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Sr. Vmware Admin/systems Analyst Resume

New, YorK

SUMMARY:

  • Certified Consultant with over 10 years of IT experience in VMware, Windows Systems Administration, Storage Admin with hands - on expertise in Horizon VDI Suite, SRM, vCloud Suite, ADDS, SCCM, networking, storage, and system integration.
  • Subject Matter Expert in VMware HypervisorESXI 6.0, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0 &ESX 4.0, 4.1 servers &vCenter server.
  • Excellent experience and understanding with VDI -VMware View 5.x&4.x
  • Excellent experience and understanding with ThinApp Packaging.
  • Experience with Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016 administration and Windows Failover Clustering
  • Worked on different Antivirus tool like Symantec and McAfee and regularly patching with antivirus server.
  • Experience in configuration, support and administration of Exchange 2010/2013, Active Directory.
  • Worked onVMOTION,SVMOTION,HAand DRS.
  • Worked on P2V, V2V MIGRATION using VMware Converter / Plate Spin 6.8.x. Creating host and client VM templates andcloning.
  • Working experience on SCVMM (System Centre Virtual Machines Manager).
  • Worked on Azure Cloud
  • Extensive experience in Windows servers and SQL server migrations.
  • Experience with application packaging and deployment.
  • Ability to interact with individuals at all levels and accustomed to working under tight schedules.
  • Troubleshooting various problems faced during server migration using different technologies like storage Vmotion, cloning etc., to make the migration successful. Extensive usage of SRM to migrate over 60 VM’s per day over 150 ESXI host are used.
  • Migration project involving 2400 servers and 1000 VDI desktops
  • SME with Dell R710, R810, R900 and M910, HP C7000 /Cisco UCS blade environment and Nexus 1000v Networking.
  • Experience in performing the daily scheduled tasks using the SCCM tool to automate the process.
  • Good understanding on vBlock, vCloud Director and Cloud Computing environment.
  • Worked on vRealize appliance services and business standard edition and performed small medium and large deployments.
  • Worked on vRealize Automation 6 Appliance Database Server and Additional Data Collection Scalability Considerations and Adjust Memory Configuration.
  • Worked on vRA6 Infrastructure Web Server and Infrastructure Manager Server.
  • Administered vBlock 200, 300 and 700 Family
  • Extensive Experience on Storage provisioning LUN creation, Zoning, Masking, Mapping.
  • Configured backup solutions to back up and secure Virtual Machines on ESX hosts using tools like VMware Virtual Consolidated Backup and Symantec NetBackup.
  • Performed backups and disaster recoveries using Mirror View/Snap View snapshots, clones in CLARION.
  • Experience in implementing Business Continuity Solutions for the client using Time Finder/BCV, Clones and snaps on DMX’s.
  • Data encapsulation from DMX and VMAX into VPLEX.
  • Performed non-array-based data migration using Secure Copy, SanCopy, Open Migrator.
  • Used Storage Scope reporting to identify unused storage and actively resolved the capacity allocation issues.
  • Knowledge about using CIFS and NFS in Celera NAS/SAN environments
  • Strong working knowledge of creating technical architecture blueprints.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, New York

