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System Administrator Resume

New, JerseY

SUMMARY:

  • Over 12+ years of total IT experience and 6+ years of relavant experience in EMC Enterprise SAN Storage Arrays including DMX/VMAX & Clariion.
  • Perform daily provisioning configuration changes using Symcli, Unisphere and Navisphere.
  • Allocate storage to specific servers/applications mostly comprising of Unix, Vmware ESX and Wintel machines.
  • Responsible for infrastructure tasks including connectivity issues, upgrades, and day - to-day issues
  • Implemented Virtual Provisioning from VMAX array to hosts by creating Data devices, thin devices, Thin Pool, binding Thin devices to Pool and masking the Thin devices to the host using Symcli
  • Implemented Auto provisioning by creating Initiator Groups, Port Groups, Storage Groups, and Masking Views for the V-MAX system.
  • Configured SRDF S/A & Adaptive Copy for Production by creating R1 and R2 device pairing, RDF groups and device groups.
  • Configured BCV’s, Clones & Snaps using TimeFinder tool in DMX/VMAX for Business Continuity, data backup and testing environments
  • Created performance reports from Symmetrix Performance Analyzer.
  • Experience performing data migrations using Power path Migration Enabler (PPME) and also Extensive Experience on Open Replicator & VPLEX to migrate data from DMX to DMX, DMX to VMAX, Clariion to DMX and Clariion to VMAX. Configured, Created, push and pull sessions to migrate devices.
  • Design and architect the new VMAX for operations purpose. Design and configured Virtual Pools according to best practices. Implemented FAST VP on the new VMAX array and document best practices. Created FAST Virtual pools, TIERS and policies.
  • Implementation of Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST) for Virtual Pools (FASTVP).
  • Experience in Solaris and Windows, knowledge of AIX, and Linux platforms as it relates to disk allocation, managing LUN's and HBA configuration.
  • Experienced in performing storage systems checks, monitor and alert failures within external arrays and SAN fabric components in order to identify and rectify potential hardware failures.
  • Familiar with SANscreen.
  • Preparation of operational procedures and technical documentation of all SAN related projects and follow proper changes in SAN management
  • Troubleshooting, and resolving issues like one-path-down, hosts not seeing storage, HBA failures, storage allocations, mapping, masking and zoning.
  • Configured Zoning on Cisco switches through Device Manager and Fabric Manager.
  • Troubleshoot the SAN connectivity on different Operating Systems like Windows, VMware ESX, Linux, HP, IBM AIX and Solaris
  • Extensively worked with Brocade and Cisco SAN switches and creating zones for improving SAN security.
  • Identified performance issues, located bottlenecks and diagnosed using Performance manager

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Storage Arrays: Symmetrix V-Max, DMX-4,DMX-3,DMX-2,DMX1000 and CLARiiON

SAN Switches: CISCO MDS & Brocade Director Switches

SAN Software: Emulex/Qlogic HBA drivers, Navisphere Manager, SYMCLI, Brocade CLI, Web Tools, Fabric Manager, Cisco Device Manager, Fabric Manager.

Business Continuity Solutions: EMC Symmetrix based Time Finder-Mirror/ Clone/ Snap, SRDF/S, SRDF/A, SRDF/AR, EMC CLARiiON based Mirror View/S, Snap View Clone/Snapshot

Migration Tools: EMC Symmetrix Open Replicator, VPLEX & PPME

Operating Systems: Solaris 7/8/9/10, Linux, IBM AIX, VMWARE and Windows 2k/2k3/2k8.

Hardware: Emulex HBA’s / QLogic & SUN Fire

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Storage Administrator

Environment: EMC VMAX (10K/20K/40K), DMX-3/DMX-4, Clariion & 3PAR. SYMCLI 7.x, VPLEX, Open Replicator, PPME, EMC Power Path, Solaris, Linux, AIX, VMware and Windows 2000/2003/2008.

