VMware vCenter Server provides a centralized platform for managing your VMware vSphere environments, so you can automate and deliver a virtual infrastructure with confidence.
Quickly and easily deploy vCenter Server using host profiles or a Linux-based virtual appliance.
Allocate and optimize resources for maximum efficiency with vCenter Server.
Administer your entire vSphere infrastructure from a single location.
Use powerful tools to simplify management and extend your control, now including vRealize Log Insight.
Quickly deploy vCenter Server and manage vSphere using a Linux-based virtual appliance. There is a single step migration and upgrade tool for existing Windows vCenter Server deployments. Deliver complete lifecycle management for your virtual infrastructure using vCenter Server.
The HTML 5-based vSphere Client lets you manage the essential functions of vSphere from any browser with more responsiveness and usability than ever before. Assign users to custom roles, search vCenter inventory or provision new virtual machines at the click of a button. Gain the visibility and control needed for your virtual machines, hosts and datastores.
Web Client Plug-ins from VMware partners allow IT admins to manage 3rd-party elements in their data center directly from vCenter. vCenter has the largest partner ecosystem in the industry with our open Web Client Plug-in SDK, and as a result, vCenter customers can do back-up, data protection, server management, network management, security management, etc. directly from vCenter.
VMware launched the Web Client Plug-in Certification Program in 2016 to ensure a better end-user experience for customers. Certified Plug-ins deliver optimal performance, better security model, client isolation against failures in one plug-in, enhanced vCSA scalability, etc. Customers will be able to distinguish certified Web Client Plug-ins because only certified Plug-ins will carry the "VMware-ready" logo.
See the complete list of Web Client Plug-in partners.
To develop a Web Client Plug-in, please download the Web Client Plug-in.
Protect the vCenter Server Appliance and related services with native High Availability and RTO of less than 10 minutes. vSphere provides native active-passive HA capability, certified for vCenter Server Appliance.
Backup your vCenter Appliance to file via industry-standard protocols while vCenter is still up and running. Restore by simply pointing a fresh appliance to the backup location and files will be downloaded to the new vCenter Server Appliance. No third party products are required.
Looking for licensing and pricing information? Read the vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management Licensing, Pricing and Packaging White Paper.
vCenter Server Standard is for large vSphere deployments.
vCenter Server Standard customers are entitled to 25 log streams of vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server. For more information, see the FAQ.
Note that vCenter Server for any vSphere Essentials kit is already integrated into the kits for smaller office deployments.