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Hyderabad, Telangana, India
April 28, 2016

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Muhammed Ameer



Certified EMC consultant with 6 years of IT experience which includes Storage, SAN and NAS administration.

Excellent Experience in administrating, maintaining and troubleshooting of storage like Symmetrix V-MAX 10K/20K/40K, DMX-3/4, VPLEX,VNX 5300/5500/5700 CLARiiON CX-3/CX-4 series, Celerra NS 480/40G/80G, and IsilonS, X and NL series.

Expertise in storage provisioning and monitoring of Symmetrix, VPLEX, VNX, CLARiiON and Isilon using SYMCLI, SMC, Unisphere, Navisphere, Isilon CLI, Web Administration Interface, NaviSecCLI, Celerra Manager, Unisphere for VPLEX, VPLEX CLI respectively to various storage systems.

Experience in creating extents, devices, virtual volumes and storage views to allocate storage to different hosts using Unisphere for VPLEX and VPLEX CLI.

Experience in design and implementation of remote replication techniques and disaster recovery solutions using SRDF S/A on VMAX, DMX arrays, MirrorView/S/A on VNX and CLARiiON Arrays and SyncIQ on Isilon clusters.

Experience in implementing Business Continuity solutions using TimeFinder Clone/Mirror/SnapSRDF S/A and VNX/CLARiiON SnapView Snaps/Clones, VNX Snapshots, SnapView SnapSure, MirrorView S/A, RecoverPoint, SyncIQ, SnapShotIQ.

Experience in implementing array based migrations using Symmetrix Open Replicator, Federated Live Migration (FLM), CLARiiON SanCopy, and host based migrations using Open Migrator, PowerPath Migration Enabler (PPME), Logical Volume Manager, RecoverPoint CRR, Robocopy, EMCopyand Rsync.

Performed disaster recovery solution on VMAX and VNX using RecoverPoint CDP/CRR

Capable of implementing FAST-DP and FAST-VP in VMAX, and FAST in CX-4 and VNX arrays and also with FAST-Cache on VNX and CX-4 arrays.

Experience in SAN migration from Brocade to Cisco fabrics.

Implemented FCIP using Cisco 9222i as well as Brocade 7800.

Experience in configuring trunking and zoning in Brocade 4900, 5100, 5300, 12k/48k, DCX and DCX-8510 using Brocade DCNM, CLI, Web Tools.

Experience in configuring VSANs, TE ports, EISL on MDS Cisco Switches 9134, 9120, 9140 and directors MDS 9506, 9509, 9513 using Cisco CLI, Fabric Manager, DCFM.

Experience in managing CIFS and NFS in Isilon, VNX and Celerra NAS environments.

Experience with Configuration and Management of Celerra NS 480/40G/80G series NAS storage using Celerra Manager and Celerra CLI and also with VNX 5500/5700.

Configured PowerPath for AIX, Solaris, and HP-UX, Linux and Windows Operating Systems to support the load balancing and failover features among the HBA’s on the system.

Experience in SAN related host connectivity for various Operating systems like Solaris, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Windows and VMware.

Proven experience in installing and configuring SYMCLI, ECC, SMC/SPA, Navisphere Manager, NaviCLI.

Worked on VMware4.x/5.0 installation and virtual machines setup using Virtual Infrastructure client.

Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies, good team player in dynamic work group environments and also self-motivated to work independently with excellent communication skills


Operating Systems:

Solaris 9, 10, AIX 5.x/6.x, HP-UX 11.X,RedHat ES5.x,

6.x, Windows 2k3/2k8/2k12 and VMWARE 4.x/5.x.

Storage Systems:

V-MAX 10K, 20K, 40K, VPLEX VS2, DMX-3/4, VNX5500/5700/7500, CLARiiON CX-3/4.

NAS Systems:

SAN Switches:

NS 480, NS 40G/80G, VNX5500/5700/7500, ISILON S, X, NL series, Backup and Accelerator nodes.

