CompTIA® Server+ : Software
: Install, Deploy, Configure & Update Nos
1.7 Install, update and configure
The first thing that one need to ascertain is to make
sure that the upgrade is compatible with the existing hardware.
This can usually be ensured by going through HCL (Hardware
Compatibility Lists). You can also see the manufacturer's
documentation for this purpose.
All the following precautions you need to take while
Check that BIOS upgrade is appropriate to your server
by looking at the BIOS manufacturer's web site or documentation.
Plan for the upgrade preferably during non-working
hours, as the upgrade may cause an interruption of services
for short duration.
Observe the server events log for some time even
after the successful upgrade to ensure that every thing
is going smoothly
Ensure that a valid backup is available, so that
the system and user files can be restored in any unforeseen
2.1 Install, deploy, configure
and update NOS (Windows / *nix).
NOS (network operating system) is
used to describe a server Operating system.
NOS can be installed directly from CD-ROM distribution
Another way is to install the operating system from
shared drive located on another computer. The server
must have network access for this method.
Automated setups can be used to create a setup script
which answers all questions asked during installation
and same script can be run to install operating systems
on several servers.
Remote Installation Services (RIS) allows to install
Windows server versions from remote network location
without going to server location. This can also be used
to install client operating systems.