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Vmware Admin, Windows Admin, Linux Admin

Location:
Tampa, Florida, 33606, United States
Posted:
October 19, 2016

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Imran Khan

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

Over *+ years of experience in the areas of VMWare, Linux/RHEL and Windows administration

Experienced in Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting VMware ESX & ESXi, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1, 4.0, 3.5, vSphere 5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1, 4.0, vMotion and Virtual Center 5.1, 5.0, 4.1, 4.0, Hypervisor.

Profound knowledge in installing, Patching, upgrading and configuring Redhat, Linux 4.x, 5.x, 6.x and 7.x using Redhat Satellite Servers.

Experience in building datacenters including DEV, TEST, Production and DR facilities on multiple locations with VMware, SRM, Redhat Cluster Suites.

Worked on Hardware IBM x-Series Servers for Linux, HP Blade centers and HP DL hardware iLO devices, Intel Family, IBM Bladecentes, IBM Console, HP Open View, Dell servers, CISCO UCS Blades & VMWare virtualization.

Installation/Configuration/upgrade of Hardware, Operating Systems, Software and Security related patches.

Capacity planning of disk space and hardware resources required for production and development servers.

Experienced in installation, configuration, administration, troubleshooting, tuning, security, backup/ recovery and upgrading Linux (Red Hat & SuSE) in large environments.

Responsible for OS maintenance activities like upgrading the OS, updating the services and third party software.

Administering storage backup and monitoring the services with TSM

Performed all the LVM tasks like creating Physical volumes, Volume groups, Logical Volumes, and file system.

Configuring and maintaining virtual server environment using VMWARE ESXi, VSphere, VCenter

Clustering solutions for High Availability using tools such as, Redhat HA (RHCS), and MC Service Guard, Microsoft Cluster Services, Sun Cluster

Administering the DevOps environment for tools development and transforming the work into Linux platform.

Deployment of VMware PowerCLI tool for automation of vSphere and vCenter administration.

Good scripting skills with strong knowledge of VMware PowerCLI.

Automate disaster recovery by Automatically failing over a customer in VMWare ESX using 3PAR RM & vSphere Recovery Manager with the help of PowerCLI Scripts.

Performed installation and configuration of LDAP. Implemented Single Sign On using Open LDAP in enterprise environment.

Deployment & system configuration Automation by Puppet and Cheff automation tools

Performed patching of Linux servers on regular schedule.

Setup, Implementation, Configuration of Backup/Restore solutions for Disaster/Business Recovery of clients using Data Protector on UNIX, LINUX & Windows platforms

Performance tuning of Linux machines in the environment by kernel parameter tuning, identifying process that hog the system resources and containing them.

Experience working in customizing the Kickstart and Jumpstart scripts to automate the installation of various servers used for various internal projects.

Performed testing in Linux Environments in the Dev/Test/Prod Stages to help create a better standardized environment and resolutions of any issues if any occurred.

Experience in Active Directory, GPOs, DNS, DHCP, File & Print Server, IIS (Web Server), FTP, Terminal Server, Microsoft Clustering and Exchange Mail Server in Windows based server environment.

Performed automation on vSphere and vCloud environment using VMware PowerCLI

Experienced in creating VM for Linux, Windows and Solaris. LVM, ZFS and zone management

Experience in deploying several sets of Linux guest builds from VMware Templates

Migrated Physical Servers to Virtual Server and Virtual to virtual - using VMware Converter

Experienced in different tools for monitoring the health checkups for machines like CMC and Nagios version 2.10. Experienced in DMAN.

Strong knowledge in DNS, DHCP and IP addressing

Experienced in maintaining user accounts, profiles, security, rights, disk space and process monitoring

Excellent understanding on ESX Architecture, guest OS installation, setting up of VM priorities, Cloning and Snapshots, Virtual Network, ESX Server, ESXi Server & Virtual Machines, Templates from VMs and deploying VMs from Templates

Managing Data center environment

Expertise in Thin provisioning, VMFS expansion, RAID technologies

Hands on experience with the HP blade c7000 enclosures and the ML, DL, BL series servers

Experience in Windows clustering Administration, troubleshooting and Microsoft failover clustering manager

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

VMware Tools: ESX/ESXi Server, VSphere 4.1, VMware converter 4/3 and VMware VMotion.

