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Top Virtualization Engineer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Virtualization Engineer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Virtualization Engineer resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.6% of Virtualization Engineer resumes contained Vsphere as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Virtualization Engineer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Virtualization Engineer resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Vsphere

high Demand
Here's how Vsphere is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Installed, configured, and maintained Site Recovery Manager with vSphere replication and Dell AppAssure products as disaster recovery solutions.
  • Performed HP Hardware Refresh and vSphere 4/5 deployment at multiple sites.
  • Deployed vSphere Service HA for automation of virtual machine application services.
  • Worked to improve Disaster Recovery Polices using vSphere 4.x.
  • Added capacity to vSphere environment.
  • Performed vSphere 4.1 to 5.5 Upgrade.
  • Assisted the Implementation team in all engineering aspects of the vSphere virtualization initiative and implementation.
  • Provided expertise on the availability and viability of VMware vSphere platforms and services.
  • Tested the possibility of using VSphere Replicaiton (VR) in lab environment.
  • Planned and performed upgrade of VMware Infrastructure 3 to vSphere 4.
  • Performed upgrade from vSphere 4 to vSphere 5 at multiple sites.
  • Transitioned IBM managed virtual infrastructure back to Amgen vSphere environments.
  • Migrated VSphere-ESX hosted VMs to XenServer.
  • Architected, implemented and managed a new vSphere 5.5 environment which also included VMware NSX.
  • Served as SME on maintenance, operations, and implementation support of VMware vSphere architecture.
  • Engineered and implemented virtualization solutions in VMware vSphere enterprise infrastructure, with 500+ hosts.
  • Managed and Administered VMware vCenter Server v4 and vSphere Client v4.
  • Delivered cost-effective, scalable, highly available infrastructure solutions to clients by utilizing server virtualization technologies, including VMware vSphere 5.5.
  • Involved in migration project from ESX 3.x to vSphere 4.0 and complete migration of VMs Worked on Datacenter consolidation projects.
  • Upgraded VmWare ESXi 3.5 to vsphere 4 Installed and configured Thinapp in VDA environment for virtualizing multiple applications.

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2. Troubleshoot

high Demand
Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Performed hands-on technical troubleshooting, and remediation for VM server environments.
  • Performed extensive troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose system problems.
  • Interacted with customers using email, telephone and ticketing system to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Handled DNS troubleshooting on servers, clients, dynamic updates and zones problems.
  • Provided CITRIX knowledge and troubleshooting skills for team member to create Help Docs.
  • Led training for administrative staff on architecture, maintenance & user workflow/troubleshooting.
  • Performed troubleshooting for all severity 1 incidents relating to the virtualization infrastructure.
  • Developed an extensive background in system troubleshooting, concentration on preventive maintenance, change management, and system uptime.
  • Performed troubleshooting for virtualized platform within Fiserv infrastructure when necessary.
  • Managed VMware ESXi and FlexPod environments including design, maintenance, and troubleshooting for the Department of Homeland Security Cloud.
  • Configured, deployed and involved in troubleshooting of VMs, ESX/ESXi servers, vCenter server, vSphere 4.0.

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3. SAN

high Demand
Here's how SAN is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinated file server migration to SAN based servers consisting of migrating 600 users including all personal and shared data.
  • Engineered, planned and implemented virtual DC migration to newly deployed SAN's with new protocols within ESX environment.
  • Performed end-to-end configuration of new hardware stacks including SAN, storage network, and server components.
  • Engineered and planned over 5 ESX/SAN migrations / upgrades with 0 downtime during migrations.
  • Approved and reviewed change controls for all Windows servers and SAN attached storage.
  • Increased security by introducing SANS hardening guidelines and DISA STIG standards.
  • Used Fabric Manager to trouble Shoot San Problems.
  • Managed SAN using SAN Manager.
  • Coordinated with Storage and Networking teams for setup of SAN in keeping with vendor specified best practices for virtual datacenters.
  • Managed and maintained data replication between geographically dispersed 3PAR SAN V400 FC/iSCSI arrays.
  • Worked with Storagetek SAN and other vendors for data storage solutions.
  • Coordinated redundant SAN storage and ESXi site relocation from DC to Gaithersburg, MD.
  • Supported local San Diego Training Command VMWare environment utilizing ESX vSphere 5.
  • Presented a new storage solution to VMware, which involved installing and configuring Dell Equallogic SAN cluster for VMware environments.
  • Used Powershell to pull real time data from HR application to modify Access systemsand Active Directory records.

