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

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The Upgrade Checklist

All network server upgrades have the potential to render the network server inoperative. For that reason, you need to approach all upgrades in a systematic, organized, and careful manner. To most easily complete an upgrade successfully, the server hardware specialist should follow an upgrade checklist. An upgrade checklist is just a list of items that should be followed to perform an upgrade to a network server.

The upgrade checklist includes the following components:

  • Locate and obtain the latest hardware drivers, operating system updates, and other software needed for the upgrade.

  • Review FAQs, instructions, facts, and issues about the upgrade.

  • Test the upgrade and perform a pilot deployment.

  • Schedule downtime for the upgrade. ...

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