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Terms related to virtualization, including definitions about virtualization technologies and words and phrases about server virtualization, desktop virtualization and storage virtualization.

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  • VMware - VMware is a virtualization and cloud computing software provider for x86-compatible computers.
  • VMware Access Point - VMware Access Point is a virtual appliance used as a secure gateway which authorized users can access VMware computing resources.
  • VMware App Volumes (formerly CloudVolumes) - VMware App Volumes (formerly CloudVolumes) is layering software that puts applications into compartments for easier deployment in a virtual desktop infrastructure environment.
  • VMware backup - VMware backup is the copying of data on a virtual machine (VM) in a VMware environment to prevent data loss.
  • VMware Blast Extreme - VMware Blast Extreme is a remote display protocol designed to deliver graphics-intensive virtual workloads using the H.
  • VMware Capacity Planner (VCP) - VMware Capacity Planner is a tool that collects information on an IT infrastructure's resource usage and compares it to industry-average data.
  • VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA) - The VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA) is the default root certificate authority introduced in vSphere 6.
  • VMware Certified Associate - VMware Certified Associate (VCA) is VMware's entry-level cloud and virtualization certification.
  • VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) - The VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) is third-highest level in VMware's data center virtualization, cloud management and automation, desktop and mobility, and network virtualization certification tracks.
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP) - VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is a certification designed to demonstrate technical competency with VMware vSphere and related technologies.
  • VMware Compatibility Guide - The VMware Compatibility Guide is an online reference site hosted by VMware that shows what various hardware, converged systems, operating systems, third-party applications and VMware products are compatible with a specific version of a VMware software product.
  • VMware Converter - VMware Converter is a utility that facilitates the creation of VMware virtual machines from physical systems or virtual machines associated with third-party vendors.
  • VMware Cross vCenter vMotion - VMware Cross vCenter vMotion is a feature introduced in vSphere 6.
  • VMware CTK file - A VMware CTK file contains a list of all the changes made to a VMware virtual machine (VM) since it was last backed up.
  • VMware DirectPath I/O - VMware DirectPath I/O is the technology that gives a virtual machine (VM) direct access to a physical PCI and PCIe hardware devices on the host by circumventing the hypervisor.
  • VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) - VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) is a utility that balances computing workloads with available resources in a virtualized environment.
  • VMware ESXi - VMware ESXi is an operating system-independent hypervisor based on the VMkernel operating system that interfaces with agents that run on top of it.
  • VMware EVALExperience - VMware EVALExperience is a new subscription program provided by VMware and VMUG to give users year-long trial access to popular VMware data center products.
  • VMware EVC (VMware Enhanced vMotion compatibility) - VMware EVC (VMware Enhanced vMotion Compatibility) is a feature in VMware vSphere virtualization that allows virtual machines (VMs) to move between ESX/ESXi hosts on different CPUs.
  • VMware EVO:RAIL - VMware EVO:RAIL is a set of hyper-converged infrastructure appliances VMware sold with hardware partners from 2014 to 2016.
  • VMware fling - A VMware fling is an unsupported software tool created by a VMware engineer.
  • VMware Fusion - VMware Fusion is virtualization software from VMware that can run more than 150 multiple guest operating systems (OS), such as Windows or Linux, as virtual machines (VMs) inside a Macintosh OS.
  • VMware Horizon Air - VMware Horizon Air allows IT administrators to deliver cloud-based virtual desktops and applications to users on any device or on a Web browser.
  • VMware Horizon Client - VMware Horizon Client is software that IT or users install on endpoint devices to connect with Horizon View virtual desktops and applications running on vSphere ESXi servers in a company's data center.
  • VMware Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture - VMware Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture is a feature in VMware Horizon 6 that consolidates multiple Horizon View pods to centralize management for administrators and enable entitlement access for remote users.
  • VMware Horizon Mirage - VMware Horizon Mirage is a desktop management tool that centrally manages physical and virtual desktop images.
