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Sr Solutions Architect Resume

Atlanta, GA

SUMMARY:

To pursue a challenging career in the Cloud/Virtualization/Infrastructure industry, wherein I can apply my knowledge, acquire new skills and work with a team of experienced professionals.

SKILL:

Virtualization Skills: VMware vRealize Suite 7/6/5, VMware vSAN, vSphere 6.5/6/5/4, VCloud Director, Power shell, Hyper - V, SCVMM, VMware vShield, vSphere Replication, VMware Horizon View VDI, ThinApp, VMware Workspace, Mirage, UEM, Vcenter/SSO, Log Insight, High Availability (HA), vCloud Air, VMware NSX, VMware Fault Tolerance (FT), DRS, VMware SRM, VMware Operations Manager (VCOPS) & vRealize Operations, Powercli, VDPA, Citrix Xen Server, Power Cli, VMTurbo, Citrix Xen Desktop, Citrix Xen App, Microsoft Office 365, VMware vCenter Orchestrator (VCO), vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), P2V using VMware Converter etc.

Technologies: vBlock, VxRail, VxRack, ScaleIO, Cisco UCS Blade servers and rack mount C series, HP One View, Cisco UCS Director and UCS Central, EMC Symmetrix VMAX, AWS, Azure, EMC Unity, VNX, Zerto, Flex pod, HPE Synergy, Cisco Hyperflex, Data Domain, Nutanix, Simplivity, EMC Vplex, Commvault, Hitachi UCP, Nimble Smart Stack, Pure Storage, Tivoli Storage Manager(TSM), Hybrid Cloud (EHC), Symantec NetBackup, Isilon Systems, VNXe/VNX series, Nimble Storage, Netapp FAS arrays, NetApp E series, NetApp Solidfire, NetApp Snap products (Snapmirror, snap vault), Confidential XIV, Windows Active Directory, HDS AMS, Brocade switches, Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus Switches, Veeam Backup & Replication, HP 3PAR, XtremIO, Recover point, Cisco Fabric Interconnects 6296/6248/6140 , HP DL 3XX servers, HP Blades, C7000 chassis, Cisco Nexus Switches, Avamar, VIPR SRM, VIPR Controller, SCCM, SCOM

OS Skills: Windows 2012/2008/2003 , UNIX and Linux

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Sr Solutions Architect

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementing a 3 node Simplivity solution for a food customer and integrated the new Simplivity nodes with their existing Simplivity nodes at other sides. Setup backup policies to backup VM’s across different sites
  • Implemented a 3 node Cisco Hyperflex project for Lockheed Martin for their Virtual environment. Implemented vSphere 6.5 on the Cisco Hyperflex which included Cisco 6248 Fabric Interconnects and Cisco 220 M4 servers and migrated their virtual data from their legacy 3 tier environment
  • Implement vRealize suite for a small credit Union using vRealize Automation of the box, vRealize Operations, Log Insight etc
  • Implemented 8 node VSAN on the Dell EMC VxRail for Gwinnett Medical center for their new virtual environment. Responsible for architecting the vSphere 6.5 environment and migrated data from legacy hardware to the VxRail environment. Also implemented Veeam backup for the environment
  • Implemented a VMware Horizon View 7.x solution with App Volumes for a healthcare customer on VxRack
  • Implemented a 3 node Nutanix HCI solution for a research institute and implemented vSphere 6.5 on it

Sr Virtualization Consultant

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Responsibilities:

  • Architect and implement a new Simplivity Hyper-Converged cluster at 2 sites for the vSphere 6.5. Responsible for migrating the data from legacy storage arrays like Pure arrays and EMC to the new Simplivity solution.
  • Architect the new vSphere 6.5 environment on Cisco UCS servers.
  • Manage the VDI Horizon View environment and perform day to day activities and Upgrades. This Horizon View environment is implemented on a VBlock environment
  • Responsible for maintaining the VMware and Cisco UCS environments across multiple sites. Perform upgrades, maintenance etc
  • Perform backup of both physical and virtual environments using EMC Avamar on Data Domain. Responsible for restoring data from Data Domain using Avamar
  • Monitor the environment using Vrealize Operations

