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Senior UNIX Administrator

Location:
Cumming, Georgia, United States
Posted:
October 29, 2016

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MOAZZAM ALI

acxavf@r.postjobfree.com

Ph: 404-***-****

Professional Summary

Over 12 years of advanced experience in UNIX Administration and Engineering

Experience working in an Enterprise Environment

Installed and configured RedHat Linux and SUSE Linux

Worked on AIX 4.3.x/5.1/5.2/5.3/6.1/7.1 Operating Environments

Experience with DevOps CHEF and PUPPET

Experience with DB2 on Linux

Expertise in PowerVM set-up, including dual VIO servers, use of Shared Processor Pools and installation of PowerHA.

Build Servers across multiple platforms including AIX, Windows, Unix, and Linux, and VMware ESX 4.x and VMware ESXi 5.x

POWER Systems - able to plan, install, maintain, and support multiple POWER5 and POWER6 systems and LPARS.

Experience with pSeries and AIX in an EMC SAN environment

AIX – excellent skills to plan, install, maintain, troubleshoot, and support AIX 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and 6.1 Operating Systems.

VIOS - expertise in planning, installing, maintain, and support multiple VIO servers and configure LPARS that use VIOS.

HACMP - able to plan, install, maintain, troubleshoot, and support multiple AIX HACMP clusters and HACMP over VIOS. Expertise in migration from HACMP 5.5 to HACMP 6.

Experience with HMC version 3,4,5,6 and 7

NIM - able to configure NIM to perform AIX server image builds and AIX patching.

Linux - able to plan, install, maintain, and support RHEL servers.

IBM Tools - able to install and configure all required IBM support tools (i.e. TSM, ITM6, etc.)

Experience in installing, configuring, managing, maintaining AIX on RISC/6000 systems on H70, B50/B80, and P series models 650, 670, 595, 570 system

Installation, administration, configuration and testing of VIO Server and VIO client LPAR’S.

Experienced in Installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of HACMP 4.5 on AIX 5.1.

Extensive experience in installing and configuring WebSphere 5&6

Experience in installing and configuring IBM HTTP server

Experience in installing and configuring DB2

Experience in installing, configuring, troubleshooting, maintaining IBM Tivoli Monitoring

Experienced in configuring and supporting Logical Partitions/Micro Partitions (LPAR/DLPAR), via HMC (Hardware Management Console).

Experienced in implementing the Workload Management (WLM)

Configuration and administration of AIX part of SAN, worked on Hitachi SAN Arrays, IBM Shark

Strong hands-on experience in Disk Management and Volume Management using IBM LVM.

Installed patches, fixes/Service Pack to IBM and Wintel Servers.

Design, develop and implement operational processes and procedures.

Write documentation describing systems design & architecture, logic and operational processes.

Adaptability and willingness to learn

Excellent presentation, analytical, documentation and interpersonal communication skills.

Experience with SAN and NAS architecture and devices.

Installed Siebel 7.8 and Peoplesoft on AIX servers

Education & Certification:

Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Western Michigan University, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Kalamazoo, MI

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University, College of Engineering, Cyprus

Cisco Certified Network Associate

Technical Skill sets:

Operating Systems:

SUSE Linux 11, RED HAT Linux, IBM AIX 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 & 6.1, 7.1 Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008

and 2012 Server

Hardware:

IBM RS/6000, p690, p670, p570, p590, p595, p510, p520 Sun Enterprise Servers (E4500, E3500, E450), IBM Enterprise Storage (Shark), Ethernet hubs and switches.

Languages:

C, C++, SQL, and HTML/XML.

