VMware defines VMware Administrator Responsibilities as a system and resource configuration that is required by the administrator. In my experience, this sounds like a great title for a blog.
Virtualization is the storage of applications and data in a shared environment. VMware and Microsoft’s Hyper-V are two virtualization technologies that are currently used by many companies. They are, of course, wildly different from each other, but the goal is to have the same result: sharing of virtual resources among several virtual machines.
To accomplish this, VMware has a number of functions. One is called storage allocation. This creates storage and configurations for an application. It can be very complicated, requiring at least four screens to manage.
Another function is called a storage group. This allows each virtual machine to share a specific disk or flash that can be up to 2TB, depending on the configuration.
The fourth VMware Administrator Responsibilities function is named storage power management. This is the ability to be able to monitor a storage appliance and be able to shut down the hardware quickly if the amount of power being consumed is too high.
The whole concept of storing the data in an appliance where it can be moved quickly when needed is very important. This was of course impossible with virtualization until recently. It took another technology to make this possible.
A third technology that allowed storage of virtual machines to work is known as software-defined storage. With software-defined storage, you no longer have to manage disks. Virtual machines can use software-defined storage, allowing them to be placed on the storage devices.
To utilize these virtual environments, VMware has set several requirements. In order to meet these requirements, they need to have the ability to configure and maintain storage configurations. They need to be able to configure data access and to create a storage allocation.
Virtual applications and virtual machines, on the other hand, need to be able to process the input. They also need to be able to receive the output.
These are all components of a VMware system that a VMware administrator should have experience with. However, VMware does not supply training for these functions.
For this reason, many organizations and professionals are creating their own training courses for these functions. Unfortunately, this will not prepare you for a job interview. If you want to be a VMware administrator, you will need to specialize in this area.
This specialization is being provided by the VMware Certified Solutions Expert (VCE) program. This program was created to train VMware administrators on a number of the functions that they need to know. While there is no VMware Administrator Responsibilities certification, anyone can receive a VCE, so long as he or she knows what the requirements are for the program.