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Sr. Storage Administrator Resume

Iselin, NJ

SUMMARY:

  • An accomplished professional with 10+ years of experience specialized in configuring, implementing and administering storage, and disaster recovery solutions in very demanding industries.
  • Leverages proven abilities in time management, problem - solving, and negotiations to formulate solutions for swift technical resolution.
  • Takes ownership of the storage administration process and formulates policies to achieve full compliance with company objectives.
  • Can easily work independently or collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experienced in the administration, maintenance and troubleshooting of Netapp FAS, AFF, (7mode, CDot) E and E series storage systems
  • Experienced with all versions of ONTAP, 8. and 9. As well as all Versions of Santricity, in large multi-protocol environment
  • Experience with cluster expansion and shelf replacement on Netapp storage systems.
  • Experienced in Netapp DR solutions Snapshots, Snapmirror, Snapvault, Snaprestore, clones
  • Experienced in Netapp DR products, Snapcreator and Snapcenter
  • Experienced with Netapp OnCommand Insight, for monitoring, reporting and troubleshooting
  • Knowledge and use of Netapp OnCommand insight and IBM insight for storage performance and Capacity reporting, analysis and diagnostics
  • Unix Administration, Worked on CentOS, Redhat Linux
  • Automating infrastructure provisioning on AWS using terraform and Ansible
  • Building, patching, and maintaining Linux systems in a highly virtualized (VMware) environment
  • Planning, installation, configuration, management and troubleshooting of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5,6 and 7
  • Experience Logical Volume Management (LVM) and Disk Management
  • Extensive Knowledge of Active Directory
  • Excellent knowledge of Powershell scripting language
  • Good knowledge of VMware infrastructure
  • Good knowledge of VMware vSphere (ESXi and vCenter)
  • Very good knowledge of Windows 2008/2012, GPO and ACL
  • Strong knowledge of Remote server administration
  • Strong knowledge of installing, configuring, tuning, maintaining, and monitoring windows Server 2008/2012 Enterprise server
  • Experience with Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) tool for reporting and diagnosis of SAN fabric
  • Experienced in the administration, maintenance and troubleshooting of EMC Symmetrix V-Max series, DMX series, VNX, Xtremio
  • Strong technical knowledge Brocade Fiber Channel switching technologies
  • Configuration, Administration and Troubleshooting of VMAX, PowerMax. systems
  • Experience in EMC disaster recovery and migration solutions including but limited to NDM, SRDF, recover point technologies
  • Excellent association with organizational skills, stress management and strategic planning
  • Strong experience in SAN data migration solutions including EMC Open Replicator, Replication manager, Recover point and Sancopy, Vmax NDM, SRDF, HUR, SnapMirror, Metro Mirror and Global Mirror
  • Strong experience in backup management and disaster recovery administration using EMC TimeFinder family (Snaps, Clones and BCVs), Remote replication techniques (SRDF, Mirror view and SAN Copy)
  • Experienced in the Installation, configuration and migration of brocade switches for Initial implementation and SAN refresh
  • Experience with all firmware upgrades for Brocade FC switches
  • Experience with Cisco enterprise directors and departmental switches.
  • Experienced SAN Management for Sun Solaris/HPUX/AIX/Windows operating systems
  • Extensive experience with Service-Now ticketing system for general IT service management.
  • Configuration | Replication | Troubleshooting | Capacity Planning | Migration | Disaster Recovery | Reporting | Critical Thinking | Time Management | Azure| AWS

TECHNOLOGY:

Storage Management Tools: EMC Solutions Enabler SymCLI, Unisphere, Unisphere for PowerMax, EMC VPLEX, IBM Spectrum Control, Data Domain Management Center, Avamar Management Console, IBM SVC Web GUI, IBM Storewise V7000 & V9000, Brocade DCX, Remedy Ticketing System, Service Now Ticketing system, EMC RecoverPoint Appliance, IBM Storage XIV Management Console/XCLI, XIV Top, OnCommand system manager, OnCommand unified manager OCUM, OnCommand Insights OCI, Oncommand Performance Manager OPM, StorageGrid 11.3 software, HPE Storeserv Management Console, Hitachi Replication Manager, Hitachi Tuning Manager, Hitachi Command Suite 7, Brocade SAN Health, DS8K Storage Management Console, SVC, IBM Spectrum scale raid console, Pure storage Pure1 management console, FS900/9100 Management console, IBM Storage Insights, IBM Spectrum Control, Commvault admin console, data domain system manager and Avamar management console.

