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Q:
What is a U?
A:
Server rack unit of measurement
Q:
How many inches is a U?
A:
1.75"
Q:
Sizes servers rack mount servers usually come in?
1U, 2U, 4U, 5U
Q:
How many U's are in a rack?
A:
42 U's
Q:
What do you need to do when moving a rack?
A:
Empty it
Q:
What's a KVM?
A:
Keyboard Video Monitor switch
Q:
What does a KVM do?
A:
It swiches keyboard, video and monitor between multiple comupters
Q:
Three server form factors
A:
Pedistal, rack mountable and blade
Q:
How many U's is a typical blade server?
A:
3U's
Q:
What is a name for a blade server enclosure?
A:
Blade center
Q:
What do blade servers plug into in a blade enclosure
A:
backplane
Q:
What's the % of cable reduction in a blade center
A:
90%
Q:
What environments are blade servers suited to
A:
Tier1 and tier2 environments such as email, web, directory, firewalls, etc
Q:
What are blade servers not suited for
A:
Tier3 environments such as databse servers
Q:
What are the 3 main types of servers
A:
General-purpose, appliance and multi-tier
Q:
What are the three sub-catagories of multi-tier servers
A:
Front-end, mid-tier and
back-end
Q:
What is Redundancy
A:
The practice of devoting extra hardware to maintain fault tolerance
Q:
What are general purpose servers intended for
(3 examples)
A:
Provide a wide variety of services (file, print, web)
Q:
What are appliance servers do
A:
Provide single or multiple services
Q:
How is an appliance server treated?
A:
As an FRU
Q:
Install what 4 components on the MB before mounting the MB in the chassis?
A:
Heatsink retainer braket
Heatsink
Processor
Memory modules
Q:
Where should you mount a video card?
A:
Slot 1
Q:
SSD
A:
Solid State Disk
Q:
When do most faulty electronic equipment fail
A:
In the first 72 hours
Q:
CPU Expansion Bus speed
A:
The speed the PCI bus can run at
Q:
What is a SCSI bus width measured in?
A:
Bits
Q:
What is SCSI throughput measured in?
A:
Megabytes/second
Q:
What is the clock, bus width and transfer rate of SCSI-1?
A:
5Mhz, 8bit, 5MB/s
Q:
What is the clock, bus width and transfer rate of Fast SCSI?
A:
10Mhz, 8bit, 10MB/s
Q:
What is the clock, bus width and transfer rate of Fast-Wide SCSI?
A:
10Mhz, 8bit, 20MB/s
Q:
What is the clock, bus width and transfer rate of Ultra SCSI?
A:
20Mhz, 8bit, 20MB/s
Q:
What is the clock, bus width and transfer rate of Ultra Wide SCSI?
A:
20Mhz, 16bit, 40MB/s
Q:
What is the clock, bus width and transfer rate of Ultra2 SCSI?
A:
40Mhz, 8bit, 40MB/s
Q:
What is the clock, bus width and transfer rate of Ultra2 Wide SCSI?
A:
40*2Mhz, 16bit, 80MB/s
Q:
What is the clock, bus width and transfer rate of Ultra3 SCSI?
A:
40*2Mhz, 8bit, 80MB/s
Q:
What is the clock, bus width and transfer rate of Ultra3 Wide SCSI?
A:
40*2Mhz, 16bit, 160MB/s
Q:
Can different SCSI technologies be mixed on a computer?
A:
Yes
Q:
CPU Expansion bus speed describes what?
A:
PCI bus speed
Q:
When is a HDD assigned a drive letter?
A:
When FDisk is performed
Q:
What are 2 true things about hard partitioning?
A:
It's the same as DOS partitiong
The disk is physclly divided
Q:
Number of devices with Ultra SCSI?
A:
8
Q:
Number of devices with Ultra SCSI?
A:
16
Q:
3 different pinouts for SCSI devices
A:
50, 68, 80
Q:
What are 3 aspects of server maintenance?
A:
Hardware
Software
Networking
Q:
Who developed SNMP
A:
The Internet Engineering Task Force
Q:
What's the most important software on a server?
