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Sr. Vmware Windows Engineer Resume

Atlanta, GA

SUMMARY:

  • Over 7+ years of experience in Datacenter Consolidation, Migration, Business Continuity, Backup, Storage, VMware administration, Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016 versions.
  • Designed and Implemented virtualization solutions based on VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0/5.5/5.1/5.0/4.1 , ESX 4.1/4.0/3.5/3.0 platform, vCenter 6.0/5.5/5.1/5.0/4.0/2.5 and Vblock 100/200/300/700 series
  • 4+ years of technical experience building and maintaining VMware, vSphere, Horizon View & vCenter environments working with VMware ESX/ESXi technologies using versions 4.5, 5.x, or 6.x
  • Hands on experience in installation, configuring and troubleshooting DNS and DHCP servers.
  • Expertise in Active Directory Setup and troubleshooting for any deleted objects, AD Recycle Bin, and Remote Desktop Services(RDS)
  • Hands on experience in Data Center Migration, and VDI provisioning/process/procedure implementation
  • Experience in Microsoft Azure and Googlecloud and working knowledge in AmazonEC2 instances, S3bucketsand some AWSservices.
  • Technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards, including TCP/IP, and DNS,WINS, DHCP, IIS, FTP, Terminal Services/Remote Desktop.
  • Knowledge of maintaining Business Continuity and performing DisasterRecovery (DR) using VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
  • Successfully launched VMwareHorizon View Related Applications like RDSH, Desktop pool, Application Pool, ThinApp, AppVolume, Workspace etc.
  • Installed and configured instances of VMware's vRealize Configuration Manager (VCM) for evaluation and initial implementation.
  • Created, managed, and maintained VMWare ThinApp, VMWare AppVolume, VMWare vRealize, RDSH repositories/farms.
  • Experience achieving fault tolerance by creating different types of storage volumes like striped, spanned,mirrored, RAID - 1, RAID-0, RAID 10, RAID 5.
  • Configuring RAID and RAID groups, Storage Pools, Storage virtualization platforms of HC 250 and thick and thin LUNs.
  • Experience in handling back up jobs and recovery in case of data loss and maintaining snapshots.
  • Provisioning and maintaining VMware VDI the entire VDI environment in VMware Horizon View 5.2 with 2,300+ Windows 7 virtual desktops.
  • Experience in handling P2V and V2V migrations using VMware convertor in a large environment.
  • Created new Service Profile templates, SAN&LAN pools on Cisco UCS using Cisco UCSM
  • Deployed new service profiles from the template and independently on Cisco UCS using UCSM
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager 2007 and 2012 (SCCM)
  • Automate daily task in managing SCCM servers including generating reports and monitoring of SCCM infrastructure health.
  • Installing different types of roles and services as required in the environment like SCCM, SCOM, VROpS, GPO etc.
  • Installed and configured IIS including administering SSL certificates like renewing and deploying SSL Certificates.
  • Experience administering users and groups and their access in Office 365.
  • Designed and implement Citrix farm XenApp and Virtual Desktops
  • Installed and configured Citrix NetScaler, Access Gateway and Load Balance Web Interface/CSF.
  • Administration of Microsoft Office 365 workloads (Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business, Yammer, OneDrive for Business).
  • Installed, configured, administered and maintained Sun One LDAP Directory server 7.0/11g on RedHat Linux 6.x/7.x
  • Collaborated with the application team, backup, storage and database teams for planning and implementing any change/activity as per the ITIL framework
  • Developed PowerShell Scripts for Active Directory management of Users/Groups.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Vmware Products: VCenter 4.0,4.1,5.0,5.1,5.5&6.0, ESX/ESXi4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1,5.5 & 6.0, VSphere client, vMotion, Storage vMotion, VMware Update Manager, VMware Tools, VMware Converter, VCOPS, Hyper V C250

Server Operating Systems: MS Windows Server (2003/2008/R2/2012), Red Hat Linux (Enterprise Linux 5/6/7).

Storage: VMAX, VNX, XtremIO

Database: MS-SQL Server, Postgres

Networking: Cisco MDS, Cisco 5K, Cisco 3K

Network Protocols: TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, LDAP, FTP, VPN, VTP VLAN, SNMP, SMTP.

