VMware Definitions

  • A

    affinity rules

    Affinity rules are settings that establish a relationship between two or more VMware virtual machines (VMs) and hosts.

  • B

    beacon probing

    Beacon probing is a networking troubleshooting feature in VMware vSphere that pinpoints failures with physical Ethernet adapters and physical switches.

  • bubble network

    A bubble network is a series of interconnected virtual machines (VMs) that communicate through a virtual network switch (vSwitch) and remain isolated from the physical network.

  • C

    Changed Block Tracking (CBT)

    VMware Changed Block Tracking is an incremental backup technology for virtual machines (VMs), comparable to snapshot differential or backup delta block.

  • Cisco Discovery Protocol

    The Cisco Discovery Protocol is a Layer-2 protocol used to share data about other Cisco equipment that is directly connected nearby.

  • corporate VM (corporate virtual machine)

    A corporate VM (corporate virtual machine) is a virtual computing environment (VM) that is allocated to an end user for business use.

  • D

    Distributed Execution Manager (DEM)

    The Distributed Execution Manager is a VMware vCloud Automation Center tool that executes the business logic of custom models. Each DEM instance performs one of two roles, Worker or Orchestrator, to create and monitor workflows.

  • E

    embedded hypervisor

    An embedded hypervisor is a hypervisor that is programmed (embedded) directly into a processor, personal computer (PC) or server. This architecture offers convenience at the cost of some flexibility compared with conventional hypervisors ... (Continued)

  • esxtop

    Esxtop is a command-line tool that gives you real-time information on resource usage in your vSphere environment.

  • H

    hardware virtualization

    Hardware virtualization is the abstraction of computing resources from the software that uses those resources. Today, hardware virtualization is often called server virtualization or, simply, virtualization.

  • Host OS (host operating system)

    A host OS is the software installed on a computer that interacts with the underlying hardware in a computer using virtualization technology.

  • Hybrid DMZ Reference Designs for vCloud Air

    Hybrid DMZ Reference Designs for vCloud Air are a series of recommended architectures, or designs, created to help users introduce the tools, resources and services commonly found in on-premises data centers to the public cloud.

  • L

    lldpnetmap

    Lldpnetmap is a troubleshooting command that displays to which physical switch an ESXi host is connected.

  • M

    mirror driver

    A mirror driver is a Windows device driver used in extended desktops, remote desktop software and assistive technology.

  • monster VM (monster virtual machine)

    A monster virtual machine is a virtual machine (VM) that typically has more than eight virtual CPUs (vCPUs) and more than 255 GB of virtual RAM.

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