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Richard Bothe
Dorfenstr. 3
85445 Schwaig b. Oberding
Tel: (08122)54057-20
Fax: 03212-1237652
Email: richard@richard-bothe.de
Web: http://www.richard-bothe.de

Nationality: German
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Curriculum Vitae

born: 1957 in Goslar/Harz (Germany)
05/2015-06/2017     Freelancer for Daimler AG, Mettingen and Untertürkheim
Project: Adaption and optimisation of Monitoring solution in production relevant business with OMD / Check-MK / Nagios (Enterprise Version 1.2.p17.cee)

Environment: Linux SLES 12

01/2015-06/2017     Freelancer for Audi AG, Ingolstadt
Project: Odette RVS / Unix system administration in Audi data center

Environment: RVS, Unix, Mainframe

11/2014-12/2014     Freelancer for Hewlett Packard GmbH for customer Lidl E-Commerce International GmbH & Co. KG, Neckarsulm
Project: automatic privisioning / rollout and configuration of physical and virtual linux systems for Lidl Austria

Environment: SuSE Linux (SLES 11) for SAP

11/2014-11/2014     Freelancer for DATAMOUNT
Project: Engineering Security, Loadbalancing in inhouse data center

Environment: SuSE Linux, Debian Linux

09/2014-10/2014     Freelancer for Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, departement Infrastruktur: network and security
Project: developement of OpenNMS Monitoringsolutions.

Environment: Linux

05/2014-09/2014     Freelancer for Siemens AG, Nürnberg, Department Netzwerkleittechnik
Project: Systemadministration in departement Netzleittechnik for energy automation monitor software (Spectrum), Siemens AG in Nürnberg.

Environment: Solaris 8 and 10; Linux RHEL 6; VMWare VSphere 5.5

04/2014-05/2014     Freelancer in central IT departement of Schwäbisch Hall Kredit Service AG; Project: optimization of central user administration and security privileges of Schwäbisch Hall Kredit Service AG in Schwäbisch Hall.

Environment: Linux(REDHAT 6), AIX

03/2014-03/2014     Freelancer of DATAMOUNT in Oberding datacenter; Project: Test, Build, Run of Nagios-OMD incl. Check MK with Multisite GUI, WATO, pnp4nagios.

Environment: Linux(SuSE 12.3)

04/2011-01/2014     Freelancer in the Center of Excellence of SAP AG; Project: Cloud Computing in the Virtual Appliance Factory SAP AG in Walldorf.

Environment: Linux(SLES10 und 11), XEN

 
09/2010-03/2011     Consultant for monitoring at datacenter of Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG in Coburg.
06/2010-08/2010     Consultant for server automation, virtual servers and monitoring (nagios) at SAP AG in Dresden
Environment: Linux(SleS 10,11) and XEN
03/2010-03/2010     Architect for server automation and planning of server cloning at Landesbetrieb Daten und Information in Mainz
10/2008-12/2009     Consultant in Department Hosting Development for Telefonica Deutschland GmbH in Verl
09/2006-09/2008     Freelancer for Unix Server Administration at SAP AG in St. Leon-Rot and Walldorf, Germany
04/2005-05/2006     Software Engineer at Cyclades GmbH in R&D, 01.04.2006 acquisition of Cyclades by Avocent.
02/2002-03/2005     System Engineer at General Electric Compunet (now Computacenter AG & Co. oHG) in the administration departement of the computer center for UNIX at BMW AG. Here I got a certification as SCSA (Sun Certified System Administrator).
Computer center service with Tivoli and Remedy, optimization of administration with programming of tools for improved system administartion, installation, monitoring. Installation of oracle, web servers and middleware software (DBI, DBD, MQS, ...).
07/2001-01/2002     System Manager UNIX in a big computer center of stock broking at the Hypo-Vereinsbank AG
10/2000-06/2001     Software Engineer and Director Advanced Services at Apptime Software Engineering GmbH
01/1987-09/2000     System Manager at Nixdorf / Siemens Nixdorf Computer AG / Siemens AG
01/1985-12/1986     Scientific co-worker at the computer center of the Universität Münster
11/1984     Diploma at the Technical University Clausthal with note 3
1977-1984     Student at the TU Clausthal (Mathematik/Informatik)
27.04.1977     Abitur
1967-1977     Gymnasium (High School) in Goslar
1964-1967     Elementary school in Langelsheim/Harz

