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Emc/netapp Storage Engineer Resume Profile

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SUMMARY

  • 10 years of experience in IT as a Storage Engineer/Administrator with emphasis on Storage Area Network, Backup Infra Implementation, Administration, Monitoring Maintenance.
  • EMC Certified Business Continuity Specialist Netapp Certified Data Management administrator.
  • Experience in enterprise class storage network configuration include HDS VSP USPV/USP ,AMS2500, HP XP24K's, EVA's, EMC Vmax, Symmetrix and Clariion SAN connectivity- Cisco MDS, McData and Brocade 4700/DS-16B2 Fibre channel switches.
  • Managed FAS960c FAS 3040c provided support functions using Filer View and CLI, monitored performance data using Data Fabric Manager Suite.
  • Good knowledge in Installing and Configuring Hitachi VSP systems in the environment and allocated Storage for various Applications.
  • Expertise in deferent RAID techniques for writing data to disks Mirroring, Striping, Strip Size, Stripe element, Stripe element size, Parity, Span.
  • Provides different methods of RAID levels for organizing the disk storage, and resolve the issues of priority of the RAID volume in the system BIOS setting related to boot order.
  • Change the newly inserted hard drive higher priority in the boot order than the degraded RAID volume and subsequently attempt to boot to the newly inserted hard drive instead of to the RAID volume.
  • Good experience in Migrations from different storage systems to Hitachi using True Copy.
  • Good experience in Implementing Open Replicator migrations to migrate data from EMC VMAX frames to HDS Systems.
  • Good knowledge in configure HDT to complement DFSMS and improve flexibility, reducing storage group complexities and overhead.
  • Trying to migrate data to a RAID volume, and trouble shooting in volume creation failed issues. Find the un-partition space at the end of the existing hard drive. Well in decrease the partition size on that hard drive.
  • Install the powerpath elms script automates confirguration of and starting the ppve elms in the linux rhel ppve elms and the linux sles virtual appliance. Obtained and saving the server license file.
  • Run an rpowermt command valid for auto registration to register the vSphere hosts with the license server.
  • Install the rpowermt CLI on the windows and linux hosts designated as rpowermt servers. Without deploying the virtual appliance.
  • Place the license sever configuration file in a directory that is part of the default search path on an rpowermt server.
  • Installing the PowerPath/ve multipathing software on the ESX hosts in PowerPath/ve environment.
  • Used HDP to provide virtual storage capacity to simplify administration, eliminate application service interruptions and reduce cost when adding storage.
  • Used UVM for map external volumes, set port attributes and set cross subsystem paths.
  • Good experience in Installing and configuring EMC VMAX storage arrays and implemented different replication technologies like SRDF/Open Replicator and also configured FASTVP technology.
  • Experience in SAN application solutions including SAN Screen, EMC Control Center, Solutions Enabler, Navisphere Manager, Connectrix Manager, Celerra Manager, Cisco Fabric / Device Manager, Power Path, Storage Scope, Performance Manager, SAN Copy, SRDF/S, SRDF/A and Time Finder BCV's and Clones , HUR, Open Replicator, Recover point, Open Migratory.
  • Experienced with enterprise class storage including SAN, NAS, DAS, SCSI, RAID and Fiber Channel Technologies.
  • Configure primary cluster is the cluster on which the application data service is started during routine operations.
  • Configure secondary cluster and nodes for both clusters, and create two device groups are configured on each cluster.
  • Assign new command LUN to first and second node. And confirm new XP LUN and command LUN exist on the first and second node.
  • Experience in Initialization and configuration of HORCM software on Solaris assign new XP LUN to first node and second node.
  • Creating mount points and adding entries to the/etc/vfstab file. Create an application resource group
  • Configuring the veritas volume manager disk group, and oracle Solaris cluster device group for the veritas disk group.
  • Experience in provisioning storage for Windows, Solaris, Linux, AIX and HP-UX.
  • Experienced in Disaster Recovery Planning DRP , High Availability HA solutions, backup and recovery, performance tuning, storage consolidation, and capacity planning.
  • Highly motivated, self starting, team player with a strong desire to learn and excel.
  • Configuring the central point for entry for business context viewer BCV and administration. Define, edit, display and delete search connectors. And authorization and consistency checks.
  • Can make the BCV diskgroup image unique to that of the source diskgroup image, where the source and cloned diskgroup image presented to the same host additional vxdg import.
  • Confirm the EMC BCV devices have been synchronized with the source emc

