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Windows/vmware Consultant Resume

NY

SUMMARY

  • Experience in installing, configuring and managing infrastructure using Windows operating systems on VMware hypervisors viz. ESX/ESXi 4.0/4.1 5.0/5.1/5.5 , vSphere 5.1/5.5, vCenter, VMware View 5.0/5.1, VMware vCenter Converter etc.
  • Experience in Network LAN/WAN deployment, including IP Addressing and Troubleshooting.
  • Systems and Network Administration, Windows 20012/2008/2003/ WSUS 2000, NT, TCP/IP, Backup and Restore.
  • Administering and managing Windows server 2003/2008 Active Directory services, DHCP and DNS servers. Updating servers with latest service packs, security patches and antivirus definitions.
  • Experience in Active Directory, GPOs, File & Print Server, FTP, Terminal Server, NAT, and Exchange Mail Server.
  • Hands - on experience in building and administering Windows 2003/2008 R2/2012 Clusters.
  • Administering and managing Windows server 2003/2008 Active Directory services, DHCP and DNS servers. Updating servers with latest service packs, security patches and antivirus definitions.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Server technologies, such as Microsoft server 2003/2008, Exchange 2003/2007, Active Directory, Windows Update Server (WSUS), and Windows Deployment Server (WDS) and how they interact on the network.
  • Experience in configuring DRS, HA, vMotion, storage vMotion, virtual networking, cloning, deploying VM’ Confidential from templates and automating VMware environment.
  • Expertise in DHCP, WINS, DNS and Active Directory.
  • Experienced in LAN/WAN configuration and troubleshooting of the SAN devices (Fiber channel VLAN Switch, Network Storage Router, Modular Data Router, Tape Library and Tape Controller).
  • Strong knowledge and experience on VMware ESXi 5.5/5.1/5.0/4.1/4.0 , and VMware vSphere 5.x features including Virtual SMP, Storage DRS, profile driven storage, auto deploy and vSwitch design.
  • Experience in Cisco UCS /HP C7000 blades administration and troubleshooting.
  • Windows Server Update Service Server Implementation for Windows OS and non-windows Applications, SCCM/SCOM/SCSM/SCVM configuration tasks
  • Expertise with Windows Active Directory Administration, Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008 R2, DNS, TCP/IP, DHCP; experience managing Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 R2.
  • Experience with VMware SRM 5.0/4.5,View 5.1/5.0/4.6/4.5 and vShield 5.0 setup in the production environment.
  • Administration & Maintaining Microsoft Active Directory 2003/2008 and Group Policies
  • Experience in Windows 2003/2008/2008 R2/2012R2 Server operating systems
  • Experience on AD, DHCP, DNS, IIS, Exchange, Windows clustering and ODBC connections
  • Experience in deploying failover clusters to provide high availability of applications.
  • Configured AD, DHCP, DNS, IIS, FTP Servers and ODBC connections for database
  • Successfully converted more than 100 physical servers to virtual servers using P2V migration.
  • Experience in deploying View 4.5/4.6/5.0/5.1 and ThinApp 4.6/4.7 environment.
  • Experience in storage protocols, SAN/NAS technologies like iSCSI, Fiber Channel and NFS
  • Hands on experience with vSwitches, port groups, NIC Teaming and Cisco Routers & Switches, TCP/IP, VPN, VLANs, Ethernet port, patch panel and Wireless networks
  • Performed multiple migration projects consisting of Office 365, Lotus Notes and hosted Exchange
  • Actively coordinate with management for smooth operations and Nexus 1000v switches
  • Good communication skills and interpersonal skills, self-motivated and quick learner

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Virtualization Technologies: VMware vSphere 4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5 , VMware ESX 2.5/3.0/3.5, VMware ESXi 4.0/ 4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5 , VMware vCenter, vSphere Client, VMware VDI, VMware ThinApp, View 4.6/5.0, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware Update Manager, Platespin migrator, Quest Vconvertor

Operating Systems: Windows Server NT 4.0/2000/ 2003/2008/2008 R2, Windows XP/Vista/7, linux

Application Servers: DNS, DHCP, Windows Active Directory Services, FTP, SFTP, Microsoft Exchange 2003/2007/2010 , Microsoft SharePoint 2007/2010

Networking: OSI Reference Model, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting, Ethernet LAN, TCP/IP, UDP, switches, routing concepts, virtual network concepts including vSwitches, VLANs, dvSwitch, TCP/IP stack for virtualization.

