1. Acronym List¶

ACI

Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco product)

ACL

Access Control List

AD

Active Directory

ADCS

Active Directory Certificate Services

APIC

Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (Cisco product)

AU

Allocation Unit

BIOS

Basic Input Output System

BIT

Built-In-Test

CA

Certificate Authority

CD

Compact Disk

CIFS

Common Internet File System

COTS

Commercial Off The Shelf

CRL

Certificate Revocation List

DB

Database

DBA

Database Administration

DHCP

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

DNS

Domain Name System

DVD

Digital Versatile Disk

ER

Engineering Release

ESD

Electrostatic Discharge

ESXi

VMware vSphere Hypervisor

EULA

End User Licensing Agreement

EWS

Exchange Web Services

FC

Fiber Channel

FQDN

Fully Qualified Domain Name

FRA

Flash Recovery Area

GB

Gigabyte

GPO

Group Policy Object

GPU

Graphics Processing Unit

GRUB

GRand Unified Bootloader

GUI

Graphical User Interface

HA

High Availability

HBA

Host Bus Adapter

HDD

Hard Disk Drive

IIS

Internet Information Services

ILOM

Integrated Lights Out Management

IP

Internet Protocol

IPv4

Internet Protocol Version 4

IPv6

Internet Protocol Version 6

ISO

International Organization for Standardization. Also short for iso9660.

ISO9660

A file system standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for optical disc media.

KB

Kilobyte

KMS

Key Management Service

LAN

Local Area Network

LDAP

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

LGPO

Local Group Policy Object

LUN

Logical Unit

MB

Megabyte

NAS

Network Attached Storage

NFS

Network File System

NIC

Network Interface Card

NTP

Network Time Protocol

OS

Operating System

OVA

Open Virtual Appliance

POST

Power On Self Test

PXE

Preboot Execution Environment

RAID

Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks

RHEL

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

RSA

Rivest Shamir Adelman Algorithm

SAN

Storage Area Network

SAS

Serial Attached SCSI

SATA

Serial Advanced Technology Attachment

SELinux

Security-Enhanced Linux

SCP

Service Connection Point or Secure Copy (part of the SSH suite)

SCSI

Small Computer Standard Interface

SFTP

Secure File Transfer Protocol (part of the SSH suite)

SHA

Secure Hash Algorithm

SIEM

Security Information and Event Management

SIP

Session Initiation Protocol

SMB

Server Message Blocks

SMTP

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

SNMP

Simple Network Management Protocol

SP

Service Pack (Windows context)

SRV

Service Record in DNS

SSD

Solid State Disk

SSH

Secure Shell

SSO

Single Sign-On

TB

Terabyte

TBD

To Be Determined

TCP

Transmission Control Protocol

TFTP

Trivial File Transfer Protocol

TLS

Transport Layer Security

UAC

User Account Control (Windows security feature)

UEFI

Unified Extensible Firmware Interface

UDP

User Datagram Protocol

UI

User Interface

URL

Uniform Resource Locator

USB

Universal Serial Bus

VM

Virtual Machine

WDS

Windows Deployment Services

WSUS

Windows Server Update Services

WWN

World Wide Name (Unique Identifier)