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4. VDI

high Demand
Here's how VDI is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Evaluated monitoring solutions for ADP specific to virtual desktop environment (VDI).
  • Designed Clustered ESX VDI solution for CECOM SEC S3 development group.
  • Worked with systems management principles including management tools and lifecycles specifically related to managing a VDI infrastructure.
  • Performed VDI assessments with industry leading tools such as Stratusphere FIT from LiquidwareLabs.
  • Applied and confirmed Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with VMware View 5.3.
  • Tested and developed solutions for virtualization HA, BC, VDI and DR.
  • Redesigned Citrix Application Delivery System and Citrix VDI Infrastructure.
  • Designed and implemented the VDI solution for the no-production environments, development, QA and pre-production environments using Citrix technologies.
  • Implemented a VMware VDI demo environment for Modcomp Inc. customers.
  • Implemented new Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment on Cisco UCS, VMWare and EMC Xtreme IO Flash based storage.
  • Eevaluated VDI solutions from both Citrix(XenDesktop ) and VMware(View) .

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5. Linux

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Here's how Linux is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Implemented a kickstart solution for deploying consistent Linux server images.
  • Provided linux and vm management and associated tasks.
  • Evaluated, tested and rolled out Windows-based applications to replace existing Linux systems with minimal disruption to business operations.
  • Installed and configured Spacewalk/Satellite Server to serve as Patching, Provisioning and configuration management for all Linux servers.
  • Established automated configuration scripts to allow simplified management with integrated Perl, Power shell, and console based Linux utilities.
  • Implemented solutions by writing automation processes to deploy Linux systems, application containers, and hosted applications.

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6. Virtual Machines

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Here's how Virtual Machines is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Trained 25 technicians to properly configure new virtual machines, edit settings, and basic start-up and shutdown functions.
  • Installed and configured Linux servers on physical and virtual machines.
  • Configured and Managed Production, QA, and Development VMware infrastructure, consisting of 140+ hosts and 2500+ Virtual Machines.
  • Created and managed users and computer groups Created and managed resource pools for Virtual Machines.
  • Migrated Virtual Machines from VI3 to vSphere 4 clusters.
  • Involved in live migration of Virtual Machines and Virtual machines files using the vMotion and Storage vMotion.
  • Managed a multi-site, platform as a service, virtualized infrastructure with 60+ VMware hosts and more than1500 virtual machines.
  • Managed Virtual Machines Using VMware vSphere Migrated multiple citrix farms from XenApp 5 to XenApp 6.5 in Production servers.

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7. Powershell

high Demand
Here's how Powershell is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Implemented a PowerShell self-service portal for automation.
  • Automated the creation of hundreds of desktop VM's using PowerShell scripting.
  • Worked with PowerShell for batch operations and report generation.
  • Implemented and maintained collection of PowerShell scripts providing daily report functionality, enabling potential vSphere issues to be handled proactively.
  • Automated administrative tasks for operations personnel by developing PowerShell scripts for interacting with VMware infrastructure.
  • Utilized Solarwinds and PowerShell to get accurate metrics for our vCenter environment.
  • Created automation with VMware Orchestrator, Powershell, and the use of VMware's VMA.
  • Used PowerShell to split users evenly between exchange datastores.

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8. Windows

high Demand
Here's how Windows is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Maintained and deployed monitoring/alerting services using SCOM across all Windows virtual machines to assist with ticketing and automation.
  • Provided Data Center consolidation services of physical servers including both Windows and Linux based systems.
  • Developed Windows Deployment Solutions for use by Computer Science Corporation.
  • Implemented for Windows and IOS based application authentication.
  • Installed System Center Operation Manager (SCOM)2007; Installed and configure SCOM Management Packs for Windows Server Operating System.
  • Involved in Installation, Configuration, and Maintaining of Microsoft Windows Servers on HP and IBM Servers.
  • Upgraded and configured from CITRIX MetaframXP server farm to CITRIX Presentation/XenApp server farm with windows 2008 server.
  • Applied secured and hardening policies onto the entire Windows environment according to HIPAA and PCI compliant requirements
  • Helped users to troubleshoot CITRIX XenDesktop issues from Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX.
  • Deployed System Center Virtual Machine Manager to manage the new Windows 2008 Hyper-V solution.
  • Configured Windows 7 with a custom XP Mode virtual machine to run legacy applications.
  • Worked closely with Network and Windows Engineers to improve stability of connected systems.
  • Configured and allocating NFS and CIFS shares to UNIX and windows clients accordingly.
  • Migrated from Windows NT to windows 2000 and windows 2000 to windows 2003.
  • Installed and configured of Linux, Sun, Windows in respective servers.
  • Provided remote support using tools like Windows RDP and TeamViewer.
  • Installed and configured CITRIX MetaframeXP servers with windows 2003 server.
  • Migrated Windows XP/Vista machines to Windows 7..
  • Installed Windows servers in ESX environments.
  • Developed several VBscripts scripts to automate certain aspects of Windows user management.

