This topic lists the key terms used in the Data Management for VMware Tanzu technical documentation.

Agent
The Data Management for VMware Tanzu control plane agent software.

Agent VM
The VM on which the Data Management for VMware Tanzu control plane agent software runs.

Data Management for VMware Tanzu
The centralized service that controls the installation and management of supported Tanzu Data Services on vSphere clusters.

Data Management for VMware Tanzu REST API
The public API exposed by Data Management for VMware Tanzu.

Data Management Service (DMS)
Short name for Data Management for VMware Tanzu.

Database Engine
A database engine supported by Data Management for VMware Tanzu: MySQL or PostgreSQL.

Database Template
A software blueprint for deploying a specific minor version of a specific database engine.

Environment
The vCenter IP-Cluster name that represents a specific Onboarded Cluster.

Instance Plan
A predefined, named combination of specific memory and vCPU resource amounts.

Management Cluster
The vSphere cluster that hosts the Data Management for VMware Tanzu Provider, the control plane software. The Management Cluster may also be an Onboarded Cluster.

Onboarded Cluster
A vSphere cluster that is registered with Data Management for VMware Tanzu. An Onboarded Cluster is a valid deployment target for Tanzu database Service Instances.

Organization
An administrative grouping within Data Management for VMware Tanzu comprised of one or more users. Users in an organization can provision Services Instances in one or more Onboarded Clusters registered by, or shared with, the organization.

Organization Administrator
A Data Management for VMware Tanzu user role with administrative privileges within a specific Organization, and who is permitted to deploy, manage, and monitor any Tanzu Data Service in the organization.

Organization User
A Data Management for VMware Tanzu user role permitted to provision, manage, and monitor their own Tanzu Data Services.

Primary Service Instance
A Service Instance that is the lead in a relationship to one or more Read Replica Service Instances.

Primary Provider
The Primary node in a Provider High Availability cluster.

Provider
The management control plane for Data Management for VMware Tanzu.

Provider Administrator
The administrative user that manages and monitors the Data Management for VMware Tanzu infrastructure and service.

Provider VM
The VM on which the Data Management for VMware Tanzu control plane software runs.

Read Replica Service Instance
An asynchronously-updated, read-only copy of a Primary Service Instance.

Service Instance
A provisioned Tanzu Data Service (for example, a MySQL or PostgreSQL database).

Service Instance VM
The VM on which a provisioned Tanzu Service Instance runs.

Standby Provider
A secondary node in a Provider High Availability cluster. Data Management for VMware Tanzu supports 2-3 Standby Providers in a HA cluster.

Template
A software blueprint for deploying a specific minor version of a supported Tanzu Data Service (MySQL, PostgreSQL).

Tanzu Network
The VMware repository from which you can download the Data Management for VMware Tanzu Provider and Agent .ovas, and from which the Provider obtains templates and software updates.

User Role
The role assigned to a Data Management for VMware Tanzu user - Provider Administrator, Organization Administrator, or Organization User.

VMware Customer Connect
The VMware portal from which you can download the Data Management for VMware Tanzu Provider and Agent .ovas.

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