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Manager Active Directory

Dallas, Texas, United States
January 11, 2017

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Sruthi Vedula

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Over 5+ years of Professional Experience as VMware Engineer and Microsoft Windows Administrator for Implementation and Support Wintel Servers with Windows 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003, 2000 and NT on HP, Dell Servers.

Experience with Virtualization technologies like Installing, Configuring and administering VMware ESX/ESXi and created, managed VMs (virtual server) and also involved in the maintenance of the virtual server.

Solid experience in Network set-up & Management, System Administration including Server Implementation & Administration, Disaster Recovery Management, Virtualization, Technology Support and Technical troubleshooting.

Installation, Configuration and Administration of VMware ESXi 5.5, vCenter 4.0 Servers and also patching, management and troubleshooting of VMware, and ESX Servers and also install, configure and troubleshoot wintel and windows server domain.

Used RUM to Discover, Process, and Move PCs from Source to Target.

Providing training on Backup application EMC Avamar/Change Management

Proficiency with Excel, data manipulation techniques, EMC Networker, Avamar, Data Domain

Worked on ESX 3, 3.5, 4.0, 4.1 and ESXi 5.X,6.X

VMware vSphere VMware Infrastructure 3.0/3.5/4.0/5.0/5.1/5.5,6.0 vCenter, ESX vCenter Update Manager 4.0, VMware VMotion and Storage VMotion, VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler

Involved in upgrading ESX 4.1 to ESXi 5.0, P2V and V2V conversions using VMware Converter, Enterprise 3 and 4 and PlateSpin.

Knowledge of maintaining Business Continuity and performing Disaster Recovery (DR) using VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM).

Expertise in the area of Virtualization with VSphere 5.0/4.x, VMware ESXi 5, 4 and 3.x hosts and Virtual Center server.

Support to the Production, development and testing environment on Unix servers and windows desktop.

Managing SRM (Site Recovery Manager), installing Storage Replication Adapters, and connecting the sites, installing the SRM license key.

ESX Architecture, guest OS installation, setting up of VM priorities and Cloning and snapshots.

Performed successfully physical to virtual and virtual to virtual conversions of physical/virtual machines using VMware Converter.

Exposure on vMotion migration, High Availability feature, DRS feature and Setting VM priorities on CPU and Memory resources.

Solid experience on vMotion, Storage vMotion, VMware Fault Tolerance, Update Manager and SRM and experienced in Scripting development and implementation with Python, PERL scripting languages to drive task automation and administration.

Hands on Experience on Dell M710HD blades /HP BL460c G6/G7/G8 servers & Cisco UCS B230 M2 /B200 M3 blades and C Series.

Understanding of Nexus Products like Nexus 1000v, N2k, Nexus5k, Nexus7K, MDS Switches.

Experience in administering Windows Terminal Server, Group Policy management and Active Directory environment, DNS, DHCP.

Administration of Active Directory in Windows environment. Managing Active Directory issues such as: Logon Failures, Account Lockouts, Group Policies, Network Connectivity, DNS and WINS Name Resolution, Authentication Problems, File and Printer Permissions etc.

Experience in Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery.

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

Experience in evaluating and architecting SAN policies and procedures to help customers improve their existing SAN infrastructure.

Experience with any large to medium sized multi-robot, SAN connected, library DATA Center backup experience.

Knowledge of securing Active Directory Administrative systems with Red forest.

Experience with Acquisition integration such as Dual ACL, SID Migration and App/Server Migration

Experience in working with systems and network administration running Windows Server with IIS 6.

Experience in recommending, scheduling and performing software and hardware improvements, upgrades, patches, reconfigurations and purchases.

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

Experience with Jira and VMWare, and open source tools such as Puppet, Nagios and Cacti.