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9. Active Directory

high Demand
Here's how Active Directory is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Served as lead engineer on Microsoft systems, administering Active Directory and conducting Server Disaster Recovery Planning.
  • Assisted in the creation of an Active Directory environment for 8 remote sites and over 100 business units.
  • Managed Active Directory forest and completed global migration for all objects to a new domain tree.
  • Designed and executed numerous projects for upgrading Active Directory to Windows 2008 Server.
  • Installed Server 2003 Active Directory domain later upgraded to Server 2008..
  • Upgraded Microsoft Windows Active Directory 2003 to 2008 domain services.
  • Created all users Active Directory and email accounts.
  • Implemented new lockdown policy using Active Directory policy to enhance security.
  • Performed Windows NT4.0 upgrade to a Windows 2003 Active Directory environment and implementing group policy.
  • Installed and configured Active Directory and Exchange for use throughout the virtualized environment.

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10. UCS

high Demand
Here's how UCS is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Implemented UCS Performance manager for monitoring and alerting.
  • Served on the architectural review team to provide guidance for Cisco UCS, and VM-Ware platforms.
  • Created and implemented the building of all UCS Domains using UCS Power Tool and PowerShell.
  • Standardized configurations with Cisco UCS stateless computing in combination with EMC VNX storage arrays.
  • Upgraded existing storage and UCS environment to accommodate 5-year data warehouse vision.
  • Implemented and managed 3 UCS domains with 200+ blades.
  • Implemented UCS Central for managing multiple UCS implementations.
  • Expanded Virtualization department's capabilities by installing, and configuring, new Cisco UCS chassis and blades.
  • Analyzed and troubleshoot storage, compute (UCS/ Dell), and VMware issues.
  • Deployed multiple VMware clusters on Cisco UCS blade chassis.
  • Architected and implemented Centene's UCS management platform including UCS Director, UCS Central, and UCS Performance Manager.
  • Supported clients in Esxi 5.x and Esx 4.x environments including using Cisco UCS manager and HP Blade administrator.
  • Installed and Administered VMware ESXi Servers on HP C7000/Cisco UCS Blade Server Environment.

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11. DNS

high Demand
Here's how DNS is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Resolved Production Server problems related to web applications, file system, DNS and network connectivity.
  • Modified and created DNS records for migrated hosts.
  • Managed VMware vCenter 4.x environment with Microsoft AD / DNS integration
  • Performed health check on the AD, DNS and Exchange messaging environment and provided knowledge transfer to internal employees.
  • Experienced in installing and implementing the Active directories and DNS servers and creating the groups and organizational units for the enterprise.
  • Registered IP's in DNS / DHCP, verified user accounts and security through Active Directory.

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12. Backup

high Demand
Here's how Backup is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Re-Engineered virtual environment backup system to reduce overall space consumption and duration of backup operations without sacrificing data retention.
  • Developed and implemented backup and disaster recovery protocols.
  • Managed backups and recover data using a local and cloud solutions.
  • Installed VDP to use a backup solution for the virtual environment.
  • Managed backup and restorations of VM s and servers as requested.
  • Advised companies in efficient data backup design.
  • Utilized Open System Snap Vault (OSSV) to backup server infrastructure for disaster recovery.
  • Developed and deployed backup strategies using Tivoli for VE technology.
  • Implemented and maintained Zerto for backup replication and DR.
  • Used Tivoli for server backup and restores.
  • Implemented Veeam Backup with EMC Data Domain.
  • Enhanced client backup and replication SLAs while lowering bandwidth and storage requirements as a result of the global Veeam solution.
  • Configured and maintained backups via SMVI for vCenter (VMWare).

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13. Vmware

high Demand
Here's how Vmware is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Configured the virtual machine for different applications in the VmWare environment.
  • Ensured utilization of proper change management procedures regarding the installation/testing of upgrades and enhancements on the VMware virtual infrastructure.
  • Documented VMware designs and Standard Operating Procedures Designed and recommended network solutions.
  • Developed and delivered VMware optimization consulting and implementation services.
  • Implemented Site Recovery Manager 5.1 for VMware disaster recovery.
  • Deployed and Configured VMware NSX Manager, Controller, Edge Gateway leveraging network data and intelligence for advanced security.
  • Designed and implemented infrastructure green field builds of entire virtual environments with a focus on VMware best practice guidelines.
  • Created, updated, and maintained documentation pertaining to VMware server build processes following UTC and CSC corporate policies.
  • Planned and implemented Storage migrations on retiring storage systems running VMware environment with minimal to no downtime.
  • Engineered Vmware View Proof of concept solution for Army Training initiatives for TRADOC projects.
  • Developed and implemented three separate VMWare ESX environments with 2.5.3 and 3.0.1.
  • Documented protocol and port security requirements for VMware Infrastructure in DMZ.
  • Worked on scripts to pull reports on the VMware environment.
  • Executed daily production and development administration and changes in an end-to-end VMware virtualization stack with zero customer impact.
  • Provided assistance in designing, evaluating, and configuring desktop and server virtualization infrastructure utilizing VMware.
  • Re-engineered VMware View backend infrastructure to improve performance and simplify business operations.
  • Designed and Implemented Datacenter Hardware infrastructure for VMware environment using HP BladeCenter.
  • Engineered and upgraded VMware Infrastructure Farms with new hardware and latest ESX updates in multiple datacenters.
  • Managed level 3 team that provides support for VMware Infrastructure in multiple datacenters.
  • Designed, implemented, and maintained VMware ESXi servers and clusters.

