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vCenter Server installation

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Eventhough we purchased the vSphere Essentials, but we only have 1 physical server that running 3 vm on it. So in this case, is the vCenter Server still helpful? or I can just use the  VMware vSphere Client?

And if I need to install vCenter Server, do I have to install on the vm or I can install on any one of the physical machine? and does the machine has to be joined to the domain?
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