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Sr. Wintel/windows/vmware Admin/engg Resume

Mooresville, NC

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • 8+ years of System Administration and Engineering in IT Infrastructure with multiplatform such as VMware, Windows, and UNIX with hands - on expertise in networking and system integration.
  • Experience in building the VMware vCenter server and managing the ESX hosts, Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/2008/2012 R2 and Unix/Linux based infrastructure.
  • Extensive experience in Installing and Configuring vCenter, VMware Vsphere (Infrastructure Virtualization suite), ESX/ESXi Server, Virtual Machines and vSphere Client.
  • Experience with Data Centre Migration.
  • Deployed Window 2008 R2 and Window 2012 R2 servers on VMWare Infrastructure platform.
  • Troubleshoot VPN connectivity with assistance with members of the network security team.
  • Managed VMware ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 VSphere Infrastructure
  • Managing Access Control through vCenter server, Optimizing Resource Utilization, Load Balancing (VMware DRS) and ensuring High Availability (VMware HA).
  • Deploying Virtual Machines (VM's) through Templates, Converting Physical to Virtual (P2V) and Virtual to Virtual (V2V) Machines.
  • Experience with networking and Storage related issues.
  • Experience with SAN and NAS configurations.
  • Good knowledge on in VMware virtual architecture.
  • Experience in Troubleshooting and vCenter Site Recovery Manager and patching ESX Servers and VMs with VMware Update Manager. Experience in ESX and ESXi and vSphere.
  • Worked on vCenter server for managing multiple ESX servers.
  • Build and troubleshooting experience with ESX servers and ESXi servers.
  • Patch management and upgrades using VMware update manager.
  • Strong knowledge on Server, Desktop and Application virtualization.
  • Maintaining the VMware ESX Servers through VMware Infrastructure Client (vSphere client).
  • P2V and V2V conversions using VMware converter enterprise.
  • Extensively worked on vMotion and Storage vMotion.
  • Strong Experience in vNetwork concepts vSwitches and dvSwitch good working knowledge on vMotion and Storage vMotion.
  • Extensive experience in performing System Integration/Administration for Microsoft Windows Servers, Windows 7/ Windows 8, Windows10, Red Hat Linux, Ubuntu and Mac OS’s.
  • Experience with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and 2010.
  • Maintained Active Directory (DHCP, WINS & DNS) within the networking environment (LAN) of windows 2003/2008/2012.
  • Experience with installing and configuring the Windows server update services (WSUS).
  • Administration of Active Directory in Windows environment. Managing Active Directory issues such as: Logon Failures, Account Lockouts, Group Policies, Network Connectivity, DNS and WINS Name Resolution, Authentication Problems, File and Printer Permissions etc.
  • Responsible for File Server (DFS configuration), DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, Domain Controllers on Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012 Data Center.
  • Worked on Azure, AWS, vCloud services with creating work flows and instances, vSAN, vCOPS.
  • Configured and Patched VM Servers for Production and DR location
  • Implemented various Window Server Roles for various solutions
  • Experience with managing the Antivirus server.
  • Installing and configuring LINUX Servers. created Logical Volume Management and Samba share.
  • Experience with Managing users and groups.
  • Experience with installing and updating the packages in LINUX with YUM and RPM.
  • Experience in ITIL Driven controlled environments.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Operating Systems: VMware 6.x, 5.x, 4.x, Windows Server (2012 R2, 2008 R2 and 2003), Windows10, 8, 7, Windows XP

VMware Products: Virtual Center, ESXi 4.x, ESXi 5.x, 6.0, 6.5, vMotion, HA, DRS, Managing Resource pools, ESXi, VMware Workstation,VMware Converter, Virtual Center,ESXi Patch Management, vCOPS, VDI's, Vcloud, vRealize.

Hardware: IBM Blade center HS-series/X-Series HS22/HS23, Cisco UCS B200's B250's M1's M2's HP BL460C, C-7000, DL580's.

RDBMS: MySQL Oracle.