Disaster Recovery Consultant

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Responsibilities:

  • Setup Public to Public, Private to Private, On Prem to Public and On Prem to Private Zerto DR for multiple customers in Confidential data centers
  • Do DR drills, test failovers as part of the Zerto DR setup
  • Install and Configure Zerto Virtual Manager, Zerto Vrtual Replication appliances etc as part of the Zerto installs
  • Migrate Virtual machines from customer premises to Confidential cloud using Zerto

Sr Solutions Architect

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Responsibilities:

  • Architect/Implement the Upgrade of VMware environment from 5 to 6.x across 2 DC’s. This involved upgrading Vcenters, upgrading hosts and virtual machines (VM tools and VM hardware upgrades) using VMware Update Manager. Implemented VMware SRM as part of the DR with EMC storage for replication
  • Designed and implemented vRealize Automation 7.x for an enterprise customer for IAAS and XAAS. The deployment includes building out the whole vRA infrastructure and building all the required blue prints and integrations
  • Integrate vRealize Automation with tools like EMC VIPR, vRealize Log Insight, Cisco UCS Director etc
  • Capacity planning, forecasting and trending usingvRealizeOperations Manager. Used vRealize Automation to provision virtual machines, create datastores, creating Vlans etc
  • Integrate Vrealize Orchestrator with Vrealize Automation to automate tasks in vRA
  • Implemented a VMware Horizon View VDI solution for a financial customer for around 1000 users. Tested the Virtual desktops for performance. The infrastructure included Vsphere 6, and Nutanix servers for compute and storage
  • Design and build UCS Director Automation for an enterprise customer to automate regular tasks like creating vm’s, creating, Vlans, creating service profiles etc using UCS Director Workflows
  • Architect and Implemented a VBlock solution for a large airline customer which included Cisco UCS, EMC Unity arrays, Cisco Nexus switches, VMware 6. Migrated data between different DC’s using various tools. Implemented Veeam B&R to backup vm’s and databases for the whole environment
  • Implemented EMC VIPR for storage automation for the whole storage environment involving arrays like VMAX, XtremIO, Isilon, VNX, Cisco MDS switches. Implemented VIPR SRM for monitoring the EMC environment for capacity, performance, reporting and alert management
  • Design and implement multiple VMware VSAN on VXrail nodes for the customer across multiple DC’s
  • Implement VIPR Controller to automate storage provisioning to VMware and Windows with various EMC storage arrays. Also implemented VIPR SRM for reporting and Capacity planning of EMC storage
  • Migrate virtual machines from legacy SAN based storage to VMware VSAN nodes
  • Architect and implement a DR solution for financial customer for around 1000 vm’s across 2 DC’s. It involved EMC VMAX replication along with VMware SRM. Also, responsible for automating the VM failure to DR site and customizing ip’s

