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Question # 1

A server technician installs a new NIC on a server and configures the NIC for IP connectivity. The technician then tests the connection using the ping command. Given the following partial output of the ping and ipconfig commands:

Question # 1

Which of the following caused the issue?

Options:

A.  

Duplicate IP address

B.  

Incorrect default gateway

C.  

DHCP misconfiguration

D.  

Incorrect routing table

Discussion 0
Question # 2

A server administrator needs to deploy five VMs, all of which must have the same type of configuration. Which of the following would be the MOST efficient way to perform this task?

Options:

A.  

Snapshot a VM.

B.  

Use a physical host.

C.  

Perform a P2V conversion.

D.  

Use a VM template.

Discussion 0
Question # 3

A technician wants to limit disk usage on a server. Which of the following should the technician implement?

Options:

A.  

Formatting

B.  

Compression

C.  

Disk quotas

D.  

Partitioning

Discussion 0
Question # 4

An administrator is deploying a new secure web server. The only administration method that is permitted is to connect via RDP. Which of the following

ports should be allowed? (Select TWO).

Options:

A.  

53

B.  

80

C.  

389

D.  

443

E.  

45

F.  

3389

G.  

8080

Discussion 0
Question # 5

An organization is donating its outdated server equipment to a local charity. Which of the following describes what the organization should do BEFORE donating the equipment?

Options:

A.  

Remove all the data from the server drives using the least destructive method.

B.  

Repurpose and recycle any usable server components.

C.  

Remove all the components from the server.

D.  

Review all company polices.

Discussion 0
Question # 6

A server administrator needs to harden a server by only allowing secure traffic and DNS inquiries. A port scan reports the following ports are open:

Options:

A.  

21

B.  

22

C.  

23

D.  

53

E.  

443

F.  

636

Discussion 0
Question # 7

A server administrator is reviewing the following specifications:

VM01 Host:

CPU: 2 Physical, 4 Cores

RAM: 16GB

Storage: 16TB

Server 1 on VM01:

CPU: 1 virtual socket, 1 core per socket

RAM: 4GB

Storage: 8TB

Server 2 on VM01:

CPU: 2 virtual sockets, 2 cores per socket

RAM: 8GB

Storage: 10TB

Which of the following is described given these specifications?

Options:

A.  

Virtual switch

B.  

Host vs. guest

C.  

Overprovisioning

D.  

Scalability

Discussion 0
Question # 8

A system administrator has been alerted to a zero-day vulnerability that is impacting a service enabled on a server OS. Which of the following would work BEST to limit an attacker from exploiting this vulnerability?

Options:

A.  

Installing the latest patches

B.  

Closing open ports

C.  

Enabling antivirus protection

D.  

Enabling a NIDS

Discussion 0
Question # 9

An administrator is troubleshooting an application performance issue on a virtual server with two vCPUs. The application performance logs indicate CPU contention. The administrator adds more vCPU cores to the VM, yet the issue persists. Which of the following is the most likely reason for this issue?

Options:

A.  

The server has high page utilization.

B.  

The server has high disk latency.

C.  

The application is single-threaded.

D.  

The application cannot be virtualized.

Discussion 0
Question # 10

A technician recently upgraded several pieces of firmware on a server. Ever since the technician rebooted the server, it no longer communicates with the network. Which of the following should the technician do FIRST to return the server to service as soon as possible?

Options:

A.  

Replace the NIC

B.  

Make sure the NIC is on the HCL

C.  

Reseat the NIC

D.  

Downgrade the NIC firmware

Discussion 0
Question # 11

A technician is troubleshooting a server issue. The technician has determined several possible causes of the issue and has identified various solutions. Which of the following should the technician do next?

Options:

A.  

Consult internet forums to determine which is the most common cause and deploy only that solution.

B.  

Test each solution individually to determine the root cause, rolling back the changes in between each test.

C.  

Implement the shortest solution first to identify the issue and minimize downtime.

D.  

Test each solution in succession and restore the server from the latest snapshot.

Discussion 0
Question # 12

Which of the following types of asset management documentation is commonly used as a reference when processing the replacement of a faulty server component?

Options:

A.  

Warranty

B.  

Purchase order

C.  

License

D.  

Baseline document

Discussion 0
Question # 13

An organization purchased six new 4TB drives for a server. An administrator is tasked with creating an efficient RAID given the minimum disk space requirement of 19TBs. Which of the following should the administrator choose to get the most efficient use of space?

Options:

A.  

RAID 1

B.  

RAID 5

C.  

RAID 6

D.  

RAID 10

Discussion 0
Question # 14

A server administrator is trying to determine the cause of a slowdown on a database server. Upon investigation, the administrator determines the issue is in the storage subsystem. Which of the following will most likely resolve this issue?

Options:

A.  

Increasing IOPS by implementing flash storage

B.  

Implementing deduplication on the storage

C.  

Extending capacity by installing a 4TB SATA disk

D.  