Responsibilities

  • Administered a SAN environment comprising of EMC VMAX/DMX/CX/3PAR Arrays.
  • Perform daily provisioning configuration changes using Symcli, Navisphere & Unisphere. Allocate storage to specific servers/applications mostly comprising of Unix, Vmware ESX and Wintel machines.
  • Designing & Implementation of Symmetrix V-max Thin Provisioning, FAST VP, Virtualization and Auto provisioning, Used thin devices (tdevs), virtualization and Auto provisioning features on the VMAX by creating initiators, storage groups and masking views.
  • Implemented Virtual Provisioning from VMAX array to hosts by creating Data devices, thin devices, Thin Pool, binding Thin devices to Pool and masking the Thin devices to the host, using SYMCLI.
  • Analyzing Grabs and Heat Reports for Pre-migration. Used elab navigator to check end-to-end software compatibility for san components. Responsible for Migrating Windows, Linux, AIX and ESX servers from various Symmetrix DMX, Clariion,3PAR & VMAX boxes to VMAX using VPLEX & Open Replicator(Hot Pull and Hot Push).
  • Implemented, designed FAST for Virtual Pools (FASTVP) to automate the allocation and relocation of application data across different performance tiers based on the changes in application performance requirements. Created FAST Policies, TIERS, associated storage groups with different policies and monitored performance using SPA .
  • Migrated TB’s of data from 3PAR, EVA, Clariion, DMX & VMAX to VMAX using Open Replicator, VPLEX & PPME.
  • Extensively Worked on Symcli to implement concurrent SRDF and successfully replicated the storage to the remote site using SRDF solutions (SRDF/S and SRDF/A).
  • Investigate performance issues on Symmetrix using Symmetrix Performance Manager analyzed .btp files and on Clarion Navipshere Analyzer .nar files.
  • Used SPA to investigate and analyze performance issues on VMAX.
  • Implemented and Configured Business Continuity Solutions using Time finder BCV/Clone/ Snap for Symmetrix DMX and V-MAX.
  • Implemented and tested SRDF for selected high performance Tier 1 applications from DMX3 to DMX4 including creation of dynamic RA groups, dynamic RDF pairs and device groups.
  • Configured Zoning on Cisco switches through Device Manager and Fabric Manager.
  • Troubleshooting, and resolving issues like one-path-down, hosts not seeing storage, HBA failures, storage allocations, mapping, masking and zoning.

Confidential, New Jersey

Storage Administrator

Environment: EMC VMAX, DMX-4/DMX-3,Brocade DCX, 48K, 12K, 4900, SYMCLI 7.x, Clariion CX 4-120/240/480/960 , CX3-40, SMC 7.0, Navisphere Manager6.x, EMC Power Path, Solaris 8/9, Windows 2000/2003 and RedHat ES3/ES4 Linux.

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented Auto provisioning by creating Initiator Groups, Port Groups, Storage Groups, and Masking Views for the V-MAX system.
  • Allocated storage from VMAX, DMX4, V-MAX and ClariionCX3-40, CX4-480, CX4-960.
  • Used EMC Grabs and prepared migration scripts to migrate data using Open Migrator, Open Replicator, and SanCopy.
  • Upgraded hosts as per the HEAT report and installed / upgraded and configured Power Path for Solaris and Windows Operating Systems before migrating to the new storage arrays.
  • Migrated TB’s of data using Open Replicator from DMX-4 to VMAX and SANCopy to migrate data from CX4-120 to CX4-960.
  • Created RAID Groups, Thin luns and Meta luns based on the application requirements using Navisphere Manager.
  • Implemented Virtual Provisioning in CLARiiON CX-4 using Navisphere Manager 6.x and created thin luns.
  • Responsibilities also include registering hosts, creating RAID groups, binding LUNs, and adding luns to Storage groups using Navisphere manager for various UNIX and windows hosts.
  • Configured and allocated storage for VMware hosts from DMX-3/DMX-4 and Clariion including configuration of port flag settings for FA ports.
  • Configured Zoning on Brocade switches DCX and 48K through Brocade CLI and Web Tools.

