what is meant by term 'vmware infrastructure'.

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What is meant by term 'vmware infrastructure'.

What is the difference between the two terms "vmwarre infrastructure" and "VCenter server"
ashjuvAsked:
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aldanchCommented:
VMware vCenter Server (formerlly called VirtualCenter Management Server)
- Enables you to manage multiple ESX servers (and their VMs) using one VI client session
- Stores and servers out licenses to your ESX servers
- A component of VMware Virtual Infrastructure (currently VI 3.5)
- Requires use of a SQL backend (or SQL express) to store its data
- Dedicated physical Windows server or VM running on an ESX server
- Managed through RDP or console session

VMware's Virtual Infrastructure
- Your VMware virtual environment
- Components include - ESX servers, vCenter servers, VMs
- Licenses based on type - Foundation, Standarad, Enterprise
- Each license enables different features, such as VMotion, Storage VMotion, HA, DRS, VCB, DPM (experimental), VirtualCenter agents for ESX Server, NAS Usage, iSCSI usage, SAN usage, 2- or 4-way SMP
- Managed through VI Client
- Recommend central storage such as FC/iSCSI SAN or NFS (v3) server to store your VMs and attach your ESX servers to
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WizardWillCommented:
VCenter is a management server you use to manage the Vmware infrastructure.

Vmware infrastructure is all the software the use to do the virtualization
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WizardWillCommented:
Vcenter stand for Virtual Center
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ashwin_kumar525Commented:
VMware Infrastructure (VI) consists of a suite of virtualization products from VMware
For example:
    * VMware ESX Server version 3
    * VMware Virtual Center version 2
    * Virtual SMP (which allows a guest operating system to "see" up to 4 CPUs in the virtual machine).
From Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VMware_Infrastructure

Virtual Center is part of VI using which you can manage ESX servers. Virtual Center is nothing but the management console with great features available.
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kumarnirmalCommented:
VMware Infrastructure also includes Distributed Services such as vMotion, Storage vMotion, VMware DRS, VMware HA and VMware DPM
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