VMware – Acronyms

Below is a list of acronyms that are often used when talking about VMware technology. If I forgot some, let me know.


CERTIFICATIONS VCA4-DT VMware Certified Associate 4 – Desktop
CERTIFICATIONS VCAP4-DCA VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Administration
CERTIFICATIONS VCAP4-DCD VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Design
CERTIFICATIONS VCDX4 VMware Certified Design Expert
CERTIFICATIONS VCP4 VMware Certified Professional
CERTIFICATIONS VSP VMware Sales Professional
CERTIFICATIONS VTSP VMware Technical Sales Professional
FUNCTIONS CIM Common Interface Model
FUNCTIONS DPM Distributed Power Management
FUNCTIONS DRS Distributed Resource Scheduler
FUNCTIONS FT Fault Tolerance
FUNCTIONS HA High Availability
FUNCTIONS P2V Physical to Virtual
FUNCTIONS SIOC Storage I/O Control
FUNCTIONS SMP Symmetrical Multi Processing
FUNCTIONS V2V Virtual to Virtual
FUNCTIONS VAAI vStorage API for Array Integration
FUNCTIONS VCLI vMware vSphere Command Line Interface
FUNCTIONS vDS vNetwork Distributed Switch
PRODUCTS ADM VMware vCenter Application Discovery Manager
PRODUCTS ERS vFabric Enterprise Ready Server
PRODUCTS MVP VMware Mobile Virtualization Platform
PRODUCTS SRM VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
PRODUCTS VCD VMware vCloud Director
PRODUCTS VCM VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
PRODUCTS VCO VMware vCenter Orchestrator
PRODUCTS VCOPS VMware vCenter Operations (standard, Advanced, Enterprise)
PRODUCTS VDR VMware Data Recovery
PRODUCTS VMA vSphere Management Assistant
PRODUCTS VSA Vsphere Storage Appliance
PRODUCTS VSM VMware Service Manager
PRODUCTS VUM VMware vCenter Update Manager
ROLES PSO Professional Services Organisation
ROLES TAM Technical Account Manager

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