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Vmware Administrator/windows Admin Resume

CA

SUMMARY:

  • Over 10+ years of Total IT experience with windows Administration and VMware administration on primary focus on installation, configuration, and administration of Windows server Microsoft Exchange Server, Office 365, Hyper v and VMware vSphere, ESXI 6.0, VMware VCenter 4.1, 5.0 and 5.5,6.0 and 6.5
  • Experience in handling more than 3000 + Windows server, 200+ ESXi servers, Remote data center, multiple vCenter
  • Excellent understanding on ESX/ESXI Architecture, guest OS installation, setting up of VM priorities, Cloning and Snapshots.
  • Experience in creating and applying Host profile, Storage profiles.
  • Proficient in PowerShell Scripting & Process Automation.
  • Expert in implementing VMware Horizon View (7.0) Virtual
  • Working experience in VM template design
  • Working experience with server consolidation and virtualization for HW reduction and site migrations via V2V and P2V upgrading ESXi hosts and VM guests using VMware Update Manager
  • Experience installing fabric interconnects, chassis, blades, service profiles, pools, policies, templates
  • Performed Cisco UCS C Series Firmware Upgrade
  • Cisco Unified Computing System B Series Upgrade & Troubleshooting
  • Dealt with Office 365 Migrations & Hybrid Solutions.
  • Experience in VM template design
  • Configured, Maintained and Deployed Windows Servers (2000, 2003, 2008 and 2012).
  • Skilled in the Installation and Configuration of Hardware and Software Components of Networking Environments including Cisco Routers, Switches, Firewalls and VPNs.
  • Deployed and configured Microsoft Intune, Worked on Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Experienced in Configuring Windows Server 2012, Active Directory Domains, Configuring DNS, DHCP, Trust relationship, Permissions, Working on PCI Compliance providing vulnerability remediation
  • Proficient in Message Tracking and Troubleshooting to resolve Mail Delivery issues.
  • Experienced in Creating Migration Plans, Delegating Tasks and Deliverables, and Successfully completing Full Cycle transitions, Worked on various environments giving Production support 24/7
  • Worked on Azure AD Connect, Azure AD Sync and ADFS for Single Sign - On.
  • Experience in cloning and creating Templates from VMs, Snapshot and using vSphere features like vMotion, Storage vMotion, DRS and HA.
  • Experience in Installing and configuring Microsoft Hyper-V and administration.
  • Expertise in Group Policy, DNS, DHCP, WSUS and Active Directory services in Windows 2003/2008R2 & 2012/2012R2 servers
  • MS SQL Server database administration, configure Scheduled Tasks for regular Database Backup and Maintenance Activities
  • Expert Experience in Database Installation, Configuration, Maintenance of MS SQL Server
  • Deployed key VMware ESX/ESXi technologies, expertise with HA/DRS, P2V. ESX migrations from 3.01 to 3.5 to VSphere 4.0,5.x
  • Experienced in Vmware Management and Automation Tools: Vcenter 6, (VCO) Vcenter Operations Manager, (VRO) VRealize Operations, Vcenter Orchestrator, VRealize Automation and VMware Configuration Manager.
  • Responsible for planning, configuring, and deploying Linux hosts across multiple environments and data centers,Support virtual Linux servers and workstations in a 24x7 operational environment,Worked on Administration tasks on Red Hat Linux
  • Extensive understanding of networking concepts, (IP Addressing, TCP/IP, VPN, VLANs, and LAN/WAN, Load balancing)
  • Working experience with Cisco ASA firewall troubleshooting and policy change requests.
  • Installation of Linux OS Centos, Ubuntu, Working in Application Hosting Data Center.
  • Scripting in PowerShell, bash,Hands on Experience in Linux User management Creation of users and Groups, Responsible for the installation of Red Hat and Centos Linux for newly build environment, Performing RPM and YUM package installations, patch and other server management, Configuration, installation and maintenance of network services such as DNS, DHCP on Red Hat Linux
  • In depth knowledge of implementation, configuring, troubleshooting & documentation of LAN/WAN Experience with Cisco UCS hardware like UCS chassis 5108, Blade servers and Rackmount servers, experience with VMware vSphere distributed switch and Cisco Nexus 1000V.
  • Experience in Managing Multiple Windows Systems with Microsoft SCCM 2007 providing Patch Management, Remote Control, Software Distribution and OS deployment.
  • Experience in installing Dell Power Edge M910, M710 Blade Servers on Dell Power Edge M1000e chassis and configuring the chassis using Chassis Management Controller (CMC).
  • Experience in installing HP Proliant BL460c G6/G7/G8, BL465c G7, BL660c G8 and BL680c G7Blade Servers on HP c7000 chassis and configuring the chassis using Onboard Administrator (OA), Experience in iSCSI SAN, NAS, NFS storage and RAID concept.
  • Experience in Cisco UCS C200 M2, IBM System x3690 X5, EMC VNXe3100, VNX 5100 and EMC Data Domain DD640 Rack & Stack.
  • Installing and configuring the vCloud Director (vCD) 1.5 and vShield Manager 5.0.
  • Good Knowledge on Microsoft Azure and Create a Virtual Network on Windows Azure to connect all the servers, Strong knowledge in PowerShell, bash
  • Implemented several best performance settings and group policies on VDI infrastructure for better performance of VDI environment and better user experience.
  • Well experienced in Creating Templates, VDI Pool creations, VDI Provisioning, VM priorities, Roles and permissions, Resource pools, VM Cloning and Knowledge of Snapshots.
  • Experience in installing and configure the VMware NSX Appliance for setup including VMware VSphere, Developed strategy to migrate Dev/Test/Production from an enterprise VMware infrastructure to the IaaS Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud environment including runbook processes and procedures, Design complex solutions which integrate AWS cloud, on premise physical & Virtual server, EC2, S3 storage, networking and security.
  • Deployed Dell EMC VxFlex Ready Nodes enterprise grade
  • Experience in System Administration, Installation, Upgrading Patches, Migration, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Security, Backup, Disaster Recovery, Performance Monitoring and Fine-tuning on UNIX (SUN Solaris, Red Hat Linux, Linux SUSE versions) Systems, Good knowledge of Microsoft SQL Database, Installing Databases, taking DB backup etc, Experienced in Office 365 activities.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

