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Server - San Storage And Backup Specialist Resume

Hanover, MD

SUMMARY

  • 12 years of overall IT experience with 9 yearsof it focused on IT infrastructure security, project leadership, management, architecting &implementation for enterprise VMware, Storage & Backup with Cloud Implementation Projects.
  • Large - scale IT projects, Datacenter migrations and infrastructures build outs from initial planning and development to impel-mentation and enhancements. Proven leader at building and motivating diverse technical teams and to achieve outstanding results and complete projects within budget on time and.
  • Managed large scale, high risk, high visibility (SOW, Datacenter Migrations, and Enhancements) and new business initiatives from initiation to delivery.
  • Compliance program development, establishment of monitoring and compliance activities, development of a formal risk assessment process, information security policy, standard and procedure development and management.
  • Conducted vulnerability tests, PCI auditing check using Nesses and OpenVAS tools to analyzed problems in a methodical manner
  • Improved the workings of company systems by effectively analyzing security issues, creating and implementing security strategies
  • Assisted in developing appropriate security measures for system flaws, patches required
  • Maintained activities log for each penetration test administered and its outcomes
  • Datacenter designing, storage & backup architecting, SAN fabric designing, Rack& Cable layouts.
  • Manage strategical design & implementation of Datacenter lift & shift with minimal downtime and high efficiency for HA.
  • Architecting & implementation of enterprise storage & backup solutions with HP 3PAR, EMC Vblock, EMC VNX, VNXe, EMC VPlex, EMC ViPR, EMC VMAX, EMC XtremIO, EMC VPLEX, EMC Isilon, EMC, EMC RecoverPoint, EMC AVAMAR, EMC Dat-aDomain, NETAPP FAS, Hitachi arrays for primary and DR sites.
  • Implementation and configuration of EMC ViPR cloud based software defined storage with ViPR Vapp Controllers, Object Ser-vices, HDFS, Block services, Commodity services with EMC Unity, XtremIO, EMC VNX, Netapp All fash array (C mode & 7 mode) and Hitachi Unified Storage Platform.
  • Architecting, designing, implementing and configuring of EMC Vplex (Metro)for storage virtualization solution with EMC XtremIO, VNX & RecoverPoint appliance, HP 3PAR InForm Management Console, InForm management CLI, System Reporter and Host Explorer Agent. Also of backup devices with EMC Avamar, Data Domainas per the business requirements. Design, implementation and configuring of cloud based solutions for VMWare, Storage & Backup Infrastructure.
  • Implementation of Cisco UCS, VMware ESXi 6.x, 5.5,5.0/4.1/4.0, vSphere 5.5/5.0/4.1/4.0 , vCenter and vCenter appliances. Configuring VM’s on ESX server, installing ESXi hosts and Migrating Virtual Machines across various VMware ESXi Servers.
  • Implementation configuration of vSphere Replication Manager and Site Recovery Manager (SRM).
  • Administrating, creating and modifying DNS records, DHCP scope and reservation, Webservers including record/scope creation, troubleshooting and WINS and DNS and managing user and group accounts Administration.
  • Implementation of Storage Fiber Channel, ISCSI, NFS, VMFS strategies for performance and optimization and RAID.
  • Configuring, implementation of EMC Isilon H & NL series, creating Isilon smart pools and dynamic Smart Connect, configuring SyncIQ for replication of data (Failover & backback) & Create storage reports using Isilon insight IQ.
  • Implementation and configuration of Brocade DCX 8510-8 /48K directors and 5100/5300 switches.
  • Brocade Directorial and departmental switch Fan-out analysis, ISL implementation, ICL implementation, Fabric designs, and Firmware upgrades.
  • Proficient in Adaptive Optimization, Dynamic Optimization, Virtual Copy, Remote Copy and Disaster Recovery on 3PAR.
  • Migrations using Host Based Vmotions, SANCopy, PeerMotion, RemoteCopy, MPX200 to migrate data across different
  • VM &storage platforms.
  • Change management, service management and remedy, RCA (Root Cause Analysis), process documents, communication and monitoring.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Software defined Storage: EMC ViPR SRM 3.x Storage Resource Management, EMC Vplex, IBM SVC.