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14. Netapp

high Demand
Here's how Netapp is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Managed 3 security separated enclaves across South West Afghanistan consisting of various NetApp storage devices.
  • Migrated production and development NetApp's from 7-mode to C-mode.
  • Implemented NetApp storage arrays in Intelligrated s major locations and utilized NetApp SnapMirror technology for disaster recovery.
  • Designed a deduplicated centralized storage system to handle the rapid growth our company is experiencing using NetApp products.
  • Maintained 2500 users' storage needs thru Active Directory DFS with NetApp filers and Operation Manager.
  • Installed NetApp FAS 31xx filer creating FC/SAS/SATA NFS Datastores and CIFS personal/group user file structure.
  • Monitored and basic troubleshooting of storage devices (Netapp, Dell- MD and EMC.)
  • Planned and implemented enterprise solutions involving VMware, NetApp, EMC and Microsoft Technologies.
  • Worked with Storage team to implement Netapp SnapManager for VI.
  • Designed, implemented, and maintained NetApp FAS 2040 with disk shelf serving VMFS datastores for VMWare and Windows SMB shares.
  • Configured and created aggregates/volumes/qtrees/luns on the NetApp Filers Troubleshoot issues with snap reserve.
  • Migrated data from EMC Clariion to NetApp storage filers using AIXlvm and Veritas volume manager.
  • Migrated data from celerra to netapp using rsync and secure copy.

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15. OS

average Demand
Here's how OS is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Completed application and server migrations from legacy environments while maximizing utilization and density of our most cost effective environment.
  • Experienced Engineer with demonstrated ability to build positive relationships and to adapt to new environments.
  • Analyzed current environments to recommend cost efficient, but effective architectures and solutions.
  • Applied/Configured secure access to corporate email with Microsoft Outlook Anywhere services.
  • Implemented and administered network connectivity closets including hubs and routers.
  • Conducted assessments of incoming client proposals from internal architects to asses and mitigate risks with all facets concerning the virtual infrastructure.
  • Worked closely with Information Security Team/Department for access control, DMZ security, server security, patch management, audit functions.
  • Worked closely with vendors on Product evaluation and selection based on POC's and test results.
  • Involved in SCCM Patching- Deploying Microsoft Patches to all Domain Controllers and Infrastructure servers through SCCM.
  • Challenged to identify a product to properly diagnose challenges and root cause of bad user experiences.
  • Worked closely with other IT groups to ensure successful transition of support for newly implemented technologies.
  • Designed and engineered XenApp 5 upgrade for Queens Centers for Progress, a non-profit hospital.
  • Created procedures and implemented monthly patch management process for over 450 servers across 7 sites.
  • Upgraded network from 10/100 to Gigabit with Storage Network using jumbo frames across all devices.
  • Implemented and managed the virtual hosting infrastructure for the three major environments in the co-locations.
  • Partnered with ITS Research Computing group to evaluate Virtual Computing Lab for Microsoft Window applications.
  • Served 30+ applications to remote users and help to cut down cost for software expenses.
  • Performed tested recovery of 8 fully configured ESX hosts in less than 1 hour.
  • Configured centralized patching system (VUM) for effective host patching and audit compliance.
  • Worked closely with storage team to correct improper storage design for the virtual environment.

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16. Hyper-V

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Here's how Hyper-V is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Virtualized the corporate physical servers (20) onto (4) hosted High Availability Microsoft Hyper-V solution within 3 months.
  • Maintained and monitored backups for Virtual Hyper-V/Xen Servers/PVS images .
  • Performed decommission of servers from Hyper-V host environments.
  • Installed and configured Hyper-V 2012 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 providing self-service to developers.
  • Improved the business continuity using by reducing the Downtime of the servers using Hyper-V.
  • Increased the efficiency in development and test activities with the help of the Hyper-V.

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17. Itil

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Here's how Itil is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Implemented ITIL best practices into existing ticketing system, creating 1st comprehensive standard for ticked modification, tracking, and placement.
  • Skilled in the design and implementation of ITIL processes in a fast-paced, global environment.
  • Defined and Developed plan for Problem & Incident management Process based on ITIL.
  • Trained on ITIL Service Design Module at Columbia University, NY.
  • Experienced with Remedy and Service-Now ticketing systems, and ITIL Change Controls processes.
  • Implemented ITIL based support processes & SOX recommendation.

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18. Powercli

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Here's how Powercli is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Created PowerCLI scripts to automate tasks including ESXi host compliance reports and audit tracking reports.
  • Created automated custom vCloud consumption reports with PowerCLI.
  • Designed, deployed and maintained over 100 Virtual Center environments across 5 global datacenters using powercli Automation and custom scripting.
  • Automated routine tasks using scripting languages such as PowerShell, PowerCLi.
  • Involved in writing basic PowerShell and PowerCLI scripts to automate tasks.
  • Created various PowerShell and PowerCLI scripts for reporting purposes.

