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Cloud Azure, VMware and Windows, VDI, Active Directory, Linux/Unix..

Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
February 15, 2018

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• Around * years of Professional Experience as VMware, Cloud Azure Engineer and Microsoft Windows Administrator for Implementation and Support Wintel Servers with Windows 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003, 2000 and NT on HP, Dell Servers.

• Experience with Virtualization technologies like Installing, Configuring and administering VMware ESX/ESXi and created, managed VMs (virtual server) and also involved in the maintenance of the virtual server.

• Specialization in IT Infrastructure / Cloud Administration, Azure technologies; proficiency in monitoring on-going provisioning of server, incidents & management of IT infrastructure.

• Solid experience in Network set-up & Management, System Administration including Server Implementation & Administration, Disaster Recovery Management, Virtualization, Technology Support and Technical troubleshooting.

• Installation, Configuration and Administration of VMware ESXi 5.5, vCenter 4.0 Servers and also patching, management and troubleshooting of VMware, and ESX Servers and also install, configure and troubleshoot wintel and windows server domain.

• Built more than 25 servers from scratch.

• Used RUM to Discover, Process, and Move PCs from Source to Target.

• Providing training on Backup application EMC Avamar/Change Management

• Proficiency with Excel, data manipulation techniques, EMC Networker, Avamar, Data Domain

• Worked on ESX 3, 3.5, 4.0, 4.1 and ESXi 5.X,6.X

• VMware vSphere VMware Infrastructure 3.0/3.5/4.0/5.0/5.1/5.5,6.0 vCenter, ESX vCenter Update Manager 4.0, VMware VMotion and Storage VMotion, VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler

• Involved in upgrading ESX 4.1 to ESXi 5.0, P2V and V2V conversions using VMware Converter, Enterprise 3 and 4 and PlateSpin.

• Knowledge of maintaining Business Continuity and performing Disaster Recovery (DR) using VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM).

• Performing vSpher vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations

• Designing and troubleshooting Office 365 Pro plus installations along with admins for Excel / Ms Access and Macros

• Support to the Production, development and testing environment on Unix servers and windows desktop.

• Managing SRM (Site Recovery Manager), installing Storage Replication Adapters, and connecting the sites, installing the SRM license key.

• ESX Architecture, guest OS installation, setting up of VM priorities and Cloning and snapshots.

• Performed successfully physical to virtual and virtual to virtual conversions of physical/virtual machines using VMware Converter.

• Exposure on vMotion migration, High Availability feature, DRS feature and Setting VM priorities on CPU and Memory resources.

• Solid experience on vMotion, Storage vMotion, VMware Fault Tolerance, Update Manager and SRM and experienced in Scripting development and implementation with Python, PERL scripting languages to drive task automation and administration.

• Hands on Experience on Dell M710HD blades /HP BL460c G6/G7/G8 servers & Cisco UCS B230 M2 /B200 M3 blades and C Series.

• Understanding of Nexus Products like Nexus 1000v, N2k, Nexus5k, Nexus7K, MDS Switches.

• Experience in administering Windows Terminal Server, Group Policy management and Active Directory environment, DNS, DHCP.

• Administration of Active Directory in Windows environment. Managing Active Directory issues such as: Logon Failures, Account Lockouts, Group Policies, Network Connectivity, DNS and WINS Name Resolution, Authentication Problems, File and Printer Permissions etc.

• Experience in Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery.

• Knowledge in EMC Clarion SAN Storage, HP EVA 8400 and NAS storage environment.

• Experience in evaluating and architecting SAN policies and procedures to help customers improve their existing SAN infrastructure.

• Experience with any large to medium sized multi-robot, SAN connected, library DATA Center backup experience.

• Knowledge of securing Active Directory Administrative systems with Red forest.

• Experience with Acquisition integration such as Dual ACL, SID Migration and App/Server Migration

• Experience in working with systems and network administration running Windows Server with IIS 6.

• Experience in recommending, scheduling and performing software and hardware improvements, upgrades, patches, reconfigurations and purchases.

