1. Overview : 1.2 vCloud Suite Components
1.2 vCloud Suite Components
The following table describes the components of the VMware vCloud Suite.
Table 2. vCloud Components
vCloud Component
VMware vCloud Director
vCloud API
Layer of software that abstracts virtual resources and exposes vCloud components to consumers. Includes:
*vCloud Director Server (also referred to as a cell).
*vCloud Director Database.
*VMware vCloud API, used to manage vCloud objects programmatically.
VMware vSphere
Virtualization platform providing abstraction of physical infrastructure layer for vCloud. Includes:
*VMware ESXi™ hosts.
*VMware vCenter™ Server.
*vCenter Server database.
VMware vCloud Networking and Security
Decouples network and security from the underlying physical network hardware through software-defined networking and security. Includes:
*VXLAN support.
* vCloud Networking and Security Edge Gateway.
* App and Data Security Manager.
VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite
Provides predictive capacity and performance planning, compliance and configuration management, dynamic resource metering, cost modeling, and report generation using the following components:
*vCenter Operations Manager™.
*vCenter Configuration Manager™.
*vCenter Infrastructure Navigator™.
*vCenter Chargeback Manager™.
vFabric Application Director
Part of the Cloud Application Platform family of products that provide automated provisioning of application infrastructure.
VMware vCenter Orchestrator™
Enables the automation of provisioning and operational tasks across VMware and third-party applications using an open and flexible plug-in architecture.
VMware vCloud Connector
vSphere Client plug-in that enables users to connect to vSphere-based or vCloud Director-based clouds and manage them through a single interface.