Cynthia M

System Administrator - 8 Years of Experience - Near 45440


System Administrator

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SUMMARY Infrastructure architect with over ten years of experience managing data centers, network security, and VMWare virtualization. Expertise in system administration of Windows severs. Expertise creating and implementing enterprise technology backups and managing migrations of site offices and data centers. Experienced with ESXi server administration to manage resources, virtual networking, and host optimization to ensure performance and reliability. * Managed multiple projects with support vendors to integrate systems to current network and configured applications to client requirements to include newly built servers. * Collaborated closely with the acquisitions team to insure hardware/software purchases and licenses were accurate and on-time. * Trained Tier 1 and desktop users to utilize applications as they were implemented. SAVVIS Dec 2010 - Jun 2011 Network Administrator * Administered and maintained multiple OS versions Windows 2000, 2003, and 2008 OS for HP and Dell rack and blade servers * Utilized Active Directory and Group Policy Management to ensure system security * Trained users to utilize applications and provided referenced documentation as needed * Installed /rebuild virtual servers using VMware for data migration from Dayton to Chicago data centers * Administered, configured and troubleshoot HP Storage Area Networks EVAs to provide accessibility to data hosted in storage * Utilized Solarwinds to monitored network performance to determine whether adjustments need to be made, and to determine where changes will need to be made in the future Cincinnati Public Schools Feb 2007 - Jul 2010 Network Administrator * Administered Microsoft Active Directory for Data Center Infrastructure using Group Policy Management for over 150 servers * Configured and installed Cisco switches in data center * Prepared budget for Microsoft Windows Servers and networking equipment * Configured antivirus on desktops and Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/2008 servers * Troubleshoot printers and network connectivity from the desktop to the server and switches * Performed hardware and software upgrades and patches for servers * Developed project plans for maintenance, deployments, implementations, upgrades and migrations * Performed server data backups and retrievals using Symantec NetBackup * Configured Cisco switches, maintained and administered F5 load balancers. * Administered, maintained, and troubleshoot storage issues for the HP 5000/4400 EVA SANs * Utilized project management skills and reports for new implementations Carlisle Local Schools Aug 2002 - Feb 2007 Assistant Technology Coordinator * Performed computer repair, installation, and maintenance * Provided network connectivity administration to a medium size school district * Performed server data backups and restoring of lost or corrupted data * Diagnosed hardware and software problems, and replace defective components * Performed data backups and disaster recovery operations * Coordinated computer network access for teachers, students, and staff * Designed, configured, and tested operating system software and district COTS applications * Recommended changes to improve systems and network configurations, and determined hardware or software requirements related to such changes.