Reformatting the disk as FAT32

Discussion 0
Question # 15

Users report that the FinanceApp software is not running, and they need immediate

access. Issues with the FinanceApp software occur every week after the IT team

completes server system updates. The users, however, do not want to contact the

help desk every time the issue occurs. The users also report the new MarketApp

software is not usable when it crashes, which can cause significant downtime. The

technician who restarted the MarketApp software noticed it is running under a test

account, which is a likely cause of the crashes.

INSTRUCTIONS

Using the Services menu provided, modify the appropriate application services to

remedy the stated issues.

Question # 15

Options:

Discussion 0
Question # 16

Which of the following describes the concept of allocating more resources than what is available on a hypervisor?

Options:

A.  

Direct access

B.  

Overprovisioning

C.  

Link aggregation

D.  

Component redundancy

E.  

Scalability

Discussion 0
Question # 17

A snapshot is a feature that can be used in hypervisors to:

Options:

A.  

roll back firmware updates.

B.  

restore to a previous version.

C.  

roll back application drivers.

D.  

perform a backup restore.

Discussion 0
Question # 18

Which of the following often-overlooked parts of the asset life cycle can cause the greatest number of issues in relation to Pll exposure?

Options:

A.  

Usage

B.  

End-of-life

C.  

Procurement

D.  

Disposal

Discussion 0
Question # 19

A systems administrator is setting up a server on a LAN that uses an address space that follows the RFC 1918 standard. Which of the following IP addresses should the administrator use to be in compliance with the standard?

Options:

A.  

11.251.196.241

B.  

171.245.198.241

C.  

172.16.19.241

D.  

193.168.145.241

Discussion 0
Question # 20

A startup company needs to set up an initial disaster recovery site. The site must be cost-effective and deployed quickly. Which of the following sites should the company set up?

Options:

A.  

Hot

B.  

Cold

C.  

Colocated

D.  

Warm

Discussion 0
Question # 21

A Linux server requires repetitive tasks for reconfiguration. Which of the following would be the best scripting language to use?

Options:

A.  

PowerShell

B.  

Batch command file

C.  

Bash

D.  

Visual Basic

Discussion 0
Question # 22

A server administrator added a new drive to a server. However, the drive is not showing up as available. Which of the following does the administrator need to do to make the drive available?

Options:

A.  

Partition the drive.

B.  

Create a new disk quota.

C.  

Configure the drive as dynamic.

D.  

Set the compression.

Discussion 0
Question # 23

A company is implementing a check-in desk to heighten physical security. Which of the following access controls would be the most appropriate to facilitate this implementation?

Options:

A.  

Security guards

B.  

Security cameras

C.  

Bollards

D.  

An access control vestibule

Discussion 0
Question # 24

A storage administrator needs to implement SAN-based shared storage that can transmit at 16Gb over an optical connection. Which of the following connectivity options would BEST meet this requirement?

Options:

A.  

Fibre Channel

B.  

FCoE

C.  

iSCSI

D.  

eSATA

Discussion 0
Question # 25

A systems administrator is trying to determine why users in the human resources department cannot access an application server. The systems administrator reviews the application logs but does not see any attempts by the users to access the application. Which of the following is preventing the users from accessing the application server?

Options:

A.  

NAT

B.  

ICMP

C.  

VLAN

D.  

NIDS

Discussion 0
Question # 26

Which of the following cloud models is BEST described as running workloads on resources that are owned by the company and hosted in a company-owned data center, as well as on rented servers in another company's data center?

Options:

A.  

Private

B.  

Hybrid

C.  

Community

D.  

Public

Discussion 0
Question # 27

Which of me following should be placed at the top of a Bash script to ensure it can be executed?

Options:

A.  

bash

B.  

!execute

C.  

#!

D.  

@eacho off

Discussion 0
Question # 28

A server room with many racks of servers is managed remotely with occasional on-site support. Which of the following would be the MOST cost-effective option to administer and troubleshoot network problems locally on the servers?

Options:

A.  

Management port

B.  

Crash cart

C.  

IP KVM

D.  

KVM

Discussion 0
Question # 29

An administrator is troubleshooting performance issues on a server that was recently upgraded. The administrator met with users/stakeholders and documented recent changes in an effort to determine whether the server is better or worse since the changes. Which of the following would BEST help answer the server performance question9

Options:

A.  

Server performance thresholds

B.  

A server baseline

C.  

A hardware compatibility list

D.  

An application service-level agreement

Discussion 0
Question # 30

A server in a remote datacenter is no longer responsive. Which of the following is the BEST solution to investigate this failure?

Options:

A.  

Remote desktop

B.  

Access via a crash cart

C.  

Out-of-band management

D.  

A Secure Shell connection

Discussion 0
Question # 31

Which of the following testing exercises for disaster recovery is primarily used to discuss incident response strategies for critical systems without affecting production data?

Options:

A.  

Tabletcp

B.  

Backup recovery test

C.  

Lrverail over

D.  

Hot-site visit audit

Discussion 0
Question # 32

A server administrator has been creating new VMs one by one. The administrator notices the system requirements are very similar, even with different applications. Which of the following would help the administrator accomplish this task in the SHORTEST amount of time and meet the system requirements?