VMware Tools: vSphere 6.2 / 6.0 /5.1 / 5.0 / 4.1 / 4.0 , ESXi 5.1 / 5.0, ESX 4.1 / 4.0, VMware converter 4/3 and VMware VMotion.

VMware Virtualization Skills: ESX 3.5, ESXi, VSphere 3 and 4, VI3, Virtual Center Server, P2V, V2V, Storage VMotion, HA, DRS, SRM 4.0, Host Profiles, VApp, VMware Consolidated Backup, VMware Management Assistant, VMware VSphere Client, VMware View 4, VMware ThinApp, Events and Alerts, Capacity Planning, Plate Spin Power Converter.

Microsoft Products and tools:: Active Directory Domain Services, AD lightweight Directory Services, AD Certificate Services, Active Directory Federation Services, Active Directory Rights Management Services, DNS, Hyper-V, WSUS server, SQL Server 2005, SQL server 2008, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager(SCOM), IIS 6, IIS 7, DHCP, TCP/IP.

Hardware: HP Proliant DL360, DL380, DL580 Servers, BL465c Blade Servers and Dell Power Edge Servers.

Operating System: Windows 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012R2, LINUX.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, CA

VMware Administrator/Windows admin

Responsibilities:

  • Installation, Configuration and Administration of VMware ESXi6.0, ESXi5.5, patching, management and troubleshooting of Servers.
  • Installation, configuration & administration of Windows server 2008R2 /2012R2.
  • Active Directory Group Policy Management for Windows 2008R2 and Windows 2012R2.
  • Installation and Migration of vCenter Server 6.0/5.5. Upgrading vCenter Server from 5.5 to 6.0, installing and upgrading ESX 6.0/ 5.5/5.1 Nodes using VUM, Administering VM's across 2 Datacenters running 1100 VM's, Configured HBAs and iSCSI SAN Storage.
  • Working experience in VM template design
  • Working experience with server consolidation and virtualization for HW reduction and site migrations via V2V and P2V upgrading ESXi hosts and VM guests using VMware Update Manager
  • Experience installing fabric interconnects, chassis, blades, service profiles, pools, policies, templates
  • Performed Cisco UCS C Series Firmware Upgrade
  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B Series Upgrade & Troubleshooting
  • Upgrading ESX host with vCentre update manager, Developing and Deploying Virtual Machines from Templets and Creating Snapshots, Cloning and Golden Image of the Virtual Machines for future Deployments.
  • Experience in VM template design
  • Hands on Experience in Linux User management Creation of users and Groups
  • Responsible for the installation of Red Hat and Centos Linux for newly build environment
  • Performing RPM and YUM package installations, patch and other server management
  • Configuration, installation and maintenance of network services such as DNS, DHCP on Red Hat Linux
  • Installing and configuring IIS and FTP Site, and Using IIS FTP Professional software.
  • Implemented vRealize Operations Manager 6.x and created intuitive and customizable dashboards, views and reports for Enterprise customers in monitoring their infrastructure environment with analytics and proactive remediation. Permissions,working experience with PCI
  • Creating and Configuring VM Kernel Ports, VM Ports, Service Console and NIC Teaming.
  • Using PowerShell scripting to find the problems and fetch the VM environment data.
  • Managing EMC Fiber channel storage for VMware infrastructure.
  • Implementing and Managing VMotion and Storage VMotion for VM's as per the requirement. Administration include user, group, disk, and File sharing Permissions in Linux
  • Install configure new/upgrade of Horizon View Connection Servers and or Security Brokers.
  • Troubleshoot existing Horizon view deployments.
  • Created roles and permissions for specified users to give control over the VM's
  • Implemented VMware High availability and resource load balancing by configuring HA and DRS clusters, Scripting in PowerShell, bash
  • Installation of Windows Server 2016,Installation and configuration of DNS,DHCP in windows 2016,Instalaltion of Server virtualization in 2016,VMWare Horizon

