Cloud & Virtualization

Windows server administration basics

Understanding of various windows server editions 
Understanding of various roles.
Working with windows service
Windows server disk management 
Going through disk types (basic dusks, dynamic disks, file system types)
Working with disk manager in windows server and remote disk management
•    adding a new disk, extending the existing disk, formatting the disk    
Working with windows server performance and setting up performance management counters
    Understanding the components on which windows server performance depends upon
    Capturing the various performance monitors and understanding of counters for cpu, memory, disk, pagefie 

Working with windows server event logs – a gateway to server admin’s troubleshooting
Setting up the right page file settings
Enabling the crash dumps and conceptual knowledge on crash analyzer tools
Understanding on remote desktop services
    Setting up default rdp connections, setting up remote desktop services licensing mode for remote desktop service. Understanding of licensing modes.

Windows server user management

Windows server backup and restore mechanism
    Understand the backup
    Working with windows backup
    Working with restoring scenarios

Setting up dns server role and importance of dns in enterprise environments. Conceptual knowledge on zones, various records in dns.
Installing the dhcp server role and good understanding on scopes, reservations, exclusions etc.,

Virtualization and vmware administration

Good understanding of components of virtualization

Introduction to vmware virtualization
Hypervisor (typically called as esx servers in vmware)
Virtual network components
Virtual storage components
Virtualizing other compute components

Administration of vmware
Working with vmware client, vmware cventer, working with vswitches, portgroups and various network traffic.
Importance of vmware tools and installation of vmtools,
Working with vmware snapshots,
Importance of clustering, distributed resource sharing (drs), vmware ha (high availability), vmware vmotion and vmware ft

Working with virtual machines
    Creating vms,     migration vms, working with vm console
    Understanding resources of a vm
    Adding/modifying/deleting resources on to a vm
    Understanding vm disk structure

Vmware performance
    Understanding vmware performance matrix, working with vmware performance
    Setting up performance matrix, pulling historic performance reports

Aws cloud admin components
Understanding of aws cloud offerings
Service offerings from (like iaas, saas and paas etc.,)
Understanding vpc concepts, creation on subnets, working with security groups
Understanding aws instance types
Understanding on ami, creating ec2 instances from ami, working with ec2 feature
Understanding ebs volumes types and its performance
Understanding keypairs
Working with aws instance snapshots
Working with iam roles and its importance
Working with elb
Undestanding of amazon s3

Windows server administration basics
Virtualization and vmware administration
AWS cloud admin components