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Mike
msponsler@gmail.com
4068 Darius Drive
Enola, PA 17025
Senior Solaris / Linux System Administrator
23 years experience W2
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Summary

  • Experience configuring, installing, securing & administrating:
    • Linux:
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 - 7, Fedora, Gentoo, SuSE Enterprise Linux 9/10/11, Ubuntu, Debian on x86, x86-64, z390 Mainframe
      • Netbackup 6.0 through 7.5 (Master Server, Media Server, Client)
      • Red Hat Cluster Suite and Global File System / GFS2
      • Novell Zenworks 7.0 / 7.2
      • Red Hat oVirt Virtualization (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization)
      • OpenStack Virtualization (Red Hat RDO OpenStack)
      • VMWare ESX Server
      • Veritas Storage Foundation 4/5/6 : Veritas File System (VXFS), Clustered File System, Veritas Cluster Server, Volume Replicator
      • Department of Defense System and Network Security (STIG)
      • Firewalls : Iptables & Netfilter design and implementation
      • SCSI/Fibre Experience – Network and Storage/Tape (SAN)
      • Apache 1.x & 2.x
      • DNS Bind 8.x & 9.x
      • Samba 2.x & 3.x
      • Patching, Security, and Tuning
    • Solaris:
      • Solaris 8 through 10 on SPARC and x86 Platforms
      • Solaris 10 Zones (containers), LDOM’s (T-Series), Domains (M-Series)
      • DNS Bind 8.x & 9.x
      • Veritas Storage Foundation 4/5/6 : File System (VXFS), Veritas Cluster Server (VCS), Clustered File System, Volume Replicator
      • Sun Volume Manager (SVM)
      • ZFS management
      • Sun Cluster 3.0 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3
      • Netbackup 6.0 through 7.5 (Master Server, Media Server, Client)
      • SCSI/Fibre Experience – Network and Storage/Tape (SAN)
      • LDAP / Sun Identity Management / Sun MLS
      • Role Based Access Management (RBAC)
      • Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center

  • Oracle RMAN backup and recovery via Netbackup 6.0 / 6.5
    • Solaris 8/10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4/5, SuSE Enterprise Linux 9/10
    • Worked with Oracle DBA to setup Oracle RMAN
    • Stand alone oracle Servers
    • Oracle RAC Cluster Environment
    • Large Oracle 10g Databases – Over 2 TB in size
    • Managed backup and recovery of over 60 Oracle 10g databases
  • Novell Zenworks 7.0 / 7.2 Linux Package Management
    • Part of a team that setup, configured and deployed a Zenworks Linux Package Management system to over 1,500 SuSE Linux Workstations for the United Kingdom Police Force
    • Used Novell Zenworks to manage the RPM package repository on each Linux workstation and Linux Server
  • Experience with SDLT Tapes, Drives, and Jukeboxes in locally attached SCSI and Fibre SAN configurations
    • Quantum SuperLoader SDTL600
    • Quantum M1500 SDLT320
    • Quantum PX502, PX506, PX510 SDLT600
  • Experience securing Solaris & Linux servers to the Department Of Defense's rigid standards (STIG, SRR: iase.disa.mil) and deploying Unix servers to US Military Installations
  • Installed, configured & managed Netbackup 6.0 through 7.5
    • Solaris 8/10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4/5, SuSE Enterprise Linux 9/10
    • Netbackup 6.5.1 Master Server on Solaris 10
      • Netbackup Catalog replicated to DRS site
        • Veritas Volume Replicator of Netbackup Catalog
        • Catalog on External RAID Storage, Sun 9990
          • Connected via fibre SAN
      • Master Server Failover
        • Failover controlled via Veritas Cluster Server (VCS)
        • Catalog replication via Veritas Volume Replicator (VVR)
      • Managed Disaster Recovery Planning
      • Tape utilization forecasting
      • Shared Storage Tape configurations over Fibre SAN
      • Tape rotation and offsite scheduling
    • Originally deployed Netbackup 6.0, upgraded through Netbackup 7
  • Sun xVM Ops Center / Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center
    • Deployed Sun xVM Ops Center to development environment

Managing physical standalone, Control Domains and LDOMS.

