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System Administrator Resume Profile

Las, VegaS

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

  • 8 years of experience in Windows and Linux System and Network administration, VMware Configuration Administration, Project Management, System Design, Data center migration, Windows Linux server management, Implementation maintenance of highly scalable 24x7 availability solutions and support.
  • VMWARE Certified Associate with VCA-DCV and VCA-WM Certification.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in VMware and Microsoft virtualization technologies.
  • Experience in monitoring/managing VMware ESXi 4.0/4.1/5/0/5.1/5.5 and vSphere infrastructure.
  • Expert in implementing and managing High Availability / Clustering environments.
  • Experienced in migrating the current environment into virtual environment using the tools like Platespin, Vcenter converter.
  • Experience in Installation, Configuration and system Administration of Windows 2000/2003/2008 , HP-UNIX, RedHat Linux 4.5/4.6/5, Solaris 5.8/5.9/5.10 .
  • Expert in managing operating systems and end-user software.
  • Experienced in performing network and security audits.
  • Experience in recommending, scheduling and performing software and hardware improvements, upgrades, patches, reconfigurations and purchases.
  • Experience in deploying, creating and managing VDI Desktop pools in Vmware horizon view.
  • Expert in managing the Active Directory forest and domain environments including users, groups, printers, login scripts, etc
  • Strong technical knowledge of current network protocols and standards, including LAN, WAN, VPN, TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, FC, iSCSI.
  • Extensive knowledge of computer server architectures, including peripheral interfaces SCSI, RAID, Ethernet and multi-processor designs.
  • Experienced in managing the server cluster environment including configuration, shares and permissions.
  • Experienced in installing and managing production, test and development environments.
  • Experienced in migrating from development to production environment.
  • Working experience on Shell, Perl, Powershell, PowerCLI scripting technologies.
  • Hands on expertise on Symantec Netbackup, Syncsort Backup Express, EMC CLARiiON, Dell power edge and blade servers, HP Proliant and Blade Matrix servers.
  • Experience on Multi-tier Enterprise EMC/Dell Storage systems installation, migration, virtualization, management, monitoring, performance analysis reporting.
  • Strong knowledge of ITIL process and tools.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with high commitment to achieve corporate goals and ability to work collaboratively in a team.

Technical Skills:-

  • Virtualization: VSphere 5.1/5.04.0 / 4.1, ESX/ESXi server 5.0/4.1/4.0/3.5/3.0, VSphere Client, VCenter, VMotion, Storage VMotion, VMware Update Manager, VMware Tools, VMware Converter, DRS, HA and FT.
  • Server Operating Systems: MS Windows Server/Exchange Server 2000/2003/2008/2008 R2 , Red Hat Linux Enterprise Linux 4/5/6 , UBUNTU, SUSE 8/9/10.
  • Scripting: VB Script, Perl and Power CLI.
  • Storage: DAS, NAS NFS , SAN and ISCSI.
  • Database: MS-SQL Server 2000/2005/2008 and Oracle 8/9i/10g/11i, IBM DB2.
  • Backups: VERITAS Netback up, TSM, Avamar and Windows NT Backup.
  • Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint, Norton Antivirus and McAfee.
  • Networking: Cisco 25xx, 35xx Routers and 35xx Switches, Brocade and Cisco MDS fabric switches.
  • Network Protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, DHCP, HTTP, HTTPS, VPN, DNS, NTP, WINS, FTP, SSH, WinSCP and Telnet.
  • Terminal Services: Remote Desktop Services, VNC, Putty, Tera Term, Team Viewer, cytrix, Logmein and Terminal Services.
  • Other: Norton Ghosting, Microsoft Office 2000/2003/2007/2010, Microsoft Visio, Rational Rose.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Role: System Administrator

