In order to more easily identify the point of contact for desktop and laptop systems at the Lab, particularly when a cyber security event has been detected and the owner has to be notified, a naming convention for the computer's hostname is being used for standard deployments. Lab staff who do not utilize IT for workstation support should consider adopting the standard themselves.
The standard format is as follows: (LDAP username)-(OS Identifier)(last two digits of the DOE number located on the machine)
Example: cwnelson-x44 or cwnelson-w39
Virtual machine (VM)
- Use the standard format for a Physical Machine, but prefix the OS Identifier with the letter 'v'
- Use the last two digits of the host's DOE number (this is the computer that the VM will be running on)
Example: cwnelson-vt44 for a Windows 10 VM running on a host with the DOE number ending in 44
The current convention allows for for 1 VM of each type of OS on a given workstation.
Operating System identifiers
|Windows 8 or Windows 8.1||E||Eight|
|Mac OS X||M||Mac|
|Red Hat Linux Family||R||RHEL|
|Other Linux Family||L||Linux|
|BSD Unix Family (FreeBSD)||B||Berkeley|
|Virtual Machine||Va||Virtual where a denotes the OS Version, i.e. VS is a virtual Windows 7 system|