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VMware Administrator
Ref No.: 18-20322
Location: Cary, North Carolina
Start Date: 03/27/2018

Designation: Associate Consultant/Consultant
Job Description:
  • Role: VMware Administrator
  • Level: L3
  • Experience Required: 9+ years (Datacenter)
  • Location: Global (Candidates willing to relocate)
  • Key skills: VMware administration, ITIL, VMware High availability, VMware vMotion, SAN, NAS and vCenter SRM
Educational Certification:
Diploma/Graduate - Any Specialization, Diploma/PG - Any Postgraduate - Any Specialization, Post-Graduation Not mandatory.
Technical Certification:
  • VCP-DCV required/VCAP Desired
  • VCP-cloud/MCTS/MCITP/MCSA/MCSE would be additional advantage

  • Reporting to the Track Lead / Team Lead
  • Ensuring that the processes are adhered to
  • Ensure maximum uptime according to the SLA
  • Handling tickets / requests
  • Monitoring and mentoring junior team members
  • Creating PoC and UAT environment
  • Identifying and suggesting implementation of new technologies/products for enhancement
  • Identify Skill gaps and plan for training / knowledge updating
  • Helping team members in case of Issues/Technical Problems
  • Knowledge of ITIL best practice on incident management, change management and problem management

Technical Skills Required:
  • Experience in Datacenter management
  • Experience in Install, configure and upgrade ESX/ESXi 3.x/4.x/5.x hosts
  • Proficiency in VMware High-Availability, DRS, vMotion, Storage vMotion, DRS, vCenter, DVS and vCenter Update Manager
  • Knowledge in host profiles for building ESX/ESXi Host cluster
  • Performance monitoring and reporting for the compute, storage and network resources
  • vCenter based warning and alert management
  • Experience in scripted automation and management tools like vMA, vCLI and vSphere PCLI
  • Troubleshooting and root cause analysis for the escalated issues
  • Design & Implementation of new Virtual Infrastructure and consolidation of P2V Migration
  • Knowledge in vCenter convertor and Plate spin tools
  • High Availability & DR testing and creating the DR design /process documents
  • Experience in vCenter SRM is preferable
  • Experience in OEM hardware (IBM/Client) & remote connectivity tools like ILO/DRAC/RSA
  • Experience in Capacity planning, Resource Utilization and Bottleneck reporting. i.e. Capacity Planner/vCOPS
  • Knowledge in VSAN and tools like VM Turbo and Veeam will be added advantage
  • Create backup, restore and security Policies. Setup Monitoring and Operations process and tools for the DC and DR setup
  • Defining user roles and permission in vCenter, based on the level of access required
  • Planning Backup/Restore strategy for 24x7 operation support
  • Testing / Auditing/processes as required from time to time
  • Suggesting patches/upgrades to maintain security level
  • Work independently and as a member of a team of consultants on engagements with customers, often in a technical leadership role
  • Document best practices in developing and deploying VMware solutions and upload in the knowledge base for reuse by customers and partners
  • Proven experience with IT automation systems (BMC, Client, IBM/Tivoli, CA)
  • Hardware : Hands on Servers ( Client/DELL/Client/IBM)
  • Participate in the pre-sales process to understand customer business and technical objectives and product requirements in order to develop effective solutions
  • Provide architectural guidance and oversight into integration of VMware products with third party products within the customer's IT environment: Storage, networking, systems management capacity management and monitoring, high availability solutions and security infrastructures

Soft Skills:
  • Excellent Communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Good Documentation Skills and Presentation Skills
  • Team Work and Strong leadership Skills
  • Should have good customer handling skills
  • Driving HCL's value and its methodology
  • Building and maintaining good relationship with the stakeholders