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Lead Vmware Systems Architect Resume

Winston Salem, NC

WORK HISTORY:

Lead VMware Systems Architect

Confidential, Winston Salem, NC

Responsibilities:

  • SME/Lead for vSphere 5.5/6.0/6.5/6.7 (HA) environment
  • Lead member of team responsible for re - engineering and deploying Compute and Virtualization solution running on four DELL (VCE) VxBlock 540s, using Cisco UCS, vSphere, Log Insight, vSphere Replication for SRM, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, vROPS, vRA (POC) and other VMware/EMC/Cisco solutions.
  • Re-engineered Cisco UCS environment including new Policies, Pools, Service Profiles and Templates, using numerous Sub-Organizations, creating Pods for each area of business to support corporate Multi-Tenancy goals
  • Assisted with deployment of VMware Cloud Foundry on Dell VxRail
  • Lead for implementing VxRail HCI as a replacement for end of life vBlock
  • Lead for implementing Nutanix NX-3060-G6 for Citrix VDI and NX-8150-G7 for Oracle
  • Deploy and configure SolarWinds IPAM Solution throughout the infrastructure
  • Deploy and configure vSphere Content Library across numerous vCenters and sites
  • Continuously looking for way to improve and streamline offerings to customers
  • Develop infrastructure and procedural documentation for the environment
  • Mentor junior teammates, especially with troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis

Sr. VMware Engineer

Confidential, Greensboro, NC

Responsibilities:

  • SME/Lead for vSphere 5.1/5.5/6.0 environment containing 180 Hosts and 1,800+ VMs.
  • Lead member of core team responsible for engineering and deploying EMC FEHC (Enterprise Hybrid Cloud) solution running on vBlock 740, using Cisco UCS, vSphere, vRA, vROPS, Hyperic, and other VMware/EMC/Cisco solutions. Lead for deploying and supporting PCF (Pivotal Could Foundry) PaaS Solution in a POC environment.
  • Extensive experience in design and implementation of High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions using VMware Site Recovery Manager across datacenters using SRDF replication.
  • Directly responsible for Hardware refresh & migration of virtual infrastructure from HP rack mounts to Cisco UCS Domains, including vSphere version upgrades, 5.1 to 5.5 to 6.0 (6.5 POC).
  • Designed, built and migrated the Intel Disaster Recovery infrastructure (HP Rack Mounts, vSphere & VMware SRM Infrastructure) to vBlock 540.
  • Provide Level 3 engineering and problem resolution support where there are critical issues in operation that either impact IT services or are escalated by IT Operation or other teams, including root cause analysis.

IT Infrastructure Engineer

Confidential, Winston Salem, NC

Responsibilities:

  • VMware Architect/SME in a highly available environment with 99% of environment virtualized on Cisco UCS B-Class hardware running on 36 ESXi Hosts with 1100 VMs.
  • Primary responsibilities include: Technical Lead for POC Deployment using vCloud Enterprise Suite (vCAC, vCO, AppD), Datacenter Migration (using SRM Host and Array Based Replication), vSphere architecture, installation, upgrades, maintenance, monitoring, security, troubleshooting, performance, documentation and Disaster Recovery.
  • Secondary responsibilities include Cisco UCS Blade Infrastructure - Installation, configuration, upgrades, troubleshooting; AGDLP, DNS, DHCP, AD and security administration with Windows NT 4.0 - Windows Server 2012 R2 - Installation, troubleshooting, maintenance;
  • Experience with presentation of disks for use in vSphere environment using VMAX, VPLEX and VNX
  • VMware vSphere (ESXi) 4.1-5.5, vCOPS, SRM, Cisco UCS, EMC (VMAX, VPLEX, VNX), Windows Troubleshooting, Datacenter Migration

Infrastructure Planning Engineer 1/ETI Solution Specialist (VMware Engineer)

Confidential, Durham, NC

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Level IV support of the VMware Infrastructure (ESX and ESXi) with 2,500 Hosts and 11,000 VMs spanning from 2.x to 4.x. Responsibilities include: P2V, V2V and V2P migrations (using PlateSpin and VMware Converter), Host installs and upgrades (ESXUPDATE and VUM), migrating 2.x to 3.x/4.x and 3.x to 4.x, Virtual Center upgrades and migrations, troubleshooting Hosts and VMs, assist engineering with environment design, capacity planning, DR and monitoring. Also assist Tier III support as escalation point for Windows OS (2000, 2003, and 2008) and application-based issues.

VMware/Windows Administrator

Confidential, Winston Salem, NC

Responsibilities:

  • Contract position with duties including, but not limited to: Windows 2000-2008 Server installation, support and troubleshooting, Active Directory (2003-AD), DNS, DHCP, WINS, TCP/IP, Virtualization Team Lead (ESX 3.0-4.0), esxRanger/vRanger Pro, virtual capacity planning/Virtual Infrastructure Architecture, HP Server and Blade hardware installation and configuration, P2V, V2V and V2P (PlateSpin & VMware Converter), esxCharter/vFoglight, SQL 2005 and DR planning, implementation and testing.

Systems Administrator

Confidential, Charlotte, NC

Responsibilities:

  • Contract position with duties including, but not limited to, Microsoft 2003 Server builds, configuration and troubleshooting on HP/Compaq ProLiant and IBM Blade based hardware in a large Data Center environment.
  • Contract position with duties including, but not limited to, Microsoft 2003 Server builds, configuration and troubleshooting on HP/Compaq based hardware in a large Data Center environment. Directly responsible for 139 Exchange 5.5/2003 Servers at 65 globally located sites including administration, patching, troubleshooting, and backup. Responsible for the coordination and assistance of the migration and consolidation to Exchange 2003. Windows NT4/2000/3 Server break/fix, troubleshooting and administration including AD, DNS, DHCP, WINS and limited IIS. HP/Compaq specific tools including Insight Manager and ILO/RIB/MP Cards. Responsible for deployment, troubleshooting and maintenance of HP/Compaq Intel Itanium Servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux v4 Update 3.Citrix Server and Farm installation, configuration and administration. Directly responsible for all project management tasks, including, the pre-planning, implementation, administration and troubleshooting of Server virtualization and consolidation using VMware ESX Server2.5.x/3.0, Virtual Infrastructure Management 1.x/2.0 and VMware’s P2V products, all within a SAN environment including the upgrade from version 2.x to 3.0.

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