bossman (8th February 2011)
Which one of those is a file server of some sort? No idea.Tom
Which one of those is a file server of some sort? I'd guess schoolfile01 + 02.schooldc01
Last edited by webman; 8th February 2011 at 05:27 PM.
I hate to say it but I absolutely abhor non-structured names. For everything.
I really strongly believe in fixed naming conventions for everything... for example, most people would be able to tell me what role these servers did or at least have a bloody good guess:
I use fixed naming conventions for everything - GPOs, Printers, Users, Workstatons, switches, APs... everything. I always think a name should be purposeful and explanatory.
I'll get off my soapbox now and get m'coat.
irsprint84 (8th February 2011)
All valid points, taken onboard.
Our servers are now going to be called:
That would be XXX-Lxeai-001
Our non essential servers are named after alcoholic beverages but I still stick with a prefix so I can identify straight away that they are servers.
As above, without documentation if I was to get knocked over by a bus the roles of the servers are not obvious, but just as well the documentation is in place.
General servers take the layout of:
Last edited by Sylv3r; 8th February 2011 at 11:18 PM.
Structured server names here, in my mind it makes it much easier.
SA-DC01, SA-DC02, SA-ST01, SA-EX01, SA-SIMS, SA-SV01, SA-SV02, SA-SV03, SA-FOG, SA-XIBO and a few more.
SV01 and SV02 are multi purpose servers for things like virus checker management, WSUS etc.
I've always hated obfuscation, my servers are called, server, exchange, nod32, ISA. yay simple! I've renamed all staff laptops to their name also mines 'cwoodward' just saves having to use a conversion table!
On a slightly different note, a lot of you have three digits in their server name like 001. Can I ask why this is? Is it choice, is it an RM thing, or is it just something that has always been?
How servers until recently were all named after trees did you know there is a Milk tree! now we have just started on using planets, and obviously we now have an Uranus lol.
Teacher: I'm looking for the photo library.
IT-Bod: It's in Uranus...
I can see that going well.
We have 6 physical boxes called MA1-6. All of these are VMWare ESXi boxes.
Server wise, the Vservers are referred to as MA-DHCP, MA-WEB, MA-SQL, MA-AD1/2/3, MA-PRINT, MA-DTOX (Sophos), etc.
The only one not referred to by name, but by IP is the Cisco Callmanager and attendant unit. I've documented those. Does make life easier if you're having one of those days and have a brain fade..."which one of the sods is it NOW?..AH, yes..him..".
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