SQL Server instance naming conventions
Posted on 2004-11-18
Does anyone have any suggestions for a good naming convention for SQL Server instances?
I have taken over a group of SQL Servers with mostly default names but more instances will be installed in the future. I'm looking to distinguish between DEV, Test and Production instances.
Apps are involved of course but I'm not sure if I should attempt to include, say, three letters that represent the app.
Also not sure if I should include, say, three letters representing the company's name.
Also not sure if I should include 'SQL' somewhere in there.
I've also seen variations where DBA's have included the letter 'V' for virtual and 'I' for instance.
I would like to hear some opinions about what is a good, simple and flexible naming convention.