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Baltimore, MD

Summary:

  • A technocrat with 7+ years IT Industry experience in System Administration, storage area networks (SAN), Backup and Disaster recovery, Networking.
  • NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA)
  • Experience in managing NetApp Filers FAS 3XXX, FAS6XXXX through system manger ,open manager, cli
  • Strong understanding of NetApp Storage Architecture, worked on FAS/V Series Platform
  • SAN specific experience on NetApp (FC) and NAS
  • Experience with managing the following NetApp technologies: aggregates, clones, snapshot, flexclone, SnapMirror, SnapVault, SnapManager .
  • Configuring EMC CLARiiON ,VNX, DMX,VMAX, NetApp, storage array devices on Windows/HP-UX/ Linux servers.
  • Experience with Navisphere Manager, Analyzer, SymCLI and Fabric Manager.
  • Experience in implementing, administering and maintaining EMC CLARiiON CX and VNX line storage array
  • Experience in managing DMX 2(1000/3000), DMX3 and DMX4 ,VMAX using SymCLI, ECC, Symmetrix Management Console
  • Expert in Managing EMC VPLEX,IBM SVC,IBM XIV
  • Expert in implementing Business Continuity Solutions using Snapview Clone/Snapshot at CLARiiON level and Time finder Mirror/Clone/Snap at the DMX/vmax.
  • Experience in implementing and managing SRDF, mirror view and open Replicator on respective storage array.
  • Experience in data migration software such as clarion sancopy, DMX open replicator.
  • Experience in implementing Recover Point Appliances for continuous data replication.
  • Experience in installing and configuring replication manager for replicating exchange ,sql using mirrorview, -srdf and recoverpoint
  • Expert in performance optimization or data tiering using lun optimizer in DMX or FAST in vmax, lun migrator in clarion
  • Familiar with performance analysis tools such as EMC navisphere analyzer, Workload analyzer, Hitachi tuning manager.
  • Expert in capacity and performance management using various tools at
  • Experienced in Installation, configuration & troubleshooting of file systems using Logical Volume Manager & Veritas Volume Manager.
  • Extensive experience in setup, configuration, upgrade, maintenance, performance and troubleshooting on different Windows and UNIX platform system software and hardware.
  • Excellent Team Building, Project Management, Analytical, Interpersonal & Communication Skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and production support for 24x7 environments.

Technical Skills:

Operating System

Solaris 9, 10, HP-UX 10x/11x, Red Hat Enterprise LINUX, Windows 2000/2003/2008

Storage Hardware

EMC DMX2/3/4, CLARiiON CX3/CX4, VNX 5700, Hitachi USP Tagmastor, NetApp FAS 2020, FAS 3020, FAS 3050, RecoverPoint

Storage Management

EMC Navisphere/Unisphrere Management Suite, EMC Control Center, Symmetrix Management Console, symcli, SAN Manager, Connectrix Manager, TimeFinder, SRDF & PowerPath, snapmirror, Brocade data migration manger.

Software

Veritas Volume Manager (VXVM), Logical Volume Manager (LVM), Sun Volume Manager (SVM), Solstice Disk Suite, Veritas NetBackup.

Server Hardware

Sun Fire 10k/15k, SUN enterprise 3500, 5500, Sun Fire E4900, Sun fire V220, V240, V250, V480, V440, servers, Netra 240, 420, Sun Blade 1000,2000, HP 9000 rp 8440, rp5405, rp5430 (L- class), rp7410 (N-class servers).

Protocols

TCP/IP, FTP, NFS, NIS, SSH, HTTP, DHCP, ISCSI, FCP,CIFS

Application & Servers

Solaris Jumpstart, HP ignite UX, apache web server

Programming / Scripting

Shell Script (Bash, Ksh, Sed), C

Professional Experience:

