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Emeryville, CA


  • Over 7+ Years of professional experience as Systems/VMware in supporting Windows NT/ 2000/2003/2008 servers and VMware
  • Expertise in installation, configuration and administration of Windows NT/ 2000/2003/2008 servers on HP/Compaq, Dell Power Edge, IBM xSeries hardware platforms.
  • Expertise in WINS, DNS, DHCP and Active Directory services in Windows 2003/2008 servers.
  • Experience working on Change Management, Request Management and Incident Management in Service Center/Remedy.
  • Expertise in WINS, DNS, DHCP and Active Directory services in Windows 2000/2003 servers.
  • Experience in Implementing and Administration of Active Directory Services, replication, Trust Relationship and Enforcing Domain Group Policy.
  • Experience in implementing and configuring hardware and software RAID under Windows NT/ 2000/2003/2008.
  • Good experience in Blade server hardware, RAID, Microsoft Windows Clusters. Compaq / HP Blade Server hardware maintenance. HP Insight Manager
  • Worked in large complex directory environments wif experience supporting Windows 2003/2008 Active Directory (AD).
  • Experience wif Microsoft Network Load Balancing and Microsoft Clustering technologies.
  • Excellent skills in patching and hardening Win2000/Win2003/2008 servers using Windows Update and also by using the staged patches.
  • Experience in resolving all levels of Severity Tickets, root cause investigations, system outages.
  • Proficient Experience in installation and configuration of VMware ESX 3.0/3.5,vSphere 4.0, VMware ESXi 4.1/5.0/5.1, VMware Virtual Center 2.0/3.5/4.0/5.0.
  • Experience in configuring VMware CPU and memory shares for virtual machines.
  • Experience in building VMware virtual machines from templates and CD/ISO image.
  • Administration of VMware Virtual Center and virtualization services VMware DRS, VMware HA, VMotion and SVMotion.
  • Expert noledge on configuring hardware iSCSI and NFS storage to VMware ESX (i) hosts from vSphere client.
  • Experience in configuring VMware standard vSwitch & dvSwitch.
  • Experience incloning VMs and deploy new virtual machines from clones.
  • Converted many (P2V) physical servers to Virtual Machines using VMware vCenter Converter part of decommission legacy servers effort.
  • Experience in migrating the virtual machines between the ESX (i) Hosts using cold migration and VMotion.
  • Provided 24/7 On Call production support onsite and remotely on rotation basis.


VMware Platform Skills: vSphere 5.1 / 5.0 / 4.1 / 4.0, ESXi 5.1 / 5.0, ESX 4.1 / 4.0, Virtual Center Server, VMware View, VMware vCenter Orchestrator, HA, DRS, Storage vMotion, Site Recovery Manager, Host Profiles, vApp, VMware vCenter Heartbeat, VMware vSphere Client, VMware Thinapp, P2V, V2V, VMware Consolidated Backup, VMware Management Assistant, Capacity Planning, Plate spin Power convert

Microsoft Products and tools: Active Directory Domain Services, AD lightweight Directory Services, AD Certificate Services, Active Directory Federation Services, Active Directory Rights Management Services, DNS, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, Hyper - V, WSUS server, SQL Server 2005, SQL server 2008, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, IIS 6, IIS 7, DHCP, TCP/IP

Server Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 2000, 2003, 2008 R2

Desktop Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

Management Tools: HP Onboard Administrator, HP Virtual Connect Manager, Avocent DS View, Putty, MKS Integrity Change Management Software, Groundworks VI Monitoring Tool, Vkernel Monitoring Software, Microsoft Robocopy GUI, Solar winds IP Address Tracker, Veeam Backup, FastSCP


