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Vmware Architect Resume Profile

Tulsa, OK

Professional Summary

  • Established track record with more than 8 years of experience in the IT industry of which four years as a VMware/Windows Administrator
  • Extensive experience in the area of Virtualization with VMware vSphere, ESXi 4.1, 5.0, 5.5 servers, vCenter server and vConverter, vmware Orchastrator vCO , vCenter Operations Manager vCOps , vSphere Replicator, VMWare NSX
  • Experience in deploying Virtual Machines VM's through Templates, Converting Physical to Virtual P2V and Virtual to Virtual V2V Machines using Platespin , Double take and Vmware convertor
  • Strong understanding and hands on P2V, V2V, P2P using vConverter, Double Take
  • Proficient in Windows 2000/2003/2008 serverupgrade and active directory administration
  • Expertise with SRM 5.0
  • Installing and configuring vSphere using PowerCLI
  • IT Service Management ITSM based on ITIL best practices.
  • Extensive experience with the Active Directory tools
  • Created the user accounts and provided access to the desired servers
  • Extensive experience in working with the Wintel servers
  • Experience in Writing/ Maintaining troubleshooting scripts written both in MS Power Shell and/or VB script for build operations environment to develop/test/implement automation tools.
  • Establish user accounts and group policies and also troubleshoot the existing GPOs
  • Application virtualization and supporting the users using Citrix Xenapp.
  • Implemented VDI Virtual desktop infrastructure technology using VMware VIEW 4.5/4.6
  • Deployment of business critical technologies VMware SRM 5.0, vShield and VMware View
  • Worked on Citrix XenDesktop as a front end for VDI.
  • Upgraded and Migrated Citrix Presentation server 4.0 to Citrix XenApp 5 XenApp 6.5, including configuring and deploying Citrix XenApp 6.5.
  • Created images for Windows 7 32/64 bit
  • Knowledge on Microsoft Deployment Tool MDT 2010/2012.
  • Hands- On knowledge with Netscaler management and maintenance, Edgesite.
  • Experience designing, implementing and managing Active Directory, Internet Information Server IIS , Microsoft Operations Manager MOM /System Center Operations Manager SCOM , Systems Management Server SMS /System Center Configuration Manager SCCM , Forefront Identity Manager FIM , Point of Sale POS , MS SQL Server, Microsoft Cluster Server, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack MDOP .
  • Hands on Experience with implementing and supporting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007/2010/2013.
  • Expertise in Thin provisioning, VMFS expansion, RAID technologies
  • Experience in working with the SCCM 2007/2012 for managing the systems
  • Created multiple task sequences for lite touch and capture of Windows 7
  • Experience with VMware vCloud suite 5.1 involving vCD, vShield, vChargeback, vCAC, vCenter Operation Manager vCOPs , etc and Citrix Cloudstack.
  • Hands on experience with the HP blade c7000 enclosures and the ML, DL, BL series servers
  • Trained and coordinated activities of 5 help desk personnel, whose efforts resulted in good user experience
  • Administering SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery strategies.
  • Hands on experience in updating / upgrading ESXi servers, Virtual Center servers and windows virtual machines using VMware Update manager and manual upgrades for Patching
  • Experience in Physical to Virtual P2V and Virtual to Virtual conversions by using VMware Converter, Platespin Power convert and vCenter Guided Consolidation
  • Extensive experience in working with the vMotion and Storage vMotion technology
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP protocol suite, virtual networking, wireless networks Cloud computing concepts
  • Administrating, creating and modifying DNS records, DHCP scope and reservation, DFS link, Web servers including record/scope creation, troubleshooting and managing user and group accounts Administration
  • Strong Experience in vNetwork concepts: vSwitch and dvSwitch
  • Experience in Windows clustering Administration, troubleshooting and Microsoft failover clustering manager
  • Experience with Cisco Nexus 1000v switch and Virtual distributed switch.
  • Strong experience with the VMware HA High Availability , Fault Tolerance, Distributed Resource Scheduler DRS and VMware Distributed Power Management vCenter Operations Manager vCOps .
  • Mainly supported HP, Dell, Cisco UCS hardware.

