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Vmware Administrator Resume

Philadelphia, PA

Summary:

  • 7+ years of experience in VMware virtualization and Windows administration
  • Expertise in Windows 2000/ 2003/2008/2008 R2/2012 server administration and active directory administration
  • Created user accounts and group policies and also trouble shoot the existing GPOs
  • Experience installing, managing and administering Windows 2008 and 2003 based Domain controllers, Backup / Additional Domain Controllers
  • Recent focus on Windows 2008 Enterprise with IIS 7, Certificate Services and Hyper-V deployments
  • Experience in implementation of VMWARE ESXi 4.1/5.1/5.5, vSphere 4.0/ 4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5 , VM virtual center, VMware Workstation
  • Expertise in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • Knowledge of maintaining Business Continuity and performing Disaster Recovery (DR) using VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
  • Expertise in WINTEL hardware
  • Expertise in Dell physical servers and HP Proliant blade servers
  • Expertise in Microsoft SharePoint 2007/2010
  • Experience in administering Microsoft Office SharePoint server
  • Responsible for server builds, patch management, antivirus and updates
  • Responsible for WINTEL server builds and HP blades C7000 server builds
  • Experience in Cisco UCS Servers
  • Performed system administration activities, security policies and monitored system performance both at software and hardware levels
  • Experience in monitoring backups using Symantec Backup Exec
  • Expertise in administering File servers and Print servers
  • Expertise in DHCP, WINS and DNS
  • Expertise in Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Xp, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP protocol suite, virtual networking, wireless networks & Cloud computing concepts
  • Experience and Familiar with Virtualisation technologies like installing, configuring, administering VMware ESX/ESXi. Created and managed VMs (virtual server) and also involved in the maintenance of the virtual server
  • Experience with enterprise backup systems and disaster recovery operations; familiarity with SAN technologies; solid understanding of vSphere implementation with shared storage fiber channel, ISCSI, NFS / VMFS strategies for performance and optimization
  • Expertise with VMware Lab Manager products
  • Strong analytical, technical and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience in the V2V and P2V migration of Physical servers to VMware ESX hosts
  • Experience in Windows clustering Administration and troubleshooting
  • Hands on experience in updating / upgrading ESX servers, Virtual Center servers and windows virtual machines using VMware Update manager and manual upgrades for Patching
  • Implemented VDI (Virtual desktop infrastructure) technology using VMware VIEW
  • Installation and Administration of IIS 7.5
  • Experience in the Server and Desktop Management (Windows Administration), Support, Analysis and Maintenance
  • Have performed some basic VB scripting and automation using POWERCLI as part of a team
  • Worked on vCenter Orchestrator to Automate the execution of various vSphere processes

Technological Skills:

Virtualization Technologies: VMware vSphere 4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5 , VMware ESX 2.5/3.0/3.5, VMware ESXi 4.0/ 4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5 , VMware vCenter, vSphere Client, VMware VDI, VMware ThinApp, View 4.6/5.0, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware Update Manager, Platespin migrator, Quest Vconvertor.

Operating Systems: Windows Server NT 4.0/ 2000/ 2003/2008/2008 R2, Windows XP/Vista/7, linux

Application Servers: DNS, DHCP, Windows Active Directory Services, FTP, SFTP, Microsoft Exchange 2003/2007/2010 , Vmware Zimbra 7.2.2, Microsoft SharePoint 2007/2010

Networking: OSI Reference Model, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting, Ethernet LAN, TCP/IP, UDP, switches, routing concepts, virtual network concepts including vSwitches, VLANs, dvSwitch, TCP/IP stack for virtualization.

Workstation Apps: Microsoft Office 2003/2007/2010 , Outlook 2003/2007/2010 , VMware workstation 5.0/6.0

Directory Services / Internet: Designing, Deploying and Migration of Windows Based Active Directory. Installation and Administration of IIS 6.0, DHCP & DNS servers

Infrastructure Hardware: HP Proliant BL460C (G6 and G7) Blade Server series, DL380, DL580 physical servers, Dell Power Edge Servers, Intel x86 processors, EMC SAN storage VNX

Programming skills: C, C++, Python

E-mail Clients: Confidential

Work Experience

Confidential, Philadelphia, PA

VMware Administrator

Responsibilities :