Hobbies: Marathon running and experienced long distance runner since 1968


Professional experience

04/1979-11/1984 Computer Center of TU Clausthal

To my study start time there was not computer science in Clausthal yet as speciality. Therefore I studied mathematics with computer science emphasis on applied computer science. Apart from my study I have been working as a student auxiliary worker in the computer center in Clausthal as a programmer and in consulting of end users.

01/1985-12/1986 Computer Center of Universtität Münster

Temporal limited employment as programmer of a very early LAN/WAN gateway on Motorola 68020 basis, partly in assembler language. System environment was UNIX.

01/1987-09/1990 Nixdorf AG, München

System manager on various UNIX systems (Targon operating system, Xenix) of the development computing centre of the NIXDORF COMPUTER AG, department of telecommunications (8818 10k) in München

10/1990-09/2000 Siemens AG, München

After the union of NIXDORF COMPUTER AG and Siemens AG (of 1.10.1990) system managers in a big UNIX development computer center of the Siemens AG at the location München Neuperlach, later specializes in Internet services as well as Webmaster of SIEMENS AG.

Among other things web master of high availability Siemens Intranet hosts with >>20 millions accesses/month and the Siemens Web Sites ( www.siemens.*) and other sites, which were hosted by Siemens AG, as a. e. Deutsche Bundesbank, Commerzbank, ... In addition also CGI programming, use and administration of content management systems (NPS, www.infopark.de/de/).

10/2000-06/2001 Apptime Software Engineering GmbH, Ismaning near München

Development of software in the UNIX field for High Availability Solutions (Clustering) in hardware and software independent platforms, in addition leader of the department "Advanced Services" with visual and multimedia monitoring of Internet and system services.

07/2001-01/2002 Hypo-Vereinsbank AG, München

Consultant and Software Engineer and system administrator in a large computer center of the Hypo Vereinsbank AG in München. Here were high availibility systems on UNIX and STRATUS systems administered and cared for stock broking as well as cluster solutions.

02/2002-03/2005 GE-Compunet AG, München

System Engineer in the Computer Center of BMW AG.
Computer center service with Tivoli and Remedy, optimization of administration with programming of tools for improved system administartion, installation, monitoring. Installation of oracle, web servers and middleware software (DBI, DBD, MQS, ...).

04/2005-05/2006 Cyclades GmbH, Erding

Software Engineer in R & D department.

Within Cyclades i could update my software development knowledge, especially with embedded Linux systems and gather extended know how in Out of Band Technology.

I concepted realized and documented bigger projects for customer specific software solutions. The customers are vary satisfied with the solutions.

Specific solutions for customers:

  • Integration of Cyclades terminal servers into the communications between EMC devices and modems for JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • Development of administration and monitoring tools for "intelligent racks" with central administartion on Cyclades APM for the spanish government
  • Development and test production of ZIM (Cyclades ZIS Monitoring System), a Network Management Systems (NNM), based on Cyclades AlterPath HP Openview Integrator, which combines in a single view the inband and OOBI NNM views.
  • Installation of a NNM/System managementsystem within Cyclades intranet for monitoring and reporting of inhouse and OOBI.
  • 1.4.2006 Acquisition of Cyclades by Avocent.

    09/2006-09/2008 SAP AG, St. Leon-Rot und Walldorf

    Consultant for Unix Server Administration.

    High quality consulting and administration in a landscape of >20000 servers, especial in automation with tools and monitoring. Beside servers monitoring of backup and filer devices (EMC, Netapp). Used tools:
    Nagios, nagvis, snmp4nagios, snmp2bb, special developed tools for monitoring of EMC, Powerpath, Netapp Filer, Brocade switches.

