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Deerfield, IL


  • VMware Certified Professional versions 5, 6 ( - 00547438) with around 6 years of experience in implementation and management of a wide array of virtualization scenarios including data center, private cloud, Disaster recovery and various other technologies like EMC storage, Windows services, Linux and Networking.
  • Strong communication skills, including a long successful history interfacing with customers, end users, and reporting to management.
  • Experienced troubleshooter that specializes in advanced monitoring and maintenance policies to create a proactive environment, driving down the number of issues.
  • Particularly adept at migrations and upgrades in both the Compute (P2V, V2V) and Storage (Data Migration) layers as well as Hyper Converged.
  • Configuring different types of port group policies, applying security policies, traffic shaping, Load balancing, Failover detection and VLAN tagging.
  • Experience with Cisco Routers & Switches, TCP/IP, VPN, VLANs, Ethernet port, and Wireless networks.
  • Experience in bringing up and working with Cisco UCS systems.
  • Experience in SAN Storage and Disaster recovery solution with VMware SRM.
  • Experience with Application Virtualization like VMware ThinApp and Citrix XenApp.
  • Experience in creating, analyzing and managing Resource pools, virtual clusters, alert structures, security Groups, Permissions and virtual network.
  • Sound knowledge on FC SAN, iSCSI, SAN and NAS storage.
  • Experience with various storage arrays like VMAX/VMAX3, DMX in provisioning LUNS to the host using SymCli, and ECC/SMC/Unisphere.
  • Comprehensive knowledge on VNX platform using Unisphere like implementing administration and managing VNX 5700, 7500.
  • Configuring Virtual/Thin Provisioning luns and creating and assigning FAST VP policies using SMC on VMAX.
  • Sound knowledge on various Array level, Host level and Application level data migration techniques.
  • Knowledge of implementing DR solutions using SRDF technologies.
  • In depth knowledge of Installing and configuring HP, Dell Servers. Configuring RAID, Disk Mirroring, SAN Volume Expansion, SCSI Controller Installation.
  • Full understanding of Windows Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Windows desktop and Remote desktop. Implementation and administration of Active Directory in Windows 2008 R2, 2012 R2 and 2003 environment.
  • Experience writing both Power Shell and PowerCLI scripts to automate Virtual Machine builds and DNS entry configurations.
  • Experience with x86 / x64 Intel, HP hardware like rack-mounted servers, tower servers, desktop, laptop and other peripherals
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a wide variety of people at various levels, foster cooperation and collaboration among individuals in the work unit, help team resolve conflicts constructively and ability and willingness to communicate when help is needed.


Operating Systems/Virtualization Technology: Windows Server 2003/ 2008 R2/ 2012 R2/ Vista/ Windows7/ Windows8/ Redhat Linux 5.x, 6.x. ESX, ESXi, VSphere 4.x to 6.x, vCenter, High Availability (HA), Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), Resource pools, Content Libraries, Storage DRS, vMotion, P2V, V2V, Plate-spin, Double-take, vCops, Vrealize, Update Manager, VMware Workstation, NSX, VMware vShield, VMware Horizon, Citrix Xenapp, Microsoft Hyper-V, WDS and WSUS.

Hardware: Database

SQL Server, Oracle 8i, Vpostgress: VMAX, VNX, EXTREME I/O EMC Navisphere manager, Navi CLi, SYM CLi, Symmetric management console, SRDF, SRDF/A, Power Path migrator, Mirror view/Snap view, Open Migrator. SQL Server 2005/2008/2012/2014, VEEAM, NSX, Symantec, Map Info, SCOM

Domain Services: Active Directory, Sites and Services, DNS, DHCP, IIS, Single sign-on.


