VMware is a virtualization and cloud computing software provider based in Palo Alto, California. Founded in 1998, VMware is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies. EMC Corporation originally acquired VMware in 2004; EMC was later acquired by Dell Technologies in 2016. VMware bases its virtualization technologies on its bare-metal hypervisor ESX/ESXi in x86 architecture
With VMware server virtualization, a hypervisoris installed on the physical server to allow for multiple virtual machines (VMs) to run on the same physical server. Each VM can run its own operating system (OS), which means multiple OSes can run on one physical server. All of the VMs on the same physical server share resources, such as networking and RAM.
- Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter Server™ Appliance™.
- Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere Client™ and VMware vSphere Web Client.
- Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches.
- Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage.
- Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSpherevMotion.
- Use VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machine storage.
- Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools.
- Manage VMware vSphere High Availability and VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance.
- Use VMware vSphere Replication™ and VMware vSphere Data Protection™ to replicate virtual .
- Use VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters to improve host scalability.
- machines and perform data recovery.
- Use vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability.
- Use VMware vSphere Update Manager™ to apply patches.