Options:

A.  

Snapshot

B.  

Deduplication

C.  

System Restore

D.  

Template

Discussion 0
Question # 33

A server administrator has received calls regarding latency and performance issues with a file server. After reviewing all logs and server features the administrator discovers the server came with four Ethernet ports, out only one port is currently in use. Which of the following features will enable the use of all available ports using a single IP address?

Options:

A.  

Network address translation

B.  

in-band management

C.  

Round robin

D.  

NIC teaming

Discussion 0
Question # 34

Which of the following must a server administrator do to ensure data on the SAN is not compromised if it is leaked?

Options:

A.  

Encrypt the data that is leaving the SAN

B.  

Encrypt the data at rest

C.  

Encrypt the host servers

D.  

Encrypt all the network traffic

Discussion 0
Question # 35

A server administrator is installing a new server with multiple NICs on it. The Chief Information Officer has asked the administrator to ensure the new server will have the least amount of network downtime but a good amount of network speed. Which of the following best describes what the administrator should implement on the new server?

Options:

A.  

VLAN

B.  

vNIC

C.  

Link aggregation

D.  

Failover

Discussion 0
Question # 36

Users in an office lost access to a file server following a short power outage. The server administrator noticed the server was powered off. Which of the following should the administrator do to prevent this situation in the future?

Options:

A.  

Connect the server to a KVM

B.  

Use cable management

C.  

Connect the server to a redundant network

D.  

Connect the server to a UPS

Discussion 0
Question # 37

An administrator has been asked to verify that all traffic egressing from a company is secured. The administrator confirms all the information that is sent over the network is encrypted. Which of the following describes the type of traffic being encrypted?

Options:

A.  

Network encapsulation

B.  

Off-site data

C.  

Secure FTP

D.  

Data in transit

Discussion 0
Question # 38

Which of the following should be configured in pairs on a server to provide network redundancy?

Options:

A.  

MRU

B.  

SCP

C.  

DLP

D.  

CPU

E.  

NIC

Discussion 0
Question # 39

After the installation of an additional network card into a server, the server will not boot into the OS. A technician tests the network card in a different server with a different OS and verifies the card functions correctly. Which of the following should the technician do NEXT to troubleshoot this issue?

Options:

A.  

Remove the original network card and attempt to boot using only the new network card.

B.  

Check that the BIOS is configured to recognize the second network card.

C.  

Ensure the server has enough RAM to run a second network card.

D.  

Verify the network card is on the HCL for the OS.

Discussion 0
Question # 40

A technician recently applied a critical OS patch to a working sever. After rebooting, the technician notices the server Is unable to connect to a nearby database server. The technician validates a connection can be made to the database from another host. Which of the following is the best NEXT step to restore connectivity?

Options:

A.  

Enable HIDS.

B.  

Change the service account permissions.

C.  

Check the host firewall I rule.

D.  

Roll back the applied patch.

Discussion 0
Question # 41

Which of the following open ports should be closed to secure the server properly? (Choose two.)

Options:

A.  

21

B.  

22

C.  

23

D.  

53

E.  

443

F.  

636

Discussion 0
Question # 42

A company created a new DR plan. The management team would like to begin performing a review of this plan without endangering company data and with a minimal time commitment. Which of the following testing methods would best allow for this type of review?

Options:

A.  

Simulated

B.  

Tabletop

C.  

Live

D.  

Non-production

Discussion 0
Question # 43

Users have noticed a server is performing below Baseline expectations. While diagnosing me server, an administrator discovers disk drive performance has degraded. The administrator checks the diagnostics on the RAID controller and sees the battery on me controller has gone bad. Which of the following is causing the poor performance on the RAID array?

Options:

A.  

The controller has disabled the write cache.

B.  

The controller cannot use all the available channels.

C.  

The drive array is corrupt.

D.  

The controller has lost its configuration.

Discussion 0
Question # 44

A server administrator is creating a new server that will be used to house customer sales records. Which of the following roles will MOST likely be Installed on the server?

Options:

A.  

Print

B.  

File

C.  

Database

D.  

Messaging

Discussion 0
Question # 45

Due to a recent application migration, a company’s current storage solution does not meet the necessary requirements tor hosting data without impacting performance when the data is accessed in real time by multiple users. Which of the following is the BEST solution for this Issue?

Options:

A.  

Install local external hard drives for affected users.

B.  

Add extra memory to the server where data is stored.

C.  

Compress the data to increase available space.

D.  

Deploy a new Fibre Channel SAN solution.

Discussion 0
Question # 46

A backup application is copying only changed files each line it runs. During a restore, however, only a single file is used. Which of the following backup methods does this describe?

Options:

A.  

Open file

B.  

Synthetic full

C.  

Full Incremental

D.  

Full differential

Discussion 0
Question # 47

A user cannot save large files to a directory on a Linux server that was accepting smaller files a few minutes ago. Which of the following commands should a technician use to identify the issue?

