Consultant

As an experienced SAN administrator the role will involve providing Storage & backup technical administration support and Storage & Backup development services (Projects). The person must possess self confidence in his / her technical abilities to perform day to day Storage administration as well as troubleshoot production issues.
Primary Skills:
• Hands on experience on LUN creation, allocation and de allocation of LUNs and LUN Mapping.
• Management, maintenance and implementation of Netapps Storage environment(FAS 2000, 3200, 6000, 8000 series, DataONTAP 8, OnCommand)
• Design and implementation of SAN & NAS which includes installing and configuring of Netapps storage boxes and fiber channel switches
• Storage provisioning,LUN Management,LUN masking,zoning,performance management and volume management(Planning, allocations and de-allocations) .
• Installation, configuration and operation of Netapps Cluster DATA ONTAP 8.3.x Monitoring and managing snapmirror, snapvault, metrocluster, storage failover management.
• Solution architecting, Extensive provisioning, new implementations, large upgrades or migration of the Storage Arrays.
• Exposure on Data ONTAP Storage Architecture, Data ONTAP File System, Virtual Storage Tier, Data ONTAP Physical Storage Configuration, Data ONTAP FlexVol Configuration is mandatory.
• Comprehensive skills are required such as providing in-depth support, and performance management for CIFS & NFS mounts on a NetApp Filer in a multi-protocol environment.
• Significant expertise are required in the configuration, & support of NetApp storage systems running the Data ONTAP operation system 7.x and higher.
• A solid understanding of the Write Anywhere File Layout (WAFL) file system, volumes, aggregates, qtrees, and quotas is required.
• Expertise in implementing NetApp active-active controller configurations to ensure continuous data availability and rapid recovery of data in the event of a disaster, and in using the Snap Mirror, and Snap Vault products to manage and protect mission-critical data.
• Experience with the FAS series Filers.
• Experience with Data Fabric Manager suite Operations/Protection/Provisioning Manager, Multistore (vFilers), NDMP, De-duplication (SIS)
• Manage fiber switches/directors from Cisco, Brocade and Mcdata (Zoning / VSANs / FC-IP / ISL setup )
• Hand on experience on Zoning, merging and zone segmentation concepts
• Disaster recovery infrastructure planning, building, testing and product research/new release evaluation.
• Monitoring and optimization of the performance, tuning, capacity planning, proactive monitoring and automation of storage Arrays.
• Hands on exposure on Thin provisioning, Deduplication & compression, Automatic space management, Quota management, aggregate management, snapshot technology.
• Provide daily, weekly and monthly storage status, Capacity and performance reports.
• Vendor management in fixing the critical/Major issues and upgrades.
• Liaise and work with hardware/software vendors and project groups as required.
• Analyze and resolve escalated problems within target.
• Trouble shooting Storage related problems and alerts monitoring.
• Should work with vendor on new trends and measure to cut cost, time and improve productivity.
• Good knowledge about the Vendor Best practices for Performance, Availability and security.
• Effective communication skills in both verbal and written English.
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