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Server Migration Engineer

  • Salary: £220 - £225 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 22/01/2018
  • Job reference: J377703A

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Server Migration Engineer - Milton Keynes - 4 months £220-£225p/d

VMware, P2V, V2V, Windows, Active Directory, private Cloud

Seeking a Server Migration Engineer to plan schedule and complete Service Migrations from current data centre to private cloud data centre. This is a mixture of new build, P2V, V2V and lift and shift. The target environment is a VMware mix of physical, VMware, and XEN.

The successful contractor will be responsible for

  • Responsible for completing documentation regarding each group of servers (inventory, application interfaces, shut down and start up processes etc)
  • Responsible for liaising with users to identify suitable outage windows for migration activities (to be formally requested via Change Management)
  • Liaison with users to identify application testers and tests to complete before and after migration
  • Documenting the proposed migration method and steps involved per server group (cut over plan)
  • Responsible for raising change requests for migration preparation and migration activities
  • Executing certain technical migration activities (performing P2V, V2V etc)
  • Coordinating other technical team members to complete their migration activities as specified in the cut over plan
  • Liaising with business testers to complete tests
  • Handover to Server Operations for BAU once migration complete

Must have

  • Strong documentation and communication skills
  • Good technical knowledge of the considerations when moving servers from one location to another
  • Experience of performing P2V conversions (eg using VMware converter and other tools)
  • Migrations will be outside core hours and you should expect to work 2pm - 10pm however this will not be 100% of the time and working within normal hours is also expected. certain migrations (eg weekend evenings or overnight). Working hours can be adjusted when no migration is taking place
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