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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

Confidential

Role: Sr Storage Ops EMC Resident

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Confidential

Role: Sr Storage Ops EMC Resident

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Confidential

Role: Sr Storage Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Confidential

Role: Sr Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Confidential

Role: Senior Data Centre Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • 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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