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Manager Vmware

Location:
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted:
April 05, 2018

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RAKESH CH

ac41p2@r.postjobfree.com

404-***-**** Ext:*07

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

•8+ years of IT experience and gained expertise in systems – Windows and Linux administration and transformed traditional environments to virtualized environments with VMWARE.

•Professional experience of 4+ years in virtualization technologies like VMWARE, VDI and 6+ years on windows and Unix (mainly Linux) and 5+ years on storage technologies.

•Proficiency in installing and configuring VMware vSphere 6.0, 5.x/ 4.x and VMware VCenter 6.0, 5.5, 4.

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

•Extensive experience in working with vMotion and Storage vMotion technologies.

•Strong experience in configuring HA and DRS on clusters and using EVC mode as needed.

•Provided systems administration support to physical Windows and Unix environments for various web, application and database

•Expertise in design and Implementation of Windows, VMWARE environments on Cisco UCS, HP Blade Servers, Dell Power Edge series.

•Installation and configuration of Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, MS Exchange 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint.

•Well versed with Storage technologies, All Flash and Hybrid storage arrays of multiple vendors – EMC, HP, IBM configured, and integrated virtual and physical environments for high performance and availability.

•Implemented Disaster Recovery Solutions of physical and virtual environments using various local and remote replication methodologies – like VMWARE SRM, SAN Based Replication like – EMC Recover Point, SRDF, HP Remote Copy.

•Strong knowledge and working experience on Citrix Xen Desktop, VWMARE VDI environment supporting user environments.

•Performed Data Center Migrations, OS version upgrade projects on Windows, Unix, VMWARE, storage platform refresh projects, POC’s.

•Worked on a project to upgrade vCenter from 4.0 to 5.5 across three Data Centers.

•Worked on P2V and V2V conversions using VMware Converter and Platespin.

•Worked on Data Center Decommission and Data Center Migration projects to migrate 4000 virtual and physical servers.

•Worked on a project to upgrade vCenter Operations Manager to vRealize Operations Manager.

•Experience in Active Directory such as Domain Controllers, editing Domain users and Groups, Organizational Units, and Forest Functional Level.

•Worked on a project to upgrade Domain Controllers from W2K8 to W2k12 and upgrade the domain function level from 2008 to 2012.

•Experience in enabling VSAN on a cluster, creating manual disk groups, assigning storage policies and scaling VSAN cluster with additional hosts.

•Experience of installing, upgrading and configuring UCS B250M2, UCSB230M2, UCS B200M2 and UCS C200 Rack-mount servers in UCS 5100 chassis and configuring the Cisco UCS 6100 Fabric interconnects.

•Experience working with Hyper Converged management solutions such as HP OneView and UCS Manager.

• Experience working with Cisco M81KR VIC card, UCS 2104 Fabric Extenders and Cisco UCS 6248 series Fabric Interconnects.

• Experience in configuring Nexus 1000v VSM and VEM modules, Nexus 5548 and Catalyst 3500 management switches.

•Highly experience in LAN/WAN networking architecture and TCP/IP protocol stack, wireless networks, Cloud computing concepts.

•Configured default gateway, add/remove static routes and dynamic routing protocols (OSPF) on NSX Edge Logical Distributed Router.

•Experience in distributed Firewall Services, Strong working knowledge of installing and supporting DNS/DFS/DHCP/WINS environment.

•Administration of production Windows Servers infrastructure that includes Domain Controllers, IIS Web Servers, File and Print and FTP/SFTP servers.

•Design and implementation of global monitoring solution using SCOM, HP SIM and Dell Open Manage.

Education:

Bachelor of Technology from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Certification:

• VMware Certified Associate 6.0 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)

Technical Skills:

Server OS

Windows 2008, 2012, Windows 7, 8, Mac OSX,

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Cisco IOS.

Scripting

PowerShell Scripting, Python.

VMWARE

VMware ESX, ESXi 4.1/4.0/5.0/5.1/5.5, vCenter, vCO, vCAC

vCloud Director, SRM, Double-Take, PlateSpin, vConverter,

vCOps, Citrix XenDesktop 7.x, VMware View 5 and ThinApp.

Hardware

Cisco UCS 5108 Chassis, HP C7000 Chassis, Dell M1000E

Chassis, Cisco UCS C & B Series, HP ProLiant DL & BL Series,

DELL PowerEdge, Cisco 1000v, 1800, 2600, 2800, 3800 Routers.

Networking Protocols

TCP/IP, DHCP, SNMP, WINS, DNS, NFS, NIS, LDAP, SMTP,

iSCSI,NFS, FC, FCOE.

Storage and Backup

SAN, NAS, (Dell, EMC, NetApp, Hitachi and HP) Comvault,

Networker, Avamar, Data domain, Veeam.

Automation

vCenter Orchestrator, PowerCLI, PowerShell, PowerTool.

