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Sanstorage Administrator Resume

Austin, TX

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:

Having 11 years of experience in IT, involved in System Support and Storage administration. Offer strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills and experience in fast paced multi-plateform multi-site 24x7 environment. Hands on Working knowledge of CONFIDENTIAL AIX ,CONFIDENTIAL SAN Storage (DS 8100/6800/4000, XIV Storage and ESS),Network Applliance, NAS Storage,San Volume Controller ,TPC for Data/Fabric, Storage Hardware Management Console, EMC Storage (Clariion &Symmetrix DMX), Navisphere, EMC Control Center , CONFIDENTIAL Tivoli Storage Manager ,TDP for Oracle, SSA storage, Fabric Switches McData, Brocade &Cisco).

  • Managed and customized tasks that are necessary to install the CONFIDENTIAL System Storage DS8000/DS6800 , including the 2107 server, the Storage Management Console (SMC),Storage Hardware management Console, CONFIDENTIAL System Storage DS8000 Storage Manager (DS Storage Manager) software, CONFIDENTIAL XIV Sorage system, Command Line Interface (CLI)and the the CONFIDENTIAL System Storage DS8000 including, Disk Drive Modules (DDMs), array site, array, rank, extent pool, and logical volumes.
  • Multiple project experience installing and configuring EMC Business Continuance, performance tuning, EMC Control Center implementation, and EMC Celerra network attached storage (NAS) solution for NFS and CIFS.
  • Having extensive experience with latest information infrastructure solutions that combine hardware, software, and services for organizations of all sizes.
  • Extensive experience to migration and consolidate datacenter with virtualization environment.
  • Have effectively handled numerous projects on Storage, systems and backup software
  • Storage Migration – Developed customer specific storage migration procedures for every major operating system, either coming from or going to EMC/CONFIDENTIAL storage hardware. Assist customers with proper architecture of servers (Unix, Windows) to achieve best practices when attached to EMC storage
  • Designed to combine storage capacity from multiple disk systems into a single reservoir by CONFIDENTIAL SAN Volume Controller.
  • Attached ESX Host to SAN Storage with multi path and failover. Configured Qlogic HBA to support SAN boot to ESX server.
  • Configured and managed CONFIDENTIAL XIV storage by CONFIDENTIAL XIV storage manager and XCLI. Create storage pools and volumes and presented to AIX and ESX servers.
  • Installed and managed the TPC to Manage the Capacity Utilization and availability of storage Systems, Manage performance and connectivity from the host Filesystems to the Physical disk, including in-depth performance monitoring and analysis on SAN fabric.
  • SANBooting Implementation:Proof of concept project to implement/document AIX booting over CONFIDENTIAL SAN fabric using DS6800 platform.
  • Experience in understanding and troubleshooting the complex technical issues related to storage. Root cause Analysis of storage issues.
  • Storage Provisioning (LUN Masking/Mapping, LUN Presentation/Un-Presentation /Deletion/Sharing), adding SAN hosts to the Storage Array using WWN, Configuring SAN Switch, Creating & managing Port based/WWN based ZONE, bringing hosts to the SAN environment.
  • Network Appliance: Worked on Ontap OS to manage netapp Storage.Upgrade the Ontape software. Established NFS from NetApp to Unix server to share the Volumes and CIFS to Windows servers to access the Netapp storage Volumes.
  • CONFIDENTIAL pSeries Servers evaluation: Worked in documentation/test configured and created multiple VIO Server and VIO client ,LPARS on Manage system and installed standard AIX 5.3
  • ESS 800 to DS6800 -> Implement and document a plan to migrate a data from CONFIDENTIAL Enterprise Storage Server to DS6800 Storage plataeform.Plan to publish over 30 hosts.
  • Configured and deployed enterprise wide monitoring and paging system.
  • Performance tuning and System workload management.
  • Worked extensively on CONFIDENTIAL AIX 4.3/5.1/5.2/5.3/6.1,VIO,Micropartition,WPAR.Partition Mobility. LPAR, DLPAR, HACMP, PowerHA , RS/6000 SP, PSSP, Linux, Storage Virtualization,NIM, TCP/IP, NFS,VLAN and NIS.
  • Tivoli Storage Manager: Designing complete backup and restore Strategy for AIX Servers .Define and setup the Storage pools. Configure the hierarchy between storage pools. Define and Configure the Policy domain, Policy Set, Management class, Backup copy group, Archive copy group as per Customers requirement. Configuring TSM operations like expiration, migration, reclamation, collocation Define and configure the schedule service on Clients and Defined Schedules on Server to perform the automated backup using the same. Defining Admin Schedules to perform certain Server Operations.
  • Successfully implemented CONFIDENTIAL Tivoli Storage manager 5.3 with TDP for database, so created recover catalog database and configure RMAN in oracle 10i.
  • Upgraded CONFIDENTIAL Tivoli Storage Manager 5.3 to 5.4
  • Well versed in System troubleshooting, Hardware planning, Configuration, Network design and Database installation.
CERTIFICATIONS
  • CONFIDENTIAL eServer Certified Specialist P Series Administration and Support for 5.2L
  • CONFIDENTIAL Certified Deployment Professional Tivoli Storage Manager V5.2
  • CONFIDENTIAL Certified High End Disk Solutions for Open Systems

