VMware Definitions

  • V

    Virtual Dedicated Graphics Acceleration (vDGA)

    Virtual Dedicated Graphics Acceleration (vDGA) is a graphics-acceleration function that bypasses the ESXi hypervisor to tie a dedicated GPU in the ESXi host directly to a Horizon View virtual desktop to provide near-native performance.

  • 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.

  • VM hardware version (virtual machine hardware version)

    The VM hardware version (virtual machine hardware version) designates the virtual hardware functions supported by a virtual machine (VM), which relates to the hardware on the host server.

  • 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.

  • vmkfstools

    Vmkfstools is an ESXi Shell command line interface (CLI) for building and managing volumes and virtual disks on an ESX/ESXi host.

  • vmkping

    Vmkping is a command used to verify and troubleshoot VMkernel network connectivity.

  • VMUG (VMware User Group)

    A VMUG (VMware User Group) is an international community of VMware users whose goal is to share knowledge.

  • 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 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 6.0 that supplies the certificates to ensure secure communication over SSL between vCenter Server components and ESXi nodes in the virtualized infrastructure.

  • 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)

    VCP is VMware's most-successful and longest-running certificate. This entry-level certification requires the applicant to take an official VMware education course, either online or in-person.

  • VMware Cloud Foundation

    VMware Cloud Foundation is an integrated software stack that uses SDDC Manager -- an automated lifecycle management tool -- to bundle compute (vSphere), storage (VMware vSAN) and network virtualization (NSX) into a single platform that can deployed on premises as a private cloud or run as a service within a public cloud.

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