On 1/18/06, Aaron Bartell <albartell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> <snip> Virtual Loaner Program (VLP:
> http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/enable/site/vlp/).  All I can say is
> WOW!  It
> is basically a program that gives short time frame (two weeks to 4 weeks)
> access to high end machines located at IBM.  You are given your very own
> machine with root access. You connect with VPN and then use your choice of
> 5250 emulators (tn5250j) and editors (WDSc 6.0) to do your
> testing/development.
> The best part it is pretty darn easy to setup and you gain access very
> quickly (sometimes less than an hour)! They even give you the ability to
> save an image of the entire machine so you can load it on subsequent
> reservations!
> Some might think this isn't that big of a deal because their company
> doesn't
> mind if they use their machine to do personal development, but now that I
> am
> off on my own I don't have that luxury and have had to look to timeshare
> machines.
> This really does a beautiful job of promoting the iSeries in the area of
> making sure developers all developers have access to the resources they
> need.
> Thoughts?

I visited the site you linked and I'm looking for the restrictions.  Does
IBM require that your use of their machine "results" in a marketable

I have access to our system for personal development off-hours, but I can't
get QSECOFR / *ALLOBJ access (nor should I).  But I need that to test an
application I'm building where the person installing has the authorities to
properly setup the application ( i.e., turn on object auditing, adopted
authority tweaks, etc.)

If this is as "open" as the lack of restrictions seems to imply, then, WOW!

And it looks like you are allowed to "renew" the 14-day reservation

There's gotta be a catch.  If not, somebody pinch me.

- Dan

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