Experience
Sr. Linux / Solaris Systems Administrator
Aerospace/Defense
Nov 2008 - present
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC on M-series, T-Series, older v890’s etc…)
    • Solaris RBAC / Trusted Extensions / Multi-Level Security (MLS)
    • Solaris 10 Virtualization:
      • Zones / Containers / LDOMs / Domains
      • Creating, Duplicating, managing, migrating
      • LDOM live migration on T-Series Hardware
      • M-Series Domain management
    • Sun Cluster 3.0 through 3.3
      • Designed, Installed, Administer, and Configure
    • Volume Management
      • SVM (Sun Volume Management)
      • ZFS
      • Veritas File System
      • QFS
    • Solaris OPS Center
    • Disaster Recovery Expert
    • Performance Tuning
    • Managing over 100 physical Solaris 10 Servers
    • Patching and Security (DoD STIG)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6/7
    • x86 and x86-64
    • Managing over 100 physical, blade, and virtual servers
    • Patching (RPM and YUM), Security (DoD STIG)
    • Kernel and Performance Tuning
    • Disaster Recovery Expert
    • Volume Management
      • LVM (Linux Volume Management)
      • Veritas File System / Storage Foundation
      • Red Hat GFS
    • Veritas Cluster / Storage Foundation HA 6
      • Designed, Installed, Administer, and Configure
    • Red Hat Cluster Suite / GFS
  • SuSE Enterprise Linux 11
    • z390 on IBM Mainframe
    • LPAR management and migration
    • LDAP : Solaris Identity Management, Red Hat Directory Server
    • Netbackup 6 through 7.5 – Backup and Recovery
    • Engineer custom enterprise solutions for customers
    • Required to hold and maintain Top Secret SSBI DoD Clearance
RedHat Solaris Linux Veritas UNIX SuSE LDAP Performance Tuning ZFS Disaster Recovery Virtualization System Administration Veritas Cluster Management Clustering RHEL Veritas NetBackup Veritas Volume Manager Perl Scripts Linux Admin UNIX Shell Scripting Cyber Security Cloud Solutions Unix Administrator CentOS NFS RAID VMWare Customer Care Management Customer Service Network Administration dtrace SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) Apache Project Management OpenShift Database Backups HA
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System Admin
Information Technology
Jan 1998 - present

Open Stack

  • Resides in my own 38U rack in my home for personal use and projects
  • Allows me to spin up and test various new tech quickly and effectively
    • Entire home network servers currently running within openstack
    • Combination of Centos / Ubuntu / Windows Server / Gentoo
  • Open Stack using Red Hat RDO (openstack.redhat.com)
    • Based on Red Hat Enterprise OpenStack
    • Havana / Icehouse / Juno
    • 3x Compute Nodes
      • Sun x4140: 12 physical CPU Cores & 32GB RAM per node
      • Each Node Runs Compute (Nova)
      • CentOS 7
    • 1x Network Node
      • Sun x4100
      • Runs Networking (Neutron)
      • CentOS 7
    • 1x Control Node
      • Sun x4100 M2
      • Runs Dashboard (Horizon), Block Storage (Cinder), Identity (Keystone), Image Service (Glance)
      • CentOS 7
      • Connected to 16 Bay external SAS JBOD disk array
        • Using Clustered LVM w/GFS2 and SCST to slice up storage and share over Fibre Channel SAN
    • 4GB Multi-pathed Fiber Channel connections shared via 32 Port HP SanWorks (Qlogic) fibre switch
      • Zoning allocations and per-port security with WWN
      • FabricOS 6.2
    • Cisco WS-C2948G-GE-TX as network switch
      • Custom VLAN and trunking to support open stack deployment
      • CatOS 8.3(2)GLX
    • SAN connected Dell PowerVault 132T LTO robotic tape library

oVirt

  • Upstream of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • Has since been retired, and replaced by my OpenStack Cloud

