000-956 - IBM Storwize V7000 Technical Solutions V1
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For the Storwize V7000, what is the formal process used to request support for an operating system that is currently not on the support list?
Submit Request for Price Quote (RPQ) through IBM or Distributor
Which tool is recommended to check the compatibility of host, storage, switches, and multipathing drivers?
System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC)
The customer has a Storwize V7000 and wants to use a copy of the production data for development and does not want to impact the production volume once the copy has been created. What function would the technical specialist recommend to this customer?
FlashCopy - clone
Which hardware features is a differentiating advantage of the Storwize V7000 over the EMC CX4?
No separate drives for metadata
A customer has corrupted data on their Storwize V7000 that has now propagated to their remote site. What feature of the Storwize V7000 could help restore the system?
If a FlashCopy had been taken, Flashcopy could be used to make a reverse FlashCopy to the primary data and the changes would propagate to the secondary site.
A customer needs a single application to help manage its server and network infrastructure, and provide basic storage information. Which tool would enable this capability?
IBM Systems Director
A customer is setting up a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Which of the following features of the Storwize V7000 would be recommended to avoid performance impact during peak activity periods?
What would the technical specialist recommend if the customer needed snapshots of their DB2 database for their Storwize V7000?
Tivoil Storage FlashCopy Manager
All of the following are valid FlashCopy Source:Target relationships EXCEPT:
10 TB Generic Volume consuming 100 GB of space: 5 TB Thin Provisioned volume with 500 GB of space allocated
Which product would allow a customer to virtualize their existing storage infrastructure?
SAN Volume Controller
An online retailer recently purchased a new Storwize V7000 with 20 TB of internal disk to be their primary storage. While the system met their overall performance requirements, they are now struggling to keep up with the shifting transactional workload spikes brought on by the demand for new and popular products. Which of the following proposals would directly address this issue and still be cost effective?
use Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Disk to monitor system disk usage
A customer has a SAN environment with a Cisco MDS 9148. What resource would the technical specialist use to verify compatibility with the Storwize V7000?
System Storage Interoperation Center
A customer wants to create a FlashCopy volume for backup to tape. Which of the following background copy rates should be used?
A customer has an existing environment including HP EVA, EMC CLARiiON, and EMC VMAX with sufficient capacity for all user and application data. Some of their applications are very active and tend to have a high cache miss rate. They are interested in converting their data center to a fully virtualized infrastructure while maintaining their investment in the existing storage with as little disruption as possible. Based on their current install base, which two of the following IBM storage products would fit their requirements? (Choose two)
SAN Volume Controller
What competitive product is comparable to Easy Tier?
Compellent Data Progression
A customer is interested in an IBM Storwize V7000 with 2 tiers of 30 TB usable with 2 TB nearline SAS drives, and 10 TB usable with 300 GB 10000 rpm SAS drives. The customer also wants to utilize eight SSD drives in the high performance storage pool. What is the recommended first step to create the system configuration?
run Capacity Magic
What is the maximum distance for a Metro Mirror relationship in the Storwize V7000?
How much space is required to install a Storwize V7000 enclosure in a rack?
When configuring Fibre Channel host connectivity on the Storwize V7000, which operating system requires additional configuration steps?
A customer has an IBM Storwize V7000 control enclosure that is already displaying very high CPU utilization. Which Storwize V7000 solution would be recommended to allow the customer to add additional workloads without impacting the existing environment?
Add another I/O Group
In a Remote Mirror partnership, what is the recommended volume configuration for the auxiliary Storwize V7000?
Two Generic Volumes configured as a remote copy target and FlashCopy target
What is required to allow CLI access to the Storwize V7000?
public and private keys must be generated by a tool like PUTTYGEN
Which software can be installed on a SAN Volume Controller or Storwize V7000 and will identify known issues which may result in an installation error?
Software Upgrade Test Utility
A customer currently has a thin provisioned volume and has determined that their application needs to have a thick provisioned volume. Which of the following functions would permit a change from thin to thick without impact to the application?
