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Sr. System Admin (windows, Vmware) Resume

Springdale, ArkansaS

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • 8+ years of experience in building and implementing new systems as well as overseeing systems migrations/upgrades, develop and implement effective deployment strategies. Takes on additional responsibilities and meets new challenges as a result - focused team player making strong contributions to long-term business success.
  • Extensive experience as VMware Administrator.
  • Extensive experience in Windows 2000/2003/2008/ R2/2012/2016 Servers, Wintel Servers at single or multi domain platforms.
  • Experience in Active Directory, GPOs, DNS, SNMP, DHCP, File & Print Server, FTP, Terminal Server, NAT, WSUS.
  • Extensive experience in System Operation Manager (SCOM) and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
  • Extensive experience with Internet Information Server (IIS) and Microsoft Cluster Server.
  • Expertise in implementation and supporting VMware vSphere ESXi 4.1/4.0/5.0/5.5/6.0, Vmware ThinApp, Vmware Workstation NSX environment.
  • Extensive experience as administering MS Hyper-V.
  • Hands on Experience in Installing, Configuring & Troubleshooting VMware ESX 6.0/5.5/5.1/5.0/4.1/4.0, vSphere 6.0/5.5/5.1/5.0/4.0, vCenter or Virtual Center 6.0/5.5/5.1/5.0/4.1/4.0 servers. Configuring VM’s on ESX server and installing hosts and Migrating Virtual Machines across various VMware ESXi Servers and VMware servers.
  • Experienced in Virtual Server Administration, WINS, DNS, DHCP and Patch Management on Microsoft Windows Servers.
  • Installed, Configured and Supported Intel based IBM x3850 / x3950 Rack Servers and HP Proliant DL360, DL380, DL580 Servers, BL460c, BL20p Blade Servers, and Dell Power Edge Servers. Extensively worked on vMotion, Storage vMotion.
  • Experience with VMware Convertor for server migration from P2V and V2V.
  • Experienced in configuring hardware and software RAID under Windows NT/ 2000/2003/2008 R2.
  • Experience and Strong familiarity with PCI DSS (Data Security Standards) on Security Policy Management and Implementation, Vulnerability Management, Access Control Measures. Involved in upgrading the existing Servers with latest Service Packs, Security Patches.
  • Experience in analyzing and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows Server hardware, Software applications and clustered environment issues.
  • Knowledge on Windows PowerShell command line and scripting environment.
  • Extensive experience in managing Data Center environment with Administering, Installing, and Troubleshooting Microsoft Servers and Workstations
  • Extensive experience working with KVM, OVM, VDI and Virtual desktop deployments.
  • Experience working with HP Blade System, Cisco UCS and Dell Poweredge.
  • Extensive experience working with vCloud Automation Center (VCAC).
  • Worked on the virtualization using the Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp.
  • Extensive experience working with Active directory, Exchange, office 365, SharePoint, Azure.
  • Basic knowledge of AWS and Microsoft Azure.
  • Experienced in performing Cloning, Cold Migrations and Hot Migrations and taking Snapshots.
  • Experienced in creating Virtual Machine Templates and deploy virtual machines from templates and allocate resources.
  • Worked with the infrastructure team in support of the vCenter hosting the VDI environment.
  • Design, implement and deliver applications to virtual desktops using App volumes.
  • Test, troubleshoot and deploy applications, upgrades and operating system security updates in the virtual desktop environment while working with application teams to minimize user impact.
