Sr. VMware Administrator experienced in managing more than 200 ESXi Hosts and 2000 VMware and physical servers on Windows and Linux globally.Proficiency in installation, configuration, upgrading and managing of Windows server, Citrix XenServer, Desktops and Apps. Competent in migration and troubleshooting of AD, DHCP, DNS, DFS, SCCM and SEP. Experienced in the installation, configuration and upgrading of
Sr. VMware Administrator experienced in managing more than 200 ESXi Hosts and 2000 VMware and physical servers on Windows and Linux globally.Proficiency in installation, configuration, upgrading and managing of Windows server, Citrix XenServer, Desktops and Apps. Competent in migration and troubleshooting of AD, DHCP, DNS, DFS, SCCM and SEP. Experienced in the installation, configuration and upgrading of VMware ESXi hosts and VCenter server. In-depth knowledge of VMware DRS, HA, distributed switches, VMFS, multi-pathing, guest customization scripts, P2V, VLAN tagging, vMotion, storage vMotion, profiles, auto deployment, data protection, update manager, vCenter. VMware Certified Professional Data Center Virtualization. Experienced in Oracle RAC configuration with VMware and clustering for SAP ME. Strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. Adapt to new systems and environments quickly. Great team building skills and contributing member in any team.
Sr. VMware Administrator @ Responsible for all Windows servers (AD, DHCP, DNS, Print and File), Citrix Servers and VMware hosts. Work directly with business and IT associates, and outside various vendors to effectively choose, plan, deploy and maintain system changes. Administer, optimize and support IT systems, Windows Servers, hardware and equipment including VMware, EMC NAS, Active Directory, and custom/3rd party applications. Support all in-house application for Citrix Streaming Profiles and Publishing Applications to users in Citrix.
Installed, configured, managed, implemented and troubleshot File, Print, AD, DHCP, DNS, SCCM and domain controllers across various sites and datacenters
Administer Windows 2003/2008 R2/2012 servers globally also inventory management of existing server environment and gather server utilization statistics such as CPU, disk usage and alert management
Troubleshot Citrix XenServer, XenApp and XenDesktop also provided daily, weekly and monthly health reports on existing Citrix Farm and suggested upgrades of servers or licenses
Planned, installed, configured, managed, troubleshot of ESXi hosts, vCenter Server, VM’s, VMware template, vAPPs, distributed switches, standard switches, storage clusters, DRS, HA, and vMotion configurations
Performed patch management for each quarter for windows servers, Citrix production, ESXi hosts and test servers following proper approval of clients through change management
Built, configured and deployed VMs and templates. Completed Physical-to-Virtual (P2V), Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) and Virtual-to-Physical (V2P) migration of Windows NT, 2000, 2003, 2008, and 2012 as well as Linux servers from VMware, Hyper-V and legacy hardware
Configured VMware clusters, VMFS, networking (port groups), cloning and data stores for projects/VMs that were being on boarded to VMware environment
Configured proactive alerts on vCenter and vCenter operations manager for proactive monitoring of all critical application and database servers From December 2011 to Present (4 years 1 month) Greater Los Angeles AreaServer Administrator (Project Engineer) @ * Acquire, configure and maintain development, test and production servers. Support development, test and production servers including after-hours support and monitoring server usage and up-time.
* Installed, Configured, Managed, Implemented and Troubleshooting of File, Print, AD, DHCP, DNS, SCCM and domain controllers across various sites and Datacenters.
*Provide technical and procedural direction to the company for the actual implementation of the network servers used, as well as interface with internal users, development personnel and other technical staff.
*Provide direction in complex problem solving situations and participate in direct interaction with internal staff as required. Identify process improvement opportunities achievable within EC Outlook through the optimum use of the servers.
*Build and maintain material describing activity levels and possible next steps required for each server. Act as liaison for internal and external communications directly with departments as required. Provide regular status reports and gather requirements from departments and provide input into the infrastructure products that are bought or built.
* Build and maintain the servers required for development work, internal testing, customer testing and production environments. Maintain file version consistency across all development servers. * *Maintain access privileges and account groups as directed by development team.
*Design, implement and maintain a consistent backup and disaster recovery plan.
*Collaborate with operations, QA and third party data centers to provide technical direction on network topologies, server configurations, hardware/software deployments, firewall configurations and other administrative tasks related to the staging and maintenance of company development, testing and production servers.
*Ensure timely and effective delivery of hardware upgrades, network upgrades and new configurations. From November 2009 to November 2011 (2 years 1 month) Project Coordinator @ *Attend client meetings and assist with determination of project requirements
*Assist the PM in the drafting and issuance of project proposals, RFP’s, tenders, budgets, cash flows and preliminary schedules
*Prepare project organization and communication charts
*Chair site meetings and distribute minutes to all project team members
*Track the progress and quality of work being performed by design disciplines/trades
*Use project scheduling and control tools to monitor projects plans, work hours, budgets and expenditures
*Effectively and accurately communicate relevant project information to the client and project team
*Ensure clients’ needs are met in a timely and cost effective manner
*Review field inspection reports from Consultants throughout the lifecycle of the project
*Issue Contracts, Letters of Intent, Purchase Orders, etc.
*Maintain Contract Execution Tracking Log
*Assist the PM in the review of Contractor quotations to ensure that only fair and reasonable pricing is recommended for approval.
*Track & manage contemplated change notices and change orders in the database
*Prepare substantial completion certificates and ensure all required project close out documents are
*Communicate ideas for improving company processes with a positive and constructive attitude, and for developing this attitude in others.
*Keep the Project Manager (PM) and others informed about project status and issues that may impact client relations.
*Prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends; recommending actions.
*Maintains safe and clean working environment by enforcing procedures, rules, and regulations.
*Maintains project data base by writing computer programs; entering and backing up data. From September 2007 to October 2009 (2 years 2 months) Pune Area, India
Bachelor’s Degree, Information Technology, A+ @ Chouksey Engineering College From 2003 to 2007 Omkar Kharwar is skilled in: Servers, VMware, Windows Server, Data Center, Project Management, Windows, Operating Systems, Disaster Recovery, Microsoft Exchange, IT Operations, Team Management, VMware Certified Professional on 5.1, IT Service Management, ITIL, Virtualization
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