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SUMMARY

  • 7 years of experience in designing, deploying virtual networks and upgrading systems, including hardware, software, networks, databases, servers and peripheral equipment.
  • Extensive experience in Windows 2008 R2/2008/2003/2000/NT4.0 Servers at single or multi domain platforms.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and pro-active System/Network Administrator with an excellent \'can-do\' attitude. Expert in Windows Server System Administrationskills.
  • Experience in Active Directory, GPOs, DNS, DHCP, File & Print Server, IIS (Web Server), FTP, Terminal Server, RIS, RRAS, NAT, WSUS, Microsoft Clustering, Exchange Mail Server and ISA Server
  • Experience in with Virtualization technologies like installing, configuring, VMware vSphere. Creation, management, administration and maintenance of virtual servers and clients.
  • Experience in Networking configuration & Security Configuration on ESX Host.
  • Extensive knowledge in advance features of ESX VMOTION, SVMOTION, HA and DRS including Vm Lab Manager and Orchestrator.
  • Experience in P2V, V2P MIGRATION using VMware Converter / Plate Spin 6.8.x. Creating host and client VM templates and cloning.
  • Experience in iSCSI SAN, NAS, NFSstorage and RAID concept.
  • Extensive understanding of networking concepts, (IE. Configuration of networks, router configuration and wireless security, TCP/IP, VPN, Content Filtering, VLANs, and routing in LAN/WAN,Ethernet Port, Patch Panel and wireless networks.)
  • Excellent understanding of networking fundamentals and network security. Installation, Configuration and managing Firewalls like Fortinet, ZyWall, SonicWall, ISA with content filtering, Anti-Spam, Web filtering, NAT, Application Publishing to public IP, Port Forwarding, log analyzing with Syslog Server. Experienced in installation, configuration, design and ongoing maintenance of Cisco router and switches.
  • Experience inMicrosoft Office Suite, Open Office, Visio, Outlook, Printing,and Windows networking.
  • Experience with x86 / x64Intel, HP, IBM & Dell hardware like rack-mounted servers, tower servers, desktop, laptop and other peripherals.
  • Familiar with Data Center/Server Farm environment like Servers deployment, Cabling & labeling maintaining AC cooling, Environmental Sensing Devices, power and UPS monitoring.
  • Strong communication and people skills, both written and verbal. Able to assess and resolve client issues quickly. A proven record of reliability, the ability to perform under time constraints, and good judgment under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain a reliable and methodical approach to support and Documentation. Quick learner, highly motivated team player with excellent organizational and analytical skills.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Virtualization Products: vSphere3.x/4.0/4.1, Workstation 6 and 7, ESX Server 3.x/4.x, vCenter Server 3.x/4.x, DRS, HA and FT,VMWare Capacity Planner, VMWare Stand-alone Converter 3.0, VMware Update Manager, VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), VMware View, View Connection Server,View Composer, ThinApp, VEEAM, VmSight, Platespin, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen Server, XenMetaframe Presentation Server.

Operating System: Windows Server NT 4.0/2000/2003/2008/2008 R2, Windows 95/ME/XP/Vista/7, RHEL 4/5, IBM AIX

Application Servers: Microsoft Active Directory 2000/2003/2008/2008 R2, Microsoft Exchange 5.5, Microsoft Exchange 2000, DHCP, DNS, WINS, IIS 6.0/7.0, Apache

Database Servers: SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2008 R2 Standard/Enterprise

Backup Solutions: VMware VCB, Symantec NetBackup 6.0, VizioncoreVrangerPro, Acronis- Pro v10

Desktop Application: Microsoft Office 2003/2007 with Outlook, Open Office

Hardware: Dell PowerEdge Servers T series, Dell Rackmount Servers R Series, HP Proliant Servers, Network Interface Card, Multi Serial Port Adapter, Printers, CD/DVD Drives, iSCSI/SATA Hard drives and Floppy drive, Routers, Switches, Hubs, SDSL/ADSL Modems, ECC/Non-ECC Registered/Unbuffered RAM, Audio/Video cards.

EXPERIENCE

Confidential,New York, NY April 2011 – Present
American International Group (AIG) is the largest insurance firm in the United Statesthat has interests in commercial and industrial assets.Project involved day to day server administration maintenance and periodic system upgrades to ensure high availability and minimum downtime.

