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The techniques I use to name cloud servers.
environment-purpose-Name-Geography

Environment

  • dev - Development
  • tst - Testing
  • stg - Staging
  • prd - Production

Purpose

  • app - Application Server (Non-Web)
  • cfg - Configuration Management (puppet/ ansible/ etc)
  • con - Console/ Terminal Server
  • dns - Name Server
  • eip - Elastic IP
  • ftp - FTP/SFTP Server
  • fwl - Physical Firewall
  • igw - Internet Gateway
  • lba - Load Balancer / Proxy
  • mta - Mail Server
  • mon - Monitoring Server
  • sec - Security Group (AWS Software Firewall)
  • sgp - Subnet Group (AWS Networking)
  • skt - WebSocket Server
  • sub - Subnet Group (AWS Networking)
  • sql - Relational Database Server
  • ssh - SSH Jump/ Bastion Host
  • sto - Storage Server
  • ups - Uninterruptible Power Supply
  • vcs - Version Control Software Server (Git/ SVN/ etc)
  • vmm - Virtual Machine Manager
  • vpn - VPN Gateway
  • web - Web Server

Geography

  • PDX - Oregon AWS US-WEST-2
  • SFO - California AWS US-WEST-1

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