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Servers Hostname Normalisation [duplicate]

I'm currently building a private servers farm with a thousand and thousand hosts, and I suddenly faced a really interesting question that I was unable to answer at the moment. Is there a Standard ...
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Datacentre Rack naming convention with flexibility for reassignment of server roles [closed]

We are just shifting across to a new rack and until now have used names of cartoon characters. This is not going to work anymore, and need a better naming convention. Physically i would like to name ...
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Are there any naming conventions for services and their associated domain? [closed]

I'm wondering if there are any widely used and proved naming conventions for DNS entries, for example let's say I've a company domain, like foobar.net and I've a bunch of services like a db for an ...
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Fedora Core 17 network interface names set weirdly, won't reset via documentation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fedora 17 ifconfig eth0 returns an error message, why did linux change eth0 to em1? An interface was added to this Fedora Core 17 system long after installation and it ...
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What character can be safely used for naming files on unix/linux?

Before yesterday, I used only lower case letters, numbers, dot (.) and underscore(_) for directories and file naming. Today I would like to start using more special characters. Which ones are safe ...
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Server Names Inside Private Network

Our office has a private network, where any requests on a (pre-determined) public IP are forwarded to a private IP inside said network. On that private IP, we've got a server running several services, ...
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Active Directory: Handle Suffixes in a User's Last Name?

So I've never come across this before. We have two users on our network that are related and share the same first and last names. Our username naming policy dictates the younger user will have his ...
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Naming convention for databases and database users for access by a web application?

When installing a web application where a single user is used to talk to a single database (say MySQL, but this could apply to other RDBMSes also), you often have a sequence of events such as this: ...
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Printer Naming Conventions

I am working on building a new AD print server and have been pondering the idea of renaming the printers. Right now we have a mix of names that varies between a mashup of some that reference ...
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Splitting Servers into Two Groups

At our organization, we're looking at implementing some sort of informal internal policy for server maintenance. What we're looking at doing is completing maintenance on our entire server pool every ...
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SQL cluster instance names for large project

We're setting up two clusters. One dev and one prod. The Production will host two SQL instances - a OLTP and a DW. The development will host 4 OLTP non-production environments and at least one DW ...
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Functional (Descriptive) VS Obscure Server Names

It's always fun seeing server names from workplace to workplace (used to be in consulting...very interesting). However, when it comes to software development and you're new to a workplace, those ...
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Kerberos principal names for distributed services

Two typical forms for Kerberos (v5) principal names seem to be: username[/instance]@REALM service/fully-qualified-domain-name@REALM I've also seen something like this for services which could exist ...
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Reusing names in a naming scheme

How do people feel about reusing names in a naming scheme? If you replace a computer should the new computer take the name of the old computer? If you do reuse names, do you wait until you have run ...
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Windows AD Domain naming recommendations

After experimenting with domains and domain controllers in a virtual environment I realized that having an AD domain named identically to a... well, DNS domain is bad idea (I mean, we have foo.com as ...
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What standards should be used for email address names?

This may be to much of a subjective question, but I'm not sure. I'm setting up email for a new business, with a new domain, and a new email server (google apps). Are there any recommended standards ...
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Naming Convention for Virtual Machines

What is a good naming convention or scheme for a virtual machines? We are building a cluster of virtualization hardware servers in our headquarters and a similar cluster in each of our state offices ...
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Naming Conventions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most manageable and interesting server naming schemes being used? How do you decide on a new hostname?
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Top level domain for private networks?

On our office network we have an internal DNS and all the hostnames are whatever.lan. On my VMware VMs, on their host-only network I call them whatever.vm. We now have a private IP space network in ...
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Windows Workgroup Machine Naming vs. User Account Names [closed]

I have managed a few small networks as a hybrid sysadmin/developer for small organizations (<25 people) either as an employee or as an independent consultant. One thing that has always challenged ...
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What the max disc label when recording CDs/DVDs?

When doing backups, I get confused about the max character size of the disk label when recording CDs/DVDs. It's fixed size or follow some standard?