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Hi I'm Frank O'Toole

Welcome to my System Administrators resource site

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Status:- Terraforming and Openshifting

Technology

Area's of expertise

UNIX / LINUX

Red Hat/Centos, Ubuntu, Scientific, Solaris. All things sysadmin, networking, iptables, logging.

Databases

Mysql, Postgres, Mongo DB, various DB's and help with clustering and backup solutions

Development

Perl, PHP, Python, Shell scripts, HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap some common scripts and examples

Security

Firewalls, IPTables, Database injections, OS Hardening

Monitoring

Monitoring solutions, from compressing and log rotation through to creating an NELK stack (NLog, ElasticSearch, Logstash and Kibana), PTRG, nagios and zabbix.

Automation

Automation is key in the modern computer operations, here I look at at puppet, chef, vagrant, GIT, Jenkins, Maven.

Web

Web technology, Apache, NGinX, Tomcat, JBoss,

Skills

My main skills

Main focus is based around Unix and open source technolgies.

I also have knowledge of creating websites and phone applications

Red Hat/Centos

Web & Mobile Design

Mysql

Automation, puppet

Solaris

PHP Development

Newbie

Decent

Pretty Good

Expert

Previous Employers

European Central Bank

Frankfurt, Germany. Solaris administrator, when I joined the bank, there were 11 central banks of Europe ready to join the currency, I was tasked with managing the system that controlled the ECU, the entry level for each currency prior to the Euro.

Sun Microsystems

Farnborough, England. Professional services, was the database expert within the team, would be involves mainly in project work.

Stan James PLC

Gibraltar. Systems Administrator, Looked after both *nix and windows environments in a 24x7 environment.

Fun Facts

Something a little bit more

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Countries Visited

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Miles pedalled

Who Am I?

A Few things about me

A Little About My Past

Born in England, I have been using Unix based operating systems since 1991, supporting SCO Unix and Xenix along with Informix database products. I then worked for Sun Microsystems in the mid 90's as a consultant in their professional services devision.

I have been lucky that my work has taken me to work in many countries, including USA, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, Spain, I am use to working in multi cultural environments.

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