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Manager Active Directory

Hyderabad, Telangana, India
December 06, 2017

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VMware Technology Professional having 7+ years of I.T experience and IT Support.

Effectively exhibited solid explanatory, investigating and Interpersonal aptitude with a

Client centered methodology.

7+ years of experience and skills in System Administration primarily Windows Server Administration and VMware vSphere.

Experience in working with ESX servers –Installation, configuration, management and maintenance.

Experience in administrating and managing a 150 node VMware ESX environment with multiple clusters.

Experience in implementing ESX servers with efficient virtualization strategies by creating clones, templates, task scheduling, prioritizing VMs, creating and managing snap shots.

Excellent knowledge in creating and managing users, permission settings, roles and responsibility assignments and VM resource allocations on ESX hosts.

Hands on experience with HP Proliant Servers and Dell Power Edge rack mount servers.

Good understanding on storage types including iSCSI, NAS and SAN, VM creation capable file systems including VMFS and NFS.

Extensive experience in working with the vMotion and Storage vMotion technology.

Strong experience in configuring HA and DRS clusters, using EVC on a needed basis.

Experience in P2V and V2V conversions using VMware vConverter.

Experience in host based migrations using Robocopy, rsync, LVM and DTA migration tool.

Extensive experience in upgrading ESX hosts and working with VMware modules – VI Client, vCentre Update Manager, vCentre Converter, Host profiles, Administrating VMs, vStandard switches, vDistributed switch, recovery modules, resource and performance monitoring.

Used to manage and create VDI pools (linked clone )and creating several IP pools

Extensive experience in building windows based servers (NT/2000/2003/2008) and managing entire Active Directory (Users, groups, FSMO roles, replication), LDAP services.

Extensive experience in windows server modules RODC, IIS, Group policies, Security policies, DNS, DHCP, Backups and Restores, Failover Clustering, WSUS, Multiple Doman Trusting and many other windows products.

Extensive experience in all forms of backup and recovery modules in windows server and VMware environments.

Good experience working on VMware Horizon 6.0 and Site Recovery Manager 5.8

Experience in working with resource and performance monitoring tools for VMs, Servers and VMware infrastructure.

Implementation of third party tools across the Datacenter like Symantec Backup Exec 10, 11,vRanger pro for backups, and applications related to Windows, security, mail servers, Tape drives, Monitoring, troubleshooting and Ticketing tools.



VMware vSphere 5.5/5.15.0/4.x,, VMware Horizon 6.0, 5.0, SRM 5.8/4.0, vCenter 5.5/5.1/5.0, ESX/i 5.0/4.1/4.0/3.5, vCenter Converter 5.5/5.1/4.0, vCenter Update Manager 5.5/5.1/5.0, vCops 5.5/5.1/5.0, VCAC,.


Windows Server NT/2000/2003/2008 - Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS), RODC, DNS, DHCP, WSUS, DFS, WDS, File Service, Print Services, Web-Server (IIS 7, IIS 6), Application Server, SharePoint Services, TCP/IP Networking, FTP, SSL, Terminal Services and Clustering


Fiber channels, ISCSI, NFS


HP ProLiant DL380G4/G5/G6 Intel Xeon, HP Proliant DL580 G5, Dell PowerEdge 2850, 2950, R710, CISCO UCS Band C series.

Backup Tools

Symantec Backup Exec, vRanger pro


Windows Server 2003/2008/R2, Windows 98/XP/Vista/7, UNIX, RHEL 4/5

Third-party Tools

NetApp DTA Manager, Blade jump


NORTEK, Ofallon, MO Jan 2015- Present

Role: Senior Windows/VMWare Admin

Design and Implementation of migration strategy for consolidating Data Centers from around the US to new locations in US, which involves more than 1500 virtual machines.

Installation and configuration of vCenter server 5.5, ESXi5.5 host’s in large environment on HP BL 460C &Cisco UCS B series Blade servers on both protected and recovery sites.

Configured VMware HA, VMware DRS in acquiring higher efficiency for VMware Infrastructure.

Created and documented process for deploying Virtual machines on VMware and used Remedy Tool for ticketing (Change Management, Incident Management, and Request Management) and looking after high priority incident tickets both on virtual machine and ESX host level.

Experience working on EMC SAN storage technologies in DR site and with Cisco UCS and HP C7000 Blades for ESXi hosts.

Implementation of VMware vSphere 5.5 with Enterprise Plus Features of vDistributed Switch and Host Profiles.