Middleware:

WebSphere Application server 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, WebSphere Commerce, JBOSS, IBM HTTP

SERVER, WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere Service Registry & Repository

Scripting:

Perl, Shell Programming (Korn and Bash), Bourne

Professional Experience

June 2016 – October 2016

Fiserv Inc. – Alpharetta, GA

Senior Linux/AIX Systems Engineer

Worked on AIX 6.1 and 7.1 and VIOS implementation

Experience designing, implementing and managing solutions utilizing Red Hat Linux 6 and 7

Worked with JBoss, WebLogic

In depth knowledge of AIX Logical Volume Manager and Native Multipathing

In depth knowledge of Knowledge of EMC Powerpath, VSCSI, Fiber Card Virtualization(NPIV)

Proficiencies with the installation, integration, tuning, and troubleshooting of mulit-vendor UNIX environments

In depth knowledge and experience of RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL5.x – RHEL7.x), AIX Proficient in using UNIX performance tools such as sar, top, nmon, vmstat, iostat, etc

Knowledge and understanding of RedHat Satellite and BMC Bladelogic UNIX/Linux management tools.

Experience with CHEF and PUPPET in deployments

Experience with automated system builds and configuration management tools including Red Hat Satellite Server, Client Server Automation

Working knowledge of Amazon Web Services

Transferred data from DB2 to Linux.

Knowledge and understanding of Web and Middleware technologies as Apache, TomCat, Mule, DataPower, XML Appliances, SOA, J2EE.

Detail oriented and experience working in a production environment using Change Control practices, creating and working under technical project plans and timelines.

Possesses an expert level knowledge of UNIX Operating Systems and tools

Responsible for achieving financial objectives of approved systems plans.

Formulate & recommend standards for achieving maximum performance & efficiency of the system.

September 2015 – May 2016

Haverty’s Furniture Companies Inc. – Atlanta, GA

Senior Unix Systems Engineer/Administrator

System administration experience in a UNIX production business environment with substantial knowledge of the UNIX operating system.

Hardware knowledge on the different types of components of servers including assembly, defining configurations for upgrades.

Updated Linux servers with latest patches SLES11 SP4

Worked on Windows Active Directory and Windows Server 2012

Worked on AIX 6.1 and 7.1 and VIOS implementation

In depth knowledge of AIX Logical Volume Manager and Native Multipathing

In depth knowledge of Knowledge of EMC Powerpath, VSCSI, Fiber Card Virtualization(NPIV)

Worked on HACMP, PowerHA and System mirror and knowledge of Oracle Data Base from AIX system Admin Prospective

Installed Solaris 11 and performed network troubleshooting

Operated in csh or ksh environment, review or write shell scripts and understand general shell scripting practices.

Familiarity with Devops concepts and techniques

Experience developing and maintaining automated deployment scripts in Linux using Chef and puppet, etc

Possesses cooperative teaming skills to achieve results that cannot be derived from the system administrator's actions alone and able to collaborate within a cross functional team.

Maintained IBM Power Systems

Worked with YAST2 to install new packages

Worked with JBOSS Middleware

Worked on vCenter, VMware ESXi 5.x

Build out VMware infrastructure from the ground up, including vCenter, Storage and Server configurations

Upgrade Existing VMware environments to the latest versions and Migrate Physical servers to Virtual machines

Troubleshoot and Resolve VMware issues from Performance to Configuration

Good at troubleshooting issues including application deployment issues

Experience with Apache subversion – revision control system

Worked on Webmin - Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix

Worked on building and deploying batch jobs.

Worked on Control-M workload automation

Worked on WebSphere Commerce, db2 cleanup

Worked in an AGILE Environment

Configured SUSE Linux for Kernel dumps.

Worked on Upgrading Suse Linux Enterprise on the iSeries

Performed Linux system performance troubleshooting with commands ps, top, kill, procinfo, iostat

Worked on troubleshooting problems, maintaining systems, and upgrading OS as necessary.

Worked on upgrade of OS and system software.

Maintained servers that were running Oracle, DB2, WebSphere Application Server

Worked on NetScaler and troubleshooting issues in NetScaler

Maintained records for hardware, status of backup and also documented procedures.

Determined hardware requirements for new server procurement.

