To access the full capabilities of your hosts and to simplify the management of multiple hosts, you should connect your hosts to a vCenter Server system.

For information on configuration management of ESX/ESXi hosts, see the ESX Configuration Guide or ESXi Configuration Guide.

The views and capabilities displayed vary depending on whether the vSphere Client is connected to a vCenter Server system or an ESX/ESXi host. Unless indicated, the process, task, or description applies to all kinds of vSphere Client connections.