  • Creating Virtual machines, installing operating systems inside VM's and installing tools and configure these VM's based on customer requirements.
  • Hands on experience in using the vSphere Features like vMotion, Storage vMotion, HA, DRS, Fault Tolerance (FT), DPM and other products from VMware vSphere.
  • Expertise in configuring and troubleshooting Cisco switches and routers. Good knowledge of Cisco Networking components, networking gears and Cisco unified computing UCS.
  • Strong Experience in Configuring vSwitches, dvSwitch, portgroups, NIC Teaming, Traffic shaping, Load Balancing, VLAN tagging, Failover and Security Policies on the vNetwork and Network I/O Control.
  • Strong Knowledge of Storage concepts related to NAS, EMC SAN, EMC Symmetrix, VMAX Xtreme I/O and Pure storage type of storages from Virtual platform end and Netapp Storage.
  • Experience with installing, configuring, managing, troubleshooting and administrating SQL 2005 and 2008 server databases in Server environments.
  • Created the user accounts and profiles, assigned permissions using Active Directory, a directory service which contains information of all user accounts and which optimizes the network traffic. It provides the user logon and authentication services using Kerberos.
  • Administered the Group Policy, a collection of permissions, security and rights which can be applied on sites domains and OU's. Also used group policy to automatically upgrade, repair software installation online.
  • Extensive experience in building windows-based servers and managing entire Active Directory (Users, groups, FSMO roles, replication), LDAP services.
  • Extensive experience in windows server modules RODC, IIS, Group policies, Security policies, DNS, DHCP, Backups and Restores, Failover Clustering, WSUS, Multiple Doman Trusting and many other windows products.
  • Installing and Managing Active directory and FSMO Roles Transfer in Active Directory forest. Troubleshooting replication issues in active directory.
  • Extensive experience with Active Directory, GPO’s, DHCP, DNS, IP, Subnets, VPNs, vLAN, Network routing, firewalls, LAN/WAN switching and Backup & Recovery, File & Print Server, IIS (Web Server), FTP, Terminal Server
  • Hands on Experience in management of Active Directory infrastructure in Windows based servers (2003/2008) and managing Active Directory (Users, groups, FSMO roles, and replication), LDAP configuration of DNS, DHCP, IIS 6.0 Windows 2003/2008 Failover Clustering and WSUS.
  • Experience in installation, configuration, management and troubleshooting of RHEL and Suse.
  • Experience working with administration of public cloud providers like Microsoft Azure.
  • Experienced with deployments, management and troubleshooting application on Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure.
  • Windows Azure and Hybrid, AWS.
  • Extensive experience in design, implement and support systems infrastructure using rack mounts and blade chassis infrastructure.
  • Maintenance level upgrades and software administration using RPM installation on linux.
  • Extensive experience with Internet Information Server (IIS) and Microsoft Cluster Server.
  • P2V and V2V conversions by using VMware Converter and Plate Spin.
  • Experience with creation, configuration, deployment and management of IIS websites.
  • Experience in transformation roles like transferring the PDC Emulator, RID Master, and Infrastructure Masters.
  • Strong experience with the VMware HA and VMware DRS.
  • Knowledge of installing HP ProLiant Server Hardware, Microsoft, HP products, and Vista 7 configuration.
  • Knowledge with NAS/SAN and VNX storage.
  • Knowledge with Exchange Server 2003/2007/2010/2013.
  • Knowledge with ADFS and ADFS proxy server Deployments.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