  • VMware Horizon View - VMware Horizon View is the virtual desktop host platform for vSphere.
  • VMware Horizon View Composer - VMware Horizon View Composer is a feature in Horizon View that gives administrators the ability to manage pools of desktops that share a common virtual disk.
  • VMware Horizon Workspace - VMware Horizon Workspace is enterprise mobility management software that creates a central repository where users can access corporate data, applications and virtual desktops from a variety of endpoint devices.
  • VMware host profile - VMware Host Profiles is a vCenter Server tool to design and deploy ESX/ESXi hosts.
  • VMware Identity Appliance - The VMware Identity Appliance is a virtual appliance for vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) that provides vCAC with single sign-on (SSO) authentication capabilities.
  • VMware Identity Manager - VMware Identity Manager is an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) offering that provides single sign-on (SSO) capabilities and user-based controls for web, cloud and mobile applications.
  • VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) - VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) is a software suite designed to centralize and optimize desktop management and data center resources through virtualization.
  • VMware Instant Clone (VM Fork) - VMware Instant Clone is a feature within vSphere that enables an administrator to rapidly clone, or fork, an existing virtual machine.
  • VMware Integrated OpenStack (VMware VIO) - VMware Integrated OpenStack (VMware VIO) is an OpenStack distribution tested and supported by VMware for companies that want to deploy and manage a private cloud on top of their vSphere infrastructure.
  • VMware IT Business Management Suite (ITBM) - VMware IT Business Management Suite (ITBM) is a cost analysis and benchmarking product designed to detail the cost of IT services on a private cloud.
  • VMware Lab Manager - VMware Lab Manager is a software development and testing tool that enables designers and engineers to pool network and storage resources .
  • VMware long-distance vMotion - Long-distance vMotion is a feature that allows virtual machines to be migrated over long distances with a maximum round-trip latency time of 150 milliseconds.
  • VMware memory overcommit - Memory overcommit is the memory allocation feature for Vmware.
  • VMware NIC teaming (VMware network interface card teaming) - VMware NIC teaming is a way to group several network interface cards (NICs) to behave as one logical NIC.
  • VMware NSX - VMware NSX is a virtual networking and security software product family created from VMware's vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS) and Nicira's Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) intellectual property.
  • VMware Orchestrator - VMware Orchestrator is a free vCenter feature that helps automate VMware vCloud Suite, vSphere and other virtualization management system processes.
  • VMware OVF Tool (VMware Open Virtualization Format Tool) - The VMware OVF Tool is a command-line utility that allows administrators to import and export OVF packages to and from VMware products.
  • VMware Photon Platform - VMware Photon Platform is a container runtime and set of management and security tools to deploy and manage a large-scale container deployment.
  • VMware Platform Services Controller (PSC) - VMware Platform Services Controller (PSC) is a new service in vSphere 6 that handles the infrastructure security functions such as vCenter Single Sign-On, licensing, certificate management and server reservation.
  • VMware Project AppShift - VMware Project AppShift is technology designed to improve the experience of using virtualized Windows and its applications on non-Windows tablets.
  • VMware Project Bonneville - VMware Project Bonneville allows administrators to provision and manage containers through vSphere by hosting containers as VMs.
  • VMware Project Lightwave - VMware Project Lightwave is an open source project designed to improve container security and access control.
  • VMware Project NEE - Project NEE, which stands for Next-generation Education Environment, is VMware's multi-tenant, cloud service that provides an online learning environment.
  • VMware Project Photon - VMware Project Photon is an open source project developed by VMware as a lightweight operating system for containers.
  • VMware resource pool - A VMware resource pool is the aggregated physical compute hardware -- CPU and memory, as well as other components -- allocated to virtual machines (VMs) in a VMware virtual infrastructure.
  • VMware Server - VMware Server is a virtualization solution that makes it possible to partition a single physical server into multiple virtual machines.
  • VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) - The VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) is part of the VMware Partner Network Program ,which allows service provider partners to host VMware software on a monthly subscription basis to offer cloud services such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) to third parties.
