Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #23 Tuning Microsoft Server Clusters

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Chapter Quiz #23

1. Baselining validates key analysis process parameters, such as:

a. Analysis matrix creation.
b. Measurement refinement.
c. Identifying and understanding operational processes that influence the analysis.
d. Elimination of obvious problems.
e. A, B and C.
f. A, B and D
g. All the above.

2. The following is true of each measurement interval's data file:

a. They cannot be initially analyzed independently, but must be broken down using MUtil.exe.
b. Path analysis is the only dependent on the external data that represents the constraint points between the components.
c. Applied constraints must be completely eliminated prior to each measurement to avoid distorting the readout.
d. Care must be taken so as not to interfere with non-coupled elements while applying discrete analysis methodology.

3. These are all key points of baseline data collection, except one. Which?

a. All counters and measurements must be running.
b. There must be acurate time increments for each node.
c. The type of allocation tool must be right for each node.
d. All clocks on the collection nodes must be synchronized.
e. The SNMP monitor must be manually synchronized to each cluster.
f. All the above are key points of baseline data collection.

4. This is NOT an inherent constraint between nodes:

a. CPU
b. Memory
c. Disk size
d. Link/port bandwidth
e. Aggregate bandwidth
f. Bus speed
g. All the above are inherent constraints

5. What is the first step of the author's recommended bottleneck resolution process?

a. Determine is the disk inefficieny is fully or partially caused by excessive paging.
b. Run a system scan to look for secondary bottlenecks.
c. Calculate how much additional memory is required to remove the memory bottleneck.
d. Check if any network adapters are dropping frames.


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This was first published in July 2004

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