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Storage Technical Analyst Resume

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SUMMARY

  • SAN professional with over 8 years of experience in EMC Storage Arrays, Hitachi Storage, Cisco MDS & Brocade Switches and Open systems
  • Extensive experience in administration and maintenance of EMC storage products including EMC V - Max, EMC DMX, EMC Symmetrix, EMC CLARiiON, EMC Celerra
  • Performed storage allocation for Symmetrix VMAX storage arrays using SYMCLI/SMC
  • Experience in implementing virtual provisioning for CX 4 and DMX-3/4 storage arrays
  • Expertise working with San switches including Cisco MDS and brocade switches using Cisco CLI, Cisco Fabric manager / device manager, brocade web tools
  • Upgraded Netbackup 5.1 environment to 6.5.4, and then to 7.0.1
  • Well conversant with EMC Management tools including EMC Solutions enabler, SMC, Navisphere Manager, Unisphere, NaviCLI, EMC Control Center and Celerra Manager
  • Experience in implementing Business Continuity Solutions including Time Finder (BCV/Clones/Snap), SRDF, MirrorView, and Celerra replicator
  • Experience in creating aggregates, volumes on NetAPP filers and vfilers, configuring NFS exports, CIFS shares and working with Snapshot, SnapRestore, SnapVault, SnapMirror, Snap Drive, and VolCopy using Data ONTAP
  • Experience in installation and configuration of EMC PowerPath to provide multipath I/O, Work load balancing and path failover
  • Performing various administrative tasks on NetApp Filers like daily system health checkout, hardware installs & upgrades, Capacity Management, Data Migrations, and Performance Analysis
  • Experience working with array and host based migration tools (EMC Open Replicator, EMC SAN COPY, EMC Open Migrator, EMC PPME)
  • Installed, configured and managed EMC Control Center 6.0, Upgraded ECC 5.2 SP4 to ECC 6.0, also performed Performance analysis and Storage scope reporting
  • Experience in performing storage systems checks, monitor and alert failures within external arrays and SAN fabric components in order to identify and rectify potential hardware failures.
  • Familiar with SANscreens and EMC Control Center
  • Experienced in migrating data from Symmetrix DMX to VMAX and Clariion to VMAX using both Hot-pull/push and Cold push/pull technology.
  • Experience in performance reporting and work load analysis of EMC storage arrays, San switches and open system Hosts using Symmetrix performance analyzer (SPA), Navisphere analyzer and

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Storage: Symmetrix V-Max, DMX 4/3/3000/2000/1000 , CLARiiON CX 3-20, 4/3-80, 3-40/700/600/500/300 , Brocade DCX, Cisco MDS 9513/9509/9506/9216 , Qlogic, Hitachi and Emulex HBA’s, NetApp Filers(6000 series, 3070, 3020), NetBackup

SAN Management Solutions: Solutions Enabler(Symcli), EMC Control Center, Navisphere Manager, EMC Symmetrix management Console (SMC), Hitachi Storage Navigator, Netapps Operations Manager,EMC Control Center 5.2/6.0/6.1, Storage Scope, Performance Manager

NAS: Celerra N Series/NSX, Celerra Manager, Netapp Filer View, Data ONTAP

Replication Software: Open Replicator, PPME, SRDF,SRDF/A, TimeFinder, Mirror View, Snap Mirror, Snap View, Device Manager, Fabric Manager, Powerpath

Multivendor Platforms: Solaris 8/9/10, AIX 5.x, 6.0, HP-UX, RHEL, VMware ESX 3.x, 4.0 UNIX/LINUX and Windows 2000/2003/2008.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