Professional Experience:

VMware Administrator April 2016 -Present

Express scripts, Franklin lakes, NJ

Responsibilities:

•Administered VMware Infrastructure vSphere/vCenter/VDI environments by running over 125 ESXi Hosts and 3000 Virtual Machines

•Supported Production, Development and Test environments by supporting day to day maintenance activities of virtual environment.

•Installed and tested VSphere 6.0 to enable Hybrid cloud architecture and implanted open stack in test environment.

•Deployed Vcenter Operations Manager (VCOPS), leveraging its capability for proactive monitoring of health of the entire virtual environment.

•Designed and implemented a cloud solution for internal customers, based on VMware vCloud 5.

•Took part in a Proof of Concept of Cloud Automation Center, building and configuring all components, adding automation to virtual server provisioning.

•Installed and tested vRealize Automation and vRealize Operations(VROPS), to enable cloud orchestration layer for Software Data Center model in test bed.

•Managed and support VMware vCloud Center and VMware vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) in Customer pre-production environment.

•Installed and configured CISCO UCS Blade servers and troubleshooted issues on it.

•Managed Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) VMware View 5.0 by configuring VMware View Composer, View Connection Server, View Agent and View Client.

•Configured Disaster recovery solution for VMware vSphere Environment using Site Recovery Manager (SRM) integrating with storage-based replication.

•Integrated VMWARE with EMC backup technologies for image-based backups which take advantage of change block tracking feature on VMWARE.

•Enabled VSI plugins to view storage in vCenter for better path management and storage visibility.

•Analysis of existing shell scripts, determination of required functional changes, modification, testing, and implementation of script changes.

•Updating UCS firmware, drivers through policies & commission/ decommission of blades and chassis. Creating policies and building SAN boot blades servers.

•Performed Hardware and Software maintenance of VMware ESX/ESXiHost Clusters, Servers and Virtual Machines.

•Performed Daily Monitoring of System performance, capacity & managed Inventory adjust System configurations to accommodate required loads and functionality.

•Experience with Physical System (rack/stack, cabling, hard drive replacement, hardware upgrades) also Installed, Configured and Supported Cisco UCS servers

•Configured VMware on clustered environment, implemented vMotion and Virtualized Windows servers using VMware Converter P2V and setup Lab Manager

•Created and managed Virtual Machines, Installed VMware tools, Templates, Cloning, Deploy Virtual Machines; including deploying link Clones using View Composer. Assigned dedicated/floating Pools as per requirement.

•Installed and configured windows Azure and Amazon web services in test environment.

•Utilize SCOM system management tool to monitor infrastructure health.

•Troubleshoot failed ESXi host connections, and virtual machine connections.

•Used powerCLI to modify configurations and perform basic operations like managing.

VMware and Windows L3 Administrator Sept 2014 to Mar 2016

UNC Health Care, Cary, NC

Responsibilities:

•Design, Installation, configuring and support of new vSphere 5/5.5 ESXi servers with HP C7000 blade system and Cisco UCS.

•Deployed vCloud Director 5.5 in the vSphere environment.

•Install/Configure and troubleshoot VMware vCloud Director and administrating multiple labs and test environment.

•Providing resource allocation and deployment via vCloud Director.

•Implementation, support and monitoring of the Cisco UCS environment.

•Upgrade the whole HP Blade Chassis environment to latest versions including upgrading the HP Flexfabrics (VCM) to 4.0 firmware.

•Upgrade and stabilize the VI from ESXi 5.0 to ESXi 5.5 U1 using VUM and host profiles.

•Linked different vCenter servers using linked mode to have a single instance of vSphere client to manage the whole Virtual environment.

•Configuring High Availability (HA), Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), Host profiles, Storage profiles, Standard Switch and vNetwork Distributed Switch (VDS).

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

•Install, troubleshoot and administer Windows 2003 and 2008 R2 Servers.

•Creating and managing Virtual Machines and Templates, worked with clones and snapshots of Virtual Machines.

•Design, Implement, Troubleshoots and Support Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) based on VMware View 5.x built on vSphere ESXi 5.x hosts.

•Manage Desktop pools, user’s entitlement and Windows 7 image on VMware View environment

•Deployment of Windows 7 and Windows XP pools for different internal and external clients.

•Deployed automated/manual linked clone and persistent desktops with floating and dedicated assignments.

•Implemented the creation of templates for Windows 2007 taking snapshots and implementation of linked clone pools.

•Setup and manage Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, GPO, Folders redirect.

•Manage user application virtualization with VMware ThinApp and Citrix XenApp.

•Identify and push patches and software packages to the persistent desktops using SCCM.

VMware and Windows L3 Administrator July 2013 to Aug 2014

Unisys, Harrisburg, PA

Responsibilities:

•Installing, Configuring and Managing VMware ESXi 4.5/5.0 Server and Windows 2008/2012 servers.

•Installing vCenter Server, vSphere Client and Web Client for operations and management.

•Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks, Storage, Memory and processers for the Virtual Machines.

