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What are the Product & Features of VMware vSphere 5.5?

The VMware vSphere product suite is a comprehensive collection of products and features that together provide a full array of enterprise virtualization functionality. The vSphere product
suite includes the following products and features:

◆ VMware ESXi
◆ VMware vCenter Server
◆ vSphere Update Manager
◆ VMware vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client
◆ VMware vCenter Orchestrator
◆ vSphere Virtual Symmetric Multi-Processing
◆ vSphere vMotion and Storage vMotion
◆ vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
◆ vSphere Storage DRS
◆ Storage I/O Control and Network I/O Control
◆ Profi le-driven storage
◆ vSphere High Availability (HA)
◆ vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT)
◆ vSphere Storage APIs for Data Protection and VMware Data Protection
◆ Virtual SAN (VSAN)
◆ vSphere Replication
◆ Flash Read Cache


VMware ESXi:

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX) is an enterprise-class, type-1 hypervisor developed by VMware for deploying and serving virtual machines.

A robust, high-performance virtualization layer that abstracts server hardware resources and makes them share-able by multiple virtual machines.


VMware vCenter Server:

VMware vCenter Server, formerly known as Virtual Center, is the centralized management tool for the vSphere suite. VMware vCenter Server allows for the management of multiple ESX servers and virtual machines (VMs) from different ESX servers through a single console application.

Provides centralized management for the vSphere platform.


vSphere Update Manager:

VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ automates patch management and eliminates manual tracking and patching of vSphere hosts and virtual machines. It compares the state of vSphere hosts with baselines, then updates and patches to enforce compliance.

Reduces time spent on routine remediation by automating the tracking, patching and updating of vSphere hosts.


VMware vSphere Client:

It will allows users to remotely connect to ESXi or vCenter Server from any Windows PC.
VMware vSphere Web Client:

It will allows users to remotely connect to vCenter Server from a variety of Web browsers and operating systems (OSes).


vSphere vMotion:

Allows live migration for powered-on virtual machines in the same data center.

Eliminates application downtime due to planned server maintenance by migrating live virtual machines between hosts.
vSphere Storage vMotion:

Allows virtual disks or configuration files to be moved to a new data store while a VM is running.

VMware Storage VMotion enables live migration for running virtual machine disk files from one storage location to another with no downtime or service disruption.


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