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Sr. Storage Administrator Resume

Lexington, KY

SUMMARY:

  • Over 8 Years of Experience in IT Industry including 6 years hands - on experience with EMC, IBM Storages, SAN, NAS, VMware Administration and system administration and outstanding oral and written communications skills with ability to translate business needs into information technology solutions to fit those needs significant to SAN implementation and administration expertise
  • Hands-on experience and solid understanding of Windows, Linux, Solaris, SAN, NAS experience in many facets of information technology, including Storage migration, performance, capacity planning, disaster recovery on EMC DMX, VMAX, CLARiiON, VNX, Isilon, XtremIO, IBM SVC, V7000, DS8k, XIV, DS-FAStT arrays, HP 3PAR and NAS FC storage arrays.
  • Expertise in storage provisioning to multi vendor operating systems which include windows, Linux, Solaris and IBM AIX.
  • Hands on experience in administration, maintaining and troubleshooting devices arrays including EMC Symmetrix DMX-3, DMX-4, VMAX, CLARiiON CX series, VNX, XtremIO, Isilon, IBM SVC, V7k, DS8k, XIV, DS FAStT series, Flash 840, TPC, Netapp FC series and VMware ESX5.x.
  • Experience includes Navisphere, Unisphere, SYMCLI, EMC Control Center, SRM and XMS for EMC storage Array’s management.
  • Experience includes SVC CLI, GUI, XIV CLI, GUI, DS storage manager, TPC for IBM Storage Array’s Management.
  • Implemented Disaster Recovery solutions using SRDF/A, and SRDF Consistent Groups for production systems and tested disaster recovery readiness.
  • Good Experience in creating Consistent copies of production by configuring BCV’s, clones and snaps using Time Finder for business continuity.
  • Good Experience on both block and file operation in VNX series.
  • Configuring & Managing Isilon Cluster, configuring NFS and SMB’s.
  • Setup replication between local and remote Isilon Clusters by configuring SynIQ policies.
  • Perform upgrades of Nodes Firmware & OneFS following best practices.
  • Implemented Disaster recovery solutions using Flash copy, Metro Mirror and Global Mirror on IBM SVC.
  • Scheduling and performing code upgradation on DS FAStT, SVC, V7k, Netapp arrays .
  • Knowledge on Architecture and storage provisioning in HP 3PAR array.
  • Working with support and fixing the minor issue on HP 3PAR array.
  • Knowledge in troubleshooting day to day SAN/NAS Storage and host related issues quickly.
  • Excellent documentation, troubleshooting and customer relation skills for common day to day operations.
  • Experience in installing and configuring Brocade DCX and 4900/4100/3900/3800 switches using Web Tools and Command Line Interface (CLI).
  • Hands on experience with installing and configuring Cisco MDS 9513/9509 enterprise directors and 9140/9120 departmental switches with Fabric Manager, Device manager and CLI.
  • Experienced in SAN expansion and SAN migration from old switches to director class switches.
  • Good experience on EMC Avamar, scheduling and un-demanded backups, restores.
  • Experienced in configuring and managing EMC PowerPath solution for path failover, load balancing, path management and automatic I/O failure detections.
  • Assisted in administering CIFS and NFS in NetApp NAS/SAN environments and working with NetApp tools Snap Mirror, Snap vault flex clones and iSCSI LUNs.
  • Installation & administration of ESXi Servers, vSphere Client, Vcenter Server appliance and Cluster configuration.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

High end Storage systems: EMC VMAX, Symmetrix, Clariion, VNX, XtremIO, isilon, IBM SVC, v7000, DS8000, XIV, DS-FAStT, Flash 840 and Netapp.

SAN Switches: Brocade & Cisco.

Switch Operations: Zoning, Firmware upgradation, Configuration backup & Restore port allocation, Monitoring & Troubleshooting.

Clariion CX series: Lun provisioning, reclaim, Meta Luns, Mirror view, Snap view, San copy

Symmetrix,VMAX Operations: Lun provisioning, Reclamation & Meta Lun creation, Time Finder- BCVs, Clone, snap SRDF (Sync, Async & Adaptive copy)

VNX series: Raid group, pool configuration, LUNs and Volume creation, Snapshot, Clone, Snapsure.

EMC Isilon: Configuration, management NFS and CiFS, local & remote replication (SyncIQ).

SVC & DS800 Operations: Assigning and deallocation vdisk, expanding vdisk,migrating vdsik inSVC CLI and DS CLI, flash copy and remote replication (metro, Global mirror)

XIV Operations: XIV CLI and XIV GUI management, LUN allocation, Deallcation & XIV to XIV LUN migrations.

FAStT Operations: DS Storage manager, LUN allocation, LUN deallocation, flash copy

NetApp Storage Technology: CIFS, NFS, Aggregates, Volumes, Qtrees, Quotas, Snapshot, Snapmirror, Snapvault, Flexclones, iSCSI Luns, Vfilers.

Operating System: UNIX Sun Solaris 10, Red Hat Linux & Windows.

Change management tool: Maximo, Manage now (Both incident and change management tool).

PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Lexington, KY

Sr. Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to maintain the SAN environment up to date.
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting of Storage infrastructure using SYMCLI, Unisphere for EMC, XIV-CLI, XIV-GUI, SVC-CLI, SVC-GUI and DS Storage manager for IBM Devices, Netapp system manager monitoring for NAS.
  • Lun provision and Meta lun creation, reclaim on VMAX, VNX storage.
  • LUN Provision, de-allocation, flash copy, Global mirror on SVC GUI& CLI.
  • Knowledge configuration and managing EMC XtremIO device.
  • Experience on Initiator group creation, Lun allocation and performance monitoring in XtremIO.
  • Configuring and managing remote replication on IBM SVC for disaster recovery.
  • Configuring and maintaining Aggregates, Volumes, Snapshot, snapmirrors on Netapp arrays.
  • Scheduling and performing upgrades on Netapp arrays.
  • Zone creation, modification & deletion on Brocade, CISCO Switches.
  • Port allocation on the Brocade, CISCO switches.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve the fabric related issues generated in the Production, Development and testing environments.
  • Backup Schedules, restores working with support to fix the errors on EMC Avamar.
  • Working with support and upgrade the EMC Avamar Grids as per EMC Recommendation.
  • Installation and Configuration of ESXi 5, 5.5 & Administration on Vcenter and Virtual Machines.
  • Good Knowledge on Datastore Creation and migration.
  • Good Knowledge on VM migration Experience on VMWARE Clusters and HA, SRM.
  • Creation, Management and Configuration of Virtual Machines, Clone and Templates.
  • Server Consolidation with VMware Converter (P2P and P2V Conversions).
  • Snapshot manager and restoring a snapshot.
  • Installation and management of vSphere Data Protection (VDP) on ESXi 5.5.

Environment: EMC VMAX-SE, VNX, XtremIo, Clariion, IBM SVC, Flash840, XIV, Netapp, Brocade switches, Cisco switches, EMC Avamar, VMware ESXi.

Confidential, Boulder, CO

SAN Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Migrated Storage devices and Heterogeneous servers from McDATA to Brocade DCX Switches without downtime in Legacy environment.
  • Planned the switch port connections on Brocade switches for server’s connectivity.
  • Zone creation, modification & deletion on Brocade switches by using DCFM.
  • Firmware up gradation and taking configuration backup & restore for Brocade switches.
  • Lun provision and Meta lun creation on DMX, VMAX storage by using symcli & Unisphere.
  • Implementing and maintaining Time finder snap, Clone & SRDF/A for Disaster Recovery.
  • Performing quarterly Disaster recovery test based on customer requirement.
  • Handing both File and block operation on EMC VNX arrays.
  • LUN Provision, de-allocation from DS8k, DS FAStT to SVC.
  • Installing and configuration of SVC & V7000 Storage devices.
  • LUN Provision, de-allocation, flash copy, Global mirror on SVC GUI& CLI.
  • Configure and manage isilon cluster.
  • Configuration of NFS and SMB shares and exporting them to AIX, Linux & Windows clients.
  • Setup replication between local and remote Isilon Clusters by configuring SynIQ policies.
  • Perform upgrades of Nodes Firmware & OneFS following best practices.
  • Planned the switch port connections on Brocade switches for server’s connectivity.
  • Zone creation, modification & deletion on Brocade switches by using DCFM.
  • Firmware upgradation and taking configuration backup & restore for Brocade switches.
  • Creation, Management and Configuration of Virtual Machines, Clone and Templates.
  • Snapshot manager and restoring a snapshot.
  • Monitoring the IBM devices from TPC (Tivoli Storage Productivity Center).
  • Collecting and scheduling the I/O reports by using IBM TPC device.

Environment: EMC VMAX-20K, DMX-4, VNX, Isilon, IBM SVC, DS8k, V7k, DS FAstT, Netapp, VMware ESXi, McDade switches, Brocade Switches.

Confidential

Senior Operations Professional

Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day monitoring and troubleshooting of Storage infrastructure using Navisphere for EMC, DS CLI and SVC CLI, XIV CLI, XIV GUI and DS Storage manager for IBM Devices .
  • Port allocation on the Brocade switches to the servers.
  • Hardware zoning and software zoning Using Brocade CLI.
  • Coordinating with internal Inventory team for managing the hardware replacement of troubleshooting problems.
  • Storage provisioning in Clariion arrays using NAVISPHERE MANAGER.
  • Storage provisioning in EMC VNX Block array using Unisphere.
  • Provisioned storage from DS4000 Series using DS Storage Manager and provisioned storage from DS8K, SVC using CLI and XIV using XIV GUI.
  • Performing the Drive, ESS and Controller code upgrades on DS FAStT devices.
  • Creating and managing space efficient volumes in DS8K and Vdisk expansions and Vdisk migrations on SVC using SVC CLI.
  • Setup and managing the Disaster Recovery from IBM Copy server.
  • Identify the single path serve and fix them with the help of respective platform team.
  • Collecting and scheduling the I/O reports by using IBM TPC device.
  • Storage provisioning and minor issue on HP 3PAR storage array.

Environment: IBM SVC, IBM D8K, DS FAStT devices, CLARiiON CX-700, CX4-480, VNX, HP 3PAR, Cisco switches, Navisphere Manager, Fabric Manager, TPC.

Confidential

System Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Storage provisioning in Clariion arrays using NAVISPHERE MANAGER.
  • Forming Meta luns on Clariion depending on the request.
  • Troubleshooting the LUN invisibility issues.
  • LUN Provision, de-allocation and monitoring and troubleshooting on IBM DS FAStT.
  • Taking Configuration backup’s on Brocade switches.
  • Coordinate with Vender and replacing the failed parts in all storage devices.
  • Preparing work status report and updating technology specific documents.
  • Basic server monitoring actives on Windows and soloris.
  • Package and patch installation on windows and soloris servers.

Environment: DS FAStT devices, CX-700, CX4-240 Brocade switches, Navisphere Manager.

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