what is meant by term 'vmware infrastructure'.

Posted on 2009-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-06

What is meant by term 'vmware infrastructure'.

What is the difference between the two terms "vmwarre infrastructure" and "VCenter server"
Question by:ashjuv
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    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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    Vcenter stand for Virtual Center
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    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

    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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    VMware Infrastructure also includes Distributed Services such as vMotion, Storage vMotion, VMware DRS, VMware HA and VMware DPM
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    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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