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MAJOR(7) Linux User's Manual MAJOR(7)
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<h1>NAME</h1>
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Major Hayden - a social nerd
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<h1>SYNOPSIS</h1>
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major [--admin systems|database] [--contributor] [--developer] [--educator] <br />
[--leader] [--other]
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<h1>SUMMARY</h1>
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I’m a Linux Engineer with skills in database administration, system
administration and application development. I enjoy connecting people with
technology solutions that are easy to use, affordable, and sustainable over
time. I'm familiar with, and a huge supporter of, the DevOps culture and how
to make it work with a large team in a fast paced environment.
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My current focus at Rackspace is on the OpenStack project and its integration
with Citrix Xenserver and Nicira's networking stack. I also maintain our
high-availability clusters, Debian packaging and various system tools and scripts.
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<h1>OPTIONS</h1>
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--admin systems
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Extensive experience with the configuration, hardening, and maintenance of
various Linux distributions, including:
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* Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Scientific Linux<br />
* Debian, Ubuntu<br />
* Gentoo<br />
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Comfortable working with open source Xen and Xen Server installations in
large-scale environments. Able to customize and patch upstream pv-ops kernels
for use with Xen and also familiar with the preparation and maintenance of
base images for Xen guests.
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Experienced in rapid deployment and configuration management technologies
such as kickstarts, Red Hat Satellite Server, and Puppet.
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Able to set up vital Linux infrastructure components including load balancers,
DNS servers, web/application servers, and mail servers. Familiar with
network-level security policies as well as server-level security layers like
SELinux. Well-versed in RouterOS network device management with RouterOS
software.
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Red Hat Linux Certifications:
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* <a href="http://rkrh.kr/ze">
Red Hat Certified Architect</a><br />
* <a href="http://rkrh.kr/ze">
Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist</a><br />
* <a href="http://rkrh.kr/ze">
Red Hat Certified Engineer - RHEL 4 &amp; 5</a><br />
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Red Hat Linux Certificates of Expertise:
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* <a href="http://rkrh.kr/ze">
EX333 - Enterprise Security: Network Services</a><br />
* <a href="http://rkrh.kr/ze">
EX401 - Deployment and Systems Management</a><br />
* <a href="http://rkrh.kr/ze">
EX423 - Directory Services and Authentication</a><br />
* <a href="http://rkrh.kr/ze">
EX436 - Storage Management</a><br />
* <a href="http://rkrh.kr/ze">
EX442 - System Monitoring and Performance Tuning</a><br />
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--admin database
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Skilled in MySQL database administration for standalone servers as well as
replicated and clustered environments. Authored
<a href="http://mysqltuner.com/">MySQLTuner</a> in an effort to efficiently
optimize database servers based on their specific workloads.
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Currently a Certified MySQL Database Administrator.
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--contributor
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Currently a
<a href="https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/mhayden">
package maintainer</a> for the following Fedora Linux packages:
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* apt-mirror<br />
* drbd<br />
* httpry<br />
* mysqltuner<br />
* rubygem-cloudfiles<br />
* rubygem-cloudservers
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All projects can be found in
<a href="https://github.com/rackerhacker">GitHub</a>. Most efforts are
related to the following projects:
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* <a href="http://rackerhacker.github.com/supernova/">
supernova</a><br />
* <a href="http://rackerhacker.github.com/rackspace-clouddns-gui/">
Rackspace Cloud DNS GUI</a><br />
* <a href="https://github.com/rackerhacker/mysql-json-bridge">
mysql-json-bridge</a><br />
* <a href="https://github.com/rackerhacker/MySQLTuner-perl">
MySQLTuner-perl</a><br />
* <a href="https://github.com/rackerhacker/kickstarts">
kickstarts</a><br />
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I also contribute code to various OpenStack projects during my daily work at
Rackspace. In addition, I've written scripts and tools to make managing
an OpenStack environment a little easier. Although some are Rackspace-specific
and proprietary, I release a large amount of code on GitHub as open source.
</p>
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--developer
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Currently focused on Python for work with OpenStack components but able to
work with Ruby, PHP, Perl, and shell scripting if needed.
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--educator
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Started multiple projects to share knowledge and assist other technical people:
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* <a href="http://rackerhacker.com/">
Racker Hacker</a> - words of wisdom from a server administrator<br />
* <a href="http://pleskhacker.com/">
Plesk Hacker</a> - detailed documentation of the Plesk database<br />
* <a href="http://icanhazip.com/">
icanhazip</a> - simple public IP detection<br />
* <a href="http://mysqltuner.com/">
MySQL Tuner</a> - high-performance MySQL tuning script<br />
* <a href="http://rkrh.kr/">
rkrh.kr</a> - my personal URL shortener<br />
* <a href="http://thesocialnerd.com/">
The Social Nerd</a> - please don't take this site seriously<br />
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Compiled and taught classes covering various systems administration topics
including MySQL database administration, SSL certificates, and server
security.
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--leader
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Comfortable leading groups of technical people in customer-facing
environments. Also able to provide individualized mentoring on technical and
career development topics.
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Familiar with the agile development methodology and how to apply it to an
operations environment. Experienced with sprint planning, release planning,
and change management coordination.
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--other
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Formerly certified as an Emergency Medical Technician in Texas.
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<h1>HISTORY</h1>
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* <a href="http://rackspace.com/">Rackspace</a>
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- Linux Engineer, OpenStack / Next-Generation Cloud Servers<br />
- Engineering Manager, Cloud Servers Operations<br />
- Senior Systems Engineer<br />
- Linux Systems Administrator
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* SecureTrust Corporation<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;(now a wholly owned subsidiary of
<a href="http://trustwave.com/">Trustwave Holdings, Inc.</a>)
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- VP of Operations<br />
- Lead Developer
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* <a href="http://www.amr.net/">American Medical Response</a>
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- Field Medic / EMT
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<h1>SEE ALSO</h1>
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* E-mail: major at mhtx dot net<br />
* Phone: 210.370.7667 (yes, that's 210.370.POOP)<br />
* Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/rackerhacker">
rackerhacker</a><br />
* IRC: rackerhacker on irc.freenode.net
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Major Hayden 2012-08-06 MAJOR(7)
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&copy; 2012 Major Hayden
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