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VMDC Abbreviations and Acronyms


Virtualized Multiservice Data Center (VMDC) Abbreviations and Acronyms
February 21, 2013

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Virtualized Multiservice Data Center (VMDC) Abbreviations and Acronyms

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VMDC Abbreviations and Acronyms


Table 1 lists Virtualized Multiservice Data Center (VMDC) abbreviations and acronyms, including Data Center Interconnect (DCI) terms, for authoring and customer reference.

Table 1 VMDC Abbreviations and Acronyms 

Abbreviation

Expanded

10GE
Ten Gigabit Ethernet
1R2C
One Rate 2 Colors
AAA
Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
AAG
At A Glance (doc type)
ABR
Area Border Router
ACE
Application Control Engine (Cisco)
ACL
Access Control List
AH
Authentication Header
ARP
Address Resolution Protocol
AS
Autonomous System
ASA
Adaptive Security Appliance (Cisco)
ASBR
Autonomous System Border Router
ASIC
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
AVG
Active Virtual Gateway
BDR
Backup Designated Router
BECN
Backward Explicit Congestion Notification (Frame Relay QoS)
BGP
Border Gateway Protocol
Bidir-PIM
Bidirectional Protocol Independent Multicast
BPDU
Bridge Protocol Data Unit
BVI
Bridge Virtual Interface
CAM
Content Addressable Memory
CBWFQ
Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing (QoS)
CDP
Cisco Discovery Protocol (Cisco)
CE
Cache Engine
CE
Customer Edge
CEF
Cisco Express Forwarding
CFS
Cisco Fabric Service
CIFS
Common Internet File System
CIR
Committed Information Rate
CLI
Command Line Interface
CNA
Converged Network Adapter
CoPP
Control Plane Policing
CPU
Central Processing Unit
CSD
Cisco Secure Desktop (Cisco)
CSSC
Cisco Secure Services Client
CTA
Cisco Trust Agent
CTI
Common Test Interface
CWDM
Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing
DC
Data Center
DCBX
Data Center Bridging Exchange (IEEE 802.1AB)
DCE
Data Center Ethernet
DCI
Data Center Interconnect
DC-PE
Data Center Provider Edge
DCNM
Data Center Network Manager
DEC
Distributed EtherChannel
DF
Designated Forwarder
DFC
Distributed Forwarding Card (Cisco)
DG
Design Guide (doc type)
DHCP
Dynamic Host Control Protocol
DIG
Design and Implementation Guide
DM
Device Manager
DMZ
Demilitarized Zone
DR
Designated Router
DR
Disaster Recovery
DRS
Distributed Resource Scheduling
DSN
Data Center Service Node
DUT
Device Under Test
DVS
Distributed Virtual Switch
DWDM
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing
DWRR
Deficit Weighted Round Robin
EAP
Extensible Authentication Protocol
EAPOL
Extensible Authentication Protocol over LAN
eBGP
External Border Gateway Protocol
ECMP
Equal Cost Multipathing
EIGRP
Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
EOBC
Ethernet Out-of-Band Channel
EoMPLS
Ethernet over Multiprotocol Label Switching
EOU
EAP-over-UDP
ERSPAN
Encapsulated Remote Switched Port Analyzer
ESP
Encapsulating Security Protocol
ETS
Enhanced Transmission Selection
FC
Fibre Channel
FC-GS
Fibre Channel Generic Services
FCoE
Fibre Channel over Ethernet
FCS
First Customer Ship
FE
Fast Ethernet
FEC
Fast (Ethernet) EtherChannel
FHR
First Hop Router
FIB
Forwarding Information Base
FM
Fabric Manager
FSPF
Fabric Shortest Path First
FSU
Fast Software Upgrade
FT
Fault-Tolerant
FTP
File Transfer Protocol
FWSM
Firewall Services Module (Cisco)
GBIC
Gigabit Interface Converter
GE
Gigabit Ethernet
GEC
Gigabit (Ethernet) EtherChannel
GLBP
Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
GUI
Graphical User Interface
HA
High Availability
HBA
Host Bus Adapter
HQoS
Hierarchical QoS
HSRP
Hot Standby Router Protocol
HTTP
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
IaaS
Infrastructure as a Service
iBGP
Internal Border Gateway Protocol
ICMP
Internet Control Message Protocol
ICS
Integrated Compute Stack
ICV
Integrity Check Value
IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
IETF
Internet Engineering Task Force
IG
Implementation Guide (doc type)
IGMP
Internet Group Messaging Protocol
IGP
Interior Gateway Protocol
IKE
Internet Key Exchange
IOPS
Input/Output Operations Per Second
IP
Internet Protocol
IPC
Inter-Process Communication
IPM
Internetwork Performance Monitor
IPsec
IP Security
IPv4
Internet Protocol version 4