Hardware: HP/COMPAQ ProLiant servers, HP/IBM Blade Centers, IBM X-series Servers, Dell Power Edge Server, DLT/DAT Tape backup, DLT Tape Library, Tablet PCs, Cabling/Patch panels, UPS APC, PC/Laptop Hardware, HP/IBM Blade Center

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Sr. VMware Windows Engineer

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Responsibilities:

  • Installing and Administering the various virtualization components like vCenter, vSphere etc.
  • Administer and support Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012 Domain Controllers.
  • Implementing, installing, configuring and managing Windows 2008/2012 ADS, DNS, DHCP Server with client requirements.
  • Setting up SQL server Fail Over cluster for Network Load Balancing of WSUS servers.
  • Create and manage Organizational units, Security groups and apply Group policies in a multi-domain environment.
  • Performed ESXi Hosts and Virtual Machine migrations between Development, Integration, and Production environments and across Datacenters
  • Excellent experience in managing all aspects of VMware vSphere environments including vSwitches, Distributed Virtual Switches, HA, Distributed Resource Scheduler, vMotion, Storage vMotion, VMware Fault Tolerance, Horizon View, Network/Storage IO Control, VMFS Datastore, Host profiles, Storage profiles, Resource Management and Performance Monitoring
  • Configuration of vMotion, vSwitch, and VLAN in VMwarevCenter.
  • Creating GPO scripts to be distributed to multiple OU’s or sites.
  • Expertise in Installation, Configuration and administration working knowledge of Office 365 & Microsoft Exchange 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 administration
  • Developed PowerShell Scripts for Active Directory management of Users/Groups.
  • Implementation of Active Directory infrastructure and Network fundamentals, protocols (such as TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS), Group Policy and Profile Management.
  • Worked on implementation and administered Citrix XenApp farm consisting of over 3,000 users.
  • Administration of Microsoft Exchange, including setup of mail rules, creation of mailboxes, recovery of lost data, and migrations to online services, like Office 365.
  • Packaging Citrix Applications using Rapid Deployment Tool and Citrix Install Manager.
  • Deploy XenApp 6.5 to new and migrating servers.
  • Experience in deploying and managing Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).
  • Provisioned and maintained VMware VDI across entire environment.
  • Worked on deploying and configuring shared recovery site, a many-to-one, or an N: 1 configuration in SiteRecoveryManager ( SRM ) where we connect multiple protected sites to a single recovery site.
  • Develop, test, and maintain a disaster recovery plan for critical VMs and application data
  • Administration of VMWare vRealize Operations (VROPs) and vRealize LoginSight.
  • Develop and maintain O&S Standard Operating Procedures for VDI Environment.
  • Virtualizing desktop applications for use in a VDI environment and application delivery through VMware ThinApp and App Volumes 2.12.
  • Successfully launched VMwareHorizon View Related Applications like RDSH, Desktop pool, Application Pool, ThinApp, AppVolume, Workspace etc.
  • Experience on installing and configuring HPE Hyper V C250 Converged Platform.
  • Experience in Software Defined Networking architecture and implementations using NSXManager
  • Good experience working on the Remedy and change management process
  • Providing and maintaining user access in VMware virtual Center, configuring mail alert for any failure in HA, DRS, CPU and memory
  • Trouble shooting issues related to VMwareESXhost, VMwareVcenter, VMware update manager.
  • Experience in the V2V and P2V migration of Physical servers to VMwareESXi hosts
  • Implemented and Tested desktop virtualization and introduced VMware View to the client
  • Reviewed tasks, issues and recommend changes to reduce problem reoccurrences
  • Migration of active directory services from Windows NT to FF 2000 to Windows 2003
  • Provided performance metrics, work load status update, and project status updates at biweekly workload tracking meetings
  • Knowledge in IIS 7.x/8.x configuration and troubleshooting
  • Experience utilizing vCenter, including vSphere Command-Line Interface commands
  • Performed data center Migration & Maintained data center Environment
  • Performing initial Cisco UCS cluster setup and provide management IP addresses for blade servers and on managing Cisco FlexPod (UCS) environments.
  • Responsible for administering and maintaining SSL Certificates on web servers.
  • Involved Integration Testing of COTS system after installing new builds, creating and executing Test Plans and Test Cases to verify data accuracy, and updating Operational Incident Reports, Stakeholder Implementation Manuals, and COTS tool Implementation Guides.
  • VNX Block Storage Provisioning and Management including Traditional LUNs, Pools and Thin LUNs, LUN Migration, FASTVP, FAST Cache, Storage groups, Host Initiator registration
  • Performed 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

