A Khatri

Freelance System Administrator & Technical Support Freelancer

Location:United States
2 Skills

Email: akhatri0290@gmail.com

Ten years of experience in enterprise IT infrastructure design and implementation, Unix System Administration, Storage Area Network design and implementation. Expertise in HA, backup/restore, DR solutions, Oracle, IBM, SUN

US Citizen, Part-time and Telecommuting only

Experience in Deployment of different SAN/Server Virtualization technologies
Currently working with Storage Engineering to qualify and test FCOE on CISCO MDS Nexus switches
Storage Infrastructure Deployment of Enterprise Class storage SANs in multiple DataCenters
Develop process and procedures for Disaster Recovery of Data using EMC SRDF, Openreplicator, SAN Copy, VERITAS VVR technology
Team leadership, planning and client interfacing skills, as well as providing technical support
Experience in evaluating, testing, planning and implementing new technologies from EMC, Cisco, Microsoft and various other technology vendors
Solutions experience in Data Mirroring and Data Replication using EMC TimeFinder(BCVs), Clones, Snaps and SRDF Solutions in an Open System Environments
State-of-the-art SAN internetworking and design experience using technologies and products from, Cisco
Experience in UNIX system administration, Vertias cluster manager, Veritas volume manager and netbckup backup and recover software
Worked in Large datacenter environment supporting SUN/Linux/AIX servers in a storage environment (EMC, SUN, Hitachi)
Experience with virtualization technologies such Solaris Zones/LDOMS/LPAR and VMware
Experience in clustering technologies including Veritas and sun Cluster 
Experience with Linux system administration on Red Hat 3,4,5
Experience with IBM AIX 5.3 and AIX 6.1 System administration
Experience in Scripting (k Shell)
Experience with backup softwares (Legato Networker, Veritas Netbackup) and maintenance of various StorageTek tapes libraries and disaster recovery process
Proficient in the diagnosis and resolution of problems (hardware, software, operating system and network)

Professional Experience

UBS, NJ 01/2011-present
SAN engineer (employee)
Part of UBS Investment banking team for implementation and deployment Storage team for Equities/Prime Brokerage group
Global Storage Engineering and Operation for SAN/Backup team
Implement and manage EMC Celera virtualization switches globally
SAN Administration duties included all aspects of zoning, lun masking, HBA replacement, problem resolution
Project Managed, Data Center Power Down for all Manage Storage Equipment, Storage Refreshes & Migrations, Datacenter roll-outs
Manage Global Veritas Netbackup environment
Manage and Implement SAN DMX, Clarrion environment
Perform Host side troubleshooting for UNIX/VERITAS/NIS/WINDOWS/AD for SAN related issues

JP Morgan Chase, NY 06/2010-01/2011
System engineer (Contract)
Part of JPMorgan Chase Investment banking team for implementation and deployment Server team for Equities/Prime Brokerage/ and Futures & option group

Server migration/builds projects for various datacenters in NA
Solaris to Linux server migration related activities
Server hardware: HP DL585,DL380,BL460c, BL685c, SUN M4000, M5000, T5520, T5440, 15k, 6800, V440/880
Server OS: Linux Red Hat 4.x,5.x. SUN OS 5.8, 10
Responsibilities include O/S build, install Applications and databases
Build/Configure n+1 VCS cluster for sybase farm
Build/configure Oracle RAC systems
Build/configure  VCS cluster for Application
Work on storage allocation and configuration of volumes using LVM, VERITAS volume manager and ZFS
Support all pre/post Application go live activities
Configure all server with tools such as Tivoli, Best1, Netbackup, Opsware and Audit tools
Work with Application Architects and DBA’s with performance issue before application goes live in production