Storage Technical Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented EMC Open Replicator for creating point-in-time copies of Symmetrix and also for migration from DMX-4 to VMAX.
  • Installed and configured ECC infrastructure agents, monitored SAN environment using ECC, configured ECC alerts and set up management policies
  • Performed various administrative tasks on the DMX/SYMMETRIX, CLARIION, VNX storage systems using GUI and CLI, includes day-to-day operational and migration support for the customer on VMAX, DMX, CLARiiON storage arrays
  • Planned and Implemented migration of data from Symmetrix DMX to VMAX thin devices using SRDF/S. Implemented disaster recovery for performance critical hosts using SRDF/A.
  • SAN Administration in a storage environment consisting of DMX, Symmetrix, CLARiiON, Cisco and McData switches.
  • Allocation and Decommissioning of storage to open system environment hosts from storage arrays using ECC, SMC console, Symcli, Navicli and Navisphere/Unisphere Manager.
  • Maintaining ECC for SAN environment and troubleshooting the same including discovery of new objects (Storage Arrays, Switches and Hosts), Configuring alerts and for creating new users to access the storage environment.
  • Day to day provisioning of storage (Storage device selection/creation, Zoning, LUN Masking). Managed day to day HDS Storage using the Hitachi Storage Navigator
  • Thin provisioning through Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning for non disruptive volume expansion
  • Participated in quarterly DR tests in the environment.
  • Responsible for testing and patching of the Netbackup software (both 3.4, and 4.5) on the servers and clients.
  • Extensively worked on analyzing performance issues like number of I/O per sec by using ECC performance manager and EMC performance analyzer.
  • Implemented a Netbackup environment using disk based backup with de-duplication
  • Maintaining CLARiiON environment (CX3-40, CX700, CX600,Ns-480) including Creating Raid groups, binding the LUNs and the Meta LUNs and configuring alerts/templates.
  • Troubleshooting, and resolving issues like one-path-down, hosts not seeing storage, HBA failures, storage allocations, mapping, masking and zoning.
  • Daily monitoring of Netbackup and Backup Exec systems.
  • Performance tuning of Solaris and Netbackup
  • My other duties were the weekly shifts of 24x7 on-call duty and the cooperative queue management of trouble calls using a trouble-ticket system

Confidential, Marysville, OH

Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Configured, managed and monitored SAN environment which included VMAX, DMX 4/3/3000, Clariion CX 3-20/ 4/3-80/ 3-40/4-120 storage arrays using Cisco 9513/9509/9506 switch directors. EMC software tools used included SMC, Fabric/Device Manager, Navisphere Manager
  • Performed Storage allocation from Symmetrix VMAX arrays using Auto-provisioning groups and DMX arrays to Windows servers, UNIX/LINUX which involved both Thick and Thin provisioning
  • Performed various administrative tasks on the DMX/SYMMETRIX, CLARIION storage systems using GUI and CLI, includes day-to-day operational and migration support for the customer on VMAX, DMX, CLARiiON storage arrays
  • Configure data storage on NetApp FAS filers by creating Volumes, QTrees and Quotas in NFS and CIFS environments to provide storage to different business groups.
  • Data Fabric Manager (DFM), Snapshot & SnapMirror Administration, Space & quota management among various volumes and qtrees. Performed firmware upgrade on Filer’s from ONTAP 7.2.3 to 7.3.2.
  • Maintain and update Space & quota management among various volumes and qtrees.
  • Used NDMPcopy and SnapMirror for Migration b/w Netapp Systems. Also used vol copy and aggr copy.
  • Performance tuning of Solaris and Netbackup
  • Configuring NFS exports and CIFS shares for the UNIX and windows clients NetApp accessibility.
  • Support Netapp Data ONTAP OS systems 7G, GX, VMware, Flex Volumes,and Data Replications based upon best practices and company standards.
  • Was involved in storage capacity planning and troubleshooting issues related to mapping, masking, zoning. Also was part of the data migration project, which required consolidation of storage from Clariion and older DMX frames to VMAX array
  • Performed storage migration from DMX 3000 to DMX 4/VMAX storage array using Open Replicator Hot/Cold Pull sessions in a Windows Cluster Environment
  • Configured, performed and maintained SRDF/A sessions between Symmetrix VMAX storage arrays
  • Involved in Virtual LUN Migration on Symmetrix VMAX arrays for the purposes of improving performance and moving older less accessed data to slower disks
  • Performed basic zoning operations on Cisco MDS Director Switches 9148, 9506 and 9509, which included configuring multiple VSANs, configuring Port Channels and IVRs. Both command line and Fabric/Device Manager were used
  • Planning and documenting Pre-Migration procedures involving, gathering Storage information like, Luns numbers. Storage size, LUN Ids, Raid Protection level etc using SYMCLI, ECC and SMC
  • Creating Celerra File systems, export file systems for NFS and CIFS access. Used Celerra Replicator to replicate / migrate
  • Used Open Replicator software to execute data migration from existing DMX to new VMAX storage arrays and CLARiiON to VMAX arrays
  • Configured EMC Control Center (ECC) console alerts and monitoring thresholds
  • Used EMC Control Center to see the performance issues such as I/O utilization, Q-depth, LUN utilization
  • Involved in monitoring and troubleshooting issues such as HBA failure, Unable to discover LUN’s after provisioning storage, path failures, FA performance issues, improper zoning, mapping and masking.

