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VMware acronyms - 30.Jul.2010 7:11:55 AM   


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Duncan from yellow-bricks.com posted this fun blog yesterday about VMware acronyms that many people don't know.  I didn't know what ESX and GSX stood for, had no idea it was such a dramatic product name.  It's great gee-whiz info, stump your fellow geeks!  


ESX = Elastic Sky X
GSX = Ground Storm X also some times referred to as Ground Swell X
VPX = Virtual Provisioning X
VPXA = Virtual Provisioning X Agent
VPXD = Virtual Provisioning X Daemon
VMX = Virtual Machine eXecutable
AAM = Automated Availability Manager
VIX = Virtual Infrastructure eXtension
VIM = Virtual Infrastructure Management
DAS = Distributed Availability Service
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RE: VMware acronyms - 30.Jul.2010 9:15:04 AM   


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 Very Cool....

A few days ago i just read Elastic Sky X on Mike Laverick's book (VMware vSpehere 4 Implementation)...

Who knows what the "i" means on ESX(i) ?

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RE: VMware acronyms - 30.Jul.2010 9:35:47 AM   


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"Installable" or "Integrated", I believe.

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RE: VMware acronyms - 31.Jul.2010 4:11:32 PM   
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Intregrated is the correct answer. Here is a reference link that describes how ESXi was born. It's a really interesting story and the product's development really illustrates how quickly VMware is moving toward fully and completely decoupling hardware from the processing environment.


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