000-124 - Power Systems with POWER7 and IBM i Sales Skills -v2
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An IBM i customer has a requirement for a new LPAR. The customer needs 1OTB of usable disk,but has minimal requirement for performance. The customer will have to purchase new storage and adapters for their existing Power 740. What is the most cost effective option?
An expansion drawer 10K RPM SAS disks Appropriate adapters
A customer is running IBM i 7.1 on a Power 720 and needs to track sign-on activity. Which of the following should be recommended?
IBM i Security Audit Journal
A prospective customer states that few ISV5 invest in IBM i. How should this objection be addressed?
The IBM Global Solutions Directory website lists over 2300 solutions from more than 850 ISVs.
What no-charge function of IBM i allows a customer with directly attached internal disks to replicate data to a system located in another part of the city?
Which of the following is a restriction when virtualizing tape or DVD with VIO Server to client partitions?
Only one client partition can use the virtualized device at a time.
IBM i is being used as a hosting partition on a Power 720. What object type contains the virtualized disk for any client partitions?
Network Server Storage Space
Why do many customers have a minimal number of technical staff devoted to database management and administration for their IBM i environments?
DB2 for i provides many automatic functions like disk balancing and index optimization that are often manual operations for databases on other platforms.
A customer uses BRMS to TS3310 tape libraries for their IBM i partition backups. They would like to eliminate the handling of physical tape media while still having the option to keep copies of the backup data off-site. Customer administrative staff has limited programming resources and requires a solution which utilizes as much of their overall existing backup software configurations as possible. All systems normally run with 70-80% of their available DASD consumed. ! 8 IBM 000-226 Exam Which of the following solutions will support the customer requirement?
Install an appropriately-sized IBM TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance in the primary and a backup site. Use replication between the two TS7620 devices to automatically transmit tape images to the off-site location once created.
In which situation is the FC #EB34 IBM i 6.1.1 Native I/O feature required?
To implement a single-image system on a POWER7+ server running only IBM i 6.1
A customer with a POWER7+ 770 running IBM i has just merged with another company which utilizes older Intel technology to support an application environment that consists of PHP applications, Red Hat Linux and SAP. The POWER7+ 770 has 8 cores available with just 4 months before the busy season begins. The customer needs to integrate the new acquisition before the busy season begins, and at lowest cost. Data center floor space is limited. Which of the following best supports the customer requirements?
Utilize CoD and LPAR capability of the POWER7 + 770 to support the application migration
Which statement correctly describes IBM i storage management?
IBM i automatically manages and balances data across multiple disk drives.
An IT Director needs a relational database but cannot hire a Database Administrator (DBA) to maintain it. How does IBM i address this challenge?
Single Level Storage architecture and automated DB2 features mean that a DBA is not required.
A customer running IBM i VSR4MO on a POWERS 520 is considering purchasing a POWER7+720. What steps should be performed as part of the upgrade/migration process?
Run ANZOBJCVN on their current V5R4M0 system to identity potential program issues.
Which of the following configurations will require an HMC?
POWER7+740 Five IBM i 7.1 LPARs Full Enterprise Enablement feature
A customer has a production 16-core POWER7+ 770 with 8 cores currently active. They are considering purchasing a POWER7ˇÂ 770 Capacity Back Up (CBU) with the same processing capacity. What must be included in the new POWER7+ 770 CBU configuration?
The CBU feature, (8) core activations and a minimum of (1) processor entitlements of IBM i
Which customer requirement is supported by WebSphere Application Server- Express?
They require an affordable, ready4o-go solution, to build dynamic Web sites and applications.
A Power 740 customer running IBM i recently installed a new query-based analytics tool. Since adding the tool, overall system performance has suffered due to dramatically increased disk I/O. The customer has very limited room in their data center for additional disk drives and they have asked for a recommendation to address their needs. What is the appropriate action for a sales representative to take?
Advise the customer to download the SSD Analyzer tool
Which statement about DB2 for IBM i would be attractive to a 010 responsible for data protection?
