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

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Installing the Network Operating System

  • 2.3 Install the Network Operating System (NOS)

    • Configure network

    • Verify network connectivity

After the RAID system has been configured, the server hardware specialist is ready to install the network operating system (NOS). However, one final planning step remains before the actual installation of the NOS: the selection of the file system to be used by the NOS.

File Systems

A file system defines how files are stored on a disk drive. The original file system used by early versions of the Disk Operating System (DOS) was called the File Allocation Table (FAT) file system. The original FAT used 12 bits to address clusters and was limited to a single disk partition of about 32MB. Later versions of DOS increased ...

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