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors 9513/9509/9506, departmental switches 9124/9134/9120/9140, Brocade 4100/4900 /5100/5300 departmental switches, Brocade 8510/DCX and Brocade 12K/48K, DCX Enterprise Directors

SAN/Storage Software:

SMC, Unisphere Manager, Unisphere for VPLEX, VPLEX CLI,Navisphere Manager, NaviSecCLI, SYMCLI, Brocade CLI, Web Tools, Cisco Fabric Manager, Cisco CLI, Cisco Device Manager, ECC, Celerra Manager/CLI. Celerra SnapSure, Celerra Replicator, TimeFinder-Mirror/ Clone/ Snap, SRDF/S, SRDF/A, SRDF/AR, MirrorView/A/S, SnapView Clone/Snapshot, Open Replicator, FLM, SanCopy, Network Advisor, VP Snap, VNX SnapShots, Isilon CLI, Web Administrator Interface, SnapShotIQ, SyncIQ, Open Migrator, EMCopy, Robocopy and Rsync.

Multipath Software:

Solaris MPXIO, Windows MPIO, PowerPath, RedHatMPIO and Veritas DMP.


EMC Proven Professional, Information Storage Associate Version 2.

EMC Proven Professional, Implementation Engineer, VNX Solutions Specialist Version 7.0.

EMC Proven Professional, Implementation Engineer, Symmetrix Solutions Specialist Version 6.0.

EMC Proven Professional,Implementation Engineer, Isilon Solutions Specialist Version 1.0


Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, SUNY Buffalo.


Professional Experience

BMO HARRIS BANK Jun 2014 - Present


Sr. Storage Administrator

Day to day allocation of storage from VMAX, DMX-4, DMX-3, VNX, CX3/4, arrays to Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX, VMware servers.

Performed Auto-provisioning on VMAX by creating, initiator groups, port groups, storage groups and masking views using SMC and Solution Enabler.

Implemented Virtual Provisioning in VMAX using thin pools with oversubscription for maximum utilization of storage assets.

Implemented thin provisioning in VMAX by creating data devices, thin devices, thin Pool, and add data devices to pool, binding thin devices to Pool, using SMC 7.x.

Implemented various business continuity data recovery, backup operations using TimeFinder Mirror/Clone/Snap local replication, SRDF S/A remote replication and storage provisioning.

Implemented SRDF/A for production systems including creation of dynamic RA groups, creation of dynamic RDF pairs, enabling SRDF/A for group of devices. Addition and removal of luns from the device group when needed by disabling SRDF/A and re-enabled the session.

Creating Meta luns based on the application requirements using SMC.

Installation of Solutions Enabler and SMC/SPA on management servers.

Management of VNX 5500/5700 along with creation, exporting, sharing, mounting, mapping of file systems.

Creation of CIFS servers, CIFS shares, management of CIFS Files permissions and Share permissions on VNX.

Implemented FAST VP and Data compression for LUNs and configuring FAST cache on VNX.

Configuration of LDAP, NTP on VNX arrays and Isilon clusters.

Installation, configuration and monitoring of Isilon clusters.

Configuration and maintenance of Isilon nodes S/X/NL, Backup and Accelerator Nodes.

Experience in creating and configuring policies for SyncIQ jobs for a remote replication in an Isilon clusters.

Experience in creating snapshots and scheduling snapshots at directory/subdirectory level using SnapshotIQ for a local data protection in an Isilon cluster.

Experience in configuring InsightIQ in an Isilon environment as a standalone virtual appliance.

Experience in implementation of Smart pools, Smart connect, Smart fail, and Smart lock in an Isilon cluster.

Experience in creation and implementation of NFS Exports and SMB Shares in an Isilon cluster.

Administering Isilon cluster using Isilon CLI and Web Administration Interface tools.

Performed administrative tasks like claiming of storage volumes, creation of extents, devices, virtual volumes and storage views in VPLEX.

Administering VPLEX using VPLEXCLI and Unisphere for VPLEX.

Moved data between different devices or between different extents, while maintaining I/O access to the data using VPLEX.

Involved in the evaluation of migration methods by discussing with system/database administrators and application owners.

Migrated data from VNX to Isilon cluster using robocopy, emcopy.

Migrated data from DMX-3 to VMAX using array based Open Replicator with Hot Pull.

Migrated data using SANCOPY between CLARiiON arrays and between CLARiiON and Symmetrix.

Configured Brocade 4100, 4900, 48k switches using Brocade CLI, Web Tools by creating aliases, zones and configurations.


