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Manager Vmware

Washington, DC
November 29, 2018

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Dikshit Menneni I 713-***-****.


Experienced VMware Certified Professional (VCP6.0) with 4+ years of experience in IT industry.

Experience in implementation and administration VMware vSphere ESXi 6.x/5.x, vCenter 6.x/5.x

Extensive knowledge in advance features like vMotion, Storage vMotion, FT.

Excellent experience in working on configuring ESXi hosts and clusters with all advanced features like HA, DRS, DPM etc.

Extensive knowledge in troubleshooting the vCenter6.0.

Update patches on Servers Working Experience with Active Directory Components (AD Users and Computers, DNS, DHCP and WINS.).

Monitoring of VM’s & ESXi server components (CPU, Memory, Disk, Network Utilization) and security hardening for Security Compliance.

Good experience in SAN, NAS technologies.

Strong communication and people skills, both written and verbal. Able to assess and resolve client issues quickly. A proven record of reliability, the ability to perform under time constraints, and good judgment under pressure.

Ability to maintain a reliable and methodical approach to support and Documentation. Quick learner, highly motivated team player with excellent organizational and analytical skills.


Strong knowledge and extensive experience in Data Center Migration projects.

Certifications & Training:

VMware Certified Professional, VCP 6.0.

VEEAM Backup & Replication Professional Training for Disaster Recovery.

VMC Training.


VMware vSphere 5.0/5.1/5.5/6.0, VMware vCenter 5.0/5.1/5.5/6.0, VMware ESXi 5.5,6.0, Site Recovery Manager, VEEAM 8.0/9.0/9.5, RVTools, Microsoft Office 2003, Outlook 2003 and Evolution, Open Office, VMware Update Manager, VMware Workstation 5.0 and 6.0, Windows 2000/2003/2008 R2/2012.


Freddie Mac

Reston, VA.

Role: System Admin - III Nov 2017 – Till Date

Perform system administration and management duties for all virtual infrastructure systems and supporting physical infrastructure in Primary and DR Data-Center sites.

Install, configure and manage HP blade Gen 8,9,10 series/standalone hardware including upgrading firmware/configuring OA and setting up system profiles

Monitor, administer and maintain vCenter 6.x modules and configurations

Support implementation, configuration and operations and maintenance of VMware components to include SRM, VRA, VDI and vRops.

Implement patches and upgrades to ensure VM environment in compliance with CIS recommendations.

Maintain responsibility for virtualization storage management of data stores and pools.

Analyze and execute VMware performance tuning strategies

Support daily monitoring and optimization of VM servers and hosts

Review completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and make recommendations to management and/or clients

Develop documentation on new or existing systems

Identify, analyze, and resolve system problems

Optimize, automate and troubleshoot a Virtual Environment using PowerCLI.

Participate in rotational System Administration ON Call support roster

Understand the snapshots and clones and making sure that Tape backups using TSM is running as required.

Work with Engineering and Architecture teams on new products/strategies and recommend solutions

Maintain of SAN Storage systems and connectivity.

UCSF Medical Center


Role: System/VMware Admin Aug 2016 – Oct 2017

•Installing VEEAM Server and setting up the interface used for migrations.

•Extracting the data from the vCenter using the RVTool.

•Handled Day to Day UCSF client Operations such as expiration, migration, reclamation, collocation etc.

•DR testing, Node Replication.

•VEEAM - Migrated 55 VMware VM's & 786 VM's to VEEAM Backup & Replication 9.0 Enterprise.

•Monitored daily health of the UCSF server environment to ensure the environment is functioning smoothly.

•Virtual Machine (VM) Build Base OS Setup/Patching/Security Scans.

•Applied patches to VDI pools using VMware vCenter Update Manager and host update utility.

•Migrated and imported Virtual Machines P2V, V2V and using OVF templates.

•Instituted the development of new process and standards around production Disaster recovery design to prevent one off infrastructure and application designs.

•Extensive knowledge in Virtual Machine Cloning.

•Managing user accounts, networking and connectivity for Citrix connectivity.

•Developed standardized Disaster recovery plan templates to be used by all technology domain teams.

•Migrated VEEAM 9.0 on Backup and replication and enterprise manager.

•Managed over 3000 servers (virtual and physical).

•Set up DR replication copy group to another location or site for DR purpose on VEEAM.

•Set up sql VM's server for backup on VEEAM.

Datalink Corporation

Eden Prairie, MN

Role: VMware Admin Sep 2015-July 2016

•Installed and managed multiple versions of vCenter server and complete virtual infrastructure.

•Installed ESXi 6.0 on physical servers and configured them as per requirement, added them to the clusters.

•Converted several physical servers (both Linux and Windows) to virtual servers using Plate Spin.

•Worked on troubleshooting ESXi 6.0 hosts including DRS Cluster errors with shares, pools, and limits.

•Provisioned LUN’s on the arrays and added them as data stores on several ESXi hosts.

•Created data store clusters and configured Storage vMotion for efficient usage of resources and obtain good performance.

•Worked on PowerShell which is used for management of a system.

•Experienced in performing administration tasks using PowerShell scripting using cmdlets.

•Configured multi-pathing options on the hosts as per requirement.

•Experience in monitoring cluster performance, optimize the server environment, diagnose and resolve production issues amongst Data Centers and over servers.

•Managing multiple vCenter Server inventories using VMware vCenter Linked Mode.

•Implemented and Tested desktop virtualization and introduced VMware View to the client.

•Installed and configured VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) on multiple sites and created disaster recovery plans.

ICICI India Pvt. Ltd

Hyderabad, India.

Role: Windows/VMware Admin Oct 2013-July 2014

•Installed and Implemented VMware ESXi 5.0 host servers with vSphere Client, vSphere CLI. Configured HBAs and iSCSI SAN storage.

•Installation and configuration of Windows servers 2003, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012R2 Virtual Machines in the ESX host clusters.

•Installed and configured the Thin App version 5.5 for capturing the application.

•Supported VMware for the storage and Network Virtualization.

•Worked with VMware ESX 5.1/5.5/ Servers.

•Configuring HA/DRS related advanced configuration settings per VMware Best practices.

•Implementation of Shared Storage across ESX Hosts to leverage vMotion and svMotion capabilities.

•Performed backup and restore of VMware host server configuration, Virtual Machine backup, snapshot.

•P2V-V2V conversation with VMware converter, Plate spin 6.8.x and with other third-party converters, Patch Updates.

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