Confidential, Washington, DC

Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Design and architect the new VMAX for operations purpose. Design and configured Virtual Pools according to best practices. Implemented FAST VP on the new VMAX array and document best practices. Created FAST Virtual pools, TIERS and policies.
  • Used SPA to investigate and analyze performance issues on VMAX.
  • Design and develop the migration plans for migrating data from various platforms storage arrays and documenting the process. Provide day to day operational and migration support for the customer on VMAX, CLARiiON storage arrays.
  • Involved in configuration of NetApp FAS systems including qtree, volume, aggregates, Snapshots, flex clones.
  • Maintain and update NAS Volumes/Qtree business database Maintain NAS architecture documentation, policies & procedures. Space & quota management amoung various volumes and qtrees.
  • Snapshot & snapmirror Administration.Handling various issues and escalations with NetApp storage devices.Migration of storages from DataONTAP 6.5 to 7.0.
  • Maintain and update Space & quota management among various volumes and qtrees.
  • Perform Pre-Migration procedure involving, gathering Storage information like, Luns numbers. Storage size, LUN Ids, Raid Protection level etc using SYMCLI, ECC and SMC
  • Administration and maintenance of Responsible for Migrating Windows and ESX servers from various Symmetrix DMX boxes to VMAX using Open Replicator. Configured, created, hot pull sessions to migrate devices.
  • Used Auto provisioning features on VMAX. Creating initiators, storage groups and masking views. Expanded thin pool capacity by adding data devices
  • Used V-MAX Virtual provisioning by presenting thin devices (tdevs) from a shared pool and Auto provisioning features on the VMAX by creating initiators, storage groups and masking views .
  • Analyzed EMC grabs and HEAT reports prior to migration.
  • Upgraded Fabric OS to version 6.4 on Brocade DCX switches using DCFM.
  • Analyzed EMCgrabs and HEAT reports prior to migration.
  • Day to day provisioning of storage (Storage device selection/creation, Zoning, LUN Masking). Managed, and deployed LUNS from EMC Symmetrix storage to servers using the Hitachi Storage Navigator.
  • Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V and Network Storage Controller Specifications
  • Managing HDS StorageWorks, using the latest Storage Navigator.
  • Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning software for thin provisioning of internal and virtualized external storage. Resolving path issues on the server.
  • Thin provisioning through Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning for non disruptive volume expansion
  • Strong experience in building SANs with Hitachi Data Storage products USP5V/VM, AMS 1000/2000/2500 Hardware.
  • Performed storage provisioning in mutli-vendored, tiered network storage through EMC Navisphere, Hitachi Device Manager/Storage Navigator. Capacity Management using Storage scope.
  • Create Celerra File systems, export file systems for NFS and CIFS access. Used Celerra Replicator to replicate / migrate.
  • Discovered Luns on Windows and UNIX/LINUX Systems Administration.
  • Troubleshooting the SAN connectivity on different Operating Systems like Windows, Linux, Solaris and VMware.
  • Installed and Configured Veritas Volume Manager.
  • Involved in planning & configuration of automated backups & restores using Veritas NetBackup
  • Created the users and groups in the network to assigning privileges to the users to access the resources. Performed Backups to tape drives from servers and also performed Restore operation.

