A4040-224 - Assessment: Power Systems with POWER7 Common Technical Sales Skills -v2

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What is a technical advantage of a POWER7+ system compared to a POWER7 system? The micropartitioning technology changed with the announcement of POWER77+. Due to this change, what is the new minimum number of processing units required for an LPAR? A customer wants to have 2 AIX development LPARs on a POWER7 720 server. Cost must be kept as low as possible, while being able to use VIO Server and NPIV storage for the AIX LPARs. What is the minimum needed to support this configuration? A customer wants to implement Linux on Power with dual VIO Servers on internal disk controllers. Which of the following systems should be suggested? How many times can a standard request for Trial Capacity on Demand be performed for a Power 770? Which POWER7 design feature improves processor performance by reducing processor idle times? A customer who plans to purchase a pair of Power 740 systems is researching which operating system would best fit the needs of the organization. Much of the corporate workload will be based on many instances of databases. Which of the following operating systems includes a built-in database? A customer has a Power 740 system with dual VIO Servers and a split backplane. The customer wants to use the integrated DVD drive to load AIX and IBM i on various LPARs. Which technology supports DVD virtualization? The POWER7+ processor offers Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT) which provides the processor the ability to transmit instructions from more than one hardware thread context. What is the competitive multithreading offering from Oracle/Sun? A system is being planned with three processor pools: the base pool, plus two user defined pools with limits to meet software licensing. All partitions will be uncapped. Which of the following describes how processor cycles are assigned if one of the user pools does not use all the available cycles in a time slice? A prospective customer is comparing Oracle VM for Sparc and PowerVM from IBM. Which of the following is an advantage of PowerVM? Assuming that necessary requirements have been satisfied, which RAS feature can ensure that critical workloads can remain active in the event of a processor core failure? A customer has a 4-core POWERS 550 with 8 internal 300GB SCSI disks. The main workload is a highly-threaded Java application, for which they want to reduce the response time. How can the customer resolve the issue? A customer would like to efficiently manage the WebSphere Application Server software licensing costs of an uncapped partition in a shared processor pool. Which of the following should be set appropriately? A customer is interested in virtualizing their environment. PowerVM and VMware are the products whose hypervisors are best suited for their existing infrastructure. Which advantage of PowerVM over VMware will most benefit their environment? An IBM client has an existing POWER6 570. The client is upgrading to a POWER7+ 770. Which asset can be re-utilized in the new configuration? Compared with POWER7 what is the main benefit of POWER7+ Active Memory Expansion? Which of the following scenarios would benefit from the implementation of Shared Storage Pools as a disk storage virtualization solution? A client wants to create shared storage pools to extend storage virtualization in their environment. What is the minimum version of PowerVM required? Which of the following is an advantage of Shared Ethernet Adapter (SEA) failover over Network Interface Backup (NIB) in a dual VIO Server environment? Which statement applies to Active Memory Sharing (AMS) as compared to Active Memory Expansion (AME)? A customer is considering server consolidation and I/O virtualization in the DMZ environment. Servers on multiple VLAN5 will be consolidated onto a single physical server, and will need to communicate with multiple VLANs outside the sewer over a single shared Ethernet adapter in the VIO Sewer (VIOS). Which of the following is a requirement? A client wants to purchase a POWER77+ server with the following requirements: Two PCIe 12X I/O drawers Partition scalability to 320 LPAPs Which system supports the client needs? A customer purchased a 6-core POWER7 740 to run a new ERP solution. Three IBM i partitions are planned: one each for production, test, and development. Capacity entitlement for each IBM i partition is: Production = 1.5 cores Development = 0.75 cores Test = 0.5 cores, but is only needed prior to software releases AIX and Linux partitions will each use 3 cores. The ERP solution needs to be available 24x7 and performance problems in the production partition need to be avoided. How many IBM i licenses are required? Which IBM Software Group product is most appropriate for a customer that wants to build a Business Intelligence