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Sr. Vmware/ Windows Administrator Resume

Radnor, PA

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Over 8+ years of professional experience as Systems/VMware in supporting windowsNT/ 2000/2003/2008/2012 servers and linux administration.
  • Expertise in installation, configuration and administration of Windows NT/ 2000/ 2003/2008/2008 R2 & 2012/2012R2 servers.
  • Expertise in WINS, DNS, DHCP and Active Directory services in Windows 2003/2008//2008 R2 & 2012/2012R2 servers.
  • Experience working on Change Management, Request Management and Incident Management in Service Center/Remedy.
  • Experience with the various Windows protocols and services: WINS, DNS, IIS, SFTP, Terminal Services.
  • Experience in Implementing and Administration of Active Directory Services, replication, Trust Relationship and Enforcing Domain Group Policy.
  • Experience in implementing and configuring hardware and software RAID under Windows NT/ 2000/2003/2008.
  • Good experience in Blade server hardware, RAID, Microsoft Windows Clusters. Blade Server hardware maintenance.
  • Worked in large complex directory environments with experience supporting Windows 2003/2008 Active Directory (AD).
  • Experience with Microsoft Network Load Balancing and Microsoft Clustering technologies.
  • Excellent skills in patching and hardening Win2000/Win 2003/2008//2008 R2 & 2012/2012R2 servers using Windows Update and also by using the staged patches.
  • Experience in resolving all levels of Severity Tickets, root cause investigations, system outages.
  • Proficient Experience in installation and configuration of VMware ESX 3.0/3.5,vSphere 4.0, VMware ESXi 4.1/5.0/5.1/6.0, VMware Virtual Center 2.0/3.5/4.0/5.0/6.0 & 6.2.
  • Experience in configuring VMware CPU and memory shares for virtual machines. block
  • Experience in building VMware virtual machines from templates and CD/ISO image.
  • Administration of VMware Virtual Center and virtualization services VMware DRS, VMware HA, VMotion and SVMotion.
  • Expert knowledge on configuring hardware iSCSI and NFS storage to VMware ESX (i) hosts from vSphere client.
  • Experience in configuring VMware standard vSwitch & dvSwitch.
  • Experience in cloning VMs and deploy new virtual machines from clones.
  • Converted many (P2V) physical servers to Virtual Machines using VMware vCenter Converter part of decommission legacy servers effort.
  • Experience in migrating the virtual machines between the ESX (i) Hosts using cold migration and VMotion.
  • Provided 24/7 On Call production support onsite and remotely on rotation basis.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

VMware Platform Skills: vSphere 6.2 / 6.0 /5.1 / 5.0 / 4.1 / 4.0, ESXi 5.1 / 5.0, ESX 4.1 / 4.0, Virtual Center Server, VMware View, VMware vCenter Orchestrator, HA, DRS, Storage VMotion, Site Recovery Manager, Host Profiles, vApp, VMware vCenter Heartbeat, VMware vSphere Client, VMware Thinapp, P2V, V2V, VMware Consolidated Backup, VMware Management Assistant, Capacity Planning, Plate spin Power convert.

Microsoft Products and tools: Active Directory Domain Services, AD lightweight Directory Services, AD Certificate Services, Active Directory Federation Services, Active Directory Rights Management Services, DNS, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, Hyper - V, WSUS server, SQL Server 2005, SQL server 2008, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, IIS 6, IIS 7, DHCP, TCP/IP.

Server Operating Systems: Windows 2000, 2003, 2008 R2, 2012

Desktop Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

Management Tools: Confidential Onboard Administrator, Confidential Virtual Connect Manager, Confidential Service Manager, Avocent DS View, Putty, MKS Integrity Change Management Software, Vulnerability Management, ground works VI Monitoring Tool, VMKernel Monitoring Software, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, Microsoft Robo copy GUI, Solar winds IP Address Tracker, Veeam Backup, FastSCP.