• Experience with Jira and VMWare, and open source tools such as Puppet, Nagios and Cacti.

Technical Skills

Virtualization Software : VSphere, VMware ESXi server 5.1/5.0, VCenter 5.1/5.0, V Motion, Storage VMotion, VMware Update Manager, VMware Tools, VCloud automation, VMware Converter, DRS, HA and FT, Load Balancers, DMZ Environment, VMware vCenter Operations manager, VMware orchestrator, vFabric Hyperic, OVM, OEL, VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager, Cisco UCS Manager 2.1, vCloud Director 5.0, Azure Active directory, IBM servers, System center operations manager (SCOM), System center configuration manager (SCCM).

3rd Party Cloud Computing Platform: Amazon AWS, Azure, Citrix.

Storage : NAS Filers, VPLEX, SAN, Storage Replication and ISCSI, VMAX, VNX, Hitachi Storage

Operating Systems : Windows - XP, Vista, 7, NT, Server 2000, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V Linux -RHEL 5/6

Networking Protocols : TCP/IP, DHCP, HTTP, HTTPS, VPN, DNS, NTP, WINS, FTP, SSH, WinSCP and Telnet.

Scripting : SQL, AD longon, Power Shell, Power CLI, Shell Scripting.

Hardware Implementation : Cisco UCS B series, HP BL460C G6/G7/G8, Dell M710HD, Rack Servers

Professional Experience

Optimal Answers LLC (Feb 2017 to Feb 2018)

Cloud Azure Engineer

• Providing Cloud computing solutions as part of Infrastructure as a Service.

• Configuring Backup in Azure for taking backup of VM and application on that.

• Creating the virtual network.

• Administrate Servers on Windows 2012 R2 and 2016, Mac OS X, Linux and UNIX.

• Creating a Virtual machine from azure gallery also using VHD imported from hyper-v

• Facilitate test driven development and provide input and output for the testing needs as company grows

• Creating storage account with Blob, Table, and queue.

• Testing asynchronous micro servers using automated tests written in Java and custom testing framework.

• Created global admin user, service admin Co- administrator, and user.

• Created multiple subscription, in single account.

• Provide system monitoring and administering on the Interactive Intelligence I3 telephony platform.

• Provisioning and De-Provisioning of physical / virtual servers hosted on Azure private cloud, Cisco UCS and VMware Infra

• Managing Azure VM from automation service and scheduler services

• Involved in configuration of Cloud Services, Virtual machines and Storage accounts

as part of migration from on premises infrastructure to cloud infrastructure.

• Monitoring performance, alerts, software updates and logs for VM's

• Involved in creating Virtual networks in various configuration for establishing

communication between VMs in Cloud and on premise infra.

• Managing internal and external traffic to cloud services and VM's.

• Applying policies & procedures for disaster recovery and data archiving for ensuring effective protection and integrity of data assets; system problems: document system events to ensure continuous functioning

• Procured knowledge on PowerShell scripting as in Cloud computing.

• Creating cloud service, Virtual Machine Creation in Azure Portal.

• Azure backup and Site recovery

• Implemented high availability with Azure Resource Manager deployment model

• Designed and configured Azure Virtual Networks (VNets), subnets, Azure network settings, security policies and routing.

Fujitsu, Dallas (Dec 2015-Jan 2017)

VMware/Windows Engineer

• Experience with Virtualization technologies like Installing, Configuring, Monitoring and Administering VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.0 update 2/ Virtual SAN 6.2 and 6.5. Also created and managed VMs (virtual server) and involved in the maintenance of the virtual server.

• Worked on vCenter Server 4.1 and 5.1 for managing multiple ESXi Servers Hands on experience in upgrading hosts from 4.1 to 5.1, VCenter 4.1 to VCenter 5.1, VCenter 5.1 to VCenter 6.0, VCenter5.1 to VCenter 6.5 and the Single Sign On feature (SSO).

• Experience with SRM 6.2/5.0/4.5 and vCloud directory.

