vCenter Host Gateway is a vCenter Server feature that lets you manage virtual environments that consist of various types of hypervisors.

vCenter Host Gateway is distributed as a virtual appliance. After you deploy and configure the vCenter Host Gateway appliance, you can use the vSphere Web Client to manage both VMware and third-party hypervisors, such as Microsoft Hyper-V.

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You can also use the public API to manage third-party hypervisors. For more information, see vSphere Management SDK Documentation.

To install vCenter Host Gateway, ensure your system meets the hardware and software requirements.

vCenter Host Gateway supports several third-party hypervisors. This enables you to manage more virtual machines and hosts through the vSphere Web Client.

vCenter Host Gateway is distributed as a virtual appliance in OVF format that you can deploy by using the vSphere Web Client.

While deploying the vCenter Host Gateway appliance, you must provide Single Sign-On administrator credentials. vCenter Host Gateway requires those credentials to create a solution user.

After you deploy the vCenter Host Gateway appliance, you can change the configuration settings by using the Web configuration UI of the appliance.

You can add third-party hosts to the vCenter Server inventory by using the vSphere Web Client.

vCenter Host Gateway lets you perform various operations with third-party hosts and virtual machines.

vCenter Host Gateway lets you perform various operations with third-party hosts and virtual machines.