Top Unix Administrator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Unix Administrator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Unix Administrator resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.6% of Unix Administrator resumes contained Veritas as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Unix Administrator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Unix Administrator resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Veritas

high Demand
Here's how Veritas is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Provided high availability storage solutions through VERITAS.
  • Managed storage arrays and storage packs using both VERITAS Volume Manager and Solstice DiskSuite in a RAID 0+1 environment.
  • Configured RAID Level 1 on OS drives with Sun Solstice Disk suite and VERITAS Volume Manager 5.
  • Implemented hardware and software RAID solutions using VERITAS Volume Manager and SUN Volume Manager.
  • Cluster management through Sun Cluster Server 3.1, and VERITAS Volume Manager v. 2.
  • Maintain vaulting capabilities of VERITAS Net Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR).
  • Implemented and configured Backup policies and Storage Units using VERITAS NetBackup 6.5.
  • Configured and maintained Logical Volume Manager using VERITAS Volume manager 4.1/5.1/6.1.
  • Experience with High Availability Services like VERITAS Cluster Server 4.0.
  • Worked on VERITAS NetBackup for the backup and recovery procedures.
  • Create report status of VERITAS for management as needed.
  • Used VERITAS NetBackup tool for Backup and recovery.
  • Involved in Testing and Validating VERITAS NetBackup 6.5.
  • Worked on VERITAS manager and Sun Volume Manager.
  • Utilized VERITAS NetBackup for restoring files as needed.
  • Cluster S/w: VERITAS Cluster Server 4.0/3.5/2, Sun Cluster 3.0/2.2, HP MC/Service Guard A11.01/10.11.
  • Installed and configured Veritas Volume Manager for development, test and production environments.
  • Utilized Veritas Cluster for high availability and Hitachi disk arrays for external storage.
  • Manage system security and configure firewalls and storage management with Veritas Volume manager.
  • Initialized Daily Backups and Monitoring the Scheduled Backups using Veritas Net Backups.

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2. Linux

high Demand
Here's how Linux is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Managed Information security Compliance activities, Linux server security administration & Monitoring system Performance.
  • Involved in multiple projects including installing upgrading, migrating and consolidating Unix /Linux servers.
  • Planned, organized and set up Unix/Linux/Windows servers and customer wireless equipment.
  • Instituted centrally managed Linux configurations for application deployments, disaster recovery.
  • Support of HPUX/Linux workstations and servers supporting the engineering development environment
  • Aided installation, configuration and administration of Linux infrastructure.
  • Prepared Linux environment on several machines for development/testing.
  • Managed networking between Linux and Windows environment.
  • Performed system administration for Linux servers.
  • Provided technical support for Linux/Unix servers.
  • Provide daily Unix/Linux system administration.
  • Monitored, performed troubleshooting, and repaired failed IT systems while diagnosing complex UNIX/Linux hardware and software issues.
  • Installed the Operating System on Linux servers and Blades over the network on both physical and virtual servers.
  • Implement, handle UNIX/LINUX systems within a SAN/NAS enterprise environment, zones/containers, virtual machines and LDOM's.
  • Managed two dozen Unix and Linux servers, some running on virtual machines, and a NAS server.
  • Translated HPUX tools and services to Linux based alternatives to preserve existing structure and functionality of environment.
  • Performed installation, configuration, upgrades, Package administration and support for Linux systems on client side.
  • Installed patches, software up gradation, monitored log files, and performed backup for Linux servers.
  • Install and configure hardware and Linux software to all servers in the network per specifications of clients.
  • Researched, specified, evaluated, tested, and recommended Linux packages and supporting software components.

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3. Solaris

high Demand
Here's how Solaris is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Installed and configured Directory Server, Directory proxy on Solaris 10 and Identity Synchronization for Windows.
  • Administered a 400-Gigabyte Sun Solaris Data Warehouse containing financial data from all national branches.
  • Administer applications allowing cross utilization between NT4.0 and Solaris operating systems Significant Accomplishments.
  • Monitor Sun Solaris operating environment consisting of multiple servers running critical production applications.
  • Performed standard maintenance and administration tasks utilizing Solaris and HPUX operating systems.
  • Participated in the installation of Solaris Operating System and updating patches.
  • Managed a Solaris and Windows network used primarily for software development.
  • Performed Disk Management using different raid technologies in Solaris.
  • Configured network installation server and installed Solaris 2.6.
  • Configure and maintained Solaris servers and workstations.
  • Configured Solaris kernel parameters for Oracle installation.
  • Configured Solaris Servers for patrol installation.
  • Performed troubleshooting on Unix Solaris machines.
  • Delivered help desk level III support to UNIX users for Solaris, IRIX, and Linux OS in a MAN environment.
  • Performed troubleshooting, systems performance tuning, monitoring, backup, and support while providing daily administrative on Solaris 7/8/10 Systems.
  • Work with Operating Systems ranging from Solaris 8 to 10, Linux 5.5 to 6.x, NetApps, and Data Domains.
  • Worked with Solaris 10 e1000g Ethernet Link Flap issues, general hardware issues and troubleshooted some applications issues as needed.
  • Provided software and hardware support for internal Windows NT/2000 and Unix (Solaris and Linux) host machines and users.
  • Supported customer on UNIX based operating systems including SunOS 4.1.3, SOLARIS 2.4, DEC Ultrix, and HP HPUX.
  • Performed systems builds, program development, and support of ~15 (J2EE) developers on Sun/Solaris and Intel platform.

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4. File System

high Demand
Here's how File System is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Administered file system/network security, user accounts and backup/restore schemes.
  • File system Management, Logical Volume Management.
  • Added Patrol alert monitoring for UNIX servers to monitor issues with file systems, OS, incoming files, and logs.
  • File System Management that includes Creating a new file system / volume group / logical volume / extend the file system.
  • Worked with UNIX Sun Administrators on routine health checks, starting/stopping processes, and investigation of file system errors and panics.
  • Created and managed users, managed user and file system quotas, set up network printers and installed client server applications.
  • File system management like perform the troubleshooting the mounting issues and increasing & reducing the size of the file systems.
  • Configured VG's and LV's and extended LV's for file system growth needs using LVM commands.
  • Implemented NIC bonding on standalone RedHat servers, package installs, file system maintenance, system tuning.
  • Created scripts to assist with file system backups, new server builds, and configurations.
  • Installed VERITAS Foundation Suite and configured file systems and RAID arrays as specified by end-users.
  • Performed system, file, directory and file system recoveries via Legato or AVAMAR.
  • Maintained the root file system with the appropriate patch levels supported by the vendors.
  • Completed break/fix tasks including kernel configurations, disk replacements, and file system maintenance.
  • Performed User Management, creating user and group accounts assigning permission to file systems.
  • Experienced in creating the NFS & NAS file system and mounting in client server.
  • Managed NFS server and clients to mount file system as per customer needs.
  • Do any necessary File System copying, assist with any necessary Tape Restores.
  • Use VERITAS volume manager to grow file system via the change management process.
  • Performed file system tasks using LVM, RAID and swap space concept.

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5. Disk

high Demand
Here's how Disk is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Performed Disk mirroring, backup and restore for better data availability and Disaster Recovery.
  • Managed Sun storage network including implementing disk quotas and upgrading storage capabilities as needed.
  • Performed maintenance NetBackup installation for master/media and clients with PureDisk option.
  • Prepared Suns for use by the MIS department, utilizing either Sun RAID Manager or Disk Suite depending on the need.
  • Worked on changes involving DIMM, Disk, Network Card, Power Supply and HBA card replacements with vendor's assistance.
  • Completed a disk reconfiguration for all 130 HP UNIX servers using UNIX shell script to optimize performance by 20%.
  • Performed volume management which included the encapsulation, initialization, root disk mirroring, export/import of disk groups etc.
  • Performed disk formatting, re-formatting for additional space, performed SDS disk mirroring and resolved mirrored device issues.
  • Experience with configuring and managing Virtual disks, Disk Mirrors and RAID 0, 1 and 5 levels.
  • Modified the NVRAM parameters to boot the servers from the different boot devices in case of disk failure.
  • Upgraded Firmware for Sun 6120 Storage Array and also the firmware for the Disk Drives on it.
  • Track user activity, disk usage, and server status using SAP R/3 for Data Center Operations.
  • Monitored the total disk space on all servers, advised users to clean up work areas.
  • Configure and create new disks by TPC and SSPC, provide different solutions for different department.
  • Scanned network for vulnerabilities using windows Gold Disk and applying all necessary DOD security patches.
  • Replaced failed field components such as system boards, disks, memory and tape drives.
  • Configured provisioned LUNS and create new Disk Groups or expand file-systems as per application request.
  • Created shell scripts for monitoring disk status, system processes, and application message logs.
  • Create daily reports on system issues, disk usage, backups and help desk tickets.
  • Installed and configured other external devices like Printers, Secondary disks and tape drives.

