000-451 - IBM Midrange Storage Technical Support V3

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How is Real-time Compression licensed on the Storwize V7000? A customer requests the power and cooling requirements for the Storwize V7000 they are planning to purchase. Where would the technical specialist find this information? As part of a customer data management solution, it is necessary to store unused data on a low cost device to achieve the necessary cost benefit. While a tape library solution would provide low cost, the customer application is not capable of writing directly to tape. What recommendation should the technical specialist make to allow the POSIX capable application to access tape devices? Which statement best describes Information Lifecycle Management? The IBM ProtecTIER V3.2 now emulates the Windows File System – CIFS. In a TS7600 many-tomany replication environment, what is the maximum number of target destinations for a single replication policy? On the Storwize V7000, which IBM utility analyzes the expected compression savings for an existing volume containing data considered for compression? A customer reports that their installed DS3524 is having performance issues. Which of the following would achieve the best performance without adding additional hardware? What does the Solution Assurance practice describe? A large company with data centers in three countries wants to start a project for storage consolidation which will reduce costs and improve storage utilization by implementing storage virtualization at all three sites. The CIO has contacted the sales specialist for an IBM resource to help with this project. Which of the following IBM resources addresses this request? The Processor Value Unit (PVU) used for pricing IBM storage software is based on: An existing N series customer is looking for a software solution that will provide application aware snapshots for backup purposes on their ERP system. Which family of N series software meets the criteria? IBM System Storage DS3500 supports which of the following protocols? From a file sharing perspective, which of the following is a competitive advantage of the Storwize V7000 Unified compared to EMC VNX and NetApp in 7-mode? What is the standard hardware warranty on the Storwize V7000? A customer has an application that drives a high write workload (>50% of IOs are writes). Assuming the use of 10000 rpm or 15000 rpm SAS drives, what RAID type would be best suited for this application in a new design? The Easy Tier feature is available on which products? During a customer meeting to plan the installation for two Storwize V7000 Unified systems, the customer details the following requirements. Which solution could potentially cause a problem at installation time unless corrected? A customer has Microsoft Windows, Oracle, and Power servers with internal disk. They are porting several applications from other platforms to these servers and need 5 TB of shared disk. Which of the following is the most cost effective, highly available, shared storage solution for this customer? Which of the following statements is true about the DCS3700? A customer is considering real-time compression (RTC) for their highly available NAS environment with 1 GbE and 10 GbE connections. The primary requirement is no changes should be needed for their existing servers, applications, storage or network. The technical specialist been asked to present a general overview of real-time compression and an in-depth product briefing. Which of the following products would be presented? When an external storage array is virtualized behind an Storwize V7000, which component of the external array is used to create the MDisk in the system's external array storage pool? A customer has captured disk performance information from a Microsoft Windows server and has it stored in a name.csv file format. Which application can be used to import this name.csv file to model a disk solution? An N series customer wants to recover their database volumes to a point in time. Which combination of N series features will accomplish this? A sales specialist is talking to a client regarding their current tape library and backup strategy. Which of the following questions would be most appropriate to identify the customer's business challenges? The technical specialist is looking for a worksheet that is used to gather the needed information to perform the initial installation and the EZ Setup process for a Storwize V7000 Unified prior to the system's arrival. Where would the technical specialist find this important worksheet? Which tool allows the technical specialist to see the components needed to perform an upgrade on a Storwize V7000 and get a list price of the costs? The technical specialist is assisting a customer during the setup and configuration of two Storwize V7000 systems in a replicated configuration. As part of this setup, the customer wants to discover and add non-IBM storage to the Storwize V7000 as a managed disk. What is the best tool to assist in this process? What is the maximum number of I/O groups supported in a SAN Volume Controller clustered system? Which of the following is a correct statement about supported tape drive technologies in a SINGLE frame TS3500 Tape Library? Which of the following is a true statement about Metro Mirror in a Storwize V7000 Unified? Which of the following statements is true about the Storage Tier Advisor Tool (STAT) utility when used with the IBM Storwize V7000? A customer has a Storwize V7000 with a single drive type installed. A question has been raised as to whether SSDs would alleviate an ongoing application issue. What is the IBM recommended tool to answer this question? A sales specialist is working with a customer that is currently unhappy with their existing non-IBM backup software, and is looking at in-line data deduplication solutions. What combination of IBM products should the sales person lead with? An IBM Business Partner is proposing a Storwize V7000 as part of a solution to their customer. The customer is not currently an IBM Stowize V7000 user. Who is responsible for starting a Technical and Delivery Assessment (TDA) review process? A technical specialist is working with a customer that wants to utilize a Storwize V7000 for iSCSI connection in their environment. The technician and the customer are drawing up the connectivity plan for the new installation. Which of the following is a true statement regarding connectivity for the Storwize V7000? A customer is concerned about being able to detect bottlenecks in their heterogeneous SAN environment. The customer wants a product that can provide comprehensive visibility and help centralize the management of their heterogeneous storage infrastructure; to be able to monitor, manage and control (zone) SAN fabric components; and to be able to monitor and track the performance of SAN-attached SMI-S compliant storage devices. What product would the technical specialist recommend to meet those needs? A customer wants to be able to expand the Storwize V7000 beyond nine enclosures. What is the maximum number of control enclosures that can be added to this existing Storwize V7000? A customer expresses dissatisfaction with the utilization numbers of their current heterogeneous storage resources, and with the management complexity. Which IBM product best satisfies the customer requirements? What do the physical repository capacity configurations of the TS7650 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance provide? The sales specialist is preparing the IBM System Storage DS6800 proposal for replacing a customer's EMC Symmetrix who's warranty has expired. Which of the following TCO advantages should be highlighted in the proposal? What is needed to upgrade a TS7620 ProtecTER Deduplication Appliance Express from 5.4 TB to 11 TB physical capacity? The customer is having a problem adding LUNs from a SAN-attached DS5020. The LUNs are showing up multiple times. The hosts are running Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise. How can this situation be resolved? What is the default RAID configuration for a Storwize V7000 using 3 TB drives? A customer wants to improve performance on a DS3512 single controller storage system. The technical specialist has been asked to evaluate options and make a recommendation. Which of the following options would provide improved performance for this customer? The technical specialist is working on a competitive bid for IBM storage where a strong return on investment and lower operations costs over a 3-year period must be shown. What tool would be used to analyze this customer's environment? A customer has HP and EMC midrange storage systems. Their main concern is that they have multiple management applications for these systems and they want to be sure they have efficient utilization of their storage. Which of the following IBM products would assist with consolidation and meet their needs? A manufacturing customer has an existing SAN for their AIX servers and they want to add their Windows servers with file level access to their existing storage system. Which of the following is the lowest cost solution? A technical specialist is discussing the benefits of a PureFlex solution with the CIO and IT Director of a prospective customer. Which benefit will be most attractive in the initial meeting? Which of the following is an advantage of the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) over competing storage visualization products? Which distributed file system does the Storwize V7000 Unified use to store and retrieve files?