I am a certified Systems Engineer with 21+ years of experience in the IT field. I have extensive experience with the following vendors and their respective products: Microsoft, VMware, EMC, HP, Dell.
Microsoft - Windows Server 2000 - 2019, Active Directory, Exchange 2000+, MS SQL 2000+, IIS, Terminal Services (RDS), SCCM, Hyper-V, MS Sharepoint. Experience deploying MS products listed according to best practices. Experience administering MS Active Directory, GPOs, powershell/vbs/bat scripts, homeshares, roaming profiles, exchange environments. Experience upgrading these solutions as well as migrating workloads to newly deployed servers.
VMware - vSphere, ESXi, vCenter, vROPS, SRM(minimal), vSAN, vVOLS, Horizon View, ThinApp, Workspace, AppVolumes, VMCA, vCSA, Auto Deploy, Host Profiles, Storage Providers, Log Insight. Extensive experience with VMware ESX/ESXi since version 3.5 to version 7.0. Experience with vCenter setup and upgrades, as well as migrations to builds designed according to VMware best practices. Experience setting up VDI infrastructure from the ground up and supporting VDI daily. Experience setting up Windows 7, 10, Server 2008 R2 as VDI desktop image and optimizing image for VDI use. Experience upgrading versions of Horizon View according to VMware best practices.
Storage Arrays, NAS Clusters - EMC Centera, EMC Celerra, EMC VNX 5300, EMC CX4, EMC CX3-20, EMC Isilon, EMC VMAX250F, HP 3Par 7440c, HP 3Par 7450
Experience managing the storage arrays previously mentioned. Responsible for administering storage area network and attached storage devices; add/remove FC zones, firmware upgrades, etc. Experience creating new FC zones in brocade switches to map hosts to storage arrays. Experience administering LUNs, hosts, storage groups, etc., on all mentioned arrays. Also have experience setting up VASA providers on all storage arrays and integrating the VASA provider with VMware vSphere 6.0.
Hardware Servers - Dell, HP. Dell PowerEdge Servers from 5500 to R720s; Blade enclosure management, M1000 and 1855. HP DL 360 and 380 rack mount servers Gen4 to Gen9. HP Blade enclosures, C7000.
Management Software - HP OneView, HP iLo, HP OneView for vCenter, Dell iDRAC, Dell Open Manage
Backup Solutions - Veeam, Rubrik, EMC Avamar, EMC Networker, EMC DataDomain. Symantec Backup Exec.
I also have extensive experience with Linux systems, administration, and updates/upgrades. I have extensive experience with Apache and NGINX web servers, also configured as reverse proxies. Also have experience with Docker containers, RDBMS systems such as MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL. Experience with PHP configuration as well.
CMS Systems - Webuzo, Wordpress MainWP, cPanel, Webmin/Virtualmin, Plesk, WHM. I can setup and administer all these CMS systems.
Cloud Infrastructure - I have experience setting up environments in the following cloud providers: Azure, AWS, DigitalOcean, Tierpoint, LiquidWeb, Google Cloud, GoDaddy, and others.
Cloud Storage - I have experience with the following cloud storage providers: Azure, AWZ, DigitalOcean, Dropbox, Google Cloud, BackBlaze, and other S3 compatible.
I can provide complete services for your existing infrastructure as well as install and configure new environments. I am always interested in new projects and look forward to speaking with you about how we can work together.