Storage: iSCSI SAN, FC SAN, NAS, EMC Clarion, VMAX, VNX, Netapp 6240,6040 FAS Solutions.

Automation tools: Ansible, puppet, dockers.

Cloud technology: AWS, Azure.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Mooresville, NC

Sr. Wintel/Windows/VMware Admin/Engg

Responsibilities:

  • Installed, Configured, maintained and troubleshoot the Windows Server's 2003, 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 windows servers.
  • Worked with CommVault Backup & Netapp support backup system and team to recover and rebuilt the failover servers for business continuity. Worked on HP ProLiant, Cisco UCS, Dell.
  • Accessed these servers through HP ILO to install new OS or restore from backups on CommVault and Symantec.
  • Worked on rebuilding physical servers from Windows 2003 and 2008 to Windows 2012 R2 datacenter version.
  • Maintain Active Directory (DHCP, WINS & DNS) within the networking environment (LAN) of Windows 2008.
  • Perform Microsoft Server 2012 maintenance and upgrades.
  • Address performance related issues of Workstation/ servers /Storage in Infrastructure and provide remediation steps to resolve them permanently. DNS server configuration and troubleshooting.
  • Created new organizational units according to the application policies and resolved multiple issues related to OU and Group policies.
  • Worked on 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.
  • Installed and configured Microsoft Windows 2008 Servers from ILO management tool on Rack servers and blades.
  • Experience with vSphere Host Profiles, Standard and Distributed Switches setup. LUN creation and storage mapping administration and configuring Multi pathing.
  • Handled the VMware solutions to support multiple storage connectivity options such as FC-SAN, iSCSI, NFS (NAS).
  • Responsible for File Server (DFS configuration), DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, Domain Controllers on Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012 Data Center.Monitoring and Managing Citrix Metaframe Presentation Servers and Citrix XenApp Servers.
  • Creating a test Environment in Citrix and VMware for Production Team to test their applications.
  • Deployed Virtual machines, configured them with IP, installed VMware Tools and hardware.
  • Creating resource pools and adding the VM’s into the pools.
  • Snapshots according to user’s requirement. Worked with different teams in creating new vm’s with their configuration.
  • Configured and managed IIS 7.0/8.0.
  • Office 365 Migration participated as part of a team responsible for migrating Exchange 2013 to Office 365 Online. Setup rules for SPAM filtering & Blacklist and Whitelist Email Address/Domain in the cloud and TLS connectors.
  • Configuring HA, DRS clusters, creating Affinity rules and configuring FT when required.
  • Performed capacity planning for new clusters.Worked with the storage team to resolve ESX and VM storage issues.
  • P2V Hot and cold conversions using converter enterprise 4, 5.x and 6.0, 6.5.
  • Presenting FC SAN LUN’s, RDM’s iSCSI LUN’s and NFS mounts.
  • Created several VMs most of which were wintel servers according to the specifications provided by the management together with the business and the application teams.
  • Manage existing Healthways VDI environment (VMWare Horizon View), including desktop pools, image management, and physical/virtual infrastructure.Develop and maintain O&S Standard Operating Procedures for VDI Environment
  • Worked with the Linux team in creating new vim’s with their help in configuring it.
  • Creating VSwitches.Taking care of NIC teaming at ESX server level for NLB and redundancy.
  • Updating and upgrading ESX servers using VCenter Update manager.
  • Storage VMotions according to the requirement.
  • Configured and Patched VM Servers for Production and DR location
  • Implemented various Window Server Roles for various solutions
  • Build, configure, and maintain Linux VMs. Allocate LUN’s to VM’s. Troubleshoot LUN related issues. Clean up data storages, patch, and provide package management.
  • Experience in working with the vMotion technology and Storage vMotion and HA technology.
  • Configured and maintain new VM's, install Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 Servers, manage VM's and ESX servers and install VMware Tools on VM's.
  • Upgraded vSphere VSAN clusters to 6.6, to meet demanding I/O requirements.
  • Migrated user mailboxes to Office 365 in batches and run reports on batch progression.
  • Created batches for user accounts and utilized PowerShell to move user mailboxes to Office 365, then monitored moves via migration reports.
  • Worked on Storage API automation for the project VMware vSphere 6.0 VSAN.