Upgraded VMware Infrastructure 5.0 to vSphere 5.5 along with updating the vCenter, ESXi Hosts, vSphere client from 5.0 to 5.5 and Virtual machines tools upgrade to 8,9 and 10.

Experience on Host Profiles, Distributed Switch, DRS, vMotion, SV-Motion, Resource pools, permissions, Patches, Snapshots, Tools Upgrade, disk expansions, Templates.

Increase efficiency and ROI of VMware hosts by cutting down on VMs memory usage closely matching recommended memory usage by vCenter Operations Manager.

Worked closely with Network Ops team to configure Cisco Nexus 1000v VDS and VMware VDS and on network isolation of critical VMs using PVLANs.

Configured and supported Microsoft clusters on VM's using RDM's and iSCSi storage.

Extensive Knowledge and experience in migration of the Virtual machines using tools like double take and VMware Converter.

Hands on Experience in migrating the VM’s from one DC to DC using EMC Recover point, which is a block level migration.

Installed and configured SRM 5.0 and created Protection Groups and Recovery Plans using Site Recovery Manager 5.0 and VMware best practices.

Testing of different recovery plans in SRM to ensure recovery of failover VM’s and Expertise in providing support for Windows 2003/2008 servers and Active Directory's.

Applied patches using VMware vCenter Update Manager and host update utility.

Automated routine tasks using scripting languages such as PowerShell, Power cli.

Documented the update process from vSphere 5.1 and 5.5 including host patches, OS level upgrades, virtual switch changes and VM version upgrades.

Provided 24/7 On Call support onsite and remotely on rotation basis.

Environment :VMware vSphere 5.5/5.1/5.0, ESXi 5.5/5.1/5.0, Windows 2012/2008R2, SQL Server 2012/2008 R2, vCenter Operations Manager, HA, DRS, vMotion,P2V, V2V, vCenter update manager, Site Recovery Manager (SRM), Double take, VMware Converter, EMC Recover Point, DMZ Environment, Symantec NetBackup, Shell Scripting.


ATT, Atlanta, GA NOV 2012-Dec 2014

Role: VMware Engineer/Windows Admin

Configuration and Management of 1200+ virtual servers required for the customer.

Installed Windows 2003/2008R2/2012 in the created virtual machines and also installed the required Roles, software and tools.

Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2 installation, deployments, troubleshooting and automation.

Administrating production servers/network infrastructure that includes Windows administration of Domain Controllers, IIS Web Servers (HTTP/S, FTP and SMTP), MS SharePoint, MS Office 2007/2010, Exchange2010 Mail Servers, NAS, File and print Servers and Terminal Servers on Windows 2003/2008.

Administer Microsoft Windows Servers (Active Directory), Microsoft Workstations, Sharing Folders, Planning and Assigning NTFS Permissions, System Policiesand network security devices for 9000+ users

Design, implementing and managing Active Directory (AD), Internet Information Server (IIS),Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)/System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), Systems Management Server (SMS)/System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Forefront Identity Manager (FIM), Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP).

Experience with SRM 4.5/5.0 deployment and implementation

Experience with vSphere Replicator during Disaster Recovery.

Helped build a new East Coast Disaster Recovery Data Center, including the roll out of a new server platform (Cisco UCS Blades) and a remote management model.

Performed P2V migrations of Production, QA and Development Servers and involved in the cut-over and decommissioning of the physical server after the P2V server

Hands on experience in management of vSphere HA, DRS, Snapshots, clones and templates.

Worked closely with the command center during the decommissioning process

Migration of virtual machine from one enclosure to another within the same environment in different enclosure

Rebuilt Hyper-V environment and transitioned into a cluster, providing High Availability and Failover.

Maintaining Data in an offshore environment as a part of a Disaster Recovery Plan.

Handling Network LAN/WAN deployment, including IP Addressing and Troubleshooting.

Understanding of networking concepts, configuration of networks, Router Configuration and wireless security, TCP/IP, VPN, Content Filtering, VLANs, and routing in LAN/WAN, Ethernet Port and Wireless Networks.

Work with facilities and network teams in testing, planning and coordinating server placements, rack allocations and user relocations in different offices.

Environment:VMware vSphere 5.1/5.0, ESXi 5.1/5.0, Windows 2008R2, SQL Server 2008 R2, vCenter Operations Manager, HA, DRS, vMotion, P2V, V2V, vCenter update manager, Active Directory (AD), Internet Information Services (IIS), SCOM

Syntel, Chennai SEP 2010-OCT 2012

Role: Windows System Administrator

Installing and configuring ESX 4.1, and Virtual Center Server 4.1

Creating and Configuration virtual machines, installing VM Tools into VMs and allocating for end user.

