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 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.

  • 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 vCenter Simulator

    VMware vCenter Simulator (VCSIM) is an unsupported tool from VMware that is included with the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) and is used to simulate changes in a vSphere environment for testing and development purposes.

  • VMware vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager

    VMware vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager uses a network extension to allow users to manage both on and off-premises from a single interface.

  • VMware vCloud Connector

    VMware vCloud Connector is a free product that allows an administrator on the vSphere platform to move virtual machines between servers, VMware public cloud providers and the vCloud Air service, through a single interface for private and public infrastructures.

  • VMware vCloud Director (VMware vCD)

    VMware vCloud Director (vCD) is deployment, automation and management software for virtual infrastructure resources in multi-tenant cloud environments.

  • VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS)

    VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering based on the VMware vSphere hypervisor featuring three services -- dedicated cloud, virtual private cloud and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) -- that can be managed with vCenter, vCloud Automation Center or vCloud Director.

  • VMware vCloud Suite

    VMware vCloud Suite is a collection of applications built on VMware's vSphere platform for building a private cloud infrastructure.

  • VMware vExpert

    VMware vExpert is an honorary title VMware grants to outstanding advocates of the company's products.

  • VMware vFabric Hyperic

    VMware vFabric Hyperic is an agent-based monitoring system that automatically collects metrics on the performance and availability of hardware resources, operating systems, middleware and applications in physical, virtualized and cloud environments.

  • VMware Virtual SAN Observer

    VMware Virtual SAN Observer is a tool to monitor performance of a VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) cluster.

  • VMware Virtual SAN Ready Node (vSAN Ready Node)

    A VMware Virtual SAN Ready Node (vSAN Ready Node) is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) network appliance that is certified to run VMware vSAN. 

  • VMware Virtual SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing)

    VMware Virtual SMP is a utility that allows a single virtual machine to use two or more processors simultaneously. The utility is part of a virtualization suite called VMware Infrastructure 3... (Continued)

  • VMware vLockstep

    VMware vLockstep is the technology supporting VMware's Fault Tolerance (FT) high-availability software feature.

  • 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.

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