Professionals in the technology industry know the sophistication behind data center servers and require regularly scheduled maintenance. In a recent article posted on Tech Target, a technology veteran and author, Stephen J. Bigelow, write how simple. Scheduled maintenance procedures will extend the life of these sophisticated machines.
In the article, Bigelow discusses a five-point checklist that can lower the rate of serious service issues. "_Even with the performance and redundant features of modern servers, increased workload consolidation, and reliability expectations can take a toll on your fleet. Your server maintenance checklist should cover physical elements, as well as the system's critical configuration_", Bigelow writes.
Sticking to a routine is the first item on the list, according to Bigelow's article. "_Server administrators too often overlook planning maintenance windows. Don't wait until there is an actual failure; set aside time for routine maintenance to prevent problems_", Bigelow says. The article reminds us that some companies will set their routine maintenance schedules on those determined by the appliance vendor or provider. Bigelow notes, "_If the vendor's service contract calls for system inspections every four or six months, follow that schedule._"
Read the full article here at Tech Target to review more details behind Bigelow's checklist and read more about the essentials of good data center server support practices.