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Server+ Certification Training Guide by Server+ Certified Technician Elton Jernigan

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Network Server Categories

  • 0.2 Identify major categories of network servers. The major categories of network servers are

    • Workgroup server

    • Departmental server

    • Enterprise server

    • Server appliances

Network servers come in various sizes or categories. They range from the smallest “glorified desktop” computer to the enterprise-sized mainframe, such as the Unisys ES7000, which can have up to 32 processors, 64GB of memory, and 96 PCI bus slots. The Unisys ES7000 is in the one million dollar price range. For more information on the Unisys ES7000, visit www.unisys.com/hw/servers/es7000/.

Most network servers are configured and priced somewhere in between these two extremes.

Workgroup Server

A workgroup server is a network server that can support a limited ...

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