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Upgrading and Repairing Servers


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  • NEW - The first complete guide to repairing servers: demystifies server technology as never before.
    • Helps students understand whats going on “under the hood” in any contemporary server, so they can troubleshoot, repair, or upgrade it more quickly and effectively.

  • Step-by-step walkthrough of building, upgrading, testing, deploying, and maintaining servers—Gives students practical, hands-on help with every step of deploying a reliable, high-performance server.
    • Helps students understand the practical realities of server planning, installation, configuration, and deployment.

  • Advanced server technologies—Includes up-to-the-minute coverage of advanced server technologies such as multiprocessor systems, SANs, and InfiniBand.
    • Prepares students to work with even the most sophisticated server technologies.

  • Maximizing reliability and availability—Includes detailed coverage of fault tolerance, power protection, and other key reliability issues.
    • Helps students minimize downtime in any server environment.

  • Server racks and server rooms—Includes detailed chapters on chasses, server racks, and server rooms.
    • Helps students become comfortable with real world data center environments.

  • Extensive troubleshooting coverage—Identifies solutions for a wide range of common server problems.
    • Helps students rapidly solve the server problems they are most likely to encounter.

  • Sun server coverage—Includes a full chapter on Sun servers.
    • Prepares students to work in environments that include both Intel-based and SUN SPARC servers.

  • Thorough coverage of every server component—Covers processors, chipsets, motherboards, BIOSes, memory, interfaces, buses, I/O, network operating systems, and more.
    • Prepares students for whatever challenges they are likely to encounter, while providing a firm foundation in the key concepts and techniques they will constantly rely upon.

  • CD-ROM video tour of the insides of a server—Includes a complete narrated tour of the components of a typical server.
    • Helps students become comfortable working inside a server before they even lift a screwdriver.

  • By Scott Mueller, the fields leading expert—Authored by an expert who has helped millions of students and professionals master computer repair in books, videos, seminars, and live training sessions.
    • Gives students confidence that they are receiving information that is thorough, accurate, clear, and useful—and reflects the challenges they will actually face.


  • Copyright 2006
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 1128
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-2815-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-2815-9

As the price of servers comes down to the level of desktop PCs, many small- and medium-sized businesses are forced to provide their own server setup, maintenance and support, without the high-dollar training enjoyed by their big corporation counterparts. Upgrading and Repairing Servers is the first line of defense for small- and medium-sized businesses, and an excellent go-to reference for the experienced administrators who have been asking for a reference guide like this one for a long time! It's all here in one, incredibly useful tome that you will refer to again and again.

Inside is in-depth coverage of server design and implementation, building and deploying, server hardware components, network and backup operations, SAN, fault tolerance, server racks, server rooms, server operating systems, as well as SUN Microsystems servers. No other computer hardware book has ever dared tackle this enormous topic - until now!

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Table of Contents


 1. History of Server Technology.

 2. Server Design and Implementation.

 3. Server Microprocessors.

 4. Server Chipsets.

 5. Server Motherboards & BIOS.

 6. Memory.

 7. The IDE Interface.

 8. The Small System Computer Interface (SCSI) Bus.

 9. I/O System Hardware.

10. Backup Operations.

11. Network Operations.

12. Disk Subsystems- Definition.

13. SAN.

14. Fault Tolerance.

15. Power Protection.

16. Chassis.

17. Server Racks.

18. Server Rooms.

19. Server Platforms-Network Operating Systems.

20. SUN Microsystems Servers.

21. Building, Upgrading And Deploying Servers.

22. Server Testing and Maintenance.

A. Glossary.

B. List of Acronyms.

C. Vendor Database.


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