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Which of the following should be used to determine
the capacity requirements of an IBM TotalStorage Enterprise
Storage Server (ESS) opportunity?
A. The number of back-end device adapter pairs
B. The number of servers attached in ESCON/FICON mode
C. The number of disk volumes being copied during
a full backup
D. The number and type of Database Index volumes installed
(Oracle, Informix, etc.)
Abc .com has a requirement to connect ten (10) servers
in one building on a campus to a disk pool in another
building. High data availability is a requirement.
The distance between the servers and the disk is 4,000
meters. The best and most cost-effective solution
would involve using an IBM TotalStorage Enterprise
Storage Server with Native Fibre and which of the
A. Two IBM TotalStorage SAN Switches F16 with 10 Short
Wave and 6 Long Wave SFPs
B. Two IBM TotalStorage SAN Switches F16 with 10 Long
Wave and 6 Short Wave SFPs
C. One IBM TotalStorage SAN Switches F32 with 16 Short
Wave and 16 Long Wave SFPs
D. Two IBM TotalStorage SAN Switches F32 with 8 Long
Wave and 16 Short Wave SFPs
Abc .com has several iSeries servers connected to
an existing IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server
and wants to purchase an additional ESS for disaster
recovery purposes. The distance between the sites
is 200km. Which of the following should the storage
specialist recommend to ensure data availability?
Abc .com is installing an IBM TotalStorage Enterprise
Storage Server in an IBM eServer zSeries environment
and wants to review the latest installation hints
and tips. Where would the customer look for this information?
A. Q Bucket
B. PSP Bucket
C. PAV Bucket
D. MA Bucket
Which of the following capabilities is NOT offered
in the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server
A. Asset Management
B. Capacity Management
C. Performance Management
D. Configuration Management
Abc .com currently has two IBM TotalStorage Enterprise
Storage Servers and is purchasing three more. How
many Master Console ports will be available for future
The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server provides
data sharing where a single copy of the data can be
accessed from multiple homogeneous open system platforms.
Which of the following functions must the applications
A. A locking mechanism to ensure write integrity
B. A data-chaining mechanism
C. A sequential data access mechanism
D. A mechanism to exploit multiple allegiance
A storage specialist will be conducting a technical
presentation on disaster recovery implementation for
a client. Who would be the most important person to
attend the presentation in order to ensure project
A. End User Department Manager
B. Chief Executive Officer
C. System Administrator
D. IT Director
Abc .com has installed an IBM TotalStorage Enterprise
Storage Server. The customer has determined that the
Return On Investment (ROI) is eight months, based
on reduction of management costs. The customer is
willing to share this ROI information. Who is the
person most interested in this type of information?
A. IT director
B. Purchasing agent
C. Data Center manager
D. End-user Department manager
Abc .com requires regular access to large amounts
of sequential data. Some of the data is used infrequently.
Time to access the first byte of data is not significant;
however, performance requirements after that first
access are medium to high. Which of the following
could best meet these technical needs?
A. Disk only
B. Disk or Tape
C. Tape or Optical
D. Optical only
Abc .com has an installed IBM TotalStorage Enterprise
Storage Server (ESS) Model 800 with 20TB of storage,
32GB cache and ESCON channels. The customer is beginning
to experience throughput performance issues and has
no additional ESCON channel expansion ability. To
best address these performance considerations, what
path should be suggested?
A. Add a second ESS to allow additional ESCON connections.
B. Convert the installed ESS from ESCON to FICON connections.
C. Increase the cache on the ESS from 32GB to 48GB.
D. Add additional eight-packs to provide more disk
arms and increase performance.
Abc .com has an IBM eServer zSeries server with IBM
9393 RAMAC Virtual Array (RVA) disk storage. The customer
also has a number of UNIX and Microsoft Windows servers
located throughout the building. Each server has a
large amount of disk storage. The customer is considering
consolidation of all disk storage. Which of the following
is the most important area to explore with the Chief
Information Officer (CIO)?
A. What are the business issues driving the decision
B. What is the current disk capacity utilization across
the open systems servers?
C. What is the effort to convert SnapShot jobstreams
D. What is the forecast for capacity growth in data
storage for the next year?
A storage specialist is proposing a 2TB IBM TotalStorage
Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) to replace a five-year
old 1TB disk subsystem that the customer purchased
in the used equipment market. Which of the following
would provide an effective cost justification for
migration to ESS?
A. Centralized management
B. Multi-platform attach capability
C. Three year warranty
D. FlashCopy feature