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Operating Systems. :CONFIDENTIAL AIX 5.1/5.2/5.3/6 , VIO server,LPAR,DLPAR ,Linux Red Hat 3/4/5, SUN Solaris 8,9&10
Ontap to manage NAS Storage,NIM,NFS,HACMP

Storage Administration :SAN ,NAS, CONFIDENTIAL DS8100/3000, DS6800, ESS, DS4000,Flashcopy, Metro and global Mirroring,EMC Symmetrix/Clariion/Calera,ECC,SRDF,SAN fabric Switch Brocade ,Mcdata Switch,SVC,DHMC,SMC, CONFIDENTIAL Tivoli Storage Manager ,CONFIDENTIAL System Storage manager, DSCLI,Tivoli Data protection, EMC Navisphere,Mirrorview,Snapview and SymCLI.

Storage :CONFIDENTIAL : CONFIDENTIAL Storage Array,ESS 2105 ,DS4000 ,DS6800,DS8000,SVC , BM XIV and CONFIDENTIAL SAN Switch
EMC: EMC Symmetrix DMX ,Clariion and Calera
NetApp: Netap filer
SANSwitches: CONFIDENTIAL SAN Switch ,Cisco MDS Switches, Brocade and McData.
Hardware:CONFIDENTIAL pSeries Hardware ( Power 5 and Power 6) , CONFIDENTIAL Storage array, EMC Storage Array, Netapp Filer, CONFIDENTIAL San devices, Cisco SAN switches, McData and Brocade SAN switches.

Network Products & Layers : TCP/Ipv4,UDP,DHCP, DNS, NFS,SSH, NIS/YP, NFS, Samba, Apache,

Databases: Oracle 8i/9i/10i, DB2, Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 / 2000

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Electronics

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SANStorage Administrator
CONFIDENTIAL Austin Texas March 2007 –Present

  • Managed storage allocation in SAN environment.
  • Disigned and constructed multiple Fiber Channel (FC/AL) Storage Area Network (SAN) which consolidated storage and increased operational backup performance.
  • Configured CONFIDENTIAL 2109 F32 fiber switches ,using WWN Zoning to create aliases and zones.
  • Installed and configured DS Storage manager and Command line Interface (CLI) to manage CONFIDENTIAL Storage .Configured the installed disk drive as RAID array. Assigned Arrays to Rank and then Extent-pool.Create Voilume groups and select the host attachement for the volume groups.
  • Extensive volume management including assignment of EMC volumes to ports and hosts. Management of daily Oracle backups using TimeFinder, LVM management and troubleshooting on AIX, Solstice disk suite and veritas on Solaris.
  • Interfaced with DBAs and developers extensively on an oracle 11.0.3/11i financials implementation. Including optimal disk layout using an EMC Symmetrix 8830. Setting up Hot backups for the production oracle instance using Timefinder and BCV volumes. Coordinated with EMC staff as to the final configuration of the Symmetrix. Ongoing capacity planning and performance analysis
  • Configured, set up, and supported Network Appliance Netapp Storage.
  • Configured and managed CONFIDENTIAL XIV storage by CONFIDENTIAL XIV storage manager and XCLI. Create storage pools and volumes and prestened to AIX and ESX servers.
  • Tested CONFIDENTIAL\'s SVC (SAN Volume Controller) for possible integration into our existing SAN environment to provide a layer of abstraction for over 600TB of storage
  • ESX Server Setup server on SAN environment with multi path and failover. Configured Qlogic HBA to support SAN boot to ESX server. Provide help to install and configure the Host attachment kit to client side.
  • Performing AIX System Administration routines, migration, paging space and file system changes, mirroring, system booting and recovery, and logical volume striping.
  • Monitoring AIX error logs, troubleshooting AIX related problems, Performance monitoring
  • Did SAN Storage allocation for the expansion of Filesystems.This included assigning LUNs to the system and expanding Filesystems using JFS and JFS2,Storage Allocation was done using both the command line ,ESS GUI ,DS Storage Manager, of CONFIDENTIAL Shark,DS Storage.
  • Plan Storage allocation, storage migration. Creating Raid Groups, LUNs, Storage groups on ESS
  • Create Snapshot and mount if on backup host for performing backups.
  • Generate and Maintain SAN reports.
  • Worked on multiple Host Bus Adapters and dynamic multipathing (DMP) for high availability.
  • Document Storage Environment and operating standard for support and maintenance.
  • Experienced on CONFIDENTIAL hardware platforms and disk configurations.
  • Creating Vpaths, Volume groups, Logical Volumes and File systems on AIX servers,
  • Assist DBA’s in installation of Oracle, DB2, and Websphere on various servers
  • Worked as consultant or on-site engineer with large corporate clients.
  • Good Team player , Excellent Project Implementation, Interpersonal and communication Skills.

