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VMware vSphere Essentials by Christian Stankowic, Kunal Kumar

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Additional vCenter Server components

vCenter Server also consists of the following services and interfaces:

  • Core services: This includes managing resources and virtual machines, scheduling tasks, managing and generating events and alarms, and logging statistics. It also offers functionality for provisioning virtual machines and configuring hosts.
  • Distributed services: This offers functionality for serving vSphere clusters, including (storage) vMotion, (storage) DRS, and high availability. While vMotion and storage vMotion are used for migrating virtual machines and their virtual hard disks online, DRS and Storage DRS implement automatic load balancing of computing and storage resources. vSphere high availability makes sure that virtual machines ...

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