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Vmware Engineer Resume

Middletown, NJ

Profile Summary:

  • Over 7+ years of experience in Information Technologies with expertise in area of Windows server, VMware virtualization technologies, Monitoring tools and some of the Storage technologies
  • Experience in installing, administrating & managing Windows server operating system (2000, 2003, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2) and their standard, Enterprise & Datacenter Edition.
  • Hands on experience in Windows Active Directory administration, DNS, GPU, GPO, DHCP, LDAP
  • Experience in handling more than 3000+ mix of Windows server, 200+ ESXi servers, Remote data center, Multiple vCenter
  • Excellent knowledge in creating and managing users, permission setting, roles and responsibility assignment and VM resource allocation on ESXi hosts
  • Experience VMware clustering, HA, DRS rules, vMotion, Storage vMotion, Snapshot manager, Cloning, Template creation and deployment & VMware View 4.x/5.x, Site Recovery manager (SRM)5.0
  • Strong understanding and hands on P2V, V2V, P2P using vConverter, Double Take
  • Hands on experience in Virtual standard switch, Virtual Distributed switch, VLAN mapping into VMware
  • Proficient in deploying windows server patches using SCCM.
  • Hands on experience on Data Center Disaster recovery on virtual platform
  • Efficiently co-ordinate with tech representative and vendor to resolve the problem
  • Worked at Tier 3 support representative for Windows and VMware in multi city complex environment
  • Strong problem solving skill and a strong knowledge of ITIL processes like, incident management, change management, patching cycle etc
  • Strong fundamental in Storage Area Network(SAN), NAS boxes, different RAID level 1,10, 5, and different drive types SCSI, SAS, SATA
  • Experience with RedHat OS.

Technical Skills / Expertise:

Virtualization Products: Vsphere 3.x/4.0/4.1/5.x, ESX/ESXi server 3.x/4.x/5.x, vCenter Server 3.x/4.x/5.x, DRS, HA and FT. VMware update manager, P2V vConverter, P2P Double Take Converter, VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure(VDI) VMware view, VMware SRM 5.0, KVM.

Operation System: Windows Server NT 4.0/2000/2003/2003 R2/2008/2008R2, Windows XP/Vista/7, RedHat.

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

Hardware: HP Proliant DL380P, BL460c, C7000, Dell R410 power edge

DR Tool: VMware SRM 5.0, Double Take

Tools: Solarwinds, Tivoli, ESM, Spirent Avalanche Commander, IXIA.

Work Experience:

Confidential, Middletown, NJ

VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Installed VMware ESXi server 5.1/5.5. Created virtual machines on ESXi Servers, created standard images and deployed servers from the images.
  • Configured HP Proliant DL380P & BL460c blades for building environment.
  • Configured VMware on clustered environment, Implemented VMotion, Virtualized Windows servers using VMware Converter P2V and setup Lab Manager.
  • Involved in design, implementation, and maintenance of current large scale physical and virtual consolidated infrastructures as well as with the design, test and implementation of future technologies within virtual space.
  • Performed ESXi Hosts and Virtual Machine migrations between Development, Integration, and Production environments and across Datacenters.
  • Implemented and Tested desktop virtualization and introduced VMware View to the client.
  • Experience in troubleshooting DRS Cluster errors with shares, pools, and limits.
  • Involved in Troubleshooting ESXi host issues with VMware.
  • Experience utilizing Virtual Center, including VSphere Command-Line Interface commands.
  • Install new and rebuild existing Servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
  • Upgrading Memory, CPU and Disk size on the existing VMware Sessions on ESXi Servers.
  • Designing test cases for virtual environment related to all features of ESXi & providing methods & procedures to resolve them.
  • Designing & performing test cases for performance testing for Virtual platform, GSTool, DNS, DHCP, NTP & RADIUS applications.
  • Performed P2V conversions using VM Converter and V2V conversions.
  • Created VM Machines for Test Environments to Test Applications.
  • Designing & performing test cases related to load balancers, CCE’s, flex switch.
  • Performing deployment guide testing.
  • Efficiently using Spirent Avalanche Commander, Spirent Test Center & IXIA for testing purposes.
  • Installing KVM & configuring VMs.