Virtualization: View 4.5, 5.1 /ESXi4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5/VMWare vSphere 4/5, Site Recovery Management

(SRM), VMware infrastructure 3.0/3.5, ESX 3/3.5, vCloud Suite 5.1, Storage VMotion, HA,

DRS, SRM 4.0, Host Profiles, VApp, VMware Consolidated Backup, VMware Management

Assistant, VMware VSphere Client, VMware View 4, VMware ThinApp

Networking Protocols: TCP/IP, HTTP, DHCP, DNS, SMTP, POP3, Ethernet, Token Ring.

Hardware: HP Proliant DL360, DL380, DL580 Servers, BL465c Blade Servers and Dell Power Edge Servers.

Office Tools: MS office, MS Visio, MS Project, RV tools.

Operating System: Windows [2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012R2], Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

4.x/5.x/6x/7.x, SLES OEL 6/7, Solaris 9/10/11 CentOS/Ubuntu, MS-DOS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

MedHOK, Tampa, FL Jul 2015 - Present

Sr. VMware Nsx Expert

MedHOK (Medical House Of Knowledge) was created to bring a new paradigm in how payers approach

Care, Quality and Compliance: Integrated Actionable Healthcare (IAH). As a result, it has become one of the

healthcare industry's fastest-growing software companies

Responsibilities:

Hands-on experience in Deployment, requirement gathering, Installation, administration.

Successfully configured ESX servers for HA and DRS capabilities.

Configured and deployed Cisco computing clusters with VMware ESXi 5.5 and vCenter 5.5.

Experienced in applying monthly updates to windows servers 2003/2008R2/2012 versions.

Involved in SAN migrations from EMC DMX to VMAX and Clariions to VNX using zfs and Linux LVM on Redhat Linux.

Good Knowledge on VMware products such as vRealize storage and networking.

Maintained and Troubleshooted windows servers windows 2003, 2008R2 and 2012 versions Creating disk spaces for windows servers.

Install, configure and optimize reference implementations of partner solutions on NSX.

Performing physical to virtual servers (P2V) migration without downtime.

Involved in performing VMotion and Vstorage administration for successful data migration.

Maintaining Backups of the VM's, taking snapshots.

Managing VM's by vSphere Client and Web Client.

Upgraded 100+ ESX hosts from ESX 5.0 to ESX 5.5 using VMware Update Manager tool.

Administration of user and group accounts and providing appropriate rights to user accounts according to their requirements.

Installation and configuration of EMC Power Path in ESXi for SAN Storage Path optimization.

Involved in creation of virtual switches and configuration of NIC for a clustered environment.

Troubleshoot and resolve the Storage related issues generated in the production, Development and testing environments using vCops.

Configured VMware on clustered environment, Implemented VMotion, Virtualized Windows servers using VMware Converter P2V and setup Lab Manager.

Administration, VMware configuration and Administration, Network devices, Security devices for datacenter.

Use of powercli/esxcli for the migration process and for troubleshooting.

Troubleshoot VMware problems and some powercli.

Understanding and experience SAN concepts, snapshots, clustering and fail-over, file Permission management and disaster recovery.

Successfully deployed and tested Disaster recovery solutions for selected business applications using EMC.

Used VMware Update Manager to install critical and locally tested updates to the ESX Host.

Grouped physical disks into logical volumes dynamically sized and resized volumes to fit in the application.

Troubleshooted network issues between distributed V switch, Layer 2 switches and resolved slow performance between SAN network and VM networks.

PowerCLI Scripts were developed to be dynamic so when VMs are added to host they are included in the scripts automatically. Goal was to have least amount of human intervention and save time.

Upgrade current technologies with patches and firmware, as well as new versions.

Utilize Zerto, vRealize Operations Manager, and PowerCLI to assist with daily tasks.

Implement VMware vSphere technologies and utilize virtualization tools such as PowerCLI, Auto Deploy, and vCenter Operations Manager.

Responsible for day-to-day operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for Windows servers and VMware.

Performed software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages.

