000-426 - IBM System z Technical Support
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Which of the following is the place a Business Partner can go initially to solve IBM System z related problems or issues?
An installed customer wants to reduce the number of mainframes installed in their data center. They are very interested in LPAR. z990 supports how many LPARs?
Which of the following configurations support z/VSE?
S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server Generation 5 and 6, S/390 Multiprise 3000, or equivalent 31-bit servers in basic mode, in LPAR, or under z/VM V4, or later
The System z Technical Specialist notices the software media for an ISV application does not match the load device. Which of the following implementation team members is responsible for this issue?
Customer technical staff
Which of the following upgrades can be done concurrently?
A distribution customer is upgrading their z9 and implementing a new web site for customer order entry and tracking. The customer is implementing a new just in time (JIT)inventory system from a third party software house. The web site has passed a functional demonstration, but the inventory software has not been implemented. Which of the following is the appropriate response for the SAR?
Rate the combination of order tracking and JIT inventory as a high risk until testing of the new software.
Which of the following services offers scheduled telephone support for complex questions on System z9 servers?
During the implementation the customer notices the storage for a key ISV program requires more than double the expected space. This is causing a problem for other application installs. Which of the following implementation team members is responsible for this issue?
Customer technical lead
A customer is installing a z9 EC for their DR site. There is a short narrow driveway to the loading dock at the DR site. Which of the following should the customer do to ensure the truck can deliver the z9 EC?
Ask the System z Technical Specialist request city truck delivery
A System z9 customer is having a problem with post implementation support. Which of the following would help a System z Technical Specialist begin to manage the situation?
Review the customer's copy of the written post-implementation support plan.
Which Crypto feature is required on a z990 to provide both the secure key and the accelerator function?
Which of the following is a requirement to implement zAAP?
z/OS 1.6 or higher
A customer wants to develop a new application for their infrastructure. They are currently examining partitioning technologies and particularly address spaces. What is an advantage of z/OS over Solaris?
z/OS offers superior application isolation
A customer created a z/VM with a Linux environment. After installation, the customer notices that some Linux applications are not running as fast as expected. A decision is made to tune the system because of these performance problems. Which of the following must be done before making tuning changes to the system or workload?
Determine what resource is the limiting factor in the configuration
Which of the following services offers customers contracted telephone support for complex questions on System z9 systems?
A z9 distribution customer is upgrading to a new model within 30 days. The remodeling of the computer room has fallen behind schedule, the room will not be available until two weeks after the scheduled ship date for the equipment. The SAR has been completed and all other changes will be in place by the scheduled ship date. Which of the following actions is appropriate under these circumstances?
Delay shipping the system to meet the customers needs.
Two companies merged. Both organizations systems run on z900 servers and the latest operating system environment. The combined company wants to immediately consolidate the systems from both organizations to a z9 EC with appropriate capacity. Which of the following implementation plans meets this need?
A customer running a Windows environment wants to move to a Linux environment for security reasons. The customer asks what makes Linux on z9 different from Linux on HP Integrity servers. Which of the following addresses this request?
System z's support of a flexible Linux software/hardware environment has greater market share
A System z customer is planning for their new z9. They are concerted that when the System is about to be installed, the electrical plugs do not match the electrical outlets in the computer room. Which of the following participants specifies the correct electrical plug?
An installed banking customer is discussing significant growth. Which of the following can support more than 256 channels?
A customer is planning to replace several older mainframes with z9, but is concerned about the current operating system levels installed. What is the first release of z/OS that requires a System z hardware architecture?
z/OS Version 1.6
A customer has a z9 running on z/OS 1.8 with On/Off Capacity On Demand (OOCoD) support. The customer wants to add the capacity concurrently to running LPARs. What factor must be considered in this situation?
Reserved CPs must be defined in the image profile.
A customer has several System z servers and plans to add capacity to those systems. Which of the following actions should the System z Technical Specialist first pursue?
Compare purchase price of new z9 servers with upgrade costs
A mainframe customer with several older operating system levels is planning to install a z990. Which of the following operating systems is supported on a z990?
A customer is currently running a z9 BC S07 model Z04. The customer is concerned because the machine is at 95% utilization and response time is suffering. Which of the following actions meets this customer issue?
Discuss an upgrade to a z9 EC.
Which of the following is the function of the HMC?
Systems programmer to replace the Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) function.
A System z customer is working on budget planning estimates for the next year's procurements. The customer staff has identified the upgrades and features that are planned. What should the System z specialist do in order to support the customer?
Use the IBM configurator to identify the supported upgrades and features as well as any additional items that may be required.
A z9 insurance customer is within 60 days of installing a system upgrade. A new requirement has just surfaced for both the secure key and the accelerator function on the incoming z990. Which feature must be added to the incoming configuration to meet this need?
Crypto Express 2
A company wants to enable customers to access their sales catalog via the Internet but is concerned about security. What z9 features are available to prevent an unauthorized person from viewing the data as it passes through the Internet?
Crypto Express2 card and System SSL in z/OS
Which of the following best describes the purpose of the IBM System z SAPR guide?
Mitigate potential installation issues before hardware installation
A performance analysis indicates that a customer's current z9 needs more processing power. The MES is being requested based on the analysis to add additional processors as soon as possible. There is significant risk as the customer maintenance window for installation is extremely tight. Which of the following actions will minimize this risk at minimal cost?
Perform the installation concurrently during the maintenance window
A System z Technical Specialist is making a call on a Sun account. The Sun rep has told them that Dynamic Domains offer the best solution for server partitioning. Which would be the best response to use as a rebuttal?
With z/VM and logical partitioning, System z servers provide use of multiple operating systems.
The WebSphere MQ for z/OS feature that exploits System z Qualities Of Service and a feature that is unique to the platform is:
A retail company wants to virtualize their web infrastructure onto a single server with a redundant server as backup. They are investigating two z9 servers versus two Sun x4200 servers. Which of the following differentiates z/VM versus VMware for this environment?
z/VM supports more virtual machines than VMware.
A customer needs 12 additional FICON channels on a 2094. Six channels are LX, and six are SX. The required FICON is Express4. How many FICON Express4 feature codes will be required to meet this requirement?
4, two feature codes for LX FICON Express4 and two feature codes for SX FICON Express4
A z9 customer is adding two more machines and will distribute the workloads across the z/OS systems in a single site. There is a newly identified risk in the event of system failure. They want to restart only failed jobs, applications or subsystems on their other eligible z/OS systems. Which of the following will minimize this risk?
The z990 Model A08 has 2 SAPs, 2 spares, and how many characterizable processor units?
A performance analysis indicates that a customer's current z9 needs more processing power. The MES is being requested based on the analysis to add additional processors as soon as possible. The customer cannot afford the maintenance window for installation. Which of the following is the preferred action?
Schedule the installation to be performed concurrently.
A customer is replacing their current z990 with a z9. The customer ordered FICON LX to be connected to existing devices with FICON SX. Which of the following should be ordered?
New FICON SX cards
A manufacturing prospect has been considering the HP Superdome and the System z. The HP rep claims the Superdome has all the same RAS capabilities as the IBM system. Which RAS capability should the IBM rep discuss to refute HP's claim?
Enhanced Book Availability