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Websphere System Administrator Resume Profile

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:

  • Over 10 years of IT experience in the Middleware infrastructure design, implementation, monitoring and support.
  • Highly experienced in installing, configuring, patching and troubleshooting of the Websphere MQ on v5.3/6.0/7.0/7.5 and setting up the Development, Test and Production environments on Unix Sun Solaris, Linux, AIX, and Zlinux and Windows servers.
  • Experience in creating MQ clustered environments and creating MQSeries objects such as Queue Managers, Listeners, Channels and Queues and enable the security.
  • Experience in WMQ FTE.
  • Experienced in setting up Multi Instance Queue Manager as well HA clusters.
  • Experienced in Using the RFHUTIL to connect to a remote queue manager for testing and managing the messages in a queue like read/ write/ browse.
  • Experienced on MQMON to read the file and insert messages in queue based on index, this makes it simpler to modify any message in file and put it back in queue.
  • Having good experience on QLoad.
  • Expert in installing, configuring, patching and troubleshooting of Websphere Message Broker v6, 7 8 and setting up the complete environments.
  • Experience in creating Execution Groups deploying bar files.
  • Experience in creating configurable services and configuring odbc setup for Message Broker.
  • Enabling traces for trouble shooting.
  • experience in complete life cycle of Web servers like IHS6.1/2.0.47/2.0.28
  • Experienced in Initial Configurations of Data Power XI50 XI52 using CLI and GUI. FirmWare upgrades.
  • Experience in creating domains and user accounts
  • Importing and exporting configuration from one appliance to other.
  • Configuring Load balancer and Firewall with the Device.
  • Creating Error Handling
  • Configuring secure backups and full backups
  • Enabling probe and analysing the root cause
  • Experience in installing, configuring, patching, tuning and troubleshooting of the WebSphere Application Server 6.0/6.1/7.0/8.5, HTTP Server 2.0/6.0/6.1/7.0 and setting up the Development, Test and Production environments on Unix Sun Solaris, SuSE Linux, AIX and Windows servers.
  • Experience in configuring resources including JDBC providers, Data Source, Connection pooling and defining Virtual Host, and JMS resources including Connection Factories, Queue Connection Factories and Queues.
  • Extensive experience in analysing defining requirements, performing data analysis, developing Technical feasibility documentation.
  • Installing secure socket layer SSL Certificates, configuring single sign-on and enabling Global security for Application Servers
  • Deployed applications in WAR, EAR, in Domain and Clustered environments of Websphere Application server.
  • Actively involved in the full project life cycle from gathering user requirements to implementation.
  • Experience in generating Heap dumps, Core dumps and analyze the problem using Thread and Heap analyzers and tuning the parameters including JVM heap, Connection pool sizes.
  • Used Tivoli Performance Viewer, wily, thread analyzer, heap analyzer and other tools for trouble-shooting and performance tuning.
  • Configuring WebSphere Data Power XI 50 and XI 52.
  • Experience in Shell scripts to automate the maintenance process and deployment.
  • Strong UNIX admin skills, including host setups, WinSCP, profiles setup and security.
  • Coordinated with domain experts from different teams to resolve the critical issues on production environment.
  • Strong capacity to learn new technologies rapidly and achieve deep vertical knowledge.
  • Experience in 24X7 on-call production support and troubleshooting problems related to web servers, application servers and Database and Security issues.
  • Worked closely with Project manager, development, testing and production team to align project deliverables, dates and report issues/concerns.
  • Excellent problem determination and resolution, Root Cause Analysis RCA and communication skills with ability to work under pressure in a highly visible role.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Middleware
  • WebSphere MQ 5.3/6.0/7.0/7.5 ,WebSphere Application Server WAS 5.1/6.0/6.1/7.0, Websphere Data Power Xi50,Xi52,
  • Web Servers
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.x/6.x/7.0, Apache Web Server, IBM HTTP Server
  • Operating Systems
  • IBM AIX 5.2/5.3, Sun Solaris 8/9/10, HP-UX 11iV1, Linux- SuSE 9/11, Red hat 5.X/6.X and Windows 2000/2003/2008 Server
  • Monitoring Tools
  • Tivoli Performance Viewer, Thread Analyzer, Log Analyzer, Heap-Analyzer, Wily BMC- Patrol, XPEDITER, Candle
  • Database
  • Oracle 10g/9i/8i, DB2 v9, UDB7.1/6.1 and SQL Server 2005, Sybase
  • Mainframe
  • Jcl,Cobol,Db2
  • Unix Tools
  • SSH, putty, WinSCP
  • Languages
  • C, Java, Java Script, Visual Basic, ABAP/4,HTML, XML and SQL
  • Scripting
  • Shell Script,
  • External Tools
  • MS-Project, MS Visio

