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Infrastructure Specialist Resume

Philadelphia, PA


  • IT Professional with 7+ years experience in Systems and Network Administration with a primary focus on installation, configuration, and administration of VMware vSphere, ESX 4.0, 4.1 and 5.0 VMware Vcenter 4.0, 4.1 and 5.0 and Windows server 2000/2003/2008 R2 and software's
  • Experience in the area of Virtualization with VMware ESX 4.X, and 5.0 servers and Virtual Center server
  • Extensive Experience in Microsoft Server 2003, 2008, 2008R2
  • Expertise on ESXi and ESX Architecture, guest OS installation, setting up of VM priorities, Cloning and Snapshots
  • Extensive Experience on Virtual Center server 4.0, 4.1 and 5.0 for managing multiple ESX servers and linked vCenter servers.
  • Outstanding experience and knowledge with designing installing and implementing VMware ESX server, VMware virtual center, setting up V-Motion, HA, DRS, and related VMware products such as VM Workstation, VMware converter VM Backup products and other products for virtualization
  • Worked on different VMware products like VMware vSphere, vSphere with operations management.
  • Strong understanding of VMware Networking concepts like creation of Vswitches, different types of port groups, NIC Teaming and VLAN Problem management on VMware ESX 4X, 5X and Virtual C9enter and Vmotion.
  • Excellent experience with VMware update manager to install patches and updates on ESX hosts and virtual machines.
  • Extensive experience in building HP Proliant DL/BL series and Dell Power Edge Servers with RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 configurations.
  • Remote management of servers using HP ILO, Dell DRAC
  • Was responsible for installing configuring and troubleshooting on Windows NT/Windows 2000/2003 and 2008 servers using enterprise standards.
  • Extensive experience in working with vMotion and Storage vMotion
  • Experience with SQL 2005 and 2008 server.
  • Strong experience in vNetworkvSwitches and dvSwitch.
  • Experience of fiber SAN/iSCSI SAN/NAS (EMC (CX30), NetApp, Dell MD30001 Dell MD 1000, ) storage technology and work with SANs in VMware environments and troubleshooting SAN related issues and upgraded firmware of SANs in VMware and different environments
  • Extensive Experience in HP Blade System C-class enclosure (3000/7000) using Onboard Administrator and Virtual
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  • Sound experience configuring and administrating NIS, NFS & DNS environment.
  • Windows 2000/2003 and 2008 Server Active Directory Administration
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills both with hardware and software in windows environment
  • Strong analysis skills that include insight on successfully applying technological solutions and best practices to resolve business issues, while improving overall efficiency
  • Excellent leadership qualities, good communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Extremely self-motivated, quick learner, team player


VMware Platform Skills:

vSphere 5.1 / 5.0 / 4.1 / 4.0 , ESXi 5.1 / 5.0, ESX 4.1 / 4.0, Virtual Center Server, VMware View, VMware vCenter Orchestrator, HA, DRS, Storage vMotion, Site Recovery Manager, Host Profiles, vApp, VMware vCenter Heartbeat, VMware vSphere Client, VMware Thinapp, P2V, V2V, VMware Consolidated Backup, VMware Management Assistant, Capacity Planning, Plate spin Power convert

Microsoft Products and tools:

Active Directory Domain Services, AD lightweight Directory Services, AD Certificate Services, Active Directory Federation Services, Active Directory Rights Management Services, DNS, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, Hyper-V, WSUS server, SQL Server 2005, SQL server 2008, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, IIS 6, IIS 7, DHCP, TCP/IP

Server Operating Systems:

Microsoft Windows 2000, 2003, 2008 R2,

Desktop Operating Systems:

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

Management Tools:

HP Onboard Administrator, HP Virtual Connect Manager, Avocent DS View, Putty, MKS Integrity Change Management Software, Groundworks VI Monitoring Tool, Vkernel Monitoring Software, Microsoft Robocopy GUI, Solar winds IP Address Tracker, Veeam Backup, FastSCP




  • Installation and configuration of ESX servers.
  • Server migration physical to virtual using hot and cold cloning technology in VMware.
  • Creating clusters in VMware vCenter.
  • Configuring High Availability (HA) and Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) Creation of template.
  • Consolidation of Physical servers.
  • Deploying virtual servers using template.
  • Cloning of virtual server.
  • Configuration of vMotion, vSwitch, VLAN in vCenter.
  • Maintenance of vCenter server.
  • Providing and maintaining user access in vCenter server.
  • Configuring mail alert for any failure in HA, DRS, CPU and memory.
  • Patch management using VMware update manager for ESX server.
  • SAN space allocation for ESXi server host
  • Scanning and configuring LUN for ESX server.
  • Updating documentation of complete process.
  • Monitoring VMware backup
  • Disk Space increase using VMware converter.
  • Importing of virtual server using VMware converter.
  • Testing and implementing disaster recovery

ENVIRONMENT: ESXi 4.1 and 5.0/5.1, vCenter Server, Cloning, Snapshots, HA in Clusters, DRS, HP Proliant DL 380 G6, G7 and Gen8, ILO Manager, EMC CX3-40, CX3-80, CX4-960, Zoning, Mc-Data switches, Brocade fabric switches, Connectrix Manager, NetApp 3020/3040/3070 , SnapMirror, NetApp snapshot, SharePoint, W2K8R2