  • Maintained optimal Exchange server health by using SCOM to monitor and alert regarding Exchange and Server related events.
  • Developed Exchange Migration Script to automate the migration of users, groups and shared accounts from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013. Building new Golden images for Persistence and Non-Persistence desktops for VDI Environment.
  • Support and Manage VMware 6.0 infrastructure, installation and configuration of vCenter Server.
  • Supported and worked on Vrealize, Vrealize operations, Vrealize log insight, Vrealize Automatoin. vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 implementation across datacenters.
  • Handled all aspects of rolling upgrade tests and identified critical bugs between the interface of Cassandra Database management (configuration repository) and vRealize Log Insight.
  • Configured vCenter and ESXi for vRealize Automation and NSX integrated environment.
  • Manage over 2200 VM’s in VMware vSphere & OVM infrastructure.
  • Coordinate with customers, application, database, network and hardware teams to support and troubleshoot problems and issues.Migrated servers such as File servers, Applications servers, Web servers and Database servers to new OS.
  • Migrated from Webservers and websites from IIS 6.0, IIS 7.0, IIS 7.5 to IIS 8.0.
  • Worked with DFS Namespaces and DFS Replication on File servers.
  • Developed and Designed Multiple VM Templates for Windows Server 2008R2, 2012R2.
  • Responsible for WSUS, Print Server, File Server (DFS configuration), DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, Domain Controllers on Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012 Data Center.Experience in Building, Configuration vApps in vcloud Air.
  • Installed and configured Site Recovery Manager (SRM) for DR. Did Mappings and configuration of VM and data stores to DR site. Involved in data center migration.
  • Rolled out Window 2008 R2 and Window 2012 servers on VMWare platform.
  • Deployment and Reporting for servers and workstation Using SCCM 2007/2012.
  • Monitored SCCM platform health and mitigated issues as needed.
  • Worked on Knowledge management documents for server migration project.
  • Worked with IT teams such as client computing and network team to resolve incidents within SLA.
  • Administered and Supported DNS Servers, DHCP Servers, Domain Controllers in a forest.
  • Deploying OS images on VM using SCCM on multiple data centers.
  • Installed ESXi, Configured and managed the ESXi, lockdown mode, integrate with AD.
  • Installed, configured Update Manager, Update Manager Plug-in, baselines, Scan and remediate to perform ESXi patching and host upgrades.
  • Hands on and comprehensive understanding of Booting ESXi from SAN, vCenter Server deployment options, vCenter server, Database, Hardware requirements.ESXi, VMs performance Monitoring and Capacity Planning.
  • Implement Citrix Rollup Pack and Feature packs as per Citrix recommendation.
  • Troubleshooted various issues related to Citrix resource manager, Printers etc.
  • Responsible for resolving incident tickets escalated by Service Desk with in SLA
  • Migrating Critical VM to different ESX Hosts and performing any maintenance issues on ESX Hosts
  • Experience in migrating on premise to Windows Azure using Azure Site Recovery and Azure backups.
  • Service Delivery & Operations for Windows, Active Directory, ADFS, DNS, DHCP, failover Clustering, Hyper - V and Azure Infrastructure. Managing VM on Azure using Azure Resource Manager and Templates.
  • Configure Folder redirection policies, login script, user & computer configuration.
  • Configure Virtual Server environments (Datacenter and clusters) using VMware ESX and Oracle VM Manager.
  • Managed applications and configured various levels of security on the servers including modifying internal Firewall rules as well as modifying/creating organizational units and Group Policies.
  • Rack and un-rack, build and maintain servers in the data centers following industry best practices to ensure high-availability.
  • Install, build, monitor and troubleshoot Windows and ESX Hosts. UtilizePowerShell/PowerCLI to automate.
  • Used Site Recovery Manager for Disaster Recovery for our Yearly Exercises.
  • Automate PowerShell and PowerCLI Scripts for Horizon View Health and VMWARE 5 /6 Infrastructure.
  • Responsible for completing other work requirements or tasks that are requested by IT management when necessary to meet the goals and objectives of the department or company.
  • Documenting all the technical processes performed during the restoration project.
  • Provided 24/7 services for the business continuity and recovered the affected servers and brought them into the production.

