Nutanix Certified Systems Engineer-Core (NCSE-Core) Exam Questions (124 Q&As)

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1. An SE and a prospect decide on a specific node configuration. The SE changes the Sizer scenario from Automatic to manual mode to select the exact configuration decided with the prospect.

What additional detail should the SE now consider in the Sizing scenario?


2. Refer to the exhibit.

Using the Sizing Options shown, which two configurations are valid when using Sizer in Automatic mode? (Choose two.)


3. A customer is asking for a quote for a hybrid cluster to run general purpose VMs and an ERP application containing a 500GB database. The customer has a VSAN ReadyNode quote already and looking for a comparable Nutanix solution.

They share the following specifications

3 hosts

2 x E5-2640v4 CPU 512GB RAM

1 x 480GB SSD

2 x 8TB HDD

2 x 1GB NIC

Which two aspects of the requested configuration should cause concern and need for further discovery? (Choose two.)


4. Which Prism Dashboard should be used to collect CPU/Memory and Disk I/O statistics over time?


5. An administrator receive report that VDI desktop performance in an 8-node Nutanix VDI environment is poor. Opening applications takes between 1 and 2 minutes.

When investigating the issue, the following conditions are found:

– Cluster memory utilization: 80%

– Cluster SSD utilization: 70%

– Average VM CPU wait time: 11 %

– CVM CPU utilization: 75%

Which action should be taken to improve VDI performance?


6. Where are Leap Availability Zones configured?


7. A prospect is interested in evaluating Nutanix at no cost for a few months, but wants to useexisting test hardware to deploy a few VMs.

Their primary interest is in experiencing platform management and not application or benchmark performance.

Which approach should an SE recommend?


8. An administrator has been alerted to a VM that has high I/O latency and wants to determine if there are any other factors, such as insufficient network or memory resources that correlate, as part of a troubleshooting process.

Which type of chart should the administrator create to allow all relevant data to be easily exported to CSV for later analysis?


9. In which scenario should shadow clones be explicitly disabled?


10. An administrator has a VM that consumes large amounts of storage and has the following characteristics:

– Create large / sequential writes

– Data must be kept for years

– Data is normally only accessed at the end of the year to run report

The administrator decides to use Erasure Coding to save space.

Which feature should the administrator utilize to save space for this VM?


11. An administrator needs to report on any alerts generated by a Nutanix cluster that affected the cluster’s availability over the past 10 days.

Which method should be used to locate these events?


12. A large retailer company recently employed a CIO who decided that all operations should be migrated to public cloud offerings. After 7 months, the project was be a failure and determined to the CIO exited. The retailer’s infrastructure consisted of tens of thousand’s of VMs on thousands of hosts supported by dozen of storage arrays. Only 10% of workloads were migrated to public cloud during the CIO’s tenure.

Which open ended discovery questions should the SE ask to determine pain points or gaps? (Choose two)


13. Which three cluster operations require an administrator to reclaim licenses?(Choose three)


14. Refer to the exhibit.

A prospect provides the data shown captured from their existing environment using RVTools. The prospect has additional historical CPU utilization data that indicates peak CPU utilization never exceeds 50% on either physical host.

Which vCPU:pCore ratio should be used in Sizer?


15. A VDI environment based on AHV Cluster is not performing well. The current environment is using only one bridge (BridgeO). An administrator need to verify if nodes are using all network card associated to BridgeO.

Which two menus should be used to check the current configuration? (Choose two.)


16. An SE is working with a financial institution prospect on a VDI environment refresh. The institution currently has 5000 named VDI users, with a peak of 2800 concurrent users.

How many VDI VMs does the SE need to size for, factoring in an additional 10% for growth?


17. A prospect is concerned about the suitability and design of using Nutanix for an upcoming Avaya IP Office migration.

Which type of document should the SE provide?


18. During a meeting with a prospect a storage administrator comments that they’re currently using 16Gb Fibre Channel for their SAN and believes that 10Gb Ethernet can’t provide adequate bandwidth or low latency.

As a followup to the meeting, which Nutanix Bible section would be most helpful in overcoming the storage administrator’s objection?


19. In a competitive POC scenario, the prospect is testing Nutanix against VxRail and Hyperflex. The customer is interested in an ""All in One"" solution that’s simple to deploy, manage, and grow.

Which two test plan items should the SE map to POC success criteria?