Confidential, Troy MI

Windows /VMware Desktop & Remote Management Consultant

Responsibilities:
  • OS administration of Windows servers.
  • Installation & configuration of different versions of Windows OS on VMs for Patch testing and analysis.
  • Configured on HP Proliant BL460c blades, Dell PowerEdge R410 servers.
  • Knowledge of VMware ESX server, used of testing Vms.
  • OS installation, configure and update hardware and software to ensure optimal performance and security.
  • Coordinate with vendors if needed to troubleshoot or implement hardware and software technologies.
  • Evaluate factors such as reporting formats required, cost constraints and need for security restrictions to determine hardware configuration.
  • Test and verify hardware and support peripherals to ensure that they meet specifications and requirements, analyzing and recording test data.
  • Maintain the systems database records.
  • P2V & V2V migration.
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
  • Contribute to and maintain system standards.
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
  • Create, change, and delete user accounts per request.
  • Investigate & troubleshoot issues.
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities.
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
  • Installed and configured all the Linux servers in the network per specifications of clients.
  • Performed routine checks on the Linux servers of the firm.

Confidential, Chicago IL

Sr. System engineer

Responsibilities:
  • Handling complex enterprise environment with 3000+ Windows servers and 200+ ESXi hosts in two datacenter and multiple remote locations
  • Installation and support of VMWARE ESX/ESXi 3.5/4.x/5.x server which hosts the virtual servers for the test/dev/staging environment.
  • Build and administer vCenter 4.1/5.0, VMware cluster, HA, DRS, Snapshot, Clone
  • Taking care of P2v, V2v, P2p using vConverter & double take
  • Performance tuning for VMware ESXi hosts and Virtual Machine, setting up their CPU affinity rules, allocating resources and fine tuning storage
  • Administering VMware VDI, allocating new VDI and maintaining
  • Monitoring the resources and services on the servers using System Center Operation Manager (SCOM) 2007 R2, HP SIM & IBM Director, worked as SCOM administrator.
  • Storage configuration using SAN with IBM Blade Center s, HP EVA series
  • Supporting SAN infrastructure, NAS infrastructure
  • Installation and Support of Windows NT/ 2000/2003/2008/2008 R2 servers functioning in Multi-Tier application environments.
  • Managed shared folders & groups using DFS, applied NTFS/Active Directory file permissions, create user profile and user rights restrictions and password management.
  • Possess excellent Windows server skills in the areas of Active directory, Domain architecture, TCP/IP, DNS, Wins system, availability, scheduling, server capacity and performance.
  • Implementation and Maintenance of Group Policies and Active Directory Replication.
  • Level-2/3 troubleshooting clustered file & print server support for user base over 2000 users.
  • Installation and Administration of HP Proliant servers, C7000 Enclosure, Dell Power Edge, Compaq.
  • Troubleshooting hardware issues like, RAM, HDD, CPU, Blue screen etc on all server hardware
  • Installation, Configuration and troubleshooting of DNS and DHCP.
  • Installation and Administration of Web servers and FTP servers.
  • Responsible for running Wintel on host operating systems (and applications) such as Microsoft Windows to run in a protected, virtual environment in a window.
  • Installation and Administration of Fail over cluster in Windows 2000/2003/2008 environment.
  • Managing the backups using the Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) and Backup Exec System Recovery.
  • Monitoring the servers using HP Systems Insight Manager to find any issues with the server’s hardware.
  • Patch Management using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
  • Participation on disaster recovery planning, mock drill and preparation

Confidential, NYC NY

Infrastructure Support & Management Consultant

Responsibilities:
  • Successfully designed and implemented VMware ESX servers for server consolidation.
  • Built Windows 2008/2003 Servers on standalone and blade servers based on application design and deployed stack on these servers
  • Managed servers and client computers using SCCM 2007 thus reducing costs of maintenance of the systems.
  • Installed VMware ESX server 2.5/3.0/3.5/4.1 in a total of 360 ESX’s, 4000+ servers & four VC’s. Created virtual machines on ESX Servers. Created standard images and deployed servers from the images.
  • Configured VMware on clustered environment, Implemented VMotion, Virtualized Windows servers using VMware Converter P2V and setup Lab Manager.
  • Installed SQL 2000 and SQL 2005 servers clustered and non-clustered and creating SQL Database.
  • Deployed 250 VM’s with Windows 7 operating system for the end users.
  • Administrating production of servers/network infrastructure that includes Windows Administration of Domain Controllers, IIS Web Servers, Exchange Mail Servers, WSUS Patching servers, print Servers, System Management Servers (SMS), Terminal Servers, RAS and File servers on Windows 2003 and windows 2000 in the data centre/server farm.
  • Administrating DNS, DHCP, and Exchange & ISA servers. Created and managed user and group accounts in User Manager and in MS Exchange Administration.
  • Experienced with x86 / x64 Intel, HP, IBM & Dell hardware like rack-mounted servers, tower servers, desktop, laptop and other peripherals.
  • Managing Exchange 2003 servers and troubleshooting issues related to mail delivery, configuring MX records to enable and disable domain.
  • Responsible for Active directory, GPO, Domain users, Administrating users and groups and given appropriate permissions and privilege to access our LAN and Domain environment.
  • Installed & configured Windows 2008 with Active Directory service.
  • Installation and Configuration of networks, router/switches configuration and wireless access point/router with security, TCP/IP, VPN, Content Filtering, Access Control Lists on router/switches, VLANs (port mapping, naming etc.), and routing IP address in both LAN/WAN and wireless networks.
  • LAN Cabling, RJ-45 crimping, Labeling, Patch Panel, PC Junction boxes, Phone Switches and Rack set-up.
  • Installed and managed McAfee EPO software on servers and clients.
  • Responsible for Desktop, Laptop, Network and Outlook support & troubleshooting client’s issues.
  • Troubleshoot and monitored network using SNMP and Microsoft MOM monitoring tools and also used ping, Cisco CLI, trace route for debugging them.
  • Familiar with web based .Net application integration in IIS web server, IIS Clustering, Load Balancing, Logging and Reporting.
  • Lead Technology Implementation including vendor selection, System Architecture, Setting landscape, Capacity planning, security, storage management and High Availability.
  • Disaster recovery planning, implementation and recovering systems during crash or hardware failure.
  • Experience in IT decision-making, policy direction, planning, and team management. Participated in the migration planning, developing, testing and moving the migration process onto full-fledged production network.
  • Coordinate hardware and software installations and upgrades to ensure work is performed in accordance with company policy. Recommends resolutions to complex matters of significance and coordinate the implementation of the approved course of action.

