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Sr. Vmware Admin/ Windows Admin Resume

Irving, TX

SUMMARY:

  • IT Professional with 7+ years of experience in Systems and Network administration with a primary focus on installation, configuration, and administration of VMware vSphere 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, ESX 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0 VMware vCenter 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0 Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 4.1, 5.0, VMware View 5.2, 5.1, 5.0, 4.5 and 4.0, and Windows servers.
  • Expertise in advanced features of VMware such as ESX/ESXi 4/5/6, vMotion, Storage vMotion, HA, DRS, and Update Manager.
  • Expertise with maintaining and updating the Domain Controllers and RODC in Windows Server 2003/2008/2012.
  • Build, configure and deploy VMs and templates. Completed Physical - to-Virtual (P2V), Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) migration of Windows 2003, & 2008 servers from VMware.
  • Expertise in Designing and upgrading of ESXi 4.1 to ESXi 5.0 hosts, ESXI 5.1, ESXI 5.5 to ESXI 6, vCenter 4 to 5, 5 to 6 as well as upgrading 3000+ VM’s from Virtual machine hardware 7 to 8 as a part of a major enterprise upgrade.
  • Experience of Installing NSX manager & NSX controllers to deploy logical L2 NSX Edge Services Gateway (ESG) or Logical Distributed Router. (DLR)
  • Configured default gateway, add/remove static routes and dynamic routing protocols (OSPF) on NSX Edge Logical Distributed Router. (ESG)
  • Experience creating custom dashboards, views and reports with VCenter Operations Manager(vCOPS/vROPS) for monitoring and troubleshooting performnce issues.
  • Created custom alerts SMTP and SNMP notifications and email alerts for CPU, Memory and Storage utilization in VMware vRealize Operations Manager(vROPS).
  • Expertise in creating Windows Active Directory 2003, 2008 accounts, file permissions, DNS records administration and also assisting with the administration and upgrading from Windows 2003 to 2008 active directory and domains.
  • Experience in RHEL/Windows Server provisioning, Upgrades, Patching, Configuration and Performance Tuning in Linux, and VMware environments.
  • Expert in Server Builds, Installs, Upgrades, Patches, Configuration and Performance Tuning in Red Hat Linux/Windows Server 2003/2008 on VMware virtualized environments.
  • Expertise in creation of RHEL and Windows 03/08 servers utilizing templates, custom ISO’s and PowerCLI scripts.
  • Experience in creating protection groups, recovery plans, test DR plans, and SRA’s in SRM.
  • Experience in developing documentation and runbooks for disaster recovery plans via SRM by coordinating with multiple datacenters across the US.
  • Expertise in building, configuring and upgrading HP-7000 Enclosures with HP BL 460’s, BL 620’s, BL 680’s, HP Integrity BL 870c i2 utilizing OA, VCEM, HP Virtual Connect Support Utility.
  • Extensive experience with Windows Active Directory, GPO’s, DHCP, DNS, IP, Sub Nets, VPNs, VLAN, Network routing, firewalls, LAN/WAN switching and Backup & Recovery, File & Print Server, IIS (Web Server), FTP, Terminal Server
  • Expertise in creating VM Templates, Cloning and managing Snapshots.
  • Experience writing both Power Shell and PowerCLI scripts to automate Virtual Machine builds and DNS entry configurations for windows servers.
  • Experienced in installing, configuring Windows 2008 / 2003 and ESXi on HP rack Servers DL 580s, 380s, Wintel Servers, HP C-7000 enclosures running BL460c, BL620c blades, Dell R-710 rack servers and Cisco UCS B200’s B250’s.
  • Experience in developing documentation and runbooks for P2V migrations utilizing VMware converter by coordinating with multiple datacenters across the US.
  • Experience with tier three supporting servers and directory service issues. Any unresolved issues were escalated directly to VMware support.
  • Used Solarwinds for Monitoring the Windows servers in case of any alerts and notifications and used Shavilik Support for installing patches on windows Servers.
  • Experience in managing and configuring multipath based solution and well experienced in configuring NetApp SAN based LUNs.
  • Installation Management Services, NetScaler, Branch Repeater and Access Gateway (CAG) with Advanced Access Control, Application Profiling, Streaming, Certification and Management.
  • Maintaining IT infrastructure including server hardware, VMware environment, data storage, switching and routing, backups, email, firewall, spam filtering, AV, VPN, mobile devices, VOIP systems, network monitoring, and all Microsoft technologies.
  • Experience in working as part of a highly cross-functional & global team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with high commitment to achieve corporate goals and ability to work collaboratively in a team.

