ST0-10X Veritas Storage Foundation 5 for Unix Practice Exam Set 2

Which physical storage device is the equivalent to a virtual volume?


Options are :

  • A partition (Correct)
  • A directory
  • A disk
  • A block

Answer : A partition

ST0-247 Symantec Cluster Server 6.1 for UNIX Technical Test Set 11

Which command will you use to determine the operating mode of vxconfigd?


Options are :

  • vxmode
  • ps -ef |grep vxconfig
  • vxdctl mode (Correct)
  • vxdctl enable

Answer : vxdctl mode

You are turning on the quota on a file system for the first time. You want to ensure you are able to establish quota for a group of users named finance. What should you do?


Options are :

  • Create a file named quota.grp and assign it to the group of users
  • Create a file named quota and assign it to the finance group.
  • Create a file named quota.grp that is owned by the root of the file system (Correct)
  • Create a file named quota and place it in the root directory of the file system.

Answer : Create a file named quota.grp that is owned by the root of the file system

The 'Administer' button in the Storage Foundation Management Server user interface for a host is continually red, and the vxsvc32 agent is listed as DOWN. How do you solve this problem?


Options are :

  • Restart Storage Foundation Management Server.
  • Reinstall the agent
  • Change the types.ini configuration file on the Central Management Server. (Correct)
  • Reconfigure the Storage Foundation management Server.

Answer : Change the types.ini configuration file on the Central Management Server.

ST0-247 Symantec Cluster Server 6.1 for UNIX Technical Test Set 2

You are auditing a current storage environment that is not utilizing storage tiering. The information gained from the audit is to be used in a new storage tiering design that will have 4 tiers (Tiers 1-4). You need to determine the location for archive data which needs to be accessible but is not used heavily. Where should you store this data?


Options are :

  • Tier 3: Mid-range to low-end storage arrays with fast, reliable network connections. (Correct)
  • Tier 1: High-end storage arrays with fast, reliable network connections.
  • Tier 4: low-cost media, such as tape, with little consideration given to performance.
  • Tier 2: High-end arrays, but performance is not a priority.

Answer : Tier 3: Mid-range to low-end storage arrays with fast, reliable network connections.

You have installed Storage Foundation 5. 0 Standard server with a number of hosts. You want to centrally monitor and manage the hosts. You also want to generate reports for the hosts and the storage resources that the hosts consume. What should you do?


Options are :

  • Install the Veritas Quick I/O option on Storage Foundation 5. 0server.
  • Install Veritas Storage Foundation Management Host on Storage Foundation 5. 0server.
  • Install Veritas Storage Foundation Management Server on Storage Foundation 5. 0server. (Correct)
  • Upgrade Storage Foundation 5. 0Standard to Storage Foundation 5. 0 Enterprise.

Answer : Install Veritas Storage Foundation Management Server on Storage Foundation 5. 0server.

Which two restrictions does relayout place on the administration of a volume while it is in progress? (Select two.)


Options are :

  • During a relayout, you cannot change the number of mirrors in a volume.
  • During a relayout, you cannot create a snapshot of a volume. (Correct)
  • During a relayout, you cannot create a backup of a volume.
  • During a relayout, you cannot create a sparse plex. (Correct)
  • During a relayout, you cannot change the number of subdisks in a volume.

Answer : During a relayout, you cannot create a snapshot of a volume. During a relayout, you cannot create a sparse plex.

ST0-095 ST0-095 Symantec Technical Foundations Security Exam Set 3

While performing a VxVM operation, you discover that the disk group configuration has become corrupt. You want to check the changes in the VxVM configuration data and automatically record any configuration changes that occur. What would you do in this situation?


Options are :

  • Use the vxrelocd daemon to monitor monitors changes to the VxVM configuration.
  • Use the vxconfigbackupd daemon to monitors changes to the VxVM configuration. (Correct)
  • Use vxdctl daemon to monitors changes to the VxVM configuration.
  • Use the vxconfigd daemon to monitor changes to the VxVM configuration.

Answer : Use the vxconfigbackupd daemon to monitors changes to the VxVM configuration.

While performing a disk group joins operation, you get an error "VxVM vxdg ERROR V-5-1- 2866 object: Record already exists in disk group." You want to resolve this error. How should you resolve this error?


Options are :

  • Change the object name in the disk group. (Correct)
  • Delete the disk group and recreate it with another name.
  • Import a disk group and rename it.
  • Change the object name to same as disk group.

