000-122 - Power Systems with POWER7 Common Sales Skills -v2

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Example Questions

A prospective customer is running a database application that cannot be upgraded. They plan to replace it with a DB2-based server environment that can scale in the future. The prospect has asked why anyone would choose Power Systems servers when Intel-based servers cost less. Which of the following is an effective response? Which of the following can be used to provide a basis for proving that Power Systems have a lower cost of ownership than x86 systems? A customer has several dedicated LPARs. The key application in one LPAR temporarily needs more processing power. How can performance be improved? A Power 740 customer with 4 cores licensed to AIX is planning to add 4 additional cores and a partition for IBM i. They have sized the new IBM i workload at 1.7 cores and AIX will use the other 6.3 cores. What software will be necessary to enable this solution'? An existing IBM customer needs to acquire a new Power Systems server with the following characteristics: Must support 12 processor cores Must accommodate the largest number of adapters in the system unit Must fit within 4U of existing rack space Which of the following should be proposed'? Which of the following Power Systems servers offer Capacity on Demand (CoD)? A customer has let their Software Maintenance (SWMA) expire and needs to activate additional processors on their Power 770. What does the customer need to purchase? A customer has two production IBM POWER7+ 750s in the same data center. The customer has an application in an LPAR that needs to run 24x7. What is required to allow the planned migration of that LPAR to the second system? What solution can be deployed to enable maintenance on a server while ensuring that a mission critical LPAR remains operational? A sales professional is engaged in a competitive sales situation against a non-IBM solution that is unfamiliar to them. Which resource should be engaged first? A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has requested a brief review of an IBM Power proposal before providing final approval. Which of the following are key topics that should be included in the executive summary? What is the benefit of using the Active Memory Expansion feature in Power Systems servers? When moving an HP-UX based application workload from an HP Superdome onto a Power Systems server, which operating system will provide the easiest transition'? What is a unique RAS characteristic of Power Systems Enterprise servers compared to Power Systems Express servers? Which of the following measures, monitors, and manages electrical and thermal components of IBM servers, storage and networking equipment? Which Power Systems feature or capability is a significant contributor in TCO analysis? A customer is moving a small application from an existing POWER7 server to a new system in a new location. They will be moving an existing 12X I/O drawer to the new server. Which of the following configuration will support a 12X PCI-X expansion drawer? An HMC is required under which circumstances? What is the minimum HMC model required to manage POWER7 or POWER7+ servers? How does Instruction Retry help a customer achieve maximum reliability? An existing Power Systems customer wants to run Java programs, and they know that Java is now owned by Oracle. The customer has asked how they can run Java programs on a Power Systems server. What is the appropriate response? A prospective customer is about to decide on a strategic server platform and wants to understand the value proposition of Power Systems as compared to x86 based systems. Which statement is an appropriate response? An AIX customer who has a POWER6 570 with PowerVM Enterprise Edition plans to upgrade to a POWER7+ 770. Applications moving from the POWER6 570 to the POWER7+ 770 must remain available. Which option will support minimal outage to the application environment? An existing IBM customer needs to acquire a new Power Systems server with the following characteristics: . Must support 12 processor cores . Must accommodate the largest number of adapters in the system unit . Must fit within 4U of existing rack space Which of the following should be proposed'? A prospective customer who is considering Power Systems has a very small staff and wants to run a CRM application. What operating system should be proposed? Which of the following features demonstrate the versatility of Power Systems? Why would a customer choose a Power Systems Express Server over a non-Express server? A prospective customer has a large quantity of x86 servers. What value is gained by consolidating onto Power Systems servers? A CIO has asked for a comparison of the performance between Power Systems servers running AIX and HP-UNIX servers. Which benchmark should be discussed? An environment for a popular ISV application used on Power Systems must be sized. Which IBM tool or resource should be used? Which tool will help create a strong ROI case for a server consolidation opportunity? What is a reason that POWER7 technology can provide higher throughput than Xeon x86 technology? A customer with a 15TB data base needs very fast data access to approximately 15% of that data. Which storage solution below supports the customer requirements? A customer that needs high performance in their servers raises an objection, saying Power System servers have slower memory than x86 servers, and therefore have slower performance. Which of the following is an appropriate response?