VMware vCenter Server provides a centralized and extensible platform for managing virtual infrastructure. VMware vCenter Server, formerly VMware VirtualCenter, manages VMware vSphere environments allowing IT administrators simple and automated control over the virtual environment to deliver infrastructure with confidence.
- Provides centralized control and visibility at every level of virtual infrastructure
- Delivers the security and availability of vSphere through automated proactive management
- Empowers a broad partner ecosystem to extend virtualization capabilities
- What's New in VMware vCenter Server 5.1
Centralized Control and Visibility at Every Level
VMware vCenter Server provides centralized management of virtualized hosts and virtual machines from a single console. VMware vCenter Server gives administrators deep visibility into the configuration of all the critical components of a virtual infrastructure-all from one place.
With VMware vCenter Server, virtual environments are easier to manage: a single administrator can manage hundreds of workloads, more than doubling typical productivity in managing physical infrastructure.
Deliver Virtual Infrastructure with Confidence
Consistently meeting business critical application SLAs requires automated proactive management to maximize VMware vSphere’s capabilities. Key capabilities enabled by VMware vCenter Server include vSphere vMotion, Distributed Resource Scheduler, High Availability and Fault Tolerance. vCenter Orchestrator also gives administrators the ability to create and easily implement best practice workflows.
With automated proactive management, VMware vCenter Server allows service levels to be met by dynamically provisioning new services, balancing resources, and automating high availability. Automated proactive management enables.
Expand Capabilities with Extensible Platform
VMware vCenter Server’s open plug-in architecture supports a broad range of additional capabilities from VMware and its partners. Hundreds of VMware partners integrate with vCenter Server enabling new capabilities such as capacity management, compliance management, business continuity, and storage monitoring. The vCenter Server APIs also allow integration of physical and virtual management tools, using their choice of enterprise management tools to connect to vCenter Server.