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Shivanna Gundanavar

Cloud or on-Premise Infrastructure Consultant, System Administrator, Network Administrator.

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  • Graduation: Engineering in computer science
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  • Last update: 23.09.2020
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IT Consultant with  9 years and 1 months of work experience in plan, design, implement, operate & troubleshoot complex and converged IT infrastructure. 
  • Strong experience managing different server infrastructures and data-center operations across Unix, Linux, Windows and other platforms. Effectively plan, install, configure and optimize IT infrastructures to achieve high availability and performance.
  • Experience in managing the remote network and global customers/clients offshore for United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Central Europe (the Czech Republic, Poland, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Slovakia, and Hungary), and Asia Pacific Countries.
  • Experience in Managing People, Systems, Projects, Customer, Clients, and Vendors.
Skills : 
Operating Systems:                       Windows Vista; Windows XP; Windows 7/8/10 DOS and OS/2, Linux, Oracle Linux Ubuntu RHEL Cent.
Servers:                                           Windows Server 2008/12/16; AD 200812/16; Nutanix, Citrix XenApp/NetScaler MPX Server,  Microsoft Exchange 2007/12/16, Linux, RHEL servers; 
Server Types:                                  Blade Chassis, Rail Servers and Tower Servers.
Cloud :                                             AWS, Azure, Ooredoo, EC2, VPC. S3 and RDS, SaaS, PaaS and hybrid.
Software:                                            MS Office 2007/10/13/a6; Office 365(cloud), Barracuda, PCVisor,  Antivirus : Norton/Mcfy/Symantec/Trend Micro, Monitoring : CA- Spectrum,                                                                      Performance Center, Manage Engine(WM), Solar Wind(NM), Automation Anywhere; Backup Symantec ; Email (Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes                                                              Mail); Avaya CMS, One drive Oracle and many others.
Hardware:                                          Nutanix, Intel, x86, x86-64 hardware devices, HP ProLiant DL380, HP ML570, IBM x86 Servers, Dell PowerEdge M805, Fortinet, NAS (EMC &                                                                   Lenovo), Cisco  and other brands Networking H/W product, desktop and Laptops.
Virtualization:                                   (VMware – ESXI 6.5, 6, & 5.5, Hyper-V, Oracle Virtual Machine, Citrix Xenserver Virtualization etc.)
Security :                                             Soc Specialist, VAPT, MDR, Internal and External Scanning, SQL Injection, Barracuda Email Security and Sentinel scanning, Spam filtering, data guard, FireEye, Info Vista, SonicWALL cloud security scanning.
Storage:                                               SAN (EMC, HP MSA 2040 and IBM - EMC VNX 5200, VNXe 3200), NAS (Dell NX 3230, Netgear, Lenovo, QNAP-TS-853U-RP).
Ticketing Tool :                                 CA, Manage Engine, Zoho.
Backup :                                               Symantec/Veritas, Acronis, Amazon Elephant(Cloud).                               
Email Administration :                   Office 365(Hybrid), MS Exchange, Zoho, Mail, Google ..
Networking:                                      OSI Models & Layers and Protocol TCP/IP,UDP; Routers; Switches; Modems; Hubs and Bridges, Aruba, Cisco, Dell SonicWALL, Fortinet, SSL/TLS.
Scripting Long :                               Power shell, basic Perl and PHP.
Professional Attainments
  • Key projects handled for Internet/Mobile Service Providers like Airtel, BSNL, IDEA, Vodafone, TATA, Aircel, and Uninor.
  • Closely worked with product vendors like Huawei, Ericsson, Nortel Networks and Nokia Siemens Networks
Accomplished more than 500+ Projects at Airports, Commercial Complexes, Shopping Malls, Government Building, IT Parks, Hotels, Resorts, Hospitals, Residential Apartments, Houses, Schools, and Colleges