TECHNICAL SKILLS: VMWARE:

  • VMware vSphere 6.0, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.x VI 3.5
  • VMware ESX 6.0, 5.5, 5.1, ESXi 5, ESX 4.1, ESX 3.0
  • VMware vCenter Server 6.x, 5.x
  • VMware Horizon view 5.3, 5.2
  • VMware vCenter Operations manager(vCOPS)
  • VMware vCenter update Manager(vUM)
  • VMware vCloud Director 1.5, 1.0 (vCD)
  • VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC)
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps)
  • VMware vSphere Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
OPERATING SYSTEMS
  • Windows server 2000/2003/2008 R2/2012R2
  • RedHat Linux 6.0, 5.2, Solaris 8. 9, AIX 5.3
  • Cisco IOS,NX-OS
NETWORK
  • Cisco UCS 5100 Blade server Chassis,
  • UCS 6100 Fabric Interconnects
  • UCS B250M2, UCS B200 M2
  • Cisco 2104 Fabric extenders FEX
  • Cisco M81KR VIC card
  • Nexus 5548, Nexus 3000, Nexus 7000
  • Nexus 1000v VSM, N1KV VEM modules
  • MDS 9506, 9509 Fabrics
  • Catalyst 6500 series
STORAGE
  • XtremeIO, VMAX, VNX 5300, Clariion
  • VBLOCK 300, 700MX, 720MX
  • EMC Secure remote Access ( ESRS)
  • NetApp Filers 6000 series, FAS 6040, 3070,
  • Data Ontap 8.0.
  • NaviCli, Unisphere manager, UIM, Fabric Manager
  • TimeFinder, SRDF, SnapMirror, Recovery Point,VPLEX
  • Connectrix Manger, Fabric Manager
  • PowerPath v5.8
PROTOCOLS
  • IPv4/IPv6 TCP/IP, UDP
  • ARP, L2 VLAN, VXLAN, FCoE
  • CIFS, NFS & NAS, SAN
  • RIP, EIGRP, OSPF & BGP, PIM & IGMP

Backup:

  • VERITAS Netback up, TSM, Avamar and Windows NT Backup

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Irving, TX

Sr. VMware Admin/ Windows Admin

Responsibilities:

