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Cheatsheet: VMware Products

Cheatsheet: VMware Products

1.1 VMware Overview

Name Summary
VMware Headquartered at 3401 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto; 117 offices worldwide
vSphere Suite Virtualization
vSAN Storage
NSX Networking
vRealize Suite Management
VCF (VMware Cloud Foundation) An integrated software stack for everything SDDC requires
Reference CheatSheet: IT Infrastructure Fundamentals, Wikipedia: VMware
Reference VMware CheatSheet, Cloudfoundry CheatSheet


1.2 Cloud Platform

Name Summary
vCloud Suite Enterprise-ready private cloud
ESXi Bare Metal Hypervisor to run VMs
vCenter Control console for all your vSphere virtualization
vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM) Optimize capacity and monitor the workload performance of vSphere envs
VCF (VMware Cloud Foundation) An integrated software stack for everything SDDC requires
VMware Cloud Services Enable customers to run workload across private and public clouds
vmc (VMware Cloud On AWS) Run vSphere suite on Amazon infrastruture in Public Cloud
Pulse IoT Center Enterprise-grade IoT device management and monitoring solution
VVD (VMware Validated Design Documentation)  
VMware Cloud Provider Program Services(VCPP)  
Nimbus/DevHub Host internal test infrastructures

1.3 Cloud Native

Name Summary
VMware PKS VMware kubernetes solution for enterprises. On-prem and beyond. PKS CheatSheet
VMware Cloud PKS VMware managed k8s service on top of public kubernetes service. e.g, GKE, AKS, etc
Harbor Enterprise-ready container registry
AllSpark Like cross datacenter istio
VIC(vSphere Integrated Containers) It’s designed to help customers adopt micro-services architectures
Heptio Heptio products and expertise unlock the full potential of upstream Kubernetes
Heptio – ark k8s backup/restore: CRD + snapshot disk. Link: heptio ark
Heptio – sonobuoy K8S diagnostic tool: conformance test, workload debug, data collection

1.4 Storage

Name Summary
vSAN Clusters server disks to create radically simple, shared storage designed for VMs
Dell EMC VxRail A fully integrated and pre-configured Dell EMC Appliance powered by vSAN and vSphere
vSphere Replication Provides a cost-efficient and simple way to manage replication
vCenter Site Recovery Manager Protect applications against site failures and to streamline planned migrations
hatchway Persistent Storage for Cloud Native Applications
Virtual Volumes Integrate external storage partner to vmware solutions


1.5 Networking & Security

Name Summary
NSX Data Center Network virtualization platform for the SDDC
NSX-T SDN for cloud-native environments
AppDefense A data center endpoint security product. Protect applications running in virtualized envs. YouTube link
vRealize Network Insight helps to build an optimized, highly available and secure network infra across multi-cloud envs
Velocloud Networks Enables enterprises and service providers to deploy flexible and secure WAN connectivity.
VMware vCloud NFV A fully integrated, modular, multi-tenant network functions virtualization (“NFV”) platform

1.6 Cloud Management

Name Summary
vRealize Suite Provide transparency and control over the costs and quality of IT services.
vrops (vRealize Operationos) Provides performance, capacity and conf management for virtual or physical infra
vRA (vRealize Automation) Enables customers to rapidly deploy and provision cloud services
vrli (vRealize Log Insight) On-prem logging solution. YouTube: PKS and VMware vRealize Log Insight
Log intelligence SaaS logging solution
vcd (VMware vCLoud Director) Hybrid envs YouTube: VMware vCloud Director Overview
Wavefront SaaS monitoring. YouTube: Pivotal Container Service (PKS) and VMware Wavefront
Cloudhealth Container monitoring
vio VMware Integrated OpenStack
VMware CodeStream CI/CD as-a-service: Pipeline + Dashboard + Report. Like AWS Beanstalk
vCloud NFV Network Functions Virtualization platform for Communications Service Providers

1.7 End-User Computing

Name Summary
End-User Computing Access application and data from any device of the user’s choice and from any location
Workspace ONE SSO for all apps. It’s powered by VMware AirWatch and Horizon
AirWatch Deliver unified endpoint management
Horizon 7 virtual desktops and applications

1.8 VMware Developer Related

Name Summary
Flings Preview mode marketplace for vsphere ecosystem
VMware Configuration Maximums Provides the recommended configuration limits for VMware products
VAC (VMware Analytic Cloud)  

1.9 VMware Technology Alliances

Name Summary
VMworld conference Held in both the United States (“U.S.”) and Europe
vForum conference Held in the Asia Pacific and Japan region
Independent Hardware Vendors  
Independent Software Vendors  
VMware Service Providers  
VMware Partner Network  
Pivotal PCF Pivotal Cloud Foundry

1.10 More Resources

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