Profile

I am innovative and experienced VMware and Windows Server Engineer with over 10 Years in the IT industry specializing in VMware Virtualization and Microsoft Server environment.

My work experience and knowledge gained from large and complex corporate environments allows me to help customers and business to get things done in precise, professional and cost-effective way.
I love challenges and will rise to the occasion to make my effort a success. I am always ready to put all my energy to get the job done.
I am detail oriented team player who can focus on many tasks at once.
My experience and skills has been proven by leading vendor certifications like VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration, VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Design, Microsoft MCITP Server Administrator, ITIL V3, VMware vExpert 2014, 2015 and 2016 Award.

Specialities

Engineering: Creating and updating documentation and procedures for operational support, contributing in various projects as SME for VMware and Windows from analysis to implementation. Developing and delivering PoC environments.
Virtualization: VMware ESX/ESXi 4 and 5,VMware vCenter Server, High Availability, DRS, VMware Update Manager, VMware Auto-Deploy, Microsoft Hyper-V
Windows: Windows Server (2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2) Windows 7, 8, Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, DHCP, WSUS, DFS, Clustering, Terminal Services, Remote Desktop Services.
Linux: knowledge of Linux systems, configuring, administering and troubleshooting. Linux distributions: Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Red Hat.
Storage: Fibre Channel, iSCSI, HP EVA.
Hardware: HP Blade Enclosure (c3000, c7000), HP Blade Servers, HP ProLiant Servers, Onboard Administrator, Virtual Connect Manager, HP MSL Tape Libraries.
Backup: HP Data Protector, Symantec Backup Exec, VMware Data Recovery, ARCserve.
Databases: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012 installation, configuration and management.

Spoken Languages

  • English - fluent
  • Polish - native
  • German - beginner

Hobbies

Sport - taekwondo, boxing, running, spinning, skiing


Music - house, techno

Computer games - Fifa 17, StarCraft II

Blogs - http://wojcieh.net, http://wojtekbiega.pl

IT Competencies

My skills are primarly in virtualization with VMware and hardware with HP products.

I am innovative and experienced VMware and Windows Server Engineer with over 10 years in the IT industry specializing in VMware virtualization and Microsoft Server environment.
My experience and skills has been proven by leading vendor certifications like VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 – Data Center Virtualization, VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Design, VMware Certified Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualization, VMware Certified Professional 6 - Network Virtualization, Microsoft MCITP Server Administrator, ITIL V3, VMware vExpert 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Award.
Extensive practical knowledge of virtualization with VMware ESX / ESXi, Microsoft Operating Systems, Servers, Enclosures, Storage, Backups, Microsoft SQL Server.
Working experience in large and complex IT environments.
Creativity in the perception of new solutions - quickly go into action.
Thorough education of Operating Systems and Computer Networks.
Professionalism, ITIL procedures and processes follower, ease in establishing interpersonal contacts.
Open minded person, quick learner, new technologies lover.

Implementation of complex environments from hardware, operating systems to network and storage solutions.
Designing, implementation and administration of datacenters from physical to software layer.
Performance analysis and parameters fine-tuning to improve environment throughput and effectively utilize system resources.
Designing, integration and configuration of physical and virtual servers, networking, hardware and storage arrays.
Designing, configuring, managing and troubleshooting of VMware vCenter Server and VMware ESX / ESXi.
Migration from VMware vSphere 4 to version 5, Windows Server 2003 to 2008 R2 and Microsoft SQL Server from version 2005 to 2008 R2.
VMware and Windows SME during datacenter migration project.
Third level support for VMware production environment.

Work Experience

VMware

09.2015-Present

Consultant

Serco Services GmbH

09.2012-08.2015

VMware & Windows Systems Engineer


I was working for European Central Bank.

As Engineer I am responsible for creating, maintaining and updating documentation for VMware and Windows technical solution. I designed and implemented standalone VMware ESXi monitoring probes to test ECB various systems using company monitoring solution. I designed and implemented automatic deployment solution for standardized and effortless VMware ESX deployment. I am providing third level support for VMware and Windows technical areas. I am acting as Track Lead for VMware and Windows in datacenter migration project. I am responsible for successful migration of servers with and applications to new location ensuring zero downtime and high availability.

