C4040-124 - Power Systems with POWER7 and IBM i Sales Skills -v2
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A customer has a Power Systems server with IBM i installed and must reduce the run time of a read-intensive batch job. Why does the use of Solid State Drives (SSDs) support this request?
IBM i automatically moves the most active files to the SSDs.
What information should be provided to a customer who wants to move from a 4-core POWER5 550 to a 4-core POWER7 system and keep the same serial number?
Migrations are supported but not upgrades, so the serial number will change.
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.
How is relative workload performance for IBM i benchmarked on Power Systems servers?
What is the purpose of CPW?
CPW measures a standard workload, allowing a relative comparison of the performance of various Power Systems models.
An IBM i customer plans to implement a High Availability solution that copies live data and program changes from an independent disk pool on internal disk to a second Power Systems server at a remote site. The customer wants to avoid purchasing any third-party replication software that might require training or additional personnel. Which solution will support the customer requirements?
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 unique feature of the IBM i architecture makes it highly unlikely that a virus could be written to attack it?
Object oriented Operating System
Regarding IBM i licensing options for the Power 720 server which of the following statements is true?
A processor entitlement is required for each core running IBM i, and a user entitlement is required for each concurrent user.
Which of the following capabilities or features are included as standard with IBM i?
Work management JVM Integrated Pile System
A customer has a Power 740 with LPARs serving users in different time zones. Demand peaks at difference times during the day, depending on the time zone being supported. All LPARs have dedicated memory, and many are memory constrained. Which of the following will improve the customer situation?
Active Memory Sharing
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 client requires a PureElex compute node model for a test IBM i workload. Which model supports IBM i workloads?
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 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
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 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.
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 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
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.
Which statement correctly describes IBM i storage management?
IBM i automatically manages and balances data across multiple disk drives.
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.
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.
A customer has a Power 740 with 128GB of memory installed. There are 6 LPARs with dedicated memory implemented. Performance analysis shows that the usage of the memory in the different LPARs changes frequently and is rarely optimal. How can memory optimization be achieved?
Active Memory Sharing
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
Which resource or tool can assist a sales representative in sizing an SAP installation on IBM i?
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?
An executive has expressed frustration about the inflexibility of reports from their IBM i system and is looking for a solution that supports more dynamic and flexible reports. How will DB2 Web Query support the customer's need?
Web Query provides reporting, dashboards and ad hoc query capability through simple-to-use user interlaces.
What feature of PowerVM Enterprise Edition first became available to IBM i customers at 7.1?
Live Partition Mobility
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.
What is the advantage of purchasing a Solution Edition featuring Independent Software Vendor (ISV) software running on IBM i, compared to the ISV software running on non-IBM platforms?
Solution Editions featuring ISV software offer lower total cost of ownership (TOO) and lower total cost of acquisition (TOA) than competitors.
What capability of single level storage increases system administrator productivity?
Automatic data placement
What upgrade options does a PQWER6 570 with some inactive cores have?
Upgrade to Power 770, 780 or activate 570 cores
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.
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
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.
What is the biggest 3-year TOO benefit for Power Systems servers compared to x86 servers?
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?
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.
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 production system with IBM i is replicating journaled data changes to a second system. What feature will ensure complete transactions are recorded on the backup system, if the production system fails during. a series of database changes?
IBM i supports journaling commitment control, to prevent incomplete transactions from being recorded.
What is the purpose of the MES roadmap?
It defines supported upgrade paths.
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.
How is data distribution managed on IBM i compared to other platforms?
IBM i and Single Level Storage automatically manages data placement and distribution.
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.
What is a benefit of using RAID-6 with IBM i?
It allows IBM i to continue running in the event of two simultaneous disk failures within a RAID set.
A customer is running IBM i 7.1 on a Power 720 and needs to track sign-on activity. Which of the following should be recommended?
IBM i Security Audit Journal
Which statement is correct for a customer moving from a POWERS 570 to a Power 770. both in the P30 software tier, and who wants to preserve their investment in IBM software?
Transfer IBM i per-processor licenses and pay a transfer fee
Why will a Chief Information Officer be interested in the benefit of the Technology Independent Machine Interface (TIMI) on IBM i?
TIMI allows observable programs compiled under older versions of IBM ito run on new releases and newer hardware.