Birds Of A Feather Session at UKCMG Conference, June 25-27

(Originally posted 2007-05-18.)

As you probably know this year’s UKCMG conference in June 25-27, Whittlebury Hall, Northants.

I noticed when I read the agenda yesterday 2 things:

  • Glenn Anderson’s being worked awfully hard. He’s a great speaker so do make the effort to attend his sessions.
  • There’s a BOF session on each evening – just before the entertainment.

So I rang Laura at UKCMG up and offered to run a BOF. I got a “that’s highly irregular to book one beforehand 🙂 but a great idea” response from her.

So here’s what I’m proposing…

z/OS and Mainframe Performance Instrumentation BOF

As performance folk we quite often run into frustrations with the performance data, most notably SMF. I could articulate quite a few of those myself. Similarly I’ve found limitations in what the IFASMFDP SMF Dump Program does. Accordingly I’d like to gather a “wish list” of such items and discuss them with the customers who I know are at UKCMG. I’d hesitate to call them “requirements” as this isn’t a formal requirements-gat>hering session. (I have no formal remit for this – but I do have the ear of a number of key developers.)

And I’d obviously like to continue the dialogue – perhaps at other conferences, but certainly by conventional means.

On the Monday I will’ve talked about CPU and Memory instrumentation. That ought to get people thinking.

So please bring your ideas – and perhaps have a think about it beforehand. And feel free to contact me to “put stuff on the agenda”, though I have no formal agenda for this BOF.

And see you at Whittlebury Hall in June!

Published by Martin Packer

I'm a mainframe performance guy and have been for the past 35 years. But I play with lots of other technologies as well.

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