ST0-10X Veritas Storage Foundation 5 for Unix Practice Exam Set 1

The vxprint command output for volume vol07 indicates that it has three plexes. How will you determine which plexes are used for data?


Options are :

  • Note the STATE field. Data plexes will be indicated by the value: MIRROR.
  • Note the RECORD TYPE field. Data plexes are designated with PL.
  • Note the STATE field. Non-data plexes will be indicated by the value: LOG. (Correct)
  • Note the lengths. Data plexes are all the same length.

Answer : Note the STATE field. Non-data plexes will be indicated by the value: LOG.

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You have large number of mirrored volumes, and the resynchronization process on mirrored volumes will take lot of time. You want to address enable Dirty Region Logging (DRL) and find out the cause why it takes a long time for resynchronization. You want to check the status of DRL logging to see if it is already enabled.How will you accomplish this task?


Options are :

  • Use the vxprint command with the -F%drllogging $$DCONAME option (Correct)
  • Use the vxprint command with the -F%drllogging $DCOVOL option
  • Use the vxprint command with the -F%drllogging $DRLVOL option
  • Use the vxprint command with the -F%dcologging $DCOVOL option

Answer : Use the vxprint command with the -F%drllogging $$DCONAME option

How many free partitions do you need to encapsulate a boot disk?


Options are :

  • 3
  • 1
  • 2 (Correct)
  • 4

Answer : 2

Which three are the database agents that are supported by Storage Foundation High Availability version? (Select three)


Options are :

  • Sybase (Correct)
  • Informix
  • SQL
  • Oracle (Correct)
  • Ingress
  • DB/2 (Correct)

Answer : Sybase Oracle DB/2

ST0-10X Veritas Storage Foundation 5 for Unix Practice Exam Set 1

What is the minimum number of plexes required for true mirroring to provide redundancy of data?


Options are :

  • One
  • Two (Correct)
  • Four
  • Three

Answer : Two

You have created a set of volumes within a disk group. What is the size of a volume that displays a length of 20480 in a vxprint output, on a Solaris system?


Options are :

  • 10 megabytes (Correct)
  • 15 megabytes
  • 20 megabytes
  • 25 megabytes

Answer : 10 megabytes

While working with volume under VxVM control, you discover that a subdisk is detached from a RAID-5 volume. Because of the failure of the disk or an uncorrectable error on the disk, you get the following error message: "VxVM vxio WARNING V-5-0-237 object subdisk detached from RAID-5 volume at column column offset offset" How should you resolve this error?


Options are :

  • Reattach the subdisk using vxreattach command.
  • Reboot the system to correct the problem.
  • Replace the failed disk. (Correct)
  • Correct the errors on the disk

Answer : Replace the failed disk.

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You need to create a storage checkpoint that contains file system metadata and data blocks. You want to ensure that the storage checkpoint that you create can be mounted, accessed, and written in Veritas File System. The storage checkpoint that you create must represent an image of the active file system. Which type of storage checkpoint should you create to meet this goal?


Options are :

  • Create nodata storage checkpoint.
  • Create data storage checkpoint. (Correct)
  • Create removable storage checkpoint.
  • Create non-mountable storage checkpoint

Answer : Create data storage checkpoint.

While encapsulating a disk, you discover that a volume is removed as a part of the existing configuration. You want to restore the data on the disk as it was before removal of the disk. As the first step, you recreate the volume using the vxdg make command. What should you do next?


Options are :

  • Start the hot-relocation process
  • Restore the plexes on the volume
  • Restore the data on the volume (Correct)
  • Replace the disk

Answer : Restore the data on the volume

You are responsible for administering the Storage Foundation for Sybase server. You want to remove a mounted volume. What should you do first to ensure you are able to remove the mounted volume?


Options are :

  • Recursivelyremove all plexes and subdisks (Correct)
  • Unmount the file system.
  • Remove the snapshot from the associated volume.
  • Disassociate the snapshot from the associated volume

Answer : Recursivelyremove all plexes and subdisks

ST0-10X Veritas Storage Foundation 5 for Unix Practice Exam Set 5

While working under VxVM control, you execute a command:vxassist -g hrdg mirror payvol hrdg03 What will be the expected result of this command?


Options are :

  • This command will not execute.
  • This command will list the disk under disk group hrdg.
  • This command will mirror the volume payvol from the disk group hrdg, using the disk hrdg03. (Correct)
  • This command will mirror the user volumes to the destination disk.

Answer : This command will mirror the volume payvol from the disk group hrdg, using the disk hrdg03.

