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

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Network Server Configuration

  • 2.1 Check and upgrade if necessary the Basic Input Output System (BIOS) or other firmware levels (system board, RAID controller, hard drive, etc.)

    • System BIOS

    • SCSI controller BIOS

    • RAID controller BIOS

Several components in a network server have a built-in BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). The BIOS is a program that performs low-level input and output operations among the components in the network server. The BIOS is usually stored in a chip and due to its combination software and hardware nature, it is often called firmware.

The system BIOS is the most well known of the several BIOSs usually found in the network server. On occasion the network server hardware manufacturer might update the system BIOS. These changes ...

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