A4040-122 - Assessment: Power Systems with POWER7 Common Sales Skills -v2
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Where can customers find details of IBM plans and commitments for future investment, support and development for Power Systems?
Roadmaps and Executive Briefing Center
A customer needs to add 768GB of memory and 18 cores to their PureElex environment in a single node. Which model supports these requirements?
A customer needs to attach an expansion drawer to the POWER7+ 760. What is required to do this?
A GX++ bus adapter
A customer has purchased a remote site to become the fail over location for disaster recovery. The customer currently uses SAN Volume Controller (SVC) technology in their data center and will use PowerHA Enterprise Edition to provide for fail over. In addition to a Power Systems server, what storage will be most easily integrated into the environment?
Which of the following Power Systems design functions allows the system to identify situations which can result in a system outage?
First Failure Data Capture
The customer wants to place a mission critical Linux application on an x86 server. Which statement should be used to encourage the customer to place the application on their existing Power 770 server?
Capacity on Demand on the Power System server allows for growth without interrupting normal operations.
Which of the following describes a key business benefit that Systems Director VMControl can provide to a customer with multiple Power Systems servers?
Reduces the total cost of ownership in a virtual environment by decreasing management costs and improving utilization across the network. C D. Provides a simple interlace where business goals and policies can be used to determine infrastructure virtualization and performance metrics.
A company has HP and Dell servers installed. The company wants to consolidate all the existing ERP solutions to SAP or to Oracle ERP Suite on a single sewer. An RFP has been issued and must be answered. What key strategy should be considered when answering the REP?
Focus on reliability, availability, scalability and I/O bandwidth of Power Systems sewers.
A customer is concerned that the Power 720 cannot be used in distributed retail locations due to physical space constraints. Which of the following is an appropriate response?
The Power 720 comes in a tower model with minimal space requirements.
What is the value of a pre-implementation Technical Delivery Assessment for a customer?
The assessment maximizes customer satisfaction by creating a checklist of actions designed to reduce risk.
An environment for a popular ISV application used on Power Systems must be sized. Which IBM tool or resource should be used?
A prospective customer is considering a Dell x86 server running Windows, VMware, and WebSphere versus a Power System running IBM i, AIX, PowerVM and WebSphere. Which value proposition favors IBM in this situation?
IBM can provide the entire hardware and software stack and is a single source for support if needed.
When comparing PowerVM to VMware, what differentiating statement can be made?
PowerVM has dual VIO Servers where VMware has only a single I/O virtualization module.
An existing Power Systems client has implemented an SAP application with the financial, database and web serving applications on separate POWER5+ servers. A Power 760 proposal to consolidate all three POWER5+ systems using LPARs has been presented. The CIO has stated that only the unpredictable performance of the web server justifies replacement. What should the response be?
Consolidation onto one Power 760 offers the ability to dynamically move virtual system resources to the web server when required.
A prospective customer who is considering Power Systems has a very small staff and wants to run a CRM application. What operating system should be proposed?
IBM i because of its operational characteristics
A customer has a Power 720 with an expansion unit. The disk slots in the CEC and the expansion drawer are full. The customer wants to add SSD capacity. Which of the following is the most economical option for the customer?
Install PCIe SSD SAS adapter to support SSDs without using disk slots
What functional characteristic is common between the PureFlex p260 compute node and the Power 720 server?
Accommodates internal disk drives
A customer calls and states that they have a 20-year old midrange IBM system running only home-grown RPG II applications. They plan to migrate their applications to a new Power Systems server, but find the operating system choices confusing. Which operating system below is the most likely choice to lead the opportunity?
Which of the following is a unique competitive strength that the POWER Hypervisor has when compared to x86 server hypervisors such as vSphere, Xen, KVM and Hyper-V?
POWER Hypervisor has never had a reported security breach
What is the benefit of using the Active Memory Expansion feature in Power Systems servers?
Memory contents are compressed to allow for greater utilization.
Which of the following models is offered in either a tower or rack-mounted configuration?
How does Instruction Retry help a customer achieve maximum reliability?
Enables an instruction to re-execute if there is an error, to preclude intermittent core errors from causing an immediate application failure
What solution can be deployed to enable maintenance on a server while ensuring that a mission critical LPAR remains operational?
Use PowerVM Enterprise Edition to move the partition to another server.
The VP of marketing for a clothing distributor explained that the IT department is looking at Hadoop-based technologies to help the company better understand customer buying trends and behavior. What IBM solution specifically applies to this type of environment?