VMware: Installation of ESX/ESXi according to company standards
Automated VMware deployment according to company standards
Planning and configuration of networking and storage solutions
Performance analysis and fine-tuning parameters to improve throughput and effectively utilize system resources
Proactive environment analysis to improve high availability, better resource usage and trouble free operations
Management of VMware Infrastructure in several complex environments: Test and Development, Acceptance and Production
Deep cooperation with Network and Storage teams to achieve highest possible performance in environments
VMware Update Manager configuration and administration
Third level support for complex issues, problems and projects
On-call production support

Windows: Designing Windows Server templates according to business and security requirements
Server deployment (Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2,2012, 2012 R2)
Defining Windows Server settings to comply with company standards

Hardware: HP Blades (Generation: 1, 6, 7, 8, 9), HP DL 360(Generation: 7, 8,9) and other models
HP C7000 Enclosure configuration, administration and troubleshooting
HP Onboard Administrator configuration, management and troubleshooting
HP Virtual Connect configuration, management and troubleshooting
Firmware upgrade for enclosures and servers
Advanced iLO configuration
Microsoft Active Directory enclosures authentication implementation for Onboard Administrator and Virtual Connect Manager

Storage: Provisioning of LUN's ensuring best performance and highest availability
Storage optimization on hardware and software level

Backups: Implementation of TSM 4 Virtual Environments backup solution

Management: VMware vRealize Operations Manager, HP OneView, VMTurbo Operations Manager

UPM-Kymmene

12.2010-08.2012

IT Expert


I was responsible for more than 3000 virtual and physical servers globally.I was acting as second and third level support for VMware and Windows. I was closely cooperating with IT Architects - finding design problems, reviewing / creating / updating documentation about VMware and Windows service.

VMware: Installation of ESX/ESXi according to company standards
Troubleshooting issues with VMware products (ESX/ESXi, vCenter Server, VMware Data Recovery)v Storage provisioning (Fibre Channel) and ESX/ESXi datastores configuration
Configuration of HA Clusters with Distributed Resource Scheduler, V2V and P2V migrations using VMware Converter
Management of vCenter Server - adjusting settings, configuring permissions, troubleshooting issues

Windows: Server deployment (Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2)
Roles and features installation and configuration (IIS, FTP, FTPS, DFS, DNS, DHCP)
Active Directory administration

Storage: Storage provisioning for standalone physical servers and for VMware ESX/ESXi hosts
Creation of disk groups, raid configuration
HP EVA configuration and management

Hardware: HP Blade enclosure (c3000, c7000) configuration and administration
HP Blade servers and HP ProLiant servers deployment and configuration
HP MSL Tape Libraries deployment and configuration with HP Data Protector

Security: Implementation and management of antivirus protection on servers based on McAfee ePO
McAfee Antivirus management on Windows Servers
Antivirus policies creation, configuration and management
Management of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator: settings adjustment, configuration and debugging
End user support for McAfee related problems: Firewall policies adjustment, Antivirus troubleshooting

Backups: VMware Data Recovery deployment and configuration. Backup configuration, backup retention policy, backups schedule, jobs creation, Virtual Machines restore, file restore HP Data Protector installation, configuration and migration (from older versions to current version).

Natek s. r. o.

07.2009-11.2010

Server Management Wintel and VMware

I was working for IBM.

I was responsible for Windows Server and VMware infrastructure for more than ten large European customers with more than 3500 servers (physical and virtual). I was deploying Windows Server according to customer requirements and customer needs. I was managing several Active Directory environments. I was deploying and configuring Group Policies according to customer needs. Besides that I was responsible for troubleshooting and server management ensuring highest possible availability. I was managing Highly Available servers including Clusters - Failover Clustering and Network Load Balancer - software like Microsoft SQL, Print Servers, Web Servers, File Servers and Terminal Servers. Besides that when customer acquired virtualization using VMware vSphere suite I was deploying Windows Server virtual machines. I was performing virtual machines configuration, diagnostics of performance issues and configuration of VMware ESX hosts. I was managing VMware vCenter Server in terms of troubleshooting and performance.

