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VMware Engineer

Location:
Sunnyvale, CA, 94087
Posted:
March 14, 2019

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Kranthi Reddy

Virtualization System Engineer

ac8seu@r.postjobfree.com +1-510-***-****

Summary:

• VMware Technology Engineer having 12 years of Information Technology experience in VMware and Windows Administration

• Experience in performing Datacentre Architecture and Design, Consolidation, Optimization, Administration, Engineering, and Management of multi-platform servers for various business

• Significant Knowledge centred on systems consolidation and virtualization Products and Technology

• Actively demonstrated strong analytical, troubleshooting and Interpersonal skills with a customer focused approach

• VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5/6.0/5.1/5.5 setup Installation, Configuration and Administration

• Extensive knowledge on Installing and configuring vCenter Server Windows application and Appliances

• Installed and configured vRealize Operations Manager

• Installation and data collection using VMware TAM

• Server Consolidation with VMware Converter (P2V and V2V Conversions)

• Upgrading vSphere 4.1, 5.1 and 5.5 environments to vSphere 6

• Designed and implemented VMware clusters, HA, DRS, vMotion, Storage vMotion, and Fault Tolerance, RDM and data store clusters

• Expertise in configuring and troubleshooting Virtual Networking (Virtual Standard Switch(vSS), Virtual Distributed Switch(vDS), Port Group)

• Installation, Configuration and Management of VMware Data Protection

• Extensively worked on VMware Update Manager for ESXi host upgrades and patches.

• Backup and Restore of VMware Virtual Machine using VMware Data Protection and Symantec Backup Exec

• Creation, Management and Configuration of Virtual Machines, Clone, Snapshots and Templates.

• Perform firmware and driver upgrades on ESXi host

• Automate tasks using VMware PowerCLI

• Automate ESXi configuration using Host Profiles

• Tenant Creation, Configuration and Administration in vRealize Automation

• Create protected Virtual Machines using VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM)

• Provide support for global Virtual Infrastructure, assist with capacity planning, analysis and monitoring

• AnalysingvCenter logs to diagnose the root cause for the problem and troubleshooting them

• Setup lab environment to support production emulation

• Extensive experience with remote server management and in the Datacenter environment

• Integration of Proof of concept and new products in to existing environments

• Experience working on Infoblox

• Perform regular health checks on storage arrays, liaise with vendor and fix the issues

• Create custom roles for specific access to different business on vCenter Server.

• Installation, Configuration and Managementof Windows Operating Systems 2008/2012/2016

• Expertise in Installation and Configuration of RHEL/CentOS

• Create CPG, Virtual Volumes in 3PAR and Export them to ESXi hosts

• Expertise in resolving and replacing 3PAR and EVA hardware component failure issues (Nodes, IO Modules, Disks, Batteries, Power Supplies)

• Knowledge on Docker Containers.

• AnyWhere USB implementation

• System Administration-Managing Users, Groups, Roles and Access Permissions

• Expertise on IT Service management tool Service Now

• Experience using formalized Change and Incident management

• Strong leadership and communication skills and working experience with customers, end users and colleagues

• Adapts to new systems and environments quickly, take ownership, Good work ethics, Group and individual based problem solving and decision-making abilities

Education:

Master of Computer Applications from Osmania University, India

Bachelor’s in computer science from Osmania University, India

Technical Skills:

SKILLS SPECIFICATIONS

VMwarevirtualization skills vSphere 6.5/6.0/5.0, VCenter Server 6.5/6.0/5.5, vMotion, Storage VMotion, HA, DRS, SDRS, DPM, FT, vSphere Web Client, Capacity Planning, VMware Converter, vRealize Operations Manager, VMware Update Manager,VMware Data Protection, Snapshot, Clones, Templates, VMware TAM, Host Profiles,Docker

Storage 3PAR 8400, 3PAR 7400, 3PAR 7200c, InServ V800, InServ T800, EVA 8400, EVA 4400

Scripting VMware Power CLI

Server Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 2003, 2008, 2012,2016

Server Services Active Directory, DNS, DHCP

Micro Focus, Sunnyvale, CA Jan 2017 – present

System Administrator

Responsibilities:

• Design, Architect & Deployment of VMware Infra for various projects.

• Experience engineering customer solutions on a per project basis, designing, running operationsand executing maintenance on mission- critical enterprise infrastructures.

• Upgrading vSphere Esxi hosts from version 5.5 to 6.

• Patching vSphere ESXi hosts in the environment using Update Manager.

• Install and configure vSphere Esxi host 6.5

• Configuring vMotion and Storage vMotion.

• Configuring Standard and Distributed switches, Port groups, VLAN.

• Configure VMware Infrastructure with HA, DRS, EVC and DPM features.

• Creating Host Profiles and automate the host configuration.

• Performing HP 3PAR and EVA array health check and working with vendor to get the issues resolved

• Installation and configuration of vRealize Operations Manager

• Installation and data collection using VMware TAM

• Working on Infoblox

• Providing support and troubleshooting issues

• Working on Storage array cosolidation

• Involved in Datacenter migration

• Performing firmware upgrades on host hardware

• Provisioning virtual machines for various business units

• Install and configure RedHat and CentOS virtual machines for developers.

• Generate reports using RVtools for the virtual environment for current configuration of the VMs in the virtual environment

• Troubleshoot branch servers using tools like ILO and RSA

• Installed, Configured and Managed, Physical and Virtual windows Server environment (Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012)

• Performed vnic upgrade to vmxnet3 for exchange servers in the environment.

