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Storage Administrator Resume

Durham, NC

SUMMARY

  • Over 6 years of experience as SAN/Storage Administrator and Storage Test Engineer specializing in EMC Storage Systems.
  • Extensive experience on Multi - tier Enterprise Storage systems design, installation, migration, virtualization, management, monitoring, Performance analysis & Reporting.
  • Strong experience with management tools includes Unisphere, EMC Control Center, SymCLI, Performance Manager, Clariion Navisphere, Manager/Analyzer/Naviseccli, and Event Manager.
  • Strong experience in SAN data migration solutions that include EMC Open Replicator, Replication manager, Recover point.
  • Configured and managed Multi-pathing software like EMC PowerPath and MPIO.
  • Extensive Experience on Storage provisioning, LUN creation, Masking and Mapping.
  • Knowledge of Server Virtualization technologies using VMWare/HyperV
  • Experience in backup management and disaster recovery administration using EMC TimeFinder family (Snaps, Clones and BCVs ), Remote replication techniques (SRDF)
  • Implemented array based data migration using SRDF and Open Replicator from Symmetrix/DMX to DMX-3/DMX-4, VMAX to VMAX using SMC and SymCLI.
  • Data encapsulation from DMX and VMAX into VPLEX.
  • Good knowledge of UNIX and hands on experience in shell/perl scripting to automate production support and test activities.
  • Experience in System Administration for Sun Solaris/HPUX/AIX/Windows operating systems.
  • Knowledgeable in troubleshooting day to day SAN/Storage and host related issues.
  • Experience in Storage Testing of EMC Storage Servers.
  • Experience in Automation and Manual Testing Life Cycle from Requirement Gathering, Analysis, Planning, Test Case Preparation, Execution and Defect Analysis.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, work well as a team member with people at all levels of an organization and of various cultures. Equally capable working independently.
  • Ensure compliance of all Standard Operating Procedures and other network related procedures for the SAN environment.
  • Possess excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Participated in trainings and obtained Storage certifications.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

EMC Storage Servers: EMC Symmetrix VMAX, VMAX-SE, VMAX 10K/20K/40K/100K/200K, EMC Symmetrix DMX3, DMX4, DMX- 1000/2000/3000.

Storage Management Software: EMC Solutions Enabler SymCLI, Unisphere for VMAX, EMC Control Center, EMC Navisphere Manager & EMC Symmetrix Management ConsoleElement Manager: EMC Connectrix Manager, MDS Fabric/Device Manager, Brocade Web Tools, Emulex HBAnywhere and QLogic SAN surfer.

EMC Replication and Backup: Symmetrix SRDF(S/A), EMC TimeFinder - Clones, SnapView, BCV, Mirror View, Clariion SANCopy, Open Replicator, Recover Point, Replication manager and VMware

SAN & Fiber Connectivity: EMC Connectrix MP-8000B,EMC CONNECTRIX DS-300B, Brocade DCX 8510, Cisco Nexus 2248TP/2232PP,Cisco Nexus 5020,Cisco MDS 9216, Catalyst 4500 series/6500 series, FC HBA (Emulex/QLogic)

Operating Systems: Windows 2003/2008/2012 , VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5/5.0/5.1/5.5 , HP-UX 11.x/10.x, Solaris 9/10, IBM AIX, Linux

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Durham, NC

\Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • SAN Administration of a complex storage environment consists of EMC Symmetrix VMAX/DMX storage arrays including file system configuration in Windows, Solaris and Linux servers/clusters.
  • Storage allocation to new build and existing UNIX, Windows servers/clusters and VMWare ESX environment using auto provisioning on V-max using SYMCLI/SMC.
  • Tasks include creation of tdevs, binding tdevs to thin pools, creation of initiator/storage/port groups and creating masking view and enabling bit settings to initiators.
  • Provisioning storage to UNIX, Windows and ESX servers from VMAX arrays using SYMCLI/SMC.
  • Configuration and management of Brocade Fabric environment. Tasks include creation of device alias, zones, adding zones to zoneset and activating zoneset
  • Replacing and installing director/IO Module on Symmetrix VMAX/DMX servers
  • Binding new LUNs, Creating storage group, Attaching the LUNs to respective open system host via ACLX and VCM, Installation and Up-gradation of different PowerPath 4.x, 5.x version and MPIO.
  • Replacing and installing failed drives on Symmetrix VMAX servers
  • Problem identification and resolution of the SAN storage and fabric
  • SAN provisioning of fabric resources including cabling and zoning.
  • Troubleshooting and installing Open system platforms like SUSE,RHEL,HP-UX, IBM-AIX, Solaris, Windows servers
  • Setting up Virtualization Environment using VMWare and configuring LUNs/Applications on Virtual Machines.
  • Setting up different Windows clustered and non-clustered open system environments based on the customer issue. vMotion and Storage vMotion migrations and clone activities on VMWare.
  • Storage Tiering using EMC FAST VP/FAST DP.
  • Configuring THIN pools and thin/virtual provisioning.

