James L Machie Jr
VMware Infrastructure Engineer
  • Fenton,
  • Missouri,
  • United States
Member Since: 2016/11/23
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Professional Background
VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Maritz, LLC.
September 2013 – Present
Architect and manage the VMware 4.x/5.x/6.x infrastructure consisting of several datacenters containing multiple clustered ESXi hosts and 1300+ virtual machines. Support and troubleshoot all VMware related issues.
Provide tier 3 Windows and VMware support in a 24x7 environment.
Install and configure new ESXi hosts using powershell scripts through PowerCLI. Scan and remediate ESXi host patches and updates. Build and decomm ESXi hosts as needed. Maintain vCenter including vlan and virtual distributed switch configurations.
Virtual machine installation, configuration and support. Modify, add, and delete virtual disks, present and extend LUNs as needed.
Decommission end of lease servers and facilitate price quotes, ordering, installation, and configuration of new HP Proliant DL385p G8/DL585 G7 servers.
Support Windows Server 2003, 2008/R2 and Windows 2012/R2 server installations and configuration. Act as primary resource for new and replacement Windows Server installations.
Work in a team environment to troubleshoot Windows Server service and network connectivity issues, recycle app pools in IIS, and investigate then resolve high cpu/memory and disk space issues.
Act as a mentor and provide consultative and hands on support to lower tiers when they need help with incidents and other tasks opened by the NOC.
Provide one week long primary and backup after hours on-call support multiple times a year.
Be proactive in identifying possible VMware and Windows issues.
Attend weekly department meetings to discuss current and future projects.
Update and create documentation for new and existing policies/procedures.
Act as a point of contact with business units and vendors for projects.
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Currently working at Maritz Holdings in a tier 3 Windows/VMware Infrastructure engineering role.

Specialties: VMware ESXi 4.x/5.x/6.x, vCenter 5.x/6.x, VMware SDRS/DRS, Zerto Virtual Replication, Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo), P2V/V2V, iSCSI/NFS,  Active Directory, Windows 2012R2, 2008R2, Windows 7, Netware 6.5, Novell eDirectory 8.x, DHCP/DNS.

Past experience as a Senior Netware Administrator with extensive experience designing, implementing, configuring and supporting a broad range of technologies including MS Windows Server 2003/2008R2, OES10/11, SuSe Linux Enterprise Server 10/11, VMware ESXi/ESX 4.x/5.x, Novell Groupwise, and Netware 6.x.

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Russian
Limited Working Proficiency

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