000-105 - Power Systems with POWER7 & AIX Sales - v1
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How should IBM Power Systems virtualization technologies be presented against LDOMs and Solaris Containers when talking with a person who only has Sun skills?
Describe the advantages of PowerVM, LPARs and AIX Workload Partitions
Which architectural feature is a competitive advantage of Power Systems over HP Integrity systems?
Alternate Processor Instruction retry
A customer is purchasing a number of POWER7 systems and needs to move AIX WPARs from one system to another. Which Edition will meet the customer's needs while minimizing cost?
AIX Enterprise Edition using Workload Manager
A chemical company has experienced significant market growth. They now have a large number of singleworkload Linux servers and are paying high hardware maintenance costs. These servers cannot handle unexpected peaks in demand from business units and customers. What IBM resource can help this company establish a better IT roadmap?
IBM Consolidation Factory
A customer has a POWER5 550 running AIX 5.2 without software support and needs to transfer the AIX license to a Power 750. Which procedure will achieve the customer's needs?
Order AIX for the 750 and submit a special bid requesting credit for the cost of AIX 5.2.
A customer has asked for reasons to run Linux applications on Power Systems servers rather than on lower cost x86 servers. Which of the following describes a benefit of running Linux on a Power Systems server?
Linux exploits features not found on x86 servers which are beneficial to mission critical workloads.
What is a benefit of using Workload Partitions?
Reduced cost by assigning virtualized resources to each application environment
A financial firm with Windows and Solaris skills is considering a new CRM package which runs on Power Systems with AIX. What should the Power Systems sales representative offer as a solution?
Offer the AIX Jumpstart for Unix Professionals class to train the systems administrators.
Which of the following describes the options available to support opensource applications and Linux running on Power Systems servers?
Opensource applications are supported by the opensource community and Linux is supported by IBM or the distributor.
A prospective customer is considering the purchase of a Power 750 for a consolidated AIX environment using both dedicated processor partitions and micro-partitions using a shared processor pool. They want the system to make maximum use of processor resources. Which PowerVM feature supports the customer requirement?
Shared Dedicated Capacity
Which of the following describes a characteristic of AIX Express Edition?
Enables consolidation of many small workloads on larger servers
An AIX 5.3 Software Maintenance (SWMA) contract expired two years ago and now the customer wants to reinstate it. What must the customer do?
Purchase SWMA and pay the After License Charge.
A customer is interested in server consolidation but is concerned about POWER7 support of AIX V5.2, which is needed to support their legacy applications. What should be explained to the customer to ease their concern?
AIX 5.2 can run in a workload partition with AIX 7.1 on POWER7 servers.
A customer needs to be able to move WPARs between servers without user disruption. Which of the following AIX Editions will support the customer requirement at least cost?
A customer is purchasing a number of POWER7 systems and has expressed the need to move AIX workloads from one system to another. Which of the following is the minimum necessary to support the customer requirement?
AIX 6.1 Enterprise Edition
Which of the following is an architectural advantage of Power Systems over Sun systems?
Power Systems provides binary compatibility from POWER5 to POWER6 to POWER7.
A customer has presented data to the Power Sysetms seller that indicates a 20% SPECint performance advantage when using a competitive x86 server for commercial workloads. How should the Power Systems seller respond?
Show multiple benchmark results and present that POWER7 is a balanced architecture system.
Which of the following is the correct description of Active Memory Sharing (AMS)?
Permits partitions to borrow memory capacity from underutilized partitions
A customer has a POWER 520 and a POWER 550 without LPARs. The two servers will be consolidated to a new Power 770. What is the minimum required to support this new virtualized environment?
Hardware Management Console (HMC)
A local retailer with two systems in their data center requires 24x7 availability and support for unplanned outages. Which solution should be recommended?
PowerHA System Mirror Standard Edition
What extra benefit does AIX Enterprise Edition offer customers who are interested in Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager and Tivoli Monitoring?
Facilitates rapid deployment of new workloads to meet changing business demands
A local retailer with two systems in their data center requires 24x7 availability. What PowerHA edition should be recommended?
In analyzing the choice of an operating environment for a new Power Systems customer, what key elements should be determined first?
Customer skill set and application requirements
A customer who will run virtualized mixed workloads would like to compare the performance of a POWER7 server versus a competitive x86 server. What is the best way to provide the performance differentiation?
Present analysis results based on RPE2 data for both systems.