Workstation Apps: Microsoft Office 2003/2007/2010 , Outlook 2003/2007/2010 , VMware workstation 5.0/6.0

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

Infrastructure Hardware: HP Proliant BL460C (G6 and G7) Blade Server series, DL380, DL580 physical servers, Dell Power Edge Servers, Intel x86 processors, EMC SAN storage VNX

Programming skills: C, C++, Python

E-mail Clients: Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, NY

Windows/VMware Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Main responsibilities included review of several options and making proposals for corporate direction, making backup proposals for the Capital IQ Clarifi environment, a typical Citrix Client based environment, the functions involved making a high level document with respect to all parameters; communicating to different vendors providing backup solutions.
  • Worked in a very fast paced environment. A new/reordered set of top 5 priorities were received every week (sometimes daily). Performed multi-tasking involving creation VMs, servicing inquiries, and resolving service requests.
  • Handling on-call supports covering 24 x 7 availability
  • Designing and documenting server builds/decommissioning process according to company standards
  • Dealing with HP Proliant/Dell all generation servers physically and virtually on daily basis from build/operations/maintenance standpoint.
  • Built VMs through templates/clones, created templates/clones for future use and physical servers from ISO Images
  • Windows 2003/2008/2008 R2/2012 OS installation, post OS patches, backup configurations, updating in other server reporting tools and delivering after successful postchecks and QA.
  • Deploying datacenter/cluster/ESXi hosts in vCenter using PowerCLI scripts and through GUI also.
  • Configuring HA, DRS in cluster and perform VMotion, SVMotion of the servers on demand.
  • Responsible in maintaining a medium size infrastructure using vCenter 5.1
  • Installing, troubleshooting, testing, planning and configuring servers and global server builds.
  • Performed virtualization using VMware ESX, VCenter
  • Perform analysis for VMware ESX hosts, Virtual Center and Windows vms

Confidential, Houston, TX

Windows/VMware Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Managing System upgrades and administration of Windows 2012 R 2/2008 R 2 network Infrastructure in a multi-site active directory organization, Active directory site replication management, Group Policies/OU/Security Accounts/Service Accounts Management.
  • Design, implement and maintain Microsoft WSUS infrastructure.
  • Working on various remote management terminals.
  • Installation and Configuration of SCCM 2012 Sp1. Deployment of OS WIN 7 Professional/Enterprise, SCCM, and 2012 Sp1.
  • Deployed OS/software/Client push using SCCM 2012.
  • Build and troubleshooting in Windows Server 2003/2008/R2 with VMware ESX Server, ESXi Server, vCenter 4.0 and vCenter 5.0/5.1
  • Configuration and management of VSphere 5.x, ESXi hosts and VMs.
  • Installed and Administered VMware ESXi Servers on HP C7000/Cisco UCS Blade Server Environment.
  • Configuration and management of View 5 Desktop Virtualization (VDI).
  • Experiencing managing 900 virtual desktop infrastructure and application virtualization.
  • Created base images, pools and deploy virtual desktops for all departments based on requirement.
  • Created and used Active Directory groups to assign desktops to end users.
  • Managed Windows 2008Active Directory Domain Administration.
  • Developing and Scripting experience (PowerShell, VB Script, WMI, Batch Files).
  • Worked on Windows Server 2008 clustering and worked on failover configuration on windows on Unscheduled and Scheduled Outages.
  • Maintaining Microsoft Active Directory 2008 R2 and Group Policies.
  • Experience on Windows 2008 Clustering and implementation.
  • Manage snapshots, clones, templates during patch releases and new server deployments.
  • Create templates for users, application servers for faster VM deployments.
  • Hands on experience in updating / upgrading ESX servers, Virtual Center servers and windows virtual machines using VMware Update manager.
  • Upgrade Experience: from VMware Infrastructure 4.1 to vSphere 5.0 Update 2 including vCenter5.0, ESXi Hosts,
  • Update manager, vSphere client, and Virtual machines tools.
  • Configured VMware HA, VMware DRS, and FT in acquiring higher efficiency for VMware Infrastructure.
  • Creating and managing VM Ware cluster and enabling HA and DRS features in a cluster.
  • Create thin provisioned VMs as per client application requirements and expanding Hard Disk sizes as requested.
  • ThinApp Packages, Applications Upgrades and deployment testing and Production Implementation.
  • P2V and V2V conversions by using VMware Converter.
  • Design and implementation of ThinApp environment.
  • Application virtualization using VMware ThinApp 4.6 & 4.7 versions.
  • Keep Virtual hardware and VMware tools updated to keep a healthy environment.
  • Streamed applications and new base images to employee desktops.
  • Worked with Checkpoint Endpoint security Encryption on Desktops
  • Installation and configuration of virtual machines in an Enterprise SAN and NAS environment.
  • Installation and support of third party applications in the Organization.
  • Worked SQL clusters on Windows 2008/2012 administration.
  • Testing of different recovery plans in SRM to ensure recovery of failover VM’ Confidential .

