This job dimension covers the configuration of network server hardware and software, and it is the topic of approximately 18% of the exam questions. The main points follow:
A server hardware specialist should verify that the system BIOS on the network server is the latest available by checking the network server vendor web site. If the current system BIOS is not the latest available, download and install the latest system BIOS.
Other network server hardware components, such as the SCSI controller and the RAID controller, also have a BIOS. These can also be upgraded, but only do so when absolutely necessary to fix a problem.
Before upgrading the BIOS on a SCSI or RAID controller, always back up the data on the network server’s ...