Environment: VMware ESXi 6.0 Server, Windows 2003/2008 R2, SQL Server 2000, IIS 6.0/7.0, Dell Power Edge Servers, HP Servers, CISCO blade servers, VDI 5.0.2/5.2/6.1 , IBM Blade Servers, Remote Desktop Services, IBM TSM, Microsoft Visual Studio TFS.

Sr. VMware Engineer

Confidential, Tampa, FL

Responsibilities:

  • Administrating the Domain and Services, Active Directory, GPO, IIS (performing code loads on the production environment), Generating certificate request and Installing VeriSign certificate on the website.
  • Designed and installed configured vSphere 6.0 as part of POC. Analyzed various available options and implemented high available Platform Service Controllers (PSC’s) for vSphere 6.0
  • Manage and support all aspects of the MIS infrastructure, including Active Directory, DNS, ADFS, Certificate Services and Windows Operating Systems
  • Experience on installing and configuring HPE Hyper V C250 Converged Platform.
  • Provided and maintained Persistent disks across all the VDI's in the environment.
  • Successfully launched VMwareHorizon View Related Applications like RDSH, Desktop pool, Application Pool, ThinApp, AppVolume, Workspace etc.
  • Managed VDI project (VMware View) from design and development to post- implementation; Successful implemented VDI.
  • Providing Linux support like Red Hat Linux (Enterprise Linux 5/6/7) to Quality Assurance team to resolve system issues impacting their testing.
  • Configured boot order, MAC pools, IP pools. App Pools and UUID pools in Cisco UCS Manager.
  • Created LUNs in EMC XtremIO, VMAX, VNX and mounted them to ESXi as VMFS5 data stores.
  • Worked on several consolidations, virtualization and cloud projects at involving VMware products, including NSX, vCloud Director, vCAC, vCloudOrchestrator, vSphere, vCenter, vCOPS, vCNS, AppSpeed, SRM, and vCenterConfigurationManager.
  • Involved in configuring Active directory in windows server 2012.
  • Running Avamar grids. Daily backup status. Avamar grid maintenance, software upgrades.
  • Supported several server migrations from Netbackup to Avamar. Along with configuring avamar plugin type special backups like SQL and Lotus notes DBbackups.
  • Created and validated clusters, dvSwitch, port-groups and VLAN’s as per the requirements
  • Configured HA, DRS, affinity and anti-affinity rules through vCenter to ensure high and continuous availability to business user.
  • Designed and implement Citrix farm XenApp and Virtual Desktops.
  • Packaging Citrix Applications using Rapid Deployment Tool and Citrix Install Manager.
  • Deploy XenApp 6.5 to new and migrating servers.
  • Provisioning Citrix PVS stream servers with VMware vSphere.
  • Expertise in Installation, Configuration and administration working knowledge of Office 365 & Microsoft Exchange 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 administration.
  • Developed VBScripts, PowerShell, PowerCLI, Quest ActiveRoles and Citrix XDCommands Scripts for Workstations, Notebooks & VM Management.
  • Applied monitoring tools for performance enhancements on IIS servers.
  • Installed VMware Update Manager and upgraded versions on several ESXi hosts through it by creating new baselines.
  • Created package, advertisement and collection on the SCCM Console
  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM 2007/2012 R2/R3) operating system deployment (OSD) and administration hands-on experience
  • Installed VMware SRM and created Protection groups and Recovery plans and performed DR tests as scheduled.
  • As an Implementation Specialist, I was tasked to review system functionality and verify compliance with system requirements/ specifications after COTS tool integration. Duties included COTS security system integration and full system regression testing, to verify system access and functionality.
  • Worked on MSActiveDirectory DHCP, DNS, WINS, and Microsoft Internet Information Service(IIS) and Scripting Languages like PowerShell, VBScript, vCLI
  • Experience in Microsoft Server 2012/2016 Operating Systems.
  • Implemented a FTP infrastructure that uses LDAP for authentication and supports virtual domains.
  • Managed a staff of five regarding infrastructure aspects to provide maximum uptime, current maintenance, disaster recovery process and plan.
  • Perform gap analysis on existing systems and prioritize defects with subject matter experts.