After upgrading the Volume Manager, you are trying to start a vxconfigd daemon. You get the following error message: "VxVM vxconfigd ERROR V-5-1-543 Differeing version of vxconfigd installed" How should you resolve this error?


Options are :

  • Re-upgrade the Volume Manger.
  • Restart vxconfigd daemon.
  • Reboot the system (Correct)
  • Reconfigure the Volume Managerconfiguration datA

Answer : Reboot the system

You are working with the Storage Foundation Intelligent Storage Provisioning feature, to create a new mirrored volume. To prevent system failure, you want to ensure that you are able to perform a recovery of mirrored volumes in minimum response time. What should you do?


Options are :

  • Create a Snap object log.
  • Create a Dirty Region Log. (Correct)
  • Create a RAID-5 log.
  • Create a Data Change Map log.

Answer : Create a Dirty Region Log.

ST0-10X Veritas Storage Foundation 5 for Unix Practice Exam Set 5

What does the value for volume size represent in the LENGTH field of a vxprint output?


Options are :

  • Kilobytes
  • Bytes
  • Sectors
  • Blocks (Correct)

Answer : Blocks

While working under VxVM control, you get an error message "VxVM vxassist ERROR V-5- 1-2935 No more space in disk group configuration." This message indicates that there is no more space in the disk group configuration database for VxVM object records. How should you resolve this error?


Options are :

  • Copy the contents of several volumes to another disk group and then delete the volumes from the current disk group. (Correct)
  • Delete some files from the current disk for some free space.
  • Add an additional disk to perform the operation
  • Copy the contents of the volumes to another disk group.

Answer : Copy the contents of several volumes to another disk group and then delete the volumes from the current disk group.

What is the default limit to the number of subdisks that can be attached to a single plex?


Options are :

  • 4096 (Correct)
  • 2048
  • 1024
  • Unlimited

Answer : 4096

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While working on the Storage Foundation 5. 0 server, you execute the following command:fsckptadm-n create sat_8pm /mnt0 What is the expected outcome of this command?


Options are :

  • This command will create a storage checkpoint, but not the nodata storage checkpoint.
  • This command will convert the storage checkpoint to the nodata storage checkpoint.
  • This command will create a removable storage checkpoint.
  • This command will create a nodata storage checkpoint. (Correct)

Answer : This command will create a nodata storage checkpoint.

Which form of Disk Spanning allows you to map data in equally-sized chunks alternating across multiple disks and is also known as interleaving?


Options are :

  • Parity
  • Striping (Correct)
  • Concatenation
  • Mirroring

Answer : Striping

You want to allow non-layered volume to change to layered stripe-mirror volume while remaining online. What is the correct procedure to perform this conversion?


Options are :

  • Resync the volume, convert the volume, and mirror the volume. (Correct)
  • Unmount the file system, stop the volume, convert the volume, start the volume, and remount the file system.
  • Convert the volume, stop the volume, remount the file system, and start the volume.
  • Stop the volume and then convert the volume

Answer : Resync the volume, convert the volume, and mirror the volume.

PEGACSSA PRPC v5.5 Certified Senior System Architect Exam Set 5

You are monitoring a file system on a Solaris operating system using Veritas Volume Manager when the following kernel message appears: WARNING: msgcnt x: mesg 069: V-2- 69: memory usage specified by the vxfs:vxfs_ninode and vxfs:vx_bc_bufhwm parameters exceeds available memory; the system may hang under heavy load. You need to resolve this error. What should you do?


Options are :

  • Leave the parameters at current levels and disregard the system message because it is a false message.
  • Increase the value of one or both parameters to 100% of physical memory or to 100% of kernel virtual memory
  • Remove either the physical memory parameter or the kernel virtual memory parameter.
  • Reduce the value of one or both parameters to less than 50% of physical memory or to 66% of kernel virtual memory (Correct)

Answer : Reduce the value of one or both parameters to less than 50% of physical memory or to 66% of kernel virtual memory

You need to create a volume for the HR department. You need to mount a file system with a high demand for I/O throughput. You are aware that spanning the volume across multiple disks will increase the I/O performance. Which risk should you be aware of when spanning the volume across multiple disks?


Options are :

  • Requirement for disk redundancy
  • Write throughput degradation
  • Poor I/O performance
  • Single disk failure causes volume failure (Correct)

Answer : Single disk failure causes volume failure

You are creating a volume and need the storage allocated in: 1. Concatenated disks 2. Form columns 3. Form mirrors You want to specify the space allocation across multiple volume. When you are working on Veritas File System, you get an error: NOTICE:msgent x:mesg 001:V-2-1:vx_nospace - test_mpt file system full (n block extent). How will you resolve this error?(Each correct Answer presents part of the solution. Select two.)