    10/2008-12/2009 Telefonica Deutschland GmbH, Verl

    Consultant for Unix/Linux Server Administration in Hosting Development Dep.
    Project environment: Linux(Debian, redhat) and UNIX-Server with 20000 server
    Used tools:
    Implementation of Capacity Manament System for datacenter automation and planning
    Big Brother Monitoring, Hobbitmon Monitoring, Software Packages under Solaris and Linux.
    IT consulting for os, web server (apache) and databases for big customers like Spiegel Online, StudiVZ, Spickmich, Bundesnetzagentur, SAT1/PRO7

    Subprojects:

  • Implementation of a Capacity Manament Systems for data center planning (scripting with sh, awk, make, ...)
  • installation of Symantec Netbackup Backup Reporter Monitor System
  • Consulting for Monitoring with big brother und hobbitmon on more than 20000 server
  • planning, operation and creation of big brother monitor plugins with sh, perl:
  • multi path check of HDA (Linux with QLogic)
  • monitoring von HP Smart Array 6i Controllern auf Linux mit hpacucli
  • monitoring von HP Server Hardware on Linux with hpasmd and check_hpasm
  • monitoring of replication of mysql databases
  • monitoring of Veritas Cluster
  • monitoring of Brocade Switches
  • monitoring of ESX (vmware) Server
  • monitoring of Redhat Cluster
  • monitoring of databases (Oracle, MySQL, Postgres)
  • monitoring of Samba Shares
  • monitoring of Symantec Netbackup Reporter
  • monitoring of Hitachi Storage (HNAS) on bluearc filer base
  • Generation of client packets for Veritas Netbackup on Solaris und Linux
  • 03/2010-03/2010 Landesbetrieb Daten und Information, Mainz

    Consultant for planning of automatic server cloning
    Project Environment: Linux (Suse)
    Tools:
    AutoYAST for automatic server cloning and scripting with sh

    04/2010-05/2010 DATAMOUNT, Oberding

    Unix/Linux Server administration and optimising in inhouse data center
    Project environment:: Linux(Debian, SuSE, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX)
    Tools:

  • Xen server on Debian inclusive virtualisation with libvirt on virtual domains
  • Configuration and build of Perl-DBD-database
  • Programming of Nagios Plugins for DBI database interface monitoring
  • Programming of Nagios Plugins for Apache-Webserver PHP-Interface Monitoring
  • Programming of Nagios Plugins for Web-Middleware TOMCAT-Interface Monitoring
  • Programming of Nagios Plugins for Web-Middleware TOMCAT-JDK-Interface Monitoring
  • Programming of Nagios Plugins for MySQL-Datenbank-Status Monitoring
  • Programming of Nagios Plugins for IP-Multicast-Programming
  • Programming of Nagios Plugins for temperatur monitoring (lm-sensors)
  • Programming of Nagios Plugins for Dell network printer Monitoring
  • 06/2010-08/2010SAP AG, Dresden

    Consultand for Linux und Server Virtualisation, 3rd level support and script development, Monitoring at datacenter of SAP AG in Dresden.

    Project environment: Linux(SLES10 und 11), XEN

    Projects:

  • konzept and realisation of upgrade of nagios monitoring Nagios 2 to Nagios 3 and performance optimisation
  • virtual service oriented view of Nagios services with "Nagios Business Process Addon" and mk_livestatus (nagios event broker api)
  • join of "distributed Nagios Views" to a central (global) nagios view
  • new nagios checks for smtp, dns, ldap and a local monitor product (joschy)
  • upgrade of local monitor product (joschy) with status display, hardware check for FSC und HP server under Linux (check_hpasm, check_fsc) with perl and shell
  • evaluation and test of monitoring of XEN
  • evaluation and test of monitoring of KVM
  • evaluation and test of monitoring of blade frames per snmp
  • 09/2010DATAMOUNT, Oberding

    Unix/Linux Server Administration and Optimierung in inhouse datacenter Environment: Linux(Debian, SuSE)

    Tools:

