C4070-604 - IBM System z Technical V5 Exam
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What is a differentiator of the System z compared to other hardware platforms?
System z utilizes SAP for offloading I/Os from standard processors.
A customer expresses concern that one of their key ISV for z/OS is not willing to support their software on zEnterprise. A customer expresses concern that one of their key ISV? for z/OS is not willing to support their software on zEnterprise. Which of the following is the first action for the IBM or Business Partner Technical Team to take?
Join a previously arranged customer meeting with the ISV to discuss
A z114 will be defined as a member of an ensemble and use Unified Resource Manger. Which of the following options correctly describe the HMC requirements?
Both the Primary HMC and Alternate HMC must have various identical components
The customer is upgrading their z196 processor this weekend and wants to know what IBM team can configure an upgrade for additional capacity. Which team or group would configure this for the customer?
A customer is considering a zEnterprise with a zBX. The customer has a back level AIX server installed running production workloads. Which of the following is the best action a specialist could take to ensure the customer is satisfied with the new zBX?
Conduct a Fit for Purpose workshop to ensure the customer understands workload deployment on zEnterprise
A customer is migrating to z114 and z/VM V6.1. The existing z9 BC will be used as cold standby system in a separate datacenter. Which of the following is correct?
The latest version of z/VM supported on z9 BC is z/VM V5.4. However the guests stay compatible.
An account team is working on a very large deal with the customer. The configurations and solution design are in place and have the customer agreement. Which of the following is the next logical step in this opportunity?
Schedule Pre-sales TDA meeting
The System z Technical Specialist is asked by a customer for differentiators of a zBX solution with x86 blades compared to x86 blades in a traditional BladeCenter. Which of the following is a key differentiator?
Unified Resource Manager includes an x86 hypervisor, and management costs are lower.
z196 has better performance than z10 EC. Which of the following is the reason?
Faster processor speed
A System z FTSS needs POWER blades configured for a zBX. Which of the following procedures should be used for this configuration?
The z FTSS should provide the POWER blade requirements to the POWER team
A zEnterprise customer is considering consolidating multiple CPCs. What basic technical factors should be included when performing a CEC consolidation analysis?
Integrate all SCP LPAR definitions and CEC weights, then consider possible elimination or integration options.
Which of the following tools provides capacity sizing for a distributed server consolidation to Linux on System z opportunity?
Which of the following includes major components needed to place an IBM zEnterprise into a Parallel Sysplex clustered environment?
A coupling facility, two z/OS partitions, STP and coupling links
A customer wants to consolidate 100 four core Intel servers to z196 with z/VM and Linux on System z. Which of the following will establish the number of required IFLs?
Collect data on the Intel servers?type and model, utilization, and workload, and then ask Techline for a sizing
The Solution edition for Data Warehousing includes which of the following components?
Foundational z/OS and DB2 for z/OS software to deploy a warehousing database on z/OS
What is the minimum acceptable process or technique to estimate the capacity requirement for a replacement CPC?
Which of the following best describes zEnterprise architectural advantages?
A System of Systems consisting of multiple architectures
A System z technical specialist is configuring an MES upgrade of a z10EC to a z196. The MRREPORT does not properly reflect the latest z10 configuration since a few cards were swapped recently. This needs to be corrected for a TDA in two weeks. Which of the following actions address this situation?
Transmit the VPD to the IBM manufacturing plant
During which of the following activities do the customer and the technical specialist define post installation support?
During the TDA (Solution Assurance)
A customer is planning an upgrade to a z114. They have indicated that they will be adding additional disk storage in the future and want to make sure they have room for non disruptive future I/O growth. Which of the following is the appropriate first action for the Technical Specialist?
Carefully plan out the upgrade based upon the current I/O configuration. Confirm there is enough room to support and add a future I/O drawer if needed.
A customer is planning a large consolidation project of multiple System z servers and numerous distributed servers. Which method is appropriate to perform a capacity planning and a TCO analysis for the consolidation?
Scorpion study to perform an in depth analysis of the environment
A large z196 installation is exploring its new capability to manage a large number of I/O devices. Which of the following functions best addresses the requirement?
Up to three subchannel sets per LCSS
A customer will be upgrading their z10 EC to a z196 and would like to position the z196 to take advantage of new PCIe infrastructure for future support. Currently they have two I/O cages. The customer cannot take a future outage to add the new drawer. Which of the following will position the server for future use of a PCIe I/O drawer?
The drawer can be added later when the customer is ready to order the new PCIe cards.
A System z customer is planning to move their data center with several existing System z servers to a new space without a raised floor. Which of the following requirements should the technical specialist discuss with the customer?
Confirm all the System z servers are z9 BC, z10 BC or z114
A customer has decided to modernize one of its main z/OS applications by using web technologies such as J2EE. Customer's cost studies indicate the only affordable platforms are based on distributed servers. What would be your best strategy to protect and grow System z?
Create an offer that addresses the total application lifecycle based on System z Solution Edition for Application Development, System z Solution Edition for WebSphere and additional management tools, as needed.
