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Sr. Systems Admin/engg Resume

Raleigh North, CarolinA

SUMMARY:

  • IT Professional with 8+ years in implementation, coordination of various Data Center Activities, both from Hardware and Software requirements, with an expertise in Customized Servers, Applications & Networks.
  • Extensive experience in virtualization platforms with hypervisors related to VMware vSphere 5.x, ESX/ESXi4.x, 5.x,6.5,VMware Workstation.
  • Played key role in handling critical issues and supporting all aspects of projects lifecycle.
  • Expertise in building Microsoft Windows 2016, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003, 2000 servers using HP Smart Start, Array configurations, diagnosing server, Updating Firmware and PSP, Application Software under multi - platform environments, deployment & monitoring physical Servers.
  • Experience in implementing ESXi servers with efficient virtualization strategies by creating clones, templates, task scheduling, prioritizing VMs, creating and managing snap shots.
  • Excellent knowledge in creating and managing users, permission settings, roles and responsibility assignments and VM resource allocations on ESXi hosts.
  • Hands on experience with HP Proliant Servers and Dell Power Edge rack mount servers creating service profile templates.
  • Experience in P2V and V2V conversions using VMware vConverter.
  • An effective communicator with exceptional analytical, inter-personal, presentation and problem-solving skills and proven abilities in leading teams during the project phase, training & guiding team members and enabling knowledge sharing among the team.
  • Problems reported by users and by automated network monitoring systems and make recommendations for enhancements in the implementation of future servers and networks.
  • Worked with different project within information system in Software Development, Service Management and Operation environments.
  • Advanced troubleshooting and Performance analysis of all aspects of the virtualized Cisco UCS and EMC VNX and VMAX.
  • VM creation capable file systems including VMFS and NFS.
  • Upgraded Virtual Centers to vSphere and created a linked mode environment for VC's.
  • Migrating Virtual Machines across various VMware products like ESXi, GSX server, Workstation and VMware server.
  • Experience with x86 / x64 Intel, HP, Cisco UCS, IBM & Dell hardware like Blade Servers, rack-mounted Servers, Tower Servers, Desktop, Laptop and other peripherals Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop or XenMobile and SQL.
  • Configured the Storage areas in Raid combinations of 0,1,5,6,10.
  • Administered and Configured VMware ESXi environment migrating VM’s through VMotion, Clustering (HA, DRS), P2V and V2V.
  • Proven and managed the track records of the Problem Management and Incident Management.
  • Strong knowledge on LAN\WAN technologies.
  • Experienced interfacing with key business units of Development, Operation and other functional units. Proven ability to bridge technology and business goals to provide productive solution.
  • Expertise in completion of projects within set parameters. Demonstrated success in leading and mentoring cross - functional teams in multi process business environment to maximize the level of productivity.
  • Expertise in end-to-end project management from concept to service delivery to build/upgrade the server / network / communication infrastructure aligned with the business requirements.
  • Worked with Windows server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP.
  • Experience with Microsoft clustering and load balancing.
  • Experience with server Monitoring health tools like Level Platform Infrastructure and Netcool for enterprise solutions.
  • Solutions-oriented System Admin with notable success supporting a broad range of corporate IT.
  • Initiatives while participating in planning, analysis and implementation in direct support of business objectives.
  • Accomplished courses and certifications in MCITP, ITIL ver3 and CCNA.
  • Familiarity with Intel-compatible hardware.
  • Integrated various Cisco UCS, HP DL 360, 380 (G6& G7), Dell power edges,IBM Servers.
  • Advanced ability (building and configuring machines, hardware troubleshooting).
  • Strong communication and people skills, both written and verbal.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Operating Systems: Windows 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003, 2000, NT, Windows 9x/XP, Windows 7, UBUNTU, RHEL, IBM, AS400.

Configuration Management & Server Monitoring: Microsoft Systems Management Server 2012, 2008, 2003, SMS 2003 and SCOM, Microsoft Share point, Microsoft Exchange Server, IBM Cloud Computing, VMware 5.0, 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5

Scripting: PowerShell scripting for Automation process in windows environment (Execution and Implementation), Batch file Group patch execution, Status checking of Installation.

