Infrastructure Migration Analyst

13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Cognizant’s IT Infrastructure Services Practice provides end-to-end solutions covering architecture, design, implementation, management and on-going support across the entire enterprise technology infrastructure.

Our services include a spectrum of management, consulting and systems integration services to help our clients maximize value in their infrastructure resources, while optimizing infrastructure performance and cost.

Summary of Job Purpose:

Undertake role of Migration Analysts for large and complete transformation programmes. The analyst role will execute the migration planning, design and execution for hybrid cloud and IT convergence programmes with the P2V/V2V of workloads from source to target environments. Analyst will be a member of the CIS Migration Factory competency team and be aligned to one or more migration toolset executions methods (Racemi, Atadata)

Key Responsibilities:

•Conduct a server discovery/baselining exercise with standard discovery tools such as Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit or VMWare Infrastructure Navigator or CIS Arc-Tern planner

•Plan and design migration wave groups with validation of dependency and app support resource demands

•Execution of migration events and completion of migration checklists to validate

•Post support validation actions including testing validation and application owner acceptance. Control the acceptance criteria and metrics

•Identification of process improvements and lessons learnt for factory improvements

Key Skills and Experience:

•Practice with virtualisation migration and OS Upgrade toolsets such as Platespin, Appzero, Double Take Move

•Exposure to Windows Environment and VMware virtual machine Deployment and Management

•Understanding of configuration and impact of Windows clusters in VMware ESX/ESXi and Hyper-V hypervisor environment

•Knowledge of NFS based file sharing

•Experience with management and analysis of typical server hardware supported by VMware using tools like HP Insight Manager

•Familiar with operation of Windows Servers in highly virtualized Environments, including Microsoft Data Centre services such as DFS, DNS, DHCP and IIS.


•Proficiency in the below VMware vSphere and HyperV skills,

•Knowledge of vSphere Client and VMware Management Agent (VMA)

•LAN/Port-group configuration

•Standard and Distributed Virtual Switch (vSwitch/dvSwitch) configuration and management

•VM resource management / VMware Tools configuration

•vMotion, cold migration, snapshots, cloning etc,

•P2V and V2V conversions

•VMware ESX/ESXi, vCenter, and VM security hardening best practices

•VMware Clusters and Resource Pools, including HA and DRS

•VMware crash / error analysis

•Plan / Migration of large number of VMs from one ESX version to another with minimal impact


•Experience one or more migration tool suites such as Atadata, Racemi or Double take

•Exposure to large converged infrastructure transformations with Hitachi UCP or Dell EMC Converged or CISCO UCS

•Command line exposure to normal VMware activities

•Good knowledge in basic UNIX / Linux (Red Hat, SuSE or Fedora preferred) operations, networking, commands/scripting

•Knowledge and experience in configuration and management of Server Blade platforms, with an emphasis CISCO UCS and Hitachi UCP

Key Competencies:

•Good client interface skills.

•Excellent Written and Spoken communication and presentation skills.

•Experience of working in an Enterprise IT Environment

•Experience of working within a structured Project Delivery Framework / Method


•Virtualisation Technologies such as VMWare and Hyper-V

•Knowledge of Windows 2012/2016 Server, and associated infra services such as DNS, DFS, IIS, DHCP, SCCM.

•Practice with virtualisation migration and OS Upgrade toolsets such as Platespin, RACEMI, Double Take Move

Cognizant (NASDAQ-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 230 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us @Cognizant

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