Peningo Systems, Inc.

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VMware Consultant


VMware Certified Professional

Certifications & Software  -  VCP, VSP, MSCE, MCP +I

VCP  VMware Certified Professional in VI3 ESX 3.5 & VirtualCenter 2.5
MCSE  (Certification #1043745) & MCP + I;   Expert knowledge in the following software: W2000 & 2003 Server & XP Professional, NT4, RH Linux 3
Enterprise, IIS 6.0, TCP\IP, DNS, WINS, Active Directory, DFS, VMware’s GSX 3.x, ESX 2.5.x, 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.5 VirtualCenter 1.3, 2.0.1,and 2.5, VMware P2V
assistant, and VMware Converter Enterprise

Work Experience

7/2008 – Present – Virtual Solutions Architect

•        Primary technical resource for all VMware related projects
•        Develop and manage a book of marketable virtualization services through TOSS partnership with VMware
•        Develop and execute a managed service program designed to address customer project needs and deliverables pertaining to virtualization
•        Perform outside sales and solutions consulting pertaining to virtualization and storage
•        Develop and teach custom VMware Jumpstart based on client needs
•        Support sales and engineering staff 24 / 7 by providing expertise and problem resolution for existing and new client engagements  

5/2007 – 6/2008: VMWare Specialist –

•        Serviced all VMWare related requests for on going projects
•        Supported and maintained the ESX architecture consisting of 25 ESX hosts, 6 HA and DRS clusters w/ Vmotion, and over 250 Virtual Machines
•        Developed and maintained process documentation for VMware related tasks
•        Troubleshoot and resolved complex technical issues related outages, system functionality, and performance
•        Created documents for the Biogen Idec knowledge base
•        Perform P2V of legacy servers using converter and tape backup & restore methods  
•        Participated in Biogen’s 24/7 oncall rotation for a 800 + server environment


5/2006 – 5/2007: LAN Specialist -

•        Served as the primary support engineer for the virtual infrastructure at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
•        Manage, monitor, and provide problem resolution for the ESX architecture and VirtualCenter installations, this includes 16 ESX hosts, 8 Vmotion
clusters, 2 VirtualCenter servers and 120 virtual machines
•        Planned, managed, and executed the upgrade from ESX 2.5.x architecture to Virtual Infrastructure 3 (3.0.1)
•        Built and configured ESX 3.01 hosts using HP DL740s and DL580s and implemented VMWare ‘Best Practices’ to configure redundant network access
for VMs, HBA failover paths, NTP services for time sync of the ESX hosts and virtual machines, and installed and configured HP Insight Manager Agents
•        Drafted documentation for deploying and configuring w2000, w2003, and RH Linux Enterprise guests
•        Implemented performance tuning enhancements to correct application performance issues within VMs

7/2000 –1/2006  Sr Distributed Systems Specialist

•        Served as primary engineer for OneBeacon’s 3 tier ebusiness architecture; this included building and configuring over 80 Compaq DL360 and
DL380 servers, documenting a build processes for all server roles, installing and configuring all software, implementing security configurations,
performance tuning and enhancement, and problem resolution 24/7
•        Provided third level support and resolution for complex technical problems pertaining to WAN, LAN, server and desktop issues
•        Managed monthly roll out of MS security patches for W2000 & W2003 servers  
•        Implemented advanced security configurations for DMZ IIS web servers
•        Managed and supported multiple enterprise software products
•        Served as project manager and technical lead for re-architecting OneBeacon’s ebusiness QA and Development environments
•        Evaluated and tested vendor solutions for use in OneBeacon’s infrastructure
•        Appointed an official member of OneBeacon’s Infrastructure Design Team
•        Served as technical lead for re-designing the data infrastructure of 5 major applications acquired during the acquisition of Atlantic Mutual Insurance
•        Built and supported VMware’s GSX and ESX host systems  
•        Assisted in the design and implementation of OneBeacon's ebusiness disaster recovery plan leveraging VMWare to deploy recovered servers
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