Quiz #2: SAN school

Now that you've listened to SAN school webcasts 5-7, take a quiz and test your expertise on SANs. Good luck!

Now that you've listened to SAN school webcasts 5-7, take a quiz and test your expertise on SANs. Good luck!

Question #1

When implementing a SAN, using multiple ISLs between your switches gives you greater:

a.Security.
b.Scalability.
c.Reliability.
d.Performance.

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Question #2

Which SAN topography offers the most scalability and growth?

a.Point to point.
b.Switched fabric.
c.Arbitrated loop.
d. None of the above.
 

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Question #3

Chris Poelker says the one thing that you must design your SAN to be above all else is:

a.Cost-effective.
b.Easy to use.
c.Resilient.
d.Secure.
 

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Question #4

When using a zoned SAN, what is the one thing you don't want to do?

a. Add new servers to the SAN.
b. Run Unix and NT together.
c. Use tape libraries.
d. Use Fibre Channel switches.
 

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Question #5

Although there are many potential risks, which of the following does Chris say is the number ONE risk factor to your data?

a. Employee sabotage.
b. Hardware problems, i.e. memory crashes.
c. Software glitches.
d. Power fluctuations in data center.

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Question #6

The main objective of a BCP (Business Continuity Plan) is:

a.Getting your business up and running after a disaster.
b.Keeping remote data centers up and running after a disaster.
c.Keeping your business running during a disaster.
d.Avoiding disasters altogether

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Question #7

Asynchronous copy is also known as:

a. Smart copy.
b. Bulk copy.
c. Performance copy.
d. Speed-of-light copy.

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Question #8

The amount of work that an HBA can push out to a storage disk array is determined by:

a.Time out settings.
b.Persistent binding values.
c.Fibre channel switches.
d.LUN throttle values.

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Question #9

ISL stands for:

a.Inter switch link.
b.Isolated structured link.
c.Interoperable and scalable link.
d.Incredibly secure link.

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Question #10

The main function of an ISL is to:

a.Replicate data between switches.
b.Install new switches on multiple servers.
c.Allow data and configuration information to flow between switches.
d.Increase security among SANs.

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This was first published in January 2004

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