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    We've gone with planet names here... previous place went with StarTrek stuff. Before that, it was good old Server1, Server2 etc....!

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    After the last couple of refits and upgrades, we've got:

    Academic Network:
    DC01 - Primary Domain Controller
    DC02 - Secondary Domain Controller
    Intrepid - Student Resources
    Galaxy - Student File Store
    Excelsior - Staff Resources
    Constitution - Staff File Store

    Admin Network:
    DC01 - Primary Domain Controller
    DC02 - Secondary Domain Controller
    Intra - Intranet Box
    Post - Email Box
    Constellation - Storage Box
    Defiant - Backup box

    Switches
    Galactica - Core Switch
    Apollo - Edge Switch
    Starbuck - Edge Switch
    Racetrack - Edge Switch
    Boomer - Edge Switch
    Athena - Edge Switch
    Husker - Edge Switch
    Helo - Edge Switch
    Duck - Edge Switch
    Hard Ball - Edge Switch
    Jammer - County Link
    Crashdown - County Link Backup

    Yes, I know its Geeky.....

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    Our servers are cunningly named school, school1, school2, school3.

    Dont have any managed switches so no hostnames for them.

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    Homer - Admin Server
    Marge - Curriculum Server


    simple enough

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    i have used cities with the 1st letter being what that servers roles are

    ie dublin - domain controler
    swansea - sims
    plymouth- print server

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    yet another simpsons theme here - setup before I started but fun.
    Bart is troublesome print server - skinner new exams server etc

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    Home: Harry Potter characters for inward-facing addresses (lupin, hermione, sirius, hedwig, ginny), Winnie-the-Pooh for outward (poohbear, piglet, robin, eeyore, heffalump); parents: Noggin the Nog characters (nooka, noggin, and knut).

    Except hedwig also faces outwards, because everybody should have a mail server called hedwig

    Work are really boring, functional names. My old school I named everything from Shakespeare's Tempest.

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    My servers started out with Ghostbusters names.

    Domain Controller is Keymaster
    Web content filter is Gatekeeper

    LTSP: Egon & Vinz

    Backup - Leviathan

    Some of the others I just named mail and intranet though

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Homer - Admin Server
    Marge - Curriculum Server


    simple enough
    Simpsons here too
    Bart, marge, homer, ned, skinner, burns, krusty, maggie, lisa, discostu
    <-- i just love his dance

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    Did the planets for fileservers, then moved to a NetApp - Crusader
    Added some more NetApps - Lionheart & Saladin

    VMWare ESX servers are Galactica, Pegasus & Atlantia

    Primary DC - Overlord (had a fileserver called Minion, but some people were offended by that...??)

    We have a few Incarnations of Imortality (Thanatos etc)

    Most recently, for some redundancy and DR, I added some DC's:

    Atrocity
    Apocalypse
    Armageddon
    Annihilator
    Devastator
    Vengeance


    That about covers..

    We get bored you see... ?

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    Red Dwarf characters here with the main DC server being lister :P

    Although our admin servers are named Pinky & Perky (by request of our office staff!)

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    3 of ours are simply named by what they do e.g. printserver

    The PDC has an asset tag for its name which you would think is clear, straightforward and sensible, which it is, except for the fact its the asset tag of the server which it sits next to which caused some confusion when I first started here. Put a CD in one and watch it load on the screen of another. Hmmmmmm...Interesting....Time for a cup of tea!

    The reason for it was that when the new PDC was installed they kept the same name, and the server that was originally the PDC which is the one with the asset tag on (which is the name of the new server) is now an app server......







    ...... or at least I think it is! Maybe? Who knows!!

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    We have really boring names

    I did use a little bit of imagination with the latest one though, new server for doing ghostcasting i have appropriately named "casper"

    the rest of ours are called by what they do, PDC, Ablock-dc, admsvr01, printsrv1 etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajbritton View Post
    In an older life, I started naming all our servers after characters from Lord of the Rings ops: . I know, I know - majorly sad. No more though. I still have difficulty deciding how to name servers on small sites, and what do do when they are replaced.

    In a single server domain, is it really worth trying to reflect the site name and all the roles of the server in the name (sitename-dc-dns-wsus-sims-1 ??).Besides, you don't want to rename the server just because a role is added or removed.

    What then do you do when replacing the server. When all our sites migrated from NT to 2000 it was not a problem. The NT PDC could be renamed and the new 2K server installed with the original name. Not so easy under 2000 if you want to retain the domain info though unless you mess about with multiple servers. 2K3 gives us the ability to simply rename the server again (provided you do a metadata cleanup to get rid of the old entry).

    I'm currently thinking along the lines of (server-role)-(os)-(numerator), so a server would be called ADMIN1-2K-1. When upgraded to 2K3 it would become ADMIN1-2K3-1. When this is replaced by new hardware it would become ADMIN1-2K3-2. If a seperate server was added for Exchange or SIMS it would become ADMIN2-2K3-1 (ie 2nd Admin server, 2K3, 1st one).

    You've got to call them something for FFS!

    What do others do. I'm mostly interested in small sites using 1 or 2 servers I suppose. Although the ren
    Name them after the 100 Sexiest Women in the world as voted for by the readers of FHM.

    Ooer.

    GJE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonk View Post
    After the last couple of refits and upgrades, we've got:

    Academic Network:
    DC01 - Primary Domain Controller
    DC02 - Secondary Domain Controller
    Intrepid - Student Resources
    Galaxy - Student File Store
    Excelsior - Staff Resources
    Constitution - Staff File Store

    Admin Network:
    DC01 - Primary Domain Controller
    DC02 - Secondary Domain Controller
    Intra - Intranet Box
    Post - Email Box
    Constellation - Storage Box
    Defiant - Backup box

    Switches
    Galactica - Core Switch
    Apollo - Edge Switch
    Starbuck - Edge Switch
    Racetrack - Edge Switch
    Boomer - Edge Switch
    Athena - Edge Switch
    Husker - Edge Switch
    Helo - Edge Switch
    Duck - Edge Switch
    Hard Ball - Edge Switch
    Jammer - County Link
    Crashdown - County Link Backup

    Yes, I know its Geeky.....


    My hero!

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