Operating Systems: AIX 6/7, Solaris 9/10S, Linux, Unix, Windows 2003/2008/2012

Storage Hardware: XIV Gen 2&3, SVC DH8, V7k, DS8K, IBM Spectrum Scale, FS9100, FS900, Symmetrix VMAX 10k, 20k, 40k, VMAX ALL Flash, EMC PowerMAX, VNX 5500/7500, EMC ECS, EMC Unity 480F, 680F, EMC Isilon, Dell Compellent, Panzura, HP 3PAR Storeserv, HP Nimble, Hitachi HUS, Brocade, Cisco MDS, XtremIOX1, XtremIOX2, NetApp 7 Mode & CDOT, Storage Grid SG6060, SG5760, Pure M50, M70

Backup Hardware: Data Domain DD9500, DD9800 and EMC Avamar M1200, M2400, Commvault and Networker

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Iselin, NJ

Sr. Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Administration of EMC VMAX 200k, 400k, EMC Powermax, Hitachi VSP 5000. G1500, G1000 and NetApp FAS 8060, AFF A700.
  • Managing Hitachi storage environment with Hitachi device manager - storage Navigator and Hitachi command suite Unified Mgt
  • Configuration of replication using true copy and Universal replicator
  • Host/host group creation, volume provisioning, alerts configuration and volume migration between Hitachi platforms.
  • Implementing daily storage tasks, using Oncommand Workflow Automation (WFA)
  • Fabric pool configuration for automated tiering of data to low cost storage tiers
  • Flexgroup creation for low latency performance in metadata heavy workloads.
  • Configures, monitors and maintain snap mirror relationships
  • Manages volumes, Qtree and storage quotas
  • Works with UNIX SAs on NFS mount issues
  • Using vender tools such as OnCommand System Manager, On Command Unified manager for daily administration, monitoring, troubleshooting and reporting.
  • Running daily health check through CLI and OCUM
  • File copy to different locations using Secure Copy Tool
  • Engages with System's Engineer, DBA and Server teams for validating source and target RDF devices and to approve SRDF split/establish requests.
  • Investigates the host path failure issues to identify the cause and resolving the issues with HBA, cable and SFPs if any.
  • Configures and allocates storage for production and corporate VMware hosts from VMAX
  • Day to day SAN administration, using EMC Unisphere for PowerMax
  • Analyzes the performance metrics of Storage frame components (FA/Device/Cache/Disk Adapters/Switches) to investigate issues related to latency and providing best solutions to improve the host IO performance.
  • Uses VMAX tools such as Solution Enabler/SMC/Unisphere
  • Monitors the SAN & Storage alerts regularly across the environment for warnings/critical alarms and proactively take steps to prevent potential issues from occurring.
  • Working with Splunk & Tableau tools to streamline dashboards and metrics for SAN/NAS information to effectively monitor and Maintaining the storage environment.
  • Performing SRDF operations split/swap/failover/failback/restore as per the requirement from customer and also successfully performed DR testing of multiple applications using SRDF/S & SRDF/A.
  • Working with storage Engineering to capture work to enhance monitoring (Splunk, Tableau SNMP, xMatter APS) and expanding asset inventory (CMDB),
  • Supporting ESRS, storage Grid, Tintri, powerpath, Active IQ Unified manager and OCUM.
  • Monitoring storage workloads, utilization, and performance through Oncommand performance manager OPM
  • Configures zones on Brocade switches using CLI and Fabric Manager for creating zones, updating zones to the Zonesets and activating zonesets.
  • Administering tiering to AWS cloud, using NetApp storage grid devices SG6060 and SG5760
  • Creating cloud storage pools on storage grid, buckets on AWS, setting policies as required in the environment
  • Troubleshooting day-to-day performance issues and resolve them using OnCommand Insight Manager
  • Comparing the port utilization, IOs and read/writes to the disks using performance manager and analyzing the data for troubleshooting performance issues.
  • Works closely with management to ensure the appropriate storage level provisioning is maintained. Monitors server/storage infrastructure and any processes related to these systems. Provides diagnosis and problem resolution for more complex system issues.
  • BNA Performance monitoring and reporting using Fabric Insight tool.
  • Storage capacity, performance monitoring and reporting using cloudIQ
  • Evaluates products and upgrades for appropriateness. Oversees and implements upgrade strategies.
  • Data migration from VMAX 40k to VMAX ALL flash using NDM Techniques
  • Host base cross platform from VMAX to NetApp SAN using FLI Techniques
  • Collaborates with team members on the server, network, and security team to address complex infrastructure deployments. Respond to customer/business partner inquiries and develops solutions in order to meet their needs.
  • Provides operations and maintenance support within a large Storage Area Network Enterprise environment
  • Participates in capacity planning by providing support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of storage infrastructure and services. Oversees and addresses server/storage service backups and any processes related to these systems, regularly handles problem resolution.

