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vSphere Client vs Vcenter

Hi
Im new to vmware.

What is the difference between vSphere Client  and Vcenter?

Thanks
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ryder0707Commented:
You use vSphere Client to manage an esx host directly or to connect to a Vcenter, vSphere client does not need a license
Vcenter is like the centralized management software to manage multiple esx hosts and you need license for it
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dnilsonCommented:
Agree with ryder, to a certain extent, but vSphere seems to be the new marketing name for what we used to call vCenter plus ESX, which includes a core server component and the Virtual Infrastructure client (VI), along with a vMware host OS license.

VI never looked any different to me than vCenter client, except in vCenter(fundementals) I could look at 3 machines, up to 2500 with the full license.

vMware is marketing it as "Private Cloud computing", but to me its a repackaging of ESX, vCenter , vi along with enhancement in both application and infrastructure tools like clustering, thin provisoning, image resizing, etc etc to make a better esx.

Read more at:
http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/mid-size-and-enterprise-business/features.html

Compare editions at:
https://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/buy/editions_comparison.html

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