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Sr Architect, AdministratoR

SUMMARY:

  • Talented IT professional with 19 years of experience in IT, I am adaptable and patient with a real practical SAN/Storage data protection relevant work experience. Good communication skills and a positive disposition toward what I do. For the record, I have worked as a member of teams in various roles and independently. I have many years of experience in the areas of Software/Hardware integration, data storage solutions designing, implementation/upgrading and administration.
  • As a real technical Senior Systems Integrator/Architect with many years of customers’ practical satisfaction work experience in challenging and dynamic environments, I am always excited to take on new rewarding opportunities to make a successful contribution in large, medium and small corporate data protection solutions environments.
  • Symantec/VERITAS NetBackup 7.x/6.5/6.0/5.1/ design, installation, configurations and administration in multi - platform environments such as on Windows, Solaris, HP-UX and Linux master/media/client servers
  • EMC/Legato Networker 7.1,7.2,7.3, 7.4 Servers/Nodes and Clients software design, implementation, configuration and administration of Networker resources
  • Symantec/VERITAS Backup Exec (8.0/8.5/8.6/9/10 d/11d design, installation and configurations in multi-platform environments on local or remote servers.
  • HP disk arrays, EMC VTL, Storagetek L700, L80, Dell PowerVault libraries, LT0x etc
  • EMC Data Domain (DD) systems, VERITAS NetBackup Appliances (Virtual Tape Libraries) configurations and administration to store backups in order to integrate effective backup and recovery solutions.
  • Design of EMC Symmetrix Storage high-level projects documentations
  • Design of EMC VMAX Storage high-level projects documentations
  • Design of EMC Isilon NAS Storage high-level projects documentations
  • Design of NetApp filers/CDOT NAS/SAN Storage high-level projects documentations
  • Design of IBM XIV Storage high-level projects documentations
  • Design of NetBackup high-level projects documentations
  • Design of NetWorker high-level projects documentations
  • Design of others high-level projects documentations as required
  • Design, installation, configurations and administration of Microsoft Networking configurations such as TCP/IP, routing/bridging, Hubs, Cisco Interconnect-bridge, LAN and WAN set up
  • Installation, configurations and administration of Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and DNS
  • VLAN design, installation, configurations and administration of traffics etc
  • I have been trained/involved/designed/implemented EMC and other vendors Storage Solutions such as calculating SAN FA zones, reads/writes IOPS, no of disks needed for a given RPM/RAID type to meet a given performance requirement.
  • EMC Symmetrix DMX/VMAX SRDF set up such as DGs to replicate data to remote datacenters
  • NetApp Ontap 7.3/8.x and Cluster mode 8.x design, configuration, administration, such as CIFS/NFS/volumes/LUNs provisioning, code upgrades, performance tuning, set up data replication using Snapmirror and recover data using Snapshots
  • I allocated storage to hosts using CLI/SMC/ Unisphere such as LUNs/BCVs/TimeFinder/Clones
  • I Used extensively EMC Control Centre/SMC/Unisphere to monitor and troubleshoot issues
  • Configuration/administration of IBM XIV storage arrays and set up data replication using the GUI
  • Designed/set up/admin of Isilon clusters, Smart pools, data replication using policies/SyncIQ
  • CLARiiON SnapView/MirrorView set up and management.
  • EMC Control Centre Certified and installation, configuration and storage administration
  • VMware vCenter Server install, configure and administration - Datacenter Virtualization
  • Good working Experience of VMware v5.5 and v4.1 environments
  • Integrated ESXi Hosts into SAN environments and provisioned storage appropriately
  • Created Datastores and mapped these to the appropriately ESXi Hosts
  • Created, Migrated, vMotion Virtual Machines using vSphere/Web Clients tools
  • Configured and managed Virtual Storage and Virtual Networks
  • Excellent Resource Management and Monitoring within VMware datacenters
  • Migrated all VMs from v4.1 to v5.5 Environment. (About 600 VMs)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional, MCP (Windows 2000/2012 Servers/Professional)
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Servers 2000/2012 etc.
  • Operating Systems deployments using Microsoft SCCM 2003/2007/2012 and SMS
  • Excellent working Experience of Microsoft Active Directory ( Native, no native domains)
  • Great administration and troubleshooting DNS, Hosts files, Routers, TCP/IP issues
  • Systems engineering and implementation of Microsoft and mixed environments
  • HP-UX 10.20/11.11 (Systems and Network Administration trained.)
  • Linux Red Hat OS (Systems and Network Administration, installed and configured)
  • Solaris 8/9/10 (Systems and Network Administration, installed and configured) Storage Area Network (SAN) Set up, Configurations, Administration and Troubleshooting:
  • Fully trained and managing MDS-Series switches using Cisco Fabric Manager and Device Manager GUI . Create and manage VSANs, zoning and NPIV (N Port ID Virtualization)
  • Planned and upgraded Production/DR MDS-Series SAN switches firmware codes
  • Cabling and Troubleshooting FC Ports issues on the switches/hosts
  • Brocade B-Series and MDS-Series switches set up (configuration from scratch to troubleshooting using the Setup command etc)
  • Advanced troubleshooting hosts HBA cards issues using tools such as Emulex Configuration Tool (elxcfg) or the Light Pulse Utility (lputilnt) or HB anyware to reset SCSI bus, Gbit speeds or upgrade the firmware levels, check /var/adm/messages Solaris hosts or event viewer on windows hosts etc
  • Direct SAN and FC to SCSI Bridge switches set up, such as DELL FC Bridge Protocols.
  • Set up soft and hard zoning configurations on switches using Web tools GUIs
  • Switches troubleshooting using CLI configShow, errShow, show flogi database/show interface brief
  • OCP - Oracle Certified Professional ( Backup and Recovery) Oracle8i/9i databases
  • I have Designed, installed and configured Oracle8i/9i databases as Servers and Clients in multi tiered applications support environments to perform either online or offline (hot/cold) backups.
  • Extensive use of OEM/DBA Studio Consoles to administer databases in order to see, for examples, users’ sessions and the permissions granted to them. I have used RMAN to backup/maintain databases using OEM/SQLPLUS
  • I have excellent working knowledge of SQL servers’ databases. I installed and configured SQL servers.
  • Designed database tables based on the principles of RDBMS software, using Primary and Foreign Keys, linked these tables. I have used SQL Enterprise Manager, Transact-SQL, and Query Analyser to administer stored procedures, configured log shipping servers, troubleshot failed jobs.