Windows: Active Directory management
GPO deployment, configuration, distribution
Server deployment (Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008)
System management and utilities deployment
Server configuration, diagnostics and troubleshooting
Management: Clusters(HA,NLB), Print Servers, File Servers, Terminal Servers
Antivirus management (Symantec Endpoint Protection), new virus definitions deployment, configuration and troubleshooting

VMware: Virtual machines deployment and configuration
Configuration, troubleshooting, diagnostics, health check monitoring of ESX/ESXi hosts
vCenter management and configuration

Bać-Pol S.A.

11.2007-06.2009

Administrator

I was responsible for Windows Server, Active Directory management and Windows XP.I introduced virtualization using Microsoft Hyper-V into company. I created several Group Policies in company, updated Active Directory to latest available level. I was responsible for WSUS configuration and management and software deployment using Group Policies. I was acting as well as user support for local and remote users. I was installing operating systems and I was configuring user software. Besides Windows ecosystem I was responsible for router and VPN management on Linux servers.

Windows Server: Creating and testing backups
Managing and Maintaining Active Directory infrastructure
Introducing virtualization using Microsoft Hyper-V
Defining, creating and managing Group Policies
Deploying new software and update deployed software using GPO's
Configuration, management and deployment of WSUS to Windows Servers and Windows Clients

Windows: Installation of Windows XP, Vista
Software installation and configuration

Linux: Creating and managing DHCP scopes
Configuring vpn connections using OpenVPN
Managing and monitoring network infrastructure (switches, routers)

Other: Managing hardware and software inventory

Education

University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland
10.2002-06.2007



Speciality: Operating Systems and Computer Networks
Degree: Masters
Diploma thesis: "Internet security problem, attack and defense techniques".

Contact

Telephone:+491721655784
Email: wojciech @ marusiak . pl
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Certifications

Certifications

VMware Certified Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualization - February 2017
VMware Certified Professional 6 - Network Virtualization - April 2016
VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 - Data Center Design - April 2015
VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 - Data Center Administration - August 2014
VMware Certified Professional 5 - Data Center Virtualization - December 2013
VMware Certified Associate - Cloud - November 2013
VMware Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization - November 2013
VMware Certified Associate - Workforce Mobility - November 2013
ITIL V3 Foundation - March 2013
Microsoft 70-646 Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator - March 2012
VMware Certified Professional 4 - Data Center Virtualization - June 2011
Microsoft 70-649 - TS: Upgrading Your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist - August 2010
Microsoft 70-298 - Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network - August 2010
Microsoft 70-294 - Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure - July 2010
Microsoft 70-293 - Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure - June 2010
Microsoft 70-351 - TS: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006, Configuring - December 2009
Microsoft 70-299 - Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network - June 2009
Microsoft 70-620 - TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client - April 2009
Microsoft 70-652 - TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring - March 2009
Microsoft 70-291 - Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure2003 Network Infrastructure - January 2009
Microsoft 70-290 - Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment - December 2007

Courses and trainings

VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.2]
VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2]
VMware vSphere What's New [V5.5 to V6]
Cisco UCS Test Drive for Technical Decision Makers
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.1]
VMware vSphere: What's New [V5.1]
ITIL V3 Foundation
HP BladeSystem Administration: c-Class (HE646S)v VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V4.1]
Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment (2273)
Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (2276)
Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (2277)
Installing, Configuring, Troubleshooting, and Maintaining Windows Vista (5117A)
Installing and Configuring the Windows Vista Operating System - MODL (5115AL)
Fundamentals of Unix
Cisco CCNA (Semester 1 - 4)
Cisco CCNP (Semester 1,2)
Basics of investing in the stock market

Awards

VMware vExpert 2014
VMware vExpert 2015
VMware vExpert 2016
VMware vExpert 2017