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  • linked clones

    Linked clones are copies of virtual machines that share virtual disks with the parent VM, which conserves space and allows multiple VMs to use the same software. 

  • VMware vCenter Log Insight

    VMware vCenter Log Insight is a virtual appliance that allows admins to view, manage and analyze syslog data. Log Insight is a syslog server, log consolidation tool and log analysis tool that works for any type of device that can send syslog data. 

  • VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite

    The VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite is a collection of infrastructure-management products for virtual data centers. 

  • differencing disk

    A differencing disk is a virtual hard disk (VHD) that stores changes made to another VHD or to the guest operating system. 

  • 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. 

About VMware management tools

For most VMware administrators, managing VMware virtualization is one of the most vexing challenges of maintaining their virtualized environment. Whether your problem is live migration, provisioning and configuring ESX virtual machines (VMs), securing VMware virtual servers, or improving VM performance with VMware, there are a host of VMware and third-party management tools to ease your virtual systems management burdens. But you still need to make decisions about which virtualization management tools work best for you environment. This section offers news, research and step-by-step tutorials on installing and using VMware ESX, VMware Infrastructure or vSphere and how to provision, configure, secure and improve performance of virtual machines with VMotion, VMware High Availability, Distributed Resource Scheduler, VMware Consolidated Backup as well as various third-party tools.