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Sr. Windows And Vmware Administrator Resume

Goodlettsville, TN

SUMMARY

  • Overall 10 Years’ Experience in Windows and VMware Administration supporting production, development and testing teams with domain specific like Retail, Finance, Manufacturing and Mining Industries.
  • 3 Years’ experience as a L3 VMware Administrator with extensive experience in ESX 3.5, ESXi4.1, 5.1, vCenter 2.5,4.1,5.1 and vSphere Update Manager4.1 and 5.1
  • Experience in Configuring, Managing and Troubleshooting vSphere environment
  • Server Commissioning and decommissioning in Physical and virtual environment
  • Experience in Installation and configuration of vSphere 5.1
  • Installing ESXi host patches using Update Manager4.1 and 5.1
  • Experience in upgrading multiple VMs VM Hardware and VMware tools using PowerCLI scripts
  • Build, configuring and Troubleshooting of ESXi and vCenter Servers
  • Experience in Managing High Availability, DRS, vMotion, Storage vMotion and VM Fault Tolerance
  • Experience in Managing Resources for ESXi hosts and Virtual Machines
  • Experience in VMs Management like snapshots, updating Templates and resource Management
  • Creating and extending Datastores coordinating with SAN team.
  • Strong in Developing PowerShell and PowerCLI Scripts for task automation and time reduction
  • Gathering Software version details from multiple Servers using PowerShell scripts
  • Configuring vSwitch and NIC redundancy in vSphere environment
  • Managing vCenter access using roles and granting object level access as per the requirement
  • Experience in IBM/HP/Dell Hardware Management
  • Experience in upgrading Firmware and drivers for IBM and HP Servers
  • Level2 Experience in Windows 2003/2008 Active Directory environment
  • Performed migration of vCenter 2.5 to vCenter4.1 and ESX 3.5 to ESXi 4.1
  • Performed data migration using Robocopy on Server end from EMC Clariion CX3 - 80 to EMC VNX5300
  • Expertise in VMs backup and restore using Veeam Backup and Replication
  • Configuration of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clusters
  • Expertise in monitoring and troubleshooting production issues
  • Working knowledge in SCOM and SCCM 2007/2012 Management tools.
  • Windows OS Administration for Windows 2003/2008/2012 Servers
  • Taking care of Windows Servers Monthly Patching activity and patching compliance remediation
  • Deploying Windows and Linux Virtual Machines using SCCM and VM Templates
  • Creating Windows Patch packages on monthly basis in SCCM 2007/2012.
  • Best efforts in recovering lost VM Snapshot chains and VMDK descriptor files.
  • Work closely with development and testing teams for resolving application performance issues
  • Interact and collaborate with peers, subordinates, team members, senior level individuals.
  • Taking care of daily activities and assigning the tasks to team members
  • Knowledge in vSphere migration from version 5 to 6
  • Knowledge in Red Hat Linux Server Administration
  • Knowledge in EMC SAN Storage VNX5300
  • Knowledge in VSAN 6
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Hyper-V installation and configuration
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Analyzing root cause and preparing RCA for critical issues
  • Familiar with ITIL process handling Incident, Change and Configuration Management
  • Participating in daily hurdle meetings and mentoring the team members

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Operating Systems: Windows 2012/2008/2003 , VMware ESXi5/4,ESX4,3.5& Linux

Networking: DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP and Cisco 2600 Routers

Virtualization: vSphere5/4, VMware ESX 3.5, Microsoft Hyper-V, XenServer 6.01

Automation: PowerCLI4.1 and 5 and PowerShell 2.0 and 3.0

Hardware: IBM System x3650,x345,HS20 Blade Chassis, HP DL-380& BL-460c,Dell R910

Backup Tools: Veeam Backup and replication 8.0

Clustering: Microsoft Windows 2003 Clustering 2/3 nodes, Windows 2008/2012 Failover Cluster

