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Vmware /windows Engineer Resume

Burlington, MA

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Over 8+ years of experience in Windows and Virtual infrastructure resources, System and Network administration, VMware Configuration & Administration, System Design, Data Center management, Data Center Migration, Implementation & maintenance of highly scalable 24x7 availability solutions.
  • Expertise in System Administration of Microsoft products like Windows Server 2016/2012R 2/2008/2003/2000 and other Application servers in Data Center Environment .
  • Experience in various cutting - edge technologies including virtualization technologies like citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 6.5 and 7.6 ; VMware ESXi 6.0, vSphere, vCenter .
  • Experience in working with ESXi servers configuration, installation, maintenance and patch management using VMware Update Manager.
  • Experience in data center Migration its related tasks and responsibilities.
  • Experience in space reclamation of unused data.
  • Experience in VMware Virtualization administration with a primary focus on installation, configuration, and administration of VMware VSphere Suite, ESX/ESXi 4.0/4.1/5.0/5.5/6, VMware vCenter 4.0/4.1/5.0/5.5/6, VSphere Suite 4.0/5.0/5.1 and Windows Servers 2000/2003/ 2008 R2, Linux, XP and Win 7 Operating systems administration.
  • Deployed and supported enterprise level Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solution for more than 3,000 users with PowerShell or VBScript scripting to automate routines tasks.
  • 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.
  • Experience in upgrading ESX/ESXi host, vCenter Servers from 3.5 to 4.0 to 5.0 and 5.5 to 6.0.
  • Experience in P2V and V2V conversions using VMware Converter.
  • Experience in installing and configuring Nutanix Environment.
  • Experience in installing and configuring Racktables .
  • Responsible for using Power CLI and Power shell scripts for better management of VSphere and VDI environments.
  • Experience in VMware networking concepts like creation of vSwitches, with different types of port groups.
  • Understanding of network and storage terminology and protocols like LAN, WAN, SAN, iSCSI, NFS and LUN provisioning
  • Experience in working with the vMotion technology and Storage vMotion and HA technology.
  • Configure and maintain new VM's, install Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 and 2008 Servers, manage VM's and ESX servers and install VMware Tools on VM's.
  • Good knowledge on Windows Imaging tools like Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) .
  • Support and Manage VMware 6.0 and 5.0 infrastructure, installation and configuration of vCenter Server.
  • Hands on experience with IBM Servers, HP Proliant Servers and Dell Power Edge rack mount servers.
  • Creating and maintaining users, profiles, security, rights, disk space and process monitoring.
  • Experience in Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, WSUS, FTP environment, Virtual Server Administration, and Patch Management on Microsoft Windows Servers.
  • Experience in SharePoint 2010 implementation and administration, creation of Web Applications, Site Collections, document libraries, site columns and lists. Develop and customize forms using InfoPath and publish into SharePoint sites. Develop custom workflows using SharePoint Designer, templates and custom fields.
  • Assisted in migration of Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010. Experience in Exchange 2010 configuration and administration, creation of email accounts for users.
  • Experience working with Storage Area Network (SAN), EMC CLARiiON, EMC XtremeIO, EMC VNXe Good understanding about SAN, iSCSI, NAS configuration and implementing attached storage.
  • Experience in Planning, deploying, monitoring, and maintaining Amazon AWS cloud infrastructure consisting of multiple EC2 nodes and VMWare Vm's as required in the environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills, good leadership qualities.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Windows 201 2/2008/2003/2000 /NT Servers
  • Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2000/NT/95/98 Clients
  • Active Directory Services
  • TCP/IP Connectivity
  • Exchange 2010/2003/2000/5.5 Servers
  • SQL 2012/2008/2005/2000 Server
  • IIS
  • Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA)
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Server
  • VMware vSphere
  • ESX/ESXi
  • Hyper-V vCenter
  • Citrix XenApp server
  • Terminal Services
  • Norton Anti-Virus
  • Trend Micro
  • Check Point
  • DNS
  • DHCP
  • WSUS
  • Infoblox IPAM
  • WAN optimization Riverbed Steelhead
  • Cisco routers
  • Catalyst switches firewalls.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, BURLINGTON, MA

