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System Administrator Resume

Jersey City, NJ

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • VMware experience version 4 or 5
  • Developing systems via a structured SDLC methodology
  • Writing / Documentation experience
  • Process definition / improvement
  • Network Architecture experience
  • Disaster Recovery Planning (Backup) experience
  • VMware Certification
  • Requirements Gathering
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Confidential, Fort worth
VMware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of VMware VSphere 5.0 with Enterprise Plus Features of vDistributed Switch and Host Profiles Upgrade Experience from VMware Infrastructure 4.0, 3.5 to VSphere 4.0 and Update 1 including vCenter4.0, ESX Hosts, Update manager, vSphere client, and Virtual machines tools and H/W upgrade to VSphere 4.0 (Ver 7)
  • Installation of ESX 5 Nodes, vCenter 5, Update manager, and Administering VM’s across 2 Datacenters running around 10000 VM’s while migrating servers from different locations on the Globe.
  • Responsible for gathering business requirements, writing technical specifications, scoping releases, managing development and release cycles, and coordinating releases with other departments such as Marketing and Quality Assurance.
  • Installation and implementation of VMware ESXi server 5.0 and 5.1 for different sites.
  • Installation of vCenter5.1 Single Sign on Server (sso), Inventory Services and vCenter5.1
  • Implementation of SRM 5.0 at both the locations of AIG in NJ and TX to recover thousand’s of virtual machines including production, new VM’S, P2V, V2V and clones.
  • Implementation Of different Host Profiles for Multiple Clusters across Multiple Data centers
  • Experience of Storage Migration on 5000 VM’s (Fiber channel Upgrade from EMC DMX - 3 to DMX-4)
  • Defined and documented Backup & Recovery plans, as well as robust disaster recovery strategies
  • Implementation of SRM 5.0 on vSphere across multiple sites to provide Disaster recovery solution for VMware VSphere Environment, VSphere Linked Mode and replicated storage, Configuring Sites Roles and Privileges, Alarms for monitoring the Site Status. Failback Testing from Protected Site to Recovery Site in SRM and Shared Recovery Site across multiple Protected Sites
  • Installation and Configuration vCenter Heartbeat for vCenter failover and FailBack Purpose.
  • Extensive usage of App director, Data Director, vShield Director for this migration project.
  • Huge P2V Experience using VMware converter running different applications with Different Hardware.
  • Migration and P2V conversion Experience on many applications like SQL Server, Exchange running on Windows and some applications running on Linux Redhat and SUSE and VMkernel Linux appliances.
  • Experience on Host Profiles, Distributed Switch, DRS, VMotion, SV-Motion, Resource pools, permissions, Patches, Snapshots, Tools Upgrade, disk expansions, Templates, and many more…
  • Building Windows 2008 Servers and upgrading Windows 2003 on both physical and virtual machines.
  • Database Upgrade for vCenter and update manager from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008 on 2 VCenter Servers
  • Building VM’s and new Templates for new Projects and allocating them to appropriate Resource pools.
  • Administering Windows 2003/2008 Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and building new windows physical/virtual servers as per the requirement of the project
  • Generating Reports and graphs on Performance of ESX Nodes
  • Remote installation of ESX Hosts, Windows 2008 Servers using Raritan and Communicating with Network/Storage teams for Server Support.
  • Upgrading the Firmware to the latest version/date on the BIOS/ controllers/ hard drives.
  • Installed the ProLiant Support Packs (PSP) to deploy software updates remotely and thereby reducing server maintenance costs.
  • Installed the VMware Capacity Planner in planning, designing and implementing the virtual infrastructure environment and monitoring of virtual environments.
Environments: HP ProLiant BL Series, Smart Start 8.4, VMware VSphere 5.0, ESX 3.5, Virtual Center, Virtual Infrastructure Client, VCenter Lab manager, VCenter Capacity Planner, Clustering, Windows Server 2003/2008, Exchange 2003, Symantec Endpoint, TSM Backup.

