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Posted on 1998-02-21
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After 11 years of AT&T/Lucent networks where we names systems by buildings or apps... and that is amazingly easier done than it sounds.  I am in a quandry for the current desire to re-name networked systems to reflect environments within the systems name (we may alias also to start...).

We have 5 major "environments" to consider:
             o production
             o development
             o integration
             o testing
             o disaster recovery (DR)

prior to my involvement system names were assigned
in groups & project association, this no longer can hold
with multiply use/projects all running on the same set of boxes.

 We have planets, spices, dogs, cars, Scwartzenager movies,
Batman villians, dead presidents (including Reagan)

 Tech Support (our internal) wants to an a leter- combination to the names... which would present problems
i.e P-terminator
    P-runningman
    S-madhatter
    D-collie

  As the lead administrator I'm looking for something much more elligant(sp) without naming systems like "prod001",
"dev000", or "test019".  We want to avoid this approach at all costs.

  What are other people with distinct environments doing?
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If you want to make it simple and understandable for everybody you have to use short names, what gives you with the aproach you find not elegant.

   Nevertheless it all comes down to things:
1.- Agree on a standard everybody is going to respect.
2.- Document widely the standard, so nobody can jump over it.

   At the end, the important thing is that everybody in your organization feel comfortable with the solution, or at lekast that every body knows it and uses it.

    There is not such a thing like the most elegant solution, but the solution for your site.
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