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Vmware Admin/ Cloud Engineer Resume

IL

SUMMARY

  • Carry 8+ years of IT experience and gained expertise in systems - Windows and Unix administration and transformed traditional environments to virtualized environments with VMWARE.
  • Professional experience of 4+ years in virtualization technologies like VMWARE, VDI and 6+ yrs on windows and Unix (mainly Linux) and 5+ yrs on storage technologies.
  • Proficiency in installing and configuring VMware VSphere 5.x/ 4.x / ESXi 3.5 and VMware VCenter 4/3.5, vMotion, Storage vMotion, HA, DRS, FT, Host Profiles, SRM 5.0/4.0, VApps, VMware VCenter Converter, VMware systems monitoring tools and APIs
  • Supported Virtual environments of enterprise customers running mission critical applications and served as technical contact for architectural decision-making, daily operations and support
  • Provided systems administration support to physical Windows and Unix environments for various web, application and database
  • Understand traditional, converged and hyper-converged infrastructures and can make architectural recommendations based on end user and business requirements.
  • Expertise in design and Implementation of Windows, VMWARE environments on Cisco UCS, HP Blade Servers, Dell Power Edge series.
  • Installation and configuration of Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2000 server, Professional, Windows 2003/ 2008 Servers, MS Exchange 2003/2007 and Microsoft SharePoint 2007
  • Well versed with Storage technologies, All Flash and Hybrid storage arrays of multiple vendors - EMC, HP, IBM configured, and integrated virtual and physical environments for high performance and availability.
  • Participated in capacity planning, and forecasted trending reports for procuring servers, network and storage.
  • Implemented disaster recovery solutions of physical and virtual environments using various local and remote replication methodologies - like VMWARE SRM, SAN Based Replication like - EMC Recover Point, SRDF, HP Remote Copy.
  • Strong knowledge and working experience on Citrix XenDesktop, VWMARE VDI environment supporting 5000+ user environments.
  • Performed data center migrations, OS version upgrade projects on Windows, Unix, VMWARE, storage platform refresh projects, POC’s
  • Experience in Active Directory such as Domain Controllers, editing Domain users and Groups, Organizational Units, and Forest Functional Level.
  • Highly experience in LAN/WAN networking architecture and TCP/IP protocol stack, wireless networks & Cloud computing concepts.
  • Strong working knowledge of installing and supporting DNS/DFS/DHCP/WINS environment.
  • Design and implementation of global monitoring solution using SCOM, HP SIM and Dell Open Manage.
  • Represent highly motivated team player, with great communication skillset.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Operating System: Windows 2003, 2008, 2012, sun Solaris 9/10, Red Hat Enterprise 4/5 and SUSE Linux 9/10.

VMware / Cloud Platform: VMware esxi 3.5/4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5 , Vsphere6.0, VCenter Operations Manager, VMware Converter P2V, VMware Vcloud5, VMware View5.0, vRealize Automation Center, Vcenter Operations, Vcenter Orchestrator,, VSphere Vcenter server, vCloud suite, Vcloud director, vco, update manager, Vsphere Client, vCops, VMware Converter, HA, DRS.

Storage: EMC VMAX, VNX, HP EVA, EMC Data Domain, ISCSI, FC.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, IL

