802.1Q VLAN tagging. Standard and Distributed vSwitches can be configured to tag packets with different VLAN IDs for the VMs.

802.3ad Link aggregation. Also known as Ether Channel on Cisco switches. Used with VMware’s IP-based load-balancing policy for both standard and distributed vSwitches.


access controls Allowing or denying a user or group access to an object. This is used with the vSphere Client and the Web client.

Admission Control Allowing a VM to be powered on if enough resources are available. This is used in conjunction with VM reservations and HA clusters.

Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) An open standard for hardware configuration and power management. ACPI S5 is the state in which an ESX/ESXi ...

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