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215 QOTD 21/09/2004

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by AJ, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. AJ

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    flex wants to determine the health of one of his windows 2000 servers. He uses the System Monitor snap-in to record data about different hardware subsystems. Among the results, flex is interested in the following:

    Page faults per second: 13
    Percent Processor Time: 82%
    Number of objects in the queue for the Disk Drive: 1

    Which subsystem, if any, would need to be upgraded according to these results?

    A) CPU

    B) Hard Drive

    C) RAM

    D) Network card
     
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  2. nugget
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    It could be either A or C depending on the processor, but my choice is C.

    A is possible if a very old/slow processor
    B is possible from a failing hdd
    C most likely as the processor is working hard using the page file
    D ummm....what has this to do with it all?
     
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  3. shaunyboy

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    Lots of page faults and high processor, I'd go for increasing the RAM too.
     
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  4. flex22

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    Well seeing as though it's me, i guess I better get it right :D

    Answer:C
     
  5. punkboy101
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    Tempted by A, but I'll go for C!
     
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  6. Jakamoko
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    Definitely C. Lack of RAM space is sending the CPU crazy paging out to the HDD.
     
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  7. OffSide

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    The cpu aint hitting the 90% but struggling tho.
    paging file is hitting the roof
    will go for C more RAM.
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    Hmmm :hhhmmm AJ better get this right - thats a whole lot of C's coming at him ....:rolleyes:
     
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  9. AJ

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    Answer Time <AJ holds his breath in a dark corner>


    Correct answer is:A

    Explanation:

    The % processor time counter should not be above 80% with any regularity. It indicates that the CPU subsystem has become a bottleneck for your server.


    LINK TIME

    PS usual rules regarding arguing with the question master - Answers presented personally in writing accompanyed with a suitable amount of beer, just for me to consider even looking.

    AJ's address is C/o Lord Lucan, Outer Mongolia :biggrin
     
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  10. Jakamoko
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    Fair enough - well explained and justified, AJ [​IMG]
     
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  11. nugget
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    Would you like VB or some other type M'Lord?:D
     
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  12. AJ

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    VB would do nicely me thinks, but hold on whilst I get me crown.
     
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