VMware System Administrator Job Description

VMware System Administrator Job Description

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Vmware system administrator provides expert hands on administration, configuration, and troubleshooting experience with VMWare tools including ESX, ESXi/vSphere, vCenter, vMotion, DRS and other virtualization technologies and concepts.

VMware System Administrator Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Installing, configuring, securing, managing and monitoring VMware vSphere ESXi clusters in multiple data centers
Advanced knowledge of Windows 2008 Server (or later) infrastructure components (Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, File and Print)
Four or more years of experience with Windows 2008/2012 Server infrastructure (Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, File and Print)
Administers, monitors, configures guests utilizing vCenter
Configure and manage Virtual and storage environments
Participate in root cause analysis of major incidents
Coordinate, and install applications software and hardware for server and desktop operating systems
Participate with PROJECT TEAMs in architecting solutions based on Linux to meet specific project requirements
Demonstrated technical understanding of VMware Horizon View
Experience supporting critical server and storage (SAN/NAS technology) environments

VMware System Administrator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for VMware System Administrator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: IAT, VCP, ITIL, II, MCSE, VMWARE, CCNA, MS, DCV, CE

Education for VMware System Administrator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the vmware system administrator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Computer Science, Education, Technical, Technology, Information Technology, Engineering, Information Systems, Business, Information Security, Science

Skills for VMware System Administrator

Desired skills for vmware system administrator include:

Active Directory
Affinity rules
P2V migrations
Storage vMotion
How to implement and troubleshoot in a LAN/WAN environment

Desired experience for vmware system administrator includes:

2+ Years experience in a multi-site client environment
Good experience in Performance and Capacity Management, Monitor capacity, Implement alert Thesholds, Implement performance alert thresholds and
5 years of Microsoft Server technical experience – MCSE preferred
5 years of Vmware technical experience – VCP 5 preferred
Minimum of 2 years of server administration experience
Represent the department to other groups in the company and with external vendors

VMware System Administrator Examples


VMware System Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of vmware system administrator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for vmware system administrator
  • Administration of VMware virtual machines, Windows Servers, Active Directory, and some Linux servers
  • Experience with converged and hyper-converged systems
  • Setup solution for POC or actual production use
  • Regularly review and update documentation with every system upgrade
  • Support equipment roll in and system setup
  • Attend to any problem or issues that affect system availability
  • Installs, tests, upgrades, configures and performs performance tuning for VMWare solutions
  • Assist with gathering documentation and information used to capture, structure, and accurately represent stakeholders' requirements
  • Utilizes standard corporate service management tools for things such as change documentation and management, incident and problem activities, storing documented knowledgebase articles relating to incident and problem resolutions
  • Create processes and procedures for building new and upgrading servers, completing routine and repeatable tasks
Qualifications for vmware system administrator
  • Basic work know how in Citrix XenServer and Hyper-V technologies
  • 5 - 7 years of experience administering Linux/Unix servers in an enterprise environment
  • Experience direct interactions with client counterparts on project matters within area of responsibility
  • Must work well with general guidance, provide competent technical input to technical writing team for system documentation, be detailed and security oriented
  • Experience in various UNIX/Linux Open Source Software Support (Apache, SAMBA, Tomcat, GNU Tools, and )
  • Experience working with NetApp Storage, and Storage administration

VMware System Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a vmware system administrator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for vmware system administrator
  • Be responsible for the general health of the queue (resolving tickets, identifying trends, finding the technical cause of problems) recommending process/ system changes to eliminate incoming workload, optimizing team process, and escalating where appropriate
  • Have project responsibilities
  • Assist with daily Windows Infrastructure (VMs on VMware ESXi Sever) maintenance and support
  • Providing trouble-shooting, maintenance, monitoring resource utilization, and ensuring appropriate capacity plans are in place and utilized
  • Coordinates activities with HP staff and customer support personnel assigned to a specific project
  • Contractor must be willing to work flexible hours including weekends and nights
  • Responsible for sharing 24 x 7 on call rotation duties with other team members
  • Analyze new and existing software
  • Consult with internal and external users to identify and document user objectives
  • Monitor system and application performance to detect errors
Qualifications for vmware system administrator
  • Building and deploying Oracle Database Servers
  • Ability to troubleshoot and identifying performance bottlenecks and make recommendations to improve performance
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and persistence in resolving issues in mission critical environments
  • Proactively taking ownership of project tasks and issues
  • Handle multiple tasks and be flexible in a fast paced environment and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently on multiple concurrent tasks in a highly dynamic environment

