Client seeks contractor support to aide in standing up and managing the proposed z13 platform. The contractor shall provide support in installation, configuration, and troubleshooting in all development, test, production and alternate site processing (ASP) and/or disaster recovery environments. Support may be required in maintaining and improving the methodology and best practices to improve the current operations and maintenance. The contractor shall provide support to agency personnel to transfer the skills and knowledge necessary for long term operations. Responsibilities include implement and manage a two (2) server z13 environment with single systems at ECC-MTB and ECC-MEM. Support would be for an IFL environment and the support would be limited to managing the proposed z13 LE1 systems, the z/VM hypervisor and provisioning virtual machines. Client will be responsible for the management of virtual servers running on the systems after they are provisioned. Requirements: Broad knowledge of the labor category field and a demonstrated ability to independently work on complex assignments. This level of personnel generally has up to five years of professional experience in the field of expertise. The candidate should have experience/skills in the following:
1. Z13 hardware implementation/management
2. z/VM Operating System
3. z/VM SSI (Single System Image)
4. z/VM Networking, including VSWITCH setup T
he candidate will perform the following work:
1. Installation and implementation of the z13 systems following IBM’s physical installation (e.g. building the IOCDS, LPAR setup, etc.)
2. Installation and implementation of the z/VM operating system, including installing maintenance.
3. Installation and implementation of SSI (Single System Image)
4. Provisioning virtual machines ( will be responsible for loading of standard Linux image and related software)
5. Configuration of network interfaces; VSWITCH setup and interfaces to Linux on System z guests. 6. Ongoing maintenance and support.
Infinity Systems Software, Inc
bmalitz at infinite-blue.com
Job Type: Contract