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19. Sccm

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Here's how Sccm is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Deployed SCCM 2012 in the virtual environment to manage 300+ servers.
  • Designed and built virtual infrastructure for packaging test/dev environment.Worked with other packagers to package and do a Landesk to SCCM migration.
  • Managed Microsoft SCCM deployments in a large-scale global environment.
  • Integrated MDT 2012 with SCCM 2012 for effective Migrations and Deployments and Creating Custom Migration Task Sequence for User State Migration.
  • Created queries and reports in SCCM 2012 to check applications and machines.
  • Managed servers and client computers using SCCM 2007 thus reducing costs of maintenance of the systems.

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20. Dhcp

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Here's how Dhcp is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Involved in troubleshooting DNS, DHCP, IIS and Active directory and maintained Web Servers by installing Microsoft IIS7.
  • Experienced in WINS, DNS, DHCP, Virtual Server Administration, and Patch Management on Microsoft Windows Servers.
  • Implemented, administrated and troubleshot common TCP/IP based services, including NTP, DNS, DHCP, SSH services.
  • Installed, configured and managed Active directory, DHCP, DNS, Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 servers.
  • Managed and maintained Active Directory User and Computer Accounts, Group Policy Objects, DHCP and DNS configurations.
  • Worked on AD, DNS, DHCP servers for creating and troubleshooting DNS records and DHCP purpose.

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21. High Availability

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Here's how High Availability is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Designed VM s for high availability.
  • Installed and Configured vCenter Server Heartbeat for the high availability of vCenter Servers.
  • Provided technical support to global batch processing environment to ensure high availability.
  • Worked on Load balancing and clustering under SiteMinder for ensuring high availability.
  • Maintained High availability for provisioning servers.
  • Planed and implemented High Availability Systems.

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22. NAS

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Here's how NAS is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Configured the NAS shares from NETAPP filers.
  • Handled VMware solutions to support multiple Storage connectivity options such as Fiber Channel-SAN, ISCSI, NFS and NAS.
  • Restructured NAS data environment from a mixed security environment to a NTFS environment.
  • Designed and implemented migration process and planning effort to migrate and restructure 1PB of NAS data.
  • Worked with Active Directory services like User Accounts, permissions, access to servers and NAS drive folders.
  • Assisted in the setup of local Buffalo NAS devices.

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23. Citrix

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Here's how Citrix is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Implemented a Citrix storefront 2.x environment which is now being used as the primary point of entry for all internal users.
  • Installed and configured Citrix XenDesktop 7.5 XenApp to stream enterprise applications to mobile users of Android and iPad tablets.
  • Installed, configured and managed a small 20 virtual desktops Citrix XenDeskotp 7.5/NetScaler Access Gateway VPX virtual appliance.
  • Introduced Folder re-direction policy for Citrix and created separate AD OU structure to accommodate new farm.
  • Enabled remote access to client environments by developing a Citrix solution for the professional services team.
  • Integrated Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1 - 7.6 to reduce downtime and maintain a consistent Server/Desktop implementation.
  • Tested various OS platforms to make sure the CITRIX Xendesktop is compatible with our environment.
  • Implemented new Cloud Storage solution for Citrix environment.
  • Attained Citrix CCEE and CCIA certification credentials.
  • Implemented Microsoft App-V for Citrix Environment.
  • Introduced Citrix virtualized desktop design to management to reduce costs.
  • Maintained Citrix Netscaler Access Gateway deployments and load balancing technologies.
  • Coordinated installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 / Citrix Secure Gateway and Web Interface 5.4.
  • Trained customers on basic VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop basic administration.
  • Monitored Network and Server infrastructure including existing and new Citrix farm with Solar Winds and Edge Sight 5.4 .
  • Provided consultation services for over 30 virtualization projects using Citrix, Microsoft, VMware, and Cisco technologies.
  • Experienced with application virtualization and streaming technologies such as App-V, Citrix XenApp, and Thinapp.
  • Designed and implemented Citrix Provisioning Services "PVS" for the Martin Memorial XenDesktop environment.
  • Monitored old Citrix presentation farm 4.5 and XenApp 6.x farm with Solar Winds .
  • Provided both Technical Training and Product Evangelization for Citrix, and Symantec product ranges

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24. New Technologies

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Here's how New Technologies is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Evaluated and suggested mighty options for projects and new technologies.

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25. Red Hat

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Here's how Red Hat is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Administered integrated Ubuntu Linux, Red Hat (RHEL 4), and windows Server 2003 networks including High Availability clusters.
  • Installed security patches and critical updates to ESX 4.0 and Red Hat servers.
  • Installed, Deployed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x/7.x, CentOS and installation of packages and patches for Red Hat Linux Servers.
  • Assembled Puppet Master, Agent, and Database servers on multiple Red Hat Enterprise Linux Platforms.
  • Implemented Red Hat Conga Clustering for Apache Web Servers, Puppet, Git, SVN.
  • Red Hat Satellite 6 build, configuration, deployment and day to day management.

