Custom Naming

Generate custom hostnames

Server naming standards are a fact of life for most organizations. Hostnames are the most basic label that apply to all servers, and this identifier has operational value well beyond name resolution. Hostnames help multiple IT and application teams quickly identify and categorize any given server, revealing its function, role, operating system, environment, location or other attributes.

SovLabs Custom Naming module for vRealize Automation enables administrators to easily manage multiple naming standards through data-driven profiles, allowing IT to keep up with changing architectural and application standards or changes to the business such as department/budget re-alignment, acquisitions or mergers. Easily create independent data-driven naming sequences and standards so that servers provisioned through vRealize Automation will adhere to specific naming conventions.


VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.x
VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) 7.x
EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) 4.x

Quick Start Process

  1. Define Naming sequence(s)
  2. Define Naming standard
  3. Apply to existing blueprint and provision!


  1. Have naming standard(s) that accounts for different scenarios for your company