Confidential, Pittsburgh PA

Infrastructure Support & Management Consultant

Responsibilities:
  • Process and delegate escalations between different Regional IT Support Team (US, Europe and APAC).
  • Managing incident queue.
  • Assigning incident to the on shift engineers & achieving maximum resolved count.
  • Worked in coordination with Application teams to arrange downtime & raise change management.
  • ITM & Tivoli remediation.
  • Worked with ticketing & request system alert.
  • Worked with DCO & Vendor in case of hardware failure.
  • Worked with backup team for backup failure issues.
  • Decommissioning of servers.
  • Providing L1 support to UNIX machines.
  • Worked with HP/Dell (HPSIM & Dell Open Manager) server management tools.

Confidential

Technical Engineer

Responsibilities:
  • Installation and configuration of ESX servers and VM virtual servers using VM-templates to facilitate server consolidation, migration and testing.
  • Managed snapshots, clones, templates during patch releases and new server deployments.
  • Assisted in P2V conversions of Windows servers using VMware converters
  • Managing various antivirus products like Symantec, Mcaffe, Vipre, Trendmicro.
  • Analyze performance of physical servers to determine and customize virtual server specification.
  • Deployed virtual machines from templates and installed configured application in the virtual machine.
  • Installed patches and software upgrade recommended by security scan.
  • Experienced with HP, IBM & Dell hardware like desktop, laptop and other peripherals.
  • Responsible for Active directory, GPO, Domain users, Administrating users and groups and given appropriate permissions and privilege to access our LAN and Domain environment.

Confidential

Windows –Network Administrator

Responsibilities:
  • Installed, configured & administer Windows 2003 Standard and Enterprise Server.
  • Managed Domain Controllers and Additional Domain Controllers.
  • Implementing Disaster Recovery in Windows 2000/2003 Domain.
  • Configured of Domain Naming Server (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  • Implemented Disaster Recovery by Optimizing FSMO roles Placement.
  • Responsible for Backup/recovery strategy of all windows based servers. Planning and implementing fault tolerance and strategies for backup and restoring files on the network using different media devices like tape drives, compact disk and additional hard disk etc.
  • Installing, troubleshooting and supporting of 1000+ Desktops, Laptops, Network Devices, and Computer Peripherals.
  • Created User Accounts, Configuring User Profiles, Creating local and Global Groups and implementing Group Policies
  • Sharing Folders, Planning and Assigning NTFS Permissions and System Policies
  • Installed of Operating Systems Win98, Win XP, Win NT, Win 2000, Win 2003 etc.
  • Configuration and Managing Remote Installation Service(RIS)
  • Implemented user administration like adding, deleting and modifying user accounts
  • Responsible for operations and maintenance for TCP/IP schema.
  • Routing via EIGRP, OSPF and BGP and network addressing.
  • Installation and troubleshooting Cisco Catalyst 2960, 3550, 3560 series switches and cisco 2600 and 3600 series routers.
  • Planning and scheduling the network down time for various upgrades and maintenance check.
  • Support & Training - Provide necessary help / training to IT Helpdesk / Telecom Support Personal to resolve day-to-day issues.

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