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VMWare & UCS Engineer (Unified Computing)

Job Title: VMWare & UCS Engineer (Unified Computing)
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 5 Months
REF: Pnwtc17072020_1594981873
Contact Name: Ellise Fleming
Contact Email:
Job Published: 3 months ago

Job Description

Our client, a global provider of IT services, requires a VMWare & UCS Engineer (Unified Computing) with extensive experience in VMware and Cisco Data Center Operations, Design, Implementing and Troubleshooting, and experience with installing & Configuring vSphere 6.5 ESXi & vCenter Server.

This is a 5-month temporary contract based Swindon.

The successful candidate will be responsible for design, implementation and support for VMware vSphere and Cisco UCS platform builds.

Key Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in VMware and Cisco Data Center Operations, Design, Implementing and Troubleshooting
  • Installing & Configuring vSphere 6.5 ESXi & vCenter Server.
  • Hardening of vSphere and Cisco UCS environment as per industry standards
  • Creating Data Centre, managing Virtual Machines through vCenter Server.
  • Creating Data store, configuring Security policies on ESXi Server.
  • Configuring vSphere HA, DRS. Setting up DRS affinity & anti affinity rules.
  • Deploying & configuring VMware appliances.
  • Installing & integration of Symantec Application HA with vSphere vCenter.
  • Installing & configuration of vSphere Replication server.
  • Responsible for VM migration, Cloning & creation of VM templates.
  • Working on Migration concepts like vMotion/storage vMotion.
  • Patching & upgradation of ESXi Servers.
  • P2V and V2V migration using VMware convertor along with pre-migration and post migration tasks.
  • Troubleshooting of VMware Virtual Machine issues.
  • Basic knowledge on NetApp storage and Networking
  • Ability to research, analyze, design, propose and deliver solutions that are appropriate for technology strategies
  • In depth working knowledge of Cisco C-series and B-Series servers
  • Provide technical expertise and troubleshooting for issues that disrupt critical business process and provides analysis on required remediation that addresses root cause
  • Knowledge of SAN switches, storage arrays, Nexus switches
  • Working knowledge on Cisco Flexpod solution
  • Expertise in installation & configuration of Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects, Chassis, IOM & Blade servers
  • Expertise in Creating Service Profiles, pools, policies & upgrade of UCS Infra and blade firmware
  • Knowledge of setting of RBAC roles, installing secured certificates and configuring syslog servers
  • Knowledge of windows services such as Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, Failover Cluster and WSUS