  • Nagios upgrade to Version 3.2, Nagios Core System, The Industry Standard In Open Source Monitoring
  • Nagios Plugins Update
  • Test and implementation Nagios Addon NSCA (Nagios Service Check Acceptor) for execution of passiven agentenless Nagios events
  • Test and implementation Nagios Addon NRPE (Nagios Remote Plugin Executor) for Nagios remote checks
  • Test and implementation Nagios Plugin check_multi for performance optimized checks
  • Test and implementation Nagios Addons check_mk for gatewayconfiguration and extern events via Nagios Livestatus API
  • Test and implementation Nagios Addon BP (Nagios Business Process Addon und mk_livestatus: nagios event broker api) zur gestalten einer virtuellen hierarchischen dienstorientierten Nagios-Welt
  • Test and implementation Nagios Addon Multisite-Views (Nagios Addon with hierarcic View of several Nagios instances)
  • Test and implementation Nagios Addon pnp4nagios for collecting and graphic evaluation of nagios data
  • Test and implementation npcd as Caching demon of graphical Nagios data
  • Test and implementation nagvis for Nagios visualisation
  • Test and implementation cacti for collection and reprentation of Performance data
  • Test and implementation Icigna as alternative Nagios platform
  • Test and implementation OpenNMS: Network Management System
  • 09/2010 - 03/2011Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Coburg

    Consulting and Third-Level-administration of the data centers

    Projects Linux(SuSE SLES 10,11), AIX5,6

  • Monitoring environment for Windows-, AIX, SUSE SLES 10,11-Server, incl. SAP- and database components

  • Microsoft SCOM (System Center Operations Manager, OpsMgr), Version 2007 R2

  • Consulting/comparison of Systemmonitoring systems SCOM / Nagios / OpenNMS / Big Brother

  • Consulting and Projektmanagement for degrading of Tivoli monitoring(Tivoli TEC) with SCOM and Nagios

  • Test of external Unix/Linux-Cross-Monitoring-Skripts as activ SCOM-Monitoring Agents via OpsMgr

  • Developement of own SCOM Management Packs for Linux/Unix-Cross monitoring

  • Evaluation, Test and implementation of a Unix/Linux crossmonitoring integrator (OpenUMR/OpenUMS, Cross Monitoring Integrator) for passiv agentless monitoring via scripts and Nagios compatibel plugins in SCOM

  • Integration of HP Insight Manager Events in SCOM

  • Integration of IBM netview Events in SCOM

  • Testand implementation Nagios with actual Nagios Addons
  • subprojects

  • SCOM

  • Integration of CONTROL-M-Events and automatic redirecting to SCOM via OpenUMR
  • Integration of OpenOSS-Events and automatic redirecting to SCOM via OpenUMR
  • Integration of SAP Netweaver BI Accelerator events and integration in SCOM
  • Integration of IBM-Cluster-Events in SCOM (PowerHA)
  • SNMP-Monitoring in SCOM
  • IBM Blade Checks
  • Check of VMWARE Monitoring
  • Nagios

  • Nagios upgrade to Version 3.2, Nagios Core System, The Industry Standard In Open Source Monitoring
  • Nagios Plugins Update
  • Test and implementation Nagios Addons check_mk
  • Test and implementation Nagios Addon BP (Nagios Business Process Addon und mk_livestatus: nagios event broker api)
  • Test and implementation Nagios Addon Multisite-Views
  • Test and implementation Nagios Addon pnp4nagios
  • Test and implementation npcd
  • Test and implementation nagvis
  • Test and implementation cacti
  • CMDB

  • Test and implementation of hardware/firmware/OS CMDB for AIX and Linux servers
  • 04/2011 - 01/2014SAP AG, Walldorf

    Freelancer in Center of Excellence of SAP AG
    Project: Cloud Computing in the Virtual Appliance Factory

    Environment Linux(SuSE SLES 10,11), AIX5,6, HP-UX

    Project

  • Cloud Computing in the Virtual Appliance Factory

    Software developement of full automatically installations of SAP systems and SAP lanscapes on all normal SAP and database platforms for Linux, HP-UX, AIX