  • Installing, configuring, Troubleshooting and management of ESX 4, ESXi 5, ESXi 5.5 and VCenter Server 5.5, 6.0.
  • Well Experienced with designing, installing and implementing VMware ESX servers and VCenter server 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and setting up of VMware Features like V-Motion, HA, DRS.
  • Managed 300+ ESX servers located at various data centers by one virtual center. Each Data center has multiple clusters with biggest of 15 clusters used for HA and DRS for disaster recovery, Load balancing and troubleshooting.
  • Creating and Deploying of Virtual Machines from Templates and creating Snapshots with in no time, Cloning of Virtual Machines for future Deployments.
  • Creating and configuring vNetwork Standard Switch (vSwitch), VM Kernel Ports, VM ports, Service console and NIC teaming.
  • Maintained, Administered and Provided Infrastructure support to 10000+ virtual machines which includes 70% of Windows Operating systems and 30% of Linux operating systems located across various data center primary one located in Houston and secondary in Dallas.
  • Configuring vNetwork Distributed switches and migrating the networks from vNetwork standard switches to vNetwork Distributed switches.
  • Configuring different type of Port Groups Policies, Applying Security policies, Traffic Shaping, Load balancing, Failover detection, Hard and Soft zoning and VLAN Tagging.
  • Virtual Machines (P2V) and Virtual Machines to Virtual Machines (V2V) using VMware converter and VCenter Guided Consolidation.
  • Daily responsibilities included maintenance of Virtual machines for performance issues also implemented V-Motioning, Hot and Cold Migration of virtual servers and performed Storage VMotion where the storage is migrated.
  • Created and maintained SQL server cluster for HA, DRS, VC, ESX servers and VM's.
  • Good experience with VMware Update Manager and Host Update utility to install patches and updates on ESX hosts and virtual machines.
  • Experience with the upgrade of EVO rack manager firmware, installation of vSphere vCenter server, configuration of NSX, VSAN in management & Work Load domain cluster.
  • Experience of Installing NSX manager & NSX controllers to deploy logical L2 NSX Edge Services Gateway (ESG) or Logical Distributed Router. (DLR)
  • Experience in administering Windows Terminal Server, Group Policy management and Active Directory environment.
  • Created Domain User Accounts, Distribution Groups with Windows Active Directory/ Windows Exchange.
  • Design, implementing and managing Windows Features such as Active Directory(AD), Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)/System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), Systems Management Server (SMS)/System Center Configuration Manager(SCCM)
  • Extensively managed Active Directory like all the problems related to user accounts, domain accounts, managing permissions etc.
  • Experience writing both Power Shell and PowerCLI scripts to automate Virtual Machine builds and DNS entry configurations.
  • Experience in Remote deployment of Microsoft Windows 2003/2008/R2/2012 servers using Altiris deployment solution or manual installation of a server using ILO for remote connection to a server.
  • Maintaining servers with latest security updates, critical patches, anti-virus, and backup.
  • Install and maintain SCOM in the environment and maintain the monitoring configurations.
  • Installed and configured Windows 2008/2012 servers. Maintain and monitoring 100+ servers for firm via SCOM alert system
  • Demonstrated expertise in the installation, configuration and administration of VMware Horizon from previous versions to newer versions.
  • Also Provided Application and Production Support to Java and other related Applications in Windows, Linux and Unix Environments.
  • Utilize SCOM system management tool to monitor infrastructure health.
  • Maintaining Print servers, Application servers and File Servers. Extensively worked with Active Directory Services, IIS Servers, DNS, and DHCP.
  • Has done imparted administration in IIS where we can configure, install and troubleshoot the applications.
  • Configured and maintained new VM's and Installed Microsoft Windows / 2012/2008/2003 Servers, managing VM's and ESX servers.
  • Experience in Azure Cloud and involved with various applications installed on the hosts.
  • Involved in day to day support related to Data Center, documentation of run books, training, support, and coordination with off-shore team for moving/relocating Widows/VMware/Applications/Backup
  • Responsible for supporting system design and implementations as well as provide first level of support for any issues.
  • Planning migration strategies, DR plans with SAN and NAS data.

Environment: vSphere 4.0, 5.0, 5.5 and 6.0, Hyper-V, VMware Horizon 6.1, 6.2, Windows 2012/2008/2003 Server, Cisco UCS 5108, HP Blade C7000 and C3000, HP VCEM- Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager, VMware View Dell Power Edge Servers, Citrix and SQL.

