Power Systems with POWER8 Sales Skills V1
Question No: 31
What is the PVU value for an IBM two socket Scale-out system?
120 PVUs per system
70 PVUs per core
100 PVUs per socket
50 PVUs per processor
Explanation: You need 70 PVUs per core for a two socket scale-out system. Reference: https://www-
950.ibm.com/events/wwe/grp/grp019.nsf/vLookupPDFs/Vortrag 4 Lösunge n für Linux on Power 2/$file/Vortrag 4 Lösunge n für Linux on Power 2.pdf (page 7)
Question No: 32
Which POWER8 servers are NEBS (Network Equipment Building System) compliant?
S824L and S824
S822L and S812L
S822L and S822
S814 and S822
Explanation: S822 and S822L conform to the Network Equipment Building Systems (NEBS) Level 3 and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) standard.
Reference: http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi- bin/ssialias?subtype=WHamp;infotype=SAamp;appname=STGE_PO_PO_USENamp;htmlfid=POW0 3132USENamp;attachment=POW03132USEN.PDF
Question No: 33
What resource should be used to assemble the sales material for a competitive opportunity?
Answer: D Explanation:
FindIt ends the problem of matching sources to objects in a busy production environment. FindIt locates sources or objects on a single AS/400 (System i) or across a network of many AS/400 systems, and lets you instantly match the correct version of a source against that live object.
On a command line simply enter FIND followed by the name of the source member, and FindIt displays a complete list of all versions of that source, showing where the source is located, giving source files, libraries and iSeries systems.
Question No: 34
A customer wants to deploy a new private cloud infrastructure and is evaluating both x86 and Power System technologies.
What benefit can be achieved by IBM Power Systems Solution Edition for Cloud?
It is pre-built and pre-installed based on customizable configurations.
It is pre-installed with fixed configurations.
It is packaged as an appliance for fast time to value and minimal risk.
It provides reference configurations so a customer can implement a solution with minimal risk.
Answer: A Explanation:
The IBM Power Systems Solution Edition for Cloud helps speed up and simplifies the deployment of a cloud with OpenStack based cloud management software delivered on a pre-built and pre-installed Power Systems enterprise platform. The Solution Edition is easy to order, includes configurable hardware choices to address customer needs and preferences, and ensures successful deployment with optional IBM Lab Services implementation. Building on IBM PowerVM庐 virtualization and IBM PowerVC鈩?management, the Solution Edition for Cloud provides cloud capabilities based on a flexible and extensible OpenStack platform with fast and automated installation, an intuitive and
easy to use interface, automated deployment, image management, workload metering, and the self-service features of cloud.
Question No: 35
A customer is considering the E880 server with PowerVC to simplify virtualization management.
Which software product includes PowerVC?
AIX 7 Standard Edition
AIX 7 Enterprise Edition
AIX 6 Express Edition
PowerVM Enterprise Edition
Reference: http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi- bin/ssialias?infotype=OCamp;subtype=NAamp;htmlfid=897/ENUS5765- G99amp;appname=System Storage
Question No: 36
An existing POWER8 customer with an E870 recently acquired a small company with an x86 Linux server running a scripting Java application. They would like to run that application on their E870, but are concerned about the porting effort.
How should the salesperson respond?
Well-written Linux on x86 applications written in scripting Java or most interpretive languages will run as is, with no changes.
IBM Bluemix is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering that creates a hybrid OpenStack environment of AIX, IBM i and Linux.
POWER8 systems come with Nvidia coprocessors designed specifically to run most x86
Linux applications in their native modes.
PowerKVM is an open-source virtualization solution designed to run Linux-only applications written in C and Java applications from x86.
Explanation: IBM reports that 100 percent of hardware-agnostic Linux on x86 applications written in scripting (e.g., Java) or interpretive languages (e.g., PHP, Phyton, Perl, Ruby, etc.) will run as is with no changes.
Question No: 37
A client wants a proposal for a POWER8 server to support deployment of a new mobile application. What information is most valuable to configure the new server?
Types of mobile devices
Expected transaction volume
Question No: 38
A customer is close to maximum energy consumption in their data center and wants to measure and predict energy use.
Which POWER8 feature will provide the required function?
Power saver mode
Power core nap mode
Answer: D Explanation:
EnergyScale provides continuous collection of real-time server energy consumption. It
enables administrators to predict power consumption across their infrastructure and to react to business and processing needs. For example, administrators can use such information to predict data center energy consumption at various times of the day, week, or month.
Reference: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpapers/pdfs/redp5102.pdf (page 95)
Question No: 39
A customer wants to use a virtualization technology that has a consistent interface across both the x86 and Power platforms.
Which hypervisor for Power Systems will satisfy their requirement?
Explanation: PowerVM is a hypervisor for Power systems that has a consistent interface across x86 and power platforms.
Question No: 40
A customer has a 6TB database that needs a very high performance solution at the lowest cost.
Which system is the more cost effective solution?
The S824 with attached FlashSystem 840.
The S824 with integrated SSDs and V5000.
An E870 with internal disk drives and SSDs.
The S824 with internal disk drives and SSDs with Easy Tier.
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