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Build the Best Data Center Facility for Your Business by Douglas Alger

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Documenting the Data Center

Data Centers are complex environments. They are also dynamic, continually evolving as new servers arrive and older equipment is phased out. To help simplify your management of these rooms, document as much information about them as possible. The more details you collect and maintain about a Data Center, the fewer mysteries that can arise and trigger unanticipated problems or delays.

Cabinet locations, electrical and data infrastructure, server names, and installed applications are all key details worthy of keeping track of. A system administrator planning to install a server might want to know how much connectivity and what type of power is provided at specific server locations. Also important are significant Data ...

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