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StreetHartford, , Cell


VCP / VMware Consultant


CORE COMPETENCIES: VMware ESX 2.5x / 3.0 / 3.5 / vSphere 4.1, vCenter 4.1 / Virtual Center 2.0/2.5, Active Directory, Group Policy, Systems support; Implementation and design; Data Integrity/Recovery; IIS 6/7, PowerShell, Server and Data center migration, SAN EMC CLARiiON iSCSI, Navisphere Manager

* Platforms: Microsoft Windows® operating systems XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2008 R2, Linux Red Hat 5, VMware ESX 2.5 and ESX 3.5, vSphere 4.1


* Networking: TCP/IP, WINS, ISO/OSI, DNS, DHCP, Ethernet, VPN, SSL, ISA Server 2004


* Tools: PowerShell, VMware Converter, ISA 2004 Firewall, Ghost, Symantec Virus Protection Utilities, Microsoft Office System 2007 (including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint®, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Outlook®), Remote Desktop, Marimba Admin Tuner, Veritas Net Backup, Backup Exec and Exec View




IBM Global Services, Southbury CT.
VMware Consultant                 April 2010 -- Present
Support multiple VMware Environments ranging from ESX 3.0 to vSphere 4
·   Complete migration of the entire ESX 3.5 stack to vSphere 4, implementing the following features
Ø   Install and configure Cisco Nexus 1000v
Ø   Host profiles
Ø   Fault Tolerance
Ø   DRS / HA Clusters
Ø   Install and configure ESX host behind a fire / Work closely with network and security teams accomplish proper communications
Ø   ESX host security Hardening, to pass security compliance
Ø   Build out underline ESX host environment to support Citrix


IRS (Internal Revenue Service), Hartford CT

VMware Consultant  July 2009 -- November 2009

14 Site Deployment / Migration of VMware ESX 3.5 / 4.0

·   Create and document test plans for each site

·   Build and document vSphere Servers, and vCenter Enterpise Plus

1.   Install and configure SLQ 2005 servers to support vSphere / vCenter Database

2.   Update Manager installation and configuration

3.   Create and Test Linked Mode for second vSphere environment

4.   Platforms HP

5.   Virtual Connect Modules

6.   Resolve technical issues within the environment

7.   Create Security Groups for HP Suite of Applications as it relates to vSphere 4 security





WeatherPredict, North Carolina

VMware Consultant    February 2009 -- June 2009

·   VMware Consultant working with a team conducting POC (Proof Of Concept) for WeatherPredict

·   Multiple Vendors included

1.   EMC -- Testing and implementation of CLARiiON CX-240

2.   DELL -- PowerEdge Servers for ESX and VirtualCenter platforms

3.   VMware -- VMware ESX 3.5, VirtualCententer 2.5 running on Dell PowerEdge servers with EMC SAN

4.   CISCO -- Switches

5.   RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)




·   Physical Host to VM NFS File Copy Test

·   Physical Host to original NFS File Copy Test

·   VMware Host to VM NFS File Copy Test

·   Model Test -- File level Backup of Data Volume ( Traditional WeatherPredict Backup)

·   Model Test -- SAN Backup of Data Volume

·   Traditional Server Image builds VS VMware Image Build

·   Stress test of all Virtualized VMs running NFS




UBS, Stamford CT             September 2008 - December 2008

VMware Consultant       

·   Supported a Multi-Site VMware Infrastructure from USA, Switzerland to the UK, including cross platform operating systems support.

·   VMware ESX 3.1 and ESX 3.5 / VirtualCenter 2.x and 2.5

o   Operating Systems deployed in the ESX environment, Windows, Red Hat Linux, and Solaris.

·   Work on transitioning VMware Infrastructure to Unix Support team, and conduct knowledge transfer and training, with supporting documentation.

·   Consolidated datacenter with ESX 3.5 and build out new ESX environment

o   Storage infrastructure included a mix of EMC CLARiiON and Symmetrix DMX

o   Hardware consisted of HP Proliant Servers

·   ESX configuration included HA, DRS, Vmotion and Update Mangager

·   Evaluated Site Recovery Manager in a lab environment with EMC CLARiiON Storage









Probuild, Denver CO  March, 2008 - April 2008  

VMware Consultant

·   Redesign their ESX Hosts configuration to reflect best practices

·   Work closely with the Altiris team to help script the ESX host and Virtual Machine installs

·   Build out new ESX clusters using best practice implementation

·   VMware DRS, HA, VMotion, Storage VMotion and VMware Update Manager configuration

