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Access Control List - ACL's are used to specify who has access to what resources. Typically they are applied at either the network or file system level. Example: A network ACL may specify that users on the 10.1.1.0/24 subnet has access to NFS Shares on server1 whereas a file system ACL may specify that user1 can read and execute the files in folder1, but cannot delete the files.
A Database integrated into Microsoft Windows Domain controllers used for tracking and authenticating User and Computer accounts on a Network.
Active Directory also tracks Configuration and Identity Information for Users, Computers and Applications within a given Domain.
Common Internet File System Also Known as Windows Share or SMB
A File system designed to work with more than one computer system connected simultaneously.
Console Monitor System
Copy Command on a Unix/Linux Computer System
Fiber Channel Over Ethernet. A method of sending Fiber Channel commands over an Ethernet Network. with FCOE the Fiber Channel calls are wrapped in TCP Packets.
A protocol used for a server to communicate with it's storage devices over a Fiber Optic connection
A collection of files shared between one computer and another
Host Bus Adapter. Used for connecting computer to SAN based Storage
The computer that runs a Virtual Machine Guest Machine/Operating System - a Virtualized Computer running on a Host Machine. Ballooning - The process where a Host Machine proactively fills the memory of a guest machine to force the guest machine to give up memory it no longer needs.
Software Created by Microsoft to server as a host for Virtual Machines
Input Output per Second (A measurement of hard disk performance)
iSCSI also known as Internet SCSI is a method of connecting your server to your storage device. iSCSI encapsulates SCSI commands into TCP packets, then transmits them over the network to your storage devic
Software allowing a Client Machine to connect to an iSCSI Resource on the network
Software running on a Server allowing the server to share a resource via the iSCSI protocol
An ISO file is an image of a CD or DVD.
Just In Time - Refers to a method of creating programs where they do not compile until right before they are executed.
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
A Family of Operating Systems based on UNIX
Logical Unit Number when a storage is shared using Fiber Channel, iSCSI or a similar protocol it is typically referred to as a LUN. Each resource gets a unique LUN so the client machine can differentiate between the different resources.
Microsoft Clustering Services
Network Attached Storage
Network Appliance. A Company that makes storage Appliances such a Storage Area Networks and Network Attached Storage.
Network File System. A Method of sharing files between computers on a network. Typically used in Unix/Linux environments.
NT File System
Oracle Cluster File system
A unit of formatted information sent over a Computer Network
A utility to show Performance statistics
Storage Area Network
Serial Attached SCSI
Serial Advanced Technology Attachment - Interface for connecting storage devices to a computer
Server Message Block sometimes called Samba Also Known as Windows Share or CIFS
A Unix Operating system made by SUN Microsystems and now owned by Oracle.
Abbreviation for Secure Shell - Tool Similar to Telnet and remote shell commands allowing for secure communications and file transfers between computers.
Transmission Control Protocol
Universal Naming Convention, a Method of specifying the location of a network resource in a Windows Environment.
An instance of a Computer Operating system running within a container on Simulated Hardware.
VMWare File System
A Company specializing in Server and Application Virtualization software.
A Computer Operating System made by Microsoft Corporation.
Software Created by Xensource and later acquired by Citrix Systems for hosting Virtual Machines