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed existing infrastructure for implementation of gradual consolidation in phases after conducting extensive feasibility study.
  • Configured and managing Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition.
  • Configured NTFS Permission for employees.
  • Depolyed OS/software/Client push using SCCM 2012.
  • Design and implementation of Windows 2008 Domains and trust relationships between domains.
  • Involved in software distribution, operating system deployment, network access protection and hardware and software inventory System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012.
  • Installation and configuration of Web Server (IIS).
  • Worked on Group policy management to restrict users to have limited access on their desktops.
  • Installed and configured over 100+ VMware VSphere 4.1/4.0 ESX/ESXi nodes.
  • Administration of environment running ESX/ESXi Hosts and Virtual Machines.
  • Manage Virtual Machines, Installing VMware Tools, Creating Templates, Cloning, Deploy Virtual Machines using Templates, Converting Physical to Virtual Machines.
  • Creation of VMs and install different guest OS.
  • Hands on configuring HA, DRS, vMotion and installing VMware tools.
  • Manage VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), vMotion and High Availability (HA) Clusters.Worked closely with Storage and Networking teams to manage the allocated EMC SAN, Fiber and Networking Infrastructure.
  • Design, implementation and troubleshooting VMware ESX 4.0/3.5 Hosts, VMware vSphere virtual center.
  • Moving physical machine to virtual machine using P2V converter.
  • Experience in Deployment and Implementation of VDI View 4.5
  • Administration of VMware ESX and ESXi Servers on HP C7000 and Cisco UCS 5100 Chassis.
  • Hands on experience in updating / upgrading ESX servers, Virtual Center servers and windows virtual machines using VMware Update manager and manual upgrades
  • Installation and configuration of Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2000 server, Professional, Windows 2003 and 2008 Servers on Virtual Machines.
  • Experience with vSphere Host Profiles/Distributed Switches setup.
  • LUN creation and storage mapping administration and configuring Multi pathing.
  • VMware SRM testing on NAS storage with storage replication.
  • Installed and Implemented VMware ESXi 4.0 host servers with vSphere Client, vSphere CLI. Configured HBAs and iSCSI SAN storage.
  • Performed system administration activities, security policies and monitored system performance both at software and hardware levels.

Confidential, Albany, NY

Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement Active directory Services/DNS/DHCP/IIS in Windows 2003/2008 Server environment.
  • Installation and configuration of MS Exchange 2003/IIS servers and day to day operation of the same.
  • Created Active directory group policies (GPOs) based on Domain, Site and OU structures to apply restriction to users, workstations and Servers.
  • Installing and configuring ESX servers and managing virtual infrastructure and virtual center.
  • Creating and managing resource pools and adding the VM’ Confidential into resource pools.
  • Manage VM’ Confidential using VMware virtual center & Managing VM’ Confidential through web access.
  • Security hardening and Monitoring of VM’ Confidential & ESX servers (CPU, Memory, Disk, Network Utilization) for Security Compliance.
  • Root Cause & System Log Analysis (RCA) and reporting and troubleshooting problems with the help of Event Logs.
  • Creating and managing VM Ware cluster and enabling HA and DRS features in a cluster.
  • Extensively used Active Directory Services to manage Domain controllers and domain trusts and replication.
  • Documented disaster recovery procedure for Active Directory Domain Controllers and FSMO role holders.
  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 2003 servers and 64-bit Windows 2008 servers.
  • Technical support, administration and troubleshooting of Microsoft Windows 2003 &Windows 2008 cluster servers.
  • Administration and troubleshooting Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and DFS issues.
  • Installation and configuration of Microsoft SQL 2008 on failover cluster.
  • Security Administration of File Server, user accounts and security groups on a multiple Active directory domains.
  • Installation, configuration and administration of print server / print queues.
  • Worked on day on support troubleshooting client’ Confidential problems.
  • Was involved in building, configuring and hardware upgrades of Windows servers
  • Worked on Windows Server 2008 and worked on failover configuration on windows on Unscheduled and Scheduled Outages.
  • Configured Print and File Servers and allowed access to users using Group Policies.

Confidential

System Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Windows 2003 server environment support.
  • Administration of Windows servers, file servers, web servers and Terminal Services.
  • Involved in Active Directory planning, design and support.
  • Installed and Configured Exchange Server 2003.
  • Wrote Custom and adhoc scripts to automate and update Active Directory and server configuration.
  • Wrote custom VB scripts for automatic updates and custom utils.
  • Tested and implemented Group Policies.
  • Responsible for WINS, DNS, DHCP Troubleshooting.
  • Involved in Windows Server 2003 OS installation and troubleshooting.
  • Performed Third party software evaluation, installation and troubleshooting.
  • Assisted in setting server standards and policies.
  • Virtualized the entire testing environment.
  • Planned and coordinated hardware upgrades.
  • Created custom installation scripts to automate corporate and third party software installs, updates, and patches on workstations and servers using Wise, Windows Installer and other scripting languages to be deployed via Microsoft SMS.
  • Created Microsoft SMS advertisements, collections, and packages.
  • Coordinated and deployed corporate and third-party applications and updates via SMS to targeted workstations and servers.
  • Used VMware virtual systems for development and testing scripts.
  • Regular System Administration tasks like User Accounts, access, Permissions, Security, Planning.

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