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Tips: The Server Maintenance Checklist

by: Bryon Turcotte  /  November 13, 2013


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.

Written by Bryon Turcotte  /  November 13, 2013