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Assessment: SPARC T5 Systems Installation and Maintenance

(Answer all questions in this section)


1. Which of the statements are correct? Check all that apply. Mark for Review
(1) Points
(Choose all correct answers)
The minimum number of CMs in a T5-8 is 1.
The T5-8 CMs and the T5-4 CMs are the same (*)
The T5-8 supports 16 PCIe low-profile cards. (*)
The T5-8 supports 128 DIMM slots. (*)
The T5-2 supports 8 PCIe low-profile cards.
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2. Which of the following are members of the SPARC T5 family? Check all that
apply. Mark for Review
(1) Points
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T5-8 (*)
T5-1B Blade (*)
T5-2 (*)
T5-4 (*)
T5-6
Correct!
3. The ____ runs its own embedded operating system. Mark for Review
(1) Points
Logical Domains Manager
Oracle ILOM service processor (*)
Hardware Management Pack

OpenBoot PROM
Correct!
4. On a T5-2, what is the name of the bottom disk? Mark for Review
(1) Points
Disk 8
Disk 0 (*)
Disk 1
Disk 6
Correct!
5. Which of the following are applicable or characteristic of a "Hot-Swap"
component. Mark for Review
(1) Points
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Typical examples would be PCIe Express modules
Typical examples here are a single RAID disk or a power supplies (*)
refers to the ability to perform hot-plug operations, with the additional necessity
of some operator actions (invocation of a CLI or actuating a hot service button on
the component to be removed).
refers to an operation where you walk up to the box, yank something out,
replace it, and you are done Refers to an operation where you walk up to the
system, remove the board or component, replace it, and you are done (*)
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6. During a service call, when replacing the motherboard, how do you preserve the
server's original host ID and MAC addreess? Mark for Review
(1) Points
Move the service processor card from the old system to the new system.
Back up the service processor configuration details from the old system, and
restore on the new system.

Move the System Configuration PROM from the old motherboard to the new
motherboard. (*)
For security, it is not possible to preserve the server's host ID and MAC address.
Correct!
7. Which of the statements are correct? Check all that apply. Mark for Review
(1) Points
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While 32GB DIMMs will work on the blade, only the 16GB DIMM is being qualified.
(*)
The T5-1B integrates into the Sun Blade 6000 architecture. (*)
The T5-1B features RAID 0, 1 and hot-plug disks. (*)
The T5-1B supports 2x hot-plug PCIe 2.0 x8 Express Modules (*)
The T5-1B supports 2x hot-plug PCIe 3.0 x8 Express Modules
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8. Which of the following power management features are available for SPARC T5?
Mark for Review
(1) Points
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Dynamic Voltage & Frequency Scaling (DVFS) (*)
Coherency Link Scaling (*)
IFS (Intelligent Fan Control) (*)
Cycle Skipping (*)
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9. What is the minimum number of installed power supplies that are required if
you want to hot-swap a power supply on a SPARC T5-8 server? Mark for Review

(1) Points
3 (*)
2
1
4
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10. Which of the following are applicable or characteristic of a "Hot-Service"
component. Mark for Review
(1) Points
(Choose all correct answers)
Typical examples would be PCIe Express modules (*)
refers to the ability to perform hot-plug operations, with the additional necessity
of some operator actions (invocation of a CLI or actuating a hot service button on
the component to be removed) (*)
refers to an operation where you walk up to the box, yank something out,
replace it, and you are done Refers to an operation where you walk up to the
system, remove the board or component, replace it, and you are done
The system will notify the user when it is safe to remove the component (*)
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11. Which of the statements are correct? Check all that apply. Mark for Review
(1) Points
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The T5-8 supports 8 HDD or SSDs. (*)
The T5-8 has hot-plug disks and PCIe cards. (*)
The T5-8 has redundant and hot-swappable fans and power supplies. (*)
The T5-8 supports 1, 2, 3, or 4 Compute Modules.
The T5-8 supports 16 HDD or SSDs.