Technical Skills:

VMware Tools

View 4.5 /ESXi4.1,5.0,5.1,5.5/VMWare vSphere 4.0, Site Recovery Management SRM , VMware infrastructure 3.0/3.5,ESX 3/3.5, vCloud Suite 5.1, vCenter Lab Manager 4, vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, Symantec backup, vCenter Operations manager vCOPs , Platespin , vSphere Replicator, vShield, PowerCli

Citrix Tools

Presentation Server, Xenapp 4.5, 6.5, XenDesktop, Edgesite, Netscaler.

Operating Systems

Microsoft Server 2003/2008/2012, Live Communications/ Exchange Server 2007/2010, VMware ESXi server

Server Services

Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP, Clean Server Installation/Migration, SCCM 2007/2012, SCOM, MOM, SMS, SSL, SSH, FIM, UDP, MDT, Hyper-V,POS, Blackberry enterprise 4.0, MS SQL Server, MS SharePoint, MS Exchange 2007/2010.

Sorage and Backup

EMC Clariion VMAX VNX AVAMAR, NetApp , Veeam, IBM XIV, HP 3PAR

Application Servers

Microsoft Active Directory 2003/2008, DHCP, DNS, WINs, FTP, Double Take Replication, Windows clustering 2003/2008.

Programming Languages

VBScript, Power shell

E-mail Clients

Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, Remedy ITSM

Work Experience:


VMWare Architect


  • System analysis, monitoring and performance tuning for Windows 2000/2003/2008 Servers.
  • Migration of VMware ESXi 4.1 to 5.5 Host Server Installation, Configuration Maintenance, VSphere Suite with P2P and P2V, Virtual Machines Installation, Configuration Maintenance.
  • Windows Server Migration from 2003 to 2008R2 and 2012.
  • Monitoring the operating system, database network by using the monitoring tools.
  • Installing, Configuring and Administering vSphere and ESXi using Power CLI
  • Installed ESXi servers on HP, DELL and IBM hardware.
  • Virtualization of 200 windows servers using Double-Take software from Dell datacenters to Accenture datacenters.
  • Configured HA, DRS clusters and capacity planning for new clusters, configuring FT for important VM's.
  • ITIL V3 Service Strategy, Design, Transition, Operation
  • Performed Microsoft File and Print services management tasks.
  • Worked on ESXi and VM storage issues and also coordinated with the storage admin team.
  • Experience with SRM 5.0 deployment and implementation
  • Performed P2V Hot conversions using converter enterprise and also the P2V cold conversion using VMware Converter Boot CD.
  • Worked on Disaster Recovery Exercises for DR Plan for Production Servers.
  • Analyzed and Implemented OS patches and hot fixes as well as other OS configurations and updates using Blade Logic Patch Management tool.
  • Involved in creating vSwitches and created different ports groups for different purposes.
  • Involved in troubleshooting the DNS, DHCP, IIS and Active directory.
  • Maintained Web Servers by installing Microsoft IIS7.
  • Active Directory and Operating System account management With NTFS permissions.
  • Maintaining FTP Sites and creating Virtual Directories in IIS7.
  • Created User Accounts and Groups in Active Directory.
  • Updated and upgraded the ESX servers using vCenter update manager.
  • Compaq/HP Blade Server hardware maintenance and HP Insight Manager.
  • Involved in the migration of Virtual Machines and Virtual machines files using the VMotion and Storage VMotion.
  • Hot and Cold Cloning of Virtual Machines using VMware Converter, plate spin and double take
  • Up gradation of Windows server's service pack and security patch as per schedule.
  • Configuration and Maintenance of Microsoft Windows cluster Servers.
  • Developed technical notes and user guides for new software installations for end users.
  • Used Remedy Tool for ticketing process on fixing Incident Reports and Change Requests.
  • Involved System Administration Level III support for Windows 2003/2008 Servers.
  • Installation, configuration maintenance of Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Windows 2008 Servers with Active directory Infrastructure, DNS, DHCP.
  • Performed LUN management, metaluns, RAID groups, storage groups.
  • Performed Daily tasks for Exchange 2010/2013 server.