Solaris

  • Sun Enterprise T5220
    • 8 Core T2 CPU, 32GB RAM
    • Solaris 11 Control Domain, various Solaris 10 LDOMs
    • Connected to SAN storage for LDOM’s
    • Allows me to spin up and test various Solaris 10 / Solaris 11 configurations
Linux CentOS Gentoo Solaris UNIX Ubuntu Linux Admin SAN Disaster Recovery Clustering Cloud Solutions Virtualization UNIX Shell Scripting Perl Scripts Cyber Security RHEL Performance Tuning Veritas System Administration Veritas Cluster Management NFS RAID Debian Samba Windows 2000 Windows 2003 Network Administration VPN MS Active Directory CIFS SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) Apache Python Fedora Cisco Fiber channel RedHat Windows Server Fiber Optics OpenShift VLAN Windows
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Government
Aug 2007 - May 2009
  • Washington, DC
    • Summer 2007 to May 2009
    • Specialist, E-4 (Enlisted)
    • Administrative Specialist
    • Responsible for administrative duties at the Company level
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Unix Systems Administrator
Aerospace/Defense
May 2006 - Oct 2008
  • Migrated Backup software from Legato to Veritas Netbackup 6.0
    • Worked with Systems Engineering to design a Netbackup Domain
    • Two Solaris 10 Master servers (Primary and a Secondary failover) each with a SAN Fibre Connection to their own Quantum PX510 SDLT600 Jukeboxes
    • Installed and configured Netbackup Master Server in a fail-over Veritas Cluster
    • 53 Media Servers, each with their own Quantum SDLT600 SuperLoader
    • Over 50 Netbackup Clients running Solaris 8/10 and Linux
    • Managed backup and recovery of Oracle Databases
  • Migrated Development and Operational Netbackup to 6.5 from 6.0
  • Managed the Disaster Recovery Infrastructure of the United Kingdom’s Criminal Biometric and Record Database for NPIA (National Police Improvement Agency)
  • Administered and installed Solaris 8, Solaris 10, SuSE / Novell Enterprise Linux 9, SuSE Enterprise Linux 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
  • Part of a team that configuringd & administered Red Hat Cluster Suite on an IBM Blade Server
  • Part of a team that planned, deploying & administered Novell Zenworks 7.2 Linux Package Management Server & Client Software
  • Installed, setup and deployed Sun xVM Ops Center to development servers
  • Configured and Administered Veritas Storage Foundation Suite 5.0

Veritas File System (VxFS), Veritas Volume Replicator, Veritas Cluster Server, Cluster File System on Linux & Solaris

