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James G. Joyner

  1. 1. VMware Virtualization & Technical SpecialistJames G. Joyner Background in Windows and Linux Process Automation & Scripting DeveloperLos Angeles / Inland Empire AreaTechGuyJames@gmail.com949.485.8502Technologist and network systems visionary in automating million dollar enterprises.Specializes in creating successful IT architectures and infrastructures. Technologicalstrategic consultant to Management. Proven ability to demonstrate the benefits of costeffective IT solutions to solve major business issues. Successfully organized and leddevelopment of technology plans. Lead teams to facilitate successful project outcome.Over ten years of experience in IT. Technology Architecture & Integration Leading Edge Server and Software Expert Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Achieved Major Cost Reductions Strategic Analysis & Internal Consulting Unique Solutions to Complex IT Problems Proficient in Windows, Linux, and VMware TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE Efficient in accurately servicing data-sensitive workstations and network servers Understanding of major corporate vendors; including Dell, Gateway, HP, and IBM Highly proficient in planning and performing large CAT5/CAT6 cable projects Developed company websites utilizing Content Management Systems Working knowledge of ASP.Net, VBScript, xHTML, PHP, mySQL, and Javascript Outstanding research skills and use of technical manuals OPERATING SYSTEMS Linux Kernel 2.4.x & 2.6.x (Debian, Ubuntu, Redhat, Fedora, SuSE, Slackware) Windows Vista/7 Home / Business / Ultimate and Windows 2008 Server Windows Server 2003 Standard / Enterprise / Datacenter Windows XP Home/Professional and Windows 2000 Server/Professional Windows ME/98SE/95 and Windows NT Server/Workstation Microsoft Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Microsoft MS DOS 8, 7.x, & 6.x and DOS Based Applications & Scripting Handheld Operating Systems, Blackberry, Windows Mobile 5/6, WinCE, & Palm VIRTUALIZATION EXPERIENCE VMware Certified Professional [v4] and CompTIA Linux+ Certified VMware vSphere 4.x / VMware Infrastructure 3.x (ESX, ESXi, VC, VUM, VVC) VMWare Server 2.x / 1.x (Linux and Windows Versions) VMWare Workstation 7.x / 6.x / 5.x (Linux and Windows Versions) P2V/V2V to & between all environments including VMware, Xen, & Microsoft Microsoft Virtual Server 200x, Microsoft Hyper-V Server, and Virtual PC 200x Lesser known virtualization such as Sun xVM/Xen, VirtualBox, and KVM Page 1 of 4
  2. 2. WORK EXPERIENCECommunity Development Commission of LA County, Monterey Park, CA 2008-PresentVirtualization Engineer / Systems Administrator Installed, configured, administered, and upgraded VMware ESX/ESXi 3.x and 4.x Design current virtual and storage environment Manage virtual environment consisting of a cluster of six Dell 6850s hosts, six Dell R900s hosts, four Dell R910s, two VMware vCenter Servers on a Dell R610s, Fibre attached centralized storage on two EMC² CLARiiON CX500s, and iSCSI attached centralized storage on two EqualLogic 6000 and two Equallogic 6010 Series SAN devices Seamlessly performed upgrades of VMware ESX, and associated Virtual Center/vCenter Server, from 3.0.2 to 3.5, 3.5 to vSphere 4.0, vSphere 4.0 to 4.0 update 1, and vSphere 4.0 update 1 to vSphere 4.1 in a production environment. Introduced virtualization design & concepts to better utilize existing environment Deployed multiple VMware Server 2 builds on Ubuntu Linux Server 8.10 Implemented a test environment utilizing ESXi and compatible end of life servers Deployed Linux NAS server for centralized ISO repository for virtual environment Performed installations of Windows Server 2000 / 2003 / 2008 and Linux on Dell 2550, 2650, 2950, 6650, & 6800 server models Supervised employees/Interns and conducted training for crews of three or more Executed P2V & V2V migrations of Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and Linux Administered network of 600+ users/workstations and 80+ servers Implemented Groundwork/Nagios server monitoring on a Linux Virtual Machine Wrote VBScripts to dynamically update excel files for server utilization reporting Extensive use of Active Directory in Windows 2003 Server, working with DNS, DHCP, WINS, and Group Policy Objects for multiple sites and servers Implemented many methods of server monitoring for maximum up-time and constant build methods, including checklists and documentation techniques Duties also included setting up user accounts, maintaining documentation, performing routine maintenance, and updating server software, firmware, and operating systemsPBC Companies, Brea, CA 2007-2008Network Administrator / Systems Administrator Admin for a wide area network comprised of 200+ workstations and 20+ servers Responsible for Windows Server 2000/2003 and various distributions of Linux Extensive use of Active Directory in Windows 2003 Server, working with DNS, DHCP, WINS, and Group Policy Objects for multiple sites Installed Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 server for testing purposes Performed installations of Windows Server 2003 on Dell PowerEdge 2950s and Windows Server 2003 and Linux on Virtual Machines in VMware Server 2 Deployed Fedora Core Linux event log server for easy troubleshooting of printers Built WIMP (Windows IIS MySQL PHP) and LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) virtual servers in VMware Virtual Server 2 for dynamic intranet websites with LDAP authentication Implemented Microsoft Sharepoint for project updates and document sharing Designed intranet web portal using Drupal for web front-end of company intranet Installed and performed troubleshooting of Qwest Timberline and Digitizers Utilized Symantec Backup Exec 9.0 for Backup Wrote VBScripts to monitor and maintain servers; providing conditional e-mail alerts and automated tasks Page 2 of 4
