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Understanding Server Hardware

Course Summary

How do you know what the capabilities of your server are? How do you choose a new server? Which processor should you select? How can you avoid having to pay exorbitant amounts for licenses, or wasting money through over-provisioning a server? This course


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    Course Syllabus

    ● Introduction
        ◦ Why Should You Understand Server Hardware?
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What is a Server?
        ◦ Server Form Factors
        ◦ Typical Server Form Factors
        ◦ Major Server Components
        ◦ How are Servers Different than Desktops?
        ◦ Summary
        ◦ Course Structure
    ● Hardware Identification
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Gathering Information About Your Hardware
        ◦ Hardware Identification Tools
        ◦ Demo: Windows System Properies Dialog
        ◦ Demo: msinfo32
        ◦ Demo: CPU-Z
        ◦ Server Management Tools
        ◦ Understanding Dell Server Model Numbers
        ◦ Understanding HP Server Model Numbers
        ◦ Identifying Your Processor(s)
        ◦ Decoding Intel E3-E7 Processor Numbers
        ◦ Intel Xeon E3-E7 Processor Number Examples
        ◦ Decoding Intel Legacy Processor Numbers
        ◦ Intel Xeon Legacy Processor Number Examples
        ◦ References for Intel Xeon Processor Information
        ◦ Demo: Intel Ark Database
        ◦ Decoding AMD Opteron Processor Numbers
        ◦ AMD Opteron Processor Number Examples
        ◦ Understanding Your Server's License Limits
        ◦ Understanding Your Server's Physical Limits
        ◦ Summary
        ◦ What is Next?
    ● Hardware Evaluation
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Understanding Your Workload
        ◦ Application Benchmarks
        ◦ TPC TPC-E OLTP Benchmark
        ◦ TPC TPC-H Decision Support Benchmark
        ◦ SPEC SPECjbb2005 Java Server Benchmark
        ◦ Component Benchmarks
        ◦ Disk Benchmarks
        ◦ CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1c
        ◦ Demo: CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1c
        ◦ HD Tune Pro 5.0
        ◦ Demo: HD Tune Pro 5.0
        ◦ ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.48
        ◦ Demo: ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.48
        ◦ SQLIO Disk Benchmark
        ◦ Processor Benchmarks
        ◦ Geekbench 2.3.4 Benchmark
        ◦ Demo: Geekbench 2.3.4 Benchmark
        ◦ SPEC CPU2006 Processor Benchmark
        ◦ Maxon Cinebench 11.5
        ◦ Demo: Maxon Cinebench 11.5 Benchmark
        ◦ Memory Benchmarks
        ◦ Geekbench Memory Benchmarks
        ◦ SiSoft Sandra 2012
        ◦ Understanding Hardware Tradeoffs
        ◦ Summary
        ◦ What is Next?
    ● Hardware Selection
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Choosing a Server Vendor
        ◦ Choosing a Server Form Factor
        ◦ Common Server Form Factors
        ◦ Choosing a Processor Vendor
        ◦ Choosing a Server Model
        ◦ Choosing a Processor Model
        ◦ Determining the Amount of RAM
        ◦ Choosing the Storage Type
        ◦ Internal Drives
        ◦ PCI-E Storage Cards
        ◦ Direct-Attached Storage (DAS)
        ◦ Storage Area Network
        ◦ RAID Basics
        ◦ RAID 1
        ◦ RAID 5
        ◦ RAID 50
        ◦ RAID 10
        ◦ Choosing Components for Redundancy
        ◦ Summary
        ◦ What is Next?
    ● Hardware Maintenance
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ The Importance of Hardware Maintenance
        ◦ Knowing What Has to be Maintained
        ◦ Discovering When Hardware-Related Updates are Needed
        ◦ Planning and Testing Hardware Updates
        ◦ Discovering When Operating System Updates are Needed
      


    Course Fee:
    USD 29

    Course Type:

    Self-Study

    Course Status:

    Active

    Workload:

    1 - 4 hours / week

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