  • Installed and configured ESXi 4.1/5.0/5.5 on Blade Servers
  • Performed in place upgrades of Windows 2003 server to Windows Server 2008/R2 on Dell Physical Servers -Power Edge 1950, R610 & R710
  • Using VMware vCenter, created DataCenter Environment by creating VMware clusters, adding ESX hosts in the clusters, and implemented HA and DRS
  • Performed physical to virtual (P2V) migrations for approximately 500 physical servers utilizing VMware Converter
  • Administrating multiple labs in VMware Lab Manager
  • Involved in installing/configuring and troubleshooting VMware Lab Manager and administrating multiple labs in Lab Manager and dealing with Lab Manager issues
  • Installed Management Server (VCenter Server) instance to enable centralized management of multiple hosts
  • Worked on Central Management Server (VCenter Server) to manage all the EXS hosts in the datacenter
  • Hot and Cold Cloning of Virtual Machines using VMware Converter and Platespin
  • Troubleshooting & testing of VDI instances
  • Performed tons of V2V Migration
  • Created clones and templates of Virtual Machines
  • Deploying VMs Through Templates
  • Created & Troubleshot Virtual Networks and vSwitches
  • Worked on Migration concepts like vmotion and cold migration
  • Configured VMware HA, VMware DRS in acquiring higher efficiency for VMware Infrastructure
  • Configured Netbackup Client
  • Installed following servers Win 2000, Win 2003, Win 2008 R2, Win 2012 etc
  • Extensive experience with WINTEL server hardware.
  • Applied patches on Windows servers and workstations with Company standards
  • Managed user and computer accounts on the Active directory (AD) 2003/2008/2012 users and computers
  • Also resolved the user issues related to Active Directory Users and groups
  • Configured Domain Naming Server (DNS) and created forward/reverse lookup zones with associated pointer records
  • Worked on EMC Storage Area Network(SAN),NAS
  • Worked with ConfigMgr (SCCM) 2007 for Patch Management and Software Distribution.
  • Customized Win 2000/2003 servers in terms of Registry, Audit/Account/Security policy, patching to sustain Company Standard Operating Environment
  • Responsible for deploying, managing, and maintaining HP Proliant BL-series C-class blade servers and DL-series servers
  • Restoration of user data requests (Symantec netbackup)
  • Worked with business clients to evaluate, streamline, and improve current systems, processes, and workflow
  • Ensured adherence to procedures and processes for hardware, software, and applications
  • Performed operational turnover on all system implementations
  • Interacted and coordinated with different teams to meet the deadlines
  • Participated in weekly meetings
  • Prepared detail documentation for the whole physical and virtualized the environment

Environment: Windows 2003/2008/2008 R2/2012, Windows XP/Vista/Win 7, Dell Physical Power-Edge servers, VMware ESXi 4.1/5.1/5.5 Server, VMware View, VMware Lab Manager, VMware converter, VMware Vsphere client, Fault tolerance, High Availability and Distributed resource scheduling

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

VMware/Windows Administrator

Roles and Responsibilities :

  • Created Virtual Machines and Installed VMware Tools
  • Provided physical to virtual migrations for servers utilizing VMware Converter, Vizioncore
  • Deployed Through Templates
  • Cloned Virtual Machines
  • Managed & Trouble shooted Virtual Network issues
  • Configured and Managed if any issues with HP Proliant (ML/DL) servers
  • Managed and Configured Cisco based Enterprise Network (3750G/E, 4507, 6506 series) for US office and DR site
  • Technical support for Microsoft Server 2000/2003/2008 , Exchange 2003/2007/2010 , Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, Microsoft Office Suite, Active Directory, SAN, NAS, DAS, Cisco IOS, Cisco SDM, router, switches, RIP, BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, TCP/IP, VPN, VLAN, DNS, VMware, IIS, Load Balancing, Clustering, Hyper-V, etc.
  • Implemented Policy-Based Routing and Route Maps on core switch at US office HQ
  • Blocked adware/spyware and implemented security features for global network infrastructure with the help of ASA based firewall
  • Worked on VMware clustering like HA and DRS clusters using VC.
  • Worked on Cold migration and Vmotion
  • Worked on vCenter Orchestrator to Automate the execution of various vSphere processes
  • Configured Netbackup Client
  • Customized 2003/2008 servers in terms of Registry, Audit/Account/Security policy, patching, to sustain Company Standard Operating Environment
  • Participated in Project Management in several key projects which included the migration and consolidation of several data centers, migration planning for future system consolidation.
  • Worked on vCenter Orchestrator to deploy multiple VM's at a time and execute post deployment scripts and also used it to take multiple snapshots of VM's and to modify the settings of Multiple VM"s at a time
  • Installation, Configuration and administration of Windows 2003, 2008 & 2012 server's
  • Installation and configuration and managing of active directory and DHCP, DNS
  • Responsible for server deployments, which include application installations, operating system updates and security patches.
  • Create firmware development plans and schedules for HP and Dell Servers.
  • Handling Desktop Management including Home Directory, Profiles, and Folder Redirection.
  • Configuring MS Outlook, Outlook Express Clients, and Mozilla Thunder bird
  • Handling the Technical escalations from the team members and also end users.
  • Installation, configuration and troubleshooting of various applications and software's
  • Responsible for server deployments, which include application installations, operating system updates and security patches through windows sever update services.
  • Configuration of Microsoft ISCSI target in Windows 2008 storage Server
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.
  • All the new Software's / Hardware's / Upgrades / Patches / Service Packs are tested on the test environment to ensure that the production is not affected.
  • Installation and configuration storage equipment’s like EMC2, HP&IBM Storage products And troubleshooting the same products on Hardware level

