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Windows Administrator/ Vmware Engineer Resume

Thousand Oaks, CA

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Seeking an assignment in a growth oriented organization where I can show my ability on Over 8 Pulse years of extensive experience as Windows Systems and VMware Administrator, in network planning and technical design implementation, installing, monitoring and troubleshooting of network and communication equipment. Expertise includes:
  • Expertise in installing, configuring, administering Virtualization technologies like VMware ESX/ESXi 3.0, 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 and 6.0.
  • Very good work involvement in Installing, Maintaining, Monitoring, Troubleshooting and Managing Blade Center server, Configuring and Zoning Storage Area Networks and SAN Switches and VMware ESX Server Administration.
  • Practical work experience in Installing, maintaining, monitoring, troubleshooting and managing Blade Center, Configuring and Zoning Storage Area Networks and SAN Switches and VMware ESX Server Administration
  • Professional Working Experience on HP Servers (DL360/380/580, ML580), HP ProLiant BL460 Blade servers and DELL Power Edge Servers.
  • Experience in Active Directory, Domain Controllers, GPOs, DNS, DHCP, File & Print Server, IIS (Web Server), FTP, Terminal Server, NAT, Microsoft Clustering and Exchange Mail Server in Windows based server environment.
  • Expertise in configuring and administering HP SIM, HP OA and Vizioncore VRanger Pro DPP, VFoglight.
  • Leveraged “Azure Automation” and PowerShell, Chef and Puppet to automate processes in the Azure Cloud.
  • Good involvement in designing and overseeing. Investigating Physical, Virtual framework in Cloud and On Premise on Windows server, Active Directory, Networking, Storage, VMware, Hyper - V, AWS Cloud, Microsoft Azure (IAAS, PAAS, SAAS), MS Exchange, Office 365, PowerShell scripting, and Power Shell.
  • Experience in iSCSI SAN, NAS, NFS storage and RAID concept.
  • Outstanding skills in supporting users over phone as well as using Remote Support Tools such as Windows Remote Desktop, WebEx, And ILO to connect to the servers.
  • Building Cluster Environment for High Available Applications.
  • Experience in Windows 2012/2008/2003/2000/ NT4.0 Servers at single or multi domain platforms.
  • Administer Microsoft SCCM 2012 environment, including creating or editing security groups, application deployments (collections, advertisements, task sequences, and PowerShell scripts), patch management, general troubleshooting, log analysis, upgrade and recommendations on current infrastructure.
  • Experience in Installation (Server Build) of all types of Windows Operating Systems (2000/03/08 servers), Application software under multi-platform environments, deployment & monitoring servers.
  • Implementation, Publishing & Testing of applications on a Citrix Presentation Server 4.0/4.5/5.0/6.0.
  • Monitoring and Managing Citrix Meta frame Presentation Servers and Citrix Web interface Servers.
  • Extensive Knowledge about SAN configuration and implementation, Zoning Storage Components like Internal storage, Attached storages, San switches, HBA, LUN & Mapping, RAID groups, Volume Groups.
  • Active experience in Network LAN WAN deployment, including IP Addressing and troubleshooting.
  • Systems and Network Administration, Windows 2008, 2003, NT, TCP/IP, Backup and Restore.
  • Extensive understanding of networking concepts, 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.
  • Experience in Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office Suite, Open Office, Visio, Outlook, Printing, and Windows networking.
  • Experience with x86 / x64 Intel, HP, IBM & Dell hardware like Blade Servers, rack-mounted servers, tower servers, desktop, laptop and other peripherals.
  • Worked on Change Management, request management and Incident tickets.
  • Significant experience in identifying, analyzing and troubleshooting technical service requests and working on On-call Production support 24x7.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Operating Systems: Windows 2008/2003 Servers 7/Vista/XP/2000/9X

Networking Protocols: TCP/IP, HTTP, DHCP, DNS, and SNMP.

Storage: EMC Power Path, Symmetric/Clarion, NetApp.

Database: DB2, Oracle, MS SQL Server.

Web Technologies: JSP, Servlets, EJB, JDBC, JMS, JNDI.

Languages: C, C++, Java, SQL, PL/SQL

Scripting Languages: HTML, Java Script, Perl, and Shell.

Web Servers: IIS, WebSphere, Tomcat, Apache.