ENVIRONMENT: Windows 2008/2003, Windows 7, Microsoft DFS, Active Directory, DNS, PowerShell, DHCP, vCloud Suite, NTFS, Dell Power Edge, IBM xSeries, HP/Compaq ProLiant G3, G5 Blade Servers, IIS Servers, IBM TSM backup, VMware ESXi 4.1 5.5 Servers, SRM, vCOPS, vOrchestrator, EMC VNX,Clarion,AVAMAR


Windows/ VMware Team Lead


  • Built new 1500 virtual servers required for the customer and managed the systems
  • Migration of VMware ESXi 4.1 to 5.5 Host Server Installation, Configuration Maintenance, VSphere Suite with P2P and P2V, Virtual Machines Installation, Configuration Maintenance.
  • Installed Windows 2003/2008R2/2012 in the created virtual machines and also installed the required software and tools.
  • Installing, Configuring and Administering vSphere and ESXi using Power CLI.
  • ITIL V2 Incident, Problem, Change, Release, Configuration Service Desk, Service Level, Capacity, Performance, Business Recovery, Financial, Availability
  • Windows Server Migration from 2003 to 2008 R2/ 2012 deployments, troubleshooting and automation.
  • Administrating production servers/network infrastructure that includes Windows administration of Domain Controllers, IIS Web Servers HTTP/S, FTP and SMTP , MS SharePoint, MS Office 2007/2010, Exchange2010 Mail Servers, NAS, File and print Servers and Terminal Servers on Windows 2003/2008.
  • Experience with SRM 5.0 deployment and implementation
  • Responsible for production support of Active directory AD , GPO, GPP, Domain users, Users and groups and given appropriate permissions, shares and privilege to access LAN and Domain environment.
  • 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 , Forefront Identity Manager FIM , Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack MDOP .
  • Built the Wintel servers and worked on the QA of the servers
  • Administer Microsoft Windows Servers Active Directory , Microsoft Workstations, and network security devices for 9000 users
  • Performed all levels of hardware and software systems support for 200 computers and 100 printers.
  • Experience with vSphere Replicator during Disaster Recovery.
  • Helped build a new East Coast Disaster Recovery Data Center, including the roll out of a new server platform Cisco UCS Blades and a remote management model.
  • 2012 Hyper-V Clustering on UCS. This includes a 64 node cluster with EMC VNX SAN for Hyper-V CSV.
  • Created VDI lab environment for IT architects using VMware View 4.6, 5.0 and vSphere 5.0
  • migrated XP to win7 or win7 to win8 machines with PCT migration tool
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of Citrix Server farm running 100 physical virtual Windows 2003 servers for production, QA/Test and Disaster Recovery DR environment.
  • Installing Edgesight 5.2 in Citrix
  • Provided key feedback to Citrix NetScaler and Citrix Access Gateway Product Management teams.
  • Experience in Installation, Configuration Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Citrix Access Management Console, App-V packaging.
  • Windows 7 task sequencing, application and OS deployment using SCCM/MDT.
  • Deployed Windows 7 images by making use of SCCM/MDT
  • Administrating Symantec Endpoint Antivirus console, managing 300 antivirus client's computers like definition updates, Exception policies, Scanning, reporting etc
  • Administered the IIS application efficiently
  • Installed VMware tools and upgraded the virtual hardware
  • Requested IP addresses essential in the P2V process
  • Provided the infrastructure support for the whole network
  • Created new user accounts with username and password and proficiently managed the accounts
  • Performed the DNS reverse and forward look up tasks
  • Provide support to end users relating to hardware and software, computer applications, LAN components and peripherals
  • Created User Accounts, Configuring User Profiles, Creating local and Global Groups and implementing Group Policies using Powershell.
  • Maintained professional knowledge of Websphere MQ and provided MQ administration support.
  • Created pools of networks, servers and storages using the Vmware vCloud Suite 5.1
  • Provided user access to the users for any required server based on the requirements
  • Worked with the SCCM 2007/2012 software and managed a large no of windows systems and additional features like software distribution and patching
  • Migration of production Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster to Server 2012 Hyper-V cluster
  • Rebuilt Hyper-V environment and transitioned into a cluster, providing High Availability and Failover
  • Dealt with the security issues using the SSL certifications
  • Used ODBC for accessing the data in a heterogeneous environment
  • Performed up gradation of ESX 3.5 to vSphere 4.0, vCenter 2.5 to 4.0
  • Handled snapshots, clones, templates during patch releases and new server deployments
  • Worked on the virtualization using the Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp
  • Migrated Citrix Xenapp from 4.5 to 6.5 for our users.
  • Worked on 24 7 online supports through Live Chat, IRC Channel, Phone Support, Ticket System Email Support. Skill of manages more than 75 servers all over the companies. Including Real Shared and Reseller production servers, Dedicated Servers.
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot VMware Lab Manager vCenter Operations manager vCOps .
  • Participated in Troubleshooting and configuration of Network issues for the vCenter in the New Data-centre Environment using vCOps.
  • Worked with off-shore team and provided required support
  • Analyze existing infrastructure using VMware Capacity Planner
  • Performed datastore migration using VMware storage vMotion on NetApps NFS , dell ISCSI SAN Storage
  • Administrating and Supporting Email Server Exchange 2007/2010 which included the tasks of creating user mailbox, supporting outlook users, performing backup strategies, monitoring of email queues and server health with Powershell.
  • Worked with Microsoft share point for various applications
  • Installed and managed the Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Assisted in P2V conversions of Windows servers using VMware vConverter Platespin
  • 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
  • Experience with Microsoft Hyper-V POC environment
  • Created use cases for desktop design and implementation
  • Set up V-Motion, High Availability HA , Distributed Resource Scheduler DRS , vCenter Opeations Manager vCOps and related VMware products such as VM Workstation
  • Worked on Migration concepts like vMotion and Storage vMotion
  • Application virtualization using VMware ThinApp 4.5 version
  • Experience in updating/upgrading ESX/ESXi servers, Virtual Center servers and windows virtual machines using VMware Update manager and manual upgrades
  • Updating/upgrading the HP Onboard Administrator, Virtual connections
  • Installing and configuring Site Recovery Manager SRM
  • Create and maintain the user access groups by assigning different roles and profiles
  • Schedule VM Backup and Snapshots and manage/reload Snapshots
  • Implemented disaster recovery utilizing Veeam Backup and VDR