Tools: & Utilities: Microsoft Project, PC Anywhere, Terminal Services, Microsoft SharePoint, SMS Installer, SCOM, SCCM, WSUS FOR PATCH UPDATION, Remedy tool, Norton Antivirus, Microsoft LYNC, Symantec End Point Protection Antivirus (SEP) & MacAfee, VMware & VMware Cloud with IBM Cloud, Openstack, Open Nebula, Open Qrm all for cloud support, Exchange Server 2003 and 2007, Active Directory, Encryption & Decryption of the Data, integrating ITBM with different data sources and applications

Hardware: Cisco UCS, HP ProLiant Servers DL360 G5 & DL380 G5, HP Pavilion & DC Desktop 7600, DELL Power Edge 6300, and laptops, custom desktop builds, repairs & upgrades; Laptop repairs & upgrades; HD reformats, partitioning, recovery; HP printers; Driver installations, Dell OptiPlex Desktops, Latitude, Inspiron, Vostro, Presario Laptops.

Monitoring Tool: Nagios, Solarwinds, vCOPS, Level Platform, Netcool

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Raleigh, North Carolina

Sr. Systems Admin/Engg

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for extending the capacity of the existing environment, hardware compatibility, upgradation and remediation of the environment.
  • ESX upgrade for in-house and remote sites, Storage upgrade and troubleshooting ESX environment. Host and Guest migration between datacenters.Working for facilitating new deployments\upgrade for internal and external customer’s application environment.
  • Lead escalation for Enterprise data migration project responsible for Documenting existing environment, Remediation, migration and tracking data migration.
  • Configuring HP and IBM physical servers DL/BL Gen8 & Gen 9 for the deployment, hardware compatibility check, upgrading and configuring the server environment for storage migration from VMAX2 to VMAX3 storage.
  • Building and configuring the physical and virtual environment for various projects and providing support and troubleshooting deployment or release issues for customers.
  • Closing gaps and vulnerability assessment and hardening of Windows platform for every engagement with SCCMand Manual.
  • Monitoring of VM's and ESXi 5.5,6.0 and 6.5 server components (CPU, Memory, Disk, Network Utilization) and security hardening for Security Compliance.
  • Installed VMware vSphere 6.0 and created virtual machines on ESXi 6.0 Servers. Created standard images and deployed servers from the images.
  • Chef/Puppet as Configuration management tool, to automate the repetitive tasks, quickly deploy critical applications, and enthusiastically managed the changes. Created puppet manifests and modules to automate system operations.
  • Install and maintain VMWARE infrastructure servers and their routine upgrades.
  • Importing physical or virtual machines using the VMWare vCenter Agent Deployment.
  • Worked on Central Management Server (vCenter Server) to manage all the ESX hosts in the datacenter.
  • Installation of Windows 2016 and 2012R2 on HP ProLiant DL380 physical servers. Configured and troubleshooting the ILO errors.
  • Responded to customer trouble tickets regarding Office 365 Administration issues.
  • Establish Azure as a platform for cloud-based applications and services in windows environment
  • Worked on HP ProLiant DL380 G6/G7/G8/G9 servers. Accessed these servers through HP ILO to install new OS or restore from backups using 1-Touch recovery process from CommVault.
  • Installing McAfee and updating it to the latest EPO and adding affinity Rules to it.
  • Involved in Design team and implemented the enterprise Windows 2008,2012& 2016Active Directory & GPO’s.
  • Created VB Script / PowerShell scripts files to automate file downloading and file opening for users
  • Created Powershell scripts for common tasks to manage large volume of servers.
  • Administrate IIS and Windows for a worldwide consumer products company with 1400 internet and 400 intranet sites
  • Migrated Windows 7 to Windows 10 desktop and troubleshoot Applications with new Windows 10 OS.
  • Currently in the testing process of upgrading to 6.5 version and implement them in the network.
  • Implement Cloud Services, VNets, Active Directory, Storage, VMs, Web Apps for Azure Infrastructure.Deploying ESXi Hosts on the UCS blades with boot from SAN enabled.
  • Utilized vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator, and Chef for provisioning and configuration management.
  • Implemented Roadmap for global integration of vRealize with proposed vSphere 6.0 upgrade
  • Security Patching on the Azure IAAS VMs through the Shavlik Patching Tool
  • Worked on Modules of ServiceNow like Incident Management, Change Management, Service Catalog, and Reporting and few other custom applications.
  • Used ServiceNow ITIL tool for creating incidents, changes and resolved the L2/L3 server, security level tickets.
  • Configuring Network Printers (Store)Coordinating with helpdesk leads and SMEs to ensure consistent user/store support on high severity issues.
  • Have provided support for server 2008, 2012/2016 R2 on the components, exchange, AD, Networking issues with DNS, DHCP, IIS etc.
  • Maintained scripts to ensure a secure IIS administration.
  • Migration from On-premises to online Office 365, like Exchange, SharePoint, Active Directory, SCCM, Rights Management or SQL Server. Involved in creating the Azure Services with Azure Virtual Machine.
  • Support of all store and customer facing hardware (POS, desktops, servers).
  • Proposing and implementation of Service improvement plans.
  • Monitored Hardware console for any hardware issues.
  • Proactive in problem solving and continuously look for improvements on existing application/process.
  • Troubleshoot unsupported software, performed installations and configurations through collaborating with external vendors and internal teams to provide sustainable operational support for onsite hardware and software infrastructure to over 1000 end-users.
  • Performed custom reimages of computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10 using Altiris, executed Win 10 command prompts to backup, retrieve and restore data, and update group policy to ensure uncompromised asset utility
  • Desktop Support.Pushing Symantec through Altiris agent.
  • Remotely diagnosed, troubleshoot and recommended fixes on affected systems in addition to automating software application installs for local and remote users.Managing and troubleshooting post migration.

