Do you name your Virtual Machines with a standardized naming convention?

Last updated by Brady Stroud [SSW] about 1 month ago.See history

When your Hyper-V environment is spread across multiple hosts and contains many Virtual Servers, it can get very confusing to find the one you are looking for amongst them all. This is why you should use a standard naming convention for all your Virtual machines.

naming badexample
Bad Example - How do you know what machine is what?

The standard we use for Production Virtual Machine naming is as follows: NetBIOSName-ServiceName.
For example: Falcon-SCVMM.

The standard we use for Development Virtual Machine naming is as follows: DEV-NetBIOSName-ServiceName-DeveloperInitials.
For example: DEV-demo2010a-SP2010MSInfoWorker-JL.

naming goodexample
Good Example - It is easy to tell which VM is which when they are named to a standard

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