VMAX, DMX-3/4, VNX, CLARiiON, ISILON, VPLEX.Brocade 48k Directors and 4100, 4900 departmental switches.VMware 4.x/5.0, AIX 5.2/5.3, 6.x, HP-UX 11.00/11.11, Win 2k3/2k8/2k12, Linux 5.x/ 6.x, Solaris 9, 10.SYMCLI, SMC, NaviSecCLI, Navisphere manager 6.x, Brocade CLI, Cisco CLI, Brocade Fabric Manager, Cisco Device Manager, Cisco Fabric Manager and Celerra Manager, ECC, Isilon CLI, Web Administration Interface.

Role: EMC Resident Sep13- Dec 13

Client: RSA Bedford, MA

Sr. Storage Administrator


Performed storage allocation from Symmetrix, and VNX for various operating systems.

Checked for performance on Symmetrix using Performance Analyizer.

Assigned block and file level storage from VNX 5500 using Unisphere for VNX.

Setting up performance time and data movement windows for FAST VP.

Created thin pools, tiers and FAST VP policies using Symcli.

Allocated storage using SMC and Unisphere for VMAX.


VMAX 20K, DMX 3 and VNX 5500,Unipshere for VMAX and VNX, Cisco MDS 9513/9509, SYMCLI, SMC, ECC, Unisphere, SPA,, Cisco CLI/ Fabric Manager, Solaris 9/10,Windows 2008 and RedHat ES5.x/ES6.x Linux.

CNA, Chicago, IL Jun2011– Jul13

Sr. Storage Administrator


Worked with storage provisioning on V-MAX, DMX-3/4, using SYMCLI, SMC, and VNX, CLARiiON CX4-960 storage arrays using Unisphere.

Widely used VPLEX CLI and Unisphere for VPLEX to provision storage, to registered various hosts with VPLEX and Storage View from VPLEX

Performed storage provisioning from VMAX and VPLEX metro using Unisphere to Windows, Linux, Hp-ux and ESX servers.

Implemented Virtual Provisioning, Thin Provisioning with over subscriptions with thin pools respectively.

Deployed numerous method of backup operation for business continuity data recovery for local and remote replications using TimeFinder Mirror/Clone/Snap, SRDF S/A, Open Replicator and FLM respectively.

Claimed storage from heterogeneous arrays and allocated storage to Windows, Linux, HP-UX and ESX servers by creating Extents, Devices, Virtual Volumes and storage views on VPLEX.

Involved with customer in designing run books for Open Replicator, Open Migrator and VPLEX.

Created Meta volumes for virtual to physical mapping information and allocated it to VPLEX also created Distributed devices between clusters.

Migrated data behind VPLEX using VPLEX mobility central with no host impact and no server downtime.

Deployed VPLEX mobility central to migrate data from CLARiiON to VMAX.

Performed VPLEX ports configuration and backend zoning to VMAX and DMX.

Performed LUN migration from storage to VPLEX using LUN encapsulation and provisioned without data losses.

Encapsulated the VMAX LUNs to VPLEX Metro.

Implemented consistency group in VPLEX to provide consistency data across cluster.

Deployed Isilon nodes S,X,NL Series, Backup and Accelerator Nodes and also monitored Isilon clusters using Web Administration Interface and Isilon CLI.

Migrated data from Celerra to Isilon using RoboCopy and EMCopy.

Employed SmartConnect, SmartPools, and SmartQuotaand SmartLock tasks on Isilon Clusters.

Provisioned storage to different operating systems usingNFS, SMB, HTTP, and FTP protocols.

Scheduled Snapshots for local protection.

Created and configured SyncIQ policies for remote replication.

Deployed InsightIQ as a standalone component appliance in Isilon environment in order to monitor hardware and file System in a cluster.

Used SRDF/A for setting up Disaster Recovery between VMAX to VMAX and enabled consistency at the Device Groups. Created Dynamic RDF groups and RDF devices in order to implement SRDF/A.

Also worked in disaster recovery operations team to perform the DR exercise to check the data consistency at the remote site using failover, update and failback operations.

Worked closely with the Business Continuity Management team to identify the critical servers, Designed and implemented the DR solution (VMware SRM) for the virtual infrastructure for effective failover and failback.

Implemented and Configured Business Continuity Solutions Time Finder Mirror/Clone/ Snap for Symmetrix DMX and VMAX.

Worked with critical business units to determine the best virtual solutions for their business requirements

Implemented various Business Continuity strategies as per the RPO and RTO requirements of mission critical applications.

