Over 7 years of experience in Enterprise Storage (SAN/NAS) and system administration.
Certified EMC professional and implementation engineer.
Experience in evaluating and architecting SAN policies and procedures to help customers improve their existing SAN infrastructure.
Strong functional experience with an in-depth level of understanding in the strategy and practical implementation of AWS cloud-specific technologies including Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), AWS Simple Storage Service (S3), AWS EBS, data migration, Storage gateways, Elastic IPs, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and Cloud Watch.
Expert in administration, maintenance and optimization of EMC storage products including (but not limited to) Powermax, VMAX3, VMAX, VNX2, XtremIO, Isilon.
Experience in implementing array-based migrations using NDM or SRDF and host-based migrations using PPME.
Experience in design and implementation of remote replications and disaster recovery solutions using SRDF-S/A.
Experience in design and implementation of local replication using SnapVx, TimeFinder Clone and SnapView.
Experience in host-based migration using VERITAS Software Foundation.
Experience in administrating using VERITAS enterprise administrator.
Expertise in administration and monitoring of NetApp, Pure, IBM v7000.
Experienced in migrating from NetApp 7-mode to C-mode array using the 7-mode transition tool.
Experience in provisioning multiprotocol NAS volumes (Windows and UNIX) and setup security as per business so that only a specific group can use that volume from either of the OS.
Experience in administering both CIFS and NFS on NetApp and VNX file.
Experience with configuration and management of file storage with NetApp 7-mode, C-mode using OnCommand System Manager, VNX5500/5700 series using Unisphere Manager, NS 480/704/NS40G/80G using Celerra Manager.
Experience in installation, configuration and maintenance of Brocade switches using Brocade CLI, Web Tools, Fabric Manager, Connectrix.
Experienced in configuring VSANs on Cisco MDS using Cisco CLI, Fabric Manager and DCNM.
Knowledge in Federated Tiered Storage (FTS), TimeFinder VP-Snaps introduced in VMAX.
Experience in implementing FAST VP on VMAX and FAST in VNX arrays.
Experience in performance monitor/analysis using SPA and Unisphere Analyzer.
Experience in generating host remediation report using EMC Host Environment Analysis Tool (HEAT), E-lab advisor and grab analysis reports.
Possesses hands on expertise in troubleshooting day-to-day SAN/Storage and host related issues.
Good communication and mentoring skills and capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously.
Deployed and managed storage gateways to support data migration to AWS
Extensive experience on Storage gateways, S3 buckets, Policies, Lifecycle rules, storage classes, Policies, Cross region replications (CORS), encryption
Assisted in design, deployment and configuration of EMC VMAX3 arrays along with various other EMC Arrays
Implemented SRDF/A for setting up Disaster Recovery between VMAX3 to VMAX3 and enabled consistency at RDF Group level
Created Dynamic RDF groups and RDF devices in order to implement SRDF/A using SymCLI and Unisphere Manager
Performed POC for Pure FlashBlades replication between primary and DR sites
Planned and scheduled meetings with LOB and server owners for migration project
Involved in migrating terabytes of data from VMAX-20k's to VMAX-3's using NDM (non-disruptive migration)
Migrated terabytes of data from DMX arrays to VMAX3 arrays via host-based migrations methods
Storage virtualization using ViPR Controller to deploy virtual data center, arrays, storage pools
Provisioned storage using EMC ViPR Controller, configured virtual arrays, created virtual pools and registered new hosts
Provision storage from different arrays from EMC (VMAX, VNX, XtremIO, Isilon), NetApp (7-mode, C-mode), IBM v7000, Pure
Involved in VPLEX implementation and allocated storage from VPLEX to various Operating Systems
Implemented VPLEX for data migration into DR environment
Administered VIPR SRM to perform monitoring, reporting and alerting
Implemented and maintained VDI workloads on XtremIO
Implemented FAST-VP on VMAX array to give best performance for different applications
Worked in disaster recovery team to perform DR exercise to check data consistency at remote site
Worked on Isilon creating SMB shares and NFS exports along with creating snapshots on Isilon
Migrated storage from NetApp 7-mode to NetApp C-mode using 7-mode transition tool
Provisioned storage on NetApp Cluster-mode arrays for migrations
Provisioned volumes from NetApp C-mode array with mixed security style (NFS and CIFS) for access from both Windows and Unix Servers
Configured name mapping on NetApp C-mode arrays for allowing mixed share to be accessed by both Windows and UNIX
Created volumes (NTFS), CIFS shares on filers/clusters using OnCommand System Manager
