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Service Provider (SP)

A Service Provider (SP) is an organization that provides a network, storage, or processing service. Different types of such providers include Internet Service Providers (ISP), Application Service Providers (ASP) Storage Service Providers (SSP) and content providers.


ServiceNow is a cloud-based company that provides software-as-a-service (SaaS) to manage technical workflows. Many Turbonomic enterprise customers use ServiceNow to manage incidents, service requests, and Change Requests (CRs).

Turbonomic integrates with ServiceNow to audit actions and create CRs for specific actions. Once an action is tracked in a CR, it can be approved, scheduled, and recorded in ServiceNow, and executed in Turbonomic on demand or on schedule.

See also Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) and Orchestration

Shared-Nothing Migration

Shared-Nothing Migration is a VM move to a host and to a storage all in one action.  This is necessary when the new host for the VM cannot access the storage that supports the VM. For example, assume a VM on a host also uses local storage on that host. 

Turbonomic can move that VM to a different host and move its data to a different datastore in a single action.

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a service which runs in the Guest OS of a VM. Turbonomic uses SNMP to understand which applications are running on a workload, and their resource consumption from the OS perspective.

(6.4 version family, only) Turbonomic uses SNMP to create application instances by name, stitch the named instance to the VM, and feed per-application resource consumption to Turbonomic. 

Single Sign-On (SSO)

Single Sign-On (SSO) is an authentication process that allows a user to log in with a single ID and password to any of several related, yet independent, software systems. True single sign-on allows the user to log in once and access services without re-entering authentication factors. You can configure SSO for Turbonomic using any SAML 2.0-compliant SSO IdP (Identity Provider).

When SSO is enabled, Turbonomic only permits logins via the SSO IdP. Whenever you navigate to your Turbonomic installation, it redirects you to the SSO Identity Provider (IdP) for authentication before displaying the Turbonomic user interface. Before you enable SSO for your Turbonomic installation, you must configure at least one SSO user with Turbonomic Administrator privileges. If you do not, once you enable SSO, you will not be able to configure any SSO users in Turbonomic.


SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) is an open-source operating system developed by the SUSE organization. It is designed for workload management and optimization at the enterprise level on mainframes, servers, workstations and desktop computers. Turbonomic can discover and manage RHEL workloads, and the Turbonomic OVA is delivered as a SLES platform.

Turbonomic supports management of SLES workloads in the real-time market and in plans, including Migrate To Cloud plans. 


Snowflake is a SaaS product that provides data warehouse services. The Turbonomic Data Exporter can stream data to Snowflake, and customers can use Snowflake to visualize that data and gain insights into their virtual environments. 

SPEC (Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation)

SPECis a non-profit corporation formed to establish and maintain standardized benchmarks and tools to evaluate performance and energy efficiency for computing systems.  When creating Host templates in Turbonomic, you can choose from a catalog of CPU capacity. To build this catalog, Turbonomic uses benchmark data from

SQL (Structured Query Language)

SQL is a standard language for accessing and manipulating databases, e.g., to execute queries, retrieve data, insert or edit records, or create stored procedures. 

In the 6.4 version family, Turbonomic uses SQL to create new report templates. In later version families, Turbonomic offers Embedded Reports.

SSH (Secure Shell)

SSH is a software package that enables secure system administration and file transfers over insecure networks. In SSH, all user authentication, commands, output, and file transfers are encrypted to protect against attacks in the network. Tatu Ylonen developed the SSH protocol in 1995 in response to the hacking of the Finnish university network

To administer the Turbonomic platform at the OS or container level, you can use SSH sessions on the hosting VM. 

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