Confidential, Northbrook, Illinois

Windows, VMware System Admin

Responsibilities:
  • Installing and Configuring vSphere5 vCenter (Creating Clusters, adding the ESXi hosts and configuring DRS/HA and networking).
  • Manage the implementation, configuration, deployment and ongoing support of the VMware vSphere server infrastructure consisted of ESX1 4.x and 5.x.Implementation of upgrade plan of existing infrastructure from ESX/ESXi 4.x to ESXi5.1 and 5.5.
  • High understanding on resource management framework like creation resource pools, adding the Virtual Machines into resource pools, P2V and V2V conversions by using VMware Converter.
  • Sound knowledge on Hyper-V, ESX and ESXI Architecture, guest OS installation, setting up of VM priorities, Cloning and Snapshots.
  • Expertise in Horizon View Enterprise - View Manager, ThinApp, App Volumes, User Environment Manager (AppSense).
  • VDI integration troubleshooting (Active Directory, DNS, DFSR and Group Policy Management).
  • Administration, Monitoring and analyzing Virtual infrastructure using VCOPs.
  • Configured VMware HA, VMware DRS in acquiring higher efficiency for VMware Infrastructure.
  • Implemented and managed HA and DRS clusters and Worked on VMware FT for critical VM’s.
  • Experienced of making use of VMware Consolidated backup and data recovery appliances in backing up and restoring VM's.
  • Installed/Configured/Managed Puppet Master/Agent. Wrote custom Modules and Manifests, downloaded pre-written modules.
  • Using ANT, Puppet Scripts with Ivy to build the application and deploy.
  • Manage the Windows Azure infrastructure for our customers depends on their requirement.
  • Hands on experience on Azure VPN-Point to Site, Virtual networks, Azure Custom security, end point security and firewall.
  • Resolved tenancy technical issues and monitored Office 365 Systems.
  • Migrate intranet applications to IIS 8.5 and troubleshoot issues.
  • Configured VMotion for migrating VMs, HA for cluster atmosphere and DRS for load balancing company between multiple ESX hosts.
  • Experience in Implementation of the Cisco UCS Blade Servers in datacenter & Created Service Profiles, Policies for BIOS, Boot, Power control, vNIC/vHBA Placement & Provisioning resource pools for servers, UUIDs, MAC addresses, WWNNs, WWPNs, Performed Zoning on Cisco MDS switches as per the design using Cisco UCS Manager.
  • Large Scale Migration of existing VMs from HP Blades to Cisco UCS.
  • Hands on experience physically and logically on Cisco and DELL switches and routers.
  • Responsible for VM server builds life cycle, closely intact with Business Unit on server delivery and down time for maintenance activities.Created PowerShell scripts for common tasks to manage large volume of servers.
  • Migrated servers P2V and V2V using industry standard tools such as Novell Platespin Migrate and VMware convertor.
  • Installed and configured and worked on VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.0) for the disaster recovery and managed recovery plans as an upgrade from SRM 5.5
  • Created Protection Groups and Recovery Plans using Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 6.0 and VMware best practices.
  • Worked on replacing NIC cards, motherboard and updating firmware’s on Dell blade servers.
  • Provisioning SAN LUN’s from EMC DMX, VMAX, VNX and VPLEX as per the client requirement.
  • Configuring, administering, maintaining & troubleshooting of windows 2003/2008/2008 R2/2012/2012R2 Servers and Installed and configured Windows 10 desktops as an upgrade from Windows 2003, 7 OS.
  • Deployed applications and software’s on Windows 2012R2/2008R2/10 as required.
  • Implementation of Active directory infrastructure and vCenter Fundamentals, protocols (such as TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS), and Profile administration.
  • Responsible for production support of Active directory (AD), GPO, GPP, Domain users, Users and groups and given appropriate permissions, shares and privilege to access LAN and Domain environment.
  • Responsible for Terminal server builds and Citrix XenApp server deployments in both Physical and virtual environments.
  • Provided 24/7 Production support for Citrix environment.
  • Configured WYSE Terminals to provide thin client solution to Business users.
  • Developed Virtual apps for in-house client server applications through Citrix Streaming profiler 6.5/6.0/5.2.
  • Installing the Patches manually and from SCCM 2012.

