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Administrator/systems Engineer Resume Profile

Professional Summary:

  • Over 7 years of IT Experience as System Administrator, Technical Support, Desktop and Customer/End user support.
  • Advanced knowledge of Installation and Configuration of multi-user operating systems, which include Windows NT/2000/2003.
  • Proficient in Configuring of DNS, DHCP and Active Directory Services in Windows based server environments.
  • Installation and migration of Core Services DHCP, DNS and WINS.
  • Creating and managing User Accounts Groups in Active Directory Server.
  • Experience in writing and executing scripts in PowerShell and VB Script.
  • Experience in automating manual tasks using PowerShell and VB Script.
  • Written several VB scripts to reduce manual effort and increased efficiency on manual administrative tasks.
  • Maintaining the File Server and Print Server and cloning the Desktops on Network in Windows Environment.
  • Extensively used Process Monitor, Process Explorer and FileMon, for troubleshooting.
  • Experience in virtualizing the platform/environment using Hyper-v virtualization on windows server 2008 host servers.
  • Experienced in working with Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 with respect to installation, configuration, deployments and Troubleshooting runtime issues.
  • Experienced in setting up clustered environment for Load balancing and high availability of Web and Application servers using software balancer Microsoft Network Load balancing tool
  • Experienced in managing Group policies, user accounts and configuring sites in a multi-site domain structure.
  • Experience in installing monthly Security patches and hot fixes on windows platform including with providing documentation.
  • Experience in managing IIS sites and virtual directory creation.
  • Experience with HP servers DL360, DL380, DL580, ML 570, BLp20g , IBM servers and Dell Power Edge Servers.
  • Server Build and troubleshooting experience With VMware ESXi 5.0/ESXi 4.1/ESXi 3.X, vCenter server 2.5 and VMware vSphere Suite.
  • Extensive experience in working with the vMotion and Storage vMotion technology.
  • Experience in Adding servers to vCenter servers and managed hosts using vSphere client.
  • Experienced managing hosts individually and using vCenter server.
  • Experience in Physical to Virtual P2V and Virtual to Virtual V2V conversions by using VMware Converter and Platespin Power convert.
  • Strong experience with the VMware HA High Availablility , Fault Tolerance, Distributed Resource Scheduler DRS and VMware Distributed Power Management DPM
  • Configured, deployed and involved in troubleshooting of VMs, ESX/ESXi servers, vCenter server, and vSphere 4.0. Configured Fault Tolerance FT for business critical servers.
  • Experience in installing and configuring vCenter servers.
  • Strong Experience in creating configuring standard vSwitch and dvSwitch.
  • Experience in VMware ESX Server 3.5/vSphere ESX 4.0/vSphere ESX 4.1/vSphere ESXi 5.0/vSphere ESXi 5.1, Virtual Center 2.5/4.0/5.0.
  • Monitoring and managing performance of vSphere ESX i servers and Virtual Machines.
  • Experience in adding NFS storage and iSCSI storage to vSphere hosts.
  • Experience Virtual Machine cold clone and hot clone procedure.
  • Experience Virtual Machine cold migration and hot migration procedure.
  • Experience configuring Resource pools and Shares in VMware Environment.
  • Experience in configuring customized alarms in vCenter server for data store usage, host CPU and Memory usage.
  • Experience updating vShere hosts using Update Manager Utility.
  • Experience in both onsite offshore model.
  • Troubleshooting of file system issues with remote servers via telnet and putty.
  • Experience in change management, trouble management, incident management, problem management procedure.
  • Experience in 24/7 on call support model.
  • Excellent written, verbal communications and presentation skill.
  • Strong communication skills, systematic approach and quick adaptability to newer technologies.
  • Work well both independently and as part of a team under pressure and conflicting priorities.
  • Experience in handling multi data center environment and remote hands support.

Technical Skills:

  • VMware : VMware VSphere 5.0/4.0, VMware infrastructure 3.0/3.5,ESX 3/3.5, VCenter Lab Manager 4, View , ThinApps, SRM ,vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, VVM, Symantec backup , VRangerPro, VCloud Directory .
  • Server Hardware: Dell Servers, IBM servers, HP Rack servers HP Blades.
  • Databases: Microsoft SQL servers, Oracle.
  • Web Services: Microsoft IIS and Apache.
  • Ticketing Tools: BMC Remedy Servicenow.
  • Antivirus: Trend Micro, Norton McAfee.
  • SAN Hardware: EMC VNX, Symmetrix DMX-2000, DMX-2, DMX-3, DMX-4, VMAX, Netapp 3040 and 6040 filers.
  • Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2000, Redhat Linux and VMware ESX/ESXi server.

