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SUMMARY

  • Over 8 years of professional experience working in Server environment
  • Over 7 years of experience working in Windows environment
  • 5 years of experience in VMware virtualization vSphere 4.1 environment
  • 5 years of experience working on HP EVA storageworks and EMC SAN technologies.
  • Experience with Cisco UCS and HP C7000 Blades for ESXi hosts
  • Over 3 years of Project Management experience.
  • Experience with DR projects using VMware SRM 4.0/4.1/5.0
  • Expertise in providing support for Windows 2003/2008 servers and ADS.
  • Experience with Server consolidation using VMware vSphere 4.1
  • Experience in deploying View 4.5/4.6 and ThinApp 4.5
  • Experience in Datacenter Relocation Projects and Deploy new datacenter setup.
  • Experience with Cloud computing SAAS/PAAS an IAAS testing and integration.
  • Successfully implemented seamless 300+ conversions from Physical to Virtual environment.
  • Installing, configuring and maintaining Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint server
  • Backups and restoration, configuring servers and Active Directory account management.
  • Prepare, implement and maintain VMware technologies with independent test environment.
  • Evaluate, document and communicate with managers to aid decision making.
  • Prevent downtime and production outage.
  • Managing Cross - Functional Project Teams of Business, Technology and Vendor Professional Services
  • Implement Best Practices / Continuous Innovative Process Improvements
  • Actively coordinate with management for smooth operations.
  • Successfully implemented and completed all projects and tasks till date
  • MCTS certified in Microsoft Server 2008.
  • VSP and VTSP certified. Preparing for PMP certification
  • Getting trained in VMware VSphere 4.0/4.1
  • CISA certified
  • Technical documentation on Run books for implementation and deployment process
  • Experienced with Change Management process.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

OS: Windows 2003, 2008, XP, Linux, Unix, Netware, Solaris, Macintosh

Languages: C and JAVA

Office: Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, Visio.

Project: MS Project

Virtualization & Others: VMware, Citrix, Spiceworks, Groundworks, Platespin, VDI, Xcalibur, SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, SQL, Computer HardwareActive Directory, EMC, Network security and Software troubleshooting.

Change Management Software: Remedy, Rational ClearCase, Rational ClearQuest, Remedy, Resolve IT

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, GA

Technical Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Installed ESX on HP blades on protected side and on Cisco UCS on recovery side. Installed Vcenter server on recovery side.
  • Installed SRM 5.0 and SRA for HP EVA8400 on both sides. Configured SRM so that can do planned migration during datacenter move.
  • Huge P2V implementation experience.
  • Experience with Cisco UCS and HP C7000 blades for ESX hosts.
  • Implementation of SRM 5.0 on vSphere across multiple sites to provide Disaster recovery solution for VMware Vsphere Environment, vSphere Linked Mode and replicated storage, Configuring Sites Roles and Privileges, Alarms for monitoring the Site Status. Failback Testing from Protected Site to Recovery Site in SRM and Shared Recovery Site across multiple Protected Sites
  • Implementation of VMware vSphere 4.1 with Enterprise Plus Features of vDistributed Switch and Host Profiles Upgrade Experience from VMware Infrastructure 4.0 to vSphere 4.1 Update 2 including vCenter5.0, ESX Hosts, Update manager, vSphere client, and Virtual machines tools and H/W upgrade to Ver 7
  • Monitor and troubleshoot whole Vmware environment
  • Did hot and cold cloning.
  • Experience on Host Profiles, Distributed Switch, DRS, VMotion, SV-Motion, Resource pools, permissions, Patches, Snapshots, Tools Upgrade, disk expansions, Templates, and many more…
  • Administering Windows 2003/2008 Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and building new windows physical/virtual servers as per the requirement of the project

Confidential, NY

Technical Consultant (VMware/Windows/Cisco UCS)

Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of VMware vSphere 4.1 with Enterprise Plus Features of vDistributed Switch and Host Profiles Upgrade Experience from VMware Infrastructure 3.0, 3.5 to vSphere 4.1 and Update 1 including vCenter4.0, ESX Hosts, Update manager, vSphere client, and Virtual machines tools and H/W upgrade to vSphere 4.0 (Ver 7)
  • Installation of ESX 4 Nodes, vCenter 4, Update manager, and Administering VM’s across 2 Datacenters Running 1500 VM’s
  • Deployed View 4.5 and Thinapps 4.5 in the virtual desktop environment
  • Implementation Of different Host Profiles for Multiple Clusters across Multiple Data centers
  • Experience of Storage Migration on 1500 VM’s (Fiber channel Upgrade from EMC DMX-3 to DMX-4)
  • Experience working on HP EVA4000 SAN storage technologies in DR site.
  • Experience with Cisco UCS and HP C7000 Blades for ESXi hosts
  • Project Management experience.
  • Experience with DR projects using VMware SRM 4.0/4.1
  • Expertise in providing support for Windows 2003/2008 servers and ADS.
  • Experience with Server consolidation using VMware vSphere 4.1
  • Implementation of SRM 4.0 on vSphere across multiple sites to provide Disaster recovery solution for VMware Vsphere Environment, vSphere Linked Mode and replicated storage, Configuring Sites Roles and Privileges, Alarms for monitoring the Site Status. Failback Testing from Protected Site to Recovery Site in SRM and Shared Recovery Site across multiple Protected Sites
  • Experience with HP C7000 Blades and Cisco UCS blades 5108 chassis and B200 M2 blades
  • Huge P2V Experience using VMware converter (78 % virtualized) running different applications with Different Hardware.
  • Migration and P2V conversion Experience on many applications like SQL Server, Exchange running on Windows and some applications running on Linux Redhat and SUSE and VMkernel Linux appliances.
  • Experience on Host Profiles, Distributed Switch, DRS, VMotion, SV-Motion, Resource pools, permissions, Patches, Snapshots, Tools Upgrade, disk expansions, Templates, and many more…
  • Building Windows 2008 Servers and upgrading Windows 2003 on both physical and virtual machines.
  • Experience with Cloud computing SAAS/PAAS an IAAS testing and integration.
  • Database Upgrade for vCenter and update manager from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008 on 2 vCenter Servers
  • Building VM’s and new Templates for new Projects and allocating them to appropriate Resource pools.
  • Administering Windows 2003/2008 Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and building new windows physical/virtual servers as per the requirement of the project
  • Generating Reports and graphs on Performance of ESX Nodes
  • Remote installation of ESX Hosts, Windows 2008 Servers using Raritan and Communicating with Network/Storage teams for Server Support.
  • Upgrading the Firmware to the latest version/date on the BIOS/ controllers/ hard drives.
  • Installed the ProLiant Support Packs (PSP) to deploy software updates remotely and thereby reducing server maintenance costs.
  • Installed the VMware Capacity Planner in planning, designing and implementing the virtual infrastructure environment and monitoring of virtual environments.

Environment: s: Cisco UCS 5108, HP C7000, SRM, ProLiant BL Series, Smart Start 8.4, VMware VSphere 4.0, ESX 3.5, Virtual Center, Virtual Infrastructure Client, VCenter Lab manager, VCenter Capacity Planner, Clustering, Windows Server 2003/2008, Exchange 2003, Symantec Endpoint, TSM Backup.

Confidential, NJ

System Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Documentation done for overall process from Design-configure-implement and post-implementation of VMware ESX 3.5
  • Proposed SAN disk requirements for all three sites for DRS-HA clusters of ESX 3.5 servers on HP EVA, HP XP and HP MSA SAN
  • Support activities surrounding the VMware Virtual Infrastructure, which includes 60+ VMware ESX, which are SAN/NAS connected, in Production and Non-Production environments that host over 120+ servers running Windows & Linux variations and over 1100+ workstations running Windows XP. Lead all development, engineering, and support for the Virtual Center software.
  • Created Virtual Machines, Installed OS (Linked clones and manual clones from templates), installed Applications and patches.
  • P2V conversions of Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 servers using VMware Converter.
  • Involved inVMwareupdates manager to install & troubleshoot patches and updates on ESX hosts and virtual machines.
  • Involved with designing and implementingVMwarebackup products and disaster recovery solutions.
  • Involved in installing/configuring and troubleshootingVMwareLab Manager and administrating multiple labs in Lab Manager and dealing with Lab Manager Issues.
  • VMware Deployment size: 40 View desktops, 2 independent VMware clusters with 2 hosts each, 18 virtualized desktops and 12 virtualized servers.
  • Provide research into VMware vCloud initiative to help make the case for increasing server virtualization.
  • Provide guidance, documentation, training and support services
  • Extensive use of Novell Platespin for server consolidation
  • Installed, configured and maintained Windows 2000, and 2003 Operating Systems
  • Installed, configure and maintain Microsoft Cluster environments
  • Hardened the security at the host level.
  • Perform data restore using TSM (Tivoli Storage Manager)
  • Create and maintain Microsoft file and print server on Microsoft Cluster