Confidential , Houston, TX

Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Administration in a storage environment consisting of VMAX, DMX/SYMMETRIX, CLARIION, CISCO AND BROCADE enterprise directors.
  • Responsible for Storage allocation and used SMC, ECC, Symcli and Navisphere for the entire open systems storage environment.
  • Planned, Commissioned and Configures new VMAX and deployed all the agents for ECC administrators.
  • Creation of luns and configuring iSCSI initiators for SAN based storage requirements on NetApp storage box.
  • Configure data storage on NetApp FAS filers by creating Volumes, QTrees and Quotas in NFS and CIFS environments to provide storage to different business groups.
  • Maintained and updated NAS Volumes/Qtree business database Maintain NAS architecture documentation, policies & procedures.
  • Used Open Replicator software to execute data migration from existing DMX to new VMAX storage arrays and CLARiiON to VMAX arrays.
  • Used V-MAX Virtual provisioning by presenting thin devices (tdevs) from a shared pool and Auto provisioning features on the VMAX by creating initiators, storage groups and masking views.
  • Extensively Worked on Symcli to implement concurrent SRDF, Setup the SAN environment for migration, disaster recovery test procedures for V-MAX and successfully replicated the storage to the remote site using SRDF solutions (SRDF/S and SRDF/A).
  • Familiar with the Performance Measurement counters for EVA arrays, tuning of the database, application and storage systems for optimal performance. Create Virtual Disks, Disk groups, Host registration using Command View for the EVA arrays. Participate in storage capacity measurement and planning.
  • Configured EMC Control Center (ECC) console alerts and monitoring thresholds.

Confidential, Seattle, WA

Storage Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Performed various administrative tasks on the DMX/SYMMETRIX, CLARIION storage systems using GUI and CLI.
  • Managed SAN capacity and performance using appropriate reporting & monitoring tools. Proficient with daily tasks, which include Lun mapping and masking, setting symmetrix port flags. Knowledge on viewing Symmetrix configuration data using Solutions Enabler and ECC.
  • Responsible for day-to-day storage provisioning on CLARiiON, Symmetrix DMX and VMAX systems in production, test and development environment. Has exposure to viewing Clarion and Symmetrix DMX errors and hardware failures.
  • Knowledge on CISCO and BROCADE enterprise director switches.
  • Installation, administration, integration of NetApp Filers (FAS 2000/3000/6000 ) in UNIX and Windows environment.
  • Data ONTAP Administration that involves good understanding of native Snapshots, SnapMirror, FilerView.
  • Updating disk, disk shelf firmware for the purpose of updating DATA Ontap version for 6.5 to 7.2.
  • Managed, administration and maintenance of EMC CLARiiON CX 500, 700 storage systems using Navisphere GUI.
  • Created storage groups to provide LUN Masking and prevent unauthorized access of LUN's in the CLARiiON arrays.
  • Provisioned storage to different hosts such as Windows, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX.
  • Used SRDF/A to migrate data from CX-700 to DMX-3 and Open replicator to migrate over 150 LUN’s to VMAX SE.
  • Assisted Customer engineer at onsite data center for installing new hardware into the environment. Continuous errors check while installing new hardware.
  • Configured and implemented CX4, CX3 hardware and software across both UNIX and Windows. Created LUN’s, storage groups and bind those LUN’s using Navisphere/ Unisphere. Allocated space to the new host by manually registering them.
  • Involved in monitoring and troubleshooting issues such as HBA failure, Unable to discover LUN’s after provisioning storage, path failures, FA performance issues, improper zoning, mapping and masking.

Confidential

Storage/UNIX Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Provided day-to-day operational support for CX and DMX environment
  • Involved in the planning and implementation of the current SAN upgrade from 128 ports to 280 ports, complete with Brocade switches CX600/CX500/ECC5.2
  • Decommissioned completely a Symmetrix, after migrating the data and connected host to a new DMX 1000.
  • Managed and Administered Symmetrix DMX2, 1000, 2000 using EMC control center and SYMCLI.
  • Provided day-to-day operational support for CX and DMX environment.
  • Implemented SnapView and MirrorView technologies for backing up data on Clariion.
  • Implemented storage provisioning on Clariion CX (400, 600) with Navisphere Manager Created RAID groups and LUNs on CLARiiON systems to windows hosts.
  • Expertise in Windows and UNIX Systems Administration.
  • Dealt with Installation of the different packages and patches to update the packages on different hosts.
  • Installed and Configured Veritas Volume Manager.
  • Created the users and groups in the network to assigning privileges to the users to access the resources.
  • Performed Backups to tape drives from servers and also performed Restore operation.
  • Managing the disks by creating partitions, new file system for every partition and Mounting the files system to a mount point.
  • Performed the backup of Brocade Switches.
  • Supported in the issues related with DNS configuration, FTP and Telnet applications.
  • Performed the backups and restoration on Solaris Hosts using ufsdump and ufsrestore commands.

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