Technical Skills

Virtualization Software : VSphere, VMware ESXi server 5.1/5.0, VCenter 5.1/5.0, V Motion, Storage VMotion, VMware Update Manager, VMware Tools, VCloud automation, VMware Converter, DRS, HA and FT, Load Balancers, DMZ Environment, VMware vCenter Operations manager, VMware orchestrator, vFabric Hyperic, OVM, OEL, VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager, Cisco UCS Manager 2.1, vCloud Director 5.0, Azure Active directory, IBM servers, System center operations manager (SCOM), System center configuration manager (SCCM).

3rd Party Cloud Computing Platform: Amazon AWS, Citrix.

Storage : NAS Filers, VPLEX, SAN, Storage Replication and ISCSI, VMAX, VNX, Hitachi Storage

Operating Systems : Windows - XP, Vista, 7, NT, Server 2000, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V Linux -RHEL 5/6

Networking Protocols : TCP/IP, DHCP, HTTP, HTTPS, VPN, DNS, NTP, WINS, FTP, SSH, WinSCP and Telnet.

Scripting : SQL, Power Shell, Power CLI, Shell Scripting.

Hardware Implementation : Cisco UCS B series, HP BL460C G6/G7/G8, Dell M710HD, Rack Servers

Professional Experience

Fujitsu, Dallas (Dec 2015-Present)

VMware/Windows Engineer

Experience with Virtualization technologies like Installing, Configuring, Monitoring and Administering VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.0 update 2/ Virtual SAN 6.2 and 6.5. Also created and managed VMs (virtual server) and involved in the maintenance of the virtual server.

Worked on vCenter Server 4.1 and 5.1 for managing multiple ESXi Servers Hands on experience in upgrading hosts from 4.1 to 5.1, VCenter 4.1 to VCenter 5.1, VCenter 5.1 to VCenter 6.0, VCenter5.1 to VCenter 6.5 and the Single Sign On feature (SSO).

Experience in installing, configuring and maintaining VMware ESX 5.1 and server migrations from physical to virtual using hot and cold cloning technology in VMware.

Managed host resources, such as virtual machines, networking, and storage on VCenter 6.X

Experience with SRM 6.2/5.0/4.5 and vCloud directory.

Experience in migrating the Physical environment into virtual environment (P2V), (V2V) using the tools like VMware / Double-Take/ Plate Spin.

Installation, Configuration and Administration of VMware VSphere4, ESX 3.5 and ESXi Server, VMware View.

Implementation of SRM 4.0 on vSphere across multiple sites to provide Disaster recovery solution for VMware VSphere Environment, vSphere Linked Mode and replicated storage, Configuring Sites Roles and Privileges, Alarms for monitoring the Site Status. Failback Testing from Protected Site to Recovery Site in SRM and Shared Recovery Site across multiple Protected Sites

Net backup used for Backup of Windows/Unix servers.

Implement backup technologies and manage backup environments with EMC Avamar, Data Domain & DPA reporting tool.

Set up Log Shipping, SMTP, Clustering, Mirroring and Replications

Managing Audit reports, Tracker of Backup report for various servers, Driving weekly meetings with EMC and Avamar Team

Transfer the AD role from old server to new server and then do the Meta data clean for old Domain controller.

Installing troubleshooting, maintaining and coordinating the use and proper operation of the Wintel Server environment and also implemented in Python scripting.

Migrated Physical Machines to Virtual Machines (P2V) and Virtual Machines to Virtual Machines (V2V) using VMware converter and VCenter Guided Consolidation.

Daily responsibilities included maintenance of Virtual machines for performance issues also implemented V-Motioning, Hot and Cold Migration of virtual servers and performed Storage VMotion where the storage is migrated.

Design, implementing and managing Active Directory (AD), Internet Information Server (IIS), Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) /System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), Systems Management Server (SMS) /System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

Install and maintain SCOM in the environment and maintain the monitoring configurations.

Configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 R2, SCCM 2007 / 2012 and SCOM Infrastructure.

Administered, maintained and supported SCOM platform.

Developed, upgraded and reviewed all SCOM console for security purpose.

Experienced VDI Systems Admin in providing operational and end user support for the VDI environment and participates in the development and implementation of operational procedures and standards.