VMware Admin/ Cloud Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Administered VMware Infrastructure ­ vSphere/vCenter/VDI environments by running over 125 ESX Hosts and 3000 Virtual Machines
  • Supported Production, Development and Test environments by supporting day to day maintenance activities of virtual environment.
  • Installed and tested VSphere 6.0 to enable Hybrid cloud architecture and implanted open stack in test environment.
  • Deployed Vcenter Operations Manager (VCOPS), leveraging its capability for proactive monitoring of health of the entire virtual environment.
  • Designed and implemented a cloud solution for internal customers, based on VMware vCloud 5.
  • Took part in a Proof of Concept of Cloud Automation Center, building and configuring all components, adding automation to virtual server provisioning
  • Installed and tested vRealize Automation and vRealize Operations, to enable cloud orchestration layer for Software DataCenter model in test bed.
  • Working Knowledge of open stack environments like kilo, Havana, and Icehouse
  • Managed and support VMware vCloud Center and VMware vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) in Customer's pre-production environment.
  • Installed and configured CISCO UCS Blade servers and also troubleshooted issues on it.
  • Managed Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) VMware View 5.0 by configuring VMware View Composer, View Connection Server, View Agent and View Client
  • Configured Disaster recovery solution for VMware vSphere Environment using Site Recovery Manager (SRM) integrating with storage based replicaton.
  • Integrated VMWARE with EMC backup technologies for image based backups which take advantage of change block tracking feature on VMWARE
  • Enabled VSI plugins to view storage in vCenter for better path management and storage visibility.
  • Analysis of existing shell scripts, determination of required functional changes, modification, testing, and implementation of script changes.
  • Updating UCS firmware, drivers through policies & commission/ decommission of blades and chassis. Creating policies and building SAN boot blades servers.
  • Performed Hardware and Software maintenance of VMware ESX/ESXiHost Clusters, Servers and Virtual Machines.
  • Performed Daily Monitoring of System performance, capacity & managed Inventory; adjust System configurations to accommodate required loads and functionality.
  • Experience with Physical System (rack/stack, cabling, hard drive replacement, hardware upgrades); also Installed, Configured and Supported Cisco UCS servers
  • Configured VMware on clustered environment, Implemented vMotion and Virtualized Windows servers using VMware Converter P2V and setup Lab Manager
  • Created and managed Virtual Machines, Installed VMware tools, Templates, Cloning, Deploy Virtual Machines; including deploying link Clones using View Composer. Assigned dedicated/floating Pools as per requirement.
  • Installed and configured windows Azure and Amazon web services in test environment.
  • Utilize SCOM system management tool to monitor infrastructure health.
  • Troubleshoot failed ESXi host connections, and virtual machine connections.
  • Used powerCLI in order to modify configurations and perform basic operations like managing
  • Used Remedy for Incident/problem management & Change Management.

Environment: Vsphere6.0, VCenter Operations Manager, VMware Converter P2V, VMware Vcloud5, VMware View5.0, Vrealize Automation Center, Vcenter Operations, Kilo, Havana, Vcenter Orchestrator, Cisco UCS servers, SCOM System management tool, PowerCLI, SRM.

Confidential, OH

VMware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Built, installed, upgraded and maintained over 60 VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5/4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5 hosts from the ground up, across 3 datacenters and 12 remote offices
  • Responsible for all aspects of the vmware infrastructure - Configured kickstart ESXi installation scripts, networking - Trunk/access/Virtual port channels and lacp on nexus 7000, 5000, 2000/6509/4500 .
  • Setup and configure Cisco UCS Chassis, Fabric Interconnects and Blades.
  • Performed non disruptive firmware upgrades of Fabric interconnects/IO Modules/blade servers
  • Build service profiles/templates, policies, upgrade infrastructure and blade firmware’s in Cisco UCS
  • Migrated ESX hosts and VM’s from Dell Server to Cisco UCS B, C and E Series Servers
  • Maintained all current patches and upgrades with minimum production outage when migrating ESX hosts and virtual center through different versions.
  • Configured, managed, installed and upgraded vsphere vcenter server through different versions 3.5 to 5.5
  • Installed and upgraded to vCloud Suite of products including vSphere 5.5 and vRealize operations manager, vCloud Director, vCAC and vCO
  • Utilized Vmware PowerCLi and scripts to automate common and repetitive tasks in Vsphere
  • Installed, protected, tested virtual machines to DR location with Site Recovery Manager 5.0
  • Responsible for SQL 2000/2005/2008/ SQL Express Database migrations - these include All Vmware related databases - View, Virtual center, SRM, Update Manager, SCOM, Sophos and OCS
  • Build, configure and deploy VMs and templates. Converted over 200+ P2V, V2V migrations of Windows 2000,2003,2008,2012 from legacy hardware and MS virtual Servers
  • Configured VCB, VDR and Commvault as part of backup solution for the Vmware environment
  • Made technical recommendations and identified administrative standards, issues and process improvements
  • Configured and enabled RSA 2 factor authentication with Vmware view
  • Installed and deployed Systems Center Operations Manager 2007R1/R2.
  • Responsible for Monitoring and Administration of Sophos Enterprise antivirus for entire organization.

Environment: VMware ESXi 3.5/4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5 , Nexus 7000, 5000, 2000/6509/4500 , CISCO UCS B, C & E series, Vsphere Vcenter server, Vcloud suite, Vcloud director, vCO,update manager, windows 2003, windows 2008, 2012 servers, commvault, system Center Operations manager 2007 R1/R2, SRM, SCOM.

