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Engineer Support

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Carpentersville, Illinois, United States
Posted:
January 31, 2018

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Vishal

224-***-****

ac392x@r.postjobfree.com

Summary:

AIX Engineer and Administrator with over 6 years of experience focused on design, implementation, migration, and support.

Involved in P8 hardware migration of servers from p5& p6 to p7 & p8.

Backup and restore of POWERVM also worked on Dual POWERVM project, configured Hard drive Ethernet and Shared Ethernet Adapter failover through POWERVM. Configured IVE, VLAN, link aggregator, NPIV.

Built PowerHA 6.1,7.1 clusters and migrated servers with AIX 6.1,7.1.

Experience in AIX system Engineer and Provided support to AIX servers version 5.3, 6.1, 7.1 on Blade center, P690, P650,p7-720,P7-740,p7-770,p7-780,p7-795,P8-822,P8-850,P8-870 AIX servers, LPAR, DLPAR, POWERVM.

Manage multiple mission-critical production two and three-node AIX HACMP clusters for major healthcare provider.

Experienced in installation, configuration, administration, troubleshooting, tuning, security, backup, recovery and upgrades of IBM AIX.

Hands on experience in creating profiles and load the OS using NIM network.

Installed Configured and maintained NIM Server, created Spot, LPP source and resource on NIM Server, done many migration, upgrades and installed software using NIM. Used Alt_disk_migration to migrate server from 5.2 to 5.3 TL8 and also to AIX 6.1, did Alt Disk Clone for rootvg.

Working on building and configuring the dual VIO servers V2.2.5.20 onP7-720,P7-740, p7-770,p7-780,p7-795,P8-822,P8-850,P8-870 with SEA with npiv for SAN boot on lpars on the IBM P series and Blade servers.

Worked Extensively on migrating around 200 servers lively from P6,P7 Environment to P8 Environment using LPM(live partition mobility) tool.

Post OS upgrade and NPIV used to Perform LPM(live partition mobility) move of servers currently residing on P7 Frames to new P8 frames.

Hands on experience on Re-hosting around 100 servers P5,P6 Environment to P8 Environment.

Upgraded firmware on AIX server, Advance management module of Blade Center, upgraded HMC from 3.2.5 to 3.3.7 and P590 HMC to latest version, done critical console data backup and also Save update data.

Experience in Migration of POWER HA 7.1,HACMP 4.3.1/4.5/5.1 to HACMP 5.4 using Node-by-Node migration without changing the cluster setup.

Implementation and Administration experience includes Planning and Design, providing storage solutions for SAN/NAS.

Done performance tuning and hardening of AIX servers changed server from 32 to 64bit. Configured ether channel.

Built software packages on Red Hat Linux (RPM)

Experience in AIX/Linux/Unix System Administration and Support of various applications on RHEL 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, AIX 6.1/5.3, Red Hat Linux 4, 5, 6, VSphere 4.0, 5.0, Cent OS and Windows 2000/2003/2008.

Directed, installed, operated and maintained an IBM Risc/6000 Model 970 system with AIX operating system.

Experience in Planning and Implementation of Virtualization on Power770

Configure DNS and Write Korn Shell program utilities to automate SYBASE and AIX Sybase backup procedure. Monitor remote and local AIX server system resource utilization. Add user accounts correct printer faults attend capacity planning discussions etc.

Provided UNIX AIX system administration support with AIX 5.2, 5.3 & 6.1 servers in a 24x7 environment.

Assisting SAP Basis team with AIX/Linux and database troubleshooting.

Testing IBM Engineered System like Pure Flex, High End Servers like p780, Storage Product like V7000, XIV, DS 8800

Involved in life-cycle project to decommission AIX server and rebuilt with new hardware

specifications

Provided support on weekends and after office hours, submitted change request form and worked on approved change. Did TL update and migration on nearly 110 server and Documentation.

Education:

Bachelors of Engineering

Skills:

Operating Systems : AIX 5.3, 6.1 & 7.1, Red hat Linux EL 4.x, 5.x, 6.x,

Virtualization : VIO, LPAR, DLPAR, HMC

Network : NFS & NAS, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, LDAP, HTTP, SSH.

Hardware : IBM P5, P6, P7, & P8 series, SVC Storage Appliance

Backup : mksysb, tar, backup etc,

Clusters : HACMP 5.5,power HA 7.1

Work Experience:

Walgreens IL August 2016 to Present

Designation: Aix Engineer

Responsible for migrating P5,P6 and P7 hardware for Walgreens onto the new p8 hardware.