    Databases: SAP HANA, MaxDB, Oracle, DB2, Sybase

    Systemarchitectures: bare metal server and virtualisations

    VMWare, Xen, Amazon AWS, IBM Power Cloud, SAP Innovation Cloud, SAP Enterprise Cloud

    SAP NW solutions: ABAP, JAVA, DUAL Stack, Live Cache, Optimizer, Trex

    Virtualisations:
    Architectur and automation with own tools for KVM, VMWare, Xen, Amazon AWS, IBM Power Cloud, SAP Innovation Cloud, SAP Enterprise Cloud

    Coauthor of SAP virtual appliance standard

    Developement of tools for validation of preconditions of SAP installations on bare metal and virtual systems

    worldwide patent granted for

    "Methods and Systems for Building a Software Appliance",
    U.S. Patent and Tradement Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, Attorney Docket Number 1184/532701
  • 03/2014 - 03/2014Datamount, Oberding

    Freelancer in central IT departement

    Project

  • Test, Build, Run of Nagios OMD incl. Check MK with Multisite GUI , WATO, pnp4nagios.
  • Environment Linux(SuSE 12.3)

    04/2014 - 05/2014Schwäbisch Hall Kredit Service AG, Schwäbisch Hall

    04/2014 - 05/2014Schwäbisch Hall Kredit Service AG, Schwäbisch Hall

    Freelancer in the central IT departement

    Project

  • optimisation of central user administration and security privileges (SUDO) and integration in ldap on complete test and productiv landscape.
  • Environment Linux(REDHAT 6), AIX

    05/2014 - 09/2014Siemens AG, Nürnberg, department Netzwerkleittechnik / Ernergy automation

    Freelancer in department Netzleittechnik for energy automation monitor software (Spectrum) with Solaris, Linux, VMWare

    Technologie:

  • Application: Spectrum Power4TM (4.6, 4.7), Spectrum Power7
  • Operating system: Solaris 8 und 10
  • Operating system: Linux RHEL 6
  • Operating system: VMWare VSphere 5.5
  • Database: Oracle, BDB, Sybase
  • Services: ldap, sso, BART (Basic Audit Reporting Tool), SST (Solaris Security Toolkit), zfs, zpool, flar-Archive autoconf, automake, clearcase.
  • Working areas:

  • Administration and configuration of operating systems, VMWare VSpere and application Spectrum
  • Planing and implementation of backup und disaster recovery
  • consulting and concepts for new technologies
  • customer support on the spot, even foreign countries
  • development of operational control
  • planning and realisation of data center move
  • 09/2014 - 10/2014Universitätsklinikum Tübingen

    Freelancer in der department Infrastruktur: Netze und Security für Weiterentwicklung des OpenNMS-Monitorings

    Eingesetzte Technologie:

  • Proof of Concept für Erweiterung des OpenNMS-Monitoring auf Überwachung von SAN, NAS-Storage und Brocade-Switche.
  • 11/2014 - 11/2014DATAMOUNT, Oberding

    Freelancer der DATAMOUNT in Oberding im Inhouse-Rechenzentrum.

    Projektumgebung Linux(SuSE 12.3) und Debian

    Projekt Test-Build-Run von Security-, Loadbalancer- und Webmiddleware- Verfahren

    Eingesetzte Technologie:

  • Security
  • Nessus Netzwerk- und Vulnerability Scanner: Aufbau, Planung, Konfiguration und Betrieb
  • PRTG Netzwerk Monitor: Aufbau, Planung, Konfiguration und Betrieb
  • Sophos UTM9 Firewall Solution: Aufbau, Planung, Konfiguration und Betrieb sowie Ablösung der Astaro ASGV7 Firewall-Lösung
  • Integration von Sophos UTM9 ins Nagios-Monitoring: Aufbau, Planung, Konfiguration und Betrieb
  • SHELL_SHOCK: Aufbau, Planung, Konfiguration und Betrieb von Security-Mechanismen gegen SHELL_SHOCK-Malware
  • FAIL2BAD: Aufbau, Planung, Konfiguration und Betrieb von Security-Mechanismen gegen Malware
  • Loadbalancing
  • HAProxy: Aufbau, Planung, Konfiguration und Betrieb
  • Integration von HAProxy in Nagios-Monitoring: Aufbau, Planung, Konfiguration und Betrieb
  • Webmiddleware
  • Jenkins Webmiddleware: Aufbau, Planung, Konfiguration und Betrieb
  • Integration von Jenkins in Nagios-Monitoring: Aufbau, Planung, Konfiguration und Betrieb
  • 11/2014 - 12/2014Hewlett Packard GmbH, Böblingen

