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Active Directory Manager

Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Posted:
October 27, 2016

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Ali Syed

Indianapolis, IN *****

516-***-****

acw9p6@r.postjobfree.com

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Objective

Intend to develop innovative and pragmatic approach to analyzing complex business needs, enabling me willing to work as a key player in challenging Enterprise environments and providing solutions based on the latest virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies.

Summary

7+ years of extensive experience with Motivated, enthusiastic, and pro-active Windows/ Virtualization and Network Administrator with an excellent 'can-do' attitude.

Technical Expertise

Experience with Virtualization technologies in Installing, Configuring and administering VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5/6.0 Enterprise and created and managed VMs (virtual machines) and also involved in the maintenance of the vCenter Server 5.0/5.1/5.5/6.0 Enterprise.

Experience with Windows 2008/2012R2 Servers (Enterprise Environment) in Installing, Configuring and administering.

Experience in Active Directory, GPOs, DNS, DHCP, File &Print Server, IIS (Web Server), 5.1/6.0/7,7.5/8.0/8.5 FTP, Terminal Server, RIS, RRAS, NAT, WSUS, Microsoft Clustering, Exchange Mail Server and ISA Server

Experience in working with Microsoft Exchange,LYNC in migration of Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013.

Worked on vCenter Server 4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5/6.0 Enterprise and for managing multiple ESXi Servers, Build and troubleshooting experience with ESX Servers and ESXi Servers, vSphere and vCenter manager.

Responsible production support of Active directory (AD), GPO, GPP, Domain users, Users and groups and given appropriate permissions, shares and privilege to access LAN and Domain environment.

Good Knowledge of Azure and AWS.

Implementation of View 5.0, View 4.5, Desktop Virtualization View 4.6, VDI on Cisco UCS.

Extensive understanding of networking concepts, (IE. Configuration of networks, TCP/IP, VPN, VLANs, and routing in LAN/WAN, Ethernet Port, Patch Panel virtual networking, wireless networks & Cloud computing concepts)

Experience with x86 / x64 Intel, HP & Dell hardware like rack-mounted servers, tower servers, desktop, laptop and other peripherals.

Implemented and managed HA and DRS clusters.

Experience in VMware vCloud suite, specifically vCO and vRA (vCAC).

Experience in managing multiple Windows systems with Microsoft SCCM2007/2010/2012 providing patch management, remote control, software distribution and OS deployment.

Executed the plan and implemented by using ITSM management principle.

Hands on Experience in building web application projects using Cold Fusion 8.0, 9.0, SQL Server 7.0 and Cold Fusion Application Server.

Strong knowledge and hands on experience in data center Migration.

Experience in using Visual Studio 2008/2010, ASP.NET, SQL Server and Utilized a Web services layer in between the ASP.NET pages and the SQL Server stored procedures.

Experience in Set up Client environments and created connections in Cold Fusion Admin Server.

P2V and V2V conversions using VMware Converter Enterprise 3 and 4 and PlateSpin.

Experience in Writing/ Maintaining & troubleshooting scripts written both in MS Power Shell, XML, Python script for build & operations environment to develop/test/implement automation tools.

Experience in contributing help to ASP.NET developers team in building up a prototype and implementing it.

Strong understanding of VMware Networking concepts like creation of vSwitches, different types of port groups, NIC Teaming and VLAN Problem management on VMware ESX 4.X and Virtual Center and vMotion.

Experience in enhancing and creating several workflow, document management and insurance related applications using XML, JavaScript.

Knowledge in EMC Clarion SAN Storage, HP EVA 8400 and NAS storage environment

Knowledge on iSCSI SAN, NAS, NFS storage and RAID concept.

Excellent Linux, Unix Skills and debugging with 10Gbe switches troubleshooting

Git hub updates for the source code with release diagnostics

Distributed systems with virtualization, thin provisioning, and networking in Linux for the RAID storage systems

Standard Linux/UNIX administration activities on Linux servers. Investigate and resolve system problems/performance issues.

Expertise in building Microsoft Windows 2008 R2, 2008, 2003, 2000 servers using HP Smart Start, Array configurations, diagnosing server, Updating Firmware and PSP, Application Software under multi-platform environments, deployment & monitoring physical Servers.

Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, Open Office, Visio, Outlook, Printing, and Windows networking.

Extensive experience with Windows 2008 clustering services.

Familiar with Data Center/Server Farm environment like Servers deployment, Cabling & labeling, maintaining AC cooling, Environmental Sensing Devices, power and UPS monitoring.

Documentation of data recovery plans and models with updating the internal wiki.

Weekly check health reports for the servers with trouble shooting along with fix for storage servers.

Technical Skills

VMware

VMware vSphere 4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5/6.0, vCenter Server 4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5/6.0 ESX 3.5/4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5/6.0, VMware Update Manager, HA, DRS, FT, vMotion, Storage vMotion, VMware Capacity Planner, VMware Workstation

Windows Administration

Configuration of DHCP and DNS, installation and configuration of VPN client, Windows Server 2003/2008R2/2012, installation and configuration of Active Directory creating users and groups, Opening ports, setting user access controls, domains creation and setup. Microsoft Exchange,LYNC,Office 365,SCCM2007/2010/2012.AZURE,AWS.

Networking

OSI Reference Model, IP switch FTPIPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting, Ethernet LAN, TCP/IP, UDP, switches, routing concepts, virtual network concepts including vSwitches, VLANs, dvSwitch, TCP/IP stack for virtualization, configuration of printers and, scanners.

Hardware

HP ProLiant DL380 G5/G6 Intel Xeon, HP ProLiant DL385 G6/G7 AMD Opteron, Dell PowerEdge 2850, 2950, R710, HP BL 460c G5/G6 blade servers, C7000 HP Chassis.NetApp V6000 Series.

Operating Systems

Windows Server NT 4.0/2000/2003/2008R2/2012, Windows XP/Vista/7, Linux & Centos, Apple Mac OS.

Languages

C, C++, Python, VBScript, SQL, Bash, HTML, XML, JavaScript,ASP.Net

Work Experience

Technicolor January 2016- Present

Indianapolis, Indiana

Windows Admin

Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media, entertainment sector, world class research and innovation laboratories and creative talent pool enables them to lead the market in delivering advanced services to content creators and distributors.

Responsibilities

Expertise in Setting up Test, Prod webservers in Enterprise Environment (Configuring of applications in webconfig and deploying of websites.

Setting up Internal and External Portal PROD web servers. (Pre-requisite settings compatible for application working, configuring of applications in web config & tuning up web server settings.

Experience with Virtualization technologies in Installing, Configuring and administering VMware ESX/ESXi /5.0/5.1/5.5 Enterprise and created and managed VMs (virtual machines) and also involved in the maintenance of the vCenter Server 5.0/5.1/5.5 Enterprise.

Hands on experience dealing with security updates, patches, hot fixes and also by using WSUS, SCCM.

Expertise in Backup and migration of data in Enterprise Environment.

Setting up WCF Services and deploying it on TEST/PROD servers).

Hands on experience of Visual Studio 2008/2010, ASP.NET, SQL Server and Utilized a Web services layer in between the ASP.NET pages and the SQL Server stored procedures.

Experience in Creating, restricting of users in Microsoft Active Directory tools (LDAP).

Installed and configured Windows 2012 Server with Data center requirements.

Experience in working with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, and LYNC in migration of Office 365, Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013.

Expertise in troubleshooting issues related to Microsoft SharePoint

Expertise in documenting the error logs with a complete detail solution during critical issues.

Hands on experience to deal critical issues and prepare Root Cause Analysis (RCA).

Helped in documentation with fellow engineer for preparation of migrations using (P2V, V2V).

Extensive understanding of networking concepts, (IE. Configuration of networks, TCP/IP, VPN, VLANs, and routing in LAN/WAN, Ethernet Port, Patch Panel virtual networking, wireless networks & Cloud computing concepts).

Extensive experience on call support relating from VMware component issues (Orchestrator, operations manager, converter).

Experience using scripting languages (PowerCLI, PowerShell, sphere CLI shell & bash).

Working daily with .Net and Java teams (Debug/Fix issues of any code deployment)

Installing and configuring webservers (IIS), Tomcat on DEV, TEST, PROD boxes and managing it.

Deploying new code of web services for DEV/TEST/PROD servers.

