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Implementing VMware vCenter Server by Konstantin Kuminsky

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Summary

vCenter is a tool for the centralized management of the vSphere suite. It allows the management of multiple ESX/ESXi servers and VMs through a single-console application.

The VMware software stack consists of three layers: virtualization, management, and interface layers.

vCenter Server comes in two editions: Standard and Foundation. Foundation is designed for small- and middle-sized environments and is able to manage up to three hosts. Standard edition is for large vSphere deployments.

vCenter deployment consists of the following tasks:

  • Setting up vCenter Server databases.
  • Installing vCenter Server and vCenter Server support tools. Then connect to vCenter Server from the vSphere Client or the vSphere Web Client.
  • As an optional step, creating ...

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