vCenter Server interfaces integrate vCenter Server with third party products and applications.

vCenter Server has four key interfaces:

ESX management

Interfaces with the vCenter Server agent to manage each physical server in the datacenter.

VMware vSphere API

Interfaces with VMware management clients and third-party solutions.

Database interface

Connects to Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, or IBM DB2 to store information, such as virtual machine configurations, host configurations, resources and virtual machine inventory, performance statistics, events, alarms, user permissions, and roles.

Active Directory interface

Connects to Active Directory to obtain user access control information.