  • VMware snapshot - A VMware snapshot is a copy of the virtual machine's disk file (VMDK) at a given point in time.
  • VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) - The VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) is an online marketplace where potential customers can browse, download and rate the products uploaded by developers and VMware partners.
  • VMware Storage Policy-Based Management - Storage Policy-Based Management is a feature that allows for automatic provisioning of virtual machines in a VMware environment.
  • VMware Technology Network (VMTN) - VMware Technology Network (VMTN) is a now defunct subscription service that offered evaluation versions of VMware software.
  • VMware template - A VMware template is a perfect, model copy of a virtual machine from which you can clone, convert or deploy more virtual machines.
  • VMware ThinApp - VMware ThinApp is an application virtualization tool included in VMware Inc.
  • VMware Tools - VMware Tools is an optional, free set of drivers and utilities that enhances both the performance of a virtual machine’s guest operating system and interaction between the guest and the host.
  • VMware Unity mode - VMware Unity mode is a feature in VMware desktop virtualization products that allows a user to display applications from virtual machines (VMs) on the host system desktop.
  • VMware Update Manager - VMware Update Manager is a utility that oversees the installation of updates for existing installations of VMware ESX Server and guest operating systems.
  • VMware VADP (VMware vStorage API for Data Protection) - VMware VADP is a VMware vStorage API that backs up and restores vSphere virtual machines (VMs).
  • VMware vApp - A VMware vApp is a collection of virtual machines (VMs) and sometimes other vApps that host a multi-tier application, its policies and service levels.
  • VMware vCAT (VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit) - VMware vCAT (VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit) is a free downloadable set of documents that VMware provides to administrators implementing and managing VMware vCloud cloud infrastructures.
  • VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager - VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager is a tool that calculates the costs of virtual resources and provides chargeback accountability.
  • VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator (VIN) - VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator (VIN) is a virtual appliance that finds and maps application dependencies to assist with troubleshooting and operational management in a vSphere environment.
  • VMware vCenter Mobile Access (VMware vCMA) - VMware vCenter Mobile Access (VMware vCMA) is a virtual appliance used by admins to manage a data center from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
  • VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager (MHM) - VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager (MHM) is a free component of vCenter Standard Edition that provides support for multiple hypervisors in vCenter Server.
  • VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite - The VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite is a collection of infrastructure-management products for virtual data centers.
  • VMware vCenter Server (formerly VMware VirtualCenter) - VMware vCenter Server is the centralized monitoring and resource management software for VMware vSphere virtual infrastructure.
  • VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat (vCSHB) - VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat (vCSHB) is VMware's OEM version of NeverFail, which is designed to ensure the high availability and disaster recovery of vCenter Server whether on a LAN or a Wireless Wide Area Network.
  • VMware vCenter Server Linked Mode - VMware vCenter Server Linked Mode is a tool that allows administrators a consolidated view of management zones and allows servers to support an increased number of virtual machines.
  • VMware vCenter Simulator - VMware vCenter Simulator (VCSIM) is an unsupported tool from VMware that is included with the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) and is used to simulate changes in a vSphere environment for testing and development purposes.
  • VMware vCloud Connector - VMware vCloud Connector is a free product that allows an administrator on the vSphere platform to move virtual machines between servers, VMware public cloud providers and the vCloud Air service, through a single interface for private and public infrastructures.
  • VMware vCloud Director (VMware vCD) - VMware vCloud Director (vCD) is deployment, automation and management software for virtual infrastructure resources in multi-tenant cloud environments.
  • VMware vExpert - VMware vExpert is an honorary title VMware grants to outstanding advocates of the company's products.
  • VMware vFabric Hyperic - VMware vFabric Hyperic is an agent-based monitoring system that automatically collects metrics on the performance and availability of hardware resources, operating systems, middleware and applications in physical, virtualized and cloud environments.