Confidential, MN

VMware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installing, Configuring and Managing VMware ESXi 4.5/5.0Server and Windows 2008/2012 servers
  • Installing vCenter Server, vSphere Client and Web Client for operations and management.
  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks, Storage, Memory and processers for the Virtual Machines.
  • Creating and Managing Virtual Machines using templates and images, and building production ready VM’s
  • Monitoring and managing performance of vSphere ESXi servers and Virtual Machines.
  • Experience in adding NFS storage and iSCSI storage to vSphere hosts.
  • Implemented Virtual Machine cold clone and hot clone procedure while cloning the VM’s.
  • Implemented Virtual Machine cold migration and hot migration procedures.
  • Configured Resource pools and Shares in VMware Environment for Prod, test and dev environments.
  • Experience in configuring customized alarms in vCenter server for data store usage, host CPU and Memory usage.
  • Implemented storage vMotion to migrate VM’s from HP EVA to EMC VMAX, VNX storage.
  • Maintain and administer all virtual backup’s with EMC Avamar/DataDomain Backup and Recovery technology.
  • Create and manage maintenance process procedures for Vmware version updates patches on all ESXi Hosts. Ensuring seamless failover and testing during maintenance tasks.
  • Report on VM improvements, and make recommendations for the upgrades, which includes VM virtual hardware versions, and VMware Tools with less business impact.
  • Develop and implement processes to streamline management and VM builds within our ESXi environment.
  • Integrated EMC storage array VNX, VMAX with vCenter server using VSI plugins, and enabled VAAI and VASA.
  • Participate in strategic planning and guidance of ESXi environment, which includes various sites, and DR solutions including SRM and VSphere replication.
  • Develop and maintain proper documentation for procedures, processes, and design builds in regards to the virtual infrastructure.
  • Management, monitoring and troubleshooting of physical server environment using Dell Open Manager, Firmware and Bios updates and working with respective hardware vendors for ordering troubleshooting.
  • Enabled monitoring and alerting of virtual environment with the utilization of Solarwinds VM Monitor, vCOPS and various other monitoring tools.
  • Provide on-call support for server infrastructure or application failures resulting in the need to engage on-call IT personnel.

Environment: VMware ESXi 4.5/5.0, windows 2008/2012, vcenter server, VSphere client, NFS, ISCSI,HP EVA, EMC VMAX, VNX, EMC Data Domain, EMC Avamar, SRM, Dell Open Manager, Solar winds VM monitor, vCOPS.

Confidential - Beaverton, OR

VMware / Linux System Admin

Responsibilities:

  • Designed and configured ESXi 4.x infrastructure environment for huge Data Center migration.
  • Performed physical to virtual (VMware) Migrations for over 180 servers using VMware Converter Standalone.
  • Managed and maintained virtual computing environment based on VMware and administered virtual windows and Linux operation systems.
  • Create templates and deploying Virtual Machines through templates, cloning Virtual Machines and managing Virtual Center permissions.
  • Creating and Managing VMware cluster with HA and DRS.
  • Creating and managing resource pools for Virtual Machines.
  • Perform Life Cycle Management for ESXi hosts. Worked on capacity planning and management of Virtual machines in VMware environment.
  • Managing and maintainingLinuxrunning servers in same environment.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting the issues on the servers and provide a solution in a timely fashion.
  • Install / Configure VIO servers as well as configuring virtual Ethernet shared Ethernet (SEA), virtual SCSI and NPIV on IBM Power 6 and 7 systems.
  • Administrationof Red HatLinuxDNS, Web Server.
  • Building software packages on Red HatLinux(RPM)
  • Installed, upgraded and configured SUN Solaris 9/10 on Sun Servers.
  • Troubleshooting issues related to NFS, SSH, NIS, DNS, FTP, VMWARE, NETBACKUP, VERITAS (VCS), ZONES, LVM, RAID, File System, Permissions, Performance Monitoring, IP Bonding, Multipathing, NAS, SAN, Storage, V-Center, Opsware, Power Broker, etc.
  • Rectifying hardware failure and coordinating with vendors like Symantec, Oracle, Dell, and HP to get them repaired.
  • Involve multiple teams sometime for providing a quick resolution to a high priority ticket.
  • OS Rebuild and automate the processes.

Environment: VMware ESXi 4.x, VMware converter, HA, DRS, Red Hat Linux DNS, SUN Solaris 9/10, NFS, LVM, Oracle, Opsware.