Experienced as a VDI admin in providing operational support for Active Directory and related network support equipment to ensure changes and maintenance did not interrupt service to the customers.

Operating system Installation, Software installation, Adding or removing users and troubleshooting of Unix/Linux Machines

Involved in installation, Configuration and Administration of VMware ESXi and Windows patching, management and troubleshooting of the servers

Worked on both Service-now and Service desk ticketing systems.

Worked on Tuning-up vSphere Performance and Optimized Virtual Machine.

Involved in day to day support related to Data Center, documentation of run books, training, support, and coordination with off-shore team for moving/relocating Widows/VMware/Applications/Backup.

Argo group San Antonio, TX (Sept 2015-Nov 2015)

VMware Engineer/ VMware Consultant

Built new virtual servers required for the customer and managed the systems

Installed Windows 2003/2008R2R2 in the created virtual machines and also installed the required software and tools

Administrating production servers/network infrastructure that includes Windows administration of Domain Controllers, IIS Web Servers (HTTP/S, FTP and SMTP), Exchange 2003/2010 Mail Servers, NAS, File and print Servers and Terminal Servers on Windows 2003/2008R2/2010

Performed all levels of hardware and software systems support for 200 computers and 100 printers.

Administer Microsoft Windows Servers (Active Directory), Microsoft Workstations, and network security devices for 350 users

Sharing Folders, Planning and Assigning NTFS Permissions and System Policies

Responsible for 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.

Experience with SRM 4.5/5.0 deployment and implementation

Created VDI lab environment for IT architects using VMware View 4.6, 5.0 and vSphere 5.0

Migrated (XP to win7 or win7 to win7) machines with PCT migration tool

Windows 7 task sequencing, application and OS deployment using SCCM

Deployed Windows 7 images by making use of SCCM

Ensured performance and capacity metrics for SCOM services and apps.

Provided maintenance for SCOM R2 Infrastructure.

Installing, Configuring, maintaining server infrastructure using configuration management systems using ansible and puppet.

Automation of APIConnect setup in AWS using Ansible as an individual.

Administrating Symantec Endpoint Antivirus console, managing 300+ antivirus client’s computers like definition updates, Exception policies, Scanning, reporting etc

Administered the IIS application efficiently

Installed VMware tools and upgraded the virtual hardware

Requested IP addresses essential in the P2V process.

Created new user accounts with username and password and proficiently managed the accounts

Performed the DNS reverse and forward look up tasks

Created pools of networks, servers and storages using the Vmware vCloud Suite 5.1

Provided user access to the users for any required server based on the requirements

Worked with the SCCM software and managed a large no of windows systems and additional features like software distribution and patching

Migration of production Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster to Server 2012 Hyper-V cluster

Rebuilt Hyper-V environment and transitioned into a cluster, providing High Availability and Failover

Experience in implementation and deploying View 4.5(VDI) virtual desktops and ThinApp 4.5 Application packages with vSphere ESXi4.1 environment.

Performed upgrading of ESX 3.5 to vSphere 4.0, vCenter 2.5 to 4.0

Handled snapshots, clones, templates during patch releases and new server deployments

Install, configure and troubleshoot VMware Lab Manager

Worked with off-shore team and provided required support

Perform software installation, upgrades/patches, troubleshooting, and maintenance on UNIX servers.

Participate in root-cause analysis of recurring issues, system backup, and security setup.

Analyze existing infrastructure using VMware Capacity Planner

Performed datastore migration using VMware storage vMotion on NetApps NFS, dell ISCSI SAN Storage

Worked with Microsoft share point for various applications

Installed and managed the Symantec Endpoint Protection

Assisted in P2V conversions of Windows servers using VMware Vconvertor

Provide research into VMware ThinApp initiative for increasing server virtualization

Involved in Assessment of current environment for desktop virtualization.