VMware Products: vSphere 4.X/5.X, vCenter Server, vCloud Director, Site Recovery Manager, Capacity Planning, vSphere Replication Manager, Lab Manager, VC Operations Lab, VMware vCenter OperationsInfrastructure Hardware CISCO UCS C and B series server.

Storage Systems: EMC Vplex, EMC XtremIO, EMC VNX, EMC Recoverpoint, HP 3PAR E200/ F 200, F400, S400/T400, S800/T800, V400, V800, EVA P6300, 4500, VNX5500, XP24000, P9500 & XP24000, NetApp FAS3220, VMAX CE, Hitachi HUS 100

Storage Software & Tools: EMC, SRM, VMWare SRM, HP 3PAR IMC 4.2.1, CLI 2.3.1/3.1.1 , EMC SRDF, Time Finder, HP 3PAR Sys-tem Reporter 2.9, MPX Manager, QlogicSansurfer, HP P6000 Command View, HP Store Once Replica-tion Manager 2.0, Unisphere Manager, Cisco CLI, Device/Fabric manager 4.x/5.x, Brocade CLI, Webtools and DCFM. NetAppOnCommand manager, VMAX-CE, Navisphere, Unisphere, Hitachi Stor-age Navigator.

SAN Switches: Brocade DCX 8510-8, 8510-4, 48k/5100/5300, Cisco Nexus 5k, Cisco 9509/9513/9222 i, Cisco 5448 switches.

Operating Systems: VMware 4.x/5.x, Windows 2003/2008/2012 , RedHat ES5.x/6.x, AIX 6.1, Solaris10, HP-UX 11.x.

Data Protection: HP 3PAR Virtual Copy and HP 3PAR Remote Copy Synchronous and Asynchronous Periodic

Migration Method: HP 3PAR PeerMotion, MPX200, Vicom DMA, Storage VMotion, Host based LVM, Open Migrator, PowerPath Migrator Enabler (PPME) SecureCopy and RoboCopy

Multipath Software: EMC PowerPath, MPXIO and Veritas DMP

Backup Systems: EMC Avamar, EMC DataDomain

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Hanover, MD

Server - SAN Storage and Backup Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of the new HP C7000 Blades, profiling, San and network configuration of the servers with HP ONE View.
  • Administrating VMware Infrastructure, replacing old IBM Blade servers with new HP C7000 blade servers migrating all the production and LOD environments to the new Blades and 3PAR storage.
  • Migrating the present, the VM’s from 4k to 16k block sizes for a better dedoop using vSphere converter.
  • Designing VMware solutions to support multiple tier storage connectivity for SAN, NFS (NAS) and internal storage.
  • Integrated security technologies with infrastructure ensuring highly effectiveness of the system.
  • Evaluated and recommended technologies for system improvement.
  • Identified and exploited vulnerabilities, Developed assessment methodologies and processes.
  • Detected, mitigated and remediated software security defects across the enterprise.
  • Conducted vulnerability tests, PCI auditing check using Nesses and OpenVAS tools to analyzed problems in a methodical manner
  • Participation in compliance program development, establishment of monitoring and compliance activities, development of a formal risk assessment process, information security policy, standard and procedure development and management.
  • Improved the workings of company systems by effectively analyzing security issues and creating and implementing security strategies
  • Assisted in developing appropriate security measures for system flaws, patches required
  • Maintained activities log for each penetration test administered and its outcomes
  • Design and implementation of cloud based software defined storage virtualization and automation leveraging HP 3PAR.
  • Management and Administration of EMC VNX block and NAS
  • Decommissioning of VNX, migrating Data from VNX to 3PAR
  • Implementation of the new NetAPP 8080 all flash array and migrating all the SVM data from 3250to 8080, implementation of NET8020 for archive data for logs and backups.
  • Integrating the VMWare SRM with 3PAR Replication for testing and failover of Data Stores and VM’s.
  • Creating array-based replication for replicated data stores to recover virtual machine using 3PAR Remote Copy.
  • Creation of Protection Groups and Recovery Plans as need by the customer requirements for Mission Critical VM’s
  • Configuration of IP Customizations for the Recovered VM’s in the DR site.
  • Implementation of all flash array’s HP 3PAR 8450 & 8440 for higher through put and better data dedoop.
  • Architected designed various migration strategies for lift and shift of storage and backup devices across datacenters.
  • Creating datacenters, Clusters and Resource pools in the vCenter& creating Snapshot’s for the VM’s.
  • Extensive experience on Scheduling and Monitoring Tasks, Alarms, Deploying Load Balance.
  • Worked briefly on vSwitch properties like Security, Traffic Shaping and NIC Teaming.
  • Performed V2V and P2V Migrations of Physical Hosts to ESX/ESXi Hosts using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Client and PlateSpin.
  • Implemented and Analyzed OS patches and fixes the issues on other OS patterns and updates using Blade Logic Patch Management tool.
  • Planning migration strategies, DR plans with SAN and NAS data &Migrated P2P, P2V and V2V Servers using VMware Converter and Platespin.
  • Installed and Configured WINS, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, IIS and Terminal Services.
  • Participated in Installation and configuration of vCenter Server, and VSphere licensing.
  • Worked with Physical System (rack/stack, cabling, hard drive replacement, hardware upgrades); also Installed, Configured and Supported IBM and HP blade servers.
  • Design, implementation and migration of data for building up a new colo location, decommissioning the old DR environment.
  • Managing the Backing using Netbackup and Datadomain to Backup and restore the VM’s.