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26. Capacity Planning

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Here's how Capacity Planning is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Performed server consolidation assessments and delivered capacity planning reports.
  • Created reports for capacity planning for the environment.
  • Analysed software and hardware constraints to plan for new user requirements (capacity planning).
  • Performed periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
  • Conducted capacity planning, performance analysis, CPU, Memory utilization, and other test as needed.
  • Worked on capacity planning for the environment, on Building the Virtual Servers in different environment according to the requirement.

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27. NFS

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Here's how NFS is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Worked with storage subsystems utilizing NFS, FC, and FCoE.
  • Migrated FC datastores to NFS using Storage VMotion
  • Planned and implemented all DAS, SAN and NFS storage.
  • Configured NFS server to share resources across multiple servers.
  • Implemented NIS and NFS for administrative and project requirements.
  • Supported Qtrees, creation and exports through NFS.

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28. SRM

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Here's how SRM is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Created a Disaster Recovery Plan for the virtual infrastructure including the implementation of Site Recovery Manager (SRM).
  • Tested different recovery plans in SRM to ensure recovery of failover VM's.
  • Configured and set up Disaster Recovery using SRM on business critical application servers.
  • Installed and configured SRM 5.5 like adding Array managers, creating protection group and recovery plans, tested the recovery.
  • Executed test migrations with SRM/Recover Point and performed tuning to achieve good RPO's and RTO's.
  • Performed Quarterly testing of SRM to the recovery site to test the functionality of the DR plan.

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29. VMS

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Here's how VMS is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Managed internal data center with over 100+ physical servers and 500+ VMs running different platforms and monitored via SNMP.
  • Worked with software developers and engineers to provide VMs for testing and supporting IBM software products.
  • Tested, and maintain a disaster recovery plan for critical VMs and application data.
  • Migrated VMs and, or its storage from one cluster to another.
  • Deployed disaster recovery solution for internal customer and conducted monthly DR tests for critical VMs using VMware Site Recovery Manager.
  • Maintained IT infrastructure including server hardware, VMware environment, data storage, and RHEL VMs.
  • Maintained a test and development lab that includes multiple vCenters and 1,000+ VMs.
  • Used Clonezilla to configured and deployed VMs and templates.

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30. DRS

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Here's how DRS is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Configured and Troubleshoot Virtual Center features such as VMotion, DRS and HA.
  • Performed various kinds of trouble shooting VSphere environment Administered and implemented fully automated DRS and HA clusters.
  • Configured Resource Pool, V Motion, Alerts, Alarms, HA, DRS and deployed virtual servers using template.
  • Configured High Availability (HA), DRS clusters, Fault tolerance (FT) for important VM's.
  • Implemented HA by configuring HA clusters with DPM enabled DRS clusters for automated power management and load balancing.
  • Configured HA, DRS clusters and capacity planning for new clusters, configuring FT for important VM's.

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31. Data Centers

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Here's how Data Centers is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Developed DR strategies across data centers implementing Site Recovery manager.
  • Involved with all facets of projects directly impacting augmentation to production and disaster recovery data centers.
  • Maintained and monitored a major data centers with HP/Compaq server\blade equipment.
  • Managed 80 Dell PowerEdge servers, including 40 in remote data centers, using Hyena system management tool.
  • Analyzed DSM processes and software and identified best practices across EDS's data centers in Europe.
  • Managed move to rack-based server environment and deployment of new data centers.

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32. SQL

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Here's how SQL is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Provided CITRIX's best practice to ITS Windows Infrastructure Group for SQL infrastructure setup to better serve CITRIX farm.
  • Installed and maintained all products including domain requirements in active directory and SQL instance requirements for Microsoft SCVMM.
  • Performed SQL maintenance, migration, and administration as well as Web and Windows Server administration.
  • Participated in the preparation and processing of a MS SQL RaaS of existing SQL environment
  • Educated teammates on SQL HA and also how to configure a c7000 blade enclosure.
  • Migrated over 100GB of SQL databases from Genetics department to our clustered SQL infrastructure.
  • Provided troubleshooting and performance tuning for Microsoft IIS, SQL, and Windows.
  • Upgraded/Configured Microsoft Windows SQL platform from 2005 to 2008.
  • Implemented SQL 2005 Disaster recovery of all SQL Databases.
  • Implemented SQL 2000 to SQL 2005 in place upgrade.
  • Created and mirrored preconfigured Operating system like Windows/Linux and configured Oracle/SQL, Web sphere services in the OS.
  • Virtualized key business components including Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Oracle and SAP servers.

