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1. What are the foundational components of Acropolis?

Acropolis File Services, Acropolis Block Services, Prism


Distributed Storage Fabric, App Mobility Fabric, Acropolis Hypervisor
Acropolis File Services, Acropolis Block Services, Acropolis Hypervisor

2. Nutanix’s Prism product is:

A downloadable desktop- and mobile-friendly app that allows you to manage your virtual environment
A desktop-only app that enables single- and multicluster management
A web console that allows you to manage your virtual environment

3. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform operates on which third party hardware?

NetApp
Cisco UCS
EMC

4. When does the Prism Starter license need to be renewed?

Once a year
Once every two years
Once every five years
Never

5. If you want to upgrade to Prism Pro and unlock additional features, you need to purchase:

One license per cluster


One license per node
One license per block

6. What is the purpose of add-on licenses?

Activates a 60-day trial for Acropolis Pro/Ultimate licenses, so you can try before you buy
Adds a single feature to Acropolis Starter/Pro, depending on the type of add-on purchased
Expands the feature set of the Starter license to include all Pro/Ultimate license features

7. What are the foundational components of Acropolis?

Acropolis File Services, Acropolis Block Services, Prism


Distributed Storage Fabric, App Mobility Fabric, Acropolis Hypervisor
Acropolis File Services, Acropolis Block Services, Acropolis Hypervisor
8. Nutanix’s Prism product is:

A downloadable desktop- and mobile-friendly app that allows you to manage your virtual environment
A desktop-only app that enables single- and multicluster management
A web console that allows you to manage your virtual environment

9. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform operates on which third party hardware?

NetApp
Cisco UCS
EMC

10. When does the Prism Starter license need to be renewed?

Once a year
Once every two years
Once every five years
Never

11. If you want to upgrade to Prism Pro and unlock additional features, you need to purchase:

One license per cluster


One license per node
One license per block

12. What is the purpose of add-on licenses?

Activates a 60-day trial for Acropolis Pro/Ultimate licenses, so you can try before you buy
Adds a single feature to Acropolis Starter/Pro, depending on the type of add-on purchased
Expands the feature set of the Starter license to include all Pro/Ultimate license features

13. Which physical characteristics of a datacenter should be discussed when evaluating a new
customer network?

Network switch types


Remote support services
SSL certificates

14. With which cluster components do Controller VMs communicate?

The SMB interface


The IPMI interface
The .NET Framework
The VDI interface
15. How many IP addresses does each node of a Nutanix cluster require?

2
3
4
5

16. Which of the following rack mounting guidelines are accurate?

Most circuits cannot be overloaded by a Nutanix block


Do not compromise air flow to rack equipment
Nutanix equipment can tolerate temperatures in excess of room ambient

17. To ensure cluster security, Nutanix allows you to lock down access to the ___________ and
___________.

Processing, memory resources


Prism, Prism Central interface
Controller VM, hypervisor

18. To eliminate the possibility of an SSL fallback situation and denied access to Web console,
what needs to be done?

Enable SSLv2 and SSLv3 in any browser used for access and enable TLS
Disable SSLv2 and SSLv3 in any browser used for access and enable TLS
Disable SSLv2 and SSLv3 in any browser used for access and disable TLS
Enable SSLv2 and SSLv3 in any browser used for access and disable TLS

19. Enabling encryption is not recommended because of the penalty to cluster performance.

True, the performance penalty is significant


False, configuring encryption correctly can ensure optimal use of resources
False, the performance penalty is minimal and worth the added security
False, enabling encryption does not result in a performance penalty

20. Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) should be run: (Select all that apply)

After installing a cluster


When a node or cluster fails
During the node upgrade process to ensure node compatibility
To validate whether or not a cluster’s hardware is applicable for the latest Nutanix upgrades.
21. Which of the following optional settings is enabled by default?

Remote connection support


SNMP
Alert email contacts

22. The ________ support feature automatically sends cluster status information to Nutanix
support through port 80 or 8443.