Meet with different teams on a regular basis

July 2010 – August 2015

IBM – Atlanta, GA

UNIX/Linux Senior Systems Administrator

Worked in the IBM’s team that’s supporting Kaiser Permanente Hospital account

The team was the recipient of the 2012 Gerstner Award for Client Excellence

Experience with systems and IT operations

Comfort with with frequent, incremental code testing and deployment

Strong grasp of automation tools and data management skills

A strong focus on business outcomes and comfortable with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders

Performed large scale OS migrations using NIMADM from AIX 5.2 to 5.3 and from AIX 5.3 to 6.1

Worked on Storage migrations using PPME and LVM

Performed scripting in Perl and Korn

Worked with Configuration Management Puppet and Subversion

Worked with Citrix NetScaler Load Balancer

Storage migrations in HACMP environment

Installed HACMP 6.1 in a 2 node cluster

Worked on NPIV in Virtual Environment

Worked on SUSE Linux on Pseries hardware. Installed Linux operating system and created filesystems and users.

Installed Red Hat Linux 6 on IBM P Series servers

Installed SUSE Linux 9, 10 and 11 on IBM Power Systems

Involved in installation, configuration, migration, and clustering and user management on AIX/Solaris.

Created and maintained technical documentation

Installed and configured WebSphere Application Server 8

Worked on WebSphere Commerce

Performed large scale AIX TL upgrades and HACMP upgrades from HACMP 5.3 to 5.5

Installed WebSphere version 6, 7 and 8

Work with application development groups to tune and troubleshoot their applications within a fault-tolerant WebSphere/WAS environment

Performed large scale new server builds on P7 as part of Life Cycle Management

Performed server migrations from P5 to P7

Worked on DNS and Edge Load Balancer

Performed storage migration using LVM mirror copy and PPME method from EMC

Worked on volume groups, logical volume manager and netbackup tools

Worked on Power5 Power6 Power7 and Power8 systems

Created LPARS, DLPARS, memory and processor pools

Built AIX Servers with NIM and setup NFS filesystems

Worked on HACMP clustering and configured and managed LPAR partitions using VIO under AIX 5.3/6.1

Worked on AIX connectivity to storage(EMC, shark)

Worked on NIM server setup and configuration

Micro-partitioning experience on P595's, P550's, and P570's

Experience with pSeries Systems and AIX in a SAN environment

Experience in AIX v5 network configuration and maintenance methods (including NIM)

Worked on VIO server and client setup and configuration, virtual SCSI and Ethernet and AIX virtualization tools

Developed shell scripts for monitoring file system growth, paging and disk I/O activity.

Performed file system cleanup.

Installed and configured Sudo for users to access the root privileges.

Monitored Web Based Applications and wrote shell scripts for better performance monitoring and detection of early problem alert.

Provided off shift support to other application support teams.

Installed technology levels and installed patches and third party applications

Used Shell Scripts to monitor systems, provided support to system sizing for the new application to support the new database and application servers.

Worked with WPAR environment in AIX6.1

Created new WPARS in a Logical Partition running AIX6.1

Created filesystems for WPARS from the main LPAR using command mkwpar

Check status of WPAR with command lswpar. Started and stopped wpars

Created users and groups within wpar

July 2007 – June 2010

NYS Department of Labor – Albany, NY

Linux/AIX Administrator/Tivoli Monitoring Administrator

Worked as AIX System Admin with IBM P-series Model servers providing server administration, application administration and automation solutions to support business objectives.

Installed AIX 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and 6.1 on P Series servers

Installed Red Hat Linux 9 on IBM P Series servers

Installed SUSE Linux 9, 10 and 11 on IBM P Series servers

Installed and administered Solaris 8/ 9/10 on Sun Fire V440/V880/v490 machines with VERITAS Volume Manager 4.x/5.x Solaris 9, 10 servers.

Installed and administered SUSE LINUX

Design midrange infrastructure layout for server refresh and new business projects.