A:
Antivirus software
Q:
What should you do if you receive a substitute part?
A:
Return it
Q:
What performs the WOL remote boot?
A:
Magic Packet (PXE does WOL too)
Q:
What are 4 causes of ESD?
A:
Low Humidity, Unshielded cables, Improper grounding and people moving around
Q:
How many devices can you have on a SCSI-3 RAID 5 controller?
Dual Channel?
A:
15
30
Q:
What is a UPS' rating measured in?
A:
Volt-Ampere or VA
Q:
HBA?
How do you configure for multiple OS's
A:
Host Bus Adapter
Configure server with HBA manufacturer's drivers
Q:
How do you setup multiple processors on a Server? (2)
A:
Install processor
Configure NOS
Q:
When should you upgrade the server's BIOS?
A:
When doing a major upgrades such as faster processors
Q:
When is SNMP loaded onto the system?
A:
Before the NOS and any networking
Q:
At what 2 voltages do universal 32-bit PCI cards run at?
A:
3.3v and 5v
Q:
What RAID system protects against 2 drives failing at the same time?
A:
RAID 1+0
Q:
What term is used for processor revisions
A:
Stepping
Q:
What do you call a PCI card that can be Hot Swapped?
A:
Hot-Plug PCI
Q:
What do you check when you hear POST error codes?
A:
POST card error codes
Q:
How can you tell the MB through put of a PCI bus
A:
Bytes x clock cycle
Q:
NAS
A:
Network Area Storage
Q:
SAN
A:
Storage Area Network
Q:
What's the major difference between a SAN and a NAS
A:
The data addressing scheme
Q:
What is SNMP used for?
A:
Device management via hardware signals
Q:
When is SNMP started on a system and by what?
A:
Before the NOS, by the MBR
Q:
What kind of protocol is SNMP?
A:
Message based protocol
Q:
What are SNMP server management consoles often called?
A:
Enterprise Management Consoles
Q:
MIB
A:
Management Information Base
Q:
What is a MIB
A:
SNMP Database
Q:
What are the 3 basic components in the SNMP model?
A:
Managed Devices
Agents
Network Management System NMS
Q:
NMS
A:
Network Management System
Q:
What are Managed Devices?
What do they do? (2)
A:
-Devices that contain an SNMP agent
-Collect/store info and Make it availabe to the NMS
Q:
What are Agents?
What do they do? (2)
A:
-Software modules that interpret info for the NMS and make it SNMP-compatible
Q:
What is the NMS?
A:
Software that monitors and controls network devices through their SNMP agents
Q:
What is SNMP used for?
A:
It is used to monitor and control network devices and servers
Q:
What port do SNMP Traps use?
A:
162
Q:
What port do SNMP Events use?
A:
161
Q:
SNMP Community
A:
A logical group with relationships btwn an agent and one or more SNMP managers
Q:
What's SNMP's main security weakness
A:
It tranfers data in clear text ASCII.
Q:
What format does SNMP transfer data in?
A:
ASCII
Q:
What are 3 added features in SNMPv2?
A:
-New trap format
-Trap transfer from one NMS to another
-Partial bulk data transfer
Q:
What are 2 added features in SNMPv3?
A:
-Added security
-remote configuration
Q:
DMI
A:
Desktop Management Interface - A specification to replace SNMP
Q:
MIF
A:
-Mangement Information Format.
-DMI text files
Q:
HIPPI
A:
High Performance Parallel Interface
Q:
SCSI
A:
Small Computer System Interface
Q:
Fibre Channel
A:
A high performance HDD and transfer interface
Q:
Common Channel Protocols
A:
HPPI and SCSI
Q:
Fibre Channel distance limits (copper/fiber)
A:
Copper: 30 meters
Fiber: 10 kilometers
Q:
Fibre Channel: # of drives
A:
126
Q:
Fibre Channel: speed
A:
100MBps
Q:
Fibre Channel: Redundancy
A:
CRC protected frames
Q:
Fibre Channel: Interface (versions)
A:
Single version
Q:
DAS
A:
Direct Attached Storage