High End Tape Solutions, Version 3
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A tape marketing specialist is asked to determine
the number of cartridge slots currently under STK
silo automation. Which of the following would give
the key information necessary to determine the statistic?
A. The number of installed Timberline drives (9490)
B. The number of installed Library Storage Modules
C. The number of installed Library Management Units
D. The number of installed Automated Cartridge Systems
Which technology is unique to the IBM TotalStorage
3592 tape drive and represents an IBM competitive
A. Magnetoresistive flat lap heads
B. WORM (Write Once Read Many)
C. Surface Control Guiding System
D. Virtual Back hitch
Which of the following issues should be focused on
during a presentation to the Chief Executive Officer
on the benefits of the IBM 3592 tape drive?
A. IBM 3592 utilizes LZ1 compression, which provides
equivalent compression to IDRC.
B. IBM 3592 meets the data rate, reliability, and
performance needs of the installation.
C. IBM 3592 uses serpentine longitudinal recording
to fill a cartridge.
D. IBM 3592 is a long term, cost-effective solution
that addresses the company's critical business
Several tape drives will be added to an IBM TotalStorage
Virtual Tape Server. Which of the following may be
an effect of this upgrade?
A. Recall rate will be reduced, resulting in faster
input job times
B. Tape Volume Cache utilization will increase, resulting
in longer job times
C. Cache-full throttling will decrease, resulting
in faster output job times
D. Physical stacked volume consumption will increase,
resulting in the requirement for additional cartridges
A customer has an IBM 3494-B18 VTS installation with
four IBM 3590 drives. The customer has
been complaining about lengthy mount times for virtual
volumes. Analysis shows the average
number of physical drives in use is 3.6 or more for
a period of twelve hours in a typical day.
Which of the following activities should be performed
next to solve the problem with the LEAST
A. Add TVC capacity.
B. Add the EHPO option
C. Add two 3590 drives
D. Add the Performance Accelerator feature
A customer currently has an IBM TotalStorage Enterprise
Automated Tape Library (3494) and the
* One IBM 3494-L14 with no drives installed
* Two IBM 3494-D14s with a total of 8 IBM 3590 drives
* one IBM 3494-D24 with 8 IBM 3592 drives
The customer wants to improve the tape library availability
due to new service level commitment
from the IT director. Which of the following is the
best availability solution?
A. Upgrade the 3494 with HA1
B. Upgrade the 3494 with HA1 and dual power support
C. Upgrade the 3494 with HA1 and dual power support
D. Upgrade the 3494 with HA1 and dual power support
on 3494-D14 and D24
Which of the following is the purpose of using track
A. Align read/write heads
B. Correct take-up reel threading
C. Provide Back-hitching ability
D. Record read/write errors correctly
Which of the following best describes Standby Virtual
Tape Controllers (VTCs) in a Peer-to-Peer
A. The Standby VTCs must be connected to the Master
VTS in order to be used.
B. The Standby VTCs must be connected to both VTSs
before they can be used.
C. The Standby VTCs will automatically take over if
the production VTCs fail.
D. The Standby VTCs must not be powered on while the
production VTCs are active.
Who of the following managers is responsible for decisions
regarding the strategic direction of a
company's information technology infrastructure?
A. I/T Director
B. Operations Manager
C. Performance Analyst
D. Chief Operation Officer
A customer's I/T Director has asked for a presentation
on IBM storage technology. Recent
changes in government regulations will require a significant
increase in the amount of data that
must be archived and protected from alteration. Which
of the following IBM products should be
A. IBM 3995 Optical Library
B. IBM LTO Ultrium 2 Tape Drive
C. IBM 3592 TotalStorage Tape Drive
D. IBM 3583 TotalStorage Scalable Library
Which of the following is a valid attachment for an
IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape
Library (3494) in a OS/390 and/or z/OS environment?
A. FICON data path and FICON control path
B. FICON data path and Ethernet control path
C. ESCON data path and Ethernet control path
D. Fibre Channel data path and Fibre Channel control
An IBM TotalStorage Virtual Tape Server customer is
continually experiencing extended job run
times. Which of the following is the most probable
A. Tape cartridge shortage
B. 3490 physical drive shortage
C. Shortage of virtual 3490 drives
D. Tape Volume Cache over-commitment