I've recently bought a used rackmount 2950 server on Ebay to use for a specific project.
I'm going to be spending a lot of time on this server, so I want to try and identify any major problems before I have everything installed and running. That way, when it all goes to heck, and I have to buy a ton of new hardware, I at least know that I did what I could at the beginning.
So, my questions are:
- Are there any recommended tests to run (I'm already thinking fsck, but what else?) on the hardware before I install anything? This means harddrives, RAM, CPU, and whatever else.
- Are there any live disk utilities, or anything like that, that could automate the process?
- What should I monitor on an ongoing basis?
Thank you everyone for your time and attention!