Mr. Adams is a highly effective and professional systems consultant with 20 years of experience supporting mission critical systems for medium and large enterprises. He consistently demonstrates excellent technical skills with keen troubleshooting abilities. His teaching and communications skills are highly regarded and provides his clients with significant insight and understanding of their unique systems and solutions. As a highly motivated self-managed resource, his project management skills ensure that even the most complex projects are implemented smoothly with extreme care and attention to detail.
Project Execution Skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including hands-on teaching, knowledge transfer, and formal project documentation.
Detailed project management and planning skills which minimize risks and ensure complete coverage in complex implementations. Use of project journals to cover critical details and timelines.
Mr. Adams possesses comprehensive skills in each of the following technologies, including planning, installation, troubleshooting, performance tuning, maintenance, assessment, and migration.
Systems planning and design to meet application requirements
Custom cluster site planning and application integration for highly available environments
Multisite systems architecture and design for availability and disaster recovery
System environment audit and review, technical application rationalization
IBM POWER Systems & Features
POWER4/5/6/7/8/9 Systems & Blades
Hardware Management Console (HMC)
LPAR / Dynamic LPAR / Micropartitioning
Virtual I/O Server (VIOS)
Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM)
Active & Inactive LPAR Mobility
Integrated Virtualized Ethernet (IVE)
DS3000, DS4000, DS5000 (LSI)
DS8000, Shark / ESS
SAN Volume Controller (SVC)
Tape Libraries (358x, TS3000)
Compellent Storage Integration
POWERWare UPS (Eaton)
Systems Software and Features
IBM AIX 4.3.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2
Hardware Management Console 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1
Dual VIO, SEA w/ failover, MPIO, VSCSI, NPIV, LPAR Mobility
PowerHA (formerly HACMP) 4.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2
HACMP/XD 5.2, 5.3 (HAGEO 2.4), GLVM
HACMP Local & DR clusters with Custom Application Integration
Network Installation Manager (NIM) & Bulk LPAR Deployment
IBM RDAC / SDD / SDDPCM / MPIO
EMC Powerpath / Hitachi HDLM
BFF packaging, NMON, syslog, Nagios
Linux on POWER
SuSE Enterprise Linux & Linux VIO Server for POWER
VMware ESX (SAN Integration)
Shell scripting (POSIX, ksh, bash)
Systems programming (Perl, Python, LISP)
Systems automation (Puppet)
AIX and Active Directory Integration
Oracle & Oracle RAC
Sybase & Informix
SAP & Peoplesoft
Lawson & DB2
Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM)
Application software support limited to application integration with systems, storage, and clustering.
IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert: Power Systems with AIX v3
IBM Certified Systems Expert: Enterprise Technical Support for AIX & Linux
IBM Certified Systems Expert: High Availability for AIX Technical Support & Administration
IBM Certified Systems Expert: Virtualization Technical Support for AIX & Linux
IBM Certified Specialist: Enterprise Storage Technical Support V3
IBM Certified System Administrator: AIX 7
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References available on request.
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