Options:

A.  

pvdisplay

B.  

mount

C.  

df -h

D.  

fdisk -l

Discussion 0
Question # 48

Which of the following BEST describes a warm site?

Options:

A.  

The site has all infrastructure and live data.

B.  

The site has all infrastructure and some data

C.  

The site has partially redundant infrastructure and no network connectivity

D.  

The site has partial infrastructure and some data.

Discussion 0
Question # 49

Users cannot access a new server by name, but the server does respond to a ping request using its IP address. All the user workstations receive their IP information from a DHCP server. Which of the following would be the best step to perform NEXT?

Options:

A.  

Run the tracert command from a workstation.

B.  

Examine the DNS to see if the new server record exists.

C.  

Correct the missing DHCP scope.

D.  

Update the workstation hosts file.

Discussion 0
Question # 50

Which of the following are measures that should be taken when a data breach occurs? (Select TWO).

Options:

A.  

Restore the data from backup.

B.  

Disclose the incident.

C.  

Disable unnecessary ports.

D.  

Run an antivirus scan.

E.  

Identify the exploited vulnerability.

F.  

Move the data to a different location.

Discussion 0
Question # 51

Which of the following should an administrator use to transfer log files from a Linux server to a Windows workstation?

Options:

A.  

Telnet

B.  

Robocopy

C.  

XCOPY

D.  

SCP

Discussion 0
Question # 52

The management team has mandated the use of data-at-rest encryption for all data. Which of the following forms of encryption best achieves this goal?

  • Drive

  • Database

  • Folder

Options:

A.  

File

Discussion 0
Question # 53

An administrator is installing a new file server that has four drive bays available. Which of the following RAID types would provide the MOST storage as well as disk redundancy?

Options:

A.  

RAIDO

B.  

RAID 1

C.  

RAID 5

D.  

RAID 10

Discussion 0
Question # 54

Which of the following BEST measures how much downtime an organization can tolerate during an unplanned outage?

Options:

A.  

SLA

B.  

BIA

C.  

RTO

D.  

MTTR

Discussion 0
Question # 55

A server administrator is swapping out the GPU card inside a server. Which of the following actions should the administrator take FIRST?

Options:

A.  

Inspect the GPU that is being installed.

B.  

Ensure the GPU meets HCL guidelines.

C.  

Shut down the server.

D.  

Disconnect the power from the rack.

Discussion 0
Question # 56

A server administrator encounters some issues with the server OS after applying monthly patches. Which of the following troubleshooting steps should the administrator perform?

Options:

A.  

Implement rollback procedures.

B.  

Upgrade the drivers.

C.  

Reinstall the OS.

D.  

Reboot the server.

Discussion 0
Question # 57

The management team at a healthcare organization is concerned about being able to access the dairy vital records if there is an IT disaster that causes both servers and the network lo be offline. Which of the following backup types can the organization use to mitigate this risk?

Options:

A.  

Tape

B.  

Cloud

C.  

Disk

D.  

Print

Discussion 0
Question # 58

The management team has mandated the use of data-at-rest encryption for all data. Which of the following forms of encryption best achieves this goal?

Options:

A.  

Drive

B.  

Database

C.  

Folder

D.  

File

Discussion 0
Question # 59

A technician set up a new multifunction printer. After adding the printer to the print server, the technician configured the printer on each user's machine. Several days later, users reported that they were no longer able to print, but scanning to email worked. Which of the following is most likely causing this issue?

Options:

A.  

The gateway is no longer being reached.

B.  

The network firewall was enabled.

C.  

The printer's network interface failed.

D.  

The printer had DHCP enabled.

Discussion 0
Question # 60

Which of the following licenses would MOST likely include vendor assistance?

Options:

A.  

Open-source

B.  

Version compatibility

C.  

Subscription

D.  

Maintenance and support

Discussion 0
Question # 61

A web server that is being deployed in the perimeter network needs to be shielded from malicious traffic. Which of the following could help identify these threats?

Options:

A.  

Applying OS updates

B.  

Disabling unused services

C.  

Implementing HIDS

D.  

Installing anti-malware

Discussion 0
Question # 62

A company's servers are all displaying the wrong time. The server administrator confirms the time source is correct. Which of the following is MOST likely preventing the servers from obtaining the correct time?

Options:

A.  

A firewall

B.  

An antivirus

C.  

AHIDS

D.  

User account control

Discussion 0
Question # 63

Which of the following environmental controls must be carefully researched so the control itself does not cause the destruction of the server equipment?

Options:

A.  

Humidity control system

B.  

Sensors

C.  

Fire suppression

D.  

Heating system

Discussion 0
Question # 64

A server administrator is building a pair of new storage servers. The servers will replicate; therefore, no redundancy is required, but usable capacity

must be maximized. Which of the following RAID levels should the server administrator implement?

Options:

A.  

0

B.  

1

C.  

5

D.  

6

E.  

10

Discussion 0
Question # 65

Which of the following asset management documents is used to identify the location of a serves within a data center?

Options:

A.  

Infrastructure diagram

B.  

