Linux Virtualization Naming Conventions

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Virtual Machine Naming Convention

For more details about the virtual machine name, see
KVM Virtual Machine Definition 'name'

Virtual Machine Image Naming Convention

The ... that will hold a virtual machine image should follow the pattern:

<vm-name>.<image-format>

Example:

node1.qcow2

Storage Volume Naming Convention

If the volume will be used for raw storage under a filesystem, and it is NOT going to be a virtual machine image, the volume name should follow the pattern:

<vm-name|generic-name>-<purpose>.<image-format>

Example:

node1-docker.raw
support-nfs.raw

Disk Image Snapshot Tag Naming Conventions

Use a name that describe the state the snapshot is intended to preserve, and replace space with '_'. Example:

before_OpenShift_installation

More about disk image snapshots is available here:

Disk Image Snapshots

This is how image snapshots are taken:

qemu-img snapshot