Number of questions: 58
Number of questions to pass: 36
Time allowed: 120 mins
The test consists of eight sections containing a total of approximately 57 multiple-choice questions. The percentages after each section title reflect the approximate distribution of the total question set across the sections.
Section 1 – Cloud Configuration and Management 12%
Compare and contrast the purpose of IP groups, cloud groups, and environment profiles, and explain their relationships.
Identify resource sharing requirements and design an environment profile configuration to allocate cloud resources based on the requirements.
Create and configure IP groups, cloud groups and environment profiles.
Configure cloud groups for high availability.
Architect and deploy shared services.
Section 2 – Access Control Management 16%
Configure the system to use an LDAP repository for authentication.
Identify asset management requirements and design an authorization scheme based on the requirements.
Manage access to system and workload resources with users and groups.
Identify pattern deployment requirements and configure environment profiles to authorize pattern deployment.
Configure a local user account and its policies.
Configure the system to use customer supplied certificates.
Section 3 – Network Administration and Configuration 9%
Demonstrate an understanding of basic system network configuration concepts.
Demonstrate an understanding of the types of network subnets, namely system management, application data, and cloud group management.
Demonstrate an understanding of the system’s DNS requirements.
Identify network isolation requirements, then design and configure the system’s VLANs and Links based on the requirements.
Section 4 – Storage Administration 12%
Create and manage storage volumes and storage volume groups.
Allocate and attach storage to workload virtual machines (VMs).
Compare and contrast the advantages of block storage for separating the lifecycle of storage and the application.
Define storage replication profiles and storage volume pairs.
Configure the system to use external storage.
Configure a GPFS file system across multiple systems.
Section 5 – System Monitoring 14%
Using built-in tools, monitor health and performance of system resources and workloads to identify potential problems.
Anticipate user problems based on system status.
Configure and deploy monitoring shared services.
Configure PureApplication System monitoring to send system events to an enterprise event monitor.
Configure Service and Support Manager.
Administer PMRs for Call Home events.
Using reports, analyze system usage for capacity planning and chargeback.
Section 6 – Problem Determination 16%
Determine component failure using the Infrastructure Map.
Analyze events and problems, and identify actions required.
Analyze the job queue.
Run system diagnostics.
Gather collecion sets for IBM Software Support.
Open a Problem Management Record (PMR) or Service Request (SR).
Schedule on-site service.
Configure IBM service representative account access.
Apply a system update.
Section 7 – Multisystem Environment Configuration 12%
Identify and define multisystem requirements and strategies.
Explain the relationship between management domains, deployment subdomains, and locations.
Configure management domains and deployment subdomains.
Configure externally managed cloud resources (environment profile, cloud groups, and IP groups).
Deploy a shared service using externally managed cloud resources (environment profile, cloud groups, and IP groups).
Section 8 – Business Continuity 10%
Configure backup and restore for the system and components.
Explain the system’s high availability capabilities, including hardware redundancy and workload failover.
Architect a disaster recovery strategy between two systems.
Identify file sharing and replication requirements and design a solution to configure GPFS file systems and filesets.
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Configuring event forwarding
Administering support for GPFS
Monitoring Agent for IBM PureApplication System
Administering users, user groups, and security
Administering block storage replication
Monitoring virtual application instances
Contacting IBM PureApplication System and PureApplication Service Technical Support
Administering storage volume groups
Importing console SSL certificates and keys
Administering hardware resources
IBM PureApplication System backup and restore, Part 2: System backup
A tour of the hardware in IBM PureApplication System
Adoption Scenarios for IBM PureApplication System – Chaper 4.5.23:Deploy GPFS for disaster recovery
Installing maintenance and updates
High availability overview
Deploying an external System Monitoring shared service
Troubleshooting and Support
Events and error messages
Monitoring the middleware
Deploying virtual system patterns
Configuring network settings
Demonstrating workload isolation in IBM PureApplication System
Working with shared services
Managing administrative access in IBM PureApplication System
Expanding storage volume size
IBM Service Request Help
Configuring the system to use external storage devices
Integrating with LDAP servers
Understanding security roles for IBM PureApplication System 8283
Organizing your problem information when reporting PureApplication System problems
Creating environment profiles
Deploying shared services in a multisystem environment
Running system diagnostics
Viewing cloud group reports
Configuring Service and Support Manager
Configuring an Active/Active GPFS deployment
Adding system connections
Understanding user account policies
Administering IP groups
Administering the system
Managing application runtime environments in IBM PureApplication System
Administering cloud resources
Obtaining a collection set of troubleshooting information for IBM Software Support
Managing backup and restore
Administering cloud groups
Enabling ibmeng access for the IBM service representative
System Monitoring shared service
Administering the job queue
PartnerWorld Code: 59000102
Replaces PW Code: 59000101
This intermediate level certification targets system administrators who configure, operate, secure, monitor, and maintain IBM PureApplication System V2.0.
These system administrators perform initial set-up and day-to-day administration of the system. This includes:
Cloud configuration and management
Access control management
Network administration and configuration
Multisystem environment configuration
These system administrators are expected to be generally self-sufficient and be able to perform the tasks involved in the role with limited assistance from peers, product documentation, or vendor support services.
To attain the IBM Certified System Administrator – PureApplication System V2.0 certification, candidates must pass 1 test. To prepare for the test, it is recommended to refer to the job role description and recommended prerequisite skills, and click the link to the test below to refer to the test objectives and the Test preparation tab.
Recommended Prerequisite Skills
Knowledge and foundational skills one needs to possess before acquiring skills measured on the certification test. These foundational skills are NOT measured on the test. For skills measured on the test, see Test Objectives.)
cloud computing principles including infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS).
networking and storage concepts.
the IBM Support procedures.
authentication and authorization
high availability and disaster recovery
This certification requires 1 exam
C9510-801 – IBM PureApplication System V2.0 System Administration
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