ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 7

A customer asks which technologies are supported in IntelŽ Server Chipsets. With which of the following should an IntelŽ Server Specialist respond?   


Options are :

  • IntelŽ Virtualisation Technology for Connectivity
  • IntelŽ Virtualisation Technology for Directed I/O
  • IntelŽ Virtualisation Technology for Connectivity
  • Virtual Machine Device Queues

Answer : IntelŽ Virtualisation Technology for Directed I/O

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 8

A customer has a server based on the IntelŽ Server System SR2625URLX with the Hardware RAID Activation key, running Windows 2008 R2. The customer has been using it for more than six months as the company’s primary domain controller, and recently it has started randomly rebooting. Which of the following are relevant tools to use to find the cause of the issues? (Select THREE).

A. BIOS debug using IPT

B. Intel low level debug utility

C. Windows Sysinfo utility

D. EFI SELView utility

E. EFI Syscfg utility

F. Windows event log   


Options are :

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

Answer : C,D,F

A customer has just completed the integration of a new server system based on the IntelŽ Server Board S5520UR. When the customer attempts to power-up the system, it does not boot and instead gives several sequences of beeps. Which of the following documents will help an IntelŽ Server Specialist determine what the beep codes are and where they come from, in order to troubleshoot the issue for the customer? 


Options are :

  • The Technical Product Specification document
  • The Configuration Guide for the relevant server board and chassis combination
  • Quick Start User guide
  • The Service Manual for the relevant server board and chassis combination

Answer : The Technical Product Specification document

An IntelŽ Server Specialist is helping a customer configure their RAID using the IntelŽ RAID Web ConsolE. The Specialist advises the customer to use Auto-Configuration Mode as it automatically creates the best possible RAID-configuration for the available hardware. Which of the following configurations are NOT supported using this mode? (Select TWO).

A. Auto Configuration cannot be used for creating RAID on 2 HDDs.

B. Auto Configuration cannot be used when using more than one backplane 

C. Auto Configuration cannot be used for RAID 10, 50, or 60.

D. Auto Configuration cannot be used with mixed SATA and SAS drives.

E. Auto Configuration cannot be used with SSD drives. 


Options are :

  • C,E
  • A,D
  • C,D
  • A,B

Answer : C,D

A server, with an IntelŽ RAID Controller SRCSASRB and a 3 disk RAID 5 configuration, shows a failed status with two drives in the RAID array. However, drive diagnostics show that both drives are ok. Which of the following could an IntelŽ Server Specialist do to try and regain access to the data on the RAID volume, if all other methods have failed? 


Options are :

  • Clear the configuration on the controller and recreate the configuration from scratch. Do not initialize logical drive.
  • Connect the drives to a second controller of the same model. When prompted about the foreign configuration, import it from the drives
  • In the controller’s BIOS, mark the two drives as un-configured good, and set them as global hot-spares.
  • Clear the configuration on the controller and recreate the configuration from scratch. Initialize the logical drive.

Answer : Clear the configuration on the controller and recreate the configuration from scratch. Do not initialize logical drive.

An IntelŽ Server Specialist is helping a customer configure an enterprise environment. Which of the following solid state drives would BEST suite this customer’s needs? 


Options are :

  • IntelŽ X25-M SATA
  • IntelŽ X25-E SATA
  • IntelŽ X25-V SATA
  • IntelŽ X18-M SATA

Answer : IntelŽ X25-E SATA

A newly integrated server has a problem and is not booting. The following troubleshooting steps have been performed:

1) Bring the system back to a basic configuration (e.g. 1 CPU, 1 DIMM).

2) Test the system outside the chassis.

3) Swap the processor and memory with others of the same model.

4) Attempt a recovery boot via jumper.

After all these steps the issue remains the same. Which of the following can be eliminated as a possible root cause?   


Options are :

  • Incompatible processor
  • Faulty motherboard
  • Faulty power supply
  • Faulty memory DIMM

Answer : Faulty memory DIMM

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 1

Which of the following is the feature that was added in version 3.6 of the IntelŽ Deployment Assistant tool? 


Options are :

  • Backup/Restores BIOS and server management settings
  • Applies Server Management and BIOS settings in a GUI environment.
  • Searches for the latest firmware package on the Internet.
  • Clones specific configuration settings for servers with the same hardware configuration.

Answer : Clones specific configuration settings for servers with the same hardware configuration.

Which of the following are features of the Multi-Server Cloning option in the IntelŽ Deployment Assistant? (Select TWO).

A. The bootable image can be distributed via bootable USB key or across the network via a PXE server.

B. The BIOS and BMC settings cannot be cloned.

C. Some parameters that should be unique with different servers can be modified.

D. Cloning is supported between any Intel dual socket server.

E. The servers must be connected via Ethernet cable to the management NIC 


Options are :

  • C,D
  • A,B
  • D,E
  • A,C

Answer : A,C

A customer upgraded the drives on a server. The server is an IntelŽ Server board S5520HC, in an IntelŽ Server Chassis SC5600LX, with a 2-disk RAID 1 with the operating system installed on it. The customer says that 4x Seagate Cheetah 15k6 146GB drives were added to the 6-disk drive bay. However, when the customer goes into the onboard RAID setup, the disks are not recognized. Why is this? 