Workflow diagram

C.  

Rack layout

D.  

Service manual

Discussion 0
Question # 66

An administrator has deployed a new virtual server from a template. After confirming access to the subnet's gateway, the administrator is unable to log on with the domain credentials. Which of the following is the most likely cause of the issue?

Options:

A.  

The server has not been joined to the domain.

B.  

An IP address has not been assigned to the server.

C.  

The server requires a reboot to complete the deployment process.

D.  

The domain credentials are invalid.

Discussion 0
Question # 67

An administrator is configuring a server to communicate with a new storage array. To do so, the administrator enters the WWPN of the new array in the server’s storage configuration. Which of the following technologies is the new connection using?

Options:

A.  

iSCSI

B.  

eSATA

C.  

NFS

D.  

FcoE

Discussion 0
Question # 68

A company recently implemented VolP across a multicampus environment with ten locations. The company uses many network technologies, including fiber,

copper, and wireless. Users calling between three of the locations have reported that voices sound strange. Which of the following should be monitored to

narrow down the issue?

Options:

A.  

Disk IOPS

B.  

CPU utilization

C.  

RAM utilization

D.  

Network latency

Discussion 0
Question # 69

A storage engineer responds to an alarm on a storage array and finds the battery on the RAID controller needs to be replaced. However, the

replacement part will not be available for 14 days. The engineer needs to identify the impact of the failed battery on the system. Which of the following best describes the impact?

Options:

A.  

The read and write performance will be impacted.

B.  

The read performance will be impacted.

C.  

The performance will not be impacted.

D.  

The write performance will be impacted.

Discussion 0
Question # 70

Users report they ate unable to access an application after a recent third-party patch update. The physical server that is hosting the application keeps crashing on reboot. Although the update was installed directly from the manufacturer's support website as recommended it has now been recalled and removed from the website as the update unintentionally installed unauthorized software after a reboot. Which of the following steps should the administrator perform to restore access to the application while minimizing downtime? (Select TWO)

Options:

A.  

Uninstall recent updates.

B.  

Reimage the server with a different OS.

C.  

Run a port scan to verify open ports.

D.  

Enable a GPO to uninstall the update.

E.  

Scan and remove any malware.

F.  

Reformat the server and restore the image from the latest backup.

Discussion 0
Question # 71

An administrator has been asked to disable CPU hyperthreading on a server to satisfy a licensing issue. Which of the following best describes how the administrator will likely perform this action?

Options:

A.  

Use a RDP/VNC session.

B.  

Modify the startup configuration.

C.  

Use a PowerSheII/Bash script.

D.  

Use the BIOS/UEFI setup.

Discussion 0
Question # 72

A systems administrator has noticed performance degradation on a company file server, and one of the disks on it has a solid amber light. The administrator logs on to the disk utility and sees the array is rebuild ing. Which of the following should the administrator do NEXT once the rebuild is finished?

Options:

A.  

Restore the server from a snapshot.

B.  

Restore the server from backup.

C.  

Swap the drive and initialize the disk.

D.  

Swap the drive and initialize the array.

Discussion 0
Question # 73

A server administrator receives a report that Ann, a new user, is unable to save a file to her home directory on a server. The administrator checks Ann’s home directory permissions and discovers the following:

dr-xr-xr-- /home/Ann

Which of the following commands should the administrator use to resolve the issue without granting unnecessary permissions?

Options:

A.  

chmod777/home/Ann

B.  

chmod666/home/Ann

C.  

chmod711/home/Ann

D.  

chmod754/home/Ann

Discussion 0
Question # 74

A systems administrator is preparing to install two servers in a single rack. The administrator is concerned that having both servers in one rack will increase the chance of power issues due to the increased load. Which of the following should the administrator implement FIRST to address the issue?

Options:

A.  

Separate circuits

B.  

An uninterruptible power supply

C.  

Increased PDU capacity

D.  

Redundant power supplies

Discussion 0
Question # 75

A server administrator is tasked with upgrading the network on a server to 40Gbps. After installing the card, which of the following connectors should the administrator use?

Options:

A.  

QSFP+

B.  

10 GigE

C.  

SFP

D.  

SFP+

Discussion 0
Question # 76

A Linux server was recently updated. Now, the server stops during the boot process with a blank screen and an f prompt. Which of the following is the most likely cause of this issue?

Options:

A.  

The system is booting to a USB flash drive.

B.  

The UEFI boot was interrupted by a missing Linux boot file.

C.  

The BIOS could not find a bootable hard disk.

D.  

The BIOS firmware needs to be upgraded.

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Question # 77

A technician installed a kernel upgrade to a Linux server. The server now crashes regularly. Which of the following is the most likely cause?

Options:

A.  

Necessary dependencies were installed for multiple architectures.

B.  

There is not enough hard drive space.

C.  

The server is infected with a virus.

D.  

Some modules are not compatible.