·   Migrated 60 Windows and Linux Virtual Machines from Clariion to Symmetrix Storage, using VMware Storage VMotion

All new procedures were documented


Reeds Business, Denver Colorado, LA California  January 2008 - March 2008

VMware Consultant

·   P2V migration of 85 physical server to new ESX 3.5 environment from California to Colorado

·   Performed post cleanup work on all P2Vd machines

·   Troubleshoot and reconfigure ESX clusters

·   Performance tuning and resource allocation

·   Post support of Windows 2003 web IIS 6 servers, reconfigure and test all websites after migration



Pitney Bowes, Danbury CT  December 2007

VMware Consultant

·   Transition customer from a VMware test environment to a production ready implementation.

·   Build out two ESX cluster consisting of 4 Nodes each

·   Implemented DRS, HA, VMotion

·   Performed testing and commission plans for each cluster

·   Documented and script the ESX install using shell scripts and kickstart configuration file




The Hartford Insurance, Hartford CT  April 2007 - October 2007

VMware Systems Admin  (Contractor)

·   Support and maintain multiple VMware environments, consisting of Vmware ESX 2.5 and 3.0

·   VirtualCenter Administration and provisioning of new virtual machines

·   Physical to Virtual Migrations (P2V) using the following tools

o   PlateSpin PowerConvert, Vmware Converter and ESX Migrator

·   Build and configure ESX servers, using scripted installation,

·   Work closely with SAN and Network engineers in delivering a robust and fault tolerant virtual Infrastructure.

·   Setup and configure Vmware HA and DRS clusters for load balancing and failover.





Pepsi Bottling Group, Summers NY, Salem NC, Plano Texas  April 2006 - December 2006

Senior systems Engineer  (Employee)

Key technical player in the establishment and implementation of a functioning 2.53 VMware Infrastructure

Tactically and strategically resolved more than a few serious problems in the VMware Farm's infancy


Roles and responsibility:

·   Perform role by independently completing projects as assigned by the business, and in compliance with enterprise policies and standards

·   Resolve complex problems while demonstrating analytical thinking and expertise in : Crystal Reports environment, IIS, and the VMware implementation

·   Solicit input from several sources and move towards resolution when facing adversity or ambiguity

·   Leadership role in establishing EAM Windows VMware Support as a World Class service provider within Pepsi Bottling Group by developing procedures, processes, and partnerships that facilitate superior customer service, rapid system provisioning, incident management and full lifecycle performance management. Develop strategic relationships with our vendor's service providers to ensure success.

·   Managed and maintained the VMware environment, running on Dell 6850 servers, migrating and load balancing applications in VMware ESX 2.5 and ESX 3.0.1 Farms / Datacenter. Monitor and load balance the environment using VirtualCenter

·   Rapid server provisioning using VirtualCenter, and P2V migrations

·   Support the application team to meet the requirements of the business.



Pratt and Whitney, East Hartford CT  March 2005 - March 2006

Systems Engineer / Administrator  (Contractor)

Implement the consolidation of NT 4.0 domain controllers and member servers with new HP servers,

DL380, DL580 systems, this is in support of the windows 2003 migration and consolidation of all windows NT 4.0 servers to Active Directory, Manage the migration of users and groups using Aelita migration tool,

migrated WINS, DNS and Exchange servers, participated in VMware ESX 2.5 lab configurations and testing.


Implement and managed projects that require getting new racks and server setup and configured in the data center, this entails receiving the servers and racks from the loading dock, to working with various teams such as facilities management and the network team to ensure proper networks drops and power are in place, to racking, cabling, loading the OS, working with application and testing team, also interfacing with security to ensure the servers are up to date with all patches and fixes to passing security scans using ESM, all the while following strict change control management before servers go to production.





Cigna Healthcare, Bloomfield CT  April 2004 - March 2005

Systems Engineer / Administrator  (Contractor)

Prepared network infrastructure in support of Operations Readiness Testing (ORT), and System Unit Testing, interfacing with software developers and system architects to implement and support the necessary infrastructure.
·   Rack and install various IBM and HP servers
·   IBM series Servers 342, 345, 346 360, 365, 455
·   HP Servers LC 2000, LH 4000, LH 6000
Raid 1 and 5 configurations, including IBM - EXP 300 External Raid units with partitioning to support two or more servers for load balancing or failover, configured and installed fiber attached SAN connections, for backup using Tivoli storage manager, other backup implementation includes
·   Installing and configuring IBM - Media server
·   IBM Robotic Library
·   HP Media Library
Software used for backup on these devices is
·   Backup Exec 6.5, 8.6 and 9.0, Tivoli storage manager for local and remote backups of servers

