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Solutions Architect Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Expertise and experienced Datacenter, Cloud, Converged & HCI Infrastructure professional with over 10 years of work experience in IT Infrastructure projects and service delivery with hands on converged Vblock, VxBlock, HCI VxRail, & Nutanix, blade servers, VMware and Windows/Linux experience in wide range of concepts and technologies, holding AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate.
  • Canadian Citizen with Canadian & US Cloud Infrastructure experience
  • Experience working across International Support teams, global delivery with offshore/ onsite model, dealing with cross functional team, planning initiative, tracking issues as per Agile/Scrum framework and estimating efforts using Agile T - Shirt Sizes & POKER method.
  • Developed reference design model for virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure roadmaps with IT Standards & policies for N Tier Architecture applications.
  • Experience working across International Support teams, global delivery with offshore/ onsite model, dealing with cross functional team, planning initiative, tracking issues as per PMI guide lines.
  • Well versed with Enterprise Architecture methodologies Zachman and TOGAF.
  • Experienced with SDN NSX-T design and implementation, VxBlock/VBlock RCM Upgrade
  • Comprehensive background in vendor RFIs/RFPs, Proof-of-Concept (POCs), and software/feature upgrades, the installation, configuration, rollout and support of hardware, software, peripherals and network devices.
  • Designed and implemented VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), vRealize Operations (vROPs) and VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO)
  • Experienced with DevOps methodologies, automation practices and microservices architecture using Terraform, and Chef/Puppet for Infrastrcuture monitoring, configuration and management.
  • Implemented DR Solutions SRM and Recover Point, Installed SRM 5 vSphere Client Plug-in, established site reciprocity, configured protected site by resource mappings, placeholder data store setup. Configured replication for a group of VMs for recovery plans.
  • Hands on experience with developing vMware architecture, design with HA/DRS/FT Clustering, Horizen View 7.2 and administration of SAN EMC XtremIO and VMAX, VNX/VNXe using Unisphere
  • Worked with UCS Manager to configure IP Pools, VLAN’s, and vNICs, Boot Policies, Server Pools, VSAN, VHBA, KVM Access and Management Console.
  • Experience of developing support procedures and service standards to meet business requirements and end-user needs.
  • Expertise knowledge in Server technologies and Technology Change Management
  • Experience in Monitoring, performing Health Checks, installing patches and upgrading hardware on the production servers
  • Maintained an excellent rapport with fellow colleagues, vendors
  • Excellent communication and diagnostic skills; consistently solve problems without issues escalation.
  • Efficiently coordinated with the Technical Support Team and Vendor to resolve the problem
  • Experience in the design, development and test of disaster recovery planning, and business continuity planning.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a strong knowledge of ITIL, Agile & SDLC Processes
  • Have good communication (verbal and written), analytical & a committed team player as well as an independent worker, able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Virtualization Products: vSphere 6.5/6.0/5.1 with DRS, HA and FT, VMWare Capacity Planner, VMWare Stand-alone Converter 3.0, VMware Update Manager, VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), VMware View, View Connection Server, View Composer, ThinApp, VEEAM, VmSight, PlateSpin, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen Server, Xen/MetaFrame Presentation Server, CA Nimsoft Monitor for VMWare

Operating System: Windows Server 2003/2008 R2/2012, Solaris, Linux Redhat 5.x, 6.x, 7, CentOS, 6.x, HP-UX, UNIX, SUSE Linux

Application Servers: Microsoft Active Directory 2003/2008/2008 R2, Microsoft Exchange 5.5, Microsoft Exchange 2000, DHCP, DNS, WINS, IIS 6.0/7.0, Apache

Database Servers: SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 Standard/Enterprise.

Backup & DR Solutions: VMware VDP, Symantec NetBackup 6.0, EMC RecoverPoint 4.1

Desktop Application: Microsoft Office 2003/2007 with Outlook, Open Office, Project, Visio.