Confidential, Purchase, New York

VMware, Windows Sys Admin

Responsibilities:
  • Installation, Configuration and administration of Windows 2003 and 2008 operating Systems on HP Blade Servers.
  • Configured TCP/IP Settings, DNS, WINS on Windows 2003/2008 Servers.
  • Deployed Microsoft windows OS Patches released by Microsoft on all Servers using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
  • Responding to incidents/server tickets and resolving the issues using the SLA guidelines.
  • Converted Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) and Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) migrations of Windows NT, 2000 & 2003 Servers.
  • Configuring Remote Logins using DS View, ILO and RDP.
  • Setup and maintain user accounts in FTP servers.
  • Installation, configuration, and maintenance of McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise.
  • Worked on administration of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.0.
  • Installation and administration of ESXi Servers.
  • Performed ESX Hosts and Virtual Machine migrations between Development, Integration, and Production environments and across Datacenters.Configured ESX host clustering, VMotion, HA & DRS for high availability.
  • Trouble shooting issues related to ESX host, VC, VCB, HA, DRS, Vpxa, VMware tools VMware update manager.
  • Coordinating with the App owners for install all the missing Patches in Server.
  • Firmware hardware drivers install Upgraded HP and IBM servers with the latest firmware.
  • Maintained and supported 300+ physical servers, 400+ virtual servers with about 24000+users.
  • Building Windows 2003 and 2008 R2 Servers on Dell R610, R710, R810 hardware.
  • Built Windows 2008 R2 domain controller and join to the existing domain.
  • Administering domain trustsand changing the domain mode using Active Directory Domains and Trusts.
  • Administering and Maintaining Active Directory group policies for the environment through Group policy editor.
  • Implement two nodes clustering with windows 2003 STD R2 serves and windows 2008 Ent R2.
  • Install Tivoli storage manager, ITM6/Tivoli Endpoint, Remotely anywhere, Tivoli license Manager, Server Resource monitor, Fusion, parity, Symantec/MacAfee Antivirus Endpoint installation.
  • Expertise in VMware environments. Installed ESX server on HP DL380, Cisco UCS series servers and familiar with VMware Virtualization set up from scratch.Managed virtual machines on ESX servers. configuring clustering, VMotion, HA & DRS in vCenter Server.
  • Setup and configured Resource manager for alerts and health monitoring.
  • Monitoring the active directory replicationsand monitor the active directory.
  • Created Documentation for the entire installation and design process and performed a warm handoff to the company management.
  • Worked on various environments such as testing, implementation and giving Production support on 24/7 bases (during critical issues.

