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Vmware Tower Lead Resume

Corning, NY

SKILLS SUMMARY:

  • 7+ years of experience in Vmware/ virtualization /System Engineer with VCP Certification.
  • Expertise in Windows 2000/2003/2008 R2/2012 server administration & active directory administration.
  • Extensive knowledge in advance features of ESX, VMOTION, SVMOTION, VM Lab Manager & Orchestrator.
  • Responsible for WINTEL server builds & HP blades C7000 server builds.
  • Performed system administration activities, security policies & monitored system performance both at software & hardware levels.
  • Worked in the area of Virtualization with VMware vSphere, ESXi 5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1, ESX 4.0 servers, vCenter server 2.5, 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 & VCenter Converter 4.0, 5.0, VBlock, VCloud director.
  • Expertise in DHCP, WINS & DNS.
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP protocol suite, virtual networking, wireless networks & Cloud computing concepts.
  • Experience in using Linux OS (RHEL/OEL).
  • Experience & Familiar with Virtualization technologies like installing, configuring, administering VMware ESX/ESXI Created & managed VMs (virtual server) & also involved in the maintenance of the virtual server.
  • Experience with enterprise backup systems & disaster recovery operations; familiarity with SAN technologies; solid understanding of vSphere 4 implementation with shared storage fiber channel, ISCSI, NFS / VMFS strategies for performance & optimization.
  • Assemble packages for deployment via CD and/or Altiris using programs like cabarc, VB script and PowerShell.
  • Expertise with VMware Lab Manager Products.
  • Expertise with IP sub-netting, VLANs, Load Balancing, & High Availability (HA) architectures
  • Performance monitoring, Error logging, Diagnostics, Fine-tuning & Backup management
  • Configured TCP/ IP protocols like NIS, NFS, DNS, DHCP, LDAP, FTP, SFTP, SSH etc.
  • Configured Citrix Terminal Server & Microsoft Hyper V
  • Experience with Citrix Web Interface
  • Experience in the V2V & P2V migration of Physical servers.
  • Experienced with VMware products - ESX server, VMware workstation & VMware player
  • Managed VMware ESX 3.x & 4.x with Virtual Center server 2.5 & vCenter 4.0 for managing multiple ESX servers
  • Experienced in ESX Architecture, guest OS installation, setting up of VM priorities, Cloning, Templates, & Snapshots
  • Experienced in resource management framework, creating resource pools, adding the VMs into resource pools
  • P2V & V2V conversions by using VMware Converter & PlateSpin
  • Experienced with the VMware HA,FT, DPM, & VMware DRS
  • Experience in Windows clustering Administration & troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of maintaining Business Continuity & performing Disaster Recovery (DR) using VMware SRM
  • Implemented VDI (Virtual desktop infrastructure) technology using VMware VIEW.
  • Installation & Administration of IIS 6.0.
  • Experience in the Server & Desktop Management Support, Analysis & maintenance.
  • Lead Role in implementing & administering server platforms with UCS RACK server & Dell.
  • Good Understanding & Knowledge VBlock & components & experience with Cisco UCS administration & EMC SAN storage.
  • Extensive knowledge about VMware server automation using scripting language Power shell, VB Script, Power CLI.
  • Experience in ESX Architecture, guest O/S installation, setting up of VM priorities, Cloning, Creating Templates & Snapshots.
  • Extensive experience in working with the VMotion & Storage VMotion technology Strong Experience in VNetwork concepts: VSwitches & DVSwitch.
  • Cisco UCS Central Software extends Cisco UCS Manager Features across multiple Cisco UCS domains.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Virtualization Technologies: VMware VSphere 4.0/4.1/5.0, VMware ESX 2.5/3.0/3.5, VMware ESXi 3.5/4.0/4.1/5.0 , VMware VCenter, VSphere Client, VMware VDI, VMware ThinApp, V-Cloud automation center (VCAC),View .6/5.0, SAN/SAN, Microsoft Hyper-V, NetApp, VMware Update Manager, PlateSpin migrator, Quest Vconvertor, HA, DMotion

Operating Systems: Windows Server NT 4.0/ 2000/2003/2008 R2/2012, Windows XP/Vista/7, Linux & Centos, Apple Mac OS, VM Ware ESX/ESXI server & Red Hat RHCSA, RHCT, RHCE

Application Servers: DNS, DHCP, Windows Active Directory Services, FTP, SFTP, Microsoft Exchange 2003/2007/2010 , VMware Zimbra 7.2.2,P2V/V2V Converters, MS Office 2003, 2007.

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

Infrastructure Hardware: UCS C240M3 RACK server, HP Proliant BL460C (G6 – G9) Blade Server series, DL380, DL580 physical servers, Dell Power Edge Servers, Intel x86 processors,

Deployment Tools: Proteus & Junos space.