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Question # 78

An administrator is investigating a physical server mat will not Boot into the OS. The server has three hard drives configured in a RAID 5 array. The server passes POST, out the OS does not load. The administrator verities the CPU and RAM are Doth seated correctly and checks the dual power supplies. The administrator then verifies all the BIOS settings are correct and connects a bootable USB drive in the server, and the OS loads correctly. Which of the following is causing the issue?

Options:

A.  

The page file is too small.

B.  

The CPU has failed.

C.  

There are multiple failed hard drives.

D.  

There are mismatched RAM modules.

E.  

RAID 5 requires four drives

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Question # 79

A technician is working on a Linux server. The customer has reported that files in the home directory are missing. The /etc/ f stab file has the following entry:

nfsserver:/home /home nfs defaults 0 0

However, a df -h /home command returns the following information:

/dev/sda2 10G 1G 9G 10% /home

Which of the following should the technician attempt FIRST to resolve the issue?

Options:

A.  

mkdir /home

B.  

umount nfsserver:/home

C.  

rmdir nfsserver:/home/dev/sda2

D.  

mount /home

Discussion 0
Question # 80

An administrator is able to ping the default gateway and internet sites by name from a file server. The file server is not able to ping the print server by name. The administrator is able to ping the file server from the print server by both IP address and computer name. When initiating an initiating from the file server for the print server, a different IP address is returned, which of the following is MOST Likely the cause?

Options:

A.  

A firewall blocking the ICMP echo reply.

B.  

The DHCP scope option is incorrect

C.  

The DNS entries for the print server are incorrect.

D.  

The hosts file misconfigured.

Discussion 0
Question # 81

A server administrator needs to keep a copy of an important fileshare that can be used to restore the share as quickly as possible. Which of the following is the BEST solution?

Options:

A.  

Copy the fileshare to an LTO-4 tape drive

B.  

Configure a new incremental backup job for the fileshare

C.  

Create an additional partition and move a copy of the fileshare

D.  

Create a snapshot of the fileshare

Discussion 0
Question # 82

Which of the following is an architectural reinforcement that attempts to conceal the interior of an organization?

Options:

A.  

Bollards

B.  

Signal blocking

C.  

Reflective glass

D.  

Data center camouflage

Discussion 0
Question # 83

A server technician is installing application updates on a Linux server. When the technician tries to install a MySQL update, the GUI displays the following error message: AVC denial. Which of the following should the technician do for the MySQL update to install?

Options:

A.  

Download the update manually and run a checksum utility to verify file integrity.

B.  

Issue the setenforce 0 command.

C.  

Create a firewall rule to allow port 3306 through the firewall.

D.  

Issue the yum -y update mysql command.

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Question # 84

A technician is connecting a server’s secondary NIC to a separate network. The technician connects the cable to the switch but then does not see any link lights on the NI

C.  

The technician confirms there is nothing wrong on the network or with the physical connection. Which of the following should the technician perform NEXT?

Options:

A.  

Restart the server

B.  

Configure the network on the server

C.  

Enable the port on the server

D.  

Check the DHCP configuration

Discussion 0
Question # 85

A server administrator is completing an OS installation for a new server. The administrator patches the server with the latest vendor-suggested software, configures DHCP, and verifies all network cables are properly connected in the IDF, but there is no network connectivity. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason for the lack of connectivity?

Options:

A.  

The VLAN Is improperly configured.

B.  

The DNS configuration Is invalid.

C.  

The OS version is not compatible with the network switch vendor.

D.  

The HIDS is preventing the connection.

Discussion 0
Question # 86

Which of the following BEST measures now much downtime an organization can tolerate Curing an unplanned outage?

Options:

A.  

SLA

B.  

BIA

C.  

RTO

D.  

MTTR

Discussion 0
Question # 87

Which of the following, if properly configured, would prevent a user from installing an OS on a server? (Select TWO).

Options:

A.  

Administrator password

B.  

Group Policy Object

C.  

Root password

D.  

SELInux

E.  

Bootloader password

F.  

BIOS/UEFI password

Discussion 0
Question # 88

An application server cannot communicate with a newly installed database server. The database server, which has static IP information, is reading the following output from ipconf ig:

Question # 88

The application server is reading the following output from ipconf ig:

Question # 88

Which of the following most likely contains an error?

Options:

A.  

IP address

B.  

DHCP

C.  

Gateway

D.  

Subnet mask

Discussion 0
Question # 89

A newly installed server is accessible to local users, but remote users are unable to connect. Which of the following is MOST likely misconfigured?

Options:

A.  

The IP address

B.  

The default gateway

C.  

The VLAN

D.  

The subnet mask

Discussion 0
Question # 90

A company's security team has noticed employees seem to be blocking the door in the main data center when they are working on equipment to avoid having to gain access each time. Which of the following should be implemented to force the employees to enter the data center properly?

Options:

A.  

A security camera

B.  

A mantrap

C.  

A security guard

D.  

A proximity card

Discussion 0
Question # 91

Due to a disaster incident on a primary site, corporate users are redirected to cloud services where they will be required to be authenticated just once in order to use all cloud services.

Which of the following types of authentications is described in this scenario?