Pulse

23. What is the difference between a storage pool and a storage container?

A storage pool is a physical entity, a storage container is a logical one


A storage pool is a logical group of physical disks, a storage container is a subset of the pool
A storage container is a logical group of physical disks, a storage pool is a subset of the container

24. What is deduplication?

A compression process through which the effective usable space on a cluster is increased
A process that involves sharing identical VM data for better performance and space savings
A container setting that allows data to be either compressed on write, or compressed after it is written

25. The use of a parity calculation to maintain data redundancy and optimize space savings is
called:

Post-process compression
Inline compression
Deduplication
Erasure coding

26. How is data handled if post-process compression is enabled on a cluster?

Two compression passes for maximum space savings – one pass during write and one after the write process is
completed
Data is compressed as it is being written
Data is compressed after it has been written
27. As part of MapReduce Tiering, Nutanix will typically migrate data from:

Hot tier to cold tier


Cold tier on the local node to cold tier on a remote node
Local host to remote host

28. Where is a write request first stored? (choose one)

In the Oplog on the HDD drive(s)


In the Oplog on the SSD drive(s)
In the Content Cache on the HDD drive(s)
In the Content Cache on the SSD drive(s)

29. Some components of a cluster which should not be configured except under the guidance of
Nutanix support are:

Storage Container size, number of Storage pools


Controller VM settings, local datastore name
Default images available in Prism, data protection and replication target settings

30. Why is it inadvisable to modify/reconfigure certain components of a Nutanix cluster?

May render the cluster inoperable


Complexity of reconfiguration
Only Nutanix Support is qualified to make these changes
Only Nutanix Support can access these settings/parameters for modification

31. For which hypervisors is in-place hypervisor conversion supported?

ESXi to AHV, and back


ESXi to Hyper-V, and back
Hyper-V to AHV, and back

32. Select the component that comprises a Nutanix Node.

Controller VM
Fibre Channel Adapter
Network switches

33. Where is VM data stored on a Nutanix cluster?

Only on the local node, to ensure fastest possible IO


On the local node for fast IO, and a remote node for redundancy
Only on a remote node, to ensure data availability in case of node failure
34. What is the purpose of the Image Service feature?

To import images directly into virtualization management


To provide access to the metadata of existing images
To allow users to deploy the default images that are shipped with a Nutanix cluster
To allow VMs to read the contents of uploaded image files via virtual CD-ROM drives

35. Which of these protocols can be used to upload an image to the image service?

SMB
FTP
iSCSI
NFS

36. What are the Nutanix Guest Tools?

A software bundle that registers VMs with the Prism interface for management
A software bundle that enables the use of advanced features for VM management
A software bundle that enables snapshot and data protection capabilities for Windows and Linux VMs

37. What are some of the advantages of using Acropolis Block Services?

Upgrading a cluster is seamless and nondisruptive to applications


Storage can be expanded easily, by adding more hard disks instead of new nodes
Space savings is dramatically increased because of enhanced compression capabilities

38. What is the purpose of Acropolis File Services?

Share files between user workstations or VMs


Manage file storage efficiently on hot and cold storage tiers
Work in tandem with a third-party file server to provide a high-performance file sharing system

39. Acropolis File Services uses Access Based Enumeration to:

Allow users to only view files/folders to which they have read access
Allow users to see all files/folders, but only open those that they have permissions to access
Authenticate users as they log on to the file share, as an additional layer of security

40. Can a Nutanix cluster withstand the failure of a single CVM?

Yes, the cluster can withstand the failure of a single CVM


Yes, the cluster will only go down if a physical disk fails
No, if a CVM fails, the cluster will go down immediately
41. What will happen to user VMs on a Nutanix cluster if a host fails?

All HA-protected VMs will be automatically restarted on a new host


All VMs will be automatically restarted on a new host
All HA-protected VMs will need to be manually restarted on a new host

42. The Nutanix Integrated Data Protection offering is integrated because: (Choose all that apply)

It provides a solution for both native on-site backups and remote replication for off-site backup and disaster
recovery
Snapshots are replicated to the cloud by default
Antivirus and Antimalware protection is integrated

43. What is the purpose of the Witness VM?

Monitor Metro Availability configuration health


Monitor and remediate network interruptions between multiple failover sites
Generate notifications so that admins can perform failover operations in case of a site failure

44. Which of these is a requirement for the Witness VM?

The Witness must have separate power and network connections from the failover sites
The Witness must be running on compatible NX/HX/XC hardware with AHV
The Witness requires 1 vCPU, 2 GB memory, and 20 GB storage

45. What is the purpose of Affinity Policies?

To control the placement of VMs


To control resource allocation to VMs
To ensure that VMs are always moved to hosts on which their data is stored, for data locality

46. What is the purpose of Anti-affinity Policies?

To keep specific VMs apart, so that if a single host goes down, multiple VMs do not
To keep specific VMs apart, to ensure effective resource utilization on a single host
To keep specific VMs apart, to eliminate resource hotspots/contention in a cluster
47. What is the purpose of cross hypervisor disaster recovery?

