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

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Chapter Summary

Proactive maintenance is not a difficult process. It amounts to using a good deal of common sense and looking for the possibilities for problems to occur before they do. Most importantly, however, it involves taking steps to ensure that when a problem does occur you will know about it and have the resources in place to correct it.

Backups enable you to recover data in the event of a hard drive or system failure, and baselines give you a starting point against which you can gauge system performance. SNMP thresholds can send remote verification and alerts, letting you know what is going on with your network. Physical housekeeping and hardware verification are used to identify what you have and keep it operating under the best conditions ...

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