646-011 - CSSS - Cisco Storage Sales Specialist Exam
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Cisco partners play a major role in the design and implementation of MDS SAN implementations and Cisco end-to-end solutions for business continuance. Which is Cisco's integrated approach for storage specialized and ATP VAR Partners?
Storage expertise, Cisco training, lab capabilities, one sop shopping
Which two are key market drivers that lead customers toward a Cisco intelligent SAN solution? (Choose two)
Need to reduce the TCO of the storage infrastructure.
Continuous availability requirements for ERP and CRM.
What do EPR applications require?
No data loss and no downtime.
Which two statements are true concerning the Command Line Interface (CLI) management interface on the MDS platform? (Choose two)
The interface accepts scripts.
The interface is familiar to anyone with Cisco networking experience.
What supports Fibre Channel, iSCSI and FCIP, which provides cost-effective storage connectivity?
Which statement is true about zoning in a fabric?
Zoning is used to restrict connectivity between devices.
Zoning within a SAN is a __________. (Choose two)
Distributed service implemented throughput the fabric.
Service used to restrict visibility and connectivity between devices.
What are two limitations of zoning? (Choose two)
Which product provides capital and operational efficiency by addressing the increasing demand for multiple services and distance options, greater transport capacity, networking flexibility and management simplicity in a single platform?
Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP
Which advanced service should you recommended for a low-complexity customer?
What do Cisco SANs provide to customers that competitor SANs do not, enabling organizations to implement business continuance that can span the entire enterprise, including all departments and remote sites?
Integrated multiprotocol infrastructure
How many Fibre Channel ports does the SSM have?
What is the advantage of SAN backup over local tape backup and network backup?
It moves data directly to the tape device.
Which two statements are true about zoning in a fabric? (Choose two)
Zoning changes are disruptive to the entire connected fabric.
Zoning is automated service provided by the storage array.
Which protocol is most commonly implemented when connecting mainframes to storage arrays?
What technology can be used to cost-effectively connect departments to the enterprise storage infrastructure for business continuance?
Which characteristics differentiate Cisco MDS and Brocade?
multiprotocol and scalability
Which storage applications are part of the Cisco Utility model and reside in the network?
virtualization and provisioning
What is the function of the Caching Service Module? (CSM)?
Delivers hardware-assisted, network-hosted virtualization and replication services.
Which protocol is recommended for low cost, long distance connectivity for business continuance?
End-to-End products and services for storage consolidation and business continuance are the primary differntiators in the Cisco value message. Which product best fits this value message?
MDS 9509 with Fibre Channel and FCIP support
How many Fibre Channel ports does the Advanced Services Module (ASM) have?
Which statement is true about the management of Virtual SANs (VSANs)?
Statistics are provided on a per VSAN basis.
Service for the MDS platform is provided by ________.
What are four business benefits of implementing Virtual SANs (VSANs)? (Choose four)
Fewer platforms to manage.
Reduction of equipment costs.
Better utilization of port resources.
Can build large scale consolidated networks, while providing security and isolation.
Which technology provides the most cost effective synchronous replication?
A customer needs uninterrupted availability of mission-critical services to employees, customers, and partners. Which two questions are appropriate to ask? (Choose two)
Do you currently outsource any business continuance functions?
In the event of a disaster, which applications and stored data would need to be recovered at an alternate facility?
What is the Fabric Manager Graphical User Interface (GUI) on the MDS platform?
an all inclusive GUI used to manage the entire MDS fabric.
What is the primary purpose of zoning in a fabric?
Isolates server access to specific disk storage space within the SAN.
A Virtual SAN (VSAN) is _________
an MDS-only feature that provides logical separation of hosts and storage within a fabric that is independent of all other VSANs within the fabric
Cisco requires its storage-solution partners to meet which two criteria? (Choose two.)
Investment in storage labs
History of satisfying customers
Which statement is true about Virtual SANs (VSANs) and traffic management?
VSANs allow designers to direct traffic through predefined routes.
Which three statements are true? (Choose three)
The MDS 9000 family supports Fibre Channel connectivity and low-cost iSCSI connectivity in the fabric.
The MDS 9000 family supports multiple protocols which allows the platform to support cost effective storage connectivity.
By providing FCIP in the same platform, the MDS 9000 offers the customer a cost-effective implementation of enterprise-wide business continuance with common management, security, and diagnostic software.
Which two services are included in Cisco Technical Support Services? (Choose two.)
Which MDS SAN extension solution is capable of transporting Fibre Channel across an IP infrastructure?
Which characteristics differentiate Cisco MDS and McData?
Integrated multiprotocol support and performance.
Which services are included in Cisco Technical Support Services? (Choose two.)
Which statement best describes how NAS works?
NAS provides file-level access to storage and is typically found in file-oriented environments or ones that use high levels of file sharing, such as web servers, engineering collaboration or employee file services
How are SAN backups different from LAN and dedicated backups?
Multiple servers can write to the same tape drives and shorten the backup window.
Which optical protection scheme provides protection against failures due to fiber cuts or unacceptable signal degradation on the trunk side?
Splitter-based facility protection
Advanced services offered to Cisco partners vary, depending on customer complexity. During which complexity level does Cisco assist partners with SAN deployment through leveraging Cisco best practices and expertise for planning, design and implementation for a limited period of time?
How many Fibre Channel ports does the Caching Service Module (CSM) have?
What is the four business benefits of the MDS collapsed core SAN design? (Choose four)
Fewer devices to manage
Single management platform
Better utilization of port resources
Which statement best describes network backup?
Uses tape libraries that are placed on a LAN and shared among multiple servers
Advanced services offered to Cisco partners vary, depending on customer complexity. During which complexity level does Cisco provide ongoing advisory service for partners to assist with all aspects of the storage-network life cycle, using best practices for planning, design, implementation, operation and optimization combined with ongoing knowledge transfer and solution testing?
Which statement about a Virtual SAN (VSAN) is true?
It is a logical separation of traffic, services, and management within one physical switch.
Which three protocols does the MDS 9000 family architecture support? (Choose three)
The Cisco ONS 15454 is most appropriate for which two applications? (Choose two.)
Which is a low-cost, low-bandwidth, MDS supported connectivity method?
What is the Key competitive advantage for the Cisco MDS 9000 Series with regard to the management and administration of SANs?
Virtual SANs can be managed suing fewer physical devices