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33. R2

low Demand
Here's how R2 is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Migrated applications from a XenApp 4.5/5.0 farm on Windows 2003 to a XenApp 6.0/6.5 farm on Windows 2008 R2 x64.
  • Provided day to day system administration and technical support for Windows 2008 and 2012/R2 Servers.
  • Managed Windows Server 2008 R2 builds, implementations, and administration for 55 branch offices.
  • Handled installation and configuration of 2003/2008/2012 R2 VMware templates for mass deployment.
  • Performed systems administration and troubleshooting, application integration, and tuning on assigned Windows 2008/R2 systems.
  • Installed Windows Server 2008 R2, and the Hyper-V role, to provide a 1:1 build ratio as decentralized DR solution.

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34. Vcloud Director

low Demand
Here's how Vcloud Director is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Managed user accounts and system security in vCloud director and CSC's proprietary customer portal for multiple tenants.
  • Managed and maintained catalog items in vCloud Director for use by multiple tenants in a secure environment.
  • Tasked with the building and maintaining of customer environment using VMware vCloud director.
  • Used VCloud Director for provisioning the VM's and VApps.
  • Implemented vCenter to leverage support of increased number of hosts per installation as well providing a foundation for VMware vCloud Director.
  • Implemented multi-cell redundant vCloud Director software stack (vCD/vShield/vCloud Usage Meter) for the Global Cloud Vision platform across multiple datacenters

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35. Performance Issues

low Demand
Here's how Performance Issues is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Installed, troubleshot & addressed performance issues related to VM.
  • Installed, troubleshot & addressed performance issues related to VM Made templates for different servers per business requirements.

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36. Iscsi

low Demand
Here's how Iscsi is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Architected (assess, plan and design) enterprise level Virtual Infrastructure including fiber and ISCSI network storage.
  • Designed and implemented VM Storage solutions with most EqualLogics PS series arrays using iSCSI with jumbo frames.
  • Performed 10 P2V server migrations reestablishing iSCSI connectivity as required.
  • Provided primary and escalated troubleshooting support for FC, iSCSI, NDMP, NFS, and CIFS environments.
  • Worked closely with storage and network teams to configure SAN and iSCSI connections as well virtual and physical switch configurations.
  • Configured storage devices along with iSCSI disks in SAN using RAID 1, 5 and 10.

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37. Production Environment

low Demand
Here's how Production Environment is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Worked closely with the architects to design a disaster recovery strategy based on replicating the production environment to the recovery site.
  • Managed the virtualized production environment comprising of 200 VMs running on 20 hosts.
  • Performed quality assurance analysis on all the packages before distributing them to Production environment.
  • Worked closely with clients to analyze active production environments.
  • Monitored and configured SCOM alerts in production environment.
  • Documented any defects reported from the production environment and worked with the development team to find a resolution.

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38. IIS

low Demand
Here's how IIS is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Upgraded IIS/Apache web server, print server, and domain controllers to windows 2008.
  • Designed and implemented an internal client web hosting environment utilizing IIS 7.
  • Installed and configured IIS on windows server for hosting web applications and services.
  • IIS-based applications in a secure environment.
  • Installed Personal and Intermediate certificates in IIS and configured security ports.
  • Collaborated with SCOM, IIS and Windows Server teams to narrow down issues that may be convoluted and need additional resources.

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39. Unity

low Demand
Here's how Unity is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Worked on Symantec Antivirus and Symantec Endpoint protection for administering updates and cleanup of a community of more than 400 workstations.

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40. P2V

low Demand
Here's how P2V is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Delivered server consolidation assessments and performed P2V and V2V migrations
  • Completed large-scale V2V and P2V migrations totaling 50+VM's in multiple environments including planning, deployment, and team management.
  • Managed P2V project coordinating schedules with app and offshore teams.
  • Virtualized time critical real time trading applications - P2V.
  • Performed P2P (physical to physical) conversion and P2V (physical to virtual) conversion using Plate Spin 7.0..
  • Worked extensively on live migrations Using Double Take by taking minimum downtime for P2V and V2V Migrations.

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41. Vblock

low Demand
Here's how Vblock is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Maintained and deployed VBLOCK 300's and 700's in the environment.

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42. Thinapp

low Demand
Here's how Thinapp is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Deployed Application Virtualization Solutions such as ThinApp and Microsoft AppV for development teams.

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43. VNX

low Demand
Here's how VNX is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Deployed Cisco C-series standalone servers and set up storage multipath on Linux connected to EMC VNX with fiber channel.
  • Utilized virtualization products HyperV and VMware to perform qualifications against EMC VNX and XIO storage.

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44. Sharepoint

low Demand
Here's how Sharepoint is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Implemented SharePoint 2010 in a development environment to be considered for adoption in a highly trafficked client intranet.
  • Based on the results, the client decided to move forward with SharePoint in production.
  • Installed and configured SharePoint 2007 and Dynamics CRM 4.0 on various servers.
  • Implemented Microsoft SQL Servers clustering solution for SharePoint and BizTalk back end databases providing High Availability and fault tolerance.
  • Executed multiple Proof of Concept solutions for Cloud Computing environments for hybrid SharePoint environments for high-availability.
  • Modified SharePoint environment and extended SharePoint application to connect to DoJ s VDS servers for Enterprise-wide authentication.