Answer : Change the object name in the disk group.

Which structure records are stored in the private region? (Each correct Answer presents part of the solution. Select three)


Options are :

  • Partition tables
  • Disk group configuration (Correct)
  • File system metadata
  • Disk and disk group ID (Correct)
  • Disk group kernel log (Correct)

Answer : Disk group configuration Disk and disk group ID Disk group kernel log

ST0-91W Symantec NetBackup 7.0 for Windows (STS) Test Set 1

You want to preserve data on existing slices on the disk and want to put this disk under Volume Manager control without loosing any data. How will you preserve the data?


Options are :

  • By saving the data on the disk
  • By encapsulating the disk (Correct)
  • By exporting data to another disk
  • By initializing

Answer : By encapsulating the disk

ST0-247 Symantec Cluster Server 6.1 for UNIX Technical Test Set 9

You are accessing the public region of a drive. You get an error message stating that the disk has failed. What could be the possible reason for this message?


Options are :

  • VxVM can access the public region of the drive but there are uncorrectable I/O failures on the private region of the drive. (Correct)
  • VxVM can access the private region but there are uncorrectable I/O failures on the public region of the drive.
  • VxVM cannot access the private region or the public region of the drive.
  • VxVM can access the public and the private region of the drive but the plex on the drive is disabled.

Answer : VxVM can access the public region of the drive but there are uncorrectable I/O failures on the private region of the drive.

You're the administrator of a production database environment, including a large transaction processing complex, a large decision support system, and smaller systems dedicated to supporting functions, such as backups. Uptime is critical, and the DBA for the environment has found the mechanisms at his disposal for sharing data among the environment's functions cumbersome. How can Storage Foundation's point-in-time copy capabilities help manage the environment more effectively? (Select two)


Options are :

  • You can use PITCs to enable real-time access to OLTP data by the decision support system.
  • You can use PITCs to capture instant backup images. (Correct)
  • You can use PITCs to propagate physical database objects between the OLTP system and decision support systems. (Correct)
  • You can use PITCs to summarize information accumulated by the OLTP system.
  • You can use PITCs to transfer daily transaction data between systems.

Answer : You can use PITCs to capture instant backup images. You can use PITCs to propagate physical database objects between the OLTP system and decision support systems.

You have a customer who has set up a 5 GB full-size instant snapshot volume on one of his file servers. The data replicated into the snapshot is a combination of code and content elements, which serves as a rapid recovery mechanism in case of a corruption in a new build installed on the server. The customer tells you that the snapshot is working correctly, but that the time it takes to refresh the snapshot is unusually longer than expected. The customer is expecting you to resolve this problem. How should you resolve this problem?


Options are :

  • Use vxassist addlog logtype=dco to enable FastResync on the volume
  • Recreate the snapshot as a traditional third-mirror break-off snapshot
  • Recreate the snapshot as a space-optimized instant snapshot
  • Use vxsnap prepare on the source volume, then remove and recreate the snapshot (Correct)

Answer : Use vxsnap prepare on the source volume, then remove and recreate the snapshot

ST0-085 Symantec Security Information Manager Practice Exam Set 2

When you attempt to start the RAID-5 volume, you are prompted with an error message "VxVM ERROR V-5-1-1237 Volume r5vol is not startable; some subdisks are unusable and the parity is stale. " You want to remove this error and start the RAID-5 volume. How will you ensure that you do not encounter this error again?


Options are :

  • Change the subdisks.
  • Reattach the subdisks.
  • Use a single RAID-5 log plex in RAID-5 volumes.
  • Use two or more RAID-5 log plexes in RAID-5 volumes. (Correct)

Answer : Use two or more RAID-5 log plexes in RAID-5 volumes.

You want to rename a boot disk group because it contains volumes that are in use by mounted file systems. Before you rename, you want to unencapsulate the root disk. Which command is used to unencapsulate the root disk?


Options are :

  • Vxroot
  • Vxunroot (Correct)
  • Vxmirror
  • Vxvol

Answer : Vxunroot

You are consulted by a development environment administrator about a test server with Storage Foundation installed. The development administrator is facing difficulty in making changes to a complex configuration. You are required to identify the problem with the process of changing the existing configuration. What would you do to perform this task?


