I have a virtual machine that was built by our IT department to host various processes. They named the computer something incomprehensible like "XYSVC105" and I am not allowed to change it. I have also installed MS SQL Server 2014 on this machine and everything is working great.
However, I have been searching for MS best practices but cannot seem to find if you are able to change the name of the SQL Server to be different than the host computer or if it's recommended not to do it. I would like to change the SQL Server name to something like "OPSRES".
Most of the reasons for this are internal. One of them being that this will be used by a multitude of users and developers. From experience they will remember a simple name like OPSRES and not XYZ145PPQ.