what is VMware vSphere

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VMware vSphere is VMware’s virtualization platform. It includes resources like CPU, Memory, Networking, and Storage and aggregates these resources in a single entity. It also provides you the tools to manage the virtual environments. We can say it as a VMware vSphere suit.  

The two core components of vSphere are ESXi and vCenter Server. ESXi is the virtualization platform where you create and run virtual machines and virtual appliances. vCenter Server is the service through which you manage multiple hosts connected in a network.

In vSphere 6.7 and older versions had two ways to manage it. 1) vSphere Client and 2) vSphere web clients but in VMware vSphere 7.0 has the only HTML5 based web client to manage the vCenters and hosts. There is a lot of improvement made in vSphere 7. For more details visit “What is new in vSphere 7“.

Here is the full overview of vSphere architecture:

Source : VMware

Installation setup goes as-

  1. Install the ESXi. How?
  2. Setup the ESXi as per your needs.
  3. Install vCenter Server. How?
  4. Access the vCenter web client
  5. Add and Remove hosts from the inventory here.

This way you can install VMware vSphere in your environment. Here is another snap which helps you to understand it better.

Source: VMware

At the top of your virtual infrastructure your can see the vSphere, which manages underlying resources.

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