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Lead Websphere Consultant/SME

Responsibilities:

  • Handled various migration projects which required up versioning from Websphere MQ v 5.3 to v6, v6 to v7 7.5.
  • Installation of Websphere Message Broker v7 and v8 on various Linux and Windows Platforms.
  • Migration of Websphere Message Broker from v7 to v8
  • Involved in designing and implementing the HA clusters HACMP architecture in AIX and VERITAS in Solaris environments .
  • Well versed in installation, configuration, deploying and managing of Enterprise Applications in a clustered and non-clustered environment using WebSphere Application Server.
  • Strong technical knowledge of WebSphere Application Server Implementation, Support, Performance Tuning and troubleshooting the production issues.
  • Experienced in Using the RFHUTIL to connect to a remote queue manager for testing and managing the messages in a queue like browse , delete
  • Creating and managing cells using Network Deployment Manager.
  • Hands on experience in deploying EAR/WAR/JAR on WAS 7.x/6.x/5.x.
  • Expertise in migrating existing applications from WAS 5.1 to WAS 6.0/6.1/7 using Custom Scripts on Sun Solaris, Aix.
  • Configured tuned Apache 2.2.8 and IHS. Also configured Plug-in for App server connectivity.
  • Experienced on MQMON to read the file and insert messages in queue based on index, this makes it simpler to modify any message in file and put it back in queue
  • Configuring the Websphere Data Power XI50, XI52 using CLi and Web GUI
  • Creating Domains, create and manage user accounts and domains
  • Importing and exporting configuration from one DP appliance to other.
  • Handling major incidents and guiding the team on any issues related to MQ, MB, WAS DP.
  • Handling performance tuning and change management in the production environment.
  • Promote automated scripting where ever required to reduce unwanted manual work and to reduce manual errors.
  • Handling client meetings from offshore related to all BAU activities and issues.
  • Installation and patch management on MQ, MB, and WAS.
  • Firmware upgrades on Websphere Data Power.
  • Data Power Firmware initialization and default domain configuration. Configurations, deployments and troubleshooting issues in Data Power.
  • Interacting with application teams, taking requirements, understanding the flow and building the Middleware MQ, MB, WAS DP configurations for new applications.
  • Used Tivoli Provisioning Manager for installing various Websphere products on multiple servers.
  • Trouble shooting any issues during the initial configurations and supporting end to end testing of the applications.
  • Attending Daily Weekly status meetings. Problem review meetings CAB review meetings.

Environment: WebSphere MQ V6, V7.x, WMB V7 8, WebSphere Data Power XI 50 XI 52, WebSphere Application Server ND V6.1 and V7.0, IHS, Aix, Zlinux, Z/os , RFHUtil , MQMON .

Confidential

Sr. Websphere Administrator/SME

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in Middleware migration projects which required up versioning from v6 to 7.5. and Migration of Websphere MB from v7 to v8
  • Creating Websphere MQ cluster environments and adding queue managers in to different clusters based on the design.
  • Interacting with application teams, gathering requirements, understanding the MQ flow and Designing the architecture.
  • SSL setup between MQ servers and between MQ servers clients
  • Backing up and restoring Queue Manager data
  • Set up Multi Instance queue managers.
  • Implemented Publish/Subscribe concepts in clustered environments
  • Creation of brokers, Execution groups EG and required configurations.
  • Modifying the Message Broker flows through change management for bug fixing or as per client request.
  • Configuring the Data Power XI50, XI52 using CLI and Web GUI
  • Download and upgrade the firmware on the Data Power appliances
  • Configure SSL to and from Websphere Data Power
  • Configuring secure backups and full backups
  • Configuring Load balancer and Firewall with the Device.
  • Performance Issues analysis and provided the solutions.
  • Performing regular Health checks Battery replacement, Fan sensors, CPU usage
  • Restarting of device and domains.
  • Deployment Policy, Local files and Cert files configuration
  • Creating Log-Targets and Enabling probe and analyzing the root cause
  • Installation and configurations in a clustered and non-clustered environment using WebSphere Application Server.
  • Creating and managing cells using Network Deployment ND Manager.
  • Deployment of EAR/WAR/JAR on WAS 7.x.
  • Expertise in Tuning of Application Servers by Tivoli Performance Viewer like setting the dynamic cache size and setting the JVM heap size using collected Performance Monitoring Infrastructure PMI data.
  • Trouble shooting any issues during the initial configurations and supporting end to end testing of the applications.
  • Attending Daily Weekly status meetings. Problem and Change review meetings.
  • Opening PMR with IBM and working on the issues with IBM
  • Proactively monitored and resolve assigned customer trouble tickets.

