VMware basics Definitions

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    VMware vSphere Security Hardening Guide

    The VMware vSphere Security Hardening Guide is an Excel document provided by VMware that lists more than 150 recommendations to systems administrators to further secure their vSphere environment.

  • VMware vSphere Web Client plug-in

    VMware vSphere Web Client plug-ins are programs that either come from VMware itself or from third-party developers and partners to extend the vSphere Web Client with custom menu selections and toolbar icons that provide access to custom capabilities and external functionality.

  • VMware vStorage Thin Provisioning

    VMware vStorage Thin Provisioning increases virtual machine (VM) storage use through dynamic allocation and intelligent provisioning of physical storage capacity.

  • vSphere HA (VMware High Availability)

    VMware vSphere HA (High Availability) is a utility included in VMware's vSphere software that can restart failed virtual machines (VMs) on alternative host servers to reduce application downtime.

  • vSphere Replication

    VSphere Replication is a feature of vSphere 5.0  and Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.0 that automates the failover of virtual servers to a recovery site.

  • vStorage API

    A vStorage API is an application program interface (API) from VMware that enables third-party storage and backup vendors to integrate their products with VMware’s vSphere server virtualization platform.

  • vStorage API for Multipathing (VAMP)

    vStorage API for Multipathing (VAMP) is a set of application program interfaces (APIs) from VMware that help to control I/O path selection in a host to storage devices. 

  • vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI)

    vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI) is an application program interface (API) framework from VMware that enables certain storage tasks, such as thin provisioning, to be offloaded from the VMware server virtualization hardware to the storage array.

  • vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA)

    vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) is a set of application program interfaces (APIs), released with VMware’s vSphere 5, that enables vSphere vCenter to recognize the capabilities of storage arrays that support the API.

  • vTax

    VTax is the derogatory nickname the general public gave to a licensing change for VMware vSphere 5.0.

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