Each to their own......
We have just short of 30 servers and it does not get confusing - in fact it makes it easier.
Especially with servers hosting multiple services and in the case of our Hyper-V array multiple servers.
And all one of my team need to do is open up a spreadsheet and look by either service type (web/BMS/CCTV/voip,DNS/DHCP, etc) or even just look at the description field in active Directory.
Based on some of the other replies in the thread ours are far from crazy.
we name the virtual servers after people who have some sort of association with its role. eg zuse, babbage, etc.
For the physical hosts as we have just moved to clustered hyper-v we went for comedy double acts. so we have mitchell and webb. armstrong and miller
Sorry..."puts on pedantic hat"
It's Zeus... @bladedanny mine are called Jupiter and Juno as well :)
I think it was a reference to Konrad Zuse...Konrad Zuse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ;)
Edit: Eeek, unless you spotted my unfortunate miss-spelling further up *runs away and hides in embarrassement*
Yup after Konrad zuse . Bonus point there.
We also have 2 servers. 1 berners and 1 lee. Berners needs lee to run
PS auto correct changes it to dude