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6. Web Servers

high Demand
Here's how Web Servers is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Install, configure and manage all web servers in the library as well as networking, user administration, and printing.
  • Design, configuration, implementation of Web Operations environment with Apache 1.2.x Web Servers.
  • Created web pages using HTML, Troubleshot kernel core on Apache Web Servers.
  • Load Balance on Web servers to improve throughput and response time.
  • Installed, configured and produced reports of web servers using AWSTAT.
  • Installed load balancing software for all web servers in virtual environment.
  • Configured and maintained Apache Web Servers & Tomcat Application Servers.
  • Worked on troubleshooting issues with Apache web servers.
  • Configured Netscape and Apache web servers.
  • Created over 150 Virtual Web servers.
  • Work with wide array of web servers, including Apache, AOL Server, Tomcat, and Mapquest Enterprise Server.
  • Installed and configured NIS+, NFS and Apache web servers as well as storage management with Veritas Volume manager.
  • Created zones and LDOMs on T2000, T5140 for Web servers, Mail servers and applications servers.
  • Engineered and implemented many HTTP/HTTPS/SECURE FTP services using web servers and secure ftp server.
  • Maintained and supported all Apache Tomcat, Apache reverse proxie and Apache web servers.
  • Supported Department of Defense and Air Force web servers running Apache and Weblogic.
  • Configured web servers via Sun iPlanet 6.0/6.1 for clients.
  • Installed and patched IBM Websphere application and web servers.
  • Install, upgrade and configure weblogic web servers.
  • Maintained email, radius and web servers servers.

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7. AIX

high Demand
Here's how AIX is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Ensured optimal performance of all AIX servers by proactively conducting ongoing performance monitoring and by tuning/adjusting as necessary.
  • Automated complex end-of-month and database recovery procedures on the production AIX server using interactive shell scripts.
  • Experience in AIX platforms extensively, contributing to the Warehouse Management System standardization project.
  • Performed AIX system administration and hardware support, including IBM P-Series dynamic logical partitioning on p-670, p-650 and p-630 hosts.
  • Designed and implemented backup and recovery procedures for both the development and production servers running AIX and SCO Open Server respectively.
  • Served as a subject matter expert (SME) to develop procedures to apply patches to CBOL and AO AIX servers.
  • Worked on P2P, P2V, V2V Migration for AIX and Linux severs from one data center to another data center.
  • Performed UNIX Administration on SUN, AIX and Linux Clusters providing engineering support for applications that reside on the files systems.
  • Installed AIX servers by using Network Installation Manager (NIM) server to deploy AIX system images over the network.
  • Installed over 1000 instances of AIX 5.3 OS on IBM blade servers over the network using NIM master server.
  • Planned, scheduled and Implemented OS patches on both AIX & Linux boxes as a part of proactive maintenance.
  • Migrate the data from old hardware to new hardware Day to day Support of Applications running on the AIX.
  • Designed and implemented AIX 5.3 OS Installation using NIM, configuration, system tuning, optimization and maintenance.
  • Implemented single sign-on for AIX and Linux servers, enabling users to sign on using Active Directory credentials.
  • Provided printing support for 52 users with TOP SECRET clearances in a mixed SCO UNIX and AIX environment.
  • Worked as a lead infrastructure engineer to execute and over see the implementation of various Unix/Linux/AIX projects.
  • Performed TL upgrades on boxes from existing AIX 6.1 to latest GTI approved standard of AIX 6.1.6.6.
  • Field Support to execute backups and troubleshoot hardware and applications to AIX ISP and RXP brocade switches.
  • Used LVM extensively for Creating/Modifying/Deleting Physical Volume, Volume Groups and Logical Volumes in Linux and AIX.
  • Incorporate AIX, DB2, z/OS, Apache, and PHP designed for a mission critical assignment.

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8. Database

high Demand
Here's how Database is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Perform database administration tasks including monitoring Oracle database processes and database activity, performance, and table space.
  • Performed any necessary testing on recovered systems to ensure system / database / network integrity and production readiness.
  • Developed a database entity separation in order to migrate data related to purchase agreement with Duke Energy.
  • Implement database backup and recovery strategies and procedures in a 24/7-production environment running cellular technology.
  • Partnered with lead developers and database administrators and monitored/optimized database system performance and capacity.
  • Extracted data from Financial database to partitioned tables in a Financial reporting database.
  • Loaded and configured Operating System/database/third party software, performed system tuning.
  • Migrate applications and databases from old hardware environment to new environment.
  • Installed and configured Oracle Enterprise Manager to monitor all databases centrally.
  • Installed Oracle Database Configuration, Performed system and Database Backup.
  • Install database, application servers, and configure workstations connectivity.
  • Implemented Log miner utility for incomplete database recovery until time.
  • Monitored and tuned system performance, application and database optimization.
  • Planned and implemented security strategies for servers and databases.
  • Configured and administered the WebLogic server with Oracle9i database.
  • Participated in design and implementation of quarterly database enhancements.
  • Configured Raid Arrays for high availability database systems.
  • Provided support for Database and application production releases.
  • Gather Requirement from Application, database development team.
  • Managed numerous databases with different versions.

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9. NFS

high Demand
Here's how NFS is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Configured and maintained NFS server/client environment.
  • Maintained Unix environment in a remote office (Atlanta) including, backup, NFS, NIS and File severing applications.
  • Configured SAMBA with over 20+ clients and configured NFS with over 200+ Clients in SGI origin 3200/350 servers.
  • Installed and supported all Oracle 10, Oracle 11 and MySQL databases using NFS on NetApp storage.
  • Created NFS, UNIX admin mount point, and patch installation of all QA servers.
  • Configure permissions on workstations and NIS master for applications using NIS And NFS infrastructures.
  • Maintained Sun systems configured and troubleshot the NFS and configured the NIS environment.
  • Deployed NFS environment for applications distribution, software development, and auto home.
  • Administered and Managed Network Applications and Services like NFS with Hummingbird Connectivity V7.1.
  • Installed and configured PC-NFS Pro 2.0 networking software, Help Desk support.
  • Net Apps NAS Administration, Filer Administration, CIFS, NFS configuration.
  • Configured NIM, NFS and NIS and standardization of all the systems.
  • Configured NIM, NFS and NIS and installed different software's.
  • Worked very hard at keeping the NFS mount points up.
  • Do to the compatibility of the three versions of NFS.
  • Troubleshooted/fixed NFS, TCP/IP, NetBackup issues.
  • Installed, maintained and troubleshoot NFS.
  • Cross Mounted NetApp storage using NFS.
  • Configured and maintained NFS and NIS.
  • Monitored and configured NFS, NIS.

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10. OS

high Demand
Here's how OS is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Prepared Necessary Documents like Host Worksheet, Migration Task List and Host Procedure Document required for Data Migration/Fabric Migration.
  • Support server/workstation operations, perform daily platform operations, and automating processes utilizing cross-platform scripting for a credit union.
  • Developed detailed remediation reports and recommendation for compliance and security improvements across industries based on changing threats.
  • Created subversion repositories, imported projects into newly created subversion repositories as per the standard directory layout.
  • Perform organizational functions to track IT-related business assets throughout their life cycle (procurement/use/disposal).
  • Pinpointed system problems in early stages of development to avoid time/cost expenditures.
  • Created a centralized software repository to streamline the software development and testing process
  • Work closely with target SME/build/provisioning team for infrastructure changes and documentation.
  • Experience in Networking configuration & Security Configuration on ESX Host.
  • Develop a capacity planning model for the MicroStrategy environment.
  • Collaborated in evaluating software that would reduce operational costs.
  • Performed post migration/upgrade testing to verify system functionality.
  • Determine most appropriate production methodology and estimate resources.
  • Modify user information Exposure to vi editor.
  • Managed MicroStrategy licenses for different environments.
  • Performed local host-based data migrations.
  • Participated in planning and designing the change control, and work closely with different groups till the change control is fulfilled.
  • Performed software installation, OS patching, backup, recovery, crash dump analysis, and engage vendor for support calls.
  • Act as a liaison with the help desk to provide first level support in diagnosing and troubleshooting problems and failures.
  • Designed and developed continuous deployment pipeline, integrating GIT, Jenkins and Puppet across geographically separated hosting zones in AWS.