Security: Microsoft Forefront Endpoint

Remote Tools: RDC, VNC, DameWare, Radmin and Citrix

Ticketing Tools: BMC Remedy 7, IBM ManageNow, ServiceNow

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Goodlettsville, TN

Sr. Windows and VMware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installation and configuration of vSphere 5.1 ESXi, vCenter and Update Manager Servers
  • Managing High Availability, DRS, vMotion, Storage vMotion and Fault Tolerance
  • Installing ESXi host patches using Update Manager 5.1
  • Managing virtual infrastructure with 50+ ESXi hosts and 600+ Virtual Machines
  • Upgrading multiple VMs VM Hardware and VMware tools using PowerCLI scripts
  • Managing High Availability, DRS, vMotion, Storage vMotion and Fault Tolerance
  • Managing Resources for ESXi hosts and Virtual Machines
  • Creating and extending Datastores coordinating with SAN team
  • Configuring vSwitch and NIC redundancy in vSphere environment
  • Troubleshooting Veeam Backup and Replication failed issues
  • Experience in upgrading Firmware and drivers for IBM and HP Servers
  • Deploying new Servers in virtual and Physical environment using Cloning/SCCM and performing QA Checks after post build as per Company Standards
  • Developing Scripts in PowerShell/PowerCLI to ease Windows and VMware Administration
  • Gathering Software version details from multiple Servers using PowerShell scripts
  • Decommissioning of Servers as per SOP and tracking the list of Servers decommissioned
  • Creating Packages in SCCM for deploying Monthly Windows Patches
  • Generating SCCM Reports for analyzing Servers Compliance metrics
  • Generating Customized Reports from Active Directory as per the requirement using DSquery/PowerShell AD Snap-in
  • User Account and Mailbox restoration using DRA tool
  • Provisioning new Mailbox for users and shared mailbox using DRA tool
  • Coordinating with Application team to resolve High priority issues during Server outages
  • Preparing Monthly Reports to track Server performance metrics
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows 2008 Failover Clusters
  • Modifying the Registry Key settings for troubleshooting OS/Application Issues
  • Analyzing Memory dump to trace the reason for server crash using Windows Debugger
  • Operating System Support for Windows 2003/2008/2012

Environment: Cisco UCS, Windows 2012/2008/2003 OS, Windows 2012 Active Directory, vSphere 5.1VMware View Horizon 6, Veeam Backup and Replication8, Networker Server, Microsoft Exchange 2013, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft System Center 2012Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint and MS SQL 2008/2012 Servers.

Confidential

VMware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Migration of vCenter 2.5 Server to vCenter4.1 Server
  • Migration of 17 ESX 3.5 Servers to ESXi 4.1 including 192 VMs
  • Data Migration from EMC Clariion to VNX 5300 which includes Converting pRDMdisks to vRDM and VMDK files
  • Data migration between SAN LUNs for Windows Servers using Robocopy and validating Data and ACLs consistency post migration
  • Migrated vCenter Server Database from Windows bit to Windows bit OS
  • VMs replication for backup and restore using Veeam Backup & Replication tool
  • Managing ESX 3.5/ESXi 4.1 servers, Service console and Guest O/S
  • Managing vCenter Server access based on Roles and granting object level access
  • Monitoring ESX 3.5/ESXi 4.1 servers Performance using Virtual Center and vCenter Resource utilization Alarm Tasks
  • Updating ESX/ESXi servers using Update Manager, Maintaining and Troubleshooting Update Manger
  • Recovering lost vmdk files using descriptor file
  • Recovering corrupted VMFS3 and VMFS5 partition tables
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting HA/DRS issues
  • Responsible for Windows and VMware ESX 3.5/ESXi 4.1 and availability of Servers
  • Performing Windows 2003/2008 OS Administration tasks
  • Troubleshooting OS issues using Sysinternal tools
  • Analyzing BSOD memory dumps using Windows debugger
  • Upgrading firmware and drivers for HP hardware
  • Troubleshooting User logon and Account Lockout issues related to Active Directory
  • Troubleshooting AD replication and Domain controller issues using DCDIAG and replication tools
  • Virtual Machine Management includes, provisioning, Data store Creation and Managing VM snapshots lifecycle using PowerCLI scripts

Environment: Windows 2003/2008 OS, vSphere 4.1, Windows 2008 Active Directory, Networker ServerVeeam Backup and Replication6, EMC Clariion CX3-80, EMC VNX5300 and

