Hehe... hmm, I've seen some creative ones over the years in a few NOC's - "BigDog", "Juggernaut", "Ferrari", etc.
But I could understand how this might lose its appeal if you have a cage of 50 1U servers. ("Srv042" might end up being a little easier to find!)
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Originally posted by lnguyen I named my own computers following simpsons characters I don't think that would look very good for servers though, it just doesn't seem professional.
cities/rivers are good ones to use. stars and galaxies.. mountains....
We got bored with Simpsons and now we use Futurama. Sometimes we even let clients pick which character the new server is going be named after.
One thing people forget is that being professional isn't all about acting like you've got a broom handle inserted where it doesn't belong. People don't 'act' professional. (except on WHT of course) They either are or they aren't, regardless of their server names. That's not to take a shot at you, but just to make the statement in general.
We name our internal boxes after baseball teams. So far, customers have never complained about being hosted on "cubs" or "angels" but I imagine one day some crazed fan will complain!
To the poster who names servers after greek alpha-characters: Did you know that three letters which were used most commonly as numerals, and not so often in phonetics, have been dropped from the classical greek alphabet? These include DiGamma ϝ, San Ϻ, Qoppa Ϙ, and Sampi Ϡ. Just a little thing I learned during my fraternity days!
It looks like the WHT forum software butchered my HTML for the greek characters a bit ... Sorry about that!