Field level security can be implemented using logical files to display selected columns in a data file that a user is authorized to view.
An 010 plans to purchase a new Power System. In a previous purchase of non IBM servers, critical components were missing from the proposal. As a result, additional items had to be purchased. Which IBM tool will help ensure that the proposed system contains the necessary components?
A Power 720 customer running IBM i recently failed an internal security¡¯ audit. The customer asked for a solution that will enable them to better track who accesses, or attempts to access, certain confidential files. Which of the following recommendations is most appropriate?
IBM i can provide tracking for all users, activity tracking for specific objects, and for specific users.
Which of the following describes an IBM i solution that is designed to prevent long-running or excessive query jobs from impacting the overall performance of a system?
The DB2 Predictive Query Governor can prevent the initiation of a query if the estimated run time exceeds a user defined limit.
A company has three sales regions, each with its own POWER6 server. The company plans to consolidate onto one POWER7 server and keep the regional workloads separate.How does IBM i solve this issue without added hardware or software expenses?
IBM i workload management uses subsystems to separate different applications and still share system resources.
What upgrade options does a PQWER6 570 with some inactive cores have?
Upgrade to Power 770, 780 or activate 570 cores
A prospective customer with a very limited budget has stated that they are focused only on price. Before they evaluate application software, they have asked how a Power 720 with IBM i can cost twice as much as a similarly sized x86 server with Linux. Which of the following responses addresses the customer concern?
The x86 solution will probably also require the purchase of database and security software,while IBM i already includes those functions.
A customer has 3 IBM 7.1 partitions running on a POWER7 740. One partition has a dedicated 4Gb Fibre Channel adapter to connect to the tape library, the other two partitions have a shared 4Gb Fibre Channel adapter to connect to the same tape library. All partitions are connected to a VIO Server to use external storage. The overhead of needing to switch the shared 4 Gb Fibre Channel adapter is a burden and the customer wants a solution for this. Which of the following is needed?
An additional 4Gb Fibre Channel adapter
A company replaced an HP-UX Oracle system with a new Power 740 running IBM I. The company DBA, who managed data placement on the HP-UX system, recently resigned. Which of the following should be reviewed with the customer?
DB2 for IBM i automatically spreads the data across the available disk units to optimize for performance.
A POWER6 customer with an LTO-3 tape drive needs to encrypt their tape backups. They want to avoid the purchase of a different tape device. Which of the following solutions supports the requirement for encryption without needing to acquire a different tape technology?
BRMS can perform software-based encryption and can be used with any type of tape drive.
What feature of PowerVM Enterprise Edition first became available to IBM i customers at 7.1?
Live Partition Mobility
A CEO is evaluating the purchase of a Power 740 server to replace several x86 servers. Before approving the purchase, the CEO would like to know how the new server will reduce operating expenses. Which statement addresses the CEO concern?
The DB2 database, integrated in IBM i, results in better system stability, administrator productivity and lower ongoing costs.
A Power 770 customer wants to purchase second Power 770 that would only be used in a disaster recovery (DR) situation. They have stated that the cost of purchasing the same number of IBM i licenses for an inactive DR system is too expensive. Which solution supports the DR requirement and addresses the concern about IBM licensing costs?
A new Power 770 Capacity Backup (CBU) system
A customer has multiple single-image systems running various versions of IBM i as noted below, and wants to consolidate their workloads to partitioned systems. - V5R3 - V5R4 - IBM i 6.1 - IBM i 7.1 Existing application limitations and business requirements prevent them from moving off older releases of the IBM i. Based only on the versions of IBM i and assuming no operating system upgrades are possible, what is the minimum quantity and most recent generation of Power Systems servers required to consolidate these workloads?
1 POWER5+ 1 POWER7+
A customer currently has two IBM i production environments and wants to test a new software application. They are asking how a new test environment might be provided and be isolated from the production environments. Which IBM Systems Software product supports this requirement?