Windows NT, 2000 and 2003 server build, with Microsoft and IBM server products
·   IIS 6.0 build and configuration according to standard, to support internal web sites
·   SQL and UDB sever build and configuration, to support database environment.
·   Exchange 2003 server build, front end and backend configurations to support Outlook.
·   Domain controllers and Active Directory server build and configuration
·   File Print and Application servers
·   Windows XP and NT 4 workstation builds in support of end user application testing and certification.
Install and configure KVM (Keyboard Video and Mouse) Cybex 4040 systems console to connect to all servers on the network

Virtual Server: Support for Microsoft Virtual server 2005
Install and implement virtual server in Cigna's Test environment to help reduce the number of test servers.
·   All new servers were built on Windows server 2003 which acts as the host for the virtual servers.
·   Existing servers were subsequently migrated to the virtual environment, one virtual server could support upwards of 14 migrated servers.

Robert Half Technology, Harford CT, Springfield MA  May 2003 -September 2003

Network Engineer   (Contractor)

Successfully install and upgraded network infrastructure for the SIMON group at the Waterford mall, this entails the installation of a new rack, the upgrading of several pieces of equipment such as: Cisco 7246 UBR ROUTER, APC PDU, WAVECOM MEDIA CONVERTER and the installation of new equipment in the existing infrastructure, Cisco Catalyst switch, 1700 series Cisco Router and 924 UBR ROUTER, the local LAN was connected to the main office via a T1 line.

Cigna Healthcare, Bloomfield CT  October 2002 - December 2002

Mobile Server Engineer  (Contractor)

·   Responsibilities included: Lead and support a group of deployment technicians in support of the Windows XP deployment to each business unit
·   Build and QA all systems for deployment using standardized ghost images, interface with software distribution to ensure the correct applications were distributed to each build through marimba application
·   Backup and secure user data using Veritas backup exec, troubleshoot and resolve any issues with the mobile server ensured that each business unit had the necessary follow up support.



Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Ledyard CT  August 2002 - October 2002

Deployment Technician  (Contractor)

·   Deployed Windows XP on 2500 desktops and laptops
·   Installed and configured various client applications
·   Resolve issues with Outlook and network attached printers
·   Ensure all user profiles and data is setup correctly after the migration


Pfizer Research and Development, New London CT, Manhattan NY   July 2001 - August 2002

Technical Support,                     (Contractor)
Support windows 2000 migration of 7000 users, and resolve issues beyond the help desk, Documented issues associated with the migration, Desk side support and training of the users on the new environment
Ghosting, Imaging, VPN, Active Directory, SMS 2.0, Outlook 2000, TCP/IP, Exceed, Reflections, IBM ThinkPad's and Netvista system support,
Certified in house by Pfizer to provide technical and customer service support for their Clinical and none Clinical environments, promoted to provide level three support for the deployment technician



IBM Global Services, Southbury CT   February 2001 - May 2001

Systems Administrator                     (Contractor)

Network infrastructure Support at IBM Global Services, NOC center
Supported various web server platforms and network infrastructure
Monitored web server farm utilizing, Tivoli Net view, HP open view, following escalation path to resolution and completion, providing change management control and documentation using Lotus Notes 5.0
Platforms supported - AIX, Linux, Windows 2000 Server, Cisco routers
Interface between E-Business Clients and onsite Lotus Notes, NT, AIX administrators to resolve and implement changes on the web servers and network infrastructure.
Install and configure AIX on IBM RS6000 systems
Monitor for proper fail over of Web servers and various cluster servers.


Aetna Health Care, Hartford CT August 2000 - December 2000
Migration Technician / Desktop (Contractor)
Migrated 3500 desktops to windows NT 4 platform installed network Printers
Prepared systems for migration using Ghost images
Installed and configured applications such as PeopleSoft HR, Documentum, for the insurance environment.
Installed configured and troubleshoot RAS configuration for remote users    

Reach Communications Ltd, California Feb 2000 - June 2000
Linux Technician (Contractor)
Bradley International Airport, Hartford CT
Red Hat Linux workstation installation and support
CSU / DSU and basic Cisco configuration



Professional Training and Certifications

VMware Certified Professional) VCP 2.5, 3.0, 4.0
MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)
Pursuing EMC Proven Professional certification
Also working on Red Hat Linux Certification