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New Server Documentation - Part 2

My second server documentation video is posted.

I posted the first video last week - HERE.

As you can see, a big piece of "documentation" consists of  keeping track of what you're doing.

When your computer arrives, you already have a pouch for holding documentation. Now you add to that the collection of paperwork and software that ships with the server. This includes the packing slip, which has the serial number for your server.

We also open the machine to inspect the inside. And we're going to grab a label-maker and label the physical drives. It's handy to know which slot they're going to live in - and the date they were placed into service.

Next week I am posting a review of the HP MicroServer. The week after, I'll have a video on documenting the actual installation and configuration of the server.

Stay Tuned!

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About the Author

Karl W. Palachuk, is a technology consultant, author, speaker, trainer, and coach. He is the author of fifteen books. He has built several successful businesses, including two managed services companies. His books include Managed Services in a Month and The Network Documentation Workbook. Karl is a frequent trainer and speaker in the SMB Community. His popular blog can be found at He has more than twenty years experience as an I.T. professional and serves on advisory panels for several hardware and software companies.

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