Confidential, Irving, Texas

VMware Admin/ Windows Admin

Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of VMware vSphere 5.0 with Enterprise Plus Features of Virtual Distributed Switch and Host Profiles Upgrade Experience from VMware Infrastructure 4.0, 3.5 to vSphere 4.0 and Update 1 including VCenter4.0, ESX 3.5, 4.0 and 4.1 Hosts, Update manager, vSphere client, and Virtual machines tools and H/W upgrade to vSphere 5.0 (Ver 8) .
  • Install and support of VOIP services and troubleshooting VOIP issues.
  • Extensive experience of Tools deployment along with other tools on new servers like IEM, Bigfix, SEA gate and TAD4D.
  • Done with Installation and maintaining 2012 System Center Configurations Manager (SCCM) and System Center Operations Manager(SCOM).
  • Installation of ESX 3.5, 4.0 and 4.1 Nodes along with ESXi 5.0/5.1, 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.
  • Tested and configured Wyse Thin Client devices and technology and implemented Wyse Device Manager Server for remote administration.
  • Install and maintain VMware view for all environments.
  • Specializing in Private Cloud solutions on VCloud Director running on VCE vBlock.
  • Along with VMWare, the client used HYPER-V for some Window servers.
  • Integration and testing of Unified Collaboration System with Cisco OpenStack (IaaS) and Media Broker with Unified Collaboration System.
  • Experience delivering business systems using RPG (ILE).
  • Installing IBM operating system upgrades, creating devices and printers.
  • Plan and lead training sessions for new and existing departments as part of the "Lion Team" initiative; facilitate at least 3 sessions per month.
  • Management of Hyper V production platform, development platform and DMZ platform.
  • Installation of vCenter5.1 Single Sign on Server (SSO), Inventory Services and vCenter5.1
  • Implementation of SRM 5.0 at both the locations of Confidential in NJ and TX to recover thousands of virtual machines including production, new VM’S, P2V, V2V and clones.
  • Implementation of install, design and configuration of VMware’s VCloud Automation center for both NJ and TX data center locations.
  • Worked as a VDI Administrator who is responsible for operating and maintaining the virtualized desktop infrastructure within the enterprise environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the installation, configuration and administration of VMware, vSphere, VMware VCenter, and VMware Horizon .
  • Successfully upgraded nearly every Opsware customer in the Livingston/Fort Worth Locations. used precision and thorough planning to turn nightmare, disaster-prone on-site product upgrades into successes.
  • As a service desk technician, Identify, isolate and repair computer equipment .showing wear and tear as well as during preventative maintenance routines.
  • Implementation Of different Host Profiles for Multiple Clusters across multiple Data centers
  • Managing EMC Data Domain for transform backup, archiving, disaster recovery with high-speed, efficiently replicate backup and archive data.
  • Met Customer goals through e-commerce sale maximization where by using Citi reward points.
  • Experience with EMC VPLEX used for data mobility, continuous Availability, migrations, stretched clusters and scale out cluster architecture.
  • Designed and implemented a best-in-class Solaris Patching feature based on my own professional services work while consulting at Opsware customers.
  • 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.
  • Install, maintain & monitor Citrix 6.5 Server.
  • Daily participation with DB teams to resolve the SQL and Oracle server migration issues.
  • Experience on Host Profiles, Distributed Switch, DRS, VMotion, SV-Motion, Resource pools, permissions, Patches, Snapshots, Tools Upgrade, disk expansions, Templates, and many more.
  • Extensive migration of DB servers including SQL servers along with Oracle servers.
  • Building VM’s and new Templates for new Projects and allocating them to appropriate Resource pools.
  • 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.

Environment: HP ProLiant BL Series, Smart Start 8.4, VMware VSphere 5.0, VMware Horizon 6.0, VMware view 5.3, ESX 4.0 & 4.1, ESXi 4.0,4.1,5.0,5.1 EMC & NetApp SAN/NAS, Virtual Center, SEP 11.x, SEP 12.x VMware ThinApp

Confidential, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

VMware Administrator/ Windows Admin

Responsibilities:

  • Designing and Documentation for Racks move from one cage to other big cage in datacenter.
  • Worked on large datacenter consolidations and completed them successfully using multiple P2V conversion using vCenter Converter.
  • Job includes installation and configuration of VMware ESXi 4.x, installation and configuration of VMware Virtual Center Server and creating Virtual Machines.
  • Assist in P2V conversion of Windows 2000, Windows 2003, and Linux based server editions using enterprise VMware converter and also installed the VMware tools on that machines.
  • Provided disaster recovery and backup services using the VMware consolidated Backup (VCB).
  • Job also includes creating templates and deploying Virtual Machines through templates, cloning Virtual Machines and managing Virtual Center permissions.
  • Creating and Managing VMware cluster with HA and DRS. Creating and Managing resource pools for Virtual Machines. Monitoring and managing performance of ESX servers and Virtual Machines.
  • Using Virtual center server for HA, DRS and VMotion. Working on Migration concepts like VMotion and cold migration.
  • Creation & Troubleshooting of Virtual Network. Troubleshooting ESX & Virtual Machines.
  • Creation of templates from VMs and Creation of VMs from templates.
  • Worked as a VDI Administrator who is responsible for operating and maintaining the virtualized desktop infrastructure within the enterprise environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the installation, configuration and administration of VMware, vSphere, VMware VCenter, and VMware Horizon .
  • Performance monitoring and tuning for ESX Servers, Virtual Center Server and VMs.
  • Installation, configuration and management of Veeam Backup and Replication for virtual machine backup. Management of HP SIM for hardware monitoring.
  • Installation, configuration and management of Windows Server 2003.
  • Management for Active Directory and patch management.

