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    Server names - what do you call yours?

    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

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    Re: Server names - what do you call yours?

    I'm boring and just use serverxx for file servers pserverxx if it's just a print server and wserverxx if it's just a webserver.

    Ben

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    Re: Server names - what do you call yours?

    I'm really original in smal sites, Server is a good name for it or the name of the town / village the school is in such as Skipton, Leeds, or just Server1, Server2 or if it was a seperate proxy, then thats called Proxyserver and the other is just Server.

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    Re: Server names - what do you call yours?

    I have server1, server2, server3, etc... NFC which is a running joke with me and my friends as it's the name of my friends company and a server of mine, it stands for no fat chicks Lenore and other Roman Dirge characters are in use on my home and work network :P

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    Re: Server names - what do you call yours?

    I name all my servers after planets, i did think of chocolate bars at one point, but thought planets would be OK. I flattly refused to use Server1, Server2, boring is not the word!

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    Re: Server names - what do you call yours?

    I use boring names according to function

    Theres a similar thread here

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    Re: Server names - what do you call yours?

    Bacardi, Stella and Penka are 3 of the names we are currently using for the non critical servers.

    Admin and Curriculum are just MANSRV1 and Server 1 & Server 2 respectively.

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    Re: Server names - what do you call yours?

    I'm running out of greek mythology!

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    Re: Server names - what do you call yours?

    Our RM CC3 ones were set up as: BBS-SVR-001, BBS-SVR-002 for DCs and files, and BBS-MIS-001 for SIMS. (BBS - our school 3 letter code) The ones we've implemented ourselves (proxy, backend files/web) are named sunbird, panther and barracuda. The email server is just 'mail'.

    At home I use element names for all computers; cobalt, radium, xenon, mercury.

    Have a look at the Naming Schemes website if you get stuck or want ideas

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    Re: Server names - what do you call yours?

    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy
    I'm running out of greek mythology!
    Well you'e used only the big names. Try some of the minor characters.
    I believe Odysseus. used a cleaner called Gladys when he was away from Ithaca.

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    Re: Server names - what do you call yours?

    Ours our named after their functionality. e.g.

    rootdc1
    rootdc2
    intranet
    appsrv
    filesrv
    simsserver
    proxy
    proxy2

    etc

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    Re: Server names - what do you call yours?

    I use Norse mythology at work:
    Thor - DC - File - Print
    Odin - Admin - SIMS
    Vor - Webserver
    Heimdall - Proxy
    Webserver - Mailserver (don't ask, was there when I started, too lazy to rename ^^; )
    And random character names at home:
    Tachibana
    Yomiko
    Lain
    Mahoro
    Natsuki
    Noriko
    Alicia
    Aika
    Ping
    Nanoha
    Fate
    Hayate

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    Re: Server names - what do you call yours?

    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy
    I'm running out of greek mythology!
    You could always mix in some Roman or Norse?

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    Re: Server names - what do you call yours?

    Nasty seaside resorts on the east coast

    Cleethorpes
    Mablethorpe
    Skeggie

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    Re: Server names - what do you call yours?

    lol - I can hear it now... "Skeggie's gone down again" or "It's about time we upgraded Cleethorpes"



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