Environment: VMware ESXi 6.0, ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 5.0 vSphere, Windows 2000/2003/2008 , RHEL 5.X, 6.X, P2V Exchange Server 2003/2010, WINTEL, Windows XP/Vista/Win 7, iSCSI SAN/NAS, Active Directory, iSCSI SAN, Dell PowerEdge Servers, P2V-V2V conversation, Remote desktop service

Confidential, Peoria, IL

Storage / DR Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Virtualization of Storage platform with EMC VPLEX (Metro)over XtremIO and VNX with RecoverPoint Appliances.
  • Implementation &planning for EMC Vblock, EMC VMAX, Cisco UCS B420 M3, B260 M4 blades.
  • VMware Infrastructure - vSphere/vCenter/VDI environments from Development and Support to day today maintenance; running over 300 ESXi Hosts and 4000 Virtual Machines.
  • Implementation of EMC PowerPath for path management, failover, recovery and optimizing load balancing to ensure applica-tion availability and performance.
  • Design, develop and implement penetration tools and tests to handle penetration testing activities
  • Proficient in ensuring continuous enhancement of existing methodologies and supporting assets
  • Document and discuss security findings with information technology teams
  • Work on improvements for security services and provide feedback and verification about existing security issues
  • Integrating the EMC UnityVSA (Virtual Storage Appliance) for block, file, and VMware VVOLs.
  • VMware vStorage APIs for Storage Integration (VAAI) with File & Block by leveraging more efficient, array-based operations. vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) provides storage awareness for VMware administrators
  • Monitoring of capacities, creating the chargeback reports using EMC ViPR SRM.
  • Implement XtremIO with Vplex (Metro) for higher Io throttling and better performances of the Virtual machines.
  • Configuration of EMC Recover point for active DR between AD to Plano & Morton to Plano for High availability.
  • Implementation, configuration of EMC Isilon NL & H series with configuration of Smartpools and dynamic smart pools.
  • Configuring the EMC Smartconnect for DNS access, replication setup using SyncIQ and creating snapshots.
  • Effectively using the EMC Isilon InsightIQ for performance monitoring and reporting for the Isilon scale-out NAS platform.
  • Metro Point Replication setup between 3 datacenters for high data availability at all times.
  • VM Data Store sizing and EMC RPA Consistency group Sizing for better replication and minimal use of network.
  • Implementing recovery plans in SRM to ensure recovery of failover VM’s. Creating the protection groups and active failover groups for VM’s to recover at the DR sites as required.
  • DR Vblock
  • Implementation &planning for EMC Vblock, EMC VMAX, Cisco UCS B420 M3, B260 M4 blades.
  • POC of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliances VxRails for simpler management of consolidated workloads, virtual desk-tops, business-critical applications, and remote office infrastructure.
  • VMware Infrastructure - vSphere/vCenter/VDI environments from development and support to day today maintenance; running over 300 ESXi Hosts and 4000 Virtual Machines
  • Management & creation of Virtual Machines, VMware tools, templates, cloning, deploy virtual machines.
  • Deployed large number of VMs/adding Data stores/ VLANs/ adding NFS storage using power shell scripts.
  • VMware solutions to support multiple tier storage connectivity options such as iSCSI, NFS (NAS) and internal storage.
  • Creating distributed Virtual Volumes (DVV’s), mirrors, extents and devices for Data refreshfrom production to Dev/Test environments in EMC Vplex (Metro).
  • Integrating the VMWare SRM with EMC Recover Point Appliances for testing and failover of Data Stores and VM’s with Dis-tributed volumes failing over to other sites.
  • Creating array-based replication for replicated data stores to recover virtual machine.
  • Creation of Protection Groups for a as per the criticality of the Virtual machines
  • Configuring Recovery Plans as need by the customer requirements for Mission Critical VM’s
  • Configuration of IP Customizations for the Recovered VM’s in the DR site
  • Creating test recovery plans For the VM’s with failover plans with EMC Recover Point Consistency Groups