Confidential, Bridgewater Township, NJ

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and Implementation of netapp cluster expansion (Disk, Shelf and Node addition) and refresh (Disk Shelf, Node and Cluster decommissioning and commissioning)
  • Configuration and management of NetApp DR (snapmirror, snapvault, load sharing mirrors) based on the business needs, RPO and RTO.
  • Planning, installation, configuration, maintenance and administration of NetApp storage systems running Ontap (FAS and AFF) and systems running Santricity OS.
  • All Software and Firmware upgrades of NetApp storage systems, including controller firmware, NVRAM firmware, disk / shelf firmware and ESM firmware
  • Day to day storage administration of NetApp storage systems (SAN and NAS) SVMS, LUNS, Shares and Exports, LIFS, VLANS, Broadcast Domains, Ifgrps, ports, snapshots, clones
  • OCUM Installation/deployment and upgrade. OVA installation and upgrades on virtual appliances; and installation and upgrades on windows/Linux servers.
  • OCUM Configurations (Data sources/threshold/alerting/events and reporting)
  • Day to day storage monitoring and reporting using OCUM
  • OCUM maintenance from web/VMRC Console
  • Cluster wide SVM administration for multi and single protocol data management, establishing storage level network, data and security segmentation
  • Transitioning from Netapp 7mode to cDot mode
  • Overall environment monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting using Netapp onCommand Insight
  • Server and appliance management in vmware Vsphere
  • Snapcreator implementation, administration and management for the DR of large databases
  • Proactive monitoring of the entire SAN environment to reduce incidents and problems
  • Troubleshooting all SAN and NAS related issues in the environment working with the Vendor when necessary, to solve all issue and keep the environment at optimal state
  • Brocade FC switch installation, Migration, Configuration and administration
  • Brocade Fabric OS firmware upgrade and Brocade Network Advisor installation, Migration, Configuration and administration
  • Capacity and performance report collection for proper monitoring of the environment
  • Non disruptive migration of host from Vmax 40k to Vmax3 arrays using SRDF based Metro-NDM technology.
  • Upgrading of San Volume Controller codes
  • Licensing of SRDF and PPME products for use in replication and migration between arrays
  • Storage analysis, capacity planning, and performance planning
  • Hands on experience in identifying fabric and SAN connectivity issues; and providing resolution
  • Extensive hands on experience with Service-Now IT service Management tool, for all service management including, Task, Incident, Change and Problem management. As well as reporting and documentation
  • Routine equipment checks and preventive maintenance
  • On-call Storage resource, responsible for troubleshooting storage related issues and performing corrective actions.
  • Implementation and day to day administration of EMC Xtrem IO and XtremIO X2 arrays
  • Storage provisioning, allocation and deallocation of HP 3PAR, Hitachi Unified Storage, IBM DS8K and Pure all flash storage.
  • Configuration and administration of replication and Migration (Synchronous and Asynchronous) for Vmax, Netapp and HP 3Par arrays

