Server virtualization hypervisors and management Definitions

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  • S

    SplitRX Mode

    SplitRX Mode is a VMware vSphere feature that can improve network performance for some multicast workloads.

  • T

    thin hypervisor

    A thin hypervisor is a stripped down hypervisor that allows multiple operating systems to run on one host.

  • Type 2 hypervisor (hosted hypervisor)

    A Type 2 hypervisor, also known as a hosted hypervisor, is a virtual machine manager that installs on top of a host's operating system (OS). 

  • V

    Virtual Machine Management Service

    Virtual Machine Management Service, also known as VMMS or vmms.exe, is the main module in Microsoft Windows operating system that controls all aspects of Hyper-V server virtualization.

  • Virtual PC

    Virtual PC is a program that emulates Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, as well as IBM OS/2, or Linux on a Macintosh personal computer, assuming it's equipped with a sufficiently fast microprocessor.

  • virtualization stack

    A virtualization stack is the collection of resources that, along with the hypervisor, make up the Microsoft Hyper-V environment.

  • Virtuozzo

    Virtuozzo is a software application for enterprise server virtualization that allows an administrator to create virtual environments on a host computer at the operating system (OS) layer... (Continued)

  • VMUG Advantage (VMware User Group Advantage)

    VMUG Advantage is a subscription-based membership offered by VMware User Group (VMUG).

  • VMware Certified Associate

    VMware Certified Associate (VCA) is VMware's entry-level cloud and virtualization certification.

  • VMware EVALExperience

    VMware EVALExperience is a new subscription program provided by VMware and VMUG to give users year-long trial access to popular VMware data center products.

  • VMware Instant Clone (VM Fork)

    VMware Instant Clone is a feature within vSphere that enables an administrator to rapidly clone, or fork, an existing virtual machine.

  • VMware memory overcommit

    Memory overcommit is the memory allocation feature for Vmware.

  • VMware Photon Platform

    VMware Photon Platform is a container runtime and set of management and security tools to deploy and manage a large-scale container deployment.

  • VMware Project Bonneville

    VMware Project Bonneville allows administrators to provision and manage containers through vSphere by hosting containers as VMs.

  • VMware Project Photon

    VMware Project Photon is an open source project developed by VMware as a lightweight operating system for containers.

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