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Prasad Pokkula

Summary:
A Senior Open Systems Storage professional having more then 8.5 Years of IT Industry
experience including over 6 Years in SAN, NAS, Backup and Disaster recovery.

NetApp Certified Professional (NCDA) with solid experience on NetApp and EMC storage
products including DMX,FAS, CLARiiON and Celerra/VNX Systems.
Hand on experience with EMC Symmetrix DMX and CLARiiON CX120/480/960,NS
960/480/120,VNX 5300/5500.
Experience in implementing, administering and maintaining NetApp FAS 6080/6040, FAS
3270/3170/3070,FAS3240/3140,FAS 2040/2020,FAS 270 and Experience in design and
implementation of High availability & Disaster Recovery Solutions for SAN/NAS
Environments.
Expertise in configuring Brocade and Cisco Failover Fabrics.
Hands on experience with Data ONTAP,ECC, Navishpere Manager, NaviCLI SYMCLI, Time
Finder, SRDF and Business continuity
Created documentation for customer environments, processes, technical training, and
support procedures
Knowledge on VMware Infrastructure design & implementation experience.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Education:
Bachelors in Computer Science, J.N Tech University, AP, India.
Technical Skills:
Hardware:
FAS6080/6040,FAS3270/3170/3070,FAS3240/3140,FAS2040/2020,FAS270,SymmetrixDMX2
000,DMX-3,ClariionCX300,600,700,CX3-40,CX380,CLARiiONCX120/480/960,NS960/480/120,VNX5300/5500,Brocade5000,49000,McData3
232,Cisco9000.
Software:
ONTAP
7.2/7.3/8.0.7/8.1,DART5.6/6.0,OM3.7/3.8/4.0,Oncommand,Filerview,ECC6.1,
SymCLI,Unisphere,Celerra Manager,Navisphere Manager, NaviCLI, MirrorView, SnapView,
SAN Copy,SRDF,TimeFinder, StorageScope, Celerra Replicator, Data, SnapMirror,
SnapVault, SyncMirror, SnapDrive, SnapManager, FlexShare, , Legato Networker, VMware
ESX 3.0, Tivoli Storage Manager, VERITAS Volume Manager, VERITAS Backup Exec and
VERITAS Netbackup.
Operating Systems:
Solaris 8/9/10, AIX 5L v5.1/5.2, RedHat EL 4/5, Windows NT/2000/2003
Certifications & Trainings:
NetApp Data ONTAP 8.0.7 Administration.
NetApp OnCommand System Manager.

EMC Clariion Management and Host Integration.


EMC Control Center training.
SnapMirror Planning and Implementation
Netapp Operations Manager 4.0
Netapp High Availability.

Work Experience
ERG,Nashua,NH

Aug 2010 to till now

Sr.Storage Administrator

Implementation, administration and maintenance of high end storage arrays like NetApp
FAS6080/6040,FAS3270/3170/3070,FAS3240/3140,FAS2040/2020,FAS270,EMC Celerra
NS120/480/960,VNX5300/5500 and Clariion CX 120/480 and 960.,
Created and Configured RAID Groups, Aggregates,Storage Groups, Binding Luns, Naming,
Resizing.
Provisioned and Decommissioned storage from NetApp FAS and EMC Celerra..
Installed new NetApp and EMC and implemented best practices.
Perform various methods of data migration from NetApp to EMC and EMC to NetApp and
providing the customer with practical methods in transferring large amounts of data to
remote locations.
Upgraded ONTAP from 7.3 to 8.0 on 200 NetApp systems during various weekeend GZ.
Supported Qtrees, creation and exports through NFS
Creating and administering aggregates, volumes, qtrees, FlexVols, FlexClones, Snapshots,
Space Guarantee etc
Create, configure, and manage CIFS & NFS shares, quotas, groups, and permissions.
Configuring SnapMirror, SnapReserve, allocating & deallocating shares to UNIX and
Windows Clients from NetApp storage systems.
Configured and Administered Open System SnapVault and SnapRestore for backup and
restore operation in Netapp NAS Environment.
Administer NAS Environment using DataFabric Operations Manager.
Configured the replications using snapmirror on NetApp and Celerra on EMC Celerra and
VNX.
Collected and analyzed performance data using perf advisor from VMWare supported
storage systems.
Performed upgrades on clariion to FLARE 30.
Configured EMC ControlCenter for end to end Administration and Management of Storage
environment.
Monitored, analyzed and fine-tuned the performance issues in Clariion/Celerra using EMC
Navisphere Analyzer and EMC Unisphere.
Project managed the consolidation of data from old EMC Cellera and Windows based
fileservers onto NetApp filers.
Used Storage Resource Management (SRM) tools to monitor Storage Area Network
infrastructure systems such as CX 480/960,NS120/480/960 and VNX 5300/5500.
Installed and configured ECC alerts/agents to supervise Storage environment for
Clariion,Celerra and hosts also include was attaching management policies.
Actively participate in the planning and implementation of storage and backup solutions.
Problem determination and resolution including troubleshooting and submitting results
reports to upper management and root cause analysis.
Develop and maintain storage standards, procedures, policies, security etc.
Installs and configures various models of the EMC Celerra, providing a more efficient