solution for their Power Systems-based data warehouse? A customer needs to virtualize their storage using both vSCSI and NPIV in their SAN environment. What is the minimum number and type of HBAs that need to be configured for the VIO Server? Which option, available in Power 710 and 720, makes them more desirable choices for smaller workloads at better prices, when compared to Power 730 and 740? A customer is evaluating solutions for IT service management, cloud and virtualization management, asset and facilities management. Which of the following IBM software brands should be recommended? A customer is considering adding more workloads to their production 6-core Power 720. The server already has several IBM i LPARs with dedicated resources. What information would help the technical representative determine the upgrade configuration needed? Which feature of Shared Storage Pools allows a customer to allocate disk space to a client partition, but only allocate real disk blocks when they are actually used? A customer has a 6-core Power 720 installed in a rack. The Power 720 has all internal disk bays populated. The customer is considering adding Solid State Drives (SSDs) in a 12X I/O drawer. Assuming the I/O drawer will fit in available rack space, what else must be considered? A customer is interested in upgrading their POWER6 570 with 32 cores. The customer has the following requirements for the upgraded system: CEO Hot Add and Repair Maintenance (CHARM) 50% increased core count 2TB of memory At a minimum, which system supports the customer needs? A customer who has a POWER6 server would like to buy a POWER7+ server and wants to use one 1 2X PCI-X drawer. Which POWER7+ models will meet customer requirement? A customer wants to implement a BigInsights solution using the open source Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) on a Power Systems server. Which operating system is appropriate? SAN tape libraries can be accessed by a VIO client using which of the following virtualization methods? A customer wants a 4-core POWER7 + 720 with dual VIO Servers, each controlling three SAS disks. In addition to 6 SAS drives, which of the following needs to be included in the configuration? A customer would like to consolidate their AIX and IBM i workloads that are currently running on several POWER6 servers. They also want to consolidate storage and use Live Partition Mobility to reduce planned downtime for server maintenance. In addition to a Storwize V70001 PowerVM Enterprise Edition and dual VIO Servers, which of the following configurations supports these requirements? Compared to Intel, which of the following is an advantage of POWER7+ processor technology for memory optimization? A potential customer is interested in a single application Power System solution that utilizes a tightly integrated operating system and database. Which operating system should be proposed? Which of the following PowerVM Editions is required to take advantage of Live Partition Mobility? A customer has a POWER7 795 and a POWER6 570 in their current environment. The customer requires the following: Upgrade the POWER6 570 Retain the serial number Integrate the system into a pool of systems supporting Elastic Capacity on Demand What is the minimum upgrade which supports these requirements? A customer plans to implement 3 production partitions on a Power 720, one each of AIX, IBM i, and Linux. The customer does not want to purchase an HMC, and will use IVM. Which of the following is minimum PowerVM Edition required to manage the partitions? Which is one of the advantages of the 6-core Power 720 when compared to the 4-core Power 720? A customer wants to install the operating system on a new partition from the optical media pool of the virtual I/O server. What needs to be configured to be able to use this media pool? When comparing Power Systems servers with HP Integrity servers, which of the following makes Power Systems a better choice? A customer plans to deploy a 24x7 application, and is evaluating prospective solutions based on which would offer the highest level of application availability. Which of the following solutions should be presented to the customer for consideration? As compared to Intel, what feature of POWER7 processor technology permits more efficient processor core utilization to support highly threaded applications? Which of the following is a requirement for Live Partition Mobility? A customer has installed an EXP30 disk expansion unit. Of the positions available for disks, what is the maximum that can be used for SSD? A customer is implementing redundant HMCs for managing multiple Power Systems servers using the following requirements: 2 HMCs 5 managed systems DLPAR will be used on the managed systems HMCs must be accessible on an open network FSPs are only accessible by a private network What is the minimum number of Local Area Networks needed?