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Windows System Engineer (vmware) Resume

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SUMMARY

  • Over 9+ Years of Professional Experience on Windows administration, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016, 2019 versions.
  • Designed and Implemented virtualization solutions based on VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0/5.5/5.1/5.0/4.1 , ESX 4.1/4.0/3.5/3.0 platform, vCenter 6.0/5.5/5.1/5.0/4.0/2.5 and Vblock 100/200/300/700 series
  • Experience in building automation tools and internal inventory site using Nutanix.
  • Strong understanding and experience of Nutanix.
  • Experience on automation tools and Nutanix.
  • 4+ years of technical experience building and maintaining VMware, vSphere, Horizon View & vCenter environments working with VMware ESX/ESXi technologies using versions 4.5, 5.x, or 6.x
  • Hands on experience in installation, configuring and troubleshooting DNS and DHCP servers.
  • Troubleshot Azure services synchronization with on premise AD and resynchronized using the Azure tools. Windows 7, Office 365 and Windows 10 deployment, troubleshooting, installation, ghosting and back - ups.
  • Setup and configured SCCM Operating System Deployment (OSD) for Windows XP, 7 and Windows 10.
  • Windows 10 Deployment on user’s computer by using SCCM 2016 and Work on AWS Microsoft.
  • Expertise in Active Directory Setup and troubleshooting for any deleted objects, AD Recycle Bin, and Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
  • Good experience in leading the team in absence of team lead.
  • Helping desk site support team for solving SCCM agent and SCEP installation issues.
  • Hands on experience in Data Centre Migration
  • Technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards, including TCP/IP, and DNS, WINS, DHCP, IIS, FTP, Terminal Services/Remote Desktop.
  • Knowledge of maintaining Business Continuity and performing Disaster Recovery (DR) using VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
  • Attending CAB meetings and weekly and Monthly team meeting for reviewing SCCM activities.
  • Successfully launched VMware Horizon View Related Applications like RDSH, Desktop pool, Application Pool, ThinApp, AppVolume, Workspace etc.
  • Installed and configured instances of VMware's vRealize Configuration Manager (VCM
  • Created, managed, and maintained VMware ThinApp, vROps, vRA, vRO, Cisco UCS, vRealize, VMWare AppVolume, VMWare vRealize, RDSH repositories/farms and Nutanix
  • Experience achieving fault tolerance by creating different types of storage volumes like striped, spanned, mirrored, RAID-1, RAID-0, RAID 10, RAID 5.
  • Experience in handling back up jobs and recovery in case of data loss and maintaining snapshots.
  • Experience in handling P2V and V2V migrations using VMware convertor in a large environment.
  • Created new Service Profile templates, SAN&LAN pools on Cisco UCS using Cisco UCSM
  • Deployed new service profiles from the template and independently on Cisco UCS using UCSM
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager 2007 and 2012 (SCCM)
  • Automate daily task in managing SCCM servers including generating reports and monitoring of SCCM infrastructure health.
  • Troubleshooting OS related issues on VMs using Hyper-V manager console on windows2008.
  • Experience in managing and administering Linux servers in a large-scale IT infrastructure.
  • Experience in PowerShell scripting for automation of repeatable work.
  • Experience in building automation tools and internal inventory site using Python.
  • Strong understanding and experience of storage systems (NetApp and EMC).
  • Experience on automation tools (Ansible, Salt stack)
  • Knowledge of storage concepts such as ISCSI SAN, NAS, NFS.
  • Knowledge of Networking concepts i.e. TCP/IP, VPN, VLANs and routing.
  • VMware’s vROPS administration/installation experience.
  • Experience with system monitoring tools such as EPIC’s System Pulse, Splunk and Dynatrace.
  • Knowledge on AWS Elasticsearch
  • Administrating, creating and modifying DNS records, DHCP scope and reservation
  • Installing different types of roles and services as required in the environment like SCCM, SCOM, VROpS, GPO etc.
  • Installed and configured IIS including administering SSL certificates like renewing and deploying SSL Certificates.
  • Experience administering users and groups and their access in Office 365.
  • Collaborated with the application team, backup, storage and database teams for planning and implementing any change/activity as per the ITIL framework

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Virtualization Technologies: Realize Operations Manager6.0/6.5, VMware vSphere 6.0/5.5/5.1, vCenter,6.0/5.5 ESX/ ESXi 5/5.1/5.5,6.0 vCenter Update Manager 6.0, vSphere Client, VMware VMotion and Storage VMotion, vROps, vRA, vRO, Citrix,VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler, VMware High Availability, VMware Fault Tolerance, VMware Consolidated Backup and Veeam Backup and Replication, Nutanix inVMawre.

Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows Server 2019/2012/2012 R2/2008/2008 R2/2003, Windows 8/7/XP

Methodologies: ITIL v3 framework

Cloud Technologies: AWS, Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft AWS

Applications/Middleware: SharePoint 2010, Tivoli (TSM), Microsoft Office, Plate Spin

Networking: Firewall, proxy servers, DMZ servers, DNS, and DVS switching, Dell DRAC, TCP/IP, UDP - Cisco WebEx, DNS, DHCP, NLB & Failover clusters

File Servers: DFS, FTP, Windows SharePoint Services

Web Servers: Internet Information Services 6.0/7.0/7.5/8.0

Mail Servers: Microsoft Exchange 2003/2007/2010/2013 & MS Outlook

Active Directory: Design, Installation, Configuration & Troubleshooting. DC Migrations, Deploying & Troubleshooting GPOs. AD Certificate Services, Active Directory Federation Services, Active Directory Rights Management Services

Server/Storage Hardware: HP blades C7000, HP Proliant G6/G7, Dell Power Edge Servers, Cisco UCS

Scripting: PowerShell, VB Scripting

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Florida

Windows System Engineer (VMware)

Responsibilities:

  • Build and troubleshoot customer and development environments that contained company software suite. Utilizing VM Ware infrastructure and primarily managing Microsoft Web Services and SQL environments
  • Worked on vSphere (ESXi 6.0, VCSA 6.0). Installation,Citrix, Configuration and Administration of VMware ESXi 6.5, 6.0, 5.5, ESXi upgrades 5.5 to 6.0, VCenter upgrades 5.1, 5.5 to 6.0. Optimization of vSphere, Storage environments.
  • Helping desk site support team for solving SCCM agent installation issues.
  • Setup and configured SCCM Operating System Deployment (OSD) for Windows XP, 7 and Windows 10.
  • Created the Windows 10 Enterprise Master Task Sequence with all of the base applications, COACH applications, runtimes and customizations and Work on AWS Microsoft.
  • Attending CAB meetings and weekly and Monthly team meeting for reviewing SCCM activities.
  • Accepted responsibility as Knowledge Base Manager of the team.
  • Extended the Active Directory schema for Configuration Manager 2012.
  • Deploying Windows 7, Windows 10 on user computers.
  • Installing different types of roles and services as required in the environment like SCCM, SCOM, VROpS, GPO etc.
  • Designed and implemented DFS-R for MDT 2012 U2 deployment shares across the US and other countries.
  • Building packages for latest Microsoft OS like Windows 10 on different versions.
  • Installed and configured MDT 2012 U2 with BUILD and DEPLOY deployment shares for Windows 10.
  • Setup a local instance of Hyper-V to create the Windows 10 GOLD image.
  • Created a task sequence in MDT 2013 U2 to capture the gold image within the Hyper-V VM.
  • Created a task sequence to install the Windows 10 Enterprise OEM image (Install.WIM) which included steps to install all of the current updates with a pause to check that all updates were installed.
  • Captured the Windows 10 Enterprise GOLD image from the VM inside the local Hyper-V instance using the MDT U2 capture task sequence.
  • Helping team for solving SCCM agent and SCEP installation issues.
  • Planning for windows 10 migration by testing images for dell desktop workstation-laptops and thin clients for V
  • Develop, document and implement Engineering and Operational strategy for the Storage infrastructure.
  • Maintained security upgrades for installed software.
  • Responsible for managing users Microsoft Outlook and Active Directory Accounts.
  • Installed and configured networks, router, TCP/IP, and routing IP address in both LAN/WAN
  • Providing Comprehensive documentation for system builds.
  • Participation in Weekly team Meetings for reviewing Software Distribution CMR's.
  • Authored Phyton and PowerCLI scripts to automate the build of VxRack FLEX or VxRail virtual lab environments. Streamlined the process of installing and configuring VMware vSphere, NSX, vSAN, vRealize
  • I worked as a SME (Subject Matter Expert) for Windows servers and good Knowledge and work experience with VMWare NSX and vRealize Operations Manager.
  • Proficiency in managing vSphere environments including Installations and upgrades of ESXI, vSphere standard switch, distributed switch, Distributed resource scheduler (DRS) storage DRS, High availability and Fault tolerance, Update manager, patch management, virtual storage, Host profiles etc.
  • Advanced troubleshooting and Performance analysis of all aspects of virtualized environments.
  • Worked in closely with R&D team.
  • Perform Tier II Level support, and assisted in Troubleshooting of SCCM, and client workstations.
  • Working on vSAN and Supporting and Maintain vCenter Server Appliance, vRealize Operations Manager (vROps), vRealize Automation (vRA), vRealize Orchestrator (vRO), vRealize Business, ESXi and Update Manager.
  • Create custom report to measure performance of VM's and ESX servers using Virtual Centre and vROps.
  • Planning, designing and developing Infrastructure related Automation Solutions using vRealize Workflows.
  • Provide configuration, implementation, and troubleshooting support for the Compute Infrastructure (Fabric Interconnect, UCS Blade Server Chassis, UCS I/O Module, and UCS Blade Server), Storage Infrastructure and VMware to ensure they perform as expected steady-state and correct any failure conditions.
  • Power Shell scripting and automation of routine tasks .
  • Deploy and manage VMware horizon view on CISCO UCS for deployment and failover clustered Hyper-V environments
  • Experienced in vROps administration and performance monitoring analysis.
  • Worked on compute blades HPGen9 DL360, Lenovo RD530 server, cisco blade servers.
  • Experienced in vCenter backup and restore and switch backup and restore using Power CLI
  • Worked on networking components such as VSP4K and VSP7K
  • Installed and configured VMware VSphere Update manager and updated the patches for ESXi servers using VUM in vCenter.

