SCP-500 Solar Winds Certified Professional Practice Exam Set 3

An Orion NPM administrator enables audible alerts through the Orion Web Console. Assumingyou are on a view that shows alerts, when will the audible alert be triggered?


Options are :

  • when you first log in to the Web Console
  • whenever your view includes Nodes With Problems
  • whenever a new alert has appeared since the last refresh (Correct)
  • every 10 minutes if there is an active alert

Answer : whenever a new alert has appeared since the last refresh

You want to create an Orion NPM Advanced Alert that will send an email when a node goes down.You need to know:when the node went down the node vendorthe type of devicethe last known statistics for the deviceHow should you ensure that the alert email contains this information?


Options are :

  • include a URL pointing to the appropriate Orion Node Details view
  • use Orion SQL queries to include the relevant information
  • use Orion alert variables to embed the information (Correct)
  • embed resources from the Orion Node Details view

Answer : use Orion alert variables to embed the information

Which two steps are required to create a nested map using Orion NPM? (Choose two.)A. create a single map that includes both site overview and site detailsB. add a hyperlink from the site details map to the site overviewC. select "Enable Nested Maps" on the site details mapD. drag and drop the site details map on to the site over view mapE. create a site over view map and a separate site details map


Options are :

  • C,E
  • D,E (Correct)
  • A,B
  • B,E

Answer : D,E

Which command enables a Cisco IOS router to send an SNMP trap to the Orion NPM Server?


Options are :

  • logging 10.199.3.1 public
  • set snmp trap 10.199.3.1 public
  • snmp-server host 10.199.3.1 public (Correct)
  • snmp-trap forward 10.199.3.1 public

Answer : snmp-server host 10.199.3.1 public

The Orion NPM administrator wants to add the company ticketing website as a menu item withinthe Web Console. What is the most time-efficient way to accomplish this goal for all useraccounts?


Options are :

  • add a custom html resource to the Summary view
  • add an external website to the Menu bar (Correct)
  • add user-defined links to the Menu bar
  • add a custom link to the Modules bar

Answer : add an external website to the Menu bar

You fail to receive any SNMP traps on the Orion NPM Server for 24 hours. What should you checkfirst?


Options are :

  • bandwidth utilization
  • Windows services (Correct)
  • polling frequency
  • firewall rules

Answer : Windows services

The Orion NPM administrator needs to create an NOC view that has only a summary page.Which Orion component should you use to accomplish this?


Options are :

  • Account Limitation Builder
  • Custom Property Editor
  • Customize Menu Bars (Correct)
  • System Manager

Answer : Customize Menu Bars

Which limitation does the Orion NPM Advanced Alert Engine place on trigger and reset actions?


Options are :

  • limited to one message action (such as Syslog, Traps) and one log action (such as Windows event log, NetPerfMon Log) per alert
  • unlimited trigger actions, but no reset actions
  • limited to any one trigger action and one reset action per alert
  • unlimited trigger actions, and unlimited reset actions (Correct)

Answer : unlimited trigger actions, and unlimited reset actions

You wish to retain Syslog messages in Orion NPM for 30 days. Which Orion component shouldyou use to do this?


Options are :

  • Syslog Viewer (Correct)
  • Database Manager
  • System Manager
  • SyslogService Settings

Answer : Syslog Viewer

When monitoring the performance of the WAN connection to a remote site, you notice that latencyvaries from 10 to 1700 milliseconds and that bandwidth utilization is commonly over 90%. Whichtype of traffic would be the most adversely affected by this situation?


Options are :

  • VoIP (Correct)
  • Syslog
  • SNMP polling
  • email

Answer : VoIP

While troubleshooting issues on your network, you notice that route paths frequently change.Which change to your OSPF configuration would capture this issue in Syslog?


Options are :

  • log-adjacency-changes (Correct)
  • default-route-originate
  • log-status-changes
  • log-ospf-statistics

Answer : log-adjacency-changes

Users at a remote site in Paris are complaining that access to the company CRM is slow.Orion is collecting data on this performance, but you need a more real-time perspective on theproblem. What should you do?


Options are :

  • use the Polling Engine Tuner to increase the Max Polls Per Second settings in Orion
  • increase the polling interval in Orion for monitoring of devices in Paris
  • install an Orion polling engine to collect real-time data at the site in Paris
  • launch a real-time tool to measure and analyze performance while the problem is occurring (Correct)

Answer : launch a real-time tool to measure and analyze performance while the problem is occurring

What is a potential root cause of a slow response time across a WAN circuit?


Options are :

  • database replication across the circuit (Correct)
  • high disk queue length on the SQL server
  • interface re-indexing on a WAN router
  • large database re-indexing

Answer : database replication across the circuit

Users at a remote site report that Internet access is slower than usual.What should you check to investigate the cause of this issue?


Options are :

  • bandwidth reports (Correct)
  • CPU reports
  • availability reports
  • memory reports

Answer : bandwidth reports

You are using NetFlow to analyze the traffic on your network. You notice that you have a largeamount of traffic originating from various systems in your network destined to a singleunrecognized off-net IP address during otherwise off-peak hours. What is the most likely cause?


Options are :

  • higher than average VoIP usage from your overseas sites
  • a malware or virus breakout on your network (Correct)
  • automated server backups occurring within your network
  • a new, popular YouTube video being sent around the office

Answer : a malware or virus breakout on your network

Orion is displaying a device as "down" and is unable to communicate with the device via ICMP.However, you are able to ping that device from the command-line on the Orion server. Orion isdisplaying other devices as being "up".What is a possible cause of this issue?