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11. DNS

high Demand
Here's how DNS is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Performed system troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose common server/system/DNS/storage resource problems.
  • Network protocols configuration related to the Unix environment (DNS, SMTP, SSH, SSL, FTP and others).
  • Provided firewall administration, DNS, NIS, NIS+, configuration, with Ultra servers, RAID library storage devices.
  • Maintained internal Unix backup network (10.10.0.0) via DNS and administered Legato tape backups on internal backup network.
  • Managed CGU's network services, including DNS, DHCP, E-Mail, Mailing Lists and Web Applications.
  • Involved in setting up Web Server, Mail Server, NFS server, DNS and NIS database.
  • Configure and maintain Windows 2k and 2003 Server that runs DNS, DHCP and active directory services.
  • Configured and administered network protocols and software including TCP/IP, NIS, DNS, NFS and SMB.
  • Developed, documented and maintained IP addressing, Domain Name Server(DNS) and NIS.
  • Managed NIS, LDAP and DNS environment files to maintain security and accessibility to systems.
  • Installed/configured and administrated network servers DNS, NIS, NFS, SENDMAIL and application servers.
  • Maintained DNS databases for 14 name servers, and over 80 servers performing various functions.
  • Designed, implemented and maintained a plant wide Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Managed DHCP and DNS for Class B network encompassing three campuses and 180 locations.
  • Configured and maintain both BIND version 8 and BIND version 9 DNS servers.
  • Maintained user accounts, mail accounts, mail aliases, and DNS updates.
  • Supported in the issues related with DNS configuration, FTP and Telnet applications.
  • Installed internal and external DNS server and updated the root name servers regularly.
  • Configured DNS server and connected NT workstations, SPARC stations as DNS clients.
  • Implemented NIS and DNS naming services and administered the public DNS servers.

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12. SAN

high Demand
Here's how SAN is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Specified and installed SAN-based backup & recovery system to provide reliable backup and recovery in an environment lacking trustworthy backups.
  • Led several projects that created an internal sandbox for external developers and contributors.
  • Redesigned and expanded existing SAN architecture to improve performance and system manageability.
  • Projected when storage capacity would reach critical levels requiring additional NAS/SAN storage.
  • Experienced supporting the SAN/NAS environments and administering Clusters.
  • General administration of UNIX/SAN environment.
  • Involved in implementation of SAN fabric expansion of Cisco 9140 to Cisco 9509 Directors & managed them with Cisco CLI.
  • Update the server's details in TAMS inventory tools and filled up the SAN details in Prime for the storage.
  • Configured SAN boot for VIO servers, well versed with creating virtual I/O adapters and move them dynamically as needed.
  • Assisted in new project implementing 50 Sun servers and 50 Dell servers in a clustered, SAN attached configuration.
  • Developed improved backup infrastructures and more efficient use of backup server resources including implementing a SAN for tape access.
  • Implemented SAN boot environment on the servers to keep the server up in case of any local disk failures.
  • Installed, configured and created SOP for an IBM Total Storage FastT600 SAN Server to support Oracle database needs.
  • Updated procedures, and maintained capability for SAN XP256 and Model 30's F/C disk array recovery.
  • Worked closely with Storage and Networking teams to ensure allocated SAN, Fiber and networking infrastructure.
  • Connected new servers to a Storage Area Network (SAN), maintaining SAN layout diagrams.
  • Mastered the skill set of working on mixed technologies such as Systems and SAN simultaneously.
  • Worked on logical volume management (LVM) by adding external disks from SAN storage.
  • Implemented SAN boot environment for the servers for redundant Local disks in case of failure.
  • Maintained equipment inventory while keeping track of thousands of dollars of equipment being shipped.

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13. NIS

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Here's how NIS is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Performed implementation planning, and installed and maintained custom software, Performed troubleshooting and configurations, and performed UNIX administration functions.
  • Performed regular day-to-day system administrative tasks including User Management, Backup, Network Management, and Software Management including Documentation.
  • Fulfilled customer support requests for systems administration tasks such as restoring backups and granting or modifying system and application access.
  • Designed & implemented scripts to automate server migration/enrollment, user administration, password management, and configuration file management tasks
  • Created training for junior's systems administrators and senior operators for routine administration and system operations.
  • Experience in providing day-to-day user administration like adding and deleting users and managing users queries.
  • Process administration and management like monitoring, start/stop/kill various process according to the user requirement.
  • Worked with Security Team to administer security access, established procedures and communicated security awareness.
  • Performed routine tasks under direct supervision of a senior system administrator or computer systems.
  • Administer and maintain day-to-day operational support, implementations and periodic hardware and software maintenance.
  • General administration tasks, including user management, group management, and diagnosing networking issues
  • Supported application developers for an automation project for the Food and Drug administration.
  • Performed capacity analysis and planning with UNIX system administrators and cross-functional department managers.
  • Write advanced system shell scripts to reduce administrative burden and standardize production environment.
  • Provided day-to-day user administration like adding/deleting users and managing user's queries.
  • Provide access provisioning using Putty/NIS Master applications granting access and troubleshooting requests.
  • Implemented monitoring, backup, NIS, and disaster recovery in infrastructure environments
  • Included remote administration and configuration for main site telephone and computer support.
  • Worked on day-to-day administration tasks and resolve tickets using Remedy.
  • Administer applications allowing cross utilization between VMS and Tru64.

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14. Red Hat

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Here's how Red Hat is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Plan, design, Implementing, Installation and configuration Operating System upgrade on Red Hat Linux 4.0 on & HP-Dl380 servers.
  • Applied new patches and packages for AIX and Red Hat Linux Servers and handled issues arising out of them.
  • Involved in installation, configuration and preparation of technical design specifications of RED Hat Linux and IBM AIX Servers.
  • Performed numerous AIX installs, upgrades, and cloning of servers and also done one Red Hat Linux install.
  • Performed installation and configuration of Red Hat 9.0, Linux Fedora Core 2.0, 3.0, FreeBSD 4.11.
  • Installed Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux servers; identified problems on Sun, Linux, and Ubuntu systems.
  • Experience in a clustered environment utilizing VCS, Red Hat clusters, Sun cluster, or Oracle RAC.
  • Deployed Red Hat Satellite Server with custom repositories to provide a stable management solution for the Linux environment.
  • Worked on multiple projects to convert HPUX servers to Red Hat servers per DCPDS system consolidation project.
  • Deployed MySQL clusters using Red Hat Cluster Suite for supporting internal applications built on the LAMP stack.
  • Invented scripted replacement for Red Hat Satellite Server saving NDS $250,000 over two years.
  • Key implementation and configuration of QA Network utilizing SCO Unix and Red Hat Linux.
  • Install NIS on Red Hat 3 servers to sync up passwords across the network.
  • Performed day-to-day administration tasks of HP-UX, Red Hat, SUSE Linux systems.
  • Support physical and virtual Red Hat Linux servers running version 5 and 6.
  • Install and upgrade compiled software and dependencies using Red Hat Package Manager.
  • Installed and configured Red hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0/2.1 on Intel EM64T.
  • Installed, configured and managed Red Hat Cluster Suite in Linux servers.
  • Install configure and support all Linux (Red Hat) servers.
  • Administrated global network of Unix and Red Hat Linux DID servers.

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15. Setup

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Here's how Setup is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Provided customer telephone support for setup/configuration of wireless equipment on Win* machines.
  • Create Warm standby setup, primary replication setup and bi-direction replication setup.
  • General setup and administration of RedHat Linux servers and workstations.
  • Modify, setup and configure disaster recovery servers and applications.
  • Company Description - Setup and configured networks for small and medium seize office with more than 50 user to 100 users.
  • Reduced workstation setup time by developing a desktop image and deploying it across the LAN to streamline OS system implementation.
  • Network Management System: Setup and administer OpenNMS (Network Management) server to track outages and reduce downtime.
  • Provided customer premise support for surveying, setup, installation, of WinXP/2000 computers/networks and related wireless equipment.
  • Support, setup and configure accounts and profile for users x-hosting applications to Toronto, Brazil and Atlanta.
  • Performed rack installation, cable management, and OS setups of all servers in the data center.
  • Applied monitoring rules for BMC Patrol and have worked on audit regarding rules and agent setup.
  • Compare, move, copy, edit, setup data files and batch jobs.
  • Configured of server setup, troubleshoot for all partner servers around 50 countries.
  • Design, testing and implementation of 150 flat screens with quad video setup.
  • Define and setup the Storage pools and configure the hierarchy between storage pools.
  • Create system ID's and setup/reset password on all systems as needed.
  • Created a terminal server and setup the applications for the terminal server.
  • Insure setup and design complies with industry standards and vendor best practices.
  • Assisted in the setup and data entry of all SAP transports.
  • Worked with SAP and performed new SLD setup at THD.

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16. EMC

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Here's how EMC is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Provided storage reporting using EMC ECC ControlCenter, including StorageScope and Performance Manager.
  • Worked on decommission of the servers which reached end of life and performed SAN migrations using LVM and EMC tools.
  • Experience managing EMC SAN devices like clarion and performed tasks like creating LUN's on RAID groups.
  • Worked in Production & Application Support 24/7 in NAS, EMC SAN Storage on Windows Server Environment.
  • Experience running EMC GRABS, heat explorer reports and working with EMC and Sun/Oracle support teams.
  • Do all UNIX server and EMC software installation and hardware configuration for UNIX servers.
  • Involved in implementation of Real time Site to Site DR solution using EMC SRDF.
  • Raid and partition configuration, database management, and disk array solutions through EMC.
  • Have installed EMC Legato, configured, and performed recoveries from the command line.
  • Connect and run fiber channels to EMC frame at the specific location.
  • Document and track all resource usage for EMC and Unix servers.
  • Worked on the installation of three EMC CX600 Network Storage Systems.
  • Participated in remote data migration from EMC DMX4 to HDS USPV.
  • Assisted with SAN storage administration using EMC software and hardware.
  • Configured servers to use 3PAR and EMC disk subsystems.
  • Managed allocation of developer data on EMC SAN.
  • File system management over SAN (EMC).
  • Supported and maintained the EMC Storage infrastructure.
  • Manage and provision current EMC storage arrays.
  • Used EMC SAN for external storage.

