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A virtualization layer run on physical servers that abstracts processor, memory, storage, and resources into multiple virtual machines.
The central point for configuring, provisioning, and managing virtualized IT environments. It provides essential datacenter services such as access control, performance monitoring, and alarm management.
An interface that enables users to connect remotely to vCenter Server or ESXi from any Windows PC.
vSphere Web Client
A Web interface that enables users to connect remotely to vCenter Server from a variety of Web browsers and operating systems.
Feature that provides standard interfaces for VMware and third-party solutions to access VMware vSphere.
vSphere Virtual Machine File System (VMFS)
A high performance clustered file system for ESXi virtual machines.
vSphere Virtual SMP
Enables a single virtual machine to use multiple physical processors simultaneously.
vSphere vMotion (vMotion)
Enables the migration of powered-on virtual machines from one physical server to another, with zero down time, continuous service availability, and complete transaction integrity. During migration the VM is unaffected.
vSphere Storage vMotion
Enables the migration of virtual machine files from one storage device to another while it's running.
vSphere High Availability (HA)
If a server fails, this feature ensures that the affected virtual machines are restarted on other available servers that have spare capacity.
vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
Allocates and balances computing capacity dynamically across collections of hardware resources for virtual machines.
vSphere Storage DRS
Allocates and balances storage capacity and I/O dynamically across collections of datastores. This feature includes management capabilities that minimize the risk of running out of space and the risk of I/O bottlenecks slowing the performance of virtual machines.
vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT)
This feature maintains a secondary copy of a virtual machine. If the virtual machine becomes unavailable, the secondary machine becomes immediately active.
vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS)
A virtual switch that can span multiple ESXi hosts, enabling significant reduction of on-going network maintenance activities and increasing network capacity.
A feature that simplifies host configuration management through user-defined configuration policies.
vSphere Auto Deploy
Facilitates rapid server deployment and provisioning of vSphere hosts by leveraging the network boot capabilities of x86 servers together with the small footprint of the ESXi hypervisor.
A format for packaging and managing applications and the virtual machines they run on.
Data Center Virtualization
The conversion of hardware devices into software resources.