Technical Lead -
Platforms and Storage
at Wipro Arabia Limited,
Jubail, Saudi Arabia
A successful Lead System Administrator with good all-round technical skills in managing datacenter components, especially VMWare virtualization, Linux Operating System, EMC Storage & Backup, underlying SAN environment, hp blade system etc.., And the ability to develop and maintain close working relationships within the team and with other teams. Having the personal drive required to deliver a service that exceeds the expectations of colleagues and end users through a positive, well organized and structured work ethic. Endorsements available on LinkedIn profile at : www.linkedin.com
Responsibilities (In addition to the ones specified in project #2)
Leading a team of five, responsible to manage the above setup
Handling escalations from the team
Coordinating with other teams to ensure timely completion of the task
Analysing the usage of existing setup and planning for changes
Administration and troubleshooting of Linux servers
Administration of EMC Networker servers, trouble shooting of backup failures/errors
Managing four StorageTek SL500 libraries setup in different locations
Setting up new clients, configuring/monitoring/auditing backup
SAN / LAN clients include NDMP, NMM backup of Exchange 2010 mailboxes, Oracle and MSSQL
Performing Periodic Restoration Drills as per the restoration calendar
Creating and managing zones and zonesets in SAN switches
New Host integration to storage and new storage allocations
Performing periodic audits and provide usage reports as per requirement
Preforming periodic health checks on storage / san switches
Creating and managing various CIFS / NFS file shares. Restricting file extensions based on requirement.
Auditing and providing periodic reports on the file share usage
Configuring the VMware infrastructure
Working with VMware management tools
Perform Health Check of VMware Servers
Migration of servers from a physical to a virtual environment
hp blade center management using hp ILO / OA
Managing the virtual connect flex fabric for hp blades
Taking care of Change Management Process for the team
Reviewing RFC and other required document for the changes
Monitor stability and performance of applications and the operating systems.
Write perl / expect scripts to automate tasks.
Build new servers that have been booted though PXE
Manage Virtual Machines in VMWare
Create Virtual Machines from Templates
Ensure 24x7 Operation by participating in oncall rotation
Setup monitoring tools to monitor various services
Troubleshooting system anomalies
Work with US based engineering staff on issues.
Maintaining user account in LDAP and sudo permissions of Ofoto Employees & Contractors
Deployment and support of servers.
Monitor stability and performance of applications and hardware.
Model traffic patterns and scale infrastructure according to business demands.
Author scripts to automate tasks that were conducted manually in the previous platform
Research new technologies to be leveraged and implemented in the next generation platform
Monitoring the status of various servers and services running on those servers.
Configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting various opensource tools like Apache, MySql, etc.
Maintaining the DNS table for various (about 700) domains hosted with us.
Applying patches on a regular basis on all servers using YaST
Conducting Security Audits, reviewing the reports and working on solutions to fix the security issues found.
Configuring and customizing Content Management System and OSCommerce for customers.