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System Administrator Resume Profile

Profile Highlights

  • More than 10 yrs of experience in IT and more than 9 yrs of experience in SAN storage.
  • Dedicated, hard working individual with good intercommunications skills to work well in both team environments and individual assignments.
  • Extensive experience with DMX,VMAX's configuration, administration and troubleshooting of SAN environment SRDF/S, SRDF/A, SRDF/AR, TimeFinder, SAN Copy, Mirror View, Snap View, Open Replicator/PPME, EMC Control Center, Storage Scope, Performance Manager WLA , EMC Navisphere Manager, Navisphere Event Monitor, Navisphere Analyzer, Connectrix Manager, Brocade Fabric Manager and Cisco Device/Fabric Manager.
  • Experience with configuration and administration of EMC Symmetrix VMAX with FAST VP, DMX and VNX5500 with FAST, Clariion Networked Storage Systems, EMC Connectrix Directors and Dell Compellent.
  • Provisioning storage to Windows, Solaris, AIX, Linux, HP-UX and VMWare servers.
  • Experience with IBM storage and IBM-SVC 4.3.x. Performed storage allocation using GUI CLI. Created vdisks, hosts, mapped vdisk to the servers, disk migration etc.
  • Performed Virtual disk mirroring, Global mirror asynchronous remote replication , and Metro mirror synchronous remote replication .
  • Leading edge IT experience in delivering exceptional customer satisfaction and overall operations.
  • Experience with backup administration using Veritas Volume manager, BCV's, Clones and Snapshots.
  • Experience in administration of storage to multiprotocol environments like CIFS and NFS in NetApp SAN/NAS environment.
  • Perform NAS operations on Netapp filers FAS3170 ver 7.3.3, FAS3040 7.3.2 FAS960 ver 7.2.x.
  • Create flxclone volumes for backup, testing and development purpose and setup snapmirror

Skills Summary

  • SAN Management Solutions Symcli, EMC Control Center, Navisphere Manager, SMC , Compellent Enterprise Manager
  • Networked Storage Symmetrix VMAX, DMX 4/3 /2500, Clariion CX 3-80, CX 700/600, IBM XIV, HDS 9960, Dell Compellent.
  • SAN Connectivity Brocade Director Switches, Connectrix Manager, Brocade / Cisco Fabric Manager
  • Replication Software SRDF, TimeFinder, Open Replicator, SAN Copy
  • Multi-vendor Platforms Windows 2003 / 2000 / NT, Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX
  • Monitoring / Reporting Performance Manager, Storage Scope, Navisphere Event Monitor, Navisphere Analyzer
  • IBM San Volume Controller 4.3.x.
  • Volume Manager Veritas Volume Manager.
  • NAS: FAS 3170 Ver 7.3.3, FAS960 ver 7.2 x. NS-480

Professional Experience

Confidential

  • Administered a SAN environment comprising of EMC VMAX/VNX/CX and Dell Compellent Arrays.
  • Responsible for infrastructure tasks including provisioning storage, connectivity issues, upgrades, and day-to-day issues and audits.
  • Implemented Virtual Provisioning from VMAX array to hosts by creating Data devices, thin devices, Thin Pool, binding Thin devices to Pool and masking the Thin devices to the host, using Symcli and Unisphere.
  • Performed storage allocation by creating volumes, creating a server with HBA's and presenting the volumes to the server using Compellent Enterprise Manager.
  • Diagonosed and trouble shooted issues related to multipathing drivers, HBA firmware and zoning.
  • Troubleshoot the SAN connectivity on different Operating Systems like Windows, VMware ESX, Linux and Solaris.
  • Used Open Replicator software to execute data migration from existing DMX4 to VMAX storage arrays and SAN COPY from CX3 to VMAX arrays.
  • Performed storage migration from DMX4 to VMAX and Clariion CX3 to VMAX using SAN COPY.
  • Troubleshooting, and resolving issues like one-path-down, hosts not seeing storage, HBA failures, storage allocations, mapping, masking and zoning on CISCO Switches.
  • Created change management tickets and worked with the server admins and DBA's to inform any possible impact on server and database.
  • Created tickets and assigned to the system administrators windows/unix to generate heat report on the server for analysis and for any possible updates and fixes.