Confidential, Baltimore, MD June 2012-September 2012

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for capacity planning and administration of SAN and NAS environments with data on VNX 5700 ,VMAX storage arrays connected to Windows and VMware servers.
  • Performance of health check on new VMAX,VNX 5700.
  • Relaying and optimize the layout on 5700 , FAST Cache , FAST
  • Storage Provisioning one VNX 5700, both block and file.
  • Upgrading VNX 5700 OE codes.
  • Setup, Maintenance and troubleshooting of a RecoverPoint environment.
  • Upgrade RPAs to new code.
  • Data migration from NetApp to VNX using RoboCopy
  • Installation and configuration of VPLEX
  • Virtualizing VNX/VMAX storage behind VPLEX
  • Configuring VPLEX Metro
  • Provisioning storage on VMAX( FAST, FASTVP)
  • Replication on VNX using Recover point
  • Consolidating older 3 clariions to VMAX using open replicator
  • Migrated 50 TB using open replicator to VMAX
  • Setup SRDF and snapshots on VMAX

Confidential,USA November 2006 – May 2012

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for capacity planning and administration of SAN and NAS environments with data on NetApp storage arrays connected to Windows and VMware servers.
  • Storage provisioning on DataOnTap 7.3 and 8.0
  • Creating initiator groups, port groups, lifs, volumes, luns, CIFS, qtrees
  • Allocating storage to Windows and VMware hosts
  • Configuration of flexclones, aggregates, SnapMirror, SnapVault
  • Configure zoning, masking, Mapping host to the storage array and troubleshooting any connectivity issues.
  • Storage, SAN, capacity and performance management using various reporting tools, excel spreadsheet and other tools
  • Installation and configuration of NS 960, VNX
  • Installation and configuration of Netapp FAS and V series hardware
  • Upgrading DATA Ontap from 7.3 to 8
  • Installation and implementation of Tivoli Storage Manager
  • Backup administration using Tivoli Storage Manager
  • Installing and configuring IBM SVC/IBM xiv.
  • Setting up VPLEX for virtualizing storage.
  • Setting up VPLEX metro cluster
  • Setting up cluster properties
  • Testing site failures
  • Made site active /active
  • Monitored administrative schedules, resource usage and adjustments of TSM DRM processes
  • Periodic TSM health checks
  • Installation and implementation of Avamar
  • Performing zoning on Cisco director class switches through CLI and Fabric Manager.
  • Installation and configuration of Replication Manager Server.
  • Integrating celerra, snapsure with replication manager.
  • Installation and configuration of EMC control Center(ionix), Symmetrix Management Console.
  • Configured snapshots/clones and shadow image for Oracle and Exchange database
  • Installed and configured Replication Manger for managing snapview/mirrorview and recoverpoint replication on oracle, exchange, MS Sql .

SAN Admin
Confidential, Philadelphia, PA Aug 04 – November 05

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for capacity planning and administration of SAN and NAS environments with data on NetApp storage arrays connected to Windows and VMware servers.
  • Storage provisioning on DataOnTap 7.3
  • Creating initiator groups, port groups, lifs, volumes, luns, CIFS, qtrees
  • Allocating storage to Windows and VMware hosts
  • Configuration of flexcoles, aggregates, SnapMirror, SnapVault
  • Managing storage including storage provisioning, performance tuning, adding volumes, assigning ports, data movement, maintenance of severs & troubleshooting problems in environment.
  • Implemented, administered & maintained EMC DMX3, Clarion and HDS Tagamastore systems.
  • Decommissioned clarion storage array
  • Worked in EMC software environments like Control Center, TimeFinder, SRDF, PowerPath and Navisphere.
  • Planning & configuration of automated backups & restores using Veritas NetBackup.
  • Provisioned storage from CLARiiON using Navisphere 6.X.
  • Create RAID Groups, BIND LUNs, and Create Storage Groups using Navisphere Manager.
  • Create Aggregates, Volumes and Luns on Netapp Filer using Data OnTap CLI & FilerView.
  • Allocation and De-allocation of storage to UNIX and windows hosts from CLARiiON and DMX arrays.
  • Took the snapshots using the snap view functionality of CLARiiON.
  • Played an active role in carrying out various data migrations involving EMC CLARiiON and DMX using open replicator.
  • Installation and configuration recover point appliance for data replication across the storage type.
  • Installed 4 node recover point clusters , using RP 2.x
  • Created consistency group for CDP for CLR and CRR implementation for exchange, sql.
  • Replicated 5 tb sql and exchange database using 4 RPA and asynchronous replication .
  • Configure recover point for continuous data replication ,using clarion based splitters
  • Configured clarion based splitters
  • Configured SanTap based splitters
  • Monitoring the replication on the recoverpoint.
  • Installation and configuration of EMC Control center, managing DMX ,clarion using ECC
  • Performance analysis using EMC Control Center, work load analyzer
  • Configuration and administration of EMC Power Path software for redundant path failover and recovery.
  • Installed Time Finder and configured Symmetrix disk groups for BCV operations.
  • Configured and administered Fiber Channel Switches (Brocade and McData) and Zoning.
  • Zoned B-series and M-series switches with Connectrix Manager.
  • Provisioned LUNs to application & database servers.
  • Monitored space utilization & space remaining in storage subsystem.