Confidential, EMERYVILLE CA



  • Was responsible for maintaining and supporting 1200+ servers wif about 500+ users
  • Installing and Maintaining Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 Servers.
  • Worked wif all components of HP (Smart Start, Insight Manager, Diagnostics, Network Configuration Utility etc)
  • Scheduled jobs for updating the Firmware and Proliant Support Pack (PSP) through scripting and Altiris Tool.
  • Teaming NIC’s using HP Teaming software for redundancy during failures.
  • Used Altris to Install the Operating System and to run scripts to update patches on HP Servers
  • Update patches on Servers Working Experience wif Active DirectoryComponents (AD Users and Computers, DNS, DHCP and WINS etc.)
  • Resolved Problems related to Disk Space Usage.
  • Resolved problems related to performance metrics such as Processor Usage, Memory etc.
  • Fulfilled the customer needs and requirements for cloud infrastructure using vCloud Automation Center
  • Perform day-to-day operation and troubleshooting of VMs.
  • Keep Virtualhardware and VMwaretools updated to keep a healthy environment
  • Maintaining Print servers, Application servers and File Servers.
  • Hosting websites in IIS and configuring the apppools.
  • Experience in installing and configuring Microsoft Windows 2008 Servers from ILO management tool on Rack servers and blades.
  • Work wif storage team to create LUNs/NFS and Map it to VMware vSphere ESX (i) hosts.
  • Experience in installing and configuring vSphereESX (i) 4.1 on HPbladeservers.
  • Experience in migrating VMware vSphere hosts from ESX 3.5 U2 to 4.0 and ESX(i) 4.1 to ESX (i) 5.0.
  • Experience in configuring VMware standard vSwitch& dvSwitch.
  • Experience in configuring VMware virtual machine port groups, console ports groups, VMKernal port groups and VLANs.
  • Experience in installing and configuring VMware Virtual Center servers and VMware vCenter Appliance.
  • Managed VMwareESX (i) hosts using vSphere client and Web client.
  • Played a vital role in Creating Virtual Machines, Cloning virtual machines, converting P2V(used standard VMware converter tool), VM-Provisioning (Linked clones, thin disks, de-duplication ) taking Snapshots of virtual servers, HA, DRS, VMotioning.
  • Experience on creating host profiles and deploy to hosts in a VMware clusters.
  • Created and documented process for deploying Virtualmachines on VMware.
  • Create thin provisioned VMs to suite client application requirements and expanding Hard Disk sizes as requested by clients.
  • Used Remedy Tool for ticketing (Change Management, Incident Management, and Request Management).
  • Provided On Call support 24x7 during Critical Issues for Production Environment.

Confidential, TROY, MI



  • Installed, Maintained windows server 2003/2008 on HP and IBM servers
  • Worked on providing 3rd Level support for 2000+ Windows 2003/2008 Servers.
  • Build servers wif Raid Configuration RAID 5 and Raid 1+0on HP Proliant DL380, 360, 580, ML370 servers.
  • Worked on Change Management, Request Management and Incident Tickets in Service Center.
  • Implemented and enabled cloud infrastructure using vCloud Automation Center to facilitate all the necessities of the customer.
  • Configuring windows firewall settings using group policy.
  • Installed and Configured WIN, DNS, DHCP, IIS and Terminal Services.
  • Extensively managed Active Directory like all the problems related to user accounts, domain accounts, managing permissions etc.
  • Experience in Remote deployment of Microsoft Windows 2003/2008 servers using Altiris deployment solution or manual installation of a server using ILO for remote connection to a server.
  • Maintaining servers wif latest security updates, critical patches, anti-virus, and backup
  • Maintaining Print servers, Application servers and File Servers.
  • Decommissioning of windows servers, including the disk wipes and drilling the hard disks depending on client requirements for each server.
  • Experience in configuring Microsoft Load balancer (NLB) for Web Servers and Applications servers to distribute load and High Availability.
  • Experience in Remote deployment of Windows 2000/2003 servers using Altiris deployment solution or manual installation of a server using RSA/RILO for remote connection to a server.
  • Build 200+ VMware vSphere hosts and added to new/existing VMware Clusters.
  • Experience on creating new VMware Clusters wif HA and DRS enabled.
  • Virtualized 50+
  • Building new VMware virtual machines to meet the specifications provided by the client.
  • Experience in deploying new Virtual Machines from OVF/OVA templates.
  • Creating Roles and permissions in VMware ESX Server 3.0/3.5/4.0
  • Migrated VMware ESX 3.5 u2 to ESX 4.0 using VMware update Manager.
  • Experience on hot and cold clone process.
  • Installed/updated patches on VMware ESX (i) hosts using VMware Update Manager tool.
  • Updated VMware tools on virtual machines using Update Manager tool.
  • Provided 24/7 On Call support onsite and remotely on rotation basis.

