Operating System of Choice: Linux

Background: Allen has been working as a contractor from ITCS Contract Service for the College of Pharmacy since 1998 as a Systems Administrator specializing in the UNIX operating system. He started as a full time College staff member in July of 2006, supporting UNIX workstation and the College's network and servers. Allen has an associates degree from Lansing Community College and has been working with networked computer systems since 1984.

Overall Role

Administer Linux (RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu & Fedora) and Virtual Machines (KVM, VMWare & YottaByte). Windows server computer systems and Macintosh for Pharmacy faculty, staff, and students, including consulting on the set-up and use of LINUX/UNIX and its components in a networked environment. RAID and disk array support. Desktop phone support. College data permission administration.

Job Functions

  • LINUX/UNIX administration
  • Windows & Macintosh network and some desktop phone support
  • Problem resolution
  • Participate in strategic planning and training