Chapter 4. 3.0—Upgrading


This chapter covers the following CompTIA-specified objectives for the Upgrading section of the Server+ Certification exam.

3.1 Perform full backup

  • Verify backup

  • Every server hardware specialist should always perform and verify a full backup before beginning any upgrade to the network server.

3.2 Add Processors

  • On single processor upgrade, verify compatibility

  • Verify N+1 stepping

  • Verify speed and cache matching

  • Perform BIOS upgrade

  • Perform OS upgrade to support multiprocessors

  • Perform upgrade checklist, including: locate/ obtain latest test drivers, OS updates, software, etc.; review FAQs, instruction, facts and ...

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