Provide VMware consulting expertise to work towards the VMware-related aspects of the design and build of a purpose-built R&D platform, based on End-User provided requirements. The platform is to be based on a two data-centre representative development capability, using standardised software and hardware comprised of VMware 7.x, Windows 2019, Veeam 10 Backup & Replication, 2 x HPE Synergy 12000 frames, 12 x HPE BL480 G10s, 2 x HPE DL380s G10s, 2 x HPE 3PAR 8450s, 4 x HPE SN3600B SAN switches, Cisco/HPE Aruba network equipment, 2 x HPE StoreOnce 5200s and 2 x HPE MSL 2024s. VMware, Synergy & 3PAR design activities will precede the build, with a 1 day design workshop on-site, culminating in a low-level (detailed) design, to be reviewed and agreed by the customer. Once agreed, the in scope VMware, Synergy & 3PAR platforms are to be built to the agreed design, to the point at which the platform is ready for VMs to be deployed onto it by the End-User. A 1 day handover session of the in scope VMware, Synergy & 3PAR platforms is to be conducted for the End-User/Customer team, including a walk-through of the as-built platforms, to demonstrate that they have been built to the agreed design.
Work with HPE Synergy and 3PAR consultants (already engaged) and Veeam consultant (to be engaged) to agree platform design to meet customer requirements.
Expertise of VMware 7.x and 6.7 design and implementation including the installation of VMWare and customisation/VCSA_HA/DVsw/etc.
Experience of designing VMware architectures for HA/DR.
Experience of VMware integration with Networks (LAN, SAN and WAN).
Experience of VMware integration with 3PAR, incl VVOLs
Experience of VMware integration with Veeam beneficial
Experience of VMware implementation on Synergy beneficial
Expertise in creating detailed design documentation to HPE documentation standards
Able to be self-sufficient on Customer site and work as part of a Customer-directed team
Design and build a two-site R&D platform using VMware, Synergy & 3PAR, to meet End-User provided requirements, to be used as a blueprint for the eventual two-site Production platform, to enable the End-User to build this themselves, potentially with HPE assistance, to meet a Feb 2021 deadline.
Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 10 weeks.
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