SKILLS

EMC Storage

Vmax, DMX 4/3/ 3000/2000/1000, Symmetrix 8830, CX Clariion CX 3- 20/40/80, Celerra NS 40 VNX

HDS Storage

VSP, USP, USPV, AMS2500, AMS1000, NSC55, HDS 9575/9585/9980

HP Storage

XP24k, XP12K, EVA

Netapp Storage

FAS 3040c FAS 960c.

SAN Connectivity

Cisco MDS 9513/9509/9506, Mcdata ED140M/ED64M, Brocade 4700/DS-16B2, 7500B, Qlogic QLA 2310, Emulex LP 9002 HBAs. BCV

Software

HDS Device manager 7.3, HDS Tuning manager 7.4 ,Navisphere Manager 6.26, Fabric Manager /Device Manager 3.22 , Solutions Enabler, Emc Control Center, Connectrix manger, SAN Screen, HP Command view, HP Performance Filer view, Data ONTAP 7.2.3, Operations Manager, Celerra manager.

Reporting/Monitoring

Navisphere Analyzer, Event Monitor, Performance Manager, Storage Scope, WLA.

Data Replication Migration

SRDF/S, SRDF/A, SAN Copy, Time Finder BCV, Clone

Snap View Clone, Snapshot ,True copy, Mirror View, Shadow image, Open Migrator, Open Replicator, Snap Mirror, Snap Vault, Sync Mirror, Snap Restore, and Vol copy

Environment/Volume manger

Solaris, HP-UX, Windows, AIX, Veritas, VMware

EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

EMC/NetApp Storage Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Administered and maintained EMC VPLEX, VMAX, DMX-4, VNX, CLARiiON CX4 and CX-3 arrays.
  • Worked on SSOP project Strategic Site Optimization Plan whose main objective is to reduce the power consumption and data center floor space by migrating the EOSL end of Service life storage arrays, directors and servers.
  • Worked on SEI/ILM Storage Efficiency Initiative/ Information Lifecycle management Project whose objective is to reduce the storage costs to the company by following new storage standards like Data de-duplication, virtualization, Storage Tiering, Archiving, Reclamation, Compression, Externalization etc.
  • Forecast storage growth based on historical usage and anticipated new project requirements.
  • Created storage requests to allocate storage from newer arrays and decomm tickets to remove old storage once the migration is done.
  • Worked with Hitachi residents in migrating the storage from ams2500 to VSP using HTSM in test
  • Data center Pewaukee by gathering the Lun info and FA ports to be used to allocate the storage and ports need to be used to externalize the storage frames.
  • Worked with SA's and Storage ops in migrating the storage from ams1000 and ams2500 to VSP using HBM in the wire line production data centers and externalizing AMS2500 behind VSP after all the servers are migrated from ams2500.
  • Extensively used Hitachi Device manager in gathering the Lun info to create the storage requests and Hitachi Tuning manager to analyze the performance of the storage arrays.
  • Troubleshoot the server performance issues using Hitachi Tuning manager by generating Ldevs/LUNs Read/Write IOPs or target port CPU utilization reports and moving the Host groups to a less busy target/storage port if necessary.
  • Installed and configured the new EMC/Netapp/Cisco hardware and designed as per the customer design guidelines.
  • Worked with clients to recommend and determine best suitable Migration strategy to minimize the down time and workloads.
  • Installed and Configured Hitachi VSP systems in the environment and allocated Storage for various Applications.
  • Planned/Build and installed the Private Ethernet Network Interface between the NetAPP Filers and HP's C-Class servers using CISCO 3750 Ethernet Switches
  • Involved in Migrations from different storage systems to Hitachi using True Copy.
  • Implemented Open Replicator migrations to migrate data from EMC VMAX frames to HDS Systems.
  • Installed and configured EMC VMAX storage arrays and implemented different replication technologies like SRDF/Open Replicator and also configured FASTVP technology.
  • Troubleshoot various SAN related issues like host not seeing the storage, storage on single path etc
  • Responsible for Veritas Volume Manager VxVM - Host based migration of data from thick to thin LUNs with Veritas Smart Move enabled Reclaims Zero pages .
  • Created migration strategies/procedures to migrate off of EOSL frames and documented the same.
  • Worked with Data Protection team to plan, design and reconfigure SRDF Synchronous/ Asynchronous between the data centers.
  • Worked with SA's in performing HBM and LVM mirroring.
  • Involved in configuring HDT to complement DFSMS and improve flexibility, reducing storage group complexities and overhead.
  • Used HDP to provide virtual storage capacity to simplify administration, eliminate application service interruptions and reduce cost when adding storage.
  • Used UVM for map external volumes, set port attributes and set cross subsystem paths.
  • Performed storage infrastructure audits on HDS/EMC/HP and SAN switches.
  • Used SAN Screen, ECC and Host INQs generated EOSL storage Capacity Planning Reports on Hosts and prepared the storage estimates for Migration Projects.
  • Helped in Switch migration by analyzing the old switch data and mapping it to newer switches.
  • Removed the storage from servers that are retired abandoned responsible for single path migration.
  • Worked with EMC residents in migrating the storage using OR.
  • Responsible for storage capacity planning by analyzing the storage on EOSL frames and estimated the storage on newer arrays.
  • Created storage designs to grow/ resizing the File systems on Windows, Solaris HP Hosts.