Confidential, Holmdel, NJ

Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Works with storage device hardware replacements as per Run books provided by team.
  • Performs day-to-day operational support of the SAN environment. This include storage provisioning (LUN creation, Masking, Mapping) problem diagnostics resolution
  • Data movement, replication and migration
  • Tracking storage usage and capacity planning for future growth
  • Identifying fabric issues, SAN connectivity and provides resolution.
  • Work with issues related to storage operating system, during outage or storage maintenance
  • Storage vendor communication and coordination for hardware or software issue resolution
  • Replication of storage volumes as required on different platforms.
  • Performs incidence and problem resolution
  • Installation, upgrades, maintenance and troubleshooting different SAN / NAS storage platform.
  • Overall environment monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting using NetApp OnCommand Insight
  • Snapcenter VMware and Oracle plug-in in corporation and management for file, DB and VM level restores
  • Server and appliance management in VMware Vsphere
  • OnCommand Unified manager installation and upgrade for VMware
  • Snapcreator implementation, administration and management for the DR of large databases
  • Troubleshooting the storage issues like allocation and recovery of storages area.
  • Performed problem determination, resolution, and root-cause analysis of performance-related problems on all storage platforms and implement preventive measures
  • Collects data for trending and Create daily logs, perform capacity planning and monitor Backup storage and utilization performance
  • Architectural knowledge of EMC Unity, administration, monitoring and reporting
  • LIF Creation and failover management to ensure, proper network segmentation and continuous availability in case of a controller or port fault
  • Pure storage configuration, implementation and administrations
  • SAN/NAS storage architectural skills to maintain the overall environment, according to best practices in support of client support level agreement.
  • Documenting storage environment capacity and performance reporting and issues and resolution tracking documentation.
  • Adding clients to backup schedule
  • Performance management for SAN and storage
  • Performs storage infrastructure maintenance in accordance with best practices and CAB Policies
  • Responsible for monitoring, troubleshooting and administration of backup infrastructure and restores failures on multiple platforms
  • Deploying upgrades from the backup infrastructure with prior test environments
  • Performing capacity planning for the existing backup infrastructure
  • Organize regular audits of backup configuration to ensure quality of service.