What information should be provided to a customer who wants to move from a 4-core POWER5 550 to a 4-core POWER7 system and keep the same serial number?
Migrations are supported but not upgrades, so the serial number will change.
A customer has a Power 740 with 128GB of memory installed. There are 6 LPARs with dedicated memory implemented. Performance analysis shows that the usage of the memory in the different LPARs changes frequently and is rarely optimal. How can memory optimization be achieved?
Active Memory Sharing
A customer would like a consolidated method to control system consoles, virtual storage, and partition resource settings for a POWER7+ system with 7 IBM i partitions and two VIO Server partitions. Which option supports this requirement?
Hardware Management Console
What is the purpose of CPW?
CPW measures a standard workload, allowing a relative comparison of the performance of various Power Systems models
Regarding IBM i licensing options for the Power 720 server which of the following statements is true?
A processor entitlement is required for each core running IBM i, and a user entitlement is required for each concurrent user.
An IT Director plans the purchase of a new Power Systems server with IBM i. Due to a previous bad experience with a competitive product that was improperly sized, the IT Director is concerned that processor, memory and storage I/O of the solution accurately reflect the company’s needs. Which IBM tool would the sales representative use and discuss with the IT Director to help ensure correct sizing?
A customer is concerned that there have been no new releases to IBM i since 7.1 was announced in 2010. They are afraid that IBM is no longer investing in IBM i as a strategic operating system. Which statement answers the customer concern?
IBM has purposely extended the period between major releases, but has delivered Technology Refreshes with new capabilities approximately every six months.
A customer has an IBM i host partition with 3 IBM i client partitions. All client partitions only perform their full system backups using a shared LTO-5 tape drive. Which of the following is a valid consideration in this environment?
In a Disaster Recovery scenario, recovery will be one partition at a time.
A customer has a large quantity of LTO-2 media. The customer would like to be able to read that media, while at the same time acquiring a tape library which supports hardware encryption. Which LTO format and attachment method supports these requirements?
If a user needs to move LPARs between machines using Live Partition Mobility, which physical and or virtual resources are required?
Ethernet and storage must be virtualized and supported by VIO Server.
Which of the following was added in IBM i 7.1 to reduce disk protection recovery time?
RAID-5 with hot spare
A customer would like to share a tape library among multiple partitions to run backups on a nightly basis, but doesn't have the budget for a fibre switch or dedicated fibre adapters. They need to be able to have their single fibre adapter available to each partition on a scheduled basis. What product or feature can help accommodate this requirement?
Hardware Management Console
Under which condition is proposing a Solution Edition valid?
The customer uses ISV software and will purchase a new Power 740.
A customer is considering a Power 770 with two IBM i 7.1 partitions. The server will be natively attached to the same DS8000 System Storage already in use by other IBM i sewers in their enterprise. A System Storage sizing indicates that each LPAP will require 128 LUNs. Multipath connectivity is required for redundancy. The customer does not want to invest in additional skills or to use NPIV, Which of the following is necessary to support the customer requirements?
Two IBM i partitions Two 4Gb dual-port Fibre Channel adapters per IBM i partition
A P0WER6 customer plans to move to 6-core POWER7+ technology using an MES upgrade. What unique capability does this provide?
Maintain the current serial number
A customer has a Power 720 with 2 IBM i partitions. The production partition has 30 concurrent users during office hours with 2 users that work outside office hours. The development partition has 3 part time users which work during office hours. What is the minimum number of IBM i user licenses that the client needs?
An IBM i customer needs 3 additional test environments to run IBM i, AIX and Linux. They currently have only one IBM i environment. Which of the following is the minimum needed to add the 3 new environments?
PowerVM Standard Edition Linux and AIX licenses
A customer has a Power Systems server with IBM i installed and must reduce the run time of a read-intensive batch job. Why does the use of Solid State Drives (SSDs) support this request?
IBM i automatically moves the most active files to the SSDs.