Citi Warren, NJ 12/2006 – 06/2010
SAN engineer (Employee)
Dedicated storage/Server admin aligned to the Equity line of business to provide custom storage solutions and fine tune the storage performance to support IO sensitive trading applications.
Designed and implemented Datacenter storage migrations using SRDF, Open Replicator, SAN Copy, Veritas VXVM etc
Performance troubleshooting and storage capacity planning for application hosted on Sybase and Oracle environments
Designed and Implemented ESX migrations across datacenters
Storage provisioning on DMX, CX and HDS arrays as part of daily storage allocation process
Perl Scripting to automate some of the daily storage reporting and provisioning tasks
Participate in quarterly BCP exercises which involved SRDF failovers for SAN. (BCP failovers involved simulation of site isolation)
Writing project documentation and presenting them to senior management for business case approvals
Work with engineering to test and qualify new SAN OS, DMX Microcodes, Flare code upgrade etc
Implemented CFS services like TACACS, DPVM, IVR and Enhanced zoning while expanding and interconnecting CISCO fabrics across NA Datacenters
Primary product owner for CISO MDS switches across North America
Worked on datacenter migration projects & server consolidation and virtualization projects
Work on all phases of Server builds that includes hardware planning, network configuration, storage allocation, DNS, server monitoring, application installs, documentation for Solaris 8/10, Linux Red Hat (3,4,5), AIX operating system
Support Junior L1 and L2 administrators
Work with Unix Engineering group and vendors to resolve Application issue
Worked on various Application Migration from Solaris 8 to Solaris 10
Build and manage virtualization solaris 8 servers to Solaris 10 environment with Zones and LDOMS
Build Linux (Red Hat 5) server on VMware ESX Clusters
Build LPAR running AIX 5.3, 6.1 O/S
Managed servers in cluster environment  (VCS and SUN cluster)
Proficient with Volume managers like VxVM, LVM and ZFS file system

EDS (client Federal Reserve Bank of NY), East Rutherford, NJ 10/2004 – 12/2006
SAN engineer (Employee)
Distributed Storage Operations support for the implementation and deployment Storage team. Level 2 Support for over two Petabytes of usable storage. Provide project mgmt for storage refreshes, datacenter powerdowns and migrations
Implemented and managed the installation of 70+ EMC DMX/Symmetrix 8830 storage frames at five FED’s Production and Disaster recovery Datacenters
Configured, implemented and supported a redundant, Core Edge Design Brocade 12000, 24000 & 48000 Silkworm Enterprise Storage SAN installation
Configured, implemented and supported a redundant, Core Edge Design Cisco MDS 9509 Enterprise Storage SAN installation
Managed and delployed of EMC Clariion (CX-700) storage frames. Implemented Mirrorview for storage replication
Developed strategy to improve SAN/Fabric stability
Deployed EMC’s Control Center software for Storage monitoring, management, and to increase productivity of the Managed Storage Services Team
Developed performance reports based on data captured from EMC Work Load Analyzer to predict possible bottlenecks prior to activation of SRDF Synchronous Mode
Supported yearly mandatory Disaster Recovery test using SRDF. Develop process to improve command execution to reduce recovery window
Managed Provisioning requests using EDS’s Developed Software for automated Storage provisioning. Included creation of meta devices, mapping, RDF conversion, masking, & zoning
Implemented and supported DWDM SAN Fabrics using Cisco MDS 9509. Included architecting multi VSAN and IVR for inter VSAN migrations
SAN Administration duties included all aspects of zoning, lun masking, HBA replacement, problem resolution, and storage placement using EMC Symconfigure, Volume Logix, Solutions Enabler 6.0,x and ECC software
Project Managed, Data Center Power Down for all Manage Storage Equipment, Storage Refreshes & Migrations, DataCenter roll-outs
Provide day to day support to end users for storage issues and outages

GE IT Solutions (Client Pfizer), Morris Plains, NJ 04/2003 – 10/2004
Unix System Administrator (Employee)
Part of a systems administration team supporting Pfizer’s Datacenter. Primary responsibilities includes Solaris systems administration in a 500+ SUN servers in production and development environment
SUN Hardware: Sun Fire 15k, 12k, 6800 - Sun Enterprise 220R, 420R, 450, 3500,5500, SF V880, V480
SUN O/S: 9,8,7 & 2.6
Resolve high priority and standard tickets in Unix queue with includes accounts creation, file system creation/maintenance (VxVM, VFS), backup/restores, hardware/software installs, performance issues, upgrades, configuration of network protocols, scripting
Monitoring & Resolving HP Openview ITO alerts
Identify server crashes and work with DBA and Application support group to restore services on Production servers
Rebuild systems from backups for crashed servers
Experience with Veritas Volume Manager and Veritas Cluster Server
Troubleshoot and fix Cold backup failures and BCV backup job failures on EMC disks
Assists operators monitoring Maestro/AutoSys application in BCV backup job failure and resolving it
Identify Storage issue and work with storage team to resolve it
Support and maintenance of backup systems running Legato Networker on STK L700 tape libraries
Designed and implemented new backup schedules and groups
Responsibilities include scheduling of backups and necessary restores, monitoring of backups
Install server using recommended jumpstart configuration
Implement shell scripts to automate operational tasks and reporting

Sprint, Winter Park, FL 01/2002 – 01/2003
Unix System Administrator (Contract)
Part of Systems administration team supporting Sprint’s Data Center and Network Operation Center (NOC). System administration of over 300+ Sun server/workstation environment involving: users accounts, nis+, nfs, backup, patches, O/S install, hardware troubleshooting, scripting (K shell, Perl, expect), web-server (Apache), MySQL database administration, web applications, Network management applications and Element Management Systems (EMS) support