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17. Vmware

average Demand
Here's how Vmware is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Work with Oracle DBA's Building out RedHat VM's using VMware and Logical Volume Manager.
  • Helped to manage the backup of around 70 virtual machines on a XenApp and VMWare platform.
  • Pioneered the use of VMWare as a demo and training mechanism for the flagship product.
  • Configured Kick start servers to install RedHat Linux and VMWare ESX on multiple machines.
  • Assist and implement a migration of servers from stand-alone machines -> VMware/KVM Servers.
  • Worked on VMWare for testing various applications on different operating system.
  • Worked with one of the largest VMware and RHES V3 installations.
  • Managed and expanded one of the largest VMware ESX installations.
  • Maintain 40 VMware ESX hosts running 400+ virtual machines.
  • Support VMware ESX host infrastructure and Linux virtual machines.
  • Used VMWARE in this project as a virtualization tool.
  • Installed, configured and managing VMware ESX server.
  • Utilized VMware ESX to provision and maintain servers.
  • Import of virtual server using Vmware converter.
  • Implemented VMWare and familiar with its configuration.
  • Installed servers with Vmware (GSX).
  • Supported Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (view 4.6) Huge P2V Experience using VMware converter running different applications with Different Hardware.
  • Developed, implemented and maintained Dentistry VMware vSphere environment, including upgrade from v5.0 to v5.5.
  • Worked with installation and configuration of VMware ESX servers Deploying and maintaining of the Virtual Machines.
  • Allocated both DMX (including SRDF/AR replication) and Clariion storage both to VMware ESX servers.

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18. LVM

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Here's how LVM is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Extended logical volumes based on the user and group requirements online using Logical Volume Management (LVM) commands.
  • Used LVM to configure volume group, logical and physical partitions, expanding volumes and importing new physical volumes.
  • Develop puppet modules for all post builds installations like User, Limits, LVM, and Packages, etc.
  • Experience with LVM, User & System Resource management, job scheduling, Paging Space management.
  • Used RedHat LVM to add volumes, extend/grow existing volumes, set up raid files systems.
  • Configure storage volume using LVM and mount it in proper mount point.
  • Managed the storage system with the help of LVM.
  • Supported Disk Volume Management creating volumes with LVM.
  • Experience working Installed and configured VIO server via HMC Extensive use of LVM, creating Volume Groups, Logical volumes.
  • Created mirrored disk environment through Solaris Disk Suite (now LVM).

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19. Hp-Ux

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Here's how Hp-Ux is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Provided HP-UX System Administration for South Central Civilian Personnel Operations Center
  • Verified the correct time on server (Linux and HP-UX) and understand trusted system concept.
  • Installed and Configured HP-UX 11.23 from IGNITE server and Installed VCS and VxVM on them.
  • Monitored the Wireless Data System of the New York Stock Exchange which ran on HP-UX.
  • Administered, configured, installed, and support for HP-UX servers and standard Unix applications.
  • Planned and executed the implementation of four new HP-UX rx2620 servers on HP-UX version 11.23.
  • Installed and configured N Class HP-UX Enterprise Unix Servers at the UN Data Center.
  • Administer HP-UX based systems and connect PCs (Windows NT) utilized by employees.
  • Configured an HP-UX kernel, Networking and LAN adapters; Software Distributor management.
  • Upgraded HP-UX servers to Y2K compliance, installed patches and troubleshoot issues.
  • Developed and tested HP-UX 11iv2 upgrade processes for older servers running v11.00.
  • Monitor, troubleshoot and administer of SUN Servers, Linux and HP-UX.
  • Provide daily monitoring, support and administration for HP-UX N-Class servers.
  • Helped support the HP-UX fail-over clusters using MC/ServiceGuard packages / services.
  • Constructed the HP-UX EPIC environment for the University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Planned & implemented HP-UX 11i upgrades on ~50 servers.
  • Monitored the performance of all the HP-UX servers.
  • Scheduled and monitored all backups of HP-UX servers.
  • Maintain multiple HP-UX Unix servers at multiple sites.
  • Provided UNIX administrator support for HP-UX servers.

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20. Rhel

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Here's how Rhel is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Performed patch and package management using RPM and YUM in RHEL 4/5.
  • Installed and configured RHEL 5 on virtual machines using Virtual Infrastructure client.
  • Designed upgrade for MedImmune to 6.1 RHEL.
  • Involved in migrating HPUX systems to RHEL.
  • Worked extensively on RHEL Linux Clusters.
  • Worked on VMWARE VM on Cisco and HP hardware and installed the RHEL 6 on VM.
  • Migrated MedImmune from RHEL 4.1 to a RHEL 4.8.
  • Used RPM and YUM to update RHEL 6..
  • Installed and deployed servers and associated software on 200+ hosts for multiple projects including RHEL, Solaris and HP-UX environments.
  • Worked as part of highly skilled team to administer more than 3000 physical and virtual RHEL servers.
  • Coordinated projects to update storage hardware, Cisco switches, and RHEL os.
  • Job Responsibilities: Installation and administration of RHEL 4.0/5.0 and SUSE 10.x.
  • Installed RHEL 3.0/4.0 using kickstart and custom building the servers.
  • Configured Redhat Clusters on RHEL 3.0/4.0 using Cluster Manager.
  • Added application scripts in cron jobs on RHEL.
  • Installed, Configured and Supported RHEL 4.6/5.X.
  • Job Responsibilities: Installed RHEL 3.0/4.0 using kickstart.
  • Worked on Xen virtualization in RHEL 5.2.
  • Checked the multipath on RHEL servers and added all path in multipath configuration file for mutipathing.
  • Involved in upliftment of RHEL 5.2 to RHEL 5.4 and Solaris 8,9 to Solaris 10..

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21. System Administration

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Here's how System Administration is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Performed Kernel tuning and System Administration and designed backup and restoration strategy for servers.
  • Performed system administration duties from performance analysis / break-fix situations to providing end-user support.
  • Develop and document process improvements for Unix System Administration and Field Service Administration.
  • Coordinate business development proposals involving highly complex system administration projects and solutions.
  • Developed menu controlled system administration shell programs for all system administration.
  • Provide system administration and implement security policies by applying approved patches.
  • Performed all system administration jobs including incremental backup of data.
  • Assisted as a Junior Unix System administration in a Test, Development and production quality environment and an atmosphere.
  • Streamlined the processes and procedures on system administration, for example: backups, system hardening, incident handling.
  • Engaged in daily system administration tasks like managing system resources, running scripts, and user account management.
  • Performed System Administration tasks and ensuring 24*7 System Support for the mission Critical Data in production Environment.
  • Developed application code and performed Unix system administration and user support work for Chrysler's plotting system.
  • Trained junior administrators in system administration skills, including the troubleshooting of end user and server issues.
  • Write and maintain shell scripts that used for mass deployment and other system administration tasks.
  • Perform system administration and IA services in a SPARC physical and virtual environment.
  • Perform UNIX system administration of OSS servers, clients, and network.
  • Created the standard guidelines and procedure for all system administration activities.
  • Created UNIX shell scripts to aide in UNIX system administration.
  • Provided system administration support for 30 HP business servers.
  • Maintain shell scripts to automate the system administration tasks.

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22. Perl

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Here's how Perl is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Perform periodic reboots and ensure Apache and other necessary services start properly
  • Install and properly configure operating systems including all TCP/IP configurations.
  • Developed Perl/Bash/Expect algorithms to automate routine system tasks.
  • Installed and supported Apache, GCC, PERL, and other open source software for use by developers and other users.
  • Worked across all levels within applicable departments in making sure applications, processes and procedures were properly migrated.
  • Developed automation scripts in Bash and Perl that reduced maintenance requirements by over 5 man-hours per week.
  • Developed advanced Korn-Shell and Perl scripts using Perl-DBI database interface for DB2, and TCP/IP Sockets.
  • Installed monitoring software and wrote Perl extension scripts to manage resources on over 300 Unix servers.
  • Provided system security, and Unix system process system automation with PERL and shell scripting.
  • Extended the monitoring capabilities of Enterprise Manager using shell scripting, Perl, and PowerShell.
  • Help the Users to use the SX.e properly and if they have any problems.
  • Installed Java, Perl, C, and C++ compilers for application development department.
  • Supported ERP System by writing numerous PERL scripts to customize the ERP system application.
  • Developed and implemented security policies, created security scripts in Korn-Shell and Perl.
  • Write Perl/Shell script to automate most of the day to day task.
  • Build Unix Scripts (Shell and Perl) to automates production Tasks.
  • Created reports using Perl Scripts based on acquired Unix kernel data.
  • Automated routine tasks using scripting languages such as Perl and Shell.
  • Develop shell scripts, backups; designing and implementing Perl scripting.
  • Implemented automated scripts in PERL to help daily UNIX routine work.

