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Server Room Audit Checklist


Where "NO" is answered to a question, you will be presented with an additional field where further comments can be made in addition to the ability to attach an image related to the issue.

Physical Security

There are no external windows

External windows are a potential security threat. These should be protected from human entry and damage from debris during a cyclone that would enable rain to enter the room.

Are all windows fitted with Cyclone/security screens

Are all doors solid core construction

Was the door closed and locked on arrival

Does the server room door have a clearly visible sign indicated that access is restricted to authorised persons only

Is there a form of controlled entry to the server room, such as card reader.

Have the audit or access control lists been checked for unauthorised persons having access to the room. Indicate any persons with access that should not have.

Only authorised persons had access to the server room

Is the server monitored by CCTV

CCTV located where

Only access to room is through secured room/building

Does the building have 24 hour security

Building Facilities

Does the server room have backup power

What is the run time of the generator

When was the generator last tested

Does the server room have a UPS installed

Record Brand, serial number etc

UPS run time

Date UPS last tested

Are there any issues

Does server room have adequate air conditioning

Is there a fire suppression system

Is the suppression system gas or water based

Date system last tested

Does the room have adequate fire and environment monitoring in place

Date last tested

Is server room on ground floor of building

Is the server floor higher than the floor outside of room

There is potential for water from fire sprinklers, localised flooding or cyclone/rain to enter the room to enter the server room. Servers should be on raised platform or room should have a sump drainage system.

Is electrical and electronic equipment on raised pedestals

Is the telephone extension in the room

What is the telephone number.

Is the server room free of fire hazard materials such as cardboard boxes and paper

ICT Infrastructure

Racks should be secured to ensure they cannot be knocked over. Are the racks secured against mild seismic activity

Is adequate cabinet security enforced.

All servers have front and rear doors fitted

Server doors closed and locked

Is there sufficient space between racks and walls to enable doors to be opened and work to be undertaken

What percentage of the racks capacity is currently being utilized, in precent

Is there space for additional cabinets

Is the cabling organised and clearly labelled

Are the servers secured by passwords and not open for unauthorised persons to access them

Are the servers clearly labelled

List the servers present

Disaster Recovery

Is there an up to date list of ICT contacts in the server room

Are Backup tapes stored in the server room

Are the tapes stored in a fire proof safe

Is the backup tape safe closed and locked

Overall Assessment

Overall assessment of the rooms physical security where 0 is poor and 10 is excellent

Overall assessment of the rooms physical facilities where 0 is poor and 10 is excellent

Overall assessment of the ICT infrastructure where 0 is poor and 10 is excellent

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