Hardware: Dell PowerEdge Servers T series, Dell Rack mount Servers R Series with iDRAC, HP ProLiant Servers with HP ILO 2, CISCO UCS C200 M1 Servers, Network Interface Card, Multi Serial Port Adapter, Printers, CD/DVD Drives, iSCSI/SATA Hard drives and Floppy drive, Routers, Switches, Hubs, SDSL/ADSL Modems, ECC/Non-ECC Registered/Unbuffered RAM, Audio/Video cards, EMC VMAX/ VNX/VNXe, riverbed WOC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Solutions Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Horizon 7 VDI Infrastructure Design and Implementation and NSX-T Design and Deployment
  • Deployed & Configured Connection Servers, & SQL for Event DB
  • Implemented AppVolume, Created Floating and Dedicated VDI Desktop Pool, Application Pool
  • Deployed UAG and configured it with Connection Server
  • Deployed vRO for performance and capacity optimization, vRA for Automating Manual Workflows
  • Working with proposal, RFPs and solution project teams in preparing target architectures, target solutions, solution strategies
  • Implemented Python scripting.
  • Lead and participate with technical teams in ARB (Architect Review Board), the development and adjustment of infrastructure solutions and services to better meet the needs of Clients;
  • Direct multiple projects, guide resources and monitor the quality and acceptance of the solution process. Preparing the detailed design to implementation to ensure conformance and consistency of services delivery;
  • Develop technology road maps and annual technology plans;
  • Research and evaluate new and/or alternative solutions and technologies to enhance operational effectiveness and reduce costs.

Environment: vMware vSphere 6.5, vRO 7.0, vSAN 6.2, SDN NSX-T, PowerCLI, NUTANIX, AZURE, Rubrik, CISCO 9000 ACI

Confidential, Deerfield Beach, FL

Solutions Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Architecture & design for Datacenter Network Virtualization with SDN VMware NSX-T, Palo Alto Firewall, VxBlock 540, CISCO Nexus 9K/5K, VMware vSphere 6.5 with VxBlock, VxRail and EMC VNX, and XtremIO
  • Developed reference model for Implementing two private cloud VxBlock 540 with NSX-T and VXLAN technologies.
  • VxBlock RCM Upgrade, Operational Run Book development
  • Configured call-home for VxBlock USCM, EMC VNX, XtremIO
  • Designed Cluster & deployed HCI VxRail P Series Cluster. Deployed VxRail Manager dashboard interface to automate VxRail Appliance configuration, VM provisioning, and management.
  • VxRail Manager Extension used for adding new appliances to an existing cluster.
  • Replicated the source VMs into VxRail cluster with vSphere Replication
  • Deployed vRO for performance and capacity optimization, vRA for Automating Manual Workflows
  • Design and deployment of NSX-T Manager, Controllers with clustering, Edges, T1 & T0 Routers, Transport Zone & Nodes, Load Balance, VPN.
  • Worked with Enterprise InfoSec team and implemented CyberArk Privileged Access Security and Access Security Hygiene Program
  • Administration & Management of VxRail E Series Clusters using VxRail Manager ver.4.5
  • Monitoring the automation of network deployment and configuration, along with the integration of infrastructure (computer, storage) automation using DevOps solution Terraform
  • Configuring and monitoring network security layers using NSX Distributed Firewall
  • Monitoring integration with other software-defined networking technologies
  • Improving network manageability and scalability
  • Supporting the operations and maintenance of the VMware vSphere 6.5 virtual infrastructure
  • Maintaining VMware vRealize Ops 6.6 and reporting for performance, and capacity planning.

Environment: VxBlock, EMC VNX800, XtremIO, MDS 9000, Nexus 9000, VNXe, Nexus 3000, EMC RecoverPoint 4.1, VCE Vision 3.2, Windows 2012/2008 R2, SUSE Linux, UNIX, OEL, Windows Win 7, VMware ESXi 6.5, VxRail E Series with VxRail Manager 4.5, UCSM 2.2 (1b), CISCO UCS Server, Remote desktop services

