Avoid the cost of renaming hundreds of hosts


Your hosts are named after your data centre. Now you must move hundreds of hosts to another data centre. Do you rename them or abandon the naming convention?

A client of mine is facing this challenge. I've discussed host naming before.. Host are not static. They change functions and locations. Think ahead before naming them.

Choosing a host naming convention


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Whether realizing it or not every organization goes through the process of selecting a naming convention. Often this is done without much forward planing resulting in unwieldy host and service names. In the worst cases host names are dropped completely and either by habit or lack of a proper DNS service only ip addresses are used.

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