Cisco Virtualized Multiservice Data Center 2.3, Design Guide
Glossary
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Glossary
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A
ACE
Application Control Engine (Cisco)
ACL
Access Control List
ARP
Address Resolution Protocol
ASA
Adaptive Security Appliance (Cisco)
ASR
Aggregation Services Router (Cisco)

 


B
BFD
Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
BGP
Border Gateway Protocol

 


C
CaaS
Communications as a Service
CAPEX
Capital Expense
CBWFQ
Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing (QoS)
CNA
Converged Network Adapter
CoS
Class of Service
CPU
Central Processing Unit
CRI
Cloud Ready Infrastructure

 


D
DC
Data Center
DC-PE
Data Center Provider Edge
DMZ
Demilitarized Zone
DRS
Distributed Resource Scheduling
DSCP
Differentiated Services Code Point
DSN
Data Center Service Node
DVS
Distributed Virtual Switch

 


E
eBGP
External Border Gateway Protocol
EH
End-host (mode)

 


F
FC
Fibre Channel
FCoE
Fibre Channel over Ethernet
FEX
Fabric Extender
FIFO
First In, First Out
FT
Fault Tolerance
FWSM
Firewall Services Module (Cisco)

 


G
GEM
Gigabit Ethernet Module

 


H
HA
High Availability
HQoS
Hierarchical QoS
HSRP
Hot Standby Router Protocol

 


I
IaaS
Infrastructure as a Service
iBGP
Internal Border Gateway Protocol
ICS
Integrated Compute and Storage
IGP
Interior Gateway Protocol
IOPS
Input/Output Operations Per Second
IPsec
IP security
ISV
Independent Software Vendor

 


L
L2
Layer 2
L3
Layer 3
L4
Layer 4
L7
Layer 7
LACP
Link Aggregation Control Protocol
LAN
Local Area Network
LDAP
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LDP
Label Distribution Protocol
LLQ
Low Latency Queuing
LUN
Logical Unit Number

 


M
MAC
Media Access Control
MDS
Multilayer Director Switch
MEC
Multi-Chassis EtherChannel
MPLS
Multiprotocol Label Switching

 


N
NAS
Network Attached Storage
NAT
Network Address Translation
NFS
Network File System
NGN
Next Generation Network
NPIV
N-Port Identifier Virtualization
NPV
N-Port Virtualization
NSF
Nonstop Forwarding (Cisco)
NSR
Nonstop Routing (Cisco)

 


O
OPEX
Operating Expense
OSPF
Open Shortest Path First

 


P
P2MP
Point-to-Multipoint
PE
Provider Edge
PHB
Per-Hop Behavior
Pod
Point of Delivery. A basic infrastructure module that is a physical, repeatable construct with predictable infrastructure characteristics and deterministic functions. A pod identifies a modular unit of data center components and enables customers to add network, compute, and storage resources incrementally.
PQ
Priority Queuing

 


Q
QoS
Quality of Service

 


R
RAID
Redundant Array of Independent Disks
RBAC
Role-based Access Control

 


S
SAN
Storage Area Network
SLA
Service Level Agreement
SLB
Server Load Balancing
SMB
Small/Medium Business
SSL
Secure Sockets Layer
STP
Spanning Tree Protocol
SVI
Switched Virtual Interface

 


T
TCP
Transmission Control Protocol
ToR
Top-of-Rack
TTM
Time to Market

 


U
UCS
Unified Computing System (Cisco)
UDP
User Datagram Protocol
UIM
Unified Infrastructure Manager (EMC)

 


V
vCPU
Virtual CPU
vDC
Virtual Data Center
VEM
Virtual Ethernet Module
vHBA
Virtual Host Bus Adapter
VIC
Virtual Interface Card
VLAN
Virtual LAN
VM
Virtual Machine
VMDC
Virtualized Multiservice Data Center (Cisco)
VMDK
Virtual Machine Disk
VMFS
Virtual Machine File System
VMNIC
VM Network Interface Card
vNIC
Virtual Network Interface Card
vMotion
Virtual Motion
VNMC
Virtual Network Management Center (Cisco)
VoIP
Voice over IP
vPC
Virtual Port-channel
VPDC
Virtual Private Data Center
VRF
Virtual Routing and Forwarding
VSAN
Virtual SAN
VSG
Virtual Security Gateway (Cisco)
vSLB
Virtual Server Load Balancer
VSM
Virtual Supervisor Module (Cisco)
VSS
Virtual Switch System (Cisco)

 


W
WAN
Wide Area Network
WRED
Weighted Random Early Detection