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Sr. Vmware / Windows Administrator Resume

Atlanta, GA

SUMMARY:

  • I Have Over 7 Years of professional experience as Systems/VMware in supporting WindowsNT/ 2000/2003/2008/2012 servers and VMware
  • Expertise in installation, configuration and administration of WindowsNT/ 2000/ 2003/2008/2008 R2 & 2012/2012R2 servers on Confidential /Compaq, Confidential Power Edge, Confidential xSeries hardware platforms
  • 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.
  • Expertise in WINS, DNS, DHCP and Active Directory services in Windows 2000/2003//2008 R2 & 2012/2012R2 servers.
  • 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 WindowsNT/ 2000/2003/2008.
  • Good experience in Blade server hardware, RAID, Microsoft Windows Clusters. Compaq / Confidential Blade Server hardware maintenance. Confidential Insight Manager
  • 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 utages.
  • 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.
  • Experience in building VMware virtual machines from templates and CD/ISO image.
  • Administration of VMware Virtual Center and virtualization services VMware DRS, VMwareHA, 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.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Sr. Vmware / Windows Administrator

Confidential, Atlanta GA

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 Confidential '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 Confidential blade servers.
  • Develop and maintain O&S Standard Operating Procedures for VDI Environment.
  • 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.
  • Successfully launched VMware Horizon View Related Applications like RDSH, Desktop pool, Application Pool, ThinApp, AppVolume, Workspace etc.
  • Experience on installing and configuring HPE Hyper V C250 Converged Platform.
  • Experience in configuring VMware virtual machine port groups, console ports groups, VMKernal port groups and VLANs.
  • 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.
  • 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 ESXi 6.0 Server, Windows 2003/2008 R2, SQL Server 2000, IIS 6.0/7.0, Confidential Power Edge Servers, Confidential Servers, CISCO blade servers, VDI 5.0.2/5.2/6.1 , Confidential Blade Servers, Remote Desktop Services, Confidential TSM, Microsoft Visual Studio TFS.

Vmware Administrator

Confidential, Lexington, MA

Responsibilities:

  • Installed, Maintained windows server 2003/2008 on Confidential and Confidential 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.
  • Administration of VMWare vRealize Operations (VROPs) and vRealize Login Sight.
  • 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.
  • Experience on creating new VMware Clusters with HA and DRS enabled.
  • Building new VMware virtual machines to meet the specifications provided by the client.
  • Experience in deploying new Virtual Machines from OVF/OVA templates.
  • Creating Roles and permissions in VMware ESX Server 3.0/3.5/4.0
  • 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.
  • UpdatedVMware tools on virtual machines using Update Manager tool.
  • Provided 24/7 On Call support onsite and remotely on rotation basis.

Environment: VMware ESXi 6.0 Server, Windows 2003/2008 R2, SQL Server 2000, IIS 6.0/7.0, Confidential Power Edge Servers, Confidential Servers, CISCO blade servers, VDI 5.0.2/5.2/6.1 , Confidential Blade Servers, Remote Desktop Services, Confidential TSM, Microsoft Visual Studio TFS.

Vmware Administrator

Confidential, San Jose, CA, US

Responsibilities:

  • Building new Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2 & 2012/2012R2 on Intel Server Platforms, Confidential Power Edge 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 in 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 ESXi 6.0 Server, Windows 2003/2008 R2, SQL Server 2000, IIS 6.0/7.0, Confidential Power Edge Servers, Confidential Servers, CISCO blade servers, VDI 5.0.2/5, Confidential Blade Servers, Remote Desktop Services, Confidential TSM, Microsoft Visual Studio TFS.

Windows Administrator

Confidential, Houston, TX

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 ESXHosts 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.
  • 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 2000/2003/2008/2012/2016 , SQL Server 2000, IIS 6.0/7.0, VMwareESXi 6.0 Server, Cisco UCS, vCloud Director 1.5, VMware vCloud Center and VMwarevCenter Orchestrator 4.1, EMC VNX Family storage systems, Remote desktop services.

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