ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 1

When using the system information retrieval utility (sysinfo) to gather vital server information and diagnostics, which of the output files would include the SEL? 


Options are :

  • OS_Eventlog.txt
  • CmdTool.log
  • Sysinfo_log.txt
  • SATA_log.txt

Answer : Sysinfo_log.txt

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 2

Which of the following does an Intel® Server Specialist need for a successful iSCSI implementation?   


Options are :

  • An Operating system which supports iSCSI, SCSI hard drives and a network adapter
  • An Operating system which supports iSCSI and a TOE capable network adapter.
  • An Operating system which supports iSCSI, the relevant MPIO driver and a network adapter.
  • An Operating system which supports iSCSI and a gigabit or 10 Gb network adapter

Answer : An Operating system which supports iSCSI and a gigabit or 10 Gb network adapter

Which of the following software should be recommended to a customer who needs to monitor just the hardware of 15 Intel servers? (The customer already has a solution to monitor operating system and applications.) 


Options are :

  • Intel® Deployment Assistant
  • Intel® Active System Console
  • Microsoft System Center Essentials
  • Intel® Multi-Server Manager

Answer : Intel® Multi-Server Manager

How does the Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) compare between the X25-E and the X25-M SSD’s? 


Options are :

  • X25-E has a 500% higher MTBF than the X25-M.
  • X25-E has a 66% higher MTBF than the X25-M.
  • X25-M has a 100% higher MTBF than the X25-E.
  • They both have a very similar MTBF.

Answer : X25-E has a 66% higher MTBF than the X25-M.

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 3

Which of the following software should be recommended to a customer who needs to monitor just the hardware of 15 Intel servers? (The customer already has a solution to monitor operating system and applications.) 


Options are :

  • Intel® Deployment Assistant
  • Intel® Active System Console
  • Microsoft System Center Essentials
  • Intel® Multi-Server Manager

Answer : Intel® Multi-Server Manager

Why is it important to update the system BIOS when building a new server? 


Options are :

  • Updating the BIOS ensures the BMC and HSC have a clear communication path
  • Updating the BIOS configures the BMC settings for remote access.
  • Updating the BIOS implements the latest updates and fixes for a system.
  • Updating the BIOS causes the fan speed control to be set correctly for a chassis.

Answer : Updating the BIOS implements the latest updates and fixes for a system.

Which of the following statements are correct about the Intelligent Platform Management Interface protocol (IPMI)? (Select TWO).

A. The IPMI subsystem works alongside the basic management controller (BMC) to monitor the system.

B. IPMI is non-functional when the system is only on stand-by power.

C. IPMI can be configured to send email alerts to a remote system administrator.   

D. The IPMI subsystem requires UEFI to work.

E. The IPMI subsystem operates independently from the computer’s operating system. 


Options are :

  • B,D
  • C,E
  • A,B
  • C,D

Answer : C,E

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 4

Which of the following are features of Intel® VT-d technology (Intel® VT Technology for directed I/O)? (Select TWO).

A. Is a requirement for the use of Microsoft Hyper-V

B. Enables the use of Virtual NICs and Switches inside a Hypervisor

C. Is a requirement for the use of VMWare ESX 4

D. Improve I/O performance through direct assignment of a device to a VM

E. Improves system reliability by containing and reporting errant DMA to software (i.e. OS or VMM)   


Options are :

  • C,D
  • A,C
  • A,B
  • D,E

Answer : D,E

Which of the following RAID levels list the MOST redundant level to the LEAST redundant level in regard to their ability to withstand disk failure? 


Options are :

  • Raid 5
  • Raid 6
  • Raid 10
  • Raid 1

Answer : Raid 1

In which configuration can LVDIMMs be used in an Intel® Server Board S5520UR?   


Options are :

  • Not at all, this board does not support LVDIMMs.
  • The motherboard must be populated with at least one Intel® Xeon® 5600 series CPU
  • The motherboard must be populated with at least one Intel® Xeon® 5500 series CPU.
  • In any configuration, as the board does support LVDIMMs.

Answer : The motherboard must be populated with at least one Intel® Xeon® 5600 series CPU

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 5

Which of the following applies to the term Unified Data Centre Fabric? (Select TWO).

A. iSCSI storage dedicated to each server in the fabric.

B. NAS connectivity for each of the connected servers in the fabric.

C. SAN connectivity to all servers using FCoE without the need to invest in dedicated fibre channel HBAs or a secondary infrastructure.

D. Data Centre Bridging does not allow lossless traffic via Ethernet making it suitable for SAN traffic.

E. A convergence of different network protocols, such as iSCSI and FCoE to integrate seamlessly into an existing infrastructure. 


