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Senior Vmware And System Administrator Resume

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Troy, NY

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

  • Around 8 years of total experience in IT industry.
  • Extensive experience in Windows 2008 R2/2008/2003 R2/2000 Servers at single or multi domain platforms.
  • Experienced with VMware products - VMware GSX/ESX server, VMware workstation and VMware player.
  • Managed VMware ESX 3.x and 4.x with Virtual Center server 2.5 and vCenter 4.0 for managing multiple ESX servers.
  • Experienced in ESX Architecture, guest OS installation, setting up of VM priorities, Cloning, Templates, and Snapshots.
  • Experienced in resource management framework, creating resource pools, adding the VMs into resource pools.
  • P2V and V2V conversions by using VMware Converter and platespin.
  • Experienced with the VMware HA,FT, DPM, and VMware DRS.
  • Extensive knowledge in advance features of ESX VMOTION, SVMOTION, VM Lab Manager and Orchestrator.
  • Experienced with complex networking topologies which includes Firewall, Load Balancers and Core Switches.
  • Experienced in IT decision-making, policy direction, planning, and team management. Participated in various migration planning, developing, testing and moving the migration process onto full-fledged production network.
  • Extensive understanding of networking concepts which includes Configuration of networks, Router and Switch configuration (Juniper, Cisco and HP), TCP/IP, Content Filtering, VLANs, Routing in LAN/WAN, and wireless networks.
  • Excellent understanding of networking fundamentals and network security. Installation, Configuration and managing Firewalls like Juniper SRX, Cisco ASA and Checkpoint IP Appliances with content filtering, Web filtering, NAT, Application Publishing to public IP, log analyzing with Syslog Server. Experienced in installation, configuration, and design recommendations of Cisco router and switches.
  • Ability to implement VMware’s Virtual Switch technology; port aggregation, NIC teaming, VLAN trunking, and port groups.
  • Setup, Administer & Support Server running Windows 2000,2003 R2,2008 R2.
  • Performance monitoring, Error logging, Diagnostics, Fine-tuning and Backup management.
  • Knowledge of Cisco Router, Switches & Firewalls, Experience on Backup tools and Monitoring tools.
  • Configured TCP/ IP protocols like NIS, NFS, DNS, DHCP, LDAP, FTP, SFTP, SSH etc.
  • Configured Citrix Terminal Server and Microsoft Hyper V.
  • Analyzed and resolved operating systems and applications issues on various systems.
  • Production Support (24*7) environment exposure.
  • A quick learner with ready take challenges.
  • Excellent communication, written, and organizations skills and also a very good team player.

TECHNICAL SKILLS PROFILE:

VMWare: vSphere, VMware ESX and ESXi Virtual center server 2.5 and 4.0 VMware converter enterprise, VMware Update Manager FT, HA, DRS, DPM, Vmotion and Svmotion VMWare GSX server, SRM, Thinapp, Lab Manager VMWare Workstation, VMware capacity planner

VMWare Player Server O/S: Windows 2000, 2003, 2008 R2 servers, Linux (Cent OS) servers

Backup Software’s: Symantec Backup Exec, VCB, Double-take

Firewalls: Cisco ASA 55xx series, Juniper SRX series and Checkpoint IP appliances

Network Monitoring Tools: Wireshark, Whatsup Gold, ASDM, Cisco Network Assistant, Alien Vault, Packet Trap

Management: Project Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan documentation, Budgeting and Estimation Theories, Work Breakdown structure, Network Diagrams, working towards Kaplan PMP certification exam

Application Server: SQL Server 2000 and 2005, MS Active Directory 2003 and 2008, DHCP, DNS, WINS, and Microsoft Internet Information Service 6.0

Hardware: Dell server 1950, 2950, 6950, HP blades, IBM X series, Network Interface card, Multi Serial Port Adapter, Prienter, Hubs, Switches, and DSL Modems, RAM, Audio and Video card. Hard drive and Floppy drive.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential - Troy, NY

