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    in schools i use a combo of make/model so "hpml350g6" for example. removes the problem of having a server called "server" when upgrading.

    At home I use planets from firefly,

    main server = Londinium
    Rails Production VM = Whitefall
    SRCDS VM = Shadow

    My COmputers also follow the scheme so

    PC = Deadwood
    Net Top = Highgate
    Net Book = Constance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcath View Post
    in schools i use a combo of make/model so "hpml350g6" for example. removes the problem of having a server called "server" when upgrading.

    At home I use planets from firefly,

    main server = Londinium
    Rails Production VM = Whitefall
    SRCDS VM = Shadow

    My COmputers also follow the scheme so

    PC = Deadwood
    Net Top = Highgate
    Net Book = Constance
    What? no Ariel, Persephone or Miranda ;-)

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    We've just got a new naming system, we name them sequentially and categorised according to their role... so any server that starts nsg-vs is virtualised and nsg-ps means a physical server. Then roles are ps (print server), dc (domain controller), fs (file server)... and then a number. So say for example we were setting up two virtual gaming servers we'd call them nsg-vs-gs01 and nsg-vs-gs02. There's not much call for that sort of thing in school though so I doubt it will happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    We've got ours named after fruits. APPLE, ORANGE, PEACH, BANANA, KIWI, PLUM, PINEAPPLE, LEMON etc.. etc...

    In fact we're looking for a name for our new Exchange server in the summer, any ideas?
    what about watermelon cos it's big like the RAM exchange uses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    What? no Ariel, Persephone or Miranda ;-)
    The trouble with having a Miranda server is that you'll always be paranoid that some of its data will kill all the other data and then roam around the network attacking innocent packets as they travel between servers.

    I really must find out who has my Firefly dvds, I miss them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    The trouble with having a Miranda server is that you'll always be paranoid that some of its data will kill all the other data and then roam around the network attacking innocent packets as they travel between servers.
    my PC used to be called Miranda, (being the only one running windows at the time :P). But when i re built it i decided to re name it to something more suited to its size.

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    Mixture of the phonetic alphabet and serverX (replace X with a number!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcath View Post
    my PC used to be called Miranda, (being the only one running windows at the time :P). But when i re built it i decided to re name it to something more suited to its size.
    hehehe... you definitely don't want reavers in your pc!

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    I've had great fun with server names over the years. Somewhere on t'interweb there is a paper about naming, three things I remember and always make sure of:

    1. Particulalry if using English placenames, make sure there isn't a rude word in the middle of the name, even Sussex can cause problems to some filtering software !
    2. Make the desktop wallpaper relate to the machine name, helps you remember what machine you are on.
    3. Make sure the first part and last part of the name is different to existing servers in your organisation. We had a Webserver called Speyside and a DB server called Speybridge and were always mixing them up ! We had some problems with servers Clacton and Frinton - these went away when we renamed Frinton to Margate !

    One other tip is buy a label machine so if you have to ask a non-tech to reboot you can have confidence they choose the right machine !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    hehehe... you definitely don't want reavers in your pc!
    Kinda suits a computer really, usually calm, but 1% of the time, goes stark raving mad

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    All of our servers are named after starwars characters

    Vader, c3po, bobafett, r2d2, yoda, cantina.
    Best one is Jabba, for our catering system

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavhc View Post
    Kinda suits a computer really, usually calm, but 1% of the time, goes stark raving mad
    lol, and windows trys to cover it up but that one telepathic girl ruins everything :P

    Added another server to my home network (although thats not its permernant residence) Santo a CoD4/Web Server for LAN Parties.

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    We named our IT room 'Olympus' after Mount Olympus...

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    My office computer is called "Epicfail", and my technicnan's computer is called "ThunderLOL"

    Winz!

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    We have a common school stem at the front of our server names followed by two, three or four characters [included to try and summarise the job of the server] then followed by 01, 02,... etc.

    If our school name was Bash Street School our first Domain controller [first one created] would be called:

    BasDC01

    The second domain controller would be:

    BasDC02

    Our first File Server would be:

    BasFS01

    etc.

    I know that it lacks originality but it works for me.

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