Quiz #4: SAN School

Now that you've listened to SAN school webcasts 12-14, take a quiz and test your expertise on SANs. Good luck!


Now that you've listened to SAN school webcasts 12-14, take a quiz and test your expertise on SANs. Good luck!

Question #1

Alex Nikitin says SAN management is basically:

a. Understanding what is in your SAN
b. Being able to run a SAN with your eyes closed
c. Delegating responsibilities to your staff
d. Being able to cut costs effectively

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Question #2

Each of the following are needs for SAN management, EXCEPT:

a.To monitor the health of the environment
b. Abilty to charge back for usage and share costs
c. Alerting and reporting for easy troubleshooting
d. Eliminating the need for a DR plan
 

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Question #3

In Lesson 12, Alex says that automation frees you up to think about:

a. Business continuity plans
b. Server consolidation
c. Business, not disks
d. Vacation
 

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Question #4

Right now, this is the main problem with automation:

a. Automation software is super expensive
b. Lack of trust -- it's still in its infancy
c. Lack of skilled IT staff to use automation products properly
d. None of the above
 

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Question #5

This is NOT one of the three outsourcing options:

a. Vendor partnering
b. 100% outsourcing
c. Free outsourcing
d. Storage consulting

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Question #6

All of these are benefits of 100% outsourcing, EXCEPT:

a.Equipment and management are not your problem
b. Storage is free to your customers
c. Standard practices are already established
d. Operating vs. capital expenses (No hardware expenses)

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Question #7

Alex says it's really important to do this before deciding to outsource:

a.Create a list and define the storage-related problems you want to solve
b. Take a leave of absence to think about it
c. Save up a lot of money
d. Hire a consultant to decide for you

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Question #8

If you'd like a liaison between your IT staff and storage vendors, you'd choose this outsourcing option:

a. 100% outsourcing
b. Storage consulting
c. Vendor partnering
d. All of the above

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Question #9

Where documentation is concerned, whiteboards with this are not "safe places":

a. Do not enter
b. Do not discard
c. Training manuals
d. Do not erase

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Question #10

When it comes to determining a problem with your SAN, Alex says this can typically cause a problem(s):

a. Human beings
b. Software
c. Hardware
d. Power outages

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This was first published in February 2004

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