Topics Archive Definitions

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • S

    Storage vMotion

    Storage vMotion is a component of VMware vSphere that allows the live migration of a running virtual machine’s file system from one storage system to another with no downtime.

  • V

    VCB proxy (VMware Consolidated Backup proxy)

    VCB proxy (VMware Consolidated Backup proxy) is the server that collects virtual machine (VM) backup data from VMware Consolidated Backup.

  • virtual machine configuration

    Virtual machine configuration is the arrangement of resources assigned to a virtual machine. The resources allocated to a virtual machine (VM) typically include allocated processors, memory, disks, network adapters and the user interface.

  • 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 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 Infrastructure 3 (VI3)

    VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) is a software suite designed to centralize and optimize desktop management and data center resources through virtualization... (Continued)

  • VMware Lab Manager

    VMware Lab Manager is a software development and testing tool that enables designers and engineers to pool network and storage resources ... (Continued)

  • VMware Server

    VMware Server is a virtualization solution that makes it possible to partition a single physical server into multiple virtual machines... (Continued)

  • VMware ThinApp

    VMware ThinApp is an application virtualization tool included in VMware Inc.'s Horizon Suite and available as a standalone product.

  • 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 VirtualCenter

    VMware VirtualCenter is a software suite designed to centralize the management of virtualized IT environments... (Continued)

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