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23. Kernel

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Here's how Kernel is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Swap Space Management, Kernel configuration, Device management and configuration on SUN, HPUX systems, Network management & troubleshooting.
  • Installed and configured recommended kernel setting for various applications such as Oracle (10i, 11g), MySQL.
  • Tuned the Kernel parameters for the better performance of applications like Oracle, WebLogic etc.
  • Managed system kernel settings to boost performance based on root cause analysis for performance issues.
  • Configured J2EE application server and set the kernel parameters for installation.
  • Installed various Operating Systems and kernel configurations on 50+ hosts.
  • Change kernel parameter as per the requirement of the application.
  • Configured and tuned kernels in RedHat Linux Operating Systems.
  • Configured Unix Kernel for Oracle.
  • Installed Support Packages (BASIS, HR, ABAP and APPL and Kernel patches periodically.
  • Worked with DBA team to ensure proper kernel tune-ables.
  • Applied kernel patches as needed Granted and restricted sudo rights and systems security.
  • Edited fca and sd.conf in /kernel/drv directory to add LUNS for the devices.

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24. Trouble Shooting

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Here's how Trouble Shooting is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Experienced in Performance Monitoring, Security, Trouble shooting, Disaster recovery, Maintenance and Support of UNIX systems.
  • Trouble shooting various issues related to UNIX workstations/servers/users using performance tools like SAR, Glance etc.
  • Implemented Cloning, Clustering, Performance tuning and trouble shooting of IBM WebSphere Application Server 4.0/5.0.
  • Trouble shooting HACMP related issues, going through the log files Taking HACMP snap using snap.
  • Trouble shooting, research, and analysis of hardware and application deficiencies and issues.
  • Installed, configured and performed trouble shooting of Oracle, DB2 client installation.
  • Trouble shooting of hardware, software and the core operating system.
  • Trouble shooting on various problems while taking backups and restores.
  • Trouble shooting of day to day system and user problems.
  • Trouble shooting of Network Related problems.PROJECT 9Project: Windows Server Support
  • Set up and trouble shooting of TCP/IP printing environment.
  • Worked on installing and trouble shooting on windows servers.
  • Trouble shooting the system and end user issues.
  • Experience in configuring and trouble shooting of Kickstart services on multiple servers.
  • Experience in providing the L2 support for Trouble shooting and Performance Tuning for Windows and VMware ESXi servers.
  • Trouble shooting Experience with SQL and its quarries , on the desktop aplication and for web-applications.
  • Perform trouble shooting on Web and Database application like Websphere, Weblogic db2, Informix and oracle.
  • Network trouble shooting using 'ndd', 'traceroute', 'netstat', 'ifconfig' and 'snoop'.

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25. User Accounts

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Here's how User Accounts is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Monitored system performance and created user accounts.
  • Set up user accounts and permissions, performed system upgrades, and determined backup strategies, disaster recovery plans.
  • Commissioned USNS Richard E. Byrd getting the network fully operational, creating 200+ User accounts through Active Directory.
  • Created and maintained user accounts, profiles, rights, disk space and process monitoring.
  • Managed user accounts and group accounts and supports a base of 150 or more users.
  • Create and manage user accounts and assign users specific rights to access network resources.
  • Created new user accounts, programmed dialing software for client specific requirements in UNIX.
  • Managed user accounts, adding, deleting, modifying, and maintaining access.
  • Maintained 200+ hosts, including patches, user accounts, security and configurations.
  • Maintain UNIX user accounts and OS patches to meet corporate security requirements.
  • Managed user accounts (reset passwords, created users, etc.)
  • Configure, add menus & profiles to user accounts in PeopleSoft.
  • Maintained user administration of user accounts, profiles and quotas.
  • Managed user accounts and Security groups on client systems.
  • Created user accounts and access to servers via NIS.
  • Created user accounts and maintained backups on said systems.
  • Control user accounts and passwords using PUPM.
  • Managed user accounts Securing user ftp accounts.
  • Maintained user accounts, security, install patches on both HP-UX 11x and Sun Solaris 8x & E10K servers.
  • Created scripts to monitor system hangs for troubleshooting purposes Created scripts to create user accounts for HP-UX users.

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26. Lpar

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Here's how Lpar is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Created client LPARS of the VIO servers and assigned Virtual Ethernet and SCSI and Fiber Channel Adapters to LPARS.
  • Assigned resources by making six partitions LPAR client of VIO server and clients Installation.
  • Created and configured logical partitions (LPAR) on IBM p690 systems.
  • Build countless VIOS and LPAR's on p-series p550, p570, p590, p780.
  • Support NIS, NFS, LPAR, VIO, NIM and HMC environment.
  • Worked in LPAR, DLPAR Environment on AIX versions using HMC 7.
  • Created and configured LPAR/DLPAR's on p5-570s and p5-590s.
  • Manage LPARs and provide virtual memory management and memory optimization.
  • Assist with other projects, particularly the migration of LPAR's to a brand new datacenter for the client.
  • Created logical partitioning LPAR and dynamic logical partitioning DLPAR defining virtualization on IBM P series servers using HMC.
  • Utilized HMC to create logical partitions (LPARs) and configured the hardware devices that supported them.
  • Configured p550 and p570 servers with multiple LPARs using MPIO, and dual VIO servers.
  • Create standard LPAR, performing DLPAR operations to manage recourses between machines.
  • Sun clustering as lpars as well, but I always mix up the terms.
  • Experience in installation, configuration and maintenance of Power VM - Vio servers as well as NPIV and VSCSI lpar.
  • Experience working on HMC, installing and configuring VIO Server, LPARs/DLPARs and subsequent maintenance and administration.
  • Experience with Live Application Mobility, LPARs, WPARs, RBAC, and Systems Director.
  • Work with side to side with Storage team for Backup/restoration/cloning Lpars for Disaster Recovery setup.
  • Process and Performance monitoring, Lpar, VIO, HMC maintenance and support.
  • Manage LPARs and provide Mirroring the root disks using Sun Volume Manager.

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27. SQL

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Here's how SQL is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Developed internal Quoting and Inventory system using PHP & MySQL database* Developed system-tracking database to hold all system and repair information
  • Installed and configured PostgreSQL for use in production and development environments.
  • Developed and wrote a Web based application in JSP and SQL to provide delivery time signatures to the application.
  • Designed, created, tested and implemented tables, functions and custom PL/SQL packages.
  • Implemented and performed all administrative functions for the MS SQL Server systems.
  • Resolved and monitored customer MySQL Data Base connection and website data issues.
  • Worked on SQL server 7.0 to SQL 2000-2005 migration for production environment.
  • Assisted developers with writing efficient SQL scripts and troubleshooting the SQL scripts.
  • Support to developers to tune the PL/SQL codes and shell scripts.
  • Installed and configured servers with ORACLE 8i and SQL servers.
  • Installed/Configured Apache, PHP, And MYSQL web server configurations.
  • Created UNIX and SQL scripts to automate day-to-day tasks.
  • Worked experience on SQL on the application related issues.
  • Tuned the SQL statements to obtain high performance.
  • Configured message stores, MTA along with MSCS for Exchange and SQL 2005.
  • Installed and provided tier 1 support for MS SQL 2005.
  • Test and write SQL scripts for oracle and DB2.
  • Downloaded and installed MS SQL, Oracle 10g.
  • Supported MS SQL server 2005.
  • Perform thorough tests of existing application sql code for different business conditions/situations presented by developers and/or business associates.

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28. Ldap

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Here's how Ldap is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Lead and deployed LDAP based identity management system using Sun Directory Server and oracle identity & access management solution.
  • Configured external LDAP server using Sun One Directory server for user authentication.
  • Research and implementing LDAP (RedHat Directory Server) policies to meet ESPC Security Compliance.
  • Maintained the OS, hardware, LDAP and NIS infrastructure, and executed patching activities.
  • Assisted in migrating our network from NIS+ to LDAP directory server.
  • Implemented Single Sign On using Open LDAP in enterprise environment.
  • Provide support for LDAP based identity and access management.
  • Involved in implementation of single sign on LDAP authentication.
  • Configure and maintain LDAP database for user access control.
  • Created and serviced user accounts on LDAP servers.
  • Create database and LDAP instances and configuring LDAP.
  • Implemented LDAP functionality on the Exchange servers.
  • Secure websites using LDAP authentication.
  • Created new home directory, group and accounts on NIS, SCCS and LDAP.
  • Installed LDAP on the US Treasury Sun V240 & V220 Servers.
  • Experience working with SVN and GIT and LDAP.
  • Project Description: Migrating Active directory user to UNIX LDAP Consulting from Testing planet at TekSystems.
  • Developed a LINUX clustered system that using LDAP and Kerberos to handle access and permission.
  • Completed campus LDAP project for the Claremont Colleges.
  • Administer user server access via LDAP and Netgroups.

