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Sr Storage Ops Emc Resident Resume Profile

Troy, MI

Technical Expertise Summary:

  • 7 years of Experience as Storage Administrator. Expertise includes Storage Area Networks SAN ,Network Attached Storage, SYMCLI, Unisphere, Navisphere, Administration of EMC Storage VPLEX Metro Geo, Symmetrix, VMAX-10k, VMAX-40k DMX-4, DMX-3, DMX-2, CLARiiON CX4, CX3, CX600/700,Recove point, VNX and Celerra, VMware,SRM Suite.
  • Implementation, design, and plan of Storage Resource Management SRM Suite,including testing and Configuration documentation
  • Experienced in handling the customer requirements by interfacing with not only customer higher echelon management but with system/database administrators and application owners as well to determine business and technical needs and set expectations for a deliverable solution.
  • Delivered an infrastructure prioritized action plan with initiatives for mitigating identified risks and for moving toward the desired state network, storage and disaster recovery environments
  • Implementing and Maintaining FAST Cache and FAST VP in VNX and Setting up new hosts for Storage Provisioning and assigning storages to the host,
  • Design, planning and deployment of EMC VMAX 10K storage array, EMC FAST and TimeFinder for VMAX,and EMC RecoverPoint/EX storage migration from the legacy storage array to the VMAX
  • Design, planning and deployment of two VPLEX virtual appliance systems and migration of data from thestorage array to the VPLEX systems
  • Experience in implementing data migrations using Array based solution SRDF, Open Replicator and host based solution Open Migrator/LVM mirroring .
  • Performed Disaster recovery planning and implementation via EMC MirrorView Synchronous and Asynchronous techniques and Migrations using SAN Copy in CLARiiON.
  • Implemented Disaster Recovery solutions using SRDF/S/A/AR for production systems and tested disaster recovery readiness.
  • Design and implement local replication solutions within storage devices using EMC replication software such as SnapView Snapshots and Clones for CLARiiON, Timefinder BCV, Clones and Snaps for Symmetrix.
  • Performed data migration to DR site from CLARiiON to CLARiiON using Recover Point.
  • Experience in installation and administrating NetApp filers FAS 6000, FAS 3000, and FAS 2000 series.
  • Hands on experience in administering CIFS and NFS in NAS environments.
  • Experience with DataOntap and filerview for managing NetApp Filers.
  • Highly motivated Team Player with good communication skills.

Technical Skills:

Operating Systems:

SUN Solaris 7, 8, 9, 10, IBM AIX 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, HP-UX 10, 11.x, Enterprise Red

Hat 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, Windows 2000/ 2003/ 2008 Servers, VMware ESX 5.5

Storage Systems:

VPLEX, VNX, RecoverPoint, V-Max, DMX-2/3/4, CLARiiON CX4-series

SAN Switches:

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors 9513/9509/9506 and departmental switches 9124,9134,9120,9140 and Brocade 3800,3900, 4100, 4900 departmental switches, Brocade 6520,48000, 12000, DCX Enterprise directors

SAN/Storage Software:

Emulex/Qlogic HBA drivers, Navisphere Manager, NaviSecCLI, SYMCLI, Brocade CLI, Connectrix Manager,Web Tools, Cisco Fabric Manager, Cisco CLI, Cisco Device Manager, ECC, Unisphere, Celerra Manager/CLI. TF/FS Far Copy/ Near Copy, Celerra SnapSure, EMC Symmetrix based TimeFinder-Mirror/ Clone/ Snap, SRDF/S, SRDF/A, SRDF/AR. EMC CLARiiON based MirrorView/A/S, SnapView Clone/Snapshot. EMC Symmetrix - Open Replicator, Open Migrator/LM, EMC CLARiiON- SanCopy, EMC Storage Resource Management,Recover point.

Multipath Software:

EMC PowerPath, MPXIO and Veritas DMP.