Worked extensively on planning the migration to minimize impact on supported applications.

Work with application teams to schedule change windows and design deployment plans for implementation.

Perform pre-requisites checks on servers before migrating to P8 environment.

Verify storage information and draw out the new storage requirements based on the migration plan.

Worked with vendor IBM on racking and bringing up new frames up to functional standards.

Establish connection between the NIM Master and Client and also verify nimsh services.

Hands on experience in Build the new profiles and load the OS to new LPARs pushing through network using NIM.

Perform OS upgrade from 6.1 to 7.1 using NIMADM method.

As part of pre migration health check validate file systems, mount points, version and taking the backup of the information for post migration validation.

Validate LPP Source and Spot resources on NIM master.

Performed OS upgrade from 6.1 to 7.1 also have working knowledge on performing TL and SP updates.

Worked on powerpath enabled LUNs as well as supported migration of LUNs from powerpath controller to MPIO.

Worked extensively on data migration on LUNs from VSCSI to NPIV.

Post OS upgrade and NPIV used to Perform LPM (live partition mobility) move of servers currently residing on P7 Frames to new P8 frames.

Perform Post migration validation on servers from P7 to P8.

Hands on experience on Host based migration Re-hosting all P5 Environment to P8 Environment.

Worked extensively on building the HACMP & POWERHA cluster and used to perform OS upgrade on cluster Environment.

Experience in Migration of POWER HA 7.1,HACMP 4.3.1/4.5/5.1 to HACMP 5.4 using Node-by-Node migration without changing the cluster setup.

Obtain existing storage size, LUN IDs, WWNs and VIO information for storage team to allocate new NPIV LUNs.

Worked extensively on mirror concepts and working in ALT DISK backups on client server, migrating DATA VG.

Ability to troubleshoot network related issues and Performance monitoring.

Worked closely with AIX architect team to establish new processor and memory resources for new frames.

Working knowledge on modifying Disk Attributes.

Create Storage request in BMC Remedy based on the information obtained from the client server.

Hands on experience in raising a firewall & DNS requests.

Attended CAB meetings to clarify any technical details related to P8 migration and obtain required approvals.

Dick’s sporting goods August 2014 to July 2016

Designation: System Administrator (AIX/Linux)

Installed, configured and maintained IBM AIX 5.3,6.1, 7.1 and upgraded to higher levels with an environment large as 400+ AIX servers

Extensively worked on building and configuring the dual VIO servers V2.2.0.10 on P7 -770 with LEHA and SEA with vscsi and npiv .

Migrated servers from p5 p6 to p7 p8.

Migrated servers from one frame to another without anytime downtime using LPM.

Worked on trouble shooting various LPM issues.

Worked on migration of PowerHA from version 6.1 to system Mirror 7.1.

Co-ordinated with SAN and Network team in resolving various LPM issues.

Worked with IBM servers such as IBM RS/6000, P5 570, p6 570, P650, p7 770 Servers running AIX 7.1,6.1, 5.3,5.2 and 5.1.

Participation in the migration of over 400 LPARs from p6 and p5 hardware onto p770 hardware utilizing dual-SAN & LAN VIOS, SAN disk, VLAN tagging, WPAR and IBM PowerVM Live Partition Mobility. NIM, mksysb and TSM used to migrate. AIX 7.1, Oracle RAC and Websphere amongst software used.

Troubleshooting the POWERHA and increasing the filesystem in HACMP/POWERHA cluster.

Supported AIX systems in Disaster Recovery exercises.

Designed a DR test strategy for the AIX P- series environment hosting production applications for multiple data centers under LIHI and testing it under real time disaster event Scenario to get the build certified.

Building NFS, NIS and DNS servers and their maintenance.

Performed day-to-day system monitoring and administration of AIX systems

Responsible for Host based migration and Storage virtualization

Migration of physical to virtual environment of AIX systems (P2V) and also migration of Virtual to Virtual (V2V) of LPAR migration from one hardware to another.

Migrated numerous LPAR’S from AIX 5.3 to AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1. Upgraded AIX 5.3 server to TL 11.AIX 6.1 severs to TL 8 using NFS mount and alt_disk.

Single point of contact for HACMP Cluster issues & support.

Designed & built a five node HACMP cluster from scratch and added nodes to two different existing clusters.

Involved in Planning, building and Administration of various High Availability clusters and heart beat checking on Sun Solaris using VCS in heterogeneous SAN environment.

