Robert from a.i.Built, Inc specializes in all OS/2, OS/2 Warp, OS/2 Warp Server, OS/2 Warp Server for e-Business and eComStation related issues. He is able to support any size business or installation, large or small. He is an ideal candidate for any OS/2 Warp Server Administrator position or OS/2 Warp Support Technician position; including for the purposes of extending lifecycles, migration or new implementations.
Robert’s experience with (and continued use of) OS/2 begins with OS/2 version 2.0 Beta and continues to this day. He has used every version of OS/2 from Version 2.0 Beta to the latest releases branded under the eComStation name in a variety of environments from workgroup configurations, single server configurations, multiple server (same domain) configurations and multiple server (different domain) configurations.
Currently, while working at a.i.Built, Inc, he manages the entire network, which consists of three OS/2 Servers (running OS/2 Warp Server for e-Business v4.52 CP2 PF), multiple OS/2 client stations, and one Windows XP station. In addition, he is responsible for managing various customers’ networking setups – all of which include at least one OS/2 server on their premises, and all of which run a variety of services (web, SQL, FTP, domain, etc).
He is also very well versed in OS/2′s built in programming and scripting language (REXX), which he uses daily for the completion of various tasks. As anyone with a good understanding of the OS/2 infrastructure knows, REXX is a key component to allow control, access, updates, modifications and network management of an OS/2 system, as it has system level hooks to virtually every component of the operating system. This knowledge alone provides me with a far larger number of methods to control, maintain or set up an OS/2 box.
His OS/2 experience includes (but isn’t limited to) thorough experience with:
- OS/2 Version 2.0 (and 2.0 beta)
- OS/2 Version 2.1
- OS/2 Warp Version 3.0
- OS/2 Warp Version 4.0
- OS/2 Warp Server Version 4.0 (including Advanced SMP versions)
- OS/2 Warp Client Versions 4.5 through v4.52 CP2
- OS/2 Warp Server for e-Business Versions 4.5 through v4.52 CP2 PF
- eComStation v1.0 through v1.2MR (based off OS/2 v4.52 code)
- eComStation v2.0 Release Candidates (based off OS/2 v4.52 code)
His app/server daemon experience on OS/2 includes (but is not limited to):
- Lotus Domino GoWebserver
- IBM WebSphere
- Lotus Domino 5.0
- Apache (latest builds, and has assisted in testing newest versions that use the high memory arena)
- MySQL (since v3.31 through the v5.1x builds)
- PHP 4/5
- DB2 for OS/2
- IBM Directory and Security Server for OS/2 (no known public release)
- Numerous SMTP/POP3/IMAP servers
- Numerous FTP servers
- Numerous Linux ports
- Numerous client apps (such as Firefox, OpenOffice, Thunderbird, etc)
This experience includes working with the variety of networking options available in each package and maintaining various networks based on those technologies. In addition, he has continuously used OS/2 since version 2.0′s release in 1992.
Besides his knowledge of OS/2, and his technically related management experience at CompUSA, he has been a computer technician and customer support technician for over 24 years, and uses that experience in conjunction with his OS/2 based knowledge to be able to more accurately asses an OS/2 server’s or client station’s needs – whether it is in hardware upgrades/replacement, migration or installing new server boxes.
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