Switching: DNS,DHCP,SAN Storage, TCP/IP

Remote Accesses: VDI, VRA, Storage vMotionProfessional Certifications

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Sr. VMWARE/ Windows Administrator

Confidential - Radnor, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Installed and upgraded VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0/4.1/4.0 and ESX server 4.1/4/3.5 in a total of 450 ESX servers, 2200 Servers.
  • Collaborate with project implementation teams to architect and build infrastructure that complies with vendor requirements while meeting project requirements.
  • Responsible in building physical Windows ESX host, creating clusters, adding ESX hosts to clusters, and adding storage.
  • Performed Hardware and Software maintenance of Windows Server environment, including VMware ESX/ESXi host, Clusters, Servers and Virtual Machines and Interfaced with different Venders.
  • As a member of a group of Administrators, responsible for providing for 24x7 support for production and responding to users tickets created from Peregrine Ticketing Tool.
  • Administering Information store Management, Public folder Management, Exchange system Manager Management, Groups and Address List Management, administrative Group Management.
  • Responsible for maintaining user access in VMware virtual Center, configuring mail alert for any failure in HA, DRS, CPU and memory.
  • Configured VMware on clustered environment, implemented migration of virtual machines using VMotion, Virtualized Windows servers using VMware Converter and Plate Spin.
  • Installed/Configured the WebSphere server and JBoss application server and managed tuning and performance of high profile applications running on them.
  • Responsible for converting physical servers to virtual environment using P2V and VMware Converter.
  • Used tools such as VMware Converter, Plate Spin Power Convert to work on ESXi Environment for the P2V conversions.
  • Involved in analyzing and implementing OS patches and hot fixes as well as other OS configurations and updates using Blade Logic Patch Management tool
  • Expertise in Desktop Client Troubleshooting and handling WAN and LAN issues.
  • Performing health checks and monitoring the Windows servers for any critical alerts like hardware failures, critical events, disk space issues and dependency services that are running on the servers on daily basis.
  • Documentation includes PCI compliance Requirements, Project Plan, Network Diagrams, P2V migration and Network design and upgrade recommendations.
  • Provide support to application teams on IIS configuration, Ensure availability and capacity of key services such as file, print, DHCP and DNS.
  • Maintaining FTP Sites and creating Virtual Directories in IIS 7.
  • Configuration of VMotion, vSwitch, and VLAN in VMware Virtual center.
  • Worked on VMware tools upgrading and Windows patch updates project for enterprise wide.
  • Involved in Backup/Recovery using snapshot, snap mirror on NetApp and use CommVault as well as off side Amazon AWS S3 storage backup.
  • Wrote Perl scripts to automate provisioning process in AWS.
  • Using Hot Plug feature for increasing the performances of virtual machine.
  • Administering rights for Users and Groups for Virtual Center access.

Environment: Windows, VMware ESXi 4.0 Server, EMC, VMware vSphere 5.0, ESX 4.0 5.0, VMware vCenter, VMware Standalone Convertor, Open filer iSCSI SAN/NAS, SAN, Confidential Blade Server, AWS, FTP, Perl.

