VMware SME


Jackson, MI

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


Not Specified years

Posted 313 days ago

  by    Emily Russo

We are looking for VMware SME for our client in Jackson, MI

Job Title: VMware SME

Job Location: Jackson, MI

Job Type: Contract – 12 Months / Contract to Hire / Direct Hire

“US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time.”

Job Description:

  • Deal with Hardware vendors like IBM / HP / Dell /. Following up with Vendors hardware& software whenever required & resolve issues by minimizing downtimes.
  • Design, Implementation, Commissioning of ESX host platform in large customer environment
  • Hands on experience on ESX command line with good troubleshooting skills
  • Virtual Center Server management/ ESX/ESXi Patching/Health check and scripting knowledge
  • VMware ESX 3.5. 4.0,
  • Base ESX Operating System Build
  • Knowledge on ESX servers from command line
  • Monitoring and Performance analysis on ESX Servers and VMs
  • Patching of ESX severs and VMs with VMware Update manager
  • Extensive Knowledge on Site Recovery Manager & VCenter Operation Manager
  • Should have good working knowledge of Linux and windows operating systems.
  • Well versed with knowledge on Snapshots.
  • Allocation of storage spaces to VMs through SAN
  • Ability to work with VSPHERE / VMware Consolidated Backup / Virtual machine backups
  • Operational experience for large scale virtualization environment, using vCentre for day
  • to day management.
  • Strong experience with VMware HA/DRS, Update Manager, Site Recovery Manager – Must have understanding of VizionCore Products (like vContol, vFoglight, vConverter etc.
  • Performance Analysis and Tuning/Optimization
  • Virtual machine creation, cloning, configurations
  • Tech handling L3 tickets
  • Incident management and preparation of RCA report.
  • Problem management.
  • Implementing short / long term plan.
  • Monitoring overall functioning of process and identify improvement areas.
  • Provide all necessary updating on operations as well as on primary task done by Tier 3 resource.
  • Actively participate in service improvement plans.
  • Act on Day to Day House Keeping tasks by using tools & scripts
  • To able to attend calls on calls basis whenever assigned
  • Work with Change & Problem Management Tools
  • Operational experience for large scale virtualization environment, using vCentre for day to day management.

Nice to Have Skills:

  • VCP 5.0 Certification with SAN & NAS background.
  • System administration skills on UNIX/Linux/Windows.
  • Provide operational support on a 24x7 rotation basis


  • Knowledge of Midrange/Highend servers
  • Various options of booting the server from GRUB Prompt
  • Upgrade Firmware of various components

Operating System:

  • Various Methods of OS Deployment (Disk,Kickstart, HTTP, FTP, NFS, Remote console)
  • Configuration and administration of Kickstart Server
  • Knowledge of various boot method, netboot, NFS, PXE etc.
  • HP Blade Servers , supporting C3000/7000 Enclosures Using On Board Administrator for configuration
  • Knowledge of nework based file-systems (NFS)
  • Knowledge of pseudo filesystems (swapfs, tempfs, cachefs)
  • Manage core-dumps
  • Experience in Managing  Linux on VM hosts
  • Knowledge of Access control list
  • Preferable Experience on SUSE and redhat Linux
  • SSH and GPG keys knowledge
  • Knowledge of Volume Manager LVM
  • Knowledge of Various Raid Configuration (RAID 0/1/5/0+1/1+0)
  • Server update/upgrade and patching
  • Restricting access through tcpwraper
  • Filtering the access using IP Tables
  • Configuration and administration of NFS Server
  • Knowledge of mounting the file-systems using AutoFS
  • Management and Troubleshooting of atleast one Centralised Authentication Service (NIS, NIS+, LDAP)
  • Basic knowledge of Apache virtual hosting
  • Suse Linux, offline and Live OS upgrade methods
  • Knowledge of Cluster technologyLinux Cluster preferably SUSE
  • Good communication skills , able to Manage client independently and comminicate the requirements to offshore Team mates , get the expected work delivered as per client agreement
  • Having knowledge of Second OS as Hpunix preferable
  • Good in Shell Scripting

Network Administration:

  • Administration of SAMBA services
  • Configuration of NICs bonding