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Vmware / Windows System Administrator

Location:
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Posted:
April 21, 2017
Email:
aczcpb@r.postjobfree.com

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Multi-certified IT Professional with *+ years of experience with primary focus on administration, deployment, migration and maintenance of Microsoft Windows Servers, Active Directory, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), VMware and operational experience.

PROFILE SUMMARY:

• Managed and maintained Microsoft Windows Servers Network Infrastructure including DFS, DFSR, DNS, DHCP, WINS and DNS

• Implemented and supported datacenter and virtual environment using VMware technology

• Installed and configured VMware ESXi Server, vSphere ESXi 5.5 / 6.0, VMware Virtual vCenter, vSphere Client

• Created Clusters, vMotion, High Availability (HA), Distributed Resource Schedule (DRS), and Virtual Networking (Virtual Switches vSS / vDS, VM Kernel Ports), rules policy, alert configuration of backup policy, patch management using VMware update manager

• Implemented effective Virtual Storage solutions (VMFS / NFS Datastores) FC, iSCSI and NAS

• Assigned user access in VMware vCenter, configured mail alert for any failure troubleshoot issues related to ESXi host, HA, DRS, CPU or Memory

• Working Knowledge of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

• Advanced knowledge in PC Client Operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP / 7 / 10

• Good knowledge of the SCCM 2012 deployment, administration and operations Support in an enterprise environment

• Experienced with patching windows environment using WSUS

• Expertise in design and deployment of enterprise wide group policies using Active Directory

• Highly Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Express and VISIO

• Strong virtualization skills with ability to clearly communicate in writing and verbally

• Highly organized, flexible and efficient in fast-paced multitasking environment

• Able to prioritize effectively to accomplish objectives with creativity, enthusiasm and humor

CERTIFICATES / CREDENTIALS:

• VMware vSphere V.6.0 ICM, Stanly Community College – USA

• VMware® Certified Professional (VCP6) Data Center Virtualization

• Microsoft® Certified Professional (MCP)

• Microsoft® Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012

• Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Server Infrastructure

• Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Administrating and Deploying System Center 2012

• Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

• Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Productivity

• Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Messaging

• CompTIA® A+ Technician

TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSES:

VMware Certified Professional 5.5 & 6.0 – Data Center Virtualization

Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Administering Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012

Installing and managing Microsoft Active Directory 2003, 2008, 2012

CompTIA A+ hardware components installation, configuration and troubleshooting of common PC systems

Introduction to Cloud Computing technologies, architecture, design and security

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

VMWARE /WINDOWS ADMINISTRATOR (Mar 2015 - Present):

Toronto Hydro – Toronto, ON

• Installed and configured Windows server operating systems 2008 R2 and 2012R2 on virtual machines and physical servers as per the company’s best policies

• Managed and supported multi-domain Active Directory, Forest, Root and Child Domains, Domain Controllers, OU infrastructure, Sites, trusts, User Accounts, Security Group Membership

• Configured Group Policies and preferences to create desktop shortcuts, deploy login scripts, tweak registry settings, and lockdown client machines and servers

• Maintained user and group accounts and provided appropriate rights as per their requirements

• Installed and configured Active Directory DNS Servers, DHCP services and maintained network configuration

• Designed and implemented IPAM server in windows server 2012 R2 for efficient DHCP lease management

• Installed distributed file system (DFS) role and configured replications for shared folders, folder redirection, home folders and shared drivers for active directory users and groups

• Used ldifde and csvde utility command tools to automate, import, create, modify user accounts

• Performed and scheduled Windows server backup for Active Directory

• Installed VMware vCenter Server and Configuring ESXi hosts within the cluster using vMotion and High Availability (HA) and Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS)

• Performed migration of physical to virtual servers (P2V) and virtual to virtual servers (V2V) using VMware Converter

• Performed vMotion, storage vMotions between different ESXi hosts and datacenters

• Managed VMware ESXi hosts using vSphere client, Putty and Web client

• Created and imported virtual machines using different guest OS and OVF templates, and updated it on frequently basis

• Mounted and managed Fiber Channel and iSCSI storages to ESXi hosts. LUN creation and storage mapping administration and configuring Multi pathing

• Created vSwitch's, different type of port group's like Service Console, VMKernel, Virtual Machine and assigned the VLAN, configured NIC Teaming for load balance and failover

• Configured advanced vSwitch security policies such as traffic shaping and beacon probing

• Administrated system center (SCCM) 2012 and installed SQL server 2012 for SCCM Database configuration

• Deployed software updates, security patches and service pack on Windows Server via system center (SCCM)

• Monitored system performance both at software and hardware levels

• Provided on-call support, troubleshooting, incident notification and resolution, problem management and root cause identification

