CHAPTER 2

Server Hardware

In this chapter, you will

•  Learn about server form factors: tower servers, rack-mounted servers, and blade servers

•  Learn how BIOS works

•  Learn how UEFI works

•  Review the basics of CPUs and how they handle data

•  Review the different types of memory

•  Learn about bus types

•  Learn about NICs

•  Review storage types

•  Learn about power and environmental controls

Server hardware isn’t just about the components inside the server—it’s also about the size of the server case and components as well. This chapter will cover what you need to know when ordering and replacing server components.

Server Form Factors

Physical servers and their parts come in a variety of shapes and sizes, or form factors. Not all components ...

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