Re: [education][architecture] GT.M Adminstration & Operations Course January 14-16 at Regenstrief in Indianapolis

Nancy,

I wish I had time to go! I have to stay put and finish the NSF proposal. I can't even send Ohm, since he is not in the US as yet - FAU has sent him an invitation (he will be working half-time on a project with ARC devices, a medical devices company). I hope you have another meeting coming up where we can gain some hands on experience. Thanks

Ravi

Ravi Shankar, PhD, MBA, PE
Professor and Director, CSI, FAU
http://faculty.eng.fau.edu/shankar/
(561) 297-3470

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Subject: [education][architecture] GT.M Adminstration & Operations Course January 14-16 at Regenstrief in Indianapolis

The course will immediately follow the VistA Community Meeting which is

being held at Regenstrief. The link to the meeting information is

11-13.http://worldvista.org/Conferences/32nd_VistA_Community_Meeting

GT.M provides a tremendous breadth of functionality designed to to develop

and deploy large scale applications. The GT.M Administration & Operations

course provides training on setting up, managing, and troubleshooting GT.M

environments.

Registration for the GT.M course is here:

https://www.regonline.com/gtmadminvcm32

This is a very hands-on course. As the subject matter is empirical rather

than theoretical, the emphasis in the course is on learning by doing under

the guidance of the instructor, rather than learning by being taught by the

instructor.

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--- Overview

GT.M provides a tremendous breadth of functionality designed to to develop

and deploy large scale applications. The GT.M Administration & Operations

course provides training on setting up, managing, and troubleshooting GT.M

environments.

This is a very hands-on course. As the subject matter is empirical rather

than theoretical, the emphasis in the course is on learning by doing under

the guidance of the instructor, rather than learning by being taught by the

instructor.

Depending on factors such as background of the audience, depth to which the

material is to be explored, size of the class, etc., the material can be

covered in three to five days, with four days being typical.

Target audience

The target audience for the GT.M Administration & Operations course is

those responsible for configuring and managing GT.M

environments. Although programmers will benefit from it, MUMPS or GT.M

programming are not taught. Working knowledge of UNIX/Linux at the shell

level would be very helpful.

Topics Covered

The following topics are covered in the course. With the exception of the

first topic, they are all learned by working through hands-on exercises.

Theory of Operation - Throughout the course, along with the hands on

working with GT.M, the underlying principles of operation of GT.M are

presented.

Setup and Configuration - Environment variables, especially $gtmgbldirand

$gtmroutines control the operation of GT.M. These variables and the role of

the global directory in partitioning the database are covered.

Security - GT.M environments are secured using the capabilities of the

underlying operating system. Securing GT.M applications is discussed.

Continuity of Business - GT.M is designed as a platform for deploying

applications that must be robust and continuously available. These are

implemented through use of journaling and *logical dual site operation*,

both of which are covered, along with recovering from crashes.

*Backup*and recovery are covered.

Other topics (e.g., leveraging features of operating system, database

repair, program tracing, database encryption, UTF-8) - per audience

interest and as time permits.

1 Organizations using other database systems often refer

to such people as "Database administrators". As a practical matter, a

separate DBA is not required for GT.M, and UNIX/Linux system administrators

who take the GT.M Administration & Operations should be able to manage GT.M

environments very well.

Nancy Anthracite

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