IT Operations Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing IT operations and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

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  • V

    VMQ (Virtual Machine Queue)

    VMQ (Virtual Machine Queue) is a type of hardware packet filtering that delivers packet data from an outside virtual machine network directly to a virtualized host operating system. 

  • VMware PKS (VMware Pivotal Container Service)

    VMware PKS (VMware Pivotal Container Service) is a managed container service that allows users to simplify, operate and manage Kubernetes clusters in multi-cloud environments.

  • VMware vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC)

    VMware vSphere Integrated Containers allow an administrator to deploy and manage containers alongside their traditional VMs in vSphere.

  • X

    Xen

    Xen is the open source hypervisor included in the Linux kernel and, as such, it is available in all Linux distributions.

  • Y

    YAML (YAML Ain't Markup Language)

    YAML (YAML Ain't Markup Language) is a data-oriented language structure used as the input format for diverse software applications.

  • Z

    Zabbix

    Zabbix is an open source monitoring software tool for diverse IT components, including networks, servers, virtual machines (VMs) and cloud services.

  • Zenoss

    Zenoss is a company that develops hybrid IT monitoring analytics software for visibility in cloud, virtual and physical IT environments.

  • zero-touch provisioning (ZTP)

    Zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) is a method of setting up devices that automatically configures the device using a switch feature.

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