SUN Hardware: Sun Enterprise 220R, 420R, 450, 3500,5500, SunFire 280R and V880, Netra t1, Sun Blade 100 and Ultra 2,5, 80, SPARC 5 and Sun Ray 1, 100, 150. Sun arrays T3, A5200

Responsible for On-Call team pager Alerts and trouble tickets to resolve hardware/System/application related problems
Level II support for NOC administrators for OS/Hardware/Application related issues
Supported user applications using Veritas Volume Manager to create, mirror and Resize disk partitions
Perform daily, weekly and monthly backups and restores using Veritas netbackup and responsible for on-site tape library (SUN StorEdge L11000)
Configured Media sever using Veritas Netbackup on Sun StorEdge L11000 Tape Library
Responsible for Daily, weekly, quarterly and yearly backups and offsite storage for disaster recovery
Implemented Solaris Jumpstart with custom installation profiles and site-specific post-installation configuration
Installing Solaris O/S on SUN workstations using custom Jumpstart/Flash method
Maintain and update Jumpstart image for Solaris 8 baseline configuration on all servers and allowing custom configurations
Developed scripts for custom jumpstart installations and scripts to check the latest security and recommend patches
Install, setup and configure Big Brother application for monitoring 100+ Sun servers
Installation and configuration of iplanet and apache web servers
Configure and support NFS, NIS+, CDE, ftp, tftp, DNS related issues
Users support for 200+ onsite SUN workstation users and offsite users using EMS systems like Alcatel’s AWS, Advanced Fibre Communications EMS, AqueView, Marconi's ServiceOn Foundation
Installation and customization of Mailing list software (Majordomo and Mojo)
Create bandwidth utilization reports
Maintenance of the local Intranet sites using php, Java scripts and MySQL

Telcordia Technologies , Piscataway , NJ 11/2000 to 11/2001
Systems Administrator (Contract)
Part of a system administration/Change Management team involved in development of the VoIP softswitch software supporting 200+ developers/users for CM Synergy Application and administration of SUN server

Installing Solaris O/S on SUN workstations using custom jumpstart method
Monitoring System performance, adding new disks, memory upgrades, and software upgrades (Sun Enterprise 450 servers and Sun Ultra 80 workstations)
Configure NFS to support the client-server environment
Responsible for backup and recovery of databases Using Veritas Netbackup
Set up build environment on Build machines for new release and maintenance release
Monitor nighly cron jobs for nighly build and on demand patches builds
Debug cron logs and in case of failure identify responsible team for build failure
Developed shell/Perl scripts to automate the configuration management process
shell scripting ( C Shell, Borne Shell and K Shell ) for Build/Patch process.
Developed scripts to provide defect reports for project management and directors
Developed scripts to automate the process of daily defects web reports
Customizing System startup scripts
Scripts to create new releases and perform nightly builds
Administartion and support of CM Synergy and ChangeSynergy applications to Build managers and developers (200+ user)
Responsible for maintenance and configuration of Telelogic CM Synergy (Change Management tool) databases
Responsible for Installation, configuration and customization of web based problem tracking Application (Telelogic’s ChangeSynergy) using Java scripts and XML
Create new release and maintenance release using CM Synergy tool
Manage build promotion process and ongoing maintenance, development, planning, and recommendation of configuration management System tools
Working with Project management to help improve and streamline overall release process
Coordinate and coach the engineering teams development configuration activities Product builds and release planning with product management.
Support Exceed front end terminal emulation software

Verizon Communications, Arlington, VA 02/2000 to 11/2000
Systems Administrator(Employee)
Installing Solaris O/S and Patches
Upgrade of Hardware and software for Sun workstation and enterprise servers( E4000, E4500)
Configuration of servers, workstations and I/O devices.
Installed the Solaris OS and upgrade the software according the requirement. and patch administration
Maintenance of Hard disks (formatting and setup, restore from crashes).
Configuring LAN for Internal Networks.
Configuring DNS / NIS / Send Mail.
Responsible for all aspects of administration on Solaris/Sun Enterprise Servers with emphasis on the client-server relationship (NFS, NIS, automounter, JumpStart, DNS)
Developed shell scripts to automate the day to day maintenance of databases
Monitor and troubleshoot live databases and servers related issues
Support database server in production environment

Sun Certified Systems administrator (I&II) 8.0

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ
B.S. Computer Engineering, Minor in Computer Science
Graduated – December 1999
Cumulative GPA - 3.5