About Me

I started my career as a Jr Linux server Admin at Veeble Softtech Pvt. Ltd. I can not forgot those days. My building block days. Good management, good colleagues, nothing to say! Good days.

I started this Blog from there. Actually this domain name and hosting was a gift from Veeble. I really proud to say I was a member at Veeble.

It was a sad moment, when I planned to shift from Veeble. However, I had to. I joined VIPoint Solution Pvt. Ltd. as a Sr. Linux server administrator. I got a good team to work there. New things, new people, comparatively large in number. My wife was also working there as a Linux system engineer. Good days at Kochi, Kerala.

After four years, I planned to change my career profile from Linux admin to DevOps system engineer. Shifted to Bangalore as an L2 Linux engineer at Endurance International Group. I didn’t get more time to explore EIG, however, enjoyed a lot. Finally got the right profile what I was looking for. Cloud infrastructure engineer, at Cloud2Scale.

Now managing Cloud Infrastructure and learning a lot. Mainly focusing on containerisation (using Docker, systemd-nspawn technologies), Automation using Ansible, Python, Bash etc, AWS, CI using Jenkins and a lot, a lot.

My complete career profile

 

Cloud Architecture / DevOps Engineer
Cloud2Scale Pvt. Ltd.

Job Profile

  • Managing clients with different cloud infra.
  • Most of them using Docker containerization on AWS instances.
  • Knowledge in Docker, AWS services, Ansible.
  • A lot more…

System Administrator – Support at career level I2-A
Directi Web Technology Pvt. Ltd. (Endurance International Group Company)

Job Profile

  • Managing Linux VPS and Dedicated servers under EIG.
  • Mainly dealing with RC (Reseller Club) servers.
  • Monitoring servers and services round the clock.
  • Automation of repeated tasks using Bash and Python.
  • Dealing escalated issues from L1 team.
  • Training L1 & WSS (Web hosting support) team to improve their technical abilities.
  • Overall server tweaking to avoid critical performance bottlenecks.
  • Security hardening with custom firewall rules (Iptables) and Fail2ban.

Sr. Linux Server Administrator, since August 2014.
VIPoint Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Job Profile

  • Managing Linux based servers. Identifying performance bottleneck and fine tuning of Linux Servers.
  • 24×7 end user support via ticketing system with 15 minute SLA.
  • Highly experienced in ticketing systems like WHMCS and Kayako.
  • Monitoring the servers and its services using our own custom monitoring script/tool in Python and taking proactive measures when problems arise.
  • Security hardening with custom firewall rules (Iptables). Experience in¬†firewall tools like CSF and APF.
  • Mainly deals with WHM/cPanel servers.
  • Migration expert.
  • Knowledge in CloudLinux and Kernelcare technologies.
  • Automation of repeated tasks using Bash Scripting and CronJobs.
  • Virtualization using OpenVZ, Xen and KVM: Managed many Linux nodes with¬†OpenVZ, Xen and KVM virtualization technology.
  • Configuring and maintaining web servers like Apache, Nginx, LiteSpeed etc.
  • Web server and MySQL tweaking for its best performance.
  • Maintaining backup of production servers using R1Soft.
  • Assistance for users in installation, configuration and troubleshooting CMS like WordPress, Joomla, Magento etc.

Jr. Linux Server Administrator, June 2013 to August 2014
Veeble Softtech (P) Ltd

Job Profile

  • Veeble is a fastest growing web hosting and domain provider company located in Kochi, Kerala.
  • Managing Linux and Windows based distributions & web-hosting servers.
  • Maintenance and administration of remote servers with root access, server/data migration, backup and restore.
  • Server setup: Initial server setup, installation and configuration of web-hosting control panels etc.
  • Web server: Apache configuration and setup in Linux servers.
  • Providing technical support for customers through ticketing system WHMCS, emails and chats as well.
  • Managing email servers : Exim
  • Familiar with services and protocols like DNS, HTTP, FTP, IMAP, POP, SMTP, SSH.
  • Firewall Management: Iptables, CSF and APF.
  • Virtualisation using OpenVZ and Xen.

Hmm… So far, so good!!