Which disk format is recommended when deploying Dell UnityVSA OVA?
When deploying Dell UnityVSA OVA, the recommended disk format is Thick Provision Eager Zeroed, which allocates and zeroes out all the space for the virtual disks at the time of creation. This ensures better performance and avoids potential issues with thin provisioning on the underlying storage. Thin Provision and Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed are not recommended, as they may cause performance degradation and unexpected out-of-space errors.
What does the Dell Unity XT system do after a NAS server starts outbound traffic to an external service?
Packet Reflect is a feature that enables the Dell Unity XT system to use the same interface for outbound communication that was used for inbound communication. This feature is useful when the Dell Unity XT system needs to initiate outbound traffic to an external service, such as DNS, NTP, LDAP, or SMTP. By using Packet Reflect, the Dell Unity XT system can avoid routing issues, firewall restrictions, or network address translation problems that may occur when using a different interface for outbound communication. When a NAS server starts outbound traffic to an external service, the Dell Unity XT system uses Packet Reflect to send the packets through the same interface that received the packets from the external service. Therefore, the correct answer is D. Uses Packet Reflect for outbound communication.Reference:
Dell EMC Unity: NAS Capabilities
Dell EMC Unity: Unisphere Overview
What is the purpose of a Proxy NAS server?
The purpose of a Proxy NAS server is to access snapshot replicas on the destination side of a replicated file resource. A Proxy NAS server is a temporary NAS server that is created on the destination system to mount a snapshot replica of a replicated file system. This allows the user to access the data on the snapshot replica for testing, recovery, or other purposes. A Proxy NAS server does not increase performance or security of production NAS servers, nor does it access snapshots for testing production NAS servers.
An administrator notices that the communications between Unisphere and the storage system get interrupted.
Which service task should the administrator perform to fix the issue with minimal impact?
The service task that the administrator should perform to fix the issue with minimal impact is Restart Management Software. This service task restarts the management software on both storage processors without affecting the data services or the host I/O. This can resolve the communication issues between Unisphere and the storage system. Reinitialize, Enable SSH, and Reboot Storage Processor are service tasks that have more impact and risk than Restart Management Software.
A company needs to expand their dynamic pool by 10 TB. The current dynamic pool consists of 63 7.6 TB SSD drives that are configured for RAID 5 (12+1).
What is the minimum number of drives needed for the pool expansion?
To expand a dynamic pool, the number of drives added must be equal to or greater than the stripe width of the pool. The stripe width is the number of data drives plus the number of parity drives in a RAID group. In this case, the stripe width is 12 + 1 = 13.Therefore, the minimum number of drives needed for the pool expansion is 13.Reference: Dell EMC Unity: Dynamic Pools Technical White Paper1, page 8.