VMWARE /WINDOWS ENGINEER

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Configured and managed VSphere 5, ESXi hosts and VMs .
  • Created LUNs, META LUNs, Storage Groups, and RAID groups.
  • Restoration and Hardening of Windows Servers which are affected by Malware.
  • Administered VMware ESXi Servers on HP C7000/Cisco UCS Blade Server Environment.
  • Configured and managed View 5 Desktop Virtualization ( VDI ).
  • Created base images, pools and deploy virtual desktops for all departments based on requirement.
  • Deployed VApp workflow is to provide a single call workflow that is capable of instantiating a VApp Template from vCloud Director (vCD) and performing a number of operations on the resulting VApp before actually deploying and powering it on.
  • Implemented and designed cloud solution based on VMware VCloud Director for users.
  • Experience in working with the vMotion t echnology 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.
  • Support and Manage VMware 6.0 infrastructure, installation and configuration of vCenter Server .
  • Configured vCenter and ESXi for vRealize Automation and NSX integrated environment.
  • Responsible for vRealize configuration Manager and its configuration. Installed agents on Windows server for patch management.
  • Experience in making Cluster Settings, Adding rules according to Environment.
  • Migrated users from the existing Citrix 6.5 environment to the newly built Citrix 7.6 environment.
  • Participated in building Citrix XenApp 7.6 environment with 250 Citrix servers on Windows server 2008R2 & 2012R2 supporting 5000 users.
  • Installed and configured applications on Citrix 7.6 application servers and delivered applications to the users through Citrix Studio.
  • Provisioned user access to the Published applications at delivery group level and application level using Citrix Studio.
  • Used Citrix Director and Citrix AppCenter to managed user sessions, published applications and Citrix servers for both Citrix 7.6 and 6.5 environments.
  • Interacted with business users for gathering the requirements for on boarding the applications to Citrix App Servers.
  • Expertise in troubleshooting and resolving issues in enterprise Citrix environment, Including Web Interface, application enumeration and performance issues, Printing and provisioning issues, for internal and external clients.
  • Worked on HP ProLiant Servers DL580 and DL380 Changing failed DIMS and Adding local storage to servers.
  • Creating and maintaining users, profiles, security, rights, disk space and process monitoring.
  • Worked in Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Virtual Server Administration, and Patch Management on Microsoft Windows Servers.
  • Conducted in-depth onsite architecture and configuration analysis of company VMWARE VSAN clusters, delivered documented current state and future state technical designs for future state compute platforms.
  • Delivered an upgrade plan to bring mission critical vSphere VSAN clusters to 6.6, to meet demanding I/O requirements and deliver 24x7 reliable platforms.
  • Deployed an automated provisioning workflow using VCOPS and checking performance of whole infrastructure.
  • Hands on experience in updating / upgrading ESX servers, Virtual Center servers and windows virtual machines using VMware Update manager.
  • Configured VMware HA, VMware DRS, FT in acquiring higher efficiency for VMware Infrastructure.
  • Created thin provisioned VMs as per client application requirements and expanding Hard Disk sizes as requested.
  • Involved in build and maintain Highly Available secure multi-zone AWS cloud infrastructure utilizing Chef with AWS Cloud Formation and Jenkins for continuous integration.
  • AWS Cloud administration - managing EC2 instances, S3, SES and SNS services. Created Buckets in AWS and stored files. Enabled Versioning and security for files stored. Implemented and maintained monitoring and alerting of production and corporate servers
  • Migrated VMware VMs from on prsemise to AWS cloud and migrated applications using AWS services like EC2, S3 Bucket, Route53, ELB, EBS and monitored scalable infrastructure on Amazon web services (AWS) & configuration management.
  • Good Knowledge on Azure Cloud .Worked on managing disks and various storage accounts in azure .
  • Installed and configured Site Recovery Manager (SRM) for DR. Did Mappings and configuration of VM and data stores to DR site.

ENVIRONMENT: Windows 2016/2012 R2/2008 R2/2008/2003 Servers, Windows 7/XP, VMware ESX/ESXi, vSphere 6, Hyper-V, vCenter 6, MS SQL Server 2014, Active Directory services, WSUS, DHCP, DNS, IIS, Storage Replication, Citrix, EMC Asvamar, vBlock, vxRail, vROPs, VRA, vSphere Configuration manager(VCM), Log Insight, NSX, vCloud Air, AWS,Azure

Confidential, LINCOLNSHIRE, IL

SR. INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEER/VMWARE WINDOWS ADMINISTRATOR