VMware: VSphere, VMware ESXI 3.5 and 4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5/6.0/6.5, VMware converter, VMware Update Manager, Horizon View 6.x, HA, DRS, DPM, vCenter Orchester (VCO) vCloud Automation, Hyper-V, Center 6.0 (VCAC), VMware API, vMotion and VMotion, PlateSpin power converter.

Operating System: Windows Server NT 4.0/ 2000/2003/2008/ R2, WINTEL servers, Windows XP/Vista/7.

Server Hardware: Dell PowerEdge, HP, VNX, IBM Servers, HPE 8000 3PAR Storage, HP P6500 EVA, EVA 6500.

Networking Protocols/others: TCP/IP, WINS, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, SNMP, SMTP, Ethernet 10/100/1000, WAN/LAN Routing, Routers, Switches Microsoft Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, DNS, SNMP, LDAP, DHCP.

Backup Software s: Symantec backup exec and vRanger Pro. Veeam backup and replicator.

Applications: MS Office 2000, 2003, 2007 and MS Visio, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003,2007,2010, Altiris, SaaS, Office 365, Symantec Ghost.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Springdale, Arkansas

Sr. System Admin (Windows, VMware)

Responsibilities:

  • Implementing Server setup, configuration & administration for Windows 2008, Windows 2012 Server and Active Directory Administration.
  • Built more than 100+ ESXi Servers as well as 1500 plus VM’s Windows servers mainly 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and 2016 Servers.
  • Install, configure and management of windows servers 2008, 2012 and 2016
  • Develop one off PowerShell scripts for the customer's support teams to efficiently fix errors found through the Active Directory environment.
  • Automated several manual operations using PowerShell.
  • Migration done from Vsphere 5.5 to 6.5 ESXi and Vcenter with new Datastore.
  • Administrating production and development servers/network infrastructure that includes Windows 2008 /2012/Linux and SQL/SAP based.
  • Active Directory installation and deployment of enterprise-wide Group Policies using Active Directory components. Domain Controllers, IIS Web Servers (HTTP/S, FTP and SMTPNAS, File and print Servers, RADIUS and Terminal Servers on Windows 2008/20012.
  • Executed and performed Product support and installation documentation.
  • Responsible for software upgrades, application support and optimization.
  • Strong experience with the VMware HA (High Availability), Fault Tolerance, Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and VMware Distributed Power Management (DPM).
  • Managed snapshots, clones, templates during patch releases and new server deployments, Experience with installing, configuring and troubleshooting VMware Lab Manager.
  • Follow Change Management control procedure to make any changes on the production servers and complete them during the maintenance window over weekends.
  • Managed ESX servers located at various datacenters by virtual center, used for HA and DRS for disaster recovery, Load balancing and troubleshooting. Managed Windows IIS server, client/server applications, worked with WebSphere and WebLogic.
  • Creating and Deploying of Virtual Machines from Templates and Snapshots with in no time, cloning of Virtual Machines for future Deployments.
  • Creating and configuring vNetwork Standard Switch (vSwitch) for port groups.
  • Configuring vNetwork Distributed switches and migrating the networks from vNetwork standard switches to vNetwork Distributed switches.
  • Configuring different type of Port Groups Policies, Applying Security policies, Traffic Shaping, Load balancing, Failover detection, Hard and Soft zoning and VLAN Tagging.
  • Migrated Physical Machines to Virtual Machines (P2V) and Virtual Machines to Virtual Machines (V2V) using VMware converter and vCenter Guided Consolidation.
  • Configuring different type of Port Groups Policies, Applying Security policies, Traffic Shaping, Load balancing, Failover detection, Hard and Soft zoning and VLAN Tagging. Build, install, configure and maintain VMware products including ESXi servers and clusters.
  • Provide advanced troubleshooting and problem resolution of the entire virtualized environment.
  • Proactively did large cluster administration with VMware enterprise infrastructure.
  • Installed and Implemented VMware ESXi 5.x/6.x host servers with vSphere Client, vSphere Configured HBAs and iSCSI SAN storage.
  • Extensive experience Cisco UCS manager, UCS central to build server profiles.
  • Installed and configured Identity Manager, VROPS for Horizon 7 environment.
  • Designing of vSphere for implementation of vCloud infrastructure.
  • Integration of vCloud Director with vShield and vCenter. Deployed and managed vCenter manager for vCloud Operations Management.
  • Experience in VSphere Replication using Site Recovery Manager 5.0 (SRM ) for backup in case of disaster.
  • Involved in thin app packages and publishing to ThinApp environment.
  • Provide project support by configuring DNS, DHCP, SNMP, GPOs and Active Directory changes and implementations as needed.
  • Implementation of configuration management tools Puppet, Docker for configuration management automation.
  • Managing multiple floating\linked-clone VDI environment using Horizon view admin and vcenter.
  • Deploy, install and configure windows physical servers using ILO. Build ESXi host using onboard administrator and ILO.
  • Update the patches of ESXi hosts using VMware Update Manager and perform drivers and firmware upgrades for ESXi hosts.
  • Coordinated with team in the server upgrades for 2008/R2 & 2012, 2016 using Blade-Logic & SCCM tool for the Client machines for the updates across the globe, share point folder 2013/2016 administration.
  • Integration of Vmware NSX with VMware’s suite of products (vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations).
  • Experience in creation and managing security, user accounts, diskspace and process monitoring in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Solaris.
  • Created distribution lists, shared mailboxes permissions; provided support on the Office 365 portal and troubleshooting for Outlook 2007/2010 issues.
  • Manage and maintain mailflow between Office 365 tenancy and On-Premise messaging infrastructure
  • Created Domain User Accounts, Distribution Groups with Active Directory/Exchange.
  • Installation and troubleshooting on Vmware running linux (RHEL 5/6). Implemented solutions across linux operating systems.
  • Create and manage azure web apps and provide access permission to AD users.
  • Installing 64-Bit OSs on ESX server which enhances the performance of guest operating system. Helping IPv6 compliance on VMware products like ESX, ESXi, VMOTION, DRS, HA & VDI.
  • Deployed and administered web based applications using IIS. Manage Windows servers and ESXi hosts in Active Directory.
  • Experience in creating and managing virtual machines in windows Azure.
  • Involved in application virtualization using ThinApp. Solving issues related to RDP of Azure Infrastructure.
  • Managed IIS web servers and hosted websites. Responsible for windows server, DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP support.