Confidential, MN

UNIX / LINUX ADMIN

Responsibilities:

  • Manage, architect, build and monitor highly available, secure UNIX environments.
  • Manage, design and implement disaster recovery solutions.
  • Install, Administer and maintain various Sun and HP Servers running Solaris 8/9/10,
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4/5 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9/10.
  • Monitor Performance on Solaris 8/9/10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4/5 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9/10.
  • Administer, Configure and Troubleshoot VERITAS Volume Manager, File Systems and VERITAS Cluster Server. Configured Zones and Zones File system for Resource Sharing in Solaris 10.
  • Installed and configured VERITAS Netbackup 6.5 Client on Solaris 10 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
  • Prepared Shell Scripts for Process Automation, File System, Hardware and Network Alerts.
  • Installed and Configured NetMon on Solaris 10 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Creating and Managing User and Group Administration and Access Privilege Setting with SUDOERS on Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Environment: RHEL Linux 4/5, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9/10, Solaris 8/9/10, Veritas NetBackup.

Confidential, MI

UNIX ADMIN

Responsibilities:

  • Installation, configuration and administration of RHEL 4, 5, Debian 4.0, Fedora. Ubuntu etc.
  • Installation and Configuration of LAMP (Linux, Apache, mysql, PHP) environment.
  • User administration, User/Group Quota, ACL's, LVM, System/Network troubleshooting.
  • Installing & Managing LINUX CLUSTER.
  • Configure Yum Server/Client, Printer Configuration,
  • Installation/administration of Internet usage with Squid as transparent Proxy Server.
  • Installation/administration of FTP servers as vsftpd, SSH, TELNET.
  • Administration of Red Hat Linux DNS, Web Server, SAMBA Server.
  • Installation/administration of, NIS Server/Client, NFS server for Storage.
  • Installation, configuration of Firewall with IPTABLES.
  • Installation, configuration and administration of Apache with SSL.
  • Installation, configuration and administration of Bandwidth management & Gateway Firewall
  • Administration of Web, Proxy servers running on Linux.
  • Kernel Compile, Software Compile by Binary.
  • Monitoring Tools like: Nagios, RRDTOOL, CACTI
  • Installation of SVN server. Creating repositories of the projects for the developing team on SVN Server and giving access rights to a team working on a project.
  • Taking the backup of a database, home directory and full backup of the Website using command line interface.
  • Taking Weekly backups of the Demo site placed on Lamp server with database backup.

Environment: RHEL 4/5, LAMP ( Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP), LVM, SSH, TELNET, Nagios, RRDTOOL, CACTI, SVN server, SSL.

Confidential, Rochester, NY

System Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day maintenance of Unix servers and troubleshooting.
  • Performed Red Hat Linux Kick start installations on Redhat 4.x/5.x
  • Performed Red Hat Linux Kernel Tuning, memory upgrades.
  • Installation & Configuration of software packages in Redhat Linux using both yum and rpm installations.
  • Used various networking tools such as SSH, Telnet, rlogin, ftp and ping for daily operational activities.
  • Responsible to design, implement and maintain DNS, NFS and FTP services.
  • Creating and Administrating File systems on Red Hat Linux.
  • Installation and Configuration of VMWARE ESX 3.x server in test environment and Created RHEL Guest VM’S for Test environment.
  • Installed/ upgraded patches, firmware, MP, GSP, BIOS and security (Kernel) patches for all HW & OS's in installed infrastructure
  • Installed and configured VERITAS Netbackup to manage and maintain backups of Unix environment to IBM Tape Libraries.
  • Installation and support of various applications like Weblogic server 9.x, JBoss 4.x, Apache Tomcat6.x, and databases like Oracle 9i, 10g, in RHEL 5.
  • Used VERITAS and Native volume managers to configure storage volumes and used LVM based migrations to migrate between storage arrays.
  • Installed and configured HBA’s on SAN connected servers, performed firmware and driver management.
  • Implementation of VERITAS Cluster Server 4.1 for Oracle 9i Database Environment
  • Worked on Shell scripts and Perl scripts for automation of daily tasks using Cron tab.
  • Troubleshooting Unix/Linux network and security related issues.
  • Solving various system related issues: such as high load-average, reduction of waiting I/O percentage.

Environment: RHEL 4/5, SSH, TELNET, VMware ESX 3.x, Veritas Netbackup, weblogic server 9.x, Veritas Cluster server 4.1, shell Scripts, LVM.

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