Senior Systems /Vmware Administrator

  • Analyzed existing server infrastructure, identified migration candidates and established the new Virtual infrastructure utilizing VMware vSphere suite 4.0 bundled with ESX hosts, vCenter Servers and Clusters.
  • Built ESX servers and implemented complete integration with SAN for VMotion in a VMware DRS and HA enabled environment.
  • Performed backup and restore operations of Vmware host servers’ configuration, Virtual Machines backup, snapshots, P2V-V2V conversion using VMware stand-alone convertor, applying Patch updates, monitoring/reporting, SSH, SNMP and alerts notification.
  • Administering production servers/network infrastructure that includes Windows Administration of Domain Controllers, IIS Web Servers (HTTP/S, FTP and SMTP), Exchange 2003/2010 Mail Servers, NAS, File and print Servers and Terminal Servers on Windows 2003/2008/2008 R2.
  • Responsible production support of Active directory (AD), GPO, Domain users, Users and groups and given appropriate permissions, shares and privilege to access LAN and Domain environment.
  • Administrating/Responsible production Exchange 2003 Email Server, creating/disabling users, Mailboxes management, public folders administration, monitoring server health, LDAP, smtp traffic/queues, Resolving Outlook issues.
  • Installed, Configured and Implemented Terminal Server (TS) RemoteApp on IIS 7.0 Windows 2008 R2 published applications using TS Web Access, RemoteAppprogram and TS Gateway.
  • Implemented Microsoft Clustering for IIS Web Servers.
  • Familiar with windows, software and Hardware based Firewalls. Allow/Block ports, inbound/outbound TCP/UDP traffic, PAT/NAT, Remote Access VPN and site to site VPN, content filtering, log analyzing, reporting, configurations of Syslog, SNMP, access control.
  • Configured storage devices along with iSCSI disks in SAN using RAID 1, 5 and 10.
  • Participated in the migration planning, developing, testing and moving the migration process onto full-fledged production network.

Environment:
Windows 2000/2003/2008, Exchange Server 2003/2010, Windows XP/Vista/Win 7, VMware ESXi 4.0 Server, Open filer iSCSI SAN/NAS, iStore SAN, Dell PowerEdge Servers, Dell PowerVault NAS, Zywall and SonicWall Firewall, Remote desktop services

Confidential,Windsor, CT Oct 2009 - Mar 2011

UnitedHealth Group is a leading health care company, serving more than 75 million people worldwide. Its family of companies touches nearly every aspect of health care, helping people live healthier lives. It has long been defined by our innovative approach to health care. We were among the first to embed information technology more deeply into the health care system, and we have been industry leaders in offering unique coverage options and care concepts.

Vmware Administrator

  • Successfully designed and implemented VMware ESX servers for server consolidation.
  • Built Windows 2008/2003Servers on standalone and blade servers based on application design and deployed stack on these servers using CA unicenter software deployment.
  • Installed VMware ESX server 2.5/3.0/3.5 in a total of 360 ESX’s, 4000+ servers & four VC’s. Created virtual machines on ESX Servers. Created standard images and deployed servers from the images.
  • Configured VMware on clustered environment, Implemented VMotion, Virtualized Windows servers using VMware Converter P2V and setup Lab Manager.
  • Deployed 250 VM’s with Windows 7 operating system for the end users.
  • Administrating production of servers/network infrastructure that includes Windows Administration of Domain Controllers, IIS Web Servers, Exchange Mail Servers, WSUS Patching servers, print Servers, System Management Servers (SMS), Terminal Servers, RAS and File servers on Windows 2003 and windows 2000 in the data centre/server farm.
  • Administrating DNS, DHCP, and Exchange & ISA servers. Created and managed user and group accounts in User Manager and in MS Exchange Administration.
  • Experienced with x86 / x64 Intel, HP, IBM & Dell hardware like rack-mounted servers, tower servers, desktop, laptop and other peripherals.
  • Managing Exchange 2003 servers and troubleshooting issues related to mail delivery, configuring MX records to enable and disable domain.
  • Responsible for Active directory, GPO, Domain users, Administrating users and groups and given appropriate permissions and privilege to access our LAN and Domain environment.
  • Installed & configured Windows 2008 with Active Directory service.
  • Installation and Configuration of networks, router/switches configuration and wireless access point/router with security, TCP/IP, VPN, Content Filtering, Access Control Lists on router/switches, VLANs (port mapping, naming etc.), and routing IP address in both LAN/WAN and wireless networks.
  • LAN Cabling, RJ-45 crimping, Labeling, Patch Panel, PC Junction boxes, Phone Switches and Rack set-up.
  • Installed and managed McAfee EPO software on servers and clients.
  • Responsible for Desktop, Laptop, Network and Outlook support & troubleshooting client’s issues.
  • Lead Technology Implementation including vendor selection, System Architecture, Setting landscape, Capacity planning, security, storage management and High Availability.
  • Disaster recovery planning, implementation and recovering systems during crash or hardware failure.
  • Experience in IT decision-making, policy direction, planning, and team management. Participated in the migration planning, developing, testing and moving the migration process onto full-fledged production network.
  • Coordinate hardware and software installations and upgrades to ensure work is performed in accordance with company policy. Recommends resolutions to complex matters of significance and coordinate the implementation of the approved course of action.
  • Coordinate and monitor troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose common system problems: document system events to ensure continuous functioning. Recommend course of action and implement as approved.
  • Coordinate testing, upgrade and configuration of system files and services. Ensure changes are in accordance with appropriate operating procedures.