A financial corporation is running their core Windows applications on several x86 servers. Due to headlines regarding attacks on banks they are considering migrating onto a more secure platform. Why should this corporation consider moving onto Power Systems servers?
PowerSC software will improve security on the Power Systems platform.
Which product will enable higher quality services and improved security capabilities for a customer with an AIX environment?
What are key elements of a TOO analysis in support of a proposed POWER7+ server consolidation project of older POWER6 servers?
Hardware maintenance and software licensing costs
Why should customers keep the Software Maintenance Agreement for IBM software up-to-date?
It provides software support and upgrade protection.
An existing IBM customer needs to acquire a new Power Systems server with the following characteristics: Must support 12 processor cores Must accommodate the largest number of adapters in the system unit Must fit within 4U of existing rack space Which of the following should be proposed'?
A customer needs to decrease energy costs in their data centers. How can Power Systems servers support this requirement?
Power Systems can use System Director plug-ins to limit energy consumption.
A customer has let their Software Maintenance (SWMA) expire and needs to activate additional processors on their Power 770. What does the customer need to purchase?
Additional licenses for the new processors and After License Fee for the existing processors.
Which scenario can be improved by the addition of Solid State Drives (SSDs)?
Small number of large capacity disks, low memory and processor utilization, 10% hot data
Which of the following statements is true regarding IBM PowerLinux servers?
Initial cost of acquisition is lower for those customers who will only run Linux.
What is the function of Live Partition Mobility?
The ability to move active logical partitions from one system to another without downtime
A pre-sales Technical Delivery Assessment is required for which of the following systems?
Power 770, 780, and 795
A customer has a Power 570 server with a 3582 Tape Library and LTQ-4 drives. The customer is buying a Power 740 server and wants the highest performance tape drive which will enable him to write tapes that can be read on the Power 570. Which of the following will perform that task?
3573 with LTO-5
What is a reason that POWER7 technology can provide higher throughput than Xeon x86 technology?
POWER7 supports 4 threads per core, while Xeon supports only 2.
A system needs 3TB of disk storage, based on plans for expansion The storage manager of the IT department would like to use thin provisioning to make best use of storage space What disk technology would provide this type of capability?
Storwize V7000 with RAID-5
A sales professional is engaged in a competitive sales situation against a non-IBM solution that is unfamiliar to them. Which resource should be engaged first?
A customer needs to run a single Linux application at the lowest cost. The application requires 8 cores and 320GB memory Which Power Server should be recommended?
PowerLinux Systems 7R2
An existing Power Systems customer wants to run Java programs, and they know that Java is now owned by Oracle. The customer has asked how they can run Java programs on a Power Systems server. What is the appropriate response?
Java programs run natively in AIX, IBM i and Linux partitions.
A customer is moving a small application from an existing POWER7 server to a new system in a new location. They will be moving an existing 12X I/O drawer to the new server Which of the following configuration will support a 12X PCI-X expansion drawer?
A 6-core Power 720
An ISV intends to offer their ERP as a cloud service to their clients. The requirements for the environment are: Provides the largest possible number of partitions in no more than 8U of physical rack space. Includes software to assist with automatic provisioning of new environments. In addition to offering all supported operating systems, which of the following designs supports the ISV requirements?
One 48-core POWER7+ 760 sewer SmartCloud Entry Edition
A customer has very unpredictable short workload increases. Which automated capability of Power 770, 780 and 795 servers would satisfy this need?
Utility Capacity on Demand
Which of the following can be used to provide a basis for proving that Power Systems have a lower cost of ownership than x86 systems?
Analysis report from the Alinean Tool
Which of the following key element should be included in an executive summary?
How the proposal addresses stated business requirements
A prospect has 10 Dell servers with Microsoft Windows and SQL Server installed. They plan to move to Power Systems with DB2 and have asked for guidance on how their applications might be ported. How can the IBM Migration Factory provide support?
Deliver a preliminary analysis, a detailed assessment, a plan with estimated costs, and deployment and testing
Rack mounted Power Systems Express Servers are offered in which of the following models?
Power 710 720, 730, 740,750 only
Other than Linux as the only supported operating system, which of the following is a true statement about the PowerLinux 7R2 servers?
Expansion drawers supported on one model
A customer with a single Power Systems Express server want to use virtualization technology including Live Partition Mobility. What is the minimum required to achieve this goal?
An additional Power Systems sewer and PowerVM Enterprise Edition on both systems