To protect the integrity of the hypervisor and its data in the event of a failure
To allow VMs to be migrated from one hypervisor to another in the event of a failure
To enable portability of a hypervisor in the event of a hardware failure

48. Is it possible to create a single-node cluster for use as a replication target?

Yes, this feature was introduced in AOS 4.5


Yes, this feature was introduced in AOS 4.7
Yes, this feature was introduced in AOS 5.0
No

49. When the health status icon is yellow, it means the status is:

Healthy
Warning
Alert
Unhealthy

50. How can you access the Nutanix Command Line Interface (nCLI)?

In Prism, navigate to the Management Dashboard and select nCLI from the main menu
In a browser, navigate to <IP address of a node>/cmd
In Prism, download the Nutanix Command Line interface

51. In Nutanix Command-Line Interface (nCLI) commands, each entity has a unique set of
actions, but a common action across all entities is:

list

52. What is the Prism Self-Service Portal?

A feature that simplifies VM creation and deletion operations for Nutanix Admins
A feature that allows Nutanix Admins to remediate cluster issues without assistance from Nutanix support
A feature that allows consumers of IT infrastructure to provision and manage VMs

53. What is the purpose of a project in the Self-Service Portal? (Choose all that apply)

It defines a collection of users and specifies the role for those users
It enables automatic, proportionate assignment of infrastructure resources to users and sets default usage limits
It automatically assigns ownership of existing VMs within Prism to specific AD users
54. Which of the following entities does the Prism Health Dashboard display information for?

VMs, hosts, and disks


Hosts, disks, and switches
VMs, disks, and datastores

55. Prism’s Analysis dashboard allows you to:

View detailed alert and event statistics


Monitor metrics for different entities
View detailed cluster health statistics

56. For how long is performance data saved in Prism?

1 month
3 months
6 months
12 months

57. Can cluster performance data be viewed outside of Prism?

No, the web interface is required to access the Analysis dashboard


Yes, data can be exported as a PDF/Word report
Yes, data can be exported as a CSV/JSON file

58. The Alerts Dashboard displays information for:

Alerts and events for all entities in a cluster


Alerts and events for user-specified entities in a cluster
Performance for all entities in a cluster
Performance for user-specified entities in a cluster

59. How frequently are email alerts triggered by Prism Central?

Every time an event occurs and is logged in Prism


Once every day, by default, with a list of all alerts for the day
For each event or once a day or both, depending on user-defined settings

60. How is Prism Central different from Prism Element?

None of the Prism Central dashboards are the same as Prism Element
Prism Central includes significantly more options for cluster user management
Prism Central has additional management capabilities with Calm, Flow and Beam
61. How does Prism Central aggregate data from multiple clusters in an environment?

After Prism Central is set up, clusters are automatically detected and data is automatically populated
After Prism Central is set up, it draws data from each of the individual Prism Element records to display
aggregated information
After Prism Central is set up, clusters must be registered before Prism Central can display data in any of the
dashboards

62. What new features does the Prism Pro license add to Prism Central?

Custom dashboards, disaster recovery, data protection


Capacity planning, custom dashboards, advanced search
Detailed analytics, performance monitoring, issue remediation

63. Which of these resources does capacity planning analyze to make its recommendations?

CPU, memory, storage


VMs, users, application storage
CPU, memory, VMs

64. What does Scenario view of Prism’s Planning dashboard allow you to do?

Create what if scenario to assess resource requirements for potential future workloads
Create what if scenario to analyze current resource bottlenecks
Create what if scenario to view IT spend projections for the next 3 months

65. Which of the following are the default tabs on Prism Central’s main menu?

Alerts
Data Protection
Hardware
VM

66. What is the purpose of a proxy whitelist in Prism Central?

Force the use of proxy servers for all network traffic between Prism Central and its managed clusters
Allow network traffic between Prism Central and its managed clusters to bypass proxy servers
67. With regard to cluster expansion, which of the statements is true?

