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Mahmood
Shan.kyle1989@gmail.com
315-819-2843
VMware - System Engineer
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VMware - System Engineer
Information Technology
Mar 2017 - present
Houston, AK
* Sr. Systems Administrator following initial consulting role to manage and maintain a 100+ mixed server environment (Windows/Unix/Linux), ensuring 99.9% or better uptime. Evaluate, monitor and enhance IT infrastructure with an emphasis on availability, reliability, scalability, security, data confidentiality and system integrity
• Main point of contact for organizing, scheduling, preparing, and performing the user migration fromWindows 7 to Windows 10.
• Handle operational tasks relating to VDI such as ESXi host builds and updates, vCenter builds and upgrades, vCenter database maintenance, VDI pool and persistent desktops maintenance and troubleshooting.
• Completed Windows server upgrade of 30 servers from Windows server 2012R2 to Windows servers 2016 successfully. Documented all the steps and done all the testing needed to check the compatibilities before the cutover.
• Physically swapping their workstations, and finish the migration by going over all the changes on Windows10.
• Skype for Business migration/support
• Zoom Videoconference migration/support
• Manage VMware View Horizon, Create VDI system, Recompose, troubleshoot performance Upgraded storage space for VM server and view client
• Install and configure VMware NSX manager in vCenter at customer site.
• Assist with on Premise Exchange Server, Azure AD, and DirSync and Federation configurations.
• Provided Active Directory Management and Support.
• Managed and configured Microsoft's Office 365 Azure active directory so that it was properly synchronized with the on premise Active Directory environment.
• Managed VDIs with multiple operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows, Windows 10.
• Troubleshot Azure services synchronization with on premise AD and resynchronized using the Azure tools. Windows 7, Office 365 and Windows 10 deployment, troubleshooting, installation, ghosting and back-ups
• Configured all the access rules for LAN, WAN and DMZ in SonicWALL firewall, VPN, set up the secondary (Failover) SonicWALL device, Managing McAfee and Symantec anti-virus/Spyware from ePolicy orchestrator and the SEP Manager
• Document installation guide, architecture design and configuration workbook for VMware NSX and vCD.
• Cloud Architect utilizing vCloud Director, Orchestrator, vCloud Suite, vVAC, vRealize Operations, vRealize Automation and NSX
• Skype For Business Migration - Planning of migration, prepare for migration, deployed pilot pool, move test users to the pilot pool, move from pilot deployment into production, complete post- migration tasks, decommission legacy pools
• Built VDI desktop pools with non-persistent VDIs and persistent VDI as per the requirement with users.
• Created and Designed Automation process of VDI creation for flawless onboarding of new user.
• Worked on Server Consolidation project to reduce the number of physical servers and convert them to the Virtual servers. Reduced the count of servers from 104 to 70. This includes some of the virtual servers too to combine some of the services from multiple servers to single server.
• Working closely with the Development/QA/Programming teams to and managing Big-IP F5 production environment for over 100 websites, Managed IIS environment and SSL certificates for all those 100 websites.
• Set up VNX 5300 SAN from the scratch and managing 100 TB of a Data singlehanded and making sure it runs smoothly on a daily bases.
• Cloud Architect utilizing vCloud Director, Orchestrator, vCloud Suite, vVAC, vRealize Operations, vRealize Automation and NSX
• Responsible for the implementation of VMware View VDI upgrades, Change Management, Problem Management, and ITIL related process.
• Conquer the project of migrating the Company's phone system from Avaya to ShoreTel and made sure all the Cisco Switches and Routers works fine after the cuto
• Experience with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM), vCenter Operations Manager, Horizon Workspace, Horizon Mirage, ThinApp and VMware View desktop virtualization infrastructure (VDI). .
• Install and configure VMware NSX manager in vCenter at customer site.
• Migrated about 1000 Mailboxes from Exchange 2010 to office 365 environments, Managing the Barracuda E-mail Security, AWS EC2 and cloud backup environment and SharePoint online environment.