Storage Administrator
CONFIDENTIAL Southbury Connecticut June 2005 – Feb 2007

Storage Administration Activities

  • Configuring ports on the switch in the respective server segment for all new Servers Installations on the network.
  • Managed and maintained SAN and SAN attached CONFIDENTIAL Storage Subsystem(ESS,DS 8100 & DS68000).
  • SAN management and tuning which included LUN layout and analysis on a large EMC CLARiiON SAN (NavisPhere) as well as host side LVM analysis and layout to maximize performance
  • Firmware upgrade of Storage array, Fabric switches, HBAs
  • Creating & managing Port based/WWN based ZONE, bringing hosts to the SAN environment.
  • Analyze Performance issues and successfully remove I/O bottlenecks.
  • Managed Storage Connectivity for TSM server –Software/hardware used to connecting to SAN Fabric.
  • Worked on carving storage through ESS Shark and its attachment to various boxes
  • Installation, configuration Raid5 Array, SDD software Upgrade, fibre Channel Host Bus Adaptor replacement. Responsible for Support and reliable maintenance of the applications running.
  • Implementation of TSM 5.2 & TDP for MS-SQL for taking Backup of production & Development Server.
  • Migrated Tivoli Storage Manager Server from 5.2 to 5.3 and TSM client as well.
  • Installation & Configuration TDP for SQL on production & development server.
  • Creation of TSM data base recovery log, Disk Storage Pool, Sequential Storage Pool & Copy Storage Pool.
  • Implementation of client schedule for taking online backup of Oracle data base & log files at pre determine time in interval.
  • Administration schedule for Backup of Disk Storage Pool to copy storage Pool, Migration, Backup of TSM Data Base.
  • Providing Documentation & Training to Customer to daily maintenance & how to send Volumes to offsite.

AIX/TSM/SAN Administrator
Confidential Oct 2004 – June 2005

  • Configuring servers on SAN fabrics.
  • Configured DS4400, EMC Clariion and using zoning in SAN environment .Using rdac for multipathing to reduce Single point of failure for DS4400 and Power path for EMC clariion..
  • DS4400 LUN reclamation / data migration project.
  • Assigned same Volume from DS4400 to Two AIX servers for create share VGs and access simultaneously on HACMP Environment. Configured LUN Masking and zoning accordingly to reduce SPOF.
  • Planning and configuration CONFIDENTIAL p5 520,550 and 570 with VIO setup.Create Multiple LPARs and VIO client on that.
  • Document various systems related procedures and best practices.
  • Applying the E- fixes /APAR as and when released.
  • Working with AIX Logical Volume Manager, replacement of disks from the volume group. Involved in day to day AIX Logical Volume Management.
  • Performing UNIX AIX System Administration routines, migration, paging space and file system changes, mirroring, system booting and recovery, and logical volume striping.
  • Installation & Configuration of TSM 5.3 in separate for TSM Server.
  • Installation & Configuration TDP for Oracle on Cluster environment.
  • Creation of TSM data base recovery log, Disk Storage Pool, Sequential Storage Pool & Copy Storage Pool.
  • Implementation of client schedule for taking File level backup as well as online backup for Oracle database using R-man and TDP & log files at pre determine time in interval.
  • Administration schedule for Backup of Disk Storage Pool to copy storage Pool, Migration, Backup of TSM Data Base.
  • Providing Documentation & Training to Customer to daily maintenance & how to send Volumes to offsite.

