Education and Experience

Name: Stefan Thies
Date of birth: August 10, 1970
Phone: +49 4121 7002812
Mobile: +49 175 5249217
Office: Nordender Weg 2
25336 Elmshorn
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1990: Graduation from Highscool (Abitur)
1991: Military Service
1992 - 1999: Studies of Physics at the University of Hamburg
1999: Graduation in Physics (Diplom)
2000: Training at "IBM Global Services":
AIX Version 4 Advanced Systemadministration RS/6000
AIX TCP/IP - Connectivity
AIX HACMP Concepts and Implementation
IBM RS/6000 SP Administration Part 1
IBM RS/6000 SP Administration Part 2
Tivoli Storage Manager Version 4.1 Workshop
2001: Training at "SUN Educational Services":
Solaris 8 Systemadministration Part 2
2001: Certifications:
IBM Certified Specialist for:

AIX V4.3 System Administration
AIX V4.3 System Support
AIX V4.3 Communications
AIX V4.3 Installation, System Backup and Recovery
HACMP for AIX V4.3

Juli 2001:
IBM certify IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert (CATE)
RS/6000 AIX V4
2004: Training at "IBM Global Services":
HACMP V5.1,V5.2 Master Class
2005: Training at "IBM Global Services":
AIX 5L Logical Partitioning Power5-Systems (Regatta)
AIX 5L System Administration 3: Performance Management
2006: Training at "IBM Global Services":
IBM TotalStorage DS8000/DS6000 for Open Systems
Advanced POWER Virtualization Implementation and Best Practices
2006: Certifications:
IBM Certified:
Specialist - p5 and pSeries Administration and Support for AIX 5L V5.3
Specialist - p5 and pSeries Technical Sales Support
Systems Expert - p5 and pSeries Enterprise Technical Support AIX 5L V5.3
Systems Expert - pSeries Enterprise Technical Support
Deployment Professional Tivoli Storage Manager V5.3
2007: Training at "eXplico Software GmbH":
AIX 6 und POWER6 Update Workshop
2007: Certifications:
IBM Certified:
Systems Expert - pSeries HACMP for AIX v 5L
2010: Training at "IBM Global Services":
IBM AIX 7.1 und POWER7 Workshop
2010: Training at "PROTRANET Institut GmbH":
Principles of Perl Programming
2014: Training at "eXplico Software GmbH":
GPFS Workshop


1998: Mirion Technology (RADOS) GmbH Hamburg
development of EXCEL tables (since version 5)
1998 - 1999: University of Hamburg
student assistant in physics practical course for medical students
1998 - 1999: ZEUS Collaboration, DESY and CERN
installation, configuration und administration of PCs and local networks
2000 - 2003: Serving frost IT-consulting GmbH, Bad Homburg v.d.H. as System Consultant:
2000: Beiersdorf AG Hamburg
SSA storage maintenance on HACMP cluster
2000: DWS Invest GmbH Frankfurt/Main
SP/AIX administration, TSM server administration, TSM clients administration
concerning backup of Oracle and Adabas databases over API
duration: 5 months
2001: Deutsche Bank AG Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg
1st level support in operating department Hamburg
in Solaris/AiX/HACMP environment:
remedy, maestro, TSM clients
duration: 3 months

support in task-force Eschborn:
server movements
IBM perfmon: cpu-/io-performance measurements
duration: 3 months
2001: AKA Exportfinanzbank AG Frankfurt/Main
TSM server and ADIC DLT tape library implementation for filesystem backup
on SUN Ultra 10 under Solaris 8, implementation of TSM clients on platforms
Linux, Solaris, Windows NT/2k and Novell Netware 6
duration: 4 weeks
2002 - 2003: AMB Generali Informatik Services GmbH Hamburg, Aachen
project "server consolidation" into 2 computing centres in Aachen
with main activities in IBM environment:

SUN environment: Sun-Fire 6800, domain partitioning (LPARs)
Solaris 7/8, Veritas volumemanager/cluster
Solaris jumpstart server, including system cloning
SAN Storage: IBM ESS-800, Inrange switches
ksh shellscript programming

IBM environment: RS/6000 SP/p-Series
HMC, Web-based System Manager for LPAR administration
AiX 4.3.3 and 5.1 and migration 4.3.3 to 5.1
NIM server, LDAP user management
administration of 4 HACMP clusters on AiX 4.3.3
cluster implementation HACMP 4.5
SAN storage: IBM ESS-800, Inrange switches
security tools: Kerberos, SSH, Sudo, TCP-wrapping

TSM client V4
IBM HTTP server (Apache), samba
DB2 on AiX 5.1 for Websphere Application Server V4
duration: 18 months
since July 2003: free-lancing as IT-Consultant
2004 - 2005: Informations- und Dienstleistungsgesellschaft mbH/Gothaer Köln
administration AiX 4.3.3, 5.1, 5.2 on pSeries 670, AiX 5.3
AiX NIM Server 5.3
microcode updates on all RS/6000 hardware and attached devices
UPS power management
support and maintenance on HACMP clusters 4.4.1, 4.5
partial project management and technical processing of
     migration AiX 4.3.3 -> AiX 5.1
     migration AiX 4.3.3 -> AiX 5.2

server and applications: analysis, portation/migration, technical release for production
IBM SSA storage
SAN storage: EMC Symmetrix, Powerpath, Widesky Solutions Enabler (BCV)
security-tools: Sudo, SSH