Senior VMware and System Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in planning and implementation of virtual environment.
  • Create a procedure for the P2V migration and make a decision along with the client team to decide which servers to be virtualized.
  • Using VMware Capacity Planner to analyze the server usage and recommend the configuration for new VM.
  • Creating a workflow for Pre and Post Migration.
  • Installed and Implemented VMware ESXi 4.0 host servers with vSphere Client. Configured HBAs and iSCSI SAN storage.
  • Maintain, implement and optimize operating systems/software utilizing VMware virtualization technologies for vSphere 4.0/4.1 including configuration of VMware HA and DRS.
  • Design and deploy a corporate VMware ESX Server infrastructure with capacity for 250 servers across 3 separate environments.
  • Manage testing, implementation and administration of vCenter Lab Manager Server.
  • Manage SQL server and Cluster Administration.
  • Manage EMC-SAN CX4-120 - Zoning, LUN creation, Replication, Space Allocation and Troubleshooting.
  • Manage daily and weekly backups.
  • Manage Active Directory and Domain policies.
  • Manage and Troubleshoot company websites related queries on each server, manage DFS Replication on all the servers.
  • Perform troubleshooting of operating system and software infrastructure issues on Domain Controllers, Member Servers, Server Clusters, and Virtual Machine Farms.
  • Manage and Troubleshoot queries regarding Active Batch for Enterprise Job Scheduling.
  • Configure and Monitor alerts with WhatsUpGold and Server’s check software.
  • RAID 1, 1+0, 5 and 6 Implementations.
  • HP EVA & Storage works and Networking .
  • Experienced HP OVO ITSM tool.
  • Manage Citrix NetScaler for Load Balancing and Content Switching on all servers.
  • Manage and install SSL from Citrix Netscaler for all the websites hosted.
  • Manage security at Data center and US HQ with Alien Vault security software, Ossim and logger (required for PCI compliant requirements).
  • Manage Juniper switches(EX4200), Firewalls(SRX3400) and Checkpoint IP350 for Primary Data center.
  • Interact and coordinate with different teams to meet the deadlines.
  • Manage McAfee Secure Scan for IP based scanning and Qualys Guard for network vulnerability scanning both internal and external.
  • Documentation includes PCI compliance Requirements, Project Plan, Network Diagrams, P2V migration and Network design and upgrade recommendations.
  • Disaster recovery planning, implementation and recovering systems during crash or hardware failure.
  • Update and patch all ESX servers and coordinate hardware-software installations and upgrades to ensure work is performed in accordance with company policy.

Environment: VMware vSphere 4.1, ESX/ESXi 4.0, VMware vCenter, VMware Standalone Convertor, Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, HP Proliant BL & DL server series, HP Insight Manager, EMC Clarion Storage, Alient Vault Security Monitoring, Juniper Switches and Firewalls, PCI compliant.

Confidential, Milwaukee, WI

VMware/ Windows Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Created Virtual Machines and Installated VMware Tools.
  • Provided physical to virtual migrations for servers utilizing VMware Converter, Vizioncore.
  • Deployed Through Templates.
  • Cloned Virtual Machines.
  • Managed & Troubleshooted Virtual Network issues.
  • Worked on VMware clustering like HA and DRS clusters using VC.
  • Worked on Cold migration and Vmotion.
  • Worked on resource management framework like creation resource pools, adding the VMs into Resource pools.
  • Configured Netbackup Client.
  • Patched all Windows servers and workstations with updates through WSUS server with Company standards.
  • Configured DNS, DHCP.
  • Customized 2003/2008 servers in terms of Registry, Audit/Account/Security policy, patching, to sustain Company Standard Operating Environment.
  • Configured Citrix Terminal Servers.
  • Participated in Project Management in several key projects which included the migration and consolidation of several data centers, migration planning for future system consolidation.
  • Configured and Managed if any issues with HP Proliant (ML/DL) servers.
  • Managed and Configured Cisco based Enterprise Network (3750G/E, 4507, 6506 series) for US office and DR site.
  • Implemented a new ASA based firewall and integrated it in the NMS for US office HQ and managed access-list, IOS upgrade and IOS backup with TFTP server for ASA 5510.
  • Implemented Policy-Based Routing and Route Maps on core switch at US office HQ.
  • Blocked adware/spyware and implemented security features for global network infrastructure with the help of ASA based firewall.
  • Managed and Designed Inter-VLAN routing, Ether channel, Stacking and SPAN ports configuration on Cisco switches.
  • Configured Netflow and SNMP on ASA, and other Layer 3 devices for monitoring.
  • Monitored Network/Server related issues using monitoring tools ( Whatsup Gold, Wireshark).
  • Documented Disaster Recovery & Data Center Security Plan for Marc Jacobs IT Infrastructure.
  • Ensured adherence to procedures and processes for hardware, software, and applications.
  • Performed operational turnover on all system implementations.
  • Performed problem analysis and Root Cause Analysis when failures occurred.
  • Interacted with different teams to meet the deadlines and participated in weekly meetings.
  • Developed network management processes within the ITIL v3 Framework with the team.

Environment: VMware ESX 2.5/3.0, vCenter, Vizioncore, Windows Server 2003 R2/2008, HP DL & ML server series, IBM xseries and System x servers, HP Insight Manager, IBM Director, Cisco Enterprise Network.

