Virtualization management requires mastering a specific set of skills. But once mastered, these essential skills can lead to a long and meaningful career in IT.
IT pros need a foundation in technologies. To extend utility to their organizations, they should further develop three essential skills – monitoring, troubleshooting, and reporting.
Think back to your first responsibilities as an IT pro. They likely involved a lot of looking and not touching. As you gained more experience in the data center, you were given more responsibilities, including fixing systems and applications that broke or were slow. Later, as all IT pros eventually do, you had to report on the data center environment, for compliance or upgrade purposes, or to appease management’s checklist.
Each of these skills require time and experience to hone, but the payoff is that each mastered skill translates into a lifelong IT career.
- Monitoring starts from basic up and down status all the way through quickly deciphering the right signal through all the noise.
- Troubleshooting begins when something is broken or slow, tracks all the way down to the root cause, which paves the path for remediation.
- Reporting is the key to showing management and the organization the value that an IT pro imparts, as well as providing quick insights for decision-making purposes.
The following webinar covers the key aspects of monitoring, troubleshooting, and reporting as key skills to develop to be successful in managing a virtualized environment.