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Virtualization Engineer Resume

University Heights, OhiO

SUMMARY:

  • Extensive experience in IT industry with 6+ Years in the area of Virtualization with VMware ESX/ESXI 6.0, 5.5, 5.0, 4.x, 3.x Serves, VDI, Hands on experience in window system Administration 2000, 2003, 2008, and 2012.
  • Expertise in installation, configuration and administration of Windows and VMWARE servers on different platforms.
  • Hands on experience in updating / upgrading ESXi servers, Virtual Center servers and windows virtual machines using VMware Update manager and manual upgrades for Patching.
  • Hands on experience in Windows 7/10/Server 2008, 2012 & 2016
  • Experience with AD GPO creation.
  • Good understanding on AD replication and how to troubleshoot replication problems.
  • Exposures with Azure Active Directory compatibility. Extensive experience in deployment, migration, patching and troubleshooting of windows 2008 and 2012 R2 Domain Controllers in Active Directory.
  • Monitoring the Active Directory Replication status of the Domain Controllers.
  • Active Directory Services, DNS, Lync Administration, Power Shell in a very large network.
  • Expertise in Active Directory design and support (Group Policy Object (GPO), Active Directory (AD) Schema, Organization Unit (OU), LDAP, Sites, Replication, etc.)
  • Proficiency in using V Sphere, vCloud Suite /vRealize suite - vRealize Operations Manager (vRops), Log Insight, vRealize Orchestration(vRO), and vRealize Automation (vRA/ vCAC), VMware Virtual SAN ( vSAN)
  • Creating and Linking Group policies for Windows Server in AD domain
  • Experience with scripting tools: PowerShell, WMI
  • Experience with migrating Windows VMs using VMware convertor
  • Experience working on data center migrations moving workload from one datacenter to another
  • Manage a VMware hosted virtual environment
  • Utilize Site Recovery Manager (SRM) for disaster recovery failover
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory, objects, and licenses
  • Experience in EMC storage arrays such as VNX
  • Handle configuration and troubleshooting of networking (vSwitch, PortGroups, vNetwork)
  • Create and manage VMFS and NFS Datastores
  • Create and manage Virtual Machines, Installing VMware tools, creating templates, cloning
  • Deploy Virtual Machines from Templates.
  • Implemented VDI (Virtual desktop infrastructure) technology using VMware VIEW / Horizon 6.0& 7.0.
  • Cisco Unified Computing Systems design, deployment and configuration specific to vSphere environments for compute platform with high availability, redundancy and elasticity.
  • Monitored, maintained, and recomposed VDI's with latest patches and image using VMware Horizon 7 Admin Console, and VMware Vsphere client.
  • Utilize continuous integration tools such as RedHat Satellite, bash scripting and Ansible to develop provisioning and installation techniques.
  • Mange services such as LDAP for user's authentication, Nginx, HAproxy and HTTP for proxy, autofs and NFS for volume sharing, SSL and SELinux for security, SMTP for mail, DNS for name resolution, and DHCP
  • Maintaining system accounts, logs and systems error logs
  • Responsible for tickets, assigning privileges and Systems Security Administration
  • Create and manage user accounts and reset passwords on Active Directory
  • Create and edit GPOs domain policy using Group Policy Management
  • Demonstrated ability to provide user support by using remote access tools
  • Install and configure PC hardware, software programs and applications
  • Install and configure Server 2012 and 2016
  • Experience with SCCM 2016 to deploy software and MSI automated tool to push builds and patches to remote servers and workstation in enterprise environment
  • Configure virtual machines on Hyper-V Manager and VMware
  • Excellent experience and understanding with VMware vSphere 4 & vSphere 5.
  • Excellent experience in Windows Server 2008/2003 System Administration.
  • Configure virtual machines on Hyper-V Manager and VMware
  • Excellent experience and understanding with VMware vSphere 4 & vSphere 5.
  • Excellent experience in Windows Server 2008/2003 System Administration.
  • Able to install and upgrade software and windows operating system
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP protocols
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of Windows, desktop virtualization infrastructure and desktop hardware

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Applications & Software: Microsoft Office 2010/13/365, VMware vSphere, vCenter, ESXi 3, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, Hyper-V, Active Directory, Vrealize, Cisco AnyConnect

Email & Mobile devices: Google, Outlook, Android, iOS

Operating Systems: Windows 7/10, Windows Server 2012/2016, Linux, Unix

Ticket Systems: Remedy, ServiceNow.