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Sr Architect/ Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • I plan, consult, work with various teams to deliver Storage/NetBackup projects solutions
  • Plan and upgrade SAN/NAS Storage and Backup devices codes/firmware - ongoing
  • I Perform Storage Design, Configuration, Administration, Optimization and Documentations
  • Handling DMX/VMAX SRDF Sync/Async Configuration, Administration to replicate data to remote sites
  • Handling NetApp 7-mode 8.x/CDOT 8.x Configuration/Administration/Optimization and data replication
  • Integrating and configuring new servers into the Storage (SAN/NAS) and Backups across datacenters
  • EMC Isilon solutions design/configuration/administration/Smart pools/SyncIQ data replication setup
  • Provisioning storage LUNs and NAS Volumes from various storage platforms as listed above
  • VERITAS NetBackup Solutions architecture design/Implementation/administration and tuning
  • Providing top level expertise/guidance related to Storage & Backup solutions to stakeholders
  • Projects leader, defining the scope/design/implementations/operations and many more tasks

Confidential

Sr Storage Integration Consultant/Architect/Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • I plan, consult and work with various teams and lead Storage & NetBackup projects
  • I Perform Storage Design, Configuration, Administration, Optimization and Documentations
  • Handling DMX/VMAX SRDF Sync/Async Configuration, Administration to replicate data to remote sites
  • Handling NetApp 7-mode 8.x/CDOT 8.x Configuration/Administration/Optimization and data replication
  • IBM XIV storage arrays Configuration, Administration, Optimization and data replication to remote sites
  • Integrating and configuring new servers into the Storage Area Network (SAN) datacenters
  • EMC NAS Isilon Design/Configuration, Administration, Smart pools, SyncIQ data replication set up
  • Provisioning storage LUNs and NAS Volumes from various storage platforms as listed above
  • VERITAS NetBackup Solutions Architecture Design/Implementation/Administration and Tuning
  • Providing top level expertise/guidance related to Storage & Backup solutions to stakeholders
  • Many more tasks not listed here

Confidential

Information Technology Specialist - Technical Lead

Responsibilities:

  • In this role, I led major projects of NetApp Enterprise Storage & NetBackup - design/installation/processes documentations and deliverables Schedule using MS Project2016 etc
  • NetApp Ontap 7.x/8.x and Clusters mode 8.x design, configuration, administration, such as CIFS/NFS, ISCSI/FC/FCOE, code upgrades, performance tuning and storage/SAN monitoring
  • Data migration from 7-mode to Clusters mode using various methods, such as 7ModeTransitionTool or the CopyFree Transition etc.
  • Responsible for accomplishing technical project objectives/deliveries and create/update spreadsheets
  • Provisioning storage LUNs and NAS Volumes from storage arrays to servers
  • Integrating new servers into the Storage Area Network (SAN) and NetBackup environments
  • Proactively Planning/Implementing storage capacity to meet customers’ needs
  • Worked with other teams to accomplish their Storage & Backup & Restore needs
  • Worked and led the Enterprise Storage & Backup Refresh projects, produced progress and Storage cost estimations reports for Senior management. Met various vendors to review SLAs
  • Acted as the team leader and helped team members whenever I was needed
  • Participated in the on-call rotation in order to provide 24x7 support to customers
  • Many more tasks that cannot be fitted all in here.

