SCP-500 Solar Winds Certified Professional Practice Exam Set 5

You have recently implemented a VoIP infrastructure within the company network. You are

receiving trouble tickets indicating calls are dropping between their New York and San Francisco

offices. Which two IP service level agreement (SLA) measurements should you use to identify the

cause of the issue?

A. latency


C. NetFlow

D. available bandwidth

E. jitter

Options are :

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

Answer : A,E

A network engineer notices the Syslog server's database is growing significantly in size due to the

large number of devices sending Syslog messages. What should the engineer do to control

database growth?

Options are :

  • configure the devices and the Syslog server to use TCP-based Syslog
  • configure the devices and the Syslog server to use SNMPv3
  • configure the Syslog server to capture SNMP traps instead of Syslog
  • configure the Syslog server to discard unwanted messages (Correct)

Answer : configure the Syslog server to discard unwanted messages

What should you do to track whether a new configuration has alleviated slow network


Options are :

  • monitor the affected devices for stability
  • monitor bandwidth utilization on affected interfaces
  • compare application responsiveness before and after the change (Correct)
  • compare ICMP availability before and after the change

Answer : compare application responsiveness before and after the change

Due to a server crash, you had to move Orion to a new server with a new IP address. Which two

changes should you make to ensure that Orion functions properly from the new server and IP

address? (Choose two.)

A. update the access control lists (ACLs) that restrict management protocols

B. change the IP address specified in the snmpd. conf file on the Orion server

C. updates the source address for Net Flow packets exported to Orion

D. notify ARIN of the Orion server's new IP address

E. update the destination IP address for Syslog and SNMP traps on your managed devices

Options are :

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

Answer : A,E

What is an advantage of using SNMPv2c over using SNMPv1?

Options are :

  • get next command
  • get bulk command (Correct)
  • authentication and encryption
  • username parameter
  • 32 bit counters

Answer : get bulk command

Which two reporting requirements should you consider when specifying data roll-up settings for a

network management system (NMS)? (Choose two.)

A. data encryption

B. data format

C. data granularity

D. monitoring coverage

E. data retention

Options are :

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

Answer : C,E

The data center team requires that they be alerted if any of the servers in a remote site go down.

However, they do NOT want to receive alerts when the remote site connection goes down. Which

two configuration steps should you take within your network management system (NMS) to meet

these requirements? (Choose two.)

A. set up alerts on server status

B. set up alerts on the remote connection status

C. set each of the servers as dependencies for each other

D. set up the remote connection as a dependency for each of the servers

E. set up alerts on the remote router status

Options are :

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

Answer : A,D

Your service level agreement (SLA) dictates that you must be able to notify the appropriate parties

when systems are down for over2 minutes and report on data for the last120 days. Your network

management system (NMS) has been configured to collect status every 10minutes and

summarizes and retains data for 90 days. Which two settings should you change in the NMS to

meet the business requirements? (Choose two.)

A. increase data retention to 120 days

B. configure status polling to occur every5 minutes

C. summarize hourly data into weekly data every 120 days

D. configure status polling to occur every minute

E. summarize hourly data into weekly data every 90 days

Options are :

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

Answer : A,D

Users are complaining that a network connection is slow. How should SNMP be used to verify

performance of the interface?

Options are :

  • verify the performance via if Speed
  • verify status via the if Table
  • verify bandwidth usage via if InOctets (Correct)
  • verify that SNMP agent is responding

Answer : verify bandwidth usage via if InOctets

When using a network management system (NMS) to monitor network interfaces on a router, you

notice that statistics are wrong after an interface card is physically removed from the device. What

has most likely caused this problem?

Options are :

  • interface re-indexing (Correct)
  • access lists
  • device configuration
  • counter rollovers

Answer : interface re-indexing

Which two variables are used in the calculation of Percent Utilization? (Choose two.)