Options are :

  • A,D
  • C,D
  • C,E
  • A,B

Answer : C,E

Which of the following resources could an Intel® Server Specialist use when trying to find out whether an issue on an Intel server is a known issue and the steps to take to resolve it? (Select FOUR).

A. Server Configurator

B. Specification Update

C. Intel Enabled Solutions Acceleration Alliance (ESAA)

D. Technical Advisories

E. Product Change Notifications

F. BIOS and Firmware Release Notes

G. Service Guide 

H. Technical Product Specification

I. FAQ’s & Troubleshooting section on the Intel Support Site 


Options are :

  • B,D,F,I
  • A,B,C,D
  • B,C,D,E
  • F,G,H,I

Answer : B,D,F,I

Which of the following reflects the correct statement for the image below? 


Options are :

  • This SYSCFG command “Restore BMC” restores the BMC settings to default. It can be used to reset the management settings to support reconfiguration of management without carrying over previous management settings
  • This SYSCFG command “Reinitialize BMC” forces the BMC to rescan all available sensors. This command can be used to force the BMC to rescan all sensors when a FRU update has been applied.
  • This CFG command “Reset BMC” is used to “reboot” the BMC. This command can be useful where changes to BMC settings have been made
  • This DOS command allows a super user to restore the file system within the BMC, following a reformat

Answer : This CFG command “Reset BMC” is used to “reboot” the BMC. This command can be useful where changes to BMC settings have been made

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 6

A customer wants to buy a server with a 6Gbps SAS subsystem capable of running 5 hard drives in a RAID 6. Which of the following RAID controllers would an Intel® Server Specialist recommend? 


Options are :

  • Intel® RAID Controller RS2WC080
  • Intel® RAID Controller RS25GB080
  • Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL080
  • Intel® RAID Controller SRCSASRB

Answer : Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL080

When using the system information retrieval utility (sysinfo) to gather vital server information and diagnostics, which of the output files would include the SEL? 


Options are :

  • CmdTool.log
  • Sysinfo_log.txt
  • SATA_log.txt
  • OS_Eventlog.txt

Answer : Sysinfo_log.txt

Which tool would be used to set power policies on multiple server systems in a server room? 


Options are :

  • Intel® Deployment Assistant
  • Intel® Multi-Server Manager
  • Intel® Active System Console
  • Intel® Data Center Manager

Answer : Intel® Data Center Manager

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 7

A customer is looking for some detailed steps on how to install VMWare ESXi on an Intel® Server System SR2625URLXR. Which of the following Intel websites can help in this situation? 


Options are :

  • The Intel Cloud Builders Program
  • The Intel Enabled Solutions Acceleration Alliance
  • The Intel Server Configurator Tool
  • The Intel IT Galaxy forums -> Virtualisation

Answer : The Intel Enabled Solutions Acceleration Alliance

When installing an Intel® Raid Web Console 2 on Microsoft Windows 2008 R2, how is the username and password set? 


Options are :

  • No need to set username and password, Intel® Raid Web Console 2 uses the OS administrator credentials.
  • No need to set username and password, Intel® Raid Web Console 2 uses the BMC administrator credentials
  • Enter the desired username and password in the wizard interface during installation.
  • Edit a file in the program files folder for RAID Web Console 2.

Answer : No need to set username and password, Intel® Raid Web Console 2 uses the OS administrator credentials.

Which of the following platforms is BEST suited for a virtualisation solution? 


Options are :

  • Intel® Server Board S3210SH
  • Intel® Server Board S5500WB
  • Intel® Server Board S3420GP
  • Intel® Server Board S5520HC

Answer : Intel® Server Board S5520HC

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 8

An enterprise customer wishes to purchase ten additional servers to connect to their fibre channel SAN. Which value proposition should an Intel® Server Specialist suggest? 


Options are :

  • Purchase 10 servers with Intel 10GB network cards plus an additional network switch to convert LAN traffic to fibre channel traffic.
  • Purchase 10 servers plus Intel X520 network cards which are FCoE capable.
  • Purchase 10 servers plus the relevant number of fibre channel HBAs
  • Purchase 10 servers with onboard gigabit LAN plus an additional switch to convert LAN traffic to fibre channel traffic.

Answer : Purchase 10 servers plus Intel X520 network cards which are FCoE capable.

Which of the following is the BEST method to use when troubleshooting an Intel® Modular Server Chassis Management Module boot issue? 


Options are :

  • Attach a coax cable to the CMM serial port, run system diagnostics through the command line utility, and reinstall the operating system.
  • Connect remotely and check the logs in the GUI for CMM problems to determine if this is a hardware issue or not.
  • Attach a serial cable to the CMM serial port, load a console program, and observe where the boot process fails.
  • Replace the CMM.

