Workstation Naming Convention

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All Research workstations and laptops are named with a standard convention. The convention is sr, for surrey research followed by the last 5 barcode digits.

For example:

sr-#####

There are three exceptions to the rule

  • wireless devices
  • ACS-owned machines (supplied to staff)
  • VMWare "virtual" or pseudo interfaces


Wireless devices receive a 'w' modifier:

sr-w#####

Example: a wired computer with a complete barcode of: 3 934500 000318 0, would have sr-00318 hostname. All characters are lowercase.

ACS-owned machines, supplied to staff (typically), or loaned, receive an 'sc' modifier:

sr-sc#####

Example: a wired computer with a complete barcode of: 3 934500 000318 0, would have sr-sc00318

VMWare "virtual" or pseudo interfaces recieve a 'v' modifier:

sr-v#####

Example: a virtual machine with a physical barcode of: 3 934500 000318 0, would have sr-v00318

How to add an LDAP-entry, allowing this newly-named machine to be joined to the Research Domain:
http://research.iat.sfu.ca/wiki/index.php?title=Research_Administration_Tasks#Adding_Computers_to_the_Domain