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Paul
pkaval@earthlink.net
262-496-1121
3800 29th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
AS400 iSeries Administrator
31 years experience W2
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Summary

CAREER OBJECTIVE:
To obtain a position in the Information Services field where my technical knowledge of AS/400 hardware, software and networking can be used in a team effort to achieve corporate goals. Desire a future position as a System Administrator/Network Administration.

TECHNICAL SKILLS SUMMARY

HARDWARE USED: Systems: AS/400's ranging from 9402to 9406 Model 270 500,600,700 and 800 series family , 520 Power 5, 8203 Power6 server.

Cabling: Twinaxial, Twisted pair, communication cables V.32, v.35
Other: 3x2, 2x2 tape switching equipment, protocol converters , IBM 5494 and Perle
Remote workstation controllers, Cisco routers and switches

SOFTWARE USED: Systems: OS/400, Abstract/Probe, Hawkeye, Performance Tools, Best1, Robot Save, Robot Scheduler and Robot Auto Tune, IBM Backup and Recovery Media Services.
Novell: Nwadmin, Arcserve 6.0, Filer(file purge utility), DNS, DHCP
Windows NT: Have had experience with NT administration and Veritas software
Lotus Notes/Domino, IBM System Planning Tool, various IBM monitoring tools such as iSeries navigator

Experience
AS400 iSeries Administrator
Information Technology
Oct 2014 - Feb 2015
  • Monitor thirteen (13) iSeries partitions
  • Create monitoring software for system with seven partitions
  • Create user profiles
  • Monitor performance and make suggestions for improvement
  • Use BRMS to run backups and create new control groups and update existing groups
  • Set up BRMS to network with other partitions even when system is in restricted state
  • Perform restores
  • Mimix training
iSeries Training AS/400 System Administration Database Backups
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Managed Services Power System Admin
Information Technology
Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Monitor 300+ servers and verify backups completed normally for clients
  • Use BRMS to adjust clients' backups if failed
  • Created user profiles
  • Performed Save/Restore of objects that needed to be transferred to another system
  • Use FTP to transmit objects to new system for restore
  • Work with System Engineers to fix hardware and software issues.
  • Contact IBM and customer to correct any system problems
  • Performed work with MIMIX
FTP CL System Administration Database Backups
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Systems Admin
Information Technology
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
  • Maintain and Administer iSeries servers with four LPARS
  • Performance analysis on four iSeries partitions
  • Used Help Systems Robot Software for scheduling nightly jobs along with other Help Systems software for nightly saves
  • Replace old printers with new Multi-function printers for entire company.
iSeries Analysis Printers AS/400 System Administration
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AS/400 Consultant
Information Technology
Aug 2011 - Nov 2012
  • Maintained and administered iSeries servers with five LPARS
  • Maintained and administered eight Domino servers
  • Set up and administered daily and weekly backups using IBM BRMS software.
  • Performed Security administration on five iSeries partitions
  • Did Performance analysis on five iSeries partitions
  • Performed CL programming
iSeries CL Analysis AS/400 System Administration
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AS/400 Systems Administrator II
Banking/Financial
Oct 2003 - Sep 2011
  • Maintained and administered ten iSeries servers
  • Performed software upgrades including planning, upgrades and post implementation duties.
  • Performed hardware upgrades including replacing backplanes, IOA,IOP cards, tape drives, etc
  • Did Performance and Capacity Planning analysis.
  • Maintained and configured LPARS on current servers (4 LPARS total)
  • System administration including PTF ordering and installing, security setup, and backup administration.
  • Set up and configured system backups for daily, weekly and saves using IBM BRMS software.
  • Performed Unloads/Reloads and new system installation.
  • TCP/IP and SNA communication protocol setup and adjustments.
  • Set up and coordinated system moves from one location to another. Ensured that wiring, power, cooling, and physical layout meet IBM specs.
  • Performed CL programming.
  • Performed Disaster Recovery plan set up and documentation to meet company requirements.
  • IBM Lotus Notes (Domino) Administration on the IBM iSeries including new server creation, setup, performance tuning, troubleshooting, patching and user migrations to new servers. Monitored and maintained twenty-two Domino 8.5.2 servers. Also set up clients and resolved issues.
  • Decommissioned twelve servers, AS/400 and Windows and placed on two new servers above.
iSeries AS/400 CL Disaster Recovery Documentation Performance Tuning System Administration TCP/IP Analysis OS/400 Lotus Notes - Domino Windows Server Windows Database Backups Database Upgrades
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AS/400 Consultant
Information Technology
Nov 2002 - Oct 2003

Assist customers with any AS/400 issues including performance, automation, Disaster Recovery, and storage issues using a variety of Help/Systems Robot products.

