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Vmware And Vdi Administrator Resume

Charlotte, NC

SUMMARY

  • An IT Professional with over 9+ years of IT experience in the field of VMware vSphere, VDI View, SRM and Microsoft Server OS.
  • Experience in installing, configuring and managing infrastructure using VMware technologies viz. ESX/ESXi 4.0/4.15.0/5.1, vSphere 5.0/6.0, vCenter, VMware View 5.0/5.1/6.0/6.5 and VMware vCenter Converter etc.
  • Experience in configuring DRS, HA, vMotion, storage vMotion, virtual networking, cloning, deploying VM's from templates and automating VMware environment.
  • Strong knowledge and experience on VMware ESXi 5.X, 4.X, and VMware vSphere5 features SMP, Storage DRS, profile driven storage, auto deploy and vSwitch design.
  • Proficiency in usingV Sphere, vCloud Suite /vRealize suite - vRealize Operations Manager (vRops), Log Insight, vRealize Orchestration(vRO), and vRealize Automation (vRA/ vCAC), VMware Virtual SAN (vSAN)
  • Administration and Architect of public and private cloud platforms.
  • End to End Implementation of VMware vCloudsuite based Private Cloud on VBlock Platform.
  • Experience in Cisco UCS /HP C7000 blades administration and troubleshooting, Writing PowerShell Scripts.
  • Experience with VMware SRM 5.0/4.5, View … and vShield 5.0 setup in the production environment.
  • Worked with different Storage Vendors EMC, Netapp, Hitachi and worked on configuring SAN using Multipath and Power path and experience in DAS, NAS, SAN technologies.
  • Experience with Active Directory Administration, Disaster Recovery Planning, Remote Access, Office Products, Routers, Switches and Backup devices.
  • Experience on AD, DHCP, DNS, IIS, Exchange, Windows clustering and ODBC connections.
  • Experience in Active Directory, GPOs, DNS, DHCP, File & Print Server, IIS (Web Server), FTP, Terminal Server, NAT, Microsoft Clustering and Exchange Mail Server in Windows based server environment.
  • Knowledge about SAN Configuration and Implementation, Storage Components like Internal storage, Attached storages, SAN Switches, LUN & Mapping, RAID groups, Volume Groups.
  • Experience in Microsoft Windows 2008/2003/2000/ NT 4.0 Servers Confidential single or multi domain platforms.
  • Experience with Active Directory Administration, Disaster Recovery Planning, Remote Access, Office Products, Routers, Switches and Backup devices.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, Visio, Outlook, Printing, and Windows Networking.
  • Has Experience working with Linux, UNIX and Ubuntu OS
  • Strong emphasis on teamwork, excellence in ethics and character.
  • Hands on Experience with AWS and Microsoft Azure Cloud.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, self-motivated and quick learner.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

System Administration: Windows server 2008R2, 2012R2, windows server 2000/2003/SP1/2008, WINDOWS XP/vista/7/10

VMware Products: VMware Work Station, Vmware converter, VMware vSphere, Esxi server, DRS, vCloud Manager, HA, FT, Vmware update manager, VMware virtual desktop infrastructure VDI, VMware view, SRM, Vcloud Directory, vBlock Administration

Networking Skills: TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, NFS, NIS, LDAP, SMTP, Load Balancing, High-Availability, F5 BIG-IP

Virtualization Tools: Microsoft APP-V, VMware ThinApp, Citrix Xenapp

System Administration: Windows server 2008R2, 2012R2, windows server 2000/2003/SP1/2008, WINDOWS XP/vista/7/10

Desktop Application: Microsoft Office 2003/2007, Outlook 2003/2007, Star Office, VMware Workstation 5.0 and 6.0.

Deployment Tools: SCCM 2008, SCCM 2012 and Marimba 6.1 to 11

Citrix Skills: Citrix XenApp 6.0, 6.5, Xen Desktop 3 & 5 XA/XD 7.x, Citrix Provisioning Server 7.9, Citrix Web Interface 5.4 / Storefront 3.6/ Edge sight 5.4, Symantec VIP Manager

Switching: DNS, DHCP, SAN Storage, TCP/IP

Process: Change Management (RFC), Release Management, Incident Management, Service Improvement Plan, Service Transformation Plan, KPI Measurement, CSI initiatives for the Tower

