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Old 04-08-2007, 09:39 PM   #1
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List of names


Hey.

I know this question maybe shallow, but I know that U can help me.


I am the admin of a server's farm, I'm virtualizing many services so I will have about 20 machines on my hands.


I want to name them in a nice way. I dont want something like serv01 serv02 ---- serv20

I tought in characters from the simpsons, or on beverages.

Any suggestion?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 04-08-2007, 10:02 PM   #2
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Greek mythology always works.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 10:26 PM   #3
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I like elemental names:

oxygen, nitrogen, helium, cobalt, cesium, etc.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 11:22 PM   #4
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Whatever you do, don't name them after comedians. I once worked at a company that had servers named Larry, Moe, Curly, etc. Same goes for Star Trek. When the old sysadmin left, and the new sysadmin came in, the servers became Picard, Worf, and so forth. (If we happened to have exactly 9 servers, it would have been pretty cool to have a Seven of Nine, but no dice) Oh well.

There's nothing wrong with naming the arbitrarily either... A, B, C, etc
 
Old 04-09-2007, 09:26 AM   #5
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Get employee pet names and use that.. we had that and beers at a previous employer.

And this is not a technical question, moving to General.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 09:32 AM   #6
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At my former company, we named our machines after fruit names. It worked very well. At home, I name my machines after Mega Man X characters, but that would most likely not work for you... If I had to choose names for machines for a company it would most definitely be about fruits or stars
 
Old 04-09-2007, 09:35 AM   #7
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I saw a Server room where the servers were all labeled Xavier Cyclops Storm Gambit Wolverine ......

I thought that was pretty nice, especially considering considering the corporate feel of the place.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 10:04 AM   #8
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Just name them from Smurf characters and enemies..

http://bluebuddies.com/help/smurf_na...the_smurfs.htm
 
Old 04-09-2007, 10:05 AM   #9
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Ah the Smurfs. Flashback, flashback, flashback
 
Old 04-09-2007, 11:25 AM   #10
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I worked in a research group where all of the servers were named after birds: owl, loon, etc.

Most of mine are composers: chopin, dvorak, beethoven, ...

I think choosing themes is fun :-P
 
Old 04-09-2007, 11:32 AM   #11
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Agreed

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Originally Posted by ErrorBound
I think choosing themes is fun :-P
Mine are usually Tolkien inspired.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 11:39 AM   #12
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Mine come from the Disney cartoon series Recess. Someone I work with uses Winnie the Pooh for his home network.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 12:19 PM   #13
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My Computers have Harry Potter Names. I would also suggest the Greek Alphabet.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 01:00 PM   #14
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I suppose that I must admit that one of my machines is named "Wendy" after the Harvey Comics little witch girl.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 01:21 PM   #15
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Probably wouldn't work in a workplace, but I name mine after the CPU core names, so I have: newcastle, coppermine...

Using the greek alphabet sounds pretty cool, though I start struggling after delta
 
  


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