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29. SSH

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Here's how SSH is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Experienced in setting up SSH user and server authentication using certificate authentication.
  • Implemented and supported an automated systems and patch management solution for UNIX servers utilizing SSH keys and scripts.
  • Installed and configured VERITAS volume manager 5.0, Tomcat, SSH.
  • Enforced the access to servers implementing Security methods and SSH.
  • Configured and installed ssh keys.
  • Resolved a multitude of system access issues with ssh due to invalid default configuration file and sshd configuration file parameter settings.
  • Installed customized software packages (including SSH and SUDO on new systems to bring them in line with company standards.
  • Maintain UNIX cryptography; which includes PKI and encryption: SSL certificates, CA, SSH Keys, and Keystores.
  • Monitor network activity (netstat, ping, ssh).
  • Installed Open SSH on Solaris and HP-UX Servers.
  • Installed and configured open source software svn, media-wiki, ssh, rsync etc.
  • Configured Telnet, FTP, sFTP, SSH, iptables, Kerberos, Samba for the servers.
  • Performed security administration on all servers using tiger, tcpdump, openssh, tcpwrappers, sudo and Shell scripts.

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30. Websphere

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Here's how Websphere is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Deployed MobileUP Application Suite, a complete web based solution for service and work order processing, on WebSphere server.
  • Played an active role in configuring the web server interfaces, session management and transports for WebSphere.
  • Installed, configured WebSphere Application Server 6.0, WebSphere Portal Server in a clustered environment.
  • Deployed Themes and Skins on to WebSphere portal server.
  • Host Publisher installation tasks on WebSphere 3.5.5.
  • Supported WebSphere HTTP Server and AppServer 5.x.
  • Installed/Configured Websphere and other Application Servers.
  • Installed, configured WebSphere Application Server 6.0, WebSphere Portal Server in a clustered environment Excellent knowledge of Different Installation processes.
  • Provided support to Websphere and PeopleSoft teams, to give them appropriate access to servers as necessary.
  • Use of simple Unix commands to manage WebSphere and Middleware components was part of daily support.
  • Installed and configured Websphere 5.1.0 and also deployed new application configurations for the Applications Teams.
  • Administered all Unix based development and testing systems for the Websphere team.
  • Installed WebSphere Portal Server [ ] and enabled Web Content management.
  • Web and Application servers using Websphere.
  • Supported Websphere/DataPower/MQ/JVMs and custom applications, maintaining performance and developing metrics for ESB.
  • Provided tier 1-3 incident resolution for data center servers Websphere, and Apache configuration and support.
  • Supported client applications running on WebSphere, Embus and Datagate as Tier 1 support.
  • Implemented 30 590/595 class virtualized frames running DB2/Oracle, Oracle Rack, Websphere, SAS, SAP.
  • Installed and Configured Java, Weblogic, Websphere and Identityminder connecting to Oracle.
  • Worked on weblogic, i-planet, jboss, apache, websphere Installation.

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31. Kickstart

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Here's how Kickstart is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Worked with Offshore teams to resolve issues related to kickstarts, connectivity issues.
  • Installed and Configured ESX on IBM X3850 boxes with Kickstart Server.
  • Create and manage kickstart and boot image on RHN Satellite Server.
  • Automated server building using Puppet, Chef, Kickstart and Jumpstart.
  • Installed and configured Redhat Linux 6.0 through kickstart and VNC installation.
  • Used Kickstart and Jumpstart for server builds and net booting.
  • Performed server build through Jumpstart and Kickstart-pxe boot.
  • Experience in building/developing: Linux servers from kickstart, adding rpms, and setting up KVMs.
  • Jumpstart & kickstart / Patch/RPM & Package installations on SUN & Linux hosts.
  • Created customized jumpstart and kickstart confgurations.

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32. Windows XP

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Here's how Windows XP is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Managed servers running Windows XP Professional including monitoring.
  • Tomahawk System Administrator for Windows XP and Windows 7 systems.
  • Installed, configured, and maintained Linux, FreeBSD and Windows XP systems in support of JFCOM M&S.
  • Managed Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 2008 R2 Server design and implementation to support Electronic Medical Records system.
  • Advanced knowledge in MS Server 2003, MS Windows XP was vital to the position.
  • Utilized DAMEWARE and BOMGAR to Fix End User's issues in a WINDOWS XP and WINDOWS 7 ENTERPRISE Environment.

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33. CPU

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Here's how CPU is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Resolved issues causing server and application slowdowns due to hung processes, filled up swap space or processes hogging CPU.
  • Managed CPU Usage, Shared Memory, Disk Space Usage and Controlling Processes
  • Provided Tier I and Tier II support in multiple CPU environment.
  • Monitored file systems and CPU load for better performance.
  • Monitored system memory, CPU, Disk I/O.
  • Monitored system resources - (cpu's, memory utilization, disk usage, processes), and security files.
  • Used Introscope Workstation application to monitor GC Heap (Memory) and Thread Counts (CPU).
  • Repaired hardware issues to include hard disks, CPUs, system boards, peripheral drives & RAM.
  • Administered and monitored Operational UNIX Systems TWS-Maestro CPUs.
  • Add CPU to the Server (lpar) using HMC.
  • Provided problem management on hardware failures (CPU, memory and disk) working with onsite Sun SSE and Sun backline.
  • Experienced with adding hardware, adding memory, swapping out CPUs, SYS planars and installing RS/6000s and Sun servers.
  • Configured and monitored the processes, disk space, CPU utilization, memory utilization by using Netcool network management.

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34. NIM

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Here's how NIM is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Re-imaged systems, coordinated hardware replacements with hardware management, and reconfigured hardware settings after hardware replacement to minimize customer impact.
  • Facilitated minimal downtime responses and accelerated provisioning times working closely with other teams.
  • Implemented security measures that minimized system and network vulnerabilities.
  • Conducted server upgrades and migrations with minimal service disruptions.
  • Migrated application software with minimal disruption.
  • Handled concurrent projects with minimal supervision.
  • Accomplished with minimal customer interruption.
  • Revamped NetBackup schedule and upgraded the operating system of Oracle servers to minimize backup error and server downtime, respectively.
  • Performed troubleshooting to common network problems with minimal supervision and resolve malfunctions in A/V devices.
  • Implemented NIS to centralize user account management and to minimize human errors.
  • Identify root cause to minimize impact and to meet SLA's requirements.
  • Created identical OS environment using NIM Server in the p730 environment.
  • Configured and administration of NIM master server and NIM clients.
  • Developed a NIM environment for rapid server builds and restores.
  • Worked on potential issues and tickets within minimal downtime.
  • Worked with internal and external users to minimize downtime.
  • Experience in NIM installation, setting up NIM servers.
  • Added different clients to NIM server and their Backup.
  • Perform minimal debugging and modification of C programs.
  • Install new workstations using NIM for OS.

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35. System Performance

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Here's how System Performance is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Provided installation, operation, and maintenance of software and hardware and monitored system performance and security.
  • Monitored system performance on a daily basis to ensure adequate response times for production applications.
  • Managed troubleshooting system problems, administered system performances, and accounts administration.
  • Performed significant system performance analysis and implemented multiple performance enhancement measures.
  • Monitored network traffic and adjusted system parameters to increase system performance.
  • Determine and execute system performance tuning and process improvements.
  • Performed system performance tuning and user maintenance.
  • Monitored system performance and troubleshooting.
  • Monitored System using HP/ITO, Did kernel tuning to enhance the system Performance.
  • Monitor, analyze, and troubleshoot system performance using OS performance tools.
  • Monitored system performance and addressed test case related issues.
  • Performed application upgrades on client systems, analyze and suggest pertinent hardware and software upgrades for optimum system performance.
  • Monitored System Performance Parameters using iostat, vmstat and fine-tuning.. Was responsible for taking daily and weekly backups.

