Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - May 2010

IT Specialist – Systems, Storage & Data Services

IBM

·Analyze customer requirements, write proposals, deliver presentations, negotiate & win new business against competition.

·Solution design & implement on IBM Power Systems, Server & Storage Virtualization including IBM SVC, BladeCenter, IBM Softek, Global, Metro & Enhanced Remote Mirroring technologies.

·Analyze system performance, identify system bottlenecks & suggest remedies using TPC for Disk & native tools of IBM SVC, IBM Storage & SAN Technologies

·SAN solution design, implementation & maintenance including LSAN (Logical SAN) &FCIP Tunnelling using IBM b type switches and multi protocolrouters

·Produce design documents which describes architecture, scope of work, deliverables & acceptance procedures

·Break downsolutions into a sequence of tasks with realistic milestones, compile responsibility matrix, develop effort estimation & cost cases

·Implement proof of concepts on new technologies such as Thin Provisioning, vdisk mirror, IBM Softek & data replication solutions

·Participate in project review meetings to discuss & identify project deliverables, dependencies, deadlines, plan, schedule & resources.

·Over see project risks & suggest alternate strategies to overcome time & resource challenges

Apr 2007 - Dec 2008

Customer Engineer – System X, Storage & TSM

IBM

·Implement, maintain & troubleshoot IBM SAN Disk - DS4000, DS5000, DS8000 and DS8300 solutions which includes install, cable, configure, integrate, perform preventive maintenance & firmware upgrades

·Advance storage troubleshooting experience such as Ghost Drive Removal, `WriteZerosFlag` manipulation for data recovery and SVC T3 recovery.

·Implement, maintain & troubleshoot IBM SVC (San Volume Controller) solutions consist of GlobalMirror remote replication with disaster recovery, space efficient flashcopy & remote mirror technologies.

·IBM SVC Hardware installation, host/storage configuration, multipath/operating system integration & operational tasks automation with SSH scripts.

·Perform fabric OS upgrades; create aliases, physical & logical zones (LSAN) & FCIP tunnels.

·Implement, maintain & troubleshoot

oIBM System X, P and BladeCenter based solutions.

oUnix, AIX, RedHat, Windows Operating Systems & Cluster Solutions

oIBM Tivoli Storage Manager based backup solutions.

·Prepare user manuals conduct administrative training for customers on operational activities

Education

Education
Feb 2003 - Apr 2007

Bachelor of Science

University of Ruhuna

Objective

To live in culture that believes in ever improvement

Skills

Skills

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager(TSM)

RedHat

IBM Mid Range Servers

Thin Provisioning (Space Efficient)

SAN (Switching & Routing)

·      Disaster Recovery Solution for Sampath Bank Sri Lanka – Designed & implemented a disaster recovery solution which spans across 32km using IBM SVC, FCIP routing, logical SAN & Shell scripting on SUN Solaris platform which includes core banking, ATM switch & Internet banking databases. Successfully performed disaster recovery drills to simulate a disastrous situation.

IBM Storage

·      IBM DS4800 Ghost Drive Removal – Removal of phantom components which may be created after a major disaster. ·      Data Recovery Using `WriteZerosFlag` manipulation – Recovery of data from a state where all storage arrays are marked as failed due to an un planned power down.

IBM San Volume Controller

·      Disaster Recovery Solution for Sampath Bank Sri Lanka – Designed & implemented a disaster recovery solution which spans across 32km using IBM SVC, FCIP routing, logical SAN & Shell scripting on SUN Solaris platform which includes core banking, ATM switch & Internet banking databases. Successfully performed disaster recovery drills to simulate a disastrous situation. ·      IBM SVC T3 Recovery - Recover SVC cluster from a state where the cluster has lost its all nodes, which allow the cluster to attain the previous state without any data loss or configuration change.