Confidential, Morris Plains, NJ

System Admin(VMware/Windows/Wintel)

Responsibilities:

  • Part of Providing 24/7 technical support to Production and development environments.
  • Installation and configuration of Windows servers 2003, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012R2 Virtual Machines in the ESX host clusters.Created user and computer accounts on the Active directory users and computers.
  • Configured servers for DHCP, WINS and DNS services.
  • Installation, Configuration and troubleshooting and patching using SCCM and SCOM.
  • Worked with infrastructure monitoring through SCOM.
  • Installation, configuration and Administration of IIS web servers.
  • Installation and configuration of Domain Controllers and implementation of trusts.
  • Supported MS Windows network infrastructure; including any of the following: Active Directory, WINS, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, Exchange.Manage change requests for all environments using Change Management process.
  • Performance tuning of Application and Server architecture for improved performance.
  • Administering Windows 2008 Active Directory, building new windows physical/virtual servers as per the requirement of the project.
  • Installation and configuration of Windows Active Directory Services. Setting up Domains and configuring DHCP, DNS servers, IIS Servers. Optimization and performance tuning.
  • Configured email client with office 365 email address
  • Configuring and maintaining VMware View VDI environment.
  • VDI support for 150 desktops + VMware View environment
  • Active Directory users, groups, and computers including delegating authority and applying permissions
  • Develop PowerShell script to automate server tasks and Generate reports for administrators and management.
  • Extensively worked with Active Directory Services, IIS Servers, DNS, and DHCP.
  • Administered DHCP Server creation of reservation and under reservation options, configuring of router IP address.
  • Worked on Azure App Insights, Alerts and Log Analytics for Monitoring as part of OMS.
  • Configure Window Failover Cluster by creating Quorum for File sharing in Azure Cloud.
  • Convert existing Virtual Machine from Standard to Premium Storage Account. Patching and Validating of Virtual Machine in Azure.
  • Involved in Monitoring and basic troubleshooting of storage devices.
  • Identification, planning and migration of P2V candidates and new builds from each site with ZERO downtime.
  • Migrated and Managed VMware Esxi - 5.0 and 5.1 and 5.5, Worked on VMware capacity planning.
  • Management of Active directory and windows server infrastructure.
  • Performed tons of P2V Migration, Created clones and templates of Virtual Machines.
  • Deployed VMs Through OVF/OVA Templates, Created & Troubleshot Virtual Networks and vSwitches
  • Worked on Migration concepts like vMotion and cold migration and Remediate.
  • Configured Netbackup Client thorough planning was done for downtime, knowing each server usage & their placement in Datacenter.
  • Performed maintenance Duties in Exchange Organization, Server Configuration for Mailbox, Client Access, Hub Transport Server
  • Performed SCCM 2007 R3 to SCCM 2012 migration.
  • Responsible to create HP driver packages to use OS deploy process via SCCM.
