A4040-124 - Assessment: Power Systems with POWER7 and IBM i Sales Skills -v2
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Which statement explains IBM i optimization features when compared to Windows?
IBM i automatically handles system workload prioritization and balancing without operator intervention.
A POWER6 customer with an LTO-3 tape drive needs to encrypt their tape backups. They want to avoid the purchase of a different tape device. Which of the following solutions supports the requirement for encryption without needing to acquire a different tape technology?
BRMS can perform software-based encryption and can be used with any type of tape drive.
A prospective customer with a very limited budget has stated that they are focused only on price. Before they evaluate application software, they have asked how a Power 720 with IBM i can cost twice as much as a similarly sized x86 server with Linux. Which of the following responses addresses the customer concern?
The x86 solution will probably also require the purchase of database and security software, while IBM i already includes those functions.
An 010 plans to purchase a new Power System. In a previous purchase of non IBM servers, critical components were missing from the proposal. As a result, additional items had to be purchased. Which IBM tool will help ensure that the proposed system contains the necessary components?
Why are the integrated relational database, single level storage, and the technology independent machine interface (TIMI) business benefits of IBM i?
They reduce the TOO (total cost of ownership) and protect investment.
A CEO is evaluating the purchase of a Power 740 server to replace several x86 servers. Before approving the purchase, the CEO would like to know how the new server will reduce operating expenses. Which statement addresses the CEO concern?
The DB2 database, integrated in IBM i, results in better system stability, administrator productivity and lower ongoing costs.
Which statement correctly describes IBM i storage management?
IBM i automatically manages and balances data across multiple disk drives.
An existing IBM i customer with a POWER6 520 is planning to move to POWER7I but wants to understand the differences between running IBM i on a PureElex compute node compared to a new POWEP7 720 server. Which of the following describes a key consideration for this customer related to running IBM i on a PureFlex compute node?
Punning IBM i on a PureFlex compute node requires VIO Server to provide all virtualized I/O resources.
An IBM i customer needs 3 additional test environments to run IBM i, AIX and Linux. They currently have only one IBM i environment. Which of the following is the minimum needed to add the 3 new environments?
PowerVM Standard Edition Linux and AIX licenses
A new DBA from a non-IBM background plans to make numerous database changes to a production PQWER7 server running IBM i, but is concerned about how to identify which DB2 indexes will require rebuilding. What should be explained to the DBA?
DB2 for IBM i rebuilds indexes automatically
Which customer requirement is supported by WebSphere Application Server- Express?
They require an affordable, ready4o-go solution, to build dynamic Web sites and applications.
A customer currently has two IBM i production environments and wants to test a new software application. They are asking how a new test environment might be provided and be isolated from the production environments. Which IBM Systems Software product supports this requirement?
A new 010 coming from a non-IBM background is being asked to approve the planned purchase of a new Power Systems server running IBM i, but is concerned about database and other systems programs missing from the proposal that might need to be purchased later. What should be explained?
IBM i includes database, security, storage management and networking functions.
Which resource or tool can assist a sales representative in sizing an SAP installation on IBM i?
A 010 has ordered a new POWER7 server with IBM i 7.1. The technical staff is unhappy as there is no money left to purchase a file server for a growing Windows application on their network. What solution should be reviewed with the Windows staff?
The IBM i Integrated File System enables attached POs to interact with Windows directories on Power storage as if they were stored locally on the PC.
A new Power 720 customer running IBM i has complained that they are required to make daily adjustments to their system memory pools to accommodate changing application workloads. What should be discussed?
IBM i has the ability to automatically manage shared memory pools and will adjust the storage and activity levels as needed
A customer with a POWER7+ 770 running IBM i has just merged with another company which utilizes older Intel technology to support an application environment that consists of PHP applications, Red Hat Linux and SAP. The POWER7+ 770 has 8 cores available with just 4 months before the busy season begins. The customer needs to integrate the new acquisition before the busy season begins, and at lowest cost. Data center floor space is limited. Which of the following best supports the customer requirements?