Confidential, Jersey City, NJ

Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Management and administration of EMC VMAX storage arrays using Unisphere for storage Provisioning, reclamation, SRDF replication, cloning, troubleshoot and resolve performance issues and other SAN related issues.
  • Monitors storage subsystem and SAN switch capacity
  • Storage administration using EMC VPLEX
  • Storage replication from production sites to RPA devices at DR sites.
  • Working with EMC Applications such as Snap View, SAN copy Symmetrix Manager and performance Manager.
  • Managing and administration of IBM XIV storage systems including storage provisioning, global mirror replication and snapshots and restores.
  • Code upgrades in EMC VMAX, NetApp FAS filers, IBM XIVs and in upgrading associated software tools like Solution Enabler.
  • Monitoring capacity utilization and troubleshooting IBM Environment using IBM Spectrum control
  • Administration and management of NetApp FAS filers (7-mode and CDOT clusters) for NAS solutions - NFS exports, CIFS shares including configuration of Snapmirror replication, Snapvault, snapshots
  • Planning and Implementation of NetApp cluster expansion (Disk, Shelf and Node addition) and refresh (Disk Shelf, Node and Cluster decommissioning and commissioning)
  • Configuration and management of NetApp DR (snapmirror, snapvault, load sharing mirrors) based on the business needs, RPO and RTO.
  • Planning, installation, configuration, maintenance and administration of NetApp storage systems running Ontap (FAS and AFF) and systems running Santricity OS, both E and EF series storages.
  • All Software and Firmware upgrades of NetApp storage systems, including controller firmware, NVRAM firmware, disk / shelf firmware and ESM firmware
  • Day to day storage administration of NetApp storage systems (SAN and NAS) SVMS, LUNS, Shares and Exports, LIFS, VLANS, Broadcast Domains, Igrps, ports, snapshots, clones
  • OCUM Installation/deployment and upgrade. OVA installation and upgrades on virtual appliances; and installation and upgrades on windows/Linux servers.
  • OCUM Configurations (Data sources/threshold/alerting/events and reporting)
  • Day to day storage monitoring and reporting using OCUM
  • Cluster wide SVM administration for multi and single protocol data management, establishing storage level network, data and security segmentation
  • Overall environment monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting using NetApp OnCommand Insight
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting using OnCommand insight OCI capacity utilization reports by tiers and data centers using OCI
  • Management of EMC Isilon for SMB shares and NFS exports, creation of access zones, user mapping and ID Mapping, data access controls, smart pools, file pools, SyncIQ replication, Administration using OneFs 8.1 and CLI, code upgrades, cluster monitoring, SNMP monitoring, data protection with SnapshotIQ, deduplication with smart dedupe and maintaining RTO for SyncIQ.
  • Supporting Disaster Recovery tests
  • Host Migration from VMAX to Pure storage M70
  • Brocade FC switch installation, Migration, Configuration and administration
  • Brocade Fabric OS firmware upgrade and Brocade Network Advisor installation, Migration, Configuration and administration
  • Management of EMC ECS- creation of buckets, Namespace, VDCs, Objects and replication groups
  • Works with vendors and platform teams, application/DBAs to resolve SAN/NAS related issues and hardware break-fix related issues.
  • Administration and management of HP 3PAR Storeserv storage array
  • Administration and management of Panzura object storage
  • Creation of CPGs, Virtual volumes, file stores and shares.
  • Remote copy configurations, restore points, snapshot sets, peer motion
  • Administration of PURE storage arrays
  • Administration of XtremIO X2 storage arrays

Confidential, Overland Park, KS

Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Designed and implemented failovers for disaster recovery and planned for necessary zone changes.
  • Worked with NetApp Cdot, VMAX, Unity 650F, HP Nimble, HPE MSA 2050, HP 3PAR - Using SSMC management console HP Storage Management Utility and Store Simple
  • Administration Emc avamar, data domain backup technologies
  • Capacity planning and Monitoring
  • Configuration of Hosts for SRDF Replication
  • Creation and Reclaims of Volumes
  • Creation and Maintenance of Masking Views, Port group, Host group and storage groups
  • Performed storage allocation to physical hosts and Vms through IBM SVC
  • Implementation of NetApp Storage (C Mode) solutions.
  • Participating in capacity planning and performance and assisting in disaster recovery exercise
  • Assisting in backup and recovery exercise
  • Performing daily backup operations and ensuring that backups are completed as scheduled
  • Instrumental in the design and plan for the future storage environment.
  • Created IT storage standards and presented to management.
  • Conducts storage analysis; capacity planning; and performance planning of storage components.
  • Analyzes and resolves problems associated with server storage arrays.
  • Resolving the hardware issues in co-ordination with NetApp
  • Performing Audit and proactive health check
  • Monitoring storage, FC switches, servers, using Spectrum control
  • IBM Storewize V7000 administration
  • Configuration of snap manager and NetApp snapshot
  • Flash copy mapping, Snapshot creation, Mdisk and RAID Configuration.
  • Configuring and troubleshooting Snap Mirror, Snap Vault Environment.
  • Restoring the data using snap restore and CIFS shares.
  • Dealing with permissions (Adding/removing the security groups to the shares) for share folders in CIFS.
  • LUN management (LUN creation, LUN snapshots, Manual and automatic igroup management, LUN restore) using snap drive
  • Managing the reports using operations manager.
  • Working with tree’s for efficient storage utilization for the users.
  • Performing Deduplication for the volumes.
  • Volume resize, aggregate disk and LUN resize
  • Snap drive installation and configuration
  • Alias, zoning configuration for the servers connected in FC environment in brocade switches.
  • Performance management for CIFS, fiber channel, ISCSI and NFS protocol in the environment.
  • Using Snap mirror product to manage and protect mission critical mission critical data.
  • Administration NetApp Environment with on command system manager
  • Able to create/Expand aggregate, volume, QTree for NAS environments, LUN’s, IGroups for SAN environments.
  • Performed DR test for the environment.
  • Snapshot restore on demand
  • Snapshot, LUNclone, Flexclone management.
  • Setting up and troubleshooting V-Filer Environment.
  • LUN management (LUN creation, LUN snapshots, Manual and automatic iGroup management, LUN restore) using SnapDrive.
  • Setting up and troubleshooting NFS, CIFS, and SAN (FC and ISCSI) Environment
  • Experience in storage Migration, using NetApp SnapMirror and SnapVault concepts.

