For effective server maintenance, admins must perform proactive hardware and software checks. Any list must include dusting, log review and software patch tests
"Even with the performance and redundant features of servers, increased workload consolidation and reliability expectations can take a toll on server hardware.
A server maintenance checklist should cover physical elements as well as the system's software layer configuration. It must also account for the fact that thorough upkeep takes time, person hours and testing. Using a checklist helps admins define their goals and keep IT teams on track..."
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