• Resolved all tickets within Service Level Agreement (SLA) timeframes using BMC Remedy software

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR (Jul 2013 - Mar 2015):

Yataghan Networks Inc. – Mississauga, ON

• Installed and configured Windows server operating systems 2008 R2 and 2012R2 on virtual machines and physical servers as per the company best policies

• Migrated all windows 2008 R2 Domain Controllers to Windows 2012 R2 Domain Controllers

• Managed and supported multi-domain Active Directory, Forest, Root and Child Domains, Domain Controllers, OU infrastructure, Sites, trusts, User Accounts, Security Group Membership and implemented Group Policies

• Created and applied fine grained password policies for security groups in Active Directory and reset passwords and deactivated user accounts as needed

• Installed distributed file system (DFS) role and configured replications for shared folders, folder redirection, home folders and shared drivers for active directory users and groups

• Managing of DHCP and DNS services in windows based and cross platform environments.

• Used Wireshark to monitor and troubleshoot network traffic, packets and network failures

• Installed and administrated Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012

• Installed and maintained database MS SQL 2012 servers for SCCM site servers

• Performed Server patching, racking and decommissions as needed

• Ensured system connectivity of all servers, shared software and other applications

• Analyzed system logs and identified potential issues with computer / server systems

• Maintained regular preventive maintenance, scheduled boot and shutdown systems

• Performed data recovery storage, data backup and tape rotation to safeguard compliance

• Provided level 3 technical support and remote system troubleshooting for clients and ticketing system

IT CONSULTANT (Feb 2013 - Jul 2013):

Arrowix Ltd. – Mississauga, ON

• Installed and administrated Active Directory and provided technical support services for servers Windows 2003, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2, clients Windows XP, 7 and client / server applications

• Installed and configured Domain Controllers, seized and transferred FSMO roles

• Installed and configured Active Directory DNS Servers, created forwarders and revers lookup zones

• Maintained network configuration, DHCP services and assisted in Configuring TCP / IP protocol and Firewall to resolve connectivity issues

• Built distributed file system (DFS) server, create DFS namespaces, enabled DFS replication to achieve files consistency across corporate network

• Created and managed user accounts and groups, and setup trust among domains, OU infrastructure, Sites and implemented Group Policies

• Installed and configured Certificate Authority and renewed certificates for servers

• Created and executed Windows PowerShell scripts to manage objects in Active Directory, added new users to Global Security Groups, created bulk Host (A) records in DNS Server and modified the TTL (Time-To-Live) for DNS Zone

• Deployed software to client windows desktops and servers, applied security updates via group policies and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

• Monitored server hardware, performance and up time and respond to outages promptly

• Documented and tracked calls using Remedy and solved trouble ticket daily

• Supported local and remote users with hardware and Windows system related issues, provided solution solving the problems through phone and Remote Desktop

• Performed data recovery storage, data backup and tape rotation to safeguard

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR (Mar 2010 - Jan 2013):

Turnkey Solutions – Mississauga, ON

• Provided Microsoft expertise to the company clients, identified business and system needs to provide necessary resources and support of the existing Windows infrastructure services

• Collaborated with clients to analyze existing Microsoft Active Directory environment, performed cleanup, organizational units restructure, deactivated and deleted objects to improve Windows infrastructure

• Installed and configured Domain Controllers, FSMO roles, DNS servers and DHCP servers

• Upgraded Active Directory forest and domains from Windows 2008 to 2012 server environment, managed domain migrations and trust relationships

• Developed organizational unit’s structures and managed user security settings for Active Directory services

• Created and modified user account, security groups, and distribution list to protect company information

• Design and maintained Group Policy and management and support of Domain User Account in Active Directory Domain Servers

• Documented and tracked calls using Remedy and solved trouble ticket daily

DESKTOP SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (Aug 2002 - Oct 2009):

AstraZeneca Co.

• Provided first line support to 200+ end users in multiple locations, via telephone, email or in person

• Installed, repaired, maintained, upgraded and deployed images for Windows XP / 7 desktop and notebook computers

• Prepared computers for new employees, installed necessary software and assigned access levels

• Worked with Active Directory, created, modified, disabled user accounts, reset passwords and unlocked accounts

• Repaired, upgraded and configured hardware of office desktop and related software drivers

• Decommissioned old desktop and migrated employees’ data to new desktops

• Installed network printers, scanners, fax machines, photocopiers and provided hardware / software support

• Identified, troubleshoot and resolved a wide range of software, hardware and network issues

• Covered the IT Specialist duties during annual leave, managed server room support and server backups

• Ensured the desktop environments are compliant and up to date with security windows patches

• Demonstrated ability to log all notes and follow-up information accurately.



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