Correct!
12. Which of the following are elements of higher RAS for SPARC T5? Mark for
Review
(1) Points
Solaris 11 FMA
All of the above. (*)
SPARC T5 processor and system architecture
I/O and Memory
OVM Hypervisor
Correct!
13. Which PCIe slots are available in a T5-4 system with one CM? Mark for
Review
(1) Points
One through fifteen
One through sixteen
One through eight
One through fourteen (*)
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14. What is Critical Thread Optimization? Mark for Review
(1) Points
Recognized by Oracle Solaris Scheduler as a thread that should run by itself on a
single core (*)
The ability to bind individual threads to a processor
The ability to dynamically alloate core resources among active threads
Part of the Processor Sets feature of Oracle Solaris that defines a group of logical
processors and schedules threads on them

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15. Which three options are formal steps in the EIS methodology? Mark for
Review
(1) Points
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System sizing
Installation configuration planning (*)
Site audit (*)
System test (*)
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16. What is out-of-order execution? Mark for Review
(1) Points
A feature of certain multicore processors, where a core can be given processing
priority over other cores
A feature of certain operating systems, where programs are executed based on
the availability of data
A memory architecture feature, where specific data can be delivered to
processors at the fastest possible rate
A feature of certain processors, where instructions are processed based on the
availability of data (*)
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17. In general, when labeling a cable, the host connection should follow the
format: and ____. Mark for Review
(1) Points
<cable no.>
<insertion point>
<port no.> (*)
<rack no.>

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18. What is the primary purpose of the EIS Test Procedure Plan? Mark for Review
(1) Points
To confirm that the Explorer Data Collector has been run and analyzed by the
Oracle Risk Analysis System
To formally document and present the output of the Sun Validation Test Suite
(SunVTS)
To generate a test plan and related scripts to be run by the customer to validate
the EIS installation
To capture and agree on the tests that will be applied by the installer to Oracle
products during an EIS installation (*)
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19. In a T5-8 with two active CMs, what are in the other two CM slots? Mark for
Review
(1) Points
Full CMs with no CPU and no DIMMs
They have to be empty for airflow.
PFM is a Processor Module Filler Board, or Processor Filler Module. (*)
Nothing, they can be empty.
Correct!
20. Which of the following are Virtualization capabilities of the SPARC T5 solution?
Mark for Review
(1) Points
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iPARS
Logical Domains (*)

LPARS
Oracle Solaris Zones (*)
Dynamic Domains
Correct!
21. Which of the statements are correct? Check all that apply. Mark for Review
(1) Points
The T5-4 uses the same SP as the T4-4
The T5-4 uses the same PCIe cards as the T4-4
The T5-4 uses the same SP, power supplies, disks, DIMMs and CPU as the T5-8 (*)
The T5-4 uses the same CMs as the T4-4.
The T5-4 uses the same power supply as the T4-4
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22. In order to consolidate the applications on a SPARC T5 server, you require
virtual machines that run an independent operating system instance. Which
virtualization technology did you select? Mark for Review
(1) Points
Oracle Solaris Containers
Oracle VM Server for SPARC (*)
Oracle VirtualBox
Dynamic Domains
Correct!
23. Which of the statements are correct? Check all that apply. Mark for Review
(1) Points
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The 8-way architecture can grow to 128 or 256 processors.

Using a crossbar switch would have allowed for point-to-point communications,


but would have added latency and cost to the server. (*)
The 4-way T3 and T4 used snoopy-based communication between CPUs, but this
slows performance down for larger 8-way system. (*)
The best design is providing 7 links per CPU so the server could grow to 8-way
glueless. (*)
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24. ILOM supports which interface capabilities? Mark for Review
(1) Points
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rKVMS (*)
BlueTooth
Console Redirection (*)
IPMI (*)
CLI or Browser (*)
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25. Which of the statements are correct? Check all that apply. Mark for Review
(1) Points
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The T5-2 has 8 drive bays
The T5-2 has 6 drive bays (*)
The T5-2 supports 6 of the 10GbE ports
The T5-2 supports 32 DIMM slots (*)
The T5-2 supports 8 PCIe low-profile cards. (*)
Correct!