Tuesday February 27th 2001 at 7:00pm
College of DuPage, Room 2800
The need to quickly develop software for various platforms is
sometimes hindered due to the lack of hardware and test
environments. In addition, teaching UNIX or other system
administration is a problem in academic environments for the same
reason. There is also the need to share systems with a number of
classes. It is often the case that a student can take a class in UNIX
or NT administration without ever doing any administration.
There are a number of solutions that include multiboots, virtual
machines, networked, bootable CD-ROM and diskette based
environments. Locally, one solution that is being tested and is
proving very workable at the College of DuPage is the use of
VMware. VMware allows multiple operating systems to run simultaneously
on the same PC. Multiple networks and multiple virtual disks can be
setup to further enhance the test and training environment. This is
similar to what is done on the IBM VM mainframe environment.
The speaker will discuss these and other solutions and show how they
have been tested and implemented in teaching UNIX Admin and how they
can be used in the commercial environment for software development.
Joe Kaplenk currently works as a Senior I/T Specialist for presales
for the IBM webserver sales group. He also has been teaching CIS
part-time at the College of DuPage for 17 years and UNIX admin for 9
years. He has been actively helping the college to develop their
system administration program. Previously he has worked for Collective
Technologies as well as Argonne, Fermilab, Motorola, Loyola, UIC and
other Chicago based companies as well as having previous positions
with IBM Global Services. He has done consulting work directly with
Red Hat, Inc. and is a Red Hat Certified Engineer.
He has written two books - UNIX System Administrator's Workbook and
Linux Network Administrator's Workbook based on his experiences at
COD. In addition he was part of the team that did the first series of
4 IBM Redbooks on Linux that are now being published by
Prentice-Hall. He has contributed articles to Linux magazines and has
done presentations at several conferences.
The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be:
February 27th, 2001
7:00pm to 9:00pm
College of DuPage
Building SRC, Rm 2800abc
22nd and Lambert
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56).
Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd,
then Lambert Rd North to 22nd St.
Turn right and look for Lot 2 or the Faculty/Staff parking lot (behind Lot 1)
on the right side of 22nd St.
Walk to the SRC building, room 2800 is on the second floor of the west side
of the building,
upstairs from the north doors facing Lot 2.
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