VMware Virtualization Skills: ESX/ESXi 4/5/6 VSphere 3 and 4, VI3, Virtual Center Server, P2V, V2V, Storage VMotion, HA, DRS, SRM 4.0, Host Profiles, VApp, VMware Consolidated Backup, VMware Management Assistant, VMware VSphere Client, VMware View 4, VMware ThinApp, Events &Alerts, Capacity Planning, Plate Spin Power Converter,VMware SDDC, VRealize Automation and VRealize Orchestrator.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Thousand oaks, CA

Windows Administrator/ VMware engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Imaging ESX/ ESXi hosts, upgrading BIOS, ILO Firmware, updating ESX drivers and configuring server profiles.
  • Implementing new HP blade enclosures and assisting in Onboard Administration configuration.
  • ESX 4.0/4.1, ESXi 4.1, 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5 installation, configuring network IP, storage, VLAN, switches etc.
  • Troubleshooting of daily production, dev and QAT issues. Assigned storage in SAN and creation of VMFS data stores.
  • Configured HP Blade server using the ILO & Onboard Administrator and HP Insight Manager.
  • Responsible for deploying, managing, and maintaining HP ProLiant BL-series C-class blade servers and DL-series servers.
  • Integrating ESX/ESXi hosts to v-center, applying and managing host profiles and checking for profile compliance.
  • Building virtual machines, creating templates, cloning and deploying virtual machines.
  • Deploying Virtual Machines from Gold Templates.
  • Updating ESX host’s using VMware Update manager and managing ESX host from Virtual center and web client.
  • Running reports of the Virtual Center using Virtual Center operations Manager.
  • Monitoring and managing performance of ESX servers and Virtual Machines.
  • Using vRealize Operation Manager Monitoring tools, managed and monitor vCenter, virtual machine, storage, networking, OS side (RAM, Disk space, CPU and many more issue related to OS).
  • Experience with VMware Virtualization product suites/technologies including vSphere (ESXi, vCenter), vRA/vCAC,vMotion, DRS, HA, Auto Deploy, Host Profiles, Update Manager (vUM), FT, vCenter Converter, vApps, vCenter Orchestrator, vCM, vSwitch, dvSwitch, vSphere Replication, vROps/vCOps, vSphere Client, Capacity Planning, CapIQ, Events and Alarms, Log Analysis, VM Snapshots, P2V/V2V Migrations, VSAN, Log Insight, ESXCLI, PowerCLI, ESXi Shell.
  • Designed VMware VSphere storage configuration using SAN, ISCSI, NFS. Worked on Fibre Channel switches and familiar with all storage protocols.
  • Installation, configuration and deployment of VMware products such as VMware Workstation, VMware converter, VMware View, VCB and more in virtual environment
  • 24x7 on-call rotation for support of production systems.
  • Installing, configuring, administering, and troubleshooting ESXi host as well as Nutanix host.
  • Using VMware vCenter, created Datacenter Environment by creating VMware clusters, adding ESX hosts in the clusters, and implemented HA and DRS.
  • Installed and configured ESX 5.5 Servers on Blade Servers.
  • Server builds, contacting vendors for hardware and firmware compatibility issues.
  • Installed following servers Win98, Win XP, Win NT, Win 2000, Win 2003, Win 2008 etc.
  • Configured DNS, DHCP servers. Created, managed user and group accounts in User Manager.
  • Updating HBA driver and firmware on the ESXi host through putty.
  • Generating EMCGrab report on ESXi host and providing to storage team.
  • Working on Nutanix host ticket issued by the users and solving their problem.
  • Working on day to day operation ticket on Service Now issued by users and investigating user problems, determining possible solutions.
  • Excellent understanding of SAN, NAS storage architecture. EMC CX 480/960 SAN Storage Administration and Provisioning for ESX hosts.

Environment: Operating Systems: Windows NT/XP/ 2000/2003/2008/2012, ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 and 6.0. Active Directory, VRops Monitoring tools, DNS/DHCP servers, Print Servers Office, SAN/NAS, Remote desktop services.

Hardware: HP ProLiant Blade Servers, HP ProLiant DL580 G7, HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8, HP ProLiant BL460c Gen7, Nutanix 2.2.6, Nutanix 2.3 and more.