Build and deliver server capacity for projects on time.

Worked with Project Manager on server enrollments and cutovers

Worked with Level 3 teams to resolve tickets

Capacity planning on AIX, Sun, Windows and Linux environments to maximize utilization of the current server environment.

Review and provide recommendations on new technologies and product offerings.

Good working knowledge of cluster technologies like IBM HACMP, VERITAS Cluster and Oracle RAC

Documented all the installations and procedures with screen shots

Involved in project management, had SCRUM meetings

Good experience with DNS, TCPIP, Shell scripting, and patching.

Installed, configured and supported Web Sphere Application Server, IBM HTTP/ Apache Web Servers in AIX and Linux environments.

Created LPARS and installed VIO Servers and performed Micro partitioning

Installed Solaris and Linux created user logins, administering the system performance and monitoring user activities.

Installed VERITAS volume manager and implemented various RAID levels, logical volume creation, mirroring and file systems

Installation, configuration and maintenance DNS servers, Mail servers, NFS and NIS on Sun Solaris servers

Configuring distributed file systems and administering NFS server and NFS clients and editing auto-mounting mapping as per system / user requirements.

Worked on Oracle database and application servers

Worked with TSM backups and Tivoli monitoring on client side.

Analyzed server hardware and application architecture information to design server migration/consolidation strategy

Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to drive issues to completion on an aggressive schedule

Project lead of the Tivoli Monitoring Project. Configured and installed Tivoli Monitoring 6.2 on IBM's AIX server to monitor AIX operating system, WebSphere, SOA Applications

Installed and configured ITCAM for WebSphere that includes installation of Managing Server and Data Collector to monitor heap size, garbage collection

Installed and configured ITCAM for SOA for monitoring composite applications like Process Server, WSRR(WebSphere Service Registry and Repository)

Installed and configured ITCAM for RTT to measure the response time between Web Server, App Server, Database, Mainframe, and other composite applications

Installed and configured Omegamon XE for Messaging that monitors Message Broker and MQ

Installed Peoplesoft application on AIX6.1. Built a database server, app server and web server for the peoplesoft environment.

Performed archiving and backups using tar, pax, cpio, dd, restore, and backup commands, mksysb for root volume group backup and savevg for user created volume groups backup.

Performed daily backups, (incremental /full backups) restoration of data using Tivoli. Upgrading TSM and configuring it on Client side.

Responsible for servicing trouble-ticket requests, 3rd-party software installation in a homogeneous AIX 5.1/5.2/5.3/6.1 environments.

Created and configured logical partitions (LPAR) on IBM systems using Hardware management console (HMC).

AIX Migration from AIX 5.1/5.2 to AIX 5.3.

Provided production support in an on-call rotation in a 24x7 environment.

Performance tuning of production machines by upgrading their hardware.

Installed Samba Server 2.2.0 in Windows/NT environment to share UNIX files.

Configured SSH for secure telnet and FTP connections.

Created File systems, creating users, customizing user in Clustered environment.

August 2006 – June 2007

NYS Office of the State Comptroller – Albany, NY

Senior UNIX/ AIX Administrator

Responsible for the operation, maintenance of LPARS on the P595 systems.

Configured VIO server

Good in documenting all the technical tasks

Good experience in DNS and TCPIP

Worked with shell scripting and patching

Experience on WebSphere 5 & 6 administration

Documentation of all the setup procedures and System related Policies (SOP’s).

Monitored Linux server for CPU Utilization, Memory Utilization, and Disk Utilization for performance monitoring

Setup NFS file systems and shared them to clients.

Reviewing system log files for errors. Setting up cron jobs for backups and monitoring processes.

Planned, scheduled and Implemented OS patches on both Solaris & Linux boxes as a part of proactive maintenance and Secure Shell (SSH) implementation.

Participate in installing and configuring of UNIX/Linux based Oracle 10g products.