Sr Systems Engineer

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented EMC VXrail using VMware vSAN for a law firm to handle all their compute needs.
  • Implemented a Nutanix 3060 solution for a Utility customer
  • Implemented VSAN Solution for a customer as part of their VRealize setup. Part of the team responsible for implementing Out of the Box Vrealize Automation and Vrealize Operations (VRops)
  • Implemented a Smart Stack solution for a financial customer involving Nimble CS500, Cisco UCS and vSphere 6.0 at 2 locations. Also, implemented Cisco UCS Central for configuring UCS at both locations and implemented UCS Director for management and automation of services.
  • Implemented VMware SRM 6.x solution involving around 2000 vm’s for a healthcare customer. Automated VM recovery of different tier vm’s. Customized IP addresses for vm’s at DR site
  • Implemented vRealize Automation 6.x for an enterprise customer to automate their IAAS provisioning which included included automating VM provisioning, storage provisioning, automating backups etc
  • Setup vRealize tenants, Fabric groups etc according to different Orgs within the company
  • Integrate vRealize Automation with vRops and optimize the VMware environment for deficiencies and improve overall health
  • Implemented a Cisco UCS Director 5.2 installation and configuration in the lab environment. It included creating different Catalogs for Infrastructure as a service and creating different custom workflows. Also used Cisco UCS Director to manage the environment consisting of VMware 5.5, Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus and MDS switches, EMC VNX and Isilon storage
  • Upgraded the VMware environment for a customer from 5.5 to 6.0 and from 5.1 to 6.0 without downtime. This included upgrading Vcenter, ESXi hosts, virtual machine hardware, VMware tools and VMFS datastores.
  • Implemented an 8 node Cisco Hyperflex solution for VMware VDI on vSphere 6
  • Implemented a vSphere 6 solution for a financial customer with VNXe 3200 and configured Veeam backups for the virtual machines. Upgraded their vsphere environment from 5.1 to 6.0
  • Implemented a VMAX3 All Flash array for a financial customer for their Databases/VMware and Mission critical applications. Migrated their data from older Vmax arrays to VMAX All Flash array
  • Implement and configure an Isilon solution for a utility customer and migrate all their CIFS data from NetApp to Isilon
  • Implemented Avamar and Data Domain at 2 sites for a retail enterprise customer to backup up VMware virtual machines, SQL databases and physical boxes. Also, configured replication between 2 sites

Sr Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Setup the existing vSphere 5.5 environment with VCE VBlock for Best practices
  • Implement a basic VMware Operations Manager (VCOps)
  • Do a Knowledge transfer of the environment to the client

Systems Engineer

Confidential, Boston, MA

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented a Vrealize Automation POC for customer to evaluate the product.
  • Implemented 4 Vblock 300’s for a financial customer for their VMware VDI solution. Responsible for the logical build and customer integration of all the components in the Vblock i.e. vSphere 5.5, VNX 5700, Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus.
  • Implemented a Flexpod solution for a technology company which included UCS, Nexus, VMware and NetApp with NFS configuration. Also, configured a Veeam backup solution for their Virtual infrastructure.
  • Implemented VMware SRM across 2 DC’s with underlying EMC storage. Met the RPO and RTO for the customer and performed DR testing
  • Implemented a VMware Horizon 6 for a customer with floating pools
  • Implemented a Simplivity Omnistack for a Financial customer at 2 locations for their VMware environment
  • Designed and build the necessary infrastructure for a highly available 1300 seat VMware VDI View 5 environment across 2 data centers for a healthcare customer. The project involved the below technologies
  • 2 EMC VNX 5700’s storage arrays providing NFS storage each with 10 TB of capacity for the VDI desktops
  • 32 Cisco UCS B200 M3 blades in 2 clusters
  • VMware vSphere 5.0U2 hypervisor installed on all the 32 blades. Also configured Vcenter heartbeat for HA
  • Implemented a multiple 7 Mode Flex pod arrays for a big Technology customer for their production environment with NetApp FAS 6000 arrays, Cisco UCS B 200 M3 blades and vSpehere 5.5
  • Involved in setting up the EMC Hybrid cloud solution in the lab using VMware vSphere 5.5, VRA, VROPS, EMC VIPR, EMC SRM, EMC VNX etc.
  • Installed Nutanix NX-3050 Converged Infrastructure platform in the lab
  • Implemented an XtremIO solution for a retail customer for their virtual environment
  • Setup a 2 Data centers for a Staffing Services customers on VSphere 5.5 and setup SRM 5.8 with vSphere replication between both sites. Also, setup Veeam Backup at both the sites.
  • Involved in doing a VMware Private Cloud POC for a customer using VMware VCAC 6.x
  • Designed and implemented a backup solution for their virtual environment using Avamar 7.0 on Gen4S nodes for a manufacturing customer. Also, involved in installing EMC Isilon for this customer and migrating their file systems to Isilon using Robo Copy.
  • Implemented a NetApp FAS Cluster mode 3250 Data Ontap 8.1.x array for a pharmaceutical customer. The project also involves migrating data from 7 mode NetApp 3170 HA array to the Cluster mode 3250 array using storage vmotion. The project involves the following.
  • Designing and installing a NetApp FAS 3250 Cluster mode array with FC, FCoE and CIFS protocols
  • Installing a 8 blade Cisco UCS B200 M3 cluster and migrating vm’s from old HP ESXI 3.5 servers to UCS ESXI 5.x blades
  • Used powercli to do regular VMware maintenance tasks.
  • Responsible for building a new virtual infrastructure for a healthcare customer using Cisco UCS and VNX 5400, Cisco MDS switches and implement VMware Operations Management (VCOPS) to monitor the performance of the virtual infrastructure.
  • Designed and implemented a backup solution for their virtual environment using Avamar 7.0 on Gen4S nodes for a manufacturing customer. Also, involved in installing EMC Isilon for this customer and migrating their file systems to Isilon using Robo Copy.
  • Implemented a Veeam backup solution for a healthcare customer at their primary and secondary sites. Also installed and configured Data Domain 2500 at both their sites to hold the Veeam backup data and the Data Domains were replicated between the sites.
  • Implemented a new HP C7000 blade environment for a government client with vSphere 5.5 and EMC storage

