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.

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    VMware Identity Appliance

    The VMware Identity Appliance is a virtual appliance for vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) that provides vCAC with single sign-on (SSO) authentication capabilities.

  • VMware Identity Manager

    VMware Identity Manager is an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) offering that provides single sign-on (SSO) capabilities and user-based controls for web, cloud and mobile applications.

  • 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 Integrated OpenStack (VMware VIO)

    VMware Integrated OpenStack (VMware VIO) is an OpenStack distribution tested and supported by VMware for companies that want to deploy and manage a private cloud on top of their vSphere infrastructure.

  • VMware IT Business Management Suite (ITBM)

    VMware IT Business Management Suite (ITBM) is a cost analysis and benchmarking product designed to detail the cost of IT services on a private cloud.

  • 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 long-distance vMotion

    Long-distance vMotion is a feature that allows virtual machines to be migrated over long distances with a maximum round-trip latency time of 150 milliseconds.

  • VMware NIC teaming (VMware network interface card teaming)

    VMware NIC teaming is a way to group several network interface cards (NICs) to behave as one logical NIC.

  • VMware NSX

    VMware NSX is a virtual networking and security software product family created from VMware's vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS) and Nicira's Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) intellectual property.

  • VMware Orchestrator

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

  • VMware OVF Tool (VMware Open Virtualization Format Tool)

    The VMware OVF Tool is a command-line utility that allows administrators to import and export OVF packages to and from VMware products.

  • VMware Platform Services Controller (PSC)

    VMware Platform Services Controller (PSC) is a new service in vSphere 6 that handles the infrastructure security functions such as vCenter Single Sign-On, licensing, certificate management and server reservation.

  • VMware Project NEE

    Project NEE, which stands for Next-generation Education Environment, is VMware's multi-tenant, cloud service that provides an online learning environment.

  • VMware resource pool

    A VMware resource pool is the aggregated physical compute hardware -- CPU and memory, as well as other components -- allocated to virtual machines (VMs) in a VMware virtual infrastructure.

  • VMware Server

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

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