VMware System Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a vmware system administrator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for vmware system administrator
  • Assess and make recommendations to improve HA/DR configuration of VMware Clusters
  • Be in charge of managing the storage, data backup and VMware environment
  • Follow up on incidents and take necessary corrective measures
  • Take part in backup exercises
  • Ensure documentation follow-up
  • Oversee the implementation and documentation of new solutions in collaboration with the Integration team
  • Ensure optimization of daily operations
  • Provide 24/7 support on a rotational basis (pager)
  • Administration of Dell Compellent and Nimble storage
  • Maintain regular backups of all servers and verify validity of those backups
Qualifications for vmware system administrator
  • Experience in analyzing vulnerability scan report and implement the fixes to mitigate server security flaws
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience with Linux Administration – RHEL preferred
  • Knowledge and Experience with Redhat Satellite Server a plus
  • Minimum 2+ years of experience supporting EMC Storage Solutions on Linux Servers
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is preferable
  • Red Hat Certified Technician or Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator preferred

VMware System Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of vmware system administrator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for vmware system administrator
  • Analyze performance, predict needs and growth, plan and recommend preventative measures
  • Provide a point of escalation for service desk assistance
  • Document and complete all changes in accordance with Change Management policies and procedures
  • Provide emergency on-call 24x7 support
  • System software upgrades including planning and scheduling, testing, and coordination
  • Workstation and server administration setup
  • Data backups and recoveries
  • Make recommendations regarding hardware and system software planning and budgeting
  • Automate network implementation, configuration and management using tools such vRealize Automation and CLI
  • Contribute to the delivery of a world-class Cloud Enabled Data Centre incorporating multi-data centre, partner/remote site, campus and cloud architectures
Qualifications for vmware system administrator
  • Knowledge to create images to distribute to client computers throughout our infrastructure
  • Minimum of four years of experience in ESXi server administration
  • HP StoreVirtual SAN Appliance OR VMware's VSA
  • Work experience with at least one structured or object-oriented programming languages
  • Microsoft and Linux
  • Ability to interpret security policies, procedures, standards, guidelines provided from Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

VMware System Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of vmware system administrator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for vmware system administrator
  • Develops technical roadmaps for future implementations, and analyzes complex and mixed system environment (Red Hat, Windows), focusing on server, storage virtualization, and network infrastructure, to determine performance bottlenecks and opportunities to improve efficiency
  • Work closely with implementation teams to ensure implementation meets design
  • Provide Documentation for newly designed systems, and design system capacity plan
  • Work with the Bank’s Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Security groups to apply Bank standards, guidelines and policies within the program
  • Lead or participate in all phases of the development methodology cycle to implement the required information technology, adding technical know-how, creativity and a seasoned perspective to initiatives and teams
  • Research and monitor technology developments and industry trends, assess their applicability, functionality and reliability for the client and recommend technologies that will enhance productivity and the achievement of the client’s business objectives
  • Monitor performance of systems and service agreements and provide support, including on-call, shift and/or weekend work as required, to ensure that ongoing service-delivery standards are met
  • Provide expert advice on information technology (IT) concepts, architectures, policies and standards to Information Technology Services (ITS) management, colleagues and clients
  • Provide input into service line budgeting and planning – yearly ententes and medium-term direction
  • Build long-term relationships or partnerships with internal/external clients and suppliers to support evolving business needs and may be called on to represent the client’s interests with stakeholders
Qualifications for vmware system administrator
  • Ability to excel and adapt in a team setting
  • Experience with server networks/hardware infrastructure experience
  • Able to analyze alerts from various monitoring tools and takes appropriate actions during troubleshooting
  • Must meet the minimum DoD 8570 compliance -- Microsoft (MCSA/MCSE) or equivalent certification
  • Microsoft certifications (MCSA, MCITP, MCSE) are a strong plus
  • VMware Certification is mandatory – VCP as a minimum Professional qualification is required

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