SANAdministrator
Confidential Nov 2003 – Sep 2004

  • A part of a small team that is responsible for the daily maintenance of all production servers (mostly all UNIX). This includes the website, database backend, SAN environment.
  • Configuring servers on Confidential fabrics.
  • Integrate systems with the Confidential Environment to access the Storage Arrays.
  • Storage Provisioning (LUN Masking/Mapping, LUN Presentation/Un-Presentation/Deletion/Sharing), adding Confidential hosts to the Storage Array using WWN, Configuring Confidential Switch, Creating & managing Port based/WWN based ZONE, bringing hosts to the SAN environment.
  • Experience in understanding and troubleshooting the complex technical issues related to storage. Root cause Analysis of storage issues
  • Configured ESS and using zoning in SAN environment .
  • ESS LUN reclamation / data migration project.
  • Creating Raid Groups, LUNs, Storage groups on CommandView EVA
  • Worked with DB2 team configuring DB2 Partioned database in SP2 clustered Environment & in p690 LPAR .
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  • Worked with application team to install software package & help with the configurations as required in AIX.
  • Primary software supported in our servers include -DB2, TSM, Lotus/Domino, MQ-Series
  • Worked with TSM team with LTO connectivity via SAN data gateways,SCSI & f/c connectivity to tape drives.
  • Scripting, Automation of daily processes/reports, Problem-Determination (including Performance problems) and Trouble-shooting.

AIX/SAN Administrator
Confidential March 2001 – Sep 2002

Responsible for maintaining the Confidential Data Center running with web based application on Collection of RS/6000 Enterprise servers with ESS storage server model F20 with fiber channel backbone, CONFIDENTIAL TSM server with 3583 LTO automated tape library with TSM V4.1. High Availability Clustering is implemented among the enterprise servers with HACMP version 4.4.1 with AIX V4.3. Role also includes a Remote administration and support to Disaster Recovery site with same configuration of RS/6000 Enterprise servers.

As a System Administrator in the DATA CENTER and doing day to day activities as follows:

  • Performing tasks related to technical support & management of AIX Computing servers.
  • Operating System Installations and Maintenance.
  • VG creations and File systems.
  • Configuring the nodes with HACMP for Shared Vg, IPAT and adapter swapping.
  • Configuring resources groups for HACMP.
  • Monitoring of Non Concurrent disk access type of environment in High availability Cluster.
  • Monitoring the Error Logs of HACMP.
  • User administration and Printer Administration.
  • NFS Administration.
  • Backup and restoration, Working knowledge in TSM.
  • Performance monitoring.
  • Applying fixes and patches.
  • Giving a first level support for the applications server services.
  • Remote Monitoring of RS/6000 Systems connected through secured Client Connectivity tool Fsecure.
  • Interaction with client departments for ensuring the smooth functioning of the entire system operation.

AIX / SP Administrator
Confidential. Mar 2000 -Feb 2001
As AIX/SP Administrator & HA Clusters, administrated the Control Workstation with SP Nodes and Tasks Involved were as follows:

  • Installation, Maintenance and administration of AIX systems.
  • Installation of CONFIDENTIAL’s RS6000 Series RISC workstations and administration of CONFIDENTIAL’s Scalable Power Parallel systems with nodes.
  • Installation of CONFIDENTIAL SP Short Frame with Thin / Wide Nodes.
  • Installation, configuration of Control Workstation.
  • Installation and Administration of AIX 4.X
  • Installation & configuring of HACMP.
  • HACMP - Resource Grouping
  • Configuring Hard disks and grouping hard disks into volume groups.
  • Creation of File Systems and logical volumes.
  • Installation and configuration of HACMP
  • NIM, NIS and Automounter implementation.
  • DNS Administration.
  • Installation and configuration of attached peripherals like SSA, Tape Library
  • Configuring SP Nodes and administration.
  • Administration of the SP Nodes through the Control Workstation.
  • PSSP installation and maintenance.
  • Implementing and Managing Kerberos 4 security.
  • Implementing and Managing file collections.
  • Creating Volume Groups, Logical Volumes and File systems such as GPFS Ver. 1.1,NFS etc.,
  • Design, Installation & Configuring of GPFS and clusters
  • Administration, Monitoring, tuning & alterations on the GPFS
  • SP Monitoring through perspectives and Performance fine-tuning.
  • Parallel Management Commands.
  • Loading LPP and applying relevant PTF.
  • Monitoring the Error Logs.

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