Basics about VMware vSphere & vSphere Web Client

Today we are going to talk about VMware vSphere. VMware vSphere is the software suite comprising the VMware ESXi hypervisor and its associated tools. VMware developed vSphere for the purpose of creating and managing virtual servers. 

Continuing the basic structure started with VMware Infrastructure (VI), vSphere has maintained its position as the leading server virtualization architecture since its launch in 2009.

Fig 1.1- VMware vSphere Architecture

vSphere Web Client
vSphere Web Client is a Web browser-based application that you can use to  manage, monitor, and administer the objects that make up your virtualized data center.  

You can use the vSphere Web Client to observe and modify the vSphere environment in  the following ways.

  • Viewing health, status, and performance information on vSphere objects
  • Issuing management and administration commands to vSphere objects
  • Creating, configuring, provisioning, or deleting vSphere objects

You can extend vSphere in different ways to create a solution for your unique IT  infrastructure. You can extend the vSphere Web Client with additional GUI features to  support these new capabilities, with which you can manage and monitor your unique  vSphere environment.