Environment: VMware ESX 3.5/4.0/4.1, ESXi 5.5/5.1/5.0, vSphere 5.5/5.1/5.0, vCenter 5.5/5.1/5.0, MS

Windows Server 2012 R2/2008 R2/2003, Clusters, SAN, NIC, EMC, Wintel Win 2008, 2012, Virtual Switches, Vblock, PowerCLI.

Sabre, Southlake, TX Mar 2014 - Jun 2015

Sr VMWare Consultant

Sabre Corporation is a travel technology company based in Southlake, Texas. It is the largest Global Distribution Systems provider for air bookings in North America. American Airlines founded the company in 1960 and was spun off in 2000. Texas Pacific Group and Silver Lake Partners acquired Sabre in 2007. Sabre Hospitality Solutions, an IT solutions provider, is the company's largest growing division.

Responsibilities:

Designed, Installed, configured VMware ESX, ESXi within vSphere 4 and 5 environments with Virtual Center management, VMware vCloud Director, VMware Data Recovery, VMware Site Recovery Manager, VMware View, Consolidated Backup, High Availability, DRS and deployed VMs and template

Build, configure and deploy Virtual Machines and templates. Completed Physical-to-Virtual (P2V), Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) and Virtual-to-Physical (V2P) migration of Linux Servers and Windows Servers. Managed Virtual Machines Using VMware vSphere

Migrated multiple citrix farms from XenApp 5 to XenApp 6.5 in Production servers.

Designed and developed a virtual desktop environment using Citrix XenDesktop and all integrated components such as Provisioning Server, Citrix XenApp, Active Directory, SQL Server,Licensing server, HDX 3D for Professional Graphics and VMware

Coordinated and worked closely with the SAN Admins for storage needs as per the requirements along with planning future storage needs. Prepared plans and documentation for many projects with different environment architecture

XenApp and Access Gateway Reconfiguration and NetScalarGlobal Server Load Balancing

Install App DNA accelerate application deployment and implementation Upgrade, troubleshoot, configure, and manage application compatibility

System Center Configuration Manager for centralized management of publishingApplications and efficient user/desktop management for large environments, Customized packaging for software installations

Regular monitoring like maintenance of Virtual machines for performance issues also implemented V-Motioning, Hot and Cold Migration of virtual servers and technical writing, documentation, security assessments, vulnerability assessments or other related activities. Deployed ThinPrint printing technology to ensure best printing performance

Worked extensively with Active Directory services, Citrix Delivery ServiceConsole, Group Policy Management&Computer Management

Creation of Citrix polices to improve application performance, control printer creation, and encryption level

VCE VBLOCK Series 700MX Administration, Deployment and Management(VMware, Cisco UCS, EMC UIM)

Backup & Recovery for VMware Environments with EMC Avamar

Environment: VMware ESX 4.0, VSphere 4.0, Vcenter4.0. Windows Server, Exchange Server 2003, 2008

R2/2003, Windows 7/XP, Active Directory, Wintel Win 2008, 2012.

HD Vest Inc, Irving, TX Jan 2013 - Feb 2014

VMware Admin

HD Vest, Inc. is an American financial services firm, which offers tax and other financial planning consultations to its customers. Founded in 1983 as "H.D. Vest Investment Securities, Inc.", the company now operates under the name "HD Vest Financial Services".

Responsibilities:

Migrated with team 100+ servers from Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 environment, including File and Application Servers; restored File permissions and Shares.

Implemented Microsoft DHCP, DNS, WINS, Domain trust relationship, fault tolerance, file and print services, user and group management.

Consolidation of the Datacenters using Vcenter4.0 and installation, configuration and managing the ESXi 4.0 Update to Servers and Vcenter.

Creating and managing the VMware clusters in the Vcenter4.0.

Enabling the HA and DRS features in a VMware Clusters.

Monitoring the VM'S & ESXi 4.0 Update 2 Servers using the Vcenter.

Creating the Virtual Clusters, Resource pools, Templates & Clones in the ESXi4.0.

Creating the Virtual Switches & Port groups in the Virtual Environment.

Patch Management done in the ESXi4.0 Servers through the UPDATE MANAGER.

Upgrading the ESXi 3.5 to ESXi4.0 using HOST UPDATE UTILITY.

Worked on Migration Projects Involving IIS 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0-based applications.

