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Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: Negotiable
REF: KVM ORACLE_1711615726
Contact Name: Balla J
Contact Email:
Job Published: 15 days ago

Job Description


Leading Managed Services Provider in the Defence Sector require an Oracle KVM infrastructure Architect to join our clients ongoing project.

"The Oracle KVM and Infrastructure Architect will play a crucial role in the implementation of new compute, storage, and networking infrastructure to support the migration and virtualization of Oracle databases. The role will involve designing, configuring, and deploying hardware and software components, with a focus on Oracle KVM virtualization and Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 8.

The deliverable for this assignment will include the production of a High Level and Low-Level design including the following:

We require completion of an Oracle KVM high level and low-level design that will include the following.

  1. Design Overview
  2. Design Decisions
  3. Non-Functional Requirements eg. Availability & Resilience, Disaster Recovery, Backup and Restore etc.
  4. Security
  5. Testing and Validation
  6. KVM Host Servers Detail Design eg Nic Port to device mappings, Bond / Nic Details etc
  7. OS Install
  8. CPU Pinning
  9. Virtualisation Manager Server detailed design eg. Networking, OLVM Instance requirements etc
  10. OLVM installation, configuration and backup restore.
  11. VM Guest Requirements

An additional requirement is that the candidate will have to work with the storage design team to ensure a recovery point objective of O.

Target Technologies

Oracle Enterprise Linux 8, Oracle Linux Virtualisation Manager OLVM Version 4.5

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand requirements and design solutions for hardware and software refresh projects.
  • Design and implement virtualization solutions using Oracle KVM to host new HNG-X Oracle databases and IWS Master VMs.
  • Provision new VMs using OEL 8 on the Oracle KVM farm and new physical hosts added to the existing VMware farm.
  • Migrate Oracle databases from Solaris and OVS to Oracle KVM cluster, ensuring compatibility with Oracle 19c and OEL 8.
  • Develop high-level and low-level designs for Oracle KVM infrastructure, including networking, CPU pinning, and virtualization manager server configuration.
  • Ensure adherence to security best practices in hardware and software configurations.
  • Develop and execute testing plans to validate the functionality and performance of the new infrastructure.
  • Document detailed designs, installation procedures, and configuration steps for reference and future maintenance.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing virtualization solutions, preferably with Oracle KVM.
  • Proficiency in configuring and managing Oracle Enterprise Linux environments.
  • Experience with Oracle databases, including migration and virtualization.
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts and experience in configuring network interfaces and bonds.
  • Familiarity with CPU pinning and virtualization manager server configurations.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.

Please apply via this ad in the first instance or send a CV with covering note or contact me on 07587743762 or

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