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Senior Vmware Architect Resume

Columbus, OhiO

SUMMARY:

  • A Self - Starter, Self-Motivated, Self-Directed professionally qualified versatile person with extensive knowledge and skills in various fields of computer sciences; holding more than 15 Years of IT Industry experience which include 6 Years in System Administration, Networking, storage area networks(SAN), Backup and Disaster recovery. 6-8 years in IT application support positions with high-level problem solving.
  • Have excellent organizational skills and multi-tasking ability.
  • Strong customer focus and results oriented.
  • There to learn new technologies and applications.
  • Interoperate with other technical departments.
  • Have the High ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers, possessing a wide range of technical knowledge.
  • I am Self-motivated and able to work independently on multiple group projects.
  • Have the Ability to maintain a positive and cooperative attitude in sometimes stressful situations.
  • Got proven skills leading complex projects independently, analyzing and troubleshooting complex system configurations.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritize competing project timelines.
  • Acquire Innovative ways to resolve problems.
  • A Effective team player willing to assist others, when needed.
  • Deserve the ability to represent the department from a technology perspective.
  • A vast Experience in Coordinating planning, installing and maintaining the storage systems in multiple data centers.

OBJECTIVE:

To work with a company which can utilize my skills in the fields of expertise and provides open and conductive work environment plus challenging job opportunities, and gives exposure and implementation of emerging new technologies.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Columbus, Ohio

SENIOR VMWARE ARCHITECT

Responsibilities:

