Mainframe, Performance, Topics Podcast

Mainframe, Performance, Topics Podcast

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Martin Packer (Principal z Systems Investigator) and Marna Walle (z/OS Development) are two IBMers talking about whatever z/OS topics come to mind. Often guest experts weigh in on current technologies. This podcast will give you timely, interesting, and entertaining z/OS topics. Each episode comprises a “Mainframe” item, a “Performance” item, and “Topics” which is anything Martin or Marna care to talk about, which might or might not be related to their jobs. So it goes…


26 “Sounding Board”
Jul 6 • 56 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 26 “Sounding Board”. The show is called this because it relates to our Topics topic, and because we recorded the episode partly in the Pougkeepsie recording studio where Martin sounded zen, and partly at home. What’s…
25 “Flit for Purpose”
Mar 22 • 41 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 25 “Flit for Purpose”. The show is called this because it relates to our Topic, and also can be related to our Mainframe topic (as a pun for “Fit for Purpose”). Mainframe Topic: Highest highlights of z/OS V2.4 and z/OS…
24 “Our Wurst Episode”
Mar 22 • 42 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 24 “Our Wurst Episode”. The show is called this because we both attended the IBM TechU in Berlin, Germany, and our Topics topic is our trip report. Mainframe Topic: CICS ServerPac in z/OSMF IBM’s first delivery on new…
23 “The Preview that We Do”
Mar 22 • 33 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 23 “The Preview That We Do”. The show is called this because we talk about the newly previewed z/OS release, V2.4, in the Mainframe section. This is our 24th episode too! How convenient! Mainframe: z/OS V2.4 Preview…
22 “Great App-spectations”
Mar 22 • 42 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 22 “Great App-spectations”. The show is called this because we talk about app expections in our Topics topic. Mainframe: PI99365 Two enhancements in z/OSMF Operator Consoles Support for “sticking” WTOR and held messages…
21 “Fits and Starts”
Mar 22 • 33 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 21 “Fits and Starts”. The show is called this because we talk about fitness devices, and the Performance topic that had work submitted after a one minute hiatus. Mainframe: SMF Recording of APF Modifications Post-IPL…
20 “Two is One and One is None”
Mar 22 • 36 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 20 “Two Is One And One Is None”. The show is called this because our Topic topic is trying to figure out how to archive family photos and videos. Mainframe: zFS Shrink, Only in z/OS V2.3 A system command for reducing…
19 “You’ve lost that syncing feeling”
Mar 22 • 26 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 19 “You’ve lost that syncing feeling”. The show is called this because our Topic topic is about losing the Xmarks URL synchronization tool. Mainframe Our “Mainframe” topic discusses moving from V4 to V5 zFS, prompted by…
18 “What we won’t have in common anymore”
Mar 22 • 26 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 18 “What we won’t have in common anymore”. The show is called this because our Mainframe topic is about some removals in common storage planned for the release after z/OS V2.3. Mainframe Our “Mainframe” topic discusses…
17 “Two Good, Four Better”
Mar 22 • 30 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 17 “Two Good, Four Better?”. The show is called this because our Performance topic is about aspects of whether more LPARs in the same CECs in a sysplex is better or worse. Mainframe Our “Mainframe” topic discusses the…
16 “Chapter and Worse”
Mar 22 • 41 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 16 “Chapter and Worse”. The show is called this because our Topics topic is about adding chapter markers (and pictures!) to our published MP3 file. We hope those of you that can see them enjoy them. Mainframe Our…
15 “Waits and Measures”
Mar 21 • 41 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 15 “Waits and Measures”. The show is called this because our Performance topic is about LPAR weights, and because this episode was after a seasonal hiatus. Mainframe Our “Mainframe” topic discusses a small new function…
14 “In the Long Run”