Environment: VMware ESX. 6.0, 5.5, 5.1, EMC ViPR Controller, EMC ViPR SRM, EMC Vplex, EMC XtremIO, EMC VMAX, VMWare SRM, EMC VxRack, EMC VNX, EMC Recover Point Appliances, Cisco MDS, Cisco Nexus CNA, IBM SVC.

Confidential, Ashburn, VA

SAN/Storage and Backup Architect/Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Met regularly with senior managers, stakeholders, project teams and team leaders to review status, make recommendations for future growth with strategically roadmaps and resolve problems.
  • Provided direction, guidance, and oversight to project team members.
  • Measured project performance using appropriate tools and techniques, Identifying potential risks and mitigation plans.
  • Prioritized and assigned tasks to team members, reporting on project performance and metrics.
  • Built relationships with client stakeholders, developed mitigation plans to address identified risks.
  • Offshore team management with work distributions, timelines and resource allocations, documentation of the process, per-forming POC’s, monitoring and other daily activities for 24*7 resource availability.
  • Scheduled, configured and maintained network security upgrades
  • Developed and implemented network and system security related policies.
  • Supported incident response during non-regular hours and emergency situations.
  • Research, interact and coordinate with vendors to identify and implement the best software solutions per our technology requirements
  • VMware Infrastructure - vSphere/vCenter/VDI environments from development and support to day today maintenance; running over 100 ESXi Hosts and 2500 Virtual Machines
  • Design and implementation of cloud based software defined storage virtualization and automation leveraging EMC VIPR withEMC XtremIO, EMC VNX and Hitachi Unified Storage Platform &Cisco SAN hardware.
  • Administration of cloud based storage solutions by adding storage devices, SAN fabrics, and network devices to the ViPR app, creating virtual arrays, tenants, assigning tenant roles to access Block & file storage as per client requirements.
  • Implemented and configured EMC XtremIO starter X-Brick storage virtualization solution with all flash storage system for bet-ter performance, efficiency and cost effectiveness for VDI & BW implementation.
  • Created LUN’s and exporting to the Hosts, performances analysis of IOPS, latency and bandwidth for the volumes presented with overall performances monitoring for the RDM’s and Databases using EMC XtremIO storage management app.
  • Designing, architecting, implementation and configured of EMC VNX, EMC Recoverpoint, EMC Avamar for the primary storage and backup solutions.
  • Shielded the project team from external interferences, having daily contact with multiple functional teams and personnel.
  • Managed a team of 6 (2 onsite and 4 off site) on a shift basis for 24*7 availability
  • Storage pool design with different RAID levels for high availability&tier level performances.
  • Architected&designedvarious migration strategies for lift and shift of storage and backup devices across datacenters.
  • Designed, implementation and configuration of EMC RecoverPoint, journal volumes, consistency groups to replicate data be-tween Primary and DR site with One to Many and Many to One implementation for replication of data across 12 RPA’s over 3 locations for a high throughput and performances.
  • Implemented various business continuity strategies as per the RPO and RTO requirements of mission critical applications.
  • Configuration of the Hitachi Arrays (Unified Storage Platform) for basic infrastructure setup to spin up VM’s for AD, SMTP, NTP, DNS and other Servers. Used Hitachi Command Suit to create Hitachi Dynamic Pools, Creating Logical DEV’s (LUN’s) and export them to the Host.
  • Designed, implemented and configured EMC Avamar& EMC Data Domain to Backup and restore the VM’s and LPAR using Avamar Proxy and Avamar clients, DPA for monitoring, analysis and reporting of entire data protection management.
  • Cost reduction solution with implementing EMC Avamar& EMC Data Domain for backing up all the data to the primary and DR data center from all remote locations.
  • Designed, implemented and configured Cisco MDS &NEXUS CNA switch fabrics, creating VSANs, Port-channels, LACPconfigu-rations for FCOE implementation and troubleshooting SAN port configurations.
  • Datacenter planning, rack layouts, cable layouts, Dataflow designing, elevation & power requirements.