• Worked on creating a DR plan and recovery process making sure that critical applications are set up with HA in case of a disaster recovery.
AWS AWS EC2 Cisco Cloud Architecture Database Backups Database Upgrades Desktops Disaster Recovery HA Linux MS Active Directory MS Azure MS SharePoint Routers Switches System Administration Systems Engineering UNIX vCenter VMWare Windows Windows Server
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Windows/VMware Engineer
Information Technology
Jul 2015 - Feb 2017
Responsibilities:
• Worked in Converged Infrastructure Operations Team with an Environment consisting of 4000+users, 4500 servers, Win2003 R2, Win2008R2, Win 2012R2, VCE vBlock, vSphere 5.5/6.0
• Worked on Windows server upgrade of over 400 servers from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 along with the migration data and the applications.
• Presentation to business units and executives demonstrating VCE VBlock virtualization, UIM provisioning and VDI technologies.
• Monitor and analyze network/system logs for security and performance issues with tools such as GreyLogs, Nagios, Munities, Zabbix, Cacti.
• Deployment of VMware ThinApp for application virtualization for efficient Application installation and maintenance in VDI environment.
• Resolving at least 35 Tickets per day pertaining to Infrastructure Operations Team using the Cherwell Ticketing System Administering and Completing File Share Migration 1000+ shared folders using DFS
• Administering and Troubleshooting issues within apps on Citrix 7.8 using Citrix Director and Citrix Studio
• Using PowerShell scripts to automate processes pertaining to installing software's on Windows Server 2012R2, Administering and implementing Exchange 2007 & Exchange 2013
• Worked on building, configuring and maintaining the solutions utilizing VMware, Automation and VMware NSX
• Involved in designing both internal and external VMware View 4.5 & 4.6 VDI solutions to customer base.
• Deploy and manage VMware horizon view on CISCO UCS for VDI deployment and failover clustered Hyper-V environments.
• XML response parsing using the NSXML Parser and NSXML ParserDelegate
• Creating PowerShell Scripts for Automated Server Management System and Reporting.
• Managing users on ADUC, Using Infoblox Grid Manager to configure DNS and IP entries, GPOs, File & Print Server, IIS (Web Server), SMTP, FTP
• Worked with the team in configuring the environment with HA, DRS, FT, vMotion and Storage vMotion, VMware Data Recovery, VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM), vCenter Operations Manager and VMware View desktop virtualization infrastructure (VDI).
• Implementation and after configuration maintenance of HA, DRS and V Motion, VDI, Vpex and Resource pool.
• Experience in EMC Clarion SAN Storage, NAS storage environment, Responsible for 24×7 production / Development server farm monitoring of 500+ servers utilizing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), administration of SAN Environment using Navisphere Manager.
Cacti Cisco Cisco UCS Citrix DFS DNS EMC FTP HA Hyper-V IIS Infoblox Nagios NAS PowerShell SAN vBlock vCenter vMotion VMWare vSphere Windows Windows Server Zabbix
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System Administrator - VMware/Windows
Information Technology
Apr 2012 - Jun 2015
Responsibilities:
• Design and Implementation of migration strategy for consolidating Data Centers from around the US to new locations in US, which involves more than 1500 virtual machines.
• Experience with AD architecture in a large (more than 10,000 user) environment.
• Responsible for Terminal server builds and Citrix XenApp server deployments in both Physical and Virtual environments. Worked on Citrix streamed services for servers and bare metal and physical targets
• Responsible for 24×7 production / development server farm monitoring, tuning resolutions and Resolving Alerts of 500+ servers utilizing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).
