Oracle Sun Flash Storage Essentials Exam

Sun Flash Storage Essentials

Oracle's Sun Flash Storage Essentials exam identifies professionals that are skilled in implementing solutions based on the Sun Flash Storage product line. The certification covers the installation and configuration of Sun Flash Storage Systems. The exam targets the intermediate-level implementation team member. Up-to-date training and field experience are highly recommended.

This certification is available to all candidates but is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork who are focused on selling and implementing Sun Flash Storage solutions. OPN Members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Implementation Specialists, which helps their companies qualify for the Sun Flash Storage Specialization.



Exam Number:
1Z0-552
Duration:
120 minutes
Associated Certifications:
Sun Flash Storage Certified Implementation Specialist

OPN Certified Specialist
# of Questions:
66
Exam Price:
US$ 245.00
Passing
62%
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Exam Topics

Flash Technology Overview

  • Explain the customer value proposition.
  • Identify target environments, uses and applications.
  • Describe the Oracle's Flash Storage product portfolio, its positioning, and use.
  • Describe Oracle 11gR2 Database Smart Flash Cache technology.
  • Describe Solaris ZFS Hybrid Storage Pools.

Assessing Customer's Problems and Flash Technology Fit

  • Explain performance bottlenecks.
  • Identify bottlenecks using Oracle dB StatPack/SWR.
  • Identify bottlenecks using Oracle ORION I/O performance measuring tool.
  • Identify bottlenecks using Oracle Sun SWAT/Flash Analyzer I/O assessment tool.
  • Identify bottlenecks using Oracle Sun vdBench performance measurement tool.
  • Architect and size the solution.

Sun Solid State Drives

  • Describe the Sun Solid State. Drives, their architecture and supported systems.
  • Describe the target environments for the Sun Solid State Drives.
  • Install and configure the Sun Solid State Drives in a server.

Sun Flash Accelerator F20 PCIe Card

  • Describe the Sun Flash Accelerator F20 PCIe Card, its architecture and supported systems.
  • Describe the target environments for the Sun Flash Accelerator F20 PCIe Card.
  • Install and configure the Sun Flash Accelerator F20 PCIe Card in a server.

F5100 Flash Array Overview

  • Explain the core features of the F5100 Flash Array.
  • Describe the F5100 Flash Array architecture and internal system components.
  • Describe supported platforms.

F5100 Deployment Assessment

  • Use the Performance Improvement Assessment to deploy the F5100 Flash Array.
  • Use the RAS Requirements Assessment to deploy the F5100 Flash Array.
  • Use the System Deployment Assessment to deploy the F5100 Flash Array.

F5100 Physical Installation

  • Install the Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array, including HBAs and drivers.
  • Install the latest HBA drivers.
  • Install the latest Common Array Manager (CAM) software.
  • Configure Flash for high availability (mirroring).

F5100 Configuration

  • Configure the F51000 using the Common Array Manager (CAM).
  • Perform zoning and provisioning of individual Flash modules.
  • Configure Flash in single and multi-host environments.
  • Configure Flash Modules and HBAs for maximum performance or capacity.

Optimization, Tuning, and Testing

  • Use the Oracle Sun Storage Workload Analysis Tool (SWAT)/Flash Analyzer to optimize customer environments.
  • Use the Oracle Stats-Pack/SWR and ORION to optimize customer environments.
  • Describe key F5100 key deployment models and strategies.
  • Describe key F20 key deployment models and strategies.
  • Deploy the F5100 with Oracle Database environments.
  • Deploy the F20 with Oracle Database environments.
  • Deploy the F5100 as Oracle 11gR2 Database Smart Flash Cache.
  • Deploy the F20 as Oracle 11gR2 Database Smart Flash Cache.
  • Pin indices and hot files to appropriate Flash pools.
  • Optimize flash implementations in different environments and using different files systems.
  • Set up Solaris with 4K block alignment.
  • Set up ZFS.
  • Deploy Flash with Oracle ASM for volume management, provisioning and mirroring.
  • Configure for high availability through host mirroring.
  • Describe key steps and best practices for testing implementations.

 

 

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