Answer : Attach a serial cable to the CMM serial port, load a console program, and observe where the boot process fails.

Which of the following server systems can support 2.5” HDD or SSD with the carrier kit of AXX25DRVADPTR?   


Options are :

  • The Intel® Server System SR1630GP
  • The Intel® Server System SR1695GPRX
  • The Intel® Server System SR1630GPRX
  • The Intel® Server System SR1630HGPRX

Answer : The Intel® Server System SR1630HGPRX

Which of the following Processors does the Intel® Server System SR1695GPRX support? (Select TWO).

A. Intel® Core™ i3 processor

B. Intel® Core™ i5 processor

C. Intel® Core™ i7 processor

D. Intel® Xeon® processor 3400 series

E. Intel® Xeon® processor 3500 series 


Options are :

  • A,B
  • A,D
  • B,E
  • C,D

Answer : A,D

Where can the system administrator check to see if a background task is running on the Intel® Modular Server? (Select TWO).

A. By connecting to the storage controller through the serial interface.

B. In the Intel® Modular Server Control GUI, by clicking on the storage controller and the background tasks tab.

C. By pulling the logfilE.“diagout.user.zip” and checking the storage controller component.   

D. Review the system logs.

E. In the Intel® Modular Server Control GUI, by clicking on the compute module and the background tasks tab.   


Options are :

  • A,B
  • B,C
  • D,E
  • C,D

Answer : B,C

An Intel® Server system must support both four internal and four external directly-connected drives. Which of the following Intel® Raid products would be appropriate choices for this requirement? (Select THREE).

A. Intel® Raid Controller RS2MB044

B. Intel® Raid Controller RS2WC080

C. Intel® Raid Controller RT3WB080

D. Intel® Raid Controller SRCSASRB

E. Intel® Raid Controller RS2BL040

F. Intel® Raid Controller SRCSASJV 


Options are :

  • C,D,E
  • B,C,D
  • A,B,C
  • A,D,F

Answer : A,D,F

Which of the following memory types does the Intel® Server System SR1695GPRX support? (Select TWO).

A. Unbuffered ECC DDR3 memory 

B. Registered ECC DDR3 memory

C. Registered non-ECC DDR3 memory

D. Unbuffered non-ECC DDR3 memory

E. Registered ECC FBDIMM memory 


Options are :

  • A,B
  • C,D
  • A,D
  • C,E

Answer : A,B

Intel On-Demand Redundant Power Technology moves a system’s full power load to the active redundant power supply, reducing power consumption by enabling redundancy only when needed. Which of the following products supports Intel On-Demand Redundant Power Technology?   


Options are :

  • Intel® Server System SR1630GPRX
  • Intel® Server Chassis SC5650DP
  • Intel® Server System SR2625URLXR
  • Intel® Server Chassis SC5600LX

Answer : Intel® Server System SR2625URLXR

After doing a BIOS update your customer finds a new feature called Direct Cache Access (DCA). Which of the following does the DCA feature perform? 


Options are :

  • This allows processors to increase I/O performance by placing data from I/O devices directly into the processor cache.
  • This allows a software application to execute threads directly in the processor cache.
  • This allows the Operating System to place data directly into processor cache for best system performance.
  • This allows processors to increase performance by passing the data directly into the processor L3 cache.

Answer : This allows processors to increase I/O performance by placing data from I/O devices directly into the processor cache.

A customer requests a 2-socket 2U rack mount server which supports Five 3.5” SATA HDD. The customer has concerns about HW RAID. Which of the following configurations should a technician recommend? 


Options are :

  • Intel® Server System SR2600URLXR, with RAID key (AXXRAKSAS2) and mini-DIMM (AXXMINIDIMM512).
  • Intel® Server System SR2600URBRPR, with RAID key (AXXRAKSAS2) and mini-DIMM (AXXMINIDIMM512).
  • Intel® Server System SR2625URLXR, with RAID key (AXXRAKSAS2) and mini-DIMM (AXXMINIDIMM512)
  • Intel® Server System SR1625URSASR, with RAID key (AXXRAKSAS2) and mini-DIMM (AXXMINIDIMM512)

Answer : Intel® Server System SR2600URLXR, with RAID key (AXXRAKSAS2) and mini-DIMM (AXXMINIDIMM512).

An IT administrator wants to back up an entire Intel® Modular Server Configuration. Which of the following features does the administrator need for this?   


Options are :

  • Intel® Advanced Management Pack
  • Intel® Storage Management Pack
  • Intel® Modular Server mini-DIMM
  • Intel® Shared LUN

Answer : Intel® Advanced Management Pack

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