Very good Experience with Cisco UCS / HP C7000 Blade Server environment Extensively worked on Cisco UCS M1, M2 and M3, B and C series servers. Cisco UCS Firmware Upgrading. Implementation and deploying Cisco UCS B series chassis and Blade servers. Configuring Fabric switches. Configuring service profiles, templates, policies, roles etc. Configuring CIMC in UCS servers & configuring hardware RAID like RAID 0 / 1 / 5 / 6 Supporting a 24×7 Corporate Production Data Center, a Disaster Recovery Data Center and Staging Data Center. These Datacenters host Windows Servers & VMWARE vSphere ESXi servers which are running on Cisco UCS Infrastructure with EMC SAN Storage. Manage VMWARE vSphere 4.x 5.x & 6.x environments which comprise of 250 ESXi hosts and 2800 virtual machines (Windows Servers and Red Hat Linux) with vCenter management, DRS, HA, Update Manager and SRM. Creation of VM templates from the SOE’s. Build and deploy VM’s from templates. Completed physical-to-virtual (p2v), virtual-to-virtual (v2v) migration of Windows 2003 & 2008 servers. Manage all the Escalations and priority issues. Do an RCA on the severity1 issues and suggest the best practices to stabilize the environment. Hands-on experience with VMware vSphere, SRM, P2V, Windows, Linux and EMC Storage Area Networks (SAN) & Networked Attached Storage (NAS). Design and Implement virtualization solutions based on VMware vSphere ESXi 5.x/4.x, ESX 4.x/3.5/3.0 platform, vCenter 5.x/4.x/2.5. Supported a large scale Data Center projects including server installation, hardware maintenance, and break/fix activities. Extensive hands on experience with design and implementation of enterprise wide Virtualization Projects with VMware and VBlock POC with Cisco UCS Hands on experience in updating / upgrading ESXi servers, Virtual Center servers and windows virtual machines using VMware Update manager and manual upgrades for Patching Installing VMware ESX and ESXi Servers on Cisco UCS, HP blade servers and IBM HS & Flex Blades.
Exp: 8-12 years