Confidential

Senior Storage/SAN Integration Architect/Consultant/Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully Consolidated 3 Data Centers into 2, EMC/IBM/NetApp Storage and Cisco MDS SAN
  • Planned and successfully led a major SAN and Storage Refresh worth millions of Dollars
  • Successfully migrated the old SAN zones configuration to the new SAN environments
  • Successfully Migrated many TB of data from Centera to Isilon NAS platforms
  • Successfully Migrated many TB of data from the Old DMXs arrays to VMAXs arrays platforms
  • Planned workload while coordinated each task with other teams, such as applications owners
  • Worked as a Senior Storage Architect/Consultant/admin covering all aspects of Storage and SAN solutions using SRDF/SyncIQ/SRM/XIV Mirroring, snapshots and Storage allocations/reclamations
  • Successfully worked with EMC teams and set up 2 Isilon Clusters NAS Storage environments - 950TB
  • As the most senior in the team, I provided technical advice and guidance to the team members
  • Acted as a point of reference in advising Executives/Seniors management with IT/Storage cost budgets decision making processes to meet business operational SLA/compliance/RTO/RPO etc.

Confidential

Senior Storage Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Handled Backups and restores tickets using TSM and Commvault v9 backup applications
  • Managed and maintained 3 SAN sites platforms using Cisco MDS-9513 switches and zoning
  • Met with Solutions vendors and review SLA regularly and write up advanced troubleshooting steps
  • Worked with VM/Windows and databases teams to deliver data storage business solutions
  • Set up/configured data replication solutions to remote sites, using SRDF/SyncIQ/SRM/XIV Mirroring
  • Planned and Implemented Disaster Recovery(DR) and business continuity(BC) plans for the Confidential
  • Proactively planned and generated storage capacity and performance reports to meet business needs
  • Led and successfully completed 4 million Dollars Projects - SAN and Storage Migrations from DMX to VMAX Platforms. Zones Migrated to new SAN switches and Storage migrated to new VMAX platforms
  • Travelled to various States and met SAN/Storage solutions vendors in order to find the right technology solutions for the organization and wrote evaluation reports/recommendations to management
  • Provided top expert level enterprise architecture guidance when needed.
  • Producing monthly reports for senior management etc. Cannot fit all tasks in here

Confidential

Senior Storage Solutions Architect

Responsibilities:

  • NetBackup Solutions Architecture Design/Implementation/Tuning
  • Networker Solutions Architecture Design/Implementation/Tuning
  • Backup Exec Solutions Architecture Design/Implementation/Tuning
  • Solutions Optimisation and Troubleshooting major and frequent issues
  • Review, plan and upgrade existent data protection solutions
  • Design of high-level projects documentations
  • Technical Workshops trainings and Knowledge Transfer to customers
  • Setting up EMC Clarions LUNs, TimeFinder/BCVs and SRDF links etc
  • Provided actionable recommendations to customers to prevent future potential problems.

Confidential

Senior Storage Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Designed NetBackup solutions to deliver data Storage Solutions to the business
  • Led and upgraded all NetBackup environments to the latest version 6.5
  • Administering, maintaining, troubleshooting NetBackup issues (200,000 daily jobs)
  • Administering, maintaining, troubleshooting VERITAS Cluster Server (VCS) issues
  • Managing EMC Clariion, Symmetrix and NetApp storage arrays to provision storage
  • Allocating/removing storage to and from servers to maintain the environment
  • Managing/monitoring and troubleshooting Cisco and brocade SAN switches
  • Symmetrix Configurations using SMC/CLI/ECC ( DMX series)
  • Coaching Juniors in the Storage team to be fully confident in learning new skills
  • Attend meetings with other teams to discuss and agree storage issues/solutions
  • Producing reports for senior management when required etc

Confidential

Software Storage Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Primarily providing data protection expertise/solutions using VERITAS NETBACKUP 4.5/5.x/6.x and VERITAS Backup Exec all versions. EMC Networker 7.1, 7.2,7.3,7.4
  • Led Projects in various teams to deliver Storage Solutions at client sites. Identifying client requirements, project deliverables, co-ordination of technical consultants, delivering progress reports to Senior Management.
  • Meeting customers and collecting, analysing data protection information then design the data protection solutions that define the recoverability of data
  • VERITAS NETBACKUP Solutions designing, implementation or upgrade the existing installation based on the needs at hand. NETBACKUP administration, tuning, training and troubleshooting,
  • Designing NetBackup high-level documentations and running workshops
  • Training technical personnel to manage NetBackup to quickly troubleshoot issues such as failed jobs
  • Networker 7.2,7.3,7.4 design, implementation, configuration and administration of Networker resources.

Confidential

Technical Support Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Implementing/Supporting Storage Solutions using VERITAS Backup Exec and NetBackup products
  • I supported Oracle, SQL databases and Exchange using NetBackup on NT/2000/2003/ servers
  • Analyse and troubleshoot NetBackup then provide the recoverability of data solutions to customers.
  • Helped customers installing NetBackup, configuring storage devices policies etc
  • I have written many technical documents, (Tech-notes)
  • I answered technical queries through emails with steps by steps instructions set out and easy to follow.
  • Working with the USA and Australia Engineers teams by sharing knowledge, problems and solutions.
  • Producing and Reporting the progress of hot cases (VIP cases) to the management
  • Escalating complex and unresolved or possible defects issues to engineering team.

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