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Vblock Administrator Resume

NC

SUMMARY

  • IT professional with experience in Enterprise Scale VCE Vblock Platform, Cisco UCS, VMware vSphere and Hyper - V based Virtualization Technologies and EMC storage.
  • Cisco Unified Computing Systems design, deployment and configuration for both virtualized and bare metal environments.
  • Comprehensive Management of VCE Vblock, Cisco Unified Computing System Manager (UCSM) VMware VSphere, Hyper-V virtualized environment and EMC storage.
  • End to end administration & troubleshooting experience in Vblock series 300, 500, 700 and Vblock RCM upgrade experience.
  • Responsible for making crucial decisions regarding firmware upgrades on the Compute, Network and Storage layer.
  • High level of engagement with the customer’s data center team to plan for their application growths and equivalent capacity planning.
  • Supported clients’ global cloud infrastructure (3000+ racks) across 3 Data center locations: RTP, Bangalore and Sunnyvale consisting of UCS blades, Confidential storage and Cisco switches.
  • Support Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 & 2012 R2 & Hyper-V on Cisco UCS.
  • Performing Seamless upgrade of the entire converged infrastructure platform including Cisco UCS, vSphere, EMC Storage and Cisco Nexus ensuring firmware compatibility and interoperability.
  • Performed non-disruptive vSphere Upgrades from 5.5/6 leveraging VMware Update Manager.
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect upstream connectivity with Cisco Nexus (5548) for LAN and MDS (9513) for SAN.
  • Expertise as support and Deploy Cabling Layout for Cisco UCSInfrastructures.
  • Performed VM workload migration from customers’ existing VMware platform to Hyper-V environment.
  • Configured and managed HA and DRS clusters on physical hosts.
  • Provide on call-support whenever needed.
  • Delivery of Technical documentation including As build guide, Operational Run Book, Technical Recovery guide, VMware Best Practices, deployment designs, project plans and the Service Requests procedure documentation.
  • Vblock Best Practices and Operational Run Book Documentation and health check for compliance with various Implementation and Operational best practices/guidelines from VMware, Cisco and EMC.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

VMware Products: vCenter & ESXi 6.0/5.5/5.0/4.0 , VMware Update Manager.

Microsoft: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 & Hyper-V

Hardware: Cisco UCS Chassis (5108), Cisco UCS B200 M3 & M4, Cisco rackmount servers C220 & C240, Vblock family 300, 500 & 700.

Operating Systems: Windows 2008/2003/2000/ NT/7/Vista/XP, Mac OS, Linux.

Applications and Servers: Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008 & 2003 R2, DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP.

Tools: SSH, UCSM, Vision from VCE, Microsoft Sysprep.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, NC

Vblock Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • End to end converged Vblock infrastructure administration, ranging from VMWare, Compute, and Network and Storage components of it and also managing them using their element managers.
  • Responsible for making crucial decisions regarding firmware upgrades on the Compute, Network and Storage layer.
  • Internal Change Control Management policies are followed to avoid application outage & compliance with customer needs.
  • High level of engagement with the customer’s data center team to plan for their application growths and equivalent capacity planning.
  • Provide RCM upgrade plan for Vblock 500 & 700 series.
  • Performed non disruptive vSphere Upgrades from 5.5/6.0 leveraging VMware Update Manager.
  • Installing and Configuring ESXi on Cisco UCS B200 M3 & M4 blades and also on C220 & 240 racks.
  • Administration of various network and Storage infrastructure components including Nexus1000v, UCS Fabric Interconnects 6248/6296, Nexus 5548 & MDS 9513.
  • Troubleshooting issues related to firmware upgrades of UCS Infrastructure & Blade Firmware upgrades.
  • EMC Power Path installation and configuration in vSphere for ESXi Storage Path load balancing.
  • Upgrade different components of Elements Manager which include EMC Solutions Enabler, EMC Unisphere for Vmax, and Cisco Date Center Network Manager for SAN.
  • Configure SNMP based monitoring alerts on all Vblock infrastructure elements.
  • Monitoring Vblock Hardware Health/Availability status and event alarms for Incident Management.
  • As needed, provided support remotely.
  • Vblock Best Practices and Operational Run Book Documentation.
  • Vblock health check for compliance with various Implementation and Operational best practices/guidelines from VMware, Cisco and EMC.

Confidential, NC

UCS Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for a multi-hypervisor global private cloud that provides on demand compute resources for internal customers ( Confidential Engineers for testing)
  • ESXi 5.5 & 6.0 - VMware vSphere
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 and Hyper-V
  • OpenStack - KVM virtualization - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Cisco UCS Deployment and Implementation for Virtual Environments.
  • Installing and configuring Fabric Interconnects (6200)
  • Configuring Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect upstream connectivity for LAN with Cisco Nexus and upstream connectivity for SAN with Cisco MDS switches.
  • Installing and configuring new chassis (5108) under fabric Interconnects.
  • Installing and configuring blades B200 M3 & M4 in the chassis and hands on Cisco rackmount servers C220, C240.
  • Configuring and scripting templates and service profiles.
  • Configuring and managing vNIC/vHBA interfaces, MAC/UUID/WWPN/WWNN identity pools, various Servers, Network and Storage related policies
  • Managing and upgrading firmware in UCSM
  • Installing and Configuring UCS mini.
  • Supported Confidential ’s global cloud infrastructure (3000+ racks) across 3 Data center locations: RTP, Bangalore and Sunnyvale consisting of UCS blades, Confidential storage and Cisco switches.
  • Work with Cisco TAC and resolve issues.
  • Attend by weekly calls with Cisco Business unit and discuss enhancements and new product Implementation.
  • Performing health checks on UCS environments using Zenoss monitoring tool.
  • Implementing the first deployment of UCS Central in Confidential ’s cloud environment.
  • Install and configure ESXi and UCS infrastructure in multisite-Datacenter environments.
  • Support a large customer base consisting of Confidential ’s QA and Dev users (~3000) for building custom templates & rolling them out into successful VMs.
  • Configuring and managing VMware and Hyper-V clusters with High Availability and Distributed Resource Scheduling.
  • Maintain and support (~50000) virtual machines in VMware vCenter Server, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012r2 Hyper-V, and OpenStack images.
  • Support day-to-day issues in VMware, Hyper-V & OpenStack Virtual Infrastructure and Cisco UCS Blade environments.
  • Closely interacting with internal and external customers and teams to translate business, technical and user requirements into designs.
  • Windows 2003R 2/2007/2008/2008 R 2/8.1/2012/2012 R2 Server and or RHEL support and troubleshooting, hands on experience with windows Sysprep procedure.
  • Creating SOPs and technical documentation.

Confidential

System Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installation, configuration and administration of VMware ESX hosts and virtual machines.
  • Virtualized 450+ servers using VMconverter.
  • Responsible for ESX server deployments, system updates/upgrades, system health and status monitoring.
  • Establishing ESX Deployment strategy, policies and procedures and deploying ESX cluster builds based on predefined policies.
  • P2V conversions of Windows servers using VMware Converter.
  • Auditing the ESX cluster builds to make sure all set configurations adhere to the Implementation guidelines.
  • Infrastructure testing on the new builds to identify potential flaws/failures from implementations before its release in production.
  • Implementing Change requests for different configuration changes within the virtual infrastructure.
  • Troubleshooting vSphere performance related issues.
  • Maintain and monitor all VMware ESX hosts, clusters and virtual datacenters with Virtual center.
  • Configured and Troubleshoot Virtual Center features such as Vmotion, DRS and HA.

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