What’s the difference between vSphere and vCenter?

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Name Desc
vCenter interfaces with ESXi hosts, VMs, vSANs, vSwitches, HA, vMotion, etc.
vSphere centralized platform that manages vCenter/VCSA/VCCM and ESXi, etc.

See also


Other cool tech VMware is pushing

Name Desc
AppDefense manifest driven security platform. Discovery phase takes 2 weeks to figure out what apps need access to what
NSX virtualized firewall that sits on top of VMs
vRealize Network Insight checks links for integrity and suggests firewall rules for NSX
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