Create Source and Target volumes and perform cloning from source volume to target volume
Administration of EMC Unity, Isilon (file and block) along with replication
Plan and perform disaster recovery for arrays between datacenters
Provision storage on IBM Storwize (v7000) arrays and replicated volumes for DR via global mirror with change volumes
Managed ESX datastores from various arrays in VMware Vsphere client
Experience in Virtualization technologies like installing, configuring, and VMware vSphere 5/6.X
Creation, management, administration and maintenance of virtual servers and clients
Extensive knowledge in advance features like ESX VMOTION, SVMOTION, HA and DRS
Experience inP2V, V2V MIGRATION using VMware Converter
Creating host and client VM templates and cloning
Plan and design disaster recovery for oracle database team using SRDF and clones
Experience on CI (Converged Infrastructure) on Flash Stack and Flash Blades and HCI (Hyper Converged Infra) on vxrack
Allocate storage from VMAX 10/20k/40k and VMAX-3 using Unisphere Manager by creating initiator groups, Port groups, storage Groups, Volumes and masking views
Support and perform troubleshooting issues on Storage Arrays - VMAX's, DMX, VNX, Isilon, XtremIO, NetApp, IBM
Actively worked with Storage vendors for hardware and troubleshooting issues
Worked on setting up new array implementation
From contacting and communicating with facilities, monitoring new array, vender setup, replication configuration, perform admin roles for production use
Provision storage from EMC XtremIO array as per requirement from DBA
Actively involved in design of migration methods by discussing with system/database administrators and application owners
Setup snapshots for NAS volumes and responsible for cleaning up snapshots for business when requested
Extend qtrees and provide quotas for different servers from provided requirement
Experience in configuring export policies
Provision CIFS volumes from NetApp array and provide share to specific user group
Configured VSAN's, Port Channel, TE ports and performed zone administration on fabric to do migration according to requirements
Perform Zoning on CISCO MDS switches for UNIX servers and windows servers using DCNM tool
Involved in migrating SAN environment from Cisco MDS 9513 to Cisco 9710
Performed zoning on Brocade using Connectrix Manager
Performed Firmware upgrade and downgrade (Fabric OS) on Brocade switches
Performed archiving & restoring Brocade switch configurations on Brocade switches
Participated in 24/7 on call rotation, actively worked on troubleshooting issues
Ensured involvement of storage vendors where deemed necessary
Worked with application teams and DBA's to get requirements and provision storage accordingly
Utilized ServiceNow, HP Service manager to maintain tickets within SLA
Managed physical storage for VM's
Utilized ViPR SRM for historic reporting on capacity and performance of arrays, switches and servers
SAN/Storage Administrator, 07/2013 to 03/2014 Sacramento Municipal Utility Department – Sacramento, CA
Migrated more than 25TB of data using VERITAS Enterprise Administrator
Planned and implemented host-based migrations for servers on DMX-4 to VMAX, which is completely online using VERITAS Storage foundation
Day to day tasks includes storage allocation from VMAX, DMX, VNX, CX and zoning, troubleshooting storage connectivity issues, performance issues
Implemented mission critical data Disaster Recovery using SRDF/S between DMX-4 and DMX-3 arrays at remote site, for production systems requiring fastest recovery with zero RPO
Allocated storage using Auto-provisioning groups feature of VMAX by creating storage groups, port groups, initiator groups and masking views using Symcli 7.X and SMC 7.X to various operating systems including VMWARE as well as clusters
Actively involved in design of migration methods by discussing with system/database administrators and application owners
Generated and analyzed emcgrab and HEAT reports on multiple hosts to troubleshoot SAN storage related issues including identifying software requirements to bring up server to current EMC Standards
Migrated data from DMX to VMAX using PPME for windows servers
All servers are migrated non-disruptively from DMX and CLARiiON to VMAX and VNX storage arrays using powerpath migration enabler
Worked on windows 2003 and 2008 clusters and performed failover and failback
Installed and monitored powerpath on all servers to support load balancing issues
Implemented Virtual/Thin Provisioning on VMAX 20K using Symcli and SMC
Implemented FAST-VP on VMAX and Fast on VNX-5500/5700
Created and rebalanced thin pools on VMAX arrays
Expanded LUN to Striped or Concatenated MetaLUN using SymCLI
Implemented Business Continuity Solutions using TimeFinder Clone/Snap using Replication Manager
Migrated terabytes of data from several DMX/CX/IBM arrays to VMAX using Open Replicator and Open Migrator
