How do I access my company’s server farm?
This is very open-ended. Are we talking about physical access or remote management? If physical, you have to know the location(s), have credentials which will permit physical access (“Mission
Impossible” style operations if you have no reason to be there), and be granted access. This can include biometrics, such as fingerprints, or retinal scanners. If you’re not supposed to be there, you won’t gain access. If remotely, you need to know the type of server farm it is. For example, I’m going to access a VMware farm a lot differently than a Windows-based solution. You’ll typically have management servers which are used for…you guessed it…managing the farm. Typically, there are many different types and classes of server farms, and all are typically managed leveraging different technologies. You might have some managed completely via the command line, others via a management client installed on a separate machine. Either way, you have to know the infrastructure to be able to access them.