Confidential, Jersey City, NJ

VMware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installation and configuration of VMware VSphere 4.0, ESX 3.5 on a Dell 2950 Power Edge M1000, VMware Infrastructure Client, VMware Virtual Center, License Server and VCB Setup.
  • Monitored the Dell 2950 Power Edge M1000 Servers using the Dell Insight manager and provided the maintenance in case of power failures, and performed the device mapping.
  • Designed the Infrastructure and administered the environment running over 20 ESX Hosts and 500 Virtual Machines. Also, designed the performance monitoring processes and improved disaster recovery processes to utilize virtualization benefits.
  • Responsible for gathering business requirements, writing technical specifications, scoping releases, managing development and release cycles, and coordinating releases with other departments such as Marketing and Quality Assurance.
  • Defined and documented Backup & Recovery plans, as well as robust disaster recovery strategies
  • Worked closely with Storage and Networking teams to ensure allocated SAN (Xiotech Magnitude 3D 4000S), Fiber and networking infrastructure reflected specifications laid out in initial VMware firm design to ensure successful deployment.
  • Creation and management of Virtual Machines, Installing VMware tools, creating templates, cloning, deploy Virtual Machines from Templates.
  • Planning, implementing and managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.
  • Managed VMware, Windows Server 2003, Active Directory and Microsoft’s SMS 2003.
  • Designed and implemented Microsoft SMS 2003 server site hierarchy for Asset Management and managing security update.
  • Create Snapshot and test Rollback, configure vMotion, Cluster and Failover.
  • Analyzed existing infrastructure using VMware Capacity Planner.
  • Configure VCB, which dumps the backup to Veritas Netbackup Server and Seagate Backup- Backup Proxy Server.
  • Day to day support and maintenance of Operating Systems.
  • Disk management, Data management, Security management (applying patches).
  • Monitored Server Hardware and Operating Systems.
  • Worked on Symantec Antivirus and Symantec Endpoint protection for administering updates and cleanup of a community of more than 400 workstations.
  • Provided remote support and Administration on network for Internal and External clients using tools like Microsoft Remote Desktop connection, Putty and Team Viewer.
  • Participated in development and maintenance of Disaster Recovery & Backup.
  • Resource Management- Configuring VMware HA, VMware DRS Clusters for motion- migrations between ESX Servers.
  • Updated the Patches for ESX Servers using VMware Update Manager in Virtual Center.

Environments: Dell 2950 PowerEdge M1000, VMware VSphere 4.0, ESX 3.5, VM Converter, Virtual Center, Virtual Infrastructure Client, vMotion, VReplicator, clustering, SAN/NAS, VCB, vCenter Capacity Planner, Disaster Recovery & Backup, VMWare HA & DRS, Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 , Veritas Netbackup, Seagate Backup..

Confidential, IL
VMware /Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Administrating production servers/network infrastructure that includes Windows Administration of Domain Controllers, IIS Web Servers (HTTP/S, FTP and SMTP), Exchange 2003 Mail Servers, NAS, File and print Servers, RADIUS, Blackberry 5.0 and Terminal Servers on Windows 2003/2008.
  • Responsible production support of Active directory (AD), GPO, Domain users, Users and groups and given appropriate permissions, shares and privilege to access LAN and Domain environment.
  • Responsible for gathering business requirements, writing technical specifications, scoping releases, managing development and release cycles, and coordinating releases with other departments such as Marketing and Quality Assurance.
  • Defined and documented Backup & Recovery plans, as well as robust disaster recovery strategies
  • Administrating/Responsible production Exchange 2003 Email Server, creating/disabling users, Mailboxes management, public folders administration, monitoring server health, LDAP, smtp traffic/queues, Resolving Outlook issues.
  • Installed, Configured and Implemented Terminal Server (TS) RemoteApp on IIS 7.0 Windows 2008 R2 published applications using TS Web Access, RemoteApp programme and TS Gateway.
  • Implemented Microsoft Clustering for IIS Web Servers.
  • Familiar with web based .Net application, xml integration in IIS web server, IIS Clustering, Load Balancing, Logging and Reporting.
  • Familiar with windows, software and Hardware based Firewalls. Allow/Block ports, inbound/outbound tcp/udp traffic, PAT/NAT, Remote Access VPN and site to site vpn, content filtering, log analyzing, reporting, configurations of Syslog, snmp, access control.
  • Installed and Implemented VMware ESXi 4.0 host servers with vSphere Client, vSphere CLI. Configured HBAs and iSCSI SAN storage.
  • Familiar with backup and restore of VMware host server configuration, Virtual Machine backup, snapshot, P2V-V2V conversation with VMware converter and with other third party converters, Patch updation, monitoring/reporting, SSH and SNMP and notification of alerts.
  • Installed and implement NFS server using windows UNIX service and configured with VMware Host servers for storage.
  • Installed, Configured Citrix Xen Server and Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 on Dell Hardware with ISCSI networks.
  • Administrating Symantec Endpoint Antivirus console, managing 300+ antivirus client’s computers like definition updates, Exception policies, scanning, reporting etc…
  • Installed and implemented open source OpenFiler 2.3 iSCSI SAN with RAID 10 for VMware and other servers with iSCSI initiators. Also managing iStor SAN and Symantec Backup Exec 12.
  • Connected Thin Client (WYSE, DevonIT), desktop Windows Xp2 clients to RDS 6.1.
  • Installed and implemented Manage Engine monitoring application and configured SNMP and WMI on Servers and other network devices for reporting and alerts notifications.
  • Responsible for helpdesk support using Spiceworks ticketing system, inventory and system reporting.
  • Participated in the migration planning, developing, testing and moving the migration process onto full-fledged production network.