Confidential

Administrator/Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Managing, deploying and maintaining 1500 virtual servers
  • Designing plan for migrating Windows 2003 VMs to Windows 2008
  • Creating PowerShell and PowerCLI script for automating VM build process, worked with clones and snapshots of Virtual Machines
  • Configured VMware on clustered environment, implemented migration of virtual machines using VMotion, Virtualized Windows servers using VMware Converter and Platespin PowerConvert.
  • Hot and Cold cloning of Virtual Machines using VMware Converter
  • Conducted VMware Virtualization Assessments to recommend consolidation scenarios and project cost savings associated with virtualization
  • Used Groundwork Vkernal Monitoring Tools to have 24/7 monitoring on all the servers and virtual machines
  • Leveraged VMware Infrastructure Implementation and Consolidation expertise to implement Physical-to-Virtual P2V migrations, blade server capacity planning, high availability and failover settings where applicable on newly installed blade servers and existing rack-mount servers, training of the existing IT staff on its purpose and proper use and documentation
  • Created a Microsoft Access database containing all the servers with respective owners to track the progress of the migration.
  • Created various PowerShell and PowerCLI scripts for reporting purposes.
  • Managing and updating Symantec Endpoint Protection client for virtual servers and POS terminals
  • Applying patches on ESXi hosts 5.1
  • Installing VCOPs for monitoring virtual environment
  • Migrating standalone and clustered file servers from Windows 2003 to Windows 2012
  • Created WebFarm and migrated web servers to the WebFarm along with straight migrations
  • Involved in a large infrastructure project performing a necessary components track for PCI compliance. Examining Servers and Workstations systems for configuration hardening by means of creating lists of Software and Service Processes that should be removed. Scheduling and working with Project Managers to measure progress and reach milestones on time.
  • Coordinate and partner with other teams to address and resolve server or workstation issues.
  • PC Hardware and firmware upgrades and repair, deployment and Network Connectivity.
  • Perform system administration duties for VMware ESXi / vSphere and managed Virtual Machine Snapshot
  • Responsible for maintenance of VMware host clusters with VMware Infrastructure/vSphere
  • Administer Active Directory users, groups, and their associated permissions in an Enterprise Domain with more than 2,000 users. Run reports verifying group membership, expiration dates, enable/disable status, etc.
  • Designed and successfully implemented VMware ESX servers for server consolidation.

Confidential

VMware Administrator/Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining 3000 servers virtual physical .
  • Directly responsible for deployment and support of VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0.
  • Performed upgradation of ESX 3.5 to vSphere 4.0, vCenter 2.5 to 4.0
  • Manage snapshots, clones, templates during patch releases and new server deployments
  • Experience with installing, configuring and troubleshooting VMware Lab Manager
  • Hands on experience in updating / upgrading ESX servers, Virtual Center servers and windows virtual machines using VMware Update manager and manual upgrades.
  • Experience in scripted installation of ESX i hosts.
  • Experience in configuring and setup of VMware HA and DRS clusters.
  • Experience in configuration and setup of EVC enabled clusters.
  • Experience in deploying and exporting virtual machines/virtual appliances in vCenter server.
  • Experience in configuring standard switch and dvSwitch..
  • Experience in deploying OVF/OVA files as a Virtual Machines.
  • Supported a large scale Data Center projects including server installation, hardware maintenance, and break/fix activities.
  • Virtualized about 75 servers using VMware converter tool.
  • Monitoring and managing health of vSphere hosts.
  • Configuration of ESX i hosts using host profiles utility.
  • Working with storage admins and configure storage to VMware ESX i hosts.
  • HP Blade Center administration on HP blade models C7000/C3000.
  • Experienced in creating VMware templates and Cloning VMs.
  • Experienced deploying VMs using VMware templates
  • Experience with HP servers DL360, DL380, DL580, ML 570, BLp20g , IBM servers and Dell Power Edge Servers
  • Experience with HP Blade BL 460cg6, BL 460cg7 and BL 460cg8 server.
  • Resolve tickets and provide root cause analysis to management.