Confidential

Sr. Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of Windows based network with Windows NT/ 2000/2003/2008 Servers and VMware ESX 3.5
  • Managing File Systems, Partitions, RAID on disks
  • Securing resources with Shared folders and NTFS Permissions
  • Creating and Managing DFS Shares
  • Proactively Monitoring servers, applications using SMART Monitoring
  • Managing ESX 3.5 servers, Service console and Guest O/S
  • Monitoring ESX 3.5 servers Performance using Virtual Center and MUI
  • Responsible for Windows and VMware ESX 3.5 and availability of Servers
  • Installing OS service packs and Patches as required
  • Handling and troubleshooting client issues
  • Handling Incident, Problem and Change Management
  • Analyzing Root Cause for Critical Issues

Environment: Windows 2003/2008 OS, Windows 2003 Active Directory, virtual Infrastructure 3.5 VERITAS Net backup Server, McAfee Enterprise Server, Microsoft Exchange, Citrix.

Confidential

Windows and VMware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of Windows based network with Windows 2003/2008 Servers and VMware ESX 3.0
  • Installation, configuration and administration of Active Directory setup on Windows 2003
  • Participated in DR Planning and documentation for Infrastructure Servers
  • Managing File Systems, Partitions, RAID on disks
  • Securing resources with Shared folders and NTFS Permissions
  • Creating and Managing DFS Shares
  • Proactively Monitoring servers, applications using Tivoli Endpoint
  • Installing and configuring 2/3 node Clusters in windows 2003
  • Managing ESX 3.0 servers, Service console and Guest O/S
  • Monitoring ESX 3.0 servers Performance using Virtual Center and MUI
  • Resolving Backup failing Issues
  • Responsible for Active Directory, VMware ESX 3.0 and availability of Servers
  • Managing Group policy for Windows 2003 Servers
  • Installing OS service packs and Patches as required
  • Handling and troubleshooting client issues
  • Patch Management using VSA tool
  • Handling Incident, Problem and Change Management
  • Analyzing Root Cause for Critical Issues

Environment: Windows 2003/2008 OS, virtual Infrastructure 3.5, Tivoli Storage Manager, Symantec Enterprise server, Microsoft Windows 2003 Cluster, Windows 2008 Failover ClustersMicrosoft RADIUS Server, Windows 2008 Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange

Confidential, MI

Windows and VMware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of Windows based network with Windows 2000/2003 Servers and VMware ESX 3.0
  • Installation, configuration and administration of Active Directory setup on Windows 2003
  • Managing File Systems, Partitions, RAID on disks
  • Securing resources with Shared folders and NTFS Permissions
  • Creating and Managing DFS Shares
  • Managing Active Directory User, Groups, OU and group policies for security
  • Managing and Monitoring Active directory inter site and intra site replication
  • Troubleshooting and fixing Domain Trust related issues
  • Managing ESX 3.0 servers, Service console and Guest O/S
  • Monitoring ESX 3.0 servers Performance using Virtual Center and MUI
  • Responsible for Active Directory, VMware ESX 3.0and availability of Servers
  • Managing Group policy for Windows 2003 Servers
  • Installing OS service packs and Patches as required
  • Handling and troubleshooting client issues
  • Patch Management using VSA tool
  • Handling Incident, Problem and Change Management
  • Analyzing Root Cause for Critical Issues

Environment: Windows NT/2000/2003 OS, Windows 2003 Active Directory, virtual Infrastructure 2.5Tivoli Storage Manager, Symantec Enterprise server, Microsoft Windows 2003 Cluster and Lotus Domino

Confidential

Windows and VMware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of Windows based network with Windows 2000/2003 Servers and VMware ESX 3.0
  • Installation, configuration and administration of Active Directory setup on Windows 2003
  • Managing File Systems, Partitions, RAID on disks
  • Securing resources with Shared folders and NTFS Permissions
  • Creating and Managing DFS Shares
  • Proactively Monitoring servers, applications using Tivoli Endpoint
  • Remotely troubleshooting Server hardware issues and escalating to vendor
  • Handling Incident, Problem and Change Management
  • Handling and troubleshooting client issues
  • Installing and Configuring Red Hat LINUX
  • Creating and administrating the user, group accounts
  • Managing system security and file permissions
  • Mounting File Systems and Devices
  • Managing TCP/IP and its applications
  • Installing and configuring Application software
  • Inter-operating with heterogeneous networks
  • Implementing NFS connectivity
  • Configuring and administrating Send mail, FTP, Apache server
  • Troubleshooting all the system and network problems

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