Only data on the first node added will be destroyed


Nutanix clusters must be grown by at least 2 nodes or data loss will occur
Existing data, if any, on the node or nodes being added will be destroyed
Nodes added from an existing cluster to another cluster will not suffer data loss

68. To upgrade a cluster to a new version of AOS, you must:

Upgrade the Master Controller VM of the cluster


Upgrade every node in the cluster

69. What is the term for which a Nutanix Starter license is issued?

One-year
Three-years
Five-years
No term, license never expires

70. If two nodes in a cluster have pro licenses and two nodes in the same cluster have ultimate
licenses, then all nodes will effectively have pro licenses and access to that feature set only.

True
False

71. What is the difference between a storage pool and a storage container?

A storage pool is a physical entity, a storage container is a logical one


A storage pool is a logical group of physical disks, a storage container is a subset of the pool
A storage container is a logical group of physical disks, a storage pool is a subset of the container

72. What is deduplication?

A compression process through which the effective usable space on a cluster is increased
A process that involves sharing identical VM data for better performance and space savings
A container setting that allows data to be either compressed on write, or compressed after it is written

73. The use of a parity calculation to maintain data redundancy and optimize space savings is
called:

Post-process compression
Inline compression
Deduplication
Erasure coding
74. How is data handled if post-process compression is enabled on a cluster?

Two compression passes for maximum space savings – one pass during write and one after the write process is
completed
Data is compressed as it is being written
Data is compressed after it has been written

75. For which hypervisors is in-place hypervisor conversion supported?

ESXi to AHV, and back


ESXi to Hyper-V, and back
Hyper-V to AHV, and back

76. What is the purpose of the Image Service feature?

To import images directly into virtualization management


To provide access to the metadata of existing images
To allow users to deploy the default images that are shipped with a Nutanix cluster
To allow VMs to read the contents of uploaded image files via virtual CD-ROM drives

77. Which of these protocols can be used to upload an image to the image service?

SMB
FTP
iSCSI
NFS

78. What is the purpose of the Witness VM?

Monitor Metro Availability configuration health


Monitor and remediate network interruptions between multiple failover sites
Generate notifications so that admins can perform failover operations in case of a site failure

79. Which of these is a requirement for the Witness VM?

The Witness must have separate power and network connections from the failover sites
The Witness must be running on compatible NX/HX/XC hardware with AHV
The Witness requires 1 vCPU, 2 GB memory, and 20 GB storage

80. What is the purpose of Affinity Policies?

To control the placement of VMs


To control resource allocation to VMs
To ensure that VMs are always moved to hosts on which their data is stored, for data locality
81. What is the purpose of Anti-affinity Policies?

To keep specific VMs apart, so that if a single host goes down, multiple VMs do not
To keep specific VMs apart, to ensure effective resource utilization on a single host
To keep specific VMs apart, to eliminate resource hotspots/contention in a cluster

82. What is the purpose of cross hypervisor disaster recovery?

To protect the integrity of the hypervisor and its data in the event of a failure
To allow VMs to be migrated from one hypervisor to another in the event of a failure
To enable portability of a hypervisor in the event of a hardware failure

83. Is it possible to create a single-node cluster for use as a replication target?

Yes, this feature was introduced in AOS 4.5


Yes, this feature was introduced in AOS 4.7
Yes, this feature was introduced in AOS 5.0
No

84. What are the Nutanix Guest Tools?


A software bundle that registers VMs with the Prism interface for management
A software bundle that enables the use of advanced features for VM management
A software bundle that enables snapshot and data protection capabilities for Windows and Linux VMs

85. What are some of the advantages of using Acropolis Block Services?

Upgrading a cluster is seamless and nondisruptive to applications


Storage can be expanded easily, by adding more hard disks instead of new nodes
Space savings is dramatically increased because of enhanced compression capabilities.

86. What is the purpose of Acropolis File Services?

Share files between user workstations or VMs


Manage file storage efficiently on hot and cold storage tiers
Work in tandem with a third-party file server to provide a high-performance file sharing system

87. Acropolis File Services uses Access Based Enumeration to:

Allow users to only view files/folders to which they have read access
Allow users to see all files/folders, but only open those that they have permissions to access
Authenticate users as they log on to the file share, as an additional layer of security