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      • 15. Re: VMWARE Interview Questions
        Rodos Expert

        Now you have done it. Every man and his dog is going to now put a post in this thread to make sure they will get a job interview. In fact there will be some new internet startups where you can hire people to develop or mature a personality and rank on VMTN which they then sell off on ebay to job applicants. Then some trader will come up with a futures market into to the value of the different rankings, people will start to hedge on the future worth of "Master".

         

        Seriously though. This is effectively a new market and there is lots of demand. Its the exciting and interesting job that everyone wants to get. You are not that surprised are you, that candidates are turning up with little experience and inflated resumes?

         

        Rodos. Rodney Haywood.

         

        P.S. Dear Mr Recruiter, if you have searched VTMN and found this post by entering my name then yes what my resume says is true. I do know this stuff. VMTN is a valuable resource. Smart people in a technology who are evangelists do invest their own time to assist and build the community, and these are the type of people you want to employ. Now go away and annoy someone else. We already have great jobs, SO STOP RINGING ME!

        • 16. Re: VMWARE Interview Questions
          Rockapot Expert

           

          The fact that candidates put a post on a thread will by no means get them an interview. I am just surprised people sell them selves as "virtualisation consultants & vmware consultants" which this requires them to be on top of their game in the arena in which they specialise. If I was to interview a vmware engineer or technician then fine, by all means they do not require the indpeth skillset, but as a consultant you should.

           

           

          Responding to the other query, I dont think that ranking on the forums plays a mojority stake part in the acceptance of a candidate for a role. Fine, there are a series of well respected consultants in the UK on these forums, some of which I have worked with (ZippyDaMCT), but.... you will find that some of these of permanent employee's just contributing (very valuable) content to the forum for others.

           

           

          So in essense, yes, absolutely, I am very surprised that candidates turn up with little experience. There is plenty virtualisation work out there (London/UK in my instance). Candidates have no excuse if they rock up at an interview with a leading organisation trying to sell skills which they should already hold if they are expecting to land a role.

           

          At the end of the day an applicant will be well evaluated in an interview anyway so rankings in community for the not so well known forum posters will not apply.., again, it just surprises me that candidates are going for "consultant" roles not knowing much on their subject

           

           

          • 17. Re: VMWARE Interview Questions
            Rodos Expert
            Rockapot wrote:

             

            it just surprises me that candidates are going for "consultant" roles not knowing much on their subject

             

            I think you failed to see the humour in my last post but I could not help doing it again. I think you may have just nailed the definition of consultant, hence making them qualified Okay, I will stop now, back to the normal serious programming schedule. I shall be light hearted no more.

            • 18. Re: VMWARE Interview Questions
              Rockapot Expert

              I noticed the humour

              • 19. Re: VMWARE Interview Questions
                TomHowarth Guru
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                Rod that is not fair, there are "Consultants" and there are Consultants,  we all know the diference,  there are also "Engineers and then Engineers"  it is rife in all levels.

                 

                 

                 

                 

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                • 20. Re: VMWARE Interview Questions
                  khughes Virtuoso
                  Rockapot wrote:

                   

                  How these candidates "specialise" in virtualisation with out reading the forums is beyond me.., surely anyone specialising in the subject and completely interested in the technology would take the time to read the forums, even if they dont come accross issues, just out of interest to see what others are experiencing..

                   

                   

                  Carl

                   

                  Not everyone spends a good deal of time trolling the boards.  I can think of many people who work with VMware every day, know what they're doing and not reading the forums. 

                   

                   

                  • Kyle

                   

                  • 21. Re: VMWARE Interview Questions
                    Rockapot Expert

                     

                    I agree, no one "trolling" the boards.., but a quick look now and then for sure. I think my forum status says it all, just one of those people who work with VMware but dont troll the boards as my profile is still well low in stats

                    anyway.., i think the forum postings are getting a bit off subject.., it was an observation people did'nt take lightly obviously..

