Appendix Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 1: Server Hardware

  1. A. When we use the term form factor when discussing any computing device or component, we are talking about its size, appearance, or dimensions. It is typically used to differentiate one physical implementation of the same device or component from another. In the case of servers, we are talking about the size and dimensions of the enclosure in which the server exists.

  2. B. Rail kits, when implemented, allow you to slide the server out of the rack for maintenance.

  3. C. Each U is 1.75 inches (4.445 cm) high.

  4. D. This technology consists of a server chassis housing multiple thin, modular circuit boards, known as server blades. Each blade (or card) contains processors, memory, ...

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