Confidential, Deerfield, IL

Sr. Systems Admin


  • Coordinating with offshore teams and responsible for maintaining, configuring, and supporting VMware Virtual Infrastructure.
  • Setup environment from ground up including uplinks design and server’s setup.
  • Managed in Installing and configuring ESXi 5.5, 6.0 onto different HP and Dell servers remotely, using the application ILO and iDRAC, and using them for debugging and troubleshooting.
  • Installed and maintained a Cisco virtualized data center with Cisco UCS Manager.
  • Server builds on Cisco UCS blade (B440, B250, B200) and C-Series rack servers.
  • Performing an upgradation of the VMware infrastructure from 5.1 to 5.5 manually by taking Snapshots of the existing Virtual machines.
  • Co-ordinating with the windows team in the server upgrades for 2008, 2008R2 & 2012 using Blade-Logic & SCCM tool for the Client machines for the updates across the globe.
  • Responsible for generating reports, diagnostics, and evaluating performance metrics using SCOM 2012 R2 as well as Veeam Management Pack for System Center and recommending improvements, changes, and corrections.
  • Responsible for Deploying WSUS client to the server and workstation via Group Policy, and deploy the security updates on automated or scheduled basis to the virtual servers, clients and virtualized OS environments.
  • Performed the Storage consolidation and cleaned up the Data Store and gained app 6TB of space.
  • Mapping LUN (RDM) to the SAP Guest machines as required coordinating with the storage team in LUN provisioning & Enabling Multiwrite on the disk allocated.
  • Responsible for creating Clusters with High Availability and DRS with the implementation of the Affinity and Anti-affinity rules on the VM’s.
  • Creating/Managing Host Profiles and deploy it to the hosts in a VMware cluster to make the hosts compliant with the other hosts in the cluster.
  • Daily responsibilities include maintenance of Virtual machines for performance issues, also performing Vmotion, Cold migration of virtual servers and also Storage Vmotion.
  • As part of a Server refresh Excelled in migrating Physical servers to virtuals using the Plate-spin convert and Virtuals to Virtuals from one datacenter to another using the VMware converter.
  • Managed to take snapshots of all the Virtual machines while providing disaster recovery and backup services using the VMware consolidated Backup tool.
  • Successfully created, managed, and monitored a variety of users, groups, and GPO’s in Active Directory services and group policies.
  • Responsible for Creating Baselines and Remediating the Baselines for the hosts and virtual machine’s hardware using the VMware Update Manager in virtual center.
  • Responsible for automated management and configuration of VMware vSphere by using powerCLI.
  • Provided a POC on VMware NSX and its advantages over the standard ESX network communicating infrastructure.
  • Working with SAN Admins to design & configure VNX (5100, 5300 series) and Symmetrix VMAX based LUNs.
  • Created storage pools and provisioned block storage on VNX 5100, 5300 Arrays following EMC Best Practices.
  • Responsible for Configuring Physical volumes, Volume Groups, Logical Volumes, Extended Volumes for the system growth using Logical Volume Manager (LVM) in Linux boxes.
  • Excelled in Importing and Exporting the Volume groups from one virtual hard disk to another virtual hard disk in Red hat Linux.
  • Coordinating with technical support team which is responsible for infrastructure services on Microsoft Windows technology and VMware VSphere.
  • Working on the tickets like user access and permissions and any changes that are required by the client servers to the client DB with the help of App’s team to resolve the issues.

