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Windows Server/vmware Engineer Resume

SUMMARY

  • Around 5 years of strong experience in planning, designing, implementing, maintaining and troubleshooting of in windows and VMware
  • Technically proficient in Installation, Configuration in Virtualization with VMware ESXi hosts Expert Knowledge on OSI Model, TCP/IP Model.
  • In - depth knowledge and hands on expertise on VMware vSphere ESX 5 and 6.0, VMware vCenter Server, Site Recovery Manager, Lab Manager and Solar Winds Network Performance Monitor
  • Extensive experience in the area of Windows Server 2008/2012 R2 /2008R2/2012 server upgrade and active directory administration.
  • Experience in VMware install, configure ESX, ESXi, vSphere 6 environments with Virtual Center management.
  • Expertise in Thin provisioning, VMFS expansion, RAID technologies
  • Experience in Physical to Virtual (P2V) and Virtual to Virtual conversions using VMware Converter.
  • Maintain current network infrastructure. (11 locations, remote offices, EU), including Azure and SSO)
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of troubleshooting and configuring Drivers, Cyber-Ark, and SAML SSO integrations.
  • Familiarity with Windows Server and related technologies (Active Directory, IIS, ADFS, Exchange, etc.)
  • Strong experience with the VMware HA (High Availability),Fault Tolerance, Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)and VMware Distributed Power Management
  • Experience in working with the SCCM management of Windows systems
  • Hands on experience in updating / upgrading ESXi servers, Virtual Center servers and windows virtual machines using VMware Update manager.
  • Experience in Windows clustering Administration, troubleshooting and Microsoft failover clustering manager
  • Strong experience with the VMware HA (High Availability),Fault Tolerance, Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)and VMware Distributed Power Management
  • Extensive experience in diagnostics & troubleshooting of ESXi server environment including ESXi CLI, ESXi patch management
  • Experience with network load balancing Terminal server.
  • Proficient with Datacenter operations and administration.
  • Proficiency in tools / concepts like - VMware vCenter, VMware VCD, VMware VUM, VMware SRM, VMware VCOPS, VMware vCenter Converter, VMware Host Profiles, HP ProLiant DL380 GEN 9, HP MSA 2040 storage solutions, Buffalo NAS storages Devices and Backup Tapes
  • Participate in regular VMware administration & provisioning activities on VMware environment .

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Virtualization Tools: VMware vSphere 5/6, Workstation 6 and 7, ESX/ESXi 4x,5x,6x VMware Virtual Center Server 5x and 6x, VMware DRS, HA and FT, VMware Capacity Planner, VMware Converter, VMware Update Manager, VMView, Thinstall, ThinApp and VCloud

Operating Systems: Win 2003/2007/XP/Vista, 8.1 and 10, Windows Server 2008 R2/2012 R2/2016, and ESXi 5.x/6.x

Server Services: Windows server 2012R2/ 2008R2/2003, SQL Server 2008/2012, Microsoft Active Directory 2008R2/2012R2, DHCP, DNS and WINS Services, Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0, windows failover cluster, Network Load Balancing

E-mail Clients: Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes

Third Part Tools: MS Access, Wire shark, Workflow Engines, Orchestration toolsets, SCCM, Solarwind, Backup Exec 15, Commvault.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

Windows Server/VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • VMware implementation and troubleshooting VMware ESXi 5.1, 5.5, 6.0 , 6.5 hosts.
  • Installing, configuring, upgrading and supporting Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers in an enterprise Data Center environment
  • P2V and V2V conversions using VMware vCenter Converter and Double Take.
  • Administration of ESXi hosts on HP ProLiant DL385p Gen8 and DL580 Gen8 servers.
  • Updating and upgrading ESXi servers, vCenter Server and virtual using vSphere Update Manager and VM Tools through manual updates.
  • Currently architecting build of UCS domains to optimally support Openstack Clusters.
  • Currently architecting build of UCS domains to optimally support ESX Stretched Clusters and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager across datacenters.
  • Protected client servers with Application Whitelisting
  • Managed ESXi hosts using vCenter Server/ vSphere Client and VMware Web Client.
  • Performed vMotion and Storage vMotion of Virtual Machines across different cluster with respect to security policies and application development requirements.
  • Creation of hot and cold Clones Templates from Virtual Machines (VMs). Deployed Virtual Machines from Templates based on requirements and build documents.
  • Performed Virtual Machine Snapshots for Application machines for Migrations and failback.
  • Experience with creating Standard vSwitches (vSS), Distributed vSwitches (VDs). Isolated networks were created with separate vSwitches and VMkernel Port Groups. Third party tools such as Wireshark packet capturing tool were used for network traffic monitoring, vMotion, storage and Fault-Tolerance (FT) security and stability.
  • Automated configuration management and ensured compliance of vSphere hosts and virtual machines with vCenter Host Profiles.
  • LUN creation and storage mapping along with Multipathing and WWN.
  • Handled VMware solutions to support multiple storage connectivity options such as Fiber Channel-SAN, iSCSI, NFS (NAS).
  • Configured Windows Application clients to both the Internet and the ServiceNow instance to Password Reset Windows Application
  • Provide management of Microsoft Windows 2008, 2008R2 servers. DNS DHCP and Active Directory.
  • In-depth technical knowledge of identity management and security technologies including Active Directory, Group Policy, ADFS, and Authentication protocols including Kerberos
  • Management and administration of Windows 2012 and 2012 R2 Active directory (Created Accounts, Reset Passwords, and Allowed Access to different Directories using NTFS permissions)
  • Installation/deployment of Windows 2008R2/2012R2 using Sysprep and configuration of DNS, DHCP and WINS servers.
  • Participated in meetings and planning for future migration of Windows server from 2008R2 to 2012R2.
  • Design and implementation of global monitoring solution using SolarWinds (Network Performance Monitoring) tool.

