C4040-252 Power Systems with POWER8 Enterprise Technical Sales Skills V1

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Power Systems with POWER8 Enterprise Technical Sales Skills V1 is the exam name of C4040-252 test. There are 58 questions in real IBM C4040-252 test, which will take the candidates 90 minutes to complete the test. The required passing score of IBM C4040-252 exam is 66%. The test language is English. The related certification of IBM C4040-252 exam is IBM Certified Technical Sales Specialist – Power Systems with POWER8 Enterprise V1.

It is important for the candidates to know IBM C4040-252 exam objectives.

Power Systems Architecture and Product Family (33%)

Describe how the Power Systems Scale-out family can be used to satisfy the requirements of larger enterprises (e.g., multiple scale-out systems to compete with clusters of Intel x86 servers).
Describe the Power Systems E870 and E880 server features and functionality.
Describe the Power Systems S824L server features and functionality.
Recognize POWER8 compatibility to accept hardware and/or software from previous Power Systems installations.
Describe Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) features of the Power Systems product family, specifically those features that are exclusive to Enterprise-class models.
Identify Capacity on Demand features and benefits, including CUoD, and describe when each is appropriate.
Describe Enterprise Pools capabilities and benefits (e.g., mobile activations, master HMC).
Design expansion drawers, adapter cards, traditional disk, Solid State Drives (SSDs), and attached SAN and tape into a POWER8 solution.
Describe the benefits of POWER8 processor architecture, including SMT, L4 cache, balanced performance, clock speed, EnergyScale, memory bandwidth, I/O bandwidth (PCIe Gen3), CAPI, etc. relative to prior Power Systems and competition.
Identify rack best practices for Enterprise servers (e.g., I/O drawer placement, spacing, and cabling implications, “deracking”, horizontal PDUs, IBM manufacturing options, etc.).

Virtualization and Cloud (22%)

Recognize when to configure physical I/O, virtual I/O or a combination of both.
Match hardware connectivity (Fibre Channel, SAS, iSCSI) with the types of virtualization (NPIV, vSCSI).
Given a virtualization type, select the hardware connectivity solution.
Determine when shared storage pools are appropriate for an Enterprise scenario.
Integrate Live Partition Mobility as a factor in technology decisions.
Analyze the resource sharing capabilities of Power Systems, including processors, I/O and memory.
Given a client’s availability requirements, design an appropriate solution (HA, CA, DR, RTO, RPO).
Given a business need and workload, design an appropriate virtualization solution (including when and when not to virtualize).
Differentiate capabilities of PowerVM, PowerKVM, and RHEV offerings.
Position competitive advantages of PowerVM, PowerKVM, and RHEV virtualization solutions (e.g., relative to Oracle, HP).
Design an appropriate virtualization system management solution (consider: HMC, PowerVC, Cloud Manager with OpenStack, RHEV-M).

Design Solution to Customer Requirements (36%)

Design HMC/FSP network connectivity. Include multiple HMCs and redundant FSPs. Include requirements for HMC with various environments (stand-alone and multiple systems). Include coexistence considerations (e.g., existing POWER6 and POWER7 systems).
Given customer requirements, design an appropriate HMC solution, including Enterprise Pools, remote restart, performance and capacity management, cloud tools, and secure networking.
Incorporate appropriate existing hardware in a new configuration (e.g., disk drive migration, etc.).
Discuss the options that are available for attaching SAS storage to Power Systems Enterprise servers.
Discuss the options that are available for Fibre Channel attached storage to Power Systems Enterprise servers.
Given a customer’s requirements, describe the benefits of Integrated Facility for Linux.
Recognize that E870 and E880 can be designated as a CBU for IBM i.
Describe the role of the Technical and Delivery Assessment (TDA) and how it is used to meet customer requirements.
Identify terms and conditions when implementing CoD (Capacity on Demand) offerings (e.g., CUoD, Utility, Elastic, Mobile Activations, Trial, CBU).
Utilize knowledge of key IBM Systems cloud offerings for Power Systems to address customers’ business imperatives.
Identify the IBM cloud solutions on Power Systems (e.g., Cloud Manager with OpenStack, Cloud Orchestrator, IBM Power Systems Solution Edition for Scale-out Cloud).
Identify key IBM analytics solutions on Power Systems (e.g., DB2 BLU on Power, IBM Solution for Hadoop – Power Systems Edition, IBM Data Engine for Analytics – Power Systems Edition, IBM Data Engine for NoSQL – Power Systems Edition, Elastic Storage 4.1 implemented with GPFS, Cognos, SPSS, InfoSphere Big Insights, InfoSphere Streams).
Identify the IBM mobile solutions on Power Systems (e.g., IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation (formerly IBM WorkLight), LAMP).
Identify IBM’s heterogeneous computing solution offerings (e.g., CAPI, GPU, FPGA).
Identify technical advantages that POWER8 Enterprise servers provide for Linux workloads in terms of performance, price/performance, and workload consolidation.
Identify the processes that are possible to install and maintain hardware and software (e.g., firmware, FLRT, etc.).
Identify the benefits of PowerCare for Enterprise servers.

Competition (9%)

Identify the advantages of POWER8 processor technology vs x86.
Compare and contrast PowerVM, PowerKVM, and RHEV versus VMware and HyperV.
Compare and contrast PowerVM, PowerKVM, and RHEV versus Oracle and HP virtualization solutions.
Compare and contrast the value proposition of Power Systems solutions with competitive systems (e.g., x86, Dell, HP, Oracle, etc.).

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