Bader A. Sarmast
Alpharetta, GA – 30004
I am presently working at Macy’s Corporation in the eCommerce Architecture group as an eCom Infrastructure Architect/AIX Specialist. Responsible for designing/implementing solutions for Macy’s eCommerce Group. Responsible for design and architecture oversight relative to AIX v6.1 and v7.1, PureFlex Implementation, IBM SmartCloud Entry Implementation, IBM Flex Manager, HMC’s, Systems Director 6.3, VMControl, VIO Servers 184.108.40.206, Virtualization, SAN v7000 Control Enclosures and expansions with EasyTier and IILM Implementation. Also responsible for Capital Expense planning for ordering Hardware/Software including license management of JBOSS licenses, WebSphere Licenses, RedHat Licenses. Working with Network and Firewall Security teams to establish rules, redundancy and stability. Primary areas of expertise include solution design and architecting AIX, Linux 6.6, Virtualization and Storage solutions. Maintaining hardware inventory on the team site along with all the Visio drawings for eCom. I am equally competent in project planning, implementation, documentation and skill transfer. I have over 20 years in supporting and Implementing AIX, HACMP, Virtualization, Tivoli Storage Manager.
I am looking for opportunities to lead projects in AIX/Infrastructure design and implementation with my 20 years of experience in implementing and supporting Data Centers, IBM AIX/HACMP/TSM/Virtualization/SAN, system designs, licensing, procuring hardware and software for the projects. Managing vendors and effectively cutting costs on hardware, SAN and Licenses for the cpu usage for the e-Commerce applications.
Bachelor in Engineering
M.S. in Computer Science Atlanta: May 1993 GPA: 3.85
CATE for AIX v5.2 (IBM AIX Certified Advanced Technical Expert )
CATE for AIX v5.3 (IBM AIX Certified Advanced Technical Expert )
Architecture Foundation Workshop
Certified Advanced Technical Expert (AIX v5.2)
Certified Advanced Technical Expert p5 2006 (AIX v5.3)
IBM Certified Deployment Professional (Tivoli Storage Manager V5.3)
IBM Certified Systems Expert HACMP for AIX 5L v5.3
IBM Certified Systems Expert (Virtualization)
Certified Novell Administrator
Certified pSeries Administration and Support for AIX 5L v5.2
Certified pSeries Administration and Support for AIX 5L v5.3
Certified pSeries Enterprise Technical Support v5.2
Certified pSeries Enterprise Technical Support v5.3
Ceritified p5 and pSeries Technical Sales Support
Certified pSeries AIX Installation, Backup & Recovery
Certified pSeries AIX 5L Problem Determination
IBM Certificed Systems Expert:p5 Virtualization Technical Support
AIX v4.3 to AIX v7.2, PureFlex, SmartCloud Entry, VMControl, v7000 storage, Systems Director, HACMP, HADR, TSM, Linux 5.9 to v6.6, LPAR’s, Micro-Partitioning, VIO Servers.
IBM RS/6000: F-40’s, S-70’s, S-7A’s, H-50’s, H-80’s, 6C1, 6M2, SP Frames, pSeries 630, 650, 670’s, p7:8233’s, p 740’s, p750’s, p-460’s, IBM PureFlex, CMM Modules, Flex Manager. ESS Shark 2105, TSM 3494, 3583, 3584 & TS3310 Tape Libraries with 3590, 3592, 3580 & ultrium II Tapes drives, McData ED 5000, IBM FastT disks, Unix servers and Lotus Notes server, Network Protocols (TCP/IP, IPX/SPX & SNA), DS4000, DS6800, DS8300, v7000 storage, p5-510, 520,550, 55A, 550Q, 570’s, 575’s, 590’s & 595’s, 750’s, p-460’s and Dell Blades.
Experience: 09/27/2010 – Present Macy’s Corporation
Architecture and Solution Design:
Presently working in the eCommerce group as a Infrastructure Architect/AIX specialist, designing and implementing solutions that fulfill eCommerce requirements for Storage using v7000 and PureFlex with the objective of migrating to the Cloud infrastructure. Implementing IILM with v7000 storage using SVC for automating the storage peak performance to move/migrate LUN’s. Establish capital expense planning procedures for hardware/software licenses for the eCom infrastructure. Working closely with IBM team to design and architect solutions as required via RFS and PCR’s for new requirements. Successfully upgrade all eCom AIX Servers to AIX 7.1 and now working on the Linux upgrade project rebuilding all Linux environment from 5.9 to 6.6. Designed a solution to migrate all AIX DB/2 & Cassandra databases to Linux 6.6.
