Protocol Analyzers: Agilent San tester, Xgig Analyzer, FC protocol Analyzer, Ethereal, WAN Simulator
NetApp Certified Data Administrator
Brocade Certified Fabric Professional
SNIA Certified Storage Professional
CiscoSan Jose, CASenior Software QA Engineer04/2015 to Current
Completely own the responsibility of QA verification and validation of UCS director integration with ACI SDN controller.
Understand customer topologies and validate internally and provide OOB Workflows/tasks through which customers could deploy the solution.
Worked on features such as Tenant Onboarding, Application Container deployment, L4L7 service insertion, ASA state full HA Failover, Shared L3OUT, SSL Offload, Single ARM LB and two arm LB deployments.
multiple reference architecture documents which are further converted to Cisco
validated designs and are referred by external customers and partners.
Redesigned existing testbeds to support new configuration needs resulting in Capex savings for BU and customer moving to production on time.
Led the team to revamp test cases from multiple releases and achieved 40% reduction in total number of test cases and closed lot test gaps.
Created ramp up plan and provided indepth training sessions and hands on Lab exercises to new engineers in the team resulting in completing release execution on time.
Interfacing with customers and participating in customer escalation calls to solve problems encountered on the field.
Received Amaze award for Intensely Focus On Customers.
NetAppBangalore, KarnatakaMember Technical Staff07/2010 to 03/2015
Responsible for delivery of SAN (FC, FCIP & ISCSI) and NAS (NFS & CIFS) protocol and their associated features.
Worked on different software features of NetApp CDOT SAN Features such as Thin Provisioning, Lun Cloning, Read Only Luns, Sync/Async Snap mirror, Snap Vault, Metro Cluster, Hybrid aggregates, flash pools, Larger Aggregates, Ip Spaces, Vstorage, Deduplication and Compression.
Good Knowledge of internal concepts of how ONTAP file subsystem work (WAFL) and associated functional layers (RAID, Storage, Networking, Data protection).
Expertise with high availability features such as Takeover/Giveback, Non disruptive vol movements, Aggregate relocation, Lif Migration, Non disruptive upgrades (Rolling and Batch) etc.
Performed On tap upgrade and revert testing to maintenance and patch releases, performed hardware replacements for failed NV ram cards, FC initiator and target cards, Cluster switch failures, Cluster interconnect failures.
Worked on hardware refreshes, configuring a complete new system and migrating the data and decommissioning the old hardware.
Write test plans for various full version and patch/maintainance releases.
Conduct organizational level technical talks, seminars and webinars.
Certificate of Recognition for improving the Supportability functionality.
Certificate of Recognition for successfully leading the Sierra Nevada release.
Brocade (HCL Technologies)Chennai, TamilNaduLead Engineer07/2008 to 06/2010
Worked on qualification of 5100, 5300,7800 Switches and FX8-24, FC4-18i blades on DCX Backbone director.
Extensively worked on different software features such as Zoning (Broadcast, Traffic Isolation QOS, Redirection), ISL Trucking, Radius, E_Port Authentication, SNMP, Virtual Fabrics, Admin Domains, Access control lists, Chap Authentication.
Worked with access gateways Brocade 300 family switches that use NPIV to connect multiple initiators to a single fabric port.
Configuring and monitoring FICON extension solutions, validated Tape write pipelining and read pipelining features.
Extensive knowledge analyzing the support save, port error logs and switch error logs, Resolving E-Port segmentation issues, and Performance issues due to oversubscription of ports or under subscription of ports.
Found 100+ defects for Discovery software release and Received Certificate of Appreciation from Sr.
Director (Surya Turaga), Engineering operations for the Quality of work done.
McData Corporation (HCL Technologies)Chennai, TamilNaduLead Engineer07/2005 to 06/2008
Responsible for Platform and system style verification of EOSc platforms (M4500, M4700, M6064, M 6140, I10k).
Handling different features such as Zoning, Port fencing, NPIV, Domain Offset, Fabric Binding, E Port and F-Port Authentication (EOSc).
Handling different features such as virtual fabrics, Partitioning, CP database replication EOSn).
Was involved in interoperability testing of these router products with different vendors such as Cisco, QLogic and Brocade.
Was part of 6 releases in which I took up many critical features such as Element Manager, In band discovery, Show Route & Hide Route, Zoning Modules, I10k Virtual Fabrics, LMQ, Brocade switch Qualification, FCR routing, Fabric Binding FICON NPIV etc.,.
Received Certificate of Appreciation from Vice President, (Zahid Hussain), Engineering for the Quality of work done during Cougar 5.0 and 5.1 releases.
B.Tech:Electronics and Communication Engineering2005Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India
MBA:General Management Program2012Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India