  • Was responsible to manage a large environment with 314 ESXi hosts spreaded across various datacenters.
  • Build new ESXi 5.1 hosts from the scratch and did the complete configuration and made them PCI compliant.
  • Installing, Configuring Troubleshooting of the ESXi 5.1 in different types of Dell servers Poweredge R720 2950 M620.
  • Co-ordinated with the network team to plan the structure of network to be used for the new ESXi hosts like number of NICs, vLANs, subnets etc.
  • Worked in the world largest datacenter SWITCHNAP and deployed and configured Blade server chassis Dell M1000E and configured CMC and Blade servers Poweredge M620 for it.
  • Installation and configuration of Windows servers 2003, 2008, 2008 R2 Virtual Machines in the ESXi host clusters.
  • Created various types of Tech Plans for hardware and software installations.
  • Installation of Vcenter server and Configuring ESXi host's within the cluster using VMotion and HA.
  • Running patches and updates through update manager for the Esxi hosts.
  • Configured CMC and Idrac for remote management of chassis and ESXi hosts.
  • Applied patches to fix various types of vulnerabilities in Vcenter.
  • Did the basic configuration of Powerconnect m6220 1Gig m8024 10 Gig and Brocade switches.
  • Deployed Vmware Vcenter operations manager in the production environment to monitor performance of Virtual servers datastores and their resources availability.
  • Worked on physical to virtual migration P2V and virtual to virtual V2V using Vmware converter 5.0
  • Complete hardware setup and cabling of Dell Poweredge R720 and EMC VNX

Environment:- ESXi 4.1/5.1, VCenter server 4.1/5.1, Windows 2003/2008/2008 R2 server, RHEL 4.8,5.5,5.6, Remedy, Dell Poweredge R710, R720, 2950, M620, m1000e

Confidential

Role: VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:-

  • Build new ESXi hosts from the scratch and Performed migration of all the VMs from ESXi 4.1 to 5.5 with zero downtime.
  • Installing, Configuring Trouble shooting of the new ESXi 5.5 in IBM x3850 X5 Servers.
  • Co-ordinated with the network team to plan the structure of network to be used for the new ESXi hosts like number of NICs, vLANs, subnets etc.
  • Installation and configuration of Windows servers 2003, 2008, 2008 R2 Virtual Machines in the ESXi host clusters.
  • Installation of Vcenter server and Configuring ESXi host's within the cluster using VMotion and HA.
  • Running patches and updates through update manager for the Esxi hosts.
  • Build the entire VDI Environment in Vmware horizon view 5.2 by deploying Connection server Security servers Dedicated VCenter server and Transfer server and authenticating them in Horizon View Administration console.
  • Created various types of desktop pools like Manual pools Automated pools Linked clones pools full clone pools and RDP pools in Horizon View 5.2 as per users requirements.
  • Thinapped Microsoft office 2010 Adobe reader 9.0 and ArcGis for VDI desktops.
  • Co-ordinated with storage team for the datastore consolidation and resize project after the VSphere migration from 4.1 to 5.5.
  • Deployed Vmware Vcenter operations manager and Infrastructure navigator in the production environment to monitor performance of Virtual servers and datastores.
  • Worked on physical to virtual migration P2V and virtual to virtual V2V using Vmware converter 5.0

Environment:- ESXi 4.1/5.5, VCenter server 4.1/5.5, Windows 2003/2008/2008 R2 server, RHEL 4.8,5.5,5.6, Team Track, Horizon View 5.2, IBM N Series, IBM x3850 X5/IBM 3850 M2/x3950 M2.

