How do you name your servers?

How do you name your servers? I guess I'm not that creative or... :smiley:

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  • rock should be a guest too, and rename the host. Otherwise scissors can never win.

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  • cybertechcybertech OGBenchmark King

    Karen01
    Karen02
    ...

    I bench YABS 24/7/365 unless it's a leap year.

  • I name them after waterbodies or mountains near the location.

    So a server at Serverius in Dronten could be ‘Veluwemeer’ and my VM in Sofia is called ‘Vitosha’.

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  • PureVoltagePureVoltage Hosting ProviderOG

    Having thousands of servers it's typically best to name them by their location itself.
    Example H-17 RU4 etc
    Being row H, rack 17 RU4.
    Another if you need to know location as well NYC-H17-RU4 SEA-4.42-RU4 etc.
    This is quite helpful to know and speed things up. We personally like doing this and it's how systems are most times deployed at least on our end as clients often change the hostname once they get it. However, it keeps things stupid simple for techs to know which server it is for doing any tasks on.

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  • https://namingschemes.com/Main_Page

    If ever anyone needs ideas.

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  • For my private servers I use periodic elements. For me it is quite easy to remember.

  • Paid servers with dedicated IPv4 are named vps0 ~ vps9.
    Free servers and IPv6-only/NAT servers are named box0 ~ box9.
    I only allow myself 10 servers in each category.

    VPS bundles are named after their provider followed by airport code.
    For example, WebHorizon NAT bundle Poland location has the name whz-waw.
    In fact, hostname in Virtualizor is waw, but my SSH config refers to it as whz-waw.

    Laptops and phones are named sunny followed by a letter or digit that indicates its brand or model.
    For example, my Windows 7 laptop was named sunny7.

    The dedicated server in my closest is simply named d, as it's DELL brand.
    Containers on this machine are named like d-video, where the suffix indicates purpose.

    Servers I manage in my workplace lab are named as relevant project followed by a digit, such as iot2.

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  • I don't have one consistent method. One of my work sites is Hitchhikers Guide, Virmach servers are predominantly Greek ( gods,titans, heros ), Hosthatch is a mix of TMNT and Marvel, Web Horizon are famous lighthouses....

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    I used to try to give interesting, unique names, but found it's easier to just be generic with it.

    NL-00, NL-01, NL-02, etc, etc.

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  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    Named after ex girlfriend’s

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  • cybertechcybertech OGBenchmark King

    @vyas said:
    Named after ex girlfriend’s

    is that why 2 are down now?

    I bench YABS 24/7/365 unless it's a leap year.

  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    @cybertech said:

    @vyas said:
    Named after ex girlfriend’s

    is that why 2 are down now?

    Covid got them.

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  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_reporting_name#Aircraft

    Fighter aircraft: High performance nodes, focused on computational power.
    Cargo/commercial aircraft: Nodes focused on data storage.
    Miscellaneous aircraft: Other very low-end nodes. (Think low end NAT hosts, that sort of thing)

    Cheap dedis are my drug, and I'm too far gone to turn back.

  • I like to use [prefix]-[IATA code]-[two digit number] to name my servers. So, a production server for example.com in Dallas, TX might get the name excom-prod-dfw-01, and a server used as development workspace in Amsterdam, NL might get the name dev-wsp-ams-01, and so on.

  • @Amadex said: How do you name your servers?

    sed -i "s/`hostname`/$newhostname/" /etc/hosts
    sed -i "s/`hostname`/$newhostname/" /etc/hostname
    sed -i "s/^HOSTNAME=.*/HOSTNAME=$newhostname/" /etc/sysconfig/network
    hostname $newhostname
    systemctl restart network
    
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  • ehabehab Content Writer

    @vyas said:
    Named after ex girlfriend’s

  • some random animal names

  • toogoodtopassup
    herewegoagain
    walletbreaker
    thistimeyoureallyfuckedup
    youdontevenneedme
    stopbuyingalready
    gogethelp
    definitelythelastone
    itsonlyonedolla
    oohexoticlocation
    whyareyoulikethis
    mightdeadpoolbutcheeeap
    fomo11
    definitelyneededperu
    apacforabetterprice
    willusethisonelaterthisyear
    dontforgettocanceltheotherone
    wellfucknowihavethreeofthese
    damnyouvirbot
    damnyouvirbot2
    damnyouvirbot3
    abittoofarbutareallygoodprice
    iwishihadthisineurope
    damnyouvirbot4
    damnyouvirbot5
    aussieaussieaussieoioioi

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  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    Food for thought:

    Next time I will name the servers based on the coupon code (or the name of the plan offered).

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  • I do proper names of stars, for now no duplicate starting letters but I'll loop back around at some point.

  • Chicago1
    Seattle1

  • I name them by role.

    wg = WireGuard

    etc

    1. Nigh
    2. Nigher
    3. Nighest

    etc

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  • @deank said:
    1. Nigh
    2. Nigher
    3. Nighest

    But how does the sequence end?

  • @ralf said:

    @deank said:
    1. Nigh
    2. Nigher
    3. Nighest

    But how does the sequence end?

    Since the end is nigh, it's just those three.

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  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    @TheDP said:

    @ralf said:

    @deank said:
    1. Nigh
    2. Nigher
    3. Nighest

    But how does the sequence end?

    Since the end is nigh, it's just those three.

    Rinse and repeat?
    Nigh1
    Nigh2…
    etc

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  • @ralf said:

    @deank said:
    1. Nigh
    2. Nigher
    3. Nighest

    But how does the sequence end?

    4 is death.

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  • DanielDaniel OG
    edited September 1

    Pretty boring at the moment - Just based on the location of the server (most are VPSes).

    It's starting to annoy me a bit though, since I was inconsistent with when I used country ISO code (e.g. ch** for Switzerland, ca** for Canada) vs when I used region or city (e.g. la** for Los Angeles, syd** for Sydney). I think my idea was just to use city/region in areas where I have many servers and country in areas I only have one server, but I haven't done it consistently.

    @Amadex said:

    When I was in university, some friends and I shared a dedicated server. The server was called "Springfield" and all the Linux-VServer containers on it were named after Simpsons characters.

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  • heyhey OG
    edited September 2

    I use a dull name scheme for my server

    FORMAT: function-NUMBER.COUNTRY-CODE.DOMAIN, for example

    crawler01.ie.DOMAIN.com
    vpn01.uk.DOMAIN.com
    mysql01.sg.DOMAIN.com
    mysql02.hk.DOMAIN.com
    
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