000-155 - System x Server Family Sales V1
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An installed Cisco LAN customer is concerned about the IBM networking switches that have been proposed as part of the solution. The customer is most concerned with the IBM switches integrating into the existing network without issues. Which of the following is the best resource to use to remove the customer doubt about interoperability?
Tally Group report
A System x customer has two BladeCenter chassis in a rack with glass doors. After recently relocating them, the blowers in both BladeCenters increase to full speed, and then one fails. Apart from replacing the broken blower, which additional action is required for a long term fix?
Change to perforated doors
Which presales tool has detailed one-page technical summaries for components of System x, BladeCenter and PureFlex systems down to each model and option?
A customer asks which bays they could install Multi-Switch Interconnect Module (MSIM). Which of the following is the source of this information?
A System x client is interested in purchasing IBM x3650 M4 rackmount servers. They want out-of-band lights out management with remote control capabilities. Which one of the following will provide the customer with that functionality?
IMM with FoD
A customer has had a number of hardware failures. They are heavily virtualized and are concerned about a VM host failure. Which of the following addresses this situation?
Utilize IBM Systems Director
A customer is concerned about rising power costs, and the limited space they have left in the data center. They have been doing some research and would like to know if they should implement virtualization. Which of the following product families should be discussed with them?
BladeCenter, blades and VMware
A customer is looking for the most servers that can be placed into one rack for the customer HPC. Power consumption and heat output are secondary considerations. Which of the following is the best solution to propose to this customer?
Solution design has shown that a PureFlex prospect requires more storage capacity than what is included with a base PureFlex System Standard offering. Which of the following would address the additional storage requirement?
Add features to the configuration to include more storage capacity
A System x sales professional is proposing a PureFlex solution to a customer. The customer has recently lost one of their key system administrators. The customer has a new infrastructure project that needs to be deployed quickly on Linux servers. The customer indicated they are going to buy inexpensive HP servers. Which of the following is the most effective initial response to the customer plan?
Point out the time-to-value is very fast with PureFlex
An x86 customer is evaluating both IBM Flex Systems and UCS for their new server roll-out. The roll-out will be staged over time, eventually reaching 1,000 servers, and the customer wants to purchase the minimum amount of hardware up-front, and grow their management infrastructure as economically as possible as needed throughout the build-out. With IBM Systems Director, they understand that they can start with a relatively small server, and add CPU, memory, and disk as needed based on their growth. How can they grow UCS manager as their environment expands?
Purchase an additional UCS Manager
The System x sales professional is in an introductory meeting with the Chief Architect, Operations Manager and the lead Systems Administrator for x86 servers. The sales professional intends to present an overview of System x and PureFlex systems. Which of the following is a primary goal of this meeting?
Understand the decision criteria
A retail customer is looking at ways to reduce power requirements. They are considering deploying two hundred IBM HS23 blades running Red Hat Linux in IBM BladeCenter H chassis. The customer has already chosen Intel low power CPUs. The customer requires 45GB of storage. Which of the following on-board storage options allows the customer to reduce power consumption of each blade?
Two 50GB SATA 2.5-inch SSD
A customer is looking for a computer solution for their remote branch offices. They have a small computer room in each branch office. There are six virtualized workloads that each need two cores of processing power and 8GB of memory. They need to be able to failover workloads within the branch office. Space, remote management and future expansion are the primary drivers of this solution. Which of the following System x or PureFlex solutions would be the least expensive choice for this customer?
Rack optimized with shared external disk
A customer is planning to virtualize a large group of servers critical to their business operations. The customer asks the sales professional for information that would validate their plans. What information could be supplied to provide industry trends and directions of the solution?
A System x administrator is considering new storage subsystems. Which of the following is a benefit of HDD over Solid State?
Cost per GB
A client is designing a new high density data center for their growing IT infrastructure. The customer asks the System x sales professional for advice on this project. Which of the following is the primary constraint to high density data center buildouts?
Power and cooling
A customer is looking at the Oracle Times Ten product for an in database memory solution. Which of the following IBM products would be comparable?
Which of the following tools is available for IBM BladeCenter to provide direct power monitoring by IBM Systems Director through the AMM?
Active Energy Manager (AEM)
A System x customer has standardized on Red Hat Linux for all x86 applications. The customer is evaluating OpenStack and is moving away from VMware. They ask their sales professional for a recommendation for virtualization. Which of the following best matches the customer direction?
An x86 customer released an RFP for new systems. One requirement is that the configuration must include software for automated Windows OS deployments. Which of the following meets the customer's requirement?
IBM Systems Director Standard Edition for x86
A retail company plans to consolidate 75 existing dual processor Xeon servers, all running a web server application on Windows Server 2008. They are planning to consolidate on a single x3850 X5 running vSphere. Which of the following should be discussed with this customer?
Two servers for redundancy and failover
A System x prospect has very limited technical resources for managing their infrastructure. They ask what System x technology could address this issue. Which of the following should be recommended?
