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Active Directory Engineer

Farmington, Michigan, United States
January 23, 2018

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Sweatha Gundu


Professional Summary

Over 7 plus years’ experience in the field of Information Technology with a wide-spectrum of experience in Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, NetScalar and VMware, providing design and implementation support of virtualized computing infrastructures and Microsoft Windows environments.

Creation and Deployment of VM’s, WebApps, DB in Microsoft Azure

Design, implementation, migration and administration of Citrix XenServer with experience in access gateway, password management, server provisioning, Edge Sight, Citrix client tools, Citrix server policies and load management in international environments.

Experience in developing the scripts, VMware automation tools Power Shell.

Experience in administering Windows Terminal Server, Group Policy Management and Active Directory Environment.

Documentation of many installation documents, knowledge articles and knows issues for training purpose and project related purpose.

Experience giving presentations to executive audiences and explaining the benefits based on use cases.

Performed auditing Software and Hardware in all the Production machines and rising noncompliance’s.

Technical Skills

Microsoft Servers

Windows server 2000,2003,2008,2012,2016


VMware ESX and vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenApp, XenServer, XenDesktop, EdgeSight, NetScalar, Storefront 3.6


VB Script, Power Shell, PowerCLI

Microsoft Technologies



SQL Server

Web Technologies


Operating System

Windows 7/10, Unix, Linux


Remedy Ticketing Tool, Microsoft Visual Studio, Regmon


SAP BI/BW, Crystal Reports, DNS, DHCP, Microsoft Azure


Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional – 70-270

Managing & Maintaining a MS Win Server 2003 Environment – 70-290

ITIL V3 Foundation Certification

Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuring - 70-640

Exchange Server 2007 Configuring – 70-236

Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization - 70-659

Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator– 70-647

Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions - 70-533

Professional Experience

SSTPS, Virginia Systems Administrator Nov 2016-Till Date

Virtual Systems Administrator ANCETA (AMGA Data Comp), USA Nov 2016 - Till date

Project: Administer Citrix infrastructure per terms of Service Level Agreement.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Support of over 1000 concurrent Citrix users at multiple sites in multiple regions worldwide

XenApp (6.5, 7.6), XenDesktop, NetScalar (10.5 11), XenServer (6,7) Administration

XenDesktop 6.5/7.6 design, implementation, configuration and support.

Managing Citrix licenses, license server and upgrading

Installation, Configuration, Administration and Load balancing of NetScalar.

Installation, configuration and administration of multiple XenApp farms (6.5,7.6), Citrix Provisioning Server sites, VDisk and stores. Automation of monitoring, patching and provisioning related tasks.

Troubleshooting user related issues, Documenting known issues and creating a Knowledge base for future use.

Installing, implementing Active Directory, Domain, troubleshooting user account issues.

Administering Group Policy Objects(GPO)

Installation of different AD roles and features on server and applying group policies.

Knowledge of AZURE Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) components like virtual machines, app services, Azure SQL database, virtual networks, network security groups and more.

Creation of Azure VM’s, availability sets, subnets via PowerShell and Azure CLI.

Tech Mahindra, Hyderabad, India Senior Subject Matter Expert Sep 2013 - Apr 2014

Virtual Systems Administrator GE, USA Sep 2013 to Apr 2014

Project: Administer Citrix and VMware virtualization infrastructure per terms of Service Level Agreement.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Monitoring and troubleshooting of applications published over Citrix Presentation Servers

Administration and Maintenance of Citrix farm consisting of PS 4.5 and XenApp 6.5

Administering and troubleshooting Citrix farms including ICA client, user access to Citrix servers configuration of Citrix server policies, load management and printers in the farm.

Creating duplicate Virtual Machine’s using cloning technology (hot & cold).

Creating Clusters for High Availability (HA) and Distributive Resource Scheduling (DRS)

Installation, Configuration and Administration of ESX, vSphere, Virtual Center, VI Client

Monitoring of virtual machines & ESX Servers (CPU, Memory, Disk and Network Utilization) for Security.

Performed server builds utilizing VMware ESX Server.

Supported VMware specifically ESX vSphere 4 to monitor cluster performance, optimize the server environment and diagnose and resolve production issues.

Performed ESX Hosts and Virtual Machines migrations between Development, Integration and Production environment across Datacenters.

Using VMware vCenter, created Datacenter Environment by creating VMware clusters, adding ESX hosts in the clusters, and implemented HA and DRS.

Migrate Physical Servers to Virtual Server using VMware Converter (P2V Converter)

Managed Virtualization Environment using VM Ware ESX 3.x, VM Ware V Sphere 5.5, Virtual Center, VI Client.

Infosys Technologies, Bangalore, India Software Engineer Oct 2007 to Sep 2013

Citrix Administrator Infosys, India May 2012 to Sep 2013

Project: Developed and manage Citrix farm for 4000 Infosys onsite users

Roles & Responsibilities:

Developed Test Environment for Citrix- XenApp 6.5, PVS 6.1, Web Interface 5.4, XenServer 6.

Installation and Configuration of Provisioning Server, Web Interface, Data collector, and XenApp machines. Installation, configuration and publishing new applications requested

to groups.

Monitor, optimize and troubleshoot published applications, printing policies and Citrix policies Administer user access rights within Citrix environment.

Worked with Big IP load balancer for the maintenance of HA in Citrix Environment.

Maintenance, Provisioning and Patching of VDisk.

Developed a PowerShell script for the Automation of XenApp environment booting with PVS VDisk.

Developed a Smart Auditor Environment for auditing User Sessions. Built, test and deployed Citrix XenApp PoC labs for each virtualization technologies (Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESX Server and Citrix XenServer). Developing Citrix for Extranet

Work with internal resources (sales and technical) and external partners to implement and architect PoC and complex technical solutions.

Experience using formalized Change Management and Incident Management Process.

Network Engineer British Petroleum, UK Aug 2010 to Jan 2012.

Project: Provided application and Network support.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Ensure 99.99% uptime of Mid-Tier components in Production environment

Work in partnership with IST project teams to deliver quality solutions within project deadlines.

Troubleshooting application related issues, resolving user connections to the application by recycling the IIS services.

Monitoring of application servers, Analyzing logs

Perform new code deployments, patches and system changes in accordance with global change control standards.

Documentation of Knowledge base related to application installation, known issues and their root causes etc.

Technology Engineer Level (3) Communications, USA Oct 2007 to Jun 2010

Project: Provided production support for Citrix environment, including monitoring and troubleshooting of applications published over Citrix presentation servers.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Citrix Farm Administration(Metaframe4.5), monitored Citrix server’s health by using Citrix Edge Sight.

VM templates creation and virtual machine deployment from the built templates

Patching the servers on monthly basis. Application provision through Microsoft Softgrid.

Handling critical / High severity issues in the Datacenter environment.

Implementing best practices to enhance server performance and monitoring

Developed organizational units in Active Directory (AD) and managed user security with group policies.

Created and maintained email addresses and distribution lists in MS Exchange.

Used Remedy program to track ticket progress and enter updates to have ongoing record of case activity till resolution is reached and ticket closed.

Education: Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University (Aug 2004 to May2007)

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