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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.


Secure Shell

The first Master Education Program will be on the use and administration of Secure Shell (SSH). SSH provides secure communication between the client and server for an interactive session plus a whole lot more. Topics to be covered include:

  • Overview of Secure Shell
  • Configuration
  • Key Files
  • Usage
  • SSH Authentication Methods
  • Forced Commands
  • Secure File Transfers
  • SSH Port Forwarding
  • Troubleshooting

This training session is scheduled - 1:00pm MST. 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.


Environmental Monitoring for VMS and Unix Systems

It's easy to think of servers in a virtual sense, and forget the actual environmental and physical characteristics that keep our systems healthy, or cause outages. Join us for a presentation on the state of the art for environmental monitoring your VMS or Unix systems, including undocumented VMS procedures! We will cover things like built-in monitoring of fans, power supplies, temperature, and other environmental factors. We'll show you how to build both simple scripts and tools to monitor your environmental conditions and how to integrate the monitoring into a more sophisticated alert management system.

  • Introduction to Environmental Monitoring
    • Temperature
    • Power & Power Supplies
    • Voltages
    • Fan Speeds
    • Other Factors
  • Monitoring Your Alpha
    • Hardware Features & Platform Differences
    • Tools for VMS Including Undocumented Features
    • Tools for Tru64
  • Monitoring Your Integrity
    • Hardware Features
    • Tools for VMS
    • Tools for HPUX
    • Using the ILO for Environmental Monitoring
  • Using Monitoring Gadgets
    • Temperature Sensing Gadgets
    • Fans and Pressure Gadgets
    • Weather and EMI Gadgets
    • Using Gadgets from VMS
    • Using Gadgets in Unix Variants
  • Integration of Monitoring
    • Simple Scripted Approaches
    • Built-in Automation
    • Monitoring Systems and Frameworks
  • A Fully Integrated Example
    • Setting up Zabbix
    • Configuration of the Agent
    • Custom Monitoring Scripts
    • Triggers
    • Contacts and Alerts
    • History Features & Graphing

This training session is scheduled - 1:00pm MST. 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.