Sr. VMWare Admin/Systems Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Experience in racking, stacking, cabling &labelling.
  • SME in Applied patches to major subsystems and services, roles, and file system components within a Windows Systems environment and performs Operating System and patch testing on all changes prior to installation.
  • Worked on configuration, support and administration of Exchange 2010/2013, Active Directory.
  • Worked on Symantec and McAfee antivirus tool.
  • Worked onVirtualization with VMware HypervisorESXI 6.0, 5.5, 5.1, servers &vCenter server.
  • Creating Group Policies and implementation as per standard procedures.
  • Setup and maintenance of new infrastructure of Windows 2008, Windows 2012, Windows 2016 Servers, Domain Controller, DNS Servers, DHCP Servers.
  • Mounted 24 hosts to the existing cluster using HP M6710 Drive Enclosure.
  • Good experience with blades servers HP - BL460’s & SL230’s
  • Responsible for iLO firmware upgrades.
  • Responsible for configuring FC SAN switches HP SN6000B
  • Good experience on 3 par storage HP 3PAR Store SERV 7400
  • Experience in adding additional hard drives into 3PAR Drive shelf M6710 and managing the LUN’s through HP 3PAR SSMC.
  • Responsible for deploying and configuring vCloud Director 5.5 &vCenter server 5.5.
  • Experience on blade system administration HP C7000.
  • Worked directly with project manager for design and implementing projects.
  • Provided 24x7 on call support on infrastructure related issues on a rotational basis.
  • Managed the complete migration project and resource management on the implementation and Migration tasks
  • Subject matter expert for P2V and V2V migrations using VMware Convertor and Plate Spin tools.
  • Perform Storage vMotions from old NetApp filers to new NetApp filers.
  • Perform server disk alignment of identified Windows and Linux servers to improve storage performance.
  • Create process documentation and guidelines for internal processes.
  • Upgrading VM tools, VM versions and data-store upgrade to VMFS5.
  • Creating Protection Groups and Recovery Plans using SRM 5.0 and VMware best practices.
  • Testing of different recovery plans in SRM to ensure recovery of failover VM’s.
  • Worked with the IT team in upgrading the Virtual Infrastructure environment from vSphere 4.1 to 5.0.

Confidential, New York

Infrastructure Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Managed a large vSpherehypervisor 5.1 and 5.5environment spanning 18 VCentre with several hundred ESXi hosts and thousands of virtual machines
  • Implemented and administered a Microsoft windows 2003/2008/2012 Directory Service Infrastructure.
  • Worked on Active Directory services and Authority.
  • Designed and Analysed Active Directory architecture and settings and identify gaps.
  • Worked with clients to update data in Active Directory.
  • Worked on Active Directory 2008.
  • Designed Security for a Microsoft Windows 2003/2008/2012 Network.
  • Worked on EMC XtremeIo arrays.
  • Worked on Xtremeio migration,Xtremeio implement and Xtremeio design.
  • Worked on vSphere support assistant 6.0.2
  • Performed upgradation of Vcenter,vSphere from 5.5 to 6
  • Worked on vCloud Automation Centre.
  • Worked on P2C and V2C migration on Azure and AWS using Plate spin and Zconverter.
  • Worked on Azure Cloud POC setup
  • Design and implemented enterprise Windows 2003 and 2008 Active Directory &GPOs.
  • Worked on Wintel 2008 and 2012.
  • Worked on vROPS client dashboard.
  • Worked on share point infrastructure in an enterprise environment.
  • Upgrading windows server 2003 to windows 2008 using update manager.
  • Experience with Office 365 and Exchange online.
  • Assisted in datacentre in physical and software installation
  • Designed and Implemented Cisco Nexus Platform, Cisco UCS & HP Virtual Connect Flex10
  • Experience in Cisco Catalyst 6500 Platform and its Service Modules and service profiles.
  • Configured UCS Manager by defining Service Profile Templates, Policies & Pools for Production Servers, and DR Servers.
  • Installation, configuration, and maintenance of Cisco 7206/3660/3640/2600/2500 series switches.
  • Performed masking using EMC StoragesymCLI and zoning on Cisco MDS 9509 for DMX3000
  • Document processes and changes in the environment on a day to day basis.
  • Install, configure, and maintain operations of Virtual VMware environment.
  • VCenter Configuration Manager for setting the parameter values for storage and ESX hosts.
  • Experience in packaging various applications which require capturing application settings, Mapping Network drive, etc.
  • Upgrade ESX hosts to 5.5 from previous versions in the Virtual Environment.
  • Worked on PowerShell.
  • Provide recommendations on upgrades in par with current standards of hardware/software versions.
  • Performance tuning of features like High Availability, DRS clusters and virtual Datacentre’s for Virtual environment.
  • Analysis of physical server candidates, which are eligible for Virtual conversion using VMware VCenter Converter.
  • Actively participate in Datacentre migrations.
  • Handling Cisco UCS infrastructure firmware upgrades to 2.1(3a).
  • Installing new Cisco UCS chassis with B200 and 250 series blades.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain Cisco UCS networking devices-both hardware & software.
  • Engage hardware vendors and co-ordinate replacements for hardware failures.
  • Engage Microsoft and VMware for in-depth Root Cause Analysis.
  • Maintain backups and ensure continuity of backup operations of both physical and virtual servers as per Caterpillar’s standards.
  • Co-ordinate with Storage and Networking teams to ensure availability of allocated SAN, Fibre, and networking infrastructure to maintain initial VMware farm design for successful application deployment.
  • Manage and monitor availability, performance, and usage of servers (critical Tier 1 applications).
  • Created Raid Groups, Storage groups, Initiator Groups, Port Groups,Masking Views and assigned LUNs to Hosts using SMC, SYMCLI on VMAX
  • Configure server monitoring tools such as IBM Tivoli, HP OpenView for real-time tracking of server performance and availability.
  • Worked on Arcserve backup.
  • Worked on Arcserve unified data protection agents for windows.
  • Monitor ticket queue alerts on HP Service Manager.
  • Co-ordinate with offshore team to ensure continuous availability and proper functioning of server environment.

