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Vmware/windows Administrator Resume Profile

Chicago, IllinoiS

Technology Skills:

  • Virtualization - VMware vSphere 4.0/4.1/5.0, ESXi, vCenter, VUM, HA, FT, vMotion, VMFS, NFS, iSCSI and Fibre Channel LUNs, VADP, P2V, V2V, Thin Provisioning VMDKs, snapshot management, PowerCLI/PowerGUI, Rvtools
  • Microsoft - Windows 2000/2003/2008 Server, Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8, SMB/CIFS File Shares, Active Directory, IIS, Group Policy, Account Management
  • Server Hardware - Dell PowerEdge Rack and Blade, Cisco UCS, SuperMicro HPC Head and Compute Nodes
  • Storage Platforms - NetApp FAS2020 and FAS3070, Data ONTAP 8 7-Mode HA Cluster
  • Backup - Symantec NetBackup
  • Networking - TCP/IP, VLAN, RADIUS, Firewalls
  • Datacenter - Cable Management, Power and Cooling, KVM/IP, Equipment Racking, Equipment Decommissioning and Disposing, Asset Management ManageEngine Asset Explorer , Datacenter Diagramming Visio

Work Experience:


VMware/Windows Administrator

  • Manage a VMware vSphere 4/5 environment, including installation of vCenter and ESX/ESXi, configuring HA/FT clusters, implementing vlan tagging, security, account maintenance, and P2V conversion of previously existing environments.
  • Acting as Subject Matter Expert for VMware for the University. Advised other campuses with licensing, design, and understanding virtualization concepts.
  • Upgraded the University's vSphere environment from 4.1 to 5.0 with minimal downtime, including vCenter, ESXi, VMware tools, and virtual hardware. Utilized vSphere Update Manager VUM as part of the upgrade.
  • Migrated over 2TB of file server data from Windows Server 2003 using iSCSI storage to CIFS shares on a NetApp FAS2020.Reduced backup to tape time for file shares by over 50 .
  • Migrated University leadership's Exchange Mailboxes and Calendars to Google Apps using Google's Migration tool, exmerge, and Outlook
  • Designed Service Profiles for Cisco UCS for the deployment of ESXi on UCS. Acting as secondary administrator for Cisco UCS environment.
  • Acted as backup administrator for NetApp storage environment. Created LUNs and CIFS shares, replaced failed disks, troubleshot takeover events, and cabled shelves.


Windows Systems Administrator

  • Co-maintained the campus Windows Server Active Directory environment, including system installation, patching, security, account maintenance, upgrading, and retirement.
  • Co-managed Windows clusters running file server services, Exchange 2003, Pharos Printing software, and SQL 2005.
  • Lead team in datacenter activities, including server disposal, diagramming, configuring out-of-band access methods, asset management, and installing new hardware.
  • Managed and maintained over 2TB of file share storage for the University. Handled NTFS permissions, backups, and file recoveries.


Work Study for Advanced Technology Support

  • Worked independently using supervisor's directions to prepare technology in multiple classrooms, including hard drive imaging, software installation, PC installation, initialization of CISCO equipment, and redeploying technological equipment.
  • Worked independently to troubleshoot and repair PCs and network equipment to ensure minimum downtime, as well as document problems and solutions for future reference.
  • Worked in a group environment to complete large projects, including preparing network cables for multiple classroom networks and creating a complete inventory of equipment in multiple departments for a database.

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