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VMware vSphere Essentials by Christian Stankowic, Kunal Kumar

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Chapter 2. VMware vCenter Server

In the last chapter, we discussed about various hypervisors and VMware vSphere. We understood how vSphere differs from other products, and how a virtual environment is a better choice in managing a data center. We now also know what our virtual infrastructure comprises of. So after having an introductory understanding of VMware vSphere, we will now have a look at vCenter Server and its role in VMware virtualized infrastructure.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Introduction to vCenter Server
  • vCenter Server architecture
  • Communication between vCenter Server and ESXi hosts
  • Additional vCenter Server components
  • Comparison of vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance
  • Preparing and installing vCenter Server ...

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