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Sr. Storage Technical Consultant Resume

Rye, NY

SUMMARY

  • Technologist with 9+ years of experience in enterprise level Infrastructure Management.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Storage products of Confidential Data Storage and Hitachi Data Systems,
  • Fiber Channel switches of CISCO, Brocade and Mc. Data.
  • Contributed towards academia in the field of SAN/NAS/UNIX Analyst/Architect/Administrator position.
  • Strong experience in Confidential & Hitachi local and remote replication Technologies.
  • Strong experience in Virtualization - VPLEX, Virtual Provisioning, FAST VP, HDP, HDT and UVM.
  • Worked as Storage and System Administrator/Implementer/Designer for some of the giant in large enterprise infrastructure environment.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment whilst being resourceful, self-directed and self-motivated.
  • A keen planner, strategist & implementer with demonstrated abilities in IT infrastructure planning and management for streamlining business operations.
  • An effective communicator with exceptional relationship management skills with the ability to relate to people at any level of business and management.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Storage Arrays: Confidential VMAX, DMX, CLARiiON, Celerra, VNX, Isilon, vBLOCK, HDS G1K, VSP, USP V, USP VM, HUS, HDS HUS130, AMS 2500

Virtualization: VMware, VPLEX, Virtual Provisioning, FAST VP, HDP, HDT and UVM

SAN: CISCO MDS 9513, 95xx, 9148, Brocade DCX and Director class switches

Data Protection: Confidential SRDF, Time Finder, RecoverPoint & HDS True Copy, Universal replicator (HUR), Shadow Image, Copy On Write, Thin Image, CCI

IT Storage Management: Confidential ECC, Unisphere, Navisphere, SYMCLI, SMC, SPA & HDS HiCommand Suite, Tuning Manager, Tiered Storage Manager, Storage Navigator, SNM2, SMU, RAIDCOM

High Availability: Confidential SRDF STAR (Concurrent & Cascaded), SRDF A & SRDF S (VMAX & DMX), TimeFinder (VMAX & DMX), SnapView, CloneView & MirrorView (VNX & Clariion).

Fabric Administration: Fabric building, Zone administration, Brocade switches, Brocade Network Advisor, VSAN administration, ISL administration, Trunking using Cisco MDS switches and Director Class switches.

Migration: Open Replicator, SRDF, PPME, Open Migrator, Piper Migration appliance & HDS UVM and Tiered Storage Manager

Service Management Tools: Peregrine, Plan IT, Service center, SMARTS, HOBBIT & UNITY.

Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Server Family 2003 Standard & Enterprise Edition, Windows 2000 Professional/ 9X/ XP, Solaris 8/9/10, IBM AIX 5.2 / 5.3, Red Hat Linux ES ¾ and HP Unix.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Rye, NY

Sr. Storage Technical Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Administration of HDS Storage platform and SAN switches.
  • Administration of HDS G1K, VSP & USP V and Confidential VMAX, DMX-4 & VNX family.
  • Establishing SRDF relationship between PROD & DR environments.
  • Administration of HDS HiCommand Suite
  • Capacity Management of Storage Devices and SAN switches - CISCO MDS and Brocade
  • Configure CISCO MDS - VSAN, Port-Channel, Standard Aliasing, Zonesets and zones.
  • Implementation of HDP (Dynamic Provisioning) to create storage pools in HDS arrays and
  • Administration of Hitachi Dynamic provisioning pools (HDP)
  • Implementation of Dynamic pools (Combination of SSD, SAS and SATA) for Dynamic Tiering in
  • Hitachi VSP and administration of Hitachi Dynamic Tie ring Pools (HDT)
  • Performed migrations between pools using Tiered Storage Manager and Volume Migrator.
  • Implemented remote migrations using True Copy and Hitachi Universal replicator.
  • Performed In-system level replications using Shadow Image and Copy On Write Snapshot.
  • Evaluating the performance of the storage frames using Tuning Manager, Performance Manager
  • Configuring and creating Devices, Mapping & Masking them at PROD, DR & UAT environments.
  • Establishing Replication relationship between PROD & DR environments.
  • Configuring HDS Shadow Image and Time finder operations on PROD & DR environment.
  • Configure and Administrate HORCM / CCI
  • Execute Data Migration using HDS UVM/HTsM and Confidential Open Replicator.
  • Configuring, Managing, Administering and Troubleshooting of Issues.
  • Act as a Subject Matter expert for production support team for any day to day operational issues.
  • Monitoring & reporting on standards & performance targets.
  • Reactive and Proactive Performance analysis
  • Coordinating and working with all Vendors
  • Ensuring all Standard documents are updated correctly and reviewing with Client
  • Preparing the Root cause analysis documents for all major issues
  • Identification of Scope of Improvement, planning and executing
  • Preparing the Process and procedure documents for internal team
  • Handling of RFS/project requests
  • Planning and implementing the Micro code/Firmware upgrades
  • On call support and weekend changes planning & implementations.