  • VMware Infrastructure design and planning involving large scale clusters
  • .Vxrail management
  • Vrealize configuration and implementation vCAC deployment
  • Configured vswitches, VDS, Port Groups, Network Policies within virtual infrastructure VMware (vShield)
  • Troubleshooting using: POST diagnostics, Online diagnostics, Internal loopbacks, SPAN, Fibre Channel trace route, Fiber Channel ping, Fiber Channel debug, Cisco Fabric Analyzer, Syslog, Port-level statistics
  • VSAN fabric isolation.
  • UCS Central installation and management.
  • UCS Director management.
  • Deployed and installed Vblock..
  • Nexus 1000V configuration and installation.
  • Vxblock administration and Design.
  • Configured Vblock UIM.
  • Deployed UCS Director, UCS Central.
  • Vxblock Health check.
  • Vxblock deployment on VNX and Vmax storage systems.
  • Upgraded Interface Card on UCS.
  • Confiugred Role-Based Access Control, San connectivity, Lan connectivity, on Vxbloc.
  • Created and Associated Service profiles, Mobile service pools,MAC pool, WWNN pool, WWPN pool, UUID Suffix pool, Manually populated Server pool, Uplink port profile, Data port profile, on UCS.
  • Backed up and Imported Vxblock configuration Data.
  • Installed VMware Vsphere and Vcenter, Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM
  • Configured N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) technology to provide independent management for each virtual machine.
  • Configured Cisco N-Port Virtualization (NPV) and fabric-port (F-port) trunking and channeling .
  • Installed FlexAttach feature for server deployment and movement without SAN reconfiguration.
  • Upgraded OS and firmware.
  • Troubleshooting using: POST diagnostics, Online diagnostics, Internal loopbacks, SPAN, Fibre Channel trace route, Fiber Channel ping, Fiber Channel debug, Cisco Fabric Analyzer, Syslog, Port-level statistics
  • VSAN fabric isolation.
  • Conduct VMware Virtualization Assessments to recommend consolidation scenarios and project cost savings associated with virtualization.
  • Define and implement comprehensive automation processes for VMware, including creating scripts for recurring system tasks and DR Failover activities.
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation (design specs, architecture, configuration diagrams, standard operating procedures, processes, standards, site reference, etc.)
  • Promote new ideas, strategies, technologies and concepts which improve quality and reduce costs.
  • Conduct environmental evaluation, coordination activities, scheduling, and execution of migrating hosts to the virtualized environment.
  • Develop and maintain system resiliency, business continuance and disaster recovery strategies, methodologies and procedures.
  • Provide training and ongoing support to other engineers.
  • Continually evaluate better ways to monitor VMware environment and recommend solutions to improve efficiencies. Develop and maintain system resiliency, business continuance and disaster recovery strategies, methodologies and procedures.
  • VMware design for medium and large data centers.
  • VMware deployment and administration of ESX 4x,5x,6x
  • Installation and configuration of ESX / ESXi 3x, 4x, 5x
  • VCenter 4x, 5x installation and management.
  • Back-up virtual machines as well as DR strategies utilizing VMotion, HA, SAN snapshots, LUN replication, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with Virtual Machine distribution.
  • Hands-on experience with physical to virtual conversions using native tools and/or third party products.
  • Proven implementation experience with all high availability features of Esx 5.5 / vSphere including VMotion, HA, Virtual SMP, DRS, Vdswitch design, advanced performance troubleshooting, command line utilities
  • High knowledge of the VMFS file system (including configuration and management), creating clones, images and templates, resource allocation, resource pools, and system monitoring.
  • Implemented VMware Virtual Switch technology configuring port aggregation, NIC teaming/bonding, VLAN trunk, port groups.
  • Designed and implemented vSphere 4x, 5x, 6x with shared storage (eg. fiber channel, iSCSI, NFS or CIFS. RDM vs VMFS) Implemented strategies for performance and optimization across logical and physical network topologies.
  • Strong skills for Intelligent packet inspection at port level.
  • Expert Cisco router and switch installation and troubleshooting experience.
  • Good Experience designing a Cisco Nexus environment
  • Troubleshooting experience utilizing protocols BGP, OSPF, and EIGRP
  • Experience working with firewalls (ASA, Checkpoint, or Pix)
  • Troubleshoot MPLS networks
  • Strong Layer 2 and 3 router and switching troubleshooting experience.Cisco, routers, switches, 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500, 6500, 7500, Nexus, IOS, Nexus OS, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, WAN, LAN, MPLS, VoIP, Pix, ASA, Checkpoint. Configured VLANS, Rapid PVST +, MST, STP Extensions, Port Channels, Access and Trunk Interfaces, MAC Address Table, IGMP Snooping, Traffic Storm Control, AAA, RADIUS, TACACS+ ACLS, FCOE, LLDP on Nexus 5k, 7k.
  • Configured VDC, Fabric path, vPC, OTV, LISP, MPLS,
  • Hardware zoning by access control lists (ACLs)
  • Logical-unit-number (LUN) zoning and read-only zones
  • Extended broadcast zoning
  • FC-SP switch-to-switch authentication .
  • UCS administration on HANA.
  • Configured Fabric Path, BGP, OSPF
  • FC-SP host-to-switch authentication .
  • Isilon Installation and administration.
  • Role-based access control (RBAC) using RADIUS or TACACS+ authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) functions.
  • Configured Fcoe on Ethernet Interfaces, priority flow control on nexus 5020.
  • Associated virtual Fibre Channel interface with VSAN.
  • Created virtual fiber channel interfaces.
  • Mapped Vsans to vlans.
  • Configured Fiber channel Interfaces, Domain Parameters, N Port Virtualization, Vsan Trunking, SAN Port channels, Routing Services and Protocols, Flogi databases, Fabric binding, Port tracking on nexus 7000.
  • Managed and configured vPC, HSRP, ISSU, FCoE.
  • Used Ethanalyzer, Fctrace, Fcping for troubleshooting.
  • Engaged with technology decision makers (CIO, CTO, Solution Architects, VPs and Directors of IT) within accounts; building relationships, evangelizing Promedia solutions, and providing expertise to assist in closing business.
  • Involved and Participated in pre-sales efforts, technical sales presentations, architecture design discussions, competitive displacement, proof-of-concept engagements, RFP/RFI responses, solution demonstrations, and technical workshops.
  • Define and implement comprehensive automation processes for VMware, including creating scripts for recurring system tasks and DR Failover activities
  • Vipr configuration and management
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation (design specs, architecture, configuration diagrams, standard operating procedures, processes, standards, site reference, etc.)
  • Promote new ideas, strategies, technologies and concepts which improve quality and reduce costs.
  • Conduct environmental evaluation, coordination activities, scheduling, and execution of migrating hosts to the virtualized environment.
  • Develop and maintain system resiliency, business continuance and disaster recovery strategies, methodologies and procedures.
  • Continually evaluate better ways to monitor VMware environment and recommend solutions to improve efficiencies. Develop and maintain system resiliency, business continuance and disaster recovery strategies, methodologies and procedures.
  • VMware design for medium and large data centers.
  • VMware deployment and administration of ESX 4x,5x,6x
  • Installation and configuration of ESX / ESXi 3x, 4x, 5x
  • VCenter 4x, 5x installation and management.
  • Vsan configuration on five Hosts.
  • Vdswitch implementation and configuration.
  • Back-up virtual machines as well as DR strategies utilizing VMotion, HA, SAN snapshots, LUN replication, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with Virtual Machine distribution.
  • Hands-on experience with physical to virtual conversions using native tools and/or third party products.
  • Proven implementation experience with all high availability features of Esx 5.5 / vSphere including VMotion, HA, Virtual SMP, DRS, Vdswitch design, advanced performance troubleshooting, command line utilities.
  • Vmware horizon 7 administration
  • High knowledge of the VMFS file system (including configuration and management), creating clones, images and templates, resource allocation, resource pools, and system monitoring. Configured NIC teaming and failover configured HA and DRS, VMware update manager
  • Configuration and management of VMware networking .
  • Deployed Vmwar SRM
  • Implemented VMware Virtual Switch technology configuring port aggregation, NIC teaming/bonding, VLAN trunk, port groups.
  • Upgraded Virtual machines and Vsphere hosts
  • Vsphere auto-deploy.
  • Designed and implemented vSphere 4x, 5x, 6x with shared storage (eg. fiber channel, iSCSI, NFS or CIFS. RDM vs VMFS) Implemented strategies for performance and optimization across logical and physical network topologies.
  • Upgrade existing vCenter Operations Manager
  • Deploy a vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 environment
  • Conduct a design workshop to design, implement, and visualize metrics, key performance indicators, tagging, super metrics, and dashboards to replicate the functionality and capabilities of the existing vCenter Operations Manager instances when possible vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 product knowledge transfer including discussion of foundation use cases and review of configured environment. Deploy DR solutions and business continuity solutions.
  • Configured Vmware Security (following Vmware hardening guides)
  • Vmware Monitoring and Performance troubleshooting.
  • Vrealize automation deployment.
  • Vmware documenting systems and procedures.
  • Configured Vmware orchestrator.
  • Provide a direction for Infrastructure upgrades and future enhancements
  • Administration and upgrades in an environment of 1000+ VMs