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Worked with ESXi server’s configuration, installation, maintenance and patch management using VMware Update Manager.
  • Created and managed users, permission settings, roles and responsibility assignments and VM resource allocations on ESXi hosts and vcenter Servers.
  • Upgraded ESX/ESXi host, vCenter Servers from 5.5 to 6.0.
  • Installed vcenter 6.0 in windows environment as per requirement for vRealize Automation Project.
  • Did VMware networking concepts like creation of vSwitches, with different types of port groups.
  • Responsible for all VMs cloning, Deploying and monitoring.
  • Highly involved in data center migration and was responsible for all virtual and ESXi environment.
  • Installed and configured Log insight and pointed vcenter to log insight.
  • Experience in Building, Configuration vApps in vcloud Air.
  • Ensure safety and protection of windows servers by Installing and configuring Symantec Endpoint protection antivirus.
  • 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.
  • Performed storage reclamation in both VMAX and EMC XtremeIO storage to free up cache space.
  • Patching and troubleshooting of windows servers using VMware Configuration Manager.
  • Installed custom root certificates for vCenter.
  • Deployed and configured vSphere replication Appliance.
  • Monitoring logs and performing health checks of servers in vCenter, vCloud Air using vRealize Operations Manager.
  • Installed, configured and managed vSphere Replication Appliance.
  • Continuously monitoring and making changes to Data Protection Services (DPS) in vCloud Air to ensure backups are being done for all vAPPs.
  • Installed and worked on VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 4.0) for the disaster recovery and managed recovery plans.
  • Develop, test, and maintain a disaster recovery plan for critical VMs and application data.
  • Architecture, Implementation and Operations of 300 and 700 Family Vblock Systems
  • Designing, Deploying and Supporting Enterprise scale VMware vSphere Virtual Infrastructure.
  • Cisco Unified Computing Systems Design, Deployment and Configuration for both Virtualized (vSphere) environments.
  • Implementing VCE Vblock based converged infrastructure for large scale Private Cloud deployments.
  • EMC VNX/VMAX Design, Implementation and Management in Vblock Infrastructure platform.
  • Comprehensive Management of Vblock platform with vCenter, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Manager, EMC Unisphere, Nexus CLI and EMC Unified Infrastructure Manager.
  • Installed and migrated VM from DELL VxRail Hyperconverged infrastructure.
  • Worked on VXRAIL, VXRACK and configured the nodes and creating cluster and expanding the cluster.
  • Worked on implementation of POC environment by performing stress tests for Storage, Network in Nutanix and VXRAIL environments.
  • Installed, Deployed and configured Racktables and entered Inventory details as per Datacenter.
  • Installed and configured Nutanix Environment with ESXi.
  • Installed and Managed Prism and Prism Central for Nutanix.
  • Configured VMware HA, VMware DRS in acquiring higher efficiency for VMware Infrastructure and cost effective.
  • Highly responsible for Virtual Machines in vCloud Air Environment and its required access to users.
  • Deploy and configure windows 2012 Servers in vcloud Air.
  • Responsible for Infoblox IPAM its configuration and maintenance. Upgraded Infoblox from 7.2.4 to 7.3.10 Version.
  • Did Single Sign On integration for AWS using Ping Federate. Configured double authentication for AWS using mobile.

ENVIRONMENT: Windows 2012 R2/2008 R2/2008/2003 Servers, Windows 7/XP, VMware ESX/ESXi, vSphere 6, Hyper-V, vCenter 6, Nutanix, Racktables MS SQL Server 2014, Active Directory services, WSUS, DHCP, DNS, IIS, Storage Replication, EMC Asvamar, vROPs, VRA, vSphere Configuration manager(VCM), Log Insight, NSX, vCloud Air, AWS

Confidential, MADISON, WI

WINDOWS/VMWARE ADMINISTRATOR

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working on more than 90% virtualized VMware environment / Windows Server in an enterprise environment. Virtualization monitoring and performance planning.
  • Build new ESXi hosts and perform migration of all the VMs from ESXi 4.1 to 5.1.
  • Co-ordinate with the network team to plan the network structure for the new ESXi hosts like number of NICs, vLANs, subnets etc.
  • Configure NIC teaming at ESXi server level for redundancy.
  • Installation of vCenter server and configuring ESXi host’s within the cluster using vMotion and HA.
  • Implement and manage VMware Servers and design solutions based on VMware. Building VM’s and new templates for different projects.
  • Create, manage and configure VMs, cloning, deploying VM's to template and templates to VM's.
  • Perform P2V, V2V migrations using VM Convertor.
  • Snapshots of Virtual Machines as when required.
  • Running patches and updates through update manager for the ESXi hosts.
  • Reconfigure vCPU and the memory setting of the virtual machines as required.
  • Create Virtual Switches, Ports and Port groups and setting up Layer 2 Security Policies for Virtual Networks.
  • Create various types of desktop pools like manual pools, automated pools, linked clones pools, full clone pools and RDP pools in as per users requirements.
  • Administering Windows 2008 Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and building new windows physical/virtual servers as per the requirement of the project.
  • Responsible for OS upgrade, patching and migrations.
  • Active Directory management, Group Policy administration, maintenance of DHCP, DNS and other application servers.

ENVIRONMENT: Windows 2008 R2/2008/2003 Servers, Windows 7/XP, MS SQL Server 2008, VMware ESX/ESXi, vSphere 5, Hyper-V, vCenter, EMC VNXe, Storage Replication, EMC Avamar, Barracuda Spam Filter, Riverbed Steelhead, Citrix XenApp server, Active Directory services, WSUS, DHCP, DNS, RDP, IIS, FTP, MobileIron.