Options are :

  • The Orion polling engine has stopped and needs to be restarted
  • ICMP messages with content in the payload portion of the packets are being blocked. (Correct)
  • Orion is using a different version of ICMP than the one CLI is using.
  • The Orion ICMP messages have the discard eligible bit set.

Answer : ICMP messages with content in the payload portion of the packets are being blocked.

One of your network administrators has deployed a new access control list (ACL) that blocks UDPport 69. As a result of this change, what might the network management system (NMS) NO longerbe able to do?


Options are :

  • update IOS on your devices (Correct)
  • collect Syslog messages from your devices
  • collect SNMP traps from your devices
  • poll devices for status

Answer : update IOS on your devices

Lower than normal throughput is being experienced between two routers. What can be seen onthe router interface that may be contributing to this issue?


Options are :

  • routing changes
  • when the traffic change occurred
  • drops from malformed packets (Correct)
  • discards due to router access control lists (ACLs)

Answer : drops from malformed packets

What is different about how network traffic statistics are collected using SNMP versus NetFlow?


Options are :

  • SNMP samples network traffic.
  • NetFlow is push-based. (Correct)
  • NetFlow traffic is encrypted.
  • SNMP traffic is real-time.

Answer : NetFlow is push-based.

A device is NOT responding to pings.What can you determine from this information?


Options are :

  • The device is a firewall
  • The device may be down. (Correct)
  • There is no route to the device.
  • The device is down.

Answer : The device may be down.

The network management system (NMS) has detected that a router has an interface going up anddown unexpectedly. You do not have permissions to log in to the router.Which data, gathered by the NMS, should you review to help determine the cause?


Options are :

  • previously saved configurations
  • Syslog messages (Correct)
  • interface utilization
  • CPU utilization

Answer : Syslog messages

Your network management system (NMS) reports memory consumption on a server to be95%. You connect to the server and see a memory consumption of 80%.What is a possible cause for this inconsistency?


Options are :

  • The NMS is displaying real-time data, whereas the server is displaying an average.
  • The NMS is using the wrong version of SNMP to poll the server.
  • WMI has been misconfigured on the server.
  • The NMS is displaying an average, whereas the server is displaying real-time data. (Correct)

Answer : The NMS is displaying an average, whereas the server is displaying real-time data.

While isolating a bandwidth issue using your network management system (NMS), you discoverthat the percent utilization for an interface is over 100%.What is a possible cause?


Options are :

  • There is a duplex mismatch on this interface.
  • Packet loss is exceptionally high on this interface.
  • The NMS is configured with the wrong interface speed. (Correct)
  • The NMS is monitoring too many interfaces.

Answer : The NMS is configured with the wrong interface speed.

You notice that several routers are showing an increase in CPU and memory utilization that isstarting to concern you. What will likely happen if this trend continues?


Options are :

  • The routers will deprioritize and drop packets over 1500 bytes.
  • Access control lists (ACLs) will be bypassed by the routers.
  • The network management system (NMS) will stop monitoring the routers.
  • Latency through the routers will increase. (Correct)

Answer : Latency through the routers will increase.

You are investigating sudden slowness throughout the network. The routing tables are changingcontinuously and routes to many areas of the network are appearing and disappearing with eachupdate. How should you investigate the cause of this issue?


Options are :

  • look for switch ports that are off
  • look for WAN interfaces changing status (Correct)
  • examine the available memory
  • analyze routing protocol packets

Answer : look for WAN interfaces changing status

An executive in your company wants to see reports from the Orion website. However,Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) rules preclude you from giving them an account for the website.Which type of access should you use to allow them to see reports that are sent to them?


Options are :

  • PassThrough
  • DirectLink (Correct)
  • Guest
  • PassLink

Answer : DirectLink

You believe that a QoS misconfiguration may be causing poor performance on your network. Whatshould you check to verify that QoS is the root cause?


Options are :

  • response and errors
  • bandwidth and availability
  • CPU and memory
  • bandwidth and packet drops (Correct)

Answer : bandwidth and packet drops

Home office users (telecommuters) are complaining that they can no longer access the Corporateintranet site. What should you review to investigate this issue?


Options are :

  • recent announcements by the users' various ISPs
  • recent performance metrics for the intranet server and VPN concentrator
  • configuration of the laptops and home routers for each of the remote users
  • recent configuration changes to access control lists (ACLs) and VPN profiles (Correct)

Answer : recent configuration changes to access control lists (ACLs) and VPN profiles

The application team at your company has informed you that they have deployed a new desktopapplication that communicates over a specific set of ports.What is the first step to determining the impact this application is having on your network?


Options are :

  • check ping times of all of the servers
  • monitor the new application processes on the servers
  • configure the NetFlow collector to monitor the application ports (Correct)
  • reconfigure the SNMP agents to use the application ports

Answer : configure the NetFlow collector to monitor the application ports

The application server team reports that the SQL servers are NOT responding as theyNormally do. You check the interfaces on the SQL servers and see that their bandwidth utilizationis within normal limits. What is a likely cause for this SQL application performance disruption?


Options are :

  • access list change
  • low interface discards
  • SNMP community string change
  • high latency (Correct)

Answer : high latency

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