Server naming convention

Saputo
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Hi all,

Looking to standardize our naming convention for servers which will be consolidated in a few data centers globally. Since servers will be moved around across those DC's I am looking to find a naming convention that is Not location based.

Any recommendations ?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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Commented:
Function based names.  for example:

DC01 = Domain Controller 01
PDC01 = Physical Domain Controller 01
VDC01 = Virtual Domain Controller 01

Honestly, asking strangers unfamiliar with your organization probably isn't the best way to do this - You need to look at the machines and find information items that you would deem useful to you when naming a system.  If you really don't care about function, why put it in the name?  Just like if you really don't care about location, why put it in the name.
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Greetings,

the naming convention should give a clear indication of the server which you are using for and what is it's role on the network.  like DC01, DC02, Mail01, Mail02 SLQCL01,SQLCL02 (SQL-Cluseter01 and 02) etc.

here are the best articles describing Naming Conventions:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/909264
http://labmice.techtarget.com/articles/computernaming.htm

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