Actively involved in the design of the migration methods by discussing with system/database administrators and application owners.

Migrated terabytes of data from several DMX/CX arrays to V-MAX using Open Replicator and Open Migrator.

Based on the EMC support matrix, updated required patches (Operating System) and HBA drivers on all systems that are part of the data migration.

Allocated storage to VMware ESX, Linux, Windows, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris servers along with clusters from DMX, VMAX, CX and VNX arrays.

Implemented disaster recovery solution MirrorView/A/S for remote replication between CLARiiON CX4-480/960 and CX3-80.

Implemented FAST for LUNs and configuring FAST cache on VNX.

Setup alerts for monitoring of thin pools usage on both VNX and VMAX and expanded the pools accordingly.

Administration of VNX 5500/5700, NAS Celerra systems including creation of file systems, exporting and mounting NFS/CIFS shares and configuring network interfaces.

Created and configured virtual machines, installing VM Tools into VMs and allocating for end user.

Performed Zone administration on the fabric to do migration according to requirements.

Involved in migrating the SAN environment from Brocade 48K switches to Cisco MDS 9513.

Configured Cisco switches by creating VSAN’s, Port Channel, TE ports and zoning.

Environment: VMAX, DMX-3/4,Isilon S,X,NL Series, Backup and Accelerator Nodes, VPLEX VS2,VNX5500/5700, CLARiiON CX3-80, CX4-480/960, Brocade 48K, 4100, Cisco MDS 9513/9509, SYMCLI, SMC, ECC, Unisphere for VPLEX, VPLEX CLI,Navisphere Manager, SRDF A, TimeFinder Mirror/Clone/Snap, MirrorView, Open Migrator, Open Replicator, Brocade Web Tools/ CLI, Cisco CLI/ Fabric Manager, Celerra Manager/CLI, Celerra Replicator,, PowerPath, AIX 5.3, Solaris 9/10, VMware, HP-UX 11.i, Windows 2008 and RedHat ES5.x/ES6.x Linux.

Cold Water Creek, Sandpoint, ID Mar 10 –May 11Role: Sr. Storage/SAN Operations Administrator


Day to day management of SAN environment, storage provisioning, zoning, registering hosts, create RAID groups, Binding LUN, creating Storage Groups using Navisphere Manager.

Implemented Virtual Provisioning in VMAX and DMX-4using thin pools with oversubscription for maximum utilization of storage assets.

Expanded LUN to Striped or Concatenated MetaLUN using Navisphere 6.x and NaviCLI.

Monitored performance of CLARiiON using Performance Manager and Navisphere Analyzer.

Implemented various business continuity data recovery, backup operations using TimeFinder Mirror/Clone/Snap for local replication and SRDF S/A for remote replication.

Created and managed Time Finder/Mirror sessions using device groups on a regular interval to provide the data change rate by performing full/incremental Establish and Split actions.

Restored the data from the BCVs in case of a corruption/deletion on the production environment.

Implemented mission critical data Disaster Recovery using SRDF/Sbetween DMX-4 arrays, for production systems requiring fastest recovery with zero RPO.

Implemented a consistent data replication setup symreplicate to run on regular interval for critical applications between 2 DMX-4s using SRDF/ARbased on the RPO requirement.

Created and deleted RDF pairs dynamically using symrdf createpair and deletepair and managed RDF sessions using RDF type device groups.

Implemented disaster recovery solution MirrorView/A/Ssessions for remote replicationacross geographically distant CLARiiON CX3-80 and CX700 arrays for continuous remote replication that protects most critical data in the event of unplanned outage.

Implemented the online/hot backup, space saving logicalcopy SnapView Snapshotsfeature of CLARiiON, on production data for immediate access by backup and decision making groups.

Implemented the online full volume physical copySnapView clonefeature of CLARiiON for data warehouse applications running across heterogeneous platforms.

Management of NS40G/80G NAS Celerra systems using Celerra Manager and Celerra CLI.

Configured control station and data movers for NS40G/80G.

Generated local point-in-time copies using Celerra SnapSure in NS40G for backup services.

Allocated storage from DMX -3 to Celerra NS40G/80G.

Installing and configuring ESX 5.0 and vCenter Server 2.5 and 4.0.