Set up applications, creating SFTP Folders and users on UNIX boxes on DEV/TEST/PROD boxes.

Opening ports for DEV/TEST boxes & Involved in granting & restricting access for developers, users.

Troubleshooting and tuning up SMTP server issues.

MNIT (OHE ) Oct 2015- January 2016

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Windows Admin

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is a cabinet-level state agency providing students with financial aid programs and information to help them gain access to postsecondary education. The agency also serves as the state's clearinghouse for data, research and analysis on postsecondary enrollment, financial aid, finance& trends.

Responsibilities

Installing Windows 2012 updates and migrated from Windows 2008R2 server.

Extensive Migrating OHE websites and content from a Windows 2008R2 to a 2012 Windows platform.

Experience in Installing, Configuring and administering VMware ESX/ESXi /5.0/5.1/5.5.

Extensive experience in configuring websites in IIS web servers.

Experience in managing multiple Windows systems with Microsoft SCCM2007/2010/2012 providing patch management, remote control, software distribution and OS deployment.

Hands on with vCenter Server 4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1 managing with multiple ESXi Servers, Build and troubleshooting experience with ESX Servers and ESXi Servers, vSphere and vCenter manager.

Expertise in migrating websites of Office of Higher Education content from a Win 2008R2 to a 2012R2

Experience using scripting languages (PowerCLI, PowerShell, sphere CLI shell & bash).

Provided root cause analysis and documenting solutions raised by users on call support.

Experience in working with Microsoft Exchange,LYNC,office 365 in updating new versions

Configured Adobe Cold Fusion 11 application server and IIS 8.0 webserver.

Experienced in Migrating IIS 7.5 web server Configuration to IIS 8.0 web server.

Experience in installing IP switch FTP server and configuring IP switch FTP setup.

Migrated Post gre sql databases from win 2008R2 to win 2012 standard server.

Worked with Development team and others as needed to complete migration, including participating in planning, acceptance testing of tools and system, troubleshooting, updates etc.

Installing and configuring Firewall PORT80 server defender for IIS web server.

Verizon

Frisco, Texas June 2014 – Sept 2015

VMware/Windows Administrator

Verizon is an American wireless company and national franchise, known for telecommunications. It is now corporately known as Verizon, Inc. and is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications! Brands, INC., the USA’s largest wireless company.

Responsibilities

Design and implementation of Datacenters and installing the Hardware of HP proliant, Dell Power Edge and Cisco UCS Blade servers.

Hands on experience will HP, Dell and Cisco UCS chassis and maintenance of converged infrastructure across different locations of the datacenters.

Expertise in the area of Virtualization with vSphere 5.0/5.1/5.5,6.0 VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1/5.5,6.0 and Virtual Center server 5.5 & 6.0 Enterprise.

Extensive Knowledge and experience in upgrading the total virtual infrastructure from vSphere 5.0 to 5.5 on cross platform infrastructure like HP, Dell and Cisco UCS servers.

Experience with handling issues related to Microsoft Lync, Office 365,Microsoft Exchange servers.

Hands on experience of Visual Studio 2008/2010, ASP.NET, SQL Server and Utilized a Web services layer in between the ASP.NET pages and the SQL Server stored procedures.

Experience in installing ESXi, VMware vCenter Server and creation of folders, Datacenter and VMware clusters using enhanced features like HA and DRS.

Administrating production servers/network infrastructure that includes Windows administration of Domain Controllers, IIS Web Servers (HTTP/S, FTP and SMTP), MS SharePoint, MS Office 2007/2010, Exchange 2010 Mail Servers, NAS, File and print Servers and Terminal Servers on Windows 2003/2008.

Hands on experience in executing the plan and implemented by using ITSM management principle.

Extensive knowledge and hands on experience in P2V and V2V migration of 1500 Virtual Machines using VMware Converter, Double take and Plate spin tools.

Experience in managing multiple Windows systems with Microsoft SCCM 2007/2010/2012 providing patch management, remote control, software distribution and OS deployment

Expert in creating vswitches like standard and distributed switches, port groups and troubleshooting them

Experience in Writing, Maintaining & troubleshooting scripts written both in MS Power Shell,XML, Python script for build & operations environment to develop/test/implement automation tools

Knowledge in Configured NetBackup Client for backing up the virtual machines using the snapshots technology and removing the stale snapshots by running the power shell scripts.