Confidential

Role: VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:-

  • Actively Participated in the ASPECT Upgrade Project for the development of New Datacenter Environment Supporting over 200 Caremark Callcenter Users to accommodate a 3 year growth.
  • Installation and configuration of ESX 5.0/5.1 in New- HP Proliant series Servers in a core new Data-Center.
  • Installation and configuration of Windows servers 2003, 2008, 2008 R2 Virtual Machines in the ESX host clusters.
  • Installation of Vcenter server and Configuring ESX host's within the cluster using VMotion and HA.
  • Running patches and updates through update manager for the Esxi hosts.
  • Installation of windows server 2008 R2 in physical servers that host the primary Caremark duties.
  • Installation of Red Hat Linux that supports the telephony adapter servers for the Caremark callcenter.
  • Creating and modifying Perl, Powercli scripts for Linux and Esx Automation.
  • Configured and provisioned storage for the virtual environments ESX and individual hosts on VNX 5500 with Unisphere.
  • Configured Physical Servers for Nuance Text to speech TTS .
  • Actively participated in Migration of Servers to the new Data-centre.
  • Actively discussed with the vendors on software installations and CVS Caremark vendor specifications for the new server.
  • Scheduled backup jobs in over 500 physical/virtual servers.
  • Configuration of RDM and Cluster environment for Windows Servers 2008 with SQL 2008 cluster.
  • Participated in Troubleshooting and configuration of Network issues for the VCenter in the New Data-centre Environment.
  • Maintained Team Track ticketing for the Day 2 Day update of the Servers Installation Progress.
  • Configured IIS, Asp.Net, Java for the new servers.
  • Provisioned storage requests from EMC storage for the new datacentre environment.
  • Extensive troubleshooting VMware, clusters, network, sharing, zoning issues and working with app-vendors to resolve the issues.
  • Involved in daily ticketing of GPO, AD management, User permissions, Network sharing.
  • Involved in Daily meetings with App-vendors and client to accommodate on-going project issues, management and requests monitoring.
  • Rotational on call support.

Environment:- ESX 5.0/4.1, VCenter server 5.0/4.1, Windows 2003/2008/2008 R2 server, RHEL 4.8,5.5,5.6, Team Track, Tivoli Storage Manager 6.X, Net IQ 7.X , , EMC Clariion, VNX, Symantec Endpoint , HP Proliant DL580G7, HP Proliant DL360G7.

Confidential

Role: VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:-

  • Hands-on wide experience in Deployment, requirement gathering, Installation, administration, Maintenance and troubleshooting of various Servers, Storage and Backup systems.
  • Installation and configuration of ESX 3.5/4.0, ESXI 4.0 hosts for the existing farm expansion and administration of VMware Vsphere 4 environment.
  • Successfully configured ESX servers for HA and DR capabilities.
  • Performing physical to virtual servers p2v migration without downtime.
  • Used third party Tools/Applications for performing hot migration and making them deployed from a central remote server.
  • Involved in performing Vmotion and Vstorage administration for the successful data migration.
  • Good understating and coding knowledge of PowerCli for making automation of tasks and making the VMS to be created faster for cloning images.
  • Install SCOM 2007 R2 Reporting Server and MS Servers in Environment with 300 Agents Installing and configure Management Packs for Active Directory Monitoring Windows Server Operating System SQL Server Windows Server Cluster SharePoint Server Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Use of HP ILO for the debugging and troubleshooting of servers in a datacenter remotely.
  • Involved in creation of virtual switches and configuration of Nic for a clustered environment
  • Creation of Virtual Switches, Ports and Port groups and setting up Layer 2 Security Policies for Virtual Networks
  • Installation, configuration and driver upgrades of HBA's Emulex Qlogic on UNIX and Windows servers
  • Understanding and experience with DAS, SAN and NAS concepts, snapshots, clustering and fail-over, file permission management and disaster recovery.
  • Administration of all Onsite/Offsite backups of critical servers ,VMware applications servers and storage arrays through Symantec Netbackup 7
  • Handling complete IT infrastructure includes Servers, Storage solutions and Administration, VMware configuration and Administration, Network devices, Security devices for datacenter.
  • Successfully deployed and tested Disaster recovery solutions for selected business applications using EMC SRDF/A for high performance.
  • Used VMware Update Manager to install critical and locally tested updates to the ESX Host.
  • Installed EMC Snap View enabler successfully and created Snapshots Snap View sessions for backups.
  • Provided full design, planning, configuration, documentation, deployment and top-level support ownership of storage and VMware infrastructure technologies.
  • Grouped physical disks into logical volumes dynamically sized and resized volumes to fit in the application.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve the Storage related issues like incidents, Service calls, and Work orders generated in the production, Development and testing environments Using Service-now portal.

Environment: Linux 4/5,Windows2000/2003/2008 server, Red Hat Linux 4.5/4.6/5 Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Exchange 2003/ 2007,VMware ESX3.5/4/,ESXi 3.5/4, VCenter Server, vSphere client, NetApp filers, EMC Clariion, SQL 2005/2008,Service-now, SCOM 2007.