SAN/ Windows Admin
Confidential, June 04 – July 05

Responsibilities:

  • Worked as system administrator to support UNIX Desktop Network Configured jumpstart servers & installed Unix OS on large-scale Attended day-to-day software & hardware calls.
  • Monitor & Administer SAN storage environment.
  • Administer, maintain and manage EMC CLARiiON arrays like creating volumes, LUNs and implementing different RAID levels on the same.
  • Administration of CLARiiON CX300 storage array through Navisphere. Configure Snapview snapshots, snapview clones, SAN copy & mirror view.
  • Managing storage including storage provisioning, performance tuning, adding volumes, assigning ports, data movement, maintenance of severs & troubleshooting problems in environment.
  • Implemented, administered & maintained EMC DMX2/3 systems.
  • Decommissioned clarion storage array
  • Configured Oracle RAC on the DMX3 storage array
  • Configured best practices for the Oracle RAC on the DMX.
  • Worked in EMC software environments like Control Center, TimeFinder, SRDF, PowerPath and Navisphere.
  • Planning & configuration of automated backups & restores using Veritas NetBackup.
  • Provisioned storage from CLARiiON using Navisphere 6.X.
  • Create RAID Groups, BIND LUNs, and Create Storage Groups using Navisphere Manager.
  • Create Aggregates, Volumes and Luns on Netapp Filer using Data OnTap CLI & FilerView.
  • Allocation and De-allocation of storage to UNIX and windows.
  • Administration of Net App filers FAS 2020 using data ONTAP (CLI) and Filer view ( GUI).
  • Create Aggregates, Volumes and Luns on Netapp Filer using Data OnTap CLI & FilerView.
  • Experience on data ONTAP software like Snap Manager, Snap Mirror Snap Restore, Flex Cache, and Flex Clones .
  • Configured Cisco 9506/9513 switches, using fabric manager to create zones.
  • Backup management through Veritas Net backup.
  • Unix Infrastructure Management involves maintenance of the servers and troubleshooting the problems that arise and ensure a minimal downtime.
  • In-depth knowledge ofWindowsServer 2000 & 2003, with strong administration experience.
  • Good understanding and experience on Active Directory Administration.
  • Understanding of IP networking and firewall technologies.
  • Automated Solaris & HP-UX deployments using Jumpstart & Ignite technologies.
  • Installations using Kickstart, Maintenances and Troubleshooting of hundreds Linux Servers.
  • Apply and manage Red Hat Linux security controls and patches.
  • Created Solaris 10 and Solaris 9 Flash archive images and installed them using Jumpstart infrastructure.
  • Installation of Veritas Volume Manager 4.0 in sun server environment.
  • Adding/expanding new storage to existing/new systems using LVM, Veritas Volume management VXVM and Vxfs on Linux/SUN servers.
  • Experience in creation and maintenance of ZFS file systems.
  • Managing disk space and system resources.
  • Implementation and troubleshooting of network services like NFS, FTP, SAMBA, NTP, Telnet, SSH in Linux environment.
  • Managing NIS master servers and configuring NIS Clients and Managing NIS maps.
  • Consults with other technical areas to resolve complex problems.
  • Providing technical support to users, solving connectivity problems.

Education: BS(Civil)

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