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Vmware Engineer Resume

SUMMARY:

Emphasize over twenty years of continuous and growth that couples a thorough knowledge of micro - computer-based network design and installation with an in-depth understanding of LAN/WAN Design, Scripting, OS Deployment\Upgrades and Data Protection. Most of my professional time was spent migrating and implementing large scale Microsoft and Novell Networks.

PROFFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Document migration process to migrating existing VMs to new vSphere 6 Unified Compute environment.
  • Install and Maintain Cisco UCS B and C series servers.
  • Create and update Monthly Virtual Metrics report to upper Management.
  • Document Cisco UCS standard installs and Firmware upgrade procedures.
  • Greenfield install of VMware 6.0 and migration of systems to new environment. (HCI).
  • Create PowerCLI Scripts, functions and modules to administer very large ESXi and VM environment.
  • Utilize VMware’s Site Recovery Manager (SRM) in the execution of Disaster Recovery exercises.
  • Team upgraded VMware hosts and vCenter from version 5.1 to 5.5 update 3 for all 5 vCenter environments.
  • Worked with a number of IT Groups to perform a datacenter migration.
  • Troubleshoot ESXi hosts, VMs, Physical servers to resolve technical issues quickly and efficiently.

Confidential

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Redesigned VMware View 5.0 VDI solution allowing it to run faster with PCoIP protocol and resolving many of their current desktop issues. (Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno. PC)
  • Added all View desktop fixes into current image and performed saved for future updates.
  • Upgraded Cisco UCS blade system with new chassis and 2 half height and 1 full height blade. (Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company)
  • Upgraded Cisco UCS firmware.
  • Performed VMware vSphere upgrade from version 4.1 to 5.1. (Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture LLC)

Confidential

Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Determine need and responsible for installing and configurations of server\host operating systems.
  • Wrote batch and Powershell\VBScripts for computer systems automation and information gathering.
  • Review computer systems performance and identify, recommend and implement corrective actions.
  • Document server design run books and mentor others with less experience.
  • Build Operating system patch deployment schedules to efficiently execute mass patch deployments.
  • Responsible for storage configuration and complete understand of SAN storage and tools.
  • Participate in the execution of Disaster Recovery exercises and own specific server\host tasks.
  • Full understanding of server hardware components, including blades, enclosures and physical servers.
  • Change control process utilizing CASD and Remedy change solutions for our customers.
  • Worked on team to support VMware\Windows Servers for 13 customers 10,000 servers under management for server hosting storage, data protection and security/compliance.

Confidential

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Migrated servers using load and ship, P2P, P2V and V2V migrations with PlateSpin and VMware Converter.
  • Updated project Run Book with updated steps and procedures to perform P2P, V2V and P2V migrations.
  • Updated server checklist to better account for what was performed on the servers and by whom.
  • Developed VBScripts to streamline the migration process and reduce configuration errors.
  • Troubleshot and resolve all after migration and test migration issues related to Windows environment.

Confidential

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Performs all Windows Server installs, Patches and upgrades.
  • Server consolidation to VMware ESX servers to create a green datacenter.
  • Administration for 540 Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, 2003, 2008 Servers.
  • Document Windows server build process for HP and IBM servers.
  • Implementing a project to move a Windows 2000 cluster to VMware guests in a Windows 2003 cluster.
  • Administrator for 3 Citrix server farms utilizing MetaFrame XP R3, Presentation Server 4.0 and 4.5.
  • Develop VBScripts to Document environment and to perform large scale password changes.
  • Team project to remediation NT due to cost of support from Microsoft.
  • Perform in one weekend 37 HP server builds to migrate the VRU systems Confidential OPC datacenter.
  • Install of 26 IBM servers to migrate the VRU system Confidential CHIRR datacenter.
  • Created server build documentation for HP, IBM and Dell servers.