Confidential, Bowie, MD

Sr. VMware/ Windows Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Was responsible for maintaining and supporting 1500+ servers with about 1000+ users
  • Installing and Maintaining Windows 2008 and Windows 2012, 2012 R2 Servers.
  • Worked with all components of Confidential (Smart Start, Insight Manager, Diagnostics, Network Configuration Utility etc) and Wintel Stack
  • Scheduled jobs for updating the Firmware and Pro Liant Support Pack (PSP) through scripting and Altiris Tool and involved in the Data Center Transformation.
  • Teaming NIC’s using Confidential Teaming software for redundancy during failures.
  • Used Altiris to Install the Operating System and to run scripts to update patches on Confidential Servers
  • Update patches on Servers Working Experience with Active Directory Components (AD Users and Computers, DNS, DHCP and WINS etc.
  • Responsible for conducting vulnerability scanning and identify system and network vulnerabilities .
  • Resolved Problems related to Disk Space Usage.
  • Resolved problems related to performance metrics such as Processor Usage, Memory etc.
  • Perform day-to-day operation and troubleshooting of VMs.
  • Keep Virtual hardware and VMware tools updated to keep a healthy environment
  • Maintaining Print servers, Application servers and File Servers.
  • Hosting websites in IIS and configuring the apppools.
  • Experience in installing and configuring Microsoft Windows 2008 Servers from ILO management tool on Rack servers and blades.
  • Work with storage team to create LUNs/NFS and Map it to VMware vSphere ESX (i) hosts.
  • Experience in installing and configuring vSphere ESX (i) 4.1 on blade servers.
  • Experience in migrating VMware vSphere hosts from ESX 3.5 U2 to 4.0 and ESX (i) 4.1 to ESX (i) 5.0.
  • Experience in configuring VMware standard vSwitch & dvSwitch.
  • Experience in configuring VMware virtual machine port groups, console ports groups, VMKernal port groups and VLANs.
  • Created Design Plan for SCCM 2012 R2 environment.
  • Project Lead - performing migration from SCCM 2007 to SCCM 2012.
  • Setup Test LAB environment with SCCM 2007 and SCCM 2012 for migration.
  • Manage all of the SCCM server for planning and future road map.
  • Monitoring the SCCM Servers for daily issues with errors or packaging distribution problems.
  • Upgraded SCCM 2012 R2 Primary Site with SP2 and Cumulative 2 update.
  • Created maintenance collections to identify unhealthy SCCM Clients in the environment.
  • Created custom SCCM reports through SQL queries and SQL report builder.
  • Created VBscript and PowerShell scripts to maintenance SQL and SCCM tasks
  • Recently upgraded SCCM 2012 R2 1511, which includes SCCM site servers and 10,000 clients with the upgrade. Experience in installing and configuring VMware Virtual Center servers and VMware vCenter Appliance.
  • Managed VMwareESX (i) hosts using vSphere client and Web client.
  • Played a vital role in Creating Virtual Machines, Cloning virtual machines, converting P2V(used standard VMware converter tool), VM-Provisioning (Linked clones, thin disks, de-duplication ) taking Snapshots of virtual servers, HA, DRS, VMotioning.
  • Experience on creating host profiles and deploy to hosts in a VMware clusters.
  • We run a "vBlock style" deployment, EMC SAN and UCS blades without the verified design and tbh I don't see the point in a single call service.
  • All the issues we've seen so far are very clearly to do with the Storage Array (EMC), the Storage Network (Cisco), the Servers (Cisco) or the Virtualization layer (VMWare).
  • Experience in implementation and administration VMware vSphere ESXi 5.x/4.x, ESX /3.x platform, vCenter 5.x/4.x and vBlock … series.
  • Extensive knowledge in advance features like vMotion, Storage vMotion and Network/Storage Control.
  • Excellent experience in working on configuring ESXi hosts and clusters with all advanced features like HA, DRS, DPM etc.
  • Experience in P2V, V2V MIGRATION using VMware Converter and Plat Spin tools.
  • Experience in working on Host Profiles, Resource Pools, Storage Profiles, VMFS data store and templates for client VMs.
  • Very good experience in creating DRS affinity, anti-affinity rules as required by business.
  • Extensive experience in upgrading vCenter server and associated components like SSO and database servers.
  • Created and documented process for deploying Virtual machines on VMware.
  • Create thin provisioned VMs to suite client application requirements and expanding Hard Disk sizes as requested by clients.
  • Used Remedy Tool for ticketing (Change Management, Incident Management, and Request Management).
  • Provided On Call support 24x7 during Critical Issues for Production Environment.

ENVIRONMENT: VMware ESX 5.1/5.5, VSphere 4.0, 5.0, 5.5 & Windows Server Proliant Servers & Dell Hardware (Rack and blade servers), NetApp FAS,brocade DS 5300,VCE Vblock, Flexpod,SCOM, SCCM, Oracle linux5.4, Symantec Netbackup, Active Directory and vRealize automation .

