VMware Engineers are in charge of managing and maintaining the VMware infrastructure. The Engineers are involved in a team environment with a cluster of Systems Engineers. They frequently collaborate and make efforts with engineers from both the Network engineering and the operations Support Center-OSC, department to help a range of customer environments across multiple data centers.
VMware Workstation is the highly specialized Cloud Computing system which allows running multiple virtual machines to a single physical machine. VMware Engineers in this domain has strong technical acumen with a deep knowledge of the fundamentals of VMware ESX and related technologies.
VMware offers three different categories of desktop software:
- VMware workstation: used to install and run multiple copies of the similar operating system on a single machine.
- VMware fusion: designed for Mac users for extra compatibility.
- VMware player: VMware introduced this as freeware only for personal, unlicensed.
VMware infrastructure is one of the best support which provides a rich set of virtual networking elements. They need to have a thorough knowledge of VMware ESX and related technologies. Out of several other roles, the standard job responsibilities are as follows:
- To design, install, and administer virtualization (VMware and Hyper-V) products.
- Regular support of VMware and windows environment by resolving the escalated tickets for the internal and external customer.
- Identify and implement the rectified operational issues.
Technical responsibilities of an Engineer includes to build and administer multiple VMware products across multiple data centers. Engineers in this platform, are good to have the experience on Cisco IOS, EMC Clarion, and EqualLogic PS series SAN perform
To become successful, you will need to have a degree in computer science, IT, electronics with cloud computing or a related field. Experience in VMware ESX Enterprise administration would be an added advantage.
The essential certification is VCP -vSpehere, and VCAP. Nowadays, unlike before there are different types of VMware certification, but VCP is a must as it’s a launch pad for excelling in this field. Broadly, accreditations come with Datacenter Certification and Desktop Certification.
You will need to have in-depth knowledge of the minimum of vSphere/ESXi, vCloud. A strong analytical powered by troubleshoot approach will give the advantage to perform in this field.
VMware server includes some of the essential types, i.e., ESX and ESXi.
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