Confidential

  • Reviewed host grabs to check the compatibility and for any upgrades need to be done at
  • server end before the firmware upgrade on the storage array.
  • For the firmware upgrade on the storage arrays dmx, vmax created tickets and
  • Co-ordinated with EMC and scheduled the upgrade.
  • Created change management tickets and worked with the server admins and DBA's to inform any possible impact on server and database.
  • Providing the details for the approval for the firmware upgrade and the impact on the servers, users if any in the change ticket approval meetings.
  • Created tickets and assigned to the system administrators windows/unix to generate heat report on the server for analysis for any possible updates and fixes
  • Requested HBA firmware upgrade, applying of hotfix on the server as per the E-Lab advisor report and with EMC's recommendation.
  • Troubleshooting and working with EMC for any hosts impacted with lost storage and performance issued during and after the code upgrade.
  • Participating in the meeting for decommissioning of storage arrays which are of end of life support.
  • Sent GSO communication to all teams, users, administrators and DBA's well ahead before the change.
  • Engaging the EMC resources and coordinating for smooth and successful completion of the code upgrade and

Confidential

  • Administered and provided support for a large storage environment
  • Performed storage allocation on DMX and VMAX using Symcli, SMC. Created tdevs, thin pool and associated tdevs to thin pool. Created storage, port, initiator groups and added to masking view.
  • Analyzed grabs of the servers which were to be migrated and generated Heat report and as per EMC's standard, recommended the updates which need to done on the server Powerpath, HBA drivers/firmware, BIOS, Symcli, Sansurfer etc.
  • Managed EMC Clariion storage systems using Unispher/Navisphere Manager and NaviCLI. Created RAID Groups, meta luns, Storage Groups, added LUN to the storage group. Registered/deregistered host Engineering mode
  • Added luns to the existing SRDF device groups and performed DR testing.
  • Performed zoning operations and backup active zoning set on brocade and cisco san switches using web tools and CLI. Created zones, HBA/FA/SP aliases, and them to the active zone set and activated it.
  • Configure HBA, Installing HBA drivers and other HBA management softwares such as Sansurfer and HBAnywhere.
  • Allocated storage to windows, unix and vmware servers.
  • Storage allocation from Netapp filers using GUI filer view, Netapp system manager
  • Created aggrigates, volumes, qtrees and presented to windows, unix and vmware servers.
  • Performed quota/volume resizing,a aggregates, disk management in FAS.
  • With NetApp DataMotion migrated the Volumes from one aggregate to another aggregate between same and different Tiers within the same Controller.

Confidential

  • Responsible for storage migration, infrastructure tasks including provisioning storage, connectivity issues, upgrades, and day-to-day issues.
  • Analyzed the grabs of the servers which were to be migrated and generated Heat report with the grabs and as per EMC's standard, recommended the updates which need to done on the server Powerpath, HBA drivers/firmware, BIOS, Symcli, Sansurfer etc.
  • Performed storage migration using open replicator and Open replicator with PPME from Clariion to VMAX and DMX to VMAX . Used hot pull to migrate date for the Wintel, unix and vmware servers.
  • Created target tdevs using SMC and symcli and associated them to the thin pool. Created storage group, port group, initiator group and added them to masking view.
  • Created and activated zones for open replicator. Created open replicator storage group and added source devices and VMAX FA ports.
  • With Symsan command forced the VMAX FA ports login to source array and checked the access to the source devices.
  • Manually register VMAX FA ports as hosts on CX.
  • With Symrcopy created/activated/set ceiling/terminated the session
  • Performed storage allocation from netapp filers using GUI/cli
  • Allocated storage to windows, unix and vmware servers.
  • Worked with clone/snap mirror for backup and data repurposing.
  • Performed storage allocation on VNX5500 storage array.