What is the minimum operating system, or systems, that will support Active Memory Expansion?
Based on memory and core requirements, a customer plans to acquire several x86 servers to implement a Linux application. The customer has expertise working with x86 Linux and is opposed to using Linux on Power. How can the Power Systems sales representative overcome this objection?
The x86 Linux distribution can run on Power Systems servers.
Which of the following describes the pricing options for Linux on Power Systems servers?
Linux pricing varies by certified distribution and is priced by sockets or by server.
An HP representative has told a prospective customer that Itanium systems are based on industry standard processors and IBM uses a proprietary processor. What statement demonstrates the industry acceptance of POWER processors?
IEEE endorses POWER processors as the standard for Internet computing.
A company plans to add servers and applications to support a new service offering. They are interested in IBM and would like to attend a Power Systems briefing. In order to properly qualify this opportunity, what question should be asked first?
What are the names and versions of the new applications?
A construction company is trying to decide whether to purchase Power Systems servers or large x86 servers for several new SAP applications. Which of the following will offer more efficient resource utilization and make the Power Systems proposal more competitive?
Active Memory Expansion can dynamically allocate more memory from available CoD memory resources.
Which of the following is an advantage of a Power Systems solution over an Oracle Exadata V2 solution?
Power Systems supports multiple operating systems and versions of Oracle.
Which of the following is true of Active Memory Expansion?
It can be enabled using the HMC.
A Power Systems customer plans to update their SAN and Ethernet network to eliminate single points of failure and reduce outages. Which solution supports the customer's requirements?
PowerVM Standard Edition implementing redundant VIO servers, each having redundant Ethernet adapters and HBAs
A prospective customer states that they dislike having to reboot their x86 systems after every operating system patch they install. How should the Power Systems sales person address this issue?
AIX 6.1 allows concurrent maintenance without requiring a reboot.
How is AIX software maintenance (SWMA) acquired with the purchase of a new Power 730 server with AIX?
SWMA is automatically ordered with the purchase of the AIX license.
A customer with a multiple system, multiple partition environment frequently misses deadlines when performing scheduled maintenance. This has a negative impact on availability. Which product or feature will solve the problem?
Live Partition Mobility
Which of the following is the correct business intelligence solution to present when competing against Oracle Exadata?
IBM Smart Analytics
What is a benefit of running Linux on a Power System server rather than on lower cost x86 server?
The solution exploits features necessary for mission critical workloads.
A distributor is reviewing various UNIX based applications. The customer requested an industry benchmark that will give a good representation of their wholesale distribution application. Which benchmark should be recommended?
A customer with limited budget is considering a new Power Systems server. Their initial requirement is 16 cores. They would like to add cores and memory in the future without having to shut down the server. What Power Systems server should be proposed to the customer?
What is a key function of Workload Partition Manager?
Movement of WPARs across multiple systems
A customer needs to run Linux and AIX applications on a Power 720. The customer requires software support for both AIX and Linux. In addition to SWMA for AIX, what are the options for Linux support?
9x5 or 24x7 from either IBM or the Linux distributor is supported.
What is required to dynamically move a live application from one POWER5 server to another?
Workload Partitions with IBM Workload Partitions Manager for AIX
Which of following is the minimum PowerHA System Mirror product that is appropriate for a customer that requires multisite recovery?
Which of the following is a key benefit of Workload Partitions (WPARs)?
Reduces the administrative workload required to manage individual partitions
Why is it beneficial to run DB2 on an AIX system?
AIX and DB2 exploit POWER7 technologies to provide improved scaling.
An AIX customer has four POWER4 systems and wants to move to POWER7. Which benchmark should the customer use to compare the POWER4 systems to POWER7 systems?
A prospective customer is running an application that can run on either AIX or Solaris. They would also like to add some Linux applications. They are considering either a SUN M4000 or a Power Systems 750. What should a Power Systems sales representative discuss with the customer?
Power Systems servers can run AIX, Linux and PowerVM Lx86. The SPARC-based M4000 does not support Linux.
A chemical company has experienced significant market growth. They now have a large number of singleworkload Linux servers and are playing high hardware maintenance costs. These servers cannot handle unexpected peaks in demand from business units and customers. What IBM resource can help this company establish a better IT roadmap?
IBM Consolidation Factory
A customer wants to consolidate x86 Linux applications onto an IBM Power Systems server. Which of the following Linux distributions are supported?
Red Hat Enterprise Linux SUSE