C4040-124 - Power Systems with POWER7 and IBM i Sales Skills -v2

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Example Questions

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? 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? 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? How is relative workload performance for IBM i benchmarked on Power Systems servers? What is the purpose of CPW? 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? What unique feature of the IBM i architecture makes it highly unlikely that a virus could be written to attack it? Regarding IBM i licensing options for the Power 720 server which of the following statements is true? Which of the following capabilities or features are included as standard with IBM i? 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? Why are the integrated relational database, single level storage, and the technology independent machine interface (TIMI) business benefits of IBM i? 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? 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? 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? 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? 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 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? Which statement correctly describes IBM i storage management? If a user needs to move LPARs between machines using Live Partition Mobility, which physical and or virtual resources are required? An IT Director needs a relational database but cannot hire a Database Administrator (DBA) to maintain it. How does IBM i address this challenge? 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? 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? 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? What feature of PowerVM Enterprise Edition first became available to IBM i customers at 7.1? 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? 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? What capability of single level storage increases system administrator productivity? What upgrade options does a PQWER6 570 with some inactive cores have? Which of the following best describes a unique characteristic of IBM i when compared to non- IBM platforms? What disaster recovery benefit is provided to a customer running IBM i applications when they are using PowerHA Asynchronous Geographic Mirroring? 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? 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? 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? Which statement about DB2 for IBM i would be attractive to a 010 responsible for data protection? 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? What is the purpose of the MES roadmap? 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? How is data distribution managed on IBM i compared to other platforms? 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? What is a benefit of using RAID-6 with IBM i? 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? 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? Why will a Chief Information Officer be interested in the benefit of the Technology Independent Machine Interface (TIMI) on IBM i?