Data Center Maintenance Checklist

Use the Data Center Maintenance Checklist to ensure routine inspections, optimal server performance, and timely updates for efficient data center operations.​

Data Center Maintenance Checklist



Data Center Maintenance

1. Is the migration of workloads of the server performed when necessary?


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2. Are physical inspections carried out on servers regularly?


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3. Is an airflow check conducted to ensure optimal performance?


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4. Are hard disk scans performed to detect any potential issues?


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5. Are event-log alerts or trends actively monitored for system health?


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6. Are patches and updates tested before applying them to the server?


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7. Are patches and updates installed on the server after successful testing?


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8. Is the next maintenance scheduled for the server?


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9. Are the following checked for maintenance frequency: • Age of the equipment • The data center environment • The volume of servers requiring maintenance, etc


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10. Once a server is offline, is its external and internal airflow path visually inspected?


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11. Are accumulations of dust and other debris that can impede cooling air removed?


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12. Starting with the exterior air inlets and outlets, and then proceeding into the system chassis, are the CPU heat sink and fan assemblies, memory modules, and all cooling fan blades and air duct pathways inspected for dust or debris?


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13. Is the cleaning done on an appropriate, static-safe workspace with clean, dry compressed air, and not in the rack?


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14. While inspecting the server, is the reporting setup checked, and are the correct alert and alarm recipients verified?


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15. Is the server's reporting system updated when, for example, if a technician leaves the server group?


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16. Are the contact methods double-checked to ensure adequacy, especially for critical errors reported outside of business hours?


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17. Is proactive action taken with log data?


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18. When a log inspection reveals chronic or recurring issues, is a proactive investigation initiated to resolve the problem before it escalates? For instance, if the server's log reports recoverable errors in a memory module, is there a proactive effort to perform more detailed diagnostics to identify impending failures?


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