Achievements(Projects Management) :
                           1) Upgraded Exchange server 2016 2) VMWare 5.5 to 6.5 Upgradation
                           3) SOC Infra Setup     4) NOC Infra Setup 5) Barracuda Email Security Setup
                           6) Citrix CU6 Upgradation   7) NetScaler VPX to MPX Migration
                           8) AD, DNS and DHCP server 2008 R2 to 2016 Server Migration.
                           9) Oracle Linux Upgradation  10) Net Backup to Cloud Backup Migration
                           11) Ooredoo and AWS Cloud Migration   12) O365 Hybrid Configuration
                           13) File Server Migrate to OneDrive Cloud administration with SharePoint.
                           14) MPLS to SD-Wan Migration   15) DR-Site Setup and Synchronization.
                           16) BCP and ITIL implementation. 
                           17) ServiceDesk Setup and Info-Vista Implementation.
                           18) VAPT and MDR SOC service implementation.
                           19) PCV(SCCM) Implementation 20) Exposed 100+ Ursl with SSL certificate.
                20) SDWan implementation  21) Share point-OneDrive integration
: Hyper-V & VMWare Implementation & Migrations, Azure & Office365                                   Implementation, Chassis Deployment,  MPLS Connectivity, NetBackup, Storage Automation.  NAS Migration and Implementation, Domain Controller Migrations, Seizing of FSMO   roles, Server Migrations, Completed NMS infra, AVAYA CMS, Domain                 Consolidation, SCCM Deployment, Domain           consolidation, Finished ITIL 2011, Sixth sigma and quality trainings, Extra Miler Award and Smoothly handling the end to end Operations, IMC, NMS &         Team                 Management(38),
  • 09/2020 - 09/2020

    • FIS Global
    • >10.000 employees
    • Internet and Information Technology
  • Lift-and-Shift On-Premises VMware workloads to the Microsoft Azure Cloud with the new Azure Migrate Service
  • Lift-and-Shift On-Premises VMware workloads to the Microsoft Azure Cloud with the new Azure Migrate Service.
    Lift-and-shift on-premises workloads to Microsoft Azure just made a lot easier with Azure Migrate Service, which Microsoft released in preview during Microsoft Ignite event back in September this year. 

    Before this feature came out, I’d personally always used Azure Site Recovery (ASR) as migration method to the Microsoft Azure Cloud. ASR is officially built as Disaster Recovery solution to replicate on-premises servers, wherever it’s Hyper-V, VMware or physical servers, to Azure IaaS (Infrastructure-As-a-Service). Therefore, now instead of using it for Disaster outage / scenarios, you also could use it to perform an actual failover to Azure IaaS and then afterwards stay in Azure without performing a failback back to on-premises!

    Take away the small complexities makes migrations to the Cloud just as easy as 1-2-3 without any downtime for the business (if you perform the right steps) … With Azure Site Recovery as migration method, you also have the possibility to test your workload first before going live in a test Virtual Network completely separate from production.

    Furthermore, Microsoft also created a cost calculator and dependencies feature integrated in the Migration Service in the form of an assessment. Where you can see what the costs will be in Azure and which sequence is the best approach to follow, think about startup sequences for example. Although I’m not advise you to migrate your complete workload to IaaS for the long time. Azure has a lot more Cloud Services which can replace Windows Server features, to eventually save a lot of monthly costs, with services such as Azure AD Domain Servers, Azure Storage Spaces Direct and Azure SQL Databases instead of a “Do-it-Yourself” SQL in IaaS.


    Did you know?

    • Azure Migrate is available at no additional charge. However, during public preview, additional charges will apply for use of dependency visualization capabilities. These charges will be incurred as part of the Insight and Analytics offering. Note: When the service becomes generally available, there will be no charge for use of dependency visualization capabilities.
    • It provides a Built-in Cost Calculation program, which makes it easy to create and Total-Costs-of-Ownership of running your machines in Azure Infrastructure-As-a-Service (IaaS)?
    • The power behind the Migrate service are the Azure Site Recovery and Database Migration Service, therefore now only with the goal to migrate to the Azure Cloud instead of Site-to-Site replication for Disaster Recovery Scenario’s?
    • You can easily Discovery and create assessments to migrate to Azure for on-premises virtual machines, wherever it is Hyper-V, VMware or Physical?
    • Is supports built dependency mappings for high-confidence discovery of multi-tier applications, such as Exchange and Microsoft SQL.
    • It provides an intelligent rightsizing to Azure virtual machines, which gives advices on the SKU / machine sizing in Azure, compare to the on-premises resource configuration.
    • The Migrate Service has a built-in compatibility reporting with guidelines for remediating potential issues, which can save you a lot of work before you start migrating?
    • Integration with Azure Database Management Service for database discovery and migration
    • Azure doesn’t support unified boot or also known as PXE. If you’re on-premise machine boots through a network streaming configuration for example, then it couldn’t be migrated to Microsoft Azure.

    How does it work?