(Choose two)


20. Multi-hypervisor Support

21. When sizing for Splunk, the customer states the daily ingest rate is 500GB and they are

currently using Search Factor 2 and Splunk Replication Factor 2.

Which two additional input are required by Sizer? (Choose two)


22. A customer needs to expand an existing cluster to accommodate workloads. The workloads require 5TB of storage capacity (1.2TB of working set data), 64GB of memory, and 10 physical CPU cores.

Their current cluster is configured as follows:

– 4x NX-3060-G5 nodes

– Each node is configured with 2x E5-2620v4 processors (8 Cores each), 128GB RAM, 2x 960GB SSDs, and 4x 2TB HDDs

– The cluster is configured as RF2 and is sized for N+1 availability

– Each CVM is configured with 32GB of memory

To maintain optimal metadata balance and data availability, which configuration should be recommended?


23. An administrator knows that the disk in a cluster are out of date and a new firmware is available. For security reason, these cluster do not have access to the internet.

Which two steps must be completed to update the firmware? (Choose two.)


24. From Which page on can an open case be directly escalated?


25. Refer to Exhibit.

When entering a Raw Input workload into Sizer, what amount of RAM should be used for the entire workload?


26. Which type of data is distributed by Zookeeper to ensure availability in the case of node or block failure?


27. A customer who uses Nutanix for mission critical workloads is considering migrating public cloud workloads to Nutanix. The customer has experienced difficulty auditing where applications reside and understanding cloud costs on a per application basis.

Which Nutanix product should be discussed to address the customer’sneeds?


28. A prospect is planning to refresh hundreds of remote locations.

Each location has the following configuration:

– 2x HPE DL360 servers running vSphere, each using its own local storage

– 3-4 Windows VMs with no plans to expand

Scheduling the initial meeting to discuss the opportunity has been challenging as the prospect believes a Nutanix solution would be overpriced for their remote site needs.

What are two Nutanix capabilities the SE should highlight to address solution cost concerns? (Choose two.)


29. AN SE determines that a POC is necessary to overcome competitive FUD in an opportunity with an Enterprise account evaluating several HCI solutions. The customer will evaluate three

solutions in their datacenter simultaneously over the course of 4 days.

The customer schedules all necessary personnel to be available during this time.

Which two network planning items should the SE determine prior to allocation hardware for the POC? (Choose two)


30. An administrator protected a DB VM running on a Nutanix cluster with NearSync Replication, which schedules to repeat every 15 minutes to a second site. The daily change rate is low. During nightly backup, the replication windows is missed due to write volume.

Which two options describe the expected behaviour? (choose two)


31. Which two items represent measurable POC success criteria? (Choose two.)


32. An SE is building a solution for Federal government prospect that requires FIPS 140-2 Level 2 encryption for data at rest.

Which two items are required to deliver a solution that meets the encryption standard? (Choose two)


33. Oracle HCL for certified Joint Support with Nutanix has Oracle Linux and Oracle VM via iSCSI listed.

What Nutanix feature is used by this certified Configuration.


34. When configuring Prism Central, which two log modules are able to forward messages to an external syslog server? (Choose two.


35. A prospective customer wants to build a private cloud in addition to provisioning workloads across multiple public cloud providers.

Presently, the staff lacks the time and skillset for on-premises infrastructure management.

Which two features should qualify this project as a Nutanix opportunity? (choose two)


36. An administrator is managing a highly active SQL workload that is writing I/Os in 2 MB chunks to a vDisk. The administrator wants to optimize capacity setting for the computer.

Which storage optimization technology should the administration select to meet these requirement?


37. During a sales motion with a new prospect, the prospect and SE agree to evaluate Nutanix and a computing platform using XRay.

The prospect is currently using 3-tier architecture and considering Nutanix and HPE Simplivity.

Which two details must be discussed with the prospect before the POC starts? (Choose two)


38. During a sales motion with a new prospect, the prospect asks to do a POC so they can experience Nutanix in their environment.

What is the most important item the SE must have in place with the prospect before moving forward with a POC?


39. Refer to the exhibit.

***Exhibit is Missing***

Based on the sizing scenario, what level of resiliency can be inferred about the configuration?


40. A prospect needs to refresh their environment but has a very small budget for the project. Four years after their last infrastructure refresh, the prospect’s core datacenter is only running at 40% utilization. In addition, they have 25 satelite offices.

Each office has a requirement to run 4 to 6 VMs locally.

Which two Nutanix platform capabilities should the SE hlight to address the prospects concerns? (Choose two)


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