Worked in the infrastructure delivery group at Macy's, delivering the servers, designing, supporting, installing, configuring the AIX systems and implementing AIX 6.1 TL8 and AIX v7.1_TL2 on p7-750’s and IBM PureFlex system’s p-460’s. Recently implemented successfully IBM PureFlex with 4-p460’s and migrated many production environments to PureFlex. Successfully implemented IBM SmartCloud Entry for automating and optimizing workloads. Migrated 700 windows servers running Lotus Notes Domino onto 6 AIX servers in Georgia and Ohio datacenters respectively. Successfully implemented IBM Sametime environment globally for Macy’s organization using AIX p7-750’s by setting up dual VIO’s and lpar’s for 180000 users. Successfully implemented Lotus Notes Domino and Sametime production serves on IBM’s PureFlex p-460’s.
Implemented WMS(Warehouse Management Systems) and PACE (Planning About Customer Experience) project in production environment. Implemented new NIM (Network Installation Manager) Servers with AIX 7100-02-02 and created scripts for backups and O/S images creation and collection for over 1500 servers at 2 locations. Install and configure the Tivoli Workload Scheduler environment at John’s Creek datacenter using virtualization to maximize the benefits. Striped the SAN storage on the servers to get the benefit and I/O bandwith on disks. Implement standards to be used for creating virtual VIO Servers and lpar’s and fine tuning the disk attributes and queue_depths for performance of the systems. Analyzed NMON reports, identify performance related risks and provide update to upper management on a weekly basis.
Experience: 04/03/2007 – 2010 Coca-Cola Company
Worked in the infrastructure group supporting, installing, configuring AIX systems on p-550’s & p-750’s.Worked on AIX security patches on a regular basis to keep the environment up and running secured. Worked on SAP restores Oracle and DB2 in DEV, TST, Prod environments. Worked on Virtual VIO Servers setup, HACMP Implementation and LPAR’s on AIX versions. Worked on SAP implementations, DR testing, Security implementations, HACMP implementations and support.
Experience: 03/07/2005 – 04/01/2007 Consultant at Optimus Solutions LLC
Unix/AIX Consultant: At SunTrust Bank Atlanta:
Worked as an AIX Consultant supporting the SunTrust Bank account in Atlanta and Orlando. Implemented p-5 pSeries 570’s in Orlando with Micro partitioning and creating 29 partitions on a 8 way p-570 using the IBM procedures to the limit and successfully implemented the technology, providing the customer with the best results. Implemented NIM 5.3 server to migrate many systems in Orlando. Implemented Eight p-570’s in the Micro-partition environment setting up two Virtual I/O Servers on each system, LPAR’s, PLM, Ether-Channel, Shared Ethernet Adapters etc. Also, support their p-655’s nodes in the cluster environment. Implementing the same in Atlanta Data Center for the Bank. Supported the DB2 and Cognos environment in AIX 5.3 running on p-575’s.
Worked with other clients and installed, setup, configure and train AIX Admins on implementing AIX 5.2 & AIX 5.3 on p-520’s, p-550’s, p-570’s and p-590’s. (Example: National Vision, ICE, eDelta etc).
Extensive experience with implementing and supporting IBM p4 & p5 Series systems, ESS, SAN, DNS, Network, SAP, Informix, DB2, Virtualization, Micro-partitioning, HACMP, NIM 4.3 thru 5.3, TSM 5.1, 5.2 & TDP configurations, X-Blades, FastT, DS4XXX, DS8000, ESS-800, Racks T00, T42, TEC/TMR and Disaster Recovery procedures using my scripts to restore systems using NIM environment.
Implemented 6 P-595’s with Micro-Partitioning along with VIO Servers and also added Expansion Frames along with I/O Drawers and created many dedicated LPAR’s with dedicated resources. Also, implemented PLM on each frame for the SunTrust Bank Atlanta.
Unix/AIX Consultant: Fifth-Third Bank Cincinnati:
Worked as an AIX Consultant in the successful implementation of p-5 pSeries 570’s in Cincinnati with Micro partitioning and creating 7 partitions on a 8 way p-570 using the Virtualization technology procedures. Setup two Virtual I/O Servers on the p5-570 system, LPAR’s, PLM, Ether-Channel, Shared Ethernet Adapters etc.