Environment: VMAX, Hitachi

Confidential, Parsippany, NJ

Sr. Storage and Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and understand the demand management.
  • Configuring and creating Devices, Mapping & Masking them at PROD, DR & UAT environments.
  • Establishing SRDF relationship between PROD & DR environments.
  • Configuring Time finder operations (Clones & Mirror) on PROD & DR environment.
  • Create Zones and communicate between Source Symmetrix/Hitachi to Target VMAX.
  • Execute the OR and Piper Migration sessions.
  • Configuring and Protecting the SRDF STAR (Concurrent) triangle between three sites.
  • Administration of HDS Storage platform and SAN switches.
  • Administration of HDS VSP, USP V, AMS 2500 family & HiCommand Suite.
  • Configure CISCO MDS - VSAN, Port Channel, Standard Aliasing, Zonesets and zones.
  • Implementation of HDP (Dynamic Provisioning) to create storage pools in HDS arrays and
  • Administration of Hitachi Dynamic provisioning pools (HDP).
  • Configuring, Managing, Administering and Troubleshooting of Issues.
  • Co-ordinate between business groups to drive the migration smoothly.
  • Act as a Subject Matter expert for production support team for any day to day operational issues.
  • Monitoring & reporting on standards & performance targets.
  • Reactive and Proactive Performance analysis.
  • On call support and weekend changes planning & implementations.

Environment: DMX, VMAX, Hitachi, VMware & SRDF STAR

Confidential

Sr. Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Administration of Cisco Fabric Manager, Brocade DCFM, CLI and Webtools, EFCM manager and
  • Confidential Connectrix Manager for management of SAN director, core and edge switches.
  • Designing and Building Storage for a new database vGrids.
  • Configuring and creating Devices, Mapping & Masking them at PROD, DR, BUNKER Site Environments.
  • Establishing SRDF Star (Cascaded) setup in the entire environment.
  • Execute the SRDF Synchronous setup from Prod to Bunker Site.
  • Execute the SRDF Asynchronous setup from Bunker to DR Site.
  • Model changes with Tier Advisor tool and capture data.
  • Configure FAST VP policy and Enable it on the pool.
  • Virtual Storage Provisioning from VMAX/VNX and allocating it to VPLEX Masking views.
  • Discovering the Storage array and devices in VPLEX and Creating Storage view to present it to ESX clusters.
  • Executed the Open Replicator (Cold pull) sessions for SYMM to VMAX and Host based and SAN copy from CX 700 to CX4 series for successful data migration.
  • Co-ordinate between business groups to drive the migration smoothly.
  • Configure the thin pools based on drive technology and enabled the FAST VP and FAST CACHE.
  • Configure and layout of Storage infrastructure for participating hosts/applications. i.e. (Provisioning with Unisphere and UIM).
  • Configuring, Managing, Administering and Troubleshooting of Issues.
  • Install hardware components of the MDS Switch 9148.
  • Install the SFP's in each empty port and setting up the network.
  • Install FMS service and performance manager discovery and CDP installation and discover.
  • Administration with Cisco’s Fabric Manager and Device Manager.

Environment: VMAX, Symmetrix, VNX, Clariion, VPLEX, RecoverPoint, VMware & SRDF Sync, Async and STAR

Confidential

Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • This project was implemented to have a new setup of DMX4 across the Datacenters.
  • Existing environment resides in DMX 2000’s/3000’s and consolidated to DMX4 to support
  • Additional Applications that were in plan to deploy.
  • Migrated data from old DMX 2000’s/2000’s to DMX4 using SRDF technology.
  • Worked with the customer and engagement team to understand requirements and architect solutions.
  • Monitoring and Configuring Confidential Control Center for Alerts management.
  • Configured Confidential DMX and CX with all flavors of Operating Systems (SAN) with ECC and
  • Connectrix Manager.
  • Managed DMX storage boxes using SYMCLI.
  • Worked on BCV configurations using Time Finder applications.
  • Worked on Brocade 12K and 47K series.
  • Configured Device mapping and masking with different flavors of operating systems.
  • Responsible for Allocating/Claiming back the storage space to servers as per requests.
  • Maintain the storage arrays to perform LUN allocation/de-allocation, server integration and ther storage activities.
  • Capacity Planning, performance analysis and developing data disaster recovery plans.
  • Responsible to architect and proto-test failover and failback mechanisms for various applications and databases on Confidential storage replication products.

Environment: Windows Server 2k/2k3, Solaris OS, Brocade 47K switch, DMX 1000/2000 & DMX4

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