method of file system access and productivity.


Installation, Configuration and supporting for Veritas Volume manager and Solaris volume
manager for disk management.

Environment:
Clariion CX120/480/960,VNX 5300/5500,NS120/480/960,NetApp
FAS6080/6040,FAS3270/3170/3070,FAS3240/3140,FAS2040/2020, FAS3070, NearStore R200,
NavisphereManager, EMC Control Center, Storage Scope, Performance Manager, , Data ONTAP
SnapVault, SnapMirror, SnapRestore, SyncMirror, MultiStore, DataFabric Operations Manager,
Connectrix Manager, Web tools, Fabric Manager, Powerpath, Veritas Netbackup, Veritas Volume
Manager.
Bandwidth.com, Cary, NC

Aug 2008 to Jun 2010

SAN Administrator

Responsible for capacity planning, backup and restore process design, performance
analysis, and developing data disaster recovery plans for the different tiers of storage
which reduced downtime and reduced penalties by not meeting our service level
agreements. Planned for the capacity growth of all of the storage platforms across SAN
and NAS storage environments globally while taking into account the availability of the
local facilities to accept more storage capacity. Planned, deployed, and managed over
200TB of Tier1 SAN, 200TB of NetApp NAS, and 400TB of NAS Storage according
Engineering guidelines. With the guidelines in place, the deployment of tiered storage was
reduced from 3 months down to 2 weeks. Procurement to installation process was reduced
to 2 weeks or less.
Installation and Configuration of Raid groups, storage groups and disk mirroring.
Managed the support of NetApp infrastructure working with the NetApp vendor engineers
on NetApp OnTap OS Upgrades, incidents, and hardware issues.
Implemented business continuity plan through automated failover using snapmirror
technology and NetApp clustered hardware.
Created technical documentation for NetApp OS upgrades and extensive design diagrams
for NetApp.
Created Aggregates, Volumes (Traditional, FlexVol and FlexClone), Qtrees and Quotas
using Filerview.
Upgraded Data ONTAP v6.1 to v7.0.1 via NFS.
Upgraded firmware for Disks, Disk Shelves and Nodes.
Create, configure, and manage CIFS & NFS shares, quotas, groups, and permissions.
Configured and scheduled snapshots and determined the data growth using delta option.
Used SnapRestore for restoring data from the snapshots.
infrastructure.Perform monitor and generate reports using ECC and extract file lever
reports using storage scope.
Actively participate in the planning and implementation of storage and backup solutions.
Configuration of Open Replicator for 50TB data migration between Symmetrix 2000 and
Symmetrix DMX-3 using the EMC Solutions Enabler SYMCLI.
Configuring Powerpath and Access Logix for dynamic load balancing, making system
redundant of power failures and Masking the LUNS for providing security to the SAN.
Assign storage from Clariion CX600/CX700 using Navisphere Manager.
Level 1 and Level 2 support tasks included performing daily system health checkouts,
HW/OS installs/upgrades.
Analyzed and Troubleshot host connectivity problems with the storage arrays.