• Install remote servers using server remote management interface like ILO and RSA

• Experience with Active Directory, GPO’s, DHCP, DNS, IP, Subnets, VPN, VLAN, Backup & Recovery.

• Creating snapshots and reverting or consolidating when required.

• Creating and Importing OVA and OVF files. Working with content library

• Troubleshooting distributed switches.

• Working with vendor to fix the issues.

• Trouble shooting performances issues in the environment.

Environment: VMware vSphere 6.5/6.0/5.5/5.1/4.1, vCenter Server, VCSA, vRealize Operations Manager, VMware Converter, VMware Update Manager, VMware Data Protection, VMware Power CLI, Windows 2012/2008/2003, Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, WINS, DHCP, HP 3PAR 7400/8400, InServ V800/T800, EVA 4400/8400, HPC7000

Celgene Corporation, India Apr 2012 – Sept 2016

VMware Architect

Responsibilities:

• Design, Architect & Deployment of VMware Infra for various projects.

• Experience engineering customer solutions on a per project basis, designing, running operation and executing maintenance on mission- critical enterprise infrastructures.

• Install and configure vSphere 4, 5 and 6 versions.

• Install and configure vCenter Server windows application and Appliance.

• Provision Storage to ESXi clusters logically separating storage utilizing Raw Device Mappings, Thin Provisioning, and Thick Eager Zero provisioned VMDK’s supporting database operations.

• Upgrading vSphere and vCenter servers to latest versions.

• Configure VMware Infrastructure with HA, DRS, EVC and DPM features.

• Configuring vMotion and Storage vMotion.

• Managing Tasks, Events and Alarms on vCenter Server.

• Implemented fault tolerance on virtual platforms with High Availability and Distributed Resource Scheduling.

• Configuring Datastores, Datastore clusters, Storage DRS and Resource Pools.

• Configuring Standard and Distributed switches, Port groups, VLAN.

• Creating Host Profiles and automating the host configuration.

• Performing P2V and V2V using vCenter Convertor.

• Applying security upgrades using Update Manger.

• Migrating Virtual Machines across vCenter Servers.

• Configuration of AnyWhere USB appliance.

• Configuring paravirtual SCSI Controller on Oracle RAC servers.

• Providing production support and trouble shooting issues.

• Performing firmware upgrades on host hardware.

• Provisioning virtual machines for business based on their requirements.

• Experience with Active Directory, GPO’s, DHCP, DNS, IP, Subnets, VPNs, vLAN, Network routing, firewalls, LAN/WAN switching and Backup & Recovery, File & Print Server, FTP, Terminal Server.

• Extensive experience in Windows 2012/2008/2003.

• Build and provide technical support for an enterprise VMware vSphere 4.1/5.1 hybrid Windows/Linux environments.

• Worked on HP and IBM hardware.

• Created resource pools and also added VM's into the pools.

• Creating Standard and distributed switches, ports groups for different purposes.

• Update & patch all ESXi Servers & coordinate hardware-software installations & upgrades to ensure work is performed in accordance with company policy.

• Up gradation of Windows server's service pack and security patch as per schedule.

• Migrating Virtual Machines and Virtual machines files using the VMotion and Storage VMotion.

• Used ServiceNow Tool for Incident and Change Management.

• Backup and restore using Symantec Backup Exec tool.

• RAID creation on servers.

Environment: VMware vSphere 6.0/5.5/5.1/4.1, vCenter Server, VSCA, VMware Converter, VMware Update Manager, Windows 2012/2008/2003, Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, WINS, DHCP, HP C7000, Symantec Backup Exec

Computer Sciences Corporation, India July 2006 – Mar 2012

Associate System Administrator

Responsibilities:

• vSphere and vCenter Server 3.5,4.0,4.1 installation and configuration

• Configuring Linked mode for vCenter Servers.

• Datacenter and cluster creation and configuration

• Network and datastore configuration on vSphere hosts

• Creating virtual machines and installing operating systems like Windows and Linux.

• Performing P2V using VMware Converter.

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

• Strong knowledge of TCP/IP protocol suite and virtual networking.

• Creating templates and deploying virtual machines using it.

• Working with Clones and snapshot of the virtual machines.

• Troubleshooting vSphere host and virtual machines related issues.

• Provisioning additional resources to virtual machines.

• Strong Experience in Virtual Network concepts: vSwitch and dvSwitch

• Strong experience with VMware HA, Fault Tolerance, Distributed Resource Scheduler, Distributed Power Management.

• Adding and extending datastores to the host.

• Installed ESXi on IBM hardware.

• Perform firmware and driver upgrades on the Esxi.

• Patching vSphere host using update manager

• Patching virtual and physical servers using Shavlik

• Backing up servers using tools like Symantec Backup Exec, Norton Ghost, VMware snapshot and restore them when required

• Integrated vSphere hosts with LDAP

• Experience with Active Directory, GPO’s, DHCP, DNS, IP, Subnets, VLAN, File & Print Server, FTP, Terminal Server.

• Extensive experience in Windows 2008/2003.

• Administrating, creating and modifying DNS records, DHCP scope and reservation, trouble shooting and managing users accounts and group administration.

Environment: VMware vSphere 3.5/4.1, vCenter Server, VMware Converter, VMWare, Windows 2008/2003, Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, WINS, DHCP, IBM xSeries, Symantec Backup Exec, Shavlik, Service now



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