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Sr. Systems Administrator (vmware/windows) Resume

Denver, CO

SUMMARY

  • VMware 6.0 Certified Professional with 10+ years of experience in designing, deploying virtual networks and upgrading systems, including hardware, software, networks, databases, servers and peripheral equipment.
  • Experience in Active Directory, GPOs, DNS, DHCP, File & Print Server, IIS (Web Server), FTP, Terminal Server, RIS, RRAS, NAT, WSUS, Microsoft Clustering, Exchange Mail Server, ISA Server and FSMO roles
  • Expertise with maintaining and updating the Domain Controllers and RODC in Windows Server 2008/2012 R2.
  • Expertise in creating AD 2003/2008/2012 accounts, DHCP, file permissions, DNS records administration.
  • Experience in implementing and administering VMware vSphere, Permissions, HA settings, DRS settings, Cluster groups, Resource Pools, Host Profiles, Licensing, Templates, Data Stores, and Networking
  • Office365 Administration across environment.
  • Extensive knowledge in advance features of ESX VMOTION, SVMOTION, HA and DRS including Lab Manager and Orchestrator.
  • Experience in P2V, V2V MIGRATION using VMware Converter / Plate Spin 6.8.x. Creating host and client VM templates and cloning.
  • Experience in installing, configuring, administering, and performance tuning Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2012 familiar with Database Creation, Database Security, Database Replication/ Migration, Database Performance Monitoring, User Management, Database Backup/Restoration, Import/Export of SQL Database, Transact SQL, SQL Query analyser and profiler.
  • Experience in iSCSI SAN, NAS, NFS storage and RAID concept.
  • Onsite day to day administration and operation of VBLOCK
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, Open Office, Visio, Outlook, Printing and Windows networking.
  • Experience with Wintel x86 / x64 Intel, HP, IBM & Dell hardware like rack - mounted servers, tower servers, desktop, laptop and other peripherals.
  • Familiar with Data Center/Server Farm environment like Servers deployment, Cabling & labeling maintaining AC cooling, Environmental Sensing Devices, power and UPS monitoring.
  • The ability to install computer and electronic equipment in a safe and careful manner.
  • Strong communication and people skills, both written and verbal. Able to assess and resolve client issues quickly. A proven record of reliability, the ability to perform under time constraints, and good judgment under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain a reliable and methodical approach to support and Documentation. Quick learner, highly motivated team player with excellent organizational and analytical skills.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

VMWARE: VMware VSphere 6.5,6.0, Workstation 7 and10, ESX Server 4.x, 5.x and 6.x, VMware Virtual Center Server 4.x, 5.x and 6x, VMware DRS, HA and FT, VMware Capacity Planner, VMware Converter 4.0, VMware Update Manager, VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure VDM 2.0, VMware View, VMware View Composer, Thin stall Application Virtualization, VEEAM, VMSight, Platespin, Citrix Xenserver, Hyper-V, and Virtual-pc

APPLICATION SERVERS: SQL Server 2005, 2012, Microsoft Active Directory 2003/2008/2012 , Microsoft Exchange 5.5/6.0, Microsoft Exchange 2013, Outlook 365, DHCP, DNS and WINS Services, Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0, UiPath, Bizagi

BACKUP SOLUTIONS: VMware VCB, Symantec NetBackup 6.0, EMC Networker, Vizioncore VrangerPro, Acronis- Pro v10, Rubrik

HARDWARE: Dell Servers 1950, 2950, 6950, HP Thin Client 5445, DL360 Gen9/10, DL380, WYSE VL10 and VL9, Network Interface Card, Multi Serial Port Adapter, Printers, CDR and CDROM, iSCSI/ SATA Hard drive and Floppy drive, Hubs, Switches and DSL Modems, RAM, Audio and Video card

Scripting Tools: PowerShell, VB Scripting

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Denver, CO

Sr. Systems Administrator (VMWare/Windows)

Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement and maintain VMware vSphere infrastructure across Confidential environment
  • Monitor, troubleshoot and capacity planning of vSphere environment
  • Office365 Administration.
  • Proactively identify and perform hardware and software upgrades.
  • Evaluate new products and recommends updates and upgrades.
  • Installed several hotfixes and patches on windows servers to eliminate vulnerabilities.
  • Vulnerability remediation for multiple vulnerabilities across environment.
  • Migrated VMs across hosts within a HA cluster to perform maintenance tasks on ESXi hosts.
  • Provide technical guidance to other VMware administrators in the team.