Confidential, COLUMBUS, OHIO

STORAGE MANAGER

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed customer's business and technology objectives by asking probing questions that are relevant to the customer in order to collect information that enables the sales team to be more effective and responsive to customers’ needs.
  • Documented the portfolio of compelling sample reference architectures that demonstrate the value of VMware,
  • Cisco, and NetApp solutions in real-world scenarios.
  • Documented client feature requests and issues, provided feedback to sales and products management.
  • Developed in-depth technical knowledge of VMware, Cisco, NetApp and domain expertise within technology subject area.
  • Assumed the role of an advisory leader organizing a team of subject matter experts, collaborating on issues and solutions as well as collecting information on industry trends, customer requirements and competitive analysis.
  • Assist in the development of the SE organization by providing subject area training (knowledge transfer) to fellow
  • Systems engineers; create the necessary training materials when appropriate. Participate on a consistent basis in the SE discussion forum. Created vCloud Director Server Group.
  • Configured Network and Database connection for Vcloud Director.
  • Upgraded vCloud Director Database,
  • Upgraded Vshield, vCenter and ESxi Hosts for Vcloud Director.
  • Use the cell management tool in Vcloud Director.
  • Vplex deployment and management.
  • Build Customer Relationships (Technical Advisor Role) Technical Competency. Business Awareness Teamwork/Leadership,
  • Business Analysis: Respond to RFQ/RFP/RFIs Project Type: Software Implementation/IT Technical Design and Analysis: Serve as the technical first point of contact for client
  • Installed and Configured UCS manager.
  • Configured Fabric interconnects.
  • Configured Nexus family of switches(7000,5000,2000,1000v).
  • Designed, Implemented heterogonous storage migration’s.
  • 24x7 support to Globally located junior storage administrators.
  • Installed and configured Vfilers(V-3120)
  • Installed and upgraded DataOntap 8.0
  • Tweaking and Tuning Netapp filers on SAN and NAS.
  • Documented Pre and Post Environment.