Storage System: vSAN, VMFS, NFS, iSCSI, AWS S3, EBS and EFS.

Hardware: HP Proliant BL460c,DL360,DL360P,DL380P,DL560,DELL,Cisco UCS, PowerEdge R630, R730xd,R640,R740,Oracle's SPARC T4 & T5, T7

Packaging Tools:: Wise Package Studio 8.0, Microsoft APP V 4.6 SP1, 5.0, Flexera Install shield Admin studio 15.0, Windows Installer 4.0/5.0, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenServer, VMware Thinapp

Ticket Systems: Remedy, ServiceNow

EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, University Heights, Ohio

Virtualization Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Installation, Configuration and Administration of VMware ESXi6.0, ESXi5.5, patching, management and troubleshooting of Servers.
  • Performed installation, configuration and maintenance of over 3,000 clients and 200 servers in a multiple operating system environment - Linux, Solaris, Windows (XP-Win ) - VMware VSphere VCenter ESXi Hosts, Solaris Virtual Zones and Hyper-V Virtual Machines.
  • Installing, upgrading and maintaining Linux general system
  • Installing system software packages on RHEL7
  • Performing server updates, patching, upgrade and package installations using YUM
  • Performing Kernel updates on Red Hat Servers Creates, manages and troubleshoots LVM
  • Installing and configuring operating systems on physical hardware and a virtualize environment; (RHEL 7)
  • Built custom Power Shell cmdlets to automate creating Windows Active Directory (AD) security groups based on network folder structure and applying advanced NTFS permissions using .NET methods in order to implement a personally designed, custom, Role-based Access Control (RBAC) scheme based on least privilege.
  • Deployed and managed HCI solutions like vSAN
  • Designed and coded Power Shell tool for backing-up audit logs for thousands of clients. Remotely retrieved Application and Security logs to sort and store them in a designated network location. Subsequently integrated asynchronous multi-threading of command execution using parallel Installation, configuration &administration of Windows server 2008R2 /2012R2.
  • Active Directory Group Policy Management for Windows 2008R2 and Windows 2012R2.
  • Migrated OU's, GPO's, Groups, DNS and DHCP from source to target domain.
  • Written PowerShell Scripts to automate various processes.
  • Installed latest patches through configuring the GPO's in the Active Directory environments.
  • Migrated DFS file shares from source to target domain using Robocopy& replicated the permissions of DFS in target domain using the Dell Resource Update Manager (RUM).
  • Migrated the SQL Servers, Terminal servers and other file servers using Dell Migration manager and the respective UNC paths are updated in the GPO's.
  • DNS as well as the DHCP Scope Migration.
  • Perform Installs, configure and support Microsoft technology solutions on windows 2008/2012/2016 platform hosting web and database applications, while maintaining security patches, antivirus updates, backups, monitoring and performing routine server maintenance.
  • Experience in deploying and supporting physical/virtual scanning appliances in enterprise environments
  • Review/optimize corporate-wide Vulnerability and Policy Compliance Manager scanning schedules
  • Customize/optimize scan profiles for both office and automation networks
  • Reimaging windows 10 and windows 7 using smart deploy through network boot.
  • Installed applications in the End-points through MSP's such as N-Central and Team viewer.
  • Performed Remote move, Staged and cutover Mailbox Migration.
  • Also Performed an IMAP and import Service Migration.
  • Introduce, describe and finally configure external contacts and Distribution lists
  • Integration Active Directory on premises with AD Forest and in to Azure AD.
  • Installation and Migration of vCenter Server 6.0/5.5. Upgrading vCenter Server from 5.5 to 6.0, installing and upgrading ESX 6.0/ 5.5/5.1 Nodes using VUM, Administering VM's across 2 Datacenters running 1100 VM's, Configured HBAs and iSCSI SAN Storage.
  • Migrated and thoroughly documented the procedures to migrate from various environments to the latest version of Exchange 2010 and Windows 2008 R2.
  • Creating, managing resource pools of VM's Life Cycle Management, for ESXi hosts, worked on capacity planning and management of Virtual machines in VMware Environment.
  • (75%) Support servers - Researching, designing and developing for the classroom/client services (hardware and software).
  • VMware - Develop a complete solution taking into account sizing, high availability, infrastructure, data protection, disaster recovery, and application requirements for classrooms, labs, and desktops.
  • Manage system stability, operation, security, and scalability across all hardware platforms.
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Windows Deployment Services (WDS) - Develop a variety of images for the PCs in classrooms and faculty/staff deployments.
  • Software License Management - Facilitate ongoing technical support and upgrade protection on selected classroom software. Maintain appropriate information necessary to assist ITS management in determining budgeting needs, licensing compliance, and inventory requirements. Group Policy - Design, create, review, and diagnose issues related to group policy.
  • (10%) Classroom and desktop innovation - identify new technologies and trends, pilot various technologies, and deploy tested solutions to keep Confidential ’s classrooms, labs, and desktops stable (but near cutting-edge) in terms of technology utilization.
  • (10%) Collaborate with desktop technicians and server administrators to select an appropriate design solution or to ensure the compatibility of system components.
  • (5%) Misc. - network support (cabling, switches, and ports), testing new software packages, tech support for faculty and staff, and other duties as assigned.
  • Present, plan, and articulate infrastructure needs and direction to senior management.
  • Provided daily operational support working primarily with VMware vSphere and tools.
  • Member of the VMware View VDI team build out covering large environment for virtual desktops.
  • Heavily involved SCGTS virtualized resource optimization and storage consolidations project.
  • Provided daily operational support working primarily with VMware vSphere and tools.
  • Responsible production support of Active directory (AD), GPO, GPP, Domain users, Users and groups and given appropriate permissions, shares and privilege to access LAN and Domain environment.
  • Created Active directory group policies (GPOs) based on Domain, Site and OU structures to apply restriction to users, workstations and Servers.
  • Update patches on Servers Working Experience with Active Directory Components (AD Users and Computers, DNS, DHCP and wins etc.)