Confidential, BRENTWOOD, TN

WINDOWS/VMWARE ENGINEER

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Handle complete IT infrastructure - servers, storage solutions and administration, VMware configuration and administration, network devices, security devices for data centre.
  • Installing, managing and troubleshooting ESXi servers .
  • Installation of vCenter server and its components and configuring ESXi host’s within the cluster using vMotion and HA.
  • Building VM’s and new templates for and allocating them to appropriate resource pools, upgrading VMware Tools.
  • Create snapshots as per requirements.
  • Perform P2V, V2V migrations using VM Convertor.
  • Management of capacity planning for new clusters, ESXi and VM storage issues.
  • 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.
  • Active Directory users, groups, and computers including delegating authority and applying permissions to various member servers’ nomenclature.
  • Implementation, configuration and administration of SharePoint 2010 Server. Site and sub site and site collection creation, security and permissions, workflow creation using SharePoint Designer, customised creation of forms using InfoPath.
  • Configure and maintain document libraries, lists, site columns and site collections.
  • Migration of Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010. Tasks involve creating & managing e-mail accounts and user support. Configuring mail clients.
  • Provide Backup & Recovery support using EMC Avamar.
  • Assist in planning and setup of backup and disaster recovery solutions, understanding and coordinating BCP (Business Continuity Planning) activities.
  • Experience in performing network and security audits, assisted in enterprise level annual ITC audit.

ENVIRONMENT:: Windows 2008 R2/2008/2003 Servers, Windows 7/XP, VMware ESX/ESXi, vSphere 5, Hyper-V, vCenter, MS Exchange Server 2010/2003, MS SQL Server 2008, Active Directory services, WSUS, DHCP, DNS, IIS, FTP, Citrix XenApp server, EMC Clariion, Storage Replication, EMC Avamar, Riverbed Steelhead, Barracuda Spam Filter, MobileIron.

Confidential

IT ENGINEER/WINDOWS/VMWARE ENGINEER

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 as needed.
  • Enforce domain security through Group Policy Administration, Active Directory Management.
  • Creating & managing user accounts, e-mail accounts, managing user rights and permissions. Configure mail clients. Managing User & Group accounts and their access control.
  • In place upgrade of Windows 2003 servers to Windows 2008 of physical and virtual machines.
  • Create Active Directory users and groups, including delegating authority and applying permissions to various member servers’ nomenclature.
  • Building VM’s and new templates for and allocating them to appropriate resource pools.
  • Installation of VMware tools, perform P2V, V2V migrations using VM Convertor.
  • Participated in installation and configuration of vCenter server, and vSphere licensing.
  • Updating and upgrading ESXi servers using vCenter update manager.
  • Remote Access using Terminal services. VPN access to enterprise resources. Set up connectivity between head office and remote location for users.
  • Setting up connectivity between head office and remote location for users.
  • Responsible for Citrix Server infrastructure software support, XenApp server for application virtualization.
  • Administration of RDBMS MS SQL 2008 Server, responsible for database backup and restore, creating access logins.

ENVIRONMENT: Windows 2008 R2/2008/2003 Servers, Windows 7/XP, VMware ESX/ESXi, vSphere 5, Hyper-V, vCenter, MS Exchange Server 2010/2003, MS SQL Server 2008, Active Directory services, IIS, FTP, WSUS, DHCP, DNS, EMC Clariion, Storage Replication, EMC Avamar, Riverbed Steelhead.

Confidential

WINDOWS SYSTEMS ENGINEER

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Propose solutions for IT infrastructure design and implementation. Advise on System architecture, System integration planning and implementation.
  • Network planning, design and implementation. Design and implementation of Windows Server environments.
  • Installation and configuration of Windows Active Directory Services. Setting up Domains and configuring DHCP, DNS servers, IIS Servers.SQL 2005 Server, Exchange 2003 Server. Optimization and performance tuning.
  • Setting up connectivity between head office and remote locations for clients.
  • Manage change requests for all environments using Change Management process.
  • Performance tuning of Application and Server architecture for improved performance.
  • Perform Load testing on application platforms to determine the best application settings and configurations.
  • Working with business partners to analyze issues and develop solutions to support applications
  • Projection of hardware requirements for client projects and their day-to-day maintenance requirement.
  • Lead a team of support engineers hold daily planning/status meetings and work to troubleshoot system/network issues, documentation and training.
  • Monitoring the end-user experience and create action plans to address connectivity or compatibility issues.
  • Manage the coordination efforts of design & development, documentation, training and end-user support.

ENVIRONMENT:: Windows 2003/2008/2008 R2 Servers, Windows XP, MS SQL Server 2005/2000, Exchange Server 2003, Active Directory services, WSUS, DHCP, DNS, RDP, IIS, FTP, Terminal Services.

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