Confidential

Senior Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Performed an Confidential health check and used dstrace to resolve issues found.
  • Migrated to MPLS network with IPsec VPN connection to each remote site.
  • Performed Active Directory Cleanup utilizing ADSIEdit, NTDSUTIL & NETDOM.
  • Migrated companies from NetWare\GroupWise to Windows 2003\Exchange.
  • Implemented WSUS for Server and Workstation Windows Update distribution.
  • Designed, Implemented and managed server backup, recovery and offsite retention.
  • Implemented Symantec Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam solutions for servers and workstations.
  • Developed scripts to perform migrations and new implementations using VBScript and WSH.
  • Implemented a three office Asterisk Voice-Over-IP solutions utilizing SIP and IAX2 protocols.
  • Implemented a Point of Sales (POS) system for eCommerce company using PCChargePro and Paymentech for the merchant account.
  • Migrated customers from a Novell Netware 5.1-6.5 environment to Microsoft 2003 R2 environment.
  • Implemented blade servers, switches and routers.
  • Migrated Netware 5.1 server to version 6.5 on new Dell PowerEdge servers.
  • Install Novell’s Patch Management Server and configured desktop patch management clients.
  • Created meta-tree using NetWare 6.5 & DirXML for Web based authentication of employees & partners.
  • Implemented iPrint solution to replace Queue based printing
  • Installed a remote office of 25 users running NetWare 5.1 SP4, GroupWise 5.5 and ZENworks v4.0
  • Merged newly acquired sites Confidential trees (Morristown, TN and Greenfield, IN) into the corporate Confidential tree.
  • Upgraded Confidential to version 8.5.
  • Installed WebAccess for remote email retrieval using only a browser.
  • Upgraded GroupWise to the Enhancement pack version.
  • Migrated two sites from cc:Mail to GroupWise v5.5.
  • Upgraded and configured ZENworks v2 to v3.2.
  • Migrated desktops from Windows 98 to Windows 2000 utilizing ZENworks and Microsoft’s SYSPREP.
  • Developed over 100 ZENworks distributed application packages.
  • Migrated GroupWise from version 4.1 to GroupWise 5.5 EP with Law School GW in separate tree than the rest of the University but sharing the same address book.
  • Installed and configured BorderManager 3.5
  • Moved all internet connections (Web-Access e-mail, Web page & GroupWise Internet mail) behind Firewall and setup BorderManager as a proxy server.
  • Installed ZENwork and created application packages for distribution to workstations.
  • Developed custom applications to help speed the migration of 3000 employees to the new operating system.
  • Mayer, Brown & Platt - Travel to 6 sites in the United State and 1 in London with a team of 10 techs to migrate NOS, document management software and documents.
  • Designed and setup VPN dial-up solutions using Confidential & Confidential WorldNet Service.
  • Tested and documented procedures to migrate from Novell NetWare 3.12 to NetWare 5 and from NetWare 4.11 to NetWare 5.

Confidential

LAN Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Upgraded 8 servers’ hardware to Compaq 2500R and 850R.
  • Migrated NetWare 3.12 NOS to NetWare 4.11.
  • Installed, configured and trained employees on the use of ManageWise 2.5.
  • Installed and documented NT and NetWare backup solutions.
  • Reconfigured Domain Controllers, WINS and DNS NT Servers.

Confidential

Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Third level Novell support of 500+ servers.
  • Altered Novell’s install scripts to allow the installation of Business application, E-mail and third party utilities during the installation of the NOS.
  • Installed new software and Maintain updates to all software that is a part of the server load.
  • Part of a team that designed NetWare 4.11 migration process.

Confidential

Network Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Proposed, designed, installed, and troubleshot Novell networks in a Frame Relay environment for our customer base in North America.
  • Diagnosis of system problems, hardware and software procurement, cabling, and configuration of system. Documentation of the installed network.
  • Established standards for network use, including naming conventions for the various systems, username, volumes etc.
  • Created administrative documentation that outlines duties of the network administrator and gives step by step instruction on performing basic tasks such as creating a new user, redirecting print queues, creating the new users mailbox, etc.
  • Documented all basic network policies and procedures.
  • Distributed these documents to all network users.
  • Modified network and applications according administrators requests.
  • Found other productive uses for the network and propose them to clients.
  • Trained administrators on how to maintain their LAN and its different components.
  • Piloted new software for approval to be used on the network.
  • Provided for general hardware and data security.

Confidential

Sr. Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Proposed, designed, installed, and troubleshot Novell networks for our customer base throughout the Midwest.
  • Diagnosis of system problems, hardware and software procurement, cabling, and configuration of system.
  • Documentation of the installed network.
  • Established standards for network use, including specific supported applications, a standard user interface and hierarchical user privileges.
  • Created administrative documentation that outlines duties of the network administrator and gives step by step instruction on performing basic tasks such as creating a new user, redirecting print queues, etc.
  • Instructed users in network and application functions and solve end user issues.
  • Documented all basic network policies and procedures

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