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential - Charlotte, NC

VMware and VDI Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Install, configure and maintain the virtual environment utilizing VMware Horizon View
  • Assisting in maintaining VDI master images and installing client applications
  • Developed plans for deploying and administering virtual machines and images
  • Configured and managed the virtual guests
  • Troubleshooting and resolve VDI issues
  • Perform daily VDI administration, maintenance and upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations.
  • Monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability
  • Identify unused instances dat should be considered for deprovisioning
  • NSX Distributed Firewall Configuration and Micro-segmentation services, vRealize Network Insight application security and networking across private, public and hybrid clouds, Cloud computing, vRealize Automation vRealize Operations Manager
  • Design, deploy, and maintain Windows 2012/2012R2 systems, AD, DHCP, DNS, NTP, CA, Active Directory, GPO, and other core infrastructure components in an enterprise environment.
  • Determine requirements, plan, and implement major product upgrades. Design presentations to management concerning technical issues and upgrades direct projects / teams comprised of IT technical experts and business representatives.
  • Design and implement best practices for provisioning, identity management and password management to ensure client investment in technology is consistent with their business objectives.
  • Installation, Configuration, Maintenance and Administration of Linux 5.x, 6.x, 7.x.
  • Experience in monitoring and troubleshooting (Network issues, Server performance issues, Kernel Tuning parameters and CPU/Memory/IO issues).
  • Worked on Provisioning, Configuration & Maintenance Linux infrastructure through Red hat Satellite.
  • Configuration and Maintenance of NFS, DNS, NIS, SMTP, CUPS.
  • Worked on creating, extending, reducing all kind of File Systems on Linux servers.
  • Daily Systems and Application support to Clients thru Service Now ticketing system.
  • Offer O365 for client, provided O365 Tier 2 Support (Office 2016)

Confidential - Washington DC

VMware and Windows Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Work with hardware and software vendors to isolate and resolve issues dat require escalation.
  • Managing/Configuring HP Server Hardware (DL360, DL380, DL580)
  • Setup and configure VMware ESX host servers as well as maintain and monitor guest servers using VMware tools to manage the virtual environment.
  • Configure LUN's, fiber network in support of EMC/HP Left Hand storage environment.
  • Install and configure SRM and Zerto Site replication.
  • Experience working with win 7 migration to Win 10
  • Manage, maintain and troubleshoot Active Directory forests, domains and trusts to include sites, roles and replication.
  • Remote management of ESXi hosts Windows physical servers and VMs. vSphere Upgrades,
  • Working on Vblock issues related to Storage, and Compute (break fix and Admin)
  • Data center Migrations, Horizon View 7.3- Virtual desktop infrastructure, cloud computing, vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations Manager, vRealize Orchestrator, vCloud Air
  • Tests and deploys software updates and security patches to servers and Workstations.
  • Facilitated all the HyperConverged Services like Nutanix, vXrail & Simplivity and integrating cloud platforms
  • Create, manage and maintain Group Policy Objects and Group Policy Preferences.
  • Installs, configures, updates, and maintains Microsoft Windows servers in a large, complex environment with some autonomy,
  • Install New blades and chassis (Both B-Series and C-Series Servers).
  • Worked with User Environment Manager (UEM)enhances the Horizon Enterprise offering by enabling customers to take advantage of user and application management for Horizon virtual desktops.
  • Monitor system capacity (CPU, memory, ports, disk space, etc.) and takes appropriate action to report and correct any issues
  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly enterprise backups and restores using CommVault. Uses the ticketing system to document requests, incidents and changes to keep track of work, issues and resolutions
  • Design, Implementation and Integration of the NSX platform
  • Administration of RHEL 5, 6, and 7 which includes installation, testing, tuning, upgrading and loading patches, troubleshooting both physical and virtual server issues.
  • Creating, cloning Linux Virtual Machines, templates using VMware Virtual Client 3.5 and migrating servers between ESX hosts.
  • Installing RedHat Linux using kickstart and applying security polices for hardening the servers.
  • Primary member of the team in setting up VCS on a two node and three node VCS clusters runing oracle database.
  • Performed OS upgrades, migrations on SuSE and Solaris
  • Creating and using Ansible templates to create customized configuration files for hosts
  • Creating Ansible roles
  • Using Ansible Vault in playbooks to protect sensitive data
  • Worked with clients to integrate VMware Horizon View Virtual Desktop solutions into their environment
  • Assisted the rest of the Data Strategy team in supporting existing solutions
  • Supported existing client VMware Horizon View solutions
  • Conducts gap analyses as needed, and provides results and recommendations to management for review
  • Insure team documentation is accurate and maintained Researches, identifies, and analyzes trends of utilization and errors
  • Offer O365 for client, provided O365 Tier 2 Support (Office 2016)

Environment: vSphere 5.1, 5.5,6.0 and 6.5 Desktop Virtualization (VDI), Vapp, VApp Template, VCOPS, VSAN, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Confidential - AUSTIN, TX