Creating and Deployed Templates and Snapshots for Virtual Machines.

Migrated Physical Machines to Virtual Machines (P2V) and Virtual Machines to Virtual Machines (V2V) using VMware converter.

Performed and handled extensive P2V, V2V migrations for approximately 700 physical Windows 2000/2003 and 2008/2008R2 servers utilizing VMware Converter and SAN Replication method.

Configured and Maintained MS SQL Server 2008 R2.

Monitored ESX Server alarms generated from Virtual Center and take the necessary action.

Worked on VMware Update manager for Host upgrades and patches.

Strong understanding of VMware Networking concepts like creation of vSwitches, different types of port groups, NIC teaming and VLAN.

Involved in live migration of Virtual Machines and Virtual machines files using the vMotion and Storage vMotion.

Monitoring and managing performance of ESX servers and Virtual Machines using Virtual center server for HA, DRS.

Creation & Troubleshooting of Virtual Network, ESX & Virtual Machines.

Worked on backup and restore of VMware host server configuration, Virtual Machine backup, snapshot, P2V-V2V conversation with VMware converter and with other third party converters, Patch update, monitoring/reporting, SSH and SNMP and notification of alerts.

Configured vMotion and Storage vMotion as per VMWARE’s best practices in large-scale enterprise environment.

Built and migrated physical MS Cluster 2003/2008, VERITAS cluster into virtual environment.

Configured HA and DRS, SDRS as per VMware best practices and applied on ESXi Cluster and Storage Cluster.

Managed Windows 2000/2003/2008/2008R2 and provided Active Directory support.

Environment: ESX 4.0, ESXi 5.0, Virtual Center Server 4.1,vCenter 3.0/4.0,DMX4, CX4-480, FAS3020C, Brocade fabric, SAN Copy, PowerPath, SRDF, TimeFinder, SnapMirror, Snap Drive, Snap Manager, Veritas NetBackup 5.0, Emulex HBAs, Qlogic HBAs, Brocade Web tools, Windows 2003/2008 server, MS-Exchange.

Netaji Engineering, Hyderabad Sep 2009-Jul 2010

Role: System Administrator

Design, Installation, configuration and troubleshooting of ESX servers 3.5.

Administrating VMware infrastructure 3.5 using vCenter 2.5

Installation and implementation of vCentre server to administrate theESX servers which include licensing, HA/DRS clustering, managing the Fiber channel/ISCSI SAN storage configuration.

Installation and configuration of VMs using templates and cloning and managed using resource pools.

Design, configuration and troubleshooting of TCP/IP and Networking.

Upgrading VMs from windows server 2003 to Windows servers 2008.

Installation and configuration of new domains including DNS, WINS, Group policies and WSUS.

Administrating production of servers/network infrastructure that includes Windows Administration of Domain Controllers, IIS Web Servers, Exchange Mail Servers, Patching servers, print Servers, System Management Servers (SMS), Terminal Servers, RAS and File servers on Windows 2003 and windows 2000 in the data centre/server farm.

Installing and managing network infrastructure that includes Domain Controllers, Web Servers, Mail Servers,, Print Servers, Terminal Servers, RAS and File servers on Windows 2003 and windows 2000 in the data center.

Administrating DNS, DHCP and Exchange servers.

Responsible for Active directory, GPO, Domain users, Administrating users and groups and given appropriate permissions and privilege to access our LAN and Domain environment.

Created and managed user and group accounts in User Manager and in MS Exchange Administration.

Administrating and responsible for Microsoft File and Print servers cluster on windows 2003. Managing printers’ queues, spoolers, files and folders permission, maintenance/failover of cluster when required.

Responsible for Desktop, Laptop, Network and Outlook support & troubleshooting clients

Installation and configuration of RAS-VPN connectivity in laptops.

Configured the netbackup on servers and monitored the backups.

Provided Hardware support, troubleshooting and diagnosis.

Environment: CLARIION 300/600, DMX 2000/3000, Cisco MDS 9509/9506, Brocade 5000/ 4900, McData 3232, ECC, SymCLI, Navisphere, NaviCLI, EMC PowerPath, BCV, SRDF, Snapview, Mirrorview, TimeFinder, Open Replicator Legato Networker, Veritas Volume Manager, Q-logic, Emulex, Fabric Manager, Connectrix Manager, AIX, Windows 2000/2003

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