Environment: VMware ESXi 6.0 Server, Windows 2003/2008 R2, SQL Server 2000, IIS 6.0/7.0, Dell Power Edge Servers, HP Servers, CISCO blade servers, VDI 5.0.2/5, IBM Blade Servers, Remote Desktop Services, IBM TSM, Microsoft Visual Studio TFS

VMWare Engineer

Confidential, Harford, CT

Responsibilities:

  • Installing and Administering the various virtualization components like vCenter, vSphere etc.
  • Performed ESXi Hosts and Virtual Machine migrations between Development, Integration, and Production environments and across Datacenters
  • Supported VMware, specifically ESXi5.5 to monitor clusterperformance, optimize the server environment, diagnose and resolve production issues amongst Data Centers and over servers
  • Configuration of vMotion, vSwitch, and VLAN in VMware vCenter.
  • Maintained Windows Servers 2008 R2, 2012 R2 administration created User Accounts and Groups in ActiveDirectory (AD) as required after gaining required approvals.
  • Managed Active directory, DNS, WINS and DHCP Servers. Managed Users & Other AD objects.
  • Worked on V2V and P2V migration of Physical servers to VMware ESXi hosts. Converted several physical servers (both Linux and Windows) to virtual servers. Administrator on SMS/SCCM 2007 System Management Server/ System Center Configuration Manager.
  • Worked on deploying and configuring shared recovery site, a many-to-one, or an N: 1 configuration in Site Recovery Manager (SRM) where we connect multiple protected sites to a single recovery site.
  • Involved in the migration of Virtual Machines and Virtual machine files using the vMotion, Storage vMotion and Storage virtualization platforms like HC 250
  • Experience in Software Defined Networking architecture and implementations using NSX Manager
  • Good experience working on the Remedy and change management process
  • Generating Performance report summary for ESXi servers and VM's
  • Migration of active directory services from Windows NT to FF2000 to Windows2003
  • Configured Network and Server Software, Hardware and peripheral devices to resolve network issues
  • Provided performance metrics, work load status update, and project status updates at biweekly workload tracking meetings
  • Performed data center Migration & Maintained data center Environment
  • Performing initial CiscoUCScluster setup and provide management IP addresses for blade servers and on managing Cisco FlexPod (UCS) environments.
  • Provisioning VLANs and fabric interconnect uplinks for server connectivity to the Layer 3 data center cloud
  • Provisioning resource pools for servers, UUIDs, MACaddresses, WWNNs, WWPNs
  • Performed Zoning on CiscoMDS switches as required.
  • VNX Block Storage Provisioning and Management including RaidGroups, Traditional LUNs, Thin LUNs, LUN Migration, FAST VP, and FAST Cache, Storage groups, Host Initiator registration
  • Performed 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

Environment: VMware ESXi 5.5 Server, Windows 2003/2008 R2, SQL Server 2000, IIS 6.0/7.0, Dell Power Edge Servers, HP Servers, CISCO blade servers, IBM Blade Servers, Remote Desktop Services, IBM TSM, Microsoft Visual Studio TFS.