Systems Administrator

Confidential, Kansas City, MO

Responsibilities:

  • Day to day storage provisioning and reclamation on EMC Clariion, DMX 4, Hitachi AMS and Netapp arrays.
  • Migrated data from different agencies to USDA using Netapp Snap mirror.
  • Maintained the Brocade DCX, 48k fabrics and involved in troubleshooting on various issues.
  • Provide storage to various agencies using Symcli, ECC on DMX 3 and DMX4, Using Navisphere Manger on Clariion arrays, using SNM2 on AMS 2300, 2500.
  • Create volumes, qtrees to different departments within USDA using CIFS/NFS protocols.

Systems Engineer Consultant

Confidential, Wilmington, DE

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented a complete Flexpod project which involved configuring NetApp storage, Cisco B 200 series servers and 6120 Fabric Interconnects and VMware Vsphere 4. Also implemented Vmware SRM and did test failover of virtual machines using snap mirror at the array replication.
  • Implemented the install, configuration and setup of 2 Netapp FAS 2040 systems for a commercial customer. This included initial installation of the filers at different sites, configuring them from scratch and setting up the snap mirror replication on windows hosts using FCP and CIFS protocols. Upgraded the Data Ontap from 7.1 to Ontap 7.3 mode.
  • Implemented a DR solution for a customer using Snap mirror replication from FAS 2050 to FAS 2040 and also migrated the data.

Systems Engineer

Confidential, Newark, DE

Responsibilities:

  • SAN Build and migration engineer and was involved in migration of Brocade fabrics to Cisco fabric.
  • Successfully installed and configured 64 Cisco MDS 9513 switches in 4 fabrics across 2 data centers.
  • Migrated Brocade 48000/24000/ DCX to Cisco 9513 directors involving more than 20,000 fabric ports in 2 Core data centers of JPMC.
  • Involved in migrating 6 Mcdata fabrics to 2 Brocade DCX fabrics.
  • Involved in laying out the Cisco fabric layout, configuring the switches including ISL’s and migrating to Cisco switches from scratch to end.
  • Added 2 Brocade DCX switches into a production fabric in a different data center and decommissioned the old Brocade gear.
  • Involved in building HDS AMS 2500 arrays for VTL/SIR backup and deduplication.

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