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Ibrahim Mashaly

VMware Specialist at IBM Saudi Arabia

Work experience

Feb 2013Present

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 2009Oct 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 2005Jan 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 2003Jan 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.



VMware Certified Professional

Rooman New Technologies - India


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SharePoint Performance Troubleshooting & Enhancements

SP servers were suffering with Disk Latency, high IO for some disks, Memory contention, backup failures, and below points enhanced performance: - redistributed 65 SQL DBs across multiple disk drives. - changed Cluster LUNs PSP to Fixed. - Raised SP servers Resources share level. - Migrated SP data stores & RDMs to high-end storage. - Enhance backup schedules to avoid IO bottlenecks.

Storage Migration & Alignment 68TB Project (May 2013)

Migrate Backend EMC Clarion & Symmetrix arrays to IBM SVC array through migrate 220 VM with total 45 RDMs (Microsoft & VERITAS Clusters) for two SDRS Tiers with standard LUN sizes to avoid sizes and indexing tables misalignment.

vSphere Plan & Upgrade Project (April 2013)

vSphere Upgrade for 53 ESX 4.1 host with 620 Virtual Machine to ESXi 5.0 U2 using update manager, also include vCenter upgrade with new vcenter database, License management, MSCS VM downtime, virtual networking migration, Enabling SDRS for storage Capacity/IO load balancing, Upgrade VM HW.


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)