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Upgrading and Repairing Servers by Barrie Sosinsky, Mark Edward Soper, Scott Mueller

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Chapter 20 Building, Upgrading, and Deploying Servers

Now that you've had a chance to explore many of the subsystems of modern servers—including processors, motherboards, buses, and network interfaces—it's time to get your server(s) deployed. With what you have learned already, it should be possible to make a good selection of server type. However, knowing what server you want and choosing the right server for the job at hand is something of an art form. That selection entails choosing a server that allows you to service the number of clients you have, not way too many and certainly not too few—something that is often referred to as right sizing or capacity planning. This chapter describes some of the considerations involved in trying to size ...

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