Converted physical machines to virtual machines (P2V) and virtual to virtual (V2V) machines using vCenter Converter.

Manage virtual machines using Virtual center and troubleshoot typical ESX server issues.

Performed ongoing hardware and software maintenance of Windows server environment, including VMware ESX Server and virtual machines

Configured zoning by creating aliases, zones and configurations on Brocade Switches using Brocade Web tools and CLI.

Implemented SAN expansion by joining the new switches to the existing fabric or merging two fabrics with minimal or no interruptions to the production.

Performed Firmware upgrade (Fabric OS) on Brocade switches.

Performed archiving & restoring Brocade switch configurations on Brocade switches.

Performing day to day monitoring of scheduled jobs, contacting application team for failed jobs, completing the scheduled jobs.

Scheduling Of control-M Jobs – includes Creation the Jobs, Scheduling the jobs according to clients requirement, modifying the jobs.

Installed and configured the Navisphere Agent/CLI on UNIX and Windows Servers.

Good knowledge on identifying and resolving SAN cable and configuration issues.

Generated health reports periodically and take necessary action required to keep the environment up.

Environment: Symmetrix VMAX, DMX-3/4, CLARiiON CX3-80, CX700, NS 40G/80G, Brocade 48k Directors and 4900 departmental switches. ESX 5.0, vCenter Server 2.5 and 4.0, AIX (5.2/5.3), HP-UX (11.00/11.11), Win 2k3/2K8 Solaris 9/10. SYMCLI, Celerra Manager/CLI, Celerra SnapSure, TimeFinder/Mirror, Clone Snaps, SRDF/S and SRDF/AR, MirrorView/S/A, NaviSecCLI, Navisphere Manager, SnapView Snap/Clone, Brocade CLI.

Computer Science Corporation India Aug 09 – Feb 10

Client: SAP, Newtown Square, PA

Role: Sr. SAN/Storage Administrator


Day to day jobs include storage allocation, troubleshooting, monitoring and Reporting on the SAN Environment. Discovered new SAN objects in ECC including DMX, CLARiiON, Switches and windows and Solaris servers.

SAN Administration in a storage environment consisting of DMX-3/4, CLARiiON CX-700, CX3-80, Brocade 48k Enterprise directors and 4900 and 4100 switches.

Migrated Data successfully from DMX-3 to DMX-4 using Open Replicator and Open Migratorand provided storage to hosts using SMC and Symcli.

Installed and configured Brocade 48k switches and involved from the starting stage of fabric migration from Brocade 12k/3900 switches to Brocade 48k. Also implemented a core-edge topology of Brocade 48k connecting the large environment.

Involved in consistent data replication of an oracle database from DMX-3 to DMX-3 using SRDF/S Technology.

Implemented Disaster Recovery using SRDF/S for production systems and tested disaster recovery. Testing and Implementation of SRDF/A for selected high performance Tier 1 applications.

Planning and Implementation of migration from multiple CX700 arrays to CX3-80, using SanCopy. This resulted in improved performance and additional capacity/free space for growth of storage system on CX3-80.

Took part in planning, commissioning of a new DMX-3’s and deployed all the agents for ECC administration.

Maintaining the ECC infrastructure, troubleshooting day-to-day issues, Configured DCPs and alerts for management of the entire SAN infrastructure and also dealt with performance issues.

Successfully allocated Storage using ECC, Symcli, Navisphere and NaviCLI for open systems storage environment from CLARiiON and Symmetrix to Windows, Solaris, HPUX, AIX and Linux servers.

Made copies of production data by configuring BCV and clone using Time Finder Business Continuity.

Installed and configured PowerPath on AIX/Solaris/HP/Linux and Windows Operating Systems.

Was actively involved in planning of SAN Expansion, management at the technical and architecture level and migration strategies.

Provided direct technical support for the coordination and implementation of releases, upgrades or changes to the Windows server environments.

Troubleshooting routine critical issues including threshold optimization, server throughput, ports availability, meeting zoning requirements, one-path down, host not seeing storage and storage management problems.

Environment: DMX-3/4, CLARiiON CX 700, CX 3-80, Brocade 48k / 4900 / 4100, ECC, Symcli, SRDF/S, SRDF/A, TimeFinder BCV/Clone, SanCopy, Navisphere, Brocade CLI and Web tools, AIX, Solaris, HP, Linux and Windows.

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