VMware Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing VMware and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • V

    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 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.'s Horizon Suite and available as a standalone product.

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

  • 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 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.

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