I purchased esxi 5.1 essentials, and its on 3 esxi hosts. I have always used vShpere client to access each host separately, but I imagine there is a better software client to manage all the hosts in one place. I got lost on the VMware downloads page. I thought it would be called 'vmware vcenter server for essentials' but its kinda vague on the downloads page.
so can someone point me in the right direction?
You need vCenter Server to manage multiple ESXi hosts from a single interface.
There are 3 "options" of vCenter server that you can get:
vCenter Essentials (http://store.vmware.com/store/vmware/en_US/DisplayProductDetailsPage/productID.233860600)
If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.
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