Intel® Server Specialist Certification Exam v6.0 (ISS-003)

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You have been asked to explain to your customer the RAS features of the server that you are suggesting they purchase. In particular they have requested more information on two elements in the DRAM within the server. They would like to know what ECC means and what Scrubbing means. (Select ALL that apply).

  • A. ECC means Error Collection and Cleaning
  • B. Error Collection and Cleaning are part of what Scrubbing does but they are not synonymous.
  • C. Scrubbing includes reading all memory locations and then resetting the parity bit to 0.
  • D. ECC means Error Correcting Code.
  • E. Scrubbing involves reading from each memory location, correcting bit errors if any and writing the corrected data back to the same location.
  • F. ECC and scrubbing are synonymous.

Answer : D,E

Intel Deployment Assistant is designed to simplify the setup and configuration of Intel
Server Products. Which of the following features are included with Intel Deployment
Assistant? (Select ALL that apply).

  • A. Cross-compatibility with a wide range of Intel architecture based server products
  • B. Memory and storage sizing guidance by application type
  • C. Server cloning
  • D. Unattended operating system installation
  • E. Single interface for configuring system BIOS, management, and RAID settings

Answer : C,E

How does Intel Trusted Execution Technology promote increasedserver security? (Select
ALL that apply).

  • A. Assists in detecting and/or preventing BIOS and firmware update attacks
  • B. Assists in detecting and/or preventing reset attacks designed to compromise platform secrets in memory
  • C. Assists in detecting and/or preventing non-trusted VMM (rootkit hypervisor)
  • D. Provides encryption support to instructions currently being executed
  • E. Provides enhanced pipeline protection for threads awaiting execution
  • F. Supports the Intel® Instant Secure Erase feature

Answer : A,B,C

While installing MS Windows 2012 R2 on a RAID array created on an Intel RAID controller RS3MC044 the array cannot be found. How would you proceed from the list below?

  • A. The Drives are not marked online
  • B. The Virtual Drive was not initialized
  • C. The Virtual Drive is not set as bootable
  • D. A driver is required
  • E. The Intel® RAID controller is not the first boot device

Answer : D

Which of the following documents details the BIOS and BMC architecture for a particular generation of Intel Server boards?

  • A. TPS
  • B. PCN
  • C. GPS
  • D. EPS
  • E. ECCN

Answer : D

A server with an Intel RAID Controller RS3DC080 has a RAID 5 array with 3 disks. The controller has a RAID Maintenance Free Backup Unit (RMFBU) installed. A customer reports that the array keepsresetting itself from write-back mode to write-through mode.
Which of the following troubleshooting steps should be taken to further investigate this issue? (Select ALL that apply).

  • A. Check whether the memory DIMM on the RAID controller is seatedproperly.
  • B. Check if the RAID controller BIOS has the correct RMFBU information.
  • C. Check if the RMFBU is seated properly.
  • D. Check if the SES cable is connected properly.
  • E. Check that the SSD cache premium feature key is installed.
  • F. Check the RAID logfor any RMFBU errors.

Answer : B,C,F

Your customer is competingin a Government Tender which specifies Infiniband modules.
Which of the following list of boards can support Infiniband I/O Modules such as the
AXX1FDRIBIOM? (Select ALL that apply).

  • A. Intel® Server Board S2600CW
  • B. Intel® Server Board S1200V3RP
  • C. Intel® Server Board S2600KP
  • D. Intel® Server Board S1200V5SP
  • E. Intel® Server Board S2600WT

Answer : C,E

Which of the following battery backup units are compatible with the Intel Raid Controller
RS3DC080? Please choose your answer from the list below.


Answer : C

A customer wishes to run tests on a server to establish a baseline for the disk subsystem performance. Whichof the following tools could help the customer to do this? (Select ALL that apply).

  • A. Intel® Active System Console
  • B. IOmeter
  • C. Intel® Raid Controller Command Line Tool 2 (CMDTool2)
  • D. Microsoft Windows Resource Monitor
  • E. Intel® Server Event Log (SEL) viewer utility

Answer : B,D

On an Intel Server Board S2600WT, which of the following is the MAXIMUMpossible memory speed that can be reached when the system is configured with 24 DIMMs and 2
Intel Xeon Processors E5-2600 v3?

  • A. 2133 MHz
  • B. 1333 MHz
  • C. 1600 MHz
  • D. 1866 MHz

Answer : C

Does the number of hard drives in a given array determine the RAID levels that can be supported?

  • A. No
  • B. Yes

Answer : B

During a RAID Deep-Dive training event that you have organised as the Intel Server
Specialist, you have been asked how to increase the speed of HWRAID. How would you answer that question from the following list? (Select ALL that apply).

  • A. “Write Through” should be enabled.
  • B. The battery should be removed.
  • C. “No Read Ahead” should be enabled.
  • D. “Always Read Ahead” should beenabled.
  • E. “Always Write Back” should be enabled.

Answer : D,E

Your customer needs to understand more about how the different RAID levels work, and the degree of protection afforded by each one. You are asked for advice as the Intel
Server Specialist. From the following scenarios, which one do you think has the greatest potential to lose data?

  • A. In a RAID 5 volume, once a drive fails, replace it with a new one and initiate rebuilding.
  • B. In a RAID 6 volume, once a drive fails, and while doing the rebuilding with a hot spare drive, a second drive (not the new hot spare drive) also fails.
  • C. In a RAID 6 volume, once a drive fails, replace it with a new one, and force the status of the new drive as online
  • D. In a RAID 5 volume, add a new drive, do the RAID level migration to make a RAID 1.

Answer : C

Which of the following memory modules can be used in the Intel Server Board
S1200V3RP? Please choose your answer from the list below.

  • B. Non-ECC UDIMM
  • E. Non-ECC RDIMM

Answer : F

Your customer calls you to say that their dual socket server is reporting only half the memory that they originally purchased, and further that not only does the internal RAID card not show up, but they cant find any of the SAS drives that they purchased. How would you advise your customer?

  • A. Pay the customer a visit to carry out a physical check on the server.
  • B. Advise the customer to do an RMA on the RAID controller and half the memory, as this is clearly the problem
  • C. Advise the customer to swapout the RAID controller with a known good one, ensuring that appropriate ESD precautions are observed
  • D. Advise the customer to do an RMA on the entire server as it is clearly damaged.
  • E. Check to ensure both CPU sockets are populated.
  • F. Ensure that the customer swaps out all the memory, one by one, with known good ones, ensuring that appropriate ESD precautions are observed

Answer : E

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