As already explained , i needed a kind of blog to write some of my linux experiences down .. that's all folks ...

Personalia

  • Name: Fabian Arrotin (Arrfab)
  • Date of birth: 27 may 1976
  • Marital Status : Married , 3 children

Work Experience

Red Hat ( 18/11/2014 -> now )

Working as a SysAdmin for the CentOS Project infrastructure and using the following technologies:

  • Kickstart to deploy CentOS bare-metal/kvm guests
  • Ansible configuration managament
  • Network switches configuration in our environment
  • mirror.centos.org CDN maintenance (GeoIP redirection)
  • Git worflow for operations (github/pagure/gitea)
  • CentOS centralized BuildSystems
  • .. and more :)

M-team (14/05/2012 -> 15/11/2014)

Designing the infrastructure around the following products/technologies :

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • CentOS Linux
  • IBM Hardware (servers and storage)

Evaluating migration paths for the installed base and minimizing downtime by using automation tools (kickstarts/config management/centralized authentication)

Sicli (01/04/2010 -> 11/05/2012)

  • Systems Administrator (IBM servers and IBM SAN Storage solutions)
  • Operating Systems maintenance (CentOS Linux and Microsoft Windows 2003)
  • Network administration : HP Procuve l2/l3 - Vlans
  • Virtualization : Citrix XenServer , kvm

IBS Technology & Services(15/10/1998 -> 31/03/2010)

IBS T&S was the Premier IBM Business Partner in Belgium for the iSeries (formerly known as AS400) Platform.
I worked in the Networking team on Intel platforms :

  • Designing and implementing solutions that meet the customer's needs.
  • Microsoft and Citrix solutions deployments
  • IBM/HP servers configuration
  • IBM Storage (FC/iScsi/DAS)
  • Network switches configuration (HP/Cisco/Nortel-BNT)
  • Linux (RHEL/CentOS) deployments
  • SMB (samba) file servers in AD style network
  • Mail gateways (spamassassin, mailwatch,anti-{virus,spam})
  • VPN endpoints (pptp , openvpn)
  • two nodes clusters with DRBD/Heartbeat for HA

Systemat (01/07/1997 -> 14/10/1998)

I Worked as a Technical consultant in the TIC (Technical Integration Center) : Assembly and Installation of Compaq/IBM/HP Servers and Workstations. Setup of Operating Systems.

Education

  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Red Hat website (03/2016)
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Red Hat website (03/2016)
  • IPv6 Certification (Level : Sage) : He.net (01/2010)
  • Red Hat Linux Certified Engineer (RHCE) (01/2007)
  • IBM Official Instructor (08/2006)
  • Linux Professional Institute Level 1 (LPIC 1) Certified - (12/2003)
  • Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) (03/2002)
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) Windows 2000 - (09/2001)
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) NT 4.0 - (11/1999)
  • Graduate in Accountancy - IESET Tamines (Belgium) - (06/1997)
  • College - Athenee Royal Solvay Charleroi - Latin-Maths-Sciences - (06/1994)

Hobbies

  • Spending time with my wife and my 3 kids ...
  • Spending time on my computer(s) running Linux when my wife and my kids are sleeping .... :o)
  • Contributor to the CentOS project [Active]
  • Past contributor to the RPMforge project (PPC builds)
  • Playing Guitar/Bass/Drums with friends