Confidential, Columbus, Ohio

Senior Storage Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Designed MDS-9148 in Hyper environment
  • Installed and deployed MDS-9148 from the scratch
  • Configured soft and hard zoning, Domain ID, Interface, Device-Alias, VSAN, CPIP DR links, IVR, fiber channel over
  • Ethernet.
  • Connected devices to MDS-9148Installed, configured, and Supported ESX server, Lab Manager, vSphere, vCenter.
  • Scripted and automated configuration (Power Shell), Virtual networks fencing, standard/distributed switches, Linked Clones, Thin Provisioning, and Consolidating Linked VMs.
  • Configured Snap drive on Windows and Unix Servers.
  • Implement and configured Flex clone Volumes for the Test environment.
  • Implemented deduplication for space management.
  • ESX Command-Line Troubleshooting Methods using SSH access.
  • Porting VM between different VMware Products and Versions.
  • VMware ESXi server 5.x, App Director, Data Director. vCloud Director vShield Director vPostgres
  • VMware Orchestrator
  • VMware vCenter,
  • VMware Data Protection
  • P2V & Consolation (Both Physical and VM).

Confidential, Columbus, OH

SAN/Backup Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installed and Configured NetApp Filers FAS-2020, FAS-6040.
  • Connected Filers to fibre Channel Network, Ethernet network, DAFS network, Remote management card, third-party SCSI tape backup devices.
  • Fixed CompactFlash card Error by replacing the control panel subassembly.
  • Storage allocation using Automated Volume Management.
  • Restored single files, directories, LUNs and volumes from Snapshot backup using SnapRestore.
  • Created aggregate, Add disks to the aggregate, Destroyed the aggregate using Data ONTAP 7.2
  • Copied all data, including Snapshot copies and FlexVol volumes, from one aggregate to another.
  • Created Qtrees in user volume.
  • Configured Vlans
  • Configured Vifs
  • Installed and Configured NetApp Filers FAS-2020, FAS-6040.
  • Connected Filers to fibre Channel Network, Ethernet network, DAFS network, Remote management card, third-party SCSI tape backup devices.
  • Fixed CompactFlash card Error by replacing the control panel subassembly.
  • Fixed invalid Clock by replacing the motherboard battery.
  • Updated the System firmware to a version that contains an updated microcode database,
  • Installed and configured NearStore R200
  • Installed Clustering on 3020C filers.
  • Upgraded DataOntap to 7.2 Version
  • Managed Raid groups using DataONTAP 7.0
  • Used FilerView to create LUNs and igroups
  • Implemented, administered and maintained Confidential Clarion CX3-40, CX3-80
  • Provisioned LUN’s to servers, databases and Configured NAS.
  • Configured zoning on FC Switches using the vendors Fabric Manager for Storage access by multi-vendor
  • Configured and administered Fiber Channel Switches (Brocade and McData) and Zoning.
  • Zoned M-series switches with Connectrix Manager.
  • Installed and configured Emulex and Qlogic HBAs for SAN connectivity .
  • Maintaining Confidential units, using Confidential Powerpath, Zoning.
  • Played a lead role in storage capacity and performance planning.
  • LUNS and allocating storage capacity to the DB servers in the event of emergency disk requirements.
  • Mounting and managing LUN and HBA configuration.
  • Established company-wide standard data storage /archive/retrieval systems and utilize RAID sub-systems for fault-tolerance.
  • Installation and distribution of all software, Patches and Service packs.
  • Planned and implemented High availability & Disaster Recovery of SAN/NAS Storage.
  • Documentation of storage plans and strategies and executing the test plans.
  • Implemented Veritas NetBackup 5.0