A customer technical staff has been briefed on migration to a z114 or z196. They are discussing the new features with the System z Technical Specialist. Which of the following customer statements is incorrect and must be corrected by the Technical Specialist?
There is Plan Ahead option available for the I/O drawers
A customer has PSIFB installed on his z196 processor. The customer wants to know how many CHPIDs can be configured across the two ports on the HCA card?
A presales TDA meeting is schedule for a account purchasing a z196 processor to replace distributed systems. Which of the documents are the minimum required for the meeting?
Configuration and Checklist
A System z customer has a new CIO. The CIO is concerned about continuous operations and recovery following a site catastrophe. Which of the following addresses this issue?
In a pre-Sale TDA review meeting, what requirement below is recommended before placing an order for new or upgrade system z114 or z196 machine being proposed. Which of the following requirements must be performed before the TDA review?
Capacity Planning Analysis
A post installation support plan must be in place after the sale of the System z. Which of the following is the best way to do this?
Create a formal Customer Support Plan document and review it with the customer for agreement
Which of the following is an advantage of PCIe I/O drawers over I/O cages?
Support of increased number of features and ports per volume
The System z Technical Specialist is sizing a zEnterprise z196 + zBX for a multi-tier applications, which is running today on z10 EC and distributed environment under AIX. Which of the following should be used for the sizing of the proposed zEnterprise configuration?
Use zPCR or zCP3000 for the z196 sizing, and engage a Techline specialist for the POWER7 sizing.
The zEnterprise Technical Specialist is talking with the customer support group. The customer technical staff has made several statements regarding their individual understanding of the cabling for zBX racks. Which of the following customer statements is incorrect?
All cables required to implement and connect a zBX to the customer environment (LAN, SAN) must be ordered separately
A customer is planning to upgrade from a z9 BC to z114. The customer used carry-forward for the FICON cards when purchasing the z9. The FICON cards are used for accessing DASD via a 1Gb SAN. Which of the following is correct?
The customer has to purchase current FICON8S adapters and upgrade the SAN to at least 2Gb.
A new customer has approached a System z Technical Specialist to help them upgrade their older System z mainframe. Growth is minimal. Which of the following is needed to create an initial z114 configuration?
Installed Base System Report
Which of the following is a key benefit to customers who deploy zEnterprise compared to other solutions?
A hypervisor and hardware management across multiple platforms.
A System z technical specialist is designing a z196 solution. Which of the following may be selected using eConfig?
Select the total amount of user memory and the number and type of I/O ports
A customer is considering a z196 with a zBX. Which of the following is the best action a specialist could take to ensure customer satisfaction?
Conduct a "Fit for Purpose Study"
What is a key security differentiator of z/OS compared to distributed server operating systems?
z/OS utilizes SAF products like RACF to provide end to end security context
Which of the following FICON Express channels is supported on a new build z114 configuration?
A System z customer technical staff is planning to upgrade their z9 to a new z114 with a Migration Offering. The customer group is discussing their plan with the System z technical specialist. Which of the following customer statements is in error and must be corrected by the technical specialist?
For a Migration Offering upgrade the existing mainframe and parts must be returned to IBM within 120 days of the z114 ship date.
A prospective zEnterprise customer is fascinated with the addition of the zBX products. The sales specialist is discussing the flexibility of System z family of servers. Which of the following is a key aspect?
Binary compatibility between servers
Which of the following tools provides a financial analysis for a distributed server consolidation on System z opportunity at no cost to the customer?
Which of the following customer environments would be the est Fit?for the placement of a zBX?Which of the following customer environments would be the ?est Fit?for the placement of a zBX?
A customer that is running a legacy application in a multi-tier environment where the database is running on System z and the application servers are running on HP servers running a current Linux release.
A customer is looking for a solution that delivers a workload management across the platforms that run his core application. Additionally he is interested in a continuous availability solution that controls all components of the application independent of the platform that is used for the deployment. Which of the following makes zEnterprise the best match to those requirements?
The combination of Unified Resource Manager, GDPS and TSAMP meets all requirements without changes to the applications.
A banking customer is running z/OS 1.6 on a z9 EC, they plan to upgrade to z196. Which of the following should an IBM technical specialist review with the customer?
Verify capacity requirement, check the compatibility of the channels and upgrade z/OS 1.6 to a supported level
A presales TDA meeting is in review process the Technical Specialist finds a problem with the configuration. The incorrect power cord on the z196 was ordered. The machine order was placed and has a Plant Order Number in the system. Which of the following is the correct action to resolve problem?
Advise the sales specialist to alter the order to correct the power cord
A customer is planning an upgrade to a z196 from a System z9. They still have a high number of ESCON I/O channels on the current machine. The customer has no immediate plans to migrate away from their ESCON attached I/O devices. Which of the following actions should the Technical Specialist suggest?
The customer must verify the number of active ESCON ports required. Fewer than 240 ports may be carried over on the z196. Additional ESCON ports require ESCON to FICON convertors.
Which new z196 feature provides significant error detection and correction capabilities for bit, lane, DRAM, DIMM socket and memory channel failures?