When connecting the Storwize V7000 to legacy storage using external virtualization, which of the following connection choices are acceptable?
In the Storwize V7000, what is the total combined number of snapshots, clones and backups that can be created from a single volume using FlashCopy?
What is the maximum number of expansion enclosures that can be attached to Port 2 of the node canister for the Storwize V7000?
A customer wants to automate the configuration of the advanced copy services for their Storwize V7000. Which of the following would give them this ability?
Tivoli Provisioning Manager
A customer has a requirement for approximately 50 TB storage. The customer does not have the staff to spend time on array configuration and performance tuning. They are also very concerned about potential performance impacts during drive rebuilds. Which system should the storage specialist recommend?
How many 1 Gb iSCSI connections can be assigned to one control enclosure on the Storwize V7000?
A customer is looking to contain costs on their business continuity infrastructure. Their primary site Storwize V7000 using 146 GB 15000 rpm SAS drives. In their secondary site they have a Storwize V7000 with no internal disks, and external virtualization on an aging CLARiiON with 1 TB SATA drives. Why should the customer be warned to avoid this technique?
This recommendation is acceptable. The customer will be able to maximize their return on investment and minimize their footprint.
Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding external virtualized storage?
A LUN cannot be shared across IBM Storwize V7000 systems.
Easy Tier and solid-state drives are a good choice for all of the following workloads EXCEPT:
sequential write intensive workloads
All of the following application environments can benefit from transactionaly consistent snapshots created with Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager EXCEPT:
A customer has an LPAR running i5/OS at V5R4 and is interested in the Storwize V7O0O as a nearline storage solution. Which of the following statements would be a supported proposal in order for the customer to be able to map to the new Storwize V7000?
Configure the i5/OS LPAR to access storage through a VIO server.
A customer would like to virtualize an existing DS5300 system with EXP5060 drawers. What is the maximum number of MDisks from the DS5300 that can be imported into a single Storwize V7000 storage pool?
On the Storwize V7000, which of the following is a difference between the control enclosure and expansion enclosure?
A customer has performance issues with a pool in the Storwize V7000 but wants to know the benefits of purchasing solid-state drives (SSDs) before using it with Easy Tier. What can a technical specialist do?
Enable Easy Tier evaluation mode.
A customer has complex replication requirements and needs to manage replicas that are stored at multiple sites on multiple mirrored Storwize V7000 systems. What tool should be suggested to ease the management workload?
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication
In a Metro Mirror or Global Mirror configuration, a single volume can be mirrored to how many remote Storwize V7000 systems?
Of the following options, what is the best method for increasing the availability of a volume while also increasing performance?
Use Volume Mirroring with a SSD array as the preferred MDisk
A bandwidth study is needed by a customer. Which IBM resource would conduct an expert level analysis?
Advanced Technical Skills (ATS)
If a customer virtualizes a XIV system behind an IBM Storwize V7000, into how many pools should the Storwize V7000 be split?
What tool will allow a user to determine whether or not the CPU utilization of the Storwize V7000 is trending upward?
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Data
What would be an advantage to have a customer virtualize their existing storage behind the Storwize V7000?
It could be used as tiered storage
A customer has a requirement that a LUN must be protected from a RAID array failure, and must be tuned for high performance. Which of the following Storwize V7000 features will meet these concerns?
Generic Mirror Volume
If a customer is using volumes on the IBM Storwize V7000 to provide storage for a file server, which product would allow the customer to analyze the file systems?
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Data
A customer has a requirement for their Storwize V7000 to create transactionally consistent snapshots of their SAP database. What would the technical specialist recommend?
TIvoli Storage FlashCopy Manager
A customer wants to analyze historical performance data for their IBM Storwize V7000 environment. Which product would provide the necessary data?
TPC for Disk
What does an image mode volume provide?
a direct block-for-block translation from the MDisk to the volume with no virtualization