What is VMware, vSpere and ESXI?

What is VMware vSphere?

VMware vSphere, also known as VMware Infrastructure, is the product name for VMware's suite of server virtualization products that includes its ESXi hypervisor and vCenter management software. vSphere undergoes periodic revisions and updates to add features, fixes and modifications to the application program interface (API) and changes to the ESXi.

What is VMware ESXi

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX) is a hypervisor developed by VMware for deploying and serving virtual computers. As a hypervisor, ESXi is not a software application that is installed on an operating system (OS). Instead, it is installed on bare-metal and it creates a new layer between classical operating systems and applications and underlying hardware of the physical server. ESXi is more efficient than hosted architectures and can effectively partition hardware to increase consolidation. It helps to run multiple operating systems and applications on the same underlying hardware simultaneously and control access to the hardware resources.

Proactive monitoring of VMware vSphere and ESXi

Runecast Analyzer scans your VMware vSphere, vCenter and ESXi systems and provides health monitoring analysis information in a clear dashboard and even lets you create reports based on what it finds. The analyzer sorts issues into three categories based on type and lists the number of affected objects for each issue. This combination helps you prioritize each detected issue and react accordingly.

Runecast Analyzer uses VMware KBs, security advisory, and best practices to power its health check metrics. Its scan engine uses that knowledge to detect problems before they become visible (even to you), making it easier to troubleshoot them all at once rather than reacting to them as they randomly occur.

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