Confidential

EMC/NetApp Storage Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Administered and maintained EMC VPLEX, VMAX, DMX-4, VNX, CLARiiON CX4 and CX-3 arrays.
  • Migrate Data from DMX 2000 to DMX 3 using SRDF and also involved in migrating the data from DMX 1000 to DMX 3000 using Open Replicator.
  • Used Time Finder configured point-in-time BCV mirror copies/clones of production data, provisioned them to backup hosts and provided concurrent access.
  • Provisioned Storage for multi-vendor host environments from DMX 3/3000 using both Symcli and EMC Control Center, also provisioned storage from Clariion CX 3-40 using Navisphere Manager.
  • Used San copy software and consolidated existing storage by initiating san copy session from CX 500 to CX 3-40 and subsequently decommissioned the old CX 500.
  • Implemented clones and snapshots on the Clariion with appropriate reserve lun pool configuration.
  • Configured and managed Cisco MDS 9509 and MDS 9513 Director by creating VSAN and Zone sets.
  • Managed the Brocade switches Brocade 4700/DS-16B2, 7500B, which was put for testing purposes using Connectrix Manager.
  • Installed and Configured Hitachi VSP systems in the environment and allocated Storage for various Applications.
  • Involved in Migrations from different storage systems to Hitachi using True Copy.
  • Provided support for EMC storage-related products, specializing in EMC Control Center, Workload Analyzer / Performance Manager and Storage Scope.
  • Monitored and Configured ECC alerts for the infrastructure using EMC Control Center.
  • Performed Host Analysis by collecting EMC grab reports and analyzing the reports using HEAT Tool
  • Created the task lists, Planned and Performed SAN Remediation activities for 200 servers which included HBA Firmware and Driver upgrades, HBA Replacements, Zoning and LUN Masking changes to support HBA Replacements and Powerpath Upgrades.
  • Responsible for administrative duties including writing system procedures and creating system reports, and updating the RUN book with best practices.
  • Administered, monitored and supported a FAS 960 cluster, created RAIDs volumes with 8 disks / RAID group at 16 disks per volume, created qtrees for NFS and CIFS shares on exclusive UNIX NTFS heads
  • Setup weekly, nightly and hourly snapshots for volumes depending upon business needs requirements.
  • Installed and configured a FAS 3040 cluster, created aggregate s , created dedicated flex vols with RAID dp for each individual request for service.
  • Migrated the qtrees from FAS 960c to FAS 3040c using snap mirror as a part of technology refresh.
  • Performed routine storage requests using CLI / Filer View, monitored and supported the infrastructure using DFM.
  • Performed tasks like increasing size of aggregates, Volumes and quota limit.
  • Performed disk sanitization on FAS 960c after the migration.
  • Performance monitoring and tuning has been done using performance tools like performance advisor, sysstat and perfstat.

