Identity connector on a VMware environment
VMware is a virtualization and cloud computing software provider. VMware bases its virtualization technologies on its bare-metal hypervisor ESX/ESXi in x86 architecture. It allows you to run multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine where each virtual machine shares the resources of that one physical computer across multiple environments. Different virtual machines can run different operating systems and multiple applications on the same physical computer.
- VMware ESX / ESXi hypervisor. A type-1 hypervisor that functions as the virtualization server.
- VMware vCenter Server. Manages vSphere environments.
- VMware vSphere Client. Installs and manages virtual machines through the hypervisor. It allows you to deploy and export virtual machines, virtual appliances (a preconfigured virtual machine that typically includes a preinstalled guest operating system and other software), and vApps stored in Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF).
- VMware VMFS. The file system component from VMware.