Options:

A.  

MFA

B.  

NTLM

C.  

Kerberos

D.  

SSO

Discussion 0
Question # 92

An analyst is planning a new point-to-point Ethernet connection between a university campus and a newly acquired space downtown that is about 5mi (8km) away. The analyst would like the fastest possible connection speed. Which of the following would best meet the analyst's needs?

Options:

A.  

1000BASE-LX 1Gb single-mode plenum fiber connection

B.  

10GBASE-T 10Gb copper plenum Ethernet connection

C.  

1000BASE-T 1Gb copper non-plenum Ethernet connection

D.  

10GBASE-SR 10Gb multimode plenum fiber connection

Discussion 0
Question # 93

An administrator notices high traffic on a certain subnet and would like to identify the source of the traffic. Which of the following tools should the administrator utilize?

Options:

A.  

Anti-malware

B.  

Nbtstat

C.  

Port scanner

D.  

Sniffer

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Question # 94

A company is building a new datacenter next to a busy parking lot. Which of the following is the BEST strategy to ensure wayward vehicle traffic does not interfere with datacenter operations?

Options:

A.  

Install security cameras

B.  

Utilize security guards

C.  

Install bollards

D.  

Install a mantrap

Discussion 0
Question # 95

A large number of connections to port 80 is discovered while reviewing the log files on a server. The server is not functioning as a web server. Which of the following represent the BEST immediate actions to prevent

unauthorized server access? (Choose two.)

Options:

A.  

Audit all group privileges and permissions

B.  

Run a checksum tool against all the files on the server

C.  

Stop all unneeded services and block the ports on the firewall

D.  

Initialize a port scan on the server to identify open ports

E.  

Enable port forwarding on port 80

F.  

Install a NIDS on the server to prevent network intrusions

Discussion 0
Question # 96

A technician is trying to determine the reason why a Linux server is not communicating on a network. The returned network configuration is as follows:

eth0: flags=4163 mtu 1500

inet 127.0.0.1 network 255.255.0.0 broadcast 127.0.0.1

Which of the following BEST describes what is happening?

Options:

A.  

The server is configured to use DHCP on a network that has multiple scope options

B.  

The server is configured to use DHCP, but the DHCP server is sending an incorrect subnet mask

C.  

The server is configured to use DHCP on a network that does not have a DHCP server

D.  

The server is configured to use DHCP, but the DHCP server is sending an incorrect MTU setting

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Question # 97

A developer is creating a web application that will contain five web nodes. The developer's main goal is to ensure the application is always available to the end users. Which of the following should the developer use when designing the web application?

Options:

A.  

Round robin

B.  

Link aggregation

C.  

Network address translation

D.  

Bridged networking

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Question # 98

A server technician has been asked to upload a few files from the internal web server to the internal FTP server. The technician logs in to the web server using PuTTY, but the connection to the FTP server fails. However, the FTP connection from the technician’s workstation is suсcessful. To troubleshoot the issue, the technician executes the following command on both the web server and the workstation:

ping ftp.acme.local

The IP address in the command output is different on each machine. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason for the connection failure?

Options:

A.  

A misconfigured firewall

B.  

A misconfigured hosts.deny file

C.  

A misconfigured hosts file

D.  

A misconfigured hosts.allow file

Discussion 0
Question # 99

An administrator is tasked with building an environment consisting of four servers that can each serve the same website. Which of the following concepts is

described?

Options:

A.  

Load balancing

B.  

Direct access

C.  

Overprovisioning

D.  

Network teaming

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Question # 100

A server administrator has configured a web server. Which of the following does the administrator need to install to make the website trusted?

Options:

A.  

PKI

B.  

SSL

C.  

LDAP

D.  

DNS

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Question # 101

A technician is creating a network snare that will be used across both Unix and Windows clients at the same time. Users need read and write access to the files. Which of the following would be BEST for the technician to deploy?

Options:

A.  

iSCSI

B.  

CIFS

C.  

HTTPS

D.  

DAS

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Question # 102

Network connectivity to a server was lost when it was pulled from the rack during maintenance. Which of the following should the server administrator use to prevent this situation in the future?

Options:

A.  

Cable management

B.  

Rail kits

C.  

A wireless connection

D.  

A power distribution unit

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Question # 103

A systems administrator needs to configure a new server and external storage for a new production application environment. Based on end-user specifications, the new solution needs to adhere to the following basic requirements:

1. The OS must be installed in a separate disk partition. In case of hard drive failure, it cannot be affected.

2. Application data IOPS performance is a must.

3. Data availability is a high priority, even in the case of multiple hard drive failures.

Which of the following are the BEST options to comply with the user requirements? (Choose three.)

Options:

A.  

Install the OS on a RAID 0 array.

B.  

Install the OS on a RAID 1 array.

C.  

Configure RAID 1 for the application data.

D.  

Configure RAID 5 for the application data.

E.  

Use SSD hard drives for the data application array.

F.  

Use SATA hard drives for the data application array.

G.  

Use a single JBOD for OS and application data.