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45. POC

low Demand
Here's how POC is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Developed internal training materials for POC's, new emerging technology and theoretical designs.
  • Established and managed POC on different virtual IT technology.
  • Carried out POC for virtualizing desktops and applications via VMware View

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46. Virtual Desktop Environment

low Demand
Here's how Virtual Desktop Environment is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Assisted in Ground Up design, development, and deployment of Virtual Desktop Environment.
  • Architected and deployed various Virtual Desktop environments to meet different project needs.

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47. GPO

low Demand
Here's how GPO is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Managed Active Directory to implement GPO and user grouping.
  • Managed the Windows AD, DNS and GPO on Windows 20008 servers.
  • Created new AD and Citrix GPO/scripts and introduced DFS for new farm.
  • Reorganized AD and GPO's to eliminate redundant policies and allow for easier implementation of required parameters.
  • Created user accounts, security groups, OU's, and GPO in Active Directory.
  • Implemented Microsoft Windows servers, AD, GPO, and Terminal Services.

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48. Blade Servers

low Demand
Here's how Blade Servers is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Configured and installed HP and Dell blade servers and chassis.
  • Implemented VMWare virtual infrastructure environment using HP and Dell blade servers for several larger clients.
  • Upgraded 4.5 farm to Citrix 6.0 farm on Xenserver 6.0 on Dell Blade servers .
  • Performed non disruptive firmware upgrades of Fabric interconnects/IO Modules/blade servers.
  • Installed configured and updated firmware on UCS Chassis & blade servers for physical migrations.
  • Installed and configured CISCO UCS Blade servers and also troubleshoot issues on it.

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49. V2V

low Demand
Here's how V2V is used in Virtualization Engineer jobs:
  • Handled different projects for PepsiCo- storage refresh, server migrations- V2V, server builds.
  • Performed tons of V2V Migration.
  • Performed V2V cold migrations as well V2V hot migrations as per request.
  • Performed tons of V2V Migration using VM converter and Platespin.
  • Performed V2V migration platespin tool.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Virtualization Engineer

Vsphere9.6%
Troubleshoot8.1%
SAN7.2%
VDI6.8%
Linux6.7%
Virtual Machines5.2%
Powershell4.8%
Windows4.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Virtualization Engineer

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Vsphere
Vsphere
9.6%
9.6%
2
2
Troubleshoot
Troubleshoot
8.1%
8.1%
3
3
SAN
SAN
7.2%
7.2%
4
4
VDI
VDI
6.8%
6.8%
5
5
Linux
Linux
6.7%
6.7%
6
6
Virtual Machines
Virtual Machines
5.2%
5.2%
7
7
Powershell
Powershell
4.8%
4.8%
8
8
Windows
Windows
4.2%
4.2%
9
9
Active Directory
Active Directory
3.8%
3.8%
10
10
UCS
UCS
2.6%
2.6%
11
11
DNS
DNS
2.6%
2.6%
12
12
Backup
Backup
2.4%
2.4%
13
13
Vmware
Vmware
2.4%
2.4%
14
14
Netapp
Netapp
2.1%
2.1%
15
15
OS
OS
2.1%
2.1%
16
16
Hyper-V
Hyper-V
2%
2%
17
17
Itil
Itil
2%
2%
18
18
Powercli
Powercli
1.8%
1.8%
19
19
Sccm
Sccm
1.8%
1.8%
20
20
Dhcp
Dhcp
1.7%
1.7%
21
21
High Availability
High Availability
1.7%
1.7%
22
22
NAS
NAS
1.6%
1.6%
23
23
Citrix
Citrix
1.5%
1.5%
24
24
New Technologies
New Technologies
1.3%
1.3%
25
25
Red Hat
Red Hat
1.2%
1.2%
26
26
Capacity Planning
Capacity Planning
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
NFS
NFS
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
SRM
SRM
1%
1%
29
29
VMS
VMS
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
DRS
DRS
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Data Centers
Data Centers
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
SQL
SQL
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
R2
R2
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Vcloud Director
Vcloud Director
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Performance Issues
Performance Issues
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Iscsi
Iscsi
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Production Environment
Production Environment
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
IIS
IIS
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Unity
Unity
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
P2V
P2V
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Vblock
Vblock
0.3%
0.3%
42
42
Thinapp
Thinapp
0.3%
0.3%
43
43
VNX
VNX
0.2%
0.2%
44
44
Sharepoint
Sharepoint
0.2%
0.2%
45
45
POC
POC
0.2%
0.2%
46
46
Virtual Desktop Environment
Virtual Desktop Environment
0.2%
0.2%
47
47
GPO
GPO
0.2%
0.2%
48
48
Blade Servers
Blade Servers
0.2%
0.2%
49
49
V2V
V2V
0.2%
0.2%

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