VMware Certified Professional (VCP # 3557)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCP ID – 497197)
Citrix Certified Administrator – XENserver Certified
Mobile: (225) 341-2727
Motivated and enthusiastic IT/IS professional with experience and interests in Data Center Engineering, system design production, operation, and implementation. Skilled in various operating systems – support, configuration, optimization and disaster recovery. Experienced in commercial Data Center operations. PC to Mac switcher that is highly motivated to continue working with Apple products. VMware Certified Processional with enterprise/P2V experience.
Lead Systems Engineer, Venyu (Data Center), Baton Rouge, LA – 01/2001-Present
Manage Venyu’s 24×7 NOC, Provide leadership for Venyu’s team of systems engineers, Provided hardware/OS support for Sun Solaris, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. Implemented and supported enterprise applications such as DNS / Sendmail, Veritas Volume Manager, MRTG, Tivoli TSM, Symantec Antivirus, Big Brother monitoring, Microsoft Exchange, SQL/MySQL. Supported Cisco network hardware, including Wi/Fi. Implemented and managed eVault Back and Recovery system, focusing on system disaster recovery, implemented/managed VMware GSX/ESX virtualization infrastructure w/HA clustering and DRS. Provided Data Center engineering support. Supported Dell/EMC SAN. Provided executive support Apple Macbook Pro laptops & iPhones, Working towards Apple Certified Systems Administrator certification. Designed/Implemented disaster recovery plans for enterprise-class corporations.
IS Systems Field Support, SAIC / Entergy, Baton Rouge, LA – 03/1997 – 01/2001
Provided support for Entergy’s corporate Microsoft Windows network environment. Duties included data network trouble-shooting, server hardware and software installation, optimization and support. Implemented site-wide backup and recovery solution. Supported/installed various enterprise network hardware. Provided desktop user support via centralized helpdesk. Provided executive-level IT support.
IS Systems Field Support, Entergy River Bend Nuclear Station, St. Francisville, LA – 12/1994-03/1997
Provided support for River Bend’s IBM OS/2 LAN servers, Microsoft Windows Servers, workstations, and Novell Netware clients-servers. Duties included data network trouble-shooting, server hardware / software installations. Supported 1000+ desktops via centralized helpdesk and remote management tools. Supported Token Ring and Ethernet networks. Provided executive-level IT support.
Student Intern, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA – 12/1992-10/1994
Provided support for IBM 3090 Mainframe clients, Unix, DEC Digital VAX, and IBM OS/2 Network. Monitored mainframe terminals and node controllers by using Netview systems software. Tutored fellow students and general public on various computer/network topics.
Student Intern, Louisiana State University, Eunice, LA – 08/1990-08/1992
Maintained PC and Macintosh computer lab. Installed various PC / Macintosh hardware and software. Tutored fellow students and general public on various computer/network topics.
Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows, IBM OS/2, Linux, FreeBSD, Macintosh OSX, Sun Solaris, Novell Netware, VMware ESX, Red Hat Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu
Network Technology: Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, Broadband technology, Cisco Wireless, Network printing, TCP/IP, Various network monitoring tools, cable Management, VPN Software.
Hardware: Dell Poweredge Servers, Dell Poweredge RAID/PERC technology, Compaq Proliant Servers, Compaq SMART RAID technology, HP Jet Direct Network Printing, SCSI devices, Scanners, Tape libraries, XIOTech Magnitude SAN, Dell/EMC CX class SAN, Apple iBooks, Apple Macbook Pros, Apple iPhone
Software: Microsoft Office and BackOffice products, Lotus cc:Mail, PC-Anywhere, Symantec Ghost / Livestate, VMware GSX/ESX Virtualization with Virtual Center, eVault Backup/Recovery software, Tivoli TSM, Citrix Metaframe, eVault Backup/Recovery software.
Media: Producing “The Boot and Reboot Show” tech podcast (http://www.bootandreboot.com) Involved with several podcast productions.
Awards / Organizations
Academy of Computing Machinery LSU 1993-1994
Masonic Award for Honesty and Integrity 1988
Louisiana VMware Users Group (Founder 2005)
Amateur Radio Operator (KB5SCW)
Baton Rouge Macintosh Users Group
Sean Montgomery, CTO, Doctors XL
Serge Razafindrakoto, Telecommunications Manager, Louisiana State University
Eddie Ashworth, Sides and Associates
Stephen Loy, President of the Louisiana Technology Park