Confidential, CA

VMware Administrator/Windows admin

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for installing and Configuration of VMware NSX platform.
  • Deployed vRealize Operations Manager (VCOPs/VROPs), leveraging its capability for proactive monitoring of health of the entire virtual environment.
  • Troubleshoot report and work with respective clients regarding their system's alerts, events and failed jobs from Monitoring tools such as Nagios.
  • MS SQL Server database administration, configure Scheduled Tasks for regular Database Backup and Maintenance Activities.
  • Administration of VMware ESX and ESXi Servers on HP Chassis 7000, DL380P GN8.
  • Build and support HP's public cloud platform including HP Storage VMware 5.5 and Openstack
  • Performing day to day operational tasks like storage provisioning and maintaining high Availability as per EMC best practices.
  • Working on PCI Compliance providing vulnerability remediation
  • Configuration, and deployment of SCCM 2007 and SCCM 2012 for imaging and deployment of applications and Operating Systems across enterprise environments.
  • Provided Risk Assessment and remediation guidance for SCCM 2012 infrastructures.
  • Deployed over 1,000 VMs & support a migration from Windows 2008 to Windows 2012 R2.
  • Build and troubleshoot Windows 2008/2012/2016 servers, on Physical Dell PowerEdge Hardware Dell R720/730.
  • Experienced in Configuring Windows Server 2012, Active Directory Domains, Configuring DNS, DHCP, Trust relationship, Permissions.
  • Coordination with the deployment team after package creation and promoted the applications to the Production environment for deployment and testing the application on various clients which consisted of Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 client machines.
  • Performance monitoring, resource monitoring of the ESXi nodes using graphs, reports and setting up alarms, Worked on Puppet, Unix Shell scripting to build automated deployment tools.
  • Executed and performed server system operations and support consisting of Windows 2008, 2012, IIS 7, IIS8, Installation and configuration of Red Hat Linux 6.x on Dell PowerEdge, HP ProLiant and VMware ESX.
  • Managing Disks/Filesystems using Logical Volume Manager for Red Hat Linux.
  • Installing and configuring IIS and FTP Site, and Using IIS FTP Professional software.

Environment: Vsphere5.1/5.5/6.0, HP C700, Brocad&Data switches. DNS, DHCP, File Services, SCCM 2012, SCOM 2007, Windows 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016 Servers, SQL, Office365, SRM, iSCSI-SAN, NSX 6.2.2, VSAN, Host Profiles, Storage DRS, Active directory, AWS, Power shell Scripting, NetApp

Confidential, FL

VMware Administrator/Windows admin

Responsibilities:

  • Migrated from Physical Server to Virtual Server.
  • Troubleshooting IIS application based on monitoring and logs generated on the server.
  • Maintained high degree of competency across the Microsoft Application Platform, focusing on .NET Framework, WCF, Windows Azure, AppFabric, and SQL Azure.
  • Working experience in VM template design
  • Working experience with server consolidation and virtualization for HW reduction and site migrations via V2V and P2V upgrading ESXi hosts and VM guests using VMware Update Manager
  • Experience installing fabric interconnects, chassis, blades, service profiles, pools, policies, templates
  • Installed and configured ESX 4.0 / ESXi 5.0/ESXi 5.1, 5.5 hosts on Blade Servers.
  • Installing and Managing ESX and ESXi servers on HP, DELL and Installation of vCenter Server, vCenter Components and upgrading VMware Tools.
  • Configured ESXi 5.5 infrastructure environment for huge Data Center migration.
  • Performed physical to virtual (VMware) Migrations for over 180 servers using VMware Converter Expert working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 r2, Active Directory/LDAP and Group Policy administration in a hybrid-cloud configuration (Windows Azure) with 40+ replicated sites.
  • Coordinating service pack updates on MS SQL DB Servers on test and production
  • Develop PowerShell script to automate Active Directory and server tasks and Generate reports for administrators and management.
  • Used Windows Azure portal to manage Virtual Network and Traffic Manager
  • Installed, configured, administered, monitored Azure, IAAS and PAAS, Azure AD.
  • Involved in Creating and Managing VMware cluster with HA and DRS.
  • Extensively worked with Active Directory Services, IIS Servers, DNS, and DHCP.
  • Installation of Linux servers and creation of VM's using the web console vcenter on ESXi.
  • Expertise in security hardening (iptables/selinux) major Production Servers, and compiling, building and installing web server based Linux tools.
  • Experiencing with Nagios, splunk and snmp monitoring
  • Scripting using Shell for Day to Day tasks, Scripting in PowerShell, bash
  • Worked on Puppet, Unix Shell scripting to build automated deployment tools.
  • Worked on Microsoft Office 365 (Installed, Configured, Documented )
  • Implementation of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Solutions for remote global users.
  • Configured DHCP server and VMware View Personal Management that managed 200 floating-licensed virtual machines with 2000 roaming profiles.
  • Assist in troubleshoot VM performance issues with the help of Vrealize Operations.
  • Packaged applications with VMware ThinApp and Citrix for deployment in virtual desktop environments.
  • Involved in building a datacenter that includes domain controller, DHCP, DNS, Exchange, and Open Filer server.
  • Migration of all the legacy ESX/ESXi v5.x to V5.5 update 3b, in the current environment.
  • Involved in installing and configuring ESXi5.5 /Win 2008R2/Win Server2012 on HP Blade (BL460c G8) and Rackmount server (DL 580 G8) using iLO.
  • Installed and configured vCenter server 5.5, created virtual Datacenters, Installed and configured SRM 5.5 like adding Array managers, creating protection group and recovery plans, tested the recovery.
  • Installed and configured Operations Manager, generated day to day reports to monitor and manage the performance of virtual environment.
  • Built Windows 2008R2/2012 on Blade Servers and Rackmount Servers.
  • Built windows 2008R2/2012 virtual servers.
  • Configuring HA, DRS clusters, creating Affinity rules and configuring FT when required.

Environment: vSphere 5.0, Hyper-V, Redhat Linux5, Windows 2008/2003/2008 R2, Cisco UCS 5108, HP Blade C7000 and C3000, Dell PowerEdge Servers, ESXi 4.1/5.1, VCenter server 4.1, Windows 2003/2008/2008 R2 server, HP Proliant DL580G7, HP Proliant DL360G7, AWS, Nagios, Azure.