Confidential, Plano, TX

Solutions Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Datacenter upgrade by implementing two VxBlock with CISCO Nexus 9K/5K, VNX8000 & XtremIO, and VMware vSphere 6.0 with SDN NSX & vRealize Operations 6.0
  • Evaluated solution alternative with vendors DELL, VCE, CISCO and VMware to identify & meet technology need of business sponsor.
  • Worked with EMC Engineer for development of DR Plan and EMC RecoverPoint Implementation & testing. RecoverPoint 4.1 administration & maintenance
  • Developed and integrated business continuity and disaster recovery plans using RecoverPoint & SRM by configuring Protection, Recovery and Replication of Virtual Machines
  • Developed LCS for Vxblock Expansion and performed RCM Upgrade
  • Operational Run Book development and user training
  • Configured call-home for VxBlock USCM, EMC VNX, XtremIO
  • Identified Infrastructure vulnerabilities and worked with Security & server team for remediation, generated gap analysis report and work with admin for remediation.
  • Security Management by Vxblock Password Change for CISCO Switches, ESXi Hosts and EMC VNX & XIO
  • Prepared run book establishing requirements, methods and procedures for routine maintenance for support team & mentored technical support team.
  • Used Mitrend to prepare report and analysis of Vblock environment & resources to forecasts utilization patterns, capacity and performance
  • Provisioned & Monitored VxBlock resources for storage, data store and network.
  • Configured UCSM and CISCO switches for CISCO Call-Home Device registration
  • Deployed preconfigured VSAN and managed it through vCenter to provide storage capacity across all VxRail Appliance nodes. Implemented Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) for performance and availability.

Environment: VxBlock, EMC VNX800, XtremIO, MDS 9000, Nexus 9000, VNXe, Nexus 3000, EMC RecoverPoint 4.1, VCE Vision 3.2, Windows 2012/2008 R2, SUSE Linux, UNIX, OEL, Windows Win 7, VMware ESXi 6.0, UCSM 2.2 (1b), UCS Central v1.2, CISCO UCS Server, Remote desktop services

Confidential, Fort Worth, TX

Solutions Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Management and administration of thirteen private cloud Vblock 720 and Vblock 320 spread across North America, Europe and Asia.
  • Worked with vendor tech support VCE, CISCO and VMware for resolution of issues and hardware replacement.
  • Backup and recovery AMP Servers using VDP 5.6
  • Upgrading SQL 2003 from SQL 200
  • Involved in Patching ESXi hosts using VMWare Update Manager
  • Designed & deployed NUTANIX Cluster and managed NUTANIX Environment & Resources
  • VMware Horizon View Administration, Configuration and Management.
  • VDI Pool Creation/Deployment/planning
  • Planned, and managed project, problem analysis and resolution for SRM Implementation
  • Planned disaster recovery and implemented recovery by Creating Protection Groups and Recovery Plans in VMware SRM
  • Provisioned of resources like storage, data store and ports on vEthernet ports on N1k, administration on VSG

Environment: Windows 2003/2008 R2, SUSE Linux, OEL, Exchange Server 2010, Windows Win 7, VMware ESXi 5.2, 5.5 Server, UCSM 2.2 (1b), UCS Central v1.2, UCS Director 5.1, CISCO Prime, VMware VDP 5.6, CISCO UCS Server, EMC VMAX 40K, Dell PowerEdge Servers, Remote desktop services, Infoblox 6.x

Confidential, Warren, MI

Infrastructure Delivery Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on Implementing Vblock VB720 for Datacenter upgrade in Prep Prod, Prod and VDI environment for Confidential OnStar.
  • Worked with UCS Manager to configure IP Pools, VLAN’s, and vNICs, Boot Policies, Server Pools, VSAN, VHBA, KVM Access and Management Console. Also, Configured Service Profiles on UCS Server
  • Monitored of Vblock resources that comprised six domains, and 60+ chassis using UCS Central v1.2 and UCS Director 5.1
  • VMware Horizon View Administration, Configuration and Management.
  • VDI Pool Creation/Deployment/planning
  • Administrator of Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2. Performing Server services - Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP Admin
  • Configured backup of VMs using VDP 5.6, and backing up VMs.
  • Monitored VMWare vSphere 5.1 environment for data store utilization, snapshots, and VMs connected to vCD/DVDs and any other issues, de commissioning of VMs and reclaiming resources.
  • Responsible for configuration and management of VMware vCenter 5.1, VMware HA, Automated

