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Sr. Systems Engineer Resume

Houston, TexaS

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Over 7+ Years of experience in implementing and Managing enterprise scale VMware Infrastructure.
  • IT System Administrator skilled in multiplatform VMware , Linux, Windows environments with hands - on expertise in networking and system integration.
  • Expertise in administration of VMware Workstation, ESX/ESXi Servers, VMware vSphere and Windows Servers 2008/ 2008R2 / 2012/ 2012R2 and managing Microsoft SQL Server .
  • Installation, Configuration, Administration Virtual Center Server, VMware View, Disaster Recovery, VMotion, P2V, P2P, V2V, VMware Update Manager.
  • Administration of Active Directory in Windows environment. Managing Active Directory issues such as: Logon Failures, Account Lockouts, Group Policies, Network Connectivity, DNS and WINS Name Resolution, Authentication Problems, File and Printer Permissions etc.
  • Experience in Configuring Networking on Standard vSwitch, Distributed vSwitch.
  • Experience in configuring VMware DRS Rules and VMware HA on Clusters in Virtual Center.
  • Capable of administering ISCSI, NAS and NFS storages. Familiar with RAID concept.
  • Expert in maintaining Business Continuity and performing Disaster Recovery (DR) using VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM).
  • Created Raid Groups, Storage Groups, LUNs and assigned LUNs to Windows and VMware hosts.
  • Experience with VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) VMware View in an enterprise environment.
  • Installation, Configuration & Troubleshooting of hardware including Tower, Rack & Blade Servers.
  • Responsible for LAN/WAN network communications, operations, hardware and application software for intensive segment of Rackspace's customers
  • Good knowledge in automation technologies like Puppet, Chef, Ansible.
  • Helped standardize and implement the scheduled maintenance plan documentation process.
  • Experience on AWS cloud services in EC2
  • Cisco UCS 5000 Chassis implementation with B200 M2 blades.
  • Installed configured and updated firmware on UCS C210 servers for physical migrations.
  • Experience with Hitachi & NetApp storage.
  • Experience on working with Jenkins and its AD authentication.
  • Experience in administering Atlassian products JIRA, Confluence & Crowd.
  • Ensured full and incremental data backups were successful; performed data restore for users as needed using HDID,HDPS.
  • Experience in configuring Brocade & Cisco Switches.
  • Experience on Compute Blades & UCP solution.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Virtualization Monitor, Analyze, Identify and Troubleshoot issues of Virtual infrastructure products - VMware vSphere suite 6.0/ 5.0 including VMware vCenter Server, VMware ESX/ESXi servers .

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Houston, Texas

Sr. Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Installed and Implemented VMware ESXi host servers with vSphere Client, vSphere CLI. Configured HBAs and iSCSI SAN storage.
  • Administration of Active Directory in Windows 2008/20012 environment and managing Active Directory issues such as: Logon Failures, Account Lockouts, Group Policies, Network Connectivity, Authentication Problems, File and Printer Permissions etc.
  • Manage VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), vMotion and High Availability (HA) Clusters.
  • Creating and Deploying of Virtual Machines from Templates and creating Snapshots and Cloning of Virtual Machines for future Deployments.
  • Worked on Microsoft Azure, involved in configuring virtual machines, storage accounts, resource groups.
  • Installation and configuration of Microsoft Windows 2003, 2008 R2,2012 Servers on Virtual Machines and Citrix virtual desktop support.
  • Exchange/Office 365 support, maintenance and administration.
  • Worked on building instances in AWS.
  • Installs, configures, and troubleshoots desktop systems, workstations, servers, and network issues in a heterogeneous environment
  • Worked on JIRA migration.
  • Worked on JIRA, Confluence and crowd .
  • Created projects, workflows, permissions& field customizations in JIRA.
  • Developed Confluence pages.
  • Provides day-to-day technical support to employee’s desktop systems software & hardware
  • Built, installed, and tested Linux and VMware servers based on requirements from Design and Architecture or established standards.
  • Managed over 100+ VMware servers 2003, 2008 R2 & 2012 with VSphere client.
  • Provision VMware Datastore’s and configure storage for Virtual Machines
  • Test and recommend Replication/Backup solutions for VMware, SAN and Disaster Recovery
  • Deploying VMs Through Templates
  • Created & Troubleshot Virtual Networks and vSwitches
  • Performed physical to virtual (P2V) migrations for approximately 50 physical servers utilizing VMware Converter.
  • Performed tons of V2V Migration
  • Worked with PaloAlto firewall setup, Installed on our environment.
  • Created security policies and groups on Palo Alto Firewall.
  • Worked with DellEMC Unity Storage.