  • Performed VM Storage migrations to new EMC and Net app storage arrays.
  • Administered and upgraded vCenter and ESXi servers from vSphere 5 to vSphere 5.5 and 6.0.
  • Hot and Cold Cloning of Virtual Machines using VMware Converter.
  • Racked and installed ESXi servers and added to vCenter clusters.
  • Worked with protocols such as TCP/IP, SSH, SMTP, LDAP, NFS, DNS, Active Directory, SSL, Apache, Tomcat, IIS.
  • Responsible for building and deploying servers running Windows 2008 R2, and Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu, and Red Hat).
  • Worked on VMware Update Manager for updating or patching for all the ESX hosts and Virtual machines.
  • Experience on Host Profiles, Distributed Switch, DRS, VMotion, SV-Motion, Resource pools, permissions, Patches, Snapshots, Tools Upgrade, disk expansions, Templates.
  • Creating Data centers in the Vsphere Web client and adding the Hosts to the Data center.
  • Configuring the Host profiles in Vmware.
  • Created and configured Core Test Lab which supports multiple infrastructure environments for Windows/Linux VMs, vSphere, ESXi, vCenter, vROps and vRealize Log Insight cluster.
  • Disable and Enable the ports for the Virtual Distributed switches.
  • Installed Management Server (vCenter Server) instances to enable centralized management of multiple ESXi hosts.
  • Linked different vCenter servers using linked mode to have a single instance of vSphere client to manage the whole Virtual environment.
  • Developed PowerShell Scripts as part of everyday performance check on vCenter
  • Managing Automation Pools through VMware Horizon View
  • Migrated servers from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012 R2.
  • Worked with VMware converter to perform Virtual to Virtual, Physical to Virtual migration.
  • Configuring High Availability (HA), Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and vNetwork Distributed Switch (VDS).
  • Configured VMware HA, VMware DRS in acquiring higher efficiency for VMware Infrastructure.
  • Automate ESXi host configuration across large number of hosts and clusters.
  • Creating and managing Virtual Machines and Templates, worked with clones and snapshots of Virtual Machines.
  • Administering, troubleshooting and automating vSphere ESXi using Power CLI.
  • Expertise in the area of Virtualization with Installation, Configuration and Administration of VMware ESX, VMware ESXI 4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5, and vCenter Server 4/5.
  • New relic - Monitor the usage of Oracle Applications and alert the team members of oracle applications (OIM,OID,OAM) for taking necessary action.
  • Extensive use of LVM, creating Volume Groups, Logical volumes, and disk mirroring, Fix the Problem with the partially mirrored Logical volumes.Perform User Account management, data backups, and user’s logon support.
  • Implemented, configured and deployed new patches, upgrades, bug fixes on both physical and virtual Red Hat Linux servers using satellite server and YUM server.
  • Providing 24x7 on call support, documented and assisted customers with day to day Red Hat Enterprise Linux server issues.
  • Deployed various Red Hat Enterprise Linux builds using VMware Templates. Also configuring ifcfg files in Linux and NIC’s in Windows servers.