Experience with Microsoft Hyper-V POC environment

Performed the day to day administration of Red hat Linux

Created use cases for desktop design and implementation

Set up V-Motion, High Availability (HA), Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), and related VMware products such as VM Workstation

Application virtualization using VMware ThinApp 4.5 version

Experience in updating/upgrading ESX/ESXi servers, Virtual Center servers and windows virtual machines using VMware Update manager and manual upgrades

Updating/upgrading the HP Onboard Administrator, Virtual connections

Installing and configuring Site Recovery Manager (SRM)

Becta Laboratories, India March 2013- June 2014

Windows/VMware Engineer

Replicated VMware VMs or physical servers (Windows/Linux) to Azure, using the Azure portal.

Replicated machines to Resource Manager storage accounts using Azure portals.

Development and Unit Testing of Azure modules.

Migrate VMWare VM's and Physical servers directly to Azure and automated VM deployment in Azure through Powershell scripting.

Built the Wintel servers and worked on the QA of the servers

Was part of the VDI migration team in migrating over 3500 desktops to the new domain.

Created various automation tasks through SCCM/Scorch Process.

Handled Orion for Allocation of IP address.

Deployed Windows servers for SCADA.

Design, implementing and managing Active Directory(AD), Internet Information Server (IIS), Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)/System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), Systems Management Server (SMS)/System Center Configuration Manager(SCCM)

Managing and creating File and Print Servers for ERP and creating new print queues.

Assisted in editing scripts for various software deployment for System center 2012 configuration manager.

Configuring signature /Disk groups /volumes, Volume expansion through VERITAS Administration Console.

Handling VMax storage migration for around 600 servers.

Perform regular maintenance of Server 2008 and2003, which consist of adding users, editing user login scripts and granting permission to directories and shared files.

Monitor Sonic wall CDP (Continues data protection) 6.0 services for offsite backup.

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

Worked on HP Open View Service Desk (OVSD) tickets and raised tickets for any issues discovered during validation.

Netwin Info Solutions, India (Oct 2011 – Feb 2013)

Windows/VMware Engineer

Created Virtual Machines and Installed VMware Tools

Provided physical to virtual migrations for servers utilizing VMware Converter, Vizioncore.

Deployed Through Templates.

Cloned Virtual Machines.

Managed & Troubleshooted Virtual Network issues.

Configured and Managed if any issues with HP ProLiant (ML/DL) servers

Managed and Configured Cisco based Enterprise Network (3750G/E, 4507, 6506 series) for US office and DR site

Implemented a new ASA based firewall and integrated it in the NMS for US office HQ and managed access-list, IOS upgrade and IOS backup with TFTP server for ASA 5510

Implemented Policy-Based Routing and Route Maps on core switch at US office HQ

Blocked adware/spyware and implemented security features for global network infrastructure with the help of ASA based firewall

Managed and Designed Inter-VLAN routing, Ether channel, Stacking and SPAN ports configuration on Cisco switches

Configured Netflow and SNMP on ASA, and other Layer 3 devices for monitoring

Monitored Network/Server related issues using monitoring tools (Whatsup Gold, Wireshark)

Documented Disaster Recovery & Data Center Security Plan for Marc Jacobs IT Infrastructure

Ensured adherence to procedures and processes for hardware, software, and applications

Worked on VMware clustering like HA and DRS clusters using VC.

Worked on resource management framework like creation resource pools, adding the VMs into Resource pools.

Configured Netback up Client and monitored transaction tracing with diagnostic tools like Wily, Site scope, iProfiler and App Dynamics.

Performed operational turnover on all system implementations.

Administration of AWS, Vmware, Linux/windows cluster with Ansible, powershell, python etc

Performed problem analysis and Root Cause Analysis when failures occurred.

Interacted with different teams to meet the deadlines and participated in weekly meetings

Patched all Windows servers and workstations with updates through WSUS server with Company standards

Configured DNS, DHCP

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

Participated in Project Management in several key projects which included the migration and consolidation of several data centers, migration planning for future system consolidation.

Worked with HTML and PHP

Assisted in monitoring and maintenance of MS SQL server databases

Assisted in Database mirroring as the disaster recovery solution

Worked with windows clustering

Monitored the Daily Full Back-up and Transactional log backup jobs.

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