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 VMmark

    VMware VMmark is a free benchmarking utility that runs several workloads to measure the performance and scalability of multiple hosts in a virtualized environment.

  • VMware vRealize Code Stream

    VMware vRealize Code Stream is an automated DevOps tool in the vRealize Suite that uses a dashboard and controls to manage the delivery of an application from development to testing to publication.

  • VMware vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN)

    VMware vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN) is a hyper-converged, software-defined storage (SDS) product developed by VMware that pools together direct-attached storage devices across a VMware vSphere cluster to create a distributed, shared data store.

  • VMware vShield

    VMware vShield is a group of networking and security products for virtualized IT infrastructures, comprising vShield Manager, vShield Edge, vShield Zones, vShield App, vShield Data Security and vShield Endpoint.

  • VMware vSphere

    VMware vSphere -- formerly known as VMware Infrastructure -- is the brand name for VMware's suite of server virtualization products that includes its ESXi hypervisor and vCenter management software.

  • VMware vSphere 6

    VMware vSphere 6 is an enterprise-class virtualization platform intended to provision, manage, automate and pool the use of an organization’s virtualized computing resources.

  • VMware vSphere App HA

    VMware vSphere App HA is virtual appliance introduced with vSphere 5.5. It works with vSphere HA (high availability) host monitoring and virtual machine monitoring to improve application uptime.

  • VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions (BDE)

    VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions (BDE) is a virtual appliance that enables administrators to deploy and manage the Hadoop clusters for big data analytics in the vSphere virtual infrastructure.

  • VMware vSphere Client

    The VMware vSphere Client is a web-based application that connects to the vCenter Server so IT administrators can manage installations and handle inventory objects in a vSphere deployment.

  • VMware vSphere Content Library

    The vSphere Content Library is a centralized repository in vSphere 6 to help manage and distribute virtual machines, templates, ISO images, scripts, vApps and other files related to virtual machines.

  • VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced (VMware VDPA)

    VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced (VMware VDPA) is a backup management, recovery and replication utility for virtual machines and applications that is based on EMC Avamar deduplication technology.

  • VMware vSphere Distributed Switch (VMware vDS)

    A VMware vSphere Distributed Switch (VMware vDS) allows a single virtual switch to connect multiple hosts in a cluster or multiple clusters for centralized management of network configurations in a vSphere environment.

  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor

    The VMware vSphere Hypervisor is a free, bare-metal hypervisor from VMware that allows users to virtualize their servers and consolidate applications.

  • VMware vSphere Loyalty Program

    The VMware vSphere Loyalty Program is a program that allows VMware EVO:RAIL users to apply vSphere Enterprise Plus licenses to their VMware EVO:RAIL appliances instead of having to pay for double.

  • VMware vSphere Mobile Watchlist

    The VMware vSphere Mobile Watchlist is a free application that allows administrators with an Android or iOS smartphone to monitor and correct issues with virtual machines (VM) on an infrastructure running on vSphere 5.0 and higher.

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