Confidential, New York, NY

Windows/VMware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Administrating production servers/network infrastructure that includes Windows 2003/2008 Active Directory design, installation and deployment of enterprise-wide Group Policies using Active Directory components. Domain Controllers, IIS Web Servers (HTTP/S, FTP and SMTP), Exchange 2003 Mail Servers, NAS, File and print Servers, Windows update utility Server, RADIUS, Blackberry 5.0 and Terminal Servers on Windows 2003/2008.
  • Installed, Configured and Implemented Terminal Server (TS) RemoteApp on IIS 7.0 Windows 2008 published applications using TS Web Access, RemoteApp programme and TS Gateway.
  • Works on Wintel Platform on Different Application.
  • Implemented Microsoft Clustering for IIS Web Servers.
  • Executed and performed Web Application installation and configuration on IIS 7.0.
  • Executed and performed Product support and installation documentation.
  • Responsible for software upgrades, application support and optimization.
  • Planned and implemented project for enterprise web applications.
  • Joined and participated in the change management process for the DMZ environment.
  • Build and troubleshooting experience With VMware ESX 3/4.x, vCenter server 3/4x and VMware vSphere Suite Expertise in migrations from ESX 3.0.1 to 3.5 to 4.0
  • Strong experience with the VMware HA (High Availability), Fault Tolerance, Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and VMware Distributed Power Management (DPM).
  • Manage snapshots, clones, templates during patch releases and new server deployments, Experience with installing, configuring and troubleshooting VMware Lab Manager.
  • Installed and Implemented Vmware ESXi 5.0 host servers with vSphere Client, vSphere Configured HBAs and iSCSI SAN storage.
  • Familiar with backup and restore of Vmware host server configuration, Virtual Machine backup, snapshot, P2V-V2V conversation with VMware converter and with other third party converters, Patch updation, monitoring/reporting, SSH and SNMP and notification of alerts.
  • Installing and configuring the Clariion Boxes.
  • Upgrading the Flare code on Clariion using EMC Navisphere Service Taskbar tool.
  • Setting up Read/Write Cache and Memory on Clariion.
  • Installing and Configuring the EMC Layer driver software such as Snapview, Mirrorview, Sancopy, Replication Manager and Navisphere Analyzer.
  • Installed and implement NFS server and configured with Vmware Host servers for storage.
  • Administrating Symantec Endpoint Antivirus console, managing 300+ antivirus client’s computers like definition updates, Exception policies, scanning, reporting etc…
  • Installed and implemented open source OpenFiler 2.3 iSCSI SAN with RAID 10 for Vmware and other servers with iSCSI initiators. Also managing iStor SAN and Symantec Backup Exec.
  • Configuring and Implementing VMware on HP Proliant Blade Servers.
  • Installed and implemented Manage Engine monitoring application and configured SNMP and WMI on Servers and other network devices for reporting and alerts notifications.
  • Responsible for helpdesk support using Spiceworks ticketing system, inventory and system reporting.
  • Participated in the migration planning, developing, testing and moving the migration process onto full-fledged production network.

Environment: Windows 2000/2003/2008, Exchange Server 2003, Windows XP/Vista/Win 7, VMware ESXi 4/5 Server, VMware vSphere 4/5, ESX 4/5, VMware vCenter, VMware Standalone Convertor, Open filer iSCSI SAN/NAS, iStore SAN, Dell PowerEdge Servers, Dell PowerVault NAS, Zywall and SonicWall Firewall.

Confidential

Infrastructure Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluated and implemented new technologies. Deployed and maintained 150+ servers that include VMware, Microsoft and RedHat Linux platforms.
  • Deployed VMware ESX server 2.5 (virtualization technology) for Intel platforms (Windows and Linux servers). Deployed around 40 ESX servers at different client locations. The virtual infrastructure was deployed on EMC SAN for better manageability.
  • Migrated with team 100+ servers from NT 4 to Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 environment, including File and Application Servers; restored File permissions and Shares.
  • Implemented Microsoft DHCP, DNS, WINS, Domain trust relationship, fault tolerance, file and print services, user and group management.
  • Worked on Migration Projects Involving IIS 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0-based applications.
  • Installed, and supported 100+ Desktops, Laptops, Network Devices, and Computer Peripherals with the IT team.
  • Was Responsible for Active directory, GPO, Domain users, Administrating users and groups and given appropriate permissions and privilege to access our LAN and Domain environment.
  • Installed, configured, administered Windows 2003 servers, Active Directory Services, FTP, WSUS, IIS Web Server and SQL Database Server.
  • Was Responsible for Security Patch Management and Deployment to all clients using Microsoft WSUS.
  • Weekly Backups on NAS storage.
  • User Support - Monitored and troubleshooted system performance, server & user related issues. Provided support to users to resolve their day-to-day issues related to OS, E-mail, Account issues, hardware etc.
  • Was Responsible for Backup/recovery strategy of all windows based servers. Planned and implemented fault tolerance and strategies for backup and restoring files on the network using different media devices like tape drives, compact disk and additional hard disk etc.
  • Implemented cross-functional IT skills training so our team was well prepared and resilient when faced with challenging issues, which greatly improved IT incident response times & work quality.
  • Asset Management - Helped infrastructure team to Manage Leased Assets.
  • Vendor Management - Build strong relationship with new / existing vendors to get good support and pricing. Selected and recommended the right product and the source at the appropriate price range for the business user.
  • Participated in network design, implementation, and troubleshooting with multi-level Cisco LANs/WANs which included: configuration of Cisco 2600 routers and Cisco Cat Switches.
  • Support & Training - Provided necessary help / assistance to IT Helpdesk / Telecom Support Personal to resolve day-to-day issues.
  • Implemented and Managed Symantec Antivirus console.
  • Installed and configured 40 new servers at client location with win 2003 Operating System and their required Applications.
  • Configured the Security Policies /group policies and changing the registry to meet the required security for the Organization.

Environment: Windows 2000/2003 Servers, VMware, Active Directory, NAS, IIS 4/5/6, Cisco routers and switches.

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