- Searching for a challenging VMware SME/Manager position.
- VMware SME for 15 years at Enterprise Organizations and Systems Engineering experience for 23 years.
- Excellent Design skills and Troubleshooting skills.
- Excellent working in a Team or independently.
- Project Management skills.
- Work Hard, Perform well under pressure.
- Self - Educated, Self-Motivated.
- VMware NSX - T, VMware NSX-V, vRealize Network Insight (vRNI). vRealize Automation (vRA), vRealize Orchestrator (vRO), vRealize Code Stream.
- VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps), vRealize Operations for Horizon, vROps Management Packs (vRA, Storage, etc.). vRealize Log Insight (vRLI)
- VMware Horizon.
- VMware vCenter Server, VMware Site Recovery Manager, VMware Update Manager, VMware Clusters, VMotion, DRS, HA, VM Templates, Microsoft Cluster VM’s, Performance Monitoring, Alerts, Scheduled Tasks, CA Signed Certificates.
- VMware ESX/ESXi Server.
- TrendMicro Deep Security Manager/Virtual Appliance for ESX/ESXi, Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Modules for ESX/ESXi.
- Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments, VMware Consolidated Backup.
- PowerCLI, PowerShell, Unix Shell, Windows Batch, Splunk.
- HPE OneView, HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM), HPE Integrated Lights Out (iLO), HP OpenView NNM.
- Dell OpenManage IT Assistant, Dell OpenMange Server Administrator, Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC).
- EMC Unisphere/Navisphere Manager.
- Unix Operating Systems, Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Cluster Service.
- Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Citrix Metaframe Server.
- Lumension EMSS Patch Management, PatchLink Update Server.
- Veritas Backup Exec, Symantec LiveState Recovery Advanced Server.
- MS-Office, MS-Project, MS-Visio.
- EMC SAN.
- Cisco Routers and Switches.
- HP and Dell Servers.
- Change/Problem/Incident/Asset Management using ServiceNow and using Remedy.
- Working on a project to review the existing configuration of vSphere to apply VMware best practices and install new solutions.
- Performing Design, Installation and Configuration of VMware NSX-T.
- Performing Design, Installation and Configuration of VMware Horizon.
Lead VMware Consultant
- Performed Design, Installation, Configuration, Administration and Troubleshooting of VMware NSX-V including configuring VXLAN, DLR and Edge Services Gateway.
- Performed Design, Installation, Configuration, Administration and Troubleshooting of VMware vRealize Automation distributed and minimal deployments including provisioning to vSphere and AWS.
- Deployed Microsoft Identity Manager and configured it to sync Active Directory objects and Passwords of user accounts between domains.
- Wrote documentation and conducted learning sessions for the team.
Engineering Tech Lead
- Performed Design, Installation, Upgrade, Configuration, Administration and Troubleshooting of VMware vRealize Automation distributed and minimal deployments including provisioning RHEL & Windows VMs to vSphere, AWS, Azure and vCloud Air, implementing VMware vRealize Code Stream and Integration with vROps .
- Performed Design, Installation, Upgrade, Configuration, Administration and Troubleshooting of VMware vRealize Operations Manager including integration with multiple solutions (install Management Packs) and Creating Custom Dashboards and Reports .
- Performed Installation, Upgrade, Configuration and Troubleshooting of VMware Horizon .
- Integrated vROps with VMware Cloud on AWS .
- Performed Design, Installation, Upgrade, Configuration, Administration and Troubleshooting of vRealize Log Insight Cluster including collecting logs from all vRA components.
- Reviewed the existing vSphere deployment for performance and provided configuration enhancements.
- Performed Upgrade, Administration and Troubleshooting of VMware vSphere .
- Configured vSphere for VMAX/IBM XIV/PURE Storage including testing I/O performance and optimal ESXi settings.
- Configured VMware SRM for PURE Storage replication.
- Wrote PowerCLI scripts to Modify vSphere settings and Create vSphere Performance Reports.
- Wrote PowerShell scripts to fully automate the generation of new certificates in Venafi and installing them in HPE iLO interfaces.
- Wrote SOP documentation to establish standards and enhance the learning process for the VMware Team.
- Conducted learning sessions and provided guidance to the VMware Team.
- Planned VMware Roadmaps and Upgrade Paths based on supportability and results of testing.
- VMware SME of the vSphere System hosting Windows and Linux server VMs.
