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Vmware Systems Engineer Resume

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Charlotte, NC

SUMMARY

  • IT Professional with over 9+ years of experience in the area of Virtualization with Installation, Configuration, Administration, Support of Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2/2012, VMware ESXi 4.1.1/5.0/5.1/5.5/6.0 , vCenter Server 4/5/5.1/5.5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x/6.x/7.x.
  • Expertise in the area of Virtualization with Installation, Configuration and Administration of VMware ESXi 4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5 , and vCenter Server 4/5/5.1/5.5.
  • Experience in handling more than 3000+ mix of Windows server, 200+ ESXi servers, Remote data center, Multiple vCenter
  • Expertise in creating service profile templates, service profiles, and performing firmware upgrades on Interconnects, FEX and Cisco UCS B Series blades leveraging Cisco UCS Manager.
  • Experience in Active Directory, GPOs, DNS, DHCP, File & Print Server, FTP, Terminal Server, NAT, WSUS.
  • Experience and Familiar with Virtualization technologies like installing, configuring, administering. VMware ESX/ESXi.Created and managed VMs (virtual server) and also involved in the maintenance of the virtual server.
  • Implemented vSphere 5.0 for Proof of Concept & Supporting vCenter environment in large scale production environment.
  • Have single handedly handled many of critical projects like vSphere Upgrade, Data Center Consolidation, Capacity management and forecast the datacenter requirements.
  • Sound knowledge on ESX Architecture, guest OS installation, setting up of VM priorities, Cloning and Snapshots.
  • Have virtualized many business critical applications like MS Exchange, SQL, Oracle, Sharepoint etc.. With improve performance, reliability, scalability and security.
  • Expertise in Administering and supporting Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 R2 Active Directory (AD), DNS, DHCP, WINS, Sharepoint, SCCM 2007/2012, SCOM, Microsoft Exchange 2003/2010.
  • Expertise in designing, implementing Active Directory (AD) roles, features and Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012
  • Expertise web server Administration, installing and managing IIS 6.0/7.0/7.5/8.0 web servers and hosted internal web applications.
  • Experience in configuring, maintaining and supporting Microsoft Cluster Server for MSSQL and Application servers.
  • Experience reviewing PCI scans and remediate software distribution failures and toeliminate any vulnerabilities.
  • Experience setting up IT AUDIT controls, protecting information assets, to meet ITIL, PCI compliance standards.
  • Experience administering all user/group permissions, NTFS share permissions, Terminal Services permissions, performance monitoring, troubleshooting level 2/3 issues, and group policy management.
  • Expertise in day to day and firmware administration of EMC arrays VNX 5400’s, VNX 5200’s, and CX - Series with CISCO fabrics and Nexus switches for all Zoning and Masking.
  • Experience writing both Power Shell and PowerCLI scripts to automate Virtual Machine builds and DNS entry configurations.
  • Expertise working on HP Service manager/Service Center to create “Line Items”, “Incidents” to maintain all tickets queue’s as well as auditing procedures as well as BMC Remedy.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Virtualization Products: Vsphere 3.x/4.x/5.x & 6.x (ESX/ESXi server 3.x/4.x/5.x & 6.x vCenter Server 3.x/4.x/5.x & 6.x), DRS, HA and FT. VMware update manager, VMware NSX, P2V vConverter, P2P Double Take Converter, VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure(VDI) VMware view, VMware SRM 5.0, Microsoft Hyper v and Microsoft Virtual server 2005

Operation System: Windows Server NT 4.0/2000/2003/2003 R2/2008/2008R2/2012/2012R2, Windows XP/Vista/7, Wintel, Linux, Unix

System Automation: System Center Operation Manager (SCOM) 2007 R2, SCCM, Scripting via Power shell, Power CLI, VB Script, HP SIM & Confidential Director

Application Servers: Microsoft Active Directory 2000/ 2003/2008/2008 R2,DHCP, DNS, WINs, IIS 6.0/7.0, FTP, DFS, Double Take Replication, LDAP, Windows clustering 2003/2008

