Glossary for System Center 2012 - App Controller
Updated: June 1, 2015
App Controller Library
A single logical representation of all library objects from registered clouds from VMM and Windows Azure.
The ability to perform a function, for example, the ability of a cloud to host highly available virtual machines is a capability, and the ability of a cloud to connect virtual machines to a certain logical network is a capability.
A consumable resource which is pooled and reported as an aggregate value via a cloud. CPU count, memory, and storage are examples of capacity dimensions.
A pool of resources which exposes a set of capacity and capabilities without revealing the actual physical backing of the resources.
cloud resource mapping
A mapping created by an App Controller administrator with all the cloud resources.
An individual Active Directory user account or an Active Directory group that is assigned to one or more user roles. A user role can consist of one or more members.
A website that users who are assigned to an appropriate user role can use to create and manage their own virtual machines and services.
The cloud created within and exposed by VMM systems running within an App Controller installation’s trust boundary. There can be multiple private clouds.
A cloud provided to the general public.
A per-user limit on cloud capacity usage. A quota can consist of several dimensions such as CPUs, memory, storage, virtual machines, and so on.
The set of public and private clouds to which a user role has access.
service configuration file
The file that sets values for a service. The values that you can specify include the number of instances to deploy for each role, the values for the configuration parameters that you established in the service definition file, and the thumbprints for any SSL certificates associated with the service.
service configuration setting
A configuration option that can be changed in a running service without requiring the service to be redeployed.
service definition file
The file that determines the service model, such as the roles that comprise a service, optional local storage resources, configuration settings, and certificates for SSL endpoints.
A deployed service in Windows Azure or VMM.
A package, also known as a service template, is a file that contains the role binaries and the service definition file to be published to the Windows Azure fabric.
A design option that, if it is changed, requires the service to be redeployed.
An account that provides access to Windows Azure storage services to obtain persistent, redundant storage in the cloud. The storage services include these fundamental services: a) Blob service b) Queue service c) Table service.
A profile that defines the set of available actions, scope choices, and quota options available to a user role. Examples of profiles are App Controller Administrator, Cloud Manager, and Self-Service User.
A unique combination of members, scope, and quota. A user role is based on one and only one profile.
VMM service template
A template, also called a virtual machine template, that represents a set of virtual machines that are working together to provide a tool for the customer.