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                    • 22. Re: VMWARE Interview Questions
                      nenupharvn Lurker

                       

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                      • 23. Re: VMWARE Interview Questions
                        RajuVCP Hot Shot

                        HI ALL,

                                THANKS SOME HOW THESE THREAD CREATED LOT OF INFO ABOUT THE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND IT MAY/WILL BE USEFULL TO THOSE WHO LOOKING FOR VCP INTERVIEW. REPLYING TO ONE OF FRIEND RECRUITER THAT" WHY VCP DONT GO TO THE FORUM AND HOW TO BECAME AT THAT LEVEL" I STRONLY,STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH THAT AS THE VCP ENGINEER DONT NEED TO MANADATERY GO TO THE FORUMS, AS PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE AND LIVE EXPRIENCE DOES MATTER, THEY CAN CAME ACROSS SOME PROBMATIC SITUATIONS AND THEY MIGHT BE THE PART OF THAT SCNARIOM

                        • 24. Re: VMWARE Interview Questions
                          RajuVCP Hot Shot

                          IN CONTINUYING WITH ABOVE " THE ENGINEERS CAME ACROSS WITH PROBLEMATIC SITUATION THEY HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE OF DEALYING WITH THE PROBLEM, AT SUCH SCENARIO DOES GOING THROUGH FORUM WORKS MY DEAR RECRUITER, NO ONLY THE EXPERIENCE COUNTS , I DONT SAY THAT VCP ENGINEERS NOT TO GO ON FORUMS IT WILL HELP A LOT BY READING THE DIFFERENT KIND OF TRIPS FROM VMWARE EXPERT.

                          THANKS & REGARDS

                          RAJU GUNNAL

                          • 25. Re: VMWARE Interview Questions
                            RajuVCP Hot Shot

                            IN CONTINUYING WITH ABOVE " THE ENGINEERS CAME ACROSS WITH PROBLEMATIC SITUATION THEY HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE OF DEALYING WITH THE PROBLEM, AT SUCH SCENARIO DOES GOING THROUGH FORUM WORKS MY DEAR RECRUITER, NO ONLY THE EXPERIENCE COUNTS , I DONT SAY THAT VCP ENGINEERS NOT TO GO ON FORUMS IT WILL HELP A LOT BY READING THE DIFFERENT KIND OF TRIPS FROM VMWARE EXPERT.

                            THANKS & REGARDS

                            RAJU GUNNAL

                            • 26. Re: VMWARE Interview Questions
                              msemon1 Expert

                              This is all good stuff. Some other things I would ask are:

                               

                              1. What is the difference between VMotion and Storage VMotion?

                              2. What are the steps to expand a C: or D: partition in a Windows VM?

                              3. How do you align a partition for a VM or VMFS?

                              4. Explain what an RDM is and when would you use it instead of a VMDK? What modes are there?

                              5. What is the difference between a clone and template and when would use one or the other?

                              6. What is the ks.cfg file used for? ( other than being a pain in the !@#S)

                              7. How would you install management agents such as the HP Management agents on an ESX host?

                              8. Can you name any differences between ESX and ESXi?

                              9. What is esxtop used for?

                              10. Have you shelled out lots of money for training materials

                               

                              Mike

                              • 27. Re: VMWARE Interview Questions
                                nava_thulasi39 Expert

                                Almost past 6 months I work in performance team (using vCenter & esxtop)

                                 

                                Now I don't have much (fluent) idea about other parts of vsphere. So if you guys provide some more common interview questions with answers, it will be very useful.

                                 

                                Thanks in advance.

                                • 28. Re: VMWARE Interview Questions
                                  satishchirala Enthusiast

                                  How do we align a VM of  vmdk  file ? what is flat vmdk?

                                  Explain the process of VM performances?

                                  Explain the failures of HOST in Vmware with Examples?

                                  What is features for creating Fault tolerance, in two scenario we cannot able to create FT  Explain that issue.

                                  • 29. Re: VMWARE Interview Questions
                                    tyagiatulkumar Lurker

                                    Hi,

                                     

                                    You can ask few questions.

                                     

                                    1. How ESX manage memory like Balloning/sharing etc?

                                    2. What is memctl is & when it is used?

                                    3. What happen when VC fails & HA is already configured?

                                    4. How many type are there to upgrade ESX host?

                                    5. Difference between ESX 3i & VSphere4?