Provisioning and configuration Definitions

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  • G

    golden image

    A golden image is a template for a virtual machine (VM), virtual desktop, server or hard disk drive.  A golden image may also be referred to as a clone image or master image.

  • S

    shared nothing live migration

    Shared nothing live migration is a term used to describe the process of moving a virtual machine (VM) from one physical host to another, without the need for clustering or a common shared storage location.

  • smart paging

    Smart paging is an advanced version of memory paging in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, where a virtual machine is capable of temporarily using hard disk space to supplement shortages of solid-state memory.

  • V

    virtual file system (VFS)

    A virtual file system (VFS) is programming that forms an interface between an operating system's kernel and a more concrete file system. 

  • virtual memory ballooning

    Virtual memory ballooning allows a physical host to recapture unused memory on its guest virtual machines and allocate the resource where needed.

  • VMDK file (virtual machine disk file)

    VMware Virtual Machine Disk File (VMDK) is a format specification for virtual machine (VM) files. A file with a .VMDK file extension is essentially a complete and independent virtual machine.

  • VMware memory overcommit

    Memory overcommit is the memory allocation feature for Vmware.

  • VMware Tools

    VMware Tools is an optional, free set of drivers and utilities that enhances both the performance of a virtual machine’s guest operating system and interaction between the guest and the host.

  • VSMP (virtual symmetric multiprocessing)

    VSMP (virtual symmetric multiprocessing) is a method of SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) in which two or more virtual processors are mapped inside a single virtual machine or partition... (Continued)

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