Confidential

  • Provisioning of storage and making configuration changes using Symcli, SMC, Unisphere and Navisphere. Allocate storage to specific servers/applications mostly comprising of Unix, Vmware ESX and Wintel machines.
  • Worked with server administrator and DBA's to gather the requirement for allocation of storage.
  • Dealing with performance issues and trouble shooting.
  • Performed storage allocation on VMAX. Created tdevs, thin pool and associated tdevs to thin pool. Created storage, port, initiator groups and added to masking view.
  • Setup SRDF/AR between Prod and DR site.
  • Performed storage migration from Clariion and DMX to VMAX using Open Replicator and Open Replicator with PPME.
  • Configured clarion to get alert/email notification from any disk failure and errors.
  • Performed/backup active zoning set on brocade and cisco san switches. Created zones/added to the active zone set and activated.
  • Allocation of storage from Netapp filers FAS3170 7.3.3 using GUI filer view, Netapp system manager and cli.
  • Performed NAS storage operation and aggrigates, volumes, qtrees and presented to windows CIFS , unix NFS and vmware Mix servers.
  • Administered the quota and volume resizing, extending the aggregates, disk management in FAS and V-series filers .
  • Performed zoning on the switch, Created luns, initiator groups and presented luns to the servers.

Confidential

  • Maintenance of storage arrays like EMC Clariion CX3-80, CX 700 and Symmetrix VMAX, DMX-4, DMX-3.
  • Performed storage allocation on DMX,VMAX. Created tdevs, thin pool and associated tdevs to thin pool. Created storage, port, initiator groups and added to masking view.
  • Reclaimed storage from servers unmasked, write disable, unmapped and dissolves metas.
  • Managed Symmetrix using the EMC Control Center GUI v6.0 and SYMCLI. Performed mapping and masking on Symmetrix arrays using SYMCLI. Created Business Continuance and Disaster Recovery volumes using SRDF solutions.
  • Managed EMC Clariion storage systems using Navisphere Manager GUI v6.x and NaviCLI. Created RAID Groups, Storage Groups, LUN binding and register hosts for assigning host to Storage Group and adding LUN's.
  • Diagnosed and trouble shooted issues related to multipathing drivers, HBA firmware and zoning on SVC.
  • Worked using Navisphere Analyzer v6.x for analyzing and resolving performance issues for CLARiiON systems.
  • Configured and managed Powerpath using Powerpath Administrator GUI for dynamic load balancing and automatic path failover. Managed Qlogic and Emulex HBAs on both Windows and UNIX hosts.
  • Created Aggregates, Raid groups,Volumes,Qtrees and administration of Quotas in NetApp FAS6200, FAS 6080/6040 and FAS3200, FAS 3070/3040 v-3070 using Filerview and CLI.
  • Managed Netapp in SAN and NAS environment.
  • Administration of CIFS, NFS shares in NetApp NAS filers.
  • Administered the quota and volume resizing , extending the aggregates , disk management in FAS and V-series filers .
  • Provisioned volume on Netapp Filers by creating Volumes, Qtrees and Quotas.

Confidential

  • Planned and upgraded the SAN environment along with EMC engineers by setting up DMX Symmetrix, Brocade switches and ECC 5.2.
  • Installed agents for Solaris/Windows host and configured Storage Scope to generate the allocation reports of EMC Clariion/Symmetrix.
  • Configured new Solaris hosts and allocated disk space on both Clariion and Symmetrix using Navisphere Manager and SYMCLI.
  • Created RAID groups, Storage groups for new Hosts, bind LUN's using Navisphere manager from Clariion CX 600.
  • Created zones and added them to the active Zoneset using Connectrix manager.
  • Installed EMC Powerpath for both load balancing and path failover, also installed Emulex HBA drivers.
  • Provided troubleshooting for one-path down situations in Clariion.
  • Used Navisphere Analyzer and Event Monitor to troubleshoot faults. Used Navisphere Mgr to check for trespassing of LUN's during a one path down situation.
  • Installed Solaris 9 created file systems using newfs command. Also, mounted the file
  • Systems persistently using VFSTAB.
  • Configured and setup Solaris and Windows servers Sun Fire 4800/280 and Dell 1750 on network along with the DNS client configuration for the network backup.
  • Upgraded the servers with vendor released patches and also provided support for troubleshooting.

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