VMware and Windows Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Management of VMware vCloud infrastructure hosted using VCD 5.1 and 5.5.
  • Installed and Administered VM's across 4 Datacenters Running 1200 VM's.
  • Installed ESXi 5.X in large environment on Cisco UCS on both protected and recovery sites.
  • Administered VMware ESXi Servers on HP C7000/Cisco UCS Blade Server Environment.
  • Configured and managed View 5 Desktop Virtualization (VDI).
  • Managed900 virtual desktop infrastructure and application virtualization.
  • Implemented and designed cloud solution based on VMware VCloud Director for users.
  • Deployed an automated provisioning workflow using VCOPS and checking performance of whole infrastructure.
  • Provisioned ESXi Clusters and Infrastructure services across VBlock platform using EMC Unified Infrastructure Manager and its integration with vCloud Director.
  • Implemented VBlock 320, VBlock 720 infrastructure, identified migration candidates and established the new Virtual infrastructure utilizing VMware vSphere suite 5.5 bundled with ESX hosts, vCenter Servers
  • VMAX and VNX storage system Implementation and administration in VMware environment.
  • VM migration across cluster level using v2v, Mount files option and SCP.
  • Managed snapshots, clones, templates during patch releases and new server deployments.
  • Created templates for users, application servers for faster VM deployments.
  • Hands on experience in updating / upgrading ESX servers, Virtual Center servers and windows virtual machines using VMware Update manager.
  • Configured VMware HA, VMware DRS, FT in acquiring higher efficiency for VMware Infrastructure
  • Created thin provisioned VMs as per client application requirements and expanding Hard Disk sizes as requested.
  • ThinApp Packages Applications Upgrades and deployment testing and Production Implementation.
  • P2V and V2V conversions by using VMware Converter.
  • Designed and implemented ThinApp environment.
  • Managed Windows 2008 Active Directory Domain Administration and configuration of DNS/DHCP services
  • Application virtualization using VMware ThinApp 4.6 &4.7 versions.
  • Building of new vSphere environments in the new Datacenters and perform V2V migrations from old VMware farms.
  • Experience using VEEAM backup tool and INFLOBOX for network management.
  • Run Service Improvement Plans for TEMPeffective management of the VMware infrastructure.
  • Management of VMware infrastructure using vCenter Operations Manager.

Environment: vSphere 5.1, 5.5,6.0 and 6.5 vCloud Manger 5.1, 5.5, Desktop Virtualization (VDI), Vapp, VApp Template, vCloud Director (vCD), VCOPS, VSAN, Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Confidential - Houston, TX

VMware, vCloud Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Install, configure VMware ESX, ESXi, within vSphere 4 and 5 environments with VirtualCenter management, vMotion and VMware Data Recovery.
  • Configured and managed VSphere 5, ESXi hosts and VMs.
  • VMware vCloud 1.5 to 5.5 installation/configuration/administration and troubleshooting issues in vCloud.
  • Has experience on vMotion, Migration and Virtual infrastructure upgrade.
  • Backup and Restore with VMware Data Recovery.
  • Created LUNs, META LUNs, Storage Groups, and RAID groups.
  • Configured and managed View 5 Desktop Virtualization (VDI).
  • Deployed VApp workflow is to provide a single call workflow dat can instantiate a VApp Template from vCloud Director (vCD) and performing a number of operations on the resulting VApp before deploying and powering it on.
  • ESXi 4.x and 5.5,6.0 and 6.5 installation/configuration/patching/administration and troubleshooting. vShield Manger, VMware Update Manager and VCOP install/configure/administrate and troubleshooting.
  • Experience working with monitoring tools like SCOM and demoting Active Directory.
  • Created base images, pools and deploy virtual desktops for all departments based on requirement.
  • Worked with Checkpoint Endpoint security Encryption on Desktops.
  • Has working experience on VDR and EMC Networker backup procedures.
  • Allocation of drives from data store to VM, configuring Networking, etc.
  • Worked with Power CLI and Shell Scripting for generating reports and in VMware Orchestrator.
  • Installation and configuration new ESX/ESXi with network and storage configuration.
  • Providing build, deployment, administration and maintenance of VMware.
  • Virtual machine migration through VM Converter server edition as well as standalone edition and other tools (P2V, V2V) Upgrade old VM infrastructure.
  • Has Experience of working with VMware Orchestrator tools like chef and puppet.
  • Has worked with vCops and orchestrator tools to virtualize the VMware environment.
  • Performing Snapshots, Cloning, Cold Migrations and Hot Migrations.
  • Creating templates from VM’s deploy VM’s from templates and allocate resources.
  • Creating duplicate VMs using Templates and Cloning feature.
  • Experience working with VMware vRealize Automation.
  • Deploying OVF/OVA files for enhanced capabilities based on client requirements.
  • Troubleshooting issues relating to VMotion such as compatibility issues.
  • Analyzing the VM-support logs for ESX servers and Virtual Center logs to diagnose the root cause for the problem and troubleshooting them.
  • Generate Performance reports of ESX servers and VMs. Daily/Weekly/Monthly performance report generation

