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In either case you want them to know how the server boots. This will tell you if they just consider the system a Linux box or a real Virtualization Server with all its wonder.....
Edward L. Haletky
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Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.
CIO Virtualization Blog: http://www.cio.com/blog/index/topic/168354
As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization
You will want some specific questions and some open ended ones. The open ended ones will tell you if the person understands the concepts on top of just knowing about them from reading manuals.
For some topics whats important to YOU for the job role? You might want to ask a lot of questions about storage, or performance, installation or patching. For a presales role you might ask questions about licensing and the various flavors of ESX, questions about doing P2V conversions.See if they can explain resources pools and when you might want to use them. If you are after a troubleshooter grab some common problems and ask for how they might work through them.
As Duncan said, describe the role and more specific questions will become more obvious.
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I will say is very much depend what type of role you looking, for architecture person, you may need have very strong technical in term of networking, storage, virtualization, OS and etc. For a sys admin, maybe you can lower down som expectation due to the organization structure of different environment. So, I will say is very depend on what you prefer.
Thanks Pradeep for your post.
Will you please post some more documents over same.
As i googled lot but not able to get anything relevant at one place.
Your document is nice ..but need some more questions over Vmware. Its general one...which can be asked in general interviews over Vmware.
How about this one.
It's your first day on the job, what would you do?
Here are some Vmware interview questions which were asked in third round of technical interview in IBM
1. Explain the physical topology of Virtual Infrastructure 3 Data Centre ?
2. How do you configure Clusters,Hosts,Resource Pools in VI3 ?
3. What are resource pools & whats the advantage of implementing them ?
4. Explain why Vmware ESX Server is preferred over Virtual Server or Workstation for enterprise implementation ?
5. In what different scenarios or methods can you manage a VI3 ?
6. Explain the difference between access through Virtual Infrastructure Client (vi client), Web access, Service Console access(ssh) ?
7. Explain advantages or features of Vmware Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) ?
8. What are the types of datastores supported in ESX3.0 ?
9. How can you configure these different types of datastores on ESX2.5 ?
10.What is Vmware Consolidate Backup (VCB) ? Explain your work exposure in this area ?
Juyst trawl the community for questions that people have asked and view the answer threads.
Some good ones are questions like 'ESX, or ESXi - Why?' - if they say ESX because ESXi is scaled down - end the interview immediately, if they say ESX, because it has a service console, ask them if they think VMware will ever get rid of the service console (in this case, ESX is the WRONG answer as it shows lack of awareness of the future of ESX)
Also, try 'should I host my VC on a physical or virtual?' - you do not need to have definitive answer, but should get them to argue a point.
e.g. if they say 'Virtual' give them 2 reasons why not and get them to contend it. If they say 'physical' give them 2 different reasons why virtual is better.
You don't want to employ someone who can answer the 1 liner questions with one word answers, you need someone who can give well thought through answers and have the ability to back them up.
Also . . they're probably reading this thread . .so know exactly what questions you're going to ask now anyway ;-)
You can find good interview questions in the following link
And other aricles and videos related to Virtualization at http://www2.isupportyou.net/
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