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Sr. System Admin/engg Wintel/windows & Vmware Resume

St Louis, MO

SUMMARY:

  • Over 9+ Years of experience in IT as a Senior Systems Engineer on VMware,Wintel, Windows.
  • Installing, Configuring and Administering VMware 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, along with Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/2008/2012 Servers.
  • Expertise in Installing, Configuring and managing highly available and secure Enterprise Virtual Datacenters using ESXi.
  • Expertise in Installing, Configuring and Managing Highly available and secure Virtual Desktop Solutions Using VMware View/Horizon.
  • Implemented Active Directory Services, Active Directory Group Policy Objects (GPO), Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), DHCP and DNS.
  • ITIL Certified and strong working knowledge of ITIL Incident, Problem and Change Management disciplines.
  • Extensive knowledge in advance features of ESX VMOTION, SVMOTION, HA and DRS.
  • Experience in with Virtualization technologies like installing, configuring, VMware vSphere. Creation, management, administration and maintenance of virtual servers and clients.
  • Experience in P2V, V2V MIGRATION using VMware Converter.
  • Creating host and client VM templates and Cloning.
  • Administration of WSUS, SCCM/SCOM servers and deploying patches and packages.
  • Monitored the tickets using tickets monitoring tool that is BMC Remedy.
  • Managed systems configuration, maintenance, problem troubleshooting, system and program security, applications and program management, planning and directing upgrades on servers.
  • Administration of Active Directory, DHCP, DNS and various other Infrastructure services.
  • Excellent understanding of SAN, NAS storage, worked with storage provision to windows and VMware on wintel paltform
  • Installation and configuration of window AD and DNS, DHCP servers.
  • Architecture, design, install, configure VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM), vRealize Operations Manager, vRealize Log Insight, vR Network Insight.
  • Excellent L2 and L3 support to Windows/ wintel Servers,VMs
  • Performed Microsoft Server, Active Directory, and Group Policy functions.
  • Monitor ticketing system for new tickets and work - items and update existing tickets.
  • Maintain hardware inventory control in ticketing system.
  • Experience administering Microsoft Active Directory 2008/2012.
  • Install and configure View components(Connection server/Relica server/View Composer/view Agent).
  • Create and manage dedicated and floating desktop pools.
  • Deploy and manage linked-clone virtual desktops.
  • Knowledge on Vmware Appvolume .
  • Configured Vmware appvolume (Volume manager,AppStack,Volume Agent,Provisioned and deployed the Applications to end users) in test environment.
  • Experience in Windows Azure Services like PaaS, IaaS and worked on Azure PaaS storages like Blob, SQL Azure. Well experienced in deployment & configuration management and Virtualization.
  • Administering AD integrated Domain Naming System for name resolutions.
  • Managing and troubleshooting Active Directory Replication and File Replication Services.
  • Managing and troubleshooting Distributed File System, DFS Replication Services.
  • Performed the offline defragmentation of AD and documented the same.
  • Promoting Domain Controllers and Decommission Domain Controllers as required Active Directory environment.
  • Worked on SAN technologies. IBM blade servers/HP blade servers.
  • Toubleshooted Hardware issues on Blade servers.
  • Assist in establishing and implementing appropriate security policies for various networks and software.
  • Plan and implemented appropriate Disaster Recovery Procedures (ERD, Recovery Console etc.
  • Provide direct support to users, including troubleshooting complex problems and providing training as required to enable users to be more productive using software and networks.
  • Good Knowledge with HP Blade System management and HP enclosures.
  • Good knowledge of Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 and Red Hat Linux server Administration.
  • Excellent documentation and presentation skills using Microsoft Office suite.
  • Good Knowledge on VMware view-VDI and Horizon view.
  • Automate the Application provisioning, image deployments, using CA Unicenter & BMC Blade logic
  • Excellent knowledge on Hyper -V.
  • Experienced in formulating and providing solutions to businesses and consumers.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and provide a solution for all concerns.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Hypervisors /OS: vSphere 6.x, 5.x, 4.x, Windows 2016,2012,2008, 2003, 2008R2, Win 7, XP.

Server Virtualization: VMware vSphere 6.0/5.5/ 5.1/5.0/ 4. x., Xen server, Microsoft Hyper-V.

Desktop Virtualization: VMware View 5.0, XenDesktop 7.6, 5.x,, VMware view horizon 6.

Application Virtualization: VMware Thin App.

Security: Microsoft & Antivirus Auto Update (WSUS & NAV Centralized server).

Image Management: VDI/Citrix Provisioning services, Unidesk Image management, HP Neoware.