Experience in contributing help to ASP.NET developers team in building up a prototype and implementing it.

Hands-on experience in migration of vm’s from Host to Host using vMotion and from one Lun to another Lun using storage vMotion

Installed and deployed Site Recovery manager (SRM) for disaster recovery plans using replication between EMC storage arrays using EMC recover point.

Installing, configuring VDI instances using PCOIP protocol and creating floating and dedicated desktops and troubleshooting the instances.

Configured Domain Naming Server (DNS) and created forward/reverse lookup zones with associated pointer records.

Customized Win 2003/2008 servers in terms of Registry, Audit/Account/Security policy, patching to sustain Company Standard Operating Environment

Worked with business clients to evaluate, streamline, and improve current systems, processes, and workflow

Interacted, coordinated with different teams and participated in daily meetings and tracking the issues and new deployments to meet the deadlines.

Prepared detail documentation for the whole physical and virtualized the environment

ENVIRONMENT: Windows 2012/2008/2003, Windows 7, Microsoft DFS, Active Directory, DNS, WINS, DHCP, TCP/IP, NTFS, Dell Power Edge, IBM, HP ProLiant G3, G5 Blade Servers, IIS Servers, IBM TSM backup, VMware ESX 4.0,5.0,5.5,6.0 Servers, Exchange Server 2010/2013.

G3 Technologies, Inc. - New Providence, NJ Aug12 – May14

Senior Systems Engineer

G3T delivers custom-tailored tools and solutions addressing current and future needs of fixed/mobile wireless operators, Fortune 500 companies, and humanitarian service organizations

Responsibilities

Installing and Managing ESX and ESXi servers on HP, DELL and Installation of vCenter Server, vCenter Components and upgrading VMware Tools.

Planning, managing and Installation of VMware ESX 5.0 /5.1/5.5 server, Installation and configuration of virtual center database and installation of VMware infrastructure virtual machine.

Management and integration of ESX server, create a new storage space, creation of VMFS data store, Configuration networking for the virtual machines.

P2V, V2V conversions of Windows 2012 and Windows 2008 servers using Enterprise Converter.

Experience in Remedy 8 Service management.

Planning, configuration, maintenance and administration of VMware ESX server, VMware virtual center, V-Motion, Storage Motion, HA and DRS, P2V, V2V and Troubleshooting.

Knowledge and experience on applying patches to windows servers using SCCM where the SCCM pulls the updates from WSUS and controlling the installation of updates to the required servers by following the organization standards.

Configure and manage User, Group, Permission, Role, Resource pool on VMware virtual center.

Planning, configuration, maintenance and administration of Windows Server Systems.

Configuration, Management and Troubleshooting on websites (including ASP.NET) running on Microsoft IIS 6.0 and 7.0.

Configuration, management and Troubleshooting Microsoft Physical and Virtual Clusters and NLBS

Experience in enhancing and creating several workflow, document management and insurance related applications using XML, JavaScript.

Performed troubleshooting of DNS, DHCP, IIS and Active directory and maintained Web Servers by installing IIS 6, FTP Sites and creating Virtual Directories in IIS 6.

Hands-on experience on Microsoft debugging tools like Procmon,Adplus,Poolmon, Windbg and Debug Diag 1.1

Server Security to include maintaining most current OS MS patches, Symantec Antivirus and OS Hardening.

Plan and schedule OS upgrades & firmware upgrades.

Administration and managing VMware server (ESX 5.0 & 5.1) on production level.

Creation and Deployment of Virtual Machines in datacenter, setup of their VLAN/Port-group.

Performing Snapshots, Cloning, Migration VM ware convertor, Virtual Infrastructure client.

Installation/configuration of virtual machines in an Enterprise SAN environment.

Performing VMware crash/error analysis, Root cause Analysis, Coordinate Post Problem Analysis and Trend Analysis.

Managing the VM infrastructure (VMotion, DRS, HA, Virtual Center Server, VM Converter).

Installation & configuration Of Hp Blade servers, HP Proliant BL-460c G7, and Network load balancing, and network redundancy.

Played a key role in Successful migration of VMware 5.0 to VMware 5.1.

