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Engineer Vmware

United Kingdom
April 24, 2019

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Paul B Lashley (M) +44-785*******

*a Rathcoole Ave, Hornsey, London, N8 9LY

Professional Profile

Worked as a contractor for many years in various positions from designing, developing and managing enterprise technologies. I have undertaken a wide variety of projects consisting of VMware Virtual Infrastructure designs, Active Directory & Exchange Migrations, High Availability solutions ranging from single host environments to multi host clustered technologies. These include Microsoft Clustered Services and VMware technologies; I have made it my passion to know and understand virtualization and cloud technologies.

Key Skills –

VMware Virtualisation Specialist

VMware vSphere ESXi 6.7/ 6.5/6.x/ 5.5 /5.x / 4.1

VMware Horizon 7/6.1 /6.01/5.3

vSAN 6.5 POC

HP DL / Blades M1000e / C3000/7000Servers



vShield Manager / VMware SRM vRM

Windows 201*-****-**** AD Build and Admin

VMware / CIS Secure Hardening

Linux Admin – Solaris RHEL Ubuntu (Basic)

Producing Documentation

Running workshops and training

Solution development, scoping, security & risk assessment

Technical Authority / Decision Maker

Presentation Skills

Management Skills

Good Customer Skills


June 2018 – VCP6.5-DCV Recertification #66552 6.5

November 2016 – VCP6-DCV Recertification #66552 (6.x)

November 2014 – VCP5-DCV Recertification #66552 (5.5)

November 2013 – VCA-DCV Certified #66552

November 2011 - VCP5-DCV Certified #66552

April 2010 – VCP4-DCV Certified #66552

February 2019

VMware vSphere FastTrack v6.7

October 2014 – October 2014

(EU) VMworld 2014

August 2013 – September 2013

(US) VMworld 2013

August 2012 – October 2012

(US) VMworld 2012

VMware vCloud Deploy & Manage the VMware Cloud v1.5

January 2010 – September 2011

(US) VMworld 2010 (US) VMworld 2011

VMware vSphere 5 What’s New

VMware vSphere FastTrack v4 / VMware vSphere Troubleshooting v4

VMware View Install, Config & Manage v4.5 / VMware Design Workshop v4.x

VMware vSphere Manage Design for Security v4

VMware vSphere Automation Fast Track v4.1 - PowerCLi

VMware Site Recovery Manager v.1 / 4.1 / VMware VDI Desktop Fast Track v4.5

Citrix CCEA

July 2008 – October 2008 - Courses

VMware 3.5 ESX ICM

Exchange 2007 Designing Deploying Messaging Solutions

Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager

Southgate School London O English, Math’s CSE’s Sociology, Geography, Physics,

February 2005 – April 2005 KOENIG-SOLUTIONS

MCSE 2003 + Security (ISA Server)

Koenig Solutions (P) Ltd

XP Professional – MCP NT4 WKSTN MCP

Updating Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007

Professional Experience

Airbus Defence and Space September 2018

VMware Engineer

NATO Cube Project Deployable Communication Information System (DCIS)

Lockheed Martin (Leidos) – NATO HQ Brussels - April 2017 – August 2018

VMware SME Process Lead – DV / SC / NATO CTS

VMware SME on secret and restricted environments – DC Build out, Vmware 6.x design, build and implementation. Hardware Dell M1000e 10/40GbE trunked VLANS with core being Cisco 5000’s. IP carve up. Major migration from HyperV to Vmware (V2V) P2V of existing workload vDSwitches. AD implementation multiple security domains. Citrix, Commvault implementation. Tools PowerCLi, Vmware log Insight, Puppet vRO and vRA, AD administration.

Note: Due to the nature of the work and the security level I am unable to divulge in-depth practices.

FCO Services - November 2016 - April 2017

VMware Specialist - Security cleared to a high level (current)

VMware Specialist on restricted multi-tenant platform, design update build and deploy on a HP C7000 enclosures utilizing BL460c G6/7/8/9. Install, deploy, harden and securing the VMware to IL4 / IL5 secure levels. Administer AD 2012, VMware 5.5. Upgrade 6.x.

NATO NCI The Hague - September 2016 - October 2016

VMware Consultant

VMware Consultancy on restricted and secret platform

VMware Inc. - July 2016 - August 2016

VMware Senior Consultant

A major program of work under the Federation Migration Services, this includes a converged infrastructure VBlock, vSphere 6, P2V, V2V, resizing exercise vRA, vRO, and additional tools sets. I have been tasked with the POC migration services P2V, V2V and various flavors of OS’s. – Discovery phase using VMware Capacity Planner and CMP Cloud Migration Portal (migration tool).

Redcentric PLC (SC MOD Cleared) - November 2015 – July 2016

VMware SME

DWP have embarked on moving their BO analytical data to a hosted PAAS (platform as a Service) My remit was to build, document and handover a vSphere 5.5 x 4 environment. Major Part of the migration was to P2V their Business Objects infrastructure which included Oracle Solaris and windows 2003/8 workloads to the hosted Redcentric site at Harrogate. Additional tasks were to build and deploy a Horizon View 6.1 VDI environment to assist with UAT/OAT.

Babcock International Group (SC MOD Cleared) - October 2013 – November 2015

VMware Consultant

Update Trend Micro DSVA and vShield Manager for Anti Malware scanning. working on multiple vSphere 6 deployment with external replicated PSC’s in addition to a secure (IL5 & 6) (Top Secret) classification vSphere 5.5 Horizon View 5.3 / 6 VDI Datacenter installations. I was tasked to implement TDA’s design and deploying DAAS. End to End build of the hardware including SL250’s and installation, configuration build and deployed utilizing NVIDIA GRID K2 cards with non-persistent / persistent desktops for high end vDGA and sVGA desktops.

April 2013 – October 2013 TCS / Home Office DBS CRB (HO SC Cleard)

VMware Consultant

June 2012 – March 2013 European Commission – EEAS Brussels

VMware Engineer

September 2011 – June 2012 Babcock International Group (SC Cleared)

VMware Engineer

December 2008 – September 2011 Cable & Wireless – NHS Mail Project

VMware / Monitoring Engineer 3rd Line Ops

November 2007 – July 2008 Stemcor AG

MS Exchange 2003 Engineer – Switzerland (Zug)

August 2007 – October 2007 MJ Flood / Ardah Glass PLC

MS Exchange 2007 Migration Engineer – Dublin

May 2005 – August 2007 Tesco Stores Ltd -

MS AD Exchange 2003 Migration Engineer – Progress House Shire Park WG City

July 2004 – December 2004 EDUCATION PLUS

MS 2003 Server Support – 5 Oakfield House, Oakfield Rd IG1 IES - London

March 2003- June 2004 NETWORKRAIL

NT Network Engineer – Rollout MIMS Interim Handheld Project – London


NT Network Engineer - London

May 2001- Aug 2001 LOGICA

NT Network Engineer - NETA Project (National Electrical Trading Arrangement) - Reading

Oct 1998 - May 2001 LOGICA – RAILTRACK PLC

Y2K Network Support Engineer - London


NT4 Roll - Out Security - London


Service Analyst


PC Support Analyst –


VMware VCP4 /5 /6 / 6.5 Transcript available upon request

VMware VCA-DCV Transcript available upon request

Microsoft Certified Professional Transcript available upon request.

Currently working my VMware VCAP certification

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