Aravind Sivaraman
Technical Subject Matter Expert
  • Bengaluru Area, India,
  • India
Member Since: 2013/07/09
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Professional Background
Technical Subject Matter Expert
April 2012 – Present
Working as a SME for VMware Technologies. Actively involved in
•      Setting up new vSphere 5.1 Environment on Cisco UCS Infrastructure
•      P2V and V2V using PlateSpin and VMware Converter
•      Implementation of vCOPS, vCenter Heartbeat, vMA
•      Performing Healtcheck of the Environment using PowerCLI
•      Upgrading the ESXi Host using VMware Update Manager
•      Perform the upgrade of VEM module
•      Worked on the Storage Migration Project
•      Automation on the vSphere Environment using PowerCLI
•      Performing Day to Day operation activities on VMware Environment
February 2012 – Present is my personal blog and the content of the blog is focused on virtualization and mainly related to VMware
Associate Consultant
Atos International
November 2009 – April 2012
Worked on an Infrastructure support project and this project involve maintenance and implementation of Wintel and VMware Environment. Actively involved in Infrastructure refreshment project on the customer environment which involves
o      Design and Implementation new VMware vSphere Environment
o      Setting up new backup environment using Symantec Backup Exec
o      P2V and V2V conversion using VMware Coverter
o      Deployment of VM’s using Standard Template
o      Installing Physical Windows Servers using ILO,DRAC,etc..
o      Automation on the vSphere Environment using PowerCLI
o      Creating iSCSI, NFS and CIFS Storage on NetApp and EMC Based Storage
IT Consultant
June 2008 – November 2009
Worked as a Wintel Technical Consultant under Change Management process. Responsible for the Infrastructure changes on the customer environment and to liaise with third party hardware suppliers for the procurement of the new hardware. Make sure support documents are updated before the infrastructure are handed over to BAU team
o      Installing and Configuring VMware ESX Servers , Windows 2003 and 2008 Servers
o      Installing of Windows Services like IIS, FTP, DNS, and DHCP etc...
o      Installation and Configuration of Citrix Presentation servers
o      Setting up new Backup environment
o      Preforming update on the ESX Environment using VMware Update Manager
o      Working with Microsoft ISA servers
Support Engineer
Pursuit Technologies Pvt Ltd
January 2007 – June 2008
Worked as a Support Engineer in the client place HTMT responsible for the entire Infrastructure related activities.
o      Creating and Managing User accounts, security group, OU’s and GPO’s
o      NT Backup and Restore
o      Managing File and Print Servers
o      Managing Network devices like switches, Routers
o      Troubleshooting of User PC’s
o      Document daily activities as per clients requirement
Support Engineer
Slash Support India
March 2006 – January 2007
Worked as a Support Engineer and giving voice based support for VOIP routers for US based customers.
o      Installation and Configuration of VOIP routers
o      Assist the customers to setup Internet and Phone Connections
o      Troubleshooting issues related to VOIP routers
Kumaraguru College ot Technology, Anna University
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
2001 – 2005
Holy Cross Matriculation, Salem
Higher Secondary School
Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Chemistry
1999 – 2001
Sri Sarada Balamandir Boys Matriculation Higher Secondary School
1998 – 1999
Full Biography

I am a industry respected Virtualization Technical Lead with over 7+ years of IT experience predominantly gained working in large corporate IT environments. A passion for technology has led me to develop my career from a Virtualization Engineer, through to a Technical Lead one of the most prestigious and challenging environments.

I strive to remain at the forefront of the Information Technology industry, specifically server and virtualization.My strong technical skills are complemented by attention to detail and a strict adherence to the processes and procedures gained in various ITIL environments.

VMware VI3.x , vSphere 4.x & 5.x
VMware Update Manager
VMware vCloud Director 1.5, 5.1
Cisco Nexus 1000v, Cisco UCS
HP Proliant servers, Dell PE 28**, 29**, R Series
EMC Celerra NX4, NetApp FAS 2040, 3210 series
Symantec Backup Exec, vRanger, VCB, VDR, EMC Networker
Citrix Presentation Server

I have attained the below Accreditation from VMware
¿      VMware Technical Solutions Professional : VTSP4, VTSP5, VTSP 5.5
¿      VMware Technical Solutions Professional - Cloud (IaaS 5)
¿      VMware Technical Solutions Professional - Infrastructure Virtualization : VTSP-IV5
¿      VMware Technical Solutions Professional - Business Continuity : VTSP-BC5
¿      Business Continuity Technical Post-Sales : Overview and Design 5
¿      VMware Technical Solutions Professional - Desktop Virtualization : VTSP-DV5
¿      VMware Sales Professional : VSP5

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Current: Level 3
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