VMware vSphere™ includes components and operations essential for managing virtual machines. vSphere works with several client interfaces and offers many optional components and modules, such as VMware High Availability (HA), VMware VMotion™, VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), VMware Update Manager, and VMware Converter Enterprise.

vSphere allows you to treat your virtual environment objects as managed components such as virtual machines, hosts, datacenters, resource pools, and clusters. Functional components of vSphere provide the best way to manage each of these managed components of your virtual environment.

Finally, vSphere provides powerful administration tools through access privileges components.