Confidential, Tempe, Arizona

Windows & VMware Sys Admin

Responsibilities:

  • Supported ongoing server consolidation to migrate physical servers to virtual environment
  • Created virtual machine templates & configured sysprep files for customizing operating system deployment.
  • Administered VMware Infrastructure 4.1/4.0/5.0/5.1/5.5 ESX, ESXi, HP Servers & Cisco network devices for the various Data Centers.
  • Configured DHCP Scope and its different parameters.Troubleshoot DNS/DHCP related issues.
  • Troubleshoot and resolved users file share access issues.
  • Configured printers/scanner for centralized management of scanner in the environment.
  • Designed and implemented the enterprise Windows 2003 Active Directory & GPO’s.
  • Maintained Windows 2003 and 2008 R2 Server Maintenance and builds.
  • Installed & Supported Web Servers, FTP Servers, File and Print Servers.
  • Configuration, Administration and Monitoring HA, Fault Tolerance and DRS Clusters in Virtual Center Server.
  • Worked with Active Directory Domain. Installing and Configuring DNS Servers and DHCP Server.
  • Implementing Active Directory Sites and Services for optimizing the replication and logon traffic.
  • Setting up the UCS Servers from the scratch such as configuring Fabric inter connectors and MDS Switch for Cisco UCS
  • Creating Service profiles and performing day to day operations of Cisco UCS.
  • Experience on VMware performance, capacity planning, monitoring, virtualization analysis, and consolidation activities.
  • Experienced with VMware enterprise features (DRS, HA, VMotion, VCB, SRM, Update Manager)
  • Experience with security vulnerability patching of VMware\vSphere hosts and Virtual machines, including deployment and process documentation. Creating PortGroups tagged with different vLANs and assigning to each individual VM.
  • Access Management of VC. Configuring mail alert for any failure in HA, DRS, CPU or Memory.
  • Configuration & Administration of Network printers.
  • Installation, Administration and Troubleshooting of LAN, WAN.
  • Performance tuning and security hardening of Rhel and centos servers. performance monitoring of cpu, memory and disks in Rhel servers using various monitoring tools like nagios and bmc.
  • Troubleshooting UCS/HP hardware if the ESX Hosts are disconnected in the Vcenter.
  • Design, Installation and configuration of new vSphere 5 ESXi servers for the P2V candidates on UCS Cisco C240 M3 Rack Servers.
  • Interacting with business users for gathering the requirements for on boarding the applications to Citrix Servers.
  • Support and Troubleshooting Citrix receiver issues with applications hosted on citrix xenapp.
  • Scheduling Tasks and checking Alarms on ESX Hosts across Multiple vCenter Server
  • Capturing Logs on ESX Host using iDRAC and ILO remote tools.
  • Creating and Configuration of virtual machines, installing VM Tools into VM’s and allocating for end user.
  • Creating and deploying of Templates and Snapshots for Virtual Machines.
  • Manage VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), vMotion and High Availability (HA) Clusters.
  • Creating and configuring VNetwork Standard Switch (vSwitch) and Distributed Virtual Switch (vSwitch).
  • Configured and managed security permissions in virtual center management for access to virtual machines.
  • Configure Radius service to authenticate wireless and VPN clients against LDAP.
  • Performed physical to virtual (P2V) and virtual to virtual (V2V) migrations using VMware converter.
  • VMware tools upgrading and Windows patch updates.
  • Creating and Managing resource pools for Virtual Machine.
  • Worked on Ticket process in fixing the Incident tickets in 24x7 environments.
  • Configuring a segregated iSCSI network solely communication between the virtual hosts and SAN units.
  • Writing documentation for standard operating procedures for troubleshooting, configuring, and setting up virtual servers.
  • Participated in the 24x7 On-call support rotation.

Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA

System Admin (Windows/Unix/VMware) (Internship)

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the installation, configurations and support of VMware vSphere and the daily management/monitoring of the virtual environment.Created Users Accounts in Windows Active Directory.
  • Created/Managed Distribution List, Security Groups, Departmental Mailbox, File Shares, User Profiles etc.
  • Worked on Logon Failures, Account Lockouts, Group Policies, Network Connectivity, DNS and WINS Name Resolution, Authentication Problems, File and Printer Permissions etc. Maintained and Supported Active Directory Services using Group Policy
  • Configured outlook, Citrix, Internet, Cisco VPN and McAfee.
  • Administration and Maintenance of Routers, Switches, Hubs, Leased, Dial Up Data Circuits & ISDN Line. Internet Proxy, and FTP Server. Administered/ maintained Red Hat Linux servers and system application.
  • Migration of servers to new hardware (HP Blade Center) and new OS version, responsible for all UNIX related issues including OS, device drivers, OS tuning, environment setup for applications and updates.
  • Application Migration from physical to virtual/virtual to virtual platform.
  • Setup DRS and HA and daily tasks include Vmotion, Cloning, Snapshots and provisioning storage.
  • Perform Migrations using VMware Converter Hot or Cold P2V for Windows or Linux.
  • Build and maintain Windows 2003 servers, including IIS, SQL, and Application hosts.
  • Administer and support Microsoft Windows Directory Services Infrastructure, including Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and Group Policy.Assisting with the software integration and tuning software build into RPM packages.
  • Manage all major Operating System upgrades and patching cycles. Installing and configurating firewall/iptables.
  • Good at system level troubleshooting and Network/ Storage debugging skills.
  • Earned solid reputation for resolving complex issues and providing exceptional customer service.
  • Participated in the 24x7 on-call support rotation.

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