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Friday, 10 October 2014

Career as Virtualization Administrator

Career in Virtualization Administration
Server Virtualization


A Virtualization Administrator is responsible for installation, designing, configuration, maintenance, upgrades and troubleshooting of virtual infrastructure. The administrator works closely with other IT administrators to plan and implement the virtual environment at both server and workstation levels.

A Day in a Virtualization Administrator’s Life
  • Install, design, configure and maintain virtual architecture configuration
  • Work on performance planning, capacity planning of virtual infrastructure
  • Translate business requirements into technical solutions
  • Participate in testing and evaluation of new technologies to ensure compatibility
  • Work on upgrades, scalability and performance monitoring of virtual clients
  • Generate innovative approaches and solutions to recurring tasks or problems
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware & software problems
  • Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations
  • Work with system, storage and network and database administrators for planning
  • Participate in on-call rotation for support of systems outside of business hours

 Skills Required
  • Strong knowledge of virtualization and cloud computing concepts
  • Possess expert knowledge of VMware, SAN, Operating Systems and Networking
  • Exhibit strong organizational, analytical, multi-tasking, prioritization skills
  • Good understanding of networking, storage and operating systems
  • Willingness to work long hours during maintenance and disaster recovery drills
  • Logical reasoning to find alternative solutions to a given problem
  • Ability to work easily with clients, other IT Teams and outside Vendors
  • Stay current on industry trends and new technologies and recommend future plans
  • Patience and perseverance to analyze and debug security reports

 Career Map

Career Path for Virtualization Administrator


Note: Students who pursue Diploma & Certificate courses in Virtualization without B.E. / BCA / B.Sc.(IT) also can work in this field. However professional degrees mentioned above will be recommended for better job prospects.

Job Titles
  • Virtualization Engineer
  • VMware Administrator
  • Virtualization Architect
  • Virtual Systems Engineer
  • Windows Administrator
  • RedHat Virtual Administrator
  • Mobile Virtualization Engineer
  • Kernel & Network Virtualization Engineer
  • Desktop Virtualization Professional
  • Systems Administrator
  • Cloud Computing Expert

 Certificate Courses in Virtualization Administration
  • VMware Certifications: VCP / VCAP / VCDX / VCA-DT / VCP – DT / VCAP – DT
  • (Areas of Specialization: Data Centre and Desktop Workstations)
  • Microsoft Certifications: MCITP – Virtualization / MCTS
  • Citrix Certifications: CCEE – Virtualization / CCIA – Virtualization / CCA / CCAA
  • RedHat Certifications: RHCVA / RHCSA / RHCE
  • Oracle VirtualBox Certifications: Oracle VM – OCIM
  • IBM Certifications: CSE – Virtualization & Tech Design / CSE – Virtualization for AIX
  • Parallels Certifications:  PCVP / PCVE

Note: Certifications in the fields of Networking, Operating Systems, Database, Hardware, Storage, Security, Cloud Computing are also pursued along with Virtualization Admin Certifications.

Best Regards,
Farzad Minoo Damania
Career Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Trainer 
Founder - Career Nurturer
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