Virtual Machines Toolkit

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Be accountable for working closely with the development team to ensure that the code developed is testable are there enough logs, should any test hooks be built into the code, is there enough debug information available in case of failure, etc.

More Uses of the Virtual Machines Toolkit:

  • Manage Azure subscriptions and resources; implement and manage storage; deploy and manage Virtual Machines; configure and manage virtual networks; and manage identities.

  • Assure your business recommends change in operating procedures, hardware standards, and software standards as warranted by new technological change and operating conditions.

  • Develop planning sessions with all Capacity planners to right size the Virtual Machines based on the business partners and application requirements.

  • Secure that your organization installs software and hardware in order to manage, monitor and otherwise support an extensive computer systems network.

  • Secure that your operation installs and provides day to day end user support of the local area network by identifying, analyzing, testing and correcting program, machine, data, or procedural problems.

  • Initiate: design redundant systems and policies for Disaster Recovery and archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of storage appliances and stored data assets.

  • Devise: monitor Cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats to understand current risk, recommend response and mitigation/countermeasure strategies.

  • Manage critical issues by setting customer expectations, devise and implement action plans and professionally communicate measures to all parties involved.

  • Be accountable for automating Test Cases written and executed as part of new feature testing; enabling automated regression runs for subsequent releases.

  • Perform system backups and recovery; and maintain Data Files and monitor system configuration to ensure Data integrity.

  • Collaborate with partners and multi functional teams to acquire relevant information and regularly meet with business partners to validate data and assumptions.

  • Coordinate virtual environment infrastructure Resource Requirements with organizational IT Resource Management to ensure timely access to storage, networking, and backup/archive solution resources.

  • Support in the transition legacy Customer Supported applications to a complete DevOps Cloud Infrastructure, transitioning consulting and transformation services to a dynamic scalable enterprise solution.

  • Systematize: correct OS related incidents and problems during coordinated maintenance Windows or immediately in the case where system is down.

  • Make sure that your team evaluates interface between users, hardware and software, and operational and Performance Requirements of overall desktop system.

  • Standardize: technical solutions architecture performs work that crosses the boundaries between Systems Engineering and script development, supporting the technical workers who execute the production functions.

  • Establish: implement configuration and automation tools to simplify and automate the process of deploying, testing, packaging, and upgrading software across your infrastructure.

  • Drive: how do you make all aspects of Service Management super efficient, so more time is spent on writing customer value features.

  • Ensure you exceed; build and maintain reliable automation that provisions infrastructure at scale to handle the Engineering teams needs as it relates to correctness and scalability of software.

  • Install, configure, administrate, manage, and support Office 365 applications, on premise Active Directory and Azure cloud instances.

  • Ensure utilization of proper Change Management procedures regarding the installation and testing of all upgrades and enhancements for VMware infrastructure.

  • Confirm your group maintains system performance by performing system monitoring and analysis, and Performance Tuning; troubleshooting system hardware, software, networks, and operating system.

  • Support the design and implementation of a Cloud Security services strategy for monitoring the IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS solutions for customers across Azure.

  • Maintain daily operation and incident resolution of Virtual Machines, operating systems, and applications to provide optimum performance and system availability.

  • Capture and share best practice knowledge amongst the AWS solutions architecture community and develop lasting artifacts that can be used again and again.

  • Ensure a scalable process and infrastructure for developing and releasing software, with a focus on high availability.

  • Be accountable for coordinating actions with peer System Administrators, network administrators, security teams, software teams and hardware engineers.

  • Evaluate: Virtual Machines, storage, network, Azure automation, Azure backup and site recovery services, security to develop and maintain an Azure based cloud solution, with an emphasis on best practice Cloud Security.

  • Be accountable for managing and implementing new and existing Virtual Machines, virtual networks, containers, services, databases, settings, directories, storage, etc.

  • Ensure the control, integrity and accessibility of the VMware environment for the enterprise through compliance and usage of industry best practices and methods.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Virtual Machines Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Virtual Machines related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Virtual Machines specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Virtual Machines Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Virtual Machines improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. How do you verify performance?

  2. What details are required of the Virtual Machines cost structure?

  3. Are employees recognized or rewarded for performance that demonstrates the highest levels of integrity?

  4. What output to create?

  5. Why do you expend time and effort to implement measurement, for whom?

  6. Did you tackle the cause or the symptom?

  7. What is your question? Why?

  8. Who sets the Virtual Machines standards?

  9. Have you identified breakpoints and/or risk tolerances that will trigger broad consideration of a potential need for intervention or modification of strategy?

  10. To what extent does each concerned units management team recognize Virtual Machines as an effective investment?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Virtual Machines book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Virtual Machines self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Virtual Machines Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Virtual Machines areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Virtual Machines Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Virtual Machines projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Virtual Machines Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Virtual Machines project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Virtual Machines project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Virtual Machines project team have enough people to execute the Virtual Machines project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Virtual Machines project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

Step-by-step and complete Virtual Machines Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Virtual Machines project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Virtual Machines project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Virtual Machines project with this in-depth Virtual Machines Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Virtual Machines projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Virtual Machines and put Process Design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Virtual Machines investments work better.

This Virtual Machines All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.