Responsible for migration of LPARs from local SCSI to SAN dasd, resulting in enhanced server reliability due to RAID structure of SAN.

Installing and configuring VIO Servers, building LPAR clients and sharing IO devices to LPARs.

Various “major incident” 3rd level support incidents involving system outage, Performance and re-design work.

Installed Java on Linux and AIX servers.

Planning, configuring storage using LVM on AIX 7.1, 6.1, 5.3, 5.2

Migrated PowerHA from 5.x to 6.1 using different methods to reduce the downtime to the application.

Worked with implementation of high availability cluster on IBM P5/P6 and P7 platform HACMP, given production support to verify, sync, move RGs, node failovers.

Migrating HACMP versions 5.1 and powerha 6.1 to new version.

Installed and configured AIX NIM server, resulting in streamlining the AIX installation process.

Install AIX 7.1 on new IBM pSeries hardware (p730, p750, p760) utilizing NIM resource server as well VIO server configurations.

Responsible for Host based migration and Storage virtualization

Migration of physical to virtual environment of AIX systems (P2V) and also migration of Virtual to Virtual (V2V) of LPAR migration from one hardware to another.

Migrated numerous LPAR’S from AIX 5.3 to AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1. Upgraded AIX 5.3 server to TL 11.AIX 6.1 severs to TL 8 using NFS mount and alt_disk.

Single point of contact for HACMP Cluster issues & support.

Designed & built a five node HACMP cluster from scratch and added nodes to two different existing clusters.

Involved in Planning, building and Administration of various High Availability clusters and heart beat checking on Sun Solaris using VCS in heterogeneous SAN environment.

Responsible for migration of LPARs from local SCSI to SAN dasd, resulting in enhanced server reliability due to RAID structure of SAN.

Installing and configuring VIO Servers, building LPAR clients and sharing IO devices to LPARs.

ACI Worldwide, Atlanta GA Feb 2012 to Mar 2014

Designation: AIX/Linux Administrator

Installing, managing, troubleshooting, securing, configuring and tuning critical servers on following UNIX platforms: AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux, including high availability cluster solutions under IBM HACMP/PowerHA and Veritas Cluster.

Installed and managed several IBM AIX systems which include disk management, user management, network management, performance management, test and development projects running on AIX 6.1.

Experienced in increasing the file system, create Mirroring, striping on AIX.

Installation and administration of several AIX networks across the country.

Implemented and maintained several client-server applications on AIX platform

Migration of HACMP from version 5.3 to 6.1.

Architected, designed and developed a package tracking system responsible for delivery of computer components across the U.S.

Project management and Implementation of EMC's Configure soft (asset management) across approx 100 AIX LPAR's.

Worked on double disk failure on SAN migrations.

Troubleshoot failed disk path and enabled back.

Extensive working experience on LVM. Creating VG, LV and FS.

Performed mksysb backup and restore using NIM master.

Upgraded HMC to recommended level and firmware on the Managed Nodes using command line.

Prepare root cause analysis for server crashed, open PMR with IBM to resolve issue.

Responsible for performance monitoring using utilities such as vmstat, iostat and nmon.

Deployed RHEL 5.5 and RHEL 6.1 Linux VMs using VMware vSphere client.

Provided support and monitored the performance of UNIX/Linux/Solaris Environment.

Installation/Upgrade of packages and check package dependencies on Linux Servers using RPM.

Setup of Virtual Appliance environment in Pureflex with FSM based IBM System Director and VM Control

Worked in solving SMC tickets issued on day to day activities and problems related to

development, test and production support servers.

Configured SAMBA between the Linux and windows servers to provide directory sharing.

Installed and configured of SAMBA, squid, FTP Server, SMTP Server, RAID and LVM on RHEL.

DNS Configurations, Ethernet speed checks/Duplex Settings, ports, security (ssh) setup on RH Linux.

Involved in shell scripting for automating server tasks, installing and monitoring.

Created, installed and Configured VIO server and client Lpars on IBM P740.

Installation and configuration of NIM master server and clients.

Worked on setting up password less connections for batch users.

Installation and configuration of NIM master server and clients.

Worked on setting up password less connections for batch users.

Manage Linux filesystems, logical volumes, system logs and journal.

Managing cron jobs, batch processing and job scheduling.

Configured MPIO on VIO server and clients.

Built and configured RHEL 5.5 Linux servers using Kick Start Server.



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