Required Technical and Professional Expertise:
3+ years experience with VMware ESXi, ESX 6.x, vCenter 6.x, vsphere, including the planning, deployment, configuration and administration of host systems and virtual machines
Knowledge of storage concepts: vSAN, NAS, RAID, Storage Groups, volumes, etc.
Solid foundational knowledge in server, networking, archiving, security and storage disciplines
Must possess system-level knowledge of the underlying operating system (Windows, UNIX)
Knowledge of ITIL/ITSM service management practices, specifically incident management, change management and problem management
Preferred Professional Experience:
Administration experience for Microsoft Windows 2008/2012
Proven experience with PowerShell Scripting: used Powershell to automate repetitive tasks, fix issues, simplify complex processes and produce reports
Configuration/operability of Cisco & HP hardware. Must have worked on blade chassis with particular attention to switch configuration and the network fundamentals behind LACP and LAG configuration
Proven understanding of MPIO on various operating systems
Proven experience working with VMware ESXi 6.x, 6.X on virtual desktop infrastructure.
Excellent practical knowledge of vMotion, DRS, VMware HA/Clustering, Host Isolation, Virtual Center, SRM and vRops
Proven migration experience with vSphere upgrades in large environments (V2V, P2V)
Proven experience in troubleshooting complex production network issues with multiple teams and vendor engagements. Excellent understanding of virtual and physical network stacks and their topologies
Troubleshooting vSphere performance issues with vRops. Has prepared dashboards on vrops
Experience working on preparing documents & runbooks for peers & L2 teams
Guiding junior resources & being a team player
Experience on VDI environment will be an added advantage
Manage VMware ESXi and VCenter Server (VMware 6.5) environment including 3,000 VMs across multiple physical locations.
Assist in supporting Windows and RHEL systems from a virtualization perspective.
Ensure configuring LUN and Fiber Channel protocols are met to company standard.
Ensure virtual environment is monitored effectively.
Evaluate, design, and implement complex business and infrastructure projects.
Participate in hardware and/or software lifecycle initiatives.
Provide capacity planning reports, define and maintain KPIs of virtual ecosystem.
Create and maintain programmatic and technical documentation to ensure efficient planning and execution. Manage and document system configurations.
Maintain and support third-party ancillary applications.
Drive technical service resolution and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction.
Detect and resolve matters of significance and implement corrective action as needed.
Participate in a 24x7 on call
VMware ESXi, ESX 6.x, vCenter 6.x, vsphere, Servers, Networking, PowerShell, ITIL/ITSM, Virtual Center, Virtual Machines
Long Term Contract