Troubleshooting problems pertaining to Windows 2000/2003/2008.

TechMahindra, Pune, India April 11 - July12

Windows Admin / VMware Engineer

Tech Mahindra Limited is an Indian multinational provider of information technology, networking technology solutions and business support services to the telecommunications industry

Responsibilities

Administered VMware environment, evaluated & implemented new hardware & software solutions that benefited architecture & operations. Implemented VMware SRM & troubleshooting performance issues.

Analyzing and implementing OS patches and hot fixes as well as other OS configurations and updates using Blade Logic Patch Management tool.

Played a Key role in Managing, Installing, and Supporting Windows 2003/2008 Servers, and VMware ESX Servers 4.0/4.1.

Maintained vCenter Server 4.1 & implemented View Desktop Infrastructure

Installed and upgraded Cold Fusion application 8.0, 9.0.

Building ESXi 4.0/5.0 Hosts and maintain those ESXi servers through vSphere Client.

Experience in Set up Client environments and created connections in Cold Fusion Admin Server.

Performed troubleshooting of DNS, DHCP, IIS and Active directory and maintained Web Servers by installing IIS 6, FTP Sites and creating Virtual Directories in IIS 6.

Design and implementation of vCops for of capacity planning to monitor and build new clusters, ESXi and increase storage lun’s as per the needs.

Configured HA, DRS clusters, FT for important VM’s.

Used tools such as VMware Converter, PlateSpin, and Veeam FastSCP to work on ESXi Environment for the P2V conversions.

Design and implementation of standard switches and maintaining the redundancy level for ESX network created different ports groups for different networks like VMnetwork, Vmotion/VMkernel, Management and Storage networks..

Performing migration of VM’s from Host to host and between Lun’s using vMotion and Storage vMotion.

Created Snapshots according to user’s requests and requirement.

Worked with system engineering, network, security, & storage engineering teams to prepare & configure new servers for the VMware ESX environment.

Disaster recovery planning, implementation & recovering systems during crash or hardware failure.

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

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

Configured automated VM migrations using automated scripts in PowerShell. Standardized network cable runs for VMware hosts across multiple data center.

V-Empover,Inc,Hyderabad

VMware/ windows Administrator Jun09 –April 11

V-Empower is a Business Integration, Software Development and Consulting Company to help constituents connect with their Member of Parliament in India.

Responsibilities

Involved in the VMware implementation and expansion work by adding 50+ hosts bringing total to 105 managed hosts and administered more than 1500+ VMs.

Created and managed separate VMware clusters like QA, Development and Production.

Perform capacity analysis of existing physical production environment using VMware Capacity Planner.

VMware tools upgrading and Windows patch updates.

Migrated datacenters and converted physical servers to virtual servers using VMware convertor and HP Blade servers resulting in a reduction of racks and power usage, decrease downtime during maintenance and upgrades and improved monitoring.

Created and managed resource pools for Virtual Machines.

Monitoring and managing performance of ESX servers and Virtual Machines using VCS for HA, DRS.

Involved in live migration of Virtual Machines and Virtual machines files using the vMotion and Storage vMotion.

Handled the VMware solutions to support multiple storage connectivity options such as FC-SAN, iSCSI, NFS (NAS) and internal storage.

Administered and setup print servers in Windows 2003/2000 server.

Creation & Troubleshooting of Virtual Network in ESXi &Virtual Machines.

Creation of templates from VMs and deploying VMs from templates.

Administer for windows server 2003-2008 and all related server services including FTP, AD, DNS, DHCP and VPN.

Creating a test Environment in VM Machines for Production Team to test their applications.

Monitor around 600 physical servers with SCOM and SCCM 2007 and HP insight manager.

Experience with data center hosting web sites maintaining application servers.

Installed, configured and administering Microsoft Windows 2003/2000 servers.

Perform regular maintenance of Server 2008 and 2003, which consist of adding users, editing user login scripts and granting permission to directories and shared files.

Provided technical support to troubleshoot network connectivity, network printing and user access issue.

Troubleshoot windows infrastructure by resolving trouble tickets assigned by the users.

Environment: VMware ESX 4.0/3.5, vSphere 4.0, Windows Server 2008/2003, Active Directory 2003, HPProliant Servers and Dell Hardware.



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