Experience with pSeries and AIX in an EMC SAN environment

Upgraded servers from Aix 5.3 TL03 to TL05

Worked on AIX LVM, JFS, and ODM concepts

Diagnosed pSeries booting and system initialization problems

IBM Advanced Power Virtualization experience including setup and management of VIO partitions and performance tuning.

Worked on cron, permissions, umasks, ACL’s and vi

Working knowledge of the AIX error logging subsystem, fsck and defragfs commands

Worked on configuring DB/2 connect and CTG Unix

Worked on JAVA based web applications

Installed JAVA on AIX5.3

Worked on HACMP environment

Configured incremental and full backup with Networker

Scheduling the backup processes, Backup / Restore procedures.

Performed LPAR creation, creating file systems, moving files from server to server, directory to directory, installing patches and installation of operating systems.

Assisted Oracle DBA in day to day operations and maintenance

Ensured suitable system backup procedures are in place

Administration of printing needs

Coordinated the application of OS patches and changes as required

Performed scripting for automation

Performed testing of scripts in test environment to ensure functionality

Responsible for creating user profiles, service level maintenance and quality assurance, password resets, IP addressing, back-up and recovery services

Experience in IBM storage shark.

Worked on IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) 8300 and IBM TotalStorage 3590 Enterprise Tape System (ETS)

Maintaining backup control forms

Worked on performance tuning for Oracle on AIX

Solved paging space problems

Created and maintained JFS and NFS file systems.

July 2004 – July 2006

Beyond Management Inc, Atlanta GA

Unix/AIX Administrator

Responsible for the operation, maintenance and integrity of a Distributed, Networked AIX based environment that hosted large Oracle Database

Experience on Websphere 5 & 6 administration

Worked with java and C++ to develop programs

Experience with TCP/IP, Firewall

Worked on Websphere federation and MQ clusters

Configure a two node HACMP cluster

Implementing raw devices in HACMP environment

Tivoli monitoring setup for HACMP cascading configuration with one shared resource.

Increasing filesystem in HACMP using C-SPOC or smitty cl_fs

IBM Advanced Power Virtualization experience including setup and management of VIO partitions and performance tuning.

Administration/Installation of the AIX Servers

TSM client support

Installing Siebel 7.8 on AIX Servers.

Configuring incremental and full backup on ADSM.

Scheduling the backup processes, Backup / Restore procedures.

Configure a two node HACMP cluster

Managing AIX, SP & LPAR Based system administration for IBM’s worldwide Internal & External customers.

On 24x7 Basis & Day-to-day system Administration for both standalone IBM RS-6000 servers and SP complexes

Planning, Testing & Implementation of Migration Project of Aix 433 to 5.1/5.2 Using Customized Alt Disk method (Offered minimum down time with easy roll back feature ) as Aix Focal Point

Planning, Testing & Implementation of Maintenance & security Level up gradation of 550+ Aix servers Aix Focal Point.

Planning, Testing & Implementation of SPOF-II of 250 Aix Servers (Network Redundancy for Aix 5.1/52 Systems) Aix Focal Point

Up gradation PSSP 3.4 to 3.5.N of SP Nodes.

Oslevel, System Version, Network & I/O Peripheral up gradation

Managing a team of 4 Members for Different OS Up gradation

Monitoring Web Based Applications and writing Shell scripts for better performance monitoring and detection of early problem alert.

Providing Off Shift Support to Other Application Support Team to system support.

Provide Level-1 infrastructure support 24 x 7 via pager/laptop

Build AIX Servers with NIM

Experience with on-call and handled Serv1 situations

Provide third level contact for infrastructure support services which require vendor interaction and research

Experience with Manage Now for handling problem tickets

Performed testing of scripts in test environment to ensure functionality

Responsible for creating user profiles, service level maintenance and quality assurance, password resets, IP addressing, back-up and recovery services

Acted as point of contact with the business customer and client.



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