Confidential, Parsipanny, NJ

VMware Admin


  • Highly involved in the migration of the ESXi hosts from remote sites to a centralized vCenter server.
  • ESXi Host upgradation from 5.1 to 5.5 & 4.1 to 5.5 as a part of Hardware refresh on remote sites.
  • Creating New VM guest machines as requested by the business and from Templates (Windows & Linux flavors)
  • Installing, configuring and troubleshooting Windows 2003/2008 & R2/2012 server in a distributed enterprise environment using Standard Microsoft tools.
  • Building new VM guest machines for the Backup Media servers where ever needed in Remote sites.
  • Responsible for creating virtual machine templates, cloning virtual machines, VM-Provisioning (Linked clones, thin disks, de-duplication), taking Snapshots of virtual servers, HA, DRS, vMotioning.
  • Hands on experience in iSCSI, NFS and Fiber Channel protocols, Fiber Channel cabling, switching and zoning.
  • Built ESXi 5.5 POC DEV environment as requested by the Management for the Application to validate the functionality.
  • Extensive experience in building HP proliant servers DL/DB series and Dell Power Edge servers with RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 configurations.
  • Responsible for the conversion of multiple Windows 2000/2003 servers using VMware ESXi 4.x Server and P2V using VM Converter. As a part of server refresh successfully converted approximately 60+ physical machines & 40+ VM’s using vConverter.
  • Managed Resource Pool creation and allocation of resources for mission critical VM’s and setting up the priority and reserving shares for the VM’s that are running low on compute resources.
  • Build the entire VDI Environment in VMware horizon view 5.2 and created various types of desktop pools like Manual pools, Automated pools, Linked clones pools, full clone pools and RDP pools in Horizon View 5.2 as per users requirements.
  • Designing Best Practices Documents, Visio Diagrams & Whitepapers.
  • Responsible for planning, designing, installation and configuration of operating system installation and Upgrade of Red Hat Linux 5, 6, Solaris 10, 11 on to virtual machines.
  • Configuring DNS, DHCP, NIS, NFS in Red Hat Linux 5.0 & other Network Services, Linux kernel, memory upgrades.
  • Managed to format raw disks & partitions using the fdisk utility. Also created filesystem using newfs and mounted it.
  • Implemented the Disaster Recovery Plan for various client private cloud resources, during Planned outages using Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and VMware Data Recovery using storage adapters (Recover Point/SRDF). vMotion of the VMs across different processor family by enabling the EVC mode.
  • Remediating and applying patches for different hosts using VMware update manager (VUM).
  • Performance tuning as a daily activity cleaning up the Snapshots and cleaning the disk space issues caused.
  • Installation, configuration and management of Veeam Backup and Replication for virtual machine backup during the upgradation of ESX hosts.

Confidential, Summit, NJ

Systems Administrator


  • Built new ESXi hosts from the scratch and performed migration of all the VMs from ESXi 5.0 to 5.5 with zero downtime.
  • Install, configure VMware ESX, ESXi, within vSphere 4 and vSphere 5 environments with Virtual Center management.
  • Performed P2V, V2V and V2P migration of Windows NT, 2003, 2008, and 2012 as well as Linux servers using VMware converter.
  • Managed Server Consolidation Project for existing Datacenter involving P2V, V2V for 450+ odd Servers.
  • Involved with Change ticket, priority tickets and Supporting On-call for Windows and Virtual machines.
  • Checking and tuning Linux Kernel parameters for better performance, responsible for applying server patches using Patch Center, daily support which includes installation, configuration and troubleshooting of Linux.
  • Upgraded older Linux distributions from RHEL3/4 to RHEL5.
  • Creating Templates for deployment of new virtual machines, managing multiple Snapshots, Cloning Virtual machines.
  • Experience in installing EMC VSI plugin’s for VMAX/VNX Arrays for end-to-end mapping.
  • Architecture, Design and implementing EMC VNX/VMAX/XtremIO SAN environments to ensure high availability and acceptable performance characteristics for VMware vSphere and SAN-backed applications.
  • Administering Windows Terminal Server, Group Policy management and Active Directory environment.
  • Supporting existing VMware Infrastructure (vSphere 5.0/ 5.5) consisting of 25+ Hosts and 500+ Guests (Windows and Linux).
  • Generated reports and diagnostics for VMware servers and machines by using VMware vCOPS operation management.
  • Responsible for implementing SRM for DR solutions in Dev & Prod Environment and used vSphere replication for live replication of the VM’s.
  • Create, manage and maintain Active Directory objects, i.e. user and computer accounts, OU’s, Security Groups, service accounts, PSO’s.
  • Configuring and troubleshooting the VMware clusters with HA and DRS mode enabled.