Confidential

Role: Storage and VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Administration of all login servers, farm servers, database servers, Application servers, VMware servers, EMC Clariion, NetApp storage arrays and Backup solution.
  • Configuring, implementing and managing Virtual environment using VMware ESX 3.0, ESXi 3.5 infrastructures.
  • Implemented and configured multiple CLARiiON Storage environments from initial setup to binding LUNs, creating RAID group, installing CLARiiON storage array software's, enabling the host address the EMC CLARiiON storage array, provisioned and documented them to meet the requirements.
  • Familiarity with data protection technologies which involve Snapmirror, Snapvault and OSSV.
  • Designed and planned NAS infrastructure using SMB/CIFS/NFS protocols with EMC storage, windows and UNIX machines.
  • Designed, Planned and Implemented fibre channel SAN with brocade switches, servers Linux, Windows with Qlogic and Emulex HBA's and NetApp filers.
  • Designed and Implemented iSCSI SAN with Cisco/Brocade switches 1 Gig and 10 Gig , servers Linux, Windows 10 Gig/ 1Gig ISCSI target cards and NetApp filers.
  • Storage allocation/reclamation - Created Initiator groups, port groups, storage groups and Masking views for Auto-provisioning and recommended various best practices
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues like one path failure in SAN Storage environment, host not seeing storage, and HBA failure in SAN environment and performance issues.
  • Data storage deployment, support, capacity planning and provisioning with SAN, NAS, iSCSI, direct-attached storage, storage virtualization.
  • Implemented SRDF for DR planning and Time Finder for local replication.

Environment: Red Hat Linux 4/5,Windows2000/2003/2008 server, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Exchange 2003/ 2007,Microsoft Office, VMware ESX3.0/3.5, VCenter Server, EMC CLARiiON, Symantec Netbackup ,,SQL server 2005/2008, Service-now.

Confidential

Role: Virtualization Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Configuring, implementing and managing Virtual environment using VMware ESX 2.5
  • Successful implementation and configuration of the ESX servers to existing NAS devices
  • Core participation in DataCenter and involved as one of core engineer for the DataCenter.
  • Participated in migration procedures of a Datacenter.
  • Performing installation and management of NAS and SAN storage solutions.
  • Creation of windows and Linux vms and deploying them in the different datacenters from a single production lane.
  • Installed System Center Operation Manager SCOM 2007 Installed and configure SCOM Management Packs for Windows Server Operating System.
  • Creating and mirroring preconfigured Operating system like Windows/Linux and configuring Oracle/Sql, Web sphere services in the OS.
  • Developing and implementing backup and disaster recovery protocols.
  • Providing Load balancing capability for the virtual infrastructure.
  • Analyzing software and hardware constraints to plan for new user requirements capacity planning .
  • Developing standard operating procedures and documentations for the virtualization environment.
  • Documenting and communicating Project Status, Issues, Risks and Actions to project leads/managers.
  • Providing day-to-day onsite support for networked systems, hardware and related infrastructure.

Environment: ESX 2.5, Windows 2000/2003, Windows XP, Red hat 3/4, NAS, SAN, ISCSI, web sphere 6.0/6.1, oracle 8/9i, NAS, SAN, ISCSI, VMware HA, VMware DRS Clusters, SCOM 2007.

Confidential

System Administrator

  • Installation and configuration of Linux, Sun, Windows in all the servers
  • Installed and configured windows server 2000.
  • Created users and groups and allocated different security policies
  • Involved in network mapping for the company for over 50-75 hosts.
  • Involved in suggesting different disaster recovery models
  • Automated several administrative tasks.
  • Build Hard Drive Images for various O.S using Norton Ghost.
  • Configured and maintained several DNS/DHCP/WINS services.
  • Participated in 24/7 support roles for windows Servers, to help maintain and troubleshoot both software and hardware.

Environment: Windows 2000/2003, Oracle 7.x, PL/SQL, JDBC, Linux, Solaris and Windows NT.

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