Confidential, Detroit, Michigan

Windows VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Administration and management of Virtual infrastructure environment - monitor, analyze, identify and troubleshoot issues, upgrade of Virtual infrastructure products - VMware vSphere suite including VMware vCenter Server, VMware ESX/ESXi clusters, Virtual machines and templates; VMware Site Recovery manager for Disaster recovery of environment; physical to virtual migration (P2Vs).
  • Developing Powercli Scripts to automate Operations, configuration of 2500+ Esxi hosts and more than 20000 VM’s hosted on Cisco UCS Blade chassis and VMware vSphere infrastructure suite 6.7.
  • Deployed VDI Instances and created over 500+ desktops by building an entirely new infrastructure of Horizon View 7 also integrated with existing Infrastructure.
  • Responsible for the implementation of VMware View VDI upgrades, Change Management, Problem Management, and ITIL related process.
  • Automating vSAN6.7 builds, upgrades and managing vSAN for various clusters
  • Basic troubleshooting with SCCM, and hardware, software, and network issues and support 300+ end users onsite and remotely.
  • Administrating production server's/network infrastructure that includes Windows Administration of Domain Controllers, File and print Servers, ADS, DNS, DHCP, and other Application Servers on Windows 2003/2008/2012.
  • Installation and configuration of Microsoft Windows 2003, 2008 R2, 2012 Servers on Virtual Machines.
  • Experience on creating host profiles and deploy to hosts in a VMware clusters.
  • Deployed Active Directory environment including file shares and DNS to replace workgroup-based infrastructure.
  • Implementation of PowerShell scripts to efficiently fix errors for the customer's support teams found through the Active Directory environment.
  • Experience with Active Directory (including Federated Services, and Enterprise Group Policy Management), Microsoft Identity Management platforms.
  • Conducted in-depth onsite architecture and configuration analysis of company VMWARE VSAN clusters, delivered documented current state and future state technical designs for future state compute platforms.
  • Delivered an upgrade plan to bring mission critical vSphere VSAN clusters to 6.6, to meet demanding I/O requirements and deliver 24x7 reliable platforms.
  • Installed, configured, and maintained Active Directory and third-party migration products for the duration of the project.
  • Understanding of AD Attributes, LDAP Queries, PowerShell Scripting to Modify AD Attributes, Group Policy Analysis, GPO Configuration Trouble shot issues related to Forefront Identity Manager
  • Tracked incoming\outgoing mail and troubleshoot mail flow issues through the use of message trace.
  • Provisioned accounts in directory using FIM.
  • Use Active directory to create GPO policies and manage users and computers and move it to the correct OU folder in the domain Worked on Storage provisioning, monitoring and troubleshooting VSP & Netapp and EMC VMAX
  • Configured 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 VMware ESX (i) hosts using VSphere client and Web client.
  • Installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers using kickstart unattended installation in addition to PXE Boot, configuring of new servers and workstation using kickstart and autostart.
  • Troubleshoot, track and resolve complex issues on all the Linux servers in the environment by reading log messages and making positive decisions.
  • Knowledge of system security architecture and system protection and hardening by using tools like firewalld, SElinux, and others to ensure system availability and data protection.
  • Utilize Linux utilities to maintain data storage and disk space requirements
  • Updating/Patching Linux, Windows Virtual Machine in VMware VM.
  • Troubleshooting daily issues regarding Citrix access, printing, performance, desktops and user related
  • Installing, configuring, maintaining the windows based servers
  • Managing and maintaining 4 Citrix farms which contains 400+ Citrix servers environment on windows server 2003 & 2008 R2 and 200+ business applications
  • Create the users, groups, passwords in Active Directory
  • Configuring the DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP Networks in Windows based servers
  • Configuring schedule reboots for Citrix Server