Professional Experience


Role: Sr Storage Ops EMC Resident


  • Configured VNX 5600 Vmax 10k using recover point to enable HA Cloud Infrastructure
  • Deployed Virtual Hosts on Vmax 10k.
  • Performed Zoning Vmax VNX with Recover Point on Fab switch.
  • Experience in creating Local Copy, Remote Copy and Journal Copies on Recover Point.
  • Involved in troubleshooting routine critical issues including server throughput, ports availability, zoning requirements, one-path down, enabling the path on source or destination arrays, data not migrated, host not seeing storage and storage management problems.
  • Applied LCA's for Recoverpoint.
  • Performing Daily health check status on Vmax using performance-monitoring dashboard.
  • Worked on EMC grabs for recommendations.
  • Worked on Work Assessment model
  • Analyzed and Presented performance analysis to the management.

Environment: VNX 5600, VMAX 10k, Recovery Point, Unisphere Service Manager, Brocade Switches, Unisphere for VNX, Unisphere for RPA, Unisphere for VMAX, VM Ware Virtualization, Linux, Brocade 8510


Role: Sr Storage Ops EMC Resident


  • Configured VNX 5800 Vmax 40k behind the VPLEX Metro.
  • Configured VPLEX Metro and VPLEX cluster witness on a third domain failure.
  • Performed Zoning Vmax VNX with VPLEX on Brocade 8510 switch.
  • Experience in creating distributed volumes across the data centers using VPLEX Metro.
  • Performing Daily health check status on VPLEX using performance-monitoring dashboard.
  • Encapsulated VNX 5800, VNX 7500, VMAX 40k behind VPLEX.
  • Involved in troubleshooting routine critical issues including server throughput, ports availability, zoning requirements, one-path down, enabling the path on source or destination arrays, data not migrated, host not seeing storage and storage management problems.
  • Worked on EMC grabs for recommendations.
  • Based on EMC recommendations, updated patches and HBA drivers on all the systems that are part of the data migration in order to support VPLEX.
  • Migrated data from Vmax to VNX through VPLEX Metro using Device mobility jobs in Mobility Central.
  • Mirrored data from cluster 1 to cluster 2 on VPLEX
  • Upgraded the code on VPLEX , Upgraded Unisphere for VMAX Upgraded Microcode for VNX
  • Installed Configured SMI-S Provider.
  • Registered Array Management Services on VPLEX

Environment: VNX 5800, 7500, VMAX 40k, CX, VPLEX Metro, Unisphere Service Manager, VPLEXcli, Naviseccli, Brocade Switches, Unisphere for VNX, Unisphere for Clarion, Mobility Central, Windows Hyper V, Linux, Brocade 8510


Role: Sr Storage Engineer


  • Responsible to provide management oversight of for all of SAN,NAS systems personnel and processes.
  • Responsible for Coordination of Tasks Projects.
  • Designed, Deployed SRDF solutions and implemented SRDF/AR, SRDF/S and SRDF/A solutions.
  • Optimize Storage systems when needed or changes occurred.
  • In depth knowledge of VPLEX scale-up architecture and advanced data cache.
  • Established active/active Oracle RAC environment using VPLEXMetro.
  • Installed VPLEX witness server to overcome non zero RTO and RPO
  • Configured VPLEX cluster witness server on a third domain failure.
  • Configured files system and provisioned Cif and NFS share on Celerra NS-480.
  • Extensive knowledge with Celerra Replication.
  • Experience in with Virtualization technologies like installing, configuring, VMware vSphere. Creation, management, administration and maintenance of virtual servers and clients
  • Extensive knowledge in advance features of ESX VMOTION, SVMOTION, HA and DRS.
  • Experience inP2V, V2V MIGRATION using VMware Converter / Plate Spin 6.8.x. Creating host and client VM templates and cloning.
  • Implementation, design, and plan of Storage Resource Management SRM Suite, including testing and configuration documentation.
  • Deployed Linux Vapp Medium deployment with Frontend,Primary Backend, Additional Backend, Collector host.
  • Experience in creating distributed volumes across data centers.
  • Experience in creating FAST policies on VMAX.
  • Ensure System Documentation is created and maintained.
  • Ensure schedule and manage Upgrades, Patches and Fixes are completed
  • Responsible to Provide information and updates to upper management for all projects assigned to the operations team members
  • Responsible for building SAN, NAS Operating Procedures
  • Responsible for Phase 1 Availability Reporting
  • Responsible for 3rd level problem resolution and support
  • Responsible for New product evaluation and trials