TSM client v5
Lotus Notes, Lotus Notes Change-Management Tool
duration: 15 months
2005: SerCon GmbH Hamburg
UNIX infrastructure administration (shared and Deutsche Bank environment):
AiX 5.1/5.2/5.3, HACMP 5.2
Linux SuSE SLES 8
reliable configuration management (RCM)
security: bugtraq, system hardening

Lotus Notes 6, CMOG/PMOG, KnoX, e-ESM Manage Now R1
Compliance Issue Risk APAR Tracking System (CIRATS)
Computing Environment Profile (CEP)
duration: 9 months
2006: T-Systems Enterprise Services GmbH Bielefeld, Hamburg
administration AiX 4.3.3, 5L and HACMP 5.x on pSeries Power 4/4+/5
Hardware Management Console (HMC), Webbased System Manager (WSM/WebSM)
IBM Virtual I/O Server (VIOS), Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM)
IBM SSA Storage
SAN MPIO Storage: EMC Symmetrix, SYMCLI (dynamic/static SRDF), Hitachi Data Storage (HDS)
Security-Tools: SIUX, Sudo, OpenSSH

Service Center 5.1
Microsoft Outlook
duration: 10 months
2007: IBM Deutschland GmbH Hamburg
administration AiX 5L and HACMP 5.x on pSeries Power 4/4+/5
Hardware Management Console (HMC), Webbased System Manager (WSM/WebSM)
IBM Virtual I/O Server (VIOS)
security management
SAN MPIO Storage
Security-Tools: Sudo, OpenSSH, Tivoli Security Compliance Manager (TSCM)

Service Center 5.1
Lotus Notes 7
duration: 12 months
2008: Gothaer Systems GmbH Köln
support IBM System p, Power5, Power6
HMC v6, v7
VIO Server 1.5.2
AIX 5.2, 5.3, 6.1
NIM, SUMA, Migration AiX 5.3 -> AiX 6.1
HACMP 5.3, 5.4
Kornshell Scripting
SAN Storage EMC Symmetrix / Powerpath
duration: 12 months
2009: Generali Deutschland Informatik Services GmbH Hamburg
support IBM System p, Power5, Power6
HMC v7
VIO Server 1.5.2
AIX 5.3, 6.1
NIM, CSM, LPAR moves Power5 -> Power6
HACMP 5.3, 5.4 with integrated Desaster Business Continuity
Kornshell Scripting
SAN Storage EMC Symmetrix / Powerpath / SymCLI
duration: 4 months
2009 - 2010: IBM Deutschland GmbH Frankfurt
Support in OS Boarding Region Mitte
Support IBM System p, Power6, Power7
HMC v7
VIO Server 2.1.0
AIX 5.3, 6.1
PowerHA 5.5 (formerly known as HACMP)
NIM, LPAR Installation
RCM (Reliable Configuration Management)
duration: 18 months
2011 - 2013: Generali Deutschland Informatik Services GmbH Hamburg
Support IBM System p, Power5, Power6, Power7
HMC v7
VIO Server 2.1.2, 2.2.0
AIX 5.3, 6.1
NIM, CSM, Migration AIX 5.3 -> AIX 6.1
PowerHA 5.4, 6.1 with integrated EMC SRDF Desaster Business Continuity
Kornshell Scripting
SAN Storage EMC Symmetrix / Powerpath / SymCLI, NetApp
duration: 27 months
2014 - 2016: eXplico Software GmbH / Schulung und Beratung München
Support IBM System p, Power6, Power7, Power8
HMC 7.9.0, 8.4.0
VIO Server 2.2.3, 2.2.5
AIX 6.1, 7.1, 7.2
System WPARs
Active Memory Expansion (AME)
NIM, Migration AIX 6.1 -> AIX 7.1
PowerHA 6.1, PowerHA System Mirror 7.1, Migration PowerHA 6.1 -> 7.1
Kornshell Scripting
Workflow Automation, Provisioning Automation, Server Farming
SAN Storage NetApp

Remedy Action Request System, Service Now
Tivoli Provisioning Manager (TPM)
Lotus Notes
duration: 36 months (+)

Computer Knowledge:

Operating Systems: IBM AIX (versions 4.3.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x)
  SUN Solaris (versions 7, 8)
  SGI Irix (versions 5.x, 6.x)
  Linux (versions since kernel 2.0), especially distributions: Slackware, SuSE
  Novell Netware (version 6)
  MS Windows (versions 3.x, 9x, NT, 2k, XP, 7)
  MS DOS (since version 5.0)
Programming Languages: Basic
  shell-programming (csh, sh, ksh)
Network Knowledge: TCP/IP under Unix + MS Windows
  WAN modem configuration
  RS-232 terminal/console server


German and English


presumably March/April 2017

Place of activity:

Germany, northern half preferred


by arrangement

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