Confidential, CLEVELAND, OHIO



  • Building new Windows Server 2003/2008 on Intel Server Platforms, IBM/HP/Dell PowerEdge servers as per the company’s Windows build standards.
  • Administered and setup user profiles in Win2003/2008 servers and ADS maintenance
  • Administered and setup Print servers in Win2003/2008 server.
  • Implementation of Microsoft DHCP, DNS, and Domain trust relationship, file and print services, user and group management.
  • Implemented RAID5 for Fault Tolerance on Domain Controllers.
  • Installed SQL server 2005 and deployed many SQL cluster deployments for clients for database requirements.
  • Migrated IIS6.0 to IIS7.0 using windows deployment tool 2.0.
  • Patching the Production Servers during the green zone window wif security patches.
  • Maintain the Software deployment and management solution and ensure proper patching on client systems. Maintain the Domain environment, including setting policies as per the security settings.
  • Defining group permissions and creating local and global groups wif account policies using Enterprise Administrator. Creating user rights and defining local and roaming profiles.
  • Responsible to maintain the server inventory and document the server build/decommission, application installation/configuration, backup verifications, Operating System user accounts auditing, etc.
  • Working on Change Management and RequestManagementTickets in Remedy Tool
  • Built and configured ESX 3.5/4.0 hosts and deployed XP/Vista/2003/2008 VMware Virtual Guests.
  • Experience in configuring and enabling VMware EVC on VMware clusters.
  • Experience wif VMware system patching using update manager.
  • Responsible to ensure servers are current wif firmware, drivers, patches and security updates.
  • Proficient in managing ESX Hosts using VMware vCenter.
  • Linked Different vCenter servers using linked mode to has a single instance through vSphere client to manage the whole Virtual environment.
  • Experience in configuring Hardware iSCSI to Rack servers and add storage to VMware ESX hosts.
  • Experience in configuring VMware vCenter Alarms for data store and host memory and CPU usage.
  • Experience in configuring and management of VMware Clusters, VMware DRS, High Availability (HA) and VMotion.
  • Experience in setting up VMware standard vSwitch and ports groups (Service Console, Virtual Machine and VMKernal.
  • Created and managed Virtual Machines and Templates, worked wif clones and snapshots of Virtual Machines.
  • Experience in creating Virtual Machines on Shared Data Store.
  • Hands on experience wif vCloud Automation Center.
  • Worked on Migrating Virtual Machines wif VMotion.
  • Providing 24/7 on call support for critical and production issues.

Confidential, HANOVER, MD



  • Main role is to provision virtual machines and physical as per client requirements.
  • Extensively managed Active Directory like all the problems related to user accounts, domain accounts, managing permissions etc.
  • Involved in operational support of Active Directory, WINS, DNS, and AD enabled applications.
  • Installing and updating the windows patches.
  • Creating NTFSshares on Windows Servers and provide permissions to users.
  • Setting up perfmon windows servers to analyze performance issues.
  • Built and manage Virtual servers on VMwareESXServer3.0/3.5.
  • Experience in creating Clusters in Virtual Center and adding ESXHosts to Virtual Center Cluster.
  • Experience in setting up VMKernel Network and Enable VMotion.
  • Worked on Migrating Virtual Machines wif VMotion.
  • Experience in configuring VMware DRS Rules and VMwareHA on Clusters in Virtual Center.
  • Experience in creating and monitoring ResourcePool for Virtual Machines Resource Reservation and Limits.
  • Troubleshoot computer/network, Internet and email problems for users.
  • Creating and managing user accounts and the groups in Active Directory users and computers.
  • Involved in daily Performance monitoring and Active Directory troubleshooting wif the ability to analyze server performance and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Helped in auditing Datacenter Inventory in the process of Data center migration.




  • Worked as systems engineer for support and maintenance of server hardware and applications.
  • Helped in preparing documentation for server deployments and configurations for application installations.
  • Performed Windows server installations for expansion of existing servers to handle server CPU and Memoryload.
  • Performed few infrastructure application installations in clustered environment as part of load balancing to handle application load and to reduce downtime.
  • Worked as a hardware technician for hardware maintenance and replacement.
  • Used monitoring tools for server monitoring and maintenance.
  • Performed troubleshooting on windows event logs and errors for system and application event logs.
  • Took active part in administrative tasks and maintenance of servers.

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