IBM Certified Specialist - pSeries AIX System Support
Answers, Braindumps (000-199)
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A system administrator wants to examine the ODM's
Predefined Device Database (PdDv) on a H-70 server.
He uses the odmget command to query the database which
pulls information from several sections of the system.
Which of the following is an area that does NOT contain
A representative from the accounting department informed
systems support that backup jobs are not being run
on a daily basis as they should. These backup jobs
are scheduled to run via cron as the root user. If
the system administrator is logged in as root, what
command should be run to verify the jobs are scheduled
C crontab -l
D cat /var/spool/cron/crontabs
A script, /usr/local/bin/swaptool.ksh, is scheduled
to run every hour on the hour on an S-70 server. The
system administrator has noticed that the script has
failed to run for the past four hours. A ps –ef
indicates that cron is no longer running. What would
be the first step in examining this problem?
A Do a tail on /var/adm/cron/log to gather diagnostic
B Run the command /user/sbin/cron -d to create debug
output from cron.
C Reboot the system, cron can only be initiated at
system startup when the LED flashes 553.
D Do a crontab -v, see what cron-initiated processes
may still be running and kill those processes off.
The system administrator is planning to upgrade the
accounting application in /home/acct. Before the upgrade
the administrator would like to backup all of the
data in this directory. What is the proper syntax
of the backup command to perform this task?
A backup -cvf /dev/rmt0 /home/acct
B backup -ivf /dev/rmt0 /home/acct
C find /home/acct -print | backup -cvf /dev/rmt0
D find /home/acct -print | backup -ivf /dev/rmt0
The system administrator runs the command "backup
-ivf /dev/rmt0 /home" to backup the /home filesystem.
The command hangs. What is the most likely cause of
A Corrupted /home filesystem
B Problem with the tape drive
C The root filesystem is 100% full
D Incorrect syntax usage of the backup command
Using SMIT, a support specialist is installing a PTF
to correct a problem. The installation has failed.
Where would the support specialist look to troubleshoot
the cause of the installation failure?
A customer has asked a support specialist which fileset
to install in order to use the qprt command. The support
specialist is certain the fileset is in either printers.rte.
or bos.rte.printers. Which command could the support
specialist run against each fileset to verify which
fileset contains this executable?
A lslpp -f
B lslpp -c
C lppchk -c
D lppchk -f
During bootup, the support specialist notices LEDs
alternating between 223 and 229. This indicates an
invalid boot device. Assuming no hardware failures,
which of the following commands should be used next
in order to determine the boot device once in a maintenance
A lslv -m hd5
B lspv -m hd5
C bosboot -a -d hd5
D bootlist -m normal hd5
After a power failure, the system attempts to reboot
but hangs on 557. This indicates file system corruption.
Which of the following actions should be taken to
A restore /etc/filesystems from mksysb
B execute chfs -a size=+1 against all filesystems
C from a maintenace shell, run lppchk -v against all
D from a maintenance shell, run fsck -y against all
filesystems in rootvg
A system administrator is using installp to install
the software for a new SSA adapter that was just added
to an F50. The install seems to hang for an unusually
long time and the LED display reads 0c9. What is most
A The system is committing the SSA lpps.
B The system has crashed and is dumping.
C The system is running cfgmgr to add the device.
D The system is running diagnostics on the SSA subsystem.
ABC Company is trying to send a system dump to IBM
for analysis along with system data. Free space is
extremely tight. The system administrator logs in
as himself and issues the following command:
/usr/sbin/snap -gfkD -o /dev/rmt0. Nothing is created
on the tape. What could the problem be?
A Only root can run the snap command and 8MB of free
space must be available in the /tmp directory.
B The command should be /usr/sbin/snap -c -o /dev/rmt0
and there must be 8 MB of free space available in
C The estimated dump size estimated with the sysdumpdev
-e command, was too small and the dump was never created.
D There was no dump data created in /var/spool/tmp.
A dump needs to be created first before the snap command
can be run.