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|Listed below are some of the more recent
presentations that SCI has given at various conferences and user group
seminars. View the presentation online by simply clicking on the title.
For years your systems were built and managed by the same person – we’ll
call him Les. But now Les has retired and you are on your own. You believe
Les has the systems configured to withstand multiple failures. Les was very
good at and you know he implemented every availability feature and
performance optimization he could. And, it all seems to be working because
it’s been a long, long time since you’ve had an unplanned outage.
This presentation discusses proven methodologies and best practice for VMS system management you need to make sure are implemented to insure your systems operate the way Les would have them operating.
VMS has been around for a long time and in all likelihood, you are NOT running on that same VAX-11/780 you purchased in 1980. Thanks to the fine engineering that’s gone into VMS, many VMS migrations truly are non-events. But when business needs cause changes such as moving entire data centers, requiring modern disaster recovery from your 1990s Alpha Servers, or jumping over 30 years of technological changes only to discover that the “build procedures” were not quite as robust as once imagined, the migrations become much more interesting.
Still running your business critical applications on aging, difficult to
support VAX or Alpha hardware? You’ve probably heard of CHARON emulation
products that allow you to run VMS on modern, supportable x86 architecture
platforms, but have you heard of the many creative opportunities CHARON
allows for? How about running on virtualized platforms (VMWare)? Connecting
your old VAX to corporate SAN storage? Easily using the corporate backup
solution, automated from VMS? Using your DR site without adding legacy
hardware to it? And so much more… All of these things are easier to
implement than you may think!
This session is a comprehensive overview of the OpenVMS 8.x implementation of the SAMBA/CIFS file sharing mechanism. While there are many ways to configure this product to safely and securely share files, this presentation will focus on integration with Microsoft Active Directory which is the most common infrastructure at most organizations. All facets of the implementation will be covered from installation to managing security once part of the Active Directory domain. Troubleshooting and monitoring techniques will also be discussed and demonstrated.
as a Marvel replacement? Explorations in CHARON performance
This presentation focuses on lower layer LAN/WAN - TCPIP / DecNet / Cluster troubleshooting using the built in tools of OpenVMS, HP hosting hardware (e.g Virtual Connect / C7000 enclosures) and the open-sourced network packet analysis tool, WireShark . Additionally, there will be some discussion of best practices for provisioning of the network to achieve the highest availability and performance leveraging OpenVMS constructs and external connectivity coordination.
Booting an integrity it quite a bit different from booting a VAX or Alpha. This presentation discusses how to boot the system in conversational mode (with a boot option or manually) and how to boot the system manually (assuming you can access the disk from the console). It will also discus the various ways to shutdown the system, including multiple ways to force a crash. Also shown will be the utility to backup the NVRAM on the motherboard, to be restored when you have to replace the motherboard. This session will include a replication of the most unusual boot problem he has ever seen, which happened to be on an Integrity, but could happen on any architecture.
This is a 2 part session. One part is general performance issues such as
high MP sync, alignment faults, high interrupt or kernel mode time. Monitor
can Identify that these events are occurring but what is creating them? SDA
extensions can be very useful in identifying the root cause.
Bryan Holland, founder and president of SCI, will be presenting on industry standard protocols for securing your Oracle Rdb databases. Drawing on his 20+ years of experience managing 100’s of Oracle Rdb databases Bryan will offer best practice ‘tricks and tips’ to keeping the bad guys out and the auditors happy.
When properly configured and managed, Oracle Rdb provides a highly-reliable, high-performance database environment that is ideally suited for mission-critical applications where down-time is not an option. However, poor design, configuration problems or operational management issues can lead to performance, reliability and availability problems -- and loss of data.
This session focuses on the basics of Rdb database administration, based on 20+ years of experience supporting Rdb data abases in a variety of environments. This session provides a guide to "best practices" for managing Rdb databases, including both what you MUST do -- as well as what NOT to do. We will cover everything from the basics of file-placement and backup strategies to more advanced topics like implementing a high-performance Row Cache and Hot-standby databases.
While specific to Rdb, many of the "best-practices" also apply to other database engines...
This presentation was given at the 2009 HP Technology Forum & Expo in Las Vegas, NV USA on June 16, 2009 by Bryan Holland, President and Founder of SCI
Since the release of OpenVMS on Integrity in early 2005, HP has been promoting the ease of migration to OpenVMS on Integrity servers. But, is it really that easy? With proper planning and execution, and some experiences we'll share in this session, we've found that migrations can be almost as easy as HP promotes.
This session is a study of multiple, real-world, customer migrations: two mission critical OpenVMS clusters (1 VAX, 1 Alpha) to 3 Integrity clusters and 5 standalone VAX servers migrated to standalone Integrity servers. This session will focus more on the project level aspects, the planning, design, implementation and management of the migrations, drawing on the experiences of actual migrations. We'll discuss the processes and methodologies we've developed doing migrations, the problems we've encountered and how we solved them, etc.
This will not be "yet-another-integrity-porting" session -- this is the real thing, based on real customer experiences.
This presentation was given at the 2009 HP Technology Forum & Expo in Las Vegas, NV USA on June 18, 2009 by Brad McCusker, formerly of HP's OpenVMS engineering group. Brad manages SCI's OpenVMS System Services business.
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