Confidential, Emeryville, California

Windows/Wintel and VMware Admin

Responsibilities:

  • Administered and maintained Microsoft Exchange Server and mailboxes.
  • Expertise on Creating virtual machines, installing operating systems inside VM's and installing tools and configure these VM's based on customer requirements. Installation and troubleshooting of VMware.
  • Provided end user application software and operating system software support.
  • Day to day Backup of file server with windows backup tool.
  • Installed and configured Windows 2008/2012 servers. Maintain and monitoring servers via SCOM alert system
  • Install and maintain SCOM in the environment and monitor infrastructure health using SCOM.
  • Installation, Configure and Maintenance of F&O Application Applications and other Stock Exchange related Applications. implementing and managing Active Directory(AD), Internet Information Server (IIS), Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)/System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), Systems Management Server (SMS)/System Center Configuration Manager(SCCM)
  • Failover clustered Hyper-V environments and Create virtual machines within Hyper-V.
  • Creating, configuring, and managing organization units, users, and groups. Advising the corporate management on secure Active Directory policies.
  • Implementing all corporate approved AD policies. Windows 2008 Active Directory administration.
  • Develop PowerShell, Powercli, bash scripts for system management and automation tasks.
  • Used PowerShell for automation of the migration several thousand user home directories from legacy servers to Server 2012r2.
  • Troubleshooting and fixing Group Policy Object (GPO) Active Directory problems enterprise wide.
  • Identifying and monitoring replication interruptions between domain controllers.
  • Providing remote and hands-on administration of various hardware and desktop applications.
  • Implementing, maintaining, and documenting corporate backup solutions.
  • Providing level 3 support for desktop and back office application issues.
  • Patching and troubleshooting of windows servers using VMware Configuration Manager.
  • Installed custom root certificates for vCenter. Deployed and configured vSphere replication Appliance.
  • Installation and configuration of Windows Active Directory Services. Setting up Domains and configuring DHCP, DNS servers, IIS Servers
  • Creating and updating Standard Operating Procedures of the corporate IT environment.
  • Communicating and coordinating activities with 3rd party vendors. Secure hardening of servers, locking down workstations & applications.
  • Supporting multiple regional office locations, both physically and remotely.
  • SharePoint Online configuration & administration. Installation, configuration, and deployment of Windows 2008 R2 servers.
  • Administration to Manage, open/close, and document hardware failure trouble tickets.
  • Administration of Manage Engine monitoring and ticketing system. Administration of Outlook 365 email server.
  • Building and configuring Windows 2012 Hyper-V servers. Building and configuring the WSUS Environment
  • Software Deployment from server to several clients. Installation and Configuring WINS, DNS, DHCP.
  • Maintaining Branded clients IBM, Compaq, and HP. Installation and configuring HP Branded systems preloaded software.
  • Software Installations and Printers. Trouble shooting HP desktops and laptops.
  • McAfee Antivirus and updating Antivirus Patches.

Confidential, Atlanta, Georgia

Windows/Wintel and VMware Admin

Responsibilities:

  • Participated in migration from a Windows Server 2003 domain to a Windows Server 2008 domain.
  • Installation and configuration of Windows servers 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012R2 Virtual Machines in the Hyper-V and VMware environment host clusters. Perform Virtual Machine migration from Hyper-V to VMware cluster.
  • Windows systems administration including installation of system Security Patches, Hot Fixes and patches using WSUS.
  • Recommend changes to reduce problem reoccurrences in Windows servers.
  • Added users to the domain using Active Directory in a Windows Server 2003 and 2008 environment. Created groups in an Active Directory Domain and assigned users to the groups based on user criteria.
  • Creating the load evaluators for load balance purpose while users accessing the Applications.
  • Designed, configured and troubleshooted virtual networks within VMware vSphere.
  • Created User Accounts, groups and running scripts on production servers.
  • Responsible for keeping all VMware ESX/ESXi hosts up to date with patches and updates with minimal downtime using vMotion for SAN attached VMs and Storage vMotion for Local storage VMs. Deploying and troubleshooting of Applications on large IIS web server farms.
  • Creating, deploying, renewing and Import & export of the SSL certificates. Optimization and performance and resolve performance bottlenecks.
  • Install & troubleshoot patches and updates on ESX/ ESXi hosts and virtual machine using VMware Update manager.
  • Participate in regular VMware administration & provisioning activities on virtual servers VMware environment.
  • Developed and supported the Red Hat Enterprise Linux based infrastructure in the cloud environment.
  • Installed and configured monitoring tools Nagios for monitoring the network bandwidth and the hard drives status.
  • Used bash, awk, sed and Perl to automate most of the daily activities like log monitoring, log rotation and purging, proactive systems monitoring including disk error detection.
  • Maintained Windows Servers 2008, 2008 R2 administration created User Accounts and Groups in Active Directory (AD) as required after gaining required approvals. Managing Active directory, DNS, WINS and DHCP Servers.
  • Active Directory Services - Managing Users & Other AD objects.
  • Installed the Windows 2003/2008 R2 Servers in the organization with over 500 clients.
  • Created the user accounts and profiles, assigned permissions using Active Directory, a directory service which contains information of all user accounts and which optimizes the network traffic. It provides the user logon and authentication services using Kerberos.
  • Administered the Group Policy, a collection of permissions, security and rights which can be applied on sites domains and OU's. Also used group policy to automatically upgrade, repair software installation online.
  • Scheduling full and incremental backups using Net Backup on daily, weekly and monthly basis. Managed Disks and File systems using LVM on Linux and Installation of Oracle Database Server.
  • Assisting with the software integration, including turning software builds into RPM packages. Responsible for troubleshooting, end user and application problems. Provided support for Exchange Server 2003/2007/2010/2013.
  • Designed, developed, and implemented MSI libraries/MFC applications to create Web Sites, virtual directories, establish IIS permissions and set IIS properties, set NTFS permissions, create MTS packages with permissions.
  • Proficient in configuring Jumpstart and Kick Start servers to initiate installation of Solaris and RedHat Linux on several machines at once.
  • Troubleshooting and analysis of hardware and software failures for various UNIX servers and involved in disk configuration and disk crash recovery using format and fdisk. Responsible for DNS and Configured DNS Servers and Clients, troubleshooting system and DNS issues.
  • Developed scripts for automating administration tasks like customizing user environment, and performance monitoring and tuning with nfsstat, netstat, iostat, vmstat and administered tasks like taking backups, expanding file system disk space, creating NFS mounts.
  • Installation and configuration of FTP Server and set up network connections and Configured RAID partitions and servers to use HTTP, DNS, NFS, Net Backup, Storage Disk configuration.
  • Developed tools for automated server health status daily report and other administrative tasks deployment.

