OpenVMS technology, so that it to take advantage of new software technologies and better interact with other systems.

   OpenVMS in the Cloud
   Arie de Groot,  AVTware
 

Run your Alpha and VAX applications in the Cloud

Recently the OpenVMS/Tru64 community has expressed interest in Cloud computing. A lot of discussion - pro and con - is going on about the possibility of OpenVMS in the Cloud. AVT doesn't participate in that debate, we continue to do what we are good at: providing a solution for an emerging demand. If a customer decides they want to run their OpenVMS or Tru64 applications in the Cloud, AVTware provides a solution for that. This presentation will address how to setup a secure operating environment while bringing your OpenVMS/Tru64 applications to the Cloud without changing your software.

   Oracle Product Update
   Kevin Duffy,  Oracle
 

Oracle Rdb and Oracle Database on OpenVMS Business and Product Update

This talk covers Oracle's commitment to Rdb and the Oracle Database on OpenVMS; working with HPE and VSI; 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.

   What's New In Oracle Rdb
   Kevin Duffy,  Oracle
 

Recent Development in the Oracle Rdb Family of Products

This talk covers highlights of the new features in Oracle's Rdb's product family that have shipped over the last year or are soon to be released. This includes new features in Oracle Rdb 7.3.3; Oracle Rdb Connectivity Manager (ORCM) 7.3.2 and SQl Services 7.3.3. Areas covered include enhancements to SQL; the Optimizer; RMU Show Statistics; the new ORCM categories for RMU, Show Statistics, Schema Differencs and External tools and LDAP authentication with SQL Services. This talk will be presented both locally and via a remote web conference.

   On OpenVMS: Running Oracle APEX
   Andreas Cejna,  Campus Marienthal Services GmbH
 

Migration einer Oracle APEX Anwendung von Linux auf OpenVMS

APEX wird von Oracle als Entwicklungsplattform für Web-Applikationen intensiv beworben. Wir haben uns auf die Reise gemacht und eine uns zur Verfügung stehende Applikation auf OpenVMS migriert. Wir freuen uns, unsere Erfahrungen auf diesem Weg mit Ihnen zu teilen.

   eCube update/security update/VSI Alpha update
   Gerrit Woertman,  Woertman Soest VMSConsultancy
 

Updates:

  • latest eCube development environment
  • GDPR and VMS-security products
  • VSI Alpha OpenVMS
   Erfahrungsbericht VSI-Migration
   Martin Vorländer,  PDV-Systeme GmbH
 

Erfahrungsbericht der Migration auf VSI OpenVMS 8.4-2L1

Es werden die Erfahrungen bei der Migration des unter OpenVMS laufenden ERP-System der PDV-Systeme von OpenVMS Alpha 7.3-2 und OpenVMS I64 8.3-1H1 auf VSI OpenVMS 8.4-2L1 geschildert.

   Modern OpenVMS System Management
   Johan Michiels,  EuroVMS
 

This session makes an inventory of the tools an OpenVMS system manager needs to monitor a complete production environment, as such delivering a real professional job. Some case studies related to security and long-distance clusters are discussed to illustrate the usefulness of those tools.