Environment: VMware ESX 5.1 and ESXi 6.0 vSphere, Windows 2008R2/2012R2, RHEL 5.X, 6.X, WINTEL, Windows XP/Vista/Win7,8.1 and 10 iSCSI SAN, NFS, Active Directory, HP ProLiant DL380 Gen 9, P2V-V2V conversation, Remote desktop services.

Confidential

Windows / VMware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Windows 2008 & 2012 server environment support.
  • Migration of Virtual machines from ESX 5.5 to ESX 6.0
  • Managed installation of ESX 6.0 on HP ProLiant DL 380 Gen 9 and deployed 500 VMs in Development Phase.
  • Configured clusters on HA and DRS
  • This boils down to scripting in various languages like UC4, PowerShell, BASH, Python, Perl, Java for a wide spectrum of integration points, most rely on web services(SOAP/REST) or CLI: ticket tracking (HPSM, Jira, Remedy), application servers (TomCat/WebSphere/IIS)
  • Administrated server consolidation program through use of VMware ESXi server and VMware Virtual Center, using Virtual Center, creating VMs, using/building VM templates and customization files, and scheduling tasks
  • Installed VMware ESXi server 5.5/6.0 and created virtual machines on ESXi Servers
  • Configuring HA/DRS related advanced configuration settings per VMware Best practices
  • Configuring VMFS based storage in virtual center
  • Created standard templates and deployed virtual machines from these templates
  • Experience in configuring and setting up HP ILO for physical HP servers.
  • Upgraded 100+ ESXi hosts from ESX 5. 5 to ESX 6.0 using VMware Update Manager tool and Offline Bundle .
  • Experienced deploying VMs using VMware templates.
  • Installation of vCenter server and Configuring ESXi - host's within the cluster
  • Providing and maintaining user access in VMware virtual Center, configuring mail alert for any failure in HA, DRS, CPU and memory
  • Creating and configuring Standard Switch (vSwitch), VM Kernel Ports, VM ports, load balancing with NIC teaming through vCenter Server.
  • Involved in operational support of Active Directory, WINS, DNS, and AD enabled applications.
  • Installing vSphere 5. 0 /6.0 on half blade and full blade servers on Cisco UCS
  • VNX Block Storage Provisioning and Management and integration with vSphere
  • Manage security groups and user and computer account permissions for 2000+ users
  • Backup administration using Symantec Backup Exec and Symantec NetBackup.
  • Performed data center Migration & Maintained data center Environment.

Environment: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows server 2012 R2.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Windows / VMware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Built new Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2 & 2012/2012R2 on Intel Server Platforms, IBM/HP/Dell Power Edge servers as per the company’s Windows build standards.
  • Administered and setup user profiles in Win2003/2008 servers and ADS maintenance
  • Administered and setup Print servers in Win2003/2008 server.
  • Implemented of Microsoft DHCP, DNS, and Domain trust relationship, file and print services, user and group management.
  • Citrix Server configuration and support Citrix Streaming application packaging, updates, and maintenance.
  • Implemented RAID5 for Fault Tolerance on Domain Controllers.
  • Install, configure and update JIRA for enterprise level usage.
  • Installed SQL server 2005 and deployed many SQL cluster deployments for clients for database requirements.
  • Migrated IIS6.0 to IIS7.0 using windows deployment tool 2.0.
  • Patched the Production Servers during the green zone window with security patches.
  • Maintained the Software deployment and management solution and ensure proper patching on client systems. Maintained the Domain environment, including setting policies as per the security settings.
  • Defined group permissions and creating local and global groups with account policies using Enterprise Administrator. Created user rights and defining local and roaming profiles.
  • Maintained the server inventory and document the server build/decommission, application installation/configuration, backup verifications, Operating System user accounts auditing, etc.
  • Worked on Change Management and Request Management Tickets in Remedy Tool.
  • Built and configured ESX 3.5/4.0 hosts and deployed XP/Vista/2003/2008 VMware Virtual Guests on Wintel Stack
  • Configured and enabled VMware EVC on VMware clusters.
  • VMware system patching using update manager.
  • Ensured servers are current with firmware, drivers, patches and security updates.
  • Managed ESX Hosts using VMware vCenter.
  • Linked different vCenter servers using linked mode to have a single instance through vSphere client to manage the whole Virtual environment.
  • Experience as a Citrix environment with versions of 4.0 and 4.5.
  • Development of Public Hosted Services using VMWare 4.1, Hyper-V 2008 and Citrix XenServer 5.6 model, providing architecture recommendations to IT Management and ensure Best Practice is always adhered to • Creation of groups, group policies, task scheduling and various necessary tasks for the maintenance of the whole domain setup.
  • Configured Hardware iSCSI to Rack servers and add storage to VMware ESX hosts.
  • Configured VMware vCenter Alarms for data store and host memory and CPU usage.
  • Managed and configured VMware Clusters, VMware DRS, High Availability (HA) and VMotion.
  • Set up VMware standard vSwitch and ports groups (Service Console, Virtual Machine and VMKernel.
  • Created and managed Virtual Machines and Templates, worked with clones and snapshots of Virtual Machines.
  • Created Virtual Machines on Shared Data Store.
  • Worked on Migrating Virtual Machines with VMotion.
  • Provided 24/7 on call support for critical and production issues.

ENVIRONMENT: Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2/2012/2012R2, INTEL/IBM/HP/DELL Server, SQL Server 2005, ESX 3.5/4.0

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