Answering the following questions will reinforce key information presented in this chapter. If you’re unable to answer a question, review the appropriate lesson and then try the question again. Answers to the questions can be found in the appendix.
- You’re designing a network infrastructure for the Baldwin Museum of Science, and you want to ensure that your servers are fault tolerant. One way that you plan to support fault tolerance is to use redundant components within your critical servers. What redundant components should you add to the servers?
- Woodgrove Bank has been experiencing intermittent problems with their servers. The problems have included overheating, shorts, and unexpected restarts when an administrator touches one of the computers. Technicians have checked the computers, their components, and how they’re configured and can’t find an immediate cause of these problems. What other factors should be considered?
- City Power & Light stores a great deal of data in order to maintain their operations. At any one time, their storage capacity can exceed 6 TB. You’re designing a data storage system for the company, and you want to ensure that the system is fault tolerant, the data is centralized, and backup and restores are easy to administer. What type of storage would you recommend?
- You’re designing a data storage system for the Graphic Design Institute. The company maintains about 45 GB of data at any one time. The organization wants to ensure that the data storage system is fault tolerant, but they want to implement the least expensive solution available. Which storage solution would you recommend?