Environment: EMC VMAX20k/40k/100k/200k, EMC Connectrix MP-8000B,Brocade DCX 8510, Cisco Nexus 2248TP/2232PP,Cisco MDS 9216, FC HBA (Emulex/QLogic),VPLEX, eNAS, SMC, SymCLI, Connectrix manager, Unisphere, ESX, Windows, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX.

Confidential, Durham, NC

Position SAN/Storage Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Managed work requests & coordinating implementation of projects.
  • Assigned port flag override settings to all the initiator groups based on predefined templates.
  • Brought down servers during migration time and brought them back up and checked and confirmed that Luns have been moved.
  • Setup the Boot LUN for Servers after migration on both the HBAs.
  • Updated and Managed EMC PowerPath for Path Failover, Load Balancing, path management and automatic I/O failure detection.
  • Provided SAN Security using LUN Masking, Mapping & Zoning.
  • Involved in decommissioning of old servers.
  • Assisted in troubleshooting SAN issues such as initial storage configuration, drivers, path, storage failures and storage performance.
  • Actively involved in creating tickets for various incidents and also took care of storage provisioning and decommission tickets.
  • Interacting with team members across different geographical locations in analyzing the issues & bringing it to closure in short time.
  • Binding new LUNs, Creating storage group, Attaching the LUNs to respective open system host via ACLX and VCM, Installation and Up-gradation of different PowerPath 4.x, 5.x version and MPIO, performed respective qualifications analysis.
  • Zoning of Server HBAs & Storage server fiber ports in Brocade switches.
  • Created scripts for daily tasks device creation, mapping, masking and migration tasks.
  • Replacing and installing failed drives on Symmetrix VMAX servers
  • Replacing and installing director/IO Module on Symmetrix VMAX/DMX servers
  • Problem identification and resolution of the SAN storage and fabric
  • SAN provisioning of fabric resources including cabling and zoning.
  • Troubleshooting and installing Open system platforms like SUSE,RHEL,HP-UX, IBM-AIX, Solaris, Windows servers
  • Setting up Virtualization Environment using VMWare and configuring LUNs/Applications on Virtual Machines.
  • Setting up different Windows clustered and non-clustered open system environments based on the customer issue.
  • Configuring Q-Logic HBAs using SANsurfer & Emulex HBAs using HBAnyware/OC Manager.
  • Creating Aliases, Zones, Zone Set on Brocade and McDATA switches using Connectrix Manager.

Environment: Windows, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX,Linux, ESXi 3.5/5.1/5.5 Server,Powerpath, EMC VMAX/DMX,VPLEX, VNX EMC Connectrix MP-8000B,Brocade DCX 8510, Cisco Nexus 2248TP/2232PP,Cisco MDS 9216, FC HBA (Emulex/QLogic), SMC, SymCLI, Connectrix manager, Unisphere

Confidential

Position Storage Test Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Executing Automated and Manual test cases in order to qualify Enguinity Code on EMC Symmetrix Storage Servers.
  • Worked with developers to reproduce and troubleshoot software defects.
  • Developing, implementing, and executing tests, analyzing test results and publishing test reports, and writing bug reports.
  • Discovering and investigating product defects and drive to resolution.
  • Read, understand, and review software design specifications and product requirements.
  • Worked closely with local and remote team members and other organizational groups.
  • Set up and configure test infrastructures.
  • Perform the manual testing of Symmetrix storages in different open systems and virtualization environments.
  • Developing, implementing, and executing tests, analyzing test results and publishing test reports, and writing bug reports.
  • Discovering and investigating product defects and drive to resolution.
  • Read, understand, and review software design specifications and product requirements.
  • Worked closely with local and remote team members and other organizational groups.
  • Creating File system and Mounting the file system on different platforms like SUSE,RHEL,HP-UX, IBM-AIX, Solaris, Windows servers
  • Performing hardware related tests like IO Module replacement, drive, SIB,Director,Power Supply
  • Worked on multiple host Operating Systems, HBA drivers and firmware, multi path software and volume managers.
  • Generating read/write/random/SQL I/O on storage array disks for performing qualifications analysis.
  • Worked on EMC software tools like CAT, Smartbuilder, RegressionX.
  • Performing Non Disruptive upgrades between different Enguinity releases.
  • Performing Open Replication Sessions between source and target storage arrays and monitoring the data migration.
  • Remote replication using SRDF/A/S between remote Symmetrix systems.
  • Local Replication using EMC TimeFinder/Clone.
  • Configuration storage LUNs to open systems server via iSCSI and performed S/W iSCSI qualification

Environment: SRDF, TimeFinder,Open Replicator, Unisphere, Windows, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, Linux servers, Sansurfer, Emulex OneCommand Manager, PowerPath, Adios, CAT, Smartbuilder, EPACK, OPT, Mix tools, Solution Enabler, SMC, eCAT, GLaaS

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