Creating and upgrading VMware servers and VMs Definitions

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    VMkernel

    VMkernel is a POSIX-like operating system developed by VMware. The VMkernel is the liaison between virtual machines (VMs) and the physical hardware that supports them.

  • 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. The utility also enables migration of virtual machines between VMware platforms from a centralized management console... (Continued)

  • VMware host profile

    VMware Host Profiles is a vCenter Server tool to design and deploy ESX/ESXi hosts.

  • 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 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 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. Update Manager tracks vulnerabilities within the virtual infrastructure and automatically applies user-defined patches to eliminate those vulnerabilities ... (Continued)

  • 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 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 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 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 Update Manager (VUM)

    VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) is software that manages vSphere versions, installs and updates third-party ESX/ESXi host extensions, automates the patch and upgrade process on ESX/ESXi hosts, and performs upgrades to virtual appliances, VMware Tools and virtual machine hardware.

  • vSphere hot add

    VMware vSphere hot add is a feature that allows an administrator to increase the random access memory (RAM) capacity of a running virtual machine (VM) without downtime.

  • vSphere hot plug

    vSphere hot plug is a function lets administrators add additional virtual hardware to running virtual machines (VMs).

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