Ibrahim Mashaly

Ibrahim Mashaly

Work History

Work History
Feb 2013 - Present

VMware Consultant


• Manage 3 DCs, 100+ ESXi Host, 1k+ VM.

• ncrease virtualized servers percentage to 95%.

• Planning & Migrating 49 Physical RDM within 5 clusters (SharePoint, Evault, Quest, SQL clusters) from OLD EMC storage to IBM SVC storage.

• Reduce RDM disks numbers from 130 to 70 for fast storage operations (Add, remove, rescan).

• Patching hosts with RDM LUNs that take a long time to boot or during LUN rescan.

• Applying best PSP that fit Storage array type plugin to handle path fail-over.

• Using SDRS for Out-Of-Space avoidance and Storage tiering.

• Resolving IBM SVC SCSI reservations conflicts due to FC Switch Outage through forcing a loop initialization (LIP) via the HBA driver.

• VMFS Data stores Block size alignment to fix the huge storage operations delay on ESXi hosts Cluster.

• Migrating virtual machines with Physical Raw Device Mappings.

• Use vCOPS and ESXTOP to discover and analyses production latencies and bottlenecks.

• Use PowerCLI to apply bulk Network & storage tasks like add/modify VLANs or scan cluster hosts HBA.

• Find workaround for virtual machines clone, migrate obstacles between geographically distributed datacenters.

• Recover virtual networking migration failure during upgrade from 4.1 to 5.0.

• Troubleshooting vCenter Server database configuration issues like Purging old data & VM deletion errors from the vCenter database that makes server delay.

• Process Re-engineering – Setting up decommissioning process which includes physical removal of obsolete/out of warranty machines out of datacenter.

• Collecting diagnostic information (resource usage, partitioning, and bottlenecks) for VMware Infrastructure for best action.

• Planning & upgrading for vSphere 5.0 using Update Manager.

• Following up Veeam backup operations and failures.

Nov 2009 - Oct 2012

Microsoft & VMware Engineer

Arab Information Management Services

• Configure and troubleshoot ESXi, SSO, Inventory services, vCenter, and web client.

• Deploy and Configure virtual appliance as business needs.

• Configure vSphere networking and storage.

• Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines.

• Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage.

• Use vCli to troubleshoot firewall, storage multipath, I/O, performance issues.

• Use vCenter to manage HA & DRS to increase scalability.

• Managing and troubleshooting 200 Dell & HP Blade Servers.

• Managing Blade Enclosures and interconnect Modules distributed at remote sites.

• Using System Insight Manager Server for HP remote support, Monitoring and firmware update repository.

• Disaster investigates and recovery for memory errors within 96 server.

• Proof the Manufacturer error for HP and Replacing 192 memory modules.

Feb 2005 - Jan 2010

Sr. Technical Support Engineer / Systems Engineer

ZAK Solutions

• Hands on deployment and manage VMware, Hyper-V, and iSCSI storage solution on large scale Data centre.

• Specialized in server and desktop deployment and maintenance Using Ghost Solutions Suites to Deploy Windows with PXE server in wide-scale Environment.

• Developing Single Intel/AMD & UNI/Multi-processor with Windows XP, Vista, and Win7 Image include essential software kit to be deploy on any computer.

• Deploying MS Cluster on Direct Attached Storage Using MS WSS.

• Installing and Configuring of EMC Storage Devices, DELL servers.

• Active participate in company-wide Technology Improvement projects.

• Monitor, plan and coordinate the distribution and applying of operating system updates, patches and configuration changes.

• Monitor & review execution of tasks and taking corrective actions.

• Participate with team to taking final technical decisions

• Review the team deliverables against function specification.

• Technical coordination between the team and Projects Manager.

Jan 2003 - Jan 2005

IT Administrator


• Managing Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Hyper-V server.

• Investigate Pc’s / Servers problems (Hardware / Software).

• Managing Windows 2003 Networks, Remote Access Connectivity.

• Software deployment of MS Office, Windows XP Professional.

• Applying patches on servers and desktops Using Ghost Console server.

• Designing Microsoft Active Directory Domain from scratch.

• Managing servers (Domain controller – IIS server – remote access server).

• Administrate perspective software for car rental.


2011 - 2011

VMware Certified Professional

Rooman New Technologies - India
2002 - 2003


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SharePoint Performance Troubleshooting & Enhancements

Storage Migration & Alignment 68TB Project (May 2013)

vSphere Plan & Upgrade Project (April 2013)



MIcrosoft Certified Systems Engineer

Dell Certified Systems Expert

VMware Certified Professional 5 - Data Center Virtualization


AIS Blade Systems

VMware Certified Associate - Cloud

VMware Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization

VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP-DCA)