I have been working as an IT administrator in increasing responsibility roles since 2001. I have extensive experience with Windows and Active Directory systems (Server 2000/2003/2008, Exchange 2000/2003, WSUS 3.0). I also have solid experience with most Microsoft servers surrounding the Active Directory core (SQL 2000/2003, IIS, ISA, and so on).
Beyond just working with servers, I am also adept with managing Cisco routers and switches as well as HP switches, having held and maintained a CCNA since 2004. I have solid experience using VMWare virtualization systems (ESX, ESXi, Windows Server and Linux Server) in production environments. It is an excellent tool for adding flexibility to the datacenter, as well as an invaluable tool for test environments. I also have a great deal of Citrix experience, especially in Metaframe 3.5-4.5 and the Citrix Access Gateway.
- I have extensive experience with Active Directory, Exchange Migrations, Deployments, Application troubleshooting, VMWareESX(i), GSX, and Server deployments, over 100 successful physical to virtual (P2V) server migrations using VMWare Conversion Utility and over 200 new VM deployments.
- Deployment of over 30 ESX/ESXi hosts.
- 4 years of experience with deployments and support of VMWare Server/GSX on Windows and Linux platforms, and VMWare WorkStation. This includes performance tuning of ESX Hosts.
- Extensive experience using and administering Citrix for serving both applications and full Desktops.
I have additional skills in areas of networking with the extensive knowledge of Sonicwall, CheckPoint, Dell, HP, Linksys, Netgear switches, routers and firewalls. I can work with vendors to setup Tier Data Circuits, ISDN, MPLS, Frame Relay, Broadband, and WIFI/802.11x. I am a persistent troubleshooter, and am comfortable working out of the box if necessary.
I am equally comfortable working as part of a team, leading a team myself, or just flying solo. I'm also comfortable working with highly non-technical users. Translating technical concepts into non-technical language is often key to getting other stakeholders to buy off on designs or plans. I am always researching new technologies, keeping up on new developments and systems to find better options and solutions for my customers and clients.
I also have experience with the implementation of HIPPA standards and the regulations surrounding the Healthcare industry.