Hardware: HP Proliant Rack Mount 380/490/360 BL 460/480/490 G3/G4/G5/G6/G7 series, HP EVA 4400, HP HSA 300, HP MSA 1000, Confidential Blade Center S, Confidential 3690s series, Dell Power Edge Server, Dell Rack mount Servers, Cisco UCS B200’s B250’s M2’s M3’s, iSCSI/SATA/SAS hard disk drives, CD drives, ECC/non-ECC registered, Fabric HBA 4GB/6GB/8GB cards, Fabric switches and cable

Database: SQL Server 2008/2008 R2/2012R2

Programming Skills: Power shell, PowerCLI, VBScript, Batch Script

DR Tool: VMware SRM, Veeam and Zerto

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Charlotte, NC

VMware Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and implementing Server setup, configuration & administration for Windows 2008, Windows 2003 & Windows 2000 Server and Active Directory Administration.
  • Installation of ESXi 4.1/5/5.1/5.5 Hosts, vCenter Server, vCenter update manager and administering VM’sacross 10 Datacenters running 10000+ VM’s.
  • Configured Initiator groups, Port groups, Storage groups and Masking views to allocate storage in a VNX environment.
  • Work with application owners, Database owners to schedule downtimes, maintenance windows to schedule the migration efforts.
  • Installation, Configuration and Administration ofVMwareESXi 5.0/5.1/ VirtualCenter 5.0/5.1, vCenterServers as well as upgrading to ESXi 5.5/Virtual Center 5.5.
  • Creation and management of Virtual Machines and Templates
  • Creation of clusters for (HA) High Availability, (DRS) Distributed Resource Scheduling and vMotion
  • Manage and Configure PKI infrastructure, VPN and RRAS, TMG servers, IIS web servers, FTP servers SCCM Servers and WSUS Servers.
  • Deploy security patches, updates as part of the patching cycle using WSUS and SCCM.
  • Review PCI scans and remediate software distribution failures and toeliminate the problems causing vulnerabilities.
  • Administer all user/group permissions; NTFS share permissions, Terminal Services permissions, performance monitoring, troubleshooting level 2/3 issues, and group policy management.
  • Create, maintain and transfer all packages to organized distribution points, as well as deploy all enterprise level monthly and bi-weekly security packages through SCCM.
  • Provide level high support for ESXi servers running on HP ProLiant BL460’s/620’s/680’s/CISCO UCS B200’s B250’s and Windows/Linux Virtual Servers.
  • Responsible for capacity planning, design, install and configuration of newly provisioned HP-C7000 enclosures, build Linux, Windows and ESXi servers on BL 460’s and BL620’s.
  • Configure HP C7000 enclosure and blades leveraging Onboard Administrator, Virtual Connect Manager and ILO
  • Creating standard process for advanced group policy deployment management as well as Active Directory users and group’s management.
  • Expertise migrating 8000+ Windows Server 2003 servers to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 as part of large refresh/migration project.
  • Provide 1st/2nd/3rd level support for Windows/ESXi servers running on a combination of HP/ Confidential /Cisco hardware.
  • Configuring and Administering Exchange Servers, SMTP, Terminal Servers, DNS, DHCP, CIFS, SNMP, NTFS, FTP, SFTP, robocopy and LDAP on Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 server environment.
  • Implemented and upgraded firmware for CISCO MDS switches - 9513, 9509, 9216i, 9148’s and 6120’s.
  • Deploy, install and support custom build GIS infrastructure applications, asset management applications as part daily 24/7 operations support.
  • Provide hands/feet support across multiple datacenters as well as stack/rack of cabling and servers.

