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5.9 Sample questions
This section provides a series of questions to aid you in preparation for the
certification exam. The answers are in Appendix A, “Answers to sample
questions” on page 521.
1. There must be three connections between the CWS and any SP-attached
server. These are:
a. A serial RS-232, an Ethernet and an SP Switch connection
b. A serial RS-232, an Ethernet and a ground connection
c. Two serial RS-232 and a ground connection
d. Two serial RS-232 and an Ethernet connection
2. An SP-attached server is considered a node and also a frame. Which of the
following statements are false?
a. The node number for the SP-attached server is calculated based on the
b. The frame number assigned to an SP-attached server cannot be 1.
c. The SP-attached server cannot be installed between two switched frames.
d. The SP-attached server cannot be installed between a switched frame and
its expansion frames.
3. The SP-attached servers are considered standard nodes. However, there are
some minor restrictions regarding system management. Which of the
following statements are true?
a. The SP-attached server does not have a frame or node supervisor card,
which restrict the console access to a single session.
b. The SP-attached server does not have a frame or node supervisor card,
which limits the full hardware support, control, and monitoring capabilities
of the server from the CWS.
c. The CWS should have enough spare serial ports to connect the
SP-attached server. Additional 16-port adapters may be required in order
to provide the extra serial ports.
d. The SP-attached server does not have a frame or node supervisor card,
which restricts installation of SP-attached servers to one at a time.
4. The s70d daemon runs on the control workstation and communicates with the
SP-attached server for hardware control and monitoring. Which of the
following statements are false?
a. The s70d is partition-sensitive; so, it will be one s70d daemon per
SP-attached server per partition running on the CWS.
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b. The s70d daemon is started and controlled by the hardmon daemon.
c. The s70d daemon uses SAMI protocol to connect to the SP-attached
server’s front panel.
d. One s70d daemon per SP-attached server runs on the CWS.
5. When connecting the SP-attached server to the SP frame, which of the
following statements is
a. The tall frame with the eight port switch is not allowed.
b. The SP system must be a tall frame because the 49 inch short LowBoy
frames are not supported for the SP-attachment.
c. A maximum of eight SP-attached servers are supported in one SP system.
d. The SP-attached server can be the first frame in the SP system
6. Which of the following provides a mechanism to control and monitor
SP-attached server Model 7026 p660?
7. Which of the following is the minimum PSSP and AIX requirement for an
SP-attached server Model 7028 p630?
a. PSSP 3.4 and AIX 5L 5.1
b. PSSP 3.4 and AIX 4.3.3
c. PSSP 3.1 and AIX 4.3.2
d. PSSP 3.5 and AIX 5L 5.2
8. Once the frame number has been assigned, the server’s node numbers,
which are based on the frame number, are automatically generated. Which of
the following system defaults used for LPAR is true?
a. Each SP-attached server’s LPAR occupies one slot position.
b. Each SP-attached server’s LPAR is viewed as a single frame.
c. Each SP-attached server’s LPAR occupies the odd slot positions.
d. Each SP-attached server’s LPAR occupies the even slot positions.
9. For the S70 server, which of the following adapters is supported for SP-LAN
a. 100 Mbps AUI Ethernet
b. 10 Mbps BNC