70-690 - TS: Windows HPC Server 2008, Configuring and Managing

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You administer a remote Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. HPC Pack 2008 is installed on your client computer. Users report that job queue length is increasing. You need to retrieve a list of compute nodes that cannot be contacted by the head node. Which command should you run? You are a system administrator for your company. Your company network has an Active Directory domain named contoso.com. All servers in the network run Windows Server 2008. The company plans to install a new HPC cluster and configure it as a separate forest named hpc.fabrikam.com. You create a new Active DirectoryCintegrated DNS zone named hpc.fabrikam.com that is hosted on the contoso.com DNS server. You need to configure the hpc.fabrikam.com DNS zone to accept automatic registration of the cluster nodes. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. You have recently deployed 10 new nodes to the cluster. Users report that only seven of the new nodes function as part of the cluster. You discover that three new nodes are in the Unknown state. You need to find out the problem that has prevented the three nodes from joining the cluster. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster for your company. You plan to use a node XML file to specify the nodes that you want to add to the HPC cluster. You also plan to use a node template named Template1 to deploy the images. You need to configure the node XML file to specify the nodes that will be installed from bare metal. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster for your company. A user submits a job that has a job ID of 13. The job is set to run until it is canceled. You need to allow job 13 to complete and set the state of the job to Finished. Which command should you run? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster for your company named Contoso, Ltd. The cluster is integrated into a forest that hosts three domains named CONTOSO1, CONTOSO2, and CONTOSO3. You plan to remove the saved credentials of a user named User1 on the CONTOSO2 domain. The password of User1 was compromised. You need to remove the saved password of User1 from the cluster without accessing the workstation of User1. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster that has three compute nodes named node1, node2, and node3. You need to view only the top five processes that use the CPU for a long time on node1. Which command should you run on the head node? You are a system administrator for your company. Your company deploys a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster that has a head node installed on a failover cluster. The failover cluster has two servers named Server1 and Server2. You configure the head node on Server1. You discover that in the HPC Management Console, the state of Server2 is set to Unknown. You need to configure the head node on Server2. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. Two nodes in a group named Default are in the Unknown state. You need to assign the node template named DefaultNodeTemplate to the nodes in the Unknown state by using Windows PowerShell. Which command should you run? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster for your company. You plan to add new nodes to the cluster by using bare metal provisioning capabilities. You need to ensure the new nodes adhere to your company naming standards. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster that has 150 nodes. Some nodes are located in remote sites that do not have connectivity to port 3389 of the node. You need to develop a monitoring plan for events from all nodes including newly provisioned nodes. What should you do to view node events from all nodes? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. You plan to deploy new nodes to the cluster by using an existing node template. A folder and its files are stored on the head node. You need to ensure that the folder and its files are copied to each node by using the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Which task should you add to the node template? You are a system administrator for your company. You are configuring a new Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. The cluster must have the following configuration: Two Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) broker nodes, 50 compute nodes The Windows Deployment Services role installed automatically on the head node You need to configure the nodes to meet the requirements of the cluster. Which configuration should you choose? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. You submit a compute job to the cluster. The job has four tasks and the ID of the job is 12. You want to find out the amount of free disk space on the C drive for the compute nodes that currently run job 12. You need to ensure that the following requirements are met: The amount of free disk space on all nodes that run job 12 is displayed in a single list. The list contains the name of the appropriate node on each line. Which command should you run on the head node? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. Diagnostic tests are successfully executed on the cluster. Users report that jobs have failed occasionally during the last week. You discover that the jobs have failed when they were sent to a node group named DataManagement. You need to identify the nodes in the node group that have failed. Which command should you run? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster that has three nodes named node1, node2, and node3. You have the following script: Job Submit /ID:28 job add 28 /requirednodes:node1,node2 /name:Task1 task1.exe job add 28 /requirednodes:node1,node2 /name:Task2 /depend:Task1 task2.exe job add 28 /requirednodes:node1,node2 /name:Task3 /depend:Task2 task3.exe job submit 28 You need to find out the result of the script. Which option correctly defines the result of the script? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster that uses an InfiniBand switch for the application network. The cluster requires five additional compute nodes. The WinOF InfiniBand software is installed on all compute nodes and servers. You install Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition on the five new servers and connect them to the cluster networks. You need to verify whether the OpenIB Network Direct provider is installed on the new compute nodes before you join them to the cluster. Which command should you run on each node? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster for your company. The cluster is used as a testing platform for software development. A job that has a job ID of 101 is submitted to the scheduler without the use of a job template. Default values are used for job resource assignment. You need to identify the nodes, cores, and process IDs that are allocated for the job. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. The default node template contains an Apply Updates task. You discover that one of the nodes in the cluster requires software updates. You need to apply the updates to the node. Which PowerShell cmdlet should you run before you apply the updates? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster for your company. The cluster has an application that requires custom records for the application network interface in the Hosts file. You add the required names to the Hosts file and synchronize the file on all nodes. You discover that the application is unable to run because the name resolution for the custom names has failed. You need to configure the name resolution for the custom records in the Hosts file. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster that has four compute nodes isolated on private and application networks. Each compute node has two single-core processors. The CCP_MPI_NETMASK environment variable is set to the application network with a value of 157.59.0.0/255.255.255.0. The private network is set to 10.0.0.0/255.255.255.0. You have a Microsoft Message Passing Interface (MPI) executable file named myapp.exe. The MPI job must use the private network instead of the default application network. You need to submit myapp.exe to the cluster by using the job command. Which command should you run on the head node? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster for your company. A workstation has been configured to submit jobs to the cluster named headnode.cluster.local. You need to ensure that a user named CLUSTER.LOCAL\HPC_USER can successfully submit jobs to the cluster. Which command should you run? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster that has four compute nodes. You need to submit a parametric sweep job to run myapp.exe with the following syntax: depth 1 for the first iterationdepth 2 for the second iterationdepth 3 for the third iteration Which command should you run? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster that has 120 compute nodes. The cluster requires 10 additional compute nodes. You manually install Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition on 10 new servers and connect them to the cluster networks. You open HPC Management Console, start the Add Node Wizard, and select an option to add preconfigured compute nodes. You discover that the wizard is unable to list any of the new servers. You need to ensure that all the new servers are available for the wizard. What should you do before you restart the wizard? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. All cluster nodes are members of the Contoso domain. A new group of engineering users named Contoso\EngAdmins needs to manage the cluster. You need to ensure that the Contoso\EngAdmins group can fully administer the cluster. Which command should you run? You are a system administrator for your company. Your company plans to install a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster that has 11 compute nodes. You install the cluster head node and create a domain user account that will be used to deploy the cluster compute nodes. You need to ensure that the account has user rights to create Active Directory computer accounts for all compute nodes. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. You run the MPI Ping Pong: Quick Check cluster diagnostics test on all cluster nodes. The test executes and displays the result as "Failed". You need to get detailed information about the test execution progress. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster that has four compute nodes. Each compute node has two single-core processors. You have a Microsoft Message Passing Interface (MPI) executable file named myapp.exe. You have the following requirements: The MPI compute job must use all processes across all compute nodes. When the MPI compute job runs, no other job must process. You need to submit the myapp.exe file to the cluster by using the job command. Which command should you run on the head node? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster for your company. The cluster contains 64 nodes. You create two node groups named BigMem and HaveGPU and assign 32 nodes to each node group. An urgent update has been released for the nodes in the HaveGPU node group. All nodes currently process jobs. The queue has 100 additional long-running jobs waiting for the availability of compute resources. You need to prepare all the nodes in the HaveGPU node group to apply the urgent update without terminating the running jobs or accepting new jobs. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. All jobs submitted to the cluster fail. You discover that the nodes communicate successfully. You need to ensure that the jobs can be submitted successfully. What should you do first? You are managing a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster that has four compute nodes. The HPC Pack Client Utilities are installed on each compute node. For new cluster applications to locate their license server, the applications require a new environment variable named LM_LIC that must be set to contoso1 for all cluster jobs. You need to set LM_LIC to contoso1 permanently on all compute nodes for all user jobs that are submitted to the cluster. What should you do? You design a new Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster for your company. You procure servers that have the following ports: Dual 1-Gb Ethernet ports named NIC1 and NIC2 Dual high-speed interconnect ports named IB1 and IB2 Users submit Microsoft Message Passing Interface (MPI) jobs that require optimum performance of the network. You need to ensure that the applications that run on the HPC cluster receive maximum throughput with minimal latency. What should you do? You are a system administrator for your company. Your company deploys Windows HPC Server 2008 that has compute nodes on a private network and an application network. You install an InfiniBand subnet manager service and a DHCP service on the cluster head node. The InfiniBand host channel adapter (HCA) cards on the cluster nodes must use the IP addresses assigned by the DHCP service. You need to configure the DHCP service to support the outlined network configuration. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster for your company. The cluster is installed at the main office. Users of the cluster are located in remote offices connected to the main office by a WAN. All users of the cluster are added to an Active Directory global group named HpcUsers. A user attempts to execute the Get-HpcNode PowerShell cmdlet and receives the following error message: "Get-HpcNode : Unable to find assembly 'Microsoft.Ccp.Sdm.Store, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'. At line:1 char:12 + get-hpcnode <<<< + CategoryInfo: NotSpecified: (Microsoft.ComputeCluster.CCPPSH.GetNode:GetNode) [Get-HpcNode], SerializationException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.ComputeCluster.CCPPSH.GetNode." You need to ensure that the user can successfully execute the command. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster that has four compute nodes. Each compute node is configured on the following three networks: Network A 192.168.15.0/255.255.255.0 Network B 10.2.0.1/255.255.255.0 Network C 10.4.0.0/255.255.255.0 You need to ensure that Microsoft Message Passing Interface (MPI) uses Network C. Which command should you run on the head node? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster for your company. Your company plans to use a new cluster application that requires additional nodes. You plan to acquire new servers and add them to the cluster as compute nodes. You need to ensure that the new servers meet the system requirements for Windows HPC Server 2008. Which hardware component should you include on the new servers? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. The cluster is used by 30 users for three different projects. You need ensure that users are restricted to a predetermined list of project names when submitting jobs. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster for the Engineering department of your company. The Engineering users are members of the EngineeringUsers group. The EngineeringUsers group has permission to use all existing templates. The Finance department wants to find out whether Windows HPC Server 2008 can meet their requirements. You create a user group named FinanceUsers and add all the Finance users to the group. You need to ensure that the following requirements are met: Jobs submitted by the Engineering users must have a higher priority than other jobs. The number of nodes available to the Engineering users must not be reduced. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster that has four compute nodes. The HPC Pack Client Utilities are installed on each compute node. A software update was manually performed on the compute nodes. The compute nodes must be restarted after the software update. You need to restart the compute nodes. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. You have recently deployed three new nodes by using bare metal provisioning capabilities. After deployment, you discover that the new nodes are in the Unknown state. You need to identify the cause of the Unknown state of the nodes. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. You need to monitor the usage of CPU of the compute nodes. What should you do? You are a system administrator for your company. Your company deploys a new Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. The company requires a record of performance information over time. The record must include link latency and throughput statistics. You need to periodically execute a command that collects the required information. Which command should you run? You are a system administrator for your company. Your company has recently deployed a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster that uses InfiniBand switched-fabric communications. You plan to customize a node template. You need to ensure that when the customized node template is used to deploy a new HPC node, the InfiniBand network device drivers are installed. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster for your company. A user named Bob plans to create a new job template based on an existing template named HighMem. Bob runs the following PowerShell command on the head node: Copy-HpcJobTemplate CName HighMem CNewName BobsTemplate The command returns an error. You need to ensure that Bob can create the new job template. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster for your company. The cluster initially had 8 nodes and was recently expanded to 16 nodes. The original 8 nodes have 8 GB of RAM. The new 8 nodes have 16 GB of RAM. You discover that some jobs fail because of resource unavailability. You need to configure the jobs to run on selected resources. What should you do? You are deploying a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster for your company. The cluster head node is configured with a network topology that has compute nodes isolated on a private network. You want to add new servers as compute nodes to the cluster. You open the HPC Management Console, start the Add Node Wizard, and select an option to add compute nodes from an operating system image. You start the new servers and discover that the wizard is unable to display any of the new servers on the Select New Nodes page. You need to ensure that the new servers are displayed on the Select New Nodes page of the wizard. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster that is integrated into the Active Directory domain of your company. HPC Pack 2008 is installed on your computer for remote administration. You schedule maintenance of the cluster for the third Sunday of every month. You need to move all nodes in the cluster to the Offline state to start the maintenance tasks. Which command should you run? You are the administrator of a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. Jobs are assigned different project names for job cost accounting. You need to retrieve a list of all the jobs that have completed without errors for a project named Project1. What should you do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster for your company. The cluster serves 15 users who are members of only the Domain Users group. Users report that they do not know when their jobs have failed and so they are unable to resolve the issues. You need to ensure that the users can obtain information about their jobs that have failed. What should you instruct the users to do? You administer a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. You install the Windows Performance Tool Kit on all compute nodes. You need to periodically monitor and enable trace on all the nodes. Which tool should you use?