AS/400 Disaster Recovery CL OS/400
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AS/400 Consultant
Information Technology
Nov 2000 - Sep 2002
  • Assisted customers with hardware, software upgrades including planning, upgrades, and post planning duties.
  • Did Performance and capacity planning analysis for customers.
  • System administration for customers including PTF ordering and installing, security setup, backup administration.
  • Sett up system backups for daily and weekly saves using IBM BRMS software.
  • Added and removed disks and other hardware to system which included setting up new systems and upgrading old ones..
  • Unload/Reload and new system installation.
  • TCP/IP and SNA communication protocol setup and adjustments.
  • Assisted customers with system moves from one location to another. Ensured that wiring, power, cooling, and physical layout meet the customers requirements.
  • Assisted customers with communications setup and troubleshooting. This includes setting up AS/400 to AS/400 communications, setting up IBM and Perle remote workstation controllers to connect remote locations and any communications troubleshooting that may be required.
  • Performed Operations automation analysis to determine if a lights out situation is possible.
  • Performed CL programming.
  • Performed Disaster Recovery plan setup and documentation to meet the customers requirements.
  • Assisted customers whose systems have failed due to hardware and software problems and get them back up and functioning normally. This included, but was not limited to, reloading systems from scratch, working with vendors on software problems, coordinating IBM resources to replace defective hardware.
AS/400 CL System Administration OS/400 TCP/IP Documentation Disaster Recovery Analysis
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Network Administrator
Information Technology
Dec 1999 - Nov 2000
  • Hardware and software administration of thirteen AS/400 systems hardware and software upgrades, Ptf ordering and installation, vendor software installs and upgrades, and system consolidations.
  • Installed and configured Cisco switches and routers for an internal Gigabit network and remote Frame Relay connections.
  • Did Performance tuning and monitoring using IBM Performance Tools and Best1 Capacity Planning software on 13 AS/400 systems.
  • Troubleshot AS/400 hardware, software and communications problems using IBM System Service Tools and Dedicated Service Tools.
  • Configured and maintained connections between eight remote sites to main data center via Frame Relay Network. This includes setting up and configuring IBM and Perle remote workstation controllers and maintaining a TCP/IP and SNA communications to remote AS/400s.
  • Project lead for relocation of six AS/400s from three sites to new facility. This also included moving 300 workstations, creating a wiring backbone in the new facility and configuring and maintaining Cisco switches and routers.
  • Supervised two AS/400 Technical support staff members and provide technical support as needed.
  • Network administration of nine Novell and three WindowsNT servers including adding and deleting users, creating and removing directories, performing file/directory restores, administering backups, and object rights administration.
  • Performed CL programming
AS/400 OS/400 Windows NT Technical Support TCP/IP Switches Routers Performance Tuning Novell Network Administration Frame Relay eService Tools EDI Data Center CL Cisco Windows backbone.js Database Backups Database Upgrades
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System Administrator
Information Technology
Oct 1994 - Dec 1999
  • Hardware and software support of seven AS/400 systems including new hardware installations, operating system, and vendor software installations/upgrades.
  • Successfully completed five CISC to RISC conversions.
  • Assisted IBM with system installations, cabling, card installations or removals.
  • Performed CL programming.
  • Troubleshot hardware, software and communication problems using IBM System Service Tools and Dedicated Service Tools.
  • Established backup and disaster recovery procedures for all systems which includes backup administration for local and remote system as well as yearly disaster recovery procedures testing and documentation.
  • Recommended system or hardware upgrades as required using IBM Performance Tools and Best1 Capacity Planning software.
  • System performance monitoring and adjustments using IBM Performance Tools. System security setup, review and maintenance.
  • Communication lines setup and maintenance including point to point, dialup and dial back connections, as well as, a Frame Relay connections to remote sites. Protocols involved were SNA and TCP/IP.
  • Performed PTF ordering, loading and application to AS/400s
AS/400 OS/400 Documentation Disaster Recovery CL TCP/IP System Administration Database Backups Database Upgrades
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Sr. Computer Operator
Information Technology
Aug 1993 - Oct 1994
  • Ran simultaneous nightly processing for nine LDS clients who used LDS Ctr for order taking and fulfillment.
  • Maintained hardware and software on two AS/400 systems.
  • Did Performance monitoring and adjustments using IBM Performance Tools and Best1 Capacity Planning software.
  • Maintained accuracy of nightly and weekly backups.
  • Performed CL, SDA, and RPG programming.
AS/400 RPG OS/400 CL
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Operations Supervisor
Information Technology
Aug 1990 - Jul 1993

Began as 3rd shift computer operator, promoted to 1st shift lead operator then Operations Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintained the day to day operations of the computer room and the operations staff.
  • Ensured shift coverage for 3 shifts 7 X 24.
  • Ensured proper procedures are followed on all 3 shifts.
  • Responsible for Hiring, Interviewing and personnel management.
AS/400 System Administration
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Education
Associate's in Computer Science
Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, WI
Certifications
AS/400 System Administration for OS/400 V5R2
IBM
IBM Midrange Storage Solutions
IBM
Skills
AS/400
2015
24
System Administration
2015
21
CL
2014
19
OS/400
2011
18
Disaster Recovery
2011
16
TCP/IP
2011
16
Database Backups
2015
15
Documentation
2011
15
Database Upgrades
2011
14
Analysis
2013
12
iSeries
2015
11
Performance Tuning
2011
9
Windows
2011
9
Lotus Notes - Domino
2011
8
Windows Server
2011
8
backbone.js
2000
1
Cisco
2000
1
Data Center
2000
1
EDI
2000
1
eService Tools
2000
1
Frame Relay
2000
1
Network Administration
2000
1
Novell
2000
1
Printers
2013
1
Routers
2000
1
RPG
1994
1
Switches
2000
1
Technical Support
2000
1
Training
2015
1
Windows NT
2000
1
Automated Testing
2003
1
C
2011
1
DHCP
0
1
DNS
0
1
FTP
2014
1
Hawkeye
0
1
IBM Websphere MQ
2011
1
Lotus Notes
2011
1
Veritas
0
1