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CompTIA® Security+™: Study Guide, Fifth Edition by Emmett Dulaney

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Maintaining Environmental and Power Controls

The location of your computer facility is critical to its security. Computer facilities must be placed in a location that is physically possible to secure. Additionally, the location must have the proper capabilities to manage temperature, humidity, and other environmental factors necessary to the health of your computer systems. The following sections look at environmental and power systems.

Environmental Monitoring

Many computer systems require temperature and humidity control for reliable service. The larger servers, communications equipment, and drive arrays generate considerable amounts of heat; this is especially true of mainframe and older minicomputers. An environmental system for this type ...

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