Confidential

Storage and Back up Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Managed storage configuration, administration, provisioning, allocation, and deallocation.
  • Created RAID Groups and Pools and assigned provisioned Think LUNS.
  • Performed storage allocation through EMC VPLEX
  • Planned and implemented EMC Enterprise class and unified storage.
  • Monitoring and reporting on VNX Environment using Unisphere for VNX
  • Managing storage group, host group on Unisphere for VNX
  • Initiator registration, LUN creation and storage group creation
  • Creation of CIFS, SMB, and NFS shares on VNX
  • Identified fabric issues, SAN connectivity and provided resolution.
  • Hands on experience in configuration and maintenance of Dynamic Provision volumes
  • Hands on experience in installation of Alert tools such as Hi-Track for proactive identification and resolution of issues occurs in SAN environment
  • Administration of EMC Isilon using Isilon OneFS7 Interface. creation of SMB Shares and NFS Exports in Isilon OneFS7
  • Snapshot creation and restoring data from snapshots in Isilon OneFS7 GUI
  • Creating enforcement quota in OneFS7
  • Activating License keys as required on OneFS7.
  • Experience in Administration of Pure storage All Flash Array (Including provisioning, capacity planning and capacity reporting,
  • Creating Snapshots and cloning, Creating PurePG for Replication.
  • Configuring ISCI ports and setting up Alerts (email or SNMP or SNMP Trap Manager) on Pure Storage.
  • Setting up Role Based Access in active directory in directory services.
  • Performed storage administration functions including storage allocation and de-allocation, utilization reporting, performance
  • Monitoring/tuning, trending and capacity planning.
  • Setting up and backing up the clients file to data domain (DD 9500)
  • Administering of Data Domain Environment using Data domain management center.
  • Experience in Hitachi Tuning manager for identifying the underlying issues in SAN
  • Maintains environment for hardware and software updates
  • Working with network, cloud and other administrators in maintaining infrastructures in the Environment
  • Continuously evaluate system performance and operations and optimize back-up and restore performance
  • Strong troubleshooting skills on environmental issues.
  • Virtual machine cloning and Snapshot
  • Understand the concepts of backup, restore, archive, performance tuning, policy creation & modification
  • Handle escalated technical issues related to restores
  • Perform file and database restores as required
  • Troubleshooting on all backup failures by analyzing the backup logs
  • Worked on VCenter to perform snapshot, perform Validation on VMs
  • NDMP backup configuration/troubleshooting
  • Install and troubleshoot Remote Backup Agent on all the required servers

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