Environment: EMC Symmetrix V-MAX,VPLEX, VNX ,DMX-3, DMX-4, CLARiiON CX4-960, CX3-80,SymCLI 7.x, Symmetrix PerformanceAnalyzer, HP UNIX, AIX, Solaris, Linux, and Windows, SRM Suite,VMwareVSphere 3.5/4.1/5.0, ESX Server 3.5,Navisphere Manager, Time Finder SAN Copy, Cisco MDS 9513Cisco CLI/Fabric Manager, Open Replicator, Recover point, EMC Storage Resource Management.


Role: Sr Storage Administrator


  • Designed, deployed Replication Technologies using Recover Point with backend Clariion andVPLEX.
  • Deployment and Administration of SRDF/AR and SRDF/A technologies.
  • Recommended the team with various data migration technologies and replication technologies.
  • Migrated production servers and data from Old Symmetrix and NetApp environment to new Vmax environment.
  • Data migration using various tools like Open Migrator, Open Replicator, SRDF and LVM migrations.
  • Deployed Time Finder Business Continuity Solutions by allocating BCV devices as per the business needs.
  • Implemented various Business Continuity RPO and RTO strategies as per the mission critical applications.
  • Monitoring data transfer and host based replication between production and DR sites.
  • Administration and management of Brocade using SAN Fabric Manager
  • Configured zoning on primary and secondary fabrics created aliases, zones, VSAN on the fabric
  • Performed various DR exercises using BCV and tape backup clones at remote site.

Environment:EMC Symmetrix Vmax, DMX-4, CLARiiON CX4-480, CX4-240,VPLEX, SymCLI 7.x, HP UNIX, AIX, Solaris, Linux, and Windows, Navisphere Manager, Time Finder SAN Copy, Srdf, Cisco MDS 9506,9140 Brocade 48k,4800,3900 , Cisco CLI/Fabric Manager,SRDF,Open Replicator.


Role: Senior Data Centre Engineer


  • Involved in migrating complete data from DMX to VMAX and also from CX to VMAX.
  • Planned and implemented migrations using Open Replicator hot pull and Push.
  • Installed and configured powerpath v5.3 Installed and configured VMware ESX 4.X on Hosts
  • Used EMC Grabs and prepared migration scripts to migrate data using Open Migrator, Open Replicator, and SAN Copy.
  • Installed and configured SMC and SYMCLI to manage VMAX.
  • Created storage groups, initiator groups, port groups and associated them to masking view using Symcli and SMC.
  • Created runbook for the customer and received appreciation from customer
  • Created pools, Meta devices and performed virtual provisioning using SMC and Symcli.
  • Responsibilities include trouble shooting operating system and san related issues.
  • Performed day-to-day storage allocations from VMAX to various servers and monitored the performance of VMAX using performance analyzer.
  • Involved in converting SRDF/Advcopy mode to SRDF/A after the copy of r1 and r2 invalid tracks.
  • Analysed Emc grab of both UNIX and windows hosts using DCA tools like Heat report, Elab navigator and Emc support matrix.
  • Registering/De-Registering the HBAs with Storage Processors SPs .
  • Performed storage management and monitoring tasks using ECC 6.x and SMC.
  • Provided all the documentation to the customer and helped them in performing day-to-day tasks.

Environment:DMX-3/4, Symmetrix VMAX, CLARiiON CX3-80, CX4-480,Brocade 12k and 24 k director class, Windows 2k3/2k8 with Microsoft Clusters, VMware, Sun Solaris 10,Powerpath v5.5, PPME, Open Replicator, SYMCLI v7.x, SMC v7.1, SPA v2.0, ECC 6.x, Brocade

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