Environment: Virtual Infrastructure(VI) 3, vSphere 4.0, Hyper-V, Windows 2008/2003 Server, HP EVA 8400, HP Blade C7000, HP Blade C3000, HP VC Flex 10

Confidential, Philadelphia, PA

Storage and VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Administration of all login servers, farm servers, database servers, Application servers, VMware servers, EMC Clariion, NetApp storage arrays and Backup solution.
  • Configuring, implementing and managing Virtual environment using VMware ESX 3.0, ESXi 3.5 infrastructures.
  • Implemented and configured multiple CLARiiON Storage environments from initial setup to binding LUNs, creating RAID group, installing CLARiiON storage array software’s, enabling the host address the EMC CLARiiON storage array, provisioned and documented them to meet the requirements.
  • Familiarity with data protection technologies which involve Snapmirror, Snapvault and OSSV.
  • Designed and planned NAS infrastructure using SMB/CIFS/NFS protocols with EMC storage, windows and UNIX machines.
  • Designed, Planned and Implemented fibre channel SAN with brocade switches, servers (Linux, Windows) with QLogic and Emulex HBA’s and NetApp filers.
  • Designed and Implemented iSCSI SAN with Cisco/Brocade switches (1 Gig and 10 Gig), servers (Linux, Windows) 10 Gig/ 1Gig ISCSI target cards and NetApp filers.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the installation, configuration and administration of VMware Horizon from previous versions to newer versions
  • Storage allocation/reclamation - Created Initiator groups, port groups, storage groups and Masking views for Auto-provisioning and recommended various best practices
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues like one path failure in SAN Storage environment , host not seeing storage, and HBA failure in SAN environment and performance issues.
  • Data storage deployment, support, capacity planning and provisioning with SAN, NAS, iSCSI, direct-attached storage, & storage virtualization .
  • Implemented SRDF f or DR planning and Time Finder for local replication.

Environment: Red Hat Linux 4/5, Windows 2000/2003/2008 server, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Exchange 2003/ 2007, Microsoft Office, VMware ESX3.0/3.5, vCenter Server, EMC CLARiiON, Symantec NetBackup, SQL server 2005/2008, ServiceNow.

Confidential

Systems/Network Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Provided technical support in a W2k environment.
  • Performed application compatibility testing on hundreds of third party software ensuring integration with windows and standard desktop configuration.
  • Created and configured network accounts using Netware
  • Administrator and Console one.
  • Provided technical assistance with network access.
  • Maintained IT Asset Tracking database.
  • Remote Access administration.
  • Created and configured VPN accounts via Cisco Secure ACS client, Citrix ICA Client and Active Directory.
  • Maintained and Updated Software database on external hard drives.
  • Assisted remote users with testing access and installation procedures.
  • Configured laptops for RAS and local connections on the VLAN (DHCP or Static TCP/IP) configuration.
  • Wireless Services & Support.
  • Blackberry Server Enterprise Server 4.0
  • Reactivated user accounts on server and reset
  • Blackberry accounts for Blackberry upgrades.
  • Activate and configure blackberry devices
  • Trained constituents on blackberry features and use.
  • Provided Tier II support for blackberry activation, maintenance and replacement.
  • Installed synchronization software for PDA's and assist with email synchronization.
  • Hardware support and repair for workstations.

Environment: Windows 2000/2003, My SQL 2000, MS Exchange server 2000, Blackberry Server Enterprise Server 4.0

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