Used VMWare ESX 3.0 to partition physical servers in multiple virtual machines for sharing
of physical resources.
Configured storage units for NDMP backups.
Configured and installed various QLogic, Emulex model HBA cards, providing server SAN
access.
Involved in Installation and Configuration of NAS device EMC Celerra NS501G, NS700.
Configured Celerra Replicator on Celerra Systems for Local and Remote replication.
Created Aggregates, Volumes (Traditional, FlexVol and FlexClone), Qtrees and Quotas in
NetApp FAS 3040 and FAS 3020 using Filerview.
Troubleshoot NFS, SAN and CIFS issues on NetApp filers and fine tune the filers for optimal
performance.
Monitor, replace, and reconfigure disk drives, FC HBAs (Host Bus Adapters), Compact Flash
Card, tape drive/libraries.
Experience in implementing Netapp NAS technology, including configuring shares, CIFS
and NFS Administration.
Periodic audit of storage sub systems, Health monitoring of SAN components. Collect the
data for trending. Create daily logs, perform capacity planning and monitor Backup
storage utilization and performance.
Backup and restore data from Tape Libraries using ndmpcopy, dump, restore in Netapp
NAS Environment.
Designing, architecting, and implementing bunker and remote replication using NetApp
SnapMirror and SnapVault technologies. Estimating RPOs, RTOs, and bandwidth
requirement for mission-critical applications.
Install, configure, and troubleshoot Brocade 5000 and 49000 and McData 3232 fibre
channel fabric switches.
Trained in managing/monitoring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer SAN switches.
Supported EMC NetWorker for backup and recovery operations across an enterprise.
Experience in Installation, configuration and troubleshooting of Veritas Volume Manager
(VxVm & VxFs).
Restoring the lost files on to the storage array as well as the windows and unix hosts using
Veritas Netbackup.
Configuring master and media servers for performance using Veritas Netbackup.
Configure and Maintain backups, backup policies and restores using Veritas Netbackup.

Environment:
Symmetrix DMX 2000, DMX-3, Clariion CX 300, 600, 700, CX3-40, CX3-80, Celerra NS501G,
NS700, NetApp FAS 3040, 3020, VMWare ESX Server 3.0, Storage Tek Tape Libraries, Brocade
5000, 49000, McData 3232, Cisco 9000, Navisphere Manager, EMC Control Center, Storage
Scope, Solution Enabler, Performance Manager, SRDF, Timefinder, Snapview, MirrorView, EMC
Networker, Celerra Manager, Celerra Replicator, Data ONTAP 7.2.3, SnapVault, SnapMirror,
SyncMirror, DataFabric Operations Manager, Connectrix Manager, Web tools, Fabric Manager,
Powerpath, Veritas Volume Manager.
George Washington University

Jul 2007 to May 2008

SAN Administrator

Assigning Storage to Hosts include configuring the LUNS, Lun provisioning and LUN
Masking on EMC Clariion storage systems by using Access Logix with Navisphere Manager
and NaviCLI.
Install, configure, and maintain Network Appliance Filers like FAS270, FAS980.

Created Aggregates, Volumes (Traditional, FlexVol and FlexClone) and Qtrees in NetApp
FAS 270 and FAS 980.
Maintained a healthy NetApp storage by Configuring qtree, volume, aggregates and using
Data ONTAP, FilerView.
Designing, architecting, and implementing remote replication using NetApp SnapMirror.
Migrate the data using SnapMirror and NDMP.
Create, configure, and manage CIFS & NFS shares, quotas, groups, and permissions.
Backup and restore data from Tape Libraries using ndmpcopy, dump, restore in Netapp
NAS Environment.
Configured VIFs and VLANS in Netapp Environment.
Storage provisioning on Symmetrix DMX 2000 for Windows, Solaris and AIX hosts.
Created MetaLUN's by expanding base LUN's using striping and concatenation procedures.
Installation and management of SRDF and creating BCVs as disaster recovery solution.
Created point-in-time copies of LUN's using SnapView Snapshots and clones.
Design and Implement data migration solutions in SAN environment using TimeFinder/BCV,
SAN Copy, MirrorView.
Configured and implemented multiple VMware ESX server 2.1on CLARii0N with virtual
hosts.
Involved in Installation and Configuration of NAS device EMC Celerra NS501G, NS700.
Configured Celerra Replicator on Celerra Systems for Local and Remote replication after
creating checkpoints.
Install, configure, and maintain Network Appliance Filers like FAS270, FAS980.
Created Aggregates, Volumes (Traditional, FlexVol and FlexClone), Qtrees and Quotas in
NetApp FAS 270 and FAS 980
Migrate the data using SnapMirror and NDMP.
Configured SyncMirror for Active-Active Configuration.
Provided 24/7 on call support for all the SAN/NAS systems.
Manage Brocade and McData switches using Fabric Manager.
Administered Brocade silkworm switches 2800, 3900 and Director 12000 using Fabric
Manager and Fabric OS.
Trained in managing/monitoring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer SAN switches.
Experience in Installation, configuration and troubleshooting of Veritas Volume Manager
(VxVm & VxFs).
Configured the Veritas Cluster Services for high availability and I/O fencing for failover
scenario.
Worked with backup team in scheduling and performing regular backups using Veritas
Netbackup.
Monitored Veritas Netbackup backups status and escalated the backup issues.