Environment: EMC VNX, EMC ViPR, EMC XtremIO, EMC AVAMAR, EMC DATA DOMAIN, Cisco MDS, Cisco Nexus CNA.

Confidential, Trumbull, CA

Sr. SAN/Storage Specialist & Project Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Designed the application layer, service level assessments and tier level designing and storage architecting and business functionality of VMAX-CE to the new High Availability environment.
  • Implemented, configured and designed the storage architecture, with network design on VMAX - CE, NetApp NAS in primary and DR site, EMC VNXe series NAS to export NFS mount exports to different client requirements.
  • Implemented ACL’s (Access Logic Controls) for limiting the ports to have the access over the IP.
  • Configured the NetApp SAN over FCOE and NAS using NFS exports to Cluster Servers.
  • Management & creation of Virtual Machines, VMware tools, Templates, Cloning, Deploy Virtual Machines, implementation of EMC Power path.
  • Implemented EMC RecoverPoint (POC), creating Splitters, consistency groups to replicate data between Primary and DR site and testing the DR Failover test for ESX servers.
  • Fan-out analysis to rebalance the initiator to storage array I/O to load across all available target ports to effectively utilize all of the array’s resources
  • Provisioned the 3PAR arrays to existing host environment and planned future environment to ESXi, Windows, Solaris and Unix Servers.
  • Node balancing, upgrading and tuning the system for better performance.
  • Implemented Adaptive and Dynamic Optimization for performances of application by reallocating sub-volume level LUNS be-tween CPG’s, Load balancing the CPG’s for High performances of applications, changing the RAID Levels and personas for space availability.
  • Tuned the 3PAR, Adding Drives, upgrading firmware based on business requirements.
  • Implemented the new SAN fabric design with Brocade Director 8510-8 and implementing ICL’s in fabric expansions.
  • Provided applications with maximum performance, availability given the available topology and resources using tools available for storage multipathing from several systems to validate to ensure highly availably multipathing and configuration to balance of addition storage nodes which added additional unused target ports.
  • Managed an outsourced production support team of 3 for Global change windows and 24*7 protection.
  • Involved in the business analysis part of projects, ensuring that anti-virus protection is applied to all end-user systems.
  • Developed long term strategic IT plans &Implementing action plans.
  • Ensured that an effective, efficient and best value service is provided to clients.
  • Worked on voice and data networks, servers as well as mobile and fixed telephony.
  • Investigated and resolved all reported incidents and problems on a project &Abiding by all company and project policies, codes of conduct and practices.
  • Remote replication between T800 and V400 (Primary) to T400 (DR Site). Disaster recovery from 3PAR T800 and V400 at primary site to the 3PAR T400 at Disaster Recovery Site.
  • DR Setup from VMAX to VMAX using SRDF & Time Finder Clones for local replication and HA
  • Production migration using PeerMotion migration and storage VMotion for clustered servers.
  • Data migration from VMAX-CE to the 3PAR V400 and 3PAR V400 to NETAPP NAS building it as SAN.
  • Analysis of data and system performances using System reporter, Volume reporter and NETAPP One Command manager.
  • SAN fabric Expansion over Brocade directors 8510-8 implementing ICL’s with retiring of 4100, 5300, 5100, 200 series Bro-cades for better management of ports
  • Fan-out analysis and running SAN health check for cleanup of all unused zone sets and aliases
  • Decommission of HP 3PAR S400, HP EVA’s, Clarion CX 3-40, CX-500, EMC DS16B switches, Dakota NAS.