Environment: Websphere MQ 6,7, websphere message broker, Websphere Application server 6.1, 7, Data Power Xi 50 Xi 52, Aix, Z/os, Windows ,Linux, IBM HTTP Server 6.0/6.1, IIS 6.0, Sun Solaris 8, Windows 2003 Server, DB 8.2, Oracle 9i .

Confidential

Sr. Websphere Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • IBM MQSeries Administration on UNIX, Mainframe Z/OS , I-Series and Windows.
  • Interacting with the application teams, taking the requirements, understanding the MQ flow and Designing the MQ Diagrams in Visio.
  • Handled various migration projects which required up versioning from MQ v 5.3 to v6, v6 to v7.
  • Creating MQ cluster environments and adding queue managers in to different clusters based on the design.
  • Creating end to end MQ builds according to the MQ Diagrams.
  • Involved in Building HUB Spoke architectures
  • Creating MQ objects like Local queues, Remote Queues, Channels, Processes, Triggering, QMGR Aliases
  • Create/Alter MQSeries Objects like queues, channels and process on Mainframe, I-Series, Windows and UNIX flavors.
  • Experienced in Using the RFHUTIL to connect to a remote queue manager for testing and managing the messages in a queue like read/ write/ browse.
  • Experienced on MQMON to read the file and insert messages in queue based on index, this makes it simpler to modify any message in file and put it back in queue
  • Resolving MQ Clustering issues.
  • Implementing SSL on the MQ channels.
  • Attending weekly team meetings with the application teams.
  • Involved in Raising and Implementing the Change orders for Production Setups.
  • Supporting the Production change orders.
  • Preparing the Contingency Jobs and Updating the Contingency Procedures.
  • IBM MQSeries message handling browse, move, delete and copy
  • Dead Letter Queue Handling.
  • Analyzing the errors using MQ logs and System log
  • Troubleshooting and fix MQSeries problems in Distributed Queuing.
  • Health Check activities on all environments using scripts.
  • Experienced in Using the RFHUTIL to connect to a remote queue manager for testing and managing the messages in a queue like browse , delete
  • Active participation in Change / Problem Management.
  • Support activities for different environments like Development, TEST and PROD.
  • Creation brokers, Execution groups and required configurations.
  • Building and deploying bar files.
  • Checking the status of the brokers, and their respective execution groups and also start and stop the brokers whenever necessary.
  • Checking the broker logs for possible cause of deployment failure, or if the broker is stopped accidentally.
  • Creating new ACL entries for the users and application team members.

Environment: Websphere MQ 6,7, Websphere Message Broker, Aix, Z/os , Windows ,Linux , Sun Solaris 8, Windows 2003 Server, DB 8.2, Oracle 9i , MQMON, RFHUtil

Confidential

WebSphere System Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • IBM MQSeries Administration on Unix flavors
  • Create/Alter MQSeries Objects like queues, channels and process Windows and UNIX flavors.
  • Creating MQ objects like Local queues, Remote Queues, Channels, Processes, Triggering etc.
  • IBM MQSeries message handling browse, move, delete and copy
  • Dead Letter Queue Handling.
  • Analyzing the errors using MQ logs, and System log
  • Involved in Start / Stop Listeners, Trigger Monitors in various Environments.
  • Responsible for maintaining and administering MQSeries and MB V6.
  • Troubleshooting and fix MQSeries problems in both Cluster and Distributed Queuing.
  • Involved in Deploy/Remove Message Flows to/from Broker.
  • Health Check activities on all environments using scripts.
  • Active participation in Change / Problem Management.
  • Support activities for different environments like Dev, TEST, INT and PROD.
  • Documenting best practices followed or Resolution of major defects and share with the team and upload to
  • Support database.
  • Supporting the application team during the testing process, like increasing the queue depth, de-attaching the queue from cluster, stopping and starting of applications related instances.
  • Deployment of BAR files to their respective Execution groups.
  • Checking the status of the brokers, and their respective execution groups and also start and stop the brokers
  • Whenever necessary.
  • Checking the broker logs for possible cause of deployment failure, or if the broker is stopped accidentally.
  • Creating new execution groups.
  • Creating new ACL entries for the users and application team members.
  • Configuring HTTP port to the EG.

Environment: Websphere MQ 6,7, Websphere Message Broker, Aix, Windows ,Linux , Sun Solaris 8, Windows 2003 Server, MQMON

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