Confidential, Irving, Texas

Senior VMware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installed, Maintained windows server 2003/2008 on Confidential and IBM servers
  • Worked on providing 3rd Level support for 2500+ Windows 2003/2008 Servers.
  • Build servers with Raid Configuration RAID 5 and Raid 1+0on Confidential Pro Liant DL380, 360, 580, ML370 servers.
  • Worked on Change Management, Request Management and Incident Tickets in Service Center.
  • Configuring windows firewall settings using group policy.
  • Installed and Configured WIN, DNS, DHCP, IIS and Terminal Services.
  • Extensively managed Active Directory like all the problems related to user accounts, domain accounts, managing permissions etc.
  • Experience in Remote deployment of Microsoft Windows 2003/2008 servers using Altiris deployment solution or manual installation of a server using ILO for remote connection to a server.
  • Maintaining servers with latest security updates, critical patches, anti-virus, and backup
  • Maintaining Print servers, Application servers and File Servers.
  • Decommissioning of windows servers, including the disk wipes and drilling the hard disks depending on client requirements for each server.
  • Experience in configuring Microsoft Load balancer (NLB) for Web Servers and Applications servers to distribute load and High Availability.
  • Experience in Remote deployment of Windows 2000/2003 servers using Altiris deployment solution or manual installation of a server using RSA/RILO for remote connection to a server.
  • Build 200+ VMware vSphere hosts and added to new/existing VMware Clusters on Wintel Stack and involved in the Data Center Transformation.
  • Enroll the entrepreneurs to the VRA and different trainings available (Blended learning and Digital Learning).
  • Come up with training dates and plan on the training venues in coordination with the trainers.
  • Assist the trainers in VRA during the training sessions.
  • Follow up with the mentorship process with VRA to make sure entrepreneurs have adapted the different kinds of digital platforms options given to them.
  • Report to the Team Leader in VRA on the improvements of the businesses and positives experienced by the entrepreneurs after adoption to the various digital platforms.
  • Provide field technical support to the VRA/VRCs during voter registration.
  • Manually fixing workstations and servers with SCCM 2012 Client issues.
  • Mentor junior staff and present on SCCM 2012 features.
  • Documenting all fixes and tips for the benefit of the current staff to utilize.
  • Participated in SCCM 2012 migration meetings
  • Participated in IS Staff Meetings. Experience on creating new VMware Clusters with HA and DRS enabled.
  • Building new VMware virtual machines to meet the specifications provided by the client.
  • Provide implementation and Data center migration process support, Build new servers on UCS environment
  • Perform P2V, V2V. V2P over 2500 servers to new site using Plate Spin and vmware converter
  • Work closely with the Virtualization team in the execution of server’s hardware, firmware and software upgrades.
  • Build service profiles, boot policies from template from Cisco UCS manager
  • Engage with various technology teams as needed to troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve migration issues.
  • Responsibilities include management of others, customer service, employee hiring and training, cash handling, and ongoing operational tasks, such as inventory ordering and daily planning.
  • Implemented innovative solutions, such as establishing an ordering/ receiving system, and designed and deployed Point of Sale system and local area network. Conducted weekly maintenance of back of the house server and minor troubleshooting and upkeep for business critical network.
  • Set up and deployed business network and phone systems, including cabling, internal addressing scheme, and remote access to server, WAN connectivity through Telco, and redundancy for credit card batch processing. Experience in deploying new Virtual Machines from OVF/OVA templates.
  • Creating Roles and permissions in VMware ESX Server 3.0/3.5/4.0
  • Accountable for the design and day to day operations of the 600+ TB storage environment.
  • Setup and implemented Commvault and DataDomain device.
  • Managed and monitored the capacity and performance of the storage environment and provided monthly reports to Senior IT management.
  • Key driver for establishing enterprise level storage standards, policies and procedures according to best practices.
  • Implemented a tiered storage platform by generating service levels agreements and providing lower cost alternatives based on application performance requirements.
  • Negotiated vendor support relationships and achieved an overall reduction in cost for maintenance agreements
  • Migrated VMware ESX 3.5 u2 to ESX 4.0 using VMware update Manager.
  • Experience on hot and cold clone process.
  • Installed/updated patches on VMware ESX (i) hosts using VMware Update Manager tool.
  • Updated VMware tools on virtual machines using Update Manager tool. ucs cisco
  • Provided 24/7 On Call support onsite and remotely on rotation basis.

ENVIRONMENT: VMware ESX 5.1/5.5, VSphere 4.0, 5.0, 5.5 & Windows Server Proliant Servers & Dell Hardware, VCE / UCS, VBLOCK, Cisco, emcvnx5800, VRA, FlexPod comprised of vCenter, SCCM, SCOM, Solarwinds, oracle linux 6.4, Cisco UCS and Nexus and NetApp FAS .