Environment: EMC VMAX-CE, HP3PAR T800, V400, T400, S400, NetApp FAS3220, Clarion CX-3, CX 3-40, CX 500, Brocade 8510-8, 8510-4, 5300, 5100, 300, 200, EMC DS16B, Dakota NAS.

Confidential, Bensalem, PA

Sr. SAN/Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Administration of multiple HP 3 PAR/EVA/CX-3 storage arrays which includes storage allocation to various operating systems including clusters.
  • Day to day tasks include storage allocation, zoning on Cisco 9513, troubleshooting storage and SAN related issues.
  • Worked with customer to gather new project requirements and implement based on best practices.
  • Involved in bringing up new HP 3 PAR V400/V800 arrays in to production by coordinating with HP.
  • Installation & configuration of System Reporter v2.9 on the V400/V800 and attach it to MySQL database.
  • Provisioned the new 3PAR arrays according to HP best practices for the customer’s existing host environment and planned future environment.
  • Installed 3PAR Inform Management Console, Inform Management CLI and 3PAR Host Explorer software.
  • Migrated data for HP-UX server from Xiotech to 3PAR V400 using MPX200.
  • Configured the NetApp FAS-2552 over FC provisioning to Cluster Servers for web based application and log collections.
  • Configured the NetApp FAS-2552 over NAS as NFS shares for AIX Servers for NFS mounts.
  • Created multiple instances of the Production volume group for the Development, Test, and Train and Report server.
  • Created a physical copy of the production virtual volume sets with a relationship with the base volume to update the virtual copies which are being exported to Development, Test and Train Box.
  • Implemented 3PAR Adaptive Optimization to improve performance of applications by relocating data at sub-volume level.
  • Migrated data between CPG’s (Tier level) using dynamic optimization to load balance the CPG and to free the space.
  • Configured and Implemented Remote Replication between 3PAR F200 & 3PAR V800 (which is the new Data Center site).
  • Migrated data using MPX200 from EVA to 3PAR with online migration as well as with offline.
  • Implemented Virtual Copy snapshots for many applications for backups.
  • Implemented Remote Replication solution using 3PAR Asynchronous Periodic.
  • Provided knowledge transfer on implementing disaster recovery from 3PAR V800 at Site1 to the 3PAR V400 at Site2 (Disaster Recovery Site).
  • Migrated data from CX-3/F200/T800/EVA 8000 to V800 using MPX200 online migration for over 100 servers.
  • Installed and integrated the 3PAR Storage Replication Adapter into the SRM in the VMware environment.
  • Created CPG’s, virtual volume and exported virtual volumes to host and created virtual copies as well as performed tradition & thin provisioning
  • Migrated VM’s using Storage VMotion, Peer Motion migration, SAN Copy from VNX to 3PAR Systems.
  • Generated reports using System Reporter2.9 and implemented various policies for Adaptive Optimization.
  • Knowledge transfer with the goal of full adoption by customers operations.
  • Co-ordinated with HP authorized personnel to configure Call Home setup feature for T800 and V400 arrays.