Options are :

  • These types of hard drives are not supported on the onboard RAID controller
  • Only a maximum of 4 hot-swap drives in the SC5600 chassis can be supported.
  • New hard drives can only be added one by one on the onboard RAID controller
  • An HSC firmware update needs to be performed before adding any more hard drives.

Answer : These types of hard drives are not supported on the onboard RAID controller

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 2

Which of the following information can be obtained from the below image? (Select TWO).

A. The warranty “window” for the product started on 2009-04-09.

B. The system is installed in a rack mount configuration.

C. The server board in this system is an Intel Server Board S550UR.

D. Part/Model Number E22554 is the board assembly number. 


Options are :

  • A,C
  • C,D
  • A,B
  • B,D

Answer : C,D

A reseller would like to be able to reset the BMC of the server they manage without restarting the operating system, which of the following options are available to them? 


Options are :

  • The “BMC Force Update” jumper can be set while the server is powered up and the BMC will automatically reset.
  • The BMC can be reset by issuing the command syscfg /rbmc from within the operating system.
  • It is not possible to reset the BMC without restarting the operating system
  • The reseller can run a virtual EFI Session if Hyper-V is enabled and execute the syscfg /rbmc command.

Answer : The BMC can be reset by issuing the command syscfg /rbmc from within the operating system.

A customer has a server based on the IntelŽ Server Board S5500BC, IntelŽ Server Chassis  SC5650 and the 6-disk non-expander hot-swap drive bay. The customer states that the hot-swap controller (HSC) firmware is reported as 0.00 in the system BIOS. Which of the following could be the cause of this? 


Options are :

  • The SGPIO cable is not connected
  • The SES cable is not connected.
  • The IPMB cable is not connected.
  • IntelŽ Server Board S5500BC does not support HSC.

Answer : The IPMB cable is not connected.

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 3

A customer needs a hardware manageability solution for a large order. Which of the following server systems should an IntelŽ Server Specialist recommend that has Intel Node Manager support? (Select TWO).

A. IntelŽ Server System SR1600UR

B. IntelŽ Server System SR2600URBRP

C. IntelŽ Server System SR1625UR

D. IntelŽ Server System SR1630GP

E. IntelŽ Server System SR1630BC 


Options are :

  • A,E
  • B,C
  • A,B
  • C,D

Answer : B,C

A customer has forgotten the password to the AXXRMM2 remote management card and is not able to enter the WEB Graphical User Interface. Which of the following utilities could help the customer to reset the password? 


Options are :

  • Psetup for Windows
  • Psetup for UEFI
  • Kiratool for Linux
  • Kiratool for DOS

Answer : Kiratool for DOS

A customer wishes to run tests on a server to establish a baseline for the disk subsystem performance. Which of the following tools could help the customer to do this? (Select TWO).

A. Microsoft Windows Resource Monitor

B. IntelŽ Active System Console

C. IOmeter

D. IntelŽ Raid Controller Command Line Tool 2 (CMDTool2)

E. IntelŽ Server Event Log (SEL) viewer utility   


Options are :

  • B,E
  • A,B
  • C,D
  • A,C

Answer : A,C

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 4

Why is an IntelŽ Raid Controller SRCSAS144E not supported with the IntelŽ Server System SR1630BC when using 2x IntelŽ XeonŽ X5670?   


Options are :

  • Because this is a PCI-X card and is incompatible with the PCIe slot on the riser card in the system
  • Because this is a full length card and physically does not fit the available space in the system
  • Because of the thermal output of the processors, the PCI card cannot be cooled properly
  • Because using two processors limits the available interrupt lines so only onboard devices can be used

Answer : Because this is a full length card and physically does not fit the available space in the system

A customer needs to submit a server configuration for a government tender. A requirement of the tender is that the system meet the most efficient power supply specification available. Which of the following BEST describes the 80 PLUS efficiency level certification for power supplies? 


Options are :

  • Bronze, Silver, Gold
  • Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold
  • Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum
  • Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum

Answer : Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum

An IntelŽ Server Specialist is helping a customer configure their server infrastructure for management and advises the use of the IntelŽ Multi-Server Manager. Which of the following hardware can be managed using this application? 


Options are :

  • Any IntelŽ Server hardware.
  • Only Server hardware mentioned in compatibility list.
  • Any Server hardware that is IPMI compatible.
  • Any Server hardware.

Answer : Any Server hardware that is IPMI compatible.

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 5

A customer has a server based on the IntelŽ Server System SR2625URLX with the Hardware RAID Activation key, running Microsoft Windows 2008 R2. The customer has been using it for more than six months, as the company’s primary domain controller, but recently it has started randomly rebooting.

Which of the following are relevant questions to ask? (Select THREE).   

