1.1. Exploring VMware vSphere 4

The VMware vSphere product suite includes a number of products and features that together provide a full array of enterprise virtualization functionality. These products and features in the vSphere product suite include the following:

  • VMware ESX and ESXi

  • VMware Virtual Symmetric Multi-Processing

  • VMware vCenter Server

  • VMware vCenter Update Manager

  • VMware vSphere Client

  • VMware VMotion and Storage VMotion

  • VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler

  • VMware High Availability

  • VMware Fault Tolerance

  • VMware Consolidated Backup

  • VMware vShield Zones

  • VMware vCenter Orchestrator

Rather than waiting to introduce these products and features in their own chapters, I'll introduce each product or feature in the following sections. This will allow ...

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