Options are :

  • Use vxprint to visually inspect the configuration of the disk group's objects.
  • Issue the command "vxse_disklog run" and save the output of the rule as a text file, documenting rule violations as actionable issues.
  • Issue the command "vxse_dg1 run" and save the output of the rule as a text file, documenting rule violations as actionable issues. (Correct)
  • Issue the command "vxse_drl1 run" and save the output of the rule as a text file, documenting rule violations as actionable issues.

Answer : Issue the command "vxse_dg1 run" and save the output of the rule as a text file, documenting rule violations as actionable issues.

ST0-91W ST0-91W Symantec NetBackup 7.0 for Windows Exam Set 6

You want to use the VxSE rule to detect whether a physical disk has too many RAID-5 logs. Before you execute the VxSE rule, you want to acquire complete information about the rule. How would you search for the VxSE rule that informs you whether a physical disk has too many RAID-5 logs on it?


Options are :

  • Look in the rules directory, run each rule with the "check" operator, and choose the rule you want based on its output.
  • Use the vxse_inventory command.
  • Look in the rules directory, run each rule with the "info" operator, and choose the rule you want. (Correct)
  • Use the vxse "list" command.

Answer : Look in the rules directory, run each rule with the "info" operator, and choose the rule you want.

When the system is configured to boot a volume from the root system, you get an error "VxVM vxconfigd ERROR V-5-1-1049 System boot disk does not have a valid rootvol plex". How will you resolve this error?


Options are :

  • Stop and restart the vxconfigd daemon on the node indicated.
  • Try to boot from one of the named disks using the associated boot command that is listed in the message. (Correct)
  • Reboot the system.
  • Check other error messages appearing on the console and take the actions suggested in the descriptions of those messages.

Answer : Try to boot from one of the named disks using the associated boot command that is listed in the message.

You administer a server that needs to support a large (~1 TB) end-user VxFS file system. The users request file restorations from backup several times per week. The amount of space required for a full-size copy of the file system's data is more than you have available. What type of Storage Foundation object would be best suited to support this requirement for an undelete capability?


Options are :

  • Break-off mirror snapshots
  • Space-optimized instant snapshots
  • Full-sized instant snapshots
  • File system storage checkpoints (Correct)

Answer : File system storage checkpoints

ST0-247 Symantec Cluster Server 6.1 for UNIX Technical Exam Set 1

You are required to change a volume named vol1 in disk group mydg1 from a RAID-5 volume layout to a mirror-stripe (RAID 0+1) volume layout. You want to follow the correct procedure to change the volume layout. Which sequence of commands would you follow to achieve this goal?


Options are :

  • vxassist -g mydg1 convert vol1 layout=mirror-stripe
  • vxassist -g mydg1 relayout vol1 layout=stripe-mirrorvxassist -g mydg1 convert vol1 layout=mirror-stripe (Correct)
  • vxassist -g mydg1 relayout vol1 layout=mirror-stripe
  • vxassist -g mydg1 convert vol1 layout=stripe-mirrorvxassist -g mydg1 relayout vol1 layout=mirror-stripe

Answer : vxassist -g mydg1 relayout vol1 layout=stripe-mirrorvxassist -g mydg1 convert vol1 layout=mirror-stripe

You are writing the change documents for a procedure to relay a volume. In which two cases is it necessary to specify a target plex for the "vxassist relayout" operation? (Each correct Answer presents part of the solution. Select two.)


Options are :

  • When a mirrored volume is being converted to RAID-5. (Correct)
  • When the volume affected has plexes of differing layouts (Correct)
  • When a concatenated layout is being relaid to a mirror-stripe layout.
  • When a RAID-5 volume is being relaid as a mirrored volume
  • When a volume with multiple mirrors is being relaid with only two plexes.

Answer : When a mirrored volume is being converted to RAID-5. When the volume affected has plexes of differing layouts

While accessing a node in the Dynamic Multipathing (DMP) database you get an error "VxVM vxdmp NOTICE V-5-0-111 disabled dmpnode dmpnode_device_number". How will you resolve this error? (Each correct Answer presents part of the solution. Select two.)


Options are :

  • Check the underlying hardware to recover the desired path. (Correct)
  • Replace the hardware because there may be a problem with host-bus adapter.
  • If possible correct the hardware failures Then, recover the volume using the vxrecover command.
  • Enable the appropriate controllers to allow at least one path under this DMP node. (Correct)

Answer : Check the underlying hardware to recover the desired path. Enable the appropriate controllers to allow at least one path under this DMP node.

