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System Administrator - VMWare
Ref No.: 16-00375
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Client:   NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Location:  Raleigh,NC
Duration: 1 Months
Agency Interview Type:  In Person Only



Job Description:
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) is seeking a short term (less than 5 weeks) contractor to review our existing VMware configuration.
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) is seeking a short term (less than 5 weeks) contractor to review our existing VMware configuration.  Phase I of this project will be a "discovery phase” to review our current installation and compare it against industry best practices.  The Contractor will be responsible for documenting the current configuration and how it meets, exceeds or compares to recognized industry standards.  As part of Phase I the Contractor will be responsible for recommending and documenting any recommended changes to better comply with current industry standards.

NCDA&CS's current hardware configuration utilizes: VMware Essentials Plus (vMotion, vCenter Server, vSphere and others), Window Operating Systems (OS), RedHat Linux OS, MS SSQL server on a NetApp SAN.

The selected candidate responsibilities include:
-    Configuration, Deploy, and management of VMware vSphere, which consists of VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Server, vCenter Server appliance, ESXi networking, virtual machines
-    Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion
-    Manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere Web Client and VMware vSphere Client
-    Migrate virtual machines using VMware vSphere Storage vMotion
-    Manage access control using vCenter Server
-    Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server
-    Manage VMware vSphere High Availability, VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance, and VMware vSphere
-    Review Data Protection using vCenter Server
-    Apply patches using VMware vSphere Update Manager
-    Conduct discovery phase which includes reviewing the Department's VMware installation.
-    Security policy implementation, Timesync, DNS, monitoring, etc.
-    Assist with implementing designed environment and assist with testing the environment.
-    Complete documentation of all work done including design plans, configurations, and knowledge transfer to IT staff.
-    Work with IT Staff  to make and document any recommended changes.
-    Review our Disaster Recover (DR) Planning and write a proposal for a phase II project
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:
-    Must be a certified VMWare 5.5 engineer.
-    Must be certified Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching.
-    Must be certified MCSE in Microsoft Server 2012/2008 Server Infrastructure
-    Extensive knowledge and experience with VMware and vMotion
-    Extensive knowledge and experience in an enterprise active directory (AD) environment.
-    Extensive experience with NetApps (snap mirror, snap vault, OSSV, de-duplication, raid DP).
-    supporting an active directory 2008/2012 infrastructure.
-    Experience with various types of installations to Windows 2008/2012 AD forests.
-    Extensive experience with NetApps (snap mirror, snap vault, OSSV, de-duplication, raid DP).
-    Any familiar with Redhat Enterprise Linux, is a plus
-    Extensive knowledge and experience with Microsoft SQL 2005 to 2008; including configuration, industry best practices for disk to disk backups and disaster recovery.
-    Must have extensive experience with configuring, installing, troubleshooting, and managing Avaya/Nortel/Netgear/Dell/Cisco and VMWare virtual switches.

 
Skill
Required / Desired
Amount
of Experience
 
Configuration, Deploy, and management of VMware vSphere, which consists of VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Server, vCenter Server appliance, ESXi net
Required
5
Years
Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion
Required
5
Years
Extensive knowledge and experience with VMware and vMotion
Required
5
Years
Must be a certified VMWare 5.5 engineer, Must be certified Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching, Must be certified MCSE in Microsoft Server 2012/2008
Required
5
Years
Must have experience implementing VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
Required
1
Years
 
 
Questions
 
 
Description
 
Question 1
Absences greater than two weeks MUST be approved by CAI management in advance, and contact information must be provided to CAI so that the resource can be reached during his or her absence. The Client has the right to dismiss the resource if he or she does not return to work by the agreed upon date. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 2
Employee must live in NC
Question 3
Candidate must be able to attend an interview in person. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 4
Please list candidate's email address HERE that will be used when submitting E-RTR.
Question 5
Please indicate how soon this candidate is available to start work. Vendors are encouraged to submit candidates that are available for the duration of the assignment. We would like them to start in April and finish by the end of May 2016
Question 6
Vendor must disclose to the agency if the candidate will be subcontracted at the time of submission. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 7
Vendor must notify the agency if any portion of the requirements listed in this task order are to be outsourced to other countries. Do you accept this requirement?