Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #20 Windows 2000 Clustering and Load Balancing Handbook

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Chapter Quiz #20

1. Paging is helpful but potentially dangerous. This is NOT true of adjusting the default page file settings:

a. The default Windows Server 2000 is based on 1.5 times the physical memory of the machine.
b. Do not place the paging file on the same physical drive as the operating system files.
c. Set the minimum and maximum size of your paging size to be identical.
d. If possible, keep smaller paging files gathered at a single drive.
e. Do not place paging files on fault-tolerance disk partitions (RAID 5).
f. Place paging files on stripe sets (nonparity) when possible.

2. Ethernet is supported by MSCS, but it has certain restrictions. What?

a. Ethernet can be used for network load-balanced clusters but no failover clusters.
b. The ethernet card must have a PCI bus.
c. EISA is supported but ISA is not.
d. All the above is true.
e. It's a trick question - ethernet is NOT supported by MSCS.

3. What type of cluster is most suitable for an Exchange server?

a. A load-balanced cluster.
b. A failover cluster.
c. A failover cluster for the database and a load-balanced cluster for the web site.
d. A failover cluster for the web site and a load-balanced cluster for the database.

4. RAID 3 writes data across multiple disk simultaneously. This makes it similar to what other RAID?

a. RAID 0
b. RAID 1
c. RAID 4
d. RAID 5

5. What is the author's memory equation for ensuring sufficient memory?

a. Start with 512 Mb RAM, add 256 Mb for each application you will run and then 128 Mb for every 100 users that will access the clusters simultaneously.
b. Start with 256 Mb RAM, add 128 Mb for each application you will run and then 128 Mb for every 100 users that will access the clusters simultaneously.
c. Start with 256 Mb RAM, add 256 Mb for each application you will run and then 128 Mb for every 100 users that will access the clusters simultaneously.
d. Start with 256 Mb RAM, add 256 Mb for each application you will run and then 256 Mb for every 100 users that will access the clusters simultaneously.



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This was first published in July 2004

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