Environment: Windows 2003/2008 R2, SUSE Linux, OEL, Exchange Server 2010, Windows Win 7, VMware ESXi 5.2 Server, UCSM 2.2 (1b), UCS Central v1.2, UCS Director 5.1, EMC VMAX 40K, VMware VDP 5.6, Open filer iSCSI SAN/NAS, iStore SAN, CISCO UCS Server, Dell PowerEdge Servers, Dell PowerVault NAS, Zywall and SonicWALL Firewall, Remote desktop services, Infoblox 6.x

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Vblock/VMWare Admin

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented Vblock 320, Vblock 700 infrastructure for Datacenter upgrade & consolidation project, identified migration candidates and established the new Virtual infrastructure utilizing VMware vSphere suite 5.2 bundled with ESX hosts, vCenter Servers and Clusters for CP Rail, Calgary.
  • Performed VMWare Administration, configuration, administration, and monitoring of vSphere 5.2
  • Application migration, deployment with ThinApp and ThinApp Factory.
  • Managed and provisioned virtual resources using vCloud Director 5.1,
  • Built ESX servers and implemented complete integration with SAN for VMotion in a VMware DRS and HA enabled environment.
  • Performed backup and restore operations of VMware host servers’ configuration, Virtual Machines backup, snapshots, P2V-V2V conversion using VMware stand-alone convertor, applying Patch updates, monitoring/reporting, SSH, SNMP and alerts notification. Configured and used EMC Recover Point for replication.
  • Responsible production support of Active directory (AD), GPO, Domain users, Users and groups and given appropriate permissions, shares and privilege to access LAN and Domain environment.
  • Configured storage devices along with iSCSI disks in SAN using RAID 1, 5 and 10.
  • Participated in the migration planning, developing, testing and moving the migration process onto full-fledged production network.

Environment: Windows 2003/2008 R2, Exchange Server 2003/2010, Win 7, VMware ESXi 5.2 Server, Open filer iSCSI SAN/NAS, iStore SAN, CISCO UCS Server, Dell PowerEdge Servers, Dell PowerVault NAS, Zywall and SonicWALL Firewall, Remote desktop services, CA Nimsoft Monitor for VMWare

Confidential, Jersey City

Infrastructure Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on Global Data Centre Consolidation project. Successfully designed and implemented VMware ESX servers for server consolidation. Implemented SRM 5. Performed SAP, Oracle and other application P2Vmigration using Plate Spin Migrate 9.1.
  • Deployed UCS Blades, Dell Rack Mount Server R and M Series using iDRAC, and HP ProLiant Servers with ILO 2. SCCM used to install and configure W2K8, configured and deployed riverbed WOC. P2V Migration using PlateSpin
  • Lead Technology Implementation including vendor selection, System Architecture, Setting landscape, Capacity planning, security, storage management and High Availability.
  • Experience in IT decision-making, policy direction, planning, and team management. Participated in the migration planning, developing, testing and moving the migration process onto full-fledged production network.

Environment: Windows 2000/2003, SMS, SQL Server 2000, Exchange Server 2003, Microsoft WSUS, Windows XP, VMware ESX Server, vCenter Sever, Open filer, IBM TSM, EMC SAN, Dell NAS, Zywall and SonicWALL Firewall.

Confidential

Windows System Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installing, configuring, administration of Windows 2003 servers, Active Directory Services, DNS DHCP, FTP, WSUS, IIS Web Server and SQL Database Server, System Management Servers (SMS) servers for Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto.
  • Experienced with x86 / x64 Intel, HP, IBM & Dell hardware like rack-mounted servers, tower servers, desktop, laptop and other peripherals.
  • Responsible for Active directory, GPO, Domain users, Administrating users and groups and given appropriate permissions and privilege to access our LAN and Domain environment.

Environment: Windows 2000/2003, SMS, IIS 6.0, Exchange Server 2003, Microsoft WWSUS, Windows XP, VMware ESX Server, VMware Workstation.

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