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Posted · Original PosterOP

Im getting a new render server and am trying to name it. Tell me your recommendations or your just brag about your cool names. :) 


i have a 2013 MacBook and an apple xserve from 2009. im strange :)

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What software?


Hello! Feel free to PM me anything. Here's my stuff below!

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You can either be sensible and name it something like "The Vault" if its long term storage

 

Or you can name it ServerMcServerface. And I would choose the latter.


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13 minutes ago, frodotheturtle said:

Im getting a new render server and am trying to name it. Tell me your recommendations or your just brag about your cool names. :) 

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21 minutes ago, frodotheturtle said:

Im getting a new render server and am trying to name it. Tell me your recommendations or your just brag about your cool names. :) 

Going by a previous thread, you have an Apple laptop right? So you could name the server "cheese"... then you'll have mac and cheese!

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, Firewrath9 said:

What software?

MacOS (its an old xserve because old server hardware is ridiculously cheep)


i have a 2013 MacBook and an apple xserve from 2009. im strange :)

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11 hours ago, frodotheturtle said:

MacOS (its an old xserve because old server hardware is ridiculously cheep)

call it the Big Mac.


Hello! Feel free to PM me anything. Here's my stuff below!

PC (Main)

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CPU: i5-8400 CPU Cooler: Cryorig M9 Plus   Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H | RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400 SSD: Inland 480GB SSD | Video Card: RX 570 4GB Strix OC | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White TGPSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 Monitor: Sceptre 24" 1080p 75hz Webcam: Logitech C920 Keyboard: Corsair Strafe | Mouse: Corsair Harpoon RGB

 

NAS:

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Synology DS418J w/ 4x WD Red Pro 6TB RAID 10

Seagate 5TB external SMR 2.5" HDD

MS Office 365 - 1TB Onedrive

 

Phone/Tablet:

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iPhone XR 64GB iPad Mini 4 128GB

 

Laptops:

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Dell XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H + 1050 Ti MacBook Air 13" mid-2012

 

Audio:

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Schiit Fulla 2 & Sennheiser HD 598 Cs | Corsair HS70 KZ ZS10 Pro | Audio-Technica LP120USB Audioengine A2+

 

Stationary (new hobby!)

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Pencils: Staedtler 925-05 (.5mm), Pentel Smash Q1005 (.5mm), Uni Kuru Toga Roulette (.5mm), Uni Nano Dia .5mm 2B, Mitsubishi 9850 HB

Pens: Several Uni Signo UM-151s, Several Pilot G2s, Kaweco AL Sport Touch ballpoint

Fountain Pens: Pilot Metropolitan F, Lamy Al-Star M, Lamy CP1 F

Ink: Diamine Jet Black, Diamine Oxford Blue

 

Wishlist (feel free to PM me recommendations): Pentel Orenz .2/.3mm, Pentel Graph for Pro 1000 (.5mm), Rotring 600 (.5mm), Pilot Vanishing Point/Lamy 2000, Pilot Iroshizuki Kon-peki, Noodler's Tiananmen.

 

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Well if its a mac call it Donald 🤣


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23 hours ago, leadeater said:

Site code, state or city code prefex dash render[num] i.e. akl-render1

dude thats boring...

my Server's network name is SamServer01 because i thought it was cool at the time, it's current name is WaifuStandAndAlsoServer because i put my waifu's on it as a joke...

and no, i'm not showing you pictures... my waifu's! and mine alone!


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12 minutes ago, leadeater said:

When you have over 1000 of them you need proper names, nick names just don't cut it.

Aye, but in a small group you can theme them, like Yggdrasil for the main data cluster.

 

You could call it Leather or Tanner...after all, a renderer is usually connected to the leather-curing business. 

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6 minutes ago, PineyCreek said:

Aye, but in a small group you can theme them, like Yggdrasil for the main data cluster.

 

You could call it Leather or Tanner...after all, a renderer is usually connected to the leather-curing business. 

I just don't see the point, it's a render server so render[num]. Job done 🙂. What's the file server called again? Oh right File[num]. What's the name of the ESX server?..... ESX[num] 😉.

 

Not only is it very simple to remember you can also know what it does, mostly, purely based on the name.

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2 minutes ago, leadeater said:

I just don't see the point, it's a render server so render[num]. Job done 🙂. What's the file server called again? Oh right File[num]. What's the name of the ESX server?..... ESX[num] 😉.

 

Not only is it very simple to remember you can also know what it does, mostly, purely based on the name.

It's subjective after all...and if it was a remotely professional/corporate environment I'd deploy like RNA01U12...something like server type, row/cabinet number/first U of rack where the server chassis resides.

 

Sometimes you want it obfuscated, sometimes you want a naming system, sometimes you want it simple, and sometimes you want to have fun.

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9 minutes ago, PineyCreek said:

It's subjective after all...and if it was a remotely professional/corporate environment I'd deploy like RNA01U12...something like server type, row/cabinet number/first U of rack where the server chassis resides.

Well that depends, that's exactly how we name them. VMs float so physical based naming other than prefex of DC it lives in doesn't reflect reality and when you have over 100 ESX hosts naming on location has more problems than anything else. Asset management system that tracks where things are works better, everything is based off the asset number for physical information and server names are used for the network itself.

 

Everyone does it slightly different but generically similar, I've got much better things to do than think up names of things even at home. It's not so much that I care what others name them but I see no value, point nor enjoyment out of it so I just suggest what I would do hence akl-render1 😉. Boring sure, but it's exactly what I would actually do lol.

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5 minutes ago, leadeater said:

Well that depends, that's exactly how we name them. VMs float so physical based naming other than prefex of DC it lives in doesn't reflect reality and when you have over 100 ESX hosts naming on location has more problems than anything else. Asset management system that tracks where things are works better, everything is based off the asset number for physical information and server names are used for the network itself.

 

Everyone does it slightly different but generically similar, I've got much better things to do than think up names of things even at home. It's not so much that I care what others name them but I see no value, point nor enjoyment out of it so I just suggest what I would do hence akl-render1 😉. Boring sure, but it's exactly what I would actually do lol.

I'll agree with you, while at the same time mentioning my phone's name is MCP (à la Tron).

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2 hours ago, leadeater said:

When you have over 1000 of them you need proper names, nick names just don't cut it.

my god, a thousand waifu stands....

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

i have decided to name them after planets with a letter at the beginning to signify the box 
ex: A-Neptune Server


i have a 2013 MacBook and an apple xserve from 2009. im strange :)

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I name my servers after the Greek gods and goddesses. :D So my email server is called Zeus, my web server is called Athena, my file server is called Poseidon.


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I just named it "Server"

 

 


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name it 127.0.0.1

 

but seriously, why does it need a clever/witty name? 

maybe im jaded by managing about 20k+ virtual machines across 15 environments....for a medium sized environment or larger the most useful name is something like [Location][App][Environment][Number] So like.....AK-EXC-P01 (Auckland Exchange Production 01)

 

At home I just use functional names as well for anything thats infrastructure. The most creative it gets is like "Jarsky-PC" for my PC because it doesnt matter at all what the hostname is for end devices. 

 

 

 

 


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1 hour ago, Jarsky said:

but seriously, why does it need a clever/witty name?

For fun?


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