Confidential,

Storage Administrator

Environment:, EMC Clariion/Symmetrix, Navisphere, SnapView, MirrorView, Powerpath, BCV, SRDF, TimeFinder, Zoning, Cisco switches/directors, Brocade Directors, Emulex, Qlogic HBA, Microsoft Windows & Linux servers.

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented SAN with CLARiiON CXSeries, created Raid Groups and Storage groups, assigned LUNs to Hosts using Navisphere manager.
  • Monitoring & troubleshooting hardware & software issues.
  • Designing and Implementation of SAN Storage solutions in WINDOWS & UNIX Environments.
  • Installed and configured the NaviSphere Agent on UNIX and Windows Servers.
  • Create SANCopy Sessions using NaviSphere Manager to perform migration.
  • Configured Snapview Snapshots and Snapview Clones on CLARiiON CX Series Sub-Systems.
  • Performed configuration changes with SYMCLI.
  • Involved in choosing best practices for storage systems like implementing data protection type of logical volumes.
  • Done SRDF for Disaster recovery and have tested restore from R2 to R1 after establishing SRDF links.
  • Implemented and managed switches/directors. Managed switches with vendor specific GUI. Most of the switches configured are EMC connectrix family. Knowledge of Connectrix manager and Fabric manager.
  • Data growth analysis and storage resource forecasting also comes under my responsibilities.

Confidential,

System Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Administration of Windows 2000/2003 and Solaris servers with 1300 work stations
  • Installing and configuring DNS and active directory.
  • Managing users and groups by using active directory services.
  • Installing and configuring DHCP servers for automatic assigning of IP address.
  • Managing file servers.
  • Managing Backup Servers.
  • Managing Anti Virus Softwares such as McAfee and Norton Anti virus.
  • Managing mail server (Exchange Server).
  • Installing and maintaining peach tree server.
  • Managing Domain controllers and Additional Domain controllers.
  • Managing 1 Parent Domain with 5 child Domains in different locations.
  • Migration of Domains.
  • Veritas Volume MGR Administration and support
  • Network planning and designing.
  • Quick understanding with new systems and environment.
  • Back up and recovery from Windows 2000 Server on to a HP 40/80 GB DLT. Recovering from a system failure (using the safe mode, recovery console, emergency repair disk).
  • Implementing system policies, domain policies and domain controller policies.
  • Installing 2000 professional and XP by using remote installation services & unattended installations.
  • Printer administration.
  • Sharing, securing & accessing files & folders.
  • Configuring and managing the dfs.
  • Working with file systems and disks.
  • NFS & accessing network resources with NFS, Cache FS etc.,
  • Automation of jobs using Cron tab, At & No Hup.
  • Custom jump start installations
  • Installed, configured and managed NFS, SAMBA, NIS, DNS, DHCP server.
  • Configuring NFS & NIS servers for sharing and maintaining centralized database.
  • Responsible for creating new users and groups and setup home directories with appropriate access restrictions.
  • Configured RAID technologies like RAID0, RAID1 and RAID5.
  • Backup and Restore the files using tar, ufsdump/ufsrestore on DAT, DLT Tape Drives.
  • Starting and stopping Solaris machines (shutdown, booting in single user mode for maintenance etc.)
  • Installing Solaris on Standalone, diskless and auto client workstations.
  • Performance tuning & Managing Disk space,
  • IP addressing with different classes,
  • Volume management,
  • Having good knowledge on MS excel, Word.
  • Solving hardware problems
  • Adding new systems to the network,
  • Troubleshooting LANs,
  • Installing and configuring Local, remote & network Printers
  • Installation, administration and maintenance of multiple UNIX and Windows work stations.
  • Implementing TCP/IP applications, Disk & file system maintenance,
  • Involved in 24/7 support in production environment.

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