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VMware Consultant


VMware Certified Professional

VCP 3.X (VI3) / 2.X, EMCIE, MCSE, MCP

SENIOR SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT

A Solid Track Record of Multiple Successes in Meeting and Exceeding Project Goals
Specializing in Server Virtualization/Consolidation, SAN convergence, High Availability and Windows 2003 Infrastructure

        Well-versed in entire project life cycle, from conception to completion; precise, quality-driven approach to projects, balancing creativity with
logical design to meet and surpass expectations.
        Effective communicator able to exceed in both team-based and self-managed settings; build strong client and team member relationships through
quality of support and communications.
Technical Background:
Software:        •        VMware Software: VMware ESX Server 2.0 through 3.5 (VI3), VirtualCenter, VMotion, HA, DRS, Site Recovery Manager (SRM), Update
Manager, vRanger, P2V, Server, and Workstation.
•        High Availability: Microsoft Cluster Services (MSCS), Neverfail, EMC Replistor, Veritas Cluster Server (VCS), Veritas Volume Replicator (VVR), Veritas
NetBackup, Veritas BackupExec, Symantec LiveState.
•        SAN: EMC Navisphere, EMC SnapView, EMC SAN Copy, EMC PowerPath, EMC Replication Manager SE (RMSE), NetApp DataOntap, NetApp
SnapMirror, Microsoft iSCSI Initiator, and WinTarget
•        Microsoft Windows Server 2003 technologies: Active Directory, DNS, LCS 2005, MOM 2005, IIS, Exchange Server 2003, SQL, Microsoft Virtual Server
2005, and IIS.
Hardware:        EMC CLARiiON: CX Series and FC4700.  NetApp: FAS270 and FAS250.  Fibre Channel Switches: Brocade Silkworm and McData.  Other SANs:
Dell PowerVault 650 / 660, HP MSA1000, and Lefthand.  Servers: HP Proliant, Dell PowerEdge, and IBM Netfinity.
Platforms:        Windows 2000/2003/2008, Windows 2003 Enterprise, Windows 2003 Enterprise R2, Windows 2003 64-Bit, Windows XP, Windows 9x, NetWare,
Redhat Linux, and Suse Linux.
Professional Experience
VMware Subcontractor /         March 2008 – Present
VMware Resident
Currently represent VMware to provide engineering and support for the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) contract.  Requires 100% travel.  Highlights:
        Currently designing VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and EMC RecoverPoint solution to be certified for implementation within NMCI server
farms.  Solution will obtain automated site failover operations in the event of a disaster.  Responsible for implementing solution within EDS engineering
lab for proof of concept.
        Wrote VMware Site Recovery Manager position paper to gain additional research budget and test product for NMCI site based rapid recovery and
business continuity.
        Formally briefed decision makers and engineers on a variety of VMware products and how it benefits the NMCI enterprise.
        Facilitated a disaster recovery demonstration using VMware SRM to simulate site failover for mail services.
        Test and developed installation documents for VMware VirtualCenter and Update Manager for distribution to 28 NMCI server farms.

  October 2007 – March 2008
VMware Architect
Primarily responsibilities include leading efforts for architecting and performing server migrations within a target VMware ESX platforms for the Defense
Logistics Agency (DLA) and HP hosted datacenters.  Highlights:
        First project entailed leading the migration test, development and production ESX servers from DLA facility to HP hosted datacenter.  Platform
consists of web server VMs and SQL cluster VMs.

  2003 – October 2007
Senior Solutions Architect
Architect and implement virtualization solutions using VMware ESX Server and EMC CLARiiON SAN. Achieve high density server consolidation for
Windows 2003 forests with Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, MOM, and SMS.  Achieve local high availability (HA) with a combination of SAN and clustering
technologies.  Implement WAN replication utilizing VMware, CLARiiON, and Windows to accomplish COOP or DR Failover.  Highlights:
        Initially lead efforts for architecting and implementing a unified messaging solution for Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) using VMware and NetApp
storage to host latest Exchange 2007, OCS 2007, and other Microsoft applications.
        Architected and implemented COOP/DR using VMware VI3 and NetApp SnapMirror technology at US Army Europe (USAREUR) between two remote
datacenters located in Germany.
        Pre-sales activities, architecture and implementation of VMware ESX environments for DOD customers including Ft. Carson Army DOIM, US
Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC).
        Speaker at VMworld ‘06 for break-out session about HA, disaster recovery and COOP solutions with VMware VI3 and the Microsoft server platform.
        Involved with pre-sales activities, design and architecture of EMC TDS (Tactical Data Suite) with VMware VI3, Microsoft and various replication
technologies.
        Architect SAN Infrastructure for DOD customers including US Northern Command headquarters (NORTHCOM), NORTHCOM JASIN, and Fort Carson
Army DOIM
        EMC Residency Position with NORAD / NORTHCOM J6 at Peterson Air Force Base to install, configure and maintain EMC Clariion CX700 arrays for
classified and unclassified networks.
        Architect and design work for Fort Carson tactical deployed storage solution using NetApp iSCSI arrays, Veritas Storage Foundation HA, and
physical hardware.  Commands currently operating with the suite in Iraq: 3ACR 4BCT 3ID and 43ASG.
        Collaborated with NORTHCOM Infrastructure team to architect and design a new Active Directory Infrastructure to facilitate a 3-dimentional multiple
geographic domain model.

  2001 – 2003
Lead Systems Engineer  
Earned recognition for efforts as Technical Lead and Senior Technical Expert in Navy Marines Corps mission-critical Intranet project involving
integration of EMC Clariion Storage Area Network, Windows 2000 server, and StorageTek tape libraries. Assisted in pre-site planning activities,
performed QA testing on hardware components, and fused Windows 2000 domains to existing enterprise.
        Collaborated with cross-functional project teams on 13 installations and 6 upgrades for server farms, leading 5 projects and functioning as Storage
Engineer for prior projects.  Required 100% travel.
        Communicated and worked closely with management and team members to drive on-time, on-target project completion, accomplishing many
initiatives ahead of schedule.
        Trained and evaluated 20 engineers for Dell PowerVault 650/630 enclosures and Windows 2000 Server, with participants applying knowledge to
achieve successful build-out of new server farm.
        Built strong portfolio of successful technology implementations and solutions for additional clients, including the State University of New York,
Hillenbrand Industries, Tower Records corporate headquarters, Iowa State University, and the Weld County Colorado School District.  

  2000 – 2001
Internet Systems Engineer  
Held key responsibility for ensuring Windows 2000 and networking functionality affecting online distance learning applications for start-up Application
Service Provider. Administered and troubleshot IIS, Windows 2000
servers, and hardware load balancers, configured new websites in IIS following partnership agreements, and researched multiple backup software
packages for management approval.
        Played instrumental role in coordinating large-scale data center relocation from 2 separate co-location facilities, contributing to on-time, on-budget
fulfillment of project objectives.
        Created and implemented load balanced MS IIS 5.0 servers that improved delivery of learning applications to schools via the Internet.  Delivered
training to technical support staff

Education and Training

VMware Certified Professional, 2004 / EMC Certified Professional, 2005 / Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, 4.0 Track, 1999  /  Microsoft Certified
Professional, 2000 Track, 2002

  VMware Certification:        
•        VMware ESX Server (VCP 2.x)
•        VMware ESX Server (VCP 3.x or VI3)
  
  EMC Certification:
•        EMC Storage Foundations
•        EMC Clariion Solutions
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