Unix/AIX Consultant: Lockheed Martin Greenville South Carolina:
Worked as an AIX Consultant in the successful implementation of the Security, Accounting and Auditing on 18 AIX Servers in the production, test and development environment. Successfully implemented and documented the procedures for the client to the client’s satisfaction. Also, helped the client in the HACMP, Backups and other AIX related issues.
Unix/AIX Consultant: Merial Corporation:
Worked as an AIX Tivoli Storage Manager Consultant in the successful implementation of p-5 pSeries 570’s and Tivoli Storage Manager v5.3 implementation in Atlanta. Implemented TSM with setting up Adic I2000 Library and migrated their data from other p4 systems to p5 systems and added 40 database clients for backups with Informix, SQL Servers databases etc. Documented and provided the procedures on AIX, TSM to the client’s administrators and trained them on maintaining their systems.
Unix/AIX Consultant: S1 Corporation:
Worked as an AIX HACMP Consultant in the successful implementation of HACMP clusters on a p-5 pSeries 570’s in Atlanta on a Two Node cluster. Trained six S1 Administrators on implementing HACMP and maintaining the clusters in future. Documented their HA cluster environment and provided them “admin” guide along with test suites for their HA environment.
AIX HACMP Consultant: National Vision Corporation:
Designed and Implemented AIX/HACMP on two 550’s with AIX v5.3 and HACMP v5.3 using XIO Tech SAN and Cambex Fibrecards with Dual Path Failover for this client. Created Network Installation Manager (NIM) on a p5:520 for Disaster Recovery of their environment and to make “mksysb” and “savevg’s” images onto the p5:520 system. Automated the tasks to perform the backups regularly every week. Migrated their Enterprise GE application and its data from HP systems to AIX HACMP systems successfully. Trained the client’s Administrator on AIX and HACMP. Documented their HA cluster environment and provided them “admin” guide along with test suites for their HA environment
Unix/AIX Consultant: Lee Memorial Hospital Fort Myers Florida:
Worked as an AIX Tivoli Storage Manager Consultant in the successful implementation of p-5 pSeries 570’s and Tivoli Storage Manager v5.3 implementation in Fort Myers Florida. Implemented TSM with setting up 3494 Tape Library sharing with the Mainframe. Setup and Configure the Database clients for backups with Informix, SQL Servers databases etc. Documented and provided the procedures on AIX, TSM to the client’s administrators and trained them on maintaining their systems.
AIX/HACMP Consultant: Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation:
Installed/Setup, Designed and Implemented 4-55A’s and 4-p5:570’s with AIX/HACMP creating HA clusters on the systems with AIX v5.3 and HACMP v5.3 using DS6800 with Dual Path Failover. Created Network Installation Manager (NIM) server for Disaster Recovery of their environment and to make “mksysb” and “savevg’s” images along with Technology Level, Patches and Application software onto the NIM server. Automated the tasks to perform the backups regularly every week. Trained the client’s Administrator on AIX and HACMP. Documented their HA cluster environment and provided them “admin” guide along with test suites for their HA environment
Unix/AIX Consultant: Caterpillar TSM Implementation:
Implemented TSM v5.3.2 on Linux with DR using the Veritas Filesystem on one and DS4300 with RDAC on the other server with four instances of TSM running on each server. Configured the TS3310 Tape Library with 3592 Ultrium 2 LTO drives. Setup and Configure the Database clients for backups with Informix, SQL Servers databases etc. Documented and provided the procedures on Linux, TSM to the client’s administrators and trained them on maintaining their systems.
Experience: 07/12/2004 – 03/04/2005 Home Depot Corporation
Unix/AIX Chief Systems Engineer:
Worked as a Chief Systems Engineer supporting their Build Team to implement the NIM strategy along with HA cluster upgrades. Worked on different projects on Highly Available AIX clusters, Network Installation Manager implementation for DR restores, Setting up TSM servers on AIX platform (currently on Mainframe). Worked on the Data Center move to Austin Texas in the month of December 2004 when all the production servers along with mainframe were moved. Worked on DB/2 Version 8.2 upgrades on all Prod and QA servers. Created procedures and documentation for AIX 5.2 installation, HACMP 5.1 install and configure, NIM setup, configure and restore of “mksysb’s” on clients. Worked on New Build configuration of Hardware and software for P-Series 650’s, 670’s and 690’s and setup partitions.