Confidential

VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Executing VM snapshots on SharePoint servers.
  • Initiating full SQL database backups of the entire SQL instance.
  • Worked on Azure Cloud POC setup.
  • Worked on Active Directory 2003, 2008.
  • Design, implement and manage Active Directory environments focusing on cross-domain functionality, GPO driven policies, and user/group management.
  • Worked on vSphere support assistant 6.0.2
  • Migrations of windows servers and SQl servers with storage vMotion.
  • Strong experience with management tools includes EMC Control Centre ECC, SymCLI. performedupgradation of Vcenter,vSphere from 5.5 to 6..
  • Migration of servers from old Dell R710 server clusters to current UCS B420 M3 blade clusters.
  • Strong experience in SAN data migration solutions that include EMC Open Replicator , Replication manager , Recover point and Clariion Sancopy.
  • Migrated RDS CAL servers to new clusters through Telephonic method and Web connection method.
  • Working Knowledge on EMC control centre, EMC Power path, EMC solution Enabler, Cisco UCS Manager, Virtual Centre plug-in and Add-ons.
  • Involved in setting up new VBlock 300 and Cisco UCS Blade Servers with EMC VNX.
  • Experience with HP C7000 Blade enclosure and Cisco UCS 5108 chassis and B200M2 blades
  • Knowledge of Enterprise-class Virtual Infrastructure, Compute Platform and EMC Storage.
  • Found and retrieved Unknown and missing VM’s in the environment that are corrupted.
  • Creating, deleting and changing the configuration settings of the current templates according to the new requirements.
  • Decommissioning 50 old Dell R710 servers in a day according to the company guidelines.
  • Prepared design document for the Vienna office Datacentre relocation.
  • Assisted in assembling the UCS B420 blades at the recovery site.
  • Troubleshooting various problems faced during server migration using different technologies like storage vmotion, cloning etc., to make the migration successful. Extensive usage of SRM to migrate over 60 VM’s per day.
  • Analysis of physical server candidates, which are eligible for Virtual conversion using VMware VCenter Converter.
  • Migration of ADDS from windows 2003 to windows 2008.
  • Migration project involving 2400 servers and 1000 VDI desktops.
  • Design and Implementation of VMware VCAC 5.1 and POC setup of VCAC 5.2
  • Created the Deployment and RUN book on the Administration of VCAC on 5.1
  • Prepared technical documentation and RunBooksfor long term projects.

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