Confidential, NJ

Sr. System Administrator/Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Designed and administrated server consolidation program through use of VMware ESX server and VMware Virtual Center.
  • View 4 POC assessment /Design and Implementation
  • Identify appropriate storage technologies.
  • Single point of contact for Vendors and Project Managers.
  • Setup 12 ESX servers on Dell PowerEdge 6650 with over 80 application servers and over 300 thin clients with load balancing and periodic backup.
  • Installed and configured various Microsoft applications such as SharePoint, Exchange 2007 server with Active Sync for Windows Mobiles along with configuration for IPhone.
  • Successfully converted several physical servers to virtual servers.
  • Installed and configured Microsoft Exchange server 2003 (later upgraded to 2007). Made available Exchange mobile access to over 120 mobile appliances (PDA’s and Mobile Phones)
  • Configured and implement RSA for IBM Blade Center HS20 for remote management along with IBM director console
  • Designed, installed and configured Active Directory servers for User authentication
  • Installed, configured and maintained: Microsoft Terminal Server, Citrix Presentation Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft SMS Server.
  • Project co-ordination using MS Project and Process control (PC upgrade Project, Quality Assurance, Decision making, Various Technology implementations, etc).
  • Responsible for defining, improving and delivering quality along with continuous process improvement.
  • Provided training to the staff and prepared documentation.
  • Followed ITIL Best Practices.
  • Performed GAP analysis of current projects.
  • Written and documented SBAR (Situation Background Assessment Recommendation)
  • Successfully completed PC upgrade and P2V project ahead of schedule.

Environment: EMC, VMware, ESX, HP Eva Array VmView, AppSpeed Xcalibur, Platespin, Thin Clients, Linux, Unix, Netware, Windows server 2003, 2008, Vista, Active Directory.

United Airlines, Chicago, IL

Sr. System Administrator/Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Infrastructure Architected/Designed VMware hardware/configuration for three sites, Montvale, NJ (Dev-QA-UAT), Charlotte, NC and Plano, TX according to the client requirement
  • Design, implement and support of DRS cluster on IBM Blade center HS20 and HP Blade BL480c/BL495c G5 for Dev/QA and UAT environment in Montvale Data Center
  • Server consolidation done on HP servers using VI3 consolidation tools
  • Upgrade of more than 20 Nodes of VMware Farm from 3.0.0 to 3.02 and from 3.0.2 to 3.5 and Upgrade Virtual Center from version 2.0 to 2.5 update 1 and to version 2.5 update 2
  • Used DRS, HA and VMotion to get optimum performance and high availability of the ESX on all three sites mentioned earlier
  • Migrate VMware Farm from EVA4000 to XP10000
  • Configure and setup Virtual switches and firewall for Virtual machines in DMZ
  • Installation of 10 Node VMware Farm on HP Blades and Virtual Center 2.5
  • Installation of a 3 node VMware Infrastructure 3 in the DMZ network layer
  • Responsible for setting up Linux server with disk quotas for users
  • Partitioning of Linux using DISKDRUID, FDISK and RAID options.
  • Setup/Configuration of Third party applications across Unix / Linux and Windows 2003
  • Performed the modification of the system Boot Loader
  • Configuration and maintenance of NFS and DNS Servers on Linux
  • Constant Monitoring of System Performance and managed file systems using Nagios, HP OpenView
  • Managed User Logins Adding, Deleting and Modifying.
  • Install and configure IIS servers along with Apache servers for Managing plugins for the application servers and to host websites with SSL
  • Creating new file system, permitting user to mount file system, monitoring free space, disk usage, Locating files and checking & clearing of log files.
  • Assisted Citrix team to implement Citrix servers onto a VMware environment.
  • P2V converter and Platespin used for migration from physical windows box to virtual
  • Cisco load balancer used to load balance ESX servers
  • Used Virtual Center Management Server 2.5 to manage Data centers of ESX servers centrally
  • VM networking done using different VLAN tagging methods like VST and VGT
  • Setup security for the VM farms
  • Setup RSA security for virtual machines to provide two factor authentication
  • Patching of ESX servers by creating Patch repository on Apache server
  • Provided Domain level support for the existing network
  • Responsible for creating a backup policy and automating back up of Servers using NetBackup
  • SQL Server 2000 Cluster setup in ESX server environment using RDM (Raw Device Mappings) to access San Disk directly from SAN
  • Day to day maintenance of SLES9 and SLES10 servers like upgrading Linux kernel and apply latest Linux patches, updating VMware tools on Windows as well as SLES9.3/10.1 boxes
  • Used VM templates, Cloning to deploy new servers in no time
  • Configured Xen Virtualization on SLES 10 (64 bit) for DEV and QA environment
  • Day to day maintenance of Virtual servers including monitoring of performance, resource management, troubleshooting of VM Farms
  • Install, configure and maintain Avocent Mergepoint 5240 for remote administration of servers using Service console ( ILO, ILO-II, DRAC)
  • Configured multiple LUNs for VMware Farm using HP EVA 4000, XP SAN and MSA SAN.
  • Port zoning for HP EVA 4000 SAN Fabric switch
  • Overall technical support provided to the client 24X7 on call basis.
  • Handle Windows Network having more then 74 domains and more than 8000 servers including legacy domains and windows 2000/2003 AD domains across the globe from America, Japan to Brazil
  • Maintain day to day operation of data center with more than 650 servers on site Secaucus, NJ
  • Perform Server build as a part of new project and implement GSD331 security and SOX audit requirements.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

System Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement Active directory Services/DNS/DHCP/IIS in Windows 2003 Server environment
  • Installation and configuration of MS Exchange 2003/IIS servers and day to day operation of the same
  • Created Active directory group policies (GPOs) based on Domain, Site and OU structures to apply restriction to users, workstations and Servers
  • Extensively used Active Directory Services to manage Domain controllers and domain trusts and replication
  • Documented disaster recovery procedure for Active Directory Domain Controllers and FSMO role holders
  • Migration from multi-master NT 4 domain to Single Forest multi domain Active directory
  • Implemented SAN using IBM total storage DS400 and IBM SAN16B-2 switch.
  • Installed and configured systems management tools such as Veritas Netbackup, HP Openview, Veritas Volume Manager, providing operational support to include centralized /decentralized backups, HP Openview network and computer system monitoring, creating and controlling documentation.
  • Planned and Implemented conversion of physical to Virtual environment
  • Analyzed, developed, tested and maintained servers in Virtual environment.
  • Conducted laptop PC training sessions for customer care specialists and remote site operators
  • Worked as a team to implement organization wide Virtualization technologies (VMware) after successfully testing Virtualization in a Lab environment.
  • Troubleshooting network connectivity including: TCP/IP configuration, Server/Workstation hardware troubleshooting and repair, VPN connectivity, troubleshooting of notebooks and tape libraries.
  • Installation and configuration of Windows 2000/2003 servers and workstations.
  • Maintained IBM Tivoli storage manager
  • Apply DST patch remotely on more than 650 on site servers using script
  • Responsible for setting up Linux server with disk quotas for users
  • Partitioning of Linux using DISKDRUID, FDISK and RAID options.
  • Setup/Configuration of Third party applications across Unix / Linux and Windows 2003
  • Performed the modification of the system Boot Loader
  • Installed, configured and maintained IIS 6 and DFS servers for the end users
  • Day to day maintenance of RHEL 4 servers like upgrading Linux kernel and apply latest Linux patches
  • Used performance monitoring tools like SAR, vmstat, iostat, top, esxtop
  • Migrate VMware ESX server 2.5.3 to VMware ESX server 2.5.4 and troubleshoot using V center
  • Installation and configuration of ESX servers in data canters
  • Configure and setup Virtual switches and firewall for Virtual machines in DMZ
  • Installation and configuration of virtual windows servers on ESX farm via Virtual Center
  • Take snapshots of VM
  • Day to day maintenance of Citrix Presentation Server 3.0/4.0 running on IBM 3450 x-series servers
  • Migrate users from Windows NT domain to Active directory
  • Maintain uptime of all production and test servers including Windows NT/2000 and 2003 servers up to 98%
  • Provide quota requirements from user using Veritas Quota Manager
  • Monitor Hard drive performance using IBM ServRaid manager
  • SAN drives management for Virtual machines.
  • Create and manage DFS (distributed file system) to ease operation and management of shares
  • Resolve day to day problems using Service Center Ticketing system.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Windows System Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installed and configured LAN systems for Netstop Pro, which was the KIOSK’s software and setup interface with the bill acceptors using serial ports.
  • Installed and configured Windows 2003 server as a file and print server with RAID-5 configuration for data backup/security.
  • Installed Symantec Antivirus Enterprise Edition in server/Client mode.
  • Set up and configure the terminals with the UNIX server by using serial hub.
  • Back up and restoration done for the UNIX server.
  • Responsible for scheduling, maintaining and troubleshooting server backup and restore using tape Libraries.
  • Installation of Windows 2000/2003/NT4.0/Linux/SCO UNIX Servers/ Workstations
  • Installation and configuration of MS Exchange 2000 assisted with senior engineer.
  • Disaster recovery planned and implemented using Compaq Proliant 350 server
  • Management and troubleshooting of existing very large Local Area Network running on MMF channel using NMS
  • Configuration of DNS, WINS, DHCP
  • RAS Servers for WAN Connectivity
  • Data Backups using DLT and DDS4
  • Installation and maintenance of Proxy Server
  • Installation and management of Embedded system for Advanced Railway Ticketing System(ARTS) for entire Indian Railway which run on SCO UNIX
  • Installing and management of all kind of printers

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