Environment: Work on AWS,Microsoft 10,VMware vSphere 4.1/5.1/5.5/6.1/6.5 Appliance, Citrix, ESX/ESXi 3.5/4.0/5.0/6.0 , VMware vCenter 5.5/6.0, SCCM 2012 RTM, SCCM 2012 SP1 Windows Server 2008/2008 R2/2012, 2019, UCS, Active, Nutanix.

Confidential - Cleveland, Ohio

System Admin (VMware/Windows/Infrastructire)

Responsibilities:

  • Installation and configuration of VMware VSphere 4.0, ESX 3.5 on a Dell 2950 Power Edge M1000, VMware Infrastructure Client, VMware Virtual Center, License Server and VCB Setup.
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining Windows and Citrix Servers which includes 10,000 user base and more than 100 plus applications.
  • Responsible for LAN/WAN network communications, operations, hardware and application software for intensive segment of Rackspace's customers
  • The configuration of Backup and Restore of NSX Manager and Data.
  • Administer Microsoft Windows Servers (Active Directory), Microsoft Workstations, and network security devices for 350 users.
  • Worked on Active Directory to generate the list of machines with last login details.
  • Worked on SCCM 2012for advertising and distribution of packages.
  • Migrated to Windows 2003 Server/Exchange 2003 Server with Blackberry Integration Services, Windows Server Updates Services (WSUS), and Microsoft Operations Manager.
  • Documenting Application Installation, known issues which occur regularly.
  • Creation and management of Virtual Machines, Installing VMware tools, creating templates, cloning, deploy Virtual Machines from Templates.
  • Deploying View Connection server in Replica mode for High Availability and Load Balancing.
  • Planning, implementing and managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.
  • Involved with core Data Center technologies that revolve around the Cisco and NetApp converged reference architecture called FlexPod.
  • Created reference Images and deployed to workstations using SCCM OSD.
  • Configured vShield & VMware NSX for network segmentation and host based Anti-Virus solutions.
  • Assisted in planning and developing complex networks for telecommunications systems
  • Was part of team responsible for developing clustering products
  • Studied customer requirements and analyzed design solutions against the EMC guidelines
  • Administration of Cisco FlexPod Solution, which includes a Cisco UCS and a NetApp Unified Storage Solution.
  • Determined root cause and recommended appropriate counter measures for product improvement
  • Performed EMC design, analysis, and testing support
  • Provide configuration, implementation, and troubleshooting support for the Compute Infrastructure (Fabric Interconnect, UCS Blade Server Chassis, UCS I/O Module, and UCS Blade Server), Storage Infrastructure and VMware to ensure they perform as expected steady-state and correct any failure conditions.
  • Worked on building, configuring and maintaining the solutions utilizing VMware, Automation and VMware NSX.
  • Resource Management- Configuring VMware HA, VMware DRS Clusters for VMotion- migrations between ESX Servers.
  • Updated the Patches for ESX Servers using VMware Update Manager in Virtual Center.

