I just got the following job posting and it made me, literally, laugh out loud, spitting latte all over my laptop.
If your sales rep allows you to do something like this, it’s a fair bet that s/he hates you (or is planning to buy your company out of bankruptcy later).
“WANTED: VMWare 1-month resident to assist with new deployment/planning around 200VM’s and new Celerra NS480′s being purchased by client. Will probably end up primarily being VM’s using NFS on NS Celerra Replication will be enabled between (2) NS480′s.”
The key points are:
Did I mention NFS?
Someone actually sold this? Even if the customer comes to you direct and says “this is what I want…” the answer should be “In the interests of protecting you from yourself, I can’t allow you to do this.”
I don’t care how much the deal is worth.