  3. 3. WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)Coast to Coast Marketing, LLC, Aliso Viejo, CA 2005-2007Technical Specialist / Senior Network Administrator Responsible for Windows Server 2003, Active Directory, and Debian Linux Deployed Microsoft Active Directory for Centralized Linux and XP authentication Managed team of 25 customer service/sales agents and two network technicians Directed operational opening of new office & plan to increase business by 30% Increased productivity of staff by 75% in less than one year Created company unique Linux Live Boot CDs for use by Customer Service Primary point of contact for new and major accounts Implemented company’s change of direction to an e-Business focus Administered the setup, installation, and integration of a Telstar Predictive Dialer, managing the operation, of more than five databases, of dialing informationHome Depot Swap Install Project, Los Angeles, CA 2004-2005General Technician Assembled, configured, and labeled Cisco AP units and NEMA boxes Performed CAT5 wire runs through unistrut following code guidelines Operated scissor lift to reach ceiling heights of 20 to 35 feet Performed terminations to MDF, IDFs, & modular jacks in T-568B standar Tested all cable runs using Fluke Networks DSP-4000 Cable Analyzer Serie Configured Microsoft Windows 2003 Server as a Provisioning PC Built and configured wireless mobile cart units and wireless scannersRE/MAX Metro Realty Corporation, Santa Ana, CA 2003-2004Computer Service Technician Responsible for Microsoft Server 2000/2003 and Windows 2000/XP Performed required upgrades, repairs, and new builds/installations Worked extensively in Active Directory with DNS, DHCP, and Group Policies Ran and terminated CAT5 cables in the T568-B Wire standards Integrated office systems and servers into the preexisting network domain Deployed Symantec Anti-Virus Enterprise ServerCurrent Home Lab Environment (For Testing and Self Training) Multiple OS installs including XP, 2003 Server, and various Linux distributions one laptop running XP Professional, one desktop running Windows 7 Ultimate, and one desktop running Windows XP / Linux Dual boot. One desktop running Ubuntu Linux server/desktop 10 VMware Server running on Ubuntu 10 with 3 Virtual Machines NAS file storage on Ubuntu Linux server 10 with NFS and Samba Squid proxy running on a virtual machine of Ubuntu Linux Server 9 Active Directory, running on a Virtual Machine of Windows Server 2003, for centralized authentication, DNS, and DHCP of both Linux and Windows with roaming profiles of Microsoft Windows machines Wireless router running DD-WRT (Linux) & 2 DD-WRT Receivers wired devices Ability to test in a full lab environment that I utilize for self schooling and bettering my knowledge and understanding of operating systems and technical devices ESX vSphere 4.1 Lab running on Whitebox rack mount server Page 3 of 4
  4. 4. TECHNOLOGY AND COMPUTING SUMMARYCertifications: VMware Certified Professional 4, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Linux+Hardware: Dell PowerEdge Servers, HP/Compaq ProLiant & Integrity Servers, IBM iSeries and BladeCenter, Avocent 100R, Dell ML6000, Dell Powervault, EqualLogic Series SAN, EMC² CLARiiON CX500, SAN and NAS Storage Devices utilizing Linux as a backend.Software: SQL 2000 / 2005, Exchange 2000 / 2003, All VMware Products Lines, xVM/Xen, VirtualBox, Microsoft Virtual Server 200x / Hyper-V 2008, SharePoint 3.0/2003/2010, IIS, Active Directory 2000/2003/2008, DNS, DHCP, SNMP, WMI, MS Visio, MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Visual Studio, Apache, mySQL, Symantec Anti-virus Enterprise / Endpoint, TrendMicro Neat Suite, Norton Ghost, Symantec Backup Exec, VNC, Dameware NT Utilities, Navisphere 6, Symantec PC-Anywhere, Squid Proxy, IPTables, BIND, OpenLDAP, Likewise, Tripwire, Snort, Wireshark / Ethereal, CUPS, SWAT, Samba, Enlightenment, Gnome, KDE, XFCE, Fluxbox, Groundwork / Nagios, Spiceworks, Dell OpenManage/ITA, Remedy, Numara Track-it 6/8, Photoshop and Elements 6, Blender, The GIMP, VMware vCenter Converter Stand-AloneLanguages: ASP(VB).Net, VBScript, HTML, xHTML, PHP, Batch Scripting, WMIC, Javascript, Winbatch, PowerShell, PowerCLI, Shell Scripting, C++ EDUCATIONVMware Education Services, Online Campus 2011 VMware vSphere: Skills for Storage Administrators [V4.1]Integrated Digital Technologies, Glendale, California 2010 6419: Configuring, Managing, and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 ServersVMware Education Services, Irvine, California 2009 VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V4]Dell Global Infrastructure Consulting Services, Santa Fe Spring, California 2008 Introduction to VMware ESX Server, Infrastructure, and P2VUniversity of Phoenix, Costa Mesa, California 2005 Information Technology/NetworkingNorth Orange County ROP, Anaheim, California 1999 Cisco Curriculum for CCNA James G. Joyner TechGuyJames@gmail.com 949.485.8502 Page 4 of 4