Options are :

  • Free up more space on the file system. (Correct)
  • Disable and enable the file system
  • Defragment the file system. (Correct)
  • Kill the runaway process.

Answer : Free up more space on the file system. Defragment the file system.

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Which device interface must have access to the disks before a disk can be brought under VxVM control?


Options are :

  • Disk Group
  • Volume Manager Application
  • Enclosure
  • Operating System (Correct)

Answer : Operating System

You are administering a Storage Foundation 5. 0 server. You want to run the servers I/O software stack to re-channel the request made from the failed path to an alternative path. You want to ensure that the data access is uninterrupted. What should you do?


Options are :

  • Create a VxVM object using Intelligent Storage Provisioning (ISP).
  • Enable Point-In-Time Copy (PITC) in FlashSnap.
  • Use Cross-platform Data Sharing (CDS).
  • Use Dynamic Multipathing (DMP). (Correct)

Answer : Use Dynamic Multipathing (DMP).

You were working with Veritas Volume Manager and the Volume Manager failed due to disk failure. You are required to recover the Veritas Volume Manager Configuration. Identify the correct sequence of actions that you would perform in this situation. 1. Reinstall the operating system 2. Replace the failed disk 3. Recover the VxVM configuration 4. Add the Volume Manager Packages 5. Startup Hot-relocation 6. Clean up the system configuration


Options are :

  • 4, 3, 2,6,1,5
  • 6, 2, 1,4,5,3
  • 2, 1, 4,3,6,5 (Correct)
  • 3, 6, 1,5,2,4

Answer : 2, 1, 4,3,6,5

ST0-10X Veritas Storage Foundation 5 for Unix Practice Exam Set 4

A system administrator has a large amount of data that is not being accessed on the company's storage devices. This excess amount of data is causing slow access to the active data. You want to set up automatic relocation of data so that data expires as per its defined age. What should you do?


Options are :

  • Use the Quality of Storage Service (QoSS) to set the threshold for automatic relocation of data (Correct)
  • Use the Virtual Data Aging Service (VDAS) to set the threshold automatic relocation of data.
  • Use the Intelligent Volume Service (IVS) to set the threshold for automatic relocation of data.
  • Use the Data Movement Service (DMS) to set the threshold for automatic relocation of data.

Answer : Use the Quality of Storage Service (QoSS) to set the threshold for automatic relocation of data

While working under VxVM control, you discover that the vxplex command has failed because a previously attached plex did not complete. You get the following error message: "VxVM vxplex ERROR V-5-1-809 Plex plex1 in volume volume1 is locked by another utility." You must resolve this error with minimum administrative effort. How should you resolve this error?


Options are :

  • Clear the fields for the volume and its components (Correct)
  • Reboot the system
  • Reattempt to execute the vxplex command
  • Detach the plex and reattach

Answer : Clear the fields for the volume and its components

You place six physical disks under Volume Manager control to create 10GB of volume. You want to use this volume as an archive directory. You need to create a volume that will store three copies of the archived data. Which command will you use to create a volume with three plexes?


Options are :

  • vxassist make archivevol 30g layout=stripe-mirror nmirror=3
  • vxassist make archivevol 10g layout=stripe-mirror ncolumn=3
  • vxassist make archivevol 30g layout=stripe-mirror ncolumn=3
  • vxassist make archivevol 10g layout=stripe-mirror nmirror=3 (Correct)

Answer : vxassist make archivevol 10g layout=stripe-mirror nmirror=3

PEGACSSA PRPC v5.5 Certified Senior System Architect Exam Set 2

You have a system that has two disks - disk01 and disk02, which are mapped into the system configuration during boot as disks c0t0d0s2 and c0t1d0s2, respectively. A failure has caused disk01 to become detached. What would you do to view the status of the failed disk01?


Options are :

  • Use the vxdg list command
  • Use the vxprint command
  • Use the vxdg -s list command
  • Use the vxdisk list command (Correct)

Answer : Use the vxdisk list command

You are performing a move operation under VxVM control. You cannot find the disk involved in a disk group. In addition, you get the following error message: "VxVM vxconfigd ERROR V-5-1-4551 dg_move_recover: cant locate disk(s), giving up" How should you resolve this error?


Options are :

  • Use vxassist command to clean the disk group to be imported.
  • Use vxdg command to clean the disk group to be imported (Correct)
  • Use vxconfigd command to import a disk group.
  • Use vxdisk command to import a disk group.

Answer : Use vxdg command to clean the disk group to be imported

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