    Freelancer im Auftrag der Hewlett Packard GmbH für Lidl E-Commerce International GmbH & Co. K G, Neckarsulm

    Projektumgebung SuSE Linux (SLES 11) for SAP, VMWare VSphere 5

    Projekt automatische Provisionierung / Rollout und Konfigurierung von physischen und virtuellen Linux-Systemen für über 300 SAP-Systeme

    Eingesetzte Technologie:

  • Provisionierung
  • shell-Skripte
  • 01/2015 - 06/2017Audi AG, Ingolstadt

    Freelancer der Audi AG im Audi-Rechenzentrum.

    Projektumgebung RVS, Unix, Mainframe

    Projekt RVS / Unix-Systemadministration

    Eingesetzte Technologie:

  • Systemadministration
  • RVS
  • Unix incl. Clusterumgebung unterschiedlicher Hersteller
  • Odette FTP
  • IBM Mainframe
  • Installation von physischen / virtuellen Systemen
  • Einrichtung des Systems Management (Absicherung SLAs)
  • Installation, Einrichtung und Durchführung Event-Monitoring
  • Installation, Einrichtung und Durchführung Performance-Monitoring
  • Einrichtung des Reportings, Sicherstellung der Business Continuity
  • Einrichtung und Verwaltung der User-Umgebungen
  • Einrichtung und Administration Job-Management (cron/UC4)
  • Konfiguration von SAN-NAS-Storage
  • Customizing der kunden-/ system- und anwendungsspezifischen Einstellungen
  • Installation, Pflege und Verwaltung zusätzlicher systemnaher Software
  • Einrichtung und Verwaltung von Drucker-Umgebungen
  • Incident- und Problem-Management
  • Changemanagement - Update von Systemen bzw. systemnaher Software
  • Changemanagement - Anpassung Konfigaration
  • Securitymanagement
  • Einspielung sicherheitrelevanter Patches
  • Berechtigungsmanagemnet
  • 05/2016 - 06/2017Daimler AG, Mettingen und Untertürkheim

    Freelancer der Daimler AG im PROD-IT department (gesamte Produktionsrelevante IT).

    Projektumgebung Linux SLES 11,12; Windows

    Projekt Umstellung und Optimierung der Systemmonitoringumgebung im Produktivbereich auf OMD / Check-MK / Nagios und Erstellung von Monitoring-Speziallösungen für EMC (Viper-SRM), Netapp, Brocade-Switches, Fujitsu-Hardware, HPUX, HP-Proliant, HP-Blade, USV, CRM-Heartbeat-Cluster

    Eingesetzte Technologie:

  • Nagios-Version Check-MK unter OMD (Open Monitoring Distribution) auf 8 Sites, hochverfügbar geclustert with Linux-HA (Pacemaker / Heartbeat CRM-Cluster-Technologie); örtlich auf 2 Standorte verteilt
  • über 1000 zu überwachende Hosts an 2 Standorten (Untertürkheim, Mettingen)
  • über 15000 gemonitorte Services
  • Umgebung: Linux SLES 11,12 und Windows als Clients

    Spezialmonitoring für

  • VMWare VCenter
  • VmWare VShpere / ESX
  • EMC (Viper SRM)
  • Netapp
  • Brocade-Switches
  • USV-Stromversorgung und Environment (Klima)
  • IPMI / out-of-band Technologie (ILO, ...)
  • SX80-Storage
  • EMC Networker
  • Fujitsu Hardware
  • Umsetzung