• Worked closely with Network Ops team to configure Cisco Nexus 1000v VDS and VMware VDS and on network isolation of critical VMs using PVLANs
• Worked on SCCM
Cisco Citrix Data Center System Administration VMWare Windows XenAPP
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Information Technology
Jan 2010 - Jan 2013
7+ years of experience in Virtualization with VMware vSphere, ESXi 5.5,5.0,4.1 servers, VMWare NSX, DSV Technologies, vCenter server 5.5,5.0,4.1, VDI, vCenter Converter, VMware Orchestrator (vCO), VCenter Operations Manager and vSphere Replicator
• Experience in deploying Virtual Machines (VM's) through Templates, Converting Physical to Virtual (P2V) and Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) Machines using Platespin, Double take and VMware convertor.
• Expertise with IP sub-netting, VLANs, Load Balancing, & High Availability (HA) architectures
• Experience in ESX Architecture, guest O/S installation, setting up of VM priorities, Cloning, Creating Templates & Snapshots.
• Proficient in Windows 2000/2003/2008/2012R2 server upgrade, Active directory administration
• Experience in Writing/ Maintaining & troubleshooting scripts written both in MS Power Shell and/or VB script for build & operations environment to develop/test/implement automation tools.
• Responsible for 300 users as third level support of 20 applications on XenApp 5.0 and XenApp 6.5/7.6.
• Expertise in Configuring, Maintaining and Troubleshooting different Server Hardware that includes Cisco UCS B-Series & C-Series Servers, HP C7000 Enclosures, BL series blades and DL series Rack mount Servers as well as managing them using the Cisco UCS Manager and HP Onboard Administrator.
• Experience in basic Configurations and Management of Cisco Nexus 9K/7K/5K/3K Switches. TOOLS/METHODS VBlock, VMware vSphere 5.0/5.5/6.0, VCenter Server, 5.0/5.5/6.0, ESX 5.0/5.5/6.0, VDI, VMware Update Manager, HA, DRS, FT, VMotion, Storage VMotion, VMware, HorizonView, VMware Data Center Virtualization, Hyper-V, VCOPS, Cisco ASA, Juniper SRX, IPTABLES, Windows Firewall, Office 365, Microsoft Azure Configuration of DHCP, DNS, Printers, Scanners and Installation of VPN client, ADUC, SCCM, SCOM SQL services, Lync IPv4 and IPv6 addressing & subnetting Ethernet LAN TCP/IP, Switches, Routing Concepts, SLA, blade Servers, C7000 HP Chassis. NetApp V6000 Series, Cisco UCS, Windows Server OS-2003/2008/2008R2/2012R2/2016, Windows 10/7/XP/NT Wintel Servers, Comm Vault 10,11
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MOM/SCOM
Jan 2007 - Jan 2012
WSUS for Windows OS deployment and Patch management.
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Jan 2007 - Jan 2007
MOM/SCOM
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Jan 2007 - Jan 2007
x 386 x 64bit PowerShell.
• Utilized ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tools) to migrate 200 + Accounts, 400 + Groups, and 200 + Computers to the new forest design.
• Upgraded VMware Infrastructure 5.0 to vSphere 5.5 along with updating the vCenter, ESXi Hosts, vSphere client from 5.0 to 5.5 and Virtual machines tools upgrade to 8,9 and 10.
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Education
Osmania University 2005
Certifications
Microsoft MCSE Certified.
VMware VCP Certified
Skills
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VMWare
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Windows
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System Administration
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HA
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vCenter
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Windows Server
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Citrix
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AWS
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AWS EC2
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Cloud Architecture
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Database Backups
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Database Upgrades
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Desktops
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Disaster Recovery
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Linux
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MS Active Directory
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MS Azure
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MS SharePoint
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Routers
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Switches
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Systems Engineering
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UNIX
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Data Center
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XenAPP
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Cacti
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Cisco UCS
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DFS
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DNS
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EMC
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FTP
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Hyper-V
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IIS
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Infoblox
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Nagios
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NAS
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PowerShell
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SAN
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vBlock
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vMotion
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vSphere
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Zabbix
2017
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