CloudCenter 4.8 has reached End of Life (EOL) as of November 14, 2018. See End of Support Notices for additional context.

Cloud-Related Terms

CloudThe cloud that you add or update in the CCM UI Clouds page.
Cloud accountThe details associated with the cloud provider's account in the CloudCenter platform.
Cloud familyThe cloud provider as identified in Public Clouds or Datacenters and Private Clouds.
Cloud regionThe region identified in the CCM UI's cloud group.

Cloud agnostic

Property of an application profile that indicates if it can be deployed on any supported datacenter, private cloud, or public cloud environment without modifying or refactoring code.  


An application-defined management platform that securely provisions infrastructure resources and deploys application components and data across more than 15 datacenter, private, and public cloud environments.

Cross-Cloud MigrationMigrate a deployed application from one cloud to another using a downtime-based migration process.


Reference to the CloudCenter's flexibility with not hard wiring the application profile to any cloud infrastructure.

Cloud Storage

Cloud-specific read-only Artifact Repository.
Datacenter and Private Clouds

Includes virtualized and orchestrated environments. CloudCenter supports physical resource management like Cisco UCS Director (UCSD), compute virtualization management like VMware vCenter, and datacenter orchestrators like VMware vRealize Automation. See Datacenters and Private Clouds for a complete list.

Execution venue

CloudCenter-supported Datacenters and Private Clouds and Public Clouds.

Full lifecycle management

CloudCenter’s unique approach used to model, migrate, and manage applications across cloud environments, with unified administration and governance of clouds and users.
Hybrid CloudIncludes datacenter, private cloud, and public cloud environments. 
Public CloudApplication profiles can be deployed to multiple public cloud environments including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute cloud, and others. See Public Clouds for a complete list. the word rule (not policy) when it applies to governance. I use the word policy only for deployment policies (for example, auto-scaling)
Virtual IP (VIP)

The Virtual IP (VIP) refers to an IP address that resides within the same subnet as the database severs. The CCM communicates with the database server through this IP address. Use the VIP if you launch both the DB master and DB slave from the same VPC.

If using the VIP, choose an unused IP from one of the subnets within the VPC.

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