Remote Management: Citrix, RDP, VNC, Dame Ware, Team Viewer, RSA/DRAC& ILO.

Windows Administration: Configuration of DHCP and DNS, Wintel, Windows Server 2003,2008 & 2012. Installation and configuration of Active Directory and Internet Information Service (IIS 7.0/8.0), creating users and groups, setting user access controls, domains creation and setup. Group policy setup.

Networking: TCP/IP, DNS, Ethernet, IPv4 addressing, DHCP.

Hardware: Cisco Switches, Cisco UCS Servers, HP, Dell, EMC, Netapp.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, St. Louis, MO

Sr. System Admin/Engg Wintel/Windows & VMware

Responsibilities:

  • Installing and configuring the windows server 2012 R2 in production and development environment.
  • Installing and upgrading the ESX/ESXi hosts and vCenters
  • Upgrade the servers from 2008 to 2012R2 and to 2016.
  • Automatic patches deployment using TSM (Tivoli Endpoint Manager)
  • Creating change records for Server builds for new servers to track the process.
  • Migrating Virtual Machines between the data centers. Worked with sql, oracle databases.
  • Administration and troubleshooting DNS relative problems on Windows/ wintel environment.
  • Participated in UPS devices replacement in data centers.
  • Architecture, design, install, configure VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM), vRealize Operations Manager, vRealize Log Insight, vR Network Insight.
  • Creating the Backup’s and restoring the data for servers on scheduled basis.
  • Experience in decommissioned and rebuild the servers in Data Centers.
  • Experience with Data Centers on small and large scale.
  • Track the issues and document the development process for program references.
  • Communicate with Subject Matter Experts/Users to resolve and clarify any issues that are raised during the development cycle. Supporting Disaster Recovery Planning and Activation. IIS Management.
  • Scripting and automating tasks using VBScript and PowerShell.
  • Deep knowledge of VMware enterprise features (DRS, HA, vMotion, VSAN, Update Manager) and P2V tools such as VMware Converter.
  • Experience in working with Software Configuration Management tools - Puppet and Chef.
  • Experience in Setting up Chef Workstation, Working with Chef Cookbooks, Chef Recipes, Chef attributes and Ohai
  • Responsible for the successful migration of the Microsoft Exchange 2010 environment to an Exchange 2013 scenario, provided support and administration and complete documentation.
  • Manage access control within vRealize Operations Manager
  • Worked on Storage API automation for the project VMware vSphere 6.0 VSAN.
  • Experience in managing the operational dashboards, widgets, views and reports in vRO.
  • Hands on design and development experience with vRealize Automation (vRA) and vRealize Orchestration (vRO
  • Experience in WAN, VMPLS, VLAN, Routing, Firewall. Experience in DFS, DNS, GPO.
  • Experience in adding Rules and Monitoring Checkpoint Firewall traffic through Smart Dashboard and Smart View Tracker application on Checkpoint R77. 40 with GAiA and SPLAT.
  • Created clones and templates of Virtual Machines. Deploying VMs through Templates.
  • Configured and Managed Windows Failover Clustering on 2012 Server for SQL environment (GUI mode and PowerShell)
  • In depth knowledge of solutions such as server virtualization, high-availability clustering.
  • Good knowledge of SCCM client installation, software szuredistribution, remote control, and other SCCM issues.
  • Used PowerShell (CLI) Commands to automate the tasks for SCCM 2007 R3, SCCM 2007 for site builds, Deployment and Other Management Tasks
  • Troubleshoot virtual networks connectivity and performance with Network Monitor, Wireshark, iPerf, psping, ping, tracert, netstat and various other custom diagnostic tools for Azure.
  • Deployment of various Components on the Azure Platform
  • Experience in Wintel IP remediation and Standardization of Mergers and acquisition infrastructure
  • Hands on experience with Microsoft Azure Cloud services, Storage Accounts vsanand Virtual Networks