Environment:
Windows 2000/2003, SMS, SQL Server 2000, IIS 6.0, Exchange Server 2003, Microsoft WSUS, Windows XP, VMware ESX Server , vCenter Sever, Open filer, IBM TSM, EMC SAN, Dell NAS, Zywall and SonicWall Firewall.

Confidential,Milpitas, CA Nov 2007 – Sep 2009

Large Scale Integration(LSI) is a semiconductor manufacturing firm based that specializes in the design ofASICs,host bus adapters,RAID adapters,storagesystems, and computer networking products. In addition it also manufactures VoIP,modemchipsets,hard disk drives,USB, and other networking products.

Windows System Administrator

  • Installing, configuring, administration of Windows 2003 servers, Active Directory Services, DNS DHCP, FTP, WSUS, IIS Web Server and SQL Database Server, System Management Servers (SMS) servers.
  • Experienced with x86 / x64 Intel, HP, IBM & Dell hardware like rack-mounted servers, tower servers, desktop, laptop and other peripherals.
  • Managing Exchange 2003 servers and troubleshooting issues related to User and group accounts, mail delivery, configuring MX records to enable and disable domain.
  • Administering DHCP Server-creation of reservation and under reservation options,configuring of router IP address.
  • Responsible for Active directory, GPO, Domain users, Administrating users and groups and given appropriate permissions and privilege to access our LAN and Domain environment.
  • Configure and Managed Microsoft Outlook 2003/2007 for the users.
  • Configured Terminal Server to access to the servers using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).
  • Excellent understanding of SAN, NAS storage architecture.
  • Installing, configuring, administering, troubleshooting VMware server on ESX platform and VMware client, workstation.
  • Developed design documents for application deployment and to standardize VMware platform deployment. Documentation on best practices, performance tuning, and capacity management in the virtual environment.
  • Installation and Configuration of networks, router/switches configuration and wireless access point/router with security, TCP/IP, VPN, Content Filtering, Access Control Lists on router/switches, VLANs (port mapping, naming etc.), and routing IP address in both LAN/WAN and wireless networks.
  • LAN Cabling, RJ-45 crimping, Labelling, Patch Panel, PC Junction boxes, Phone Switches and Rack set-up.
  • Analyze, log, track and complex software and hardware matters of significance pertaining to networking connectivity issues, printer, server, and application to meet business needs.
  • Creating a backup job and also took backup of data center on daily, weekly and monthly basis.

Environment
Windows 2000/2003, SMS, IIS 6.0, Exchange Server 2003, Microsoft WWSUS, Windows XP, VMware ESX Server, VMware Workstation.

Confidential,India May2005 – Sep 2007

Fitch Solutions is committed to delivering value beyond the rating by providing a range of fixed-income products and professional development services to the global financial community. With innovation and experience behind every product and service we bring to market, our flexible offerings are designed to meet the diverse needs of the credit markets. Drawing upon a wealth of expertise, skills, and market insight, we provide financial professionals worldwide with the intelligence they need to make more informed risk management and investment decisions. Infrastructure Specialist
  • As a system engineer responsible for evaluating and implementing new technologies. Deploy and maintain over 150 servers that include VMware, Microsoft and RedHat Linux platforms.
  • Deployed VMware ESX server 2.5 (virtualization technology) for Intel platforms (Windows and Linux servers). Total of 40 ESX servers with 800 VMs with Virtual center and VMotion. The virtual infrastructure is deployed on EMC SAN for better manageability.
  • Implementation of Plate Spin Power Convert, Discovering servers and Plate Spin jobs.
  • Migrated 300+ servers from NT 4 to Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 environment, including File and Application Servers; restored File permissions and Shares.
  • Implementation of Microsoft DHCP, DNS, WINS, Domain trust relationship, fault tolerance, file and print services, user and group management.
  • Installing, troubleshooting and supporting of 750+ Desktops, Laptops, Network Devices, and Computer Peripherals.
  • User Support - Monitoring and troubleshooting system performance, server & user related problems. Support users to resolve their day-to-day issues related to OS, E-mail, Account issues, hardware etc.
  • Responsible for Backup/recovery strategy of all windows based servers. Planning and implementing fault tolerance and strategies for backup and restoring files on the network using different media devices like tape drives, compact disk and additional hard disk etc.
  • Implemented cross-functional IT skills training so our team was well prepared and resilient when faced with challenging issues, which greatly improved IT incident response times & work quality.
  • Asset Management - Help infrastructure team to Manage Leased Assets.
  • Vendor Management - Build strong relationship with new / existing vendors to get good support and pricing. Select and recommend the right product and source at the appropriate price range for the business user.
  • Experience in network design, implementation, and troubleshooting multi-level Cisco LANs/WANs including: complete configuration of Cisco 2600 routers, hosts and servers.
  • Understanding capacity planning, disaster recovery and security where necessary in AVAYA/Cisco voice infrastructure and worked to setup ACD, IVR and Cisco Call manager.
  • Support & Training - Provide necessary help / training to IT Helpdesk / Telecom Support Personal to resolve day-to-day issues.

EDUCATION

Bachelors of Engineering

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