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Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5 by Josh Atwell, Matt Liebowitz, Forbes Guthrie, Nick Marshall, Scott Lowe

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Chapter 3

Installing and Configuring vCenter Server

In the majority of today's information systems, the client-server architecture is king. This standing is because the client-server architecture can centralize resource management and give end users and client systems simplified access to those resources. Information systems used to exist in a flat, peer-to-peer model, when user accounts were required on every system where resource access was needed and when significant administrative overhead was needed simply to make things work. That is how managing a large infrastructure with many ESXi hosts feels without vCenter Server. vCenter Server brings ...

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