Confidential

VMware Administrator/Sr.Systems Engineer

  • Supported day-to-day issues in Microsoft Windows 2003 Server/ Microsoft Windows 2008 servers.
  • Involved in operational support of Active Directory, WINS, DNS, and AD enabled applications.
  • Working on Remedy Tool to solve the Incident Ticket, Change ticket and Request Management Tickets.
  • Configuring Group policies, Domain security policies and Local security policies.
  • Creating groups, users and assigning share permissions.
  • System Network administration on Microsoft Windows 2003 servers with Active Directory Domain including 14 Domain controllers, 1000 users.
  • Using Altiris to Install the Operating System on HP Servers.
  • Experience in configuring and setting up HP ILO for physical HP servers.
  • Build servers using HP ILO and HP smart start CD.
  • Upgraded 200 physical servers with latest firmware version.
  • Installing and Maintaining VMware ESX4.0 u2 Servers.
  • Experienced in creating VMware templates and Cloning VMs.
  • Upgraded 100 ESX hosts from ESX 3.5 to ESX 4.0 using VMware Update Manager tool.
  • Managed 250 ESX servers located at various data centers by one virtual center. Each Data center has multiple clusters with biggest of 8 clusters used for HA and DRS for disaster recovery Load balancing.
  • Experienced deploying VMs using VMware templates.
  • Created a test Environment in VMware for Production Team to test their applications.
  • Migrated Physical Machines to Virtual Machines P2V and Virtual Machines to Virtual Machines V2V using VMware converter.
  • Patched about 150 VMware ESX servers using VMware update Manager tool.
  • Creating and configuring Standard Switch vSwitch , VM Kernel Ports, VM ports, Service console ports and NIC teaming through vCenter Server.
  • Migrated vSphere hosts network from Standard switch vSwitch to distributed switch dvSwitch .
  • Worked on various environments such as testing, implementation, Production support Giving Production support on 24/7 bases during critical issues .
  • Resolving various issues such as Windows Policies, Application licensing through RDP, Net meeting. Coordinating with Vendors regarding production issues solving problems.

Confidential

VMware/Wintel Administrator

  • Responsible to setup and install VMware ESX operating system on new hardware.
  • Responsible to add new hard ware to existing clusters from VMware client.
  • Experience in configuring VMware HA/DRS on clusters.
  • Experience in creating vSwitch, ports groups for various networks.
  • Build and troubleshooting experience With VMware ESX Server and Virtual center servers.
  • Well experienced in managing VMware environment using vCenter Server.
  • Creating and Deploying of Virtual Machines from Templates and Snapshots with in no time.
  • Converted 50 legacy servers to virtual machines using VMware converter tool.
  • Installed and configured 300 Microsoft window servers in enterprise environment.
  • Creating clusters, Resource pools and adding VM's to them and installing VM Tools
  • Performed installations and testing of upgrades and patches before final implementation in the active network.
  • Performed system and security Audits to define system service and security levels.
  • Maintained networking devices and various servers' hardware software.
  • Troubleshooting Active Directory replication problems, creating standard process for group policy deployment and Active Directory users and group management.
  • Install Support Web Servers, FTP Servers, File and Print Servers.
  • Supported day-to-day issues in Microsoft Windows 2003 Server / Microsoft Windows 2008 environment.
  • Actively participated in migration from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft window 2008 server and application updates.
  • Installed Personal and Intermediate certificates in IIS and configured security ports.

Confidential

Systems Administrator

  • Primary responsibility was to maintain availability of the corporate LAN consisting of servers, client workstations, laptops, printers.
  • Maintained a Windows 2000 and NT LAN of 5 servers, 50 clients and 50 users
  • Implemented and maintained corporate Intranet sites.
  • Implemented, administered and monitored NAT server/firewall providing Internet access to client computers through the corporate LAN.
  • Administered and maintained Microsoft Exchange Server and mailboxes.
  • Provided end user application software and operating system software support.
  • Part of the Security Assurance Testing team, responsibilities include reviewing machines and getting them prepared for IT Audits
  • Configuring the printers for network and also for standalone systems.

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