Installed, and supported 100+ Desktops, Laptops, Network Devices, and Computer Peripherals with the IT team.

Was Responsible for Active directory, GPO, Domain users, Administrating users and groups and given appropriate permissions and privilege to access our LAN and Domain environment.

Installed, configured, administered Windows 2003 servers, Active Directory Services, FTP, WSUS, IIS Web Server and SQL Database Server.

Was Responsible for Security Patch Management and Deployment to all clients using Microsoft WSUS.

Weekly Backups on NAS storage.

User Support - Monitored and troubleshooting system performance, server & user related issues. Provided support to users to resolve their day-to-day issues related to OS, E-mail, Account issues, hardware etc.

Was Responsible for Backup/recovery strategy of all windows based servers. Planned and implemented fault tolerance and strategies for backup and restoring files on the network using different media devices like tape drives, compact disk and additional hard disk etc.

Implemented cross-functional IT skills training so our team was well prepared and resilient when faced with challenging issues, which greatly improved IT incident response times & work quality.

Asset Management - Helped infrastructure team to Manage Leased Assets.

Vendor Management - Build strong relationship with vendors to get good support and pricing.

Selected and recommended the right product and the source at the appropriate price range for the business user.

Environment: VMware ESX 4.0, VSphere 4.0, Vcenter4.0. Windows Server, Exchange Server 2003, 2008

R2/2003, Windows 7/XP, Active Directory, Wintel Win 2008, 2012, HP Proliant DL and Blade Servers.

Inmage, San Jose, CA Oct 2011 - Dec 2012

VMware Admin

InMage is a software developer delivering disk-based and scalable business app recovery solutions for disaster recovery requirements and acquired by Microsoft.

Responsibilities:

Handling complex enterprise environment with 3000+ Windows servers and 200+ ESXi hosts in two datacenter and multiple remote locations

Installation and support of VMWARE ESX/ESXi 3.5/4.x/5.x server which hosts the virtual servers for the test/ dev/staging environment.

Build and administer vCenter 4.1/5.0, VMware cluster, HA, DRS, Snapshot, Clone

Taking care of P2v, V2v, P2p using VConverter & double take

Performance tuning for VMware ESXi hosts and Virtual Machine, setting up their CPU affinity rules, allocating resources and fine tuning storage

Administering VMware VDI, allocating new VDI and maintaining

Monitoring the resources and services on the servers using System Center Operation Manager (SCOM) 2007 R2, HP SIM&IBM Director, worked as SCOM administrator.

Storage configuration using SAN with IBM Blade Center s, HP EVA series

Supporting SAN infrastructure, NAS infrastructure

Installation and Support of Windows NT/2000/2003/2008/2008 R2 servers functioning in Multi-Tier application environments.

Analyzed the hardware and software requirements of Active Directory.

Created the Forest Root domain, and a Child domain in a production environment.

Installed and configured an Active Directory Domain Controller.

Established external trusts and cross-forest trusts.

Managed an Active Directory site; replication schedules, site links and boundaries, used ADUC to create and manage computer, user and group accounts in an Active Directory environment.

Designed, planned and implemented Group Policy, delegation strategies and OU structure.

Managed local, roaming, and mandatory profiles, planed strategy for placing Global Catalogue (GC) and evaluated the need to enable Universal Group Caching.

Level-2/3 troubleshooting clustered file & print server support for user base over 2000 users.

Installation and Administration of HP Proliant servers, C7000 Enclosure, Dell Power Edge, Compaq.

Troubleshooting hardware issues like, RAM, HDD, CPU, Blue screen on all server hardware

Installation, Configuration and troubleshooting of DNS and DHCP.

Installation and Administration of Web servers and FTP servers.

Responsible for running Wintel on host operating systems (and applications) such as Microsoft Windows to run in a protected, virtual environment in a window.

Installation and Administration of Fail over cluster in Windows 2000/2003/2008 environment.

Managing the backups using the Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) and Backup Exec System Recovery.

Monitoring the servers using HP Systems Insight Manager to find any issues with the server's hardware.

Patch Management using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).

Participation on disaster recovery planning, mock drill and preparation.

