Dell EMC Dell RecoverPoint Operate Achievement Exam Practice Test

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Question 1

Which RecoverPoint CLI command can be used to show a summarization of the errors and warnings for either one site or the entire RecoverPoint system?



Answer : B

The get_system_status command in the RecoverPoint CLI is used to provide a summary of the system's health, including any errors and warnings. This command can be executed to check the status of one site or the entire RecoverPoint system. The output includes information about the RecoverPoint Appliances (RPAs), Consistency Groups, and any issues that may need attention.

The process for using this command is as follows:

Access the CLI: Log into the RecoverPoint CLI using appropriate credentials.

Run the Command: Execute the get_system_status command to retrieve the system status.

Review the Summary: The command output will display a summarization of the system's health, including errors and warnings.

Take Action: Based on the summary, the administrator can take necessary actions to address any reported issues.

This command is a useful tool for administrators to quickly assess the state of the RecoverPoint environment and ensure that it is functioning correctly1.


Question 2

A physical RecoverPoint cluster is connected to a single VMAX array. When running SAN diagnostics from the boxmgmt menu, what is the minimum number of WWPN that can

be seen in the storage ports section of the diagnostic test?



Answer : C

RecoverPoint and VMAX Connectivity:

A physical RecoverPoint cluster connected to a VMAX array uses Fibre Channel connections for communication. Each RPA typically has two Fibre Channel ports.

WWPN (World Wide Port Name):

WWPNs are unique identifiers assigned to each port in a Fibre Channel network, including both RecoverPoint and VMAX ports.

Minimum Number of WWPNs:

For a single RecoverPoint appliance (RPA), the minimum number of ports includes:

2 RecoverPoint Ports (RP Ports): Each RPA usually has at least two Fibre Channel ports for redundancy.

1 Front-End Adapter (FA) Port: The VMAX array has at least one FA port connected to the RecoverPoint system.

Diagnostic Tests:

When running SAN diagnostics from the boxmgmt menu, the test will show the WWPNs of all connected ports, including both the RPA ports and the VMAX FA ports.


From the Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines 6.0.1 documentation and standard SAN configuration principles:

'Each RecoverPoint appliance typically connects to the storage array using two Fibre Channel ports' (general SAN configuration best practices).

'The VMAX array will have at least one FA port connected to the RecoverPoint system for data transfer and replication purposes.'

Therefore, when running SAN diagnostics from the boxmgmt menu, the minimum number of WWPNs that can be seen in the storage ports section of the diagnostic test is 3 (2 RPA ports + 1 FA port).

Question 3

What occurs when Journal volumes are masked to hosts in a RecoverPoint environment?



Answer : D

In a Dell RecoverPoint environment, Journal volumes are critical components used to track and manage point-in-time images for data replication and recovery. If Journal volumes are mistakenly masked to hosts, the following occurs:

Hosts Gain Access: The hosts that are zoned/masked to the Journal volumes gain the ability to write to these volumes.

Potential for Corruption: Any write access by hosts to the Journal volumes can lead to corruption of the Journal. This is because Journals are meant to be managed exclusively by RecoverPoint and should not be directly accessed or modified by hosts.

Impact on Replication: Journal corruption can disrupt the RecoverPoint replication process, potentially leading to data loss or an inability to recover to specific points in time.

Resolution: To prevent such issues, it is crucial to ensure that Journal volumes are not exposed to hosts and are only accessed by RecoverPoint Appliances (RPAs) for replication purposes12.

It is important to follow best practices for zoning and masking in a storage environment to avoid such critical configuration errors12.


Question 4

Which point-in-time image can be tied to application events and is created by a user command?



Answer : C

In Dell RecoverPoint, a Bookmark is a user-created point-in-time image that can be tied to specific application events. This feature allows users to mark a particular point in time within the continuous data protection timeline of RecoverPoint, which can be used for recovery purposes. Here's how it works:

User Command: A user issues a command to create a Bookmark, typically through the RecoverPoint management interface or via scripting.

Tied to Application Events: The Bookmark can be associated with specific application events, such as before and after a significant update or batch process.

Point-in-Time Image: The Bookmark represents a point-in-time image of the data at the moment the Bookmark was created.

Recovery: In the event of data corruption or loss, the Bookmark can be used to recover data to the exact state it was in at the time of the Bookmark.

Bookmarks are an integral part of RecoverPoint's data protection capabilities, providing flexibility and precision for data recovery operations1.


Question 5

A RecoverPoint administrator performs a Consistency Group failover to a remote copy. What happens to the point-in-time images stored in the copy Journal after the copy

becomes production?



Answer : C

When a Consistency Group failover is performed to a remote copy in a Dell RecoverPoint system, the point-in-time images stored in the copy Journal are deleted after the copy becomes the new production. This is because the copy Journal's role is to maintain a record of changes for recovery purposes, and once the copy is promoted to production, its Journal is reset to start recording new changes from that point forward1.

The process involves the following steps:

Failover Initiated: The administrator initiates a failover to the remote copy.

Copy Becomes Production: The remote copy is promoted to the production role.

Journal Reset: The point-in-time images in the copy Journal are deleted as part of the promotion process.

New Production Journal: A new production Journal is started to record changes from the new production copy moving forward.

This ensures that the RecoverPoint system can continue to protect the data with a fresh start for the new production environment1.


Question 6

A storage administrator has one production site and one remote site. The administrator configured the RecoverPoint with VNX(SE) cluster at both sites. The current environment

has two Consistency Groups configured with two copies each; one production copy and one remote copy. Based on the company's growing business requirements, the

administrator has been asked to keep a local copy of the production data.

Which action should occur in order to meet this requirement?



Answer : C

To meet the requirement of keeping a local copy of the production data in a RecoverPoint environment with VNX(SE) clusters, the administrator can add a local copy into the existing Consistency Group. This action does not require deleting and reconfiguring the existing Consistency Group or upgrading the license. Here are the steps:

Access Unisphere for RecoverPoint: Log into the Unisphere interface for RecoverPoint management.

Navigate to the Consistency Group: Find the Consistency Group that needs the local copy.

Add a Local Copy: Use the option to add a copy into the selected Consistency Group.

Configure the Local Copy: Specify the settings for the local copy, such as the Journal volume and RPO settings.

Apply Changes: Save the changes to implement the local replication.

This process allows the administrator to enhance the data protection strategy by adding a local copy for operational recovery or other business needs without disrupting the existing remote replication setup1.


Question 7

Which Consistency Group setting is directly affected by the maximum Journal lag setting?



Answer : C

The Journal lag in a Dell RecoverPoint system refers to the amount of data that has been written to the production volumes but has not yet been replicated to the remote site or copy volumes. The maximum Journal lag setting affects the RPO because it determines the maximum allowable time or data volume that can pass before the data must be replicated to the remote site to meet the recovery objectives.

Here's how the Journal lag impacts the RPO:

Journal Lag Definition: Journal lag is the measure of the difference between the most recent write to the production volume and what has been replicated to the copy volume.

RPO Impact: The RPO is the maximum targeted period in which data might be lost from an IT service due to a major incident. If the Journal lag exceeds the maximum setting, it means that the RPO could be breached, as there would be more data at risk of being lost than what is acceptable per the RPO policy.

Management Actions: Administrators can monitor and manage the Journal lag to ensure that the RPO is maintained. If the lag approaches the maximum setting, actions may be taken to increase replication throughput or address any issues causing replication delays.

In summary, the maximum Journal lag setting is crucial for ensuring that the RPO is met, as it directly influences the amount of data that could be lost in the event of a failure or disaster1.


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