Environment: Work on AWS Microsoft VMware vSphere 4.1/5.1, ESX/ESXi 3.5/4.0/5.0, Citrix, VMware vCenter, VMware Standalone Convertor, Work on AWS,Microsoft Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 , ADFS, CISCO blade servers, Remote Desktop Services,, Microsoft Visual Studio TFS.Nuta, Nutanix.

Confidential

Windows/Active Directory Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewed Active Directory and exchange structure and made recommendations for changes to follow Microsoft best practices
  • Experience with NetIQ Directory Resource Administrator (DRA) product requires regular read and write access into the Active Directory Domains, and any Office 365 tenants managed by each DRA Server.
  • Ensure this process occurs in a timely manner each DRA Server will cache a limited number of properties about all AD object types supported by DRA.
  • Handled operation performed by a DRA Server requires information about a specific AD or cloud object, that DRA server will look to its local off line cached.
  • Support AD object attributes not stored within our cache, the DRA Server will issue a call directly to a specific Windows Domain Controller or Online Office 365 portal to obtain these properties.
  • Sync FROM AD or the Office 365 Tenant TO DRA.
  • Adoption & migration to Azure IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, DaaS. Citrix Xen App & Xen Desktop upgrades. Hands on experience with office 365, Azure,NIS,LDAP, OMS, EMS enterprise mobility suite
  • Used Windows 2000 and later uses Kerberos as its default authentication method.
  • Used Kerberos preferred authentication method: In general, joining a client to a Windows domain means enabling Kerberos as default protocol for authentications from that client to services in the Windows domain and all domains with trust relationships to that domain.
  • Used Intranet web applications can enforce Kerberos as an authentication method for domain joined clients by using APIs provided under SSPI.
  • Handling refresh updates will pick up any changes made to an AD or Cloud object since the last cache refresh.
  • Installation of Web components like IIS.
  • Managing WebServers and Troubleshooting the .NET applications thru Advanced IIS tracing techniques.
  • Configuration of certain IIS related settings are coded in to the web config file as part of the Web configurator utility effort.
  • Performance Tuning for Applications using the Native Zip by the IIS
  • Monitoring the Domino mail servers across the country for mail routing, Database quotas and access, web-mail access, Cluster replication, database replication, server tasks, server health etc.
  • Register, rename, recertify, and delete users, move users to new certifier, move users mail files to Different server, modify person docs, database access issues, out of office agents, modify location Docs, creating mail-in databases, distribution lists, ACL only, Mail only, and Multi- Purpose Notes Groups etc.
  • Determining causes of delivery failures through message tracking, tracert, and examination of server Log file and configuration etc.
  • Providing daily monitoring, analysis, troubleshooting & management of around 13000 Lotus mail users. Troubleshoot mail routing problems (Trace mail)
  • Installing and configuring Lotus notes R-6/6.5. Replication & archiving of mail & other databases
  • Assisting and training help desk technicians.
  • Involved in Virtualization / Decommission of Site minder policy servers and SunOne Ldap servers across multiple data centers.
  • Involved in detailed setup for troubleshooting and implementation of support procedure.
  • Experience in configuring multiple LDAP instances and defined LDAP Schemas.
  • Defined and maintained Sun and Active Directory (LDAP) security models
  • Administered policy and user stores using the Sun ONE Directory servers while also providing redundancy and availability.
  • Managed Group Polices, Security groups, and file shares for Trinity enterprise
  • Used Operating System Deployment (OSD) module of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to create automated server builds for both physical and in VMware ESX 5.5 environments
  • Also used Powershell scripts to automated server builds for both physical and in VMware ESX 5.5 environments.
  • Experience in installing, configuring and managing infrastructure using VMware technologies viz. ESX/ESXi 4.x/5.x/6.x, vSphere 5.0, vCenter, VMware View 5.0/5.5, 6.0VMware vCenter Converter etc.
  • Converted many (P2V) physical servers to Virtual Machines using VMware vCenter Converter part of decommission legacy server’s effort.
  • Experience in Network configuration on ESX servers which include NIC teaming / Bonding for Failover and Load Balancing purpose, VLAN's etc.
  • Experience with Microsoft Network Load Balancing and Microsoft Clustering technologies.
  • Troubleshoot System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Client issues so that Patch deployment had a higher success rate.
  • Configured Azure Active Directory to be used as Identity Management for Business to Customer Applications (AAD-B2C)
  • Did design and architecture work up grading enterprise from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013
  • Served as Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Subject Matter Expert
  • Implemented Active Directory 2012 into the enterprise
  • Configured Windows 2012 R2 Direct access to Windows 7 Domain resources
  • Configured VMware Templets to be deployed into the enterprise environment
  • Created Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) queries in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) R2
  • Created SCCM server baselines to secure all enterprise servers to remedy finding in a security audit
  • Experience in Rack and Stack HP ProLiant DL servers (DL580s), Cisco UCS blade B200 M3 including power and network cabling, managing multiple hardware configurations & ensuring power, network redundancy of all servers.
  • Used Oracle Directory Integration Platform to synchronize users and group entries in Internet Directory.
  • Experience writing both Power Shell and PowerCLI scripts to automate Virtual Machine builds and DNS entry configurations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills with the ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels within the organization
  • Efficient with Java scripting and PowerShell scripting.
  • Deploying SCCM 2007 solution for Update Management and OS Deployment for Windows Server 2008.