Environment: AIX, Red Hat Linux 4, Solaris 10, Windows 2000, 2003, Commvault Simpana, Legato Networker, Confidential Connectrix Manager, Veritas VxVM 3.0.2/3.0.4/3.1 , VxFS 3.3.1/3.3.2/3.3.3 , Brocade and McData switches, DataONTAP 7G, Near Store VTL300, VTL700, on NetApp FAS 3070, FAS 3020, FAS 250, ECC, Confidential Clarion CX300, CX600, CX 3-40, CX 3-80, IBM tape Libraries

Confidential, New York

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ENGINEER

Responsibilities:

  • Installed and Configured FAS-940, FAS-960
  • Installed and Configured Nearstore R-150
  • Replaced the defective FAS-940 motherboard to fix the baseboard management card.
  • Created aggregates and Flex Vol volume and qtrees.
  • Migrating volumes using the SnapMover® feature
  • Created traditional volumes.
  • Migrated data from traditional volumes to FlexVol volumes.
  • Copied the specified aggregate and its FlexVol volumes to a different aggregate on a new set of disks.
  • Created a Flex clone of the specified volume.
  • Restored data by SnapRestore feature.
  • Implemented Data Fabric Manager for Administration and Monitoring Tasks.
  • Backed up Snapshot copies to tape by dump and restore commands.
  • Copied different file systems to separate volumes and filers.
  • Migrated data from traditional volumes to FlexVol volumes using qtree SnapMirror.
  • Restored directory and file on the open systems platform using snapvault, DataFabric Manager, Copying files.
  • Managed NearStore VTL600 to backup any open system storage environment
  • Configured Red Hat Linux, IBM Servers and Windows 2000/2003 systems to see the presented Storage on the SAN
  • Support of storage strategy and implementation (SAN, near line storage, offline storage, archiving, storage virtualization, backup, etc)
  • Monitoring, Configuring using ECC
  • Managing Clarion CX3-40
  • Provisioned storage by binding LUN to the raid groups.
  • Implemented Snap view for disaster.
  • Used SanCopy for Data replication.
  • Documentation for quality, standard operating procedures, standards, disaster recovery, work instructions and proposals.
  • Provisioned Storage from Clarion using Navisphere 6.X, Navicli, zone and tweak the conf files on hosts
  • Created File systems on the newly allocated disks and configured them for backups using Networker
  • Took the snapshots using the snapview functionality of clarion
  • Worked on a proof of concept to mirror data across the DC using the mirrorview
  • Liaison with Confidential and Brocade Technicians for Break fixes, firmware and microcode upgrades
  • Responsible network backup integrity and recovery coordination along with disaster preparedness planning. Created DR Servers/Networking devices for Mission critical information owner.
  • Involved in Setup of NAS device, Confidential Celerra NS80.
  • Management of storage allocation, usage metrics, resource forecasting, cost analysis and quoting.
  • 24x7 on call support for trouble shooting
  • Installed Netback up 5,0 Server, Client, Media Server,
  • Configured Netback up policies.
  • Configured Netback up backup, archives, Restore Operations
  • Configured Catalog Backup.
  • Created Backup Policy.

Environment: NetApp FAS-940/960/980, Nearstore R150, FCP, iSCSI CIFS, HTTP, NFS, FTP, DAFS, DataFabric, Data ONTAP, FAServer, FilerView, MultiStore, NearStore, NetCache, SecureShare, SnapManager, SnapMirror, SnapMover, SnapRestore, SnapVault, SyncMirror, and WAFL, Navisphere 6.X, Navicli, Networker, snapview, mirrorview,NAS, Confidential Cellera NS501, powerpath, BCV, SRDF, Zoning, TimeFinder, backup, mc-data,emulex and brocade fabric switches, Workload analyzer.

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