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Re: [Xen-users] Re: Sysadmin guys that know XEN?

On Thu, 31 May 2007, Matthew Palmer wrote:
Since you sound like you're on a time budget, I would recommend finding good
generalists, then contracting to one of the big houses who know Xen to setup
your infrastructure *and* train your team *while* they're doing the setup.
You'll need to make it clear that you're not interested in the contractor
doing the setup then running some sterile training course for your new
hires, you want "pair systems admin" -- one of their guys sitting next to
and talking to one of your guys while they both do the work together:
complete knowledge transfer.  I don't actually know if any of the big houses
will do that.  My employer does that for people, but we're not exactly in
your locality.

You can't knowledge transfer comptency in anything to someone who doesn't start out competent. And someone who is competent should be able to sit down and figure out Xen, it isn't rocket science. He doesn't need consultants and he doesn't need RHCEs, he just needs smart competent sysadmins...

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