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Johnston, IA


  • IT Professional with over 6+ years of experience in the area of Virtualization with Installation, Configuration, Administration, Support of VMware ESXi 4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5/6.0, vCenter Server 4/5/6 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2008R2/2012.
  • Expertise in the area of Virtualization with Installation, Configuration and Administration of VMware ESXi 4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5/6.0 and vCenter Server 4/5/6.
  • Expertise in advanced features ofESX/ESXi 4/5/6, vMotion, Storage vMotion, HA,DRS,and Update Manager.
  • Experience in VMware Cloud solutions, including vCloud Director, vCloud Automation Center, vCloud Orchestrator, vRealize Operations Manager, vCenter Operations, and vCloud Networking and Security (formerly vShield).
  • Excellent VMware PowerCLI Scripting noledge for automation of Virtual Infrastructure.
  • Provide 24/7 support in a 99.999 environment to maintain maximum uptime and ensure server reliability using monitoring products such as HPOM, Nagios, and VCOPS.
  • Experienced in installing, configuring Windows Server 2012/2008/2003, RHEL, SUSE and ESXi on HP C - 7000 enclosures running BL460c, BL620c blades, Dell R-710 rack servers, Cisco UCS B200’s B250’s and IBM Blade Center HS22V/HS23.
  • Expertise in assisting with the administration and upgrading from Windows 2003 to 2008 active directory and domains.
  • Expertise with maintainingand updating the Domain Controllers and RODC in Windows Server 2003/2008.
  • Experience in configuring and upgrading Flex-10 Shared Uplink Sets, SAN Fabrics, and Server Profiles on Virtual Connect Manager for BL460c, BL680c g6/g7/g8/g9 on HP C7000 enclosures.
  • Expertise with patch Management of hosts and VM’s using VMware vCenter Update Manager to create baselines, baseline groups to stage and remediate ESXi hosts.
  • Experience with tier three supporting servers anddirectoryserviceissues. Any unresolved issueswereescalated directly to VMware support.
  • Experience in managing and configuring multipath based solution and well experienced in configuring NetApp/EMC/Hitachi SAN based LUNs for ESXi Datastores.
  • Oversaw Server Maintenance, including establishing Security Protocols, Configuring Network, and Troubleshooting Problems.


Operating Systems: RHEL(3/4/5/6), AIX 5.3/61, Solaris 9/10 Windows 2003/08.

Software Tools: ESXi 3.5, 4.0, 4.1, 5.0. Solar Winds Suite, VCOPS

Hardware: HP BL460, 620’s, 680’s C7000. Sun T2’s/T3’s. AIX P5/P6

Languages: Bash Shell Scripting, Perl, PowerCLI


Storage: EMC SAN CX700, VNX, VMAX, Net App FAS Solutions.


Confidential, Johnston, IA

VMware/Windows Systems Administrator


  • Implementation, Integration, Problem Resolution, Root Cause Analysis, Quality Assurance, Disaster Recovery, Audits, Hardware/Software OS.
  • Application Maintenance, Performance Tuning, Upgrades, OS Backups, Migrations, User Account Maintenance, Storage Management, Patch Management and all other daily system administration functions.
  • Provide 1st/2nd/3rd level support for Windows/ESXi/Linux servers running on a combination of HP/IBM/Cisco hardware.
  • Installation of ESXi 4.1/5.5.1/5.5/6.0 Hosts, vCenter Server (vSphere), vCenter update manager and administering VM’sacross 4 Datacenters running 4000+ VM’s.
  • Installation, Configuration and Administration ofVMwareESXi 5.0/ VirtualCenter 5.0, vCenterServers as well as upgrading to ESXi 5.5/6.0 and Virtual Center 5.5/6.0.
  • Architected, installed, configured and performed troubleshooting of VMware products vCAC, vCloud Director, Infrastructure Navigator, vCOPS, vSphere, vCenter, vCNS, SRM, and vCloud Orchestrator.
  • Handle escalations from support desk incident Management team.
  • Strong Understanding of ITIL process Service Desk, Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management, Configuration Management and Computer Operations IT disciplines.
  • Document and categorize all SOP (standard operating procedures) to ensure the onshore/offshore model has maximum reliability
  • Configure and maintain Host Profiles, Distributed Switch, Standard vSwitch, DRS, vMotion, Sv-Motion, Resource pools, permissions, Patches, Snapshots, Tools Upgrade, disk expansions, and Templates.
  • Configure and upgrade HP C-7000 Flex-10/Flex Fabric Shared Uplink Sets, SAN Fabrics, and Server Profiles on Virtual Connect Manager for BL460c, BL680c g6/g7/g8/g9 on HP C7000 enclosures.
  • Deploy VMware Operations Manager Suite (vCOPS, VMware Configuration Manager) and vRealize Operations Manager for enterprise level monitoring, resource utilization and weekly and monthly reports.
  • Provide 24/7 support for the entire PROD/QA/DEV/UAT environments to maintain maximum uptime for all VMware ESXi hosts and guests.
  • Installed, configured and managed the entire Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 environment running on HP C-7000 Hardware as well as VMware ESXi virtual machines.
  • Preserved Windows server integrity and 99.95% ‘up time’ to minimize any negative impact to clients’ business
  • Standardize all Windows Server 2008/2008R2/2012 deployments utilizing VMware templates.
  • Managed small projects involving server policy and software compliance, network security, and software distribution resulting in adherence to corporate standards and facilitating the support and maintenance of file servers.
  • Administered change management related to server upgrades and software installation with HP Service Manager.
  • Creating standard server build, update servers with latest service packs and hot fixes.

Confidential, Denver, CO

VMware/Windows Support Administrator


  • Planning of OS upgrades for existing infrastructure.
  • Responsible for the installation, configuration and support of VMware ESX/ESXi environment and the daily management/monitoring of the virtual environment.
  • Application Migration from physical to virtual/virtual to virtual platform.
  • Windows OS build, IP Configurations, Domain Builds, Active Directory Site Builds and Support & Administration.
  • Build, configure and deploy VMs and Templates and cloning Virtual Machines.
  • Build, Deployed and Configured VMware Guests with Windows 2008 and Windows 2003 Servers.
  • Implemented resource pools to divide the VM’s according to their resource requirements.
  • Responsible for creating, configuring and applying the Host Profile to specific hosts.
  • Creation of templates from VMs and Creation of VMs from templates

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