Confidential

EMC Symmetrix/Clariion San Administrator

  • Configured, managed and monitored top tier and middle tier storage that comprised of Symmetrix 8830, DMX 2000/1000, Clariion CX3-40/500/700, Cisco MDS9506 directors, McData ED140M/ ED64M2, using ECC, Fabric/Device manager, Connectrix manager.
  • Performed the planning and end to end implementation for data migration from Old Symm 8830 Frames to DMX-3 Frame using Open Migrator.
  • Configured Mirror View, SAN Copy for SQL and Exchange with Clariion Storage systems.
  • Configured and managed tier 2 storage array from the initial IP setup, basic configuration, creating RAID groups, binding LUNs, formed storage group.
  • Performed LUN migration in CX 3-40 to improve performance and effectively utilized space by decommissioning the unused LUNs and thereby increasing the available capacity.
  • Created and activated Clones for the standard devices to have point in time copy of production data and allocated the clones to backup host. Also provided storage to multiple hosts connected to DMX 1000 storage array by mapping, zoning and masking.
  • Managed Cisco switch, created VSANs, performed zoning using command line interface.
  • Planned and implemented SAN fabric expansion and migration of Connectrix M series ED 140M to MDS 9509 Directors.
  • Assign storage from DMX/Symmetrix Clariion arrays to multi vendor operating hosts.
  • Configure lpfc.conf and sd.conf files in Solaris environment for storage visibility to the servers.
  • Installed and configured ECC agents, ECC alerts, set up management policies and managed SAN environment using ECC 5.2.
  • Gathered SP collects and Navisphere analyzer files .nar for performance statistics and also created Meta LUN to increase the available space of the host.
  • Troubleshooting day to day problems, provided On-call support and resolving them within SLA's.

Confidential

Storage Administrator

  • Monitored and managed Clariion CX 600 storage system, McData ED64M2 switch using tools like Navisphere/Navicli connectrix manager respectively.
  • Provisioned storage to Solaris, Windows hosts from Clariion CX 600 using Navisphere manager Used San copy software and migrated data from CX400 storage array to CX600 storage system. Removed all hosts attached to old Clariion and connected them to new arrays.
  • Efficiently utilized the capacity of the storage system by partial decommission of unused LUNs and later destroying them permanently.
  • Configured Event Monitor, created templates and applied them to monitor and notify the events occurring at regular intervals in the Clariion through email/SNMP.
  • Experienced in troubleshooting issues like one path down and monitored events performance of the Clariion using Event monitor Navi analyzer.
  • Planned and implemented Solaris upgrade from Solaris 8 to Solaris 9 which includes dismantling Veritas Volume Manager/Power Path devices, unloading HBA driver and restoring access to the SAN, Volume Manager/Power Path devices, Veritas Net Backup server and clients. Backup environment includes Solaris, Windows, and Linux, Oracle database, SQL server and other legacy backup systems.
  • Performed backup and recovery activities on Solaris hosts and monitored the space availability for each system.
  • Installed and configured HBA drivers Powerpath software on the hosts for automatic load balancing and path failover.

Confidential

System / storage administrator

  • Installed Solaris 9, and created file systems using newfs command. Also, mounted the file Systems persistently using VFSTAB.
  • Configured DNS and DHCP.
  • Dealt with file system backup using ufsdump and ufsrestore to tape drives.
  • Provide day to day Solaris system administration support for work such as account administration, file systems management and application install assistance troubleshooting on all managed SUN servers.
  • Connected JBODs to overcome the additional disk space required by servers.
  • Created and maintained complete documentation of all equipment including location, hardware, software, configurations, lease and maintenance agreements and vendor contact information in compliance with departmental guidelines.
  • Responsible for the daily maintenance, monitoring, and performance tuning of enterprise class server systems.
  • Analyzed existing infrastructure and proposed feasible system/software upgrades with potential incompatibilities identified.

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