  • Experience in configuration and deployment of network security devices, including Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, Network Intrusion Detection Sikhole/Honeypots, VPN, and Identity Gateways.
  • Security hardening and Monitoring of VM's & ESX servers (CPU, Memory, Disk, Network Utilization) for Security Compliance.
  • Upgrade the NetBackup master and media sever and also cliestornt to the latest release.
  • Supported Symantec NetBackup v. 5.x through 6.0 operations on both UNIX OS's and Windows NT/2000/2003 family and master server running.
  • Provide support to Active Directory Replication Services, Active Directory Sites and Services, Active Directory integrated DNS, Sysvol Replication, DFRS. Provisioning and de-provisioning of Domain Controllers.
  • Experience on Active Directory HealthCheck and diagnostic tools like ADRAP, ADST, dcdiag, repadmin, replmon, netdiag. Troubleshooting issues related to Active Directory, DNS and DHCP server for VDI environments.
  • Performed regularly scheduled maintenance activities.
  • Configuring Active Directory User and FSMO roles.
  • Implemented Microsoft Azure synchronization (from on-premises AD into Azure AD) using AADConnect.
  • Managing and monitoring the ESXi hosts and clusters in vCenter.
  • Creating estimated reports, pro-active capacity requirements, tuning and alerts in VCOPS.
  • Design and deploy ESXi and VCenter Servers.
  • Creating and Managing Data Stores (Fiber Channel,NFS),HA/DRS,SDRS/vStandard Switch/vDS,PortGroups,NIC-Teaming,Portchannel in ESXi hosts
  • Performing vMotion, Cloning, Snapshot, FT, Update Manger, Host Profile, Manage OS Templates and Multipathing
  • Manage NSX network components such as controller,edgegateway and distributed routers
  • Create and Manage VXLAN and Manage ESXi cluster in NSX
  • Plan and applying ESXi patches, upgrades using VUM.
  • Periodic Firmware/BIOS/device driver updates on Cisco UCS, HP blade servers.
  • Working with Network/Security team to resolve Network/Security related issues and Coordinate with vendor to resolve hardware issues for servers and application issues
  • Responsible for attending change management meetings and submitting reports to management and follow ITIL Process
  • Troubleshooting ESXi host and VMs performance issues.
  • Helping Clients patch up their Netbackup edition to the latest patch level to resolve the discrepancies with the previous Netbackup edition/patch level.
  • Involved VMware / Windows wintel servers / Application upgrade projects and create design / process(Run Book) documents
  • Applying VMware best practices to ESXi/vCenter environment and MS best practices to Windows environment and Capacity planning for VMware / Windows Servers
  • Using Power CLI and Power Shell scripts to manage VMs/Hosts and providing detailed reports for ESXi hosts,VMs and Windows servers. Design and deploy HA Clusters and handle the ESX Hosts.
  • Managing and Monitoring backup environments for 40+ clients (NetBackup, BackupExec, ArcServe, TSM, CommVault)
  • Install, configure the IBM. HP and Cisco UCS Blades, Chassis.
  • Work with Storage team and design the storage requirements for VSAN VMWare environment.
  • Install and publish applications in Citrix, provide permissions.Managing Citrix Xenapp 6.5 and 7.5
  • Installation and configuration of Windows 2008, 2012 and 2016 virtual machines in ESX clusters.
  • Create VMs on ESX hosts for installing, configuring and managing guest operating systems such as Windows server 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 2012. Handling migration of Windows 2003 Servers to Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012
  • VMware tools upgrading and Windows patch updates.
  • Using Virtual center server for HA, DRS,Vmotion and VSAN Storage Vmotion.
  • Creating and Managing VMware cluster with HA and DRS.
  • Plan, Test and Deploy VMware view Linked clones in floating desktop pools. Managing DFS shares and user permissions.
  • Migrating/upgrading complex Windows application from 2003 to Windows 2008 and 2012.
  • Manage deploy software using SCOM/SCCM 2012 R2. Manage LAB environment for new products and software’s.
  • Remedy for managing the IR/PM tickets. Provided 24/7 support.
Confidential, Minnepolis, Minnesota