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36. Sendmail

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Here's how Sendmail is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Migrated local office from SendMail to Microsoft Exchange 5.5.
  • Run daily production Jobs on Unix machine, perform legal request restores and forward using Sendmail command to the legal department.
  • Compiled and administered server daemons (Apache-SSL, Sendmail, BIND, and IIS)
  • Worked on the configuration of mail server using Sendmail 8.10.x, 9.x.
  • Configured sendmail to send mails regarding the status of servers.
  • Configure SENDMAIL and Postfix providing Virus Scanning and Spam control.
  • Configured and maintained a Sendmail mail transfer agent.
  • Assembled mail relay servers using Sendmail.
  • Installed and maintain several ISP servers running BSDI with radius, sendmail and apache/stronghold web hosting services.
  • Provided Virus and Spam free network by implementing Trend Micro on Sendmail and Postfix MTA.
  • Installed sendmail 8.8.7 and upgraded all sun machines with this latest version of sendmail.
  • Manage Sendmail 8.9 Servers, set up sendmail masquerading.
  • Replace Sendmail with Postfix on all mail servers.
  • Installed smap, sendmail wrapper for security purposes over sendmail to monitor port 25..

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37. Bash

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Here's how Bash is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Designed and maintained scripts in SH, and BASH for various different automated functions, including monitoring and running system backups.
  • Exposed to making shell script with the help of BASH and modification of original script as per client's requirements.
  • Created FTP and NIS account management web interface in PHP with bash and shell scripts running in background.
  • Developed bash scripts to check permissions on students' home directories on University machines.
  • Authored scripts (VBSCRIPT and BASH) for corresponding operating systems.
  • Created scripts in BASH, and CSH to automate daily processing.
  • Configured and modified bash scripts.
  • Use Bash shell and CLI for all system administration functions within the Sun Solaris environment.
  • Learned Bash and UNIX Scripting Project Manager for Intern Community Service Project
  • Experienced in bash, csh and sh scripting.
  • Developed and manage BashShell/Sed/Awk/ Scripts.

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38. Suse

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Here's how Suse is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Introduced to Open SUSE project for maintaining the SUSE Linux components.
  • Configured, implemented and administrated of Clustered servers on SUSE Linux environment.
  • Experience supporting SUSE servers in Production and Development environments.
  • Configured and Maintaining OpenSuse Enterprise Linux servers.
  • Administered and supported all distributions of Linux, including Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and RedHat.
  • Assisted in integration and maintenance of GE platform infrastructure, on Private Cloud using OpenSUSE and KVM VMM.

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39. System Management

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Here's how System Management is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Developed system management utilities for monitoring and controlling the various activities and health of remote systems.
  • Reviewed and tested new applications including security, development tools and system management software.
  • Performed routine system management, operating system upgrades and software updates.
  • Centralized and automated system management for reliability and fault tolerance.
  • Developed shell scripts for system management.

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40. Tomcat

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Here's how Tomcat is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Install, troubleshoot, secure, scale, and configure application solutions for Apache and Tomcat.
  • Install and configure Apache web server, Tomcat server and integrate Apache with Tomcat instance.
  • Supported the following applications: WebLogic, Apache, Tomcat and Lawson.
  • Installed and configured Apache Tomcat for internal application tool using Puppet.
  • Installed and configured Apache Tomcat 6.x/7.x server in various environments.
  • Install, configure, and administer Tomcat and Apache servers.
  • Tune J2EE Application servers to optimize performance for Tomcat.
  • Support applications running in Apache and Tomcat environment.
  • Harden, secure, upgrade, and patch Apache, Tomcat, and PHP on DMZ servers.
  • Installed, configured, and maintained services such as JBoss, Apache, Tomcat and OS level services.
  • Managed 40+ Solaris servers and maintained Tomcat, Apache, and financial and data warehousing systems.
  • Assist with and Implement, configure and Monitor Apache, Apache Tomcat & Jboss Application Server.
  • Installed Apache, tomcat and configured them using mod jk.
  • Support apache and tomcat in Production environment.
  • Manage tomcat and apache servers.
  • Assessed and rectified issued inclusive of SUN Solaris servers, sendmail, Apache, Tomcat, and proprietary applications.
  • Developed Startup, Shutdown scripts to bounce the Jboss and Tomcat servers.
  • Modify the ubroker.properties and msngrs.properties Setup and admin the Tomcat Server.

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41. Technical Support

low Demand
Here's how Technical Support is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Provided 2nd level technical support for other environments which included servers running in high availability, fault tolerant configurations.
  • Facilitate and manage bridges for major issues including technical support for production Unix environments and priority management.
  • Provided technical support, technical recommendations, and assistance to development programs.
  • Interacted with technical and non-technical staff, provided hands-on security technical support.
  • Provided technical support for over 300 independent networks using Remedy ticketing system.
  • Provided high-level technical support for multiple test labs, as well as the manufacturing floor.
  • Provided Tier II Help Desk and Technical Support for a dynamic network with multiple platforms.
  • Provided technical support for the DoJ/FBI Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS).
  • Act as a liaison for higher levels of technical support and manage technical escalation.
  • Provided high-level technical support to the local IT Service Center regarding various issues.
  • Work closely with offshore team and share knowledge with them for technical support.
  • Provide technical support to 24/7 Operation and Engineer team on Unix and NT.
  • Performed technical support for 15 SPARC workstations and x86 laptop end users.
  • Provide technical support to 24/7 Operation team for Sun servers and HP servers
  • Provide technical support for SAP production jobs running on different servers.
  • Provide technical support and advice for software analyst and their customers.
  • Provide technical support to Unix System Administrators with hardware related problems.
  • Provide technical support to all departments in a variety of disciplines.
  • Provided telephone technical support to users in worldwide BP offices.
  • Provided PC, Unix and Mac technical support to clients.

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42. Cron Jobs

low Demand
Here's how Cron Jobs is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Monitored vital system processes and disk space using shell scripts and cron jobs.
  • Configured cron jobs to schedule shutdown procedures at required times.
  • Created & Monitored Cron Jobs.
  • Performed Kick Start Installations Ran schedules using Cron Jobs.
  • Guaranteed consistent operations of print queues Updated systems with latest upgrades and patches Created cron jobs and backup scripts
  • Analyzed system performance, Reallocated of kernel resources and Performed process automation, scheduling of processes using CRON jobs.

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43. TSM

low Demand
Here's how TSM is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Present monitoring and performance reports for TSM and Unix servers to Director and CIO for proactive decisions and budget forecasting.
  • Installed and configured TSM client and Server and perform backup, Restore, archiving and Disaster recovery.
  • Manage a complex TSM backup environment with a 700 slot tape library and over 400 clients.
  • Configured and maintained TSM Clients on TSM 5/4 servers running AIX 6.0/1 and IBM HTTP Server.
  • Maintain TSM servers, troubleshoot backup failures, analysis root cause and solving problems.
  • Major role in completing and upgrading CNH's TSM mid-range backup environment.
  • Administered, installed, configured, and supported TSM 5.x and above.
  • Automated procedures to reduce time spent managing daily TSM processes.
  • Performed Backup management through regular TSM, LTO tape drives.
  • Developed training checklist for entry level and off-shore TSM administrators.
  • Implemented and supported CNH's TSM SAN backup configurations.
  • Installed and completed CNH TSM server OS upgrades.
  • Maintain backups and restored files/file systems via TSM.
  • Team lead for TSM Unix backup support.
  • Experience working with TSM and Net backup.
  • Installed and maintained TSM backup system.
  • Mirrored TSM database and Recovery logs.
  • Complete data restore requests using TSM.
  • Implemented TSM backup for the enterprise.
  • Managed tape backups via TSM.

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44. Nagios

low Demand
Here's how Nagios is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Supported 24x7 environments using NAGIOS, a web based monitoring application.
  • Monitor servers using NAGIOS and OCS Inventory tool.
  • Monitored and completed scheduled server outages for maintenance Deployed and maintained NAGIOS system monitoring in an enterprise environment.
  • Worked on Nagios monitoring tool including check modifications and reporting alerts to respective teams.
  • Rolled out regional monitoring and notification solution via Nagios.
  • Integrated Nagios as an enterprise server notification solution.
  • Monitored Linux servers using Nagios Monitoring tool.
  • Utilized shell scripts, Nagios, and MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.37 for this task.
  • Monitor servers and apple stores using Hp Open view and Nagios monitoring software.
  • Monitored the server and services status with OP5 (Nagios version).
  • Upgraded, maintained, and extended the Nagios network monitoring infrastructure.
  • Installed MRTG, Nagios, and Cacti for system monitoring.
  • Used Nagios for monitoring various activities.
  • Install and configure Nagios monitor.
  • Maintain data base with old/new clients * Supported MySQL, Postre SQL, DB2 * Monitoring Network with Nagios
  • Monitored the servers and network performance by using Nagios, Vmstat and other monitoring tools.
  • Supported security scans using Nessus, and system monitoring using Nagios.
  • Installed and maintained Netsaint and Nagios system monitoring systems.