Senior VMWare Admin

Confidential, Ozark, AR

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Migrating Production Virtual Machines running on Legacy IBM blades to Brand New Vblock Environment without downtime.
  • Worked and Created an Environment where VM's running on IBM blades can access both Legacy storage (Netapp) and the vblock storage, which is VMAX10k. Used the concept called swing box.
  • In Vmax created LUNs of size more than 2TB using the concept of META LUNS.
  • Worked on Vsphere5.5 and Cisco 1000v.
  • Design and implement storage solutions tailored to different environments such as VMware, SQL, and Oracle.
  • Managed and administrated Hitachi VSP and USP V models.
  • Demonstrated experience in NetApp Snapshot, SnapVault and Snap Mirror.
  • Created and Configured RAID Groups, Storage Groups, Binding LUNs, Naming, Resizing.
  • Installed new NetApp and EMC and implemented best practices.
  • Daily tasks Included Managing and provisioning on NetApp Filers/Celerra and VNX/VMAX/DMX/ CLARiiON using Data ONTAP CLI, Filer View, Celerra CLI and Celerra manager.
  • Manage EMC VMAX, CLARiiON CX 700, CX3-80, Symmetrix DMX 2000, DMX 3000, in heterogeneous environments, which includes windows and Unix systems.
  • Supported Qtrees, creation and exports through NFS.
  • Monitor NetApp Systems, configure thresholds, capacity management, using Operations Manager (DFM) software.
  • Generating Historical Performance Reports for VNX 5500/5700/7500 storage arrays using Archive (NAR) Files in both Production and DR for troubleshooting purpose.
  • Migration of data from Symmetrix-Symmetrix and Symmetrix-CLARiiON by using Open Replicator.
  • Implemented NetApp OnCommand Protection Manager backup system for critical clinical trial statistical data.
  • Performed brocade switches upgrades to 6.4 and Cisco switches upgrades to 5.2.8b on DS-C 9513 model.
  • Upgraded ONTAP from 7.3 to 8.0 on 200 NetApp systems during various weekend GZ.
  • Creating and administering aggregates, volumes, Qtrees, FlexVols, FlexClones, Snapshots, and Space Guarantee etc.
  • Create, configure, and manage CIFS & NFS shares, quotas, groups, and permissions.
  • Configuring SnapMirror, SnapReserve, allocating & deallocating shares to UNIX and Windows Clients from NetApp storage systems.
  • Administer NAS Environment using DataFabric Operations Manager.
  • Configured EMC ControlCenter for end-to-end Administration and Management of Storage environment.
  • Used Storage Resource Management (SRM) tools to monitor Storage Area Network infrastructure systems such as CX 480/960, NS120/480/960 and VNX 5300/5500.
  • ISCSI, NFS, Fiber Channel Protocols, Fiber Channel Cabling, Switching and Zoning.
  • Resolved all issues related with performance of SAN backed VMware ESX Infrastructure to determine proper allocation of resources to a multi-department user population with widely varying needs.

Environment: VCenter, Vblock, VSphere 5.5, Cisco Network, VMAX, VNX, CLARiiON, Celerra, Netapp, Snapshots.

Windows Administrator

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Installing and configuring VMware ESX/ESXi 3.0/3.5/4.0, and vSphere Suite
  • Installing & Configuring Virtual Center Server 2.5 and vCenter 4.0
  • SAN fabric zoning for CiscoMDS 9216 and McDATAED 6064 using Fabric Manager
  • Consolidated storage and expanded by upgrading from CX 700 to a higher capacity CX 3-80 /DMX 4 using San copy.
  • Migrated Physical Machines to Virtual Machines (P2V) and Virtual Machines to Virtual Machines (V2V) using VMware converter and vCenter Guided Consolidation
  • Performed HotCloning, ColdCloning, Classic VMotion and Storage VMotion. In depth Knowledge in vMotion
  • Managing Domain Controllers and Additional domain controllers
  • Symantec antivirus console management, updating antivirus definitions through centralize Symantec antivirus server
  • Migration of active directory services from WindowsNT to Windows2000 to Windows2003
  • Providing Capacity Planning review for all the servers
  • Patching all Windows servers and workstations with Company standards
  • Configuring & administering Domain Naming Server (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Distributed File System (DFS), Internet Information Service (IIS) and Remote Access Service (RAS).

Environment: VMware ESX/ESXi 3.0/3.5/4.0, vSphere Suite, CiscoMDS 9216, McDATAED 6064, HotCloning, ColdCloning, CX 700, (DNS), (DHCP), (DFS), (IIS), (RAS).

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