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From Michael Widmann <michael.widm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Quick Poll: Server names
Date Tue, 27 Jul 2010 16:02:52 GMT
Hmm

I never will that anyone than one of my team will reboot a instance or
server of mine.
Means - if I don't have the possiblity to remote "terminate" the task - or
Remote Power (IP Based) reboot
the DataCenter isn't my Datacenter ;-)

Just my 2 cents - my names (chevron etc) are already on the list ;-)

greetings

Mike

2010/7/27 Edward Capriolo <edlinuxguru@gmail.com>

> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 11:49 AM, uncle mantis <unclemantis@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Ah S**T! The Pooh server is is down again! =)
> >
> > What does one do if they run out of themed names?
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Michael
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 10:46 AM, Brett Thomas <brettpthomas@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> I like names of colleges
> >>
> >> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 11:40 AM, Dave Viner <daveviner@pobox.com>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I've seen & used several...
> >>> names of children of employees of the company
> >>> names of streets near office
> >>> names of diseases (lead to very hard to spell names after a while, but
> >>> was quite educational for most developers)
> >>> names of characters from famous books (e.g., lord of the rings, asimov
> >>> novels, etc)
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 7:54 AM, uncle mantis <unclemantis@gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> I will be naming my servers after insect family names. What do you all
> >>>> use for yours?
> >>>>
> >>>> If this is something that is too off topic please contact a moderator.
> >>>>
> >>>> Regards,
> >>>>
> >>>> Michael
> >>>
> >>
> >
> >
>
> I know this is a fun thread, and I hate being a "debby downer"
> but...In my opinion, naming servers after anything then their function
> is not a great idea. Lets look at some positives and negatives:
>
> System1:
> cassandra01
> cassandra02
> cassandra03
>
> VS
>
> System2:
> tom
> dick
> harry
>
> Forward and reverse DNS:
>
> System1 is easy to mange with the server number you can easily figure
> out an offset.
> System2 requires careful mapping and will be more error prone.
>
> The future:
> So way back when a company i was at used Native American tribe names.
> Guess what happened. At about 20 nodes we ran out of common names like
> Cherokee, and we had servers named choctaw. These names become hard to
> spell and hard to say. Once you run out of native American names and
> you start using 'country names' What is the point? It is not even a
> convention any more. Cassandra servers are named after Native
> Americans, or possible food, or possibly a dog.
>
> Quick someone... fido just went down? What does fido do? Is it
> important? Is it in our web cluster or are cassandra cluster?
>
> Someone about mentioned Chevron1 till Chevron9. Look then ran out of
> unique names after the 5th server. So essentially 5 unique fun names
> then chevron6-1000.  Why is chevron6-1000 better then cassandra6-1000
> and is it any more fun?
>
> Reboots:
> Have you ever called a data center at 1AM for a server reboot? Picking
> a fancy, non phonetic name is a great way for a tired NOC operator to
> reboot the wrong one.
>



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