Skills

Over my years working with IT systems I have obtained a large variety of skills in all areas, these include:

Active Directory

  • Full working experience¬†systems back from Server 2003 to 2016
  • Have built Active Directory structure from scratch
  • Managed and created file systems utilising DFS, BranchCaching, Failover Clusters
  • Created from scratch a locked down Group Policy template for desktop users with organisational differences when it came to login screen/wallpaper/internet settings/drive mapping preferences
  • Created Remote Access solutions using DirectAccess, OpenVPN, SSL VPN
  • Created Security Policy for organisation

Exchange

  • Worked with systems from 2003 to 2013
  • Joined mailboxes with SharePoint for collaborative working
  • Added Lync for instant messaging both on site and connected to Asure
  • Supported users mailboxes with restores if neccesary
  • Ran maintenance tasks on Exchange Servers
  • Added and maintaned several anti-spam/virus applications to transport mail flow

VMware

  • Built and deployed virtual machines onto an existing vCenter/ESXi¬†infrastructure
  • Managed existing virtual machines performing live migrations onto different hosts and storage
  • Configured ESXI hosts to join existing vCenter environment
  • Configured Web Access Portal for vCenter environment
  • Created vCenter environment from scratch

Hyper-V

  • Built and deployed a variety of virtual machines on a Hyper-V host
  • Created Hyper-V host for hosting several different environments underneath.
  • Built several virtual switches for Hyper-V host
  • Troubleshooted issues with existing Hyper-V configurations

Citrix

  • Configured Published Desktops and Applications for users
  • Configured Remote Access Citrix server from scratch
  • Worked with XenServer maintaining virtual machines

Novell e-Directory

  • Managed both Netware and Novell Open Enterprise Server machines on a large environment
  • Configured and joined Netware and Novell OES servers to existing e-directory tree aswell as configured a secondary e-directory tree
  • Installed backup agents and anti-virus agents on these servers and configured them to update and receive their policies from the main server

Novell Zenworks

  • Worked with versions 7-11
  • Created and deployed several silent Zenworks bundles for a variety of applications with different install methods varying from launch and install to silent background installations
  • Created and deployed Remote Management Policy in Zenworks 11
  • Built Zenworks environment from scratch and successfully implemented patch management

Storage

  • Worked with EMC VNX Storage, Dell Equalogic, HP StorageWorks
  • Configured SAN array from scratch connected to VMware ESXI environment.

Novell Groupwise

  • Supported multiple Groupwise mailboxes at several different sites connected to the same MTA
  • Resolved issues with Netware Groupwise servers

General Knowledge

  • Highly familiar with both Windows and Linux environments
  • Ability to approach issues from a unique perspective attempting to not only solve an issue but gain understanding of what caused it and how to prevent it from reoccurring