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45. VIO

low Demand
Here's how VIO is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Followed established support procedures and creatively worked to resolve new issues while guided by previously documented processes.
  • Schedule and perform remediation of security compliance violations and document results.
  • Defined virtual SCSI, virtual Ethernet adapters and created VIO client adapters from HMC and mapped them.
  • Performed NPIV on dual VIO servers to assign network and storage for client logical partitions.
  • Optimized work that was previously outsourced bringing it in house and saving the company money.
  • Worked on TIVOLI Storage Manager and using the TIVIOLI for installing the application.
  • Complete solution saved ~$8,000 per year over previously outsourced solution.
  • Planned and Configured VIO servers and clients from scratch on all frames.
  • Experience on installation and upgrade of VIOS from version 1.1 to 2.2.
  • Document solutions for any issues that have not been discovered previously.
  • Build configure and manage VIO Servers and clients.
  • Implemented MPIO and Power path in VIO environment.
  • Experienced with configuring NPIV in the VIO environment.
  • Developed shell scripts for backups of VIO servers.
  • Upgraded VIO software in a production environment.
  • Experience in installation and configuration of Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2.
  • Upgrade VIO version 1.4 to 1.5 and 1.4.1.2-FP-9.2 to 2.1.
  • Experience in dual VIOS VSCSI mapping and NPIV mapping.
  • Performed testing to verify failover and fallback of Dual VIO server on p6-570.
  • Power 7 and 6 infrastructure Capacity planning for new VIO environment

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46. Korn

low Demand
Here's how Korn is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Design utilities and Web pages using Korn Shell, AWK, C and HTML to present information on intranet.
  • Developed and maintained Korn shell scripts to check file loading status, and for Oracle errors.
  • Managed in-house backups of sensitive financial data via custom Korn shell scripts.
  • Automated tasks for customers by writing scripts in Korn shell.
  • Develop Korn scripts to automate tasks such as backups.
  • Worked and Scheduled Korn Shell scripting for automating jobs.
  • Performed backups and wrote Korn shell scripts.
  • Automated system administration processes using Bourne and Korn shell programming.
  • Created, implemented and documented scripts and procedures while utilizing Bourne, C, Korn, Pearl and POSIX shell scripting.
  • Shell scripting with Bourne and Korn Shell for administration of servers, and help with day to day tasks.
  • Execute UNIX korn shell scripts to apply SQL and Stored procedures to Oracle and Sybase databases.
  • Developed Shell scripts (Korn/Bourne) for automating the batch jobs.

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47. Production Servers

low Demand
Here's how Production Servers is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Participated on on-call support for Production Servers running critical applications and database on rotation basis.
  • Purchased and reconfigured Sun production servers to accommodate new Oracle Clinical application within tight deadline.
  • Configured systems for clustering and communication links between production servers and Data Recovery sites.
  • Handled analysis and troubleshooting for production servers.
  • Migrated production servers to new hardware and software platforms both in the UK and at sites across the globe.
  • Provide advice and direction for making changes on non-production servers where the change management process would be counterproductive.
  • Assist the UNIX Sr. SA in providing support and maintenance of the HP test and production servers.
  • Managed Openview monitoring agents on production servers.
  • Spearheaded the process to transition 200+ development & production servers from IGS management and set up Rational's own IT team
  • Key member of UNIX team supporting 300+ open systems enterprise production servers including Human Resources and Data Warehouse applications.
  • Install and configured JDK Java applications on the pre & production servers.
  • Upgraded Solaris Patches, Data Encryption Kit, etc on all TEST, DEV and PRODUCTION Servers.
  • Build and maintain Sun production servers for Cupertino and Newark datacenter regularly.
  • Maintain Apache, Weblogic & Tomcat applications on pre and production servers.

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48. Hacmp

low Demand
Here's how Hacmp is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Manage Servers and HACMP configuration and implementation.
  • Engineer and implement enterprise wide High Availability (HACMP/VCS) and Disaster Recovery solutions.
  • Solved problems involving DMS (dead man switch) timeout in HACMP environment.
  • Experience in HACMP Cluster Management, moving HACMP cluster server behind SVC.
  • Implemented and monitored clustering on IBM p series servers using HACMP 5.4.
  • Installed configured and maintained four HACMP clusters of 2 nodes each.
  • Installed, configured and maintained HACMP and SUN Clusters.
  • Configure TCP/IP networks as per HACMP network requirements.
  • Installed and configured two node HACMP clusters.
  • Experienced in installation and configuration of HACMP.
  • Configured and administered HACMP 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 IBM Power HA.
  • Installed and supported Power HA(HACMP) v5 & v6 servers.
  • Migrated HACMP 5.3 version to 5.4.
  • Monitored failovers in HACMP cluster environment.
  • Created two node active-passive HACMP clusters and migrated a HA cluster from a power5 frame to a virtualized power6 frame.
  • Configured Power HA 6.1 sp7 and HACMP clusters to keep the high availability applications running on IBM pSeries.
  • Created SOPs on how to add additional disk drives with Raid-5 technology on the S-80 Servers for HACMP.
  • Upgrade, patch, and configure HACMP clusters using rotating, cascading, and mutual failover methods.
  • Work closely with the customer on managing its two HACMP production [ ] Severs.
  • Supported HACMP on the IBM B50 Servers with the IBM Inforprint application.

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49. Vxvm

low Demand
Here's how Vxvm is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Troubleshooted various problems when working with VxVM in initializing, replacing, mirroring, and removing disk devices.
  • Controlled system storage with VXVM and VXFS.
  • Recreate mirror on drives and root using SVM, VXVM.
  • Implemented RAID techniques and the creation of Disk groups and volumes, plex using VERITAS Volume manager (VxVM).
  • Installed, managed SVM(Solstice disk Suite) , Verities Volume Manager (VxVM) on Solaris 5.8/9.
  • Implemented Veritas Volume manager and did encapsulation and replacements of failed disks in Vxvm.
  • Upgrade the Veritas storage foundation ( VXVM and VCS ).

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50. Web Application

low Demand
Here's how Web Application is used in Unix Administrator jobs:
  • Worked with Developers to closely and tested the web applications based on the requirements gathered.
  • Worked with web applications specialists on the creation and implementation of web based applications.
  • Supported production environment for On Demand Video and TV scheduled Web application.
  • Set up and developed the Technical Support Website and web applications.
  • Designed, wrote, and implemented changes to UNIX system and Web applications in Dev through Prod environments.
  • Stay current with rapidly changing technology and support state of the art web application hosting environment.
  • Support middleware web applications on apache and tomcat.

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20 Most Common Skill for an Unix Administrator

Veritas13.4%
Linux12.1%
Solaris9.3%
File System6.2%
Disk6%
Web Servers5.6%
AIX5.3%
Database4.7%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Unix Administrator

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Veritas
Veritas
9.6%
9.6%
2
2
Linux
Linux
8.6%
8.6%
3
3
Solaris
Solaris
6.6%
6.6%
4
4
File System
File System
4.4%
4.4%
5
5
Disk
Disk
4.3%
4.3%
6
6
Web Servers
Web Servers
4%
4%
7
7
AIX
AIX
3.8%
3.8%
8
8
Database
Database
3.3%
3.3%
9
9
NFS
NFS
3.1%
3.1%
10
10
OS
OS
3%
3%
11
11
DNS
DNS
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
SAN
SAN
2.5%
2.5%
13
13
NIS
NIS
2.3%
2.3%
14
14
Red Hat
Red Hat
2.2%
2.2%
15
15
Setup
Setup
2.1%
2.1%
16
16
EMC
EMC
1.9%
1.9%
17
17
Vmware
Vmware
1.9%
1.9%
18
18
LVM
LVM
1.7%
1.7%
19
19
Hp-Ux
Hp-Ux
1.7%
1.7%
20
20
Rhel
Rhel
1.6%
1.6%
21
21
System Administration
System Administration
1.6%
1.6%
22
22
Perl
Perl
1.5%
1.5%
23
23
Kernel
Kernel
1.4%
1.4%
24
24
Trouble Shooting
Trouble Shooting
1.4%
1.4%
25
25
User Accounts
User Accounts
1.4%
1.4%
26
26
Lpar
Lpar
1.2%
1.2%
27
27
SQL
SQL
1.2%
1.2%
28
28
Ldap
Ldap
1.1%
1.1%
29
29
SSH
SSH
1.1%
1.1%
30
30
Websphere
Websphere
1.1%
1.1%
31
31
Kickstart
Kickstart
1.1%
1.1%
32
32
Windows XP
Windows XP
0.9%
0.9%
33
33
CPU
CPU
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
NIM
NIM
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
System Performance
System Performance
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Sendmail
Sendmail
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
Bash
Bash
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Suse
Suse
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
System Management
System Management
0.8%
0.8%
40
40
Tomcat
Tomcat
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
Technical Support
Technical Support
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
Cron Jobs
Cron Jobs
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
TSM
TSM
0.7%
0.7%
44
44
Nagios
Nagios
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
VIO
VIO
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
Korn
Korn
0.7%
0.7%
47
47
Production Servers
Production Servers
0.7%
0.7%
48
48
Hacmp
Hacmp
0.7%
0.7%
49
49
Vxvm
Vxvm
0.7%
0.7%
50
50
Web Application
Web Application
0.7%
0.7%

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