Solaris Legato Linux System Administration RedHat Veritas Volume Manager Veritas Cluster Management Disaster Recovery Veritas SuSE SAN Veritas NetBackup UNIX Shell Scripting Cyber Security Cloud Solutions Unix Administrator ZFS Performance Tuning LDAP CentOS Clustering RAID Debian Samba Customer Care Management Customer Service Kerberos CIFS Fedora Systems Engineering UNIX OpenShift Database Backups Oracle
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Government
Mar 2003 - Aug 2007
  • Carlisle, PA
    • Attained rank of Specialist, E-4 (Enlisted)
    • Administrative Specialist
    • DoD Secret level Security Clearance
    • Responsible for administrative duties at the battalion level.
Human Resource Development Military
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Unix Systems Administrator
Aerospace/Defense
May 2005 - May 2006
  • Spring 2005 to Summer 2006
  • Installed, hardened, deployed Solaris and Linux servers as well as Linux based appliances for use in the Department of Defense.
    • Linux : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, VMWare ESX Server, NetFlow Collectors, Bind DNS, Samba, NFS, SSH, iptables
    • Solaris (SPARC & x86) : Bind DNS, Solaris 10 Containers, SSH
  • Required to troubleshoot any issues with the DOD STIG/SRR Process
  • Configured, secured, deployed BlueCat DNS appliances
  • Required to hold and maintain a DoD Secret Level Clearance.
  • Part of a team that administered a VMWare ESX Server running Linux, Solaris 10 x86, and Windows 2000/2003
VMWare Solaris Samba NFS Linux System Administration RHEL RedHat Linux Admin Unix Administrator UNIX Shell Scripting RAID Customer Care Management Customer Service CIFS DNS SSH UNIX OpenShift Windows
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Support Technician
Information Technology
Oct 2004 - May 2005
  • Fall 2004 to Spring 2005 (part time as college student)
  • Technical Support / Help desk via phone working with Windows OS and Linux customers
Customer Care Management Customer Service Windows 2000 Windows 2003 RedHat Linux Cloud Solutions System Administration Microsoft Windows NT networking Network Administration Technical Support
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Netowrk/System Administrator
Information Technology
Jul 2000 - Aug 2001
  • Summer 2000 to Fall 2001 (part time as high school student)
  • Designed and deployed corporate network
  • Configured, installed, secured and administered:
    • Windows NT / 2000 : DHCP, WINS, Exchange 5.5 / 2000, DNS, NT / 2000 Domain Controller, Active Directory
    • Red Hat Linux 6 - 7.2: Bind DNS, Apache, PostgresSQL, MySQL, Bugzilla, Samba
RHEL Samba LDAP Microsoft Windows NT networking MS Active Directory Checkpoint Firewall-1 VPN Linux Linux Admin Network Administration Cyber Security Unix Administrator Performance Tuning System Administration NFS CIFS Apache DHCP DNS OpenShift MySQL PostgreSQL Windows
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Support Technician
Information Technology
Jul 1998 - Jul 2000
  • Technical Support / Help desk via phone working with Windows OS and Linux customers.
  • Junior Linux Administrator
    • Red Hat Linux 5.0 ~ Red Hat Linux 6.2
Linux Technical Support Windows RedHat Linux Admin
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Education
Bachelor's in Computer Science
Shippensburg University, 2001 - 2005
Certifications
Security+ Certified
2009
Skills
OpenShift
2021
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RedHat
2021
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Windows
2021
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VLAN
2021
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Fiber Optics
2021
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Cisco
2021
20
Fiber channel
2021
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Windows Server
2021
20
Linux
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Linux Admin
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RHEL
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System Administration
2021
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UNIX
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CentOS
2021
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Database Backups
2021
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Solaris
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Cyber Security
2021
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HA
2021
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Project Management
2021
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Unix Administrator
2021
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Cloud Solutions
2021
10
Customer Care Management
2021
10
Customer Service
2021
10
Performance Tuning
2021
10
UNIX Shell Scripting
2021
10
Clustering
2021
9
VMWare
2021
9
ZFS
2021
9
Debian
2021
8
Fedora
2021
8
Veritas
2021
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Veritas Cluster Management
2021
8
Disaster Recovery
2021
7
Gentoo
2021
7
RAID
2021
7
SuSE
2021
7
Veritas NetBackup
2021
7
Virtualization
2021
7
Human Resource Development
2007
6
Military
2007
6
NFS
2021
6
Veritas Volume Manager
2021
6
Perl Scripts
2021
5
Samba
2021
5
Apache
2021
4
SAS (Serial Attached SCSI)
2021
4
Technical Support
2005
4
CIFS
2021
3
LDAP
2021
3
Microsoft Windows NT networking
2005
3
Network Administration
2021
3
SAN
2021
3
Windows 2000
2021
3
DNS
2006
2
Kerberos
2008
2
MS Active Directory
2021
2
Oracle
2008
2
Systems Engineering
2008
2
Ubuntu
2021
2
VPN
2021
2
Windows 2003
2021
2
Checkpoint Firewall-1
2001
1
DHCP
2001
1
dtrace
2021
1
Legato
2008
1
MySQL
2001
1
PostgreSQL
2001
1
SSH
2006
1
Data Replication
0
1
DBA
0
1
Firewall
0
1
Network Security
0
1
Python
2021
1
Seminars and Training
Vertitas Netbackup 6.x for Unix, Administration, 2007
United States Army Advanced Individual Training, 2004
United States Army Basic Combat Training, 2003
security+ recertification, 2014
security+ certification, 2009
security+ 40 hour instructor lead course, 2009
Languages
English, Fluent/Bilingual