VMware desktop software and desktop virtualization Definitions

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    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.

  • T

    ThinApp AppLink

    VMware ThinApp AppLink is a packaging technology that makes one virtualized application dependent on another, so they can work together in one sandbox.

  • 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.

  • VMware

    VMware is a virtualization and cloud computing software provider based in Palo Alto, Calif.

  • 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 Fusion

    VMware Fusion is virtualization software from VMware that can run more than 150 multiple guest operating systems (OS), such as Windows or Linux, as virtual machines (VMs) inside a Macintosh OS.

  • VMware Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture

    VMware Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture is a feature in VMware Horizon 6 that consolidates multiple Horizon View pods to centralize management for administrators and enable entitlement access for remote users.

  • VMware Horizon View

    VMware Horizon View is the virtual desktop host platform for vSphere. Formerly VMware View, the platform runs end user desktops as virtual machines on top of ESX/ESXi hosts.

  • VMware Horizon View Composer

    VMware Horizon View Composer is a feature in Horizon View that gives administrators the ability to manage pools of desktops that share a common virtual disk.

  • VMware Orchestrator

    VMware Orchestrator is a free vCenter feature that helps automate VMware vCloud Suite, vSphere and other virtualization management system processes.

  • 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 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 vCenter Chargeback Manager

    VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager is a tool that calculates the costs of virtual resources and provides chargeback accountability.

  • 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 Linked Mode

    VMware vCenter Server Linked Mode is a tool that allows administrators a consolidated view of management zones and allows servers to support an increased number of virtual machines.

  • 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 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 Workstation Pro

    VMware Workstation Pro is a 64-bit hosted hypervisor intended to implement virtualization on Microsoft Windows and Linux endpoint computers, such as desktop systems.

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