250-352 Administration of Storage Foundation and HA 6.0 Test Set 5

You have just started a relayout job on a large volume, and your work is interrupted by an unrelated server outage. Site policy requires that the relayout should be completed or rolled back within its scheduled window. You want to stop the relayout and roll back the incomplete changes so that the VxVM configuration is left stable till the relayout can be rescheduled. What would you do to perform this task?


Options are :

  • You can stop the process running the vxrelayout task; VxVM will automatically clean up after the relayout.
  • You cannot undo a relayout operation until it completes.
  • You can stop the relayout job with vxtask abort, and then reverse the volume to its original layout by using vxrelayout. (Correct)
  • You can reverse the volume to its original layout by using "vxrelayout reverse

Answer : You can stop the relayout job with vxtask abort, and then reverse the volume to its original layout by using vxrelayout.

You need to create a traditional third-mirror breakoff snapshot in disk group "testdg" on a volume named "testvol". You've used the vxassist command to start the creation of the snapshot, synchronizing in the background. How do you determine whether the snapshot is ready?


Options are :

  • Use "vxprint -g testdg -ht testvol" to display the status of testvol, and check the STATE column of the vxprint output; if the snapshot plex is ready, its state will be "SNAPDONE". (Correct)
  • Use "vxprint -g testdg -ht testvol" to display the status of testvol, and check the STATE column of the vxprint output; if the snapshot plex is ready, its state will be "SNAPATT".
  • Use "vxprint -g testdg testvol" to display the status of testvol, and check the STATE column of the vxprint output; if the snapshot plex is ready, its state will be "SNAPATT".
  • Use "vxprint -g testdg -ht testvol" to display the status of testvol, and check the STATE column of the vxprint output; if the snapshot plex is ready, its state will be "ACTIVE".

Answer : Use "vxprint -g testdg -ht testvol" to display the status of testvol, and check the STATE column of the vxprint output; if the snapshot plex is ready, its state will be "SNAPDONE".

While deporting a disk group under the VxVM control, the disk group fails. What could be the possible reason for the disk group failure?


Options are :

  • The disk group contains volumes that are in use. (Correct)
  • An access to the disk group is disabled.
  • The database is unmounted.
  • The file system is unmounted.

Answer : The disk group contains volumes that are in use.

ST0-135 Symantec Network Access Control 12.1 Technical Asses Set 2

You are responsible for administering a server with mirrored volume layouts. You noticed that the last time the server was down, the server took longer than usual to resynchronize the mirrors. You want to make configuration changes on the server to reduce resynchronization timE. Which actions will you perform?


Options are :

  • Run the vxse_drl1 rule and plan configuration changes to eliminate any rule violations it reports. (Correct)
  • Run the vxse_redundancy rule and plan configuration changes to eliminate any rule violations it reports.
  • Run the vxprint command, inspect the storage configuration manually, and write a plan to place dirty region logs on the three biggest volumes.
  • Run the vxse_rootmir rule and plan configuration changes to eliminate any rule violations it reports.

Answer : Run the vxse_drl1 rule and plan configuration changes to eliminate any rule violations it reports.

You have encapsulated the disk for swap partitions and created mirrors under the VxVM control. Which files in /etc get modified when the root disk is encapsulated?


Options are :

  • volboot and file system
  • vfstab and file system (Correct)
  • vfstab and rootdisk
  • mnttab and file system

Answer : vfstab and file system

You are monitoring I/O on a volume that is under Veritas Volume Manager control using the vxstat command. You need to measure the impact of a specific write operation on a volume. You want to ensure you are successfully able to measure the impact. What should you do?


Options are :

  • Reset the statistics information to zero just prior to the specific write operation (Correct)
  • Reset the statistics to measure the impact of all write operation, not a specific write operation
  • Reset the statistics information to zero just after the specific write operation
  • Reset the statistics information to zero during the specific write operation

Answer : Reset the statistics information to zero just prior to the specific write operation

ST0-91W Symantec NetBackup 7.0 for Windows (STS) Test Set 9

Consider a situation where you run the vxdmpadm start restore command and encounter an error message VxVM vxdmpadm ERROR V-5-1-3243 The VxVM restore daemon is already running. How will you solve this error?


Options are :

  • Restart the all the VxVM daemons.
  • Stop vxdmpadm and start vxdarestorE.
  • Stop vxdmpadm and reboot the system
  • Stop vxdmpadm and restart vxdmpadm. (Correct)

Answer : Stop vxdmpadm and restart vxdmpadm.

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