System Administration Job Division
Posted on 2013-02-01
I am the Head of IT Operations at my Company. We recently successfully implemented the below VMWare environment and the maintenance contract has already expired.As you can see it is a complex environment as we are new to it.
VMware vSphere 5 Standard
Acceleration Kit for 8 processors (with 32
GB vRAM entitlement per processor)
with support of 256GB Memory per CPU
Basic Support/Subscription VMware
vSphere 5 Standard Acceleration Kit for 8
processors for 1 Year
VMware vSphere 5 Standard for 1
processor (with 32 GB vRAM entitlement
per processor) with support of 256GB
Memory per CPU - this is for the 5th
Basic Support/Subscription for VMware
vSphere 5 Standard for 1 processor for 1
VMware vSphere 5 Media Kit English
SolarWinds Orion for network monitoring
In the above environment there are 5 Dell blade servers and a SAN and the virtual machines are running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 64 bit with the below listed applications:
Human Resource Management and Payroll System-Oracle application
Fleet Management System (FMS)
Audit - ICM
MS Dynamics Great Plains
Project Management Information System
Symantec backup Exec 2012
Microsoft Exchange 2010
Symantec Endpoint Antivirus 11.0
The Human Resource Management and Payroll System, MS Dynamics Great Plains,and Fleet management system are used country wide by our branches while the other applications are used only internally.
My question then comes here: I have 8 systems administrators that I have to assign to look after such environment, but I do not know how to divide them the job equally. The virtual environment makes it even difficult for me. Please give me an idea on this bearing on mind that I want them to eventually rotate between the tasks and for all of them to know everything.
Thanks in advance.