Sr.VMware Engineer


  • Involved in datacenter migration projects and P2V conversions
  • Performed Preparatory work for physical and virtual migrations and worked with the storage team regarding the storage and LUN capacity
  • Installing, Configuring and Administering vSphere and ESXi using Power CLI.
  • EMC VNX 5300-5600 series SAN devices for MS-SQL, Hyper-V, and UCS boot LUN's.
  • Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2 installation, deployments, troubleshooting and automation.
  • Design, implementing and managing Active Directory, Internet Information Server IIS , MS Office 2003/2007/2010, Microsoft Operations Manager MOM /System Center Operations Manager SCOM , Systems Management Server SMS , Point of Sale POS , System Center Configuration Manager SCCM , Forefront Identity Manager FIM .
  • Architecture, design, install, configure VMware ESX, ESXi, within VI3, vSphere 4 and vSphere 5 environments with Virtual Center management, LabManager, vCloud Director, Consolidated Backup, DRS, HA, DPM, vMotion, VMware Data Recovery, VMware Site Recovery Manager SRM , vCenter Operations Manager vCOps , ThinApp and VMware View desktop virtualization infrastructure VDI .
  • Performed P2V migrations of Production, QA and Development Servers
  • Involved in the cut-over and decommissioning of the physical server after the P2V server
  • Management of Snapshots, clones, templates
  • Worked closely with the command center during the decommissioning process
  • Migration of virtual machine from one enclosure to another within the same environment in different enclosure
  • Rebuilt Hyper-V environment and transitioned into a cluster, providing High Availability and Failover
  • Planning and testing the application Virtualization for various new application releases using Citrix Streaming Profiler and publishing it to the Citrix farms.
  • Provisioning new physical virtual servers and installing Citrix on them for expansion of Citrix farms.
  • Installed, configured, upgrade and maintained Windows 2000, 2003 and 2008 , Exchange Server 2003/2007/2010 Operating Systems
  • Work with NetApp support when issues arise to troubleshoot and NetApp sales team to provide the best solutions for company storage needs.
  • Monitored and responded phone and e-mail requests for technical support
  • Maintained Help Desk specific applications and assisted in refining procedures
  • Handled the various web servers and provide the support to the clients on the chat, through Tickets and Phone calls.
  • Maintained professional knowledge of Websphere MQ and provided MQ administration support.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve the Storage related issues generated in the production, Development and testing environments using vCOps.
  • Developed the cloud infrastructure using the vCloud Suite 5.1
  • Worked with off-shore team and provided required support
  • Experience in installing and administering the hyper V
  • Installed and implemented Manage Engine monitoring application and configured SNMP and WMI on Servers and other network devices
  • Deployed Windows 7 OS utilizing SCCM
  • Installed and the managed the active directory and its tools
  • Created the GPO's based on the requirements and placed them as an OU
  • P2V conversions of Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 servers to 2008R2 using VMware Converter Platespin.
  • Broad experience with designing, implementing and troubleshooting VMware ESX server, VMware virtual center, setting up V-Motion, HA, DRS, and related VMware products such as VM Workstation, P2V converters, VM Backup products and other products for virtualization
  • Generated reports with Health analyzer giving recommendations and resolving performance and tuning issues in the HA, DRS clusters and virtual Datacenters
  • VMware ESXi 4.1 installation and configuration
  • Installing VMware tools and upgrade of virtual hardware such as vCenter Operations manager vCOps .
  • Migration of virtual machine from one environment 3.5 to another 4.1