Administering, designing, maintaining and troubleshooting various Windows environments, administering, designing and troubleshooting Hyper - V virtualization environments

Environment: VMware ESX 3.5/4.0/4.1, ESXi 5.5/5.1/5.0, vSphere 4.x, Windows Server 2008/2003, Active

Directory 2003, SQL Server 2008/2005, HP ProLiant Servers, Wintel Win 2008, 2012.

ITC Infotech, San Jose, CA Oct 2010 - Sep 2011

VMware/Windows Consultant

ITC Infotech is a specialized global full service technology solutions provider, led by Business and Technology Consulting.

Responsibilities:

Configured VMware on clustered environment, implemented Migration of Virtual Machines using vMotion, Storage vMotion

Hot and Cold Cloning of Virtual Machines using VMware Converter

Virtual Machine Cloning, Templates and Snapshots

Implementation of Active Directory infrastructure and Network fundamentals, protocols (such as TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS), Group Policy and Profile Management.

Configured VMware HA, VMware DRS in acquiring higher efficiency for VMware Infrastructure

Provided server and client support for all issues such as logon failures, account lockout, network connectivity and authentication issues.

Installed VMware vSphere 4 and created virtual machines on ESX 4.0 Servers. Created standard images and deployed servers from the images

Designed and successfully implemented VMware ESX 4.0 servers for server consolidation

Worked on vCenter Server to manage all the ESX hosts in the datacenter

Creating and managing virtual machines and templates, worked with snapshots of Virtual Machines

Upgraded 100+ physical servers with latest firmware version.

Involved with designing and implementing VMware backup products and disaster recovery solutions

Installed & configured VMware virtual center for production &DR site

Perform server consolidation using VMware Converter to convert physical machines to virtual machines in a production environment

Involved in VMware updates manager to install & troubleshoot patches and updates on ESX hosts and virtual machines

Involved in Installation, Configuration, and Maintaining of Microsoft Windows 2008/2003 Servers.

Worked on VMware Update Manager for updating or patching for all the ESX hosts and Virtual machines

Integrated HP SAN volumes to the Virtual Infrastructure to store the Virtual Machine files

Environment: Windows 2000/2003 Servers, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, Backup and Recovery, IIS (HTTP & FTP), ISA, Terminal Services, Disk Management, File Sharing.

Proland Software, India Jan 2005 to Nov 2007

VMWare Consultant/Windows Systems Admin

Proland Software was founded in the year 1989 by a small group of engineers to venture into the world of

security. Since its inception, Proland has served customers in more than 100 countries for over nineteen years. With such a vast experience, our vision is now focused on securing the data and information flow of businesses and in providing software solutions and technologies that gives businesses complete control of its computers and remote equipment-anywhere in the world.

Responsibilities:

Administrated server consolidation program through use of VMware ESX server and VMware Virtual Center, using Virtual Center, ESX, creating VMs, using/building VM templates and customization files, and scheduling tasks.

Performed Data Center Migration of Physical Servers to Virtual Servers (P2V) Using VMware Converter.

Installation, configuration and management of multiple server suites (Windows 2003) on VMware ESX server.

Responsible for Backup/Disaster Recovery planning, implementation and testing.

Designed and successfully implemented VMware ESX servers for server consolidation

Installed VMware ESX server 5.0/5.1 and created virtual machines on ESX Servers

Created standard templates and deployed virtual machines from these templates

Installed Management Server vCenter Server to enable centralized management of multiple hosts

Linked Different vCenter servers using linked mode to have a single instance of vSphere client to manage the whole Virtual environment

Creating and managing Virtual Machines, Templates, Clones and Snapshots

Configured VMware on clustered environment, implemented migration of virtual machines using vMotion.

Hot and cold cloning of Virtual Machines using VMware vCenter Converter.

Configured VMware HA, VMware DRS in acquiring higher efficiency for VMware Infrastructure.

Installed and worked on VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 4.0) for the disaster recovery

Installed & configured Windows with Active Directory service, involved in the maintenance and upgradation of DNS and DHCP servers.

Used different Administration and support tools to perform regular backup and restore of the virtual machines disks and data.

Coordinate testing, upgrade and configuration of system files and services. Ensure changes are in accordance with appropriate company operating procedures.

Education:

Bachelors from Computer Science from India 2004.

Masters from ITU CA Computer Science USA 2009.



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