Experience: 04/2000 – 07/09/2004 Graphic Packaging Int’l Corporation
Unix/AIX System Administrator:
Worked as a Unix/AIX Senior System Administrator, supporting and managing Riverwood Corporation paper mills systems based on the SP nodes, SP Frames, ESS, S70’s, S7A’s, F50’s, P-Series 630, 650, 670 & 690 LPARS, TSM Librrary, Control workstations, AIX Firewall and AIX Webservers. Managing their backups and restores using Tivoli Storage Manager. Support their WindowsNT clustering services for all of Riverwood Corporation Mills in different locations. Support and manage the SSA disks attached to H50’s, S7A’s and S70’s in the SP Frame environment. Manage the Tivoli Storage Manager(TSM) for backups and restores using the 3584 Tape Library with 9 3580 ultrium 2 Tape drives attached to the tape library. Support and Manage SP nodes in the SP Frames attached to SSA disks and ESS. Manage and configure the nodes in the HA clusters. Manage Web Servers, Control Workstations, Firewall nodes, SAP applications servers, EDI servers.
In charge of installing and setting up AIX machines including S-70’s, S-7A’s, SP High nodes, Wide Nodes, F-50’s, B-50’s and Control Workstations. Manage all the three TSM SAP Servers and 3584 Tape Library with 9 – 3580 Tape Drives. Recently upgraded one of the TSM servers from TSM 3.7 to TSM 5.1 and reconfigured all the tape cartridges. Installed and configured 4 H-50’s for Payroll project in the HACMP cluster and migrated the data to the new system with AIX 4.3.3 with ML_10 and HACMP 4.4.1.
Upgraded HACMP 4.2.2 to 4.4.1 and 4.5.1. Expert in ESS Configuration, management and Administration, ESS Expert, SAN McData Switch configuration.
Upgraded SAP systems to AIX 5.2, 64-bit kernel, TSM upgrade to 5.2 on servers and clients and TDP clients for Informix database restores. LPAR configurations using DLPAR on each system, NIM restores with Flash copy tasks for SAP “onbar restores”. HACMP 5.1 installation, configuration using the IP aliasing. P-series 670 Firmware upgrade to the latest level 3H031024. Worked on DryRun tests for SAP upgrades to 4.6c from 3.1H. Build partitions for SAP application servers, TSM servers and other AIX 5.2 64-bit servers and configuration of all these servers. DNS servers upgrades.
Experience: 06/1993 – 04/2000 Electronic Data Systems Corporation [ EDS ]
Unix/AIX System Administrator: 02/97 – 04/2000 General Motors Corporation
Worked as a Unix System Administrator at the General Motors Doraville Plant supporting and managing all of their Unix sytems. Successfully implemented and upgraded their AIX systems from AIX 3.2.5 to AIX 4.3.2 and upgraded HACMP 3.2.2 to 4.3.1.
Systems Administrator: 06/94 – 02/1997 Atlanta Solution Center: EDS
Provided workstation support and administration on Novell v4.11, Windows NT 4.0 and Microsoft Outlook v8.04. Coordinate and perform the installation and testing of desktop products and system components. Provide assistance and on-line support with hardware configuration and software installation and ongoing support. Maintain documentation on LAN infrastructure.
Performed various functions as a Unix and LAN administrator. Manage user requests and perform system maintenance functions on Unix, Novell v3.12 and NT file servers. Perform upgrades to Novell3.12 LAN, Sun workstations, IBM - PC’s and perform Windows95, WindowsNT and Office 97 upgrades. Work on Material Planning System project for the General Motors Corporation programming in COBOL II and IEF. Perform various on-call duties with scheduling of JCL jobs and coordinate Control - M/R. Maintain shell scripts for backups of Unix servers. Completed SAP3.0: Systems and Technical Overview, ABAP/4 Fundamentals and Report Layout/Creation Techniques courses.
GM Service Parts Operation International Division: Michigan: EDS: 06/1993
Provided hardware and software LAN support to General Motors Corporation international dealers for Europe and Asia Pacific dealers on Novell v3.12. Setup LAN servers and workstations and test the user interface software. Coordinate the implementation and transportation of workstations and servers to international dealers and train the users and resolve problems over the phone.