Saint Louis Computer Measurement Group
STLCMG: Next Meeting
Third quarterly meeting of 2008
You are invited to the third quarterly meeting of 2008 of the St. Louis Computer Measurement Group (STL-CMG), on Tuesday August 12th from 9:00am to 3:45pm.
We are proud to announce that two of
BMC Softwares nationally recognized capacity and performance
experts will come to
We are also fortunate to have three local members from the St. Louis CMG that have agreed to share their experience:
Date: Tuesday August 12th
Time: 9am to 3:45 pm
Cost: $50 by August 5th; $60 at the door,
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8:30 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 9:15 Ben Geolat - Welcome and Introductions
9:15 10:30 Greg Caliri from BMC Software - "Performance Reporting in the 21st Century"
10:30 10:40 Break
10:40 12:00 John Meisenbacher - Release Profiling
12:00 1:00 Lunch
1:00 2:15 Debbie Sheetz from BMC Software - "Virtual Systems Modeling"
2:15 2:25 Break
2:25 3:05 Birds of a Feather: "Virtualization: implications for capacity planning methodologies" [chaired by Art Morlock]
3:05 3:45 Birds of a Feather: "How do I prove the on-going value of capacity planning? (KPIs, $ savings/avoidance, # servers, etc.)" [chaired by Karl Steger]
Optional - Social Gathering at Chevys (Kennerly & Tesson Ferry across from St. Anthonys)
Virtual Systems Modeling by Debbie Sheetz of BMC Software
This presentation is a survey of the topics requested by customers who are managing performance in virtualized environments. Performance reporting topics include strategies for reporting CPU usage of AIX micro-partitions and dynamic partitions, VMWare virtual machines, and Solaris containers. Performance sizing/modeling topics include server consolidation techniques for initial sizing of AIX/HP partitioned systems or a VMWare host, and continuing consolidation onto already virtualized AIX partitioned systems.
Capacity planning and performance management are critical functions to properly size large-scale transaction processing systems. An oversized system will waste money and reduce profits. An undersized system will result in poor customer service and harm the business.
This presentation describes a straightforward and effective method for capacity planning and performance management that does not require expensive commercial software. The technique can be applied to production and test systems with minimal expense. This approach has been successfully used in a production environment resulting in significant savings during each of the past several years.
Performance Reporting in the 21st Century by Greg Caliri Lead Technical Support Analyst at BMC Software
The Capacity and Performance reporting role has
changed through the years.
In the 21st century, there are often three
audiences the capacity, performance and business specialists.
To further add to ones dilemma, there are more tools and
report platforms today.
Skill sets of the reporters have changed.
The specialist must learn to adapt presentations, build
confidence or Zen in each audience, and still manage to
A modular approach to reporting is invaluable.
Birds of a Feather
Birds-of-a-Feather, or BOFs, are where people of like interests flock together for 40 minutes for small, focused talks or group sessions based on some kind of shared interest, and then talk about it for a while, without a pre-planned agenda. Two BOF sessions will be presented by Capacity Planners from our area: