Best type of career path if heavily interested in Virtual Machines?

Jul 7 10 Comments

Currently a sys admin for my local county. Finishing 6.5 VCP DCV this year, advice for career paths?

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  • Nutanix GimV31
    If you’re comfortable around people, you should consider a career as a solutions architect or a consultant.
    Not trying to promote my company, but you could do pretty well here :)
    Jul 7 4
    • Microsoft TAIp46
      ^This. A consultant/ architect in a partner space is a great way to go.
      Jul 7
    • OP
      I have a heavy background in customer r service, super comfortable with clients
      Jul 7
    • OP
      I thought vcap was required for consulting for most places?
      Jul 7
    • Nutanix GimV31
      I actually don’t know what the requirements are. I’d poke around the Internet and look for places where SAs etc get together. And ask them.
      Jul 7
  • Symantec 0xdeaf
    Interested as in using them or helping with building one or supporting an existing one like vbox, hyperv, esx?
    Jul 7 2
    • OP
      All of the above
      Jul 7
    • Symantec 0xdeaf
      There are several ways to go. You can start by writing your own. It isn't that hard if you know programming and C.

      A tiny one, that barely is able to run dos is an achievement. It will also show you how much in depth you wanna go.

      Then you can contribute to vbox as well if you so wish to.

      I would start with writing an emulator first
      Jul 7
  • Microsoft woolooloo
    Sell VMware on AWS. Looks like a growth area
    Jul 7 0
  • Microsoft TAIp46
    Learn how to leverage VMs in a hybrid scenario, check out MS/AWS offerings for hosting VMware ‘in the cloud’. VMs and IaaS are a short-term solution so make sure you position yourself for migrating on-prem VMs to the cloud w/ look to modernize using PaaS vs IaaS.
    Jul 7 0

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