Windows/Wintel and VMware Sr. System Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Managing and maintaining ESXi servers located in different clusters and physical locations across the globe.
  • Managed Vmotion,HA and DRS. Upgraded ESX 4.1 to 5.1 and 5.5. and 6.0
  • Creating and troubleshooting issues with virtualized applications used in the stores and by offshore developers.
  • Installed and maintained Windows 2003, 2008 and 2012 server’s solutions for both production and development environments. Deployed security patches and deployment of these patches on vulnerable system.
  • Provided support to Windows desktops spread across and located across the globe.
  • Migration of Active directory in windows servers. Creating and deploying packages on existing wintel Windows Servers.
  • Troubleshooting DNS, DHCP server issues.
  • Administrating and troubleshooting DNS relative problems on Windows environment.
  • Testing of patches for deploying to systems.Monitor ticketing system for new tickets and work-items.
  • Experience in migration of vm's using vMotion.
  • Experience in Creating ARM templates for Azure Platform.
  • Configure Window Failover Cluster by creating Quorum for File sharing in Azure Cloud.
  • Administered Office 365 E3 environment for local and remote users including Exchange, Lync, Office and local on premises Active Directory syncing with Azure AD (ADFS)
  • Apply VMware best practices to ESXi/vSphere environment and MS best practices to Windows environment and Capacity planning for VMware / Windows Servers Managed ESXi 5.5 clustering hostsin multiple data centers
  • Create and Managd Data Stores (Fiber Channel,NFS),HA/DRS,SDRS/vStandard Switch/vDS,PortGroups,NIC-Teaming,Portchannel in ESXi hosts.
  • Performed vMotion, Cloning, Snapshot,FT,Update Manger, Host Profile, Manage OS Templates and Multipathing Setup VDI environment in VMware environment ( ESXi 5.5)
  • Experience in P2V and V2V migration using vMotion.
  • Application deployment via powershell, PowerCli, Python
  • Experience in managing the operational dashboards, widgets, views and reports in vRO.
  • Experience in installing, configuring Microsoft exchange servers.
  • Creating custom reports on results of SCOM monitoring.
  • Experience in IIS 6.0 and IIS 7.0 configuration.Troubleshoot web server IIS issues.
  • Experience in working with Blade logic. Perform SCCM configuration, design and maintenance.
  • Analyzing and troubleshooting SCCM logs. Monitor and troubleshoot the Performance Issues in SCOM.
  • Generate the Performance reports using SCOM.
  • Built Puppet manifests and bootstrap scripts to allow us to bootstrap instance to various roles.
  • Setup the Chef Infrastructure for the environment for software configurations management.
  • Setup the Chef servers, chef work stations, chef nodes and involved in bootstrapping new infrastructure chef nodes
  • Worked on automatic updates to users by applying group policy.
  • Worked with User Administration related issues. Managed active directory environment using Kerberos.
  • Configuring VMware vSphere servers and view environments for new stores.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving the issues with virtual desktops, streamed desktops and virtualized applications.
  • Provide administration support for Active Directory Services (AD DS), Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), Active Directory Light Weight Directory Services (AD LDS), Distributed File System, Authentication and Authorizations issues.
  • Manage recipient objects, including migrating recipients from previous versions of Exchange Server to Exchange Server 2010.
  • Poficient in upgrading and updating NetBackup maintenance packs and NetBackup version upgrades till 7.6.
  • Proficient in NetBackup installation, configuration, creation and maintenance of databases.
  • Proficient in NetBackup tuning to increase performance.
  • Supported P2V, V2V using VMware vCenter Converter and Performed VMotion, Cloning, HA Clustering, FT, and worked with Update Manger Created and Managed DataStores in ESX/ESXi servers and SDRS
  • Performed Microsoft Server security functions and Configured Windows Failover Clustering on 2008 Serve.
  • Install, configure vRealize Operations Manager, vRealize Log Insight, vR Network Insight.
  • Design and implementation of the software defined data center using VMware technologies.
  • Configured and Managed Hyper-V environment on Windows 2008 with failover clustering
  • Installed periodic updates of MS patch and security patches and bug fix using WSUS 3.0
  • Configured and Managed SCOM/SCCM 2007. Worked with oracle, sql databases.
  • Managed file server backups and helped to set up SQL server and Supported IIS server
  • Assisted, as needed, on various projects and support issues and Provided Tier 2 and 3 supports for the technology support
  • Implement Group Policy Solutions to meet security compliance for user level and computer level policies.
  • Experience in Powershell scripting to automate and manage day-to-day activities and creating reports.
  • Provide systems administration support to cross-functional product development teams.
  • Install and configure View components. Create and manage dedicated and floating desktop pools.
  • Deploy and manage linked-clone virtual desktops. Configure and manage desktops that run in local mode.
  • Configuring and provisioning automated pools of desktops. Monitoring the View environment.
Confidential, Culver City, California