A. configured bandwidth

B. packets per second

C. buffer overruns

D. interface discards

E. bits per second

Options are :

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

Answer : A,E

Which protocol should a network engineer enable on routers and switches to collect utilization


Options are :

  • SNMP (Correct)
  • ICMP
  • None
  • WMI
  • SMTP

Answer : SNMP

How can you use a network management system (NMS) to ensure service level agreement (SLA)

parameters are realistic for your environment?

Options are :

  • configuredata summarization
  • baseline network performance (Correct)
  • reducedata retention period
  • increase data collection period

Answer : baseline network performance

You are monitoring your Internet connection, and your ISP has guaranteed512 Kbps.

Historical data shows that your connection speed holds at 256 Kbps for long periods of time, but

never exceeds this speed. What does this indicate?

Options are :

  • QoS is dropping low priority traffic.
  • the WAN router is misconfigured.
  • the ISP has misconfigured the link. (Correct)
  • the NAT table is overloaded.

Answer : the ISP has misconfigured the link.

How does the Orion Universal Device Poller (UnDP) monitor a device's statistics that are

Not included in the standard Orion NPM MIB database?

Options are :

  • by keeping a copy of the device's MIB on the Orion NPM Server
  • by automatically searching the common MIB repositories and updating Orion
  • by manually associating the device'sOID to Orion (Correct)
  • by manually compiling the MIB into the Orion MIB database
  • by manually compiling the OID into the Orion MIB database

Answer : by manually associating the device'sOID to Orion

Your current deployment has multiple Orion NPM servers monitoring multiple locations from a

single site. This is producing inaccurate data and high WAN bandwidth utilization. What are the

two most efficient ways to address this issue? (Choose two.)

A. deploy Orion NPMat each remote location

B. deploy Orion Enterprise Operations Console

C. deploy an additional Orion Poller

D. deploy an additional Orion Web Server

E. deploy an Orion Hot Standby

Options are :

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

Answer : A,B

A network engineer is enabling SNMP on their network devices and needs to ensure it will use

message integrity. Which version of SNMP should they use?

Options are :

  • SNMPv3 (Correct)
  • SNMPv1
  • SNMPv2c
  • SNMPv4

Answer : SNMPv3

Orion NPM is using SNMP to poll a routerand track interface traffic rates. The data are

Collected every 5 minutes, and the most recent values collected for a specific interface are

1,000,000 and 2,000,000 octets. What is the approximate average rate of traffic for this interface?

Options are :

  • 26 Kbps (Correct)
  • 3 Kbps
  • 16 Kbps
  • 1 Kbps

Answer : 26 Kbps

Which two performance metrics can be affected by proper QoS implementation? (Choose two.)

A. jitter

B. shaping

C. marking

D. queuing

E. latency

Options are :

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

Answer : A,E

Which management protocol should you use to analyze network traffic in and out of a router


Options are :

  • IP service level agreement (SLA)
  • Syslog
  • WMI
  • sFlow (Correct)

Answer : sFlow

Which network protocols are used by Solar Winds products during network discoveries?

Options are :

  • ICMP and SMTP
  • PPTP and IMAP
  • ICMP and SNMP (Correct)
  • DHCP and TFTP

Answer : ICMP and SNMP

Orion NPM is monitoring the performance of DS-3 utilizing standard MIBs in the ifTable.

Occasionally, the reported traffic rates for this interface spike well above45 Mbps. What is the

most likely cause?

Options are :

  • carrier misconfiguration
  • database issues
  • counter rollovers (Correct)
  • heavy network traffic

Answer : counter rollovers

Which two management protocols should you use to measure the effectiveness of your QoS

implementation? (Choose two.)

A. Syslog


C. NetFlow


E. SSHv2

Options are :

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

Answer : B,C

The IT budgeting department has asked you for reports that will help them better plan for

increases in monthly recurring costs. Which report should you set up to help the IT udgeting

department meet this objective?

Options are :

  • router inventory
  • LAN interface utilization
  • WAN interface utilization (Correct)
  • available switch ports

Answer : WAN interface utilization

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