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Technical Specialist 3/TS3
Ref No.: 17-10314
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 08/03/2017 to 08/31/2018
RDM:Chet Mann
Title: Technical Specialist 3/TS3
Agency: BWC
Job ID: #47877
Duration: 1 year contract
Address: 30 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
Pay rate - $71/hr on W2

Interviews: First round phone or onsite

Job Description:
TSM - Daily Tasks: (Day-in-life)
  • Ensure success of nightly scheduled client backups and check for any failed or missed schedules.
  • Ensure daily migration from disk pools to onsite tape pool was successful.
  • Verify daily backup storage pool was successful and offsite copy tapes got created.
  • Ensure that TSM DB backup ran successful.
  • Check DR plan files are getting created and devconfig and volhistory files are getting backed up to remote site.
  • Ensure that enough scratch tapes are available in onsite/offsite tape pools.
  • Verify the status of tape volumes and check for any bad tapes and take steps to fix any tape issues.
  • Verify Tape libraries, tape drives and their paths are online.
  • Work with TSM Tape management activities like Tape Labeling; check in, checkout, scratch, private and onsite/offsite tapes.
  • Check the summary table for scheduled client operations such as backup, restore, archive, and retrieve.
  • Check the summary table for scheduled server operations such as migration, reclamation, expiration and failed processes.
  • Install and configure TSM clients and configure backups or archives as required and use Backup archive client to do backup/archive and complete any client restores.

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server/IBM Tivoli Storage Manager clients:-
  • 2+ years' experience - Installing and configuring IBM Tivoli Storage manager server versions 5.x, 6.x and 7.x on windows server environment.
  • 2+ years' experience - Planning and upgrading IBM Tivoli Storage manager serverV6.x instances and V5.x instances.
  • 2+ years' experience - Installing TSM server fix packs.
  • 2+ years' experience - Install and configure TSM monitoring and reporting feature.
  • 3+ years' experience - Planning and configuring TSM Database, Active log, Active Log Mirror, Archive log and Failover archive log for TSM instances.
  • 3+ years' experience - Configuring TSM Library manager, TSM library client instances and setting up server to server communication.
  • 3+ years' experience - Configuring and sharing the tape libraries IBM TS3500 and IBM 3494 across TSM Library manager and TSM library client instances.
  • 6+ years' experience - Defining Random access disk storage pools, sequential access disk storage pools, sequential access tape pools for TSM Primary storage pools and TSM copy storage pools.
  • 6+ years' experience - Configuration of TSM server components like domain, policy set, mgmt class, copy groups and Define backup/archive policies to keep the number of versions of client Files.
  • 6+ years' experience - Configuring TSM administrative features like Migration, Backup storage pool, TSM Database backup, Expire inventory and reclamation and move data.
  • 4+ years' experience - Work with TSM backup sets/export-import process to create/restore long term tapes.
  • 3+ years' experience - Install TSM client software on windows, Red Hat Linux operating systems and configure dsm.opt, Client scheduler service on the client nodes.
  • 6+ years' experience - Using Backup archive client to do backup/archive and complete any client restores.
  • 6+ years' experience - Handling day-to-day TSM activities like TSM Client scheduling, TSM admin schedules, monitoring of database, log, storage pools and offsite volumes, Identify and troubleshoot any TSM server, TSM Client backup, restore, scheduler and performance related issues.
  • 6+ years' experience - Design, Implement TSM Disaster Recovery feature and work with DRM plan files, TSM database restore, Storage pool restore etc and completing client data restores at DR Site.
  • 2+ years' experience - Writing TSM SQL queries, TSM admin scripts and TSM macros.
  • 2+ years' experience - Manage TSM licensing.
  • 2+ years' experience - Work with Vendor to open service tickets to troubleshoot any issues with hardware and TSM software.
  • 2+ years' experience - Document the standards and procedures for installing and configuring TSM servers, TSM Clients and DRM process as required.

IBM 3494 Tape library/IBM 3584 Tape library (2+ years):-
  • Manage IBM 3494 tape library, IBM 3584 tape library and IBM 3592 tape drives.
  • Install and configure device drivers for IBM ATL, IBM 3584 tape library and BM 3592-E05 drives.
  • Work with Tape management activities like Tape Labeling; check in, checkout and onsite/offsite tape copies.
  • Troubleshoot any tape library, tape drive, tape cartridge, and encryption specific issues.

IBM DS3500 storage array (1+ year):-
  • Administration of DS3500 or any other IBM midrange storage array using DS storage manager client software.
  • Configuring and managing raid 1, raid 5, raid 10 Arrays and provisioning of LUN's.
  • IBM Certified Administrator – Tivoli Storage Manager V6