When I arrived in my present post I had to deal with the previous incumbent's Server Naming Strategy - Basically the Names of Star Wars Characters.
Exchange Server - C3PO
File Server - Luke Skywalker
Domain Controller - Death Star
Web Filer - Chewbacca
This has obviously been longed changed to a more suitable Server Naming system that isn't embarrasing should a contractor be doing work on a system.
We did toy with the idea of naming the servers after the members of Take That. This would have been restrictive as we would have needed to wait till autumn 2010 to install a 5th Server on the Domain. Not only that in 2008 we had problems with our Exchange Server which would have resulted in GaryBarlow going down alot!
Anyone else had interesting servers naming conventions or have any good recommendations?
stebo730 (7th April 2011)
My 2 DCs were names after playgirls by my predecessor - Sydney Moon and Jessie Capelli! Initially I thought he named them after his exes but obviously not.
The member servers were named after all the Matrix characters. I had a real hard time understanding which server did what. I've now standardized them such as schoolinitial-dc-00x for DCs and schoolinitials-sr-00x for all member servers.
Managing several primaries, I've gone for Red Dwarf characters.
Although I have just gotten back one of my sites from over 3 years ago, who's two servers I named Roobarb and Custard
Some of ours where - BISCUITS, ZORIN, MOONDUST, ZEN, PIE, CHEESE, MAC, POP, SUGAR, HOMER, APPLE, MARGE, LISA, BART, FLANDERS lol quite random cant remember them all!
oh and MEGATRON, BASIC, JEREMY, RICHARD, JAMES, STIGGY
Many years ago we had a school that named its servers - God, Jesus, St Peter, St Paul ....
I swear we had a support call that went along the lines ... "God's says that he can't communicate with St Peter ...."
This is from my old RM tech support days ... I will admit to being old enough to have supported 380Z, 480Z's - before moving on to product manage all of RM's Networks upto and inluding RM Net 3 ... for which I humbly apologise for all the hurt inflicted!)
Jim, Paul, Julie, Scott, Lucy, HelenDaniels and maybe Bouncer? all members of the ROBINSON Domain.
Network Neighbourhood could be renamed.
we have all the switches here named after seseme street characters, Big Bird being the master
I did some work in a local school and they use planets.
Maybe it is me but I really dislike naming after things. Use to name things xxx-???-&&&.
Xxx would be site code I.e lhs
??? Would be type code so srv for servers, swt for switches, STM for stations etc etc
&&& would be number starting from 1
because my primaries only tend to have one or two servers I use the model eg. ml350g6 and ml110g6 etc...
my personal servers and machines take use the names of planets and moons from firefly atm I have Londinium, Whitefall, Deadwood, Highgate, Constance and Three Hills.
Just had two servers at my primaries, hollywood and goliath
Boring I know!
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