VMware Vsphere Administration

jafrullah
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  I am Citrix Adminstrator and learning  VMWare Vsphere and we got existing Citrix Infrastructure on VMware 4 which I am using for learning and familiarising myself.   I am expecting job interview which has vmware administration as one of the requirements.  Can anyone tell me what would normally be vmware admin day to day tasks ? Is there any document with the checklist of what needs to be looked at regularly as vmware administrator? As citrix administrator I know my regular tasks and the project work etc but not sure about vmware, pl help.
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Top Expert 2010

Commented:
Storage I/O checks; VM and host performance; datastore free space left; snapshot maintenance; VM (typically 3rd party tool) backup verification....are just some of the more important ones. If you haven't used VMware, it will be a tough "sell" to fake your way through whatever questions they may ask. Best of luck in the interview....

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~coolsport00
I would read up on the administrative guides published by VMWare:

http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vs_pages/vsp_pubs_esxi41_i_vc41.html

The major chapter titles should give you a good idea of the types of tasks you would be asked to perform - all of it is environment specific.

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How do I learn snapshot maintenance ? Is reading vmware admin pdf good enough to practise with the vmware infrastructure I have ? Is there any document with lot of practical ? I got 4 left in my present contact, I got full admin rights on vmware so I would like to learn as much as possible in 4 weeks.
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Between reading through the Basic Admin Guide -> Snapshot section, and the below KBs (and yes...practicing, if you're able based off the info you read), you should have a decent basic knowledge.
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1015180
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1025279

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~coolsport00

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Thanks for the suggestion and links.

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