Environment:
Symmetrix DMX 2000, Clariion CX 300, 600, 700, CX3-40, Celerra NS501G, NS700, NetApp
FAS270, FAS980, VMWare ESX Server 3.0, Brocade 2800, 3900, 12000 McData 3232, Cisco 9000,
Navisphere Manager, NaviCLI, SymCLI, EMC Control Center, Storage Scope, Performance
Manager, Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF), Timefinder, Snapview, MirrorView, Celerra
Manager, Celerra Replicator, Data ONTAP 7.0.1, SnapVault, SnapMirror, SyncMirror, Connectrix
Manager, Web tools, Fabric Manager, Powerpath, Veritas Netbackup, Veritas Cluster Services,
Veritas Volume Manager.
Northwestern Mutual Insurance

Jan 2006 to Mar 2007

Storage Administrator

Discovered Clariion environments into ECC for Management and Alerting. Tested
provisioning from ECC for Tier 3 platforms.
Configuring and Managing Clariion CX 200 arrays using Navisphere Manager.
Created the storage groups and carving the LUNs on EMC Clariion storage systems.
Storage Allocation on Symmetrix for Windows and Solaris Environment.
Host to LUN mapping, load balancing and Failover activities via Powerpath and Navisphere
tools.
Configured Snapview Snapshots and Snapview Clones on CLARiiON CX Series SubSystems.
Acquired knowledge on configuring MirrorView for remote replication in multiple
environments.
Zoned and unzoned Brocade switches.
Experience in Installation, configuration and troubleshooting of Veritas Volume Manager
(VxVm & VxFs).
Assign policies to Clients in Veritas Netbackup 4.0
Configure the SAN and NFS storage on AIX and Solaris hosts
Upgrading Solaris from 8 to 9 using Live upgrades and Flash Archives.

Environment:
Clariion CX 200, Symmetrix DMX 2000, Brocade DS-16B2, EMC Control Center, SnapView,
MirrorView, Powerpath, Navisphere Manager, Solaris 9, AIX 4L, Veritas Netbackup 4.0.
Jain Group, Pune, India

Nov 2003 to Sep 2005

System Administrator

Planning, architecting & design, implementing Win2000 solution and system infrastructure
integration. Win 2000 Active Directory, DNS, WINS, DHCP
Installation & Maintenance of Samba, Apache Web Server on Solaris & Linux.
Implementation of RAID levels and Crash recovery of Volumes and disk groups
Scripting for daily routine administrative tasks. Scheduling tasks using CRON. Backup and
Restore Management.
Inetd, SSH, iptables, crontab and autosys scheduling, rpm building and management,
GRUB, FTP.
Configuration of networks with NIS,NFS,DNS and Sendmail services
Installed sudo for use of user command limitations.
Installed ssh for user login security via internet on an unsecured network.
Experience in setting up clusters and creating repository queue managers for load
balancing.
Experience in analyzing logs, problem determination, and Recovery and restart.
Troubleshooting network services.
Responsible for installation and maintenance of AIX 4.x servers in a test environment.
Logical Volume Management (LVM) of AIX.
Predefined and Customized Volume Group management on AIX.
Disk Management on AIX using SMIT.
Worked with Korn shell, Bash shell and Bourne shells.
Unix Shell Scripting and Perl Scripting

Implementing and Maintaining VERITAS Volume Manager

Environment:
Windows Server 2000, Solaris 9, IBM AIX 4L, Veritas Volume Manager, Shell Scripting, Perl,
Samba, Apache 2.0, Sendmail.