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Masters Education Program

PARSEC’s Masters Education Program (MEP) isn't your typical online technical seminar.

What if each month you could be a part of a seminar that is geared towards creating best practices for legacy and state-of-art systems with topics such as OpenVMS Crash-Dump Analysis or IP Filtering on UNIX? Would it impress your boss if you learned new methods to ensure current relevance and utility for your company? Would it elevate your job performance, or help you solve a vexing problem? If so, save your seat now in PARSEC's next MEP!

Every month you will learn information inspired by actual case studies that you can apply on-the-spot. We pack technical and practical material into a comfortable 2 hour online session that tops off with ample time for Q&A and valued feedback. Bonus! You get exclusive access to download our extensive documentation at the time of each seminar. Here's a sample list of some of our past seminars:

  • Road Trip! VMS Bootcamp 2016 Conference Report
  • Bare-Metal System Recovery
  • Cleaning Out the Cruft on OpenVMS
  • Systemd and Other Major Changes in Redhat Linux 7
  • Monitoring OpenVMS with Open-Source SNMP Tools
  • Turning Ruby Scripts into Commands
  • OpenVMS Performance Tools
  • IP Filtering on Unix

As a perk of being a much appreciated PARSEC support customer, each session is free. If your company is not yet benefiting from PARSEC’s support, you can join any MEP for a modest cost per person. Furthermore, if you sign up for a telephone support contract with us, within 30 days of attending the MEP, we will credit the seminar cost to your support invoice. For as long as you’re a support customer, you will not only enjoy the peace of mind in knowing you’re support needs are covered, but future seminars will be free as well.


Workload Partitions (virtualization) on AIX

In this MEP we explore AIX's operating system virtualization known as Workload Partitions or "WPARs". This exciting virtualization technique is included with all versions of AIX newer than 6.1 and comes completely free of charge, unlike PowerVM. In most cases, using WPARs can result in a greater consolidation ratio than PowerVM. WPARs also allow administrators to re-deploy AIX 5L servers in a virtualized container, known as a "versioned" WPAR. All of these features combine to form a powerful tool for AIX users and system administrators.

  • Introduction
    • WPARs versus PowerVM virtualization
    • Strengths of WPARs
    • Weaknesses of WPARs
    • Comparing WPARs with LPARs
  • Implementation
    • Requirements & Dependencies
    • Preparing for WPAR setup
    • Creating a WPAR
    • Basic WPAR Operations
    • Startup & Shutdown for WPARs
    • Backups for WPARs
  • WPAR Security
    • Users & Group Dynamics
    • Filesystem Security
    • Network Security
  • Patching & Updating
    • Patching Strategies
  • Versioning WPARs for Legacy 5L Applications
    • Operational Differences
  • Tuning Your Global Master
    • Kernel Tuning
    • Filesystem Tuning
    • Network Tuning

This training session is scheduled - 1:00pm MDT. We link to www.worldtimeserver.com to convert to your local time. Note that this is planned as a 2 hour presentation to provide sufficient time to cover all of the topics. To register or to ask any questions, please contact us via e-mail to experts@parsec.com or fill out the inquiry page.


Solaris Zones and Containers

In this MEP we explore operating system virtualization in Oracle's Solaris as it applies to zones and containers. This virtualization and workload management technique is included with all versions of Oracle's Solaris starting with the first release of Oracle's Solaris 10. They offer isolated environments for application management within a single version of the Oracle's Solaris OS. Resource management allows you to specify CPU and memory limits to lock down the amount of resources the application on a container is permitted to use. There is also the option of running previous versions of Oracle's Solaris inside a zone on a Oracle's Solaris 10 OS, these are known as "Branded Zones".

  • Introduction
    • Difference Between Zones and Containers
    • Whole Root Zones vs. Sparse Root Zones
    • Use of Branded Zones
  • Implementation
    • Requirements and Dependencies
    • Creating a Zone
    • Basic Navigation and Operation
    • Startup and Shutdown
    • Networking Configuration
    • Migrating Zones Between Systems
  • Security
    • Users and Group Dynamics
    • Filesystem Security
    • Network Security
  • Patching and Updating
    • Patching Strategies
    • Oracle Live Upgrade
  • Resource Management
    • Configuring CPU
    • Configuring Memory

This training session is scheduled - 1:00pm MDT. We link to www.worldtimeserver.com to convert to your local time. Note that this is planned as a 2 hour presentation to provide sufficient time to cover all of the topics. To register or to ask any questions, please contact us via e-mail to experts@parsec.com or fill out the inquiry page.


Worry-Free Delivery

PARSEC Group uses gotomeeting.com to deliver our e-Learning to our customers. GoToMeeting provides several options for connecting to the seminar.

  • Join from the desktop app on Windows 7 - Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.9 or later
  • Join from a web browser on Windows, Mac, Linux or Chromebook
  • Join from iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 or later
  • Join from Android device running Android 4.0 or later
  • Join from Windows Phone 8 or later

Audio is provided via Voice over IP (VoIP) and requires speakers, or a USB headset.