    • Start your free Azure account, or log in to your existing Azure Business account
    • First add the Migrate Service from the Azure Marketplace
    • Import the appliance in VMware vCenter Server to create the collector virtual machine.
    • Discover and assess your on-premises environment using Azure Migrate
    • Copy project credentials and place them in the Collector Appliance
    • Migrate you’re on-premises workloads using services like Azure Site Recovery and Azure Database Migration Service
    • Running in Azure!



    Within the Azure Migrate Console it is also possible to create dependencies to provide the best approach to Azure. Just when Virtual Machines are relaying on other systems in your workload, there is now a possibility to create a collection of machines to make sure the right sequence of migration will apply before migrating to Microsoft Azure IaaS. 

    Note: For the Dependencies feature, it is required to install a Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) on each machine. The agent is available for Windows and for Linux Operating Systems. 


    Add the Migrate Service from the Azure Marketplace

    Open and login to the Azure Portal at 

    Open Azure Migrate from the Marketplace


    Note: At the moment of writing, the Migrate Service is currently only available in West Central US. When the Service become final, we’ll can use it in all the other (shorter distance) datacenter location around the globe.

    When the deployment is finished, you need to open Migration Projects from the Azure menu.


     Click on Discover Machines to start the setup of the collector appliance.


    Deploy the Collector Appliance in vCenter 

    The following Discover and Assess screen is showed to you.  

    To connect the on-premise VMware environment to Microsoft Azure we’ll need to deploy the .OVA VMware template in your on-premise vCenter environment.

    After the deployment, we can discover all on-premise server to eventually activate the replication / migration process.


    Upload the OVA VMware template to your VMware vSphere Web Console or vSphere Client.  

    I’d used the vSphere web client.

    Note: The Appliance is a Windows Server 2012 Datacenter server. All the required tools for providing the Migrate Tool services are already integrated in the template. 


    Select the OVA file


    Select the Storage Location


    The OVA file is being uploaded and extracted, please wait…


    Start the Appliance and open the Console


    Accept the settings


    Enter in the local Administrator password


    Log on to the Virtual Machine


    Open the Run Collector application on the Desktop


    The local setup configuration wizard is started through Internet Explorer, you’ll recognise some steps from Azure Site Recovery.

    Let’s start with the setup and accept the End User License Agreement


    The setup will perform some pre-checks and automate the required PowerCLI installation.

    Make sure all the checkmarks are green before you proceed to the next step!

    Click Continue

    Note: VMware PowerCLI is needed to perform the discovery and synchronization from vCenter through Microsoft Azure.


    Enter in the vCenter Administrator credentials to perform the inventory in VMware vCenter


    When the connection is performed correctly, you’d can see the Hosts and Clusters of you’re VMware environment.


    Select the VMware Cluster we’re your Virtual Machines are in that you want to migrate to Azure. Click on Continue  


    Now we need to enter in the Project ID and Key from the steps we’d performed in the Azure Portal during the Migration Service setup






    Make sure the green checkmarks return, click on Continue


    The final Collection Process is now proceeding. After this the machines will be visible in the Azure Migrate Service 


    Wait to up to 1 hour to check if the resources are visible in Microsoft Azure.



    Switch back to the Azure Migrate Service in Azure.

    Open the Migration Project and click on Discover Machines


    Click on Discovered Machines


    Click on Create Assessment 


    Enter in a Group Name and Select the Machines that you need to migrate to Azure and click on Create assessment


    Switch back to the Migrate Service Overview dashboards and click on the Assessments option


    Open the Assessment


    Azure IaaS Cost Calculation and migration advisory diagrams 

    All the machines are listed, including a cost calculation and a short migration readiness as advise to migrate to Azure.

    Note: This is screen where you’ll find the estimated costs and advices for the Migration to Microsoft Azure IaaS. There is also an Excel export button to create an Excel sheet.   


    Click on Edit properties to change the requirements for Workload in Azure IaaS

    Note: Please change the Azure HUB settings if you have an EA Agreement and SA on Windows Server! 


    Click on the Assesment


    Click on the Azure readiness    


    Install the Deep discovery agent on all the VMware machines to get a Suggested (Migration) tool



    Perform the installation of the MMA Client


    Install the MMA Agent on all the on-premise Virtual Machines you want to migrate / or get the best advice from.

    Note: It is not required to install the agent for getting a costs calculation.



    Enter in the Workspace ID and Key and click on Ok


    The agent is activated successfully….


    Please switch back to the Migrate Assessments dashboard.

    As you can see, the Suggested Tool for the Active Directory server, on which I installed he Agent on changed from – Required deep discovery – to Azure Site Recovery.