•Creating and Managing Virtual Machines using templates and images, and building production ready VM’s

•Monitoring and managing performance of vSphere ESXi servers and Virtual Machines.

•Experience in adding NFS storage and iSCSI storage to vSphere hosts.

•Implemented Virtual Machine cold clone and hot clone procedure while cloning the VM’s.

•Implemented Virtual Machine cold migration and hot migration procedures.

•Configured Resource pools and Shares in VMware Environment for Prod, test and dev environments.

•Experience in configuring customized alarms in vCenter server for data store usage, host CPU and Memory usage.

•Implemented storage vMotion to migrate VM’s from HP EVA to EMC VMAX, VNX storage.

•Maintain and administer all virtual backups with EMC Avamar/Data Domain Backup and Recovery technology.

•Create and manage maintenance process procedures for Vmware version updates patches on all ESXi Hosts. Ensuring seamless failover and testing during maintenance tasks.

•Report on VM improvements, and make recommendations for the upgrades, which includes VM virtual hardware versions, and VMware Tools with less business impact.

•Develop and implement processes to streamline management and VM builds within our ESXi environment.

•Integrated EMC storage array VNX, VMAX with vCenter server using VSI plugins, and enabled VAAI and VASA.

•Participate in strategic planning and guidance of ESXi environment, which includes various sites, and DR solutions including SRM and VSphere replication.

•Management, monitoring and troubleshooting of physical server environment using Dell Open Manager, Firmware and Bios updates and working with respective hardware vendors for ordering troubleshooting.

•Enabled monitoring and alerting of virtual environment with the utilization of Solarwinds VM Monitor, vCOPS and various other monitoring tools.

•Provide on-call support for server infrastructure or application failures resulting in the need to engage on-call IT personnel.

VMware / Linux System Admin Nov 2011 to July 2013

Intex Technologies, New Delhi, India

Responsibilities:

•Designed and configured ESXi 4.x infrastructure environment for Data Center migration.

•Performed physical to virtual (VMware) Migrations for over 180 servers using VMware Converter Standalone.

•Managed and maintained virtual computing environment based on VMware and administered virtual windows and Linux operation systems.

•Create templates and deploying Virtual Machines through templates, cloning Virtual Machines and managing Virtual Center permissions.

•Creating and Managing VMware cluster with HA and DRS.

•Creating and managing resource pools for Virtual Machines.

•Perform Life Cycle Management for ESXi hosts. Worked on capacity planning and management of Virtual machines in VMware environment.

•Managing and maintaining Linux running servers in same environment.

•Install / Configure VIO servers as well as configuring virtual Ethernet shared Ethernet (SEA), virtual SCSI and NPIV on IBM Power 6 and 7 systems.

•Administration of Red Hat Linux DNS, Web Server.

•Building software packages on Red Hat Linux (RPM)

•Troubleshooting issues related to NFS, SSH, NIS, DNS, FTP, VMWARE, NETBACKUP, VERITAS (VCS), ZONES, LVM, RAID, File System, Permissions, Performance Monitoring, IP Bonding, Multipathing, NAS, SAN, Storage, V-Center, Opsware etc.

•Rectifying hardware failure and coordinating with vendors like Symantec, Oracle, Dell, and HP to get them repaired.

•OS Rebuild and automate the processes.

System Engineer Sept 2009- Oct 2011

On Mobile, Bangalore, India

Responsibilities:

•Installation and configuring of new vSphere 4 ESXi servers for the P2V candidates on Dell 1000 E chassis with M910 blades.

•Automating and building the Windows 2k8 servers using BMC Blade Logic Automation tools.

•Day to day administration and troubleshooting the issues related to Windows Servers.

•Administering, troubleshooting and automating vSphere ESXi using Power CLI.

•Design and Implemented and configuring of new ESX servers for the P2V candidates.

•Identified P2V candidates and prepared the infrastructure for the 1200+ P2V migrations.

•Involved in Installation, configuration and testing of Platespin Migrate and Power Recon.

•Consolidation and Capacity planning of Physical Servers using Power Recon.

•Architected scalability and sizing of servers for P2V migrations using performance traces and Plate Spin Power Recon.

•Conducted process planning, knowledge transfer, and resource management to expedite migrations and reduce P2V failure rates.

•Thorough planning was done for downtime, knowing each server usage & their placement in Datacenter.

•Experience with Datacenter relocation projects and SAN Replication migrations.

•Execution of Platespin Portability Suite jobs as documented process.

•DNS change/Re-pointing validating activities as a part of the migration

•Migration of 300+ servers from different data centers were moved to Centralized Data Center using Platespin Portability Suite.

•Migration of Windows servers from VMware ESX3.5 to VMware ESX 4.0 Farms

•Refreshed the physical servers as part of P2P with Platespin Portability Suite.

•Preparation and validation of the migration workbooks before the migration job is setup.

•Technical documentation on the diagnostics procedure and process documentation on troubleshooting, configuration.



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