Confidential, Philadelphia, PA

VMware/Storage administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Designed and implemented ESX server infrastructure environment, Administrated server consolidation program through use of VMware ESX server and VMware Virtual Center, creating VMs, using/building VM templates and customization files, and scheduling tasks
  • Deployed Dell EMC VxFlex Ready Nodes enterprise grade
  • Creating/Managing Virtual Machines, creating clones and templates/images for deploying VMs, audit them for perfection and manage utilities and applications installed on those VMs
  • Performed Virtual Machines backup, snapshots, cloning, P2V and V2V conversion using VMware stand-alone convertor.
  • Installation, configuration and management of multiple server suites (Windows on VMwareESX server and Prepared the strategy and implemented ESXi Migration.
  • Planned and built out Validated flexpod environment with Cisco UCS, Netapp SAN
  • Configured HA and DRS on ESX clusters in VCenter, securing vCenter with Roles
  • Install multiple Operating Systems in different VM's and configure VM tools on them to accelerate hardware functionality and also maintain and configure unattended VM's builds.
  • Worked with team in upgrading VCenter and ESXi to 5.5 using VMware Update manager and manual upgrades for Patching,Administration functions including PowerShell scripts, server optimization, Implemented the migrations of ESX servers from 3.5 to 4.0 and from 4.0 to ESXi 5.1
  • Performed datastore migration using VMware storage vMotion on Netapp NFS, EMC NAVISPHERE and EMC CLARiiON SAN Storage, Setup custom vApps and resource pools to individually manage specific groups of VMs Performed necessary storage infrastructure maintenance in accordance with EMC and Customer change management policies,Supported design creation of data migration architectures.
  • Integrate with enterprise SAN that included several Symmetrix V-Max arrays and CLARiiONs connected to several Windows & UNIX servers in the Data center.
  • Involved with capacity planning and hardware procurements as per PwC standards.
  • Federation Services implementations, with ADFS, ADFS-PRX and DirSync server installation and configuration 2008R2 AD and 2012 Server Direct Access design
  • Involved in Data center migration more than 500 ESX servers and large number of the windows physical servers, Performed VMware view upgrade from 4.0.1 to 4.6, 4.6 to view 5.0,Migrating Linux based machines and Power off Machines to virtual machines using VMware converter, Worked with NFS, DHCP, SAMBA, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, SMB, PXE BOOT and HP Service Center, Security hardening and Monitoring of VM's & ESX servers (CPU, Memory, Disk, Network Utilization) for Security Compliance.
  • Operated as 24-hour on-call escalation point for all project-effecting problems related to all Migration efforts. Anticipated obstacles and recommended solution options.
  • Worked on service requests from the client through service-now
  • Created documentation for the server and VMware trouble shooting procedures.
  • Remote design, implementation and administration of multiple Citrix farms including Presentation Server 4.0 and 4.5, XenApp 6.0, Performance monitoring, tuning and troubleshooting of EMC SAN.

Environment: VMware ESX 4.0/3.5, VSphere 4.0, 5.0, 5.5 & Windows Server Active Directory 2003, VCOPS, EMCVNX5700, HP Proliant Servers & Dell Hardware, VCE / UCS, VBLOCK, SCOM

Confidential, Orlando, FL

VMware/Windows Admin

Responsibilities:

  • Using VMware vCenter, created DataCenter Environment by creating VMware clusters, adding ESX hosts in the clusters, and implemented HA and DRS.
  • LUN protecting on SAN Storage contraptions, LUN production and Storage administration.
  • Configuring DRS, HA& useful resource pools in ESX 4.0
  • Configuring ESX 4.0 servers to use iSCSI & NAS storage.
  • Configuring and managing VCB backup proxy server.
  • Backup & fix management of the virtual Machines.
  • Experience with tools like VMware Converter, Plate Spin, Power Convert & VeeamFastSCP to work on ESXi environment for the P2V and V2Vconversions.
  • Implementation of Active directory infrastructure and Vcenter Fundamentals, protocols (such as TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS), and Profile administration.
  • Knowledge in deploying VM's, running applications, making use of System Center Configuration supervisor SCCM
  • Manage Production and Test environment server maintenance including monthly patching Maintained & managed Microsoft Azure platform & its applications like cloud, app service, active directory
  • Created Snapshots according to customer requests and requirement.
  • Maintained internet Servers by installing IIS 6, FTP websites and creating Virtual Directories in IIS6,Expert on Managing, installing, and helping desktop, windows 2008 Servers, and VMware ESX Servers 4.0/4.1.
  • Building ESXi 4.0/4.1Hosts and preserve these ESXi4.0 servers via Vsphere customer.
  • Taking care of potential planning for brand new clusters, ESXi and Storage problems.
  • Configured HA, DRS clusters, for primary VM's.
  • Creating and managing Virtual machines, data stores, clusters
  • Updated Firmware and Proliant aid percent for /windows servers.
  • Created Snapshots and reverted them back on user's requirement.
  • Maintained web Servers by using putting in IIS 6, FTP websites and Experience in managing ESX 4.0 server, installing, configuring it,Scheduling tasks and check alarms.
  • Installed and configured windows and Linux servers on VM's.
  • Configuring excessive Availability (HA), DRS.
  • Installing VMware Tools in a Linux virtual machine using RPM and Compiler.
  • Upgrading VM tools, VM hardware versions and Datastores upgrade to VMFS 5.
  • Worked on building new VMware Active directory exchange and MS Exchange
  • Install of VMware vSphere 5.0 servers on Cisco UCS chassis and B250 blade servers.
  • Supported a large-scale Data Center projects, including server installation, hardware maintenance and break/fix activities.
  • Solved many issues considering windows and VMware performance.

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