Confidential, Columbia, MO

VMware Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Windows Server 2003/2008R2 OS build, IP Configurations, Domain Builds, Active Directory Site Builds and Support & Administration.
  • Design, build, implement and maintain an enterprise wide patch management system for 500+ Windows 2008 Servers and 300+ Windows 2003 servers.
  • Responsible for the installation, configuration and support of VMware vSphere and the daily management/monitoring of the virtual environment.
  • Creation of templates from VMs and Creation of VMs from templates
  • Performance monitoring and tuning for ESXi Servers, Virtual Center Server (vSphere) and Virtual machines
  • Participating in 24x7 Production on-call Support of Windows Server/Linux and provided technical support to users at remote datacenters.
  • Responsible for the installation, configuration and support of VMware and the daily management/monitoring of the virtual environment utilizing power shell and powerCLI.
  • Creation of templates from VMs and Creation of VMs from templates
  • Performance monitoring and tuning for ESXi Servers, Virtual Center Server and Virtual machines
  • Responsible for binding any new SAN LUNs and configuring storage groups using OnCommand Manager on NetApp FAS Solutions Platform and UNISPHERE on EMC VNX/VMAX.
  • Develop, test, and maintain a Disaster recovery plan for critical VMs and application data
  • VB SCRIPTS, PowerShell, Win Batch, PS tools and Windows command-line Scripting to automate the manual tasks on Servers and Client computers.
  • Planning and configuring new internal & external websites utilizing IIS 6.0/7.0.
  • Deploying and troubleshoot .Net based Applications and Java based apps on IIS 6.0/7.0
  • Create and Setup monitoring Power shell scripts to monitor system resources, logs, disk usage, scheduling backups and restore.
  • Used NetBackup for backing up & restoration of file systems.
  • Helped to configure and maintain IIS 6/7/7.5 webserver server clustering, failovers and load balancing.
  • Active Directory (AD) user and security group creation, create shares and designate permissions, organizational units.
  • Participate in the troubleshooting activities associated with daily operation works.
  • Implement and support new and existing activities configuration
  • Provide 24/7 support to Middleware application servers (Weblogic, Tomcat, JBoss), Webservers (Apache, IIS, Oracle IPlanet) and Database servers (Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL).

Confidential, Windsor, CT

Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Participating in 24x7 Production on-call Support of Windows Server/Linux and provided technical support to users at remote datacenters.
  • Maintaining, Monitoring, Upgrading Windows Server 2008, Linux and VMware. Hands on exposure Skills such as DHCP, DNS, GPO, Tivoli Endpoint Manager, Bigfix. Building Images, Scripting, VPN, Lotus Notes, VIOP, Load Balancing.
  • Provided Web Server Support Apache/Tomcat, IIS, JBOSS, and WebSphere.
  • Managing Red Hat Linux and VMware ESX servers.
  • Played a key role in planning disaster recovery using configuration management and the Red Hat Cluster Suite.
  • Installed and configured various services like DNS, DHCP, NFS, Apache Web Server, Samba and SSH.
  • Managed and installed patches and software packages using YUM and RPM and creating YUM repository files for offline servers.
  • Worked with system, network, security and storage teams to prepare and configure new servers for the environment.
  • Setup, configured, and debugged network configurations for RedHat servers and workstations.
  • Diagnosed and resolved hardware problems with Dell servers, workstations, and other hardware equipment.
  • Provided assistance and documentation which allowed the 24/7 operations department to troubleshoot and correct problems without needing to page other employees.
  • Having hands on exposure on scripting as per the need of the activities for performing tasks easier.
  • Working on High Level Severity as per the ITIL Process. Good hands on exposure on handling Service Now, Elixir ticketing tool. Performing required activities in the location adhering the ITIL Process.

Confidential, Detroit, MI

VMware Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Participating in 24x7 Production on-call Support of Windows Server/Linux and provided technical support to users at remote datacenters.
  • Build, configure and deploy VMs and Templates and cloning Virtual Machines.
  • Analyzing system logs and identifying potential issues with servers and Desktops
  • Maintaining backups and restores of the Production and Development data.
  • Involve in the installation Windows Server 2003 user environment including on hardware and software.
  • Experience in both hardware and software level RAID Configurations & troubleshooting
  • Network Attached Storage Implementations.

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