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VinnyMac's Administration Experience

  • Supported datacenter environments with over 60,000 servers running Debian, RHEL, and Windows Server while also supporting a large variety of applications and services.
  • Worked extensively in multisite datacenters with Linux and Windows Server operating systems, Apache, IIS, Active Directory, Oracle and Microsoft SQL database platforms, VMware ESX, Hyper-V, NetApp and EMC (Centera, Clarion, and Symmetrix) storage technologies, Cisco Unity/UCaas, Forefront for Endpoint Protection Server, Backup Execution Software, Cat-5/6 cabling, wireless controllers and access points, and CCTV camera installations.
  • Extensive experience with network, application, and database security hardening practices in addition to a wide variety of hardware and software protection technologies.
  • Extensive experience with vulnerability analysis and reporting.
  • Installed, configured, and maintained Red Hat Enterprise Linux based servers (versions 2.1 - 7.0, including Oracle Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Fedora).
  • Extensive experience with Spacewalk and Red Hat Network Satellite systems management tool.
  • Installed, configured, and maintained Debian Linux based servers (versions 0.91 - 7.0, including Ubuntu Advantage Server versions 4.10 - 14.04 LTS).
    Extensive experience with Landscape systems management tool.
  • Installed, configured, and maintained Apache web server farms with Adobe ColdFusion application server, java, perl, and php support.
  • Installed, configured, and maintained IIS web server farms with ASP and PHP support.
  • Installed, configured, and maintained samba file servers.
  • Installed, configured, and maintained DNS servers utilizing Active Directory and bind.
  • Real-time datacenter problem analysis utilizing HP OpenView, Nagios XI, and Microsoft System Center Suite 2007 (R2) / 2012 (R2) enterprise monitoring and management tools.
  • Performed upgrades/migrations to hardware, operating systems, and applications with little to no downtime.
  • Troubleshooted problems in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows Server environments that affected customer deadlines and productivity.
  • Provided backup and restore solutions and custom solutions based on customer request.
  • Successfully resolved over 21,000 customer issues ranging from system failure and application problems affecting a large variety of customers.
  • Completed over 12,000 hardware and software upgrades as requested and approved by the customer and organization’s change approval committee.
  • Planned and executed OS patching activities.
  • Planned, implemented, and maintained a complex Microsoft Exchange environment for over six million active users.
  • Planned, implemented, and maintained a complex Microsoft SQL Server environment for large scale customer applications.
  • Worked with applications developers and other engineers to create innovative solutions for unique customer problems.
  • Troubleshooted software defects in dev, test, and production environments before, during, and after deployment.
  • Worked with vendors to devise solutions and assist with installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of their software as needed.
  • Maintained customer accounts and access to the enterprise.
  • Worked with developers to safely load custom software onto Windows and Linux servers and enable debugging for further troubleshooting.
  • Created comprehensive user documentation as well as training for both customers and support staff.
  • Established port channel bonding on high available Windows and Linux servers for networking and failover of installed network interfaces.
  • Responsible for various hardware and software acquisitions and implementations across the enterprise.
  • Experience in the support of fundamental technologies such as DNS, SFTP and FTP, SMTP, SNMP, LDAP, SSL, SSH, TCP, UDP, IP, RAID, TFTP, BOOTP, DHCP, Kerberos, and SMB and CIFS.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of web interfaces, load balancers, and backends between various systems.
  • Responsible for compatibility across multiple platforms including integrating custom Linux systems and various Microsoft products.
  • Developed a variety of applications and have played a role in all phases of development.
  • Performed both remote and on site Oracle DBA, Oracle Application administrator, and system administration tasks.
  • Tomcat server administration
  • Weblogic server administration.
  • IBM Websphere server administration.
  • Oracle RAC administration.
  • Oracle Identity Management administration.
  • Worked extensively with multiple databases on Oracle, Microsoft SQL, and MySQL database platforms in both standalone and clustered environments.
  • Earned a solid reputation for resolving complex issues and providing exceptional customer service.
  • Working knowledge of TCP / IP, IP Management, BGP, OSPF, and RIP protocols.
  • Extensive experience with Cisco, 3Com, and HP switching and routing technologies.
  • Extensive experience with Cisco CSS and Zen load balancing technologies.
  • Working knowledge of C, C++, HTML, Perl, php, and bash scripting.
  • UNIX / Linux administrator since 1994!