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license mode

Software; Virtualization

In VMware Infrastructure 3, the method used for licensing VMware software. A license file can be located on an ESX/ESXi server host or on a license server. vCenter Server uses ...

hot fix

Software; Virtualization

An installable file that resets a user’s password, renews an expired virtual machine, or enables a copy-protected virtual machine to run from a new location.


Software; Virtualization

A technology that allows a single physical processor to behave like two logical processors. The processor can run two independent applications at the same time.


Software; Virtualization

A platform that allows multiple operating systems to run on a host computer at the same time.

in-band virtualizer profile (IBVP)

Software; Virtualization

The standard profile that the VMware Migration Server adapts to describe ESX/ESXi server. The CIM SDK version 2 is based on the IBVP.

image-level (volume-level) backup

Software; Virtualization

A process that backs up an entire storage volume.

incremental backup

Software; Virtualization

A process that backs up only those files that have changed since the last backup, whether it is a full or incremental backup.