    Die vorhandene Monitoring-Lösung (Nagios / Check-MK) wurde als neuer Hochverfügbarkeits-Cluster aufgebaut und die 8 vorhandenen Sites 1:1 übernommen. Dabei wurden die neusten verfügbaren OMD (Open Monitoring Distribution) installiert, ein modernes Patchmanagement und Erweiterungen wie

    - MK livestatus: hochperformante Nagios Event Broker API
    
    - nagvis: Netzwerk-Visualisierung
    
    - Business-Process-Addons und BI-Modul (Business Integartion)
    
    - pnp4nagios: grafische Ansicht von Performancedaten
    
    - mkeventd: Event Correlation und Klassifikationsdämon
    
    - multisite: advanced web Interface für Nagios
    
    - WATO: webbasiertes Konfigurationstool für Check_MK
    

    Die 8 Sites wurden homogenisiert (gleiche Softwarestände) und optimiert (MK-Livestatus) und alte noch vorhandene Nagioskonfiguration in die OMD-WATO-Oberfläche zur Konfiguration des Monitorings eingebunden.

    Die 8 Sites wurden als Multisite visualisiert

    Die Checks bestehen aus einigen hundert Standartdmonitoren als auch vieler spezifischer neu geschriebener für Datenbanken, EMC-Anbindung, SX80-Storage, Netapp, Brocade-Switches, ... und laufen überwiegend als aktive checks innerhalb von check_mk als auch als passive Checks, die von spezifischen Quellen aktiv angestoßen werden via SNMP-Traps, ...




  • Other experiences


    Knowledge

    Design

     
    Virtualisation very good
    (VMWare, Xen, KVM, Amazon AWS, SAP Enterprise Cloud, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, OVF, Container, libvirt)  
     

    Administration

    UNIX System management excellent
    Web Management excellent
     

    Operation systems

    UNIX excellent
    Solaris excellent (8,9,10,11)
    SINIX excellent
    Linux very good (SLES, REDHAT, Debian)
    Irix good
    MS Windows (3, 95, 98, XP, Vista) good
     

    Databases

    SQL-Server, Oracle, MaxDB, DB2, Sybase, HANA poor
     

    Monitoring

    Nagios very good (plugins, snmp traps, nrpe, mrpe, check_mk, cmk, mk livestatus, npcd, nsca, distributed monitoring, multiside views, check_multi, nagios event broker api, openumr, business process addon, cacti, nagvis, nagiosgrapher, pnp4nagios, logsurfer, check_logfiles)
    Big Brother very good
    OpenNMS good
    SCOM good
    ZIS / Leutek poor
     

    Desktop Publishing

    NPS (Infopark) poor
     

    Graphik

    RRDTOOL sehr gut
    MRTG sehr gut
    GD good
    Troff very good
    Paintshop Pro good
    CorelDRAW poor
     

    Groupware

    CVS good
    Netscape Calendar good
     

    Internet

    Web Server: Netscape Enterprise excellent
    Web Server: apache very good
    Web Server: CERN very good
    CGI excellent
    CSS good
    gopher good
    HTML very good
    JAVA poor
    JAVASCRIPT good
    MS IIS poor
    MS Internet Explorer poor
    Netscape Navigator very good
    Opera good
    Lynx good
    Perl good
    Secure Web Server good
    Search Engine: WAIS very good
    Search Engine: OpenText poor
    Search Engine: autonomy poor
    XML good
     

    LAN/WAN

    TCP/IP very good
    Zyxel Router Prestige 310 good
    Astaro Firewall (ASV 6,7; Sophos UTM 9) good
     

    Mail

    Eudora poor
    sendmail very good
    elm very good
    MS Outlook poor
    MS Outlook Express poor
    IMAP good
    Netscape Message Server good
    popper good
     

    Multimedia

    realaudioserver poor
    shoutcast poor
    webcam32 good
     

    Programming languages

    Assembler: mc680xx, TAS very good
    awk very good
    C good
    C++ poor
    Fortran, Mouse4, Pascal, PL1, Cobol, Lisp poor
    Java poor
    Javascript good
    Perl good
    Tcl poor
     