In meeting with a customer, the customer states that the proposal that was submitted will greatly benefit the customer. The customer is anxious to move forward. The customer also states that they are the decision maker. However, the customer states that the cost for the project is greater than the budget. Which of the following is the next step to provide mutual benefit?
Reduce immediate scope and growth requirements to meet budget
A client is looking for a platform for implementing a business intelligence solution. They want to install a large number of identical two socket servers, and have decided to also install virtualized storage. Which IBM offering best fits their requirements?
A customer plans to install additional x240 nodes in their PureFlex. The customer plans to implement each of the following aspects. Which of the following requirements cannot be satisfied by the x240 and must be addressed separately?
Support for two GPUs
A System x customer has reached the maximum available electric power capacity available for their machine room. Which of the following can help control power consumption?
Active Energy Manager
A customer is looking to build a new high performance computing environment. The customer wants an integrated solution that offers a variety of choices for nodes, storage, and network. Which IBM solution should you as a System x seller recommend that would be able to meet all of the customer requirements?
IBM Intelligent Cluster
A customer has the following equipment installed in their data center: -- an IBM BladeCenter H chassis two power supplies six HS22V blades -- three Nortel 1/10 Gb ESMs. The retail customer purchased a new HX5 with MAX5. Which of the following must be added to install the HX5 with MAX5?
Two additional power supplies
An eX5 client is concerned about the cost-per-GB of the proposed SAS disk-based solution, and suggests using SATA disk technology in order to reduce costs for their 24x7 mission-critical Microsoft SQL Server application. Which of the following must be discussed with this customer?
SATA storage is slower and designed for a lower duty cycle compared with SAS
A customer is planning to implement a new x3850 X5 server and wants to connect to their existing EMC CLARiiON CX700. Which of the following resources should the specialist use to verify that this is a supported solution?
A customer is looking for many servers to create a cluster to analyze Big Data. They are looking for help with the total solution. Which of the following should be discussed?
A customer plans to deploy IBM Fabric Manager. Which of the following network vendors meet this need?
A prospect has many server and storage types and is discussing systems management. They have discussed USC and IBM Systems Director. Which of the following is an advantage of Systems Director?
Systems Director can manage up to twenty OEM devices at no additional charge
A System x customer is finally considering virtualizing their existing x86 server farm. They are risk averse and ask their sales professional to recommend the most widely used hypervisor. Which of the following meets this customer requirements?
Which of the following actions is most important for a successful VDI deployment?
Assessment and planning
A customer wants to manage their VMware ESXi environment on their BladeCenter H. Which of the following is a correct option for this environment?
IBM Upward Integration for VMware vCenter
A new customer expresses interest in loud computing to their System x sales professional. Which of the following should be the first question asked about their existing environment?
Are you using server virtualization and if so what hypervisor are you using?
Which presales tool provides a high-level analysis of current systems and environmental costs based on projected growth and server replacement cycles over 5 years?
IBM Systems Consolidation Evaluation Tool
A System x Sales Expert is discussing PureFlex with a System x customer. The customer asks about how a PureFlex differs from their currently installed BladeCenter solution. Which of the following best describes PureFlex?
A fully integrated and open infrastructure for flexibility with integrated automation and optimization expertise
The System x sales professional is in a meeting with the CIO, VP of Infrastructure, Chief Architect, Operations Manager and the lead Systems Administrator for x86 servers. The sales professional is getting ready to present a solution for rack optimized servers. After everyone introduces themselves, what should you as the seller do to ensure a successful presentation?
Understand the role each person in the room has relative to your proposal
A client asks you for a proposal including blades with at least 512GB memory. Which product is likely to provide the lowest cost to meet this requirement?
An x86 customer released an RFP for new rack servers. One requirement is that the configuration must include software for automated Windows OS deployments. Which of the following packages meets the customer?
IBM Systems Director Standard Edition for x86
A customer is concerned with the initial purchase price of the solution. However, the customer recognizes that the solution will provide longer term benefits. What analysis should be performed for this customer?
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
A manufacturing customer has limited space remaining in their data center and is concerned about rising power costs. The customer applications require very large amounts of memory. They want server redundancy and no downtime. Which of the following architectural features should be discussed with them?
BladeCenter, HX5 blades and vSphere
A customer is experiencing bottlenecks in their IT environment. The customer executive council asks the System x sales professional for advice. What would be the best course of action?
Meet with Operations Manager
Why are many clients converging LAN and SAN traffic onto Ethernet?
Reduce cost and complexity
A client expresses concern that keeping firmware levels current on their existing competitive blade solution is cumbersome and asks IBM for an alternative platform. Which of the following IBM products would address the customer issue?
A PureFlex prospect is concerned about rack capacity on a single rack configuration. Which of the following is the maximum number of PureFlex chassis that fit in this configuration?
Selling the total solution includes adding storage, networking, services and financing options which ensures customers will remain satisfied with their purchase. Which of the following best describes the benefits of selling the total solution to the customer?
One source for systems, cleaner design, simpler support