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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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A.3. Chapter 3: Installing and Configuring vCenter Server

Understand the features and role of vCenter Server.

vCenter Server plays a central role in the management of ESX/ESXi hosts and virtual machines. Key features such as VMotion, Storage VMotion, VMware DRS, VMware HA, and VMware FT are all enabled and made possible by vCenter Server. vCenter Server provides scalable authentication and role-based administration based on integration with Active Directory.

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Specifically with regard to authentication, what are three key advantages of using vCenter Server?

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First, vCenter Server centralizes the authentication so that user accounts don't have to be managed on a per-host basis. Second, vCenter Server eliminates the need to share ...

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