Server Room Inspection

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Server Room Inspection

Physical Security

1. There are no external windows


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2. Are all windows fitted with Cyclone/security screens?


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3. Are all doors of solid core construction?


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4. Was the door closed and locked on arrival?


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5. Does the server room door have a clearly visible sign indicating that access is restricted to authorised persons only?


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6. Is there a form of controlled entry to the server room, such as a card reader?


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7. Have the audit or access control lists been checked for unauthorised persons having access to the room?


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8. If yes, indicate the names of persons with unwanted access to the server room.


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9. Do only authorised persons have access to the server room?


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10. Is the server monitored by CCTV?


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11. Where is the CCTV located?


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12. Is the only access to the room through secured room/building?


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13. Does the building have 24-hour security?


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Building Facilities

1. Does the server room have backup power?


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2. What is the run time of the generator?


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3. When was the generator last tested?


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4. Does the server room have a UPS installed?


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5. What is the brand, serial number etc of the UPS?


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6. UPS run time


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7. Date UPS last tested


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8. Are there any issues?


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9. Does server room have adequate air conditioning?


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10. Is there a fire suppression system?


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11. Is the suppression system gas or water based?


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12. Date system last tested


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13. Does the room have adequate fire and environment monitoring in place?


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14. Date last tested


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15. Is the server room located on the ground floor of building?


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16. Is the server floor higher than the floor outside the room?


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17. Is electrical and electronic equipment located on raised pedestals to protect from damage during floods etc.?


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18. Is a telephone extension available in the room?


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19. What is the telephone number?


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20. Is the server room free from fire hazards for example materials such as cardboard boxes and paper?


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ICT Infrastructure

1. Are racks secured to prevent them from getting knocked over?


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2. Are racks secured against mild seismic activity?


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3. Is adequate cabinet security ensured?


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4. Do all servers have front and rear doors fitted?


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5. Are the server doors closed and locked?


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6. Is there sufficient space between racks and walls to enable doors to be opened and work to be undertaken?


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7. What percentage of the rack capacity is currently being utilized, in percentage?


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8. Is there space for additional cabinets?


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9. Is the cabling organised and clearly labelled?


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10. Are the servers secured by passwords and inaccessible to unauthorised persons?


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11. Are the servers clearly labelled?


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12. List of the servers present


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Disaster Recovery

1. Is there an up-to-date list of ICT contacts available in the server room?


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2. Are backup tapes stored in the server room?


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3. Are the tapes stored in a fire-proof?


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4. Is the backup tape safe closed and locked?


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Overall Assessment

1. Overall assessment of the physical security of the room


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2. Overall assessment of the physical facilities in the room


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3. Overall assessment of the ICT infrastructure


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