Network: Cisco Catalyst switches, L3 & L2 switches, Checkpoint, NetGear, HP Switches, TCP/IP, HTTP, DHCP, DNS, SMTP & SNMP

WORK EXPERIENCE:

VMware Tower Lead

Confidential, Corning, NY

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Managed & administered more than 450 hosts & administered more than 5200 VMs.
  • Installed, configured & administering Microsoft Windows 2003/2000/2008 R2/2012R2 servers.
  • Performed Firmware upgrade on 100+ ESXi Hosts from version 4.1.402.8 to 4.9.416.0
  • Created & managed separate VMware clusters like Production, HA & Development.
  • Worked on WINTEL server builds
  • Performed capacity analysis for Corning’s Global Virtual Infrastructure.
  • VMware tools upgrading & Windows patch updates.
  • P2V Migrations using Platespin Power Converter
  • Worked on Powershell scripting for troubleshooting
  • VB SCRIPTS, PowerShell, Win Batch, PS tools and Windows command-line Scripting to automate the manual tasks on Servers and Client computers
  • Wrote PowerShell scripts to automate tasks being executed by the Active Directory & Identity Management Team.
  • Maintain, implement & optimize operating systems/software utilizing VMware virtualization technologies for vSphere 5.0/5.5 including configuration of VMware HA & DRS.
  • Used CyberArc for logging in to servers
  • Involved in live migration of Virtual Machines & Virtual machines files using the vMotion & Storage vMotion.
  • Creation & Troubleshooting of Virtual Network, ESXi & Virtual Machines
  • Creation of templates from VMs & deploying VMs from templates.
  • Used vCenter Operations (VCOPS) for checking the health of the virtual environment
  • Upgraded PowerPath on ESXi hosts using Update Manager
  • Upgraded ESXi Hosts & vCenter from 5.0 to 5.5
  • Perform regular maintenance of Server 2008R2/2012 & 2003
  • Migration of Windows 2003/2008 servers to Windows 2012R2
  • Performance analysis on all virtual/physical servers using NetIQ
  • Import & Export virtual machines using vCenter Converter
  • Installed & configured the KMS licensing Server
  • Disaster recovery planning, implementation & recovering systems during crash or hardware failure
  • Created workspaces, users & groups, troubleshoot issues in VMware vCenter Lab Manager
  • Data Center support activities like changing tapes, maintaining hardware, troubleshooting issues with Servers, configuring iLO, DSView switch
  • Created SMTD for VMware (System Maintenance & Technical Document)

Environment: VMware ESX 4.0/3.5, VSphere 4.0, 5.0, 5.5 & Windows Server 2012R2/2008R2/2012/2003, Active Directory 2003, VCOPS, HP Proliant Servers & Dell Hardware, VCE / UCS, VBLOCK, Cisco, VMAX, VNX etc.

Wintel/ Vmware Windows Engineer

Confidential, Wayne, PA

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support VMware hosts, servers & VDI desktops for clients
  • Installed & Implemented VMware ESXi 4.0 host servers with vSphere Client. Configured HBAs & iSCSI SAN storage
  • Create Citrix policies & Publish Applications
  • Generating a weekly reports for Citrix 4.5 & XenApp 5.0
  • Cut-over file server to a new file server
  • Upgrade ESX host & VCenter to support VMware 5.5
  • Provide daily administration support, create servers, deploy support applications & infrastructure for multiple clients
  • Support applications like App Dynamics & Quick Solver
  • Created virtual & physical servers
  • Maintaining & Supporting Client profile for Cloud.
  • Worked on Red Hat – RHCSA, RHCT, RHCE, Perl Bash & Python.
  • Creating Servers, snapshots, templates for the cloud, provided performance support
  • Migration of production Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster to Server 2012 Hyper-V cluster
  • Performed up gradation of ESX 3.5 to vSphere 4.0, vCenter 2.5 to 4.0
  • Migration using VMware storage vMotion on NetApps NFS, dell ISCSI SAN Storage VMware Vconvertor
  • Application virtualization using VMware ThinApp 4.5 version
  • Experience in updating/upgrading ESX/ESXi servers, Virtual Center servers & windows virtual machines using VMware Update manager & manual upgrades.
  • Documentation for the Cloud processes.
  • Troubleshooting & resolving server related issues Involved in SRM Setup & Performed Failover Testing.
  • Provided technical assistance & best practices for customers to simulate in their own environment.
  • Worked on developing technical papers on Virtualization for Process Automation Systems.
  • Restored Windows NT, 2000, 2003& 2008R2/2012 using Legato Networker on virtual & physical servers.
  • Interact & coordinate with different teams to meet the deadlines
  • Manage McAfee secure Scan IP based scanning Qualys Guard for network vulnerability scanning internal & external
  • Documentation includes PCI compliance Requirements, Project Plan, Network Diagrams, P2V migration & Network design & upgrade recommendations
  • Disaster recovery planning, implementation & recovering systems during crash or hardware failure.
  • Update & patch all ESX servers & coordinate hardware-software installations & upgrades to ensure work is performed in accordance with company policy.

Environment: Windows Server 2008R2/2012/2003, Windows 7/XP, Active Directory, VMware ESXi 4.0 Server, VMware View, HP DL & ML server series, IBM Xseries & System x servers, HP Insight Manager, IBM Director, Cisco Enterprise Network.