  • Performed troubleshoot various situations to solve complex network/server/application/infrastructure level problems on an individual level and interface with teams as needed to keep the uptime above 99.9%
  • Installed and configured VMware ESX 4.x - 5.1, installation and configuration of VMware Virtual Center Server and creating Virtual Machines
  • Assisted in Migration Projects moving the servers from legacy environments to newly commissioned clusters in new virtual centers
  • Managed the DR testing for different DC's inside the environment using SRDF - EMC, HITACHI - HUR
  • Job also included creating templates and deploying Virtual Machines through templates, cloning VirtualMachines and managing Virtual Center permissions
  • Created and Managed VMware cluster with HA and DRS
  • Created and Managed resource pools for Virtual Machines
  • Monitored and managed performance of ESX servers and Virtual Machines
  • Used Virtual center server for HA, DRS and Vmotion.
  • Worked on Migration concepts like Vmotion and Cold migration
  • Created & conducted troubleshooting of Virtual Network (Standard Vswitch / VDS)
  • Troubleshooting ESX / ESXi & Virtual Machines
  • Creation of templates from VMs and Creation of VMs from templates
  • Performance monitoring and tuning for ESX Servers, Virtual Center Server and VMs
  • Migrated and upgraded ESX 3.5 - 4.0 / 4.1/5.1
  • Interacted directly with executive level management for internal tasks and projects

Designed and implemented systems, network configurations, and network architecture, including hardware and software technology, site locations, and integration of technologies



  • Installed and configured VMware ESX 4.x and virtual infrastructure client
  • Created VMs in large scale and installed different guest OS and Customized windows 2000/2003 servers in terms of Registry, Audit/Account/Security policy, patching to sustain Company Standard Operating Environment.
  • Monitored and managed performance of ESX servers and Virtual Machines.
  • Created standard templates from VMs and deployed virtual machines from templates.
  • Worked on resource management framework like creation resource pools, adding the VMs intoResource pools.
  • Worked on VMware clustering like HA and DRS clusters using VC.
  • Created Virtual switch, Configuring Virtual switch settings and setting policies.
  • Worked on networking concepts like creation Vswitches, different types of port groups, NICTeamingandVLAN Taking and managing snapshots using snapshot manager.
  • Migrated Physical Machines to Virtual Machines (P2V) and Virtual Machines to Virtual Machines (V2V) using
  • VMware converter and VCenter Guided Consolidation.
  • Trained users in best practices for efficient utility of resources.
  • Production Support regarding Server build and Virtualization.
  • Installed and Configured DNS Servers, DHCP Server and DFS Server.
  • Configured & administered Domain Naming Server (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Distributed File System (DFS), Internet Information Service (IIS) and Remote Access Service (RAS)
  • Assisted staff with the installation, configuration, and ongoing usability of desktop computers, peripheral equipment and software within established standards and guidelines.


  • Installing, configuration and maintaining of VMware ESXi 4.0 / Virtual Center Server.
  • Creating, installing, configuring and maintaining the Virtual Machines, installing guest Operating Systems (Windows)
  • VMotion configuration & troubleshooting.
  • Guest OS template creation and User Account Management.
  • Install open source application like Apache, Tomcat.
  • Good knowledge on SAN Integration with VMware ESXi server.
  • Good understanding on SAN concepts like topologies, switch zoning (soft & hard), LUN masking on SAN Storage devices, LUN creation and Storage Management.
  • Configuring DRS, HA & Resource Pools in ESXi 4.0.
  • Configuring ESXi 4.0 servers to use iSCSI & NAS storage.
  • Backup & Restore management of the Virtual Machines.
  • Network Configuration on ESXi servers which include Bonds & VLANs.
  • Performance monitoring & tuning.
  • Scheduling of backups and system security.
  • Preventive maintenance.
  • Interact with our clients to resolve their problems in a timely and accurate manner.

Environment: VCenter, ESXi 4.0, vMotion, vSphere, HA, Cloning, Snapshots. Windows 2003/2008 Server, HP Blade C7000, HP Blade C3000, HP VC Flex 10, Dell PowerEdge Servers, Citrix, Symantec Antivirus 10.x, Symantec Net backup



  • Job includes installation and configuration of VMware ESX 3.x, installation and configuration of Virtual CenterServer and creating Virtual Machines
  • Provided disaster recovery and backup services
  • Job also includes creating templates and deploying Virtual Machines through templates, cloning VirtualMachines and managing Virtual Center permissions
  • Creating and Managing VMware cluster with HA and DRS
  • Creating and Managing resource pools for Virtual Machines
  • Monitoring and managing performance of ESX servers and Virtual Machines
  • Using Virtual centre server for HA, DRS and Vmotion.
  • Working on Migration concepts like Vmotion and Cold migration
  • Creation & Troubleshooting of Virtual Network
  • Troubleshooting ESX & Virtual Machines
  • Creation of templates from VMs and Creation of VMs from templates
  • Performance monitoring and tuning for ESX Servers, Virtual Center Server and VMs
  • Migrate / Upgrade ESX 3.5
  • Installation and configuration of Windows 2000/2003 servers
  • Management of Active Directory / DNS/DHCP and WINS
  • Studying the requirements of the organization, installation, configuration and deployment by using the SystemManagement Server.

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