Confidential, Allentown, PA

VMware Administrator


  • Involved in Requirement gathering, Data analysis, Design and Implementation of the application.
  • Installed and configured VMware ESXi 4.0, 4.1 on HP Blade and Rack servers, Virtual Center, vMotion, VMware HA, DRS, Virtual Machines templates, Sysprep, etc.
  • Created 6 Datacenter Infrastructures based on Windows Server bit Active Directory with 3 parallel networks i.e. Business Network, DMZ and Management.
  • Responsible for successfully upgrading all hosts and vCenter servers from vSphere 4.0, 4.1 to 5.0.
  • Reconfigured all ESX network connectivity utilization including VLAN tagging and teaming and also the configuration of many dvSwitches with 802.1q VLAN tagging
  • Administrated and Implemented Citrix Presentation Server 4.0, built and maintained Farms, Member Server, Citrix License Server, Data Collector, Data Store.
  • Manage and support, Citrix Presentation Server 4.0 to provide secure access to published applications with some exposure to XenApp 6.5.
  • Decent amount o experience in migrating production VMs using vMotion and Storage vMotion to new Datacenter with zero downtime
  • Configured storage LUNs for VMFS and raw device mappings (RDM’s) on an HP EVA 4400
  • Good experience in configuration of iSCSI storage box with the help of Openfiler
  • Support Multiple (PSM and Core) vSphere4 farm. Designed and Planned an Upgrade to vSphere 4.0
  • Involved in creating Runbooks for Disaster Recovery and planning.
  • Actively involved in PSM VMware vSphere4/ESX4, Win2003/2008R2 Server deployment in DR environment
  • Test and recommend Replication/Backup solutions for VMware, SAN and Disaster Recovery
  • Carve LUN’s & Manage HP EVA4400 Fiber SAN and HP Lefthand P4500 Storage Solutions


Network Admin


  • Installation and configuration of networks, router configurations, and wireless access points/routers with security, TCP/IP, VPN, content filtering, access control lists on router/switches, VLANs (port mapping, naming.), and routing IP address in both LAN/WAN and wireless networks.
  • Served in computer maintenance; performed all types of hardware, software maintenance, and engineering in addition to systems selection, backup, and technical support.
  • Performed the upgradation of multiple mission critical windows 2000/2003 member servers using VMware ESX 3.x Server and P2V using VM Converter to prevent downtime and production outage.
  • Designed the Infrastructure and administered the environment running over 30 ESX Hosts and 450 Virtual Machines. Also, designed the performance monitoring processes and improved disaster recovery processes to utilize virtualization benefits.
  • Upgrading the firmware to the latest version/date on the BIOS/ controllers/ hard drives.
  • Worked closely with storage and networking teams to ensure allocated SAN, fiber, and networking infrastructure reflected specifications laid out in initial VMware firm design to ensure successful deployment.
  • Co-ordinated with the network administrators for issues related to Brocade & Cisco for the performance issues that occurred in the regular day to day operations with storage connectivity.
  • Deployed VMs through Templates
  • Creating & Troubleshooting Virtual Networks and vSwitches
  • Installed and configured 40 new servers at client location with win 2003 Operating System and their required Applications.
  • Deployed the following Operating systems Win98, Win 2000 Win XP, Win NT, Win 2003, Win 2008 on to different physical and virtual servers.
  • Configured Group Policies, Active Directory, password resets etc. Configuring, troubleshooting and monitoring core services such as Active Directory, TCP/IP, DNS, WINS, DHCP and group policy
  • Installation and configuration of Windows 2003 and designing of Active Directory Configured DNS, DHCP.
  • Worked with business clients to evaluate, streamline, and improve current systems, processes, and workflow.

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