Confidential, Daly City, California

System Administrator

Responsibilities:
  • Support, Build, Install, configure and manage VMware Virtualization based on vSphere (4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1 ) for Datacenter customers.
  • Installing, configuring, administering, troubleshooting VMware server on ESX platform and VMware client, workstation.
  • Creating Data centers in the vSphere Web client and adding the Hosts to the Data center.
  • Created standard Templates and deployed servers from the Templates.
  • Hot and Cold Cloning of Virtual Machines using VMware Converter and restored VM’s using Veeam Backup.
  • Installing ESX and ESXi servers on HP, DELL and IBM hardware.
  • Configuring and Managing VMware cluster with High Availability (HA) and Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS).
  • Cisco UCS Deployment and Implementation for Virtual Environment.
  • Creating and deploying a VMs in vCenter / Deploying a Bare metal server for databases through Cisco UCS, Building Virtual Machines, Cloning & Migrating and Adding processors, RAM, NIC, disks to the VMs.
  • Providing L2/L1 Support on all Issues related to Virtualization Environment.
  • P2V conversions of Windows servers using VMware converter.
  • Creating a backup job and also took backup of data center on daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Collaborating with VMware partners such as EMC, Dell and HP to provide speedy resolutions to customers.
  • Configured RAID, NICS on HP, DELL blade servers.
  • Responsible for Manage, Maintain, monitor DR ON DEMAND, a complete DISASTER RECOVERY SOLUTION by CtrlS Datacenters Ltd.
  • Working with multiple teams to resolve production issues in the environment.
  • Performing Engineering tasks on our Virtual Datacenters, to standup new Clusters, capacity planning of new vSphere Environment and Regular capacity planning tasks.
  • Created Technical specification documents and Run Books for all the virtual clusters in various Datacenters
  • Built Windows 2003/2008 Wintel Servers on standalone and blade servers based on application design and deployed stack on these servers.Resolving server issues - Windows 2008/2003 server, Network connectivity, etc.
  • Managing the virtual environment farm on VMware ESX Server 3.5 and administering it using Virtual Center 2.5.
  • Active Directory management, users’ rights management, ACLs.
  • Configuration of trust relationship across multiple domains.Managing of Active Directory Sites and Services.
  • SQL Server 2005 and IIS 7.0 with Share point services administration.Maintaining DHCP and DNS servers.
  • Created Sandbox clusters from scratch for our POC testing environment.
  • Configuring and managing Cisco UCS Service Profiles, vNIC/vHBA interfaces, MAC/WWPN/WWNN identity pools, various Servers, Network and Storage related policies.
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect upstream connectivity with Cisco Nexus 5548 for LAN and MDS9148 for SAN.
  • Performing and executing matrix code upgrades in VMware and UCS.
  • Planning to upgrade the vSphere 5.5 environment to 6.0 soon with two external PSC’s in the new environment
  • Created a design document on what roles and permissions need to be created for users in the new vSphere 6.0 environment.
  • Planand implement VDI solution for datacenter customers based on VMware View.
  • Consolidation of physical environments into virtual by working in liaison with the respective teams.
  • Worked on Incidents raised and completed change managements as requested.
  • Work with customer on data center transformation activities and document accordingly.
  • Monitored servers in Solar Winds and worked on alerts raised.
  • Monitored the servers, network devices through Solar Winds monitoring tool and resolved L2/L1 level issues raised.
  • Added servers, applications and transactions of applications to monitor in Solar Winds and scheduled restart of services if they go down.Reproduce complex issues to identify any anomalies in the virtual infrastructure and working closely with solutions team.
  • Install, configure, Maintain DELL/IBM/EMC ISCSI/FC Storage Servers.
  • Participate in the development and execution of the user acceptance test plans, as well as schedule testing.
  • Create new documentation and processes as needed to help refine, optimize, and/or to establish network functions and processes.
  • Accomplish customer ROR tasks with in time line to meet MAS audit.
  • Automating Daily dashboard reports and day to day tasks as part of BAU.

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