    Presentation

    htmldoc good
    MS Powerpoint poor
     

    Other

    analog (web log analyser) very good
    bigbrother very good
    httpanalyze very good
    netsaint very good
    tidy good
    webtrends poor
     

    Clustering

    Apptime Cluster Software excellent
    Solaris SDS good
    Veritas Cluster medium
     

    Spread sheet

    excel poor
    awk very good
    perl good
     

    Text processing

    vi, vim very good
    maxed good
    MS Word poor

    OOBI

    Cyclades terminal server, KVM, APM, Power Management excellent
     

    Languages

    German Native Language
    English good
    Portuguese poor
     

    Driving licence

    yes

    Self-manifestation

    I have decades of experience in the UNIX field (programming and system administration, also from big systems) as well as in the InterNet. Since 1994 I operate UNIX Web servers and other UNIX services. The servers had to be partly high availability and had >20 millions accesses per month. All services in the Web field are well known to me, in particular CGI programming. Already as student I had experience in the computer center of the University Clausthal as programmer and consultant, afterwards I worked 2 years at the University of Münster as software developer in the computer center (development of a LAN WAN gateway). Later I was UNIX administrator at the Nixdorf AG, München and Siemens AG. Beside specialized courses I trained with my own interest in the Internet and looked always at the new technologies and their application. So I could offer always valuable pilot work. In October 2000 at Apptime GmbH I worked as programmer and Director of Advanced services for high availability solutions with multimedia monitoring.

    After June 2001 I took a place at the Hypovereinsbank.

    I changed at the beginning of 2002 into the system administration in the UNIX field with General Electric Compunet (now Computacenter AG & CO oHG) and administered the computer centers of BMW AG. The main part was administration of several hundreds of Sun mainframes, inclusive clusters. I developed many programs to monitor the systems and automate the daily tasks.

    Within Cyclades/Avocent i could update my software development knowledge, especially with embedded Linux systems and gather extended know how in Out of Band Technology.

    I concepted realized and documented bigger projects for customer specific software solutions. The customers are vary satisfied with the solutions.

    Specific solutions for customers:

  • Integration of Cyclades terminal servers into the communications between EMC devices and modems for JP Morgan Chase Bank. The communication programms with realizing of hardware flow control and auto speed change were devoped in C and run on Cyclades ACS.

  • Development of administration and monitoring tools for "intelligent racks" with central administartion on Cyclades APM for the spanish government. The solution uses hardware units of EMKA and are based on SNMP communication between Cyclades AlterPath Manager and the EMKA units (mostly shell scripts).

  • Development and test production of ZIM (Cyclades ZIS Monitoring System), a Network Management Systems (NNM), based on Cyclades AlterPath HP Openview Integrator.

    As NNM was used ZIS from Leutek, one of the world wied leading NNM.

    ZIM allows IT administrators to securely access, diagnose and restore disconnected IT assets using Cyclades OOBI products (serial console, KVM over IP, power control appliances, service processor managers and server blades) from within their ZIM window or other NNMs. Via ZIS the NNM views can transparently transformed to other NNM like HP Openview.

    The ZIM eliminates the need for two separate management consoles by providing a single interface to manage IT devices either through the inband network or the OOBI network. Using the integration module, administrators can rigth-click on disconnected IT asset icons, which appear in "red" instead of their normal color within the Network Node Manager. This action opens a direct out-of-band connection to the disconnected asset through the AlterPath system and allows the administrator to quickly diagnose and restore the asset.

  • Installation of a NNM/System Managementsystem within Cyclades intranet for monitoring and reporting in inhouse and OOBI. A Cyclades Alterpath Manager (APM) was used to montior diverse system, OOBI, network devices and racks inclusive analysis of colsole messages of the to the APM connected devices (ACS, KVM, Blades, ...). Management system was Hobbit Monitor (optimized version of Big Brother Monitors).


  • Addendum: Lists of diplomas, ... ...




    Richard Bothe, Oberding, Aug 2016



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