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General Chat Thread, What's In A Server Name? in General; Here we go then... Let's be having your top server names... and to start us off, here's my current set. ...
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    What's In A Server Name?

    Here we go then...
    Let's be having your top server names... and to start us off, here's my current set.
    Zorro - File server. Can't remember why but no, it's not a blade server!
    Binka - AD PDC named after the fat cat in the cartoon...
    Carmen - Print server 'cause network printing is a tragedy!
    Pandora - Email, You open the box and all the evils of the world fly out...
    Cerberus - Firewall, the three headed dog guarding the entrance to the afterlife!
    Shrek - Management server, because it's a mess!
    BadaBing - DC/Backups From my favourite TV show Sopranos - where all the wiseguys go to hang out!
    A couple more just have boring names - now I've shown you mine so you show me yours... :mrgreen:

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    Re: What's In A Server Name?

    PDC = PDC/DNS/DHCP/WINS/Profiles
    SQL = SQL/CMIS
    Exchange = Exchange
    Applications = File server for MSIs/network software/print server

    Yes yes i know, boring mofo that i am... lol

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    Re: What's In A Server Name?

    00admin - file server / dns / wins / dhcp
    01admin - exchange
    02admin - sql
    03admin - wsus / sophos updates
    00student - files erver / dns / dhcp / wins
    01student - media server
    03student - file server
    04student - backup server
    11print - print server
    00cisco - radius server

    very boring, but i'm too lazy to look down a list of names to find them

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    Re: What's In A Server Name?

    Network 1:

    Myelgas1 - Local DC/File Server/Sophos server/Backups
    Myelgas2 - Exchange/Proxy

    Network 2:

    Primergy - PDC/File Server/Print Server/SQL Server (It's the only box on this network)

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    Re: What's In A Server Name?

    server1 - old nt box about to be shutdown for final time soon

    lhs-sr-001 - main domain server

    isa_gateway - isa box

    admin_server - admin server

    Russ

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    Re: What's In A Server Name?

    Palladium and Cadmium - DCs / profiles / MOM / SMS / RIS
    Platinum - File Server, Application Server
    Titanium - Print Server and Successmaker
    Proxy - Content filtering, mail filtering, firewall log server (and backup content filtering DB)
    Magneto - Admin server (SIMS.net, FMS, Payrole, admin staff file server)
    Iridium - First Class (email / VLE)
    Silver - Installs
    Uranium - Web Server, Application Server
    Alice - Library Server, Application Server
    QCA - KS3 Tests Pilot Server

    and soon to get sorted will be another Application Server (technetium?).

    The problem we have is that a number of applications that departments have purchased are the networked versions ... and they very rarely work on the same box as something else ... so we setup a test box with the offending article ... then try it with a few other things ... see what works together and hope for the best.

    So many apps like their own version of things ... we have stuff on PHP that wants a mysql backend, stuff that want postgresql, and then stuff that wants apache of a particular version, or IIS but hates running on a box with MSDE or M$SQL ...

    I try and make sure that we always get a test copy first ... and that we trial things before a new scheme of work is bought / written.

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    Re: What's In A Server Name?

    Agamemnon: DC, File server, Quota Server, DNS, DHCP
    Hades: ISA, SquidNT
    Cerberus: IIS, Apache, MySQL, PHP
    Nemesis: WinINSTALL, Print server, AB Tutor Control, Ghost, RIS, Browse Control.
    ilibra: (ancient mail server soon to be replaced - thats why name doesn't fit)
    Pegasus: Sims
    Bromcom: Bromcom
    1855ESX1 to 1855ESX6: VMWare ESX servers (soon to replace all of the above).
    Hyperion: VirtualCenter, Backup Exec

    Edit: How could I forget SIMS!

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    Re: What's In A Server Name?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
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    QCA - KS3 Tests Pilot Server

    .....

    The problem we have is that a number of applications that departments have purchased are the networked versions ... and they very rarely work on the same box as something else ... so we setup a test box with the offending article ... then try it with a few other things ... see what works together and hope for the best.

    So many apps like their own version of things ... we have stuff on PHP that wants a mysql backend, stuff that want postgresql, and then stuff that wants apache of a particular version, or IIS but hates running on a box with MSDE or M$SQL ......
    like qca test software does not work with sims, windows, mac, linux other qca software in fact it has be known for it not to work with its self...

    but i am guessing as i would never speak publicly about it.... might tell the truth


    russ

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    Re: What's In A Server Name?

    One of our external internet facing servers is call 'skywalker'!

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    Re: What's In A Server Name?

    I like to have exciting names:
    * SVR1 - DC/DNS/DHCP/RIS/File Server
    * SVR2 - DC/DNS/File Server
    * SVR3 - Exchange/Print Server/WSUS/Sophos
    * SVR4 - ISA/File Server
    * SVRTS1 -> SVRTS6 - Citrix Servers
    * AD-2000-02103 - Admin Server (Named by County types - Active Directory, 2000 Server, District and School Number 02103)
    * PreAbXS - SQL (Primarily for Nedap PreAbXS database and associated software)
    * Voicemail - Guess what this is for! :P
    * DEBIAN-02 - My second Debian Linux test server

    My switches, SAN devices, tape library, etc. also have equally dull names but at least they're not too difficult to spell

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    Re: What's In A Server Name?

    Hmm I thought RIS and DHCP didnt play nicely on the same box? Was certainly the case when I tried.
    I have an exciting naming scheme
    FMDC1 - DC/File server/DNS
    FMDC2- DC/RIS/DNS
    I did have a moment of creative thought with the new Mail server though...
    PostOffice - Exchange/DHCP/Web Server
    FMProxy- Censornet - Proxy/Filter and Firewall

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    Re: What's In A Server Name?

    @ChrisH: I'm sure I read that RIS and DHCP work best on the same box. I'm sure that it's entirely possible that MS have written contradictary advice on the subject.

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    Re: What's In A Server Name?

    I read that is was a problem and when I tried it, it was.... Maybe they fixed something since then. That was over a year ago.

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    Re: What's In A Server Name?

    I know I lumped both DCs together, but it actually breaks down into ...

    Palladium - DC/DHCP/DNS/
    Cadmium - DC/DNS/RIS/MOM/SMS

    Palladium is obviously the god of all machines in the building.

    I wanted to call it Tony to reflect this but I don't think Stephen would have agreed.

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    Re: What's In A Server Name?

    Ours were named by NGFL..ready for this?

    Edit901
    Edit902
    Edit903
    Edit904
    wait for it...WAIT for it...
    Edit905.

    Creative, no?

    Our little office server is TAW900CCTV

    Personally, my home network file server is called Shitbag, my main rig is bigboy, the inspiron I'm typing on is heapojunk, and the Vaio is Booby (chosen by my missus).

    The one at my old school was "Happy_Valley". God knows why..

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