• Experience in migrating the Physical environment into virtual environment (P2V), (V2V) using the tools like VMware / Double-Take/ Plate Spin.

• Implementation of SRM 4.0 on vSphere across multiple sites to provide Disaster recovery solution for VMware VSphere Environment, vSphere Linked Mode and replicated storage, Configuring Sites Roles and Privileges, Alarms for monitoring the Site Status. Failback Testing from Protected Site to Recovery Site in SRM and Shared Recovery Site across multiple Protected Sites

• Net backup used for Backup of Windows/Unix servers.

• Managing Windows SQL Azure Database

• Maintaining and troubleshooting SQL Server Cluster systems and responsible for installation and configuration of SQL Servers and SQL Services.

• Implementing SQL Clustering, failover cluster testing and resolution on issues Set up Log Shipping, SMTP, Clustering, Mirroring and Replications

• Build DataSync job on Windows Azure to synchronize data from SQL 2012 databases to SQL Azure.

• Design and Implement WCF services layer hosted on Windows Azure. This layer is the middle tier between SQL Azure and SharePoint online external content.

• Build SharePoint web-parts and Silverlight components for different dashboards. And Created a Virtual Network on Windows Azure to connect all the servers.

• Build a presentation to present the design of hosting architecture on Windows Azure.

• Daily responsibilities included maintenance of Virtual machines for performance issues also implemented V-Motioning, Hot and Cold Migration of virtual servers and performed Storage VMotion where the storage is migrated.

• 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)

• Install and maintain SCOM in the environment and maintain the monitoring configurations.

• Configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 R2, SCCM 2007 / 2012 and SCOM Infrastructure.

• Developed, upgraded and reviewed all SCOM console for security purpose.

• Experienced VDI Systems Admin in providing operational and end user support for the VDI environment and participates in the development and implementation of operational procedures and standards.

• Operating system Installation, Software installation, Adding or removing users and troubleshooting of Unix/Linux Machines

• Worked on both Service-now and Service desk ticketing systems.

• Worked on Tuning-up vSphere Performance and Optimized Virtual Machine.

• Involved in day to day support related to Data Center, documentation of run books, training, support, and coordination with off-shore team for moving/relocating Widows/VMware/Applications/Backup.

Argo group San Antonio, TX (Sept 2015-Nov 2015)

VMware Engineer/ VMware Consultant

• Built around 15 virtual servers from scratch and managed the systems

• Installed Windows 2003/2008R2R2 in the created virtual machines and also installed the required software and tools

• Administrating production servers/network infrastructure that includes Windows administration of Domain Controllers, IIS Web Servers (HTTP/S, FTP and SMTP), Exchange 2003/2010 Mail Servers, NAS, File and print Servers and Terminal Servers on Windows 2003/2008R2/2010

• Performed all levels of hardware and software systems support for 200 computers and 100 printers.

• Administer Microsoft Windows Servers (Active Directory), Microsoft Workstations, and network security devices for 350 users

• Sharing Folders, Planning and Assigning NTFS Permissions and System Policies

• Experience with SRM 4.5/5.0 deployment and implementation

• Created VDI lab environment for IT architects using VMware View 4.6, 5.0 and vSphere 5.0

• Migrated (XP to win7 or win7 to win7) machines with PCT migration tool

• Windows 7 task sequencing, application and OS deployment using SCCM

• Deployed Windows 7 images by making use of SCCM

• Provided maintenance for SCOM R2 Infrastructure. Ensured performance and capacity metrics for SCOM services and apps.

• Installing, Configuring, maintaining server infrastructure using configuration management systems using Ansible and puppet.

• Automation of API Connect setup in AWS using Ansible as an individual.

• Administrating Symantec Endpoint Antivirus console, managing 300+ antivirus client’s computers like definition updates, Exception policies, Scanning, reporting etc.

• Installed VMware tools and upgraded the virtual hardware Requested IP addresses essential in the P2V process.