Utilize CoD and LPAR capability of the POWER7 + 770 to support the application migration.
A client needs to dynamically move partitions from one server to another to reduce downtime for scheduled system maintenance. In addition to POWER7/7+ systems, which of the following combinations of products are required?
PowerVM Enterprise Edition IBM i 7.1 HMC
What no-charge function of IBM i allows a customer with directly attached internal disks to replicate data to a system located in another part of the city?
Which of the following represents a unique characteristic of IBM i and DB2 that is designed to reduce the amount of time it takes to restart a system and database after an abnormal end, such as a power interruption?
System Managed Access Path Protection
Which of the following best describes a unique characteristic of IBM i when compared to non- IBM platforms?
DB2 doesn't require any specific database installation procedures, and provides automatic storage allocation for all database objects.
What disaster recovery benefit is provided to a customer running IBM i applications when they are using PowerHA Asynchronous Geographic Mirroring?
It can be used to provide disaster recovery services to multiple company locations whether using internal disk or SAN storage.
A new Power 720 needs to be configured with 3 LPAR5. Each LPAR must have its own physical disk, physical LAN, physical tape attachment and access to a shared DVD drive. Which tool allows a partner to model the system to ensure these requirements are supported?
Systems Planning Tool
A CEO has stated that historical reports are no longer enough, and that the company needs to perform predictive analysis of current DB2 UDB data to remain competitive in the marketplace. Which IBM solution supports this requirement?
An IBM i customer has a requirement for a new LPAR. The customer needs 1OTB of usable disk, but has minimal requirement for performance. The customer will have to purchase new storage and adapters for their existing Power 740. What is the most cost effective option?
An expansion drawer 10K RPM SAS disks Appropriate adapters
A prospective customer is considering a Power Systems solution with IBM i and PowerVM. Other possible solutions being proposed to this customer are: x86 with Linux, Oracle, and VMware x86 with Windows, SQL Server, and VMware How does the acquisition cost and TOO of the Power Systems solution compare with the x86 solutions?
Acquisition costs are slightly higher for the Power Systems solution, but the significantly reduced operational costs result in a lower TOO over 3 years.
A retailer plans to introduce an internet-based ordering application for their customers. The retailer has stated that their order-entry green-screen RPG programs are antiquated and they will convert to an x86 solution. What should be discussed?
IBM has a flexible architecture approach that helps IBM i customers find the right tools to modernize RPG applications and extend their functions to the Web.
An 8-core POWER7+ server with IBM i 7.1 runs two distinct interactive applications. The applications need to be separated so that one user group has twice as much memory as the other. What is the minimum required to make this change?
Add a new IBM i subsystem definition to separate the users into memory pools
Which statement about IBM i optimization explains why the customer will have improved performance as a result of adding SSDs to a customer environment?
IBM i automatically collects Input/Output performance data and moves most active data to SSDs to achieve optimal performance.
What is the biggest 3-year TOO benefit for Power Systems servers compared to x86 servers?
A Power 720 customer running IBM i recently failed an internal security¡¯ audit. The customer asked for a solution that will enable them to better track who accesses, or attempts to access, certain confidential files. Which of the following recommendations is most appropriate?
IBM i can provide tracking for all users, activity tracking for specific objects, and for specific users.
Which statement about DB2 for IBM i would be attractive to a 010 responsible for data protection?
Field level security can be implemented using logical files to display selected columns in a data file that a user is authorized to view.
A customer has IBM i, AIX and Linux on Power Systems and Linux on x86. The customer is refreshing their infrastructure and might drop IBM i as they cannot maintain management skills for all their different virtualization software. How can this issue be addressed?
The IBM i roadmap offers FSM, providing a single point of management for IBM i, AIX and Linux on Power Systems and Linux on x86.
If a user needs to move LPARs between machines using Live Partition Mobility, which physical and or virtual resources are required?
Ethernet and storage must be virtualized and supported by VIO Server.