Confidential, Fort worth, Texas

System Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Installed and Administered VM's across 4 Datacenters Running 1000's of VM's. Maintaining
  • Performance lab machines in the datacenter and Project Management experience.
  • Installed ESXi 6.1/6.0/5.5/5.1/5.0 in large environment on Cisco UCS on both protected and recovery sites.
  • Installation of Vcenter server and Configuring ESXihost's within the cluster using Vmotion and HA.
  • Implemented different Host profiles for Multiple Clusters across Multiple Data centers.
  • Experience of Storage Migration on 1200 VM's (Fiber channel Upgrade from EMC DMX to VMAX).
  • Managed and configured Cisco UCS Rack and Blade Servers.
  • Configured VMware HA, VMware DRS in acquiring higher efficiency for VMware Infrastructure.
  • 300+ P2V, P2P, V2V migration of windows and Linux servers by using zerto and created SQL clusters on Windows 2008/2012 administration
  • Install and Manage security reporting tools to monitor any Active Directory changes. Plan and manage all the migrations and upgrades related to Active Directory and Domain controllers.
  • Responsible for LDAP load testing on Directory with almost 20000 users.
  • Created and documented process for deploying Virtual machines on VMware and used Remedy Tool for ticketing (Change Management, Incident Management, and Request Management) and looking after high priority incident tickets both on virtual machine and ESX host level.
  • Experience in Remote deployment of Microsoft Windows 2008/2012 servers using MDT or manual installation of a server using RSA/RILO for remote connection to a server.
  • Worked on virtualizing the applications using App Vand publishing them to users using SCCM.
  • Virtualization and troubleshooting of application installations using App-V Sequencer.
  • Used JAMF Management service to maintain and configure Mac Devices
  • Expertise in upgrading SCCM 2012 to SCCM 1602.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve SCCM management point policy issues and package or the program deployment failures.
  • Deployed multiple Cumulative Updates and a Service pack update to SCCM to stay current with latest Microsoft releases.
  • Expertise in troubleshooting packaging and deployment issues while maintaining clear communication with the leadership team.
  • Perform necessary change and release management tasks for all production updates.
  • Create security packages monthly for core image application such as Microsoft, Firefox, and Acrobat and patch the machines.

Confidential

System Admin (Intern)

Responsibilities:

  • Installing VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0/4.1 and ESXi server 5.0/4.1.
  • Identification, planning and migration of P2V candidates and new builds from each site without any downtime.
  • Performed tons of V2V Migration., Created clones and templates of Virtual Machines.
  • Created VM's on ESX servers and deployed VMs through OVF Templates, Created & Troubleshot Virtual Networks and vSwitches.
  • Worked on Migration concepts like vMotion and cold migration and Remediate.
  • Configured Netbackup Client thorough planning was done for downtime, knowing each server usage & there placement in Datacenter.
  • Creating Data centers in the vSphere Web client and adding the Hosts to the Data center.
  • Installing and configuring Windows 2003 servers of DHCP, FTP, Web Server and SQL Database Server.
  • Installation and administration of Windows Active Directory, DNS, DHCP servers. Administrating and responsible for Microsoft File and Print servers cluster on windows 2003. Managing printers' queues, spoolers, files and folders permission, maintenance/failover of cluster when required.
  • Managing Exchange 2003 servers and troubleshooting issues related to User and group accounts, mail delivery, configuring MX records to enable and disable domain.
  • Responsible for Security Patch Management and Deployment to all clients using Microsoft WSUS 4.0/3.0.
  • Administering DHCP Server creation of reservation and configuration of server options.
  • Configured Terminal Server to access to the servers using Remote Desktop Protocol.
  • Maintaining Local Area Network (LAN), using Cisco Switches.

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