Karthik P

System Administrator - 8 Years of Experience - Near 60563


System Administrator


Naperville, IL

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Professional Summary: * Over 8+ years of experience in Datacenter Consolidation, Migration, Business Continuity, Backup, Storage and VMware administration * Designed and Implemented virtualization solutions based on VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0/5.5/5.1/5.0/4.1, ESX 4.1/4.0/3.5/3.0 platform, vCenter 6.0/5.5/5.1/5.0/4.0/2.5 and Vblock 100/200/300/700 series * Excellent experience in managing all aspects of VMware vSphere environments including vSwitches, Distributed Virtual Switches, High Availability, Distributed Resource Scheduler, vMotion, Storage vMotion, VMware Fault Tolerance, ESXi advanced configurations, Horizon View, Network/Storage IO Control, VMFS Datastore, Host profiles, Storage profiles, Resource Management and Performance Monitoring * Hands on experience in Data Center Migration. * Experience with the Remedy and change management process * Strong understanding of VMware Networking concepts like creation of vSwitches, different types of port groups, NIC Teaming and VLAN Problem management on VMwareESXi4X, 5X and Virtual Center and vMotion. * Knowledge of maintaining Business Continuity and performing Disaster Recovery (DR) using VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) * Experience in deploying, troubleshooting and testing Site Recovery Manager (SRM) versions 5.5, 5.1 and 5.0 using array replication on VNX5300 and VMAX. * SME with large scale virtualization experience including SAN, NAS and iSCSI. * Successfully launched VMware Horizon View Related Applications like RDSH, Desktop pool, Application Pool, ThinApp, AppVolume, Workspace etc. * Created, managed, and maintained VMWare ThinApp, VMWare AppVolume, VMWare vRealize, RDSH repositories/farms. * Installed and configured instances of VMware's vRealize Configuration Manager (VCM) for evaluation and initial implementation. * Installed, configured and performed troubleshooting of VMware, Oracle, and Red Hat Products including vCAC, vCloud Director, Infrastructure Navigator, vCOPS, vSphere, vCenter, vCNS, SRM, and vCloud Orchestrator. * Extensive experience with Windows clustering on VMware. Excellent experience with VMware update manager to install patches and perform upgrades on ESXi hosts. * Provisioning and maintaining VMware VDI the entire VDI environment in VMware Horizon View 5.2 with 2,300+ Windows 7 virtual desktops. * Experience in handling P2V and V2V migrations using VMware convertor in a large environment. * Cisco Unified Computing Systems implementation and configuration specific to vSphere, for compute platform high availability, redundancy and elasticity * Experience with Cisco UCS/HP Blades and chassis technology for ESXi hosts * Created new Service Profile templates and various pools (SAN&LAN) on Cisco UCS using Cisco UCS Manager (UCSM) * Deployed new service profiles from the template and also independently on Cisco UCS using Cisco UCS Manager (UCSM) * Have hands on experience on managing Cisco FlexPod (UCS) environments. Responsible for P2C/2C/TCAM test for CAT6K product with Autotest. * Configure/troubleshoot SNMP v2c/v3 on hosts and network devices * Configuring RAID and RAID groups, Storage Pools, Storage virtualization platforms of HC 250 and thick and thin LUNs * Experience in the Server and Desktop Management (Windows Administration), Support, Analysis and Maintenance * Knowledgeable in Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager 2007 and 2012 (SCCM) * Experience of Microsoft Server 2012 / 2016 Operating Systems. * Did Microsoft Patch deployment using SCCM 2007 / 2010 and WSUS. * Automate daily task in managing SCCM servers including generating reports and monitoring of SCCM infrastructure health. * More than 6+ years provided day-to-day system administration and technical support for Windows 2003, 2008 and 2012 servers. * Experience in working all size of environments and an excellent team player. * Involved in creating Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documents for managing and troubleshooting day to day issues. * Lead solution deployment projects including hands on configuration of converged and hyper converged infrastructure. Supported converged infrastructure and virtual environment.