VMware/ Citrix and windows Consultant


  • Involved with all major datacenter projects that involve SAN storage or virtualization
  • Architected and designed VMware ESX server infrastructure for multi-site/multi datacenter environment
  • One of the first companies to fully integrate ESX virtualization in the DMZ network, eliminating 75 hardware based IIS web portal Servers
  • Consolidated over 300 End of life servers into ESX 3 HA and DRS clusters.
  • Responsible for keeping all VMware ESX servers up to date with patches and updates with minimal downtime using vMotion for SAN attached VMs and Storage vMotion for Local storage VMs
  • Performed desktop migration from Windows 95/NT4 to Windows 2000. Provided technical support for corporate client/server systems.
  • Installed configured, upgrade and maintained Windows 2000, 2003 and 2008, MS Office 2003/2007, Exchange Server 2003/2007 Operating Systems.
  • Responsible for the management of servers and duties include regular and proactive monitoring of servers, responding the alerts
  • Worked extensively in the active directory and the group policy
  • Created a virtual desktop solution for over 2000 mobile and offshore user base ensuring company data stays in the company
  • Worked and administered the Hyper V.
  • Cisco router and Switch administration.
  • Citrix Xenapp, Xenserver, Xendesktop Support for the users.
  • Worked with off-shore team and provided required support
  • Administered SRM Site Recovery Manager support for Failover from one site to the other
  • Install troubleshoot patches and updates on ESX hosts and virtual machine using VMware Update manager
  • Worked closely with MS SQL and Oracle DBA groups to determine best possible configuration for Storage LUN assignments and raid levels
  • Perform P2P conversions using Platespin from old HP Dell Hardware to New G5 HP Blades
  • Perform P2V conversions for old severs which are out of support using VMware Converter to new vSphere 4 environment


Systems/Windows Administrator


  • Installation, configuration and system administration of Windows 2000/2003
  • Maintaining network running on Windows 2000/2003 for 900 Users
  • Migrating users and their settings from Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000 server to 2003 server/Exchange server
  • Routine maintenance activities for optimal performance
  • Maintaining corporate DNS system
  • Managing Remote Servers through Terminal Services Manager
  • Monitored and maintained backups in Symantec
  • Worked with off-shore team and provided required support
  • Responsible for Domain controller's throughout organization
  • Involved in the TCP/IP network configuration, Creating and deleting the user accounts across the location
  • Active Directory User's Management for new employee joins and providing access to the resources and file permissions
  • Installing and Set up Print servers in the Network
  • Creating Virtual Sites and Directories in IIS and FTP server
  • Prepared Network Documentation and Created Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Setting up user accounts, Permissions and Passwords

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