Sr. System Engineer

Confidential, San Diego

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyzed existing Infrastructure for Implementation of Gradual Consolidation in Migrations phases after conducting extensive Feasibility study
  • Strong knowledge on Citrix Presentation/XenApp server
  • Printer configurations on Citrix servers.
  • Analyzing the application c&idates for Citrix environment.
  • Implemented Migration by performing P2V, V2V & V2P conversions using Vconvertor & PlateSpin
  • Worked to streamline the process of gathering & interconnecting machines, installing & maintaining operating systems, adding & updating applications & resolving problems
  • Designed & Implemented virtualization solutions based on VMware ESX 3, 3.5 & vCenter Server components & managed virtual center permissions.
  • Configured automated VM migrations using automated scripts in PowerShell. St&ardized network cable runs for VMware hosts across multiple data center.
  • Worked with system, network, security, & storage engineering teams to prepare & configure new servers for the VMware ESX environment.
  • Manage Juniper switches(EX4200), Firewalls(SRX3400) & Checkpoint IP350 for Primary Data center
  • Interact & coordinate with different teams to meet the deadlines
  • Documentation includes PCI compliance Requirements, Project Plan, Network Diagrams, P2V migration & Network design & upgrade recommendations
  • Disaster recovery planning, implementation & recovering systems during crash or hardware failure.
  • Update & patch all ESX servers & coordinate hardware-software installations & upgrades to ensure work is performed in accordance with company policy.
  • Identified & fixed ESX performance bottlenecks by working with clients & other teams.
  • Configured NFS server to share resources across multiple servers.
  • Resolved Server problems related to web applications, Cluster failover, File system, DNS & network connectivity.
  • Maintained vCenter Server 4.1 & implemented View Desktop Infrastructure
  • Administered VMware environment, evaluated & implemented new hardware & software solutions that benefited architecture & operations. Implemented VMware SRM & troubleshooted performance issues
  • Identified & fixed ESX performance bottlenecks by working with clients & other teams.
  • Customized layer 2 & layer 3 networking between VMware, networking components & storage for high availability & maximum performance.
  • Supported & Managed VMware ESX 3.5 & 4.0 infrastructure for production/non production environments including HA/DRS Clustering.
  • Creating & managing security groups & reconciliation of the same regularly.
  • Created documentation for Server Builds, Application Installations, Mapping the drives & Issues which occur during software upgrades.

Environment: VMware ESX 4.0/3.5, VSphere 4.0, Windows Server 2008R22003, Windows XP/Vista, Active Directory 2003, SQL Server 2008R2/2005, HP Proliant Servers, HA/DRS.

Systems Engineer

Confidential

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Installed & Configured Networks, & Wireless Access Point/Router with security, TCP/IP, VPN, Content Filtering, Access Control Lists on router/switches in both LAN/WAN & wireless networks. LAN Cabling, RJ-45 crimping, Labeling, Patch Panel, PC Junction boxes, Phone Switches & Rack set-up
  • Worked with Network Concepts such as OSI reference model, IP protocols such as TCP/IP, IP addressing, subnets, routing protocols like OSPF, RIP, EIGRP, BGP, STP
  • Installed, & supported 100+ Desktops, Laptops, Network Devices, & Computer Peripherals with the IT team
  • Was Responsible for Active directory, GPO, Domain users, Administrating users & groups & given appropriate permissions & privilege to access our LAN & Domain environment.
  • Installed, configured, administered Windows 2003 servers, Active Directory Services, FTP, WSUS, IIS Web Server & SQL Database Server
  • Was Responsible for Security Patch Management & Deployment to all clients using Microsoft WSUS
  • User Support - Monitored & troubleshooted system performance, server & user related issues. Provided support to users to resolve their day-to-day issues related to OS, E-mail, Account issues, hardware etc.
  • Was Responsible for Backup/recovery strategy of all windows based servers. Planned & implemented fault tolerance & strategies for backup & restoring files on the network using different media devices like tape drives, compact disk & additional hard disk etc.
  • Implemented cross-functional IT skills training so our team was well prepared & resilient when faced with challenging issues, which greatly improved IT incident response times & work quality.
  • Asset Management - Helped infrastructure team to Manage Leased Assets.
  • Vendor Management - Build strong relationship with new / existing vendors to get good support & pricing. Selected & recommended the right product & the source at the appropriate price range for the business user.
  • Support & Training - Provided necessary help / assistance to IT Helpdesk / Telecom Support Personal to resolve day-to-day issues
  • Implemented & Managed Symantec Antivirus console
  • Installed & configured 40 new servers at client location with win 2003 Operating System & their required Applications.
  • Configured the Security Policies /group policies & changing the registry to meet the required security for the Organization.
  • Setup & configured various RAID 1 & RAID 5. Applied patches & upgrades to the servers.
  • Configured backups & recovery plans for windows based servers using windows server backup utility
  • Responsible for troubleshooting network, database, applications, & web performance issues. Documented & maintained automation scripts for administration of servers.

Environment: Windows 2000/2003/2008 R2/2012 Servers, Active Directory, NAS, IIS 4/5/6, Cisco routers & switches, HP DL & ML server series, IBM Xseries & System x servers, HP Insight Manager, IBM Director, Cisco Enterprise Network.

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