Environment:Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2, Microsoft Exchange server 2007, Zimbra server 7.2.2, Vmware view 5.0, AS400 iSeries servers, Symantec Backup Exec, GFI Fax servers

Confidential, Secaucus, NJ

Windows Administrator

Responsibilities :

  • Administering windows 2003 and 2008 servers
  • Installing, configuring and troubleshooting VMware View 5.0
  • Administering day to day operation through View manager
  • Administrative support for Exchange 2007 organization
  • Migrating user mailboxes and their settings from Windows Exchange 2007 server to Zimbra server
  • Worked on installing and maintaining Symantec Messaging Gateway 10.0
  • Monitored and maintained backups in Symantec/ Veritas Backup Exec
  • Monitoring and Scheduling Backups using Acronis Backup and Recovery and also Vembu Storegrid
  • Troubleshooting backup issues
  • Involved in configuring and troubleshooting Symantec Endpoint Protection server
  • Worked extensively on the integration of third party products ( NextGen, Allscripts, Peachtree ) into the client server environment
  • Migrated physical servers to virtual servers using VMware ESX and Hyper-V
  • Worked on vCenter Orchestrator for provisioning multiple VM’s and executing various vSphere processes
  • Responsible 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
  • Installing, configuring, administration of Windows 2003 and 2008 servers, Active Directory Services, DNS DHCP, FTP, WSUS, IIS Web Server.
  • User Support - Monitoring and troubleshooting system performance, server & user related problems
  • Responsible for Implementation and management of Windows Active Directory, workstation and server platform including Group policy management
  • Maintenance of DNS, DHCP, file ,print and fax servers
  • Administration of print servers and troubleshooting print jobs
  • Installation and configuration of Remote Desktop server including RD Gateway and Web access
  • Worked with ConfigMgr(SCCM) 2012 for Systems Management
  • Responsible for Security Patch Management and anti-virus protection of Servers and Workstations for Client
  • Worked with Network engineering teams to ensure tickets and escalations are resolved for workstation and server issues
  • Worked with windows clustering
  • Performed troubleshooting to ensure Service Level Agreements are met

Environment:

Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2, Microsoft Exchange server 2007, Zimbra server 7.2.2, Vmware view 5.0, AS400 iSeries servers, Symantec Backup Exec, GFI Fax servers

Confidential

Windows Admin

Responsibilities :

  • Installing and Decommissioning windows 2003,2008,2008 R2 servers
  • Administering WINTEL hardware ( Windows OS on top of x86 Intel processors)
  • Installing, configuring, administration of Windows 2003 and Active Directory Services, DNS DHCP, FTP, WSUS, IIS Web Server.
  • Worked on Cisco UCS Servers
  • Performed hardware replacement and troubleshooting for the Dell Rack servers and HP Blade servers
  • Configuring server using role based configuration and server manager
  • Scaling and migrating virtual machines using Microsoft hyper-v
  • Administering and managing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
  • Administering VMware servers
  • Installed VMware VSphere 4 and created virtual machines on ESX 4.0 Servers. Created standard images and deployed servers from the images
  • Installed & configured Windows 2008 with Active Directory service.
  • Designed and successfully implemented VMware ESXi4.0 servers for server consolidation
  • Worked as senior Technical consultant on various infrastructure projects surrounding Servers consolidation, Physical to Virtual Migrations, Storage and Server Management
  • Co-ordination with offshore team members
  • Implementation of various server related tasks
  • Administration of print servers and troubleshooting print jobs
  • Managing and Troubleshooting print queues
  • Restoration of user data requests (Veritas Netbackup and Symantec Netbackup)
  • Installed remote server administration tools using Powershell
  • Windows 2003 and 2008 print server administration
  • Worked on Migration Projects Involving IIS 5.0 based applications
  • Print server migrations & Print driver testing
  • Installing and configuring VM print servers in VMWARE ESX servers in the enterprise virtualized environment

Environment:

VMware ESX3.0/4.0, vCenter, Windows Server 2000/2003, Active Directory, Dell Rack servers

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