A. Did they recently install new software?

B. Do they have a battery backup unit installed?

C. Did they recently add more servers to their network?

D. Did they recently install new hardware?

E. Is this server also running DHCP?

F. Are automatic updates enabled in Windows?

G. Did they recently add more users to their domain?   


Options are :

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

Answer : A,D,F

An IntelŽ Server Specialist has built a server based on IntelŽ Server Board S5500BC, 1x IntelŽ XeonŽ E5620, 3x 2GB of ECC RDIMM, and an IntelŽ RAID Controller RS2BL080. The Server  Specialist powers the system up for the first time, the fans spin up, but the screen stays black and there are no beeps. Which of the following is the FIRST troubleshooting step that the Specialist should take? 


Options are :

  • Remove the board from the chassis and try booting again.
  • Remove all memory from the board and try booting again.
  • Remove the RAID controller from the system and try again
  • Remove the processor from the system and try booting again.

Answer : Remove all memory from the board and try booting again.

A customer has forgotten the password to the AXXRMM2 remote management card and is not able to enter the WEB Graphical User Interface. Which of the following utilities could help the customer to reset the password? 


Options are :

  • Kiratool for DOS
  • Kiratool for Linux
  • Psetup for Windows
  • Psetup for UEFI

Answer : Kiratool for DOS

An IntelŽ Server Board S5520HC with a 4-disk RAID 10 on the onboard controller posts but does not boot into the operating system. The system used to boot without error. Which of the following troubleshooting steps should be taken in this situation? (Select THREE).

A. Check the mass storage controller mode in the advanced menu in the BIOS setup.

B. Remove two of the hard drives and try booting again.

C. Check the hard disk drive order in the Boot menu in the BIOS setup.

D. Check the firmware version of the RAID controller.

E. Check that the SGPIO cable is connected properly.

F. Check the System Event Log using EFI Selview.

G. Check the status of the RAID array in the RAID BIOS.   


Options are :

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

Answer : A,C,G

An IntelŽ Server Specialist is helping a customer configure an enterprise environment. Which of the following solid state drives would BEST suite this customer’s needs? 


Options are :

  • IntelŽ X25-V SATA
  • IntelŽ X18-M SATA
  • IntelŽ X25-M SATA
  • IntelŽ X25-E SATA

Answer : IntelŽ X25-E SATA

A reseller would like to integrate a new server system with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 on a RAID array. However, the customer advises that the server system does not have a floppy disk drive to enable installation of the relevant RAID drivers. Which of the following utilities would help the reseller solve this problem? 


Options are :

  • IntelŽ Deployment Assistant
  • IntelŽ AppUp
  • IntelŽ Active System Console
  • IntelŽ System Recovery Technology (Intel SRT)

Answer : IntelŽ Deployment Assistant

A customer has asked you to specify a server system that has a high degree of fault tolerance. Which of the following would satisfy that criteria? 


Options are :

  • Redundant power supply
  • High efficiency power supply
  • AC power supply
  • DC power supply

Answer : Redundant power supply

A server that has been in use for a while has developed an issue where performance degrades  over time until the system is almost unusable. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate step in identifying the cause of this issue? 


Options are :

  • Investigate the SEL for any errors.
  • Reinstall the operating system
  • Check the operating system log.
  • Check the release notes of the latest BIOS and firmware

Answer : Reinstall the operating system

A reseller has an IntelŽ Modular Server with seven hard disk drives in a single storage pool, with an eighth hard disk drive as a hot spare. Drive seven is showing “predicted failure”. How should an IntelŽ Server Specialist advise the reseller? 


Options are :

  • Force Drive seven offline, wait for the rebuild, then insert the replacement drive, and designate the drive as a hot spare.
  • Navigate to the Graphical User Interface and recreate the storage pool.
  • Remove Drive seven, insert a fresh drive, and navigate to the Graphical User Interface to recreate the storage pool.
  • Wait for off-peak time, then remove drive seven, insert a fresh drive and then wait for the rebuild to happen automatically with the eighth drive.

Answer : Force Drive seven offline, wait for the rebuild, then insert the replacement drive, and designate the drive as a hot spare.

A customer has just completed the integration of a new server system based on the IntelŽ Server Board S5520UR. When the customer attempts to power-up the system, it does not boot and instead gives several sequences of beeps. Which of the following documents will help an IntelŽ Server Specialist determine what the beep codes are and where they come from, in order to troubleshoot the issue for the customer? 


Options are :

  • Quick Start User guide
  • The Technical Product Specification document
  • The Configuration Guide for the relevant server board and chassis combination
  • The Service Manual for the relevant server board and chassis combination

Answer : The Technical Product Specification document

A 2U server system was set up and after the first integration all system fans are immediately spinning at 100% and not slowing down. Which of the below explanations could be a cause of the full-speed fans?   


Options are :

  • The RAID controller is overheating.
  • Fan was not connected to the right header.
  • A fan is faulty.
  • HSC firmware was not up-to-date.

Answer : The RAID controller is overheating.

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