Environment: vSphere 5.1, 5.5 vCloud Manger 5.1, 5.5, ESXi hosts, VMs, VMware ESXi Servers, HP C7000/Cisco UCS Blade Server, View 5 Desktop Virtualization (VDI), Vapp, VApp Template, vCloud Director (vCD), VCOPS, VSAN, Microsoft Active Directory 2008 R2, Windows 2008 Clustering, SCOM, updating / upgrading ESX servers, ThinApp Packages, VMware HA, VMware DRS, FT, VMware Converter, VMware ThinApp 4.6 &4.7 versions

Confidential - Columbus, OH

VMware Administrator / Wintel Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Providing server support for around 1500 Windows servers hosted on Confidential Infrastructure.
  • Designed and implemented Active directory Services/DNS/DHCP/IIS in Windows 2003 Server environment.
  • Created Active directory group policies (GPOs) based on Domain, Site and OU structures to apply restriction to users, workstations and Servers
  • Installed, configured and maintained32-bit and 64-bitWindows 2003 servers and 64-bit Windows 2008 servers.
  • Technical support, administration and troubleshooting of Microsoft Windows 2003 &Windows 2008 cluster servers,
  • Administered and troubleshot Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and DFS issues
  • BMC ITSM Ticketing Tool used for Incident and Change Management.
  • Documenting High Level Analysis of critical technical issues encountered during the support period.
  • Drafting Root Cause Analysis.
  • Building new virtual servers in Data Centers and deploying operating system in VMware infrastructure.
  • Upgraded VM tools, VM versions and Datastore upgrade to VMFS 5.
  • Monitoring and resolving issues related with Server parameters like CPU, Memory and Disk.
  • Utilization and any other issue related to VM from vsphere.
  • Creating the VMware scripts for automation, SVmotion, report fetching and etc.
  • Communicating with vendors for support like Microsoft, IBM, DELL, HP and VMware for any issues.
  • Handling major issues related to vsphere, Virtual Center, Virtual Machine, Physical machine and Esxi
  • The installation, configuration, administration and up gradation of VMware Esxi/ESX 4.x, VMware Virtual Centre.
  • Tested different recovery plans in SRM to ensure recovery of failover VMs.
  • Building virtual machines as per the customer requirement.
  • Creating Clusters for High Availability and Dynamic Resource Scheduling.
  • Creation of Virtual Switches, Ports and Port groups (Management Network, VMkernel for VMotion & Virtual Machine).
  • Creating VMFS Data stores by using the LUNs assigned by SAN.
  • Coordinated with Application, Network and Security Teams and Vendor Management.
  • Creating and managing Windows server 2003/2008 Virtual Machines and Templates.
  • Hot and Cold Cloning of Virtual Machines.
  • Created, tested and deployed virtual environments using Virtualization Technologies - VMware Workstation and ESX Server 3.0 and 3.5.
  • Performed P2V conversions using VM Converter and V2V conversions.
  • Created VM Machines for Test Environments to Test Applications.

Environment: vSphere 5.1, 5.5,6.0 and 6.5 vCloud Manger 5.1, Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 9X/2K/XP/7.

Confidential - Boston MA

VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Installation of ESX server and creation of VMs and install different guest OS.
  • Installation of VC server and Installing Virtual center components.
  • Updating ESX host’s using Vmware Update manager.
  • Monitoring and managing performance of ESX servers and Virtual Machines.
  • Creation of templates from VMs and Creation of VMs from templates.
  • P2V and V2V conversions by using VMware Converter.
  • Working on VMware clustering like HA and DRS clusters using VC.
  • Working on Migration concepts like Vmotion and cold migration, Storage Vmotion
  • Creation of templates from VMs and Creation of VMs from templates.
  • Managing an ESX server host from Virtual center.
  • Creating Virtual switch.
  • Connecting to ESX server by using VIC, putty and Web access.
  • Working on networking concepts like creation Vswitches, different types of port groups, Nic

Environment: Windows 2000/2003, SMS, IIS 6.0, Microsoft WWSUS, Windows XP, VMware ESX Server, VMware Workstation

Confidential - Newark, NJ

Application Packager / QA

Responsibilities:

  • Customizing applications according to client request and standards.
  • Creation of MSI for legacy setup applications.
  • Creation of MST’s for vendor supplied MSI’s.
  • Working with Custom Actions.
  • Implementing best practices of Microsoft Installer & Application Packaging.
  • Application Package Evaluation analysis before starting packaging.
  • Role involves packaging & QA.
  • Working on Application upgrade/update.
  • User Specific Settings deployment in Pilot/Production through Appsense.
  • Application Repackaging for Windows 7 64 bit and Windows XP.

Environment: Wise Package Studio5.4, 6.0, 7.0, Installed Shield, Advanced Installer, Marimba, SCCM

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