Environment: Windows 2000/2003/2008 , Exchange Server 2003, Windows XP/Vista/Win 7, VMware ESXi 4.0 Server,Open filer iSCSI SAN/NAS, iStore SAN, Dell PowerEdge Servers, Dell PowerVault NAS, Zywall and SonicWall Firewall, Remote desktop services .

Confidential, Hyderabad, India
System Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installed the Windows 2000 and 2003 Servers in the organization with over 50 clients.
  • Created the user accounts and profiles, assigned permissions using Active Directory, a directory service which contains information of all user accounts and which optimizes the network traffic. It provides the user logon and authentication services using Kerberos.
  • Defined and documented Backup & Recovery plans, as well as robust disaster recovery strategies.
  • Administered the Group Policy, a collection of permissions, security and rights which can be applied on sites domains and OU’s. Also used group policy to automatically upgrade, repair software installation online.
  • Gather requirements from the business test programs concerning test questions, test data, scoring data, and statistical analysis data.
  • Installation and support of desktops with Windows 2000 and Windows XP Operating system.
  • Provide Remote support and administration on network for internal and external clients using tools like Microsoft remote desktop connection.
  • Provide day to day support (troubleshooting & installing) for more than 50 users for hardware, network& software’s including Microsoft Office applications, Mail clients and other network related issues.
  • Installation and configuration of network Printers.
  • Managed the member server, a server which hosts services like IIS, DNS, and DHCP.
  • Protected the organization’s network from unwanted traffic coming from the internet using ISA Server which is a proxy server and a web caching server.
  • Provided the backup and recovery of the files and data, worked on Windows Firewall, Terminal server, trouble shooting the computer related problems.
  • Attending regular calls of the users related to computers & network problems.

Environments: Windows 2000 and 2003 Servers, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, Backup and Recovery, IIS (HTTP & FTP), Managing the Domain and the Domain Controller, ISA, Terminal Services, Disk Management, File Sharing.

Confidential , Pune, India
System Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Managing technical support team which is responsible for infrastructure services on Microsoft Windows technology.
  • Updating servers with latest service packs and hot fixes.
  • Troubleshooting Active Directory replication problems.
  • Gather requirements from the business test programs concerning test questions, test data, scoring data, and statistical analysis data.
  • Defined and documented Backup & Recovery plans, as well as robust disaster recovery strategies.
  • Creating standard process for group policy deployment
  • Provide Remote support and administration on network for internal and external clients using tools like Microsoft remote desktop connection.
  • Active Directory users and groups management. Remote administration of servers
  • Implementation and administration of DNS, DHCP and WINS
  • Review and remediate software distribution failures and to eliminate the problems that causes those failures.
  • Design and implement a mechanism for handing on-off technical issues to other technical teams for resolution.
  • Creating standard Net-backup policies and applying to servers. Restoring the data as per the customer request.

Environments: Windows server NT/2000/2003, Active directory, backup tools, DNS, DHCP, WINS.

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