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Terminology

Hosts and clusters

VMware terms

Networking * vSphere Distributed Switch - acts as a single virtual switch across all associated hosts

Storage * Datastore - a logical container that holds VMs’ files (like *.vmdk, *.log, *.nvram). Can exist on different types of physical storage (local disks, iSCSI, Fibre Channel SAN, NFS). Can be VMFS-based or NFS-based. Can be created by formatting LUNs or by mounting NFS volumes to an existing host. * More: https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.vcli.examples.doc/cli_manage_storage.6.1.html