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Server Management: Server Hardware Installation and Management

by Brian Eiler and John Hales

This course covers Objective 1 (1.1 to 1.3) on hardware installation, maintenance, and storage for the CompTIA Server+ certification. The other objectives are covered in other courses in the series.

What you'll learn

This course is for those who want to earn the CompTIA Server+ certification, and has been updated for the 2021 objectives. In this course, Server Management: Server Hardware Installation and Management, you’ll learn to install and maintain server and storage hardware in preparation for passing the CompTIA Server+ exam. First, you’ll explore rack design and installation, including power decisions and network cabling. Next, you’ll discover a wide range of topics relating to physical servers, including chassis types available, memory, CPU, GPU, and common bus types. Furthermore, there will be a review of hot-swappable components and their importance, and then a review of the role of the BIOS / UEFI necessary for booting the server. After that, you’ll investigate the design and implement storage solutions, including local and shared storage, media types, RAID levels, and capacity planning. Finally, you’ll learn how to maintain the deployed servers, locally and remotely. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of server and storage design, installation, and configuration needed to pass the CompTIA Server+ exam objectives covered in the first domain.

Table of contents

Server Concepts

About the authors

Brian's technical background includes almost 20 years of implementing, teaching, and writing about products from VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, IBM, HP, EMC, Dell, and Cisco. In addition to his other certifications, he holds VMware's advanced instructor credential (VCI-Level 2) and two of their most advanced design and implementation credentials: VCAP-DCD and VCAP-DCA. Brian has recently begun taking his classroom and field experience to the masses by authoring a number of publications, training cou... more

John Hales is also the author of many books, from involved technical books from Sybex and Cengage to exam preparation books, to many quick reference guides from BarCharts, in addition to custom courseware for Fortune 500 customers. His latest book on vSphere is entitled Administering vSphere 5: Planning, Implementing and Troubleshooting. He has taught in many countries in Europe (including Russia, The Netherlands, Germany, Latvia, England, France, and Ireland), the Middle East (including Israel ... more

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