Confidential, Denver, CO

Sr. Systems Administrator (VMWare/Windows)

Responsibilities:

  • Providing operational support of the Windows computing environment. Responsibilities include installation, configuration, upgrading and troubleshooting of operating systems Windows server 2012/2016, applications (Internet Information Services 8.5/10 and SQL Server 2016/2014/2012 ) on both physical (Dell/HP) and virtual environment (Hyper-V).
  • Deploy security updates on systems to ensure Security Patch Compliance and address vulnerabilities.
  • Automate, Script and Develop custom tools using PowerShell scripting to ease day to day activities.
  • Fixing emergency issues in deploying the new system, automating the change requests and resolving issues during the forecasting period.
  • Troubleshooting network connectivity, IP Addressing and hardware issues in the network.
  • Provide operational support for day to day activities by working through Incidents / Service requests and resolving them in compliance by following ITIL standards.
  • Create Knowledge Base articles for recursive issues and onboard the process to lower support teams.
  • Interact with other internal teams, customers, and project management on a daily basis.

ENVIRONMENT: Windows Server 2016/2012/2008 (Hyper-V), IIS 8.5/10, SCCM 2012/2016.

Confidential, Philadelphia, PA

Sr. Systems Administrator (VMWare/Windows)

Responsibilities:

  • Install, configure and maintain UIPath components in Windows 2008/2012R2 VM servers
  • Install, configure and maintain Bizagi components in Windows 2008/2012R2 VM servers.
  • Work with architects and development teams to review architectural designs and decisions
  • Proactively manage, monitor and tune the products. Perform day-to-day administration activities
  • Provide support for all environments (dev, qa, training and prod). Technical integration of the infrastructure.
  • Performing or assisting with production deployment activities.
  • Configure and implement DNS, DHCP, SNMP, GPOs and Active Directory changes.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot system and application issues including server hardware, storage hardware, virtual servers, network connectivity, and system logs/alerts.
  • Manage and configure Windows Server including file and folder management and access, network services, server performance monitoring, user access and administration, application and services management.

Confidential, Denver, CO

Sr. Systems Administrator (VMWare/Windows)

Responsibilities:

 
  • Administering Windows 2003/2008/2012 Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and building new windows physical/virtual servers as per the requirement of the project.
  • Active Directory user and security group creation create shares and designate permissions, organizational units.
  • Installation and Administration of SCCM/SCOM2012 R2
  • Implementing and Modifying GPO’s to control and monitor the environment.
  • Worked with applications team to design the upgraded platform for the new applications to improve the customer experience.
  • Working on V2V Cloning on Windows servers on VMware Environment.
  • Working on P2V Migration Using VMware Converter 4.3/5.0/5.5/6.0.
  • Creating Templates, Snapshots, resource pools and clones on VMWare Environment.
  • Worked on configuring VMware clustering like HA and DRS clusters using Virtual Centre server.
  • Threat management and security management scans and remediation.
  • Creating Templates from VM's, deploy VM's from templates and allocate resources
  • Monitoring of Virtual Machine's & ESX servers (CPU, Memory, Disk and Network Utilization) for Security.
  • Setting up Users and Groups for access to the Virtual Center.
  • Worked on Virtualization Technical issues & problems logged by the client company users in day-to-day Operations and providing complete Technical Support for the Client Company.
  • Work with Application Interface Managers to get the priority list of the servers that need to be upgraded.
  • Perform capacity analysis of the existing virtual environment.
  • Upgrade the existing virtual environment to VMware vSphere 5.5 from existing vSphere 4, 5.0.
  • Design, plan, install, configure and deploy HP's Store Virtual VSA solution at various CHI’s small hospital to provide virtual environment locally and integrate it with existing vCenter Infrastructure for centralize administration.
  • Add the new vlan’s to virtual environment to support the specific IP ranges, add the storage capacity.
  • Identifying the physical servers which are best suitable for P2V and do the P2V conversion and convert them into VM’s.
  • Server Optimization and hardening as per CHI standard practices. The tool used for vulnerability scan is Rapid 7.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any resource bottlenecks, evaluate host load, update the VMware Tools version.
  • Analyze the application server, create a migration plan, and get it approved from application owners and change management team. Deploy the application server, test it with UAT team, resolve the issues reported, perform cut over and decommission the old server/hardware.
  • Discover the infrastructure server with roles like DC/DNS/DHCP/WINS/IAS/File Server/IIS/FTP/MS Clusters, create a migration plan with minimal downtime and migrate the servers.
  • Create the server build documents required to standardize server deployment in multi-vendor environment.
  • Co-ordinate with network, and storage team for the requirements.
  • Co-ordinate with other teams for monitoring, Anti-virus, back up, network team and hand over the migrated server to steady state team.
  • Handover the servers to Production Support team for handling day to day operations.
  • BIOS, firmware upgrade, hardware maintenance for the server/storage infrastructure.
  • Maintain and update the inventory and the process documents.

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