1.Hard Disk usage problems
2.CPU/ Memory related issues
3.Server temperature and power hiccups
4.Vulnerability assessment and patching
5.Network Interface bottlenecks
6.Virtualization management troubles
7.Data intensive applications or services
8. Sudden increase in logs like transaction logs
9. Unsolicited operations
10. Disk running out of space than intended
11. Increasing bad sectors and data loss
12. Increasing bad sectors and data loss
13. Security Threats
14. Service Availability and SLA Management
- Develop a standardized troubleshooting routine
To identify and correct server problems most efficiently, you should have a standardized troubleshooting procedure that you follow each time something goes wrong. Troubleshooting server problems is generally more complicated than troubleshooting problems with client machines, because the operating system itself is more complex and because of all the services that run on a server machine.
- Use checklists and formsto guide the troubleshooting process. This will prevent you from leaving out essential steps or overlooking the obvious.
- If you’re running a Microsoft server operating system, check the hardware compatibility list on theMicrosoft Web site.
- Traffic control: Troubleshooting addressing and routing problems
Once you’ve eliminated hardware as a suspect, you should check the operating system configuration. The typical business network runs on TCP/IP, and incorrect TCP/IP settings can result in addressing and routing problems