Confidential, chandler, AZ

Windows Administrator/ VMware engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Implementing new HP blade enclosures and assisting in Onboard Administration configuration.
  • Building ESX/ ESXi hosts upgrading/ downgrading BIOS and ILO Firmware, Performing memory test, updating ESX drivers and configuring server profiles.
  • Worked with the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, for taking the Incremental backup of the server.
  • Rack-mounted servers like IBM & Dell hardware, tower servers, desktop, laptop and other peripherals.
  • Involved in the storage operations on all the models of VNX 5300, 5500, 5700, VNX-e 3100 and closely worked with EMC team on VMax storage as well.
  • ESX 4.0/4.1,ESXi 4.1, 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5 installation, conducting CPU load tests on the host and HP systems insight manager (SIM) installation.
  • Integrating ESX/ESXi hosts to v-center, applying and managing host profiles and checking for profile compliance.
  • Conversion of physical servers to virtual machines, upgrade of already existing virtual machines to higher versions with aid of VMware and Vizion core technologies.
  • Building virtual machines, creating templates, cloning and deploying virtual machines.
  • Successfully implementing pre-migration and post-migration activities.
  • Interacting closely with storage Administrators, System Administrators and Database Administrators to Plan recommend and implement strategies around upgrades for Servers, Storage for Virtualized environment.
  • Maintenance of the server farm, Performance tuning and capacity planning related to the Virtualized environment and monitoring performance activities.
  • Deploying Virtual Machines from Gold Templates
  • Running reports of the Virtual Center using Virtual Center operations Manager.
  • Migrating Physical and Virtual Machines using VMConvertor and PlateSpin and Zerto
  • Building MS SQL Cluster on Virtual Servers.
  • Disaster Recovery methods and procedure related to Virtualization Environments.
  • Led a team of five, for Datacenter Migration and virtualization of over 500 Windows Servers as a part of Disentanglement.
  • 24x7 on-call rotation for support of production systems and trips to data-center for trouble shooting.
  • Creating, updating and managing project documentation.
  • Effective communication between cross-functional teams and within the team for Virtualized environment.

Environment: Operating Systems: Windows NT/XP/2000/2003, ESX 3/3.5/4.0/4.1, ESXi 4.1, 5.0 and 5.1. Active Directory, Vizioncore vConverter, DNS/DHCP/IIS servers, Print Servers Office

Confidential, phoenix, AZ

Sr. Windows Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 5 people and assisted them with design, implementation, and maintenance of current large scale physical and virtual consolidated infrastructure of 2500+ servers as well as with the design, test and implementation of future technologies within virtual space.
  • Support VMware ESX vSphere 4.x to monitor cluster performance, optimize the server environment, and diagnose and resolve production issues amongst 3 Data Centers and over 1000 servers.
  • ESX Hosts and Virtual Machine migrations between Development, Integration, and Production environments and across Datacenters.
  • Performed vMotion and Storage vMotion in the day-to-day activities.
  • Tested, implemented desktop virtualization and introduced VMware View to the client.
  • Planned and Set up the Web Server environment for SSO (Single Sign On) technology.
  • Windows systems administration including installing system security patches, hot-fixes.
  • Reviewing tasks, issues and recommend changes to reduce problem reoccurrences
  • Performing server support, network administration functions, and Automated Information Systems assistance.
  • Configuring network and server software, hardware and peripheral devices to resolve network issues.
  • Providing performance metrics, work load status update, and project status updates at weekly workload tracking meetings.
  • Experience using a formalized change management and incident management process
  • Experience troubleshooting DRS Cluster errors with shares, pools, and limits
  • Troubleshoot ESX host issues with VMware.
  • Administration experience utilizing Virtual Center, including VSphere Command-Line Interface commands
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration
  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
  • Install, configure and maintain infrastructure systems such as ticketing systems and Asset Management applications.
  • Maintain data center environmental and monitoring equipment, develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups using Vizioncore VRanger, Vizioncore VFogLight, eHealth, HP SIM and Profiler.
  • Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.
  • Create, change, and delete user accounts per request.
  • Provide support per request from various constituencies, Investigate and troubleshoot issues.
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
  • Support weekend maintenance activity and provide real-time application support to eliminate or avoid customer impact.
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required and Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.

Environment: Windows Server 2008/03, RHEL, Windows 7/XP, VMware ESX 4.1/3.5, ESXi4.1, VMware VSphere, VMware View, Vizioncore VRanger Pro DPP 4.x, Vizioncore VFogLight, Profiler, HP ProLiant Servers, HP Systems Insight Manager, HP Virtual Connect, EMC Symmetrix, EMC SAN, NetApp SAN, Data Domain.