- Performed Design, Installation, Upgrade, Configuration, Administration, Server/Storage Migration and Troubleshooting of VMware System starting form VMware ESX Server 2.0 and VirtualCenter 1.0 to VMware vSphere 6.0 (the latest version at that time), on Dell PowerEdge severs, HP Proliant servers, EMC VMAX/Symmetrix series SAN, VNX/CLARiiON series SAN, Microsoft SQL Server and SQL databases for vCenter and other applications. Managed virtual machines, MSCS virtual machines, virtual machine templates, VMotion, DRS and HA. Performed P2V and V2P migrations.
- Tightened Security on ESX/ESXi hosts and vCenter Server, monitored performance of hosts and virtual machines.
- Monitored Performance & Configured Alarms/Alerts using vCenter Alarms and vROps. And configure Splunk Dashboards and Alerts.
- Automated tasks on many objects using PowerCLI Scripts.
- Installed and Configured VMware Update Manager to manage ESX/ESXi patches and VMs HW/Tools upgrades.
- Installed and Configured VMware vRealize Operations Manager, vRealize Infrastructure Navigator.
- Installed and Configured vRealize Automation to deploy VMs to vSphere and to the Cloud (AWS: Amazon Web Services).
- Installed, Upgraded and Configured Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Modules for ESX/ESXi and TrendMicro Deep Security Manager and DSVA.
- Installed and Configured Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments to backup thousands of virtual machines in each site online to TSM Servers backing up to tape libraries including restoring file level of Linux and Windows image backup.
- Installed, Configured and Upgraded VMware Consolidated Backup to backup hundreds of virtual machines online to TSM Servers backing up to tape libraries using snapshots and mounting virtual disks including image and file level backups.
- During earlier assignment at the World Bank (Windows Server Team), Planned and Performed Active Directory Upgrade from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003 and from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 of the Production and Development forests and built other forests for Special Projects and Test including managing Group Policies.
- And Installed and Configured Dell Remote Access Controller including expanding Active Directory Schema to authenticate DRAC cards.
- Scripted configuring ILO boards on HP Proliant Servers.
- Performed Installation, Upgrade, Configuration, Administration and Troubleshooting for Windows Servers (including configuring Microsoft Cluster, Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, WINS and Terminal Services), Citrix Metaframe, Exchange, HP OpenView Storage Virtual Replicator, McAfee GroupShield, VirusScan, NetShield.
- Performed Installation, Upgrade, Configuration and Administration for Veritas Backup Exec including Managing Tapes Rotation.
- Performed Hardware Installation, Configuration and Troubleshooting for HP/Compaq Proliant Servers (including Configuring Disk Arrays and Remote Insight Lights-Out), HP Modular Smart Arrays, Exabyte Backup Library, HP Digital Senders, PCs, Laptops, Scanners, Printers, UPSs.
- Performed Design, Installation, Configuration and Monitoring for 3COM Switches and Linksys Wireless Access Points.
- Managed the Network using HP OpenView Network Node Manager, 3COM Network Supervisor.
- Performed Configuration, Administration and Troubleshooting for Omtool Genifax Server.
Advisory Systems Engineer
- Provided Support to Systems Engineers to resolve advanced problems.
- Provided Pre-Sales Support to explore functionality of new solutions.
- Performed Project Management for a project of a Network consisting of 8 sites with Windows NT Domains Configured to use MS-Exchange Server and Communicate with Unix Servers.
- Performed Installation, Networking, Administration and Troubleshooting for Sun Solaris on Enterprise and Desktop Sun Servers including Shell Scripting, NFS, NIS, DNS.
- Performed Installation, Networking, Tuning, Administration and Troubleshooting for Unix System V for Confidential Sparc and Intel Servers and SCO UnixWare including UnixWare Non-Stop Cluster.
- Performed Installation, Networking, Administration and Troubleshooting for Unix/Microsoft Hybrid Systems including communication between servers and configuring Clients to access Microsoft/Unix Servers, Network Printers and Printers connected to Unix and Microsoft Systems.
- Performed Design, Installation, Upgrade, Networking, Administration and Troubleshooting for Windows Servers and Workstations including Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, WINS, RAS, Terminal Services, MS-Exchange.
- Performed Design, Installation, Configuration and Troubleshooting for Cisco Networks including Configuring VLANs and Port Security for Switches, Configuring Static/Dynamic Routing, Dial on Demand Routing, Security, and NAT, over Frame Relay, Sync, Async and ISDN lines for Routers.