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