Environment: HP3PAR F200, T800, V400/V800, EVA 8000, P4500, XP24000, Xiotech, Clarion CX-3, MPX 200, Cisco 9513, Windows 2008/2012, vSphere 5.x, HP-UX 11.x, IMC CLI 3.1.1, IMC GUI 4.2.1

Confidential, Racine, WI

SAN/Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installation and configuration of Brocade and Cisco directors and switches and implementation of core-edge topologies.
  • Day to day SAN zoning using Brocade CLI/Webtools/DCFM and Cisco CLI/FM and also includes troubleshooting SAN related connectivity issues.
  • Day to day storage allocations from HP 3PAR and HP EVA storage arrays using 3PAR IMC, CLI and HP CommandView to Windows 2k3/2k8, vSphere 4.x/5.x, Red Hat 5.x/6.x, Solaris, AIX 6.x, and HP-UX 11.x.
  • Installed 3PAR Inform Management Console, Inform Management CLI and 3PAR Host Explorer software.
  • Storage allocations include SAN zoning, creating CPG’s, Virtual Volumes, hosts and exports virtual volumes to hosts.
  • Experience with HP 3PAR hardware, traditional provisioning, thin provisioning, & common provisioning groups.
  • Experience with autonomic groups to simplify the storage allocation for cluster.
  • Implemented Virtual Copy snapshots for many applications for backups.
  • Upgraded firmware for both Cisco and Brocade directors and switches.
  • Implemented Disaster Recovery solution using 3PAR Synchronous as well as with Asynchronous Periodic.
  • Migrated data using MPX200 from EVA to 3PAR with online migration as well as with offline.
  • Migrated data using HP3PAR PeerMotion from F/S/T class arrays to V400/V800.
  • Migrated data using host based Secure Copy and Robocopy.
  • Implemented 3PAR Adaptive Optimization to improve performance of applications by relocating data at sub-volume level.
  • Migrated data between CPG’s using dynamic optimization to load balance the CPG and to free the space.
  • Responsible for taking backups using HP store once using Replication Manager.
  • Implemented SAN expansion by joining the new switches to the existing fabric with no disruption to the Fabric.

Environment: HP3PAR F200, T800, P6300, P4500, XP24000, Brocade DCX/48k, Cisco 9513, MPX 200, Windows 2003/2008, vSphere 4.x/5.x, Red Hat 5.x/6.x, Solaris 10, AIX 6.x, HP-UX 11.x

Confidential, Bridgewater, NJ

Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Day to day jobs include storage allocation, troubleshooting, monitoring and reporting on the SAN environment.
  • SAN administration in a storage environment consisting of HP HSV 450, Clarion CX-700, CX3-80, CX-480 Brocade 48k
  • Enterprise directors and 4900 and 4100 switches.
  • Installed and configured Brocade 48k switches as well as performed fabric migration from Brocade 12k/3900 switches to Brocade 48k from scratch.
  • Also implemented a core-edge topology of Brocade 48k connecting the large environment.
  • Implemented Disaster Recovery using MirrorView/S for production systems and tested disaster recovery preparedness.
  • Tested and implementedMirrorView/A for selected high performance Tier 1 applications.
  • Planned and implemented migration from multiple CX700/CX-3-80 arrays to CX-4-480 using SanCopy. This resulted in improved performance and additional capacity/free space for growth of storage system on CX4-480.
  • Successfully allocated storage using StorageWorksCommandView for EVA to open systems storage environment from HP HSV450 to Windows, Solaris, HPUX, AIX and Linux servers.
  • Successfully allocated storage using Navisphere and NaviCLI for open systems storage environment from Clarion to
  • Windows, Solaris, HPUX, AIX and Linux servers.
  • Installed and configured EMC PowerPath and HP DSM multipath software on AIX, Solaris, HP, Linux and Windows Operating Systems.
  • Involved in planning of SAN expansion, management at the technical and architecture level including migration strategies.
  • Troubleshoot day-to-day performance issues and resolving them using NaviAnalyzer and Performance Manager.
  • Identified unused storage using Storage Scope reporting and actively resolved the capacity allocation issues.
  • Provided direct technical support for the coordination and implementation of releases, upgrades or changes to the
  • Windows server environments.
  • Troubleshoot routine critical issues including threshold optimization, server throughput, ports availability, meeting zoning requirements, one-path down, host not seeing storage and storage management problems.

Environment: HP HSV450, Clarion CX-4-480, CX-3-80, CX-700, Brocade 48k / 4900 / 4100, Navisphere, NaviCLI, MirrorView, HP CommandView, Brocade CLI and Web tools, AIX, Solaris, HP, Linux and Windows.

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