System Admin VMware and Windows

Responsibilities:

  • Installed and maintained Windows 2003 and 2008 and 2008 R2 server solutions for both production and development environments.
  • Monitored system activity to quickly detect any problems related to system security, performance, or system failures.
  • Experience in configuration of SCOM, SCCM. Created and Managed Data Stores in ESX/ESXi servers
  • Experience in Windows Server patching and remediation activities.
  • Experience in patch management tools. Managed Citrix servers both physical and virtual in 4.5 and 6.5 environments.
  • Checking unassigned tickets and address them as required.
  • Performed P2V's using VConverter 5.0 and documented procedures for future use.
  • Install and configure Windows domain controllers. Supported P2V, V2V using VMware vCenter Converter
  • Performed VMotion, Cloning, HA Clustering, FT, and worked with Update Manger
  • Responded to SiteScope alerts and other system monitoring tools for server hardware and operating system level issues
  • Performed periodic updates of MS patch and security patches using BigFix
  • Implementing Active directory according to meet the requirements of the organization.
  • Patching all Windows servers and workstations with Company standards.
  • Configuring and administering Domain Naming Server (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Distributed File System (DFS), and Internet Information Service (IIS) for intranet applications.
  • Single-Forest and Multi-Domain Active directory administration for several USERS.
  • Worked on backup activities as per schedule. Experience in P2V and V2V migration using vMotion.
  • Created clones and templates of Virtual Machines.Experience in migration of vm's using vMotion.
  • Deploying VMs through Templates.Managing and troubleshooting Exchange server related issues.
  • Excellent understanding of networking concepts. Experience in NetApp, EMC Storage arrays including Vmware VSAN.
  • Windows Server 2003, 2008 installation, deployments, troubleshooting and automation.
  • Monitor ticketing system for new tickets and work-items.Installation and administration of Cluster services.
  • Strong experience in implementing and troubleshooting vCenter and Virtual Machines
  • Strong experience in implementing and troubleshooting Virtual Networking configurations
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of VLANs, routing and virtual switches,NSX.
  • Update existing tickets and maintain hardware inventory control in ticketing system.
  • Troubleshoot server hardware and software issues and escalate accordingly.
  • Updates, patching and software installations via group policies (GPO).
  • Worked with powershell and powercli scripts for windows, vmware deployments.
  • Troubleshot performance issues due to improper provisioning of SQL, Exchange and Citrix virtual servers.
  • Performed migrations for clients looking to move away from the traditional environment and looking to expand into a virtualized platform. Included moving applications, files and email to a virtualized Citrix environment.
  • Diagnosed issues with VMware View and worked with VMware to correct issues.
  • Used Veeam software to backup Exchange, File/Print, Citrix, and SQL servers.
  • Worked with Dell Business Sales to compile quotes for servers that would house multiple VMs.
  • Responsible for training Level 1 and Level 2 help desk technicians. Escalation point for Level 1 and Level 2 technicians.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of servers and networking equipment housed in various environments.
  • Built a working VMWare View lab on a Cisco UCS for technicians.
  • Used Monitoring tools to push down updates, agents, patches and hotfixes remotely.
  • Performed pro-active maintenance ranging from pushing down patches, monitoring hardware and replacing faulty hardware on servers from various client sites.
Confidential, Atlanta, Georgia

Windows, VMware Sys Admin

Responsibilities:

  • Installing, configuring & Managing Active Directory in Windows 2003 and 2008.
  • Active Directory Group policy management.
  • Deploying, Configuring and Managing of Windows 2003 and 2008 Servers.
  • Support and maintain VMware vSphere Server Virtualization Environment.
  • Install configure and manage VM machines and templates.
  • Converting physical machines to virtual machines. DNS & DHCP Management.
  • Performance Monitoring through unix/linux supported tools like vmstat, iostat, mpstat, kstat, netstat and suing some third party soft wares. Managing Disk File Systems, Server Performance, Users Creation and Granting File Access Permissions.
  • Responsible for monitoring and controlling multiple Unix/Solaris Servers directly through Operating System and utilizing various system Utilities. Installation, configuration and management of Windows 2000 and 2003 Servers.
  • Creating the organizational Units and placing Users and groups in their respective OUs.
  • Managing Microsoft windows server disk storages, disks and volumes.
  • Monitoring of the backup sessions.. Installing Backup exec and Remote agents.
  • Trouble shooting the backup hardware failure and backup jobs while the session is running.
  • Error handling failure backup jobs.
  • Managing the stuck tapes through RMU (Remote Management Unit).
  • Checking for job count hourly, stuck jobs, slow jobs, drives offline, stopped services, master dispatching the jobs, alerts, media request, jobs on hold.
  • Coordination, support and troubleshooting of various Financial and IT Applications in Windows and Linux.
  • Managing Linux Enterprise version 5. Managing Sharepoint 2010.
  • Implementation and management of Client end backup and Antivirus solutions.
  • Creating images of Windows XP and Windows 7 OS.
  • Deploying images with RIS(Remote installation Services) an configuring with Sysprep tools.
  • License management which includes keeping track of license and authorized users.
  • Job scheduling for different systems in IT infrastructure. Report generation for all the different inventories.
  • Complete application virtualization, testing and publishing it to authorized users. Application upgrades and maintenance.
  • Trouble shooting the virtualized application issues.
  • Reporting and appropriate escalations of various vulnerabilities for corrective actions.

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