• Worked with the SCCM software and managed a large no of windows systems and additional features like software distribution and patching

• Migration of production Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster to Server 2012 Hyper-V cluster

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

• Install, configure and troubleshoot VMware Lab Manager

• Perform software installation, upgrades/patches, troubleshooting, and maintenance on UNIX servers.

• Participate in root-cause analysis of recurring issues, system backup, and security setup.

• Analyze existing infrastructure using VMware Capacity Planner

• Performed data store migration using VMware storage vMotion on NetApps NFS, dell ISCSI SAN Storage

• Worked with Microsoft share point for various applications

• Installed and managed the Symantec Endpoint Protection

• Experience with Microsoft Hyper-V POC environment

• Application virtualization using VMware ThinApp 4.5 version

• Installing and configuring Site Recovery Manager (SRM)

Becta Laboratories, India March 2013- June 2014

Windows/VMware Engineer

• Replicated VMware VMs or physical servers (Windows/Linux) to Azure, using the Azure portal.

• Replicated machines to Resource Manager storage accounts using Azure portals.

• Development and Unit Testing of Azure modules.

• Migrate VMWare VM's and Physical servers directly to Azure and automated VM deployment in Azure through PowerShell scripting.

• Built the Wintel servers and worked on the QA of the servers

• Was part of the VDI migration team in migrating over 3500 desktops to the new domain.

• Created various automation tasks through SCCM/Scorch Process.

• Handled Orion for Allocation of IP address.

• Deployed Windows servers for SCADA.

• 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)

• Managing and creating File and Print Servers for ERP and creating new print queues.

• Assisted in editing scripts for various software deployment for System center 2012 configuration manager.

• Configuring signature /Disk groups /volumes, Volume expansion through VERITAS Administration Console.

• Monitor Sonic wall CDP (Continues data protection) 6.0 services for offsite backup.

• Troubleshoot windows infrastructure by resolving trouble tickets assigned by the users.

• Worked on HP Open View Service Desk (OVSD) tickets and raised tickets for any issues discovered during validation.

Netwin Info Solutions, India (Oct 2011 – Feb 2013)

Windows/VMware Engineer

• Created Virtual Machines and Installed VMware Tools

• Provided physical to virtual migrations for servers utilizing VMware Converter, Vizioncore.

• Deployed Through Templates.

• Managed & Troubleshooted Virtual Network issues.

• Configured and Managed if any issues with HP ProLiant (ML/DL) servers

• Managed and Configured Cisco based Enterprise Network (3750G/E, 4507, 6506 series) for US office and DR site

• Implemented a new ASA based firewall and integrated it in the NMS for US office HQ and managed access-list, IOS upgrade and IOS backup with TFTP server for ASA 5510

• Blocked adware/spyware and implemented security features for global network infrastructure with the help of ASA based firewall

• Managed and Designed Inter-VLAN routing, Ether channel, Stacking and SPAN ports configuration on Cisco switches

• Monitored Network/Server related issues using monitoring tools (Whatsup Gold, WireShark)

• Documented Disaster Recovery & Data Center Security Plan for Marc Jacobs IT Infrastructure

• Ensured adherence to procedures and processes for hardware, software, and applications

• Worked on VMware clustering like HA and DRS clusters using VC.

• Worked on resource management framework like creation resource pools, adding the VMs into Resource pools.

• Administration of AWS, VMware, Linux/windows cluster with Ansible, PowerShell, python etc.

• Interacted with different teams to meet the deadlines and participated in weekly meetings

• Patched all Windows servers and workstations with updates through WSUS server with Company standards

• Configured DNS, DHCP

• Customized 2003/2008 servers in terms of Registry, Audit/Account/Security policy, patching, to sustain Company Standard Operating Environment

• Participated in Project Management in several key projects which included the migration and consolidation of several data centers, migration planning for future system consolidation.

• Worked with HTML and PHP

• Assisted in monitoring and maintenance of MS SQL server databases

• Assisted in Database mirroring as the disaster recovery solution

• Monitored the Daily Full Back-up and Transactional log backup jobs.

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