Darin Zook, NCDA
Server and Storage Engineer
- Lancaster, Pennsylvania Area
- Information Technology and Services
Darin Zook, NCDA's Overview
- Network Support Specialist III at Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc
- Consolidated School of Business
Darin Zook, NCDA's Summary
I am a hard working, motivated individual who has a passion for all things technology. I work efficiently and quickly on my own, but excel and thrive in team oriented, project based environments.
I am familiar with HP Hardware in the datacenter environment. This ranges through most of HP's DL series servers, to the BL series servers and chassis. Additionally, I've become familiar with and have deployed the CiscoUCS Blade platform. We deployed 2 UCS 5108 blade chassis, fully populated with B200 M3s, as well as 2 UCS 6296UP Fabric Interconnects. The Cisco UCS platform excites me when paired alongside NetApp hardware. The possibilities are endless. My knowledge in the datacenter makes it easy to work with electricians, HVAC technicians, and facilities architects to make sure that the environment has the appropriate resources to meet the needs of a high availability datacenter.
I have obtained my NetApp NCDA Certification in 7-Mode, and have a tremendous passion for NetApp hardware and the Data ONTAP Platform OS. I've been actively studying and working with the Clustered ONTAP Platform OS, and will be implementing a Production solution in the very near future. I continue to work towards advancing my knowledge in Enterprise Storage so that I can provide valuable insight and prepared to recommend calculated direction when it comes time to make business critical decisions.
Darin Zook, NCDA's Experience
Network Support Specialist III
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; susq; Banking industry
March 2008 – Present (5 years 10 months) Lititz, PA
I specialize in managing and maintaining our NetApp Storage Infrastructure. I led the migration effort from a pair of FAS3160s to a pair of FAS3270s & FAS3240. I obtained my NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator Certification in August of 2012 in Data ONTAP 8.0 7-mode. I work daily with NetApp CLI, NetApp System Manager, NetApp SnapDrive, NetApp SnapManager for SQL, and SnapShot and SnapMirror technologies. I also work regularly with some of the products in NetApp's OnCommand suite of monitoring tools.
I manage our Windows 2008 R2 Domain & Active Directory Environment, supporting 4000+ users. I assist in managing SQL 2005, 2008, 2008 R2 & 2012 servers. I work with our team in managing a large number of servers that exist in a VMware environment across multiple datastores, hosts, clusters and datacenters. I also manage the ESXi hosts (v5.1) and vCenter. This consists of building hosts, patching, configuring networking, and presenting them to vCenter. I worked with a coworker and together deployed CiscoUCS 6296UP Fabric Interconnects and multiple Cisco 5100 series chassis into our DataCenter serve as the foundation for the Prod HA environment.
When adding new components to our Data Center, I work closely with electricians and our facilities teams to be sure that resources are available to accommodate these additions. I have gained significant knowledge in power and cooling requirements and what is required in a Production High Availability Data Center.
In addition to these tasks I promptly respond to and resolve level 2 and 3 problem tickets that come through our IT Support department. I work to complete all work to the best of my ability and as quickly and efficiently as possible. Much of my day to day support also consists of after hours work and support. Part of maintaining a critical production environment is working with business units to develop after hours maintenance schedules that do not impact end users, and more importantly our customers.
Public Company; 201-500 employees; Insurance industry
May 2005 – March 2008 (2 years 11 months) Marietta, PA
I assisted in the daily management and maintenance of a multi-site Windows 2003 Active Directory Environment. I built servers, and spent considerable amount of time in the datacenter, running CAT5e, CAT6, and FiberOptic cabling. I answered phones and assisted with desktop support, printer repair, and telephone system maintenance.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; LOW; Retail industry
August 2003 – May 2005 (1 year 10 months) W. Lancaster, PA
Served as Team Leader in Paint Department, later as Team Leader in Appliances Department. Assisted customers, managed inventory, completed Entry Management Training program.
Darin Zook, NCDA's Courses
- Accelerated NCDA Boot Camp Data ONTAP 7-Mode (NetApp)
- Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
- Configuring, Managing and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
- Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL
Darin Zook, NCDA's Certifications
NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA)
- August 2012 to August 2014
Darin Zook, NCDA's Skills & Expertise
- Windows Server
- Active Directory
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Citrix Metaframe
- Network Administration
- Storage Area Networks
- Network Security
- Cisco UCS
- Enterprise Storage
- Mac OS X
- Cisco Technologies
- Data Center
- High Availability
- Operating Systems
- System Administration
- VMware Infrastructure
- Server Architecture
- OS X
Darin Zook, NCDA's Education
Consolidated School of Business
ASB, Information Technology
2004 – 2005
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