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Designing a Reliable Network Server
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(NOTE: Each chapter begins with a Introduction and concludes with Exercises, Review Questions, Exam Questions, Answers to Review Questions, and Answers to Exam Questions.)
I. EXAM PREPARATION.1. Planning and Specifications.
Network Types. Network Server Categories. Network Server Roles. Intel Processors. Server Buses. Memory. Disk Subsystems. Network Systems. Backup Hardware. Redundant Components. Server Clustering. Scalability. High Availability. Backup Strategies. Fault Tolerance. Disaster Recovery. Miscellaneous NetworkServer Hardware. Racking Servers. Network Operating Systems. Network Server Management. Creating an Installation Plan.2. Installation.
Planning for Installation. Installing Hardware.3. Configuration.
Network Server Configuration. Configuring Hardware-Based RAID. Installing the Network Operating System. Configuring External Peripherals. Installing Network Operating System Updates. Configuring Manufacturer-Specific Drivers. Installing Service Tools. Performing a Server Baseline. Documenting the Network Server Configuration.4. Upgrading.
The Upgrade Checklist. Performing a Full Backup. Adding Processors. Adding Hard Drives. Adding Memory. Upgrading the BIOS/Firmware. Upgrading Adapters. Upgrading Peripheral Devices. Upgrading System Monitoring Agents. Upgrading Service Tools. Upgrading the Uninterruptible Power Supply.5. Proactive Maintenance.
Understanding Backups. Working with Baselines. Working with SNMP. The Physical Environment. Verifying Hardware. Establishing Remote Notification.6. Environment.
Environmental Issues. Physical Security Issues.7. Troubleshooting and Problem Determination.
Performing Problem Determination. Using Diagnostic Hardware and Software Tools and Utilities. Identifying Bottlenecks. Identifying and Correcting Misconfigurations and/or Upgrades. Determining Whether a Problem Is Hardware, Software, or Virus Related.8. Disaster Recovery.
Creating a Disaster-Recovery Plan. Restoring Your Server.
II. FINAL REVIEW.Fast Facts.
Planning and Specifications. Installation. Configuration. Upgrading. Proactive Maintenance. Environment. Troubleshooting and Problem Determination. Disaster Recovery.Study and Exam Preparation Tips.
Learning as a Process. Study Tips. Study Strategies. Pre-Testing Yourself. Exam Prep Tips. Putting It All Together.Practice Exam.
Exam Questions. Answers and Explanations.
III. APPENDIXES.A. Glossary.
Description of the Path to Certification. About the Server+ Certification Program.C. What's on the CD-ROM.
ExamGear. Exclusive Electronic Version of Text. Copyright Information and Disclaimer.D. Using the ExamGear, Training Guide Edition Software.
Exam Simulation. Study Tools. How ExamGear, Training Guide Edition Works. Installing and Registering ExamGear, Training Guide Edition. Using ExamGear, Training Guide Edition. Checking the Web Site. Obtaining Updates. Contacting New Riders Publishing. License Agreement. License. Software and Documentation. License Term and Charges. Title. Updates. Limited Warranty and Disclaimer. Limitation of Liability. Miscellaneous. U.S. Government Restricted Rights.Index.