Confidential, San Jose, CA

VMware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Building new Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2 & 2012/2012R2 on Intel Server Platforms, IBM/ Confidential / Confidential servers as per the company’s Windows build standards.
  • Administered and setup user profiles in Win2003/2008 servers and ADS maintenance
  • Administered and setup Print servers in Win2003/2008 server.
  • Implementation of Microsoft DHCP, DNS, and Domain trust relationship, file and print services, user and group management.
  • Implemented RAID5 for Fault Tolerance on Domain Controllers.
  • Installed SQL server 2005 and deployed many SQL cluster deployments for clients for database requirements.
  • Migrated IIS6.0 to IIS7.0 using windows deployment tool 2.0.
  • Patching the Production Servers during the green zone window with security patches.
  • Maintain 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.
  • Defining group permissions and creating local and global groups with account policies using Enterprise Administrator. Creating user rights and defining local and roaming profiles.
  • Responsible to maintain the server inventory and document the server build/decommission, application installation/configuration, backup verifications, Operating System user accounts auditing, etc.
  • Working on Change Management and Request Management Tickets in Remedy Tool
  • Built and configured ESX 3.5/4.0 hosts and deployed XP/Vista/2003/2008 VMware Virtual Guests on Wintel Stack
  • Experience in configuring and enabling VMware EVC on VMware clusters.
  • Experience with VMware system patching using update manager.
  • Responsible to ensure servers are current with firmware, drivers, patches and security updates.
  • Proficient in managing ESX Hosts using VMware vCenter.
  • Linked Different vCenter servers using linked mode to have a single instance through vSphere client to manage the whole Virtual environment.
  • Experience in configuring Hardware iSCSI to Rack servers and add storage to VMware ESX hosts.
  • Experience in configuring VMware vCenter Alarms for data store and host memory and CPU usage.
  • Experience in configuring and management of VMware Clusters, VMware DRS, High Availability (HA) and VMotion.
  • Experience in setting up VMware standard vSwitch and ports groups (Service Console, Virtual Machine and VMKernel.
  • Created and managed Virtual Machines and Templates, worked with clones and snapshots of Virtual Machines.
  • Experience in creating Virtual Machines on Shared Data Store.
  • Worked on Migrating Virtual Machines with VMotion.
  • Providing 24/7 on call support for critical and production issues.

ENVIRONMENT: VMware ESX 4.0/3.5, VSphere 4.0, 5.0, 5.5 & Windows Server Active Directory 2003, VCOPS, EMCVNX5700, Confidential Proliant Servers & Dell Hardware, VCE / UCS, VBLOCK, SCOM, Cisco, VMAX, Flexpod, Solarwinds, VNX, Citrix XenApp 6.0 etc. PowerCLI Server OS: Windows Server FAS3040, FAS3270, FAS3240, FAS2040, FAS3140 Filers

Confidential, Houston, TX

WINDOWS ADMINISTRATOR

Responsibilities:

  • Main role is to provision virtual machines and physical as per client requirements.
  • Extensively managed Active Directory like all the problems related to user accounts, domain accounts, managing permissions etc.
  • Involved in operational support of Active Directory, WINS, DNS, and AD enabled applications.
  • Installing and updating the windows patches.
  • Creating NTFS shares on Windows Servers and provide permissions to users.
  • Setting up perform windows servers to analyze performance issues.
  • Built and manage Virtual servers on VMwareESXServer3.0/3.5.
  • Experience in creating Clusters in Virtual Center and adding ESX Hosts to Virtual Center Cluster.
  • Experience in setting up VMKernel Network and Enable VMotion.
  • Worked on Migrating Virtual Machines with VMotion.
  • Experience in configuring VMware DRS Rules and VMware HA on Clusters in Virtual Center.
  • Experience in creating and monitoring Resource Pool for Virtual Machines Resource Reservation and Limits.
  • Troubleshoot computer/network, Internet and email problems for users.
  • On-site troubleshooting and resolving complex technical problems with Supermicro equipment in an enterprise environment.
  • Provided L2 support to the reseller/distributors/service providers in all aspects of customer support. Working with Technical Account Managers to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Responsibilities included technical team training, inventory management, disaster recovery and preventive maintenance
  • Having a more direct role in the client's environment, has increased my knowledge on x86 architectures. I now have a more comprehensive understanding of chipset compatibilities and overall server hardware troubleshooting. All under the same 24x7x365 reliability and support, that my career is structured on.
  • Creating and managing user accounts and the groups in Active Directory users and computers.
  • Involved in daily Performance monitoring and Active Directory trouble shooting with the ability to analyze server performance and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Helped in auditing Datacenter Inventory in the process of Data center migration

Environment: Windows Server Windows 7/XP, Active Directory, SCOM, VMware ESXi 4.0 Server,VMware View, DL & ML server series, IBM Xseries & System x servers, Flexpod, Confidential Insight Manager, Solarwinds, IBM Director, Cisco Enterprise Network, MS PowerShell, NetApp FAS 960c, FAS2020, FAS3040, DMX 4 .

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