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Linux Systems Engineer was asked...11 May 2020

Subject were about automation, HA, performance investigation, Linux commands and how-would-you-approach-this-issue.

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It's very specific based on the scenario. Think global when preparing.

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how do you find out the memory on X amount of Linux systems.

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computer suddenly powers off what do you do.


What I used for Linux auto deployment management

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Ansible/Tower, Chef, Puppet and my own scripts


Q: How would you manage compute resources in a multiple cloud environment?

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Generic Configuration manager question, describe Ansible or Puppet.


linux hard link and softlink and network vlan ,

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i passed the interview


What was the largest project you've worked on in your current position? What's your level of experience with VMware products? How would you manage users accounts with configuration management?

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I discussed a few important projects I had worked on in the past 3 months, and how they helped the business achieve goals. I discussed my experience with the many VMware products and my opinion of each. I discussed the common approach I've seen, how I would alter the standard approach and how I would integrate login across many operating systems. Less


What does chattr command do ?

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Change attributes of file


Do you enjoy doing Linux Engineering?

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Yes, I very much enjoy fixing problems and building new virtual machines.

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What's the worst thing you eer broke and how did you cover it up?

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I gave them a story of formatting a shared LUN but assured them I covered it up in a way I'd never get caught. Then I laughed and admitted to coming clean to the boss. They respected me for coming clean and seemed to enjoy that I was loose enough to joke about the coverup. Less


Standard Questions. Exactly one week after the last stage I was informed that they had decided not to fill the senior role I had interviewed for.

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A very disappointing process. I never at any stage, after being asked if there was any reason I would not accept the role, thought the job would just disappear! Shows a lack of understanding by a large and self-proclaimed "people first" corporation. Less

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