Environment: Windows Server 2008/2008 R2/2012, UCS, Active directory, vMotion, SV-Motion, vCenter, vSphere, Nutanix.

Confidential

Active Directory Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Active Directory Installation & Configuration, Group policy management, DHCP, DNS, NPS administration on Windows Server 2012/R2
  • Configuration of Azure AAD Connect Synchronization Tool and Work on AWS Microsoft.
  • Power Shell scripting and automation of routine tasks
  • Deployment of software packages, Operating System and windows patches through SCCM server.
  • Troubleshooting experience on Windows Client OS like Windows7 and Windows8
  • Integrated Opera application components with OAM for single sign-on
  • Working on UNIX and LINUX integration with Active Directory using Cenrtify Tool.
  • Supervise the implementation of Role Based Access Controls (RBAC), including analytical role mining and entitlement analysis deployment to ensure standard computer settings, software distribution and security policy enforcement.
  • Implementing, configuring, Migrating and supporting Windows, Creating and managing User Accounts & Groups in Active Directory.
  • Microsoft Windows Active Directory administration with a primary focus on Active Directory Migration, installation and administration for Microsoft Windows Servers 2003, 2008, 2008R2, 2012R2, 2016 and their respective Active Directory Services (WINS, DNS, DHCP). Mannan Khan - AD / Okta Admin
  • Experience in Implementation and Migration of UC technologies Skype for Business, Lync 2010, Lync 2013, Exchange 2013 and 2010 Active Directory 2003, 2008 and 2012, System Center 2012, WSUS, Azure and Blackberry 5.0.
  • Installing Windows 2003, 2008, 2012 & 2016 Server.
  • Integrated Okta with O365, and decommissioned ADFS infrastructure.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in of all stages of the Directory Services lifecycle, from architecture and design through deployment, operations, and security best practices in medium to large enterprises.
  • To ensure system security (IP guard, McAfee endpoint encryption and McAfee antivirus) software installation and update.
  • Providing Folder Access and SFTP access for windows servers.
  • Administrate Servers on Windows 2012 R2 and 2016.
  • Worked on deployment, Installation, administration of Exchange server and Office 365(Lync, SharePoint, One drive and Skype for business). Knowledge of BPOS, Exchange 2013 and 2016 server.
  • Supporting Office 365 in OKTA environment
  • Defined and maintained Active Directory (LDAP) security models
  • Managed Group Polices, Security groups, and file shares for Trinity enterprise
  • Use Group Policy Administrator (GPA) tool to edit and implement GPOs in PROD and DEV domains
  • Audit GPOs in PROD and DEV domains to point out inconsistency in GPO settings.
  • Create Service Principal Names (SPNs) for SQL and SAN Keytabs in PROD and DEV domains
  • Import and link member servers’ baseline GPOs and WMI filters from PROD domains to PRE PROD domains.
  • Audit OUs in PROD and PRE PROD domains to have same OU structure by creating/deleting OUs in PRE PROD domains
  • Administration on Symantec Endpoint protection Manager (SEPM)
  • Managing Office 365.
  • Experienced in assessment, design, pilot and upgrades/implementations of enterprise directory services technologies.
  • Active Directory, LDAP and Kerberos

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