Confidential, Cincinnati, OH

System Admin

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all the Windows NT and 2000 and 2003 servers in the Data Center.
  • Installation and administration of Windows NT servers, domains and database servers like SQL.
  • Evaluate Recommend Support Administer and maintain Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Exchange 2003, Exchange 5.5, MS Proxy server, SQL 2000, Are Server, Backup Exec, IIS servers) and about 50 Windows XP/ Windows2000, Desktops and IMB/ Compaq/ Gateway Laptops overall LAN & WAN support.
  • Monitor BACKUP jobs, execute restore jobs, and restart failed jobs.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and root-cause analysis of BACKUP solutions currently installed with the client infrastructure.
  • Installed, configured and administered SMS 2003
  • Managed servers, patch management through SMS 2003
  • Administration of DNS, DHCP, WINS in Active Directory Environment.
  • Hands on Experience on VMware ESX 3.0 Servers.
  • Building VMware session on ESX 3.0 Server, Cloning, and Creating Templates.
  • Building the VM Server and maintaining the VMware ESX Servers.
  • Maintaining the VMware ESX Servers through VMware Infrastructure Client
  • Upgrading Memory, CPU and Disk size on the existing VMware Sessions on ESX Servers
  • Publishing the Applications on Citrix 4.5 Servers for users
  • Creating Load Evaluators to apply on servers to maintain the performance of the servers.
  • Installed Citrix Metaframe 3.0,4.0/4.5
  • Publishing and assigning the user permissions to access the Applications in Citrix Management Console
  • Interacted with business users for gathering the requirements for on boarding the applications to Citrix Servers
  • Configured Summary Database for Resource Manager for storing the Data in the Database for reporting purposes
  • Configured alerts for server, Application and send the alerts via email, SNMP
  • Knowledge on Streaming Applications
  • Solved issues raised in the Citrix Farm related like printers, Applications etc.
  • Configured many printer properties to use Universal printer drivers provided by Citrix
  • Configured Policies in Citrix on Farm level and Server Level
  • Created Packages using Rapid Install Packing.
  • Designed & implemented Microsoft Active Directory.
  • Designed & implemented messaging services using Website hosting, Internet Information Server (IIS) configuration, implementation and maintenance.
  • Migrated of Citrix Metaframe server to XenApp
  • Maintained the Software deployment and management solution and ensure proper patching on client systems. Maintain the Domain environment, including setting policies as per the security settings.
  • Patching the Production Servers during the green zone window with security patches. Security and Compliance Guidelines. Administration of DNS, DHCP, WINS in Active Directory Environment.
  • Coordinate with Application, Network and Security Teams. Vendor Management. Responsible for setting up Windows NT/ 2000/2003 servers. Installation and configuration of Windows 2003, Active Directory. Upgraded Windows 2000 to Windows 2003.
  • Defining group permissions and creating local and global groups with account policies using Enterprise Administrator. Creating user rights and defining local and roaming profiles.
  • Create, test and deploy virtual environments using Virtualization Technologies - VMware Workstation and ESX Server 3.0 and 3.5
  • Adding new organizations to Enterprise Domain.
  • Installing and Configuring DHCP, DNS and WINS.
  • Manually removing the failed domain objects from Active Directory Database.
  • Managing the Printers in Citrix PS 4.5 environment.
  • Created and documented process for deploying Virtual machines on VMWare.
  • Performed P2V conversions using VM Converter and V2V conversions using vMotion.
  • Created VM Machines for Test Environments to Test Applications

Environment: Windows NT/2K/2K3 server, Wintel, Active Directory, DNS/DHCP/IIS server, Windows XP/Vista, VMware ESX, Citrix Presentation server (XenApp), Citrix 1.8/3.0/4.0/4.5, Terminal Services, Printer Server.

Confidential, Wilmington, DE

System Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installed and Configured Windows 2003 Servers in a single domain Environment.
  • Remote OS installation using RIS. RAID1 and RAID5 Management, Windows 2003 Clustering and Remote Server Administration.
  • Installing, Configuring, administrating and Maintenance of Terminal Servers. Setting up Windows Server 2003.
  • Installed ESX Hosts and created Virtual Machines through Virtual Center Server.
  • Installed ESX 3.5 on 10 Hosts and maintained more than 100 VM’s.
  • Built and managed virtual servers and test domain controllers on VM ware.
  • Managing and implementing Business Data Recovery solutions for the clients using NAS and SAN products with Offsite data recovery.
  • Installed and configured SQL 2005 on Microsoft Cluster.
  • Installed and Configured Exchange 2003 with a single site Configuration.
  • Day to day tasks of exchange and Outlook.
  • Installed and Configured IIS and DTC on the web servers.
  • Configured and Maintained Symantec Backup Exec 10D on DLT 4000.
  • SNMP Management—installed and configured HP Open View and Dell Open Manage application for Network Management Configured Paging-mails to notify administrators the severity of the traps.
  • User Password resets/unlock.
  • Monitor backup jobs, execute restore jobs, and restart failed jobs.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and root-cause analysis of backup solutions currently installed with the client infrastructure.
  • Working on various environments such as testing, implementation, Production support and Giving Production support on 24/7 bases (during critical issues).

Environment: Dell PowerEdge 4350/6350, Dell Fiber Channel-Power Vault 650F,51F Fiber Channel Storage Hub, Dell NAS, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, Microsoft Cluster server.

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