ISAKMP
Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol
ISL
Inter-Switch Links
L2
(OSI Model) Layer 2
L3
(OSI Model) Layer 3
LACP
Link Aggregation Control Protocol
LAN
Local Area Network
LDP
Label Distribution Protocol
LDAP
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LHR
Last Hop Router
LP1X
LAN Port 802.1x
LPIP
LAN Port IP
LR
Long Range
LSA
Link State Advertisement
LUN
Logical Unit Number
MAC
Media Access Control
MACsec
MAC Security
MDS
Multilayer Director Switch
MEC
Multi-Chassis EtherChannel
MIB
Management Information Base
MLS
Multi-Layer Switching
MPLS
Multiprotocol Label Switching
MPLS-TC
MPLS Traffic Class
MQC
Modular QoS CLI (Cisco)
MSDP
Multicast Source Discovery Protocol
MSFC
Multilayer Switch Feature Card
MST
Multiple Spanning Tree
MSTI
Multiple Spanning Tree Instance
MSTP
Multiservice Transport Platform
MTU
Maximum Transmission Unit
MUX
Multiplex
NAC
Network Admission Control
NAD
Network Access Device
NAS
Network Attached Storage
NAT
Network Address Translation
NDE
Netflow Data Export
NFS
Network File System
NGN
Next Generation Network
NIC
Network Interface Card
NSF
Non-Stop Forwarding
NTP
Network Time Protocol
OEO
Optical-to-Electrical-to-Optical
OID
Object Identifier
OIR
Online Insertion/Removal
ONS
Optical Networking System
OOB
Out-of-Band
OPEX
Operating Expense
OSI
Open Systems Interconnect
OSPF
Open Shortest Path First
P2P
Point-to-Point
PAgP
Port Aggregation Protocol
PAT
Port Address Translation
PB
PetaByte
PDU
Protocol Data Unit
PFC
Priority Flow Control
PFC
Policy Feature Card
PIM
Protocol Independent Multicast
PIM-DM
Protocol Independent Multicast - Dense Mode
PIM-SP
Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode
PIR
Peak Information Rate
PKL
Peer Keepalive Link
Pod 1
Point of Delivery
PoE
Power over Ethernet
PVST
Per-VLAN Spanning-Tree
PVT
Private
QoS
Quality of Service
RAC
Real Application Cluster)
RADIUS
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
RHI
Route Health Injection
RIP
Route Information Protocol
ROADM
Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer
RP (Multicast)
Rendezvous Point
RP (Supervisor Architecture)
Route Processor
RPF
Reverse Path Forwarding
RPR+
Route Processor Redundancy Plus
rPVST+
Rapid Per-VLAN Spanning-Tree Plus
RSH
Remote Shell
rSPAN
Remote Switched Port Analyzer
SA
Security Association
SA
Source Active
SADB
Security Association Database
SAN
Storage Area Network
SCSI
Small Computer System Interface
SLA
Service Level Agreement
SLA
Service License Agreement
SLB
Server Load Balancing
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol
SP
Service Provider
SP
Switch Processor
SPAN
Switched Port Analyzer
SP-DC
Service Provider Data Center
SPI
Security Parameter Index
SP-NGN
Service Provider Next Generation Network
SPT
Shortest Path Tree
SR
Short Range
SRM
Site Recovery Manager
SSH
Secure Shell
SSL
Secure Sockets Layer
SSO
Stateful Switchover
STP
Spanning-Tree Protocol
STP
Spanning Tree Protocol
SVI
Switched Virtual Interface
TACACS
Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System
TCAM
Ternary Content Addressable Memory
TCP
Transmission Control Protocol
TDEV
Thin Device
TenGE
Ten Gigabit Ethernet
TFTP
Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TLS
Transport Layer Security
TTM
Time to Market
UCS
Unified Computing System (Cisco)
UCSM
Unified Computing System Manager (Cisco)
UDLD
Unidirectional Link Detection
UDLD-AM
Unidirectional Link Detection - Aggressive Mode
UDP
User Datagram Protocol
uRPF
Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding
VCE
Virtual Computing Environment
vCPU
Virtual CPU
vDS
vNetwork Distributed Switch
VEM
Virtual Ethernet Module
vFW
Virtual Firewall
VG
Virtual Gateway
VIC
Virtual Interface Card
VLAN
Virtual LAN
VM
Virtual Machine
VMAC
Virtual MAC
VMDC
Virtualized Multiservice Data Center (Cisco)
vMotion
Virtual Motion
VNMC
Virtual Network Management Center
VOQ
Virtual Output Queue
vPC
Virtual Port-Channel
VQI
Virtual Queue Index
VRF
Virtual Routing and Forwarding
VSAN
Virtual SAN
VSG
Virtual Security Gateway (Cisco)
VSL
Virtual Switch Link
VSS
Virtual Switch System (Cisco)
VTP
VLAN Trunking Protocol
WCCP
Web Cache Communication Protocol
WRED
Weighted Random Early Detection

1 A basic infrastructure module that is a logical 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.