Migrated data from CX-4 to VNX5700 by using Replication Manager and SanCopy
Implemented consistent data replication setup symreplicate to run on regular interval for critical applications between 2 DMX-4s using SRDF/AR based on RPO requirement
Created and deleted RDF pairs dynamically using symrdf createpair and deletepair and managed RDF sessions using RDF type device groups and symrdf query
Created CGs and started remote replication from VNX to VMAX and VMAX to VMAX
Knowledge transfer to customer on different RPA scenarios, storage provisioning to RPA from VNX and VMAX arrays, creating consistency group, modifying existing CG, removing CG
Worked on VERITAS enterprise administrator for creating disk groups and volumes with EMC disks for windows systems
Cleaned up Disk groups and removed disks using VERITAS enterprise administrator
Collected host information on CLARiiON Storage array and decommissioned hosts that are inactive and are not using CLARiiON array
Reclaimed SAN disks from DMX-4, VMAX and CLARiiON for servers that are inactive and not in use
Performed zoning on Cisco MDS switches as well as on Brocade switches
Removed zones on Cisco MDS switch using Cisco DCNM
Performed Zone administration on fabric to do migration according to requirements
Provisioned storage from Netapp Storage array
Worked with team for moving CLARiiON from one physical block to another physical block on site
Created documents for reclamations on DMX-4 and CLARiiON
Created complete documentation that includes DMX-4, CLARiiON and VMAX storage provisioning
Created documents for day-to-day operations and activities on VMAX, DMX-4 and CLARiiON array
Storage Administrator, 10/2012 to 06/2013 Btree Solutions – Herndon, VA
Day to day management of SAN environment, storage provisioning, zoning, registering hosts, create RAID groups, Binding LUN, enabling Access Logix, creating Storage Groups using Navisphere Manager and Symcli along with maintaining high availability as per EMC best practices
Implemented Virtual Provisioning in DMX-4 using thin pools with oversubscription for maximum utilization of storage assets
Allocated storage from VNX and CLARiiON using Unisphere Manager, Navisphere Manager and NaviSecCLI by creating storage pools/Raid Group, luns, and storage groups
Implemented disaster recovery solution MirrorView/A/S for remote replication between VNX5700 arrays
Implemented various business continuity data recovery, backup operations using TimeFinder Mirror/Clone/Snap local replication, SRDF remote replication and storage provisioning
Implemented disaster recovery solution MirrorView/A/S sessions for remote replication across geographically distant CLARiiON CX3-80 and CX700 arrays for continuous remote replication that protects most critical data in event of unplanned outage
Implemented online/hot backup, space saving logical copy SnapView Snapshots feature of CLARiiON, on production data for immediate access by backup and decision-making groups
Implemented thin provisioning on CLARiiON CX4 arrays using Navisphere Manager
Created and managed TimeFinder/Mirror sessions using device groups on regular interval to provide data change rate by performing full/incremental Establish and Split actions
Discovered VMAX, DMX, CLARiiON, Switches and Hosts in ECC Console
Administration of ECC, monitoring alerts, set data collection policies and alert thresholds, responsible for testing and verifying device configuration recommendation to enhance EMC array performance
Installed Solutions Enabler 7.x and SMC 7.x
Monitored performance of CLARiiON using Performance Manager and Navisphere Analyzer
Setup alerts for monitoring of thin pools usage on both CLARiiON and VMAX and expanded pools accordingly
Involved in administration of NS 480/ NS 704 NAS Celerra systems including creation of file systems, exporting and mounting CIFS/NFS shares and configuring network interfaces
Implemented online full volume physical copy Snap View clone feature of CLARiiON for data warehouse applications running across heterogeneous platforms
Implemented SAN expansion by joining new switches to existing fabric or merging two fabrics with minimal or no disturbance to production
Involved in installation and configuration of ECC 6.1 and took care of installing agents for hosts in production
Involved in team of managing NS40G/80G NAS Celerra systems using Celerra Manager and CLI
Installed and configured Navisphere Agent/CLI on UNIX and Windows Servers
Installed, upgraded and monitored powerpath on all servers to support load balancing issues
Good knowledge on identifying and resolving SAN cable and configuration issues
Generated health reports periodically and took necessary action required to keep environment up
Bachelors of Engineering: Information Technology
Masters of Science: Software Engineering, 2011 East Carolina University - Greenville, NC
Master of Science: Managing Information Technology, 2015 Sullivan University - Lexington,KY