A Power 720 customer with IBM i and disk mirroring is afraid of being unprotected after a disk failure when waiting for IBM to replace it. They have asked whether there is a simple solution. Which of the following actions will relieve the customer concern?
Add an extra disk unit which can be used as a hot spare. IBM i will synchronize it to the remaining good disk in the pair.
A customer has a Power 720 with 2 IBM i partitions. The production partition has 30 concurrent users during office hours with 2 users that work outside office hours. The development partition has 3 part time users which work during office hours. What is the minimum number of IBM i user licenses that the client needs?
A customer has a specific application that needs the highest levels of availability and site disaster recovery, while other applications are not as critical. Which statement supports this requirement?
IBM i is cluster proven, and can switch an application and networking from one system to another and automatically restart it.
A 010 is concerned about systems security and transmission of confidential data across the internet. What capabilities of the IBM i platform can the sales executive highlight in this situation?
IBM i can send secure data across untrusted networks using SSL, IBM i Access for Windows, and VPN connections.
A prospective customer is comparing an IBM i solution to an Intel-based solution. They have expressed a concern about recent virus attacks upon others in their industry. Which of the following is a correct statement about IBM i that may make the customer feel better about an IBM i solution?
The unique architecture of IBM i makes it unlikely that a virus could be written to attack it.
A prospective customer is interested in several IBM i ISV offerings but has heard that it can take over a year to properly size a server and then implement the application. What can IBM offer with IBM i to address this concern?
IBM Solution Editions come in a choice of 3 flexible configurations, and include a service voucher for implementation assistance from IBM or the authorized ISV.
A company replaced an HP-UX Oracle system with a new Power 740 running IBM I. The company DBA, who managed data placement on the HP-UX system, recently resigned. Which of the following should be reviewed with the customer?
DB2 for IBM i automatically spreads the data across the available disk units to optimize for performance.
A Power 740 customer running IBM i recently installed a new query-based analytics tool. Since adding the tool, overall system performance has suffered due to dramatically increased disk I/O. The customer has very limited room in their data center for additional disk drives and they have asked for a recommendation to address their needs. What is the appropriate action for a sales representative to take?
Advise the customer to download the SSD Analyzer tool.
What upgrade options does a PQWER6 570 with some inactive cores have?
Upgrade to Power 770, 780 or activate 570 cores
An IT Director needs a relational database but cannot hire a Database Administrator (DBA) to maintain it. How does IBM i address this challenge?
Single Level Storage architecture and automated DB2 features mean that a DBA is not required.
Why would customers implementing leading ERP solutions from SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, Lawson or Infor choose IBM i?
Solution Editions reduce acquisition cost and total cost of ownership.
Why do many customers have a minimal number of technical staff devoted to database management and administration for their IBM i environments?
DB2 for i provides many automatic functions like disk balancing and index optimization that are often manual operations for databases on other platforms.
A company has three sales regions, each with its own POWER6 server. The company plans to consolidate onto one POWER7 server and keep the regional workloads separate. How does IBM i solve this issue without added hardware or software expenses?
IBM i workload management uses subsystems to separate different applications and still share system resources.
A customer is running SAP on IBM i and is considering replacing it with an x86 solution. What point should be discussed to encourage the customer to stay with IBM i?
The integration of IBM i which includes an integrated database, security and virus resistant system structure.
The system administrator for a company has called and stated that 4 new disk drives had just been installed and added to the Auxiliary Storage Pool of their system. The IT Director is out of the office and the administrator is unsure how to start using the new storage. What should be explained?
IBM i automatically distributes data (data spreading) across the new disk arms and requires no operator involvement.
A Power 770 customer wants to purchase second Power 770 that would only be used in a disaster recovery (DR) situation. They have stated that the cost of purchasing the same number of IBM i licenses for an inactive DR system is too expensive. Which solution supports the DR requirement and addresses the concern about IBM licensing costs?
A new Power 770 Capacity Backup (CBU) system