Confidential, Santa Clara, CA

Sr.Systems 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); Microsoft hyper-v, Citrix virtual desktop support.
  • 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.
  • Installed and Implemented VMware ESXi host servers with vSphere Client, vSphere CLI. Configured HBAs and iSCSI SAN storage.
  • Experience with Cisco UCS server blades with VMware ESX deployments on Cisco UCS
  • Administration of Active Directory in Windows 2008/20012 environment and managing Active Directory issues such as: Logon Failures, Account Lockouts, Group Policies, Network Connectivity, Authentication Problems, File and Printer Permissions etc.
  • Manage VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), vMotion and High Availability (HA) Clusters.
  • Creating and Deploying of Virtual Machines from Templates and creating Snapshots and Cloning of Virtual Machines for future Deployments.
  • Worked on Microsoft Azure, involved in configuring virtual machines, storage accounts, resource groups.
  • Installation and configuration of Microsoft Windows 2003, 2008 R2,2012 Servers on Virtual Machines and Citrix virtual desktop support.
  • Exchange/Office 365 support, maintenance and administration.
  • Install, configure and maintain the virtual environment utilizing VMware Horizon View
  • Designed, implemented and supported VMware Virtualization technologies and EMC storage
  • Responsible to analyze complex SQL queries and create stage tables in database to perform code execution.
  • Maintained SAN and storage technologies with the help of EMC hardware.
  • Created and Configured Red Hat, Ubuntu, CentOS, Solaris Virtual Machines in AWS using EC2.
  • VMs migration across the ESXI servers using advanced features like VMotion.
  • Configured Cloud Watch and Nagios to monitor real-time granular metrics of all the AWS Services and configured individual dashboards for each resource Agents.
  • Experience in Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, FTP environment, Virtual Server Administration, and Patch Management on Microsoft Windows Servers.

Environment: VMware VDI, VMware vSphere, VMware vCenter, HP blade/Rack servers, Cisco UCS, Cloning, Migration, Templates, Snapshot's, and Patch Management tool, EMC, Microsoft Azure, VMware Horizon, VMware Realize Operation Manager, VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM), Confidential Blade servers.

Confidential

Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, analyze, identify and troubleshoot issues, upgrade of Virtual infrastructure products - VMware vSphere suite 5.0/4.0 including VMware vCenter Server, VMware ESX/ESXi clusters, Virtual machines and templates.
  • Implementing Group Policy, Managing and Monitoring Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  • Managing and monitoring Domain Name System (DNS).
  • 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.
  • Extensively managed Active Directory like all the problems related to user accounts, domain accounts, managing permissions etc.
  • Following the Agile process as requirements are evolving.
  • Creating Virtual machines, Templates, Cloning and Deploying Virtual Machines.
  • Provided infrastructure support.
  • Worked on installing Chassis, Blade servers and configuring Blade servers.
  • Handled hardware issues dealing with RAID, SCSI controllers & Host Bus Adapters (HBA).
  • Responsible for Active directory, Domain users, Administrating users & groups & given appropriate permissions & privilege to access our LAN & Domain environment.
  • Maintained Linux servers in production and development environments.
  • Worked with Linux file system types and volume management.
  • Modifying scripts to automate common tasks with PowerShell or Power CLI.
  • Responsible for the operation and administration of IIS web servers across Engineering, QA and Production environments, .Net application support and integration with IIS.
  • Responsible for the installation, upgrade and daily administration of Windows 2000/2003/2008 servers in a highly demanding production environment servers running 24x7. IIS 6.0 web farm, MSSQL 2005, Microsoft .Net Framework3.0 Servers.
  • Installation of Web components like IIS 7.5, Apache Tomcat Servers, FAST Application Stack on the Windows 2008/ UNIX environments.
  • Backup and restore of VMware host server configuration, Virtual Machine backup and snapshot.
  • Performed Troubleshooting on Hosts, VMs, Windows servers and virtual Switches in the Datacenter.
  • Performed P2V, V2V Migration, Created clones and templates of Virtual Machines.
  • Perform on-call support for the IIS runtime issues, browser issues and user authentications issues in the production environment.
  • Installing and Implementation of VMware ESXi 5.0 host servers with VM ware vSphere Client, vSphere CLI and also Configured HBAs and iSCSI SAN storage.
  • Involved in operational support of Active Directory, WINS, DNS, DHCP enabled applications.

Environment: VMware vSphere 5.0, 5.5, VMware vCenter, HP blade/Rack servers, Cisco UCS, Cloning, Migration, Templates, Snapshot's, Patch Management tool, VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM), VMware HA and DRS

Confidential

Linux Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Experience in Installation, Configuration, Implementation, Maintenance & troubleshooting of Red Hat Linux.
  • Experience using LVM creating VGs, LVs, and disk mirroring.
  • Creating users, managing user permission, maintaining User & File system quota in Red hat Linux.
  • Setting up cron schedules for backups and monitoring processes.
  • Updating YUM Repository and Red hat Package Manager (RPM).
  • Experience working on boot loaders like GRUB and LILO and also upgrading Kernel on Red hat Linux servers.
  • Configure SSH server for password less login, secure ssh logins and restrict ssh logins to local network using iptables.
  • Configured firewall using iptables for system security.
  • Disk and File system management through Logical Volume Manager (LVM) on LINUX and experienced in RAID 1, 5, 10, configuration.

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