  • VMware vFRC (VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache) - VMware vFRC (VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache) is a feature that allows a virtualization host to use a local solid-state drive as a caching layer for virtual machines.
  • VMware View Persona Management - VMware View Persona Management is a feature in the Horizon View desktop virtualization platform that stores and delivers user-specific data and settings to a virtual desktop from a dedicated profile located in a remote repository.
  • VMware Virtual SAN Observer - VMware Virtual SAN Observer is a tool to monitor performance of a VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) cluster.
  • VMware Virtual SAN Ready Node (vSAN Ready Node) - A VMware Virtual SAN Ready Node (vSAN Ready Node) is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) network appliance that is certified to run VMware vSAN.
  • VMware Virtual SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing) - VMware Virtual SMP is a utility that allows a single virtual machine to use two or more processors simultaneously.
  • VMware vLockstep - VMware vLockstep is the technology supporting VMware's Fault Tolerance (FT) high-availability software feature.
  • VMware VMCI (VMware Virtual Machine Communication Interface) - VMware VMCI (Virtual Machine Communication Interface) is a high-speed interface that virtual machines (VMs) on the same host use to communicate with each other and the host kernel modules.
  • VMware VMFS (Virtual Machine File System) - VMware VMFS (Virtual Machine File System) is a cluster file system that facilitates storage virtualization for multiple installations of VMware ESX Server, a hypervisor that partitions physical servers into multiple virtual machines.
  • VMware VMmark - VMware VMmark is a free benchmarking utility that runs several workloads to measure the performance and scalability of multiple hosts in a virtualized environment.
  • VMware vRealize Automation (VMware vCloud Automation Center, vCAC) - VMware vRealize Automation, formerly called vCloud Automation Center, is a software product for unified cloud management.
  • VMware vRealize Code Stream - VMware vRealize Code Stream is an automated DevOps tool in the vRealize Suite that uses a dashboard and controls to manage the delivery of an application from development to testing to publication.
  • VMware vRealize Log Insight (formerly vCenter Log Insight) - VRealize Log Insight is a log collection and analytics virtual appliance that enables administrators to collect, view, manage and analyze syslog data.
  • VMware vRealize Suite - VMware vRealize Suite, formerly called vCenter Operations Management Suite, is a software platform designed to help IT administrators build and manage heterogeneous, hybrid clouds.
  • VMware vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN) - VMware vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN) is a hyper-converged, software-defined storage (SDS) product developed by VMware that pools together direct-attached storage devices across a VMware vSphere cluster to create a distributed, shared data store.
  • VMware vShield - VMware vShield is a group of networking and security products for virtualized IT infrastructures, comprising vShield Manager, vShield Edge, vShield Zones, vShield App, vShield Data Security and vShield Endpoint.
  • VMware vSphere - VMware vSphere -- formerly known as VMware Infrastructure -- is the brand name for VMware's suite of server virtualization products that includes its ESXi hypervisor and vCenter management software.
  • VMware vSphere 6 - VMware vSphere 6 is an enterprise-class virtualization platform intended to provision, manage, automate and pool the use of an organization’s virtualized computing resources.
  • VMware vSphere App HA - VMware vSphere App HA is virtual appliance introduced with vSphere 5.
  • VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions (BDE) - VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions (BDE) is a virtual appliance that enables administrators to deploy and manage the Hadoop clusters for big data analytics in the vSphere virtual infrastructure.
  • VMware vSphere Client - The VMware vSphere Client is a web-based application that connects to the vCenter Server so IT administrators can manage installations and handle inventory objects in a vSphere deployment.
  • VMware vSphere Content Library - The vSphere Content Library is a centralized repository in vSphere 6 to help manage and distribute virtual machines, templates, ISO images, scripts, vApps and other files related to virtual machines.
  • VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced (VMware VDPA) - VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced (VMware VDPA) is a backup management, recovery and replication utility for virtual machines and applications that is based on EMC Avamar deduplication technology.

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