CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Q38

A technician is helping a SOHO determine where to install the server. Which of the following should be considered FIRST?

A. Compatibility requirements
B. Environment limitations
C. Cable length
D. Equipment limitations

Correct Answer: B
Section: Network architecture

SOHO stands for Small Office / Home Office. A SOHO network is typically a small network. Being a small network, it is unlikely that it will have a datacenter or even a dedicated server room. Any servers installed in the network will still have the same environmental requirements as servers in a large network. The servers should be in a secure isolated area if required. The servers also need to be kept cool and dry. Therefore, the first consideration in a SOHO office is “Environment limitations”: where the servers and other network hardware will be located.