Confidential, Dallas, Texas

Windows/Wintel and VMware Admin

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with VMware by installing ESX servers, VMware infrastructure and virtualization.
  • Used to Install of ESX servers and maintaining VMware infrastructure customers.
  • Used to Troubleshoot and Planning and controlling Network and Hardware activities.
  • Responsible for maintaining Servers, Switches, Routers and Desktops at customer locations.
  • Installation and configuration of printers, Fax machines.
  • Maintaining Space of Mailbox, Applying Quota on Mailbox, and archiving for hitting space of mailbox
  • To handle all network escalated calls from 1st level support. Installation, configuration Active directory.
  • Creating Disk cloning for servers with help of Ghost software. Troubleshooting Windows Time related issues.
  • Account Lockouts Configuring Password Policies. Configuring and managing Domain Naming System (DNS).
  • System performance Monitoring and Management. Installing and Configuring Terminal Server for Remote desktop.
  • Updating Security patches for Operating system and all other Applications.
  • Managed Win2k Ad Server, Active Directory, Group Policies, NT Backup & Antivirus Server.
  • Responsible for implementing security on the Network folders as per the Security Policy.
  • User Add/Delete, Policy Implementations. Report writes for summaries of daily process. Responsible for Network and Servers performance.
  • Managed Cisco Router Layer 2 Switches & Fortinet Firewall for WAN & Internet Connectivity.
  • Always been a part during any Network Related Change and Incident management.
  • Maintained and updated documentation for current network hardware and software configurations, and also for proposed future installations & modification to the current environment. Outlook configurations and maintaining of PST files.
  • Maintained more that 400+ VMWare virtual servers throughout many customer enterprises.
  • Managed and maintained customer's Exchange System within their environment for additions, deletion of email accounts, and outage issues.
  • Maintained and troubleshot issues with customer Blackberry Enterprise Server; was responsible for day-to-day creation, deletion of user accounts and communication outages.
  • Managed, installed, and maintained the organization/client's Anti-Virus and Spam solution within the enterprise using McAfee EPO and Secure Content Management Appliance. Troubleshot device and server connectivity issues and implemented solutions to correct outages and malfunctions.
  • Responsible for updating customer on fault progress. Performed individually and as a team.
  • RIS and GHOST Installations for all desktops and laptops.
  • Procured new hardware and software by dealing with External vendors (Dell and HP).
  • VLAN configurations with Linksys switches. Handled Installations of Sun SPARC, Sun FIRE, and IBM and HP servers.
  • SCCM, WSUS implementations. Implemented enterprise Windows Patching Management solution for the organization of 400+ servers.
  • Tested and approved distribution of windows patches to all Windows system, using WSUS (Windows System Update Services).
  • Managed and installed patches for all Windows servers and desktops within the GTA enterprise environment.
  • Managed and installed the organization Anti-Virus and Spam solution within the enterprise using McAfee EPO and Secure Content Management Appliance.

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