Mar 21 • 58 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 14 “In the Long Run”. The show is called this because the episode ran much longer than usual, and it is of fitting length if you have a very long commute. Mainframe Our “Mainframe” topic is the first in a series of deep…
13 “We’ll Always Have Paris”
Mar 21 • 38 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 13 “We’ll Always Have Paris”. The show is called this because both Marna and Martin reminisce about lovely times in the City of Light. Marna just got back from Paris with her son (the one that built his own gaming…
12 “Baker’s Dozen”
Mar 21 • 31 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 12 “Baker’s Dozen”. The show is called “Baker’s Dozen” because it is the thirteenth episode, after starting at Episode #0. Mainframe Our “Mainframe” topic discussed some fun small enhancements Marna has enjoyed from…
11 “XI-Ting”
Mar 21 • 34 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 11 “XI-Ting”. The show is called “XI-Ting” because, well, it is episode #11 and we had one shot at the Roman numeral to use and took it. Mainframe Our “Mainframe” topic was Marna’s experience in trying out the z/OSMF…
10 “234U”
Mar 21 • 53 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 10 “234U”. The show is called “234U” because: We are very happy that we can talk about z/OS V2.3 now that it’s been previewed on February 21, 2017. We liked the consecutiveness 2-3-4, and U added works nicely. Mainframe…
9 “Back in Black”
Mar 21 • 36 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 9 “Back in Black”. The show is called “Back in Black” because: We’ve been away for a long time, traveling for Martin and on vacation for Marna. A vague reference to a BBC tv show about British fantasy author, Terry…
8 “Queue Me Up”
Mar 21 • 32 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 8 “Queue Me Up”. The show is called “Queue Me Up” because: Marna talks about moving up to higher z/OS releases…or releases “in the queue”. Martin talks about the Coupling Facility list structures…or “queues”. We had…
7 “We Were On a Break”
Mar 21 • 35 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 7 “We Were On a Break”. The show is called “We Were On a Break” because: It’s been a very long time since we last recorded an episode. You should read nothing into other than our schedules and, in particular, Martin’s…
6 “Expect the Unexpected”
Mar 21 • 18 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 6 “Expect The Unexpected”. The show is called “Expect The Unexpected” for two reasons: We really didn’t expect to be recording an episode in this timeframe. The Performance topic lends itself to such a title. We had one…
5 “The Long Back from Munich”
Mar 21 • 27 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 5 “The Long Road Back From Munich”. The show is called “The Long Road Back From Munich” because we’ve both returned from a successful z Systems conference 2016 IBM z Systems Technical University, 13 - 17 June, Munich,…
4 “The Road to Munich”
Mar 21 • 23 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 4 “The Road To Munich”. The show is called “The Road To Munich” partly in homage to the Road To… movies and partly because we’re preparing for the 2016 IBM z Systems Technical University, 13 - 17 June, Munich, Germany.…
3 “Getting Better”
Mar 21 • 28 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 3 “Getting Better”. Follow Up Following up the Episode 1 “Topics” item on Markdown, Martin talked about John Gruber’s Daring Fireball Dingus page which lets you paste in Markdown and see the HTML generated from it (and…
2 “Sound Affects”
Mar 21 • 26 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 2 “Sound Affects We had some follow up items. As you can see we do actually pay attention to feedback and follow it up when we can. So keep sending it in. Marna talked about the new SDSF panels and their commands’…
1 “A Luta Continua” (“The Struggle Continues”)
Mar 21 • 30 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 1 “A Luta Continua” (“The Struggle Continues”). Mainframe Our “Mainframe” topic is about the new z/OS V2.2 ISPF 3.17 Mount Table enhancement. To try it out on z/OS V2.2: ISPF 3.17, then File_Systems pull down, then the…
0 “Sic Parvis Magna” (“Greatness From Small Beginnings”)
Mar 21 • 13 min
Here are the show notes for Episode 0 “Sic Parvis Magna” (“Greatness From Small Beginnings”). We’re structuring each podcast episode (loosely) in three parts: Mainframe Performance Topics We’ll post useful links and supplementary information in each…