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Question # 104

A technician is installing a variety of servers in a rack. Which of the following is the BEST course of action for the technician to take while loading the rack?

Options:

A.  

Alternate the direction of the airflow

B.  

Install the heaviest server at the bottom of the rack

C.  

Place a UPS at the top of the rack

D.  

Leave 1U of space between each server

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Question # 105

A server administrator made a change in a server's BIOS in an attempt to fix an issue with the OS not turning on. However, the change did not successfully correct the issue. Which of the following should the server administrator do NEXT?

Options:

A.  

Reinstall the server OS in repair mode while maintaining the data.

B.  

Flash the BIOS with the most recent version.

C.  

Reverse the latest change made to the server and reboot.

D.  

Restart the server into safe mode and roll back changes.

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Question # 106

An administrator discovers a misconfiguration that impacts all servers but can be easily corrected. The administrator has a list of affected servers and a script to correct the issue. Which of the following scripting principles should the administrator use to cycle through the list of servers to deliver the needed change?

Options:

A.  

Linked list

B.  

String

C.  

Loop

D.  

Constant

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Question # 107

Which of the following documents would be useful when trying to restore IT infrastructure operations after a non-planned interruption?

Options:

A.  

Service-level agreement

B.  

Disaster recovery plan

C.  

Business impact analysis

D.  

Business continuity plan

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Question # 108

A technician re working on a Linux server and re trying to access another server over the network. The technician gets server not found message when trying to execute ping servername but no error messages when using ping servername. Domain.com. Which of the following should the technician do to resolve the error?

Options:

A.  

Configure the domain search variable

B.  

Change the permissions on resolv. conf

C.  

Configure the DNS address

D.  

Modify nsswitch. Conf.

Discussion 0
Question # 109

A technician needs to install a Type 1 hypervisor on a server. The server has SD card slots, a SAS controller, and a SATA controller, and it is attached to a NAS. On which of the following drive types should the technician install the hypervisor?

Options:

A.  

SD card

B.  

NAS drive

C.  

SATA drive

D.  

SAS drive

Discussion 0
Question # 110

An administrator has been asked to increase the storage capacity of a stand-alone file server but no further expansion slots are available. Which of the following would be the FASTEST solution to implement with no downtime?

Options:

A.  

Configure a RAID array.

B.  

Replace the current drives with higher-capacity disks.

C.  

Implement FCoE for more storage capacity.

D.  

Connect the server to a SAN

Discussion 0
Question # 111

A technician is deploying a single server to monitor and record me security cameras at a remote site, which of the following architecture types should be used to minimize cost?

Options:

A.  

Virtual

B.  

Blade

C.  

Tower

D.  

Rack mount

Discussion 0
Question # 112

An administrate is helping to replicate a large amount of data between two Windows servers. The administrator is unsure how much data has already been transferred. Which of the following will BEST ensure all the data is copied consistently?

Options:

A.  

rsync

B.  

copy

C.  

scp

D.  

robocopy

Discussion 0
Question # 113

A server administrator purchased a single license key to use for all the new servers that will be imaged this year. Which of the following MOST likely refers to the licensing type that will be used?

Options:

A.  

Per socket

B.  

Open-source

C.  

Per concurrent user

D.  

Volume

Discussion 0
Question # 114

Which of the following can be BEST described as the amount of time a company can afford to be down during recovery from an outage?

Options:

A.  

SLA

B.  

MTBF

C.  

RTO

D.  

MTTR

Discussion 0
Question # 115

A technician needs maximum power redundancy while configuring a new server rack. Which of the following should be specified? (Select two).

Options:

A.  

Separate circuits

B.  

Rack balancing

C.  

Blanking panels

D.  

High-voltage PDUs

E.  

KVM placement

F.  

Multiple UPSs

Discussion 0
Question # 116

A technician has moved a data drive from a new Windows server to an order Windows server. The hardware recognizes the drive, but the data is not visible to the OS. Which of the following is the MOST Likely cause of the issue?

Options:

A.  

The disk uses GPT.

B.  

The partition is formatted with ext4.

C.  

The -partition is formatted with FAT32.

D.  

The disk uses MBn.

Discussion 0
Question # 117

A server administrator wants to check the open ports on a server. Which of the following commands should the administrator use to complete the task?

Options:

A.  

nslookup

B.  

nbtstat

C.  

telnet

D.  

netstat -a

Discussion 0
Question # 118

A server administrator just installed a new physical server and needs to harden the applications on the server. Which of the following best describes a method of application hardening?

Options:

A.  

Install the latest patches.

B.  

Disable unneeded hardware.

C.  

Set the boot order.

D.  

Enable a BIOS password.

Discussion 0
Question # 119

The management team has mandated the use of data-at-rest encryption on all corporate servers. Using this encryption paradigm will ensure:

Options:

A.  

website traffic is protected while traversing the internet.

B.  

files stored on the server are protected against physical theft.

C.  

attachments that are emailed from this server cannot be intercepted.

D.  

databases in use are protected from remote hackers.

Discussion 0
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