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Sr Vmware Administrator Resume

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St Louis, MO


  • Over 7+ years of experience in VMware 5.0 Installation, Administration, and Configuration.
  • VM Servers build & rebuild (Deploying the New VM from the Template and Cloning an Existing VM) as per the client request through change management process.
  • Creating, managing VM Ware cluster. Enabling HA and DRS features in a cluster P2V migration.
  • Creating templates from VM's and deploy VM's from templates and allocate resources and creating duplicate VM's using cloning technology.
  • Having experience in Cisco UCS 2.0 L1 to L2 level - Installing New blade server in UCS chassis, Creating server profile, configuring the server profile, Installing VMware ESX on blade severs, mounting storage. Configuring alarms, Root Cause & System Log Analysis and reporting and troubleshooting problems with the help of Event Logs.
  • Build, configure and deploy VMs and templates. Completed Physical-to-Virtual (P2V), Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) migration of Windows 2003, & 2008 servers from VMware.
  • Installing and configuring the windows servers with specific requirements on the VMware.
  • VMware activities like disk expansion, CPU and memory addition.
  • Taking snapshots of virtual machines and deploying and exporting VMs from OVF.
  • Virtual machines migration from one data store to another data store.
  • Working as Windows 2008 server admin. Installing, configuring and troubleshooting on the Windows server 2008 & 2008R2, 2012 over 7 years.
  • Responsible for third-level support for all server related issues. Implemented security policy and virus Protection.
  • Participated in complete system builds, upgrades, migrations, code deployments and patch management.
  • Responsible to maintain all windows servers operating systems like (Windows 2003/2003 R2, 2008 and 2012).
  • Server hardware troubleshooting by using through ILO and HP SIM.
  • Deployed VMware View Manager 4.6 and 5.3
  • Performance optimization, regular health checks on servers and Systematic Troubleshooting of problems.
  • Having good knowledge on CITRIX, HYPER-V
  • Installing and Managing Active directory and FSMO Roles Transfer in Active Directory forest. Troubleshooting replication issues in active directory.
  • Managing Microsoft failover clusters. Update server with Service packs, and Hot fixes.
  • Implementing Fault Tolerance RAID levels in Windows and 2003/2008.
  • Having good knowledge on Cisco MDS switches, Fiber channel HBAs in SAN environments.
  • Knowledge experience in iSCSI, SAN, NAS, NFS storage and RAID concepts. Strong understanding of Networking Protocols like TCP/IP, UDP, SMTP, POP3, HTTP, DNS DHCP.
  • Design and implementation of global monitoring solution using SCOM, HP SIM and Dell Open Manage.
  • Experience in installing, maintaining and managing various rack mounted and Blade servers from CISCO, Dell, HP, and IBM
  • Extensive experience with Active Directory, GPO’s, DHCP, DNS, IP, Sub Nets, VPNs, vLAN, Network routing, firewalls, LAN/WAN switching and Backup & Recovery, File & Print Server, IIS (Web Server), FTP, Terminal Server
  • Documentation knowledge with Microsoft Office Vision.


Virtualization: VSphere 4.0 / 4.1, ESX/ESXi server 4.0,5.0,5.1,5.5 VSphere Client, VCenter, VMotion, Storage VMotion, VMware Update Manager, VMware Tools, VMware Converter, VCOPS

Server Operating Systems: MS Windows Server (2003/2008/R2/2012), Red Hat Linux (Enterprise Linux 5/6).

Desktop Operating Systems: Windows98/XP/Vista/7 and Mac.

Programming skills: C,C++,java(basics), Shell, VB Script and Bash

Monitoring Tools: Nagios XI, VCentre Operations Manager 5.0.

Storage: VMAX, VNX, NAS (NFS), SAN and ISCSI.

Database: MS-SQL Server 2005/2008 R2 and Oracle.

Backups: EMC Networker, VERITAS Netback up and Windows NT Backup.

Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint 11.0, Norton Antivirus 6.0 and McAfee 7.0.

Networking: Cisco 25xx, 35xx Routers and 35xx Switches.

Network Protocols: TCP/IP, DHCP, HTTP, HTTPS, VPN, DNS, NTP, WINS, FTP, SSH, WinSCP and Telnet.

Terminal Services: Remote Desktop Services, VNC, Putty and Terminal Services.

Remote Management Tools: IDRAC (Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller), RILO (Remote Insight Lights-Out), Terminal Services.


Confidential, ST Louis, MO

Sr VMware Administrator


  • Installing, configuring, Troubleshooting and management of ESX 4, ESXi 5 and vCenter Server 5.
  • Well Experienced with designing, installing and implementing Vmware ESX servers and vCenter server 4.0 and setting up ofVMwareFeatures like V-Motion, HA, DRS.
  • Managed 300+ ESX servers located at various data centers by one virtual center. Each Data center has multiple clusters with biggest of 15 clusters used for HA and DRS for disaster recovery, Load balancing and troubleshooting.
  • Creating and Deploying of Virtual Machines from Templates and creating Snapshots with in no time, Cloning of Virtual Machines for future Deployments.
  • Creating and configuring VNetwork Standard Switch (VSwitch), VM Kernel Ports, VM ports, Service console and NIC teaming.
  • Configuring vNetwork Distributed switches and migrating the networks from VNetwork standard switches to vNetwork Distributed switches.
  • Configuring different type of Port Groups Policies, Applying Security policies, Traffic Shaping, Load balancing, Failover detection, Hard and Soft zoning and VLAN Tagging.
  • Migrated Physical Machines to Virtual Machines (P2V) and Virtual Machines to Virtual Machines (V2V) usingVMwareconverter and vCenter Guided Consolidation.
  • Daily responsibilities included maintenance of Virtual machines for performance issues also implemented V-Motioning, Hot and Cold Migration of virtual servers and performed Storage VMotion where the storage is migrated.
  • Created and maintained SQL server cluster for HA, DRS, VC, ESX servers and VM's.
  • Good experience withVMwareUpdate Manager and Host Update utility to install patches and updates on ESX hosts and virtual machines.
  • Experience in administering Windows Terminal Server, Group Policy management and Active Directory environment.
  • Created Domain User Accounts, Distribution Groups with Active Directory/Exchange.
  • Design, implementing and managing Active Directory(AD), Internet Information Server (IIS), Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)/System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), Systems Management Server (SMS)/System Center Configuration Manager(SCCM)
  • 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/R2/2012 servers using Altiris deployment solution or manual installation of a server using ILO for remote connection to a server.
  • Maintaining servers with latest security updates, critical patches, anti-virus, and backup.
  • Install and maintain SCOM in the environment and maintain the monitoring configurations.
  • Installed and configured Windows 2008/2012 servers. Maintain and monitoring 100+ servers for firm via SCOM alert system
  • Utilize SCOM system management tool to monitor infrastructure health.
  • Maintaining Print servers, Application servers and File Servers.
  • Extensively worked with Active Directory Services, IIS Servers, DNS, and DHCP.
  • Configured and maintained new VM's and Installed Microsoft Windows / 2012/2008/2003 Servers, managing VM's and ESX servers.
  • Involved in day to day support related to Data Center, documentation of run books, training, support, and coordination with off-shore team for moving/relocating Widows/VMware/Applications/Backup
  • Responsible for supporting system design and implementations as well as provide first level of support for any issues.
  • Supports integration between virtual platforms and desktop tools to deliver optimal environment for Customer support reps
  • Planning migration strategies, DR plans with SAN and NAS data.

Environment: vSphere 4.0 and 5.0, Hyper-V, Windows 2008/2003 Server, Cisco UCS 5108, HP Blade C7000 and C3000, HP VCEM- Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager, VMware View Dell Power Edge Servers, Citrix and SQL.

Confidential, Houston, Texas

VMware Consultant


  • Directly responsible for deployment and support of VMware vSphere ESXi4.1/ESX 4.0
  • Performed upgradation of ESX 3.5 to vSphere 4.0, vCenter 2.5 to 4.0
  • Experience in Deployment and Implementation of VDI View 4.5.
  • Manage snapshots, clones, templates during patch releases and new server deployments
  • Experience with installing, configuring and troubleshooting VMware Lab Manager.
  • Expertise in Dell physical servers and HP Proliant blade servers in Data centers.
  • Hands on experience in updating / upgrading ESX servers, Virtual Center servers and windows virtual machines using VMware Update manager and manual upgrades
  • Installation and configuration of Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2000 server, Professional, Windows 2003 and 2008 Servers.
  • Manage and monitor Active Directory services and group policies.
  • Updated ESX host’s using VMware Update manager
  • Supported a large scale Data Center projects including server installation, hardware maintenance, and break/fix activities
  • Assisted in P2V conversions of Windows servers using VMware vConverter.HP Blade Center administration on HP blade models C7000/C3000.
  • Connecting to ESX server by using VIC, putty and Web access.Provide research into VMware Thinapp initiative for increasing server virtualization
  • Involved in Assessment of current environment for desktop virtualization.
  • Involved in definition of success criteria for use cases.
  • Created use cases for desktop design and implementation.
  • Design and implementation of ThinApp environment.
  • Application virtualization using VMware ThinApp 4.5 version.
  • Building new Windows Server 2003/2008/R2 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.
  • Expertise in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • 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 with 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 with 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 Request Management Tickets in Remedy Tool
  • ThinApp Packages Applications Upgrades and deployment testing and Production Implementation.
  • Experience in writing and debugging multi-threaded applications and packaging.
  • Assist staff with the installation, configuration, and ongoing usability of desktop computers, peripheral equipment and software within established standards and guidelines.
  • Worked on resource management framework like creation resource pools, adding the VMs into Resource pools

Environment: vSphere 4.0 and 5.0, ESXI 5.0, Windows 2008/2003 Server, Cisco UCS 5108, VCE V block, UCS manager, VNX, EMC Unisphere, HP Blade C7000 and C3000, putty, Power shell and SQL.

Confidential, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

VMware Administrator


  • Designing and Documentation for Racks move from one cage to other big cage in datacenter.
  • Worked on large datacenter consolidations and completed them successfully using multiple P2V conversion using Vcenter Converter.
  • Job includes installation and configuration ofVMwareESXi 4.x, installation and configuration ofVMwareVirtual Center Server and creating Virtual Machines.
  • Assist in P2V conversion of Windows 2000, Windows 2003, and Linux based server editions using enterpriseVMwareconverter and also installed theVMwaretools on that machines.
  • Provided disaster recovery and backup services using theVMwareconsolidated Backup (VCB).
  • Job also includes creating templates and deploying Virtual Machines through templates, cloning Virtual Machines and managing Virtual Center permissions.
  • Creating and ManagingVMwarecluster with HA and DRS.Creating and Managing resource pools for Virtual Machines. Monitoring and managing performance of ESX servers and Virtual Machines.
  • Using Virtual center server for HA, DRS and VMotion.Working on Migration concepts likeVMotion and cold migration.
  • Creation & Troubleshooting of Virtual Network.Troubleshooting ESX & Virtual Machines.
  • Creation of templates from VMs and Creation of VMs from templates.
  • Performance monitoring and tuning for ESX Servers, Virtual Center Server and VMs.
  • Installation, configuration and management of Veeam Backup and Replication for virtual machine backup.Management of HP SIM for hardware monitoring.
  • Installation, configuration and management of Windows Server 2003.
  • Management for Active Directory and patch management.

Environment: Virtual Infrastructure 3, vSphere 4.0, Hyper-V, Windows 2008/2003 Server, HP EVA 8400, HP Blade C7000, HP Blade C3000, HP VC Flex 10

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

VMware/ windows Administrator


  • 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 ESX Hosts to Virtual Center Cluster.
  • Experience in setting up VMKernel Network and Enable VMotion.
  • Worked on Migrating Virtual Machines with VMotion.
  • Experience in configuring VMware DRS Rules and VMware HA on Clusters in Virtual Center.
  • Experience in creating and monitoring Resource Pool 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 with the ability to analyze server performance and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Helped in auditing Datacenter Inventory in the process of Data center migration.

Environment: HP Proliant BL C 7000, VMware VSphere 4.0, ESX 3.5, VM Converter, Virtual Center, Virtual Infrastructure Client, VMotion, VReplicator, clustering, SAN/NAS, VCB, Vcenter Capacity Planner, Disaster Recovery & Backup, VMware HA & DRS, Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 , Veritas Netbackup, Seagate Backup.


Systems Administrator


  • Configuration of Domain Naming Server (DNS)
  • Configuration of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.
  • Configuration and Managing Remote Installation Service (RIS), FTP server
  • User, group, OU creation, implementing group policies.
  • Configuration of Printer, Modem, Scanner.
  • Semantic antivirus console management, updating antivirus definitions through centralize Symantec antivirus server.
  • Installation of Operating Systems Win98, Win XP, Win NT, Win 2000, Win 2003,Linux .
  • Trouble shooting the networking related problems
  • Installation of various software’s.Active involvement in monitoring server performance, network traffic to reduce performance bottleneck.Managing cron jobs, batch processing and job scheduling.
  • Maintaining network inventory, data backup and documentation for all hardware & software